Best HP laptops to buy in India 2022: Omen 16, Pavilion Aero 13, Spectre x360 and more

HP has a wide range of laptops for its customers in India and we list down some of the best that you should be dropping your money on.

Looking for the latest HP laptop model in India? HP has been one of the leading laptop manufacturers in India offering a wide range of notebooks in various segments including enterprise, content creation, gaming, and even Chromebooks. The company also recently announced its plans to expand its ‘Make in India’ portfolio. Today we are going to take a look at some of the best HP laptops that the company offers in India. The list includes models under different categories and price brackets so you can choose the right one according to your needs.

The following recommendations have been selected based on the use case of each product. For instance, the Spectre x360 14 is a premium ultrabook from HP but if you are looking for a slightly cheaper lightweight laptop, you can go for the Pavilion Aero 13. Similarly, if you are looking for an HP gaming laptop, the best option would be the Omen 16, but if you have a tighter budget, then you can look at the Victus 16 or Pavilion Gaming 15. Speaking of gaming laptops, do check out our list of the best gaming laptops for 2022.

These are the best HP laptops to buy in 2022:

ModelStarting price
1. HP Z Book Power G8Rs 1,53
2. HP Omen 16Rs 1,39,999
3. HP Spectre x360 14Rs
4. HP EliteBook 840 G8Rs 1,22,527
5. Victus 16 by HPRs 59,490
6. HP Pavilion Aero 13
Rs 68,990
7. HP Pavilion Gaming 15Rs 62,999
8. HP Chromebook x360 14cRs 64,420
9. HP 250 G8Rs 35,942
10. HP Chromebook 11a
Rs 22,990

1. HP ZBook Power G8
HP Z Book Power G8

The high-end mobile workstation offering from the company, the HP ZBook Power G8 comes with pro-grade components including graphics certified for leading software applications. Meant for professional users, the notebook can be configured with up to an 11th-gen Intel Core 9-11900H octa-core processor, NVIDIA’s Pro-grade graphics, 32GB DDR4-3200 MHz RAM, and 1TB PCIe NVMe TLC SSD. There are also options for expanding the storage and memory and alongside modern connectivity options including Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6. The design features a rugged aluminum chassis and high-quality materials which allows the notebook to withstand rigorous MIL-STD testing and sanitisation.

HP ZBook Power G8: Price in India and availability

HP is selling the ZBook Power G8 via its official store starting at Rs 1,53,999 going all the way up to Rs 2,27,499. You can also buy the notebook from Amazon that lists the Core i7 model at Rs 2,21,000 and the Core i9 at Rs 2,45,000.

Buy: HP.com, Amazon

Pros:

  • Security and remote access features
  • Top-notch build quality
  • Powerful CPU options
Cons:
  • Thermal management needs work
  • No SD card slot

2. HP Omen 16

Launched last month in India, Omen 16 is the top-of-the-line gaming laptop from HP featuring a subtle design with clean lines and a modern look. The notebook has a sturdy metal base and a display with three-sided narrow bezels. Speaking of which, the 16.1-inch panel comes with 1920 x 1080 full-HD resolution with a 144 Hz refresh rate, 300-nits brightness, and 100% sRGB color coverage. You can also opt for the higher 2560 x 1440 QHD panel that offers a 165Hz refresh rate and similar brightness and color space coverage. Powering the laptop is Intel’s 11th-gen Core i7-11800H with 16GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD storage, and graphics options of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 on the base model and RTX 3070 on the top-end variant.

HP Omen 16: Price in India and availability

The Omen 16 gaming laptop from HP is available from HP’s online store for Rs 1,39,999 for the RTX 3060 variant while the RTX 3070 version is available for Rs 1,74,999.

Buy: HP.com, Amazon

Pros:

  • Good thermal management
  • Excellent CPU and GPU performance
  • Respectable battery life
Cons:
  • 1080p panel has slow response time
  • Pre-installed bloatware

3. HP Spectre x360 14

The Spectre x360 14 is a premium convertible laptop meant for users looking for a sleek solution without compromising on performance and styling. The notebook comes with chamfered edges and a rotating hinge design that allows for the screen to flip all the way back and be used in various modes. Powering the laptop is the 11th-gen Intel processor configurable with up to a Core i7-1165G7, 16GB of memory, and 1TB SSD storage. The 13.5-inch display can be figured with a standard 1080p resolution or a sharper and punchier 3K2K (3,000 x 2,000-pixels) OLED panel. Other notable features include support for HP’s Tile Pen stylus, Bang and Olufsen speakers, Thunderbolt 4 ports, fingerprint scanner, and IR camera with support for Windows Hello.

HP Spectre x360 14: Price in India and availability

The Spectre x360 14 is available at a starting price of Rs 1,19,999 going all the way up to Rs 1,74,999. The notebook is available from HP’s online store as well as Amazon.

Buy: HP.com, Amazon

Pros:

  • Premium design
  • High-resolution OLED panel option
  • Great battery life

Cons:

  • Fingerprint scanner placement
  • Pricey

4. HP EliteBook 840 Aero G8

The EliteBook 800 series is currently the highest range offered by HP for enterprise users in India as per their website. The 840 Aero G8 comes with the Intel Evo badge, meaning it is certified by Intel as a premium device ‘designed to keep up with today’s fast-paced lifestyle.’ Apart from the 11th-gen processor options, the notebook comes with robust security features including Tile integration that can help you locate your device if you ever happen to lose it. Other notable features include Thunderbolt 4 ports, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 combo, Bang and Olufsen speakers, and a 1080p 14-inch display.

