When it comes to choosing the best laptops, one get overwhelmed with the sheer numbers of options available from basic laptops to 2-in-1 to ultrabooks and not to forget Chromebooks. But you need not worry, we have handpicked some of the best laptops for you. So further delay, let’s take a look at the top 5 laptops available in the Indian market right now.
Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
Apple MacBook is considered as one of the best portable computing devices available in the market right now. The company has banked heavily in giving premium look coupled with some top-of-the-line specs. And the editions also comes equipped with TouchBar, which basically is a functional panel having various controls like sound, brightness control etc. Further, this interesting Touch Bar adapts itself to the app you are using on your MacBook. For Instance, in Safari, it can display different controls like Bookmark, New Tab etc. Also, it can show word suggestions while typing and users need to just tap on the word to enter it.
Talking about the specifications the 13-inch model with Touch Bar comes loaded with a 2.9 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Skylake) processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, 8GB of LPDDR3 memory and 256GB of flash storage.
For graphics, you get Intel Iris Graphics that offers two times faster performance than before. For software, Apple has given the new MacOS Sierra which comes with new features like Siri integration, Universal Clipboard, Apple Pay on the web and Photos. For connectivity, you get 4 Thunderbolt (USB-C) ports, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and 720p FaceTime camera which sits above the display.
Coming to the thin display, Apple claims that, 0.88 mm Retina Display on the new MacBook Pro comes with 500 nits of brightness and about 67 percent more contrast compared to previous generation models. Not only this, the display also consumes 30 percent less energy with power-saving technologies, variable refresh rate and power-efficient LEDs.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro comes in at just 14.9 mm of thickness which is about 17 percent less than previous gen MacBook Pro. With nearly half a pound lighter as well, the 13-inch variant is 23 percent less in volume. Overall, with a price tag of Rs 172,900 for 512GB storage and Rs 155,900 for 256GB variant, Apple MacBook Pro tops our list.
Lenovo Yoga 710
Lenovo is well-known in the computing and it has a vast product portfolio in the laptop segment. The Lenovo Yoga 710 is yet another example. The laptop comes with the Yoga mouse, which supports both Bluetooth 4.0 and 2.4GHz wireless connection for maximum flexibility and computing on-the-go. It includes a rechargeable battery which is integrated and sealed inside, avoiding the need to buy spare batteries. The mouse also consists of an adaptive touch display when in flat mode provides additional control for presentation and entertainment.
In the Yoga 710, the antenna has been physically integrated into the hinge, covering a greater surface area, and claims to offer 20 percent better and more stable signal strength, avoiding the problem of unreliable Wi-Fi connections among mobile users.
With NVIDIA graphics card, the Yoga 710 promises richer visuals and a faster operating experience. It has Dolby Audio Premium sound technology that promises rich, powerful sound that dynamically adjusts the audio to deliver home theatre quality in a virtual surround sound experience. It also has an up to 256GB solid state drive (SSD). The tablet promises up to 8 hours of battery with a 52 WHr battery. The Lenovo Yoga 710 has a 14-inch display with FHD (1920×1080) display.Price at Rs Rs 92,160, the laptop can be considered as a good option for those looking a sleek Windows machine.
HP Pavilion – 15-au628tx
HP is a well-known name when it comes to the computing device. The company is known for delivering some good devices under an affordable price tag. And its latest laptop is not different. The laptop gives some modest specifications at this price point. So to start with, the device comes loaded with a 15.6-inch Full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
On the hardware front, the device is powered by an Intel Core i7-7500U processor which clocked at 2.7GHz along with 4 MB cache. For graphics, the device sports a NVIDIA GeForce 940MX (4 GB DDR3 dedicated). The laptop is backed by an 8GB of DDR4 RAM and 1 TB of 5400 rpm SATA storage. The keyboard is a full-size island type with integrated numeric keys, which is a welcome move. For connectivity it supports 1 HDMI, 1 headphone/microphone combo, 2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, 1 RJ-45 Ethernet port, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2 and 1 multi-format SD card reader.
The laptop comes loaded with the latest Windows 10 and there is MS Office Home and Student 2016 full version worth Rs 5,999. The device is equipped with HP TrueVision HD camera with integrated microphone and is powered by a 2-cell, 41WH Li-ion battery. Overall, with a price tag of Rs 76,999, the laptop sports some interesting hardware and is equipped with the latest software.
Dell Inspiron 13 5378
Dell is a well-known name when it comes to laptops segment. The company has a rich history of making some of the best laptops in the past and the same is reflected in the Inspiron 13 5378. To start with, the laptop comes loaded with a 13.3-inch FHD IPS LED-Backlit Touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The laptop is powered by the 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz) along with 8GB of DDR4 RAM, which can be expanded up to 16GB and 1TB 5400 rpm of storage option. On the graphics front, the device is equipped with Intel HD Graphics 620. On the connectivity front, the laptop has 1 HDMI port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 ports, 1 Noble lock slot, 1 SD card reader and one 10/100 RJ-45 Ethernet Network port, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2.
On the software front, the device runs on latest Windows 10 Home edition and comes bundled with Microsoft Office Home coupled with McAfee 15 months subscription. There is also a backlit keyboard as well, which helps you type in low light condition. The laptop is loaded with 2 tuned speakers with Waves MaxxAudio Pro and is powered by a 42WHr, 3-Cell battery. Overall, you get this laptop from the online store at around Rs 77,953, making one of the best option available at this price point.
ASUS Zenbook UX310UQ
The sleek laptop from Asus comes with some interesting features indeed. To start with, it comes loaded a sturdy aluminium body, which gives it a sleek look. The ZenBook UZ310UQ comes with a 13.3-inch Full HD LED-Backlit display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which produces vivid colours and you get rich colours coupled with some strong contrast and deep blacks.
On the hardware front, the device is powered by a seventh-generation Intel Core i5-7200U Processor (4M Cache, up to 2.2 GHz) coupled with NVIDIA GeForce 940MX Graphics card. The laptop is backed by a 4 GB RAM, which is expandable up to 16GB of SDRAM and 128GB SSD + 1TB 5400RPM SATA HDD storage. The device gets power from 3 Cells 54 Whrs polymer battery.
On the connectivity front, the laptop supports ports like one USB 3.1 Type C port, USB-C Gen 1 port, one micro HDMI port, one SD card reader and one AC adapter plug. The laptop also offers Wi-Fi 802.11 AC and Bluetooth v4.1. The device offers some of the standard connectivity ports and for camera lovers, it is a good thing as it comes with full SD card slot. The laptop comes with a price tag of Rs 76,990 and can be purchased from online as well offline sales channels.