Best gaming laptops under Rs. 50,000 for August 2017

How much we play games on our smartphone, tablet, PS4 or Xbox, nothing can be as simple, yet pleasuring as PC gaming. Long gone the days when the desktop was the only choice for hard-core gamers, and laptop merely meant for official work. Now, there are several notebooks which offer a great deal of performance without sacrificing much on portability. Here we have listed the best gaming laptops you can buy for less than Rs. 50,000.

However, it is actually a bit tricky to choose the perfect gaming rig below Rs. 50k as almost none of them are adequately powerful to run modern high-end games at full settings. You should aim for the right balance between processing power and graphics capability in the laptop you wish to buy.

We have selected the top 10 laptops that boast optimum gaming capabilities while costing under Rs. 50,000. It is worth noting that all the prices mentioned below are available at the time this article is being written. These may slightly vary as deals and offers keep changing from time to time.

Lenovo Ideapad 310 80SM01HVIH

CPU: Intel Core i7 (6th Gen) | Graphics: 2GB NVIDIA GeForce N16V-GMR1 (920MX) | RAM: 8GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch HD (1,366 x 768) | Storage: 1TB HDD

Phenomenal processing power
Full-fledged connectivity
Average GPU

With the 6th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, the Lenovo Ideapad 310 80SM01HVIH clearly has the best processing power in the lot. However, this is not evenly matched with a capable graphics card. The 2GB GDDR3 NVIDIA GeForce 920MX simply doesn’t go along with the high-end processor. Still, the laptop should be capable of playing middle to high-class games with medium settings.

Externally, the Ideapad 310 80SM01HVIH is built quite decently. It supports a host of connectivity options ranging from dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth till Gigabit LAN and DVD Writer. This high-end laptop from Lenovo comes without Windows OS and you need to manually load it yourself.

Asus R-Series R558UQ-DM983D

CPU: Intel Core i5 (7th Gen) | Graphics: 2GB NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | RAM: 8GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,080 x 1920) | Storage: 1TB HDD

Full HD display
Well-balanced performance
Availability

Asus has perfectly balanced the processing power and graphics performance of the R-Series R558UQ-DM983D. The 7th Gen Intel Core i5 paired with NVIDIA GeForce 940MX should be able to run most of the latest gaming titles with ease. It is worth mentioning that the Full HD screen would surely be an eye candy.

The build quality of the laptop is good enough and it won’t feel cheap in your hands. However, availability is indeed a concern as the Asus R-Series R558UQ-DM983D often goes out of stock at various online as well as offline retailers.

HP AY503TX

CPU: Intel Core i5 (6th Gen) | Graphics: 2GB AMD Radeon R5 M430 | RAM: 8GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,080 x 1,920) | Storage: 1TB HDD

Full HD screen
DTS Studio Sound certified speakers
A generation older processor

The HP AY503TX is a well-built laptop with decent specifications. Despite being a year old model, it is still quite relevant even in today's’ standards. The AY503TX will be able to run average to flagship games with standard settings. HP’s Rs. 40,000 to 50,000 range laptops are not quite up to the mark with other manufacturers.

The company has priced all of its 7th Gen Intel Core i5 laptops above Rs. 50,000. Nevertheless, the HP AY503TX is quite good for gaming as well as multimedia consumption. In India, you may also claim the HP Student Offer.

Asus R558UQ-DM540D

CPU: Intel Core i5 (7th Gen) | Graphics: 2GB NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | RAM: 4GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,080 x 1,920) | Storage: 1TB HDD

2 years global manufacturer warranty
Great built quality
4GB RAM
Only 1 memory (RAM) slot

This is a very good under Rs. 50,000 gaming laptop by Asus. While everything is perfect about the R558UQ-DM540D, it is the below-average RAM that bothers us. Moreover, there is only a single RAM slot in the notebook. This means, if you want to upgrade the RAM, there is no other way than throwing away the older one.

Apart from this, the Asus R558UQ-DM540D is a very good offering. It sports the top notch Bang & Olufsen Speakers, which, combined with the Full HD Anti-glare display makes the notebook an excellent entertainment gadget.