HP EliteBook 840 G8: Price in India and availability

 The notebook is currently only available with a Core i5 processor option from HP’s official website priced at Rs 1,22,527.

Buy: HP.com

Pros:

  • Portable and lightweight
  • Security-focused features
  • Good typing experience

Cons:

  • Price could be better
  • Average webcam 

5. Victus 16 by HP

Victus by HP
The first of HP’s new sub-brand ‘Victus’ this notebook is a mid-range performance machine aimed at casual gamers and creative professionals. It features a sleek industrial design with a 16-inch display that is available with either full-HD or QHD resolution options. Powering the notebook is AMD’s Ryzen 5000-series processors, with graphics options ranging from the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 to the RTX 3060, up to 16GB of DDR4 memory and 1TB SSD storage.

Victus by HP: Price in India and availability

The Victus 16 is currently selling via Amazon. Pricing starts at Rs 63,490 for the Ryzen 5 5600H CPU and GTX 1650 GPU combo going up to Rs 1,22,990 for the Ryzen 7 5800H and RTX 3060. There is also a lower-end model featuring Radeon RX5500M graphics for Rs 59,490.

Buy: Amazon

Pros:

  • Respectable 16-inch display
  • Value for money performance

Cons:

  • Keyboard is not intuitive
  • Hinge is not sturdy

6. HP Pavilion Aero 13

The slim and lightweight Pavilion Aero 13 is a sub-premium 13-inch ultrabook that aims to offer a lot of value for the asking cost. It almost feels as good as the company’s mid-ranged Envy series packing a magnesium-aluminum chassis and solid performance. It is powered by AMD’s Ryzen 5000U processors, which means they are more power-efficient, but you can still get up to 8-cores of performance paired with 16GB of DDR4-3200MHz RAM and for storage, you can configure up to a 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD. The display offers a 1,920 x 1,200-pixel resolution with an anti-glare coating,  400nits brightness, and 100% coverage of sRGB colour space.

HP Pavilion Aero 13: Price in India and availability

The Pavilion Aero 13 is available via Amazon starting at Rs 68,990 for the base model and Rs 86,490 for the top variant. HP’s official store is selling a sole variant for Rs 72,999.

Buy: HP.com, Amazon

Pros:

  • Lightweight at under 1kg
  • Long battery life
  • Excellent everyday performance

Cons:

  • No touchscreen option
  • Backlit keyboard is not standard

7. HP Pavilion Gaming 15

HP Pavilion Gaming 15
For casual gamers, HP has its Pavilion Gaming series of laptops that features an understated design and rock-solid performance. The laptop is offered with either AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series or Intel 11th-gen processors with up to 16GB DDR4 RAM, with 512GB NVMe SSD. Graphics options start with the modest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 up to the latest RTX 3050. We recommend that you go for the AMD variants as they offer better performance with up to 8-cores compared to the quad-core options from Intel. Additionally, the AMD models are also more affordable.

HP Pavilion Gaming 15: Price in India and availability

You can purchase the HP Pavilion Gaming 15 from HP.com starting at Rs 62,999. There are several other models listed on the OEM’s website. Alternatively, some of the listed models are also selling on Amazon.

Buy: HP.com, Amazon

Pros:

  • Future upgrade options
  • Stealthy design language 
  • Good battery life (AMD model)

Cons:

  • Display brightness could be better
  • Flimsy chassis

8. HP Chromebook x360 14c

Not a fan of Windows, how about a Chromebook? The x360 Chromebook 14c from HP is a 2-in-1 convertible running on Chrome OS that offers a slightly premium design compared to the typical Chromebooks available on the market. Of course, it also costs a lot more, but it is definitely worth it. The laptop can be configured with Intel’s 11th-gen Core i3 or Core i5 processors with 8GB of memory, and 256GB SSD for fast data read and write speeds. It also comes with USB-C ports for charging and video out, a microSD card reader, fingerprint reader, backlit keyboard, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.0.

HP Chromebook x360 14c: Price in India and availability

The Chromebook x360 14c with the Core i5-1135G7 processor is available for Rs 66,999 on HP’s official website. The Core i3 version is also available for purchase on Amazon priced at

Pros:

  • Robust build and premium design
  • Solid performance
  • Good audio quality

Cons:

  • Battery life could be better
  •  No Stylus included

Buy: HP.com, Amazon

9. HP 250 G8

For the ones looking for a budget HP laptop, the HP 250 G8 is a recommended option. It compromises the overall build quality so you get a very basic plastic finish. The company has updated the notebook with the latest Intel 11th-gen processors and is available with either Core i3 or Core i5 processors with up to 8GB of RAM. The 15-inch notebook comes with a rather low-resolution panel, but overall the notebook should be good for students, college students and even working professionals who need a machine for everyday basic tasks.

HP 250 G8: Price in India and availability

The HP 250 G8 is available in various configurations from HP’s official website starting at Rs 39,076 and Rs 35,942 for the base variant with Intel’s 10th-gen Core i3 processor. You can also get the notebook from Amazon.

Buy: HP.com, Amazon

Pros:

  • Value for money
  • Respectable keyboard for the asking price

Cons:

  • Mediocre plastic finish
  • Display quality is not the best

10. HP Chromebook 11a

HP Chromebook 11a top view


The most affordable Chromebook laptop from the house of HP, the Chromebook 11a starts at just Rs

HP Chromebook 11a: Price in India and availability

As mentioned, the Chromebook 11a is available at a starting price of just Rs 22,990 and you can purchase the laptop from Amazon.

Buy: Amazon

Pros:

  • Affordable price tag
  • Decent looking design

Cons:

  • Small keyboard
  • Limited ports