Best Budget Gaming Laptop

Laptops built for gaming tend to have certain features that are geared towards improving your gaming experience. However, they also cost a lot so for folks wanting a cheap gaming laptop, certain compromises need to be made. You will most likely not get a high refresh rate panel in a gaming laptop under 50,000, then you'll lost out on additional storage in gaming laptops under the 50,000 and 40,000 price brackets. And you'll be lucky to even spot a decent processor or even a discrete graphics card in gaming laptops under 30,000. So for this lister, we've tried to maximise your gaming experience in under 60,000 with these budget gaming laptops. Most of them are powered by the latest 9th Gen or 10th Gen processors from Intel or the Ryzen 3000 series of processors from AMD. We're yet to see any laptops based on the Ryzen 4000 series of processors so those laptops are absent from this list till we get any. Thankfully, the discrete graphics cards that all of these laptops have will help you get good FPS in games. Although the prices of the products mentioned in the list given below have been updated as of 28th Feb 2021, the list itself may have changed since it was last published due to the launch of new products in the market since then.

List of Best Budget Gaming Laptop

Product Name Seller Price
Acer Aspire 7 A715-75G-50SA N/A ₹54990
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC-240IN N/A ₹59990
HP Pavillion 15-bc512TX Amazon ₹73719
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-51-53JG N/A ₹59990
Lenovo Legion Y7000 81V4000LIN Amazon ₹68204
ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DD-AL185T Amazon ₹56490
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0026AX Amazon ₹81999
ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DY-BQ024T Amazon ₹49000
Mi Notebook Horizon Edition 14 Amazon ₹59999
ASUS VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EK513T Flipkart ₹55990
1.

ACER ASPIRE 7 A715-75G-50SA

  • OSWindows 10
  • Display15.6" (1920 x 1080)
  • ProcessorCore i5 9th Gen | 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 4.1 GHz
  • Memory512 NA/8 GBGB DDR4

The Acer Aspire 7 laptop isn't exactly built for gaming but from a specification standpoint it has the best graphics card in the price segment (GTX 1650) along with the Intel Core i5-9300H. Moreover, Acer has also included a 512 GB SSD. The only thing missing out happens to be a high-refresh rate panel but given the GPU, that might be asking too much for most games except the few that are optimised for high FPS. Summary specs: Core i5-9300H, GTX 1650, 8 GB, 512 SSD, 15.6-inch 1080p

Specifications
OS:Windows 10
Display:15.6" (1920 x 1080)
Processor:Core i5 9th Gen | 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 4.1 GHz
Memory:512 NA/8 GBGB DDR4
Weight:2.15
Dimension:363.4 x 254.5 x 23.25
Graphics Processor:NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650
Price:₹54990
2.

MSI GF63 THIN 9SC-240IN

  • OSWindows 10
  • Display15.6" (1920 x 1080)
  • ProcessorCore i5 9th Gen | 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 4.1 GHz
  • Memory512 GB NA/8 GBGB DDR4

MSI is one of the few manufacturers that are dedicated to making gaming laptops. The MSI GF63 Thin is powered by an Intel Core i5-9300H along with an NVIDIA GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics card. The MAX-Q variant is more power efficient than the MAX-P a.k.a. normal variant but is a teensy bit lower in terms of performance. However, MSI also has the Dragon Centre and several applications that are geared towards improving your gaming experience. Summary specs: Core i5-9300H, GTX 1650 MAX-Q, 8 GB, 512 SSD, 15.6-inch 1080p

Specifications
OS:Windows 10
Display:15.6" (1920 x 1080)
Processor:Core i5 9th Gen | 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 4.1 GHz
Memory:512 GB NA/8 GBGB DDR4
Weight:1.86
Dimension:359 x 254 x 21.7
Graphics Processor:NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 Max Q
Price:₹59990
3.

HP PAVILLION 15-BC512TX

  • OSWindows 10
  • Display15.6" (1920 x 1080)
  • Processor9th Gen Intel Core i5 | NA
  • Memory512 GB NA/8 GBGB DDR4

The HP Pavillion 15-bc512TX is a slight step down in the sense that it has a GTX 1050 in place of the GTX 1650 graphics card which is still a decent graphics card. Aside from the graphics card the other specifications are very similar to the other budget gaming laptops in this list. Summary specs: Core i5-9300H, GTX 1050, 8 GB, 512 SSD, 15.6-inch 1080p

Specifications
OS:Windows 10
Display:15.6" (1920 x 1080)
Processor:9th Gen Intel Core i5 | NA
Memory:512 GB NA/8 GBGB DDR4
Weight:2.17
Dimension:36.5 x 25.7 x 2.5
Graphics Processor:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
Available ₹ 73719
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4.

ACER NITRO 5 AN517-51-53JG

The Acer Nitro 5 is the only laptop in this list with a larger 17.3-inch 1080p display while every other laptop has a 15.6-inch or 14-inch display panel. Spec-wise the Core i5-9300H and GTX 1050 combination is pretty good but you don't get an SSD. For that you will have to get an additional SSD and install the same. Summary specs: Core i5-9300H, GTX 1050, 8 GB, 1 TB HDD, 17.3-inch 1080p

Specifications
OS:Windows 10
Display:17.3" (1920 x 1080)
Processor:Core i5 9th Gen | 2.4 GHz
Memory:1 TB NA/8 GBGB DDR4
Weight:2.7
Dimension:403 x 280 x 26.9
Graphics Processor:NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050
Price:₹59990
5.

