Best Gaming Laptops in India – 2018

by | Sep 18, 2018

Welcome Gaming Aficionados!

In search of a mean machine that will let you play your titles like a breeze?

Concerned about the specifications and budget?

Don’t worry.

We will help you sort the best gaming laptops curated according to the needs of every kind of gamers out there in India.

Read along to find that one machine which will suit all your gaming needs.

Best Gaming Laptops in India

1. ASUS ROG StrixBest Build Quality Pick
2.MSI GE63 Excellent Display
3. Acer Predator G9-593Best Speaker Quality
4. MSI GV62 7RE-2401IN Best Budget Pick
5. Lenovo Legion Y720 Rich Connectivity

1.Asus ROG Strix

Best Budget Gaming Laptop
Best Build Quality
  • Tough and durable chassis
  • Excellent thermal design
  • 1-year global warranty
Asus has been a major player in the Indian market, thanks to its budget laptops and popular Android smartphones.

The ROG series from Asus is primarily aimed at gamers in mind featuring latest and greatest CPU + GPU combination delivering excellent performance.

The ROG Strix is a premium performance laptop from Asus that has is one of the most versatile laptops priced under Rs.1,00,000.

Design and build quality

Laptops of the ROG series have an intimidating and aggressive design aesthetics. The Strix laptop does have the same appeal as well.

There are sharp lines all across the chassis and a giant ROG logo at the back.

The cooling vents are placed at the backside of the keyboard deck to ensure maximum ventilation during the operations.

There is no flex on the keyboard deck or the chassis whatsoever. The whole laptop feels very durable and sturdy.

Processor and performance…

Asus has packed in one of the best available processors inside this ROG Strix gaming laptop.

The Intel i7-8750H is a true beast when it comes to raw computing performance.

This four core CPU can handle resource intensive tasks like a champ and multitask between the apps like a breeze.

Supporting the CPU in its duties is the popular Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB of DDR5 memory.

This laptop comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM on board with the possibility of expanding the memory up to 32GB.

For professional video editors, expanding the RAM is a must because they have to run resource intensive apps such as Adobe Premiere Pro and After effects.

These apps will work with 8GB RAM but for better multitasking, having more RAM is beneficial.

Display and more…

The Asus ROG Strix features a 15.6-inch FHD panel having a refresh rate of 120Hz.

The refresh rate is the number of times a display’s image is repainted or refreshed per second. The more the refresh rate of a display, more smoother will be visuals for our human eyes

This 120Hz display will make editing a whole lot easier for professionals. Only with an enhanced refresh rate display, they can evaluate the content they have just produced.

Seeing a full HD video shot with 60fps on a display with 60Hz will grossly undercut the quality and certainly miss certain frames.

When it comes to the gamers, the response time of this display is 3ms meaning there is practically no delay with your mouse clicks and actions happening on the screen.

Excellent thermal design…

Having the system remain at a constant moderate temperature is a must when it comes to high performance laptops.

Especially during editing and rendering if the laptop becomes too hot, the processor will start to throttle and the performance will diminish.

The ROG Strix has an anti dust design with dual fans to keep the temperature in check even during peak loads.

The trapezoid cuts in the ventilation systems at the back ensures maximum airflow from the interior to outside.

Final verdict…

The ROG Strix is a fine performance oriented laptop that is very much suitable for a variety of tasks such as video editing and gaming.

The comfortable, RGB keyboard and the 120Hz display makes a huge difference in performance when compared with certain other models priced in the same category.

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120Hz Full HD display
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Excellent build quality
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Powerful processor
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Heavy and bulky

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM8 GB exp. up to 32 GB
ProcessorCore i7-8750H
SSD128 GB
Graphics4 GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050Ti
Battery BackupUp to 4 Hours
Display15.6 inch Full HD LED Backlit IPS

2. MSI GE63

Overall Best Pick
Excellent Display
  • Made for hardcore gamers
  • Faster refresh rate
  • No thermal throttling
Up until recently, the Alienware series ruled the gaming laptop segment with no second thought. But with the MSI GE 63, the story begins to change.

The MSI GE63 has the upperhand over the Alienware laptop in almost every single aspects.

Performance

The processor inside this beast machine is an Intel Core i7 8750H with 16GB DDR4 RAM out of the box.

What’s more interesting than the use of latest processor is the GPU. MSI decided to beat the competition single handedly with a 8GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1070 card inside,

The results?

It delivers.

In fact, this laptop crushes the competition by leaps and bounds.

Display

Coming to the screen, this unit boasts of a 15.6-inch full HD display.

What’s special about this display is that it’s got a whopping 120Hz refresh rate. With great colour accuracy and brightness levels, this screen is perfect for gaming.

MSI got it correct when they paired a powerful processor and GPU with this 120Hz panel. It helps in utilizing the maximum potential of this laptop.

Lighting effects

The next crazy thing about this laptop is its individually controlled RGB lighting effects.

The controls are comprehensive and the combinations you can try out is infinite.

Thermal cooling

There are seven heat pipes inside this laptop to keep it cool without throttling. This keeps the laptop thermals in control.

