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The 7 Best 15.6 Inch Laptops in India For All Budgets

Best 15 inch Laptops in India
Best 15.6 inch Laptops in India

Buying a laptop from a wide array of products is a hard choice to make. However, if you narrow down some of your requirements like purpose for use (personal use vs.official use), internal storage, processor type, etc., it might become easier to pick the product that best suits your needs.

After testing more than twenty 15 inch laptops available in the Indian market, we can say Lenovo IdeaPad S540 15.6 inch full HD IPS is the best laptop with a 15-inch display. we have also curated this top 7 list. Here we will give you insights into the best laptops available in the market with 15.6 inches screen size ranging from affordable budget laptops to premium high-performance laptops for gamers. Whether your budget is under 50000 or 70000 or 1 lakh. We have got you covered/

Without any further ado let’s have a look at the Best 15.6″ laptops in India.

#1. Lenovo IdeaPad S540 15.6 inch full HD IPS

Lenovo IdeaPad S540 15.6 inch Laptop

Technical specifications of Lenovo IdeaPad S540 15.6 inch full HD IPS

BrandLenovo 
Model NameIdeaPad S540 
Processor10th generation Intel Core i5-1035 G1
RAM8GB 
RAM TechnologyDDR4 
Display Size15.6 inches 
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce MX250 
Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 
Operating SystemWindows 10 
Hard Disk Capacity1 TB 
Hard Disk TypeHybrid Drive 
PortsEx: 2 USB 2.0,1 HDMI
Average Battery LifeUp to 9 hours

Lenovo IdeaPad S540 15.6 inch full HD IPS Laptop Review

The Lenovo IdeaPad S540 series has the most striking feature of a lightweight laptop and great speed and storage capacity. Moreover, this product comes with an FHD display with 72 percent NTSC color gamut providing rich picture quality and anti-glare technology, which is essential for protecting our eyesight, given the fact that we are spending long hours in front of the laptop these days.

This laptop comes in three shades of Abyss Blue, Copper, and Mineral Grey. The laptop is ultraslim and weighs only 1.8 kg. However, the laptop’s best feature is ultra-long life of up to 9 hours and a fast-charging feature, which makes it take full charge in a matter of an hour. It has a white backlit keyboard that keeps you productive even in the dark. 

The windows 10 operating system is packed with exciting features like the reimagined photos app that makes editing photos uber fun. You can now make videos out of your photos, add background music to it and share it with your friends and family.

The Lenovo Ideapad S540 is a feature-packed and well priced 15.6-inch laptop in India. This is our top pick and we highly recommend it to get the most value out of your money.

PROS of Lenovo IdeaPad S540

  • Fingerprint sensor and webcam shutters are excellent security features.
  • Superior quality display providing a richness of up to 72 percent NTSC color gamut
  • Superfast processor and brilliant storage capacity with 512 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD and 8GB RAM
  • A complimentary office package with a McAfee subscription for 1 year is a superb feature.

CONS of Lenovo IdeaPad S540

  • The left alignment of the keyboard could take some time for the user to get used to
  • Extensive usage may result in overheating at times.

#2. Dell Inspiron 5593 15.6 inch laptop

Dell Inspiron 5593 15 inch laptop

Technical specifications Dell Inspiron 5593

BrandDell
Model NameIdeaPad S540 
Processor10th generation Intel Core i5
RAM8GB 
RAM TechnologyDDR4 
Display Size15.6 inches 
Graphics CardNVIDIA MX230 with GDDR5 2 GB graphics
Resolution1920 x 1080 
Operating SystemWindows 10 
Hard Disk Capacity1 TB HDD
Hard Disk TypeHybrid Drive 
Ports1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI
Average Battery LifeUp to 4 hours

Dell Inspiron 5593 Laptop Review

Equipped with 10th generation core i5, this laptop is suitable for multitasking and fast response. This is one of the best bets in the budget segment for all its features and functionality. This model comes with 8 GB RAM that can be expanded to 16 GB. Multiple screen browsing is smooth and fast and makes this a perfect match for office and personal use. Storing movies, photos, documents, and music files is easier with its inbuilt 512 GB SSD. 

The 15.6 inches screen enabled with FHD, and anti-glare technology is easy on the eyes. The dell 5593  model comes in two colors, platinum silver and deep moonlight blue. One of the most advanced features of this laptop is the fingerprint reader, which makes passwords and passcodes redundant. 

