5 best upcoming laptops in India

Highlights
  • The laptops listed here have been launched in India but are not yet available for purchase in the country
  • This list includes laptops from Apple, ASUS, and Acer
  • Most of the laptops in the list are high-end or ultrabook style devices that cost upwards of Rs 40,000

Some excellent laptops have been launched in India in the last few weeks, and we’ve listed five of the best ones below. Brands such as Apple have announced the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with their in-house ARM-based M1 chipset. Meanwhile, Asus has introduced some laptops with 11th gen Intel processors. All of these laptops have been launched in India and will soon be available for purchase via online retailers, official partners, and other exclusive stores. The laptops listed below mostly belong to the high-end category and can be expensive. Let’s take a look at the five best upcoming laptops in India.

Best upcoming laptops in India

LaptopPrice
Acer Enduro N3Rs 76,500
Apple MacBook Air 2020Rs 92,900
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020Rs 1,22,900
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425Rs 82,990
Asus VivoBook Ultra 15 X513Rs 43,990


1. Acer Enduro N3

  • Rugged design with MIL-STD-810G rating
  • 10th gen Intel Core chipset
  • Up to 13 hours of battery life

Those who’re looking for a rugged laptop should definitely wait for the Acer Enduro N3. There aren’t many such laptops available in India, which makes this an excellent choice for adventure enthusiasts. The Enduro N3 features a rugged design with IP53 water and dust resistance rating and is also certified for MIL-STD-810G durability. It is powered by 10th gen Intel Core processors, comes with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and offers a 512GB M.2 SSD.

The new laptop from Acer has a unique Aquafan that can repel water from all sides and has a 14-inch FHD display that’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The laptop comes with a fingerprint scanner, plenty of connectivity options, TPM 2.0 hardware security, and claims to offer a battery backup of up to 13 hours.

2. Apple MacBook Air 2020

  • ARM-based Apple M1 chipset
  • Up to 17 hours of battery life
  • Fanless design

The Apple MacBook Air has received another refresh for 2020, and this is a big one. Apple has finally developed its own ARM-based chipset that delivers improved performance and efficiency over the Intel chipset on the previous MacBook Air. Compared to the previous Air, the new variant with the M1 chip offers 3.5x more performance, 5x faster graphics, and 9x improved machine learning. The new chipset also improves efficiency with up to 6 hours of extra battery life.

The laptop gets a 13-inch Retina display, improved 720p webcam, and the same Magic keyboard introduced with the last MacBook series. It also comes without a fan, making this laptop a truly silent machine. You can opt for up to 16GB RAM, and 512GB of storage when purchasing the laptop.

3. Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020

  • ARM-based Apple M1 chipset
  • Up to 20 hours of battery life
  • Dual Thunderbolt ports with USB 4

The MacBook Pro 13-inch has also received a refresh and now comes with the Apple M1 chipset. The performance gains are pretty similar to the MacBook Air, and more than twice compared to the previous generation. In terms of battery life, you can expect up to 10 hours of extra usage from a single charge.

Once again, other aspects of the laptop remain the same as the older model. It gets a 13.3-inch Retina screen, up to 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage. This laptop continuous to feature a fan, dual Thunderbolt 4 ports, and also gets the Touchbar.

4. Asus ZenBook 14 UX425

  • 11th gen Intel Core processors
  • Up to 21 hours of battery life
  • Lightweight design

Asus has launched new ZenBook laptops in India that feature the latest 11th generation Intel Core processors. The laptop comes with up to Intel Core i7-1165G7 chipset, and up to 16GB DDR4 RAM. It gets Intel Iris X integrated graphics, and up to 512GB PCIe 3.0 x2 NVMe SSD storage. A 14-inch FHD LED-backlit display is available with an incredible screen to body ratio of 90 percent.

The ZenBook 14 features Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, an HD infrared web camera with Windows Hello support, and an ErgoLift hinge. It gets dual Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C ports, weighs just 1.13 kgs, and offers a battery life of up to 21 hours.

5. Asus Vivobook Ultra 15 X513

  • 11th gen Intel Core processors
  • 15.6-inch FHD LED-backlit display
  • Nvidia GeForce MX330 graphics

The Asus Vivobook Ultra 15 also gets the latest 11th generation Intel Core processors, making it more powerful and efficient. This laptop can be configured with up to an 11th gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 chipset, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB hard drive, and up to 1TB SSD storage. It comes with a 15.6-inch FHD LED-backlit display, a backlit keyboard, and runs Windows 10 operating system.

The laptop can also be had with Nvidia GeForce MX330 GPU and comes with in-built Intel UHD graphics. It features Wi-Fi 6 dual-band, and Bluetooth 5.0, along with a fingerprint scanner. Asus claims that the internal battery can provide all-day battery life.