Best Laptops to Buy in Nepal at Every Price Segment [Updated]

Best Laptops at every price point in Nepal 2023
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Buying a laptop was never an easy task.  In order to make the process more convenient, we have created a list of the best laptops based on the price and purpose of the laptop. Here is the list of the best laptops to buy in every price segment in Nepal.

Best laptops at every price segment in Nepal [Summary]

Best Budget Laptop  Price in Nepal 
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 1 (2022)  Rs. 62,000 
Best Laptop under Rs. 70,000   
Acer Aspire 5 (2021)  Rs. 67,990 
Best Laptop under Rs. 80,000   
Acer Aspire 5 (2022)  Rs. 80,000 
Best Laptop under Rs. 1 lakh   
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (2022)  Rs. 92,000 
Best Gaming Laptops  Price in Nepal   
Budget 
HP Victus 15 (2022) Rs. 102,000 (GTX 1650)
Rs. 115,000 (RTX 3050)
Midrange 
Ripple Nova Pro Rs. 195,000
Flagship 
Gigabyte AORUS 5 SE4 Rs. 225,000
Best Ultrabook laptops  Price in Nepal   
HP Envy x360 13 Rs. 140,000
Asus Vivobook Pro 14 OLED Rs. 200,000
Apple MacBook Air (M1/M2) Rs. 168,000 (M1)
Rs. 184,900 (M2)
Best Laptops for Content Creators  Price in Nepal  
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 Rs. 293,000
MacBook Pro (M1 Pro) Rs. 305,000 (14”)
Rs. 375,000 (16”)
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo OLED Rs. 388,888

Best Laptop under Rs. 60,000

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 1 (2022)

Our pick for the best budget laptop in Nepal is the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 1 (2022). It is so far the only laptop with a Ryzen 7000-series CPU in Nepal. This one comes with the Ryzen 3 3720U CPU, which is plenty powerful for its price range. Moreover, you get 8GB of LPDDR5 and 256GB of SSD storage, which are other high points of this laptop. Connectivity options are decent enough as you get four USB ports, including one Type-C, an HDMI port, and Wi-Fi 6 compatibility. That said, it comes with a 14-inch TN panel. But you cannot really complain about it since it has FHD resolution and 220 nits of brightness.

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 1 2022 Keyboard

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Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 1 (2022) Specifications: 
Display  14-inches FHD TN, Anti-glare, 220 nits 
CPU  AMD Ryzen 3 7320U (4 cores/8 threads, Up to 4.1GHz) 
GPU  Radeon Vega (integrated) 
RAM  8GB LDDR5-5500 
Storage  256GB NVMe M.2 SSD 
Battery  42 Wh Li-ion (65W adapter) 
Weight  1.38kg 
Dimensions  325.3 x 216.5 x 17.9 mm 
Price  Rs. 62,000 (Buy Here) 

Best under Rs. 70,000

Acer Aspire 5 (2021)

Next up, we have the 2021 iteration of the Acer Aspire 5. Despite being a year-old model, it is still the best overall laptop for under Rs. 70,000 in Nepal. Technically, you can buy the new Aspire 5 (2022) with 12th Gen Intel Core i3 too, but with that, you will be stuck with just 4GB of RAM.

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Instead, you will be better off with the Ryzen 5000U-powered Acer Aspire 5 (2021), which brings 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. It has a big 15.6-inch FHD screen and features a metal lid and a plastic bottom. This laptop will handle all of your basic school tasks and some light photo editing on apps like Photoshop.

Acer Aspire 5 (2021) Specifications: 
Display 15.6-inch FHD IPS Panel
CPU  AMD Ryzen 5500U
GPU  Radeon Vega (integrated) 
RAM  8GB DDR4 (Upgradeable)
Storage  512GB SSD
Battery  42 Wh Li-ion (65W adapter) 
Weight   3-cell 48Wh
Dimensions  363.4 x 250.5 x 17.95mm
Price  Rs. 67,990 (Buy Here) 

Best under Rs. 80,000

Acer Aspire 5 (2022)

Acer Aspire 5 (2022) is currently the cheapest laptop with the 12th Gen Intel CPU. Intel Core i3-1215U that is powering the laptop boasts a hybrid architecture with two performance and four efficiency cores. The performance cores even support Hyper-Threading taking the total thread count to 8. So, the processor brings significant improvement in performance and battery life compared to its predecessor.

Acer Aspire 5 2022 Aluminum Lid
Aluminum Lid

Moreover, you get a 15.6-inch screen with FHD resolution. It is enclosed by a plastic chassis with a metal lid. The port selection is also good. However, it only has 4 GB RAM on board. But you can always upgrade it down the line. There is even a vacant HDD slot next to the 256GB SSD storage.

