HP, known popularly for its wide range of printers and laptops in the market, is one of the world’s biggest PC manufacturers. The same also applies to India – data from market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) said in May this year that HP is the biggest seller of laptops in the country. According to the report, HP India had 33.8 percent of the country’s PC market, which also includes all forms of desktop PCs that can be bought.
Leading the market at a time when innovative Chinese OEMs have come into the laptop market with highly competitive offerings, HP today offers a wide range of laptops for consumers. The range extends from super affordable Chromebooks that are focused on being basic devices for students and first-time buyers, to basic and mid-range Windows laptops, HP’s x360 range of convertible laptops, enterprise-grade workstations under the HP ZBook portfolio, high-end enterprise and consumer laptops such as the Spectre and the Elitebook Folio, and gaming devices under HP’s Omen and Victus ranges.
With these at hand, here’s taking a look at the best HP laptops to buy in India right now.
These are the best HP laptops to buy in 2022:
|1. HP Omen 16 (12th gen)||Rs 1,79,799|
|2. HP ZBook Power G8||Rs 1,53|
|3. HP Spectre x360 14 (2022)||Rs|
|4. HP EliteBook 840 G8||Rs 1,22,527|
|5. Victus 16 by HP||Rs 59,490|
|6. HP Pavilion Aero 13||Rs 68,990|
|7. HP Pavilion Gaming 15||Rs 62,999|
|8. HP Chromebook x360 14c||Rs 64,420|
|9. HP 250 G8||Rs 35,942|
|10. HP Chromebook x360 14a||Rs 26,990|
1. HP Omen 16 (12th gen)
The latest generation of HP’s flagship gaming laptop retains all the goodness that it has previously offered, and improves it by a notch by adding 12th-generation Intel processors to its internals. The laptop comes with a fairly minimal design that is not too loud or obtrusive – with a simple but full-size keyboard layout, a dedicated numeric keypad, minimal RGB LED lighting and a rhomboidal logo on the outside.
In terms of internals, the laptop is powered by the 12th generation Intel Core i7-12700H CPU with a 4.7GHz turbo boost clock, 16GB of DDR5 memory, 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD, and an Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti with 8GB GDDR6 memory. The laptop also features a 16.1-inch quad HD IPS display, with coverage of 100 percent sRGB colour gamut, 165Hz refresh rate, and a 3ms response time for low latency gaming. In essence, it covers all the features that you could want in any laptop and offers enough firepower to run AAA games at high graphics settings – all the while not looking out of place at serious workplaces. What more could you ask for?
HP Omen 16 (12th gen): Price in India and availability
The latest generation HP Omen 16 is a new launch, so availability could be slightly constricted at the moment. Nevertheless, you can buy it from the official HP India website, as well as through multi-brand retailer Croma, at Rs 1,79,799 onward.
- Minimal design
- Good CPU-GPU combination
- Rich display
- Limited RAM and storage options
- No Core i9 variant in India
2. HP ZBook 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 alongside modern connectivity options including Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6. The design features a rugged aluminium 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.
- Security and remote access features
- Top-notch build quality
- Powerful CPU options
- Thermal management needs work
- No SD card slot
3. HP Spectre x360 14 (2022)
The HP Spectre x360 laptop lineup has always been one of the most fancied ones, and the latest generation version adds artificial intelligence chops to improve the front camera performance – something that is key in today’s remote/hybrid work setups. The laptop continues to look almost the same in terms of its design, with cutaway angular edges adding to its premium design stance and good overall finesse. In terms of specifications, the HP Spectre x360 14 (2022) brings the 12th gen Intel Core i7 processor, along with Intel Iris X integrated graphics, 16GB LPDDR4x memory, a 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD for storage, and a 13.5-inch 2K+ multi-touch OLED display, which can flip over by 360 degrees to become a tablet – should you want one at any time.
The 16-inch variant of the Spectre x360 is also a great choice for those looking for the finesse of the Spectre, but with a larger display and 4K resolution. The latter also features Intel’s own discrete graphics solution with the Arc 3-series GPU offered with the laptop – something that the 13.5-inch one misses out on. The laptop also has all the essential ports and a well-appointed keyboard, making it one of the very best laptops that HP has on offer today.
HP Spectre x360 14: Price in India and availability
The 13.5-inch variant of the 2022 HP Spectre x360 laptop goes up to Rs 1,44,999 in India, while the 16-inch variant costs up to Rs 1,69,999. Both the variants are presently up for pre-booking through the HP India website, or through offline Croma and Reliance retail outlets. Once available online, they should be available on the likes of Amazon and Flipkart as well.
- Great finesse
- Compact and sturdy build
- Excellent display
- Untested GPU option
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.
- Portable and lightweight
- Security-focused features
- Good typing experience
- Price could be better
- Average webcam
5. Victus 16 by HP
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.
- Respectable 16-inch display
- Value for money performance
- Keyboard is not intuitive
- Hinge is not sturdy
6. HP Pavilion Aero 13
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.
- Lightweight at under 1kg
- Long battery life
- Excellent everyday performance
- No touchscreen option
- Backlit keyboard is not standard
7. HP Pavilion Gaming 15
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.
- Future upgrade options
- Stealthy design language
- Good battery life (AMD model)
- 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 Chrome OS. This HP laptop also 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
- Robust build and premium design
- Solid performance
- Good audio quality
- Battery life could be better
- No Stylus included
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.
- Value for money
- Respectable keyboard for the asking price
- Mediocre plastic finish
- Display quality is not the best
10. HP Chromebook x360 14a
On the other end of the price spectrum is the HP Chromebook x360 14a – a no-fuss laptop that targets the first-time laptop user or those in the education sector with a fairly decent offering. The laptop features a 14-inch, HD display with 720p resolution, along with touch input support. Additionally, it also offers a 360-degree hinge, thus fully converting into a 14-inch tablet. Given that the laptop runs Chrome OS, this is a great addition for new users, who would already be accustomed to using a touchscreen platform.
Other features include an Intel Celeron processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB flash storage that’s expandable by up to 256GB, 100GB Google Cloud storage, and a minimal but sturdy design that makes the laptop look no less than a suave, mid-range offering – a far cry from the plasticky toy-like laptops that the initial range of Chromebooks used to be.
HP Chromebook x360 14a: Price in India and availability
The HP Chromebook x360 14a can be purchased on Amazon India, or HP India’s official website, at Rs 26,990. The laptop was announced in April this year with its latest batch of upgrades, and should also be available with offline retailers.
- Great build for its price
- Good display
- Well priced
- Storage option still too limited
- Only one year Google Chrome is free