Laptops, like all electronic appliances, are available in an extensive pricing range. Depending on your preferences and usage patterns, you can purchase the ideal laptop with appropriate specifications.

This segment discusses laptops in the price band of ₹70K. As your budget is a healthy one, you get meatier appliances with better configuration to deliver optimum performances.

The Rs 70K price band is the range where gaming enthusiasts and other professionals enter. Hence, you can find devices with dedicated graphics cards, better memory and storage, and other advanced cooling technology.

Selecting the ideal laptop can prove challenging because of the advanced features.

The buying guide in the latter half of this segment focuses on making it easy for you to choose your favorite model.

Meanwhile, here are some excellent models in the Rs 70000 budget.

1. Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5i 82FG00BPIN

This Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5i model comes with an excellent configuration that enables it to stand out from the crowd. This slim laptop is 17.9mm thin and weighs 1.66Kg. It features a sturdy aluminum and metallic finish to qualify as a compact and sturdy laptop.

Processor 11th gen Intel Core Tiger Lake i5 1135G7 with 8MB Cache
Clock Speed 2.4GHz to 4.2GHz
Cores/Threads Quad-core processor with multithreading
Memory 8GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM
Storage 1TB HDD plus 256GB SSD
Graphics NVidia GeForce MX450 with 2GB GDDR6 graphics
Display 15.6-inches FHD with IPS and anti-glare
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Software installed MS Office 2019
Battery Life Eight hours
Weight 1.66Kg
Connectivity Ports Four

The Tiger Lake Ci5 processor is the latest in the line of excellent CPUs from Intel. One of this processor’s primary characteristics is its quick processing speeds, ably assisted by 8GB 3200MHz RAM and hybrid storage in 1TB HDD and 256GB SSD.

This laptop is equipped with NVidia GeForce MX450 graphics with dedicated 2GB GDDR6 memory, you can enjoy 1080p Gaming at 60FPS.

The FHD visuals with IPS and anti-glare technology make it easy for you to enjoy the latest games with vivid details and stunning color accuracy. The full-size keyboard with ergonomically-designed keys makes it easy for gamers and regular users alike.

Gaming appliances need good audio performances. This Lenovo model features twin front-facing speakers to provide ‘Surround Sound’ and a 3D audio effect with Dolby Audio compatibility.

The 11th gen CPUs offer high-speed Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax internet connectivity and the latest Bluetooth v5.1 support to enable you to binge-watch without any buffering.

Security is of paramount importance today. This Lenovo IdeaPad comes equipped with fingerprint readers and webcam privacy shutters to enhance security levels.

The Lenovo Vantage feature allows excellent device management as you switch between Performance Mode, Quiet Mode, and Balanced Mode. Other benefits include regular software updates and info about charging thresholds.


  • Quality performance because of powerful configuration
  • Excellent graphics and audio features
  • Long-lasting battery with fast recharge


  • The display color scheme has a warm tone.

2. HP 15 15sfr2005tu

The 11th generation Ci5 1135G7 CPU is a robust processor capable of multitasking with ease. The 1TB SSD storage provides the ideal boost to its processing speed while enhancing storage capacity simultaneously.

Processor 11th generation Intel Ci5 1135G7 with 8MB cache
Clock Speed A maximum turbo boost clock speed of 4.2GHz
Cores/Threads Four cores with eight threads
Memory 8GB DDR4 2666MHz dual-channel SDRAM with upgradeability up to 16GB
Storage 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
Graphics Intel Iris Xe graphics
Display 15.6-inches FHD IPS, anti-glare Micro Edge WLED backlit display
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Software installed MS Office H&S 2019
Battery Life Up to 12 hours
Weight 1.75Kg
Connectivity Ports Two USB ports plus HDMI and one charging USB port

Students, IT professionals, and regular users prefer the HP 15 because of its user-friendliness. The Windows 10 Home OS is one of the best operating systems to work on. The pre-installed MS Office 2019 H&S software is an excellent feature.

