With the pandemic showing no signs of slowing down, WFH or Working From Home is likely to become a norm for the vast majority of the business class. While most of us already have a favorite device to assist in these trying times, many people are looking to buy the right laptop to suit their needs. In case you’re one of them, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got some nifty selections for you, and no we won’t confuse you with a dozen selections. Just a couple of the best offerings on the market:
Acer Swift 3 SF314
Price: Rs. 59,990
Powered by the newly launch Ryzen 4000 “Renoir” processors, the Acer Swift 3 is one of the most affordable ultrabook class laptops on the market. Not only does it offer ample performance with its hex-core Ryzen 5 4500U, but it also weighs just over a kg. Paired with 8GB of LPDDR4 memory and 512GB of NVMe SSD storage, it kicks Intel’s Ice Lake laptops to the curb (FYI, they’re still not available on the subcontinent).
HP Envy x360 2-in-1 Touch Laptop
Price: Rs. 71,490
This may seem a bit on the pricey side, but it’s still a notch below the older models. HP’s Envy x360 is one of my favorite convertibles. Like the Acer Swift 3, it weighs just over a kilo but comes with all the premium features of a high-end ultrabook. You get a 1080p display and a quad-core Ryzen 5 3500U processor. For memory and storage, you get standard 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a 512GB NVMe SSD. It comes with the MS Active pen for doodling, a Corning Gorilla Glass Touchscreen Display, along with the standard office and Windows software suite.
ASUS ZenBook Flip 14
Price: Rs. 69,990
The ASUS ZenBook flip is ASUS’ answer to HP’s x360 convertible. It comes with nearly the same specs and internals, and even costs in the same range. You get a Ryzen 5 3500U APU, 8GB of DDR4 memory, a 14″ FHD touch display and a 512GB NVMe SSD. It’s slightly bulkier than the other two notebooks on this list, weighing close to 2 kg and features a smaller 42Whr battery as well. It supports ASUS’ Precision Touchpad (PTP) technology, Harmon Kardon audio as well as a facial login which isn’t nearly as secure as you’d think. The hinge and the build quality are roughly the same as the x360.