Best Laptops Under Rs.60,000

by | Nov 21, 2018

Laptops are portable workhorses.

As days pass by, these devices are getting lighter and more powerful.

A budget under Rs.60,000 will help you experience some of the best cutting-edge features on a laptop that will make your life easier.

Here is our list of the best premium budget laptops under Rs.60,000 that we have shortlisted for you.

Best Laptop Under Rs.60,000

1. Acer Swift 3Overall Best Pick
2. Lenovo Ideapad 330SRunner-Up Pick
3. Dell Inspiron 15 5570Best Value for Money Laptop
4. HP EnvyBest Build Quality 
5. Asus VivoBook S14Honorable Mention

1. Acer Swift 3

Overall Best Pick
Overall Best Pick
  • Budget Macbook replacement
  • Commendable performance
  • Excellent battery life

Acer is a Taiwanese electronics hardware company specializing in budget laptops around the globe. The Swift 3 is their latest entry into the performance laptop segment.

The Acer Swift 3 is comparable to the likes of HP’s Envy lineup and the Dell Inspiron laptops.

Build Quality and Design

The build quality is top notch and one of the best available in this price category. The brushed aluminium finish gives it a sturdy stature. Acer somehow has managed to keep the weight down at 2.1Kg with this laptop.

The 18.9 mm thickness profile of this laptop makes it easy to carry around in bags with limited space. The brushed metallic look of the chassis imparts a premium luxury feel to this laptop.

Processor and Performance

Under the hood, this laptop is powered by the Intel Core i5 8250U chipset that performs excellently when dealing with all your day to day apps.

For that additional performance boost in graphics related tasks, the company has thrown in a 2GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce MX150 to the mix.

The 128GB SSD inside makes the boot times considerably faster. Also, when the apps are installed on this SSD, they tend to perform significantly better as well.

If you’re that bored, this guy will let you play some casual games without a glitch.

Miscellaneous

The keys on the keyboard are nicely laid out with decent key travel. The clicks feel accurate and tactile. The trackpad is large enough to comfortably tap and play with gestures.

With the inbuilt fingerprint scanner on the keyboard deck, the privacy issues concerned with password cracking is kept at bay as well.

Speaking of ports, this laptop features all the necessary ports that are required including the USB C port.

Display

The 15.6-inch display on this machine is a joy to look at. The viewing angles seem excellent and even better than the similarly priced HP’s Pavilion series laptops.

The screen is too reflective to be used outdoors though. Glares from the screen might cause some discomfort to your eyes.

Battery Life

On battery life, the Acer Swift 3 is second to none. This device gave a solid 5 hour usage time on our tests. Although if you are gaming, or using some resource-intensive applications, this will considerably decrease.

Verdict

Under a budget of Rs.60,000, we definitely feel this laptop is worthy of praises and has little to no shortcomings from the perspective of an average consumer.

The Acer Swift 3 comes with the latest technology inside and an SSD to make the already faster performance much better.

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Excellent build quality

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Comfortable keyboard

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Has 128GB SSD

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Highly reflective screen

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8250U
Graphics2GB DDR5 NVIDIA Geforce MX150
Battery Backupup to 7 Hours
 SSD128 GB
Display15.6-inch full HD

2. Lenovo Ideapad 330S

Runner-Up Pick
 Runner-Up Pick
  • Stylish design
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Powerful processor and GPU

The Lenovo IdeaPad 330S is a feature-rich upgrade over the Ideapad 330 laptop that is priced well under Rs.60,000.

For those users who are looking for a device that is capable of satisfying all their performance indices, this one will be a perfect choice.

Design and Build Quality

We have said it before and will continue to say that Lenovo makes some of the best looking laptops currently in the country. No matter what the budget, be it entry level or high end performance segment laptops, Lenovo has managed to pull off an ace when it comes to the design.

The Lenovo Ideapad 330s has a simple design with a metallic finish on the keyboard deck and the chassis. The screen flex is minimal and won’t be a problem in day-to-day usage.

