In today’s world smartphones are everywhere, tablets are ordinary, and also people regularly talk about smartwatches. Besides all of these, the humble laptop has persisted — and yes for good reason. When it comes time to work, whether that’s editing photos, composing documents, writing a lot of emails, or connecting with colleagues and family, laptops play a vital role. We’re here with some of our top picks to help you find the best laptops for Rs.80,000.
It’s getting harder to buy the best laptops under budget these days and it is even difficult to separate which laptop is good and which one is not. Good laptops show balanced power, efficiency, portability, and comfort. The best laptop should have an amazing keyboard and trackpad — as those are the two biggest reasons you’d choose a laptop instead of a smartphone or tablet.
The display should be easy on the eyes, sharp and bright enough so that we aren’t distracted by jagged edges and visible pixels. It should be powerful enough for almost anything i.e. intensive video editing and advanced gaming. It should be effortless to carry around from place to place, and it is expected to last all day without needing to be plugged in.
Dell Vostro 3400 has a specification that is somehow similar to that of Vostro 3500. However, there are some remarkable differences. First, it has a 14-inch IPS panel instead of a 15.6-inch due to which it is lighter. Also, it has a USB Type-C port that is absent on the 3500. It is an affordable laptop that combines the latest Intel Core i3 and Core i5 processors, has good battery life, and a range of security options for business.
Vostro 3400 comes with the latest Intel Core 11th Generation (i5-1135G7) processor which is an upgrade over last-gen (10th gen) processors found on Vostro 3401. It is capable of handling some heavy software like Filmora, Photoshop, etc. The processor has 4 cores and 8 threads and has a high frequency of 4.2GHz and a base frequency of 2.4GHz. It is provided with powerful Intel Iris Xe Graphics which is standard for this price. The Vostro 3400 model consists of 4GB DDR4 RAM with a 2666MHz frequency and a 1TB Hard Disk but nothing to worry about as there is an SSD slot available to add that extra storage.
Talking about the webcam, it is the same as others or the previous-gen laptops which are not very good and decent. There is a 3-cell 42 WHr battery in this laptop which can charge from 0% to 80% within an hour as claimed by the company.
You might be wondering, is this among the next thing for small business owners? How does the Vostro 3400 differ from other business laptops? Let’s have a look at its specs in depth.
Dell Vostro 3400 Specs
Display: 14 inch IPS LCD, Anti-glare LED Backlight Non-touch Narrow Border WVA Display, 1920 x 1080 pixels
The Dell Vostro 3500 comes with 11th Gen Tiger Lake i5-1135G7 which is also an excellent option for someone looking to buy the best laptops under Rs. 80,000. Talking about power and efficiency, the new architecture also brings upgrades in graphics in the form of Iris Graphics. The Iris Xe G7 graphics on this one is similar to many entry-level discrete graphics.
The rest of the specifications are compatible with other entries in the following list including an FHD display, Wi-Fi ac connectivity, custom-tuned speakers, and 720p webcam. On the other hand, you only get 4GB of RAM, HDD storage, and no Type-C port. Still, RAM can be expanded up to 16GB and SSD can be added in the vacant SSD slot in the future to enhance performance.
Processor: 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor (up to 4.2 GHz,8MB Cache)
GPU: Intel Iris Xe
RAM: 8GB DDR4 (expandable up to 16GB)
Storage: 256GB SSD (Additional HDD slot)
Battery: 3-Cell 42 Watt-Hours Integrated
Connectivity: WiFi 5 + Bluetooth 5.0
Ports: 2x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1 x audio combo jack, 1x RJ45, 1x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI 1.4
Audio: Stereo speakers (tuned by Waves MaxxAudio Pro)
Warranty: 1 year
Price: NPR 79,999
3. Lenovo IdeaPad 3
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Overview
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 is one of the affordable options to handle the basics and comes under Rs.80,000. At the very moment, it is one of the best laptops on the market not because of its eye-catching looks or its powerful performance but because it’s not stupidly expensive.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 is powered by Intel Core i5-1035G1. It has 8GB RAM out of which 4GB is soldered into the motherboard. Similarly, it has 512GB of NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD. The IdeaPad 3 features a 14-inch display running at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with 220 nits of brightness. It is a considerably bright and crisp screen. In comparison to other laptops, the bezels around the display are thicker and the viewing angles and maximum brightness aren’t particularly top-notch. However, as per its cost, the laptop’s features are satisfying.
It is worth mentioning that the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 fans only spin occasionally when the laptop is put under pressure. It comes with the restricted Windows 10 S Mode enabled – you can switch to Windows 10 proper for free in just a minute, however, you lose some benefits in terms of performance and security.
The laptop has a 720p camera with a physical privacy shutter. The stereo-speaker setup gives an aggregated output of 3W. It supports Dolby Audio which is not wow but it’s more than sufficient for some quick bursts of music or for the dialog and audio accompanying movies and TV shows as per its cost. The laptop is fueled with a 35Wh battery.
Processor: 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor (6MB cache, up to 3.6GHz)
GPU: Intel UHD
RAM: 8GB DDR4
Storage: 512GB SSD
Ports: 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1 x HDMI 1.4b, 1 x audio combo jack, 1x USB 2.0, 1x microSD card reader
Battery: 2-cell 35Wh
Audio: Dolby Atmos, 2x 1.5W
Connectivity: WiFi 5, Bluetooth 4.1
Warranty: 1 year
Price: NPR 79,990
4. Asus Vivobook 14 X415
Asus X415 Overview
The Asus X415 is one of the world’s smallest all-rounder 14-inch laptops and comes among Best laptops under Rs. 80,000 in Nepal. It has easy portability and effortless productivity. It features last year’s 10th Gen Intel Core 1035G1 CPU and a quad-core processor with a clock speed of up to 3.6GHz. The processor is supported by 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD. There is also an additional SATA HDD slot for storage expansion, however, for most users, the core configuration will be sufficient.
