5 laptops that you can buy under 150K easily in Pakistan

By Saad Mughal on
February 22, 2016
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Disclaimer: These laptops have been chosen according to their availability and pricing in Pakistan. As with the previous lists, some laptops that are available in the international market have been missed solely because of their unavailability.

Our last edition of the best laptops series lists the top five laptops under the 150K range. Previously, we listed the best laptops under the 100K budget and the best laptops under the 50K budget. This is where the minor details start to matter. From the immaculate displays to the extreme processors, you’ll enjoy the competition that is available in this price range.

1. HP ENVY 13-D019TU:

Price: PKR 148,000/-

The HP Envy 13 series has been labeled as the ‘value for money’ notebook line. This label has been associated to these notebooks mainly because of the brilliant high-resolution displays that accompany them. Within this price range, it is very rare to find a notebook such as the HP Envy 13-d019tu that supports a QHD screen with a resolution of 3200 x 1800!

Laptop 1
Overview of the specifications:

  • Processor: Intel 6th Generation Core i7 6500U 2.5 GHz processor with turbo boost up to 3.1 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB DDR3L
  • Hard Disk: 256 GB SSD
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520
  • Screen: QHD IPS LCD touchscreen
  • Screen Size: 13.3”, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Screen resolution: 3200 x 1800
  • Battery Life: Up to 10 hours
  • Color: Silver
  • Weight: 1.27 kg
  • Dimensions: 12.9 x 326.5 x 226 mm

Key Features:

  • Long battery life: The 3 cell, 45 Watt-hour (Wh) Li-ion polymer performs brilliantly under pressure. The battery gives up to 10 hours of life even under intense continuous use.
  • Simply brilliant display: The QHD display on the HP Envy is one to look out for. Featuring a screen resolution of 3200 x 1800, the HP Envy 13-D019TU has a pixel density of over 250+ ppi. The screen is one of the brightest and most vibrant in the laptop arena today.
  • Light weighted and portable: A thickness of only 0.5” and a weight of only 1.27 kg is what the HP Envy 13-D019TU carries with itself. These dimensions make the HP Envy 13-D019TU one of the most comfortable laptops to use.

2. APPLE MACBOOK PRO MF840:

Price: PKR 144,500/-

An exclusive notebook in the series for the MacBook and OS X fans, the MacBook Pro MF840 was released in early-2015 and it continues to be one of the best notebooks around. This edition of the MacBook pro combines the power of an Intel Core i5 2.7 GHz Broadwell processor with the fine 2560 x 1600 resolution Retina Display to give you one of the best notebook experiences available in the market.

Macbook
Overview of the specifications:

  • Processor: Intel 5th Generation Core i5 5257U 2.7 GHz processor with turbo boost up to 3.1 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB DDR3
  • Hard Disk: 256 GB SSD
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 6100
  • Screen: Glossy LED display with the Apple Retina Display technology
  • Screen Size: 13.3”, 16:10 aspect ratio
  • Screen resolution: 2560 x 1600
  • Battery Life: Up to 10 hours
  • Color: Silver
  • Weight: 1.57 kg
  • Dimensions: 18 x 312 x 218mm

Key Features:

  • High performance: Every MacBook user knows that despite the seemingly lesser specifications on paper, the notebook performs brilliantly in the field. The Core i5 2.7 GHz CPU accompanied with the Intel HD Graphics 6100 GPU are the perfect combination for handling the fiercest of tasks.
  • Retina Display: Apple Retina’s Display is deemed to be among the best displays around. The bright and vibrant colors backed with the seemingly flawless pixel density makes the screen on the MacBook Pro one of the finest in any price range.
  • Ergonomics and design: The Apple MacBook Pro has looks that dazzle. The silver colored slim body of the MacBook Pro is a trademark design that is well known for its simplicity, ergonomics, and attractiveness.

3. DELL XPS 13 9350 (Signature Edition):

Price: PKR 138,500/-

The XPS Ultrabook has been Dell’s flagship for several years now. The XPS 13 9350 with the InfinityEdge screen is Dell’s latest adoption of this evolutionary flagship line. This splendid machine supports a futuristic design that looks pleasing to the eye from every angle. Additionally, a powerful processor and 256 gigabytes of internal solid state memory accompany the attractive looks to make this one of the most magnificent machines produced by Dell.

Laptop 2 (1)

Overview of the specifications:

  • Processor: Intel Skylake (6th Generation) Core i5 6200U 2.3 GHz processor with turbo boost up to 2.8 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB DDR3L
  • Hard Disk: 256 GB SSD
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520
  • Screen: FHD InfinityEdge glossy display
  • Screen Size: 13.3”, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Battery Life: Up to 9 hours
  • Color: Matte black (front) and silver (back)
  • Weight: 1.23 kg
  • Dimensions: 18.5 x 304 x 200 mm

Key Features:

  • Wonderful user-friendly design: The Dell XPS features one of the most ergonomic designs in the laptop arena. With a thickness of only 0.73”, this notebook is among the most attractive notebooks around. Not only are the dimensions ideal for any user but the modest weight of the Dell XPS also make it the perfect companion to take around everywhere.
  • Quiet with an effective cooling system: Unlike most notebooks with powerful processors, the Dell XPS 13 9350 makes no noise even when dealing with intense tasks. The cooling system installed in the Dell XPS makes sure that your notebook remains cool even despite the CPU running at full throttle.
  • NVMe SSD Storage: The SSD storage found in the Dell XPS 13 9350 makes use of the latest NVMe bus. The NVMe stands for Non-Volatile Memory Express and it has been exclusively designed for flash storage. This makes sure that the SSD can perform read/write operations at a much quicker and consistent pace than an average HDD.