Additionally if you have to cool the laptop further, the Cooler Boost button is one touch away on the keyboard deck.

But do remember, this cooling comes at the expense of some fan noise.

Refresh rate

Oops, we almost forgot one important thing about this laptop.

The response rate.

The display on this machine has got a response time of 3ms which is the fastest among the laptop displays available for consumers.

Faster response rate?

Yes. Practically, this will increase the accuracy of your moves during games.

Negatives

Now let’s switch to the negatives about the laptop.

The gesture trackpad has no Windows precision driver support and the gesture accuracy is average to say the best.

Then comes the sound from the speakers. Even though MSI claims that this laptop has got great speakers, we didn’t felt the same.

Invest some bucks on a Bluetooth speaker and you’re good to go!

Verdict

To wind this up, The MSI GE 63 is the best laptop for gaming that you can currently get in the Indian market without a second thought.

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Excellent hardware
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Great 120Hz display
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Fancy LED lighting
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Average speakers
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Mediocre gesture support

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM16 GB DDR4
ProcessorCore i7 8th Gen, 8750H
SSD256 GB
GraphicsGTX 1070 8 GB DDR5
Battery BackupUp to 3 Hours
Display15.6 –  inch Full HD Wideview Antiglare

3. Acer Predator G9-593

Value For Money Pick
 Best Speaker Quality
  • G-sync display looks stunning
  • Excellent CPU-GPU combination
  • 16GB RAM out of the box
Acer predator lineup has been a well known name in the performance computing segment for a while now.

The G9-593 from Acer is a high end laptop with cutting edge features at a relatively affordable price point.

Performance

This laptop features the Intel Core i7 7700HQ processor along with a 6GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU that’s capable of running almost all games available in the market at maximum settings in full HD resolution.

Most of the laptops come with an 8GB DDR4 RAM on board and expect you to upgrade further.

But this laptop here comes with a 16GB DDR4 RAM on board which we think will fulfill all your needs for the distant future.

There’s a 1TB HDD on board assisted by a 128GB SSD to improve the booting speed and app loading times.

It’s already proven that games and apps perform significantly better when they run from an SSD rather than on a HDD.

Connectivity

Acer has managed to pack in a lot of useful ports on these machine as well.

There are 4 USB 3.0 ports and a USB C port along with usual set of goodies such as HDMI and an SD card reader.

The next best thing on this laptop after the powerful processor and GPU is the display.

Display

The 15.6-inch full HD panel comes with G-sync technology that offers smooth visuals with less strain to the eyes.

The 100% sRGB coverage provides true to life colors to the images. The brightness levels are also adequate on this display.

Speakers

Speaking of speakers (Oh it rhymes!), this laptop comes with dual speakers assisted with sub-woofers.

Having bass in your sound output really does make a difference in immersive listening experience.

Battery life

The battery life is just average, lasting for about 3 hours. For a gaming laptop with beefy internals this is the norm.

Verdict

Last but not the least, the Acer G9-593 is a capable contender for being one of the best laptops in the market that’s reasonably priced when compared to its counterparts.

Price is one of the biggest plus point of this laptop when it is pitted against the others in this list.

Priced significantly less than the top two laptops and still having the best internals on board is not a small thing worth dismissing without mentioning it.

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Relatively inexpensive
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6GB Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU
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Good sound quality
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Average quality trackpad

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM16 GB DDR4 up to 64 GB
ProcessorCore i7 7th Gen, 7700HQ 2.8GHz
SSD128 GB
GraphicsGTX 1060 6 GB DDR5
Battery BackupUp to 3 hours
Display15.6 – inch Full HD LED Backlit IPS Display

4. MSI GV62 7RE-2401IN

Best Budget Pick
Cheap Entry Level
  • Suited for entry level gamers
  • Powerful hardware on a budget
  • Good thermal controls
MSI is a company known for its gaming hardware prowess.

They have been making some great laptops to cater the increasing needs of the gaming community.

Their devices are known to be affordable and proven to be the best bang for buck hardware right now in the industry.

MSI GV62 7RE-2401IN is one of their better offering that might spike your interest.

Performance

MSI GV62 7RE-2401IN is powered by a Core i7 7700HQ processor with a base clock of 2.8GHz.

Being a tried and tested processor in many highly acclaimed gaming laptops, the one inside this laptop performs as expected.

Beefy and powerful GPU?

Yes, it is.

Surprisingly, this device comes with an Nvidia GTX 1050Ti 4GB DDR5 GPU unit that is much powerful than the GTX 1050 counterpart.

At this price range, GTX 1050Ti is indeed a welcome addition.

Display

MSI provides a 15.6″ full HD Wide-View antiglare panel that offers up to 170-degree viewing.

This is an NTSC panel that delivers a higher colour range and better contrast levels.

Antiglare coating allows this device to be used under direct light with less or no reflections coming off the screen to hinder your vision.

Storage

1TB HDD at 7200 rpm along with a 128GB SSD is offered for faster data transfer and lesser loading times.

SSD (Solid State Drive) enables the device to boot almost instantly and fire up your game at will.

