Best Gaming Laptops to Buy in India

By Digit | Updated on 07-Sep-2019

Not every gamer nods to the idea of playing video games on PC, but those who do, swear by PC. Once you get used to playing games at a high frame rate, there's no looking back at regular frame rates. There's something raw and natural about using a keyboard and mouse for movement and firing. There's also something about using gamer slang and acronyms that makes you feel more connected to the community of PC gamers. So, if you know to which faction you belong, and want to get yourself a gaming laptop instead of a console, this list should help you decide which one is right for you. The list contains Asus gaming laptops, Dell gaming laptops, and other gaming laptops. Though there are some gaming laptops under Rs 50,000, we recommend you allocate a higher budget for a smoother gaming experience. We have tested most of these laptops, and believe firmly that these are the best for gaming in the country for now. GLHF.

Asus ROG GX800
  • OS
    OS
    NA
  • Display
    Display
    18.4 MP | NA
  • Processor
    Processor
    Intel Core i7 (7th generation) | 2.9 GHz
  • Memory
    Memory
    512 GB SSD/64GB NA

Little needs to be said about the ASUS ROG GX800. It was a worthy successor to the GX700 bringing the power of two GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI coupled with an Intel Core i7 7820HK. The flagsip CPU and GPU were supported by NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 giving rise to data transfer speeds completely unheard of in consumer laptops. The GX800 comes with its own water cooling attachment to push the two GTX 1080s to their limit.

SPECIFICATION
OS : NA
Display : 18.4 MP | NA
Processor : Intel Core i7 (7th generation) | 2.9 GHz
Memory : 512 GB SSD/64GB NA
Weight : 5.7
Dimension : NA
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Price : ₹797990
Dell Alienware 17 Area-51m
  • OS
    OS
    Windows 10 Home Plus
  • Display
    Display
    17.3" (1920 x 1080)
  • Processor
    Processor
    9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9700K (8-Core, 12MB Cache, up to 4.9GHz w/ Turbo Boost) | NA
  • Memory
    Memory
    512 GB SSHD/16GB DDR4

First showcased at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, the Alienware Area-51m is powered by Intel’s 9th generation of Core i7 and Core i9 processors. For graphics, the laptop gets NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX cards. Both the CPU and GPU on the laptop are upgradeable. RAM goes up to maximum of 64GB. The Alienware TactX keyboard on it features 2.2mm of travel, per-key RGB LED lighting, n-key rollover and anti-ghosting technologies. Internal cooling is taken care of Alienware’s Cryo-Tech 2.0 platform.

SPECIFICATION
OS : Windows 10 Home Plus
Display : 17.3" (1920 x 1080)
Processor : 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9700K (8-Core, 12MB Cache, up to 4.9GHz w/ Turbo Boost) | NA
Memory : 512 GB SSHD/16GB DDR4
Weight : 4.42
Dimension : 424 x 332 x 29.9 mm
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 8GB GDDR6 (OC Ready)
Price : ₹253890
Dell Alienware m15
  • OS
    OS
    Windows 10 Home Plus
  • Display
    Display
    15.6" (1920 x 1080)
  • Processor
    Processor
    Intel® Core™ i7 Processor | NA
  • Memory
    Memory
    1 TB HDD/16GB DDR4
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According to Dell, the Alienware m15 is the thinnest and lightest 15-inch Alienware laptop, designed for gamers on the go. The laptop measures 19.9 millimetres in height and weighs 2.16 kilogrammes, which is 30 percent smaller and 38 percent lighter than the current 15-inch Alienware laptop. We particularly like the port selection offered, the Nebula Red design, and colour-accurate display.