This HP 15 model features a 15.6-inches FHD screen with WLED backlighting to produce crisp picture quality. Features like IPS and anti-glare technology make it a pleasant viewing experience.

Another sterling aspect is its full-size keyboard with a dedicated numeric pad and additional function keys. The backlit keyboard is easy to use in dim lighting conditions.

Though this processor supports discrete graphics, it works beautifully with integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics that supports 1080p Full HD Gaming.

The durable battery life of up to 12 hours is the HP 15 laptop’s characteristic. This laptop comes with a Li-ion fast-charge battery that can recharge up to 80% of its capacity within an hour.

The slim bezels allow larger viewing space and enhance the attraction quotient. This HP laptop features a high-quality TrueVision HD camera and a dual-array digital microphone to enable seamless communication.

Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and Bluetooth v5.1 support are other excellent features available on the HP 15.


  • Sleek looks complemented by incredible performances
  • Robust CPU with exemplary features
  • It can run almost any software comfortably.


  • It does not come with an optical drive.
  • It is not the ideal laptop for gaming activities.

3. Dell Inspiron 3501

Dell Inspiron 3501 is different from other laptops in its niche because of exquisite security features like TPM 2.0 and connectivity options like Dell Mobile Connect. These features and the 11th gen Intel Core i5 processor make it a pleasure to use this laptop.

Processor 11th generation Intel Core i5 1135G7 w2ith 8MB Cache
Clock Speed A maximum turbo frequency of 4.2GHz
Cores/Threads Quad-core processor with multithreading
Memory 8GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM
Storage Hybrid storage of 1TB HDD plus 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
Graphics NVidia Graphics MX350 with 2GB GDDR5 dedicated memory
Display 15.6-inches FHD screen
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Software installed MS Office H&S 2019
Battery Life Up to seven hours
Weight 1.74Kg
Connectivity Ports Four USB ports plus one HDMI

This Dell Inspiron 15.6-inches laptop is compatible with Dell Mobile Connect, enabling you to connect the computer with compatible iOS and Android smartphones. This feature allows you to make calls, send texts, and get notifications using your computer.

Besides, it becomes comfortable to transfer and share files and folders seamlessly.

This Dell Inspiron is one of the most secure laptops to use because it connects to the internet using Dell Mobile Connect’s point-to-point secure connection. It ensures that your data does not get exposed to unsecured private internet networks.

The 15.6-inches FHD display allows you to stay focused on the screen as it displays vivid detains with superior accuracy. The IPS and anti-glare technology make it convenient to work on your laptop even in bright lighting conditions.

The Dell Inspiron 15 supports Wi-Fi 6, the fastest internet connectivity standard today to enable a buffering-free viewing experience. The 11th generation Ci5 processor is compatible with Bluetooth v5.1 to allow for seamless data transfer.

This Dell Inspiron features a robust battery. While capable of functioning for seven to eight hours at a stretch, it also has fast recharge option.


  • Excellent security features make it the ideal laptop for businesspersons.
  • Dedicated graphics memory MX350.
  • Sleek and compact appearance


  • It does not feature a backlit keyboard.
  • Though excellent for regular usage, it is not the ideal model for gaming.

4. Lenovo IdeaPad S540 – 81NG002BIN

The Lenovo IdeaPad S540 series is available with different configurations in an extensive pricing range. The 81NG002BIN model is a mid-range laptop with excellent features that allow you to use it in multiple ways.

