7 Best Laptops in India (2016)
Even though Smartphones are releasing day by day along with the increase in number of users, laptops still hold their importance and place in the market. From office use to gaming, laptops are used for various purposes. Before you begin your search for the Best Laptops in India, it is important to know the essential things that a laptop must have in order to give the best performance.
The most relevant thing to consider while buying a laptop is the processor that resides within. Processor determines the speed of performance. To enjoy more smooth and lag-free performance, you need a higher RAM, currently most laptop manufacturers deliver a minimum of 4 GB RAM and some other bring system memory that are even up to 8 GB, 16 GB and 24 GB. So going for larger RAM is always better.
Some other factors that you must consider before buying a laptop are GPU (Graphics Processor), Storage Capacity, Operating System, Screen Size, Display Quality, Battery Backup, Design, Accessories, Brand value etc.
Buying a laptop can be a confusing task, so you must study and compare each fields with your requirement and choose your laptop wisely. To ease your confusion we have brought you the 5 Best Laptops in India.
Best Laptops in India for all purpose usage:
1. Dell Inspiron 15 5559 Notebook (Y566513HIN9):
Dell is basically known for its laptops, as they have always managed to produce versatile products with a decent price, and its Dell 15R 5559 (Y566513HIN9) is a perfect example. The Dell 15 R 5559 has a 15.6 inches of Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Anti-Glare LED backlit Touchscreen display. It is powered by 6th Gen Intel core i7 processor clocked at 2.5GHz with turbo boost up to 3.1 GHz and clubbed with 16 GB DDR3L RAM, it delivers amazing performance. It has got a powerful 4GB AMD Graphics card for high-end gaming. For storage, it comes with 2TB HDD and has a standard backlit keyboard, that illuminates your keys so you can stay productive in low-light or no-light rooms. It runs on latest Windows 10 Home and offers connectivity options like Wi-Fi, LAN, DVD RW, HD Cam, Hi-Speed USB, HDMI, and Card reader. It measures 53.3 x 43.2 x 8.9 cm and weighs 3.5 Kg. The Dell 15R 5559 comes with 2 years of manufacturer warranty.
The same laptop comes in many other variants, differed in Processor, RAM, Storage space and prices. You can check them here. If you want a smaller, compact laptop the Dell XPS 13 can also be a good choice.
2. HP Envy 17t:
HP has launched many quality products over time and again, and always gave a tough fight to its rivals. The HP Envy 17t is a touchscreen laptop that features a large 17.3 inches Full HD (1920 X 1080 pixels) WLED backlit IPS Display. Under the hood, it has got Intel’s 6th Gen Core i7 Quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz with Turbo boost up to 3.1 GHz, clubbed with 16 GB DDR3L RAM. It has powerful 4GB of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M graphics card for beautiful gaming experience. It comes with pre-loaded Windows 10 Home 64-bit and offers 512 GB of SSD storage space. It measures 40.6 x 27.9 x 2.5 cm and weighs 3.28 Kg only. The Hp Envy 17t comes with 1 Year Onsite Manufacturers Warranty.
If HP Envy 17t seems large or costly to you, we would like to suggest HP Pavilion 15t, which also packs some great specs at an affordable price.
3. Apple MacBook:
Apple must be the first name when we think to buy any gadget. And just like its gadgets in other category, Apple didn’t disappoint its users in Laptop segment too. The Apple MacBook comes with a 12-inch LED-backlit display with IPS technology and screen resolution of over 2304 X 1440 pixels with a pixel density at 226 pixel per inch. Apple has recently upgraded all of its Macbook lineup with a little more powerful hardware and now, the MacBook is powered by sixth generation of Intel Core M5 Processor with Skylake architecture clocked at 1.2 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 2.7 GHz. It has 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 512 GB of SSD storage space. It has also got Intel’s HD Graphics 515 and runs on Mac OS X El Capitan. It comes with a new Force Touch trackpad, a USB Type-C port for speedy data transfer and has a great average battery life of up to 10 hours on a single charge. It measures 33.6 x 24.6 x 10.2 cm and weighs 921 g. It comes in Gold, Silver, Rose Gold and Space Gray options. So, if you plan to buy the Apple MacBook, it will be a great choice without doubts.
