Best Laptops Under 70000 In India

by Nov 19, 2019

Picking the right laptop depends primarily upon one’s needs, budget and taste. India’s market of mid-range price laptops is currently teeming with choices and the leading brands are coming up with newer and better versions of themselves more frequently than ever. Under such a scenario, deciding on the right laptop to invest upon requires considerable time, research and effort.

To help you choose, we provide below a detailed summary and analysis of some of the latest and the most interesting devices that are currently available in the market.

The Best Laptops Under 70000

1. Acer Predator Helios 300

Acer Predator Helios 300 Core i5 8th Gen
  • Affordable
  • Pro-gaming performance
  • Overclockable GPU
  • Aesthetic looking
  • Exhaust fans can get noisy
  • Slightly cramped Keyboard
  • Battery performance is only average

Overview

The Acer Predator Helios 300, as the name suggests, is a pro-level gaming laptop. This is one of the most affordable laptops in the gaming category that at the same time boasts of a powerful performance package. With a weight of 2.5 kgs and a brushed aluminum panel atop a plastic frame sporting a black and red theme, this laptop is slimmer and better looking than its predecessors.

The on-paper specifications promise a very powerful and aggressive gaming experience. Helios 300 is powered by an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and has 16GB of DDR4 RAM. Storage is boosted by a combination of 1TB HDD from Toshiba and a 128GB SSD from Intel. Graphics are powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 which offers the surprise feature of overclocking.

The IPS LCD panel is 15.6 inches. The AeroBlade 3D Fan is designed to keep the temperatures at level during intense gaming sessions. Battery life promised is up to 7 hours. Physical connectors include four USB ports (two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, and one Type-C port), an HDMI output, a Gigabit Ethernet port, SD card slot, and headphones/mic combo socket.

Our thoughts

When, it comes to intense gaming, a powerful processor, good VRAM and GPU are some of the most crucial requirements and Acer Predator Helios 300 definitely makes the cut. It can run most of the current generation PC games on high settings and with fps varying from 60 to 144. Such frame rates are usually encountered in more expensive laptops that are usually bulkier. With a weight of 2.5 kgs, this laptop is certainly a lot sleeker than its own sibling, the Nitro 5.

The overall look of this gaming laptop is aggressive, with a base of black, highlights of red and reflective details on the lid. Apart from playing games, the laptop runs the regular Windows 10 applications well and boots quickly with an additional SSD. A winning feature is the overclocking ability to boost performance. The PredatorSense app in additions lets you control the Helio’s 300’s fan modes. The 15.6-inch display has a non-reflective matte surface and performs well under artificial lighting.

In spite of the Predator Helios 300 being a solid performer, running certain games at the highest preset might compromise the fps rate at times. Also, the fans can get noisy proportional to the intensity of a running application. The keyboard, although sturdy, is a little cramped because of its layout and might require some getting used to. Again, although the advertised battery life is up to 7 hours, strained usage seems to yield only about 5 hours.

Verdict

The Acer Predator Helios, in all, delivers its promise of offering an aggressive gaming experience. The affordability of the model seems to have led to certain compromises that can be easily overlooked for a powerful yet frugal gaming experience.

2. LG Gram 14Z990

LG Gram 14Z990 2019 14.0-inch Laptop (Core i5-8265U_8GB_256GB SSD_Windows 10 64-bit_Intel UHD 620 Graphics), Dark Silver
  • Ultra-sleek and lightweight
  • Long battery life
  • Good quality and customizable audio
  • Design is too minimalistic
  • Flex-screen issue
  • Expensive in comparison to competitors

Overview

The LG Gram Series is the Korean giant’s latest contribution to the vibrant market of sleek laptops. It includes 14-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch models of which the first is the lightest of all. Weighing only 993 grams, the Gram 14Z990 sports a minimalistic design enhanced by its nano-carbon magnesium full metal body.

