The Best Gaming Laptops in India

by | Nov 23, 2018

Welcome Gaming Aficionados!

In search of a mean machine that will let you play your titles like a breeze?

Concerned about the specifications and budget?

Don’t worry.

We will help you sort the best gaming laptops curated according to the needs of every kind of gamers out there in India.

Read along to find that one machine which will suit all your gaming needs.

Best Gaming Laptops in India

1. MSI GE63 Overall Best Pick
2. Asus ROG GL70Runner-Up Pick
3. Acer Nitro 5Best Budget Gaming Laptop
4. Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Value for Money Laptop
5. HP Pavilion 15Best Build Quality
6. Lenovo Legion Y720 Laptop with Rich Connectivity Options

1. MSI GE63

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Overall Best Pick
  • Made for hardcore gamers
  • Faster refresh rate
  • No thermal throttling

Up until recently, the Alienware series ruled the gaming laptop segment with no second thought. But with the MSI GE 63, the story begins to change.

The MSI GE63 has the upper hand over the Alienware laptop in almost every single aspects.

Design and Build Quality

The MSI GE 63 shows its might, not only in performance but also in its build quality.

The metallic chassis with a brushed metal finish and sharp lines delivers a gaming vibe to this powerful laptop.

The red and black dual tone colour scheme matches the gaming flair and looks premium.

With the clever hardware design, MSI has managed to shave a lot of thickness on this laptop when compared with their previous models.

The keyboard deck is solid and there is no sort of flex while pounding the keys during intense gaming sessions.

With ample exhaust vents placed all around the chassis, MSI has succeeded in keeping the internal temperature in control without throttling the performance of the processor inside.

Processor and Performance

The processor inside this beast machine is an Intel Core i7 8750H with 16GB DDR4 RAM out of the box.

What’s more interesting than the use of the latest processor is the GPU. MSI decided to beat the competition single-handedly with an 8GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1070 card inside,

The results?

It delivers. In fact, this laptop crushes the competition by leaps and bounds.

Display

Coming to the screen, this unit boasts of a 15.6-inch full HD display.

What’s special about this display is that it’s got a whopping 120Hz refresh rate. With great colour accuracy and brightness levels, this screen is perfect for gaming.

MSI got it correct when they paired a powerful processor and GPU with this 120Hz panel. It helps in utilizing the maximum potential of this laptop.

Lighting effects

The next crazy thing about this laptop is its individually controlled RGB lighting effects.

The controls are comprehensive and the combinations you can try out is infinite.

Thermal cooling

There are seven heat pipes inside this laptop to keep it cool without throttling. This keeps the laptop thermals in control.

Additionally, if you have to cool the laptop further, the Cooler Boost button is one touch away on the keyboard deck.

But do remember, this cooling comes at the expense of some fan noise.

Refresh rate

Oops, we almost forgot one important thing about this laptop. The response rate.

The display on this machine has got a response time of 3ms which is the fastest among the laptop displays available for consumers.

Faster response rate?

Yes. Practically, this will increase the accuracy of your moves during games.

Negatives

Now let’s switch to the negatives about the laptop.

The gesture trackpad has no Windows precision driver support and the gesture accuracy is average to say the best.

Then comes the sound from the speakers. Even though MSI claims that this laptop has got great speakers, we didn’t feel the same.

Invest some bucks on a Bluetooth speaker and you’re good to go!

Verdict

To wind this up, The MSI GE63 is the best laptop for gaming that you can currently get in the Indian market without a second thought.

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Excellent hardware
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Great 120Hz display
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Fancy LED lighting
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Average speakers
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Mediocre gesture support

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM16 GB DDR4
ProcessorCore i7 8th Gen, 8750H
SSD256 GB
GraphicsGTX 1070 8 GB DDR5
Battery BackupUp to 3 Hours
Display15.6 –  inch Full HD Wideview Antiglare

2.Asus ROG GL70

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  Runner-Up Pick
  • Powerful Ryzen 7 processor
  • Excellent thermal design
  • Large 17.3-inch display

Asus has been a major player in the Indian market, thanks to its budget laptops and popular Android smartphones.

