Indian Gadget Awards winners: Xiaomi Notebook Pro 120G and Apple MacBook Pro M2 named Best Laptops of 2022

Check out the Indian Gadget Awards 2022 winners for the Best Laptop of 2022 in the Mainstream and Premium categories.

We take a look back to recognise the top devices that debuted in 2022 as we embark on our trip towards 2023. At the Indian Gadget Awards this year, we have 18 tech industry jury members evaluating 28 award categories with over 150 nominations, all vying for the top honours in their respective fields. We evaluated the greatest laptops made this year and honoured the top ones in this category. There is no price cap on the list of nominees, which includes the Mainstream and Premium categories. And, the winners are:

Winners: Xiaomi Notebook Pro 120G (Mainstream) and Apple MacBook Pro M2 (Premium)

Check out the full list of nominees for the Best Laptop of 2022.

Mainstream category (under Rs 80,000)

Xiaomi Notebook Pro 120G

The Xiaomi Notebook Pro 120G, which improves previous Mi Notebook models, is our first nominee on the list. The 14-inch, 2.5K display on this new laptop has a 16:10 aspect ratio and a segment-leading refresh rate of 120 Hz. When compared to the amount of hardware it contains, the Notebook is quite thin and light. It is equipped with a 512GB PCIe gen4 NVMe SSD, 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and a 12th generation Intel Core i5-12450H CPU. With the 120Hz mode constantly on, it lasts an astonishing 6 hours, and it comes with a 100W charging brick and support for fast charging.

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Best laptop under Rs 60,000 Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5i

The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5i is a member of the Slim laptop family. The laptop’s all-metal, lightweight construction, which is rated to MIL-STD 810H military standard, is its main selling point. It features a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display with sufficient brightness and 45% NTSC colour gamut coverage. The 12th-generation Intel Core i5-1235U Processor, 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD power the IdeaPad Slim 5i. The laptop includes a 1080p webcam, a 76Wh battery that can last up to 11 hours, and a variety of connectivity options.

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i 12th Gen (15, Intel)

A tiny and light notebook, the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i weighs only 1.6kg. It features a 15.6-inch Full HD resolution IPS display that is bright and colour accurate. There are several different SKUs of the laptop that come with a choice of a 12th-generation Intel Core i3 or i5 CPU, 8GB or 16GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of NVMe SSD. The laptop uses the most recent version of Windows 11 and is powered by a 45Wh battery that can last up to 6 hours on a single charge.

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The HP Pavilion Laptop 14 shares a 12th-generation Intel Core i5 CPU with the other laptops on our list, along with 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 512GB of PCIe NVMe SSD. It has a 14-inch IPS display with Full HD resolution and narrow bezels, giving it a contemporary appearance. The laptop includes integrated Intel graphics, the most recent Windows 11 version, Bang & Olufsen surround sound speakers, a backlit keyboard with decent key travel, and a battery that can last up to 7 hours on a single charge.

HP Pavilion x360 2-in-1 Laptop 14-ek0074TU

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The HP Pavilion x360 is a 2-in-1 laptop featuring a 14-inch Full HD resolution IPS display and multitouch support, as the name implies. It may be set up in a tent mode to perfectly use the touchscreen. The laptop’s core components include a 12th-generation Intel Core i5 CPU, 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD. The laptop has several connectivity choices, an integrated Alexa system, B&O surround sound speakers, a backlit keyboard, Windows 11, an HP real vision camera, twin digital microphones, and a rechargeable Pen, among other features.

ASUS Vivobook 14 (X1402, 12th Gen Intel)

The ASUS Vivobook 14 features a fantastic 82% screen-to-body ratio on its 14-inch Full HD resolution IPS NanoEdge display for a distraction-free viewing experience. It is equipped with a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, up to 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and a 12th-generation Intel Core i5-1240P CPU. The laptop includes integrated Intel graphics, the most recent version of Windows 11, DTS audio, AI Noise-Canceling Technology on the microphones, an HD camera, a wide range of I/O ports, WiFi 6, an ISO rating, and a 6-hour battery life.

ASUS Vivobook S14 Flip (12th Gen Intel)

The company’s line of 2-in-1 laptops includes the ASUS Vivobook S14 Flip. It is their flagship model and has a multitouch 14-inch NanoEdge display with Full HD resolution inside a 13-inch laptop body. It is equipped with a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and an Intel Core i5 CPU from the 12th generation. The laptop’s buttery smooth 360-degree hinge, which also enables the laptop to be utilised in multiple orientations, is its main USP. The laptop also has built-in Intel graphics, the most recent version of Windows 11, a DTS sound system, an HD camera, and a long battery life.