The Lenovo Ideapad 330s has an island-style keyboard with a separate number pad for those who are used to the full sized desktop keyboards. The keys are large, spacious and offer great typing experience.

The special painting on this laptop makes it less susceptible to scratches and colour fading over time.

Display

The Lenovo Ideapad 330s features a 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel TN display. The visuals are adequately colourful and rich in details.

The anti-glare coating on the screen helps it to prevent reflections from the display. This greatly enhances the viewability and reduces stress on your eyes.

The bezels around the display are thicker and is definitely an eyesore to the rest of the elegantly crafted build.

Processor and Performance

Performance is another area where this budget laptop excels. The Lenovo Ideapad 330s is powered by the newer 8th Generation Intel Core i5 – 8250U processor clocked at 1.6GHz which can turbo boost up to 3.4GHz.

With Turbo Boost technology enabled, the processor will run at minimal power when idle and when something resource intensive is launched, the cores will run at the higher clock speed to ensure smooth performance.

This processor is capable of running almost all the apps available at present with no hiccups.

With the 8GB onboard DDR4 RAM, you can easily perform computing tasks much faster than an older generation laptop. In addition to the superfast RAM memory, this laptop comes with a 16GB Intel optane memory.

Optane is a groundbreaking memory technology developed by Intel. It acts like an SSD for cache memory which significantly increases the performance of a computing device.

Accompanying the processor is a dedicated 4GB DDR5 AMD Radeon 540 graphics card. This makes the laptop capable of computing tasks such as simulation and video rendering without breaking a sweat. You can even play some of the popular games with medium to high settings.

Miscellaneous

This laptop doesn’t skimp on port distribution either. This Ideapad laptop from Lenovo comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports, a USB C port and the regular HDMI and card reader slots.

The dual speakers on this laptop are certified by Dolby and give out a loud sound output.

Running on Windows 10 Home edition out of the box, this laptop comes with a 12-month free McAfee Livesafe antivirus subscription.

Battery Life

Powered by a 2-cell Li-ion battery, the Lenovo Ideapad 330s can last up to an impressive 6 hours on a single charge.

Verdict

The Lenovo Ideapad 330s priced under Rs.60,000 is an overall package with great battery life, build quality and performance.

The Intel Optane memory technology helps this laptop perform faster and lag free even when multitasking with multiple resource-intensive tasks.

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Elegant design

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Excellent CPU + GPU combination

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Battery life

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Slow HDD

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1 TB
RAM4 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8250U
Graphics4GB DDR5 AMD Radeon 540
Battery Backup6-7 Hours
SSD
Display15.6-inch Full HD

3. Dell Inspiron 5570

Runner-Up Pick
Best Value for Money Laptop
  • Performance oriented laptop
  • Good build quality
  • Lof of extra software goodies

Inspiron series from Dell has been a strong lineup in the laptop market with some of the best value for money devices in store for the customers.

The Inspiron 5570 takes this to the next level, offering the latest eighth generation processor from Intel that enables the device to perform faster than ever before.

Design and build quality

The Dell Inspiron 5570 has a minimal design element that looks naturally pleasing to the eyes. The back panel has a matte finish with the Dell logo subtly embossed on to it.

The overall fit and finish of this laptop feels really nice and durable.

The keyboard deck is strong and shows no signs of flex whatsoever.

The keys offer good feedback and tactility that aides in a better typing experience.

The hinges are comfortable to lift up and down with no friction. The laptop has substantial heft to it and weighs about 2.5 Kg.

Overall, the build quality and design of this laptop is pretty good if not better than some of the laptops in the same price range.

Performance

Inside the Dell Inspiron 5570 is an eighth generation Intel Core i5 8250U chipset.

With the latest improvements on board, this processor has four physical cores clocked at 2.2GHz imparting a performance boost upto 40% from the previous models.

Supported by 2GB of AMD Radeon 430 GPU, this processor performs up to its name and can comfortably provide you one of the best computing experience in this price category.