Processor 10th gen Intel Core i5 10210U
Clock Frequency 1.6 GHz (Base) to 4.2 GHz (Maximum)
Cores and Cache Quad-core with 6 MB Cache
Memory Dual-Channel RAM 8 GB, upgradeable to 12 GB
Storage Hybrid Storage, 1 TB HDD plus 256 GB SSD
Graphics Nvidia GeForce MX250 with 2 GB GDDR5
Display 15.6-inches FHD 1920 x 1080p with anti-glare and IPS
Operating System Pre-loaded Windows 10 Home
Software Pre-installed MS Office Home and Student 2019
Battery Life Up to nine hours, Rapid Charge feature
Weight 1.80 Kg
Connectivity Ports Three ports plus Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth v4.2

Lenovo IdeaPad S540 ticks all the boxes regarding packaging style and ability in a single product. This appliance works on a powerful 10th generation Intel Ci5 processor to deliver heavyweight performance.

The 8 GB dual-channel RAM contributes to the multitasking ability. In contrast, the hybrid storage of 1 TB HDD and 256 GB SSD enables it to add the necessary punch to tackle the most challenging jobs.

The narrow top and side bezels enhance the FHD display to offer an immersive visual experience. The 15.6-inches screen gets the prominence it deserves, whereby you can marvel at the richness of up to 72% NTSC color gamut. The diamond-cut anodized aluminum body makes this laptop look as good as it performs.

Just as this laptop is an excellent appliance to work on your office files and documents, the Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics allow you to enjoy your moments of entertainment to the full. The full-size backlit keyboard is a treat to use for working on documents and playing your favorite games with absolute ease.

The excellent battery life of up to nine hours ensures that you do not have to go searching for a power outlet when you are on the move. Besides, the Rapid Charge feature allows up to two hours of usage on a 15-minute recharge. The laptop can charge up to 80% capacity within an hour.

With Windows 10 getting better than before, you have features like the reimagined Photos app that allows you to add a soundtrack to your videos, deploy 3D effects, and make other edits to enhance the fun factor.


  • Combination of Good Display, Performance and Battery Life.
  • Hybrid Storage
  • Dedicated Graphics for Moderate Gaming


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5. Dell Inspiron 5408 – D560210WIN9SE

The Dell Inspiron 5408 model is the perfect laptop tailored for optimum use, depending on your preferences. The inspiring design and impeccable performance make this device one of the best in its niche.

Processor 10th generation Intel Core i5 1035G1
Clock Frequency Up to 3.6 GHz
Cores and Cache Quad-core
Memory Single Channel DDR4 3200 MHz RAM
Storage 512 GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
Graphics Nvidia GeForce MX330 graphics with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM
Display 14-inches FHD 1920 x 1080p with anti-glare and IPS
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Software MS Office Home and Student 2019
Battery Life 53 Whr
Weight 1.40 Kg
Connectivity Ports Includes USB Type C port

The 14-inches form factor and slim body make this Dell Inspiron model easy to handle. The FHD display with IPS and anti-glare allows you to enjoy every scene in style with a wide viewing angle. The compact keyboard with its ergonomically designed keys is a treat to use.

This model comes exquisitely equipped with one of the most attractive touchpad designs.

The aluminum cover and palm rest with a diamond-cut border add to the elegance factor. Another exciting feature that works in your favor is the drop hinge design. It lifts the laptop slightly off the table and thus, increases the comfort level. Besides, it also allows for efficient ventilation by enabling free air circulation.

The 8 GB DDR4 memory allows seamless control between applications. The single-channel 3200 MHz RAM enhances the incredible responsiveness and seamless multitasking abilities of the 10th generation Intel Ci5 CPU. The 512 GB SSD makes for reliable storage and improves the laptop’s overall performance.

This Dell Inspiron model supports a USB Type-C port and thereby enables excellent data transfer speeds. Besides, it comes with other connectivity options like HDMI and other USB ports. Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth v4.2 compatibility allow seamless connectivity.

The Express Charge feature present on this appliance is an excellent feature to have. It can recharge the batteries up to 80% within half an hour.

This laptop features excellent sensors that power the laptop on by opening the lid. You can also access the device by using your touch. The powerful sensors can get the laptop started instantly even when you open it from a hibernation position.