Acer Aspire 5 (2022)  
Display    14″ FHD IPS anti-glare panel 
CPU  Intel Core i5-1235U 
GPU   Intel Iris Xe 
RAM  8GB DDR4 (upgradeable) 
Storage  256GB SSD 
Battery  48Wh 
Weight   1.65kg 
Dimensions   362.9 x 237.8 x 17.90mm 
Price   Rs. 80,000 (Buy Here) 

Best Laptop Under Rs. 1 Lakh

If you are looking to buy a reliable day-to-day laptop for home or school under 1 lakh in Nepal, you can look into the IdeaPad 3 2022 series from Lenovo. You recommend getting the Intel Core i5-1235U as it’s cheaper and thus better value for money.

Still, you can also get the AMD version which offers everything the Intel version offers but with a Ryzen 7 5825U CPU, double the RAM, and a higher asking price. Furthermore, you can also choose between a big 15.6-inch screen or a more compact 14” option. 

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 2022 - Display 

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (2022) has a sturdy build despite of an all-plastic build. It comes with a full-size keyboard with a fingerprint scanner integrated into the power button. Fueling it is a 45Wh Li-ion battery with support for Lenovo’s Rapid Charge.  

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (2022) 
Display  14/15.6” FHD IPS panel, 250 nits
CPU  Intel Core i5-1235U / Ryzen 7 5825U
GPU  Intel Iris Xe / AMD Radeon
RAM  8GB (upgradeable)
Storage  512GB SSD (vacant HDD/SSD drive)
Battery  45Wh
Weight  2.25 kg
Dimensions   359.2x 251.9 x 24.2mm
Price   Rs. 93,000 (Intel) — Buy Here
Rs. 102,000 (AMD) — Buy Here

Best Budget Gaming Laptops

HP Victus 15 (2022)

Want a gaming laptop on a budget? —Look no further than the new HP Victus 15. It comes with the latest Intel Core i5-1240H processor along with a couple of GPU options. If your budget is really tight, simply get the GTX 1650 variation. However, if you have a flexible budget, we recommend getting the RTX 3050 variant. Not only does it boast greater raw performance than its GTX counterpart, but brings hardware-based ray tracing, DLSS super sampling, and other RTX-exclusive features that will improve your gaming experience.   

  HP Victus 15 Display-2

That aside, HP has included a 15.6-inch IPS screen that refreshes at 144Hz. There is a full-sized keyboard with backlighting. On the downside, HP has not addressed the flimsy hinge that its predecessor had. Likewise, the design and battery life of the HP is not anything to write home about either. 

HP Victus 15 (2022)
Display   15.6″ FHD IPS panel, 144Hz refresh rate, 250 nits brightness
CPU Intel Core i5-12450H (8C/12T, 12MP Smart Cache, 4.4GHz max boost)
GPU   NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (4GB VRAM, 75W)
RAM  8GB
Storage 256GB SSD
Battery 4-cell 70Wh
Weight  2.46 kg
Dimensions  370 x 260 x 23.5mm
Price    Rs. 115,000 (RTX 3050) — Buy Here
Rs. 102,000 (GTX 1650) — Buy Here

Best Mid-range Gaming Laptop

Ripple Nova Pro

The Ripple Nova Pro was the first 12th Gaming Intel gaming laptop in Nepal, and it has been a permanent fixture in our gaming laptop guides. Nova Pro’s main selling point is its price-to-performance ratio. For a starting price of Rs. 195,000, you are getting a gaming combination of Intel Core i7-12700H and the RTX 3060 GPU. The latter is configured at 130W TGP. Complementing this is the 16GB DDR5 RAM and 256GB of SSD storage.

Ripple Nova Pro Side

Likewise, you get a 15.6-inch QHD screen with 165Hz refresh rate to enjoy games on. It even has 100% sRGB coverage in case you plan to get into content creation. All this is enclosed in a metallic case with a full-size RGB keyboard.

Ripple Nova Pro Specifications: 
Display  15.6-inch QHD, 165Hz refresh rate, 100% sRGB  
CPU  12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H (14C/20T, up to 4.7GHz) 
GPU  NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (140W TGP) 
RAM  16GB DDR5-4800 
Storage  256GB SSD 
Battery  63Whr (180W power adapter) 
Weight  1.9kg 
Dimensions  360.2 x 243.5 x 19.9 mm 
Price  Rs. 195,000 (Pre-order here) 

Best Flagship Gaming Laptop

Gigabyte AORUS 5 SE4

Now for the best gaming laptop in Nepal, we have the Gigabyte AORUS 5 SE4. It comes with the same 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H processor as the Ripple Nova Pro. But it brings a better GPU in the form of RTX 3070. Depending upon the tasks in hand, this laptop feeds the GPU with power up to 130W. This power distribution is handled by Azure AI Auto Optimize, a cloud-based app made for this sole purpose.

