Laptops have become more of a necessity than a luxury today. Almost every house has a computer or two.

Students use their laptops for studies and gaming, whereas the modern-day professional uses it for his/her daily work.

The easy accessibility to the internet has encouraged people to invest in laptops. The most significant advantage that a laptop has over a PC is the portability factor.

Best Laptop under 70000

1. Lenovo IdeaPad S540 81NG002BIN

Lenovo is a reputed manufacturer of laptops and smartphones. The ease of using these appliances makes it one of the most sought-after laptops by students and young working professionals, alike. The IdeaPad S540 is available in various configurations with the latest models coming equipped with 10th generation CPUs.

  • Processor – 10th generation Intel Core i5 10210U Quad-core processor with 6 MB cache
  • Clock Speed – A base speed of 1.6 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.2 GHz
  • Memory – 8 GB RAM
  • Storage – 1 TB HDD plus 256 GB SSD
  • Operating System – Pre-loaded Windows 10 Home with lifetime validity
  • Display – 15.6 inches FHD with IPS and anti-glare technology
  • Graphics – NVIDIA MX250 graphics with 2 GB RAM
  • Battery Life – Up to nine hours
  • Warranty – One-year domestic warranty

As mentioned earlier, the Lenovo IdeaPad S540 comes in different configurations such as 8th gen Intel Core i5 CPUs and AMD Ryzen CPUs. This model comes equipped with a 10th generation Intel Core i5 CPU with a turbo clock speed of 4.2 GHz. Thus, it is one of the fastest booting devices in its category.

The 8GB RAM ensures smooth multitasking as it allows you to work on several applications simultaneously. Thus, you can browse the internet while updating your files and documents and also listen to your favourite music in the background.

This appliance comes with incredible storage facilities of 1 TB HDD and 256 GB SSD. Hence, storing your favourite movies becomes a breeze.

Another highlight of the Lenovo IdeaPad S540 is the 15.6-inches FHD screen with IPS panels and anti-glare technology. The anti-glare technology protects your eyes from the harmful UV rays. In contrast, the IPS feature allows you to view the laptop from almost any angle without compromising on the picture quality.

Avid gamers will love the NVIDIA MX250 graphics card with 2GB memory, as it enables a smooth and lag-free gaming experience. This graphics card can support almost all the latest games available today and is also a preferred one by professional designers and video editors.

On the acoustics front, this Lenovo IdeaPad S540 is equipped with a 2x2W Dual Speaker system compatible with Dolby Audio. Besides, this appliance features one microphone port, two USB 3.0 ports, and one HDMI port to connect to other compatible devices.

The laptop comes with pre-loaded Windows 10 Home OS with all the apps connected to it. Besides, MS Office Home and Student 2019 edition software are available as pre-installed features.

A positive aspect of this laptop is its battery and backlit keyboard. The laptop weighs around 1.8 kg, thereby qualifying as one of the most portable laptops.

Pros
  • Premium looks with a complete aluminium body
  • Light in weight
  • Fast booting capabilities
  • Anti-glare display
  • Incredible storage
Cons
  • The positioning of the touchpad makes people struggle to adjust to its usage.
  • The webcam could have been of better quality.

2. Mi Notebook Horizon Edition XMA1904AF 10th Gen i7

Mi has built up an excellent reputation for manufacturing some of the best laptops in various categories. The 10th generation i7 CPU makes it one of the fastest performers in its niche. Let us discuss some of its admirable features.

  • Processor – 10th gen Intel Core i7 10510U with Quad-core and eight threads
  • Clock Frequency – A base frequency of 1.8 GHz with a turbo speed of 4.9 GHz
  • Memory – 8 GB DDR4 with a frequency of 2666 MHz
  • Storage – 512 GB SSD, PCIe Gen 2×4 NVMe
  • Operating System – Windows 10 plus Office 365
  • Graphics – NVIDIA MX350 with 2 GB GDDR5
  • Display – 14-inches FHD screen with anti-glare features
  • Connectivity ports – Two USB 3.1, one USB 2.0, one USB Type C, one HDMI, and one 3.5mm jack
  • Battery life – up to 10 hours
  • Warranty – One-year

Consumer reviews state that this Mi notebook has one of the best designs and delivers an excellent performance. Xiaomi has done an incredible job of balancing features and performance, thereby making it one of the best laptops available in India under Rs 70,000.

This notebook weighs a mere 1.35 kg and is thus comfortable to carry along anywhere. The slim laptop is 17.5mm in thickness, making it one of the thinnest available on the market.

The 3mm bezel enables this laptop to have a 91% screen-to-body ratio, thereby providing more viewing space than other 14-inches laptops do.

The highlight of this notebook is its portable webcam. It does not come with an in-built webcam as most laptops do. The mobile webcam slides comfortably on the surface of the computer and connects instantly to deliver an exceptional video-calling experience.

The 14-inch FHD screen comes with features like anti-glare and IPS panel. Thus, it offers a wide viewing angle. It helps when watching videos or playing games on this notebook.

On the CPU front, this notebook comes equipped with a powerful 10th Intel Core i7 10510U CPU. The high clock speed and multiple cores enable this laptop to have some of the fast booting times. The 10th gen CPU ensures excellent connectivity features like Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.

The graphics processor is also one of the best available in India. The NVIDIA GeForce MX350 makes this notebook one of the first in India to come equipped with this GPU.

The 8 GB RAM along with the 512 GB SSD should be adequate to ensure high-quality performance. Though it does not come with upgradeable features, this combination should prove enough for a seamless performance.

Some of the other excellent features include smart software such as Mi Blaze Unlock that allows you to use the Mi Band to unlock the laptop without touching it. The Mi Smart Share is excellent for sharing content with your friends and colleagues seamlessly.

The cooling technology is also of the highest order. The battery is one of the best in the business with a backup of nearly ten hours.

