Best Gaming Laptops Under Rs.80,000 (Latest 2020)

by | Apr 27, 2020

The demand for gaming laptops is increasing day by day as these portables machines are fast approaching the computing limits of their desktop counterparts.

There are a lot of laptop models under Rs.80,000 to choose from. However, picking the best one suited for your needs is a tough task.

In this article, we bring you the best five performance-oriented gaming laptops which are sure to deliver you the best bang for buck experience.

Sit back and enjoy reading the article!

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 Laptop Under Rs.80,000

1. Asus ROG ZephyrusOverall Best Pick
2. MSI GL65Runner-Up Pick
3. HP OmenFeature Rich Laptop
4. Acer Nitro 5Value for Money Laptop
5. Lenovo Ideapad L340Honorable Mention

1. Asus ROG Zephyrus

Asus ROG Zephyrus
Overall Best Pick
  • Robust build quality
  • Powerful processor and GPU
  • The high-speed SSD storage

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 is a flagship performance laptop from Asus loaded with beefy hardware for the best possible computing experience ever.

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 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 Zephyrus gaming laptop.

The AMD Ryzen 7 3750H quad-core processor inside this laptop is clocked at 2.4GHz and can extend up to 4GHz to the most.

This four 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 RTX 1660Ti GPU.

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

The high-speed 512GB SSD storage will further elevate the performance of this laptop to a whole new level.

Display

The Asus ROG Zephyrus features a 15.6-inch full HD panel having a refresh rate of 120Hz 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, 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 Zephyrus has an anti-dust design with dual fans to keep the temperature in check even during peak loads.

Verdict

The Asus ROG Zephyrus is a performance-oriented laptop that is very much suitable for a variety of tasks which need high computing performance.

The comfortable, RGB keyboard and the larger 15.6-inch 120Hz display makes a huge difference in performance when compared with certain other models priced in the same category.

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Dual speakers with amplifier

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1-year onsite warranty

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Fast charging support

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Noisy at times

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD
RAM16 GB DDR4
SSD512 GB
ProcessorRyzen 7 quad core
Graphics6GB GDDR6 NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1660 Ti
Battery backupUP to 4 Hours
Display15.6 inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD

2. MSI GL65

MSI GL65
Runner-Up Pick
  • Powerful CPU + GPU combination
  • The perfect laptop for gamers
  • Excellent thermal management

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 GL65is the latest addition to this lineup that bolsters the companies role in performance laptop segment.

Display

The MSI GL65 comes equipped with a 15.6-inch full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This display has a high refresh rate of 120Hz. 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 worth the price you’ve paid for the laptop.

Processor and Performance

Inside this beast is the powerful Intel Core i7 9750H.

This powerful quad-core processor is coupled with a whopping 4GB Nvidia DDR5 GTX 1650 to squeeze out the maximum juice while editing and rendering your videos.

The 512GB SSD will load your apps faster and will increase the rendering speeds significantly.

Thermal Control

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.

Negatives

Is this laptop perfect?

No.

It has got some quirks that might bother you. The sound output from those speakers is average.

Even though there is a lot of room for upgrading the internals, accessibility is a bit of an issue. Other than that the MSI GL65 is worth spending your hard-earned money.

Verdict

If you’re a professional video editor and want a serious rig to edit that 4K footage, the MSI GL65 does just that in style.

The processor inside is powerful enough to run modern games and resource-intensive apps effortlessly.

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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120Hz display

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Powerful Intel H series processor

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4GB DDR5 GTX 1650 GPU

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Average sound output from speakers

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD512 GB
ProcessorIntel Core i7 9750H
Graphics4GB DDR5 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
Battery backupUP to 3 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD IPS

3. HP Omen

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Feature Rich Laptop
  • Aggressive and unique design
  • Powerful processor and GPU
  • IPS Micro edge display

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 an eighth-generation Intel Core i5-9350H 2.4GHz 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 GDDR5 Nvidia GTX 1650 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.

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

The 256GB SSD secondary storage along with the primary 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 60Hz 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
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD256 GB
ProcessorIntel Core i5-9350H
Graphics4GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1650
Battery backupUP to 4 Hours
Display15.6 inch IPS BrightView micro-edge WLED-backlit Display

4. Acer Nitro 5

Acer Nitro 5
Value for Money Laptop
  • Ninth generation Intel processor
  • Rich connectivity options
  • Stereo speakers

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 a ninth-generation Intel i5 processor-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 2.3 Kgs and has substantial bulkiness to its form factor.

However, the hunky look of this laptop will certainly find takers with its matte finish with 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 good tactile 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

The Acer Nitro 5 is powered by the Intel Core i7-9570H performance-oriented processor clocked at 2.6GHz with turbo boost capability up to 4.5GHz.

This device also packs in a 4GB Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU for delivering excellent graphical performance during gaming and resource-intensive tasks such as video rendering.

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

The 8GB onboard RAM can be easily upgraded up to 32GB if you wish to have the extra legroom for intensive multitasking without compromising on the performance.

The 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD combination helps this laptop to boot faster and reduce the loading times of frequently used applications.

Display

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

This is an IPS display meaning the viewing angles are great and you won’t notice any major colour shifting while viewing from the sides.

This display can get sufficiently bright up to 300 nits, which in the normal scenario is enough for indoor usage.

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 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.

Conclusion

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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Good thermal control

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Excellent build quality

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Comfortable keyboard

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Heavy

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD256 GB
ProcessorCore i7-9750H
GraphicsNVIDIA GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5
Battery Backup3-4 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD

 

5. Lenovo Ideapad L340

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Honorable Mention
  • Aesthetically pleasing design
  • Powerful processor
  • Perfect for performance computing

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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Bundles MS Office

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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
This concludes our list for the best five gaming laptops priced under Rs.80,000. All the laptops we’ve mentioned here are capable of playing most of the modern games with medium to high graphics settings quite comfortably.

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