You would have heard of this saying. “All work and no recreation at all makes Jack a dull boy.” It implies that one should have their doses of entertainment even while working or studying.

The laptops we will discuss now exemplify this spirit as they allow you to play games, listen to music, and watch movies while you go about performing your official duties/studies.

These appliances come with excellent configurations that enable you to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Naturally, the pricing would also be a bit on the higher side. Here is a list of popular laptops available in the Rs 60000 budget. Subsequently, we shall concentrate on the features to expect in such devices.

1. Lenovo ThinkPad E14 – 20RAS0W500

The Lenovo ThinkPad E14 offers holistic protection to secure your data from cybercriminals. Simultaneously, it is physically robust to handle the harshest of physical attacks. These features distinguish the ThinkPad from others of its ilk.

Processor 10th generator Intel Core i5 10210U
Clock Frequency 1.6 GHz to 4.2 GHz
Cores and Cache Quad-core with 6 MB Cache
Memory 8 GB RAM
Storage 1 TB HDD plus 128 GB SSD
Graphics Intel Integrated Graphics
Display 14-inches FHD 1920 x 1080p with IPS and anti-glare
Operating System Windows 10 Home with lifetime validity
Software MS Office 2019 Home and Student
Battery Lifespan Up to 12.8 hours and Rapid Charge
Weight 1.69 Kg
Connectivity Ports Intel AX201 11ax plus Bluetooth v5

The Lenovo ThinkPad E14 has passed 12 military-grade tests and more than 200 quality checks to emerge as one of the sturdiest appliances in its niche. It can handle accidental knocks, drops, and spills.

Besides, this appliance comes equipped with the TPM 2.0 chip to encrypt critical data and passwords to protect it from cyber thieves. The camera shutter option offers absolute privacy when working from remote locations.

The lightweight and ergonomic design make this laptop productive to work from anywhere.

The integrated fingerprint reader enables you to log in swiftly and securely. The excellent battery life of 12.8 hours on a full charge makes it the ideal laptop to have when on the move. The Rapid Charge feature recharges the batteries to up to 80% in an hour.

Lenovo Intelligent Thermal Solution and the patented Owl Wing fans protect your laptop from dust and overheating. Thus, you enjoy peak performance every time on your Lenovo ThinkPad E14.

On the connectivity front, this device comes with USB C ports to handle audio, video, and data transfers comfortably. You can make clear video calls on Skype using high-quality microphones.

The fast Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth v5.0 compatibility make it a laptop to cherish. Windows Vantage app allows easy updating of drivers and enables the smooth running of device diagnostics. Besides, it guaranteed improved security.

These features make the Lenovo ThinkPad E14 an excellent companion to have.

2. Mi Notebook Horizon Edition 14 – XMA1904-AF plus Webcam

This Mi Notebook Horizon Edition 14 model is the least expensive unit with a 10th generation Ci7 processor.

Processor 10th generation Intel Core i7 10510U
Clock Frequency 1.8 GHz to 4.9 GHz
Cores and Cache Quad-core with hyperthreading
Memory 8 GB DDR4 2666 MHz RAM
Storage 512 GB PCIe Gen 3×4 NVMe SSD
Graphics Nvidia MX350 with 2 GB GDDR5 graphics
Display 14-inches FHD 1920 x 1080p with anti-glare
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Software Office 365
Battery Life Up to ten hours
Weight 1.35 Kg
Connectivity Ports Five ports including USB C and HDMI

Mi Notebooks are renowned for their sleek appearances. This model XMA 1904 comes with slim 3 mm bezels that enable a 91% screen-to-body ratio to guarantee an expansive and immersive viewing experience. The slim laptop weighs a mere 1.35 kg and is one of the lightest appliances in its category.

It does not boast of a large keyboard due to size constraints, but it compensates by providing features like ABS texture keys, excellent travel distance, and a dust-protection cover. The multi-touch trackpad is a dream to use.

This model comes equipped with a 10th gen Ci7 CPU. Another unit with a 10th gen Ci5 processor is available at a lower price in the under Rs 50K category. The discrete Nvidia GeForce MX350 graphics card is an innovative feature in Indian laptops.

8 GB DDR4 RAM and 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD storage make this appliance one of the fastest performers in its range. Besides, it offers excellent room for storing your documents and other data. The sliding webcam enables you to make video calls from your university or office with ease.

On the connectivity front, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth v5.0 support make this laptop an excellent one to have. It also features other advanced connectivity options like USB C to enable smooth and quick data transfer.