Pros
  • Durable build and incredibly portable features
  • High-quality audio and video performance
  • Smart features like Mi Blaze Unlock
  • Potent CPU and GPU combination
Cons
  • The RAM and SSD storage is not upgradeable.
  • The laptop does have a backlit keyboard

3. Dell Inspiron 3593 10th Gen i5 Laptop

The Dell Inspiron 3593 is similar to the Dell Inspiron 5593 model reviewed earlier in many respects. Performance-wise, both the laptops rank amongst the best in their categories.

  • Processor – 10th generation Intel Core i5-1035G1
  • Clock Speed – A base speed of 1.00 GHz
  • Memory – 8 GB DDR4 RAM
  • Storage – 1 TB 5400 rpm HDD plus 256 GB SSD
  • Operating System – Windows 10 Home OS
  • Display – 15.6-inches
  • Graphics – NVIDIA MX230 with 2 GB
  • Battery Life – About six hours
  • Warranty – One-year manufacturer warranty

Compared to the Dell Inspiron 5593, this laptop has higher storage capacity in the form of a 1 TB HDD and 256 GB SSD. The additional storage enables you to store more files and documents, whereas the 8GB RAM allows you to switch between different applications instantly.

This laptop comes with the latest 10th gen Intel Core i5 processor to deliver fantastic responsiveness and seamless multitasking.

The stunning display is the highlighting feature of the Dell Inspiron 3593. The 15.6-inches FHD screen comes with anti-glare technology to deliver clear images that are pleasing to the eye.

The Dell Inspiron 3593 comes with adequate connectivity ports such as one HDMI port, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, and an SD card slot.

The 10th generation CPU ensures fast transfer speeds between your compatible devices using the USB ports.

This Dell laptop comes with a full-size keyboard with a 10-numeric pad for convenience. The backlit keyboard has excellent utility in dim lighting conditions.

The speciality of this Dell Inspiron 3593 model is the seamless integration feature with compatible devices using Dell Mobile Connect. This feature allows you to pair your iOS and Android smartphones and tablets to the laptop.

The Dell Mobile Connect facility offers the option of receiving channel notifications from phone calls and SMS on the computer. Thus, it allows you to focus on your laptop screen without having to glance at your smartphone frequently.

Dell Mobile Connect Point-to-Point feature enables a secure connection between your smartphone and laptop. Thus, you can ensure to maintain your privacy at all times. This feature is not available on Windows 10 in S mode.

Pros
  • High-quality display
  • Fast transfer speeds because of the 10th CPU
  • Excellent appearance
  • A lightweight laptop, and hence easily portable
Cons
  • Some users have objected to the high pricing of this appliance.

4. HP 15s dr1000tx 15.6-inch FHD Laptop

HP laptops are renowned for the sleek appearances that set them apart from the rest. The narrow bezels on both the sides of the screen enhance the screen presence and make it look much more extensive and expansive than the 15.6-inches that it is.

  • Processor – 10th generation Intel Core i5 10210U with a clock speed of 1.6GHz
  • Memory – 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • Storage features – 1TB 5400rpm HDD
  • Graphics – NVIDIA GeForce MX130 with 2GB graphics
  • Display – 15.6-inches screen
  • Operating system – Windows 10 Home

The webcam situated on the top bezel is perfectly placed to record your images as you communicate with your loved ones on Skype and other online portals. 

This laptop draws its power from a high-quality 10th generation Ci5 CPU. This processor comes will all the benefits available in a 10th gen Intel CPU like Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth v5.0 support. All the 10th gen CPUs have excellent responsiveness because of the latest technologies available.

This CPU is ably supported by 8GB DDR4 RAM that enhances its multitasking capabilities. On the storage front, this laptop comes well equipped with 1TB HDD to cater to your storage demands. The HDD makes your laptop slightly heavier, but it is a sturdy storage option when compared to SSD.

The NVIDIA GeForce MX130 graphics might not be the best on offer but is still a good one to allow decent gaming. Hence, students love this laptop configuration as it caters to their different specifications.

This laptop comes with a full-sized keyboard with a dedicated numeric pad at your right-hand side. It is a convenience feature preferred by almost every user. On the portability front, this device is right there at the top because it weighs 1.74Kg. It is easy to pack into your backpack and take with you wherever you go.

Pros
  • Impeccable appearance supplemented by exemplary performance
  • Adequate storage options
  • An excellent display supported by superb audio
Cons
  • Not the best laptop for intensive gaming
  • Users have complained of heat generation when used for long periods.

5. Dell Inspiron 5408 D560210WIN9SE

Dell Inspiron laptop comes in various configurations, depending on the purpose or usage. This Dell Inspiron 5408 features one of the best graphics cards for laptops, the MX350 to enable seamless gaming activities.

  • Processor – 10th generation Intel Core i5 – 1035G1 with 6MB cache
  • Clock Speed Range – Up to 3.6GHz
  • Cores – Four cores
  • Memory – 8GB RAM, single-channel DDR4 3200MHz
  • Storage – 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
  • Display – 14-inches FHD with IPS and anti-glare
  • Graphics – NVIDIA GeForce MX350 with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • Operating System – Windows 10 Home
  • Software – MS Office Home and Student 2019

Dell laptops are unique because they come with technology tailored to suit your requirements. This specific model is ideal for students because of its portability, quick responsiveness, and the ability to play some of the most demanding games from the internet.

The 14-inches form factor makes this laptop perfectly portable. The slim body makes it comfortable for students to tuck it away into the backpacks. The wide-viewing-angle display because of IPS allows you to view every scene in its full glory.

The elegant aluminium cover and the comfortable palm rest with a diamond-cut border around the touchpad makes this design a much appreciated one. The drop hinge design serves multiple purposes. Besides making it comfortable to use the keyboard by raising it a couple of inches above the ground level, it serves as an excellent ventilation feature.

The laptop features a high-quality 10th generation Ci5 processor for incredible responsiveness and seamless multitasking. The 8GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM helps in enhancing the responsiveness quotient. On the storage front, this Dell Inspiron model features 512GB SSD that serves to improve processor speeds further.

