top of page

Click the buttons on the right for an interactive laptop finder!

Best Work from home / WFH / Business Laptops in India - 2021

Updated: November 2021


The Great Indian Sales, Big Billion days and the festival sales have just gotten over and some of you may not have been lucky enough to make your purchases for various reasons. But worry not, we have selected for you some of the best laptops among hundreds of the options available at various price segments so that you don't have to go through the tedious task of finding the right laptop. If you are looking for other categories / usage / laptops for specific tasks, click on the below appropriate title else scroll on and select the budget / price segment.


  1. Work from home / WFH / Business Laptops

  2. Home / Laptops for students (to be linked)

  3. 2 in 1 or Convertible Laptop (to be linked)

  4. 3D design / content creation laptops (to be linked)

  5. High performance / Gaming Laptops (to be linked)


Work from home / WFH / Business Laptops

Here are the best Work from Home / WFH / Business Laptops that you can get at various price points. Click on the price segment to Jump to the relevant section.



Under Rs 40,000

1. ASUS VivoBook 14 (2021) X415EA-EB342TS CPU: Intel Core i3-1115G4 | GPU: Intel Iris Xe 48 EUs | Ram: 8 GB | SSD: 256 GB OS: Windows 10 with Office 2019 | Display: 14" FHD 45% NTSC | Weight: 1.6kg | Warranty: 1 Year (can be extended)

For casual users, business users, Office applications etc, this is a good entry level laptop that offers the latest 11th gen Intel core i3 dual core processors. With 8GB ram and 256GB storage, boot times and loading times should be sufficiently fast. Weighing in at just 1.6kg, it is fairly thin and portable as well.



2. Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 15ITL6 82H801FKIN CPU: Intel Core i3-1115G4 dual core | GPU: Intel Iris Xe 48 EUs | Ram: 8GB | SSD: 512 GB OS: Windows 10 with Office 2019 | Display: 15.6" FHD 45% NTSC | Weight: 1.65kg | Warranty: 2 Years (can be extended)

This laptop costs slightly more than the above mentioned option but offers double the storage (512 GB SSD) and double the warranty of 2 years by default. It also offers a more professional look in our opinion and offers larger battery life as well. It also has a slightly brighter and larger display in comparison. If you can extend your budget a bit, this would be our suggestion in this price range. Also, with on going bank offers, it might be just under Rs 40,000.


3. Realme Book (slim) CPU: Intel Core i3-1115G4 dual core | GPU: Intel Iris Xe 48 EUs | Ram: 8 GB | SSD: 256 GB 8 GB Windows 10 with Office 2019 | Display: 14" QHD 100% sRGB | Weight: 1.38kg | Warranty: 1 Year

Realme has now entered the laptops space and is offering one of the best in class displays in this price segment. This is the only laptop in this segment to offer a Quad HD resolution and good color gamut making it a good choice for media consumption. It is also rather lightweight and compact.

Buy here - Realme Book (slim) - Flipkart Link


Under Rs 50,000

1. ASUS VivoBook Ultra K15 OLED K513EA-L303TS - Editor's overall choice CPU: Intel Core i3-1115G4 | GPU: Intel Iris Xe 48 EUs | Ram: 8 GB | SSD: 256 GB OS: Windows 10 with Office 2019 | Display: 15.6" 100% DCI-P3 OLED | Weight: 1.8kg | Warranty: 1 Year (can be extended)

A laptop with an OLED display was something that was reserved only for the premium laptops but this has changed in 2021 since Asus decided to launch the affordable K15 OLED lineup. Simply said, this laptop offers the best in class viewing experience on a laptop in its segment. With the latest 11th gen dual core i3 processor, 8 GB ram and 256 GB of fasts storage, it should easily accommodate office tasks and most other light / general usage as well. Under Rs 50,000, this would be our favourite pick for a laptop.