Mi makes full use of smart technology, as is evident from the Mi Band’s use to unlock the appliance without touching it. The Mi Smart Share feature enables instant sharing of content with compatible devices.

3. Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 – 81X200FCIN

The ThinkPad E14 epitomized strength, whereas the IdeaPad Flex 5 makes a fashion statement. This exquisite looking convertible laptop turns heads wherever you take it. It comes in an assortment of exciting colors.

Processor 4th Generation AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
Clock Frequency 2.3 GHz with a maximum speed of 4.0 GHz
Cores and Cache Hexa-core with 8 MB Cache
Memory 8 GB DDR4 3200 RAM upgradeable to 16 GB
Storage 512 GB SSD
Graphics Integrated AMD Radeon graphics with shared memory
Display 14-inches FHD 1920 x 1080p with IPS and touchscreen features
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Software MS Office Home and Student 2019
Battery Life Up to nine hours with a Quick Charge feature
Weight 1.50 Kg
Connectivity Ports Three ports

The IdeaPad Flex 5 slips into your backpack comfortably because of its 17.9 mm thickness and 1.5 Kg weight. While being attractive to look at, this appliance is recognized as one of the most portable laptops in its niche.

The 14-inches FHD screen with IPS panels is a treat to watch. The 4-sided narrow bezels reduce the clutter and deliver an exotic and expansive viewing experience. The touchscreen features separate it from the rest as it offers you the flexibility of using it as a laptop and a large-sized tablet.

The high-quality 4th generation AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor competes with the 10th generation Ci5 and Ci7 CPUs in all respects. By offering a RAM speed of 3200 MHz, it goes one up over its Intel counterparts. The 8 GB memory and 512 GB SSD storage make it an excellent appliance for multitasking.

The robust battery life of up to 10 hours makes it exciting to use on long trips. Besides, the 15-minute quick charge feature allows you to use the appliance further for up to three hours.

Though this processor does not support Wi-Fi 6, it is compatible with the earlier version of Wi-Fi 5 to offer excellent connectivity speeds. Bluetooth v5.0 helps you to connect to compatible devices seamlessly.

This touchscreen laptop features a sensitive stylus pen that allows you to write, draw, and let your imagination run as wild as possible. Another exciting feature you get is the backlit keyboard that makes it comfortable working at night. The camera shutter offers perfect privacy when working remotely. The fingerprint reader prevents unauthorized people from accessing your data.

Generally, laptops feature back-facing speakers, whereby the sound gets muffled. This appliance is different because the front-facing dual speakers allow you to enjoy a 3D audio effect with Dolby Audio compatibility.

Alexa compatibility makes it a dream to work as you manage your smart devices and create shopping lists or listen to music using your voice commands.

4. HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop – 15-ec1024AX

The HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1024AX has a versatile design, perfect for work and play. It features a dynamic modern interface that enables gamers to navigate and discover exciting features easily. Simultaneously, this model is renowned for its versatile task management with features like network boosters to prioritize bandwidth.

Processor AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
Clock Frequency 3.0 GHz base speed, 4.0 GHz Max boost
Cores and Cache Hexa-core with 3 MB L2 Cache
Memory 8 GB DDR4 3200 MHz SDRAM
Storage 1 TB HDD 7200 rpm SATA
Graphics Nvidia GeForce 1650 with 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated RAM
Display 15.6-inches FHD with IPS and anti-glare micro-edge WLED display
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Battery Life Up to eight hours
Weight 1.98 Kg
Connectivity Ports Three

The Omen Command Center ensures a seamless gaming experience by integrating the My Games app with Epic, Steam, Origin, and Uplay platforms.

You need a discrete graphics card with dedicated memory to enjoy high-quality gaming. This device features the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 with a 4 GB GDDR5 dedicated RAM to enable a fast and smooth gaming experience. The backlit keyboard allows you to keep playing into the late-night hours without disturbing anyone.

The lap draws its immense power from the 4th generation AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor that allows for high-speed RAM up to 3200 MHz. The 8 GB RAM is upgradeable to 16 GB, whereby you do not experience any lag while gaming at full power.

The dual storage options enhance processor speed and provide excellent storage room for your files and other gaming data. Initially, it comes equipped with a 1 TB HDD. However, you can upgrade it to include 1 TB SSD storage to considerably enhance gaming and booting speeds.

However, the upgrade can take the laptop pricing much above your budget.

The 3-sided micro-bezel design and the edge-to-edge keyboard allows maximizing the display and keyboard area. IPS technology enhances viewing capabilities to an entirely different level. On the audio front, this model features dual front-firing speakers and B&O Audio compatibility.