The Express Charge feature enables the batteries to power up to 80% in about 30 minutes.

This Dell Inspiron model features a range of connectivity ports, including the USB-C port to enhance data transfer speeds.

Some of the other features include the powering on of the device by opening the lid. You can use your fingerprint to log in to the appliance, thereby enhancing the security features. The adaptive thermals function senses whether the laptop is placed on the ground, hands, or your lap. It adjusts the thermals accordingly.

Pros
  • A gorgeous display with excellent colour accuracy
  • Responsive trackpad
  • Premium looks with outstanding performance.
Cons
  • The keyboard side heats faster, though updating the drivers can solve the problem.
  • Acoustic performance is not of the highest quality.

6. Acer Nitro 5 AN51555 Gaming Laptop

When it comes to gaming capabilities, Acer Nitro Notebooks are the best equipped amongst its contemporaries. This model, Nitro 5 AN515-55 features the latest graphics card, GTX 1650, to deliver an incredible gaming experience.

  • Processor – 10th generation Intel Core i5 10300H
  • Clock Speed – A base speed of 2.5 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.5 GHz
  • Memory – 8 GB DDR4 RAM
  • Storage – 1 TB 7200 rpm HDD plus 256 GB SSD
  • Operating System – Windows 10 Home
  • Display – 15.6-inches FHD screen
  • Graphics – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • Battery Life – 10 hours
  • Warranty – One-year International Traveller’s warranty

Acer Nitro 5 notebooks perform admirably because of its excellent cooling features. Gaming causes laptops to heat up very soon. A good gaming laptop is one that has adequate ventilation to ensure proper airflow.

The Acer Nitro 5 laptop takes it one step forward by chilling out with dual fans and quad exhaust design.

Acer Nitro 5 has a unique Nitro Sense feature that helps users to take command of the internal functioning of the notebook using a dedicated Nitro Sense key. It allows controlling the fan speed, lighting, the thermal temperature, and so on.

The Cool Boost technology complements Nitro Sense by increasing the fan speed by 10% and enhances the cooling of the CPU and GPU by 9%.

The Acer Nitro 5 notebook is an ideal gaming laptop because it comes equipped with the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM.

The 10th gen CPU ensures high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity. The computer comes with a Killer Ethernet feature to enhance the connectivity speed and prioritize the gaming experience.

This laptop has two slots for M.2 PCIe SSDs. Besides, it is possible to extend the RAM to 32 GB. However, it will cause an enhancement in the price of the notebook and take it over Rs 70,000.

On the acoustics front, the Acer Nitro 5 is one of the best available in India. The DTS X Ultra feature enhances sound clarity and adds a 3D spatial soundscape to deliver a theatre-like experience.

The highlighting feature of this Acer laptop is its keyboard. We have seen the significance of the innovative Nitro Sense key. Besides, this keyboard spices thing with a 4-zone RGB configuration. The highlighted WASD keys make it convenient for gamers.

The domination specifications of the Acer Nitro 5 takes your gaming experience to an entirely different plateau with the combined power of NVIDIA graphics and 10th gen CPU.

The display is another crucial aspect of any gaming laptop. Acer has revolutionized this aspect by increasing the screen to body ratio to 80% by narrowing down the bezels to 7.2mm.

Pros
  • Fantastic performance with an emphasis on gaming
  • Excellent looks
  • The backlit keyboard makes it a delight to use the laptop in dim lighting conditions.
  • An incredible combination of 10th gen CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU
Cons
  • The sound quality needs improvement, especially when viewing movies.
  • Consumers have issues with the pricing of the Acer Nitro 5 notebook.

7. Lenovo IdeaPad S340 81WL002RIN

Lenovo manufactures some of the best laptops available under Rs 70,000. We have reviewed the performance of the IdeaPad S540 and the Legion Y40 earlier. The Lenovo IdeaPad S340 is similar to its counterparts in many aspects. Here are some incredible features of this laptop.

  • Processor – 10th generation Intel Core i5-1035G1 with four cores and 6 MB Smart Cache
  • Clock Speed – A base speed of 1.0 GHz with a top speed of 3.6 GHz
  • Memory – 8 GB RAM
  • Storage – 1 TB HDD plus 256 GB SSD
  • Operating System – Pre-loaded Windows 10 Home
  • Display – 15.6-inches FHD with IPS and anti-glare technology
  • Graphics – NVIDIA MX250 with 2 GB graphics
  • Battery Life – Up to eight hours
  • Warranty – One-year domestic warranty

The Lenovo IdeaPad S340 is a popular laptop as it is available in different configurations. This model features a 10th gen Intel Core i5 CPU under its hood to deliver an incredible user experience.

Another model with an 8th gen Intel Core i5 processor is also available on the market. The top clock speed of 3.6 GHz makes it one of the fastest laptops off the blocks with a fantastic booting time.

This laptop features 8 GB RAM to enable smooth multitasking, as it becomes more convenient to switch from one app to the other.

This specific model comes with hybrid storage facilities with a 1 TB HDD and a 256 GB SSD. While ensuring adequate space to store your data, the SSD ensures to speed up its performance.

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 might not be the ideal gaming monster that gaming addicts prefer. Nevertheless, the NVIDIA MX250 is a decent graphics card that enables you to play almost all the games available today. It also comes with a dedicated 2 GB RAM to facilitate a better gaming experience.

The 15.6-inches FHD screen aptly complements the gaming experience with an excellent display performance. The IPS panels allow wide viewing angles, whereas the anti-glare technology makes it a soothing experience for the eyes.

The Lenovo IdeaPad S340 is compatible with Dolby Auto, whereby users can experience a thrilling theatre-like feel when watching movies or playing games on the appliance. This laptop is different from its peers as it features a physical webcam shutter that enhances your security.

The highlight of this laptop is the backlit keyboard. Thus, playing games or using the appliance in low lighting conditions should never be an issue. The battery is an excellent one capable of delivering uninterrupted power for up to eight hours on a single charge.