It is powered by an Intel 8th Gen Core i5 CPU, 8GB of DDR4 memory and Intel UHD Graphics 620. A 256GB SSD with the option of adding extra through a free slot provides an ample amount of storage. LG claims that the 72Wh battery will last up to 23.5 hours on a single charge. The 14-inch screen offers a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and an IPS touch display. A stylish backlit keyboard and a 4.0 x 2.6-inch touchpad fit well into the rest of the design. The fingerprint recognition feature on the power button is an added bonus. The ports include a USB Type-C, two USB 3.0, an HDMI, headphone and Micro SD card slot.

Our thoughts

This smart-looking ultra-sleek laptop is definitely a welcome addition to the market. The Intel 8th Gen Core i5 CPU accompanied by the Intel UHD 620 graphics card makes multitasking on this laptop significantly effortless. The display offers a pleasing experience with its clarity, colour, and brightness. The touchpad is responsive and accurate.

The audio is undoubtedly of superior quality and the DTS audio application enables good control and customization. Although not designed with a bias towards gaming, this laptop can also offer a decent gaming experience of about 50 fps. In terms of durability, this laptop certain stands out among its contemporaries. The battery stands up to its claimed prowess and can get you through a day of continued usage and busy working hours. To boot, the laptop remains remarkably cool even while running heavy applications.

The LG Gram 14Z990 due to its minimalistic design and plain looks might, however, seem dull and unexciting to some. Again, in spite of the powerful package that it offers there are other laptops in the market which both perform better and are not as expensive. Although the IPS touch display is pretty responsive, the experience is somewhat diluted by the fact that the design suffers from a slight flex screen issue. The keyboard looks neat but the power button is also a part of the same, an alignment not likely to be preferred by everyone.

Verdict

Judging in terms of portability and durability, the LG Gram 14Z990 certainly comes out as a winner. It is certainly one of the sleekest and lightest laptops that offers a premium multimedia experience that one can find at this price.

3. Microsoft Surface Pro 6 1796

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 1796 2019 12.3-inch Laptop (8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U_8GB_128GB_Windows 10 Home_Integrated Graphics), Platinum
  • 8th Gen Quadcore processor offers better performance
  • Excellent battery endurance
  • Smart exterior and design
  • Lacks Type-C port
  • Accessories add to the cost

Overview

The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is the latest addition to the family of Microsoft Surface Pro family of versatile laptops. The device comes packed with a quad-core eighth-generation Intel Core processor (one can opt for i5 or i7 variants) and Intel’s UHD 620. One can go for either 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM, and storage choices are 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB.

In terms of design, the Surface Pro 6 mostly offers the same formula as previous models albeit with slight upgradation. There are three primary modes -- tablet, laptop (by adding the kickstand and type cover) and studio (with the kickstand extended to 165 degrees). The Surface Pro weighs only 748 grams. The 12.50-inch display has a resolution of 2736x1824 pixels. A surface pen can be bought as an additional accessory. The claimed battery life is of 13.5 hours. Ports include 1 USB port (1 x USB 3.0), Multi Card Slot and Mic In ports.

Our thoughts

The Surface Pro 6 is undoubtedly an important addition to the genre of Microsoft Surface Pro laptops. The device, in all, isn’t a significant upgrade compared to the older models. However, a closer look reveals that it has an interesting combination of subtle changes in both software and hardware.

The step up to the quadcore 8th gen processor makes this device an efficient performer compared to its predecessors. Whether you are browsing the web with multiple tabs open or you are downloading and uploading heavy media files, the Surface Pro 6 is a smooth experience. The Intel UHD 620 is competent enough to handle casual gaming but might not be a great choice for an intense gamer. The battery life of this device too is remarkably better than its predecessors.

The Surface Pro 6 is well balanced and sturdy in spite of its flexibility and versatility. The display and audio quality also does not disappoint. The matte finish and the gritty texture make the tablet smudge-proof and easy to hold. The surface pen along with an eraser on the back provides excellent sensitivity.

However, one of the crucial things to understand about the Surface Pro 6 is that its price can be misleading. The keypad and the surface pen are to be purchased separately which can add quite a bit to the given base price. Again, the Surface Pro still lacks a Type C port.