The ROG series from Asus is primarily aimed at gamers in mind featuring latest and greatest CPU + GPU combination delivering excellent performance.

The ROG GL 70 is a premium performance laptop from Asus that has is one of the most versatile laptops powered by an AMD Ryzen mobile processor.

Design and Build Quality

Laptops of the ROG series have an intimidating and aggressive design aesthetics. The GL 70 laptop does have the same appeal as well.

There are sharp lines all across the chassis and a giant ROG logo at the back.

The cooling vents are placed at the backside of the keyboard deck to ensure maximum ventilation during the operations.

There is no flex on the keyboard deck or the chassis whatsoever. The whole laptop feels very durable and sturdy.

Processor and Performance

Asus has packed in one of the best available processors inside this ROG GL 70 gaming laptop. The AMD Ryzen 7 is a true beast when it comes to raw computing performance.

This eight core CPU can handle resource-intensive tasks like a champ and multitask between the apps like a breeze.

Supporting the CPU in its duties is the equally powerful 4GB DDR5 AMD Radeon RX 580 with 4GB of DDR5 memory.

This laptop comes with 16GB DDR4 RAM on board with the possibility of expanding the memory up to 32GB.

For professional video editors, expanding the RAM is a must because they have to run resource-intensive apps such as Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.

Display

The Asus ROG GL 70 features a larger 17.3-inch FHD panel having a refresh rate of 120Hz.

The refresh rate is the number of times a display’s image is repainted or refreshed per second. The more the refresh rate of a display, more smoother will be visuals for our human eyes

This 120Hz display will make editing a whole lot easier for professionals. Only with an enhanced refresh rate display, they can evaluate the content they have just produced.

Seeing a full HD video shot with 60fps on a display with 60Hz will grossly undercut the quality and certainly miss certain frames.

When it comes to the gamers, the response time of this display is 3ms meaning there is practically no delay with your mouse clicks and actions happening on the screen.

Excellent Thermals

Having the system remains at a constant moderate temperature is a must when it comes to high-performance laptops.

Especially during editing and rendering if the laptop becomes too hot, the processor will start to throttle and the performance will diminish.

The ROG GL 70 has an anti-dust design with dual fans to keep the temperature in check even during peak loads.

The trapezoid cuts in the ventilation systems at the back ensures maximum airflow from the interior to outside.

Verdict

The Asus ROG GL 70 is a fine performance oriented laptop that is very much suitable for a variety of tasks such as video editing and gaming.

The comfortable, RGB keyboard and the larger 17.3-inch 120Hz display makes a huge difference in performance when compared with certain other models priced in the same category.

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120Hz Full HD display

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Excellent build quality

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Powerful processor

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Heavy and bulky

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM16 GB DDR4
ProcessorRyzen 7 Octa Core 3GHz
SSD256 GB
Graphics4GB DDR5 AMD Radeon RX 580
Battery Backup3-4 Hours
Display17.3 inch full HD LED

3. Acer Nitro 5

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Best Budget Gaming Laptop
  • Affordable gaming laptop
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Powerful processor

Acer Nitro 5 is one of the cheapest gaming laptop available in the Indian market as of now.

Although the price is a bit low, it doesn’t skimp on any of the necessary features that a normal performance-oriented laptop must have.

Design and Build Quality

The Acer Nitro 5 features a metallic build with carbon fibre outer layering that ensures enhanced rigidity to the structure.

The criss-cross patterns of the carbon fibre inserts also add to the visual appeal of this budget-oriented gaming laptop.

The gentle lines and the subtle formal design strategy makes this device a gaming laptop that you can take with you to work.

The giant exhaust vents at the back ensure excellent cooling of the internals.

Processor and Performance

The Acer Nitro 5 comes loaded with a powerful yet power-efficient Intel Core i5 8th gen 8300H processor with a base clock of 2.3GHz.