  • Excellent Build Quality and Dsiplay with 300nits Brightness
  • Good for Full HD Video Editing and Gaming (NVIDIA GeForce MX330)
  • 512GB SSD offers excellent Data transfer Speed


  • Sound Quality needs improvement

6. Asus TUF Gaming A15 Laptop – FA506IH-BQ180T

Asus TUF introduces you to the gaming world by offering entry-level graphics and high-quality cooling. The 4th generation AMD Ryzen 5 CPUs prove their worth because of their quick responsiveness and incredible speeds.

Processor AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
Clock Frequency Base speed – 3.0 GHz with a maximum of 4.0 GHz
Cores and Cache Hexa-core with hyperthreading
Memory Dual-channel (2×8 GB) 16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz RAM upgradeable to 32 GB
Storage 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD with an additional SATA slot for expansion
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 with GDDR6 4 GB VRAM
Display 15.6-inches FHD 1920 x 1080p with 60 Hz refresh rate and IPS/anti-glare
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Battery Life 48 Whr
Weight 2.30 Kg
Connectivity Ports Five ports

Asus TUF is an entry-level gaming laptop, but it comes equipped with excellent features to give the high-end gaming devices a run for their money. It features a powerful AMD Ryzen processor that can support the best graphics cards right up to GeForce RTX 2060.

However, our budget does not permit such a massive combo. This Asus TUF model comes equipped with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU with 4 GB dedicated GDDR6 VRAM.

The Asus TUF gaming A15 features excellent dual-channel 16 GB RAM that is upgradeable to 32 GB. The 3200 MHz RAM speed supports high multitasking levels to make this gaming laptop one of the fastest in its category.

It features 512 GB SSD storage with an additional 2.5-inch SATA slot for expansion in the future when it comes to storage. Asus TUF’s military-grade toughness makes this laptop one of the most durable in its niche.

Gaming laptops require high levels of cooling because extensive gaming can heat the components and cause damage. This laptop has the technology to maintain temperature levels and ensure optimum performance.

The 15.6-inches FHD screen with a 60 Hz refresh rate makes for excellent viewing and is ideal for fast-paced gaming. It is compatible with Adaptive Sync technology that can prove handy if you install advanced graphics cards in the future.

The Asus TUF features an optimized keyboard with highlighted WASD and arrow keys to enable convenient gaming. The DTS X Ultra compatibility delivers 7.1 channel surround sound for theater-quality acoustic performance.

The long-lasting battery allows the machine to work and travel as freely as you do. This appliance features multiple connectivity options, like an HDMI port, three USB ports, and one USB Type-C port for excellent data transfer speeds.

The Asus TUF A15 has the configuration to qualify as an entry-level gaming laptop under Rs 70K but can become a full-fledged one with better configurations.


  • AMD Ryzen 5 4600H Combined with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6 is Good for
  • 1080p Gaming
  • Excellent LED-backlit FHD Keyboard
  • Decent Battery Life


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7. HP pavilion x360 Touchscreen 2-in-1 14-dh1179tu

The HP Pavilion x360 differs from other laptops in the Rs 70K budget range because of its flexibility and convertibility. The touchscreen laptop is perfectly designed for the traveler because of its versatility. At 1.58 Kg, it qualifies as one of the lightest appliances in its category.

Processor 10th generation Intel Core i5 10210U
Clock Frequency Base speed 1.6 GHz and Maximum speed of 4.2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost
Cores and Cache Quad-core with 6 MB L3 Cache
Memory 8 GB DDR4 RAM, expandable to 16 GB
Storage 512 GB SSD M.2 NVMe PCIe slot
Graphics Intel UHD graphics with shared memory
Display 14-inches FHD 1920 x 1080p touchscreen
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Software MS Office Home and Student 2019
Battery Life Up to seven hours
Weight 1.58 Kg
Connectivity Ports Three ports

Besides being flexible, the HP Pavilion x360 is a powerful performer, as is evident from the 10th generation Ci5 processor. It offers you the freedom to share and connect in multiple ways because of its excellent connectivity features like Bluetooth v5.0 and Wi-Fi 6.