Crunching the number further, we have a 8GB DDR4 RAM that is certainly sufficient for most of the multitasking and a reasonable gaming experience if required.

The Inspiron 5570 comes with a 1TB of mechanical HDD to store your files offline in case you prefer that to the cloud.

Display

The 15.6-inch widescreen display on this laptop is dubbed the Truelife display by the company.

With the full HD equivalent resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, this device outputs cleaner, detailed visuals.

As the name suggests, the colour reproduction is pretty good and the brightness levels are sufficient for easy viewing even under direct light.

Since this is an anti-glare panel, the light reflections off the screen is minimal and helps reducing the strain on your eyes after prolonged usage.

However, the colours looks a bit washed out from odd angles and this might not be a problem for many as we use our laptop straight in front of the eyes most of the time.

Software

This laptop comes loaded with Windows 10 Home.

This makes it easier to use the laptop out of the box without needing to spend time on setup and driver updates to get the things working.

Dell laptops are usually loaded with software goodies. Same is the story with this device as well.

The Microsoft Office Home edition comes preloaded and is a great advantage for those who don’t want to use a pirated version of the same for their work.

Battery life

The 42Whr integrated 3-cell Lithium ion battery inside this laptop will last for about 5-6 hours of intermittent usage.

With the full HD display and a powerful processor inside along with a dedicated GPU onboard, this battery statistics seems pretty normal.

Verdict

The Dell Inspiron 5575 is a great computing device for the price and offers the performance on papers in the real world scenario as well.

Loaded with software goodies, this device gives you an out of the box work-ready computer without having the need to go through extra setup hazzles.

If you don’t mind the weight factor, this is one of the best choices under Rs.60,000 in the market at present.

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Minimal design

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Dedicated 2GB GPU

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Good quality display

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No backlit keyboard

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Heavy

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD2 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8th Gen, 8250U
Graphics2 GB DDR5 AMD Radeon 530
Battery Backup4-5 Hours
SSD
Display115.6 inch Full HD LED Backlit Anti-glare Display

4. HP Envy 

Best Build Quality
Best Build Quality
  • On the go workstation
  • Excellent design and build quality
  • Wide service center network

The brand HP is really popular among the people in India, thanks to the company for its popular products in almost all the consumer durable categories such as laptops and accessories.

The Envy 13 from HP is a lightweight and portable notebook that features some of the cutting edge hardware to aid fast and efficient computing on the go.

Design and Build Quality

Apple had no competitors in the design and build quality segment up until recently.

But HP has been catching fast behind and with the Envy series, we must admit that the company have even outpaced the Apple when it comes to sleek design and excellent build quality.

The attention to detail towards each and every nook and corner of the Envy 13 is evident from the first look itself.

The sandblasted design on the all-aluminum chassis consolidates its position in the luxury laptop segment with authority.

The interestingly designed hinge is another attraction on this piece of gadget. The thin bezel display looks like a single piece of seamless display.

Processor and Performance

HP was one of the few companies to introduce the latest eighth generation Intel processors in the Indian market.

The HP Envy 13 comes loaded with an Intel i3 8130U processor clocked at 2.2GHz that can go up to 3.4GHz.

Assisting the processor in its duties is a 4GB DDR4 RAM and an integrated Intel UHD 620 GPU.

If you’re a programmer and is used to run multiple windows at once, compiling and debugging your code, this processor and GPU combo will further enhance the speed and will make you feel right at home or office.

With the Envy 13, you won’t have to interrupt the work when leaving the office as this gadget is capable of everything that your office desktop can do.

The 128GB SSD on this device will make sure that you won’t have to wait for an app to load or the OS to boot.

Display

A 13.3-inch full HD display adorns the front of this device. This gorgeous display has one of the best contrast levels and colour accuracy for its price.

Being a comparatively compact panel, the pixel density is on the higher side, resulting in sharper and more details images and visuals.

The minimal bezels add a charm to the display and make it look almost similar to a 15.6-inch one at times.