This true quad-core eighth-generation processor can go up to a maximum clock speed of 4GHz upon demand.

This processor coupled with 8GB DDR4 RAM makes day to day performance a delightful experience.

There is an empty slot on the motherboard for those who are not contempt with the RAM.

The Acer Nitro 5 packs in a 4GB GDDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050 for satisfying your gaming needs.

.Recent sensational gaming titles such as Fortnite and PUBG can be played well on this machine without any lags at 60fps, even if high settings is selected.

Display

The 15.6-inch full HD display has decent colour reproduction and contrast levels.

The display is not the absolute best per se, but at this price, the quality is perfectly acceptable.

Miscellaneous

The keyboard is another stronghold of this laptop from Acer. The red coloured keys adds a gaming flair to the device.

The red backlit also chimes in with the overall aesthetics perfectly well.

The keys have good key travel distance the clicks feel really tactile. What disappointed us is the trackpad behaviour.

This touchpad doesn’t come with Windows precision driver support and the results are significantly mediocre.

We suggest you to use an external mouse incase you’re planning for serious gaming with this laptop.

Battery Life

The battery life is nothing exceptional. This laptop lasts for about 3-4 hours on moderate usage and up to an hour when gaming continuously.

One surprising thing we’ve noticed with this laptop is that there isn’t any noticeable overheating with this laptop. Thermal throttling is also not an issue with the device.

Verdict

All in all, the Acer Nitro 5 is a very capable gaming laptop and the very best if we may say for a budget under Rs.80,000.

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Minimal design

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Excellent heat dissipation

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Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU

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No SSD

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Mediocre touchpad

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorCore i5 8th gen 8300H 2.3GHz
SSD
Graphics4GB DDR5 NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050
Battery Backup4-5 Hours
Display15.6 inch full HD LED

4. Dell Inspiron 15 7000

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Best Value for Money Laptop
  • Dependable workhorse laptop
  • Sturdy and durable built
  • Comfortable trackpad

The Inspiron series from Dell started off as a budget laptop lineup and is slowly moving up to the premium laptop segment market with some of the most attractive propositions in the laptop market.

The Inspiron 15 7000 from Dell has been revamped for the 2018 and is here with much-improved internals and build quality aimed at providing a better performance for gamers.

Design and Build Quality

At one time, it seemed that the laptop companies were done experimenting with designs. But with the Inspiron 15 7000, Dell has followed a new design trend to make the device look more futuristic and unique.

The hinge design, for example, is oddly attractive. The middle hinge that doesn’t run all way across the chassis imparts a classy look to this laptop.

The clean and minimalist back chassis and the keyboard deck looks very much like a professional computing device.

There are red accents carefully given all over the chassis which adds a performance flair to the laptop.

The trackpad is big and easy to scroll around and has excellent gesture recognition mechanism.

The lined back exhaust plate that hides the vent is another conscious design choice, the company has pulled off to increase the aesthetic beauty of this gorgeous machine.

Processor and Performance

As you would expect from a premium budget laptop, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 comes loaded with an Intel Core i7 7700HQ processor.

Being a true quad-core processor, this chipset is capable of running almost all apps and games with relative ease.

With the support of 16GB DDR4 RAM, this laptop can handle multitasking, the way you would like it to.

Another important addition to the hardware is a 6GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU which will let this device perform excellently when it comes to resource-intensive tasks such as video editing and gaming.

Display

Being a full sized laptop, the Dell Inspiron 7000 comes with a 15.6-inch widescreen display that has good brightness and contrast levels.

However, we do felt that the colour accuracy is a bit on the lower side. If you are buying this laptop for graphic designing works, you might want to keep this in mind.

Otherwise, the display is pretty sharp and crisp and offers good viewing angles.

The thick bezel around the display is what we didn’t like about this panel. It looks very ugly at first sight.

However, you will probably get used to this and it won’t be a problem after a few days of usage.

