Best Gaming Laptops in India (December 2019)

by | Dec 28, 2019

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. Acer Predator Helios 300 Overall Best Pick
2. MSI PrestigeRunner-Up Pick
3. Asus ROG Strix Hero IIIFeature Rich Gaming Laptop
4. Lenovo Legion Y530Budget Gaming Laptop
5. HP Pavilion 15Honorable Mention

1. Acer Predator Helios 300

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Overall Best Pick
  • Industry-leading Nvidia RTX 2060 GPU
  • Easy hardware upgradability
  • One year international warranty

The Acer Predator Helios 300 is an entry-level gaming laptop succeeding the popular performance-oriented Helios series.

This macho machine packs in some serious punch in terms of hardware internals which performs on par with the other counterparts in the similar price league.

Design and Build Quality

The Predator Helios 300 is designed to look very minimal and aesthetically pleasing while preserving the performance of its predecessor models.

The company chose to design this laptop in such a way that equal importance is given both functionality and aesthetic beauty.

The black coloured chassis with blue inserts in between looks fantastic and blends well with the overall design strategy.

The bezels around the display are minimal this time and make this laptop look very futuristic and appealing to the eyes.

Easy hardware upgradability is one of the key aspects of this laptop. You can easily swap storage or RAM modules, even if you don’t have any prior experience doing so.

The metallic finish keyboard C deck is strong and offer excellent durability and comfort while gaming as well as typing rigorously.

Processor and Performance

The Acer Predator Helios 300 is powered by the powerful ninth-generation Intel Core-i7 9750H quad-core processor clocked at 2.4GHz which can go up to 4.1GHz with turbo boost.

The device comes with 16GB of DDR4 RAM that is expandable up to 32GB via the additional slot that is easily accessible by removing the backplate of the chassis.

Acer has managed to include a state of the art 6GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060 GPU on this laptop.

This GPU in conjunction with the powerful true quad-core processor exceeds our expectations in performance – be it with gaming or during the day to day productivity tasks.

The 1TB HDD plus 256GB SSD combination works well to ensure a lag usage experience with this premium mid-range laptop.

Display

The Acer Predator Helios 300 features a 15.6-inch full-HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This display has a locked-in 60Hz refresh rate for ultra-smooth video and game playback.

Refresh rate denotes the number of frames the screen can display per second. The higher this number, smoother will be the visuals.

The colours appear vivid and vibrant with sharp and clear details on visuals as well as static images and text.

The bezels around the display are relatively thicker on the sides, but will soon get used to and pose no problem in the long run.

Miscellaneous

The keyboard on this device has a blue backlight that adds to the overall design flair of the laptop.

The keys are sufficiently spaced and have a rubber feel to it. The size of the numpad keys is a bit smaller than the rest of the keys on the keyboard.

The anti-ghosting technology prevents accidental keypresses effectively, which is bliss for those who use shortcuts while editing videos or pre-assigned keys while gaming with this laptop.

Battery Life

The battery on this laptop is a 4-cell Lithium-ion pack which will last up to 4 hours on a single charge and expect this to drop further while performing processor-intensive tasks such as gaming.

Verdict

The Acer Predator Helios 300 offers excellent value for money performance and durability for a gaming laptop priced under Rs.1,30,000.

Casual video editing and rendering would run with no hiccups or lags on this computer. Easy hardware expandability makes this laptop future proof.

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Robust build quality

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Comfortable keyboard

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Efficient cooling

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Heavy

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM16GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i7 9750H
SSD256 GB
Graphics6GB DDR6 Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060
Battery BackupUp to 4 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD

2. MSI Prestige

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 Runner-Up Pick
  • Powerful CPU+GPU combination
  • Ultralight aluminium chassis
  • Excellent quality display

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

Design and Build Quality

The MSI Prestige 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 metallic colour scheme matches the gaming flair and looks premium.

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 9750H with 32GB 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 a 6GB GDDR6 Nvidia RTX 2060 card inside,

The results?

It delivers. This laptop crushes the competition by leaps and bounds.

The 1TBGB SSD combo works seamlessly to deliver high-speed computing and gaming experience on this machine.

Display

Coming to the screen, this unit boasts of a 15.6inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

What’s special about this display is that it’s got a whopping 144Hz 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 144Hz 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.

Response 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 Prestige is one of the best laptops for gaming that you can currently get in the Indian market without a second thought.

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Elegant and premium design

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Robust build quality

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Excellent thermal controls

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Average audio output

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory
RAM32GB DDR4
ProcessorCore i7 9th gen 9750H
SSD1 TB
GraphicsNividia RTX 2060 6GB DDR6
Battery BackupUp to 3 Hours
Display15.6-inch 4K 120Hz

3. Asus ROG Strix Hero III

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 Feature-Rich Gaming Laptop
  • 144Hz refresh rate display
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Rich connectivity options

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 the latest and greatest CPU + GPU combination delivering excellent performance.

The ROG Strix Hero III is a premium performance laptop from Asus that is one of the most versatile laptops powered by a ninth-generation i7 processor.

Design and Build Quality

Laptops of the ROG series have an intimidating and aggressive design aesthetics.

The Strix laptop does have the same appeal as well.

There are sharp accent lines all across the chassis and a giant illuminated 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 Strix Hero III gaming laptop.

The Intel Core i7 – 9750H 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 apps like a breeze.

Supporting the CPU in its duties is the equally powerful 6GB GDDR6 Nvidia GTX 1660Ti GPU.