ASUS Vivobook S14 Flip (AMD Ryzen 7 5800H)

The ASUS Vivobook S14 Flip is comparable to the S14 Flip Intel model which is also a nominee for this award and fits in the company’s portfolio of 2-in-1 laptops. It is their flagship model and has a multitouch 14-inch NanoEdge display with Full HD resolution inside a 13-inch laptop body. The S14 Flip’s internal components include an AMD Ryzen 7-5800H CPU, 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD. The laptop’s sleek 360-degree hinge and dazzling multitouch display with Pen input are its USPs. The laptop also has built-in Intel graphics, the most recent version of Windows 11, a DTS sound system, an HD camera, and a long battery life.

ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED M3500QC-L1461WS

In the company’s Pro line of laptops is the ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED. The 15.6-inch Full HD resolution OLED display is this laptop’s USP. This Vivobook Pro 15 laptop uses OLEDs, which are well-known in the industry for their excellent colour fidelity, deep blacks, and low battery consumption. It has an AMD Ryzen 5-5600H CPU, 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD as its power source. This system has a built-in 4GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 GPU and is best for professionals. The laptop also has a DTS sound system, an HD camera with a privacy shutter, the most recent version of Windows 11, a thin and light design, a backlit keyboard, Microsoft Office, and a fingerprint reader.

Dell Inspiron 16-5620

Dell’s mid-premium laptop product is the Dell Inspiron 16. It features a 16-inch IPS display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and a pretty bright Full HD resolution. The display features a matte covering that improves privacy but detracts from the vibrancy of the colours. It is equipped with a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, up to 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and a 12th-generation Intel Core i5-1240P CPU. The Inspiron 16 also has a large selection of I/O ports, a Full HD webcam with a privacy shutter, a thin and light design, front-firing speakers, and a 54Wh battery, among other noteworthy features.

Acer Swift 5

The Swift 5 is an Evo certified laptop that can only be marketed if it meets certain hardware and software requirements. The laptop has a stunning 14-inch IPS display with Full HD resolution and multitouch functionality. It has a 12th-generation Intel Core i5 CPU, up to 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and 512GB of PCIe NVMe SSD as its power source. The Acer Swift 5 is in the same category as Evo certified laptops because of its 56Wh battery, which provides an amazing 12 hours of use on a single charge. Additionally, rapid charging is supported, and a quick 30-minute charge may provide 4 hours of use. The Swift 5 also features a fingerprint scanner, WiFi 6, an antibacterial coating, and Wake-on-voice.

Acer Swift 3 SF314-512

Best laptop under 60000 Acer Swift 3

Another Evo-certified laptop, the Acer Swift 3 features a 14-inch QHD IPS display with a 100 percent sRGB colour gamut, 300 nits of brightness, and a 16:9 aspect ratio. With up to 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM and a 512GB PCIe NVMe Gen4 SSD with fast read/write rates, the laptop is powered by an Intel Core i5-1240P CPU from the 12th generation. The laptop’s reliable 58Wh battery offers a total usage period of more than 9 hours on one charge. The Swift 3 is one of the lightest 14-inch laptops on the market while having all these amazing internals, weighing only 1.2Kg.

Premium category (under Rs 80,000)

Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360

For those interested in 2-in-1 computers, Samsung offers the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360. Being a Samsung product, it features a 13.3-inch multitouch Full HD resolution AMOLED panel with the newest brilliant, colour-accurate HDR technology and compatibility for an SPen. The laptop is powered by an Intel Core i5-1240P CPU from the 12th generation, together with up to 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 512GB of PCIe NVMe Gen4 SSD. The Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 also features a Full HD camera, a thin and light metal body, Evo certification, up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge, WiFi6E, and other notable features.

ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED

Another ultra-premium laptop with a 17-inch foldable display is the ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED. The Zenbook 17 Fold’s 2.8K resolution OLED display comes in two sizes: a 17-inch panel when opened up and a 12.4-inch panel when closed. With deeper blacks, punchier colours, HDR, and Dolby Vision certification, this screen is very brilliant. The panel is perfect for professionals because it also has a VESA certification. The laptop has a 512GB PCIe NVMe Gen4 SSD, up to 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and a 12th-generation Intel Core i7 CPU. A big 75Wh cell provides the laptop with a battery life of 9 hours.