2. HP 15s-eq2040AU - Editor's choice for best performance CPU: Ryzen 5 5500U 6 cores | GPU: RX Vega 7 | Ram: 8 GB | SSD: 512 GB OS: Windows 10 with Office 2019 | Display: 15.6" 45% NTSC | Weight: 1.69kg | Warranty: 1 Year (can be extended)

Simply said, this laptop offers the best processor in this price segment and should be capable for even some serious CPU intensive loads with its 6 cores and 12 threads. However, if you need the best performance on the go, it is recommended to refer the performance section. With 8 GB ram and 512 GB storage, it is a common memory configuration in this price range. However, we would advise that you upgrade the ram to 16 GB for a more seamless multi tasking experience if you are someone that uses multiple applications at once.

Buy here - HP 15s-eq2040AU - Amazon Link


3. Dell Inspiron 5410 2 in 1 Laptop CPU: Intel i3 1125G4 4 cores | GPU: Intel Iris Xe 48 EUs | Ram: 8 GB | SSD: 256 GB OS: Windows 10 with Office 2019 | Display: 14" 45% NTSC | Weight: 1.56kg | Warranty: 1 Year (can be extended)

In this budget, if you are looking for a multi purpose business laptop or if you have usage which requires touch input and note taking, you could consider a 2 in 1 or a convertible laptop like this Dell Inspiron which offers a tablet like mode as well as a regular laptop mode for varying usages. With a quad core i3 11th gen processor, 8 GB ram and 256 GB of storage, it should be sufficient for most users with general office workloads.

Buy here - Dell Inspiron 5410 2 in 1 Laptop - Flipkart Link


Under Rs 60,000

1. Fujitsu UH-X - Lightest laptop one can get CPU: Intel Core i5-1135G7 4 cores | GPU: Intel Iris Xe 80 EUs | Ram: 8 GB | SSD: 512 GB OS: Windows 10 with Office 2019 | Display: 13.3" 100% sRGB | Weight: 878g | Warranty: 2 Years

This is the lightest laptop one can get in any price range, however the lightness will also come with some drawbacks such as the rigidity and the extremely compact profile of the laptop. So, don't expect large trackpads and key travels on this laptop. However, if you want to carry as light as possible, this would make a decent choice for extreme portability and sufficient performance with its combination of hardware.

Buy here - Fujitsu UH-X - Amazon Link


2. Acer Swift 3 - Editor's overall choice CPU: Ryzen 5 5500U 6 cores | GPU: RX Vega 7 | Ram: 8 GB | SSD: 512 GB OS: Windows 10 with Office 2019 | Display: 14" 100% sRGB | Weight: 1.2kg | Warranty: 1 Year (can be extended)

With a good balance of hardware, build quality, portability, design and performance, this was a rather easy pick among the laptops in this segment. It is fairly light weight at just 1.2kg while still being sufficiently rigid, offers a 6 core Ryzen CPU for some capable performance and a good display color gamut which is not often common in this price segment. For those with a good amount of multi tasking requirements, it is recommended that you upgrade the ram to 16 GB when required for a seamless experience when switching between applications. (this is applicable to all laptops with 8 GB ram, mentioned in particular here since users might go overboard with multi tasking due to the presence of 6 cores when in reality you need more ram than core count for multi tasking)


Buy here - Acer Swift 3 - Amazon Link


3. Mi Notebook Ultra CPU: Intel i5-11300H 4 cores | GPU: Intel Iris Xe 80 EUs | Ram: 8 GB | SSD: 512 GB OS: Windows 10 with Office 2019 | Display: 15.6" 3K 100% sRGB | Weight: 1.7kg | Warranty: 1 Year (can be extended)

Mi Notebook Ultra would definitely turn some heads due to its eye catchy and rather Macbook-eque resembling design. Apart from the design language, the internals seem to be mostly on par with what the competition offers except for 1 significant difference. The display. The display is a 3K resolution panel with 100% sRGB offering unparalleled sharpness on a laptop in this price segment. With 90 Hz refresh rate, it is also one of the first outside of gaming / high performance laptops to offer a fast 90 Hz refresh rate which can make the overall experience more fluidic. At just under 60k, this is an interesting choice for business users.


