The local market and online retailers both presently stock hundreds of laptops. Still, it can be difficult to find a new laptop that satisfies all of your needs.

Before making a purchase, you must determine your requirements for your next laptop as well as how long you intend to use it.

If you’re having trouble deciding which laptop best suits you, here are a few options available on the market:

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Apple MacBook Air

Starting price: Rs289,000

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Everyone admires the graphics and functionality of MacBooks. Apple uses a retina display with a high pixel density, which makes it impossible for our eyes to distinguish between individual coloured pixels and instead causes everything to appear super tidy. Most artists prefer MacBook machines for just this reason, and the speedier M2 chip in the 2022 versions only makes it the best deal.

The suggestion for keeping the weight in your bag low is the 13.6-inch MacBook Air, which comes in a stylish dark hue of space grey. Heavy-duty editing software is easily handled by an 8GB RAM, 8-core graphics processing unit. Apple claims that the battery life on a typical day will last up to 18 hours. However, with only two Thunderbolt ports (that handle up to 6K screens) and a headphone jack, be prepared for constrained connectivity.

HP Envy X360 Convertible

Starting price: Rs220,000

The HP Envy x360 is the ideal laptop for students since it is tiny, incredibly light (1.30kg), and features a sturdy aluminium chassis. With the addition of an HP Pen for note-taking, this two-in-one gadget may be converted into a tablet at any time by rotating 360 degrees on its hinges. The 13.3-inch FHD display with micro-edge bezels strikes the ideal portability balance between a large laptop and a notebook.

Enjoy the 11th Generation Intel Core i5 processor’s speeds, no-lag multitasking with 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage space thanks to the system’s performance specifications. You can make your own study bubble in the library using additional cool features like the button-triggered privacy screen mode, mic mute, and camera shutter. Additionally, it has a wide range of connectivity choices, including a Thunderbolt 4 port and a microSD card reader, in addition to long battery life.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14

Starting price: Rs300,000

The best option for running heavy games and intensive CAD (computer-aided design) applications is a gaming laptop. The capable 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD storage of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 are both supported by a potent NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card. Your rendering applications will therefore operate very quickly here.

It can seem a little heavy to carry around since it is a gaming notebook, but that is to be expected from a machine with top-notch specifications. Using the integrated fingerprint reader, you can log in to your system instantly. You can also access independent HDMI and DisplayPort ports to view projects more clearly on a larger screen. The absence of a webcam is the sole negative aspect that some people might find unacceptable.

Dell XPS 13 9305

Starting price: Rs380,000

The Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, which maximises its 13.3-inch screen with almost no bezels, is another thin laptop to think about. Just know that, owing to 11th Gen Intel Core i5 CPUs, your study partner can manage all the demands of a hectic college student life. With 512GB SSD storage and 8GB of RAM, you can boot up and resume work in a flash, not to mention the fingerprint-integrated power button that grants you immediate access.

Additionally, this model includes a 720p HD webcam. Even better, it includes two Thunderbolt 4 connections, each of which can accommodate up to two 4K displays. This is excellent for computing regular Word jobs and presentations.

Lenovo Ideapad 5

Starting price: Rs125,000

Students looking for inexpensive solutions might look into Lenovo’s IdeaPad line. We chose the newest model, the IdeaPad 5, which is reasonably priced and boasts a massive 14-inch display and 16GB RAM. It is extremely quick for majors that require a lot of research because it is powered by an eight-core AMD Ryzen 7 CPU, which is compared to the more expensive Intel Core i7.

Unless it recognises your distinct biometric signature on the power button, which grants access to only you and no one else, the laptop keeps sleeping. Long lectures won’t be a problem thanks to the all-day battery life; simply press the privacy shutter to permanently switch off the webcam. You can connect HDMI or DisplayPort cables to the device, or you can use the USB-C port with power supply to charge your smartphone.

Note: Given that there are numerous models/variations, the price mentioned may differ slightly from market prices depending on the laptop’s specifications and features. Any product with a higher price may have modern hardware or improved specs as compared to stock/base variation.