Dual-channel wireless connectivity and Bluetooth v5.0 allows you to bid goodbye to weak and spotty connections as you enjoy your gaming activities in full flow.

5. HP Pavilion x360 Touchscreen 2-in-1 – 14-dh1178tu

The HP x360 14-dh1178tu is a revolutionary model because it is the lowest-priced convertible laptop available in India. This lightweight model weighing 1.58 Kg allows you to experiment with full freedom and have an enjoyable experience using it.

Processor 10th generation Intel Core i3 10110U
Clock Frequency 2.1 GHz base frequency up to 4.1 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost technology
Cores and Cache Dual-core with 4 MB L3 Cache
Memory 8 GB DDR4 expandable to 16 GB
Storage 512 GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
Graphics Intel UHD Integrated Graphics
Display 14-inches FHD 1920 x 1080p with IPS
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Software MS Office 2019 Home and Student
Battery Life Up to seven hours
Weight 1.58 Kg
Connectivity Ports Three ports including one HDMI

Youngsters love this laptop more than the conventional designs because it allows them to use it as a giant smartphone screen. You get the full freedom to create, share, and connect with your friends in the most convenient manner.

Priced much below your budget, this convertible model delivers an excellent performance fueled by the powerful 10th generation Ci3 processor, advanced integrated UHD graphics, and excellent 512 GB storage options. Besides, the 8 GB RAM< upgradeable to 16 GB, makes this laptop one of the best at multitasking.

As it weighs 1.58 Kg, it is comfortable to pack into your backpack and take with you wherever you move around. The excellent battery life, coupled with the HP Fast Charge feature, ensures that the laptop does not lose its power at any stage. The Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth v5.0 combo enhances connectivity to a higher level.

The 3-sided FHD IPS micro-edge display opens up excellent viewing opportunities. Besides, this laptop delivers an incredible audio performance supported by B&O Audio.

The patented 3D fingerprint reader is an innovation in its right as it allows you to login seamlessly and securely.

The exciting aspect of this laptop is its versatility. You can fold it completely 360 degrees and use it as a tablet, sans the keyboard. You can also fold it like a tent and have a fantastic time using your stylus pen to create exquisite designs and let your imagination run wild. Alexa compatibility enables you to communicate with your appliance using your voice commands.

In it indeed a virtual treat to use this convertible laptop and have the time of your life.

Buying Guide – Laptops under 60000

As long as you use the laptop for regular computing jobs and browsing the internet, you do not need high-level configurations. The moment you express a desire to use graphics-intensive processes like fast and action-packed games or other activities like video editing, you need to stretch your budget.

This buying guide endeavors to make it as simple as possible. Hence, we begin with the features that are readily visible to you before discussing these laptops’ technical aspects.

Screen Size and Resolution

Many people are under the impression that screen size does not matter in a laptop as it is a portable device. However, screen size and resolution do play a crucial role in enhancing your overall viewing experience.

Generally, laptops in this budget range feature either a 14-inches or 15.6-inches screen. You can also go for FHD resolution (1920 x 1080p) and have a great time watching your videos and movies.

If you are more into gaming, it is always better to opt for the 15.6-inches models to get an expansive view of your gaming environment. However, if you are concerned with the compactness and portability factors, the 14-inches models work the best.

Besides enabling an immersive viewing experience, the screen size determines the device’s attractive quotient. Some latest models feature either a 2-sided or 3-sided slim bezel display to enhance the screen-to-body ratio. The higher the screen-to-ratio, the better is the display.

The enhanced budget of Rs 60K allows you to experiment with a few touchscreen models. The HP x360 and the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 fall under the convertible laptop category.

These appliances are flexible, whereby you can fold them back and take the keyboard out of the equation. Thus, you can use these laptops as large-sized tablets. It enhances the convenience factor a lot because of your familiarity with using smartphones.

These touchscreens display all the features that smartphone screens have, like pinch and zoom, swipe, hold and select, etc.

Keyboard

As we climb the budget ladder, the features keep getting better. Laptops in our range come with excellent keyboards that offer tremendous pleasure.

You can look forward to getting features like ABS texture keys, dust-protection covers, excellent travel distance, and high-quality backlit facilities.

The 14-inches screen restricts the keyboard size but without compromising on the quality. The larger keyboards are ideal for gaming activities because you use specific keys more than the others. These keyboards come with highlighted WASD keys and arrow keys to enhance gaming experiences.

