An upgrade from an outdated laptop that just about manages to help you in your day-to-day work or a mere gift from you to you because why the hell not, 2022 seems like the most promising year to get yourself a new gizmo! As a diehard windows user, it’s hard to admit that Apple has really changed the performance game with its M1 chip. Apple’s price range worries most of us, but hey, lucky for most people like us, Apple’s not the only one manufacturing performance-based laptops. Dell, ASUS, Lenovo, HP, Acer and LG are some brands that aren’t far behind in terms of performance at a conceivable budget. From the plethora of options available, choosing the best laptop company is not child’s play, especially when big moolah is involved. This is why we’ve compiled a well-researched list of the best laptop brands available in India in 2022.
1. Apple 16-Inch Macbook Pro M1 Max
Everyone knows the magic that the M1 Max Chip can deliver. Let’s review whether it’s worth paying Rs. 3,00,000 for this powerhouse of a laptop that all expert reviews are making it out to be. Check out the specifications below to make an informed decision.
|CPU||Apple M1 Max 10 Core (8 high performance & two high efficiency cores)|
|GPU||32 core GPU|
|RAM||32 GB Unified Memory|
|OS||MAC OS Monterey|
Verdict: Apple is known to be one of the best laptop brands in the world. If high-performance laptops are your jam and if you don’t mind shelling out the heavy buck then this beauty is for you. The 10-core CPU along with its 32 GB RAM, is 70 times faster than its predecessor. Excellent in photo editing and daily utility areas, the APPLE MACBOOK PRO M1 MAX takes the first spot in productivity performance. This laptop is full of pros and hardly any cons, pricing is an exception and the design of the laptop may not please many, especially if slender devices are your go-to choice. As per our research, this baby is available at its cheapest (which isn’t really cheap for most of us) in Croma, online and offline.
2. HP Pavilion 14 Intel 11th Gen Core i5 14-inch Laptop
The best part about this laptop obviously apart from the specifications and the pricing that it comes for, is the fact that it’s lightweight. Weighing just about 1.4 Kilograms, this laptop is perfect for those who are looking for a high-performance laptop and are always on the go for school or work. The 11th gen intel core processors guarantee reliable performance. HP’s adaptive battery charges fast in less time with a 65W adapter within 30 mins which allows you to work even on the go! This answers your question, “What’s the best laptop for home, travel or both?”. Check out other impressive features that this laptop has to offer.
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Hard Disk||512 GB|
3. LENOVO YOGA SLIM 7i
The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i is undoubtedly an easy choice to suggest if you are looking for a somewhat affordable laptop with classy looks and great performance on a budget of around Rs. 1 lac. It’s an awesome 2-in-1 touch screen laptop that can fulfil all your usage needs. Read the specifications as mentioned below to check comparability with others in its range.
|CPU||11th Generation Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor (4 Cores / 8 Threads, 2.80 GHz, up to 4.70 GHz with Turbo Boost, 12 MB Cache)|
|Hard Disk||1 TB|
All in all a good mid-range laptop with all the necessary features.
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4. Microsoft Surface Go Touchscreen Laptop
Slay at office work, homework, gaming, or connectivity with this laptop that secures a spot in the top 5 best laptop brands in India, as of June 2022. Its slender and beautiful appearance justifies the price it’s being sold at. Performance is top notch complimented by all-day long battery life. This model comes with multiple functionalities as mentioned below.
|CPU||10th Generation Intel Core i5-1035G1|
|OS||Windows 10 Home in S mode|
|Hard Disk||256 GB SSD|
With a display of 1536 x 1024 Pixel Sense, Intel UHD graphics, being touchscreen enabled too just like most other laptops on our list, this one becomes a good option in the INR 75K ball game for games, entertainment and other uses. Available on Amazon at Rs. 75,990, this becomes the most sought-after device with 61% 5-star ratings on Amazon!
5. Acer Predator Helios 300
Acer is known to be one of the best laptop brands for dishing out amazing gaming laptops and this one right deserves a place on our list of top 10 laptop brands. An excellent laptop for gamers, the Acer Predator Helios 300 is unbeatable in terms of visuals and speed which makes it the most ideal choice for playing high-end games. Its lightweight body is more portable thereby reducing the weight your shoulders have to bear. This laptop is equipped with a 300-nit bright display panel which is easy on the eyes for long hours of usage. The battery life is good enough to last a day at least.
|CPU||11th Gen Intel Core i9-11900H processor (4.90 GHz Turbo, 8 cores, and 16 threads)|
|OS||Windows 10 Home/UEFI Shell|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti|
Available for Rs 2,21,203.00 on Amazon, get this one if you are a pro gamer who doesn’t like compromising on graphics and speed.
6. HP Envy 14 laptop
With this laptop, smooth usage and speed are guaranteed. A personal favourite, this one we can vouch for from experience & unthinkably call the best Indian laptop. Loaded with coming-of-age characteristics like 11th Gen Intel Core processor, 16GB RAM and NVIDIA GTX1650TI graphics speed up creative tasks.
With almost 14 hours of high-definition video streaming capacity, the battery life of this laptop is commendable. Available for Rs. 89,900 on the HP website, this one’s a steal at the rate it’s being offered at!
7. LG Thin and Light Laptop – 15Z90N
This lightweight laptop is from the best Indian laptop company with impressive features and ease of carriage. Retailing at Rs. 72,990 this laptop from LG stands 15.6 inches tall and weighs a mere 1.13 kilograms. Back up by 10th Gen Intel i5-1035G7 processor and an 8 GB RAM & storage of 256 GB SSD having upgradable windows 10 home as the operating system this laptop is best for those who need it for school and work.
It’s available in multiple colours, thereby giving it an extremely chic look. One of our favourites in the best laptop brands available in India this year!
8. ASUS VivoBook 14 – X415EA-EK342TS
Portability and uninterrupted productive performance make ASUS one of the best laptop brands in India. The ASUS VivoBook 14 is a basic laptop but with an extremely strong CPU. Enabled with Windows Hello and touchpad sensors, cuts down on the whole “enter your password to log in” process.
This super affordable lappy retails at Rs. 39,990 loaded with the following specifications –
|Display||LED-Backlit, FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Display with NanoEdge bezel|
|CPU||10th Gen Intel Core i5-1115G4|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Graphics||Integrated Intel graphics|
|Hard Disk||256 NVMe SSD|
9. RAZER BOOK 13
Best known as a gaming laptop, this company is slowly growing its tentacles in the business and work arena as well. Not a low or even a mid-range laptop, this gizmo retails for Rs. 1,74,562 in India on Amazon. See the specifications given below to know the features it is stocked with.
|Display||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070|
|CPU||Core i7-1165G7 4 Core|
|Graphics||Intel Iris Xe Graphics|
|Hard Disk||Thunderbolt SSD 256 GB|
10. MSI Bravo 15 Gaming Laptop
This laptop has a powerful AMD Ryzen7-4800H processor CPU which helps in maximizing performance and optimizing workload. It weighs 1.6 kilos, has a size of 15.6 inches and an 8 GB RAM. Loaded with powerful Wi-Fi 6 technology makes the communication, streaming and gaming experience is extremely quick.
It retails at a mid-range price of INR 69,990. Great for video editing, streaming and gaming as well as work, this laptop is one of the best laptop brands currently in the Indian Market.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a good laptop cost?
Drawing an inference from the above list, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that a good laptop would cost 40,000 INR upwards.
Which laptop brand lasts the longest?
Lenovo, MAC, LG, and ASUS are some of the best laptop brands available in India that are also known for their durability.