Verdict

The Surface Pro 6 is definitely a good catch for those looking for a versatile 2 in 1 laptop. In spite of the accessories adding significantly to the cost, they are still worth the price. It is not a radical upgrade to the earlier models but definitely packs the best that the Microsoft Surface Pro series has to offer currently, especially in terms of performance and endurance.

4. Asus Tuf Gaming FX505DT (AL202T)

ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DT 15.6_ FHD 120Hz Laptop GTX 1650 4GB Graphics (Ryzen 5-3550H_8GB RAM_1TB HDD + 256GB PCIe SSD_Windows 10_Stealth Black_2.20 Kg),...
  • Powerful and updated processors
  • Solid built
  • Short battery life
  • No Type-C USB port

Overview

With the FX505DT, Asus introduces another solid and stable member of its affordable Tuf Gaming series. In contrast to its predecessors, the FX505DT is powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 3750H with integrated Radeon RX Vega 10 graphics and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card. Memory is taken care of by a combination of 8GB DDR4 and 256GB NVMe SSD. A 15.6-inch IPS LCD panel of 920 x 1080 pixels resolution offers an admirable refresh rate of 120 Hz.

Another satisfactory feature of the display is the narrow bezels at the sides and the top. The casing is plastic with a brushed aluminum look and a matte finish on the surface. The laptop weighs a decent 2.2 kgs which is fairly good for a gaming laptop. In terms of endurance, however, battery life of more than 4 hours is not to be expected. The ports are all housed on the left edge which includes two USB 3 ports, one USB 2 port, an HDMI 2.0 port, an RJ-45 ethernet port, and a 3.5mm headphone and mic combo.

Our thoughts

The Asus Tuf Gaming FX505DT is a viable alternative for those looking for a solid gaming laptop within a restrictive budget. With a Ryzen 7, 8GB RAM, and the GTX1650 GPU, the FX505DT performs exceptionally well for a laptop of this price. The laptop is capable of running most of the current gaming titles at medium to high settings. While moderately heavy games fair easily with an average of around 60 fps, heavy games might bring it down to around 40.

The FX505DT enables a refresh rate of 120 Hz, a significant step up from the earlier average of 60 Hz found in mid-range laptops. The display provides wide viewing angles, good colour consistency and works efficiently both indoors and outdoors. In real-world usage too, this laptop could handle all day-to-day tasks and multitasking with ease. An Anti-Dust Cooling (ADC) system and HyperFan ensures cooling during intense gaming marathons. A new utility software called 'ROG Armoury Crate' that comes pre-installed lets you monitor various system parameters such as CPU and GPU load, temperatures and fan speeds in real-time.

While the Asus Tuf Gaming FX505DT is a sturdy laptop that provides a more than competent gaming experience, it lags behind significantly in terms of battery endurance. The RGB-lit keyboard while good for gaming is not ideal for typing. The efficiency of the trackpad doesn’t quite conform to a gaming laptop. The placing of all the connectivity ports on the left side might cause inconvenience in certain settings.

Verdict

The Asus Tuf Gaming FX505DT is a value for money laptop that would provide you with an efficient gaming experience at an affordable price. It might lack some of the premium features found in expensive models but these can be conveniently overlooked when the price and performance of this laptop are taken into consideration.

5. Lenovo Legion Y540

Lenovo Legion Y540 9th Gen Core Intel I5 15.6 inch FHD Gaming Laptop (8GB RAM _ 1TB HDD + 128 GB SSD _ Windows 10 Home _ 4GB NVIDIA GTX 1650 Graphics _...
  • Solid gaming performance
  • Classic and sturdy look
  • Good display
  • Low battery life
  • Rear ports might be inconvenient

Overview

The Legion Y540 is a mid-range offering of Lenovo that joins its Y720/Y520 and Y530/Y730 models. The base model has an Intel 9th Gen Core i5-9300H, 8GB RAM, and a 1TB HDD. But it can be configured to have an Intel Core i7-9750H CPU, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU, 16GB DDR4 2666MHz memory, and a 1TB SSD. A 15.6-inch IPS LCD panel with a matte finish and Full HD resolution provide an impressive refresh rate of 144Hz.

