With the third round of festive discounts available on popular online shopping websites Amazon.in and Flipkart.com, there are a bunch of offers on laptops and convertible PCs running Microsoft Windows. Here are some top deals to consider.
Acer One 10
Price Rs12,990 (earlier Rs14,290)
Buying a convertible no longer requires a big wallet. Acer’s One 10 is a small screen laptop with a detachable keyboard that can double up as a stand-alone tablet. Holding the keyboard and the display together is a magnetic clip that can flex backwards up to 360 degrees so that you can use the keyboard as a stand. Despite the fact that the device has a 10.1-inch HD (1,280x800p) display, Acer has managed to integrate a touchpad and handrest in the keyboard. It runs Windows 10 and is powered by Intel Atom 1.3GHz Z3735 processor with 2GB RAM in tow. It offers 32GB storage. You can save Rs 1,500 on this through cashback on select debit cards.
Lenovo Ideapad 100s
While there are no price cut, buyers can get a discount of up to Rs10,000 on exchange with an older laptop and another 15% on cashback with debit cards of select banks (State Bank of India). The 11.6-inch display which has a resolution of 1,366x768p is big enough for casual users, students or professionals on the move. Though it has a plastic exterior, it doesn’t feel poorly built. It weighs just 1kg. It runs windows 10 and is powered by Intel 1.3GHz Atom processor with 2GB RAM. You get about 32GB of internal storage, expandable via SD cards to another 32GB.
Micromax Neo PQC
Rs17,990 (earlier Rs20,199)
Micromax’s foray into the laptop segment has been an interesting one. From the Intel Atom-based entry-level laptops, they have moved to more powerful mid-range laptops in no time. Neo runs on Intel 1.6GHz Pentium N3700 processor with 4GB RAM and provides 500GB of HDD storage. It runs the latest Windows 10 OS. For connectivity, it packs in a 2 USB 2.0 port, one USB 3.0 port, one HDMI, and a SD card reader. The laptop offers a display of 14.1 inches with a respectable screen resolution of 1,366x768p.
Dell Inspiron 3168
Price: Rs32,900 (earlier Rs36,550)
Inspired by Lenovo Yoga series of laptops, Inspiron 3168 is a stylish looking convertible laptop with a 360-degree hinge design. It weighs 1.3kg and is solidly built. It runs on 2.7GHz Intel Pentium N3710 processor with 4GB RAM. It comes with 500GB HDD storage and runs Windows 10 with a free pre-loaded copy of Microsoft Office 16 Home edition, which will cost Rs5,999 in the market. The 11.6-inch display looks impressive and has a resolution of 1,366x768p.
Lenovo Yoga 500
Price: Rs47,990 (earlier Rs56,490)
Yoga 500 is a mid-range convertible with powerful innards. It is powered by 2.7GHz Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB RAM and offers 500GB HDD. It has a 14.1-inch display, which supports touch gestures and has a resolution of 1,920x1,080p.The lid can be flipped backwards until it touches the back of the base and can be used as a tablet, albeit a heavy one. It is a bit thick and weighs 1.8kg, but feels well-built and is good looking. It is a powerful device running on Intel’s 2.7GHz Core i5 processor with 4GB RAM. It offers 500GB HDD storage and has two USB 3.0 ports and one HDMI port.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Price Rs63, 890 (earlier Rs81,599)
A convertible by design, Surface Pro 4 offers greater flexibility to users due to its detachable keyboard which also serves as a type cover. It weighs 766g without it and is 8.45mm sleek. The display has a kickstand so it can be propped up with or without the keyboard. The 12.1-inch display is big enough for day-to-day activities and pretty big enough by the standards of a tablet. It has a resolution of 1,920x1,080p and supports a stylus pen keeping in mind the various nuances of office work for which it might come in handy. Powering the laptop is Intel 6th gen 2.2ghz core M3 processor with 4GB RAM. It offers 128gb storage and runs windows 10.
Asus RoG GL552VW
Price Rs 80,990 (earlier Rs 90,990)
For gaming enthusiasts willing to spend on a full-fledged gaming rig without compromising on the form factor, this laptop from the RoG series is a solid proposition. The RoG shield on the metallic top gives it a funky and premium look. It is well-built but doesn’t feel very hefty for a big-screen laptop. Powered by Intel”s 6th gen Core i7 processor with 8GB RAM and Nvidia’s GTx 960m 4GB graphics card, the laptop can handle any of the modern games smoothly. The laptop offers 1TB storage and has a Blu-ray drive, besides three USB 3.0 ports and 1 HDMI port. It has a full-fledged keyboard with red backlit keys.
Apple Macbook Pro MF839HN/A
Price: Rs 89,990
If you are in for an Apple MacBook, the current deal on the latest MacBook Pro can help save about Rs20,000 on it. Flipkart is offering an exchange offer on it for older laptops allowing users to save up to Rs10,000. With select debit cards, users can get another 15% reduced through cashback. Driven by 2.7GHz Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD, the laptop comes with a 13.3-inch Retina display with resolution of 2,560x1,440p. The full aluminium exterior lends it solidity and premium looks.