Speaking of gadgets launched in 2016, the year has been a magnificent one. We have seen a lot of mobiles, from different brands. We didn’t miss out the laptops section too. This year saw the launch of some spectacular branded laptops that are both budget friendly and impressive in specs. This list of top branded laptops of 2016 comprises of the best brands and specifications.
We are sure that you will find one of the laptops among these, a preferable one for your daily work and purpose. In the coming future, these branded laptops will give you an excellent performance. Let’s have a look at the complete list below!
Dell XPS 13: one of the best laptops of 2016
The Dell XPS 13 comes with an Infinite display, and it immediately became a head turner after its release. When it is about the looks, this one is undoubtedly the best one in 2016. The body is made up of machined aluminum along with carbon fiber palm rest. There is a glass trackpad. The specs comprise of Intel 5th Gen i7 processor. The battery backup is superb. It can last for more than 10 hours on a single charge. It also has got 8GB RAM and 256 GB HDD. With 13.3 inches touch display, this is the best one in 2016. It is priced at Rs 128350
|Great display||Brightness is average|
|Good build quality||Front camera is not good|
|Nice keypad and touchpad|
HP Spectre 360
The HP Spectre 360 is a unique one with the slim display and the latest generation hardware. It has got a 13.3-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 2560*1440 Pixels. It has a flexible hinge that helps you to rotate the screen. The specs comprise of Intel 5th gen i7 processor with 8GB DDR3 RAM and 256 GB of Hard Disk Drive. It comes with Windows 8.1, but you will get a free upgrade to Windows 10. It has got a three cell battery with standard battery life of 6-7 hours. The price of HP Spectre 360 is Rs 126999.
|Long battery||Uncomfortable to hold as tablet|
|Stylish design||Bottom becomes warm|
It is one of the most powerful branded laptops of 2016. It is also called Asus UltraBook. T comes with a 13.3-inch display with a resolution of 3200*1800 (Ultra HD). The specs are great. It has a 5th gen Intel i7 processor with 8GB RAM and uses the leading M.2 512 GB hard disk. There is a six cell battery. It offers more than 12 hours of battery backup. But the best part is, the laptop is extremely light in weight. The complete package just weighs 1.3 kg. The Asus UX305LA-FB055T comes at a price of Rs 93333. It is one of the lightest laptops of 2016.
|Solid construction||No touch option|
|Good battery||Slower processor|
|Good 1080p display with IPS panel and matte finish|
HP Envy 14-joo8tx
The HP series is always about finding the proper balance of performance and portability. It is a 14-inch laptop that comes with a screen resolution of a full HD resolution of 1920*1080 pixels. It has got an anti-glare screen. The laptop is powered by Intel i7processor with 12GB of RAM. You will get 1TB of Hard disk. For gaming, this one comes with additional graphics features of NVidia GeForce GTX 950M 4GB DDR3 GPU. This laptop is just the perfect one for games. The extra features comprise of a 2.4 GHz clock speed with up to 3.0 Ghz turbo boost.
|Great display||Average battery|
|Good for gaming||Function key are tiny|
Apple Macbook Air 13
Apple Macbook is one of the best choices in branded laptops for each and every gadget lover. This one comes with a resolution of 1440*900 pixels. The specs are also great. It is powered by 5th gen Intel i5 processor with 4GB of RAM and 256GB of hard disk space. This one comes with the best trackpad ever in the market. But the best part of this laptop is the battery backup. It comes with a battery life of 11 hours in a single charge. It has got the LED-backlit glossy widescreen display. The price of this laptop is Rs 72900.
|Lightweight and thin||No inbuilt port|
|Full-size keyboard||There is no removable battery|
|Long battery life||No built-in drive|
Lenovo made a brilliant comeback to the branded laptops market with Lenovo Z51-70. The display is 15.6 inches with a full HD display. The specs comprise of 5th Gen Intel Core i5 processor along with 8GB RAM. This one is also a good one for gaming. It has got and AMD GPU which is an AMD TROPO XT2 (R9 375). It comes with 4GB DDR3 VRAM for gaming. This laptop has got 1TB storage with a 4-cell battery. The battery backup is also a good one. It offers a backup of 7-8 hours. It weighs only 2.3 Kgs. The price of this laptop is Rs 70000.
|Full HD display||Fewer screen settings|
|Sturdy metallic frame||Processor heats up|
Asus X555LJ XX132H
Asus X555LJ XX132H comes with brilliant updates refreshed specs and convenience in portability. The device comes with a 15.6-inch display with a resolution of 1366*768 pixels. It has got good quality specs. The processor is Intel Core i5 and 5th gen with 8GB RAM. For the graphics, it comes with entry level graphics of NVidia GeForce 920M GPU and 2GB DDR3 RAM for gaming. This one is a pretty basic one for games; it can support moderate graphics games. The price of this laptop is Rs 48888.
|Good for massive applications||Dark screen|
|Supports good quality games in low settings||Keyboard is average|
HP Pavilion 15
The HP Pavilion 15 2016 version received much more upgrades this year. It has got a 15.6-inch display with full HD 1080p display. The specs come with 5th Gen Intel Core i5 processor along with 8GB of RAM. For the graphics, it supports 2GB of GPU which is NVidia GeForce 940M. It is good enough to play the high graphics games in medium or low-resolution settings. It comes with 1TB of storage and Windows 8.1 operating system. The four cell battery provides enough power for 7-8 hours. The price of this one is Rs 54000.
|Good battery runtimes||Lower I/O ports|
|Slim chassis||No VGA|
|Low power consumption||USB 3.0 ports are not designated|
Lenovo Yoga 500
The Lenovo Yoga is one of the best convertible and semi-folding branded laptops available in the market. It weighs less than 2Kg, and the looks are just brilliant. Even in such a less weight, it does not compromise the hardware at all. The specs of this laptop include core i5 processor with 4GB of RAM. It comes with a 500 GB Hard disk drive. For the graphics, it has got the 2GB NVidia GeForce N16V-GM GPU. The display is 14 inches with a full HD of 1080p. The price of this laptop is Rs 40000.
|Great viewing angles||Moderate screen|
|Good keyboard||Average battery|
It is the lightest laptop of 2016. It weighs only 1.2KG. And the display of this laptop is sleek. It has got 13.3 inches laptop and 1.2 cm in thickness. It features a fanless Intel Core processor. This one has got a full HD display with a LED panel for excellent viewing angles. The specs include 4GB DDR3 RAM, 256GB Hard disk memory along with Windows 8.1. The six cell battery offers a power backup of more than 10 hours. The price of this laptop is Rs 52000.
|Thin and light||No touch display|
|Full HD display||Lacks keyboard backlight|
|Comfortable keyboard and touchpad||Speakers are not so good|