The 8 GB RAM should prove adequate for your regular computing tasks. However, this laptop is well equipped because of the upgradeability quotient. You can enhance the memory to 16 GB in the future if there is a demand.

The SSD storage allows excellent room for storing your data while enhancing processor speeds simultaneously.

This convertible device features a robust battery that can offer up to seven hours of continuous computing. The HP Fast Charge feature ensures that your laptop does not face any power issues when you are on the move.

The unique design enables you to use the HP Pavilion x360 in multiple ways. You are free to flip over the laptop screen and remove the keyboard out of the equation. Thus, you end up using the device as a large-sized tablet/smartphone. You can also place it like a tent and use your stylus pen to create beautiful designs.

The built-in Alexa compatibility is like the icing on the cake as you communicate with your laptop and control its operations and other compatible devices.


  • Excellent Touchscreen Laptop with High Quality Display
  • Best Suited for Students and Creative Professionals
  • Support for WiFi-6 and Bluetooth 5


  • No Stylus Pen

8. Lenovo ThinkPad E15 – 20RDS18B00

The Lenovo ThinkPad E15 is amongst the sturdiest laptops because of its military-grade toughness and the various quality checks it endured. Thus, accidental spills or knocks do not affect it in any way.

Processor 10th generation Intel Ci5 10210U
Clock Frequency 1.6 GHz to 4.2 GHz
Cores and Cache Four cores with 6 MB Smart Cache
Memory 8 GB RAM
Storage 1 TB HDD plus 128 GB SSD hybrid storage
Graphics Integrated Intel UHD graphics
Display 15.6-inches FHD 1920 x 1080p with IPS and anti-glare
Operating System Pre-loaded Windows 10 Home
Software Pre-installed MS Office Home and Student 2019
Battery Life Up to 12.2 hours, Rapid Charge
Weight 1.90 Kg
Connectivity Ports Wi-Fi Intel AX201 11ax plus Bluetooth v5.0

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 is a powerful laptop that offers holistic protection through the discrete TPM 2.0 chip to protect your data. It encrypts data and passwords to keep them out of sight of hackers. Besides, the camera shutter feature provides complete privacy to users as they work from remote locations.

This appliance is a useful one to carry along wherever you go because it is sturdy enough to withstand heavy shocks, accidental knocks, and liquid spills. This appliance has cleared more than 12 military-grade and 200+ quality checks before hitting the store shelves.

The Lenovo ThinkPad E15 has a light and ergonomic design that makes it convenient for you to work from anywhere. The integrated fingerprint scanner/reader on the power button enables seamless login.

A robust battery makes this device one of the best to use on long trips. It also features a Rapid Charge feature that can recharge the laptop to 80% within an hour.

Besides being a powerful laptop, it is one of the most reliable ones to have. The ThinkPad E15 comes equipped with patented Owl Wing fans that offer excellent air circulation. The Lenovo Intelligent Thermal Solution monitors the heating attributes to optimize the performance accordingly.

This device features excellent connectivity ports, including the USB Type C ports, to handle audio, video, and other data transfers effectively. The excellent microphones allow you to make clear video calls to your loved ones.

The Lenovo Vantage application makes it convenient to update your drivers and run device diagnostics, thereby improving the appliance’s security levels.


  • Best Suited for Rugged users
  • Can handle Accidental Drops and SPills.
  • 10th Gen i5 with Hydrid storage and excellent battery life
  • Best suited for Working Professionals


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9. Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP470EA-EC029TS

Convertible laptops are always fascinating to use. This Asus VivoBook Flip 14 is back with a bold new look to enhance your enjoyment quotient.

