Best Gaming Laptops Under Rs.50,000 (Latest 2020)

by | Jun 23, 2020

Gaming is now becoming one of the wildly popular hobbies among the youth as well as adults. Some are even making a career out of gaming by streaming their gameplay in online platforms such as YouTube and Twitch.

For those who are looking forward to pursuing such a passion, you don’t have to spend a fortune to buy a capable gaming laptop.

In this article, we list the five best gaming-centric laptops that you can buy under a budget of just Rs.50,000.

Sit back, relax and read the article to find the one suitable for your needs!

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.50,000

1. Acer Nitro 5Overall Best Pick
2. Asus TUF FX505DYRunner-Up Pick
3. HP Pavilion 15Value for Money Laptop
4. Acer Aspire 5Best Build Quality
5. Lenovo Ideapad 330Honourable Mention

 

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1. Acer Nitro 5

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Overall Best Pick
  • Best in class GPU
  • The powerful and efficient processor
  • Dual fan temperature control

It’s quite a contradiction that Acer makes expensive budget laptops but towards the premium budget segment, this company has some of the best value for money offerings in the Indian market.

The Acer Nitro 5 is an AMD Ryzen 5 powered performance laptop which can be considered as an excellent everyday performance laptop with the potential for being a budget gaming laptop.

Design and Build Quality

By no means does the Acer Nitro 5 is a compact laptop. This device weighs around 2.5 Kgs and has substantial bulkiness to its form factor.

However, the hunky look of this laptop will certainly find takers with its carbon fibre texture all around.

The large exhaust vents in the rear make sure the internal temperatures stay under control, even at the peak loads.

The red and black colour tone is peculiar with the gaming laptops and it feels the same with this laptop as well.

The keyboard is backlit and offers nice feedback when pressed.

The hinge mechanism works perfectly and the additional heft of the C deck allows for the display to be opened up with a single hand.

Processor and Performance

Earlier we used to get a maximum of Nvidia 940MX GPU for a laptop at this budget.

Nvidia MX150 made a welcome change with the improved performance but not as much as a hardcore gamer would love to see.

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

The AMD Ryzen 5 processor inside is a true competitor and offers excellent performance with the 8GB DDR4 RAM out of the box.

Recent sensational gaming titles such as Fortnite and PUBG can be played well on this machine without any lags at 60fps.

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.

The thick bezels around the display feel like an eyesore for such a powerful and value for money laptop otherwise.

Miscellaneous

The keyboard is another stronghold of this laptop from Acer. The red coloured keys add 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 and the clicks feel 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 use an external mouse in case you’re planning for serious gaming with this laptop.

Battery Life

The battery life is nothing exceptional. This laptop lasts for about 4-5 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.52,000.

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Easy RAM upgradability

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One year international warranty

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Decent battery life

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Thick bezels around the display

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel i5 8300H
Graphics4GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050Ti
Battery Backup4-5 Hours
SSD
Display15.6-inch Full HD IPS

2. Asus TUF FX505DY

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Powerful Ryzen 5 processor
  • 4GB dedicated GPU
  • Full HD display

Asus is at it again. The company is trying hard to dethrone HP from the mid-range segment with its Vivobook series and the TUF FX505DY is the new twist in the tale.

The TUF series is a true gaming-centric laptop for budget-conscious buyers with reasonably powerful internals capable of running almost all newer titles with medium to high graphics settings,

Design and Build Quality

The earlier Asus laptops had an aesthetically pleasing exterior design but with certain eyesores such as thick bezels around the display persisted across the budget models.

The TUF FX505DY makes a drastic change in this regard by offering considerably thinner bezels on the screen making the device look more premium than ever before.

The metallic finish and the strong plastic chassis remains the same with this device. The hinges work perfect and feel solid while opening and closing the lid.

The sufficiently spaced keys are a joy to use but unfortunately doesn’t come with the backlit feature.

Processor and Performance

The Asus TUF FX505 is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 quad-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz.

With four physical cores to process, this little guy performs very well – be it in terms of app loading and functioning or multitasking.

This laptop comes with a faster 512GB SSD instead of the conventional HDD. This ensures the performance is significantly better than those other laptops in the same price segment.

The 8GB DDR4 RAM is rated at 2400Mhz and performs well while juggling between memory-intensive apps side by side.

Asus laptops are popular for their easy upgradability.

The story is no different on this one as well. The RAM module can be easily popped out and replaced up to a max. limit of 16GB.

To assist the processor in its graphics duties is a 4GB DDR5 AMD RX560X GPU. This will let you effortlessly run graphics-intensive apps and casual games to kill the boredom at times.