The touchscreen laptops come equipped with a stylus pen that allows you to create your favorite designs. Though you can operate these laptops without a keyboard, they come equipped to enhance the convenience factor.

Some latest models come with specialized security features on the keyboard, like a fingerprint reader that prevents unauthorized persons from accessing your device.

The trackpad is also a crucial aspect of the keyboard. It is advisable to check out the trackpad and get used to it. The latest models feature specific functions like 2-finger and 3-finger swipe, etc.

Audio features

When you use a laptop for entertainment purposes like gaming or watching movies, you would love to have an excellent audio system to support the visuals. Many manufacturers do not concentrate on the audio aspect as they compromise on this factor to provide better features elsewhere. It helps them to cut costs.

However, we have a decent budget on our hands that allows us to select devices offering a decent acoustic experience.

Some models like HP feature dual front-firing speakers with B&O Audio compatibility to deliver an exotic audio performance. Almost all the appliances feature audio ports to enable you to connect your headphones.

You can also utilize your HDMI port to connect your home theater or soundbars if you wish to enjoy a theater-like experience.

Bluetooth connectivity allows you to connect your Bluetooth headphones or speakers and enhance the audio output considerably.

Connectivity Ports

The more the number of connectivity ports, the more convenient it is to connect to compatible devices. Generally, laptops feature a range of ports, including USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, and HDMI ports.

The high-end laptops come with better features like the USB C port. These ports serve a dual purpose of data transfer and charging. Our budget of Rs 60K does not allow the provision of Thunderbolt 3 ports.

Besides these ports, all laptops feature an ethernet cable port, an RJ45 cable port, a WLAN port, audio, microphone jacks, etc. Some appliances also feature DVD drives and SD card readers to enhance convenience levels.

Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth are common features today. The high-end 10th gen Intel Core CPUs support Wi-Fi 6, but it is rare in laptops in your budget range. However, dual-channel Wi-Fi 5 offers good connectivity.

Build

As laptops keep getting expensive, the physical features keep improving. Laptops are delicate appliances that require proper handling. Accidental drops or liquid spills can affect the internal components and damage them.

Some models like Lenovo ThinkPad E14 come with military-grade exteriors, with the laptop being subjected to more than 200 physical tests to ensure its durability. Such models can handle accidental spills and drops.

Models like the Mi Notebook feature keyboard protection silicone covers to prevent damage to the device.

Weight

The laptop is a portable device. Hence, the lighter the appliance, the better is the portability factor. The ideal weight should be in the region of 1.50 Kg to 1.90 Kg. However, the weight can differ, depending on the components you have in it.

Let us proceed by discussing the technical aspects.

Central Processing Unit – Processor

You have a decent budget on your hands to enable you to opt for good configurations. The 10th generation Intel Ci5 and Ci7 CPUs are available in this budget. Similarly, you can choose the 4th generation AMD Ryzen 5 processors as a suitable alternative.

Therefore, it is better to understand the difference between Intel Core and AMD Ryzen CPUs to make the right choice.

Both these processors are of high-quality and are capable of powering your laptops with ease. The AMD Ryzen 5 processors cost less than the 10th generation Intel Ci5 or Ci7 counterparts.

Besides, the AMD Ryzen models come with a minimum of four cores and support hyperthreading. The 10th gen Intel Ci3 CPUs are available in dual-core versions without hyperthreading.

The 10th generation Intel Ci5 and Ci7 come with excellent features like Intel Iris graphics, Intel Optane memory, LPDDR6 compatibility, Thunderbolt 3, Bluetooth v5.0, and Wi-Fi 6 compatibility.

Besides, these CPUs come with AI-enabled features and are therefore superior to the AMD Ryzen models. However, all these features are not available on laptops in your budget range.

AMD Ryzen CPUs support higher speed RAM up to 3200 MHz. The Intel Core CPUs available in laptops in the Rs 60K range are not compatible with such high-speed RAM. The maximum they support is 2666 MHz.

AMD Ryzen CPUs display higher base clock frequencies and hence offer faster booting times. On the other hand, the 10th generation Intel Core processors come equipped with the Intel Turbo Boost feature that ensures a higher maximum clock speed than their AMD counterparts.

The debate between these two processors can go on endlessly. The best aspect is that you have a wide choice available in front of you. You can select the one you prefer.

Graphics – Integrated or Dedicated

The best news is that gaming laptops are available in your budget of Rs 60K. The HP Pavilion Gaming laptop is the lowest-priced gaming laptop available in this category. When you have a gaming laptop, you automatically need to have a dedicated graphics card with discrete memory.

