Best Gaming Laptops in India (November 2019)

by | Nov 13, 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. Alienware 17 Overall Best Pick
2. MSI Raider GE75Runner-Up Pick
3. Asus ROG Zephyrus SFeature Rich Gaming Laptop
4. HP Omen Value for Money Gaming Laptop
5. Lenovo Legion Y540Budget Gaming Laptop
6. Acer Predator Triton 300Honorable Mention

1. Alienware 17

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Overall Best Pick
  • Unlocked overclockable CPU
  • G-sync certified display
  • VR ready machine

Alienware is probably the first word that will come out of your mouth when talking about gaming laptops.

Everyone in one way or the other would have heard about this beast at least once.

Often considered as the holy grail of gamers, the all-new Alienware 17 surely lives up to its name and fame.

Design and Build Quality

The Alienware 17 retains the signature look of previous models but with subtle changes across the board.

The unibody aluminium body feels strong and premium with no flex to be noticed anywhere.

Mainly because of the desktop grade internal hardware and the metal build, the Alienware 17 isn’t that travel-friendly. This machine weighs around 4.4Kg.

Since the potential buyers of the Alienware series are known not to care about the weight of the device, this isn’t much of a dealbreaker.

The lighting effects and the light strip on the bezels remain in this version as well. The keyboard is of very high quality and the keys feel much more comfortable than the previous editions.

Processor and Performance

Under the hood, Alienware 17 runs on the latest eighth generation Core i9 8950 HK processor clocked at 2.9GHz with turbo boost up to 4.8GHz.

This is an unlocked processor from Intel, meaning you can safely overclock the processor, provided the metrics are within the allowed limits if you feel that the performance isn’t adequate.

Assisting the processor in the graphics department is an Nvidia GTX 1080 DDR5 8GB graphics card that screams performance from the onset.

Thinking about 4K gaming and VR?

You’ve got that covered too.

What else can you expect from this legend with such a legacy?

The 32GB DDR4 RAM and the combination of 1TB HDD for causal storage and 1TB SSD for ultra-fast data speeds make this laptop the best in the business right now on the planet.

Display

A powerhouse without a good display is like a dead stick. Understanding this, Alienware has packed a quad HD IPS Antiglare display with great colour reproduction with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels.

This Nvidia G-Sync certified panel comes with a refresh rate of 120Hz ensures your gameplay will feel even smoother.

Nvidia G-Sync is a technology developed by Nvidia to minimize screen tearing issues and improves the overall fluidity of the visuals.

With a brightness of 300 nits, the screen will let you play your games under any light conditions.

Miscellaneous

Alienware 17 offers a plethora of ports for enhancing the usability of this laptop.

This device comes with two USB 3.0 ports, a USB C port and a full-size thunderbolt 3 port for hooking up this machine with an external display or GPU.

The keyboard is one area where Alienware laptops excel one step further than its competitors.

Alienware TactX keyboard with 2.2mm of key travel will make your keystrokes feel confident.

With a 4 area RGB lighting that can be controlled by the AlienFX software, you can choose the style you prefer with ease, making this device feel personal.

Battery Life

Alienware promises up to 4 hours of gaming on a single charge, but that will depend upon the type of games you will play and the brightness of the display.

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Industry-leading GPU

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Great display

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Superb keyboard with 2.2mm key travel

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Bulky and heavy

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM32 GB DDR4
ProcessorCore i9 8th gen 8950HK
SSD1 TB
Graphics8 GB DDR5 NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080
Battery BackupUp to 3 Hours
Display17.3 inch Quad HD LED IPS

2. MSI Raider GE75

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 Runner-Up Pick
  • Powerful RTX series GPU
  • The superfast primary SSD storage
  • Excellent thermal control

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

Design and Build Quality

The MSI Raider GE75 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.

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 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 GDDR6 Nvidia RTX 2080 card inside,

The results?

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

The 1TB hard drive plus 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 Raider GE75 is the best laptop for gaming that you can currently get in the Indian market without a second thought.