Display

The 15.6-inch full HD display has really thin bezels around and it certainly reminded us about the premium laptops such as the Dell XPS.

The colours from this display look good and brightness levels are acceptable.

Miscellaneous

There is one USB 2.0 port, two high-speed USB 3.2 ports along with the regular HDMI port and SD card reader present on this laptop.

The trackpad is sufficiently large and supports gestures. Windows precision drivers work well and are a blessing in disguise for those who hate to carry a laptop mouse around.

The well-spaced keyboard has a red-backlit which adds to the overall gaming flair.

Battery Life

This laptop comes with a 2-cell Li-ion battery which lasts up to 5 hours on a single charge.

Supplied with a fast charger in the box, the battery juices up pretty quickly for about 60% under an hour when charged from the DC mains.

Verdict

The Asus TUF FX505DY is a budget gaming laptop that does well when it comes to
Playing popular games with medium to high graphics settings.

The dedicated GPU, inclusion of an SSD and the decent full HD display makes this laptop worthy of purchase in the sub. Rs.50,000 price range.

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Aggressive gaming design

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RJ45 LAN port

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Faster 512GB SSD storage

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No USB type C port

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5
Graphics4GB DDR5 AMD Radeon RX 560X
Battery BackupUp to  4 Hours
 SSD512 GB
Display15.6-inch Full HD

3. HP Pavilion 15

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Value for Money Laptop
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Excellent thermal management
  • Additional 128GB SSD storage

Choosing HP over other laptop brands is a no-brainer for many people here in India.
Such is the popularity of this brand in consumer electronics and other related peripherals.

The HP 15 is probably the best budget gaming laptop worth considering for a price tag of just under Rs.50,000.

Design and Build Quality

The HP Notebook 15 looks unique from the sea of other budget laptops and is designed with durability in mind, and made using high-quality components.

These body wide screen hinges work great. There is no creaking sound when opening and closing the lid and the operation is so smooth.

The C deck on this budget laptop comes with a textured finish which looks nice and feels comfortable to lay your hands on.

The metallic backplate has a shining HP logo which gives this device a luxury feel.

Processor and Performance

Thanks to the latest AMD Ryzen 5 processor inside, this laptop can blaze through your academic work and related software like a cakewalk.

The new and improved processor from Intel now has four physical cores compared to only two on its predecessor. This has improved the overall efficiency and performance of up to 50%.

Multitasking with the 8GB DDR4 RAM is not an issue anymore. You can further expand the memory in case you need your system to perform much faster when it comes to gaming or serious multitasking.

The graphics department is handled by 3GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 GPU.

This powerful GPU will let you play games such as PUBG and GTA at 60fps refresh rate without any lag.

Along with the 1TB HDD, HP has also included a 128GB SSD for fast boot-up and app loading times.

Display

The HP Notebook 15 comes with a large 15.6-inch full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The large display can get very bright and the colour reproduction is on par with other laptops priced at the same budget.

Connectivity

HP has left no stone unturned when it comes to connectivity options on this budget laptop.

This device has a USB 3.1 port for high-speed data transfers, 1 USB 2.0 port for plugging in the peripherals, a Type C port and an SD card slot.

 

Battery Life

The battery life on the HP Notebook 15 is nothing spectacular to brag about. But this laptop gives an approximate screen on time of up to 5 hours on a single charge.

With HP fast charging technology, the device can be juiced up quickly, as much as 90% in just under 90 minutes which is very beneficial.

Verdict

The HP Notebook 15 is one of the best laptops for gaming purposes under Rs.50,000/

Equipped with the latest 8th-generation processor from Intel, this machine can perform all the tasks with relative ease.

The decent quality widescreen display and the fast-charging battery is yet another attractive feature when it comes to making the purchase decision of this laptop.

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Solid build

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Decent display

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Powerful performance

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Bulky

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD1TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 3550H
Graphics3GB DDR5 NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050
Battery Backup3-4 Hours
SSD128 GB
Display15.6 inch Full HD

4. Acer Aspire 5

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Best Build Quality
  • Dedicated Nvidia graphics card
  • Superfast SSD storage
  • Excellent battery life

Acer has been at the forefront of releasing budget laptops laden with useful features and impressive internals for a while.

The Aspire Aspire 5s is one of the mid-range laptops that comes with an eighth-generation Intel processor on board. Let’s dive into more details of this gem without any further ado.

Design and Build Quality

The Aspire Aspire 5 comes with a brushed metal chassis which looks classy. Usually, Acer laptops possess some of the best build quality that you can expect with budget laptops.

The sturdy hinge works so well that there is minimal to almost no friction when lifting the display.

The keyboard is well laid out with sufficient space in between and offers great key travel distance.