The Y540 retains the classic look of its predecessor the Y530 The lid is made of serrated plastic but looks premium with its black colour and texture. With a weight of 2.3 kgs, the Y540 is no different than most of the mid-range gaming laptops. Battery life of at most 3 hours, however, doesn’t impress, even while keeping in view the fact that the battery endurance of most gaming laptops is low. The keyboard retains the classic Lenovo islanded keys that are curved on the bottom.

An important change introduced in the keyboard is that the RGB backlight is dropped in favour of a white backlight. The Legion Y540 has most of its important ports on the back: a USB-C port, a Mini DisplayPort, a USB-A 3.1 port, a full-size HDMI port, a LAN port, and the power port. On the left side are a USB-A 3.1 port and a single 3.5mm audio jack for headsets; and on the right side, we see a single USB-A 3.1 port.

Our thoughts

While the Legion Y540 is highlighted as a gaming laptop a closer look reveals that it is not designed exclusively as such. First and foremost, the look of the Legion Y540 itself doesn’t resemble the aesthetic features of generic gaming laptops. Lenovo has opted for a simple, sturdy and classic look in place of the aggressive and flashy features that most gaming laptops go for. Performance-wise too, this laptop handles all the regular Windows 10 applications flawlessly and is quite efficient at multitasking.

At the gaming front, the Y540 doesn’t disappoint; especially the top-of-the-line variants/configurations. Most of the current generation gaming titles run between a range of 40 to 140 fps. Overheating or noise issues are hardly encountered. The display is clear, bright and colourful and offers a pleasurable experience whether you are watching videos or gaming. The placing of the important connectivity ports on the back while celebrated by some has also been perceived as awkward by others.

The price of the Legion Y540 considerably increases, however, if one chooses to configure it to a higher standard. Some gaming enthusiasts may mourn the giving up of RGB backlighting for a plain black white light. The battery life is one of the lowest encountered in gaming laptops.

Verdict

To sum it up, the Legion Y540 is a great choice if you are looking for a gaming laptop that at the same time is not exclusively dedicated to it. The base variant of the Y540 is an excellent mid-range gaming laptop that manages to find the right balance between gaming and real-world activities.

6. Acer Nitro 5

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42 Ryzen 5 15.6-inch Gaming FHD Laptop (8GB_1TB HDD_Windows 10_4GB Graphics_Black_2.7 Kg)
  • Decent performance
  • A good number of connectivity ports
  • Decent battery endurance
  • Underwhelming display
  • Subpar trackpad

Overview

The Acer Nitro 5 is a budget gaming laptop that offers you with a standard and decent gaming experience. The device is packed with an AMD Ryzen 5 Quad Core 2500U processor, coupled with 8 GB of RAM, 1 TB HDD storage, and a 4 GB AMD Radeon RX 560X graphics card. The display is 15.6 inches with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. The Nitro 5 continues the legacy of black and red gaming laptops and in fact, takes it to another extreme.

The red hinge offers a bright contrast to the black faux aluminum look on plastic. The keys have a red backlight too and the WASD keys and the touch-pad are outlined in red. The keypad also has a dedicated number pad. The claimed battery life is up to 7 hours. A weight of 2.7 kgs keeps it within the common standards of other value for money gaming laptops. An admirable feature is the plethora of connectivity ports that this device hosts. The Nitro 5 contains two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0, one USB Type-C Gen 1, HDMI, card reader, 3.5mm headphone jack and a LAN port.

Our thoughts

The Nitro 5 might not be the ultimate choice for pro gamers but it can be certainly taken into consideration if you are running on a tight budget. The quad-core AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor fares well for casual gaming but is not optimal for demanding games. The average fps that can be expected out of it for mid-range gaming titles is around 40 to 50. Better gaming is to be expected out of its intel variant. The 15.6-inch display is bright and non-reflective but can certainly do much better in terms of colour.