SPECIFICATION
OS : Windows 10 Home Plus
Display : 15.6" (1920 x 1080)
Processor : Intel® Core™ i7 Processor | NA
Memory : 1 TB HDD/16GB DDR4
Weight : 2.16
Dimension : 17.9 x 363 x 275
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070
Price : ₹198690
Acer Predator 21 X
  • OS
    OS
    Windows 10
  • Display
    Display
    21" (2560 x 1080)
  • Processor
    Processor
    7th generation Intel Core i7-7820HK | NA
  • Memory
    Memory
    1 TB NA/64GBGB DDR4

Close on the heels of the GX800 came another dual GTX 1080 gaming laptop from Acer. The Acer Predator 21 X holds practically the same configuration but has moved the water cooling system into a single chassis. While this might make it seem that the Acer Predator 21 X is compact, it really isn't. The raw power of the Predator 21 X comes with its own bulk.

SPECIFICATION
OS : Windows 10
Display : 21" (2560 x 1080)
Processor : 7th generation Intel Core i7-7820HK | NA
Memory : 1 TB NA/64GBGB DDR4
Weight : 8.5
Dimension : 568 x 314.5 x 83.25
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Price : ₹699999
MSI GT83VR 7RE Titan SLI
  • OS
    OS
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
  • Display
    Display
    18.4" (1920 x 1080)
  • Processor
    Processor
    Intel Core i7 (7th generation) | 3.8 Ghz
  • Memory
    Memory
    1 TB with 512 GB SSD SATA/64GB DDR4

MSI does not have a dual GTX 1080 gaming laptop. Instead, it has the next best thing for roughly half the price of the two flagships. The GT83VR 7RE Titan SLI packs two GTX 1070 GPUs in SLI along with the Intel Core i7 7820HK. It also has a massive 18.4-inch IPS display and 32 GB of RAM. Performance wise it isn't that far behind since games can hardly make use of all the firepower it has, but synthetic benchmarks put it way behind the two flagships mentioned here.

SPECIFICATION
OS : Windows 10 Home 64 bit
Display : 18.4" (1920 x 1080)
Processor : Intel Core i7 (7th generation) | 3.8 Ghz
Memory : 1 TB with 512 GB SSD SATA/64GB DDR4
Weight : 5.5
Dimension : 458 x 339 x 69
Graphics Processor : 8GB GDDR5 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
Price : ₹349990
ASUS ROG G701VI
  • OS
    OS
    Windows 10 Home
  • Display
    Display
    15.6" (1920 X 1080)
  • Processor
    Processor
    Intel Core i7 Processor (7th Gen) | 3.8 GHz
  • Memory
    Memory
    1 TB SATA/16GB DDR4
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The first thing you're going to notice about the ASUS ROG G701 is the 120 Hz display it sports. This is the best GTX 1080 laptop we've seen so far in the country and it's built to last as well. The advantage that the G701 has over other GTX 1080 laptops is that it sports a RAID 0 NVMe SSD setup. Other than that, this is powered by an Intel Core i7 7820HK CPU.

SPECIFICATION
OS : Windows 10 Home
Display : 15.6" (1920 X 1080)
Processor : Intel Core i7 Processor (7th Gen) | 3.8 GHz
Memory : 1 TB SATA/16GB DDR4
Weight : 2.5
Dimension : 383 x 255 x 21
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA Geforce
amazon Out of Stock 349990
Dell Alienware 17 R4
  • OS
    OS
    Windows 10 Home
  • Display
    Display
    17.3" (2560 x 1440)
  • Processor
    Processor
    Intel Core i7 Processor (7th Gen) | 3.9 GHz
  • Memory
    Memory
    1 TB SATA/32 GBGB DDR4

Dell's Alienware R4 comes really close to the ASUS ROG G701 in terms of performance. It too, sports the Core i7-7820HK + GTX 1080 commbination. Moreover, it also has a 120 Hz display panel and multiple SSDs. However, the SSDs are not configured in RAID 0. So while you lose out on a bit of synthetic performance, you do gain twice the storage space. It's a convenient trade-off in today's world where you need all the storage space that you can get.