Miscellaneous

You might have known the fact that SSDs are much faster than mechanical HDDs by now.

Yes, this laptop comes loaded with a 256GB SSD for operating system installation and a selected few applications.

This makes the laptop run faster and boot quicker. Near instantaneous app load times will be a delight worth enjoying at this price point.

Battery Life

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 comes with a 4-cell integrated Li-ion battery inside which will give you a battery life of about 4-5 hours on moderate usage.

However, if you are planning to do all the heavy stuff such as gaming or video editing, we’d suggest you plug in the laptop and then do it.

Verdict

The Dell Inspiron is a great laptop that can be concluded as a mini version of the Alienware gaming laptop.

Whatever be the tasks you throws at this amazing piece of hardware, it will do it quite comfortably.

If you don’t mind carrying a 2.65Kg gadget in your backpack, this is one of the best workhorse laptops out there.

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Unique design

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Excellent build quality

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Powerful internals

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Heavy and bulky

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorCore i7-8750H 2.2GHz
SSD128 GB
Graphics4 GB DDR5 GTX 1050Ti
Battery Backup3-4 Hours
Display15.6 inch full HD

5. HP Pavilion 15

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 Best Build Quality
  • Excellent fit and finish
  • Suited for gaming and media consumption
  • Wide service network

The Pavilion series has been a runaway hit for HP with its great specs at reasonable price segments.

The new Pavilion 15 is lurking in the premium laptop market with some of the best in class internals and loaded with features that will attract customers for sure.

Build Quality and Design

The new HP pavilion follows the design principles set by previous pavilion laptops priced under Rs.70,000.

But the one thing that sets this device apart from the rest is the all-new black and violet accent that the company has now chosen over the much popular red and black option.

The already good build quality of the previous generation pavilion notebooks now has elevated into a whole new level that isn’t just good but great.

The matte finish on the chassis feel-good to touch and the overall colour scheme looks pretty cool.

The hinge mechanism of this laptop is one of the robust factors and works pretty well even at times with a single hand.

Processor and Performance

Inside the beautifully crafted chassis is an eighth generation Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz processor that is one of the latest offerings from Intel to the performance mobile computing market.

This processor in itself is capable of running the most demanding of apps without any hassles.

There is 4GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050Ti GPU inside the chassis for that significant extra oomph when it comes to gaming and graphics intensive tasks.

The 8GB DDR4 RAM gives enough leeway to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.

The 128GB SSD secondary storage can make the device boot up faster and even some of the most necessary app loading times can be reduced significantly.

Display

The 15.6-inch display on this laptop is one of the best in class, we’d have to admit.

This full HD panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels has amazing clarity and colour accuracy that will get you hooked up to this laptop in case you love to watch movies on your laptop.

The not so thick bezels around the screen make it look even larger and provides an immersive viewing experience.

When it comes to gaming, the 60Hz display provides a smooth full HD experience that feels buttery smooth without any frame skippings in between.

Miscellaneous

The violet keyboard backlighting is a sort of unique thing when it comes to this laptop. It feels refreshing and somewhat pleasing to the eyes.

The Bang & Olufsen tuned speakers are placed in the front keyboard deck facing the user and sound loud and clear.

The new improved design of internal Wi-Fi antenna provides you with the best possible signal reception resulting in guaranteed network connectivity within a certain possible range.

Battery life

With a 3-cell Li-ion integrated battery inside, the HP Pavilion 15 can last for about 4 hours on a single charge.

The built in HP fast charge technology will help you to juice up the battery up to 90% in just under 90 minutes.

Verdict

The HP Pavilion is a great performance oriented laptop that can double up as a capable media consumption device.

With the abundance of hardware feature such as USB 3.1 ports and an SSD at a couple of rupees less than its contenders, this laptop is definitely worth checking out.

The brand name and the national service network is yet another reason for you to consider purchasing this laptop.

