Best Gaming Laptops under Rs. 40000

By Faizan Siddiqui | Price Updated 20-Jan-2023

Truth be told there aren’t any true gaming laptops under 40000 with a capable graphics card, most available laptops at this price point don’t come equipped with a dedicated GPU which means you’ll just be stuck with the processor’s integrated or iGPU for any graphics-intensive task, which has historically been pretty weak compared to any dedicated GPU. Before we get any further we would highly recommend people who need a gaming laptop in this price segment to consider looking in the second-hand market because you can find something with a GTX 1050 or even a GTX 1060 with at least a quad-core CPU which will easily outperform any laptop in this price. However, if you’re set on buying a brand-new laptop here is a list of the best gaming laptops under 40000.

01. RedmiBook 15

RedmiBook 15

The RedmiBook 15 comes equipped with an 11th Gen Intel Core i3 1115G4 with a 2-Core / 4-Thread chip which has a base clock of 3.0 GHz and can overclock up to 4.1 GHz. It also has 8 GB of DDR4 RAM running at 3200 MHz, 256 GB of SSD storage and a Full HD display. The overall design of the RedmiBook is pretty basic, it has a polycarbonate body with a brushed metallic finish. The RedmiBook 15 has a fairly decent keyboard that uses scissor-style switches with a key travel distance of 1.5 mm. The UHD graphics found inside the RedmiBook 15 are fairly powerful for a laptop of its class, which is perfectly adequate for running old classics like GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas and Skyrim. Overall, the RedmiBook is one of the best gaming laptops under 40000 you can pick up right now.

02. HP 15s-GY0501AU

HP 15s-GY0501AU

The HP 15s comes equipped with an AMD Ryzen 3 3250U, a 2-Core / 4-Thread chip with a 2.4GHz base clock, which can be overclocked to 3.5GHz. It comes with the Radeon Vega 3 iGPU, which may not be powerful enough to run modern titles but you can play old games or use it to emulate old SNES or PlayStation games. The body of the HP 15s has a fully silver finish, and in terms of thickness it’s just a bit under 20 mm and weighs 1.69 Kg, which is pretty light. Its other notable specs include 256 GB of NVMe storage, 8 GB of ram and a 15.6-inch Full HD display with relatively thin bezels. It is an overall great machine for its price, capable of tasks like coding, light gaming or even emulation with a breeze. For these reasons, the HP 15s is a potential contender for the best gaming laptop under 40000 with 8 GB RAM.

03. ASUS Vivobook 14 X415EA

ASUS Vivobook 14 X415EA

The ASUS Vivobook 14 comes with an Intel Core i3 1115G4, which has a 2-Core / 4-Thread chip that can boost up to 4.1 GHz. It also includes their new Iris Xe graphics, capable of running even relatively modern and heavy titles like GTA V at 720p at 30 Fps, which is pretty impressive for an iGPU. The Vivobook 14 is small compared to other laptops in this range because of its 14-inch display. This is great for people who are looking for something with a smaller footprint. Additional specs include 8 GB of DDR4 3200 MHz RAM, 256 GB of NVMe SSD storage, a Full HD Display, and it even has a fingerprint sensor which is compatible with Windows Hello. The Vivobook has a fully silver exterior; nothing too flashy which is consistent with other laptops at this price, and it has a chiclet-style keyboard with a key-travel distance of 1.4 mm. The Vivobook is a great pick in this price segment.


04. ASUS VivoBook 15(2021) X515JA

ASUS VivoBook 15(2021) X515JA

The ASUS Vivobook 15, even though it was released last year, is one of the cheapest laptops in the market right now that comes equipped with a 512 GB gen 3 NVMe SSD, which is much better than the more common 256 GB SSD found in comparable laptops in this price range. The Vivobook has a very sleek design coming in at just under 20 mm in thickness, and weighs just about 1.8 Kg. Unlike most other laptops in this segment that choose to omit the numpad from their keyboards, the Vivobook 15 comes with a full-size chiclet-style keyboard with a key-travel distance of 1.4 mm. Inside, the 10th gen Intel Core i3 1005G1 is no slouch, and is great for day to day tasks, light gaming, and things like the fingerprint sensor and pre-installed Windows 11 make it a complete package as a gaming laptop under 40000.

05. Lenovo Ideapad Slim 3i 15ITL6

Lenovo Ideapad Slim 3i 15ITL6

The Ideapad Slim 3i comes with the 11th Gen Intel Core i3 1115G4, which has a base clock of 3.0 GHz and can be overclocked to 4.1Ghz. It comes equipped with the new Intel iris Xe Graphics so for a gaming laptop under 40000, you can expect pretty decent performance running older AAA games like The Witcher 3 and GTA V at 720p 30fps on medium to low settings. That is pretty great for an integrated GPU since these titles are relatively heavy on the graphics. The overall design of the IdeaPad is really clean with a brushed metallic finish which looks great. Some of its other notable specs include 8 GB of DDR4 RAM, 256 GB of SSD storage, a Full HD display, dual stereo speakers that support Dolby audio and it comes with Windows 11 pre-installed. A great reason to pick the Ideapad Slim 3i over other machines with similar hardware is the fact that this laptop comes with a 2 year warranty instead of the standard 1 year provided by most other manufacturers in this price segment.

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