Gigabyte AORUS 5 SE4 Design and Display

For sustained performance, Gigabyte has included an all-copper “Windforce Infinity” cooling technology. It consists of two fans with 83 blades, 5 heat pipes, and several cooling fins. Moreover, it sports a 360Hz IPS screen—the highest of any gaming laptop in Nepal.

Gigabyte AORUS 5 SE4
Display  15.6 Anti-glare IPS panel, 360Hz refresh rate 
CPU  Intel Core i7-12700H (14C/20T, 4.4GHz) 
GPU  NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (130W) 
RAM  16GB DDR4, dual SO-DIMM slot (Max: 64GB) 
Storage  512GB NVMe SSD (Max: 1TB) 
Battery  99 Watt-hours Li-ion 
Weight  2.3 kg 
Dimensions  35.7 x 25.4 x 2.36 ~ 2.74-inches 
Price  Rs. 225,000 (Buy Here) 

Best Ultrabook laptops in Nepal

If you are into business and other professionals where it’s essential to have your laptop all the time, these Ultrabooks are for you. These laptops focus more on design and portability than on power. That doesn’t mean they cannot get the job done. A good Ultrabook needs to be light and portable. Thus, it will have a small screen size ranging from 12” to 14”. It also needs to be durable. Similarly, good display and battery life are other aspects of a good Ultrabook.

HP Envy x360 13

One of the laptops that impressed us this year was the HP Envy x360 13. Despite being the company’s cheaper 2-in-1 laptop, the Envy x360 13 brings the right balance between portability and versatility. It brings a premium metal build design along with a nice 360-degree touchscreen.

You can even pair it with an active stylus, although you will have to purchase it separately. In addition, this ultrabook performs well and has a webcam like no other in this segment. As a result, it is a good option for aspiring artists, students, or anyone looking for a reliable ultrabook in Nepal.

HP Envy x360 13 Specifications:  
Display   13.3” WUXGA IPS, touchscreen, 100% DCI-P3, 400 nits, Gorilla Glass NBT 
CPU   Intel Core i7-1250U (10C/12T, up to 4.7GHz) 
GPU   Intel Iris Xe Graphics (Integrated) 
RAM   8GB LPDDR4x 
Storage   512GB SSD 
Battery   4-cell, 66Wh Li-ion polymer 
Weight   1.38kg 
Dimensions   12.07W x 7.66D x 0.65H-inches 
Price   Rs. 140,000 (Buy Here) 

Asus Vivobook Pro 14 OLED

If you want something with more power, there is the new Vivobook Pro 14 OLED from Asus. It comes with the latest Ryzen 7 6800H processor paired with RTX 3050 GPU. As a result, it can handle all causal works, along with once-in-a-while gaming and light editing. Moreover, it is a portable 14” machine with a fantastic OLED screen. It refreshes at 90Hz, covers 100% DCI-P3 color coverage, and Pantone validation.  

Asus VivoBook Pro 14 OLED (M6400) Specifications: 
Display  14.0” 2.8K OLED, 90Hz refresh rate, 600 nits HDR, 100% DCI-P3
CPU  AMD Ryzen 7 6800H (8C/16T, up to 4.7GHz)
GPU  NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (35W, up to 50W with Dynamic Boost)
RAM  16GB LPDDR5
Storage  1TB PCIe SSD
Battery  63Wh Li-Ion (3-cell)
Weight  1.45kg
Dimensions  12.50 x 9.00 x 0.70-inches
Price  Rs. 200,000 (Buy Here)

Apple MacBook Air (M1 / M2)

It’s hard to talk about ultrabooks and not mention the new MacBooks powered by Apple’s in-house silicon. If you want the best value for your money, go with the MacBook Air (2020).

Apple MacBook Air M2 vs M1 - Display
Left: M1 MacBook Air | Right: M2 MacBook Air

Even two years after its launch, it still holds ground as the best Ultrabook laptop out there. Apple’s first in-house laptop silicon brought never-seen-before power efficiency. For a fanless machine, this could handle a wide range of workloads, including light video editing—while also keeping terrific battery life. So, the original MacBook Air (M1) is our first recommendation for anyone looking for a reliable Ultrabook. 

