10 alternatives to Apple’s ‘most expensive’ laptop in India
Apple recently revamped its laptop lineup with the launch of MacBook Pro. The all-new MacBook Pro boasts of the new Touch Bar technology and Touch ID.
However, the high prices of the laptop and lack of connectivity options have disappointed some people.
So, here we have compiled a list of laptops that can compete with Apple MacBook Pro on specifications front.
With its top-end specs, HP Pavilion 15-au17tx laptop is a worthy rival to Apple MacBook Pro. The device is among the few laptops available in India that sports the newest Intel 7th Gen ‘Kaby Lake’ processors.
The Windows 10-based device features a 15.6-inch full-HD anti-glare display, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 2TB HDD and Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU. It comes with B&O Play audio technology, backlit keyboard and a reinforced Chrome finish hinges.
Another one from PC major HP, the HP Pavilion 15-bc008tx laptop features 15.6-inch Full HD IPS anti-glare display, Intel 6th Gen Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and an integrated 4GB graphic card with Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M GPU. The laptop includes 1TB HDD alongside 128GB SSD and has a HP Wide Vision camera and B&O audio tech.
HP Spectre can be another alternative to Apple MacBook Pro. The laptop offers a slim, metallic build and design, that gives a premium feel to it.
The laptop sports 13.3-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) edge-to-edge display and is powered by 5th-generation Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB RAM.
It also includes 512GB SSD storage, 45 Whr battery and more ports than what is found in the new MacBook Pro.
Part of Dell’s near bezel-less InfinityEdge display XPS laptops, Dell XPS 13 features a 13.3-inch full HD non touch screen. Also included are 6th-gen Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB LPDDR3 RAM, 128 SSD, widescreen HD camera, dual speakers and a 56Whr battery. It is lightweight at 1.29kgs and comes with USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 3 and other ports.
This model is identical to the one we mentioned above but with minor upgrades in processor, RAM, inbuilt storage and display type. The laptop sports a 13.3-inch touch screen InfinityEdge QHD+ display.
Also included are 6th gen Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB LPDDR3 RAM, 256GB SSD, widescreen HD camera, dual speakers and a 56Whr battery. It is lightweight at 1.29kgs and comes with USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 3 and other ports.
Another option is Lenovo Yoga 900 laptop. The 2-in-1 laptop features a 13.3-inch QHD+ IPS multi-touch display Intel 6th gen Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD and a HD camera.
The Windows 10 device also supports SDXC cards and a host of other connectivity options. The highlight of the laptop is its durable watchband hinge.
The Thinkpad X1 Carbon is a slim designed laptop with powerful specifications under-the-hood. The Windows 10 laptop features a 14-inch QHD on-touch display, Intel 6th Gen Core i7 processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 512GB SSD and a HD camera.
Like the Yoga 900, this laptop too sports a 4-in-1 card reader and Intel HD-graphics. It flaunts a Carbon-fibre construction and an adaptive keyboard as well.
Acer too has a MacBook Pro rival in its portfolio. The company’s Aspire S13 features a 13.3-inch full HD on-touch display, Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SDD and Intel HD Graphics 520 GPU. The Windows 10 laptop also features USB Type-C, USB 3.0 and a non-imprinted exterior.
Asus K-Series K401UB boasts of textured metal-finish design. The Windows 10 laptop runs Intel 6th Gen Core i5 processor with 4GB (up to 12GB), integrated Intel CPU, 14-inch full HD display and Nvidia GeForce 940M GPU. It has 1TB HDD storage along with 24GB SSD, 3-in-1 card reader and other HDMI and USB ports. It also has a built-in VGA webcam.
Another Asus laptop can be a good alternative to Apple MacBook Pro. Called ZenBook Pro UX501VW, the Windows 10 laptop comes with 15.6-inch full-HD or QHD display, 5th gen Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM (up to 12GB), Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M GPU and up to 1TB HDD with 256GB SSD storage. It features Bang & Olufsen-powered speakers with host of USB ports.