SPECIFICATION
OS : Windows 10 Home
Display : 17.3" (2560 x 1440)
Processor : Intel Core i7 Processor (7th Gen) | 3.9 GHz
Memory : 1 TB SATA/32 GBGB DDR4
Weight : NA
Dimension : NA
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
amazon Out of Stock 310990
MSI GT75VR 7RF Titan Pro
  • OS
    OS
    Windows 10 Home
  • Display
    Display
    17.3" (3840 X 2160)
  • Processor
    Processor
    Intel Core i7 Processor (7th Gen) | 3.9 GHz
  • Memory
    Memory
    1 TB SATA/32 GBGB DDR4

MSI isn't far behind with the GT75VR 7RF Titan Pro since it too sports a 120 Hz display panel and the GTX 1080 GPU. However, it only has a single 512 NVMe SSD which results in slightly reduced data transfer speeds. However, you also save about Rs.25,000 with the GT75VR 7RF because of this. So if you can't get the G701, then the GT75VR 7RF isn't that different since gaming performance is practically the same.

SPECIFICATION
OS : Windows 10 Home
Display : 17.3" (3840 X 2160)
Processor : Intel Core i7 Processor (7th Gen) | 3.9 GHz
Memory : 1 TB SATA/32 GBGB DDR4
Weight : 4.56
Dimension : 428 x 314 x 5.8
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Price : ₹324990
ASUS ROG GX501 Zephyrus
  • OS
    OS
    Windows 10 Pro
  • Display
    Display
    15.6" (1920 X 1080)
  • Processor
    Processor
    Intel® Core™ i7 7700HQ | NA
  • Memory
    Memory
    1 TB SSD/24GB SDRAM
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Removing all the bulk from gaming laptops was the theme of 2017 and it continues to be the trend of 2018 as we see more and more laptops featuring NVIDIA's MAX-Q technology. The ASUS ROG GX501 is one such laptop featuring a GTX 1080 MAX-Q GPU along with the Intel Core i7 7700HQ. It is the world's first MAX-Q laptop and comes in a really thin form factor. However, there have been very few compromises with the GX501 since we see a 1 TB NVMe SSD and a beefy 50 Wh battery in the unit.

SPECIFICATION
OS : Windows 10 Pro
Display : 15.6" (1920 X 1080)
Processor : Intel® Core™ i7 7700HQ | NA
Memory : 1 TB SSD/24GB SDRAM
Weight : 2.25
Dimension : 379 x 262 x 169
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA
amazon Available 409999
Dell G3
  • OS
    OS
    Windows 10 Home Plus
  • Display
    Display
    15.6 MP | NA
  • Processor
    Processor
    8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8750H Processor | NA
  • Memory
    Memory
    256 SSD + 1 TB HDD SSD + SATA/16GB DDR4

The Dell G3 is a capable entry-level gaming laptop in an Inspiron's clothes. It has an 8th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB of GDDR5 video RAM. For storage, it's got dual drives: a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. It plays games like Doom on high graphics settings at 60fps without any stutters.

SPECIFICATION
OS : Windows 10 Home Plus
Display : 15.6 MP | NA
Processor : 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8750H Processor | NA
Memory : 256 SSD + 1 TB HDD SSD + SATA/16GB DDR4
Weight : 2.53
Dimension : 22.7 X 380 X 258
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX
amazon Available 68396

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Here’s the Summary list of Best Gaming Laptops to Buy in India

Product Name Seller Price
Asus ROG GX800 N/A ₹797990
Dell Alienware 17 Area-51m N/A ₹253890
Dell Alienware m15 N/A ₹198690
Acer Predator 21 X N/A ₹699999
MSI GT83VR 7RE Titan SLI N/A ₹349990
ASUS ROG G701VI amazon ₹349990
Dell Alienware 17 R4 amazon ₹310990
MSI GT75VR 7RF Titan Pro N/A ₹324990
ASUS ROG GX501 Zephyrus amazon ₹409999
Dell G3 amazon ₹68396
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