Processor 11th generation Intel Ci5 1135G7 with 8MB Cache
Clock Speed 2.4GHz to 4.2GHz
Cores/Threads Four cores and eight threads
Memory 8GB LPDDR4X 4267MHz RAM
Storage 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD with upgradeability up to 1TB
Graphics Integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics
Display 14-inches FHD touchscreen with IPS and glossy display
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Software installed Pre-installed MS Office 2019
Battery Life About seven hours
Weight 1.0Kg
Connectivity Ports Four including HDMI

You can turn the laptop 360 degrees and do away with the keyboard. The computer features a stylus pen to make it more convenient to use the touchscreen.

This Asus VivoBook Flip 14 draws its power from the 11th generation i5 processor. The stellar quality of these latest-generation high end Intel CPUs is the enhanced RAM speed up to 4267MHz. Thus, you have the improved multitasking features available on this appliance.

The 512GB SSD storage improves Data Transfer speed considerably. This laptop features expandable storage of up to 1TB.

The 14-inches FHD screen is a dream to use because you can operate it similar to how you do with the smartphone. Facilities like swipe, pinch zoom in/out, etc., make it enjoyable to use.

Browsing the internet on this convertible laptop is an exciting experience because of its Wi-Fi 6 compatibility. You enjoy better latency and faster transfer speeds on this dual-band Wi-Fi feature. Besides, Bluetooth v5.1 compatibility makes it easy to transfer data and video files.

This laptop displays a battery life of up to eight hours. When you factor in its 1Kg weight, you find that it is the most convenient computer to carry along wherever you go.


  • The touchscreen facility is an excellent one.
  • The sturdy 360-degree hinge enhances the design’s durability aspect.
  • The availability of the stylus pen is an exciting feature.


  • It does not have expandable RAM.
  • Front-firing speakers are preferable as it delivers better sound quality.

Buying Guide for laptops ₹70000

Here are some notable features you should expect your laptop under Rs 70K to have.

Screen Size and Resolution

Ideally, you would love to go for as large a screen as possible. However, you have to factor in the portability quotient too. Hence, the ideal screen size should be between 14 inches and 15.6 inches.

Anything less than 14 inches could make it a miniature laptop. However, you have the Apple devices that come with screen sizes as small as 13 inches. Screen size of more than 15.6 inches makes the device uncomfortable to carry along.

Gaming activities require high-resolution images. Features like IPS technology allow you to view the screen from wide angles. It proves beneficial when gaming and watching movies/videos.

These displays also feature anti-glare technology to enable easy viewing even when the lighting is too bright to your liking. It also blocks out the harmful blue rays to enhance your visual experience.

Touchscreen laptops are also available in this budget range. These appliances are flexible as they double up as large-sized tablets/smartphones. The use of the stylus and fingers for operating these screens makes the use of keyboards obsolete.

People interested in gaming should confirm the refresh rates. Generally, laptops with FHD resolution offers 60 Hz refresh rates.

The gaming laptops need higher refresh rates or G-Sync/FreeSync compatibility if you propose to upgrade the GPU in the future to include high-quality graphics cards. A refresh rate of 144 Hz should be an ideal investment for gaming enthusiasts. MSI Gaming laptops offer this facility.


A laptop is of not much use without a keyboard unless it is a touchscreen laptop. Even then, nothing is more comfortable to use than a keyboard. Under such circumstances, the keyboard assumes tremendous significance.

A 15.6-inches screen size allows for a full-sized keyboard with the numeric pad on the right side, similar to what desktop PC keyboards have. You have gaming laptops making their appearance in this budget range. These models require specialized keyboards with highlighted WASD and arrow keys to facilitate comfortable gaming.

You can also look for features like backlighting, RGB lighting, and other attractive features in keyboards in this range. Some models offer features like ABS textured keys, ergonomic designs, dust-protection covers, and more.

When purchasing such laptops, it is also advisable to focus on the trackpad and ensure that it is comfortable to use.

If you opt for a touchscreen laptop, it should come with a stylus pen to enable you to use it to create designs or write on the screen.


