As worrying as it may be, the COVID-19 outbreak has forced a large portion of the world’s population to stay indoors. This means many of our weekends are spent sitting in front of the laptop and TV and not roaming about in malls and parks. Incidentally, the PC gaming market has in recent weeks and months seen an increase in the number of AMD Ryzen-powered laptops. For that reason, and because gaming is a good way to take our minds off the seemingly growing pandemic, we’ve put together a list of the top AMD Ryzen 7-powered gaming laptops that you can buy for under Rs 85,000. Take a look:
The Zephyrus G GA502 is the younger, more affordable version of the Intel-powered Zephyrus M GU502. It comes in a sleek, easy-to-carry 15-inch frame that has a subtle ROG logo on the top cover. It’s powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q graphics card with 6GB of dedicated video RAM. There’s 16GB of RAM and 512GB of solid-state storage on board. The 15.6-inch Full HD screen has a healthy refresh rate of 120Hz. Read our review of it here.
The HP Pavilion 15-ec0029AX is an ideal choice for mainstream laptop users who like gaming in their spare time. It comes in a 15-inch frame that looks both professional and stylish at the same time. The HP Pavilion 15-ec0029AX is powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card with 6GB of dedicated video RAM. There’s also 8GB of RAM and plenty of storage (256GB solid-state drive + 1TB hard drive) on board. The screen is a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS LCD unit with a 60Hz refresh rate, which is sufficient for video playback and casual games.
If you’re in the market for a gaming laptop that looks stylish both on the outside and inside, the MSI Alpha 15 A3DD-044IN could be an ideal choice for you. The MSI Alpha 15 A3DD-044IN is powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 processor and an AMD Radeon RX 5500M graphics card with 4GB of dedicated video RAM. It also comes with 16GB of RAM and dual-drive storage (256GB solid-state drive + 1TB hard drive). The screen is a 15.6-inch IPS LCD unit with a 120Hz refresh rate.
The Asus TUF Gaming FX505DV is one of the best deals you can get on a gaming laptop today. It’s powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card with 6GB of dedicated video RAM and ray tracing abilities. It also has 16GB of RAM and 1TB of solid-state storage. The 15.6-inch Full HD screen comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and covers 45 per cent of the NTSC colour space. You can read our review of the cheaper TUF Gaming FX505DY here.
The Asus TUF Gaming FX705DT is a larger 17-inch version of the FX505-series laptops. It’s powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 processor and an entry-level Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card with 4GB of dedicated video RAM. It also comes with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of solid-state storage. Though it’s a 17-inch model, it weighs a manageable 2.7kg. Its 17.3-inch IPS LCD unit has a 60Hz refresh rate and Full HD resolution. You can read our review of the Asus TUF Gaming FX705DT here.