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Aesthetically pleasing design

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Great display

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Powerful internals

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Lower clocked processor

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorCore i7-8750H 2.2GHz
SSD128 GB
Graphics4 GB DDR5 GTX 1050Ti
Battery Backup3-4 Hours
Display15.6 inch full HD

6. Lenovo Legion Y720

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Laptop with Rich Connectivity Options
  • Futuristic design
  • Fantastic build quality
  • Gaming as well media consumption device

Lenovo has impressed us with its tough and rugged ThinkPad series laptop before.

This time, they’re back with legion series gaming laptops that offers Alienware a run for the money.

With great features and superb build quality, Lenovo Legion Y720 impresses us with its crazy fast performance even under heavy loads.

Performance

Lenovo Legion Y720 is powered by the same Core i7 7700HQ processor found in the Alienware 15 laptop.

Can you run your favourite games in high settings?

Definitely yes.

Graphics department is handled by a Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB DDR5 GPU that will run most of the titles in full settings with a constant 60 fps.

Not only gaming, but this card will also take care of other graphics-intensive tasks such as video rendering or animations.

Display

This device is equipped with a full HD 15.6″ Anti Glare IPS display that offers great viewing angles and contrast levels.

The colours will look more vivid and punchier and with ample brightness, the display output will look more lively.

Miscellaneous

Lenovo touts Legion Y720 as the world’s first Dolby Atmos certified laptop that will deliver crisp and clean sound over a wide frequency range.

Xbox one controller support right out of the box will make you feel at home if you’re familiar with playing games on the consoles.

On the storage front, a 2TB 7200rpm HDD coupled with a 256GB SSD will make the data transfer operations faster on this device.

The apps and games will load from the SSD and data storage will be handled by the 2TB HDD.

This laptop comes with 16GB DDR4 RAM clocked at 2400MHz with an additional expansion slot that will let you catapult the memory game up to 32GB if you are in need of that extra oomph.

Pre-installed Windows 10 Home will let you use this device right out of the box.

Connectivity options

Port selection on this device is generous with three high-speed USB 3.0 ports assisted with a thunderbolt USB- C port for faster data transfer speeds.

A display port has been provided if gaming on a 15.6″ screen is not enough and you want to hook it up to your 4K TV for that extra screen real estate.

The RJ 45 LAN port is present for those who cherish the nostalgic wired connections.

Thermals and cooling

With Dual metal fans hidden under the chassis, Lenovo Legion Y720 ensures the device remains cool even while performing heavy tasks.

The rear air vent design is cleverly put together to ensure the sound level remains quieter and faster heat dissipation.

Also, the JBL speakers with chamber ensure the sound from the loudspeakers packs a punch.

Battery life

The company promises a battery life up to 5 hours which is subjective and varies from user to user based on their usage patterns.

Verdict

If you are a fan of the Yoga series from Lenovo and would love to possess a hardware that stands out from the rest, the Yoga 720 is a great choice.

This laptop will handle all your gaming needs with relative ease and the internals are so powerful that you can enjoy any game that is currently on the market in its full graphics.

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Great built quality

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GTX 1060 GPU

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Great loudspeakers with Dolby Atmos certification

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Xbox one controller support

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Low noise levels

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Not so great display

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Heavy

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory2 TB
RAM16 GB DDR4 2400MHz upto 32GB
ProcessorCore i7 7th gen 7700HQ 2.8GHz
SSD256 GB
GraphicsGTX 1060 6GB DDR5
Battery BackupUp to 5 Hours
Display15.6 inch fullHD LED IPS Antiglare display
Here we are, with our best picks from each category of laptops that we feel are worth your hard earned money.

Don’t take our word for it, consider this as a pointer and make your pick wisely. We wish you a perfectly rewarding purchasing experience.

With the latest Core i9 processor being revealed by Intel, we expect a lot of performance-based laptops to enter the Indian market soon.

Meanwhile, If you’d like to get a heads up, do check our article about Core i9 laptops – a glimpse to future mobile computing on our website.

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