4. LENOVO IDEAPAD Y700 (15”):

Price: PKR 135,000/-

Lenovo’s next flagship for the gamers. and also the official successor of the Lenovo Y50, the Ideapad Y700 combines the powerful Intel Skylake 6700HQ with the NVIDIA Geforce GTX 960M to give a flawless gaming experience. Not only this, but the IPS HD display is a delight to have on any notebook. The powerful CPU and GPU, brilliant display, backlit keyboard, and 1 TB HDD make this one of the most noteworthy notebooks in this range. This version of the Lenovo Ideapad Y700 is available for a price of 135,000/- only at paklap.

Laptop 3 (1)
Overview of specifications:

  • Processor: Intel Skylake (6th Generation) Core i7 6700HQ 2.6 GHz processor with turbo boost to 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB DDR4
  • Hard Disk: 1 TB HDD
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 960M – 2 GB GDDR5
  • Screen: Anti-glare IPS FHD LED
  • Screen Size: 15.6”, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Battery Life: Up to 5 hours
  • Color: Black with red backlit keyboard
  • Weight: 2.6 kg
  • Dimensions: 25.95 x 387 x 277 mm

Key Features:

  • Attractive design: The Lenovo Ideapad Y700 has a beautiful black and red metallic body that is attractive to look at and comfortable to use. In addition to this, the red backlit keyboard and the dual-fan based cooling system makes this notebook perfect for the gamers.
  • Gorgeous display: Good brightness, vibrant colors, and a high pixel density is what describes the Ideapad Y700’s display. This is one area where the Lenovo Ideapad Y700 has a clear edge over all its competitors.
  • Impressive audio output: Aside from the intense performance and immersive gaming experience, this notebook also manages to perform brilliantly in acoustics. The audio output from the speakers is loud, clear, and amazing.

5. DELL INSPIRON 15 7559:

Price: PKR 120,000/-

Whether you’re a gamer, a student, or a businessman – this notebook could be just the thing you need. It’s an all-around multimedia notebook that performs brilliantly in each area. With a 4K resolution display, a 4GB GeForce gaming card, and an Intel Core i7 6700HQ, the Dell Inspiron 15 7559 definitely comes up as one of the best in this range.

Laptop 5
Overview of the specifications:

  • Processor: Intel 6th Generation Core i7 6700HQ 2.6 GHz processor with turbo boost of up to 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB DDR3L
  • Hard Disk: 1 TB HDD with 8 GB SSD
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M – 4 GB GDDR5
  • Screen: Anti-glare FHD LED backlit
  • Screen Size: 15.6”, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Battery Life: Up to 6 hours
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 2.57 kg
  • Dimensions: 25.3 x 383 x 265 mm

Key Features:

  • Powerful NVIDIA GeForce GPU: The Dell Inspiron 15 7559 features the powerhouse GeForce GTX 960M that is more than capable of handling even the heaviest of animations. The DirectX 11 compatible card is also compatible with several of the latest games (including Fallout 4) – a fact that the gamers will be pleased to hear.
  • Intel Core i7 6700HQ: The quad-core processor based on the Intel Skylake architecture tops the performance charts, handling even the most hardware-intense tasks. Whether you’re watching a movie, graphic designing, or even browsing the internet – everything is easier and quicker with the Dell Inspiron 15 7559.
  • Firm build quality: The common trait with all Dell Inspiron notebooks is their strong and durable build quality. Manufactured to sustain the wear and tear of everyday use, the Dell Inspiron 15 7559 is ideal for anyone that is looking for a sturdy notebook that can go through rough use.

NEXT IN LINE: ACER ASPIRE E5-773-7415:

Price: PKR 122,999/-

The Acer Aspire E5-773-7415 combines attractive looks with powerful performance. Enhance your work performance with the duo of Intel Core i7 and 12 GB of DDR3 RAM. The Acer Aspie E5 is one of the rare notebooks that belong to the exclusive 17 inch group with a diagonal screen size of 17.3 inches. This notebook also has one of the brightest displays around with a brightness rating of 300 nits.

Laptop 4
Overview of the specifications:

  • Processor: Intel 6th Generation Core i7 6500U 2.5 GHz processor with turbo boost up to 3.1 GHz
  • RAM: 12 GB DDR3L
  • Hard Disk: 1 TB HDD with 8 GB SSD
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520
  • Screen: ComfyView LED-Backlit display
  • Screen Size: 17.3”, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Battery Life: Up to 8 hours
  • Color: Charcoal Gray
  • Weight: 2.99 kg
  • Dimensions: 30.5 x 424.2 x 281.9 mm

Key Features:

  • Vibrant, sizable display: The 17.3” display on the Acer Aspire E5-773-7415 is one of the largest around. The ComfyView LED backlit display is an anti-glare matte surface that reduces reflections from the screen. This improves viewability even in bright sunlight. Overall, the display on the Acer Aspire is simply dazzling.
  • Adequate memory: 12 GB of DDR3L RAM and 1 TB of HDD storage combined with 8 GB of SSD flash memory is what specifies the storage configuration of the Acer Aspire E5. So no matter how vigorous your work maybe, there will always be sufficient space available in the Acer Aspire E5!
  • Beautiful design: This notebook is simplicity at its very best. No stylish patterns, no backlit keyboards, no nothing. A matte finish touch on the chassis, a simple and comfortable keyboard, and a straightforward rigid body is what describes the Acer Aspire E5’s beautiful design.

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