ASUS Zenbook Pro 16X OLED

The ASUS Zenbook series has cutting-edge hardware comparable with the competition and is targeted at professionals. The same criteria apply to the Zenbook Pro 16X OLED, which has a 16-inch 4K OLED display that has been Pantone-validated and Vesa certified for professional use. A powerful AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB PCIe gen4 NVMe SSD are used to power the laptop. A 4GB Nvidia RTX 3050 GPU, a backlit keyboard, a metal chassis, WiFi 6, two fan cooling, an ASUS Dialpad, numerous I/O choices, stereo speakers, and a 63Wh battery round out the list of additional goodies on the laptop.

Dell XPS 13 Plus

Dell XPS 13 Plus

The top-of-the-line laptop from Dell, marketed for business professionals, is the XPS 13 Plus. Its 13.4-inch IPS panel with touch functionality is outstanding and has UDH resolution. The laptop running Windows 11 is equipped with a 12th-generation Intel Core i7 CPU, up to 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and a 1TB PCIe NVMe Gen4 SSD. The Dell XPS 13 Plus also has a smooth glass touchpad, a capacitive touch function row, a lightweight and opulent design, compatibility with Windows Hello, a glass and aluminium frame, and other features.

Apple MacBook Pro M2

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There is no rival to the powerful Apple MacBook Pro in terms of computers made for professionals. The company improved the Pro series in 2022 with the powerful M2 processor, which comes with up to 10 GPU cores, 8 CPU cores, and a Neural Engine. The 13.3-inch Retina display, up to 24GB of unified memory, up to 2TB of storage, and 20 hours of battery life on a single charge are all class-leading characteristics of the MacBook Pro. The Touchbar and Touch ID, WiFi 6, revised I/O choices, stereo speakers, triple-microphone array, FaceTime HD camera, Siri compatibility, and other features are also included in the Apple MacBook Pro M2.

HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 Laptop OLED Touch 13.5-ef0054TU

One of the most elegant 2-in-1 laptops on the market is the HP Spectre x360. The 13.5-inch OLED display’s 3:2 aspect ratio, which enables touch input and has Gorilla Glass protection, is its most striking feature. The convertible is equipped with a 1TB NVMe Gen4 SSD, 16GB LPDD4X RAM, and a 12th-generation Intel Core i7 CPU. Among other well-liked I/O choices, this elegantly built convertible also has two Thunderbolt 4 ports. The HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 also has an IR webcam, pen support, quad speakers powered by Bang & Olufsen, Intel Iris graphics, and up to 17 hours of battery life on a single charge.

Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 7

Another convertible laptop on our list is the Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 7. It has a 14-inch display that supports Dolby Vision and delivers UHD quality. This laptop has a 12th-generation Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of SSD storage. A variety of AI functions are included with the laptop, including AI noise cancellation, face centering in the webcam, and face brightness. Other features of the laptop include a rotating soundbar, four speakers, a fingerprint reader, an HD camera, Intel Iris graphics, and an 8-hour battery life.

Acer Swift X

The company’s creator-focused product is the Acer Swift X. It has a 14-inch, full-HD IPS display with a 100% sRGB colour gamut, and it has a thin and light design. It has 16GB LPDDR4X RAM and 1TB SSD drive, and it is powered by an AMD Ryzen 7-5800U CPU. The laptop also has a backlit keyboard, WiFi 6E, dual speakers, an HD camera, Windows 11, an Nvidia RTX 3050Ti GPU, and other features.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5

The Surface Laptop 5 is Microsoft’s vision of what a Windows 11 reference device ought to look like. It comes with a choice of a 13.5-inch or 15-inch IPS display with plenty of pixels. With the Surface range of computers, Microsoft did not save on quality; these materials include aluminium and Alcantara. It has a 12th-generation Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage. In addition to WiFi 6E, a Dolby Atmos speaker unit, NFC, 18 hours of battery life, a Free Xbox Game Pass, and other features, the Surface Laptop comes stocked with goodies.

Microsoft Surface Pro 9

The Surface Laptop 5 and the Microsoft Surface Pro 9 are very dissimilar. It has a detachable keyboard element and a 13-inch Full HD multitouch display that is perfect for on-the-go multimedia consumption. For increased productivity, the display also works with the Microsoft pen. Depending on the SKU, the Surface Pro 9 is equipped with a 12th Gen Core i5 or i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of internal storage. The laptop has a large range of I/O options, such as two thunderbolt 4 ports that can handle Power Delivery and Display Out, an HD camera, quick charging, and a lengthy 17-hour battery life on a single charge.