Lenovo Ideapad IP 320 80XL033MIN

CPU: Intel Core i5 (7th Gen) | Graphics: 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | RAM: 8GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch HD (1,366 x 768) | Storage: 1TB HDD

GDDR5 graphics card
Genuine Windows 10 preloaded
Average Battery

It is quite surprising to find a laptop with GDDR5 Graphics Card priced below Rs. 50,000. For starters, GDDR5 GPUs are significantly faster than GDDR3 ones and offer enormous improvements in gaming and other graphics intensive works. This does make the Lenovo Ideapad IP 320 80XL033MIN one of the most powerful gaming notebook of the lot.

If you can bear with the tiny 2-cell battery of the laptop, buying it is a no-brainer. Furthermore, the notebook also comes with Windows 10 preinstalled, relieving you from the troubles of installing a fresh OS.

HP 15-be001TX

CPU: Intel Core i5 (6th Gen) | Graphics: 2GB AMD Radeon R5 M430 | RAM: 8GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,366 x 768) | Storage: 1TB HDD

Good price-to-performance ratio
Light weight
HD display

The HP 15-be001TX is a decently powerful laptop with an affordable price tag. With a 6th Gen Intel Core i5 and AMD Radeon R5 M430 GPU, the performance should be smooth. The notebook would run average to high-end games under low to middle settings.

On the outside, the laptop looks quite decent, while sporting DTS Studio Sound enabled stereo speakers. However, the HD resolution of the screen somewhat spoils the show.

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G

CPU: Intel Core i5 (7th Gen) | Graphics: 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | RAM: 8GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch HD (1,366 x 768) | Storage: 1TB HDD

Arguably ‘The Best Gaming Laptop under Rs. 50,000’
GDDR5 graphics card
Excellent value for money proposition
HD screen

For a price of Rs. 42,990, it is hard to believe how powerful the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G is! It is possibly the best laptop you can buy in the Rs. 40,000 and Rs. 50,000 range. The notebook offers top notch graphics performance with great processing power and even comes pre-installed with Genuine Windows 10.

With the 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA 940MX GPU and 7th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU sitting inside the notebook, we can’t ask for anything better. The Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G is actually too good a deal!

Dell Vostro 3000 Series 3568

CPU: Intel Core i5 (7th Gen) | Graphics: 2GB AMD Radeon R5 M415 | RAM: 8GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,366 x 768) | Storage: 1TB HDD

Affordable price
Robust built
HD screen

The Dell Vostro 3000 Series 3568 is a decent gaming laptop. Powered by the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i5 Processor and AMD Radeon R5 M415 GPU, the notebook should fare quite well in basic to semi-high-end gaming. The built quality of the portable PC is above average in terms of sturdiness.

However, Dell’s choice of material is quite substandard in the Vostro 3000 Series 3568. Also, the laptop does not come with Windows 10 preinstalled and you need to load it up manually on your own.

Lenovo IP 320 80XL0375IN

CPU: Intel Core i5 (7th Gen) | Graphics: 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | RAM: 4GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,366 x 768) | Storage: 1TB HDD

Reasonable price
GDDR5 graphics card
4GB RAM

The Lenovo IP 320 80XL0375IN is another blockbuster laptop that offers out of the world price to performance ratio. For a price tag of just a bit above Rs. 40,000, this notebook gifts you a high-end GDDR5 GPU, which is usually found in machines costing upwards Rs. 60,000. Apart from the slightly lower 4GB RAM, there is nothing we can complain about the IP 320 80XL0375IN.

However, there is a second RAM slot and you can always buy another RAM stick and slide it into the notebook. The brand new laptop supports up to 16 GB of RAM.

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575

CPU: Intel Core i5 (7th Gen) | Graphics: 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | RAM: 8GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,366 x 768) | Storage: 1TB HDD

Cheap pricing
GDDR5 graphics card
HD display

This is the DOS version of the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G and comes with identical specifications. The combination of 7th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor and 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU is quite potent indeed. Even laptops costing upwards Rs. 60,000 will have a tough time beating the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575.

The Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575 takes the crown of being the best gaming laptop under Rs. 50,000. It is simply unbelievable what the company is offering at only Rs. 40,990. Besides, the notebook also rocks dual-band Wi-Fi, Stereo Speakers, DVD Writer and HD Webcam.

These are the absolute best gaming laptops you can get within Rs. 50,000. Go through each of the 10 notebooks carefully and choose the one that is best suitable for you. A little tip: “Swap the Hard Disk of the laptops with an SSD and you will unlock these machines’ true potentials.”