Gaming requires laptop devices to come with excellent audio features. As a compulsive gamer, you have to be attentive to the minutest of enemy movement to enable you to have the upper hand. A good-quality gaming laptop will have special speakers to highlight such noises.

Even otherwise, people use laptops for watching movies and videos and browsing the internet. An appliance with a good acoustic system is always welcome. Generally, these appliances have speakers facing the reverse side, resulting in sound muffling when placed on the ground or a pillow.

The ideal placement should be speakers facing the front. It also ensures that the Laptop does not vibrate when you play music when working with the laptop on your lap.

The models in this budget range of Rs 70K come with excellent features like Dolby Audio compatibility that surround sound or theater-like audio quality.

Anyway, these devices always feature an audio and microphone jack to connect your speakers or headphones. The USB and HDMI ports can also prove handy to connect to devices like home theaters and soundbars.

Bluetooth connectivity is also a factor to look out for in these appliances. You can connect your Bluetooth headphones or a Bluetooth speaker and enjoy the audio performance.

Connectivity Ports

As the laptop’s pricing increases, the features available with the device increase. Thus, you can expect better connectivity features in laptops in this budget of Rs 70K.

The USB Type-C port is one such feature that is not generally available in laptops on lower budgets.

This facility enables quicker data transfer and also serves as a charging point for the battery. Some models, especially those equipped with the 10th generation Ci5 or Ci7 CPUs, come with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.

The higher end 11th Gen Laptops come with Thunderbolt 4 Port.

The more the connectivity ports, the more comfortable it is to connect to compatible devices. Laptops available in this price band usually feature one HDMI port, a couple of USB Type A or B ports, and a USB Type-C port. If you get a Thunderbolt 3 port, it is the icing on the cake.

Besides, every device comes equipped with an ethernet RJ45 cable port, audio/microphone port, and SD card reader. Though DVD drives have gone out of fashion, some models provide this facility.

The best feature in all laptops today is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The high-end 10th gen CPU-equipped models feature Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth v5.0 versions to deliver the best possible connectivity. The earlier versions are also good enough as they allow you to connect to the internet and other compatible devices without using cables.

Let us now shift our focus towards the technical aspects.

Processor – CPU

Generally, the CPU configuration decides the pricing of your laptop. As the budget rises, you can go for better and more powerful processors.


The 11th generation CPUs come with all the features available in the 10th gen models and much more, like Thunderbolt 4, Intel Iris Xe graphics, higher RAM speed, multithreading, and AI-enabled features.

Thunderbolt 4 is similar to Thunderbolt 3 but with an additional feature of connecting to two 4K UHD displays simultaneously.

The Intel Core 11th gen laptops display exemplary battery life of a minimum of seven to eight hours. The rapid recharge enable laptops to recharge the batteries up to 80% within an hour are excellent.

Ideally, laptops under Rs 70K feature 10th generation Intel Core Ci5 G-Series or 9th generation Ci7 H-series. These processors allow you to install dedicated graphics cards of the best quality.

Alternatively, the 4th generation AMD Ryzen 5 H-series is a good option. These are powerful processors with excellent clock speeds to enable quick booting and incredible multitasking abilities as you switch from one tab to the other.

Users have their doubts about which of the processors between AMD Ryzen and Intel Core is the better one. This comparison should put the record straight.

Costs wise, AMD Ryzen CPUs are any day less expensive than their Intel counterparts.

Performance-wise, there is not much to choose between the two because introducing the 10th gen Intel Core CPUs has revolutionized the game completely. Today, you have Intel Core CPUs offering high-speed RAM (up to 3200 MHz), incredible clock speeds because of Intel Turbo Boost technology, and many other features.

The 10th generation Intel Core (the top-end CPUs) advantage is that they offer LPDDR6 RAM, Intel Optane Memory, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.0, Thunderbolt 3 compatibility, and other AI-enabled features.

One feature where the AMD Ryzen CPUs are better is in the number of cores and hyperthreading.