Apple also has the 11-inch and 13-inch laptops under Macbook Air and Macbook Pro series in its kitty and both of them can be excellent choices as well.
4. Microsoft Surface Pro 4:
Microsoft is the most-known brand in the computer industry and its Surface series of Laptops have also become popular. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 comes with a 12.3-inch PixelSense display with a screen resolution of over 2736 x 1824 Pixels. The Surface Pro 4 comes in three variants in India; one with Intel core i5 processor with 4GB RAM and 128 GB SSD storage, while another with same processor coupled with 8GB RAM and 256 GB SSD storage. The third variant houses an Intel core i7 processor with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD storage. It comes with a surface pen, but the Type Cover (keyboard) has to be bought separately. It has inbuilt support for stereo speakers with Dolby sound and also has Intel integrated graphics. It runs on Windows 10 and measures 29.2 x 20.1 x 0.8 cm, while weighing 785 g.
The price for Microsoft Surface Pro 4 starts at Rs. 78,890.
5. Lenovo Yoga 500 80N400MRIN:
Lenovo, the most selling brand, has always introduced the most outstanding products in the industry. The Lenovo Yoga 500 80N400MRIN features a 14 inch Full HD (1920 X 1080 pixels) Backlit IPS Glossy Touch Slim Display, that can rotate into whole 360 degree and can turn your laptop into tablet. It is powered by a 5th generation Intel Core i7 5500u processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3 GHz, clubbed with 8 GB RAM. It offers 1TB HDD storage space and runs on Windows 10 Home. It has a backlit keyboard and touchpad as pointer device. It has got a 2 GB of Nvidia GeForce graphics card for gamers. It measures 34 x 23.5 x 2.2 cm and weighs around 1.8 Kg. The Lenovo Yoga 500 80N400MRIN is priced at somewhere around 65-70k in India.
There is another laptop by Lenovo which almost got the same specs, but a larger screen of 15.6 inch, dubbed as Lenovo Ideapad 300-15ISK 80Q700V1IH, it is priced close to Rs. 60,000.
Best Gaming Laptops in India:
1. Acer Predator 17:
Acer Predator 17 is a gaming laptop that features a 17.3-inch Full HD (1920 X 1080) display. Under the hood, it has the 6th generation Intel i7 processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics, coupled with 16 GB RAM (expandable up to 64 GB) and 128 GB PCIe Solid State Drive (SSD) with optional second 1 TB SSD. The laptop runs on Windows 10 Home. It also has Killer DoubleShot Pro technology that allows users to use Ethernet and WiFi connections together for the high-speed online gaming experience, CoolBoost technology, to prevent the machine from heating. It measures 423 x 321.5 x 39.7 mm and weighs 4.2 Kg. The Acer Predator 17 is now available for Rs. 179,999.
Acer has also launched the Predator 15 laptop, which features the same specs, except the 15.6-inch 4K display.
2. Asus ROG G752VY:
Asus launched the ROG (Republic of Gamers) products back in April, and its Asus ROG G752VY laptop was the top-end device. The ROG G752VY laptop comes with a large 17.3 inches Full HD (1920 X 1080 pixels) LED Backlit Slim IPS Anti-Glare Display. Under the hood, it has got Intel’s 6th Gen Core i7 Quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz with Turbo boost up to 3.5 GHz, clubbed with 16 GB DDR3L RAM (expandable up to 64GB). It has powerful 8GB of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics card for a beautiful gaming experience. It comes with pre-loaded Windows 10 Home 64-bit and offers 1TB HDD with optional second 512 GB SSD. It measures 416 x 322 x 49 mm and weighs 4.3 Kg. The Asus ROG G752VY laptop is priced at Rs. 1,88,399.
If the Asus ROG G752VY seems costly to you, there are few more in the ROG series like G551VW, GL552VW, G501VW laptops, starting from Rs. 82,490.
Recently the Dell Latitude 12 7000 2-in-1 series laptops were also launched in India, though they are not available on online stores yet, these laptops can be better choices than many in this list.