If a brand new gaming laptop is your idea of preparing for this holiday season, we’ve got you covered with some of the best Intel-powered gaming laptops that you can buy today in India. We’ve seen quite a few new gaming laptops make their way to the online stores, powered by the latest Intel H45 based processors. This list will cover some of the new ones that hit the sweet spot when it comes to pure gaming performance. These laptops are slightly above the absolute budget range, however, we’ve made sure they feature the latest six or eight-core processors from Intel and run on the Nvidia RTX series of GPUs. We’ve further added a high-refresh-rate filter to our recommendation, ensuring all laptops come with display panels that go well beyond the standard 60Hz spec.
1. HP Omen 16
The latest laptop from the HP Omen series follows in the footsteps of its newer cousin the Victus 16. The newly christened HP Omen 16 gets an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H octa-core CPU, a bigger display featuring an FHD screen with 300 nits of screen brightness and 100% sRGB color space coverage. The 1080p panel also gets 144hz high refresh rate support making this laptop a great choice for playing fast-paced action games and esports titles. The powerful Intel processor powering this laptop has a 4.6GHz boost clock and a 24MB of superfast L3 cache. Taking care of the graphics on this laptop is an Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU with 6GB GDDR6 VRAM and 115W TGP. The GPU is capable of pushing above 90 FPS in most AAA titles at high settings in 1080p resolution. Taking care of storage is a 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD capable of lightning-fast read/write speed.
2. Acer Nitro 5
The best thing about Intel 11th Gen-based gaming laptops is that you can find one at a variety of price points. The Acer Nitro 4 is a good example of the same. Powering this device is an Intel 11th Gen Core i5-11400H featuring 6-cores and 12-threads. Furthermore, the hexacore Intel 11th Gen processor has a 4.5GHz boost clock and 12MB of L3 smart cache. The laptop also comes with a 1080p IPS LCD display with an 80% screen-to-body ratio and a 16:9 aspect format. The FHD screen also supports up to 144hz of refresh rate, making it suitable for racing games, esports titles, fighting games, etc. Speaking of games, the laptop uses an Nvidia RTX 3050 GPU with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM. Just like other Nvidia RTX 3000 series GPUs, the RTX 3050 also supports Nvidia’s DLSS technology which enables high performance in games without sacrificing visual graphical fidelity.
3. MSI Katana GF66
If you want the performance of the Intel 11th Gen Core i5-11400H hexacore processor in a well-rounded gaming laptop, you cannot go wrong with MSI Katam GF66. The laptop is a suitable laptop for gaming and multitasking thanks to a multicore processor with a high boost clock and a powerful GPU. The Intel 11th Gen 11400H uses features 6-cores and up to 12-threads. Meanwhile, the RTX 3050Ti is a furiously capable GPU with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM. You can expect the CPU and GPU combination to deliver smooth performance in games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Dirt 5, Gears 5, and much more at high graphical settings. MSI GF66 comes equipped with a 144Hz IPS-level thin bezel display which offers an immersive viewing experience. One of the highlighting features of this Intel gaming laptop is MSI’s Cooler Boost 5 technology which assigns dedicated heat pipes for the GPU and the CPU.
4. ASUS TUF F15
The ASUS TUF F15 is a versatile laptop packed with powerful components. Starting off with the processor, the laptop uses an Intel 11th Gen Core i5-11400H CPU featuring 6-cores with support for up to 12-threads and a Turbo Boost frequency of up to 4.5GHz. The capable CPU is paired with an Nvidia RTX 3050 with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM. Additionally, the laptop is more than just a capable gaming laptop thanks to an array of design features. For example, the laptop’s keyboard is fantastic for office work as well thanks to a 2.00 mm key travel and the trackpad features separate left and right buttons for accurate clicks. The laptop further packs in a 144Hz 1080p display featuring an Anti-Glare IPS-Level panel, nano edge bezels, and an 87% screen-to-body ratio. Additionally, the laptop also features multiple I/O slots including an RJ 45 Ethernet and a Thunderbolt port.