There is a lot of room for ventilation on the bottom side of this laptop.

But we are quite sceptical about the effectiveness as when the laptop is placed on a flat surface, there is a chance that the hot air will circulate within the chassis.

The RAM and HDD compartments are placed on the backside and easily swappable with the removal of a single screw.

This means upgradability is not an issue with this laptop.

Processor and Performance

This is the area where the Acer Aspire laptop trumps others on this list to their knees without much effort.

Inside the laptop, there is an Intel Core i5 -8265U processor which is the absolute best you can get in this price bracket.

This four-core processor along with the dedicated 2GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce MX250 will let you handle apps and most of the games effortlessly.

The 8GB DDR4 RAM makes sure that multitasking is a possibility with this mid-range laptop.

What makes this laptop stand out from the pack is its 512GB SSD. SSD performs significantly better than a conventional HDD.

This will let you enjoy the computing experience in its full glory with minimal app loading and boot up times.

Display

The Acer Aspire 5 comes equipped with a 15.6-inch full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The colours look a bit washed out from a distance but the brightness levels are OK.

We get the fact that Acer had to do some cost-cutting when it decided to include an eighth-generation Intel i5 processor inside.

However, the display looks fine for practical multimedia consumption and casual browsing.

It’s only if you are the one who craves for more details in the visuals, the average quality becomes evident.

Operating System

This Acer Aspire laptop comes with Windows 10 Home on board.

Acer provides all the necessary drivers for the Windows OS and the device is fully compatible with running it.

Battery Life

The Acer Aspire laptop has a 38 Whr Li-ion battery inside which delivers a battery life of about six hours.

The battery charging process is also faster, thanks to the high amperage charger bundled with the device.

Verdict

If easy upgradability and the top of the line processor is your priority, then you should look no further.

For a budget under Rs.50,000, the Acer Aspire 5 is a great purchase.

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Latest eighth-generation processor

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Multi-gesture touchpad

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Full HD display

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Average display

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8265U 1.6GHz
Graphics2GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce MX250
Battery BackupUp to 6  Hours
SSD512 GB
Display15.6-inch Full HD

5. Lenovo IdeaPad 330

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Honourable Mention
  • Dedicated 2GB GPU
  • 16GB Intel optane memory
  • Full HD display

Lenovo has switched its focus as one of the top smartphone brands in the country to one of the best laptop brands in the country offering some excellent devices for the customers.

The Lenovo IdeaPad 330 is a feature-rich performance laptop that is priced well under an affordable budget for those who are looking for a device that is capable of satisfying their performance index.

Design and Build Quality

We have said it before and will continue to say so – Lenovo makes some of the best looking laptops currently in India. No matter 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 330 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 330 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 but spacious and offer great typing experience.

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

Display

The Lenovo Ideapad 330 features a 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 pixels full HD TN display.

The visuals are adequately colourful and rich in details and the pixel density count is higher than most other laptops in its price range resulting in a sharper and more clear text and image viewing experience.

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 considerably thicker and make the screen look much bigger than its actual size.

Processor and Performance

The Lenovo Ideapad 330 is powered by the 7th Generation Intel Core i3 – 7020U processor.

This processor is capable of running almost all the apps available at present with no hiccups. With the 4GB onboard DDR4 RAM, you can easily perform computing tasks much faster than an older generation laptop.

In addition to the 4GB RAM, Lenovo has thrown in a 16GB Optane memory into the mix for better performance.

The 16GB Optane memory on this system acts like an SSD, but with a much smaller memory footprint.

For graphics and gaming performance boost, Lenovo has included a dedicated 2GB DDR5 AMD Radeon 530 graphics card.

This helps you play most of the modern-day games without much lags and stutters with low to medium settings.

Miscellaneous

This laptop doesn’t skimp on pot distribution either. This Ideapad series laptop from Lenovo comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports, a USB C port and the regular HDMI and card reader slots.

The keyboard on this system is backlight enabling it to use in darker environments with no external light source.

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

Running on Windows 10 Home edition out of the box, this laptop comes with a 12-month free McAfee Livesafe antivirus subscription.

Battery Life

Powered by a 2-cell Li-ion cell, the Lenovo Ideapad 330 can last up to an impressive 6 hours on a single charge.

Verdict

The Lenovo Ideapad 330 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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Dolby audio support

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Decent build quality

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Genuine Windows 10 IS

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Outdated CPU

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4 + 16GB Optane memory
ProcessorIntel Core-i3 7020U
Graphics2GB DDR5 AMD Radeon 530
Battery BackupUp to  4  Hours
SSD
Display15.6-inch Full HD
This concludes our article for the best five gaming laptops priced under Rs.50,000. 

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