Best HP i5 gaming laptop (Nov 2022)

By Yetnesh Dubey | Price Updated on 28-Nov-2022
HP has been in the laptop game for a long time, and has laptops across several categories with several different configurations. It's no different when it comes to the best ...Read More
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  • OS
    Windows 11 Home OS
  • Display
    15.6" (1920 x 1080) Display
  • Processor
    12th Gen Intel Core i5-12450H | 4.4 GHz Processor
  • Memory
    512 GB SSD/8 GB DDR4 Memory
Full specs Other HP Laptops
The Victus lineup of laptops from HP is the budget gaming lineup and comes with the more cost efficient Intel Core i5 processor. This model comes with the latest 12th gen Intel Core i5-12450H processor, paired with 8GB of DDR4 RAM which can be expanded. For storage you've got a 512 GB PCIE NVMe SSD for superfast boot and load times, ideal for a gaming laptop where you want your games loaded in a giffy. Driving the graphics you have an NVIDIA RTX 3050 which is great for medium to high FHD gaming. Speaking of which, you get a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display with this HP Victus 15, with a refresh rate of 144Hz, making this a good option for people looking for a fairly budget high refresh rate gaming laptop for competitive esports titles like Valorant and CSGO.

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Processor : 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12450H 8 core processor with 4.4 GHz clock speed
Display : 15.6″ (1920 x 1080) screen, 144 Hz refresh rate
OS : Windows 11 Home
Memory : 8 GB DDR4 RAM & 512 GB SSD
Graphics Processor : 4 GB DDR6 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Graphics card
Body : 357.9 x 255 x 23.5 mm dimension & 2.29 kg weight
Price : ₹ 76,999
  • OS
    Windows 11 Home OS
  • Display
    16.1" (1920 x 1080) Display
  • Processor
    11th Gen Intel Core i5-11400H | 4.5 GHz Processor
  • Memory
    512 GB SSD/8 GB DDR4 Memory
Full specs Other HP Laptops
Featuring an 11th gen Intel Core i5-11400H, this HP Victus 16 features an older processor model but is no slouch, and will also cost you less than the previous Victus laptop. For memory, you've got 8GB of DDR4 RAM, which can be expanded. The 512GB NVMe SSD is also great for gaming, providing fast boot and load times. This laptop features a larger display at 16.1-inches. This is a FHD IPS display with a refresh rate of 144Hz. Graphics are powered by an NVIDIA RTX 3050, which again is a great starter GPU for those looking to get into gaming and want to play the latest titles at medium to high settings. A good budget gaming laptop from HP if you're looking for one.

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Processor : 11th Gen Intel Core i5-11400H 6 core processor with 4.5 GHz clock speed
Display : 16.1″ (1920 x 1080) screen, 144 Hz refresh rate
OS : Windows 11 Home
Memory : 8 GB DDR4 RAM & 512 GB SSD
Graphics Processor : 4 GB DDR6 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Graphics card
Body : 370 x 260 x 23.5 mm dimension & 2.46 kg weight
Price : ₹ 81,999
  • OS
    Windows 10 Home OS
  • Display
    15.6" (1920 x 1080) Display
  • Processor
    11th Gen Intel Core i5-11300H | 4.4 GHz Processor
  • Memory
    512 GB SSD/8 GB ‎DDR4 Memory
Full specs Other HP Laptops
Before Victus or OMEN came along, HP's gaming lineup included the HP Pavilion Gaming lineup of laptops, which are still around. This model comes with an 11th gen Intel Core i5-11300H paired with 8GB of expandable DDR4 RAM. For storage you have a 512 GB NVMe SSD for superfast boot and load times. Coming to the display, you have a 15.6-inch FHD display, however this time around you won't get a high refresh rate like with HP's dedicated gaming lineups; Victus and OMEN. You've still got an NVIDIA RTX 3050 powering this laptop, so if you're looking for a budget gaming laptop from HP to tackle the latest games at medium to high settings, this is a good option.

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Processor : 11th Gen Intel Core i5-11300H 4 core processor with 4.4 GHz clock speed
Display : 15.6″ (1920 x 1080) screen, 144 Hz refresh rate
OS : Windows 10 Home
Memory : 8 GB ‎DDR4 RAM & 512 GB SSD
Graphics Processor : 4 GB DDR6 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Graphics card
Body : 36 x 25.6 x 2.34 mm dimension & 2.23 kg weight
Price : ₹ 71,890

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Home OS
  • Display
    15.6" (1920x1080) Display
  • Processor
    10th Gen Intel Core i5-10300H | 2.5 GHz Processor
  • Memory
    512 GB SSD/8 GB DDR4 Memory
Full specs Other HP Laptops
The most budget option when it comes to the best HP i5 gaming laptop, this model of the HP Pavilion gaming laptop comes with a 10th gen Intel Core i5-10300H. For the RAM you've got 8 GB of DDR4 RAM paired with 512 GB of NVMe SSD storage. So you're good on the boot and loading times department. The 15.6-inch FHD IPS display should more than meet your content consumption requirements but once more, you don't get a higher refresh rate on this display as compared to HPs dedicated gaming lineups. Powering the visuals you have an NVIDIA GTX 1650, which is a few generations old but you can pick this laptop up on quite a tight budget, making it a great entry-level gaming laptop option if you're looking for the best HP i5 gaming laptop around say the 60k mark.

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MORE SPECIFICATIONS
Processor : 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10300H 4 core processor with 2.5 GHz clock speed
Display : 15.6″ (1920x1080) screen
OS : Windows 11 Home
Memory : 8 GB DDR4 RAM & 512 GB SSD
Graphics Processor : 4 GB DDR6 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Graphics card
Body : 360 x 256 x 23 mm dimension & 1.98 kg weight
Price : ₹ 60,990

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List Of Best HP I5 Gaming Laptop (Nov 2022)

Product Name Seller Price
HP Victus 15-fa0350TX Croma ₹ 76,999
HP Victus 16-d0354TX Amazon ₹ 81,999
HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15 dk2012TX Amazon ₹ 71,890
HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15 dk1520TX Amazon ₹ 60,990