Buy here - Mi Notebook Ultra - Amazon Link


4. Lenovo Ideapad Slim 5 - Editor's choice for best performance CPU: Ryzen 7 5700U 8 cores | GPU: RX Vega 8 | Ram: 8 GB | SSD: 512 GB OS: Windows 10 with Office 2019 | Display: 14" FHD 45% NTSC | Weight: 1.39kg | Warranty: 1 Year (can be extended)

While we didn't want to list more than 3 options, this laptop definitely holds a position in this segment for the amount of multi threaded performance that it offers. This is one of the only laptops in this price segment to offer an 8 core Ryzen CPU from the latest Ryzen 5000 series. So, if your usage involves multi threaded applications in this budget such as light video editing or other light CPU based simulations, or for creating Virtual machines, this would make for an excellent choice for such usages.


Buy here - Lenovo Ideapad Slim 5 - Amazon Link


Under Rs 80,000

1. Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QH-HZ069TS - Editor's choice for best performance CPU: Ryzen 7 5800HS 8 cores | GPU: GTX 1650 | Ram: 8 GB | SSD: 512 GB OS: Windows 10 with Office 2019 | Display: 14" 144Hz FHD 100% sRGB | Weight: 1.6kg | Warranty: 1 Year (can be extended)

This is a laptop that distinguishes itself for offering the best performance in a compact and relatively light form factor while still offering higher power components including a discrete graphics card. Which means, if you are looking for the best performing laptop you can get in this price range with a good premium build, some of the best hardware, long battery life and upgradeability in a compact and lightweight form factor, this is a clear winner. In fact, this offers one of the fastest processors on a laptop irrespective of the price segment. For power and casual users alike, this should appeal well. It is advised to upgrade to 16 GB ram or higher for best multi tasking experience.


Buy here - Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QH-HZ069TS - Amazon Link


2. HP Pavilion Aero 13 -be0206AU CPU: Ryzen 5 5600U 6 cores | GPU: RX Vega 7 | Ram: 16 GB | SSD: 512 GB OS: Windows 10 with Office 2019 | Display: 13.3" FHD 100% sRGB | Weight: .97kg | Warranty: 1 Year (can be extended)

Weighing in at just under 1 kilogram, this is one of the lightest laptop with some impressive internals. It offers an excellent and efficient 6 core Ryzen 5 processor, 16 GB ram and 512 GB of storage. With a metallic build, capable hardware, good display and extreme portability, the HP pavilion aero is an easy recommendation for a thin and light laptop. With 16 GB ram out of the box, users are unlikely to have to deal with the hassle of ram upgrades.


Buy here - HP Pavilion Aero 13 -be0206AU - Amazon Link


3. Apple Macbook Air (2020) CPU: Apple M1 | GPU: M1 7 core | Ram: 8 GB | SSD: 256 GB OS: Mac OS | Display: 13.3" Retina wide color gamut | Weight: 1.29kg | Warranty: 1 Year (can be extended)

This laptop barely requires an introduction at this point. For users already in the Apple ecosystem, the MacBook Air is a clear choice for a business laptop at this budget. With a highly power efficient and excellent performing Apple M1 processor, excellent durability, display and build quality, there's not much to be said about the MacBook Air. For heavy users, the storage might be a little less when compared against the competition but for what it offers, it is a good value if you are already in the Apple ecosystem or use applications on the Mac OS.


Buy here - Apple Macbook Air (2020) - Amazon Link


4. Asus Zenbook 13 OLED UX325EA-KG512TS CPU: Intel Core i5-1135G7 | GPU: Intel Iris Xe 80 EUs | Ram: 16 GB | SSD: 512 GB OS: Windows 10 with Office | Display: 13.3" FHD OLED - 100% DCI-P3 | Weight: 1.17kg | Warranty: 1 Year (can be extended)

The Zenbook 13 OLED offers a sturdy metallic build in a slim profile and a good combination of hardware for capable performance for casual and some heavy loads. However, the Zenbook sells itself with its display panel which offers an unparalleled viewing experience due its OLED technology, the same as that found on the higher-end TVs and smartphones. For users, that need a capable laptop with a priority on the overall viewing experience, this is an easy recommendation. The i5 11th gen processor and 16 GB ram out of the box should also be sufficient for multi tasking for most users. For those who need even more performance, particularly for multi threaded performance, look into the 8 core variant in the next price segment.