The design and build are nothing out of the ordinary but are quite satisfactory keeping the price view. The keyboard cradles wide keys that are comfortable for both regular typing and gaming. The trackpad, however, can appear to be sluggish at times. This should not come in the way of gaming as one would be using a mouse anyway.

Although the maximum battery life is claimed to be 7 hours, it is doubtful whether one can squeeze out more than 5 hours with gaming. This is still better than certain other gaming laptops of the same price bracket. The number of connectivity ports offered is certainly a positive feature that adds to the value of this device.

Verdict

Even by standards of casual gaming, the display of the Acer Nitro 5 falls short of a gratifying experience. However, this shortcoming can very well be overlooked keeping in view the price of the device and the decent gaming experience that it offers. The Nitro 5 is definitely a good choice for entry-level gaming at a competitive price.

7. Apple MacBook Air

Apple MacBook Air Core i5 5th Gen - (8 GB_128 GB SSD_Mac OS Sierra) MQD32HN_A A1466 (13.3 inch, Silver, 1.35 kg)
  • Slim, compact and classy design
  • Superior True Tone Retina Display
  • Excellent battery endurance
  • Performance lags
  • Upgrades are expensive
  • Butterfly keyboard could be unreliable

Overview

The MacBook Air 2019 is the cheapest offering of Apple among its Macbooks. This laptop is an iteration of the 2018 version: a redesign rather than a complete revision. It is still powered by a 1.6GHz dual-core “Y-series” Intel processor. The base model comes with 128 GB of fast flash storage which can be upgraded up to 1 TB.

Also, the standard RAM of 8 GB can be upgraded to 16 GB. Apple also retains the classic 13-inch 2560x1600 Retina display and it comes with the True Tone feature (Apple’s tech to adjust the screen colour to the ambient colour of the room so that our eyes are not stressed), to boot. This slim aluminum classic beauty comes in three colours: Space Grey, Silver, and Gold. The gold variant looks especially refreshing and radiant. Although slim and sleek with a weight of 1.35 kgs the MacBook Air feels sturdy and firm on the hands.

The battery life is excellent with an endurance of up to 10 hours. Like its predecessor, it still consists of only two Thunderbolt 3 ports on the sides, which double as USB-C ports. The controversial butterfly keyboard is also retained. It also has a Touch ID key for secure login.

Our thoughts

The MacBook Air 2019 is the cheapest MacBook product of Apple and in fact, comes with a price cut compared to its 2018 model. This is, however, undone by the fact that the upgradations to the base model involve significant costs enhancement. The performance of the 1.6GHz dual-core processor is adequate and regular tasks can be performed with ease. However, opening multiple tabs might cause occasional hitches and lags.

The display is bright, colourful and crisp, and the True Tone Retina is one of its most alluring features. Once you get accustomed to its comfort and accuracy it is difficult to go back to the regular blue garish screens. One of the most notable features of the MacBook Air 2019 is its superior battery endurance and its power-efficient software that help to prevent the unnecessary drain. While the butterfly keyboard has been considered as shallow and unreliable by many, MacBook Air 2019 introduces certain important tweaks in the design to facilitate better travel and a smoother experience.

The persistence with a “Y-series” processor rather than a “U-series” processor that many Windows laptops use has been a tad disappointing. Also, the performance of the MacBook Air 2019 is not at par with several other Windows competitors in the market which cost significantly less. The inclusion of only two Thunderbolt 3 ports has been perceived as restrictive.

Verdict

The MacBook Air 2019 is a good choice for those looking for a slim, compact device that has worthy endurance. The hardware of this device is absolutely top-notch and the design is absolutely stylish and premium. However, it is not a significant upgrade from its last year’s variant and lags behind in performance compared to its rivals.