Pros
  • Fast booting times
  • Excellent display with wide viewing angles
  • Fantastic storage capabilities
  • Light in weight
  • Adequate connectivity options
Cons
  • Sound quality can be better.
  • No fingerprint option

8. Acer Swift 3 SF31457 14 inch Ultra Thin and Light Laptop

The Acer Swift 3 laptop is different from its cousin, Acer Nitro 5 in the sense that the Acer Swift 3 is not an out-and-out gaming laptop. The Acer Nitro 5 is a gaming monster in its own right. However, the Acer Swift 3 is an excellent laptop for students and the young IT professional because of its incredible features.

  • Processor – 10th generation Intel Core i5 1035G1 CPU
  • Clock Speed – A base speed of 1 GHz and a turbo speed of 3.6 GHz
  • Memory – 8 GB DDR4 RAM
  • Storage – 512 GB SSD
  • Operating System – Pre-loaded Windows 10 Home
  • Display – 14-inches FHD LED-backlit TFT LCD
  • Graphics – Intel UHD Graphics
  • Battery Life – 13 hours
  • Warranty – One-year International Traveller’s warranty

The Acer Swift 3 is amongst the lightest laptops available in India as it weighs a mere 1.19 kgs. It is also one of the thinnest appliances at 15.95 mm. At the same time, the magnesium and aluminium metal chassis makes it a sturdy device.

As this laptop is not the ideal one for gaming, it does not need high-quality graphics. This Acer Swift 3 model comes with Intel UHD graphics that should be fine for watching movies and performing other activities.

The Swift 3 has a thin 14-inches screen with an impressive screen to body ratio. The narrow bezels make for an excellent display, and the Comfy View TM LED-backlit TFT LCD ensures clearer and brighter vision.

As people use laptops extensively today, there is a tremendous demand for storage. The Acer Swift 3 fits the bill perfectly with its 512 GB SSD storage. Besides, the laptop can accommodate up to 16 GB DDR4 RAM.

The Acer Swift 3 has one of the best power backups in the form of an excellent battery. The battery life of 13 hours allows you to use the laptop extensively for a full day’s work and entertainment.

The Acer Swift 5 comes with pre-loaded Windows 10 Home OS. Thus, users can enjoy the benefits of the Windows assistant, Cortana. One of the advantages is that it speeds up access to the laptop. Cortana eliminates the need for a password to log in by replacing it with voice options.

The 10th generation CPU opens up an entire range of connectivity options like USB-C and Thunderbolt 3. Besides, the laptop also comes with a USB 3.1 Gen 2 and a display port.

Pros
  • Excellent battery life.
  • SSD storage facilities make it a speedy laptop.
  • Fantastic keyboard with incredible keystroke travel
  • One of the lightest appliances, and hence easily portable
Cons
  • Heating is an issue because of the lack of adequate ventilation
  • The sound output needs improvement.

9. Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IHBQ182T AMD Ryzen 7

Asus TUF is an out and out gaming laptop with excellent configurations. The pricing of this laptop can exceed your budget by a few thousand, but it should not be an issue because you have a quality product in your kitty.

  • Processor – AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  • Clock Speed Range – 2.9GHz to 4.2GHz
  • Cores – Octa-core with 16 threads
  • Memory – 16GB DDR4 3200MHz dual-channel RAM, upgradeable to 32GB
  • Storage options – Hybrid storage with 1TB 5400rpm HDD plus 256GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD
  • Graphics – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 with GDDR6 4GB VRAM
  • Display – 15.6-inches FHD with 60Hz refresh rate
  • Operating System – Windows 10 Home

Asus TUF Gaming A15 is built to outlast the competition. The AMD Ryzen 7 4th generation 4800H processor is an absolute monster capable of performing at high levels consistently. This AMD processor is right there at the top when it comes to responsiveness and seamless multitasking.

The AMD Ryzen CPU gets able support from the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card to deliver a remarkable gaming performance of the highest order. This laptop features extraordinary 16GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM to make it one of the fastest laptops off the blocks. Besides, the upgradeability feature makes it an excellent combination.

On the storage front, the hybrid storage comprising 1TB and 256GB SSD is an incredible combo. Thus, this Asus TUF gaming laptop comes up trumps in almost every comparable sphere.

Extensive gaming can emit tremendous heat. Therefore, you can expect your Asus TUF laptop to be up to it, as well. It offers a long-lasting cooling solution.

Gaming laptops have to be robust. The Asus TUF lives up to its name as a tough laptop because of the military-grade toughness.

The 15.6-inches display allows you to expand your vision, thereby proving to be the perfect weapon for fast-paced gaming. The Adaptive-Sync feature comes into the picture to synchronise the GPU refresh rates with the display’s refresh rate of 60Hz. Thus, you can bid goodbye to stutter and tearing completely.

The significant advantage of this gaming laptop is that it supports multiple monitors to deliver incredible gaming experiences. The backlit keyboard with highlighted arrow and WASD keys is irresistible for gamers. On the audio front, this laptop supports DTS X Ultra to deliver 701 channel surround sound for theatre-quality acoustics.

This laptop comes equipped with a powerful battery to power it through your marathon gaming sessions.

Pros
  • Excellent combo for a gaming laptop in the Rs 70K range
  • Military-grade toughness is an excellent feature.
  • Excellent for daily computing and gaming
Cons
  • A refresh rate of 144Hz would have been great.

10. Lenovo ThinkPad E14 20RAS0KY00

On the appearance front, the ThinkPad E14 is a beauty. It is a slim appliance with its maximum thickness, not being more than twice the thickness of your smartphone. Thus, it qualifies as a laptop with premium looks but without the pricey tags that come with it.

