Best Gaming Laptops to Buy in India

By Digit | Price Updated on 23-Jan-2020

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 Zephyrus S GX701GXR Review
  • OS
    OS
    Windows 10 Home
  • Display
    Display
    17.3" (1920 X 1080)
  • Processor
    Processor
    Intel Core i7 | NA
Full specs

The Asus Zephyrus S (GX701) is a machine that packs uncompromising hardware, maxed out in terms of the GPU and RAM. Powered by an Intel Core i7-8750H processor and and Nvidia GeForce RTX2080 Max-Q, there's no game that this machine can't handle. If the 1TB NVMe isn't enough for you, there's a spare NVMe slot on the board for expansion. The 1080p display offers a 144Hz refresh rate, G-Sync support and is Pantone certified, making it a great choice for gamers and creators alike.

SPECIFICATION
OS : Windows 10 Home
Display : 17.3" (1920 X 1080)
Processor : Intel Core i7 | NA
Weight : 2.6
Dimension : 39.9 x 27.2 x 1.87
Graphics Processor : GeForce RTX 2080
Lenovo Legion Y540
  • OS
    OS
    Windows 10 Home
  • Display
    Display
    15.6" (1920 X 1080)
  • Processor
    Processor
    9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9750H | NA
  • Memory
    Memory
    Up to 512 GB PCIe SSD or up to 2 TB HDD SSD + HDD/8GB DDR4
Full specs

The Lenovo Legion Y540 is powered by an Intel Core i7-9750H, 16GB of RAM and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 with 6GB of video RAM. The laptop also comes with up to a 1TB Samsung PCIe NVMe solid-state drive, and users looking to expand storage get the option of adding a 2.5-inch hard drive. The display is an IPS pane with a 144Hz refresh rate, but the real highlight of the Legion Y540, besides its performance, is its stealth looks that allows the laptop to blend into an office environment as easily as it would into a LAN party.

SPECIFICATION
OS : Windows 10 Home
Display : 15.6" (1920 X 1080)
Processor : 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9750H | NA
Memory : Up to 512 GB PCIe SSD or up to 2 TB HDD SSD + HDD/8GB DDR4
Weight : 2.3
Dimension : 365mm x 260mm x 25.9mm
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060
Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502
  • OS
    OS
    Windows 10 Home
  • Display
    Display
    15.6" (1920 x 1080)
  • Processor
    Processor
    AMD Ryzen 7 | 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 4 GHz
  • Memory
    Memory
    512 GB SSD/16GB DDR4
Full specs

The Ryzen 7 3750H powered Asus ROG Zephyrus G is a budget-friendly gaming laptop that offers just enough fire power to get you into the world of PC gaming. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti takes care of all your gaming needs, driving the 120Hz IPS panel with relative ease

SPECIFICATION
OS : Windows 10 Home
Display : 15.6" (1920 x 1080)
Processor : AMD Ryzen 7 | 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 4 GHz
Memory : 512 GB SSD/16GB DDR4
Weight : 2.2
Dimension : 360 x 252 x 20.4
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1660 Ti
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Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531
  • OS
    OS
    Windows 10 Home
  • Display
    Display
    15.6" (1920 X 1080)
  • Processor
    Processor
    Intel® Core™ i7-8750H | 2.2 GHz
  • Memory
    Memory
    512GB SSD/16 GBGB DDR4
Full specs

The Asus Zephyrus S (GX531) manages to get a few things very right. It packs a very powerful set of components into a slim chassis, ideal for those who like to carry their gaming or editing machines around. The Pantone validated 144Hz display is great right out of the box. the keyboard will take plenty of getting used to, but the trackpad is definitely a strong point. All this aside, the GX531 is also a pretty great gaming machine.

SPECIFICATION
OS : Windows 10 Home
Display : 15.6" (1920 X 1080)
Processor : Intel® Core™ i7-8750H | 2.2 GHz
Memory : 512GB SSD/16 GBGB DDR4
Weight : 2.1
Dimension : 360 (W) x 268 (D) x 15.35~16.15 (H) mm
Graphics Processor : NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 (Max-Q)
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
Full specs

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
Full specs

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
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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
Full specs

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
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
Full specs

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
Full specs

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
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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
Full specs

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

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

Product Name Seller Price
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GXR Review amazon ₹299990
Lenovo Legion Y540 amazon ₹62548
Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502 flipkart ₹82990
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 amazon ₹198890
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 ₹64000
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