This laptop comes with Microsoft Windows 10 Home edition preinstalled.

Connectivity options and battery life

Ports-wise, MSI GV62 7RE-2401IN offers 2 USB 3.0 ports along with a USB 2.0, a USB-C, an HDMI port and an SD card reader.

A 6 cell lithium ion battery powers the system that the company advertises to deliver up to 5 hours of usage.

MSI “SHIFT” technology allows the system to vary the performance as required and this delivers better battery life and quieter operation.

Thermals and speakers

Also internally, multiple cooling ducts have been placed to regulate the operating temperature and this saves the device from throttling in the middle of your favourite game.

The unit features a Nahimic 2+3D sound technology that increases the depth and spatial effect while listening through headphones in game.

Verdict

MSI also offers budget gaming laptops priced under Rs.70,000 that offers a great value for money proposition to the end user.

If you are short on the budget but is relentless in getting one of the best gaming laptops available in the Indian market, this is one of the best choices.

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Powerful GTX 1050Ti GPU
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WideView Display
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Acclaimed Nahimic sound technology
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Average Build quality

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4 2400Mhz up to 32 GB
ProcessorCore i7 7th Gen 7700HQ 2.8GHz
SSD128 GB
GraphicsGTX 1050Ti 4 GB DDR5
Battery BackupUp to 5 Hours
Display15.6 – inch Full HD wide-view Antiglare

5. Lenovo Legion Y 720

Honorable Mention
Rich Connectivity Options
  • Futuristic design
  • Fantastic build quality
  • Gaming & media consumption device
Lenovo has impressed us with its tough and rugged ThinkPad series laptop before.

This time, they’re back with legion series gaming laptops that offers Alienware a run for the money.

With great features and superb build quality, Lenovo Legion Y 720 impresses us with its crazy fast performance even under heavy loads.

Performance

Lenovo Legion Y 720 is powered by the same Core i7 7700HQ processor found in the Alienware 15 laptop.

Can you run your favourite games under high settings?

Definitely yes.

Graphics department is handled by a Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB DDR5 GPU that will run most of the titles in full settings with a constant 60 fps.

Not only gaming, this card will take care of other graphics-intensive tasks such as video rendering or animations.

Display

This device is equipped with a full HD 15.6″ Antiglare IPS display that offers great viewing angles and contrast levels.

The colours will look more vivid and punchier and with ample brightness, the display output will look more lively.

Miscellaneous

Lenovo touts Legion Y 720 as the world’s first Dolby Atmos certified laptop that will deliver crisp and clean sound over a wide frequency range.

Xbox One controller support right out of the box will make you feel at home if you’re familiar playing games on the consoles.

On the storage front, a 2TB 7200rpm HDD coupled with a 256GB SSD will make the data transfer operations faster on this device.

The apps and games will load from the SSD and data storage will be handled by the 2TB HDD.

This laptop comes with 16GB DDR4 RAM clocked at 2400MHz with an additional expansion slot that will let you catapult the memory game up to 32GB if you are in need of that extra oomph.

Pre-installed Windows 10 Home will let you use this device right out of the box.

Connectivity options

Port selection on this device is generous with three high-speed USB 3.0 ports assisted with a thunderbolt USB- C port for faster data transfer speeds.

A display port has been provided if gaming on a 15.6″ screen is not enough and you want to hook it up to your 4K TV for that extra screen real estate.

The RJ 45 LAN port is present for those who cherish the nostalgic wired connections.

Thermals and cooling

With Dual metal fans hidden under the chassis, Lenovo Legion Y 720 ensures the device remains cool even while performing heavy tasks.

The rear air vent design is cleverly put together to ensure the sound level remains quieter and faster heat dissipation.

Also, the JBL speakers with chamber ensure the sound from the loudspeakers packs a punch.

Battery life

The company promises a battery life up to 5 hours which is subjective and varies from user to user based on their usage patterns.

Verdict

If you are a fan of the Yoga series from Lenovo and would love to possess a hardware that stands out from the rest, the Yoga 720 is a great choice.

This laptop will handle all your gaming needs with relative ease and the internals are so powerful that you can enjoy any game that is currently on the market in its full graphics.

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Great built quality
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GTX 1060 GPU
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Great loudspeakers with Dolby Atmos certification
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Xbox one controller support
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Low noise levels
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Not so great display
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Heavy

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory2 TB
RAM16 GB DDR4 2400MHz up to 32 GB
ProcessorCore i7 7th Gen 7700HQ 2.8GHz
SSD256 GB SSD
GraphicsGTX 1060 6 GB DDR5
Battery BackupUp to 5 Hours
Display15.6 – inch Full HD LED IPS Antiglare display
Here we are, with our best picks from each category of laptops that we feel are worth your hard earned money.

Don’t take our word for it, consider this as a pointer and make your pick wisely. We wish you a perfectly rewarding purchasing experience.

With the latest Core i9 processor being revealed by Intel, we expect a lot of performance-based laptops to enter the Indian market soon.

Meanwhile, If you’d like to get a heads up, do check our article about Core i9 laptops – a glimpse to future mobile computing on our website.

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