  • Processor – 10th generation Intel Core i5 10210U
  • Processor speed – The base speed of 1.6GHz to a maximum frequency of 4.2GHz
  • Memory – 8GB RAM
  • Storage – 1TB HDD plus 128GB SSD
  • Graphics – Integrated graphics
  • Display – 14-inches FHD with anti-glare
  • Operating System – Windows 10 Home

This laptop can take the rough along with the smooth because of its military-grade toughness. It can withstand accidental drops and knocks to prove its worth as a laptop with tough exteriors.

While displaying extreme toughness from the exteriors, this laptop offers holistic protection with the discrete TPM 2.0 chip encrypting critical data and passwords. Besides, the camera shutter offers proper privacy when working remotely.

Another remarkable feature of this laptop is its ergonomic design that enables you to work from virtually anywhere. The integrated fingerprint reader on the power button is an outstanding security feature that does not allow unauthorised people to switch on the laptop.

This laptop comes with a superb battery capable of lasting up to 13 hours at a stretch. The Fast charge facility enables the battery to charge up to 80% in just one hour.

Even though the laptop is not a gaming appliance, continuous usage can cause accumulation of heat. The ThinkPad E14 features a patented solution in the form of Owl Wing Fans. Besides, the Lenovo Intelligent Thermal Solution optimises the system’s performances accordingly.

The 10th generation Ci5-powered laptop supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth v5.0. This laptop features multipurpose USB C ports to handle data transfers effortlessly.

The Lenovo Vantage support is one of the stunning highlights of this laptop. It is available free on the ThinkPad E14.

Pros
  • Premium looks with military-grade toughness
  • Excellent for everyday computing
  • Security of the highest order
Cons
  • The display needs a lot of improvement.

11. HP 14s cr2000tu core i5 10th Gen 14 inch FHD Laptop

HP laptops are renowned for their long-lasting performances. Besides, they come with exquisite designs that make them the most sought-after laptops amongst students and other working professionals. This HP 14s is a compact laptop that ticks all the boxes and qualifies as an excellent laptop under Rs 70K.

  • Processor – 10th generation Intel Core i5 10210U
  • Cores – Quad-core with 6MB Cache
  • Processor speeds – 1.6GHz up to 4.2GHz
  • Memory – 8GB DDR4 RAM, upgradeable up to 16GB
  • Storage – 1TB 5400rpm SATA HDD plus 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Graphics – Intel UHD graphics
  • Display – 14-inches FHD with anti-glare and IPS
  • Operating System – Windows 10 Home

The hallmark of any laptop is the ease and comfort with which you carry it around/ The HP 14s is a compact device weight 1.43Kg. This thin and light laptop can fit snugly inside your backpacks.

The 10th gen Intel Ci5 CPU is a robust one capable of delivering responsive and seamless multitasking. It comes with all the excellent features one expects the 10th gen CPUs to have. Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth v5 connectivity is one. Thunderbolt 3 support is another.

This laptop features healthy 8GB DDR4 RAM to enhance multitasking to a different degree. The RAM is upgradeable to 16GB, but it could push the price above your budget of Rs 70K.

This HP 14s is amongst the best when to storage facility. The 1TB HDD plus 256GB SSD make for excellent room to store your videos, files, and folders comfortably. The SSD storage also does a fantastic job of speeding up the processor.

The 14-inches display is one of the best you have in the industry. The slim side bezels enhance the viewing area considerably by making the screen look more extensive than its 14-inch size. The anti-glare features make for comfortable viewing.

The 14-inch screen does not leave enough space to include a full-size keyboard. However, the keyboard quality on this laptop is of the top order. The ergonomically-designed keys with excellent travel distance are a treat to use.

The HP 14s comes with a long-lasting battery capable of delivering up to eight hours of continuous usage. However, much depends on how you use the laptop. The Fast Charge feature can recharge the battery from 0 to 50% in under 45 minutes.

Pros
  • Build quality is excellent
  • Super screen quality with anti-glare
  • Decent battery with Fast charge facility
Cons
  • Not the ideal one for gaming
  • The camera quality can improve considerably.

Buying Guide For Best Laptop Under Rs 70,000

Today, a laptop has become more essential than a TV. More people look out for laptops because of the online classes and WFH culture seeping into every home.

Secondly, laptop manufacturers have seized the trend and have reduced prices to make it an attractive deal for wannabe purchasers.

Thus, you get excellent configurations if you are willing to loosen your purse strings. We shall discuss the aspects to look for in a laptop under Rs 70,000.

Screen Size 

As you know, laptops are available in various screen sizes ranging from 11.6 inches to 17.3 inches. Apple MacBooks come with a unique 13.3-inch size screen. However, the MacBook costs much higher than Rs 70,000, and therefore, does not need a discussion at this level.

The larger, the better

You have a decent budget of Rs 70,000. Thus, you need not look at the 14-inches laptops. You can comfortably choose appliances that come with 15.6 inches screens. The bigger screen comes with its inherent advantages, where you get full-size keyboards.

The chassis is large enough to accommodate discrete graphics cards. You can always have an additional connectivity port or two if you have a bigger screen.

Usage Pattern defines your choice

However, your choice of screen size depends on your usage patterns. If you belong to the type which carries the laptop daily to the office, it can be a burden to have a large notebook. A 14-inches laptop should suffice. You can save the money to go for a higher CPU version, thereby enhancing the performance levels.

If you prefer to watch films or play games sitting in a particular place for extended hours, you do not need a laptop with much portability. A 15.6-inch screen or even a bigger one should be the ideal option to have.

The Touchscreen Option

Your budget allows you the option to go for a touchscreen laptop. The HP Pavilion x360 is an excellent 14-inches laptop with a touchscreen that is available in your budget range. Touchscreen laptops offer greater convenience while proving to be aesthetically beautiful at the same time.

Refresh Rate

Usually, you have laptop screens with refresh rates around 60Hz. However, gaming laptops require a higher refresh rate to match the graphics card’s refresh rate. Therefore, you can check out laptop screens with refresh rates up to 120Hz or 144Hz. 

We recommend that you focus on a screen size between 14 inches and 15.6 inches when looking for a notebook in the Rs 70,000 pricing range.