8. Acer Swift 3

Acer Swift 3 Core i5 8th Gen - (8 GB_512 GB SSD_Windows 10 Home_2 GB Graphics) SF314-55G Thin and Light Laptop (14 inch, Sparkly Silver, 1.35 kg)
  • Solid all-metal build
  • 8th generation Intel Core Processor
  • 14-inch display
  • Lacklustre display

Overview

If you are looking for a light and portable laptop which at the same time offers a decent screen size and hardware features of a comparatively larger device, the Acer Swift 3 is a worthy option. Acer has upgraded the Swift 3 series with the 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor. Storage involves 8GB RAM and a 512GB SSD.

Graphics is handled by an Intel 620 GPU. Perhaps one of the most premium features of this laptop is that it flaunts a full aluminum body with a brushed metal finish. The 14-inch screen has a 1080p resolution and a glass top. The top cover is flexible but sturdy and can be opened all the way back. Despite its full metal build the Swift 3 weighs only a total of 1.35 kgs and keeps its portability intact. The claimed battery back up is up to 12 hours.

The sleek build of this laptop also doesn’t prevent it from hosting a number of connectivity ports: two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a card reader and a USB Type-C port on the left side, and an SD card slot, a USB 2.0 port and a Kensington lock slot on the right. The Swift 3 comes with an island-style keyboard and a fingerprint scanner.

Our thoughts

The Acer Swift 3 is an affordable laptop that offers several sought-after features. The updated processor with 8th generation Intel Core i5 enables the Swift 3 to handle multitasking with ease. The Intel 620 graphics apart from taking care of the day to day activities smoothly, also make some medium-intensity gaming possible.

The all-metal build bestows a premium look that is usually reserved for more expensive laptops. This also renders the device extremely robust and flex-free. The 14-inch screen of Swift 3 enables an enhanced viewing experience. The glass top display, however, suffers from slight reflectiveness. Although the featured battery longevity is 12 hours, around 8 to 9 hours of moderate usage is to be expected out of this device. The keyboard is well-spaced and comes with backlighting that can be adjusted. The large touchpad with a matte surface is also satisfactory.

The display of the Swift 3 although decent could have been significantly better keeping in view the rest of the package. The dim colour and brightness of the display look especially pronounced in contrast to the widescreen of the laptop. The keys are non-cushy and less flexible due to the metal chassis. The fingerprint scanner also suffers from a slight stutter at times. The design of the Swift 3 although classic might be perceived as too plain and generic by some.

Verdict

The Acer Swift 3 is a good choice for those looking for a complete deal at an affordable price. A few obvious shortfalls in the form of a bland display and the stiff keyboard doesn’t negate the fact that the Swift 3 packs most of the important features that make a reliable laptop.

9. Lenovo Ideapad S340

Lenovo Ideapad S340 8th Gen Intel core I5 14 inch FHD Thin and Light Laptop (8GB RAM_512GB SSD_Win 10 Home_Microsoft Office 2019 _ Platinum Grey _ 1.55Kg),...
  • Modest design
  • TrueBlock privacy shutter
  • RapidCharge technology
  • Sub-par brightness
  • Low battery endurance

Overview

Lenovo has rolled out its series of novel Ideapads as a mid-range offering between its low lost and high-end laptops. While the price conforms to affordability, certain premium and business-like features have been included to boost the Ideapad profile. The Ideapad S340 is equipped with an 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor and 8 GB RAM and a 512 GB SSD.

The graphics adapter consists of NVIDIA GeForce MX230. The top is built with carbon fiber with an aluminum finish. The 14-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, also imbibes a touch-screen feature. To add, it can also be opened 180 degrees and laid flat. The premium features that make the Ideapad S340 stand out are a built-in privacy shutter for the camera and the RapidCharge technology (that enables the laptop to charge to 80 percent battery in an hour). It also contains an optional fingerprint reader.

The S340 comes in Onyx Black, Abyss Blue, and Platinum Grey and an exclusive Sand Pink design. A weight of 1.6 kilos makes it reasonably portable. The claimed battery life is up to 8 hours. The connectivity ports including two USB 3.0, one Type C (USB 3.0), one HDMI 2.0, a 4-in-1 card reader and an audio and microphone jack combo are more than adequate.