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 Strix Hero III features a 15.6-inch full HD panel having a refresh rate of 144Hz with Nvidia G-sync support.

“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 144Hz 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 Strix Hero III 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 the outside.

Verdict

The Asus ROG Strix Hero III is a 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 15.6-inch 144Hz display makes a huge difference in performance when compared with certain other models priced in the same category.

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Bezel-less display
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Robust build quality
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Powerful internal hardware
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Average battery life

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory
RAM16GB DDR4
ProcessorCore i7-9750H
SSD256 GB
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 1660Ti 6GB DDR6
Battery Backup3-4 Hours
Display15.6 inch Full HD LED 144 Hz

4. Lenovo Legion Y530

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Best Budget Gaming Laptop
  • Powerful processor
  • Best in class GPU
  • Impressive battery life

The Lenovo Legion Y530 is a feature-rich gaming laptop that is priced well under Rs.50,000.

For those users who are looking for a device that is capable of satisfying all their performance indices, this one will be a perfect choice.

Design and Build Quality

We have said it before and will continue to say that Lenovo makes some of the best looking laptops currently in the country.

No matter what the budget, be it entry-level or high-end performance segment laptops, Lenovo has managed to pull off an ace when it comes to the design.

The Lenovo Legion Y530 has a simple design with a metallic finish on the keyboard deck and the chassis.

The screen flex is minimal and won’t be a problem in day-to-day usage.

The Lenovo Legion Y530 has an island-style keyboard with a separate number pad for those who are used to the full-sized desktop keyboards.

The keys are large, spacious and offer great typing experience.

The special painting on this laptop makes it less susceptible to scratches and colour fading over time.

Display

The Lenovo Legion Y530 features a 15.6-inch full HD TN display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This display is adequately colourful and rich in details.

The anti-glare coating on the screen helps it to prevent reflections from the display. This greatly enhances the viewability and reduces stress on your eyes.

The bezels around the display are very thin it has the slimmest bezels in the sub. Rs.50,000 price segment.

Processor and Performance

Performance is another area where this budget laptop excels.

The Lenovo Legion Y530 is powered by a newer 8th generation Intel Core i5 – 8300H processor clocked at 2.3GHz which can turbo boost up to 4GHz.

With Turbo Boost technology-enabled, the processor will run at minimal power when idle and when something resource-intensive is launched, the cores will run at the higher clock to ensure smooth performance.

This processor is capable of running almost all the apps available at present with no hiccups.

With the 8GB onboard DDR4 RAM, you can easily perform computing tasks much faster than an older generation laptop.

Accompanying the processor is a 2GB DDR5 dedicated Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics card. This makes the laptop capable of gaming with almost all the newer titles with low to medium graphics settings.

Miscellaneous

This laptop doesn’t skimp on pot distribution either. This Legion series laptop from Lenovo comes with 3 USB 3.1 ports, 1 USB Type C port along with the regular HDMI and card reader slots.

The dual speakers on this laptop are certified by Dolby and give out a loud sound output.

Battery Life

Powered by a 2-cell Li-ion cell, the Lenovo Legion Y530 can last up to an impressive 6 hours on a single charge.

Verdict

The Lenovo Legion Y530 priced under Rs.50,000 is an overall package with great battery life, build quality and performance.

If you need a laptop that performs well under all circumstances, the Ideapad 330 is worth checking out.

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Minimal bezels around the display

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Stereo speakers

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Rich connectivity options

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No SSD

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM8GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8300H
SSD
GraphicsNVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1050 GDDR5 4GB
Battery BackupUp to 4 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD

5. HP Pavilion 15

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Value for Money Laptop
  • Excellent fit and finish
  • Suited for intense gaming and media consumption
  • Wide service network

HP was reluctant at first to enter the gaming laptop market in India and concentrated only in budget and premium mid-range segment.

The Omen series is the revamped performance-oriented laptops from HP targeting the young audience in the country looking for a gaming laptop.

Build Quality and Design

The new HP Pavilion has an aggressive design stance and unconventional form factor which might not appeal to everyone.

This is indeed a gaming laptop and features gaming-centric design choices to improve the overall performance of the machine.

The single hinge mechanism works very well and holds the monitor upright without any flex or squeaks.

The back panel of this laptop comes with a mix of carbon fibre and brushed metal finish.

The cooling vents are located at the backside and are adequately large enough to bring down the internal temperature from peaking at intensive workloads.

Processor and Performance

Inside the beautifully crafted chassis is a ninth-generation Intel Core i7-9750H 2.6GHz processor which 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.

The all-new 4GB GDDR5Nvidia GTX 1650 performs better than any other GPU currently on the market when it comes to gaming performance.

With this laptop, you’ll be able to play almost every game currently on the market in ultra settings with very high frame rates.

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

The 256GB SSD primary storage along with the secondary 1TB HDD makes 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 144Hz display provides a smooth full HD experience that feels buttery smooth without any frame skippings in between.

Miscellaneous

The violet backlit keyboard 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 15 is a great performance oriented laptop that can double up as a capable media consumption device.

With the abundance of hardware features such as USB 3.1 ports and an SSD at a couple of rupees less than its contenders, this laptop is 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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Brand reliability

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Easy hardware expandability

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Excellent sounding speakers

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Bulky

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i7-9750H
SSD256 GB
Graphics4 GB DDR5 NVIDIA 1650
Battery BackupUP to 4 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD

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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