Best Gaming Laptops Under Rs.1 Lakh (Latest 2020)

by | Apr 27, 2020

Gaming laptops sales are seeing an unprecedented surge in the Indian market these days. More and more people are now preferring powerful and portable laptops over desktop computers when it comes to performance computing.

In this article, we bring you the best five gaming laptops under Rs.1,00,000 available in the Indian market.

All these laptops are loaded with cutting edge internal hardware capable enough to stand up to any of the modern-day games with ease.

Without any further ado, let’s begin!

If you want to read reviews on any particular price range, please check out our articles on Best Gaming Laptops under different budgets here.

Best Gaming Laptops Under Rs.1 Lakh

1. Acer Predator Helios 300Overall Best Pick
2. Asus ROG Strix GRunner-Up Pick
3. HP Pavilion 15Feature Rich Laptop
4. Lenovo Ideapad L340Best Budget Gaming Laptop
5. MSI StealthHonorable Mention

1. Acer Predator Helios 300

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Overall Best Pick
  • Powerful Nvidia GTX 1660Ti 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 offers 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 GTX 1660Ti 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.1,00,000.

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Robust build quality

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Comfortable keyboard

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Efficient cooling

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Bulky

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1 TB
RAM16 GB DDR4
SSD256 GB
ProcessorIntel Core i5 9300H
Graphics6GB DDR6 Nvidia Geforce GTX 1660Ti
Battery backupUP to 4 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD

2. Asus ROG Strix G

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Latest powerful Intel processor
  • Beefy GPU
  • Robust build quality

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 G is al premium performance laptop from Asus that is one of the most versatile laptops powered by a ninth-generation Intel i9 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.

The rushed metallic finish adds to the premium feel of this power-packed laptop.

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 processors inside this ROG Strix G 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 4GB GDDR6 Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU.

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

The 1TB SSD inside is insanely fast, in terms of app loading as well as boot-up times.

Display

The Asus ROG Strix G features a 15.6-inch full HD panel having a refresh rate of 60Hz with Nvidia G-sync support.

The colours are vivid and the brightness levels are up to the mark with this panel.

Minimal bezels around the display make the panel look much wider and offers an excellent immersive experience – be it while watching movies or playing games.

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 Thermal Control

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

Verdict

The Asus ROG Strix G is a performance-oriented laptop that is very much suitable for a variety of tasks such as video editing and gaming.

The comfortable, backlit illuminated keyboard and the larger 15.6-inch 60Hz display make a huge difference in performance when compared with certain other models priced in the same category.

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Elegant design

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Colourful display

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Comfortable keyboard

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Less bassy speakers

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD
RAM16 GB DDR4
SSD1 TB
ProcessorIntel Core i7 9750H
Graphics4GB DDR6 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
Battery backup3-4 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD

3. HP Pavilion 15

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Feature Rich Laptop
  • Powerful hardware
  • Affordable price
  • Rich connectivity options

HP was reluctant at first to enter the gaming laptop market in India and concentrated only in the 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
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD256 GB
Processor Intel Core i7-9750H
Graphics4GB DDR5 NVIDIA 1650
Battery backupUP to 4 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD

4. Lenovo Ideapad L340

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Best Budget Gaming Laptop
  • Elegant design
  • Powerful processor
  • Excellent thermal management

The Lenovo IdeaPad L340 is a flagship Ideapad Laptop that is priced well under Rs.80,000.

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 Ideapad L340 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 Ideapad L340 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 Ideapad L340 features a 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display. The visuals are 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 minimal and blend well with the rest of the elegantly crafted build.

Processor and Performance

Performance is another area where this budget laptop excels. The Lenovo Ideapad L340 is powered by the newer 9th Generation Intel Core i7 – 9750H processor clocked at 2.6GHz which can turbo boost up to 4.5GHz.

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.

There is a 1TB HDD inside along with a 128GB SSD for the operating system, which makes the device perform well.

Accompanying the processor is a dedicated 4GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1650 graphics card.

This makes the laptop capable of computing tasks such as simulation and video rendering without breaking a sweat. You can even play some of the popular games with medium to high settings.

Miscellaneous

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 battery, the Lenovo Ideapad L340 can last up to an impressive 5 hours on a single charge.

Verdict

The Lenovo Ideapad L340 priced under Rs.80,000 is an overall package with great battery life, build quality and performance.

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Robust fit and finish

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Built-in dual speakers

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Powerful processor

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No optical drive

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD128 GB
ProcessorIntel Core i5 9750H
Graphics4GB DDR5 GTX 1650
Battery backup3-4 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD Display

5. MSI Stealth GL65

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Honorable Mention
  • Excellent thermal control
  • Latest GTX series Nvidia GPU
  • 120Hz Full HD display

MSI used to be a budget, peripheral supplier. Not anymore. The company has been rapidly releasing high-end gaming as well as performance laptops into the market for a while now.

The MSI Stealth GL65 is the latest addition to this lineup that bolsters the companies role in the performance laptop segment.

Display

This laptop houses a 15.6-inch full HD 120Hz display for starters. Usual laptop displays come with 60Hz panels that aren’t bad at all.

But having to deal with videos at all time, editing and playing back – having a display with higher refresh rate helps.

Smoother video playback ensures your eyes are stressed out watching the screen for a long amount of time.

The videos you shot will feel buttery smooth, and the playback experience will be worthy of the price you’ve paid for the laptop.

Processor and Performance

Inside this beast is the latest and greatest ninth-generation Intel Core i9 9750H.

This powerful quad-core processor is coupled with a whopping 6GB Nvidia DDR6 GTX 1650 to squeeze out the maximum juice while editing and rendering your videos and playing AAA games.

There is a 512GB NVMe SSD inside this laptop for offline storage purposes. The SSD will load your apps fasters and will increase the rendering speeds significantly.

The onboard 8GB DDR4 RAM is sufficient for most of the resource-intensive work you might have, but if you feel to have more raw power, it can be expanded up to 32GB.

Thermal Performance

High-performance laptops are susceptible to heating – no wonder, thanks to their heavy-duty internals.

This overheating might lead to throttling and may result in frame drops and stutters.

MSI has introduced the cooler boost technology by which the dual fans spin like crazy to bring the temperature under control.

This works well at the cost of slightly increased noise levels.

Verdict

If you’re a professional video editor or gamer and want a serious rig to deal with these professionals, the MSI Stealth GL65 does just that in style.

The processor inside is powerful enough to render the videos without skipping any frames in between.

The SSD inside also helps a lot when it comes to the loading times of video editing apps such as Adobe Premiere Pro.

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Excellent display

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DAC enabled sound output

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Thin bezels around the display

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Bulky

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD512 GB
ProcessorIntel Core i7 9750H
Graphics4GB DDR6 NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650
Battery Backup3-4 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD
That’s it for now folks! The curated list of the best five gaming laptops under Rs.1,00,000 concludes here.

If you have any doubts or suggestions on this topic, let us know your concerns in the comment section below. As always, thanks for your time and come back for more such curated buying guides!

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