Buy here - Asus Zenbook 13 OLED UX325EA-KG512TS - Amazon Link


Under Rs 1,00,000 or Under Rs 1 Lac/Lakh

1. Asus Zenbook 13 OLED UM325SA-KG701TS CPU: Intel Core i5-1135G7 | GPU: Intel Iris Xe 80 EUs | Ram: 16 GB | SSD: 512 GB OS: Windows 10 with Office | Display: 13.3" FHD OLED - 100% DCI-P3 | Weight: 1.17kg | Warranty: 1 Year (can be extended)

One of the fastest processor on an ultraportable laptop paired with a best in class OLED panel in a thin and compact but sturdy metallic build sums up this Zenbook 13. If these match your requirement, look no further, the Zenbook OLED is unlikely to disappoint you.


Buy here - Asus Zenbook 13 OLED UM325SA-KG701TS - Amazon Link


2. Lenovo Yoga 7 82N7000AIN CPU: Ryzen 7 5800U | GPU: RX Vega 8 | Ram: 16 GB | SSD: 512 GB OS: Windows 10 with Office | Display: 14" FHD 100% sRGB | Weight: 1.45kg | Warranty: 1 Year (can be extended)

The same great 8 core processor as present in the above mentioned laptop in this segment but in a 2 in 1 form factor for those users who require touch input / tablet mode usage. However, a key difference is that this laptop does not use an OLED panel unlike the above Asus Zenbook. However, it still offers a good IPS panel with good color reproduction. With a Ryzen 7 CPU, 16 GB ram and 512 GB storage, it also offers capable performance and an easy recommendation for a 2 in 1 laptop in this price range.


Buy here - Lenovo Yoga 7 82N7000AIN - Amazon Link


3. Acer Swift 5 CPU: Intel i7 1165G7 4 cores | GPU: Intel Iris Xe 96 EUs | Ram: 16 GB | SSD: 1 TB OS: Windows 10 with Office | Display: 14" FHD 100% sRGB | Weight: 1.05kg | Warranty: 1 Year (can be extended)

The Acer swift 5 offers a minimal design language, a relatively lower price tag, an excellent 4 core i7 11th gen processor, impressive battery life and so far, the most storage on this list - 1TB SSD. It may not offer a 2 in 1 mode or an OLED panel but it does offer good battery life, reliable performance, relatively more storage and a minimal design language at just 1.05kg.


Buy here - Acer Swift 5 - Amazon Link


4. Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IU-HA247TS CPU: Ryzen 7 4800HS 8 cores | GPU: GTX 1660ti MQ | Ram: 16 GB | SSD: 512 GB OS: Windows 10 with Office | Display: 14" QHD 100% sRGB | Weight: 1.6kg | Warranty: 1 Year (can be extended)

The Rog Zephyrus G14 isn't in particular a business laptop but does offer an excellent balance between performance and weight. Despite its lightweightedness and compact form factor, it manages to pack in powerful hardware inside including a 6 GB discrete graphics card. For power users, who need the most performance on the go without it weighing a lot, the Zephryus G14 and G15 lineups are a great choice. Skip this if your usage does not involve Graphics processing requirements.


Buy here - Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IU-HA247TS - Amazon Link


Under Rs 1,50,000 or Rs 1.5 Lakh

1. Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH-K6054TS 2 in 1 / convertible - Rs 1,25,500 CPU: Ryzen 7 5800HS 8 cores | GPU: GTX 1650 4 GB | Ram: 16 GB | SSD: 512 GB OS: Windows 10 with Office | Display: 13.4" 120Hz FHD+ 16:10 - 100% sRGB | Weight: 1.3kg | Warranty: 1 Year (can be extended)

The Rog Flow X13 distinguishes itself by being the only 2 in 1 or convertible laptop to offer an almost full wattage CPU as compared to the toned done lower wattage CPUs present in regular thin and light and convertible laptops. With the performance a Ryzen 7 5800HS, it offers impressive performance in just 1.3kg form factor. It also offers a decent GPU, an excellent high refresh rate display and touch input. This should appeal to content creators, business users, video editors and other users who require a good display with touch input and excellent CPU performance. However, note that the ram is soldered and if you need a higher amount of ram than 16GB, you will have to opt for higher end variants such as this.