Apple MacBook Air M1 (2020) Specifications:
Display 13.3-inch Retina IPS display, True Tone technology, 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution, 400 nits
CPU Apple M1 Chip (5nm)
GPU M1 7/8-Core GPU
RAM 8GB
Storage 256GB PCIe-based SSD
Battery 58.2Wh
Weight 1.4kg
Dimensions 11.97 x 8.36 x 0.61inches
Price Rs. 168,000 (Buy Here)

If you can afford to pay A little extra, the new MacBook Air (M2) offers some quality-of-life upgrades on top of the performance uplift brought by the M2 chip. The screen is bigger, better and now has a notch. Other highlights of 2022’s MacBook Air include a 1080p FaceTime camera, quad-speaker setup, and MagSafe charging. 

Apple MacBook Air M2 (2022) Specifications:
Display 13.6-inch Liquid Retina IPS display, True Tone technology, 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution, 500 nits
CPU Apple M2 Chip (5nm+)
GPU M1 8/10-Core GPU
RAM 8GGB Unified Memory
Storage 256GB SSD
Battery 52.6Wh Li-Po Battery
Weight 1.29kg
Dimensions 11.97 x 8.36 x 0.16-0.63-inches
Price Rs. 184,900 (Buy Here)

Best Laptops for contents creators in Nepal

Not everyone is a gamer, and some are into content creation instead. They need a laptop that can withstand all of their demanding tasks. It is not just about raw CPU power. These laptops need to have color-accurate displays, a capable GPU, a good audio setup, a good selection of ports, and wireless connectivity.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022) 

The ROG Zephyrs G14 is actually an ultraportable laptop but it’s quite popular among content creators given its specs and features. For starters, it comes with the latest Ryzen 9 6900HS CPU paired with AMD Ryzen RX 6700S GPU. The latter boasts a maximum TGP of 120W with Dynamic Boost. The laptop has liquid metal for the CPU and GPU and dual-fan cooling. The 14-inch screen on the front boasts 100% DCI-P3 and has Pantone Validation. It also refreshes at 120Hz.

Asus Zephyrus G14 2022 Color Options

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 Specifications 
Display  14″ WQXGA IPS, 120Hz, 100% DCI-P3 
CPU  AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS 
GPU  AMD Radeon RX 6700S 
RAM  16GB DDR5 
Storage  1TB PCIe SSD 
Battery  4-cell 76Whr 
Weight  1.65 ~ 1.72 kg 
Dimensions  12.28W x 8.94D x 0.73H-inches 
Price  Rs. 293,000 (Buy Here) 

Apple MacBook Pro (M1 Pro)

While the MacBook Air is targeted at students and casual users, the MacBook Pro is for true professionals. Apple offers it in 14-inch and 16-inch variants. These are powered by the M1 Pro chip and are way more powerful than the ordinary M1 or even M2. Likewise, they are paired with capable active cooling systems. These Pro laptops come with mini-LED panels with Apple’s Liquid Retina XDR technology

Apple MacBook Pro (M1 Pro) Specifications:
Display 14.2/16.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR, mini-LED display, True Tone, 1600 nits
CPU Apple M1 Pro
GPU 14/16-Core GPU
RAM 16GB Unified Memory
Storage 512GB/1TB SSD
Battery 70/100Wh Li-Po Battery
Weight 1.6/2.1kg
Dimensions 0.66H x 14.01W x 9.77D-inches
0.61H x 12.31W x 8.71D-inches
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Asus ZenBook Pro Duo OLED

If you are okay with paying a premium price for productivity, the ZenBook Pro Duo OLED is the best content-creation laptop in Nepal now. The main highlight of this laptop is the dual-display setup. You get a 14.5-inch OLED panel as the primary screen and it has all the bells and whistles. It covers 100% of the DCI-P3 coverage, boasts VESA HDR True Black 500 certification, and has Pantone validation.

The second screen, or the ScreenPad Plus as Asus calls it, is there to increase your productivity. It is a 12.7-inch OLED screen above the keyboard deck. While opening the laptop, this screen raises to a certain angle, giving users shortcuts to frequently used settings. It can also be used for multitasking.

Asus ZenBook 14 Pro Duo OLED Design and Display

 

Display aside, Asus ZenBook Pro Duo OLED is powered by the 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900H CPU. It is paired with RTX 3050 Ti. Likewise, it has 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 1TB of PCIe 4.0 SSD.

Asus ZenBook Pro Duo OLED Specifications 
Display  Primary: 14.5-inches 2.8K OLED, 100% DCI-P3, 120Hz, 550 nits
Secondary: 12.7-inches (2880 x 864) IPS ScreenPad Plus
CPU  12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900H (6P + 8E, 20T, up to 5.0GHz)
GPU  NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (4GB GDDR6)
RAM  32GB LPDDR5
Storage  1TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD
Battery  4-cell 76 Watt-hours Li-ion
Weight  1.7kg ~ 1.75 kg
Dimensions 12.74 x 8.85 x 0.66-inches
Price  Rs. 388,888 (Buy Here)