Our thoughts

The Ideapad S340 with its 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor is an efficient performer and doesn’t show any visible signs of lag. It certainly outperforms most of the other notebooks in the same price frame. The 14-inch IPS panel display has very thin bezels that offer ample viewing space. The colours are bright, crisp and sharp and viewing angles are stable. The display works well outdoors too in especially in shady areas. The mixed plastic and metal design execute a smooth yet sturdy look.

The colours are also both refreshing and eye-catching. The graphic card fairly supports applications with medium intensity and less demanding gaming titles. The Ideapad S340 remains quiet and cool in general but a pump up in the intensity of running applications might trigger some noise from the fans. As against the claimed battery life of 8 hours the laptop can be pushed to a maximum of around 6 hours.

The Lenovo Ideapad S340 offers an interesting package with its up to date processors, added security features and a beautiful range of colours. Despite a weight of only 1.6 kilos, the less than average battery life limits its productivity and portability. The display brightness with a maximum of 250 nits is only average but can be ignored keeping the price in view.

Verdict

In all, the Lenovo Ideapad S340 is a mid-range price laptop with specifications that certainly provide it an edge over its competitors. Its surprise business features especially make it more alluring. This laptop is a good choice for those expecting a solid and reliable performer while willing to compromise with endurance.

10. AGB Tiara 2403-R

AGB Tiara 2403-R 15.6_ Laptop (7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U_8 GB_512 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD _NVIDIA GTX 950 2G DDR5) Win 10 Pro_Aluminium Body
  • Good package at a competitive price
  • Aluminum body
  • Less known brand

Overview

It’s time to celebrate as India unveils its own laptop brand under the title of AGB Supreme Technology Pvt Ltd. The AGB Tiara 2403-R is one of the latest offerings of AGB Supreme Tech in its series of AGB Tiara gaming laptops. The AGB Tiara 2403-R is powered by a 7th generation Intel core i7. Storage options include a 512 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. Graphics are taken care of by NVIDIA GTX 950. A screen of 15.6-inches offers a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and is simultaneously endowed with anti-glare quality.

The exterior sports a classic silver minimalistic look inscribed on an aluminum body. The keyboard features island-style keys illuminated by backlighting. The metal body incurs a weight of 1.9 kgs. The stated battery life is up to 8 hours. The embedded connectivity ports include Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth, Ethernet and it comes with 3 USB ports (2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0), Mic In, RJ45 (LAN) ports.

Our thoughts

A lesser-known brand name, the AGB, might in the first instance evoke curiosity as well as apprehension. However, the AGB Tiara series of gaming laptops provide specifications (at least on paper) that can take on any leading brand in the market. The 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor is geared to provide an excellent multitasking experience hand in hand with the NVIDIA GTX 950. While the choice of a 7th generation i7 processor over an 8th gen one, might be a tad bit disappointing, the bump in performance offered by the latter is not very significant anyway.

The NVIDIA GTX 950 while being the most economic graphics card among NVIDIA’s latest series of GPUs, is still a worthy performer. The AGB Tiara 2403-R aims for the burgeoning MOBA and 1080p gaming categories. Storage seems to be ample. The screen size of the Tiara 2403-R is adequate for a decent gaming experience. The silver aluminum build keeps things classy but doesn’t really stand out in the herd. A weight of 1.9 kgs gives this laptop a competitive edge over other bulkier gaming laptops. Connectivity ports are ample, especially keeping the price in view.

Verdict

The AGB Tiara 2403-R is a mid-range gaming laptop that offers a more or less complete package at an affordable price. With a plethora of gaming laptops from dominant brands already available in the market, it might take a leap of faith and some serious convincing for someone to consider a lesser-known brand which, however, costs almost the same as its competitors from leading brands.

Yet, a closer look at the package offered seems to fairly justify the price. The title Tiara might seem to be a little misleading as well as unique for a gaming laptop when most of the brands go for aggressive sounding names. The plain look of the AGB Tiara 2403-R also doesn’t make it stand out as a fresh entry into the market.