Display – Is 4K within reach?

Having 4K resolution on your laptop is a tempting proposition. Though we have a generous budget of Rs 70,000, 4K resolution is out of the question. You have to settle for FHD (1920x1080p) at best. However, you can have excellent features to enhance your viewing experiences to a different level.

In-Plane Switching

One such feature is IPS technology that stands for In-Plane Switching technology. It is a more sophisticated technology compared to TN and VA panels.

The best aspect of IPS technology is that it allows viewing from angles as wide as 178 degrees. Thus, you get a ringside view of what is happening on the screen.

Anti-Glare

Another feature to expect in laptops in this range is anti-glare technology. Generally, students using laptops in brightly-lit classrooms can find it challenging to use a computer because the brightness in the room restricts viewing capacity.

Anti-glare technology takes care of these aspects and makes it comfortable to view. Similar is the case in dark surroundings. Anti-glare technology cuts out the harmful blue light and makes it comfortable for your eyes.

We suggest that you should go for the best display possible, and that is FHD with IPS and anti-glare technology.

Keyboard

The keyboard is a critical aspect of your laptop. General users do not pay much heed to keyboards. On the other hand, gamers concentrate a lot of having the right keys at the right place.

Full-size keyboard

Larger screen size is an advantage because it allows better key management. It provides for the provision of a distinct numeric pad to enhance the convenience factor. Similarly, it will enable the keyboard to have the arrow keys at the right place and have the appropriate size.

Backlighting features

Gamers look for additional features like highlighted WASD and arrow keys because they use these keys more frequently than the others. 

Consumers miss out on the minor aspects like the LED lighting on the Caps and Number lock keys. These are convenience features you can expect laptops in your budget range to have.

Comfortable trackpad

While on the topic of the keyboard, you should not ignore the trackpad. It is always beneficial to have trackpad at the centre to offer greater comfort while using it. Lenovo laptops have the trackpad a bit towards your left. Though these are minor aspects that you can get used to, they do deserve mention.

Connectivity Ports

Connectivity ports play a critical role in transferring data to and from your laptop. Generally, laptops come with great connectivity options comprising USB Type-A and B ports, USB C ports, HDMI port, Ethernet cable, audio/microphone jack, etc.

USB A and B Ports

These types of USB ports are gradually going out of fashion. However, it is better if you have at least one such port because many devices are compatible with such ports alone.

Your regular pen drives are one and so are the external keyboard and mouse if you choose to have them. The USB 3.2 generation A and B ports display a data transfer speed of around 10 Gbps.

USB C Ports

The USB A and B ports have slow data transfer speeds. Besides, people face issues inserting them the right way. The Type C USB ports eliminate this problem as you can insert it either way. Again, Type C USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 ports have a higher data transfer speed of 20 Gbps.

Thunderbolt 3

The latest 10th generation Intel Core CPUs, primarily the higher-end ones, offer Thunderbolt 3 compatibility. This connectivity port provides excellent data transfer speeds of up to 40 Gbps, thereby making it convenient to use.

HDMI Port

Your laptop should feature an HDMI port to connect to external devices like printers, additional monitors, Amazon Fire TV stick device, soundbars, and external gaming consoles.

Besides, the latest laptops feature Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth v5.0 connectivity.

We recommend your laptop under Rs 70,000 to come with one USB A or B Gen 3 port, two USB C Gen 3 2×2 ports, one HDMI, and one Thunderbolt 3 port.

Build Quality

One of the inherent qualities of a laptop is its portability. Hence, you can expect it to be subject to accidental drops or jolts, especially when travelling. 

Accidental knocks and drops can damage the internal components besides the screen. Hence, it is advisable to invest in a laptop having a sturdy build.

Nowadays, most of the top-quality laptops feature military-grade build. An anodised body with a powder-coated surface is also a good one to have.

Speaker System

Laptops usually do not have a robust speaker system. However, it is necessary, primarily if you use the computer for playing games or watching movies and listening to music. Some of the best laptops under 70000 come with high-quality stereo speakers.

Asus features SonicMaster technology that provides high-quality audio delivery and other features like signal processing. HP models feature Bank & Olufsen speaker system to enhance the acoustic performance to the next level.

Webcam

A webcam is an essential component of your laptop. You need it to communicate with your near and dear ones or your colleagues at work, when you use communication channels like Skype or Zoom, etc.

Central Processing Unit – CPU

What is the first aspect you note when you purchase a laptop? Yes, you have guessed it right. It is the processor.

When discussing processors, two names come to mind instantly, Intel and AMD. Your budget allows you to aim high when it comes to processors.

The advent of the 10th generation Intel Core chips have pushed the 8th generation chips into oblivion. At the same time, it has revived the Intel Core i3 CPUs.

With your budget, you can comfortably choose the 10th generation i5 or i7 CPUs. The 9th generation i7 and i9 CPUs are also within reach. However, the 10th generation is better because of the following advantages.

10th generation Vs. 9th generation Intel Core

The 10th generation Intel Core CPUs are the latest offerings on the market. They come with exceptional features like Intel Optane Memory, Intel Iris Plus graphics, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.0, and Thunderbolt 3 compatibility. Besides, the 10th generation supports DDR6 RAM, a faster version than DDR4 and DDR5. 

The striking aspect of the 10th gen CPUs is that they come with higher turbo clock frequency, thereby making your laptop more responsive and reduced booting times. The 10th generation CPUs come with higher cores and multithreading.

The 9th generation i7 CPUs are amongst the best available in the market because the CPUs in this series come with six to eight cores. The 9th generation i7 9750H features six cores and 12 threads, making it one of the best ones to have in this budget.

The 10th generation i7 CPUs are also available in this budget, but you might have to compromise on the GPU specifications. You can find the 10th gen i7 CPU in laptop brands like Mi Notebook and Lenovo IdeaPad S540.