This product boots pretty fast and comes with a Microsoft office package that makes it user ready. The updates are frequent and fast and keep the system up and running at its best performance. It weighs around 1.8 kgs, and the sleek look of the laptop is to look out for. 

PROS of Dell Inspiron 5593

  • Excellent performance and good security features
  • Superior quality display
  • Superfast processor and brilliant storage capacity with 512 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD and 8GB RAM
  • Graphics card suitable for gaming 

CONS of Dell Inspiron 5593

  • The battery life is lesser than most laptops in its category, could have been better.

#3. HP 15  15.6 inches laptop

HP 15  15.6 inches PC in India
BrandHP
Model NameHP 15
Processor10th generation Intel Core i5
RAM8GB 
RAM TechnologyDDR4 
Display Size15.6 inches 
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce MX130
Resolution1920 x 1080 FHD
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Hard Disk Capacity1 TB HDD
Hard Disk TypeHD
Ports3 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI, 1 ethernet, 1 microphone, 1 audio out
Average Battery LifeUp to 7 hours

HP 15  15.6″ laptop Review

One of the best options in this budget segment. This laptop comes loaded with advanced features with Intel Core i5, 10th generation10210 U processor, with turbo boost technology, 6 MB cache, and 4 cores.

It comes with preinstalled Windows 10 Home, Microsoft Office Home, and student 2019. The display size is 15.6 inches with SVA anti-glare feature that provides fantastic viewing. The HP 15 has a larger base core processing frequency of 3.1 GHz, which offers up to 2000GB storage compared to its counterparts that offer only 1000GB as in the HP15s series. 

The graphics card is Intel UHD integrated but doesn’t have any additional video cards. The charging cycle is pretty fast and takes about 2 hours to gain a full charge. 

PROS of HP 15 inches PC

  • Excellent performance and good security features
  • Superior quality display
  • Sleek and lightweight 
  • Exceedingly fast because of 512GB SSD and 8GB RAM

CONS of HP 15 inches PC

  • The keyboard comes without a backlight that makes it difficult to work in the dark.

#4. Acer Aspire 3 A315-23 15.6-inch Laptop

Acer Aspire 3 A315-23 15.6-inch Laptop in India

Technical specifications

BrandAcer
Model Name Aspire 3 A315-23
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5-3500 U
RAM8GB 
RAM TechnologyDDR4 
Display Size15.6 inches 
Graphics CardAMD Radeon Vega 8 mobile graphics
Resolution1920 x 1080 FHD
Operating SystemWindows 10 
Hard Disk Capacity1 TB HDD
Hard Disk TypeMechanical Hard Drive
Ports1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI, 1audio out, 1ethernet
Average Battery LifeUp to 5 hours

Acer Aspire 3 A315-23 15″ Laptop Review

Friendly on the pocket, this laptop comes with an AMD Ryzen 5-3500 U processor, which is better than its intel counterparts because of its quad-core CPU with eight threads. This product has a good storage capacity of 8GB RAM, which can be expanded to 12 GB. 

In terms of its functionality, the product’s overall performance is commendable though it is not the best choice for gaming purposes. The 15.6 inches broad screen and thin bezels make for an elite looking device in its category. The dual speakers enhance the music quality and make watching movies fun. This laptop also offers a wide range of connectivity with its option of USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and HDMI ports.

PROS of Acer Aspire 3 A315-23 15.6-inch Laptop

  • Nice look and feel
  • Quality display and sound
  • A good option for students and light users in this price range

CONS of Acer Aspire 3 A315-23 15.6-inch Laptop

  • Battery life is average and could have been better
  • Little heavy compared to other laptops in its league
  • The VGA camera is not the best bet

#5. Dell XPS 15 9570

Dell XPS 15 9570 IN iNDIA

Technical specifications

BrandDell
Model NameXPS 15 9570
Processor10th-generation Intel Core i5-10300H
RAM16 GB 
RAM TechnologyDDR4 SDRAM
Display Size15.6 inches 
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB
Resolution1920X1080 FHD
Operating SystemWindows 10 professional
Hard Disk Capacity1 TB HDD
Hard Disk TypeSSD
Ports1 HDMI
Average Battery LifeUp to 14hours

Dell XPS 15 9570 Laptop Review

The Dell XPS 15 is a futuristic laptop and belongs to the premium category both in terms of its pricing and features. This is a perfect product for professionals who work in content creation, digital illustration, graphics, video editing, etc. It has a stylish look and is powered by a quad-core processor. It boots pretty fast, and maneuvering through multiple screens is very smooth.