5. Lenovo Legion 5 Pro
For a premium-level gaming experience, the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro is one of the best laptops to go for. It packs in an Intel 11th Gen Core i7 11800H CPU, an octa-core behemoth capable of chewing through the most demanding of AAA gaming titles easily. It is paired with an Nvidia RTX 3060 with 6GB GDDR6 VRAM and 130W TGP, which is one of the highest in its class. As a result, the GPU boost clock of 1702 MHz. The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro also has a QHD display featuring a maximum resolution of 2500 X 1600. The beautiful 16-inch display is also pretty bright, scoring 500 nits of peak brightness, and supports up to 165Hz of maximum refresh rate. The laptop uses 32GB DDR4 RAM with 3200MHz for memory along with 1TB SSD for storage. The laptop also comes with a massive 80Wh battery and lastly, the laptop also offers an AI Engine that enables up to a 15% performance boost in select titles.
6. Acer Predator Helios 300
If you’re looking for a laptop that’s high on processing power then Acer Predator Helios 300 nicely fits the bill. It features an Intel 11th Gen Core i7 11800H CPU featuring 8-cores with support for up to 16 threads. The super-powerful CPU is paired with a capable Nvidia RTX 3050ti with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM and up to 165Hz refresh rate. The laptop comes equipped with 16GB DDR4 memory which in tandem with the Intel 11th Gen octa-core processor unleashes super-fast performance. One of the highlighting features of this laptop is its high storage capacity. The Acer Predator Helios 300 features a 512GB SSD along with a 1TB HDD combined to give a total of 1.5TB of storage space.
7. Lenovo Ideapad Gaming
Budget gaming laptops fulfill the dreams of millions of aspiring gamers across the globe and the Lenovo Ideapad Gaming fits this bill nicely. It features an Intel 11th Gen Core i5-11300H CPU, a 4-core 8-thread processor with 8MB cache storage, and a 4.4GHz of Turbo boost frequency. The laptop delivers on its promise of budget gaming with the help of Nvidia RTX 3050 GPU with 90W TGP, a performance-oriented entry-level chip capable of delivering smooth frame rates in many popular games. Lenovo Ideapad Gaming also comes equipped with a 15.6-inch 1080p display. It has 250 nits of peak brightness and supports a maximum of 120Hz refresh rate.
8. Alienware M15 R6
For those looking for a prestigious device, Alienware M15 R6 is a solid option. The latest entry from the brand puts this laptop as a serious competitor on the market. Powered by an Intel 11th Gen Core i7-11800H octa-core processor, this gaming laptop is furiously capable and delivers exhilarating performance in productivity and gaming. Paired with the powerful Intel CPU is an Nvidia RTX 3060 with 6GB GDDR6 VRAM. The GPU is powerful enough to run many modern AAA titles like AC: Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion at a smooth frame rate. The laptop also uses a 1920 X 1080 FHD display with support for a 165Hz refresh rate. Alienware packs in all these components in a solid and well-built chassis that’ll hold up years of wear and tear with ease.
9. MSI Pulse GL66
Value for money laptops always remains in high demand, in 2021 more than ever. The MSI Pulse GL66 pairs an Intel 11th Gen Core i7-11800H octa-core CPU with an Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU in a value for money packaging. MSI also uses its Cooler Boost 5 technology to keep the CPU and the GPU of this gaming laptop working at peak performance. The cooling solution makes use of 2 fans and 6 cooling pipes to lower heat with maximum airflow. Additionally, MSI also ships this laptop with an MSI APP Player, which allows the user to play mobile games on their PC with the help of a controller. Additionally, the laptop also features MSI Center allowing you to monitor, optimize, and the customize device as per your need.
10. ASUS TUF Gaming F17
Playing games on a large screen offers an immersive experience favored by many gamers. For such enthusiasts, the ASUS TUF Gaming F17 is a good choice. Powered by an Intel 11th Gen Core i5-11400H processor, a 6-core 12-thread CPU featuring a boost clock of up to 4.5GHz, and a 12MB cache. The hexacore processor is paired with an Nvidia RTX 3050 GPU with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM. Additionally, the highlighting factor of this particular laptop is its massive 17.3-inch screen. It is a 1080p display with support for up to 144Hz refresh rate. Furthermore, the laptop also has features such as multiple honeycomb air vents for effective cooling, a dedicated left-right click mouse button for precise inputs, distinct W, A, S, D keys for improved gamer aesthetics, and much more. Lastly, the laptop also comes paired with 8GB DDR4 memory and 512GB SSD storage that are enough to handle the requirements of modern gaming.