AMD Ryzen

AMD Ryzen CPUs are the perfect alternatives to the Intel Core CPUs. The AMD Ryzen 5 series CPUs should be the ideal processors to have in your budget.

At times, you can also find an AMD Ryzen 7 series CPU in a laptop under Rs 70,000, but it could result in compromising on the graphics card.

AMD Ryzen Vs. Intel Core

The debate between AMD Ryzen and Intel Core CPUs will always exist. Let us discuss the similarities and differences to make it easy for you.

  1. Performance-wise, both AMD Ryzen and Intel Core CPUs should rank on the same platform. The 10th generation Intel Core CPUs could have the advantage because of additional features as discussed above. However, these differences are more noticeable in the high-end 10th generation CPUs like the i9 processors. The 10th generation Ci5 and Ci7 should perform at the same level as the AMD Ryzen 5 or 7 series.
  2. Costs-wise, the AMD Ryzen processor is better because they are less expensive compared to their Intel Core counterparts.
  3. AMD Ryzen processors have a higher number of cores and multithreading facilities than Intel Core CPUs. However, the 10th generation Ci5 and Ci7 have six and eight cores with multithreading features.
  4. The 10th generation Ci5 and Ci7 have higher turbo clock frequencies. Thus, laptops featuring these CPUs have better booting times compared to the AMD Ryzen CPUs.
  5. On the memory front, the AMD Ryzen CPUs support faster RAM compared to Intel CPUs. They can support up to 64GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM. The high-end 10th generation Ci7 and Ci9 are better as they can support up to 128GB.

 We recommend the 10th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 CPU. Alternatively, you can go for the AMD Ryzen 5 or even the AMD Ryzen 7 series processors.

Graphics Processor – GPU

The graphics feature is responsible for the display of images on the screen. Laptops come with internal integrated graphics. You can also add discrete graphics cards to enhance graphics performance. However, these cards come at a cost. 

As you have a higher budget, you can afford to go for better graphics performance. 

The AMD Ryzen CPUs are less expensive. Hence, these laptops can also accommodate the GTX 1650 graphics card.

The laptops with higher graphics are ideal for gaming and other graphics-intensive activities like video editing.

A crucial point when selecting the appropriate graphics card is that you should go for dedicated GPU memory. The integrated graphics share the graphics and CPU memory, thereby depleting the CPU memory resources. The presence of dedicated graphics memory is desirable to enhance the laptop’s performance.

The 10th generation Intel Core i7 CPUs feature Intel Iris Plus graphics with shared memory.

An essential aspect of your graphics card is the refresh rate (FPS). It should be compatible with the screen refresh rate.

If the screen refresh rate is less, your laptop should have additional features like NVIDIA G-Sync or Adaptive Sync compatibility. It ensures that the graphics card’s refresh rates synchronise with the screen refresh rate and prevent screen tearing or stuttering.  

Depending on your usage patterns, you can select the best graphics card. A gaming professional or video editor should opt for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX, RTX graphics cards.

Casual gamers can settle for the NVIDIA MX250 and MX350 graphics cards. One should insist on discrete GPU memory of 2GB or 4GB GDDR5, or GDDR6 VRAM.

Memory

Memory and CPU go hand in hand. The higher the RAM, the better is the laptop performance. The question now boils down to how much RAM do you need. The answer depends on your usage patterns.

Gaming enthusiasts require higher RAM. Similarly, those involved in multitasking like watching movies, working on multiple documents while listening to music, etc., need a minimum of 8GB RAM.

We assume that you have a discrete graphics memory. If your graphics depends on CPU RAM, it is better to go for 8GB RAM with upgradeable option up to 12GB or 16GB.

RAM speed is also a critical aspect. The 9th generation Ci5 and Ci7 display maximum RAM speeds up to 2666MHz. The 10th generation CPUs are better because they can accommodate up to 3200MHz. The more the RAM speed, the better is the overall performance. AMD Ryzen CPUs support RAM with speeds up to 3200MHz.

A minimum of 8GB DDR4 RAM is necessary to ensure faster booting speeds. The Rs 70,000 budget allows you to choose 8GB RAM comfortably. You can also go for expandable RAM up to 16GB.

The ideal RAM is 8GB 2666MHz or 3200MHz DDR4 RAM upgradeable to 16GB.

Storage

Laptop storage comes in two types, Hard Disk Drive (HDD), and Solid-state Drive (SSD).

Both these drives have their ups and downs. Let us compare HDD and SSD to understand the difference.

HDD vs SSD

HDD Vs. SSD

  1. HDD offers more storage space as compared to SSD because HDD is cheaper in comparison.
  2. HDD is heavy, whereas SSD is light.
  3. HDD contains movable parts, and is thus, prone to damage. SSD does not have any movable parts.
  4. HDD revolves at speeds between 5400rpm and 7200rpm.
  5. HDD comes with writing speeds of around 100Mbps, whereas the SATA III SSD come with maximum speeds of about 500 to 600Mbps.
  6. If you go for the NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, the speed increases to 3500Mbps. Thus the SSD storage R/W speed is nearly 35 times as fast as HDD.
  7. SSD enhances processor speed considerably and makes the laptop light and portable.

The above comparison clarifies that SSD is a better form of storage than HDD. However, SSD is relatively expensive. The best option is to go for hybrid storage comprising of both HDD and SSD.

Besides, Intel Optane Memory feature in the 10th generation Intel Core CPU offers hybrid storage.

We recommend that you opt for 1TB HDD along with 256/512 GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD.

Cooling technology

Laptops are electronic equipment. Hence, they tend to get hot with extended usage. If you are into graphics-intensive activities, the computer heats up faster. It can damage the internal components like your CPU and GPU.

Therefore, it is advisable to choose a laptop that has an excellent cooling system.

If you are a gamer or video editing professional, your laptop should have robust cooling technology that includes fans to allow proper air circulation.

The gaming laptops like Acer, Asus, etc. come with excellent cooling systems to maintain the ideal internal temperature. Thus, it enables you to use the computer for extended hours.

