Best 8GB RAM Laptops

We at Digit.in often tell our readers and viewers that 8GB is the minimum amount of RAM a laptop should have for a smooth web browsing and multitasking experience. Even though Microsoft claims that 2GB RAM is sufficient to get Windows 10 up and running, we believe that a laptop should come with not 4GB RAM but 8GB RAM. It's the minimum you'll need for activities like software testing and online video playback. Whether it's Linux or Windows, 8GB is enough memory space to keep Chrome's heavy instances running at the same time without choking and stalling. To that end, we have created a list of what we believe are the best 8GB RAM laptops. Although the prices of the products mentioned in the list given below have been updated as of 28th Feb 2021, the list itself may have changed since it was last published due to the launch of new products in the market since then.

List of Best 8GB RAM Laptops

Product Name Seller Price
Apple MacBook Air 2020 N/A ₹122990
Apple MacBook Air Amazon ₹102990
Asus VivoBook 14 (X412FJ) Flipkart ₹55990
Acer Swift 3 Flipkart ₹54990
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA Amazon ₹49990
Asus ZenBook 14 (UM431) Amazon ₹60999
1.

APPLE MACBOOK AIR 2020

  • OSmacOS
  • Display13.3" (2560x1600)
  • ProcessorQuad-core 10th-Generation Intel Core i5 | 1.1 GHz
  • Memory512 GB SSD/8 GBGB DDR4

The Apple MacBook Air 2020 gets not only the 10th generation Intel Core processors, but also a boost in memory and storage. Perhaps the most notable feature is the upgraded keyboard, which now uses scissor switches.

Specifications
OS:macOS
Display:13.3" (2560x1600)
Processor:Quad-core 10th-Generation Intel Core i5 | 1.1 GHz
Memory:512 GB SSD/8 GBGB DDR4
Weight:1.29
Dimension:16x304x212
Graphics Processor:Intel Iris Plus Graphics
Price:₹122990
2.

APPLE MACBOOK AIR

The earlier MacBook Air was one of the most affordable and powerful ultrabooks one could buy and while the 2018 MacBook Air continues to be powerful, it is no longer the best value for money device. It is still a great device for work which is guaranteed to last you a few years. It is perfect for watching movies as well, but if you're looking for a photo or video editing machine, this is definitely not it. For everything else, its great.

Pros

  • Weighs lesser than before
  • Gorgeous, colour accurate display
  • Great battery life

Cons

  • No 16GB RAM variant available in India
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports not enough
Specifications
OS:MacOS 10.14 Mojave
Display:13.3" (2560 x 1600)
Processor:8th-generation Intel Core i5 | NA
Memory:1.5 TB SSD/16 GBGB NA
Weight:1.34
Dimension:NA
Graphics Processor:Intel UHD Graphics 617
Out of Stock ₹ 102990
3.

ASUS VIVOBOOK 14 (X412FJ)

Launched only a few months ago, the 2019 Asus VivoBook 14 has a thinner and lighter body with slimmer bezels. The keyboard is backlit and the touchpad is a precision unit. While some variants come with an integrated Intel graphics card, some variants come with a discrete graphics card made by Nvidia. The highest is an Nvidia GeForce MX 250. You can read more about the new Asus VivoBook 14 in our review.

Pros

  • Performance is up to the mark
  • Fingerprint scanner works swiftly
  • Comfortable keyboard

Cons

  • Bland and threadbare design
  • Colours look washed out
  • Poor audio from inbuilt speakers
Specifications
OS:Windows 10 Home
Display:14" (1920 X 1080)
Processor:Intel 8th Gen Core i5 | NA
Memory:512 GB SSD/8GB DDR4
Weight:1.5 Kg
Dimension:322 x 212 x 19.9 mm
Graphics Processor:NVIDIA GeForce MX230 (2GB vRAM)
Out of Stock ₹ 55990
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4.

ACER SWIFT 3

The Acer Swift 3 is an ideal choice for someone looking to buy a Thin and Light laptop with oodles of computing power. The laptop's 13-inch non-glare Full HD display is particularly good to look at and the precision touchpad is a cinch to use. One variant of the Swift 3 even features 4G LTE connectivity, making working on the go a reality. One thing to note about the Swift 3 is that the 8GB RAM is soldered to the motherboard with no means of expansion. You can read our review of it to know more.

Pros

  • Compact, lightweight build
  • Crisp non-glare display
  • Always-on USB charging

Cons

  • Soldered 8GB RAM, no upgrades
  • Tiny, inconvenient keys
  • Available in only silver colour
Specifications
OS:Windows 10 Home
Display:13.3" (1920 x 1080)
Processor:i5-8250U | 1.60 GHz
Memory:NA DDR4 SDRAM/nullGB null
Weight:1.30 kg
Dimension:308.8 mm x 214 mm x 15.9 mm
Graphics Processor:Intel Integrated UHD 620
Available ₹ 54990
Available ₹ 71490
5.

ASUS VIVOBOOK S14 S406UA

Launched sometime in 2018, the Asus VivoBook S14 is still as relevant as it was last year. This Thin and Light model employs a thin (even slightly shaky) build but makes up for it in outright computing power. The audio quality from the device's two down-firing SonicMaster-powered speakers is surprisingly clear and crisp. The VivoBook S14 is for users who expect good performance; its solid-state drive ensures that. You can read more about the Asus VivoBook S14 in our review.

Pros

  • Laudable performance
  • Thin and lightweight body
  • Surprisingly good audio quality

Cons

  • Disappointing build quality
  • No full-size HDMI port
  • Occasional lag in touchpad
Specifications
OS:Windows 10 Home
Display:14" (1920 X 1080)
Processor:Intel 8th Gen Core i5 | 1.6
Memory:256 GB SSD/8GB DDR4
Weight:1.2
Dimension:328 x 226.5 x 14.8
Graphics Processor:Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620
Available ₹ 49990
6.

ASUS ZENBOOK 14 (UM431)

The Asus ZenBook 14 (UM431) is an AMD Ryzen-powered laptop that's ideal for users who crave power and portability equally. Its all-metal body, coloured in a classy new sliver colour, is arguably one of the most attractive out there in this segment.

Pros

  • Great build, stunning design
  • Terrific set of top-firing speakers
  • Bright, colourful display

Cons

  • Loose touchpad (on review unit)
  • Small keys hamper comfort
  • Battery life could've been better
Specifications
OS:Windows 10 Home
Display:14" (1920 x 1080)
Processor:AMD Ryze 5-3500U | 2.1GHz
Memory:512 GB SSD/8 GBGB DDR4
Weight:1.39
Dimension:323.5 x 211.85 x 15.9
Graphics Processor:Integrated AMD® Radeon RX Vega 8
Available ₹ 60999
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