Our budget does not allow you to go for high-level configurations like the Nvidia GeForce RTX cards. The best you can go up to in this budget range is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 with 4 GB dedicated GDDR5 RAM.

Some laptops like Mi Notebook feature Nvidia GeForce MX350 and MX250 graphics cards. These cards do not allow high-level gaming but are handy components to have.

You can settle for integrated graphics cards with shared memory if you are not into gaming and other graphics-intensive tasks like photo/video editing.

Intel Core CPUs offer Intel Integrated UHD graphics, and AMD Ryzen processors come with AMD Radeon Vega 3 or Vega 8 graphics.

The drawback of having shared graphics memory is that it consumes CPU memory and thereby slows down the overall performance. Having dedicated memory is thus advisable for gaming laptops.

Memory – RAM

RAM plays a critical role in enabling the processor to multitask. Hence, the higher the RAM and its speed, the better is the device’s multitasking ability. 8 GB DDR4 RAM should be ideal for a laptop in this budget. However, you can have options to expand or upgrade the memory to 12 GB or 16 GB in the future.

Intel Core CPUs feature 2666 MHz RAM speed, whereas the 4th generation AMD Ryzen 5 processors support up to 3200 MHz RAM. Though the 10th gen Intel CPUs support LPDDR6 RAM, they are not available on laptops in the Rs 60K budget.

Storage – HDD and SSD

HDD and SSD are the two primary types of storage available on computers. SSD is the latest technology and is better than HDD in many respects.

SSD is compact storage and light in weight. Besides offering storage capacity, SSDs enhance processor speeds and make your laptop perform better.

SSDs do not have any moving parts. Hence, there is no risk of damage. It is not the case with HDDs.

M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD is better than SATA SSD as it offers higher connectivity speeds.

HDDs are heavy and hence increase the overall weight of the laptop. However, HDDs are less expensive than SSDs. Hence, you can install a higher storage capacity at a lower price.

The latest CPUs support hybrid storage. Therefore, you can have both HDD and SSD storage on the laptop and enjoy the best of both worlds.

HDDs have movable components that spin at incredible speeds like 5400 rpm or 7200 rpm. Higher the speed, the better is the read and write capacity of the disk.

Battery

The battery life is crucial to a laptop because you use the appliance from remote locations that do not necessarily have access to power sources. Under such circumstances, your laptop battery needs to display an excellent lifespan.

People can argue that battery life depends on how you use the appliance. They are right, but the ideal battery life should be in the range of six to eight hours on a full recharge.

The latest models come with additional features like Rapid Charge options where quick half-an-hour charging can recharge the battery up to 60% or even more. You should look out for such features on your appliance, especially when you shell out 60K for the device.

Cooling Technology

Gaming and other intensive computing can cause the laptop to become hot. It can affect the CPU and GPU and damage the components. Therefore, such laptops feature unique cooling technology.

It involves the use of high-speed and specially-designed fans to enable better air circulation.

Usually, laptops have air circulation vents situated at the bottom. However, they prove inadequate to remove excessive heat caused by intensive gaming activities. Hence, you should check out the cooling features if you invest in a gaming device.

Operating System

Windows 10 Home is the default OS in almost every laptop today. All the appliances discussed above feature pre-installed Windows 10 Home with lifetime validity. Windows 10 comes with its advantages.

You have a range of inbuilt apps that enhance the laptop’s performance. The Windows Assistant Cortana is an excellent companion to have. You can open files and multitask by communicating with Cortana.

Some laptops like HP x360 come with additional features like Alexa compatibility.

Ideal Configuration

Here is the ideal configuration that you should expect in a laptop under Rs 60K.

Processor 10th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 CPU or AMD Ryzen 5 4th generation processor
Clock Frequency Depending on the processor you choose
Cores and Cache Quad-core is a better option to have
Memory 8 GB DDR4 RAM with expandable options up to 12 GB or 16 GB
Storage 1 TB SATA 7200 rpm HDD plus 128/256 GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
Graphics Integrated graphics with shared memory Or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 with 4 GB dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
Display 14-inches to 15.6-inches with anti-glare and IPS
Operating System Windows 10 Home with lifetime validity
Software MS Office 2019 Home and Student or Office 365
Battery Life Between six to eight hours with Rapid Charge
Weight 1.50 Kg to 1.90 Kg
Connectivity Ports Wi-Fi 5 or 6 plus Bluetooth v5.0 along with one HDMI port, one USB C port, a couple of USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports

 

Last update on 2021-01-23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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