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Cutting edge hardware
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Robust build quality

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Loud and clear speakers

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Average trackpad response

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM16 GB DDR4
ProcessorCore i7 8th gen 8750H
SSD1 TB
GraphicsNividia RTX 2080 8GB DDR6
Battery BackupUp to 3 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD 144Hz

3. Asus ROG Zephyrus S

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 Feature-Rich Gaming Laptop
  • An illuminated 4-zone RGB keyboard
  • Powerful CPU + GPU
  • 144Hz refresh rate full HD 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 the latest and greatest CPU + GPU combination delivering excellent performance.

The ROG Zephyrus S 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 Zephyrus S 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 in 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 mobile processors inside this ROG Zephyrus 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 8GB GDDR6 Nvidia RTX 2070

This laptop comes with 24GB DDR4 RAM onboard with the possibility of expanding the memory up to 32GB.

Display

The Asus ROG Zephyrus S 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 Zephyrus 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 Zephyrus S 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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Military-grade toughness

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Slim bezels around the display

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Intelligent cooling system

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Average speakers

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory
RAM24GB DDR4
ProcessorCore i7-8750H
SSD1 TB
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB DDR6
Battery Backup3-4 Hours
Display15.6 inch Full HD LED 144 Hz

4. HP Omen

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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 Omen 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 dual-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 along with a very unusual Omen logo in the red accent colour.

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 6GB GDDR6 Nvidia GTX 2060 performs better than any other GPU currently in 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.

If you wish to have a future proof laptop, at least for a while, the RTX 2060 GPU helps significantly in this regard.

The 16GB DDR4 RAM gives enough leeway to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.

The 512GB 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 RGB 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 Omen 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 Omen 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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Aesthetically pleasing design

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Great display

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Powerful internals

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Bulky

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM16 GB DDR4
Processor Intel Core i7-9750H
SSD512 GB
Graphics6 GB DDR5 NVIDIA RTX 2060
Battery BackupUP to 4 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD

5. Lenovo Legion Y540

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Budget Gaming Laptop
  • 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 offer Alienware a run for the money.

With great features and superb build quality, Lenovo Legion Y540 impresses us with its crazy fast performance even under heavy loads.

Performance

Lenovo Legion Y540 is powered by the same ninth-generation Intel Core i7 9750H processor found in the Alienware 15 series laptops.

Can you run your favourite games in high settings?Definitely yes.

Graphics department is handled by an Nvidia GTX 1650 4GB 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 which 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 Y540 as the world’s first Dolby Atmos-certified laptop that will deliver crisp and clear 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, the Lenovo Legion Y540 packs in a 1TB ultra-fast SSD drive.

This laptop comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM clocked at 2400MHz with an additional expansion slot that will let you catapult the memory game up to 32GB if you need 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 two 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 Y540 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 4 hours which is subjective and varies from user to user based on their usage patterns.

Verdict

If you are a fan of the Legion gaming series from Lenovo and would love to possess hardware that stands out from the rest, the Legion Y540 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 loudspeakers with Dolby Atmos certification

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Xbox One controller support

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Low noise levels

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Heavy

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory
RAM8GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i7 9750H
SSD1 TB
GraphicsNVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1650 GDDR5 4GB
Battery BackupUp to 4 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD

6. Acer Predator Triton 300

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Honorable Mention
  • SSD + HDD combination
  • Powerful dedicated GPU
  • Minimal bezels around the display

The Acer Predator Triton 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 Triton 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 Triton 300 is powered by the powerful ninth-generation Intel Core-i5 9300H quad-core processor clocked at 2.4GHz which can go up to 4.GHz with turbo boost.

The device comes with 8GB 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 4GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650 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 Triton 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 thick, 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 Triton 300 offers excellent value for money performance and durability for a device under Rs.70,000.

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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Minimal yet stylish design

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Comfy keyboard

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Excellent thermal control

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Heavy

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM8GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 9300H
SSD256 GB
Graphics4 GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce GTX 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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