LENOVO LEGION Y7000 81V4000LIN

Legion by Lenovo is a dedicated gaming brand from Lenovo with aesthetics as well as specifications that are designed to cater to gamers. While the specs are mostly similar to the other laptops in this list, we have the additional storage as you get a 256GB SSD along with a 1 TB hard disk drive. Summary specs: Core i5-9300H, GTX 1050, 8 GB, 256 SSD + 1 TB HDD, 15.6-inch 1080p

Specifications
OS:Windows 10
Display:15.6" (1920 x 1080)
Processor:9th gen Intel Core i5 | 2.4 Ghz
Memory:1 GB NA/8 GBGB DDR4
Weight:2.3
Dimension:36 x 26.7 x 2.6
Graphics Processor:NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1050 (3GB GDDR5)
Available ₹ 68204
6.

ASUS TUF GAMING FX505DD-AL185T

ASUS TUF Gaming series is about making their hardware more accessible and we see just that happening with the FX505DD as it combines the Ryzen 5-3550H with the GTX 1050 and even has a high-refresh rate panel. A recent drop has made this particular combination even better than before. Summary specs: Ryzen 5-3550H. GTX 1050, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, 15.6-inch 120 Hz 1080p

Specifications
OS:Windows 10
Display:15.6" (1920 x 1080)
Processor:NA
Memory:1 TB NA/8 GBGB DDR4
Weight:2.2
Dimension:26.2 x 36 x 2.6
Graphics Processor:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
Available ₹ 56490
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7.

HP PAVILION GAMING 15-EC0026AX

The HP Pavillion Gaming 15 series of laptops has quite the diverse number of configuration options. The one we opted for is powered by and AMD Ryzen 5-3550H processor alongwith a GTX 1050. This makes this particular SKU one of the top AMD-based configurations that we could find. Summary specs: Ryzen 5-3550H. GTX 1050, 8 GB RAM, 256 SSD + 1 TB HDD, 15.6-inch 1080p

Specifications
OS:Windows 10
Display:15.6" (1920 x 1080)
Processor:NA
Memory:1 TB NA/8 GBGB DDR4
Weight:1.98
Dimension:25.7 x 36 x 2.4
Graphics Processor:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
Available ₹ 81999
8.

ASUS TUF GAMING FX505DY-BQ024T

The ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DY comes very close to the FX505DD in terms of performance. The differences lie in the GPU which is an AMD RX 560X and the display is a 60 Hz 1080p panel. Summary specs: Ryzen 5-3550H, RX 560X, 8 GB RAM, 512 SSD, 15.6-inch 1080p

Specifications
OS:Windows 10
Display:15.6" (1920 x 1080)
Processor:AMD Ryzen 5-3550H | 2.1GHz
Memory:512GB NA/8 GBGB DDR4
Weight:2.2
Dimension:26.2 x 36 x 2.7
Graphics Processor:AMD RADEON RX560X
Available ₹ 49000
9.

MI NOTEBOOK HORIZON EDITION 14

Xiaomi happens to be the latest company to bring a laptop to India which is powered by an Intel Core i5-10210U processor with the GPU being an NVIDIA MX350. You can play a few games on the MX350 as long as you keep the game settings to low or medium. Both, the CPU and the GPU are built for power efficiency and not for extended gaming sessions. Summary specs: Core i5-10210U, MX350, 8 GB, 512 SSD, 14-inch 1080p

Pros

  • Good work-related performance.
  • Bright and vibrant display.
  • Impressive construction quality.
  • 6 hours of battery life on moderate use.

Cons

  • Non-upgradable RAM.
  • Lacklustre typing experience.
  • Poor trackpad construction
Specifications
OS:Windows 10 Home
Display:14" (1920 x 1080)
Processor:10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 | 1.8GHz
Memory:512 GB SSD/8GB DDR4
Weight:1.35
Dimension:17.15 x 321.3 x 206.8
Graphics Processor:NVIDIA® GeForce® MX350
Available ₹ 59999
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10.

ASUS VIVOBOOK 14 X412FJ-EK513T

Another slim machine in the list is the ASUS VivoBook. It too isn't a true gaming laptop since ASUS has way better machines for gaming but if you want a slim form-factor that's also fit to play casual titles, then the VivoBook 14 should be right up your alley. Summary specs: Core i5-10210U, MX230, 8 GB, 256 SSD, 14-inch 1080p

Pros

  • Performance is up to the mark
  • Fingerprint scanner works swiftly
  • Comfortable keyboard

Cons

  • Bland and threadbare design
  • Colours look washed out
  • Poor audio from inbuilt speakers
Specifications
OS:Windows 10 Home
Display:14" (1920 X 1080)
Processor:Intel 8th Gen Core i5 | NA
Memory:512 GB SSD/8GB DDR4
Weight:1.5 Kg
Dimension:322 x 212 x 19.9 mm
Graphics Processor:NVIDIA GeForce MX230 (2GB vRAM)
Out of Stock ₹ 55990
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