The screen size is good with crisp picture quality. The memory capacity is that of  1TB of PCIe 3 SSD, thus providing ample space to store data.

Top Features of Dell XPS 15 9570

  • Beautiful graphical as well as vivid display
  • Brilliant 4k touch screen with 1080p and 188% of sRGB color gamut and bright 282 nits
  • Long battery life lasting for at least 8 hours. and 23 minutes with continuous usage
  • Strong audio with clear sounds and packed with the bass which is missing in a lot of computers
  • Soft-touch with velvet finish made up of carbon fiber. Makes working easier and doesn’t hurt the wrists

What we don’t like in Dell XPS 15 9570 Laptop

  • The webcam is poorly placed and makes your video in any kind of meeting a bit uncomfortable as it displays half of the face
  • A lot of money for simple configuration

#6. Asus TUF Gaming A15 Laptop 15.6 inches

Technical specifications

BrandAsus
Model NameTUF A15
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 4600H
RAM8GB
RAM TechnologyDDR4 3200MHz 
Display Size15.6-inches 
GraphicsGTX 1650 4 GB graphics
Resolution1920 x 1080 FHD
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Hard Disk Capacity512 GB
Hard Disk TypeSSD
Ports1 HDMI
Average Battery LifeUp to 5 hours

This laptop has provided a fast working CPU for all the people who love gaming but couldn’t find any laptop that satisfies this condition. The 8GB RAM also helps in storage and well as multitasking. It stores most of the high-end gaming software and gaming applications as per your needs. The only feature that makes it ideal for gaming is the speedy IPS panel with a 144Hz refresh rate. The laptop comes with DTS- X ultra technology for excellent audio quality. The Asus brand provides us laptops with great bass and loud sound with ideally clear music.

It has hybrid storage with HDD and SSD that makes it one of the fastest laptops and reduces lag by GPU frame rate. It also has an automatic cooling and self-cleaning technology that keeps this laptop cool even after extreme and continuous gaming. It automatically cleans junk to reduce lag. These are the features that make it ideal for gaming as well as fast working.

You can read our article about the Best gaming laptops under 1 lakh.

Features of Asus TUF Gaming A15 Laptop

  • Excellent finish and amazing internal memory buildup
  • 60 to 70 fps on most of the games working on the laptop
  • Awesome cooling performance while working
  • Large display with a 15.6-inch screen display
  • Inbuilt memory with 8GB RAM to store all the important information and 1TB ROM

Disadvantages of Asus TUF Gaming A15 Laptop

  • Battery life is not dependable; a short span of battery life may interrupt your gaming experience
  • A lot of weight to carry as it weighs almost about 2 kgs
  • Accuracy of the colors is not the best in terms of the color chart
  • Its outer covering is made out of hard plastic, which is not sturdy enough
  • Display wobbles a lot, which may be distracting as well as frustrating at times

#7. MSI Gaming GL65 Leopard laptop

Technical Specifications of MSI Gaming GL65 Leopard laptop

BrandMSI                   
Model NameGLG5
ProcessorCore i7 Family
RAM8 GB
RAM TechnologyDDR4
Display Size15.6 inches
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6 4GB
Resolution1920 x 1080 FHD
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Hard Disk Capacity512GB NVMe SSD
Hard Disk TypeFlash Memory Solid State
Ports4 USB 3.0
Average Battery LifeUp to 2 hours

The MSI Gaming GL65 is a beast in gaming laptops with fully-loaded features as the latest 9th generation Intel Core i7 processor, preloaded windows 10 home, MSI System Control Manager, MSI Burn Recovery,  MSI Battery Calibration, and MSI Help Desk Norton. This laptop is one of the best for gaming technology as it comes with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6 4GB dedicated Graphics. 

The cooler booster 6 is a stand out feature of this laptop and prevents overheating even after extensive usage and gaming. It has an HD 720p Web Camera and a built-in microphone, and all required ports for awesome connectivity. However, the most striking feature is the per-key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries, where each key can be customized as per your liking, and you can receive real-time in-game status through keyboard lighting or even watch the lights move to your favorite music.

PROS of MSI Gaming GL65 Leopard laptop

  • Revolutionary cooling technology and an audio boost for high-quality sound
  • Super stylish keyboard
  • Good performance with latest intel core i7 9th gen processor

CONS of MSI Gaming GL65 Leopard laptop

  • Battery life is very less
  • At 2.3 kgs, it is heavier compared to other laptops in this league

How to buy the right 15.6″ laptop?

