Best Budget Gaming Laptop (2022)

By Mithun Mohandas | Price Updated on 06-Aug-2022

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 Read More...

  • Windows 10 Home OS
  • 15.6" (1920 x 1080) Display
  • AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600H 6-core | NA Processor
  • 512 GB SSD/8 GBGB DDR4 Memory
The Dell G15 Ryzen Edition Gaming Laptop features a mix of good build quality and specifications that are aimed at tackling most games that gamers like to play. It's powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H along with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card. The downside is that it only has one RAM DIMM which reduces its performance when compared to other gaming laptops which sport two DIMMs and have dual-channel memory configuration. As for storage, it comes with a 512 GB PCIe M.2 SSD which is sufficient for installing the operating system and hosting a few video games.
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Processor : AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600H 6-core 6 core processor
Display : 15.6″ (1920 x 1080) screen, 120Hz refresh rate
OS : Windows 10 Home
Memory : 8 GB DDR4 RAM & 512 GB SSD
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Graphics card
Body : ‎27.2 x 35.7 x 2.7 mm dimension & 2.57 kg weight
Price : ₹ 83,489
  • Windows 10 OS
  • 15.6" (1920 x 1080) Display
  • Core i5 9th Gen | 2.4 GHz Processor
  • 512 GB SSD/8 GB DDR4 Memory
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
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Processor : Core i5 9th Gen processor with 2.4 GHz clock speed
Display : 15.6″ (1920 x 1080) screen
OS : Windows 10
Memory : 8 GB DDR4 RAM & 512 GB SSD
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 Graphics card
Body : 363.4 x 254.5 x 23.25 mm dimension & 2.15 kg weight
Price : ₹ 54,990
  • Windows 10 OS
  • 15.6" (1920 x 1080) Display
  • Core i5 9th Gen | 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 4.1 GHz Processor
  • 512 GB NA/8 GBGB DDR4 Memory
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
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Processor : Core i5 9th Gen processor with 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 4.1 GHz clock speed
Display : 15.6″ (1920 x 1080) screen
OS : Windows 10
Memory : 8 GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 Max Q Graphics card
Body : 359 x 254 x 21.7 mm dimension & 1.86 kg weight
Price : ₹ 60,990
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  • Windows 10 OS
  • 15.6" (1920 x 1080) Display
  • 9th Gen Intel Core i5 | NA Processor
  • 512 GB NA/8 GBGB DDR4 Memory
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
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Processor : 9th Gen Intel Core i5 processor
Display : 15.6″ (1920 x 1080) screen
OS : Windows 10
Memory : 8 GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Graphics card
Body : 36.5 x 25.7 x 2.5 mm dimension & 2.17 kg weight
Price : ₹ 73,719
  • Windows 10 OS
  • 17.3" (1920 x 1080) Display
  • Core i5 9th Gen | 2.4 GHz Processor
  • 1 TB NA/8 GB DDR4 Memory
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
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Processor : Core i5 9th Gen processor with 2.4 GHz clock speed
Display : 17.3″ (1920 x 1080) screen
OS : Windows 10
Memory : 8 GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 Graphics card
Body : 403 x 280 x 26.9 mm dimension & 2.7 kg weight
Price : ₹ 59,999
  • Windows 10 OS
  • 15.6" (1920 x 1080) Display
  • 9th gen Intel Core i5 | 2.4 Ghz Processor
  • 1 TB HDD/8 GB DDR4 Memory
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
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Processor : 9th gen Intel Core i5 processor with 2.4 Ghz clock speed
Display : 15.6″ (1920 x 1080) screen, 60 refresh rate
OS : Windows 10
Memory : 8 GB DDR4 RAM & 1 TB HDD
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1050 (3GB GDDR5) Graphics card
Body : 36 x 26.7 x 2.6 mm dimension & 2.3 kg weight
Price : ₹ 65,499
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  • Windows 10 OS
  • 15.6" (1920 x 1080) Display
  • NA Processor
  • 1 TB NA/8 GBGB DDR4 Memory
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
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Processor : with 2.1GHz clock speed
Display : 15.6″ (1920 x 1080) screen, 120Hz refresh rate
OS : Windows 10
Memory : 8 GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Graphics card
Body : 26.2 x 36 x 2.6 mm dimension & 2.2 kg weight
Price : ₹ 57,990
  • Windows 10 OS
  • 15.6" (1920 x 1080) Display
  • NA Processor
  • 1 TB NA/8 GBGB DDR4 Memory
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
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Processor : 4 core processor with 2.1 GHz clock speed
Display : 15.6″ (1920 x 1080) screen
OS : Windows 10
Memory : 8 GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Graphics card
Body : 25.7 x 36 x 2.4 mm dimension & 1.98 kg weight
Price : ₹ 62,479
  • Windows 10 OS
  • 15.6" (1920 x 1080) Display
  • AMD Ryzen 5-3550H | 2.1 GHz Processor
  • 512 GB SSD/8 GB DDR4 Memory
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
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Processor : AMD Ryzen 5-3550H 4 core processor with 2.1 GHz clock speed
Display : 15.6″ (1920 x 1080) screen
OS : Windows 10
Memory : 8 GB DDR4 RAM & 512 GB SSD
Graphics Processor : AMD RADEON RX560X Graphics card
Body : 26.2 x 36 x 2.7 mm dimension & 2.2 kg weight
Price : ₹ 71,990
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  • Windows 10 OS
  • 14" (1920 x 1080) Display
  • 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10510U | 1.8 GHz Processor
  • 512 GB SSD/8 GBGB DDR4 Memory
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
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Processor : 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10510U 4 core processor with 1.8 GHz clock speed
Display : 14″ (1920 x 1080) screen
OS : Windows 10
Memory : 8 GB DDR4 RAM & 512 GB SSD
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA GeForce MX350 Graphics card
Body : ‎32.1 x 20.7 x 17.2 mm dimension & 1.35 kg weight
Price : ₹ 59,167
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List of Best Budget Gaming Laptop (Oct 2022)

Product NameSellerPrice
Dell G15 Gaming (Ryzen 5 5600H) Dell ₹ 83,489
Acer Aspire 7 A715-75G-50SA N/A ₹ 54,990
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC-240IN Amazon ₹ 60,990
HP Pavillion 15-bc512TX Amazon ₹ 73,719
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-51-53JG Amazon ₹ 59,999
Lenovo Legion Y7000 81V4000LIN Amazon ₹ 65,499
ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DD-AL185T Amazon ₹ 57,990
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0026AX Amazon ₹ 62,479
ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DY-BQ024T Amazon ₹ 71,990
Mi Notebook Horizon Edition 14 Amazon ₹ 59,167
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