If you are not a heavy user, you need not invest in specific cooling technology. Such laptops come with ergonomically-designed air vents that allow smooth airflow. You can use an external cool pad or a laptop stand to enable the appliance to breathe comfortably.

Battery Life

The battery life is a crucial aspect of your laptop. Laptops are portable, and hence, you carry them wherever you move. You might not have access to a charging point everywhere.

Even if you manage to locate one, you might not have the time to keep your laptop on the recharging mode for long.

The best solution is to have a robust battery capable of lasting for a minimum of six to eight hours. Some laptop manufacturers advertise a battery life of ten to twelve hours, but they come with several riders.

Your usage pattern determines the amount of power your laptop consumes. If you use the computer for gaming or other activities for long hours, the power consumption is higher. The factors that affect battery life are as under.

  1. Increasing the screen brightness consumes more power. Hence, the anti-glare feature comes handy because it allows you to have optimum screen brightness.
  2. If you have multiple applications running in the background, the laptop batteries consume more power. One should ensure not to have numerous apps functioning at the same time.
  3. Continuous connection with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth can enhance power consumption.
  4. Engaging in graphics-intensive activities, guzzle battery power.

Here are some tips that should help you reduce power consumption.

  1. Use your laptop wisely. If you feel that you might be away for some time, you can either switch off the appliance or set it on the hibernation/sleep mode. It consumes less power. You can start working anytime you want by unlocking the hibernation mode.
  2. One should never charge the laptop battery up to 100%. It is better to remove the charger after the battery meter crosses 97% or 98%.
  3. Similarly, one should ensure not to discharge the battery entirely. As soon as the meter displays the power as less than 15%, you should plug the charger and start recharging.
  4. You should always use original charging equipment for recharging the batteries.

Nowadays, laptop batteries come with Fast Recharge or Express Recharge features. These facilities are useful because they help the batteries to recharge to up to 80% within half an hour. It proves handy when you do not have much time to recharge the laptop batteries.

We recommend that you go for a laptop having a battery life in the range of six to eight hours. The Express Charging feature is an added benefit.

Other Aspects

People tend to ignore cybersecurity issues because they believe that hackers will not target their systems. Such people exist in a “Fool’s Paradise.” Cybercriminals can attack any system at any time without any warning. Hence, everyone should have adequate cybersecurity measures in place.

  • Install robust anti-virus software and keep them updated at all times.
  • Check out whether your laptop comes with security features like a fingerprint scanner, face recognition features, or simple passwords. Laptops in your budget range generally come with fingerprint scanners. Otherwise, ensure to have a secure password, whereby no unauthorised person can access your computer.
  • One should never connect to public hotspots or Wi-Fi. It is better to have a secure home Wi-Fi or link to the internet using a VPN.
  • Do not share your laptop access passwords with third-parties.

Finally, it is advisable to have a comprehensive insurance policy for your laptop. As you are spending more than Rs 70,000 on the computer and other accessories, it is your prime responsibility to ensure its safety. An insurance policy offers financial security in case your laptop is stolen or damaged in an accident.

Configurations At A Glance

We have seen the various factors that a laptop under 70k should have. We shall proceed to sum up the entire article in a few lines by listing out the configurations at a glance.

  • Processor Option 1 – 10th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 CPU
  • Processor Option 2 – 9th generation Intel Core i7 or i9 CPU
  • Processor Option 3 – AMD Ryzen 5 or 7 Series 3rd or 4th generation
  • Cores – Preferably six cores with multithreading
  • Clock Speed – Preferably with turbo boost technology
  • Memory – 8GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM upgradeable to 16GB
  • Storage – Hybrid storage of 1TB 5400rpm or 7200rpm HDD plus 256/512GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
  • Graphics Option 1: Intel UHD graphics (for casual users)
  • Graphics Option 2: NVIDIA GeForce MX250 or MX350 with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM (for occasional gamers)
  • Graphics Option 3: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 or GTX 1650 with 4GB GDDR5 or GDDR6 VRAM for heavy usage
  • Screen Size: 14 inches to 15.6 inches with IPS and anti-glare technology
  • Screen Display Resolution: FHD (1920x1080p)
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home OS or Chrome OS
  • Pre-loaded Software: Trial version of MS Office 2019 Home and Student edition or Office 365
  • Battery Life: Between six to eight hours with fast recharge facilities

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the best advantages of going for a laptop under Rs 70,000?

It allows you to go for excellent configurations like a 10th gen Intel Core i5 CPU. You can also choose a higher RAM and go for hybrid storage. The pricing cushion also helps you to opt for MX350 graphics cards, that are good for gaming.

2. Can we go for higher-end graphics cards in this budget?

No, the RTX 20 series graphics can take the overall budget to more than a lakh of rupees. It is not possible to choose high-end graphics. The best you can go up to is GeForce GTX 1650 or the AMD Radeon 530.

3. Is it better to have a backlit keyboard for laptops?

Yes, it is an excellent convenience factor to have backlit keyboards. Usually, all the laptops in this pricing come with this feature. It allows you to type or play games comfortably in low lighting conditions.

4. What is meant by hybrid storage?

Generally, you have either HDD or SSD storage in laptops. At times, you can have a combination of both. It provides more storage space and therefore allows you to compute more data. The presence of SSD storage increases the speed of the laptop and enhances its performance. This combination of HDD and SSD storage is hybrid storage.

5. Can you choose an i9 processor in this range?

No, it is not at all pssible to go for an i9 processor in thus budget. The Intel Core i5 or i7 should do a good job. Besides, you have the 10th generation CPUs that deliver excellent internet connectivity to enhance your overall experience. Alternatively, the AMD Ryzen 7 series is also perfect for laptops in this pricing range.

VS Chaithanya Is Vsbytes's Editor-In-Chief. He Is A Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert And Has Been Interested In Computer Hardware, Software, And Gaming Right Since The Time He Was A Child.
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