Below are 5 things to look for before purchasing a laptop

  • Operating system
  • Performance
  • Display
  • Connectivity
  • Display size

Gauge the use

There could be three ways to use a laptop- light use, medium use, and heavy use. If you are using your laptop for mundane activities like surfing the net, watching movies, listening to music, or for mails, you are a light user. On the other hand, if you are using your laptop for office work like creating or editing documents, content creation, typing work, or heavy research, you are a medium user. Professionals who use laptops for heavy programming, special software, and applications are heavy users.

Selecting the operating system of your PC in India

The performance of the laptop is completely dependent on its processor. The better the processor, the superior is the efficiency of the laptop. There are mainly two brands of processors that you can see in the laptops- Intel and AMD. These processors come in different categories, and series like the Intel processor comes as Pentium, Celeron, and Core I series. In contrast, the AMD processors come as A, FX, and Ryzen series. 

Intel Processors for 15.6″ Laptops

  1. The Pentium processor is available in gold and silver categories, which are used in basic laptop models. This processor is not a heavy duty one and is suitable for light use like browsing the net, watching movies, listening to music, and average everyday use.
  2. The Celeron processors give better power and efficiency to the laptop compared to Pentium processors and support the use of Microsoft office packages.
  3. The Intel Core-I series is the latest of the Intel categories and the most robust one too. It has evolved much over the years and is available as Core -i9 as its latest avatar. These come with a description of clock speed, which measures how fast the processor will work. This is mentioned as part of the technical specifications on most of the laptops. The Core i7 CPUs come with 6 cores and 12 threads, whereas the core i9 CPUs come with 8 cores and 16 threads. These latest versions support Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 6. 

AMD Series For 15.6″ PCs in India

  1. As in Intel, the AMD A-series processors are meant for light use. 
  2. The AMD FX series enabled laptops to have or contain 2 processors.
  3. The AMD FX series is also called APU or  Accelerated Processing Unit.
  4. AMD Ryzen is the most powerful in the AMD series as it is equivalent to the  Intel Core i5 series and powerful as the Intel Core i7 processors.
No of Cores in the Processor

Cores are critical because they allow you to multitask. The higher the core specification, the easier it is for the device to multitask. However, too many cores also are not good. Nowadays, the most popular laptops have dual or quad cores and are used by normal users. If you need a laptop that can help you to multitask, then make sure to check if the cores are included or not.

The clock speed of Processor

Clock speed is closely related to the processors on your computer. For example, if you have to make a building in 2 days and have almost 50 lazy workers, you still can’t build it fast enough. You must need active workers to complete your work faster. Similarly, the fast and active the clock speed will be, the more powerful the processor will be.

RAM – Random Access Memory of your PC

Most of the things stored are in the RAM or random access memory. It means that all the random information that is on the laptop will be stored in RAM. So, before you decide to purchase a computer, you must know how much data you can store as per your use. Remember, the more the RAM will be, the better it will be for multitasking. Nowadays, laptops with at least 8GB RAM are sought after for more power.

Display Screen Resolution

Displays and screen resolution is an essential component of the laptop. Since we spend long hours of screen time, it becomes increasingly important to have displays that are soothing to our eyes, emit less radiation, and come in high resolution. The ideal resolution should be around 1080 and with HD quality. 

Screen size is also something to think about. There are smaller laptops like MacBooks and Chromebooks and widescreen laptops like Dell Inspiron and HP 14 and 15. It is your call as to what size you would prefer for your laptop since the screen size affects the laptop’s weight. The larger the screen heavier the laptop. Ideally, the screen size should be something around 15 to 15.6 inches. However, students may opt for smaller laptops that are light and portable to carry around.

Screen Types-To decrease the cost of laptops; often, companies compromise with screen type. If you have a low budget, it may not be easy to get laptops with an IPS feature, enabling you a wide-angle view of the screen. Nowadays, touchscreen laptops are trendy and are recommended for light users and heavy users.

Bezels- Bezels are the protective borders of the screen. However, some laptops are bezel-free, enabling companies to increase the screen size without increasing the laptop size.

Screens also come in a glossy and matte finish. Glossy screens make the colors pop up on the screens, but matte screens are good for prolonged watching.