The laptop features a 14” FHD display with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The laptop has a backlit keyboard and precision touchpad for inputs. Similarly, the laptop comes with a 720p camera to get you through zoom meetings. Furthermore, if you buy from authorized stores you will get free accessories from ASUS and two years of warranty.
CPU: 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor (6MB cache, up to 3.6GHz)
GPU: Intel UHD
RAM: 8GB DDR4
Storage: 256GB SSD (Addition SATA HDD Slot available for storage expansion)
Audio: Audio by ICEpower, SonicMaster
Ports: 1x Type-C USB 3.2 Gen1, 1x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x audio combo jack, 2x Type-A USB 2.0,1x microSD card reader
Battery: 2-cell 32Wh
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 5
Warranty: 2 years
Price: NPR 83,000 (Available for Rs.80,000)
5. HP Pavilion X360
HP Pavilion X360 Overview
Moving on, the HP Pavilion X360 is also one of the best laptops for Rs.80,000. It flaunts a 14-inch diagonal touch screen display with 1366 x 768 resolution. The Pavilion X360 packs 220 nits of brightness only unlike most laptops under this price segment. However, it covers 45% of NTSC color, which is acceptable unless you work on a video or photo work. A larger display with a higher percentage of NTSC color coverage is preferred for those kinds of work. It features an Intel Core 10th Generation i3-1005G1 processor which is available in most laptops under this budget. Talking about memory, it has 8GB RAM and 256GB of SSD (Solid State Drive) storage.
Intel UHD Graphics 620 is responsible for rendering graphics. Pavilion X360 is packed with a 3-cell 43 WHr battery. On regular use, the battery is expected to last for approximately 5-6 hours. Another exciting feature of this device is that it has an island-style backlit keyboard which is really helpful while working in a dark environment. It has a thickness of 22.1mm and weighs 1.61kg which is slightly heavier in comparison especially if portability is your top priority. Similarly, wireless connectivity in this device includes Bluetooth 5.0 and 802.11ac.
HP Pavilion X360 Specs
Display: 14.0-inch HD (1366 x 768 pixels), 220 nits brightness, Touchscreen
Processor: 10th Gen Intel Core i3-1005G1 processor (4MB cache, up to3.4GHz)
OS: Windows 10 Home, 64-bit, English
Graphics Card: Intel UHD Graphics
RAM: 8GB, DDR4
Storage: 256GB SSD
Battery: 3-Cell 43 Watt-Hours Integrated
Keyboard: Backlit keyboard
Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0, 802.11ac
Price: Rs. 72,000
6. Acer Aspire 3
Acer Aspire 3 Overview
Our next pick on the list of Best Laptops under Rs.80,000 is the Acer Aspire 3 which is a compact laptop that can fulfill your work as well as study needs. It can also definitely handle major tasks and productivity. As we all know Acer is also a well-known brand so purchasing it won’t be a problem. If you are looking for plenty of performance and features in a laptop at a low price then this is the laptop for you.
Acer Aspire 3 is a budget-friendly laptop that is currently priced with a tag of Rs.79,000. And no doubt its results give you value for money. Acer Aspire 3 A315-56 comes with a 15.6 Inches (39.62 cm) display for your daily needs. This laptop is powered by an Intel Core i5-1035G1 (10th Gen) processor, combined with 8 GB of RAM, and has 5400 rpm storage at this price point.
It runs on an operating system. As far as the graphics card is concerned, to manage the graphical functions this notebook has an Intel HD graphics card. To keep it alive, it is packed with a 3-cell 3220 MAH battery and weighs 1.9 kg.
Acer Aspire 3 Specs
Display: 15.6 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Processor: 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor, turbo up to 3.60GHz
Graphics Card: Intel HD
Computer Memory: DDR4 SDRAM
Storage: 256GB SSD
Battery: 3-cell 3220 MAH
Price: Rs. 79,000
7. Acer Aspire 5
Acer Aspire 5 Overview
Another pick on this list of Best Laptops under 80,000 is the Acer Aspire 5 which is also one of the Top Laptops for Students which is the best study/work purpose and also capable of doing most of the productivity tasks.
Acer Aspire 5 comes with a 15.6-inch IPS LCD display; ComfyView In-plane Switching (IPS) Technology; Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution for your daily needs.They come with extensions like 3x USB Ports (2x USB 3.1 Gens 1 ports + 1x USB 2.0 port). The battery used in this laptop is 3-cell 3220 MAH. Portability is also not an issue in this laptop, it is easily portable and won’t break your back.
Processor: 10th Gen Intel Core i3-1005G1 Processor (4MB Cache, Base frequency 1.2 GHz)
Graphics Card: Intel HD
Hard Drive: 1TB HDD Storage
Battery: 3-cell 3220 MAH
Price: Rs. 60,000 (i3 Variant)
8. HP Notebook 14
HP Notebook 14 Overview
Here, the HP Notebook 14s is another best laptops under the same budget that comes with a 14-inch diagonal FHD panel along with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The Intel Core 10th Generation i3-1005G1 processor is quite common on laptops of this price range so the Notebook 14s also features the same i3-1005G1 CPU. This HP Laptop comes with only 4GB RAM but consists of 512GB of SSD (Solid State Drive) storage. Furthermore, the graphics in this laptop are handled by the Intel UHD GPU.
It is fueled by a 3-cell 41 WHr battery that is expected to last for approximately 5-6 hours. The laptop is 22.5mm in thickness and weighs 1.47Kg so Notebook 14s can be very suitable in terms of portability. Furthermore, wireless connectivity in this device includes Bluetooth 4.2 and 802.11 AC.