Battery Life

Powered by a 4-cell Li-ion battery inside, this notebook from HP will last easily for over 8 hours of usage on a single charge.

The power-efficient processor will make sure that the power usage is minimal when the device is idle.

HP’s proprietary fast charging technology will let you charge the battery up to 70% under just 50 minutes.

Verdict

The HP Envy is a lightweight and compact notebook that has powerful internals for programmers to run and debug their code effortlessly on the go.

Features such as fingerprint reader and a superfast SSD makes this laptop perfect companion during your trips.

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Durable aluminium construction

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Excellent display

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Fast charging support

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No optical disk drive

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Expensive

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD
RAM4 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i3 8130U
GraphicsIntel UHD 620
Battery BackupUp to 10 Hours
SSD128 GB SSD
Display13-inch Full HD touch

5. Asus Vivobook S14

Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
  • Best suited for programmers
  • Extensive warranty coverage
  • Fast charging capability

Asus is no stranger to the performance computing market. With its ROG series, Asus has introduced some of the best laptops in its price segment with exciting features and unmatched performance.

The Vivobook series does the same in the premium budget segment. The Asus Vivobook S14 is a laptop packing in some hardcore internals that offer a value for money buying proposition in this price range.

Build quality and Design

The Asus vivobook series is an interesting mix of performance and build quality. Although the device is made of plastic components, it doesn’t feel cheap at all.

The outer chassis at the back has an interesting ring design which looks great when viewed from a distance. The grooved surface also feels good in the hand.

The keyboard is of slightly disappointing quality despite being a full sized one. The keys are well laid out with enough space in between but the key travel distance is inadequate.

Since the keys are not backlit, you may find trouble typing in the dark without a supporting light.

The thick bezels around the display make the screen look a bit uninteresting but you will get used to it over time.

Performance

What’s powering this laptop is an Intel Core i5 8250U chipset with 8GB of DDR4 RAM. This processor is an absolute beast in terms of performance.

With the RAM expandability up to 16GB, this laptop is best suited for intense multitasking.

Assisting the processor in the graphics department is the integrated Intel UHD 620 GPU. Even though this GPU is not dedicated, the processor makes up for its loss.

If you want a dedicated Nvidia MX150 GPU instead of the integrated graphics, you can choose the Asus Vivobook S15 that comes with one.

Display

Coming to the display, this device packs in a 14-inch full HD IPS panel with good colours and brightness levels.

The anti-glare screen also reduces reflectivity resulting in reduced stress to the eyes while working from a brightly lit environment.

Miscellaneous

All the modern ports are present and accounted for on this laptop. There’s a USB C port accompanied by two USB 3.0 port, an HDMI as well as an SD card reader along with a fingerprint scanner.

Warranty is an area where most of the laptop brands skimp on their promises. Contrary to this Asus provides two years worth of global warranty with this laptop.

Battery

Battery life is quite average on this laptop. The juice lasts for about five hours on moderate to heavy usage.

Asus has included their fast charging technology with this device that lets you charge up the laptop from 0% to 60% in just under 50 minutes.

Verdict

Honestly speaking, the Asus Vivobook S14 is a very capable machine that can run your apps the way they meant to be run for a budget just under Rs.60,000.

Also, the two-year onsite warranty that comes with the device is a boon for frequent travellers as well as common users as you don’t have to worry about servicing the device.

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2-years of Global warranty

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Optical disk drive present

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Powerful processor

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Integrated GPU

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8250U
GraphicsIntel Integrated UHD 620
Battery Backup4-5 Hours
SSD256 GB
Display14-inch Full HD

The list concludes here folks. We have done our part, scouring the laptops under and around Rs.60,000 and made it to the end with this impressive list of laptops.

Forgive us if we jumped the fence with a Rs.2,000 – Rs.2,500 increase, that’s because we are hell-bent on never missing out a model that might be the choice for you only for a couple of bucks extra.

Yet if you haven’t found your choice in this list, kindly check out the best laptops under Rs.70,000 post for more awesome products.

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