Laptops have a special place in our lives. Whether be it working on last minute touch ups while on-the-go or playing some hardcore games when you bored at work, laptops have redefined the world of computing.
However, with the sheer numbers of options available from basic laptops to 2-in-1 to ultrabooks and not forget Chromebooks, it becomes a difficult task to choose the best one for you. But you need not worry, we have handpicked some of the best laptops available in the market right now. So, let’s take a look at the top 5 laptops available in the Indian market right now
Apple MacBook Pro
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.
Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA
The sleek laptop from Asus comes with some interesting features indeed. To start with, it comes loaded with 360-degrees rotatable display coupled with a sturdy aluminium body, which gives it a sleek look. The ZenBook Flip 13.3-inch LED backlit Full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920×1080 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 sixth-generation Intel Core m3-6Y30 ‘Skylake’ processor (4M Cache, up to 2.2 GHz) coupled with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 515. The laptop is backed by a 4 GB RAM and 512GB GB SSD storage options. The device gets power from 3 Cells 54 Whrs Polymer battery. Though the processor might be less powerful, but it is indeed very power efficient.
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 59,990 and can be purchased from online as well offline sales channels.
Dell Inspiron 5000
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 5000. To start with, the laptop comes loaded with a 15-inch Full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The laptop is powered by the 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7200U Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz) along with 4GB of DDR4 RAM, which can be expanded up to 16GB and 1TB of storage option. On the graphics front, the device is equipped with AMD Radeon R7 M445 graphics with 2G GDDR5 graphics memory, which means you can easily run some high-end games on this one. 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 DVD drive and there is 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 50,000, making one of the best option available at this price point.
HP 15-BE012TU Notebook
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-inch HD display with a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
On the hardware front, the device is powered by an Intel Core i3-6006U processor which clocked at 2GHz along with 3 MB cache. For graphics, the device sports an Intel HD Graphics 520 GPU. The laptop is backed by a 4GB of DDR4 RAM and 1 TB of 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 and 1 RJ-45 Ethernet port.
The laptop comes with FreeDOS 2.0, meaning you have to install the Windows according to your need. The device is equipped with HP TrueVision HD camera with integrated microphone and is powered by a 4-cell, 41WH Li-ion battery. Overall, with a price tag of Rs 26,490, the laptop can be considered as a good option.
Acer Aspire ES1-572
Acer Aspire series is one of the affordable series available in the market. The Aspire ES1-572 comes with a 15.6-inch HD display with a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The device is powered by a dual-core Intel Core i3 6th generation processor clocked at 2.0GHz along with Intel HD Graphics 520 GPU.
The laptop comes loaded with 4GB of DDR3 RAM, which can be expanded up to 16GB, a welcome move indeed. For storage, there is a 500GB hard drive and for connectivity ports, it is equipped with one USB 3.0 port,1 USB 2.0 port, one RJ 45 ethernet port and one SD card reader. On the battery front, the laptop gets its power from 4 cell battery which can give a suitable backup of approx. 7 hours once fully charged.
The device also comes with CD/DVD writer and Acer Webcam for video calling. The laptop has Acer’s FineTip keyboard with integrated numeric keypad and a has a multi-gesture touchpad. Overall, with a price tag of approx. Rs 22,000, the laptop is a good option for those who seeks a device for day-to-day use.