Graphics Card of the Laptop

The graphic configuration of a laptop depends on its graphic card. The visual quality of a laptop depends upon the configuration of the graphics card. Usually, they come as integrated graphics cards and dedicated graphics cards. The integrated graphic card enables the general use of the laptop like watching movies. However, if you are looking for a gaming laptop or want to purchase the laptop for advanced professional work like using Autocad, gaming, editing photos, and videos, then you have to opt for the dedicated graphic cards. The more GB on the card, the more is the performance of the laptop.

The most commonly used graphic cards are Intel and NVIDIA MX250/350 series cards.

Internal Storage & Storage type of the Hard Disk

One of the most indispensable components of a laptop is the internal storage capacity. Whatever you do on the laptop may be creating a document, editing files, playing games, or using applications, all depends on the availability of the internal storage. The internal storage comes as,

HDD- Hard disk drives or commonly known as HDD, are most commonly found in laptops. They come in a wide range of capacities from 256-512-1TB HDDs.

SSD- Solid-state drive or SSDs are faster than HDDs and come in use for high-performance laptops meant for professional use and gaming. They come either in 256 or 512 GB capacities and are more stable than HDDs. 

SSHD- This is a combination of HDD and SSD and offers the best of both worlds. Coupled with the storage capacity of HDD and the speed of SSD, these are the best bets.

How to choose the right Operating system for 15.6″ Laptops in India?

If the processor is the computer’s brain, the operating system (OS) is the heart of the computer. The OS manages the hardware and software of the computer. Most of the laptops available on the markets come with a pre-installed OS, but some cheaper laptops may come without it, and you have to buy the OS separately.

The most commonly used OS is windows OS, the latest version being Windows 10. This again comes as Windows Pro and home versions depending upon its usage by professionals and for home use.

Apple laptops and tablets use MacOS for better and smooth performance. The usage of this OS enhances the system’s battery life and makes it compatible with certain applications and software.

Chrome OS is dedicatedly used in Google Chromebooks.

Apart from the above features, take note of the availability of ports like USB 2.0, USB 3.0, HDMI, audio-out, and ethernet ports. Ideally, a laptop should have at least two USB, one ethernet, one audio-out, and one HDMI port. Having a VGA port is also an added advantage.  Security features also add value to any laptop depending on whether it is PIN coded, fingerprint scanner enabled, or plain password protected.

Most of the 10th generation CPUs come with Wi-fi 6 standard internet connectivity. This feature uses MU-MIMO, OFDMA, and TWT that allows the laptops to support high bandwidth connections all at once. 

Another feature though minute, maybe an advantage for you, is a Micro SD card slot that allows the transfer of data from camera or phone onto the laptop without any wired connection.

Keyboard- We are all used to working on a certain placement of keys in the keypads. Similarly, every brand of laptop has its iconic keyboard placement. While checking other laptop specifications, ensure that you check if the keypad is as per your choice and comfort. The chiclet-style keypad is ideal for users with more typing requirements as this has shallow keys that allow the fingers to slide over the keys making typing fast and easy.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about 15.6-inch Laptops in India

What is the ideal screen size for a laptop?

The laptop’s ideal screen size should be somewhere between 15 to 15.6 inches, as this gives a good viewing experience for official and well as domestic use.

What does the RAM do?

The RAM is the computer that stores any activity before passing it on to the processor. The higher the RAM, the is the storage capacity, and the better is the performance of the computer. The RAM capacity may range from 4 GB and * Gb and can be upgraded to 16 GB and 32 GB.

How can I make my laptop secure?

Often, viruses enter the laptop during downloads, using Pendrive and other external storage devices. So caution has to be maintained while browsing sites and downloading software. Ideally, software and other applications should be downloaded from trusted sites. Also, loading a good antivirus and antimalware software goes a long way in protecting your laptop.

What should be the ideal battery life of a laptop?

The battery life of a laptop depends a lot on usage. Users who carry the laptop to places where charging facilities may not be available should opt for at least 8 hours of battery life, not to mention that more extensive use, less will be the battery life. Also, gaming and using advanced professional software drains the battery easily. 

Summary

This comprehensive review of the most sought after laptops of 2020 should give you enough insight to make it easier for you to choose the device. However, considering all the critical aspects that make a laptop a good one, we feel the Dell Inspiron should be a good buy for users of all categories. This laptop is ideally priced and has an optimum weight, which makes it easier to carry around. Also, the processor gives it a commendable working speed. This laptop works well even with professional software though it is not the ideal computer for gaming.

Now, go ahead, take your pick, and choose wisely.

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