Buy here - Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301QH-K6054TS - Amazon Link


2. Asus Zenbook Flip S OLED UX371EA-HL701TS 2 in 1 / convertible - Rs 1,49,990 CPU: Intel i7 1165G7 4 cores | GPU: Intel Iris Xe 96 EUs | Ram: 16 GB | SSD: 512 GB OS: Windows 10 with Office | Display: 14" 60Hz UHD - 100% DCI-P3 | Weight: 1.3kg | Warranty: 1 Year (can be extended)

The Zenbook Flip S OLED 13 is one of the only convertible laptops with touch input that offers an OLED panel. It's all about that display. It offers good battery life, excellent 11th gen i7 CPU which can handle most tasks easily, however this is not the best performing CPU but not everyone needs the most number of cores. So for a lot of the users who do not need multi threaded performance as much but focuses on the display aspect, this is one of the best one can get in this price segment.


Buy here - Asus Zenbook Flip S OLED UX371EA-HL701TS - Amazon Link A non-convertible but much cheaper laptop with similar is specifications is also available for around Rs 50,000 cheaper price tag.

Asus Zenbook 13 OLED UX325EA-KG701TS - Rs 1,04,899 CPU: Intel i7 1165G7 4 cores | GPU: Intel Iris Xe 96 EUs | Ram: 16 GB | SSD: 1 TB OS: Windows 10 with Office | Display: 13.3" 144Hz FHD - 100% DCI-P3 | Weight: 1.14 kg | Warranty: 1 Year (can be extended)


3. Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QE-HZ132TS - Rs 1,27,990 CPU: Ryzen 7 5800HS 8 cores | GPU: RTX 3050ti 4 GB | Ram: 16 GB | SSD: 512 GB OS: Windows 10 with Office | Display: 14" 144Hz FHD - 100% sRGB | Weight: 1.7kg | Warranty: 1 Year (can be extended)

The ROG Zephyrus G14 is the best of both worlds. It offers excellent performance by offering one of the fastest CPUs on a laptop along with a dedicated GPU and expandable ram while packing all of it in a compact and portable form factor weighing in at just 1.7 KG.

It also offers a relatively minimal design that should lure in most type of users. It's one of the easiest laptops to recommend in this price segment.

Buy here - Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QE-HZ132TS - Amazon Link


4. Apple MacBook Pro - Rs 1,29,990 CPU: Apple M1 8 cores | GPU: Apple M1 8 cores | Ram: 8 GB | SSD: 512 GB OS: MacOS | Display: 13.3" Retina display | Weight: 1.4kg | Warranty: 1 Year (can be extended)

This list wouldn't be complete without the MacBook Pro. While it may not look like it offers the best specifications, it certainly packs in a lot of performance with a highly efficient Apple M1 CPU, especially in those applications which have been optimized for the Apple M1 CPU. So for those of you already in the Apple ecosystem or for those who already use applications that are better optimized for Mac OS, this is clearly an easy pick. However, you might want to consider a higher end variant if you need more storage and memory.

Buy here - Apple MacBook Pro - Amazon Link


Above Rs 1,50,000

Above this price range, you are likely to be looking for laptops for specific functions, please select a specific usage from the below mentioned.

  1. Work from home / WFH / Business Laptops

  2. Home / Laptops for students (to be linked soon)

  3. 2 in 1 or Convertible Laptop (to be linked soon)

  4. 3D design / content creation laptops (to be linked soon)

  5. High performance / Gaming Laptops (to be linked soon)

 

Let us know in the comments section below your queries and feedback or alternatively you can give us a quick text at the chat icon at the corner of the site for quick replies. Take care and have a great day!


Unbox Paradigm is reader-supported. You may consider buying from the affiliate links attached in the site if our guides have helped you. As an Amazon, Lenovo and Acer affiliate, we may earn compensation for qualifying purchases.


380 views0 comments

Comments


1/9
bottom of page