Top 5 WFH laptops between Rs. 50000 to Rs. 1 Lakh: With the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 pandemic on the rise, a lockdown situation seems imminent and that means we could be all getting to a WFH situation again. This also means you could be needing a new laptop for your work and if you have a budget of less than ₹1 lakh, you are reading the right story.
In 2022, you can get great laptops across various price segments from several brands. Towards the ₹1 lakh-mark, you can invest in a MacBook Air. For those having a lower budget, there are some great laptop deals from Lenovo, Dell, HP and Asus. You can choose from several processor options, notebook genres, OS, and colours.
- Battery life is a key concern with your WFH laptop. Hence, check for battery capacities higher than 60Wh, and a choice of efficient processor.
- Choosing the right processor is important to get the most out of your laptop. You should avoid an underpowered processor but not choose an overpowered processor that chews through your battery.
- Having a nice high-resolution display with at least FHD resolution is important in 2022 to have a good work experience.
- A decent webcam and proper set of microphones are necessary to get done with meetings and video calls.
- Your laptop needs to have a couple of necessary ports, i.e., USB-A ports, an HDMI port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and an SD card slot.
- A set of good speakers is not as easily available in the sub- ₹1 lakh segment but you should check for wattage and number of speakers.
|Asus ZenBook Duo 14 (2021)||₹99,990|
|Apple MacBook Air||₹85,990|
|Dell Inspiron 5410 2 in 1||₹78,300|
|HP Pavilion Aero Ryzen 5||₹69,990|
|Mi NoteBook Pro||₹56,999|
Asus ZenBook Duo 14 (2021)
The ZenBook Duo 14 is the best option for WFH users, especially with its secondary 2.6-inch FHD IPS LCD display and a 14-inch IPS touch LCD display 100 percent sRGB colours. This sub- ₹1 lakh version comes with an integrated Iris Xe graphics and 512GB SSD storage. You also get a 11th Gen Core i5 processor and 8GB LPDDR4X 4266MHz. Despite the dual display tech, the laptop weighs 1.62 Kilos.
Apple MacBook Air
The Apple MacBook Air is solid laptop in the sub- ₹90,000 segment. You get the much-hyped and capable Apple M1 chip that does not compromise on performance. The 13-inch Retina display is great and so is overall build quality. This is the only laptop here that can deliver over 10 hours of battery life consistently with WFH routines. The speaker quality is great too and with the macOS experience, you can experience a quality computing experience.
Dell Inspiron 5410 2 in 1
The Dell Inspiron 5410 2 in 1 convertible laptop is good for those who want a PC for both work and entertainment. The 11th Gen Core i5 processor keeps everything chugging at a good speed whereas the 512GB SSD storage and 8GB RAM are helpful additions. The convertible modes translate to more versatility and productivity. There’s even support for a stytlus, courtesy of the touchscreen input. It runs on Windows 11 now.
HP Pavilion Aero Ryzen 5
The HP Pavilion Aero is the most comfortable Windows laptop you can buy today. With its weight of less than 1 Kg and clever use of eco-friendly materials, the Aero is easy to flick around. The Ryzen 5 processor is plenty capable and the 13-inch display is adequate for most office work. You will also like the keyboard as well as the easy access to the ports. With 16GB RAM and 512GB storage, there’s enough memory for most WFH needs for at least a few years.
Xiaomi Mi NoteBook Pro
Starting at ₹56,999, the Mi NoteBook Pro with its 11th Gen Core i5 processor and Iris Xe graphics is a solid choice at this price, especially with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage. The 14-inch IPS display with 2.5K resolution is great for WFH whereas the ample choice of necessary ports as well as fingerprint sensor in this segment is a nice touch. The laptop weighs 1.4 kilos and has an all0metal construction.
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro
The RedmiBook Pro is big 15-inch laptop in a segment of 14-inch compact laptops. The 15-inch FHD display okayish but the rest of the package is reliable for WFH experience. You get 11th Gen Intel Core i5 on this variant along with 8GB RAM and 512GB storage. The plastic body and dull colours may not apepal to everyone but for sheer practicality at this price, you can’t go wrong with RedmiBook Pro.
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