Just a few years ago it was hard to imagine that we’d ever get to play games at 1080p 120 FPS even on a 1 Lakh Gaming laptop, there would always be some sort of a compromise, but it’s safe to say things sure have changed in 2022. Now one Lakh is an excellent budget for a gaming laptop that can hit 120 FPS at 1080p with ease and at this price, you can expect to get anything from a great 6-Core to a beastly 8-Core CPU and NVIDIA’s amazing RTX graphics making these laptops perfect for modern gaming and even content creation. So, we have put together a list of the best gaming laptops you can buy for under 1 Lakh rupees in the current market
The Acer Nitro 5 is one of the best laptops you can buy at this price point, it has almost everything that you can ask from a gaming laptop of this calibre. It comes with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, an 8-Core / 16-Thread CPU based on the AMD’s “ZEN 2” architecture paired with the NVIDIA RTX 3060 making it one of the best CPU and GPU combos in the market right now. You can expect to run most modern AAA titles on this laptop without any issues and because of that RTX GPU, you will have access to things like NVIDIA DLSS, Broadcast and Reflex which are great for streamers. Some of its other notable specs include 16 GB of dual-channel memory, 256 GB NVMe as a boot drive paired with a 1 TB HDD for raw storage and a 144 Hz IPS display with 100% sRGB coverage which is excellent.
The TUF line from ASUS has always been amazing when it comes to value for money gaming laptops and the same is true for this F15. It comes with an Intel Core i5-11400H, a 6-Core / 12-Thread CPU, and NVIDIA RTX 3060 Graphics. A great thing about this laptop is the fact that it comes with an NVIDIA RTX 3060 with a TDP of 90 w (95 w with dynamic boost) which is amazing considering most GPUs in this range come with a 60 w TDP. The overall design of the F15 is really clean and industrial which means it doesn’t scream gamer unlike some other laptops on this list. One of the great things about Intel 11th gen laptops this generation is the inclusion of Thunderbolt 4 which used to be reserved for higher-end laptops meaning you can now connect things like an external GPU dock or external NVMe SSDs through the thunderbolt port. Overall the F15 is an excellent choice if you want an 11th gen Intel CPU paired with the NVIDIA RTX 3060 for under one lakh.
The GF65 from MSI is the cheapest RTX 3060 laptop available in the market right now. It comes with a 10th gen Intel Core i5-10500H which sure isn’t the latest and greatest but it’s still a great CPU with 6-Core / 12-Thread which boosts up to 4.5 GHz so you shouldn’t have any issues gaming at 1080p. The NVIDIA RTX 3060 is one of the best mobile GPUs in the current market, perfect for 1080p gaming, and it is an RTX GPU which means you can use exclusive features like NVIDIA Broadcast, NVIDIA Reflex and DLSS which is amazing for its price. The MSI GF65 may not be a perfect laptop, but it is one of the most powerful laptops at its price, making it perfect for 1080p gaming.
The Acer Predator Helios 300 is the only gaming laptop under 100k which comes with a high refresh rate QHD display. It’s a gorgeous 2560 x 1440 IPS panel that runs at 165 Hz with a 3 ms response time and 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 colour gamut making it one of the best laptop displays in the market for both gamers and content creators. Helios 300 is ACER’s premium line of gaming laptops which means you can expect it to have an amazing build quality and with the Intel Core i7-11800H which is an 8-Core / 16-Thread chip paired with the NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti with an 85 w TDP you can expect to have great performance in both gaming and content creation tasks. Since all other gaming laptops in this segment have a 1080p 144 or 120 Hz display, for people who want a great gaming laptop but also something good for video or photo editing the Predator Helios 300 is an excellent choice.
The GP65 Leopard from MSI was one of the best gaming laptops of 2020 costing well over one lakh at the time making it a premium gaming laptop but at its current price of Rs 89,990, it’s an excellent gaming laptop even with its generation-old hardware. The Intel Core i7-10750H is a 6-Core / 12-Thread CPU that boosts up to 5 GHz paired with the NVIDIA RTX 2060 which is still a great GPU even faster than the NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti excellent for 1080p gaming. Unlike other MSI laptops in this range, it has a really clean design with a full mesh on the bottom for air intake and exhaust on both the sides and back. Its other notable specs are a 1080p 144 Hz IPS display, a full per-key RGB keyboard, 16 GB Ram, 1 TB HDD and a 256 GB SSD. Even after almost two years of its release the MSI GP65 Leopard still holds up extremely well in the current gaming laptop market.
When it comes to 17inch laptops in this price segment few manufacturers get it better than ASUS and their TUF A17. It comes with an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, an 8-Core / 16-Thread chip based on their AMD “ZEN 2” architecture and the NVIDIA RTX 3050. It has a huge 17-inch 1080p 144 Hz display, 16 GB of Ram and 512 GB of NVMe storage. It has a huge 90 Wh battery and with Ryzen chips manufactured on the 7nm process being as efficient as they are you can expect an excellent battery life from it. It’s rare to see a 17-inch gaming laptop these days but it’s clear that there is still enough demand for it and for people who need a bigger display the A17 is an excellent option.
Most people in the gaming community are familiar with the ROG Strix line from ASUS, it’s their most premium line of gaming laptops, and this G15 is no different. It comes with an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H which is an 8-Core / 16-Thread chip even though it’s a generation old it’s still based on AMD’s 7nm “ZEN 2” architecture paired with the NVIDIA RTX 3050 @80 W (95 W with Dynamic Boost). The design of Strix laptops has never been understated and it’s the same here with its full RGB keyboard and under glow lighting, you can tell it’s a gaming laptop. One of the biggest reasons to get the Strix is their use of liquid metal instead of the more conventional thermal paste on the CPU which means much cooler temps compared to other competitive laptops. Overall, the Strix is a great machine for gaming with its only caveat being the lack of a webcam so do keep that in mind before picking this thing up.
The GF66 Katana series from MSI is their new lineup of mid to high-end gaming laptops and the GF66 is the cheapest laptop on the market that comes equipped with the Intel Core i7*11800H which is an 8-Core / 16-Thread beast and one of the fastest mobile 8-Core CPUs at least in this price segment paired with the NVIDIA RTX 3050 which is a great GPU which can handle modern AAA titles at 1080p with ease. Being an MSI laptop it’s really surprising how minimalistic and clean its design is which is great except for the red led backlight of the keyboard which just feels a bit odd considering the rest of the design. The laptop also comes equipped with 16 GB of RAM, a 1080p 144 Hz IPS display and 1 TB of NVMe storage which is excellent and because of these specs we believe that the GF66 is a well-rounded package for both gaming and content creation.
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