Some Intel Core processors feature dual-core and do not support hyperthreading, whereas the minimum configuration in AMD Ryzen series CPUs is four cores and hyperthreading. Therefore, AMD Ryzen processors are historically more durable than their Intel counterparts.

Graphics Processors – GPU


Higher End 11th Gen Laptops come with Iris Xe Graphics that enable users to play Games at 1080p Resolution without the need for a dedicated GPU. Except for some AAA games, all games run smoothly at 60FPS.

Regular computing activities do not require your laptops to have dedicated graphics cards. The internal graphics available with the CPU should suffice.

However, gamers and people indulging in graphics-intensive activities should look for a dedicated graphics card such as Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, MX250, or MX350.

The drawback with integrated graphics is that they are not as powerful as the dedicated graphics processors. Besides, they do not come with a separate RAM implying that they share RAM with the CPU. Thus, it depletes the laptop’s overall performance.

The dedicated graphics cards come with a separate RAM feature that works independently of the CPU RAM. These graphics cards are preferable to have on a laptop in your budget.

Laptops equipped with the G-series or H-series CPUs are more compatible with dedicated graphics cards than the U-series CPUs. Gaming addicts should look for opportunities to upgrade the graphics card in the future.

Memory – RAM

Ideally, laptops in this price band should feature a minimum of 8 GB RAM. Almost all the devices reviewed above have 8 GB RAM. It is better if you go for expandable RAM up to 16 GB or even 32 GB as it can prove worthwhile investments.

The RAM speed plays a crucial role in the laptop’s performance, especially when multitasking and booting.

Storage – HDD Vs. SSD

The debate between HDD and SSD will rage forever. However, SSDs have proved they are a better option in many ways.

SSDs are light and do not have any movable parts that are susceptible to damage.

SSDs offer better read/write speeds than HDDs. HDDs can read/write at maximum speeds of 7200 rpm, whereas M.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs are incredibly faster. When choosing SSD storage, it is advisable to go for the NVMe PCIe storage slot than the SATA slot because of enhanced transfer speeds.

SSDs enhance processor speed and improves the laptop’s overall efficiency and performance levels.

The HDDs are comparatively cheaper than SSDs and hence fit into small budget laptops. For a laptop in your budget range, you can have dedicated SSDs or even try out hybrid storage, a combination of HDD and SSD.

Cooling System

Intensive gaming and prolonged laptop use can cause internal components like CPUs and graphics cards, to become hot. Hence, it is better to opt for appliances that feature discrete cooling systems.

Generally, laptops and computers rely on air circulation to cool the components. Cooling systems come equipped with large-diameter fans and a wide air intake area to enable better air circulation.

Some models also use external coolants to keep the internal components cool.

Better Security Features

Cybersecurity is the trend today, especially when you have almost everyone working and studying from home. Everyone should protect their laptop data from falling into the cybercriminal’s hands.

The ideal precautionary methods include installing firewalls and antivirus software solutions. You can also prevent access to unauthorized persons by using features like fingerprint scanners and other measures.

Computers in this budget range come with such features and much more like webcam shutter to enhance your privacy quotient.

Operating System

Windows 10 Home is the most popular OS today and is available by default on almost all computers. However, you can have other OS like Linux or DOS, depending on your preferences.

The advantage of pre-installed Windows 10 Home is that it comes with lifetime validity. Besides, you can make full use of the excellent Windows 10 apps and enhance your overall convenience. Windows 10 assistant Cortana is a handy tool to have as it allows you to comfortably control various operations.


All the appliances discussed above offer trial versions of either MS Office 2019 or Office 365. You have to subscribe for the full versions after the trial period expires in 30 days. It is an additional expense.

Depending on your usage and requirements, you can purchase, download, and install appropriate software.

If you have any Queries regarding the selection of the Laptop, post them in the comments section below and we will answer them.

Last update on 2021-03-05 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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