Although smartphone gaming has become very popular these days, the experience is not as great as you get on the big screen. The gaming laptops are getting attention recently with people stuck at home for the most part of the day and getting bored.
If you are looking for a good budget gaming laptop that won’t burn a lot in your pocket, you came to the right place. We have compiled the list of best gaming laptops under Rs 50,000 in India currently.
Acer Swift 3
Acer Nitro 5
Mi Notebook 14
Asus VivoBook F571GT
It is very important to note that unlike the smartphone market, the laptop's price keeps fluctuating often and the prices can go up and down very frequently. So, in this list, we have added a few laptops that cost over Rs 50,000 and are worth considering. Also, it is pretty hard to find a worthy gaming laptop in this segment.
Also, just before we get started, we’d like to inform you that these are just entry-level gaming laptops and all of these come with a dedicated graphics card which is capable of handling certain games well. Not all the laptops can run high-end games like GTA V or PUBG. Here are the best gaming laptops under Rs 50,000.
The Acer Swift 3 is the most affordable gaming device in the current list. The machine is powered by a quad-core Ryzen 5 CPU. Graphics and gaming performance is taken care of by AMD Radeon Vega 8 dedicated graphics. Although this is not the best in terms of graphics, this is sufficient for basic and medium level games and for the asking price of less than Rs 45,000, there isn’t much to complain about.
You get a full-fledged 15.6-inch Full HD screen with a thin bezel and there is also a dedicated num pad onboard. The Swift 3 offers Type-C port and Acer TrueHarmony stereo speakers. While it ticks most of the boxes in the entry-level gaming pack, you will have to give up on battery life and the keyboard is also slightly cramped. Overall, for a sub Rs 45,000 gaming machine, the Acer Swift 3 is a good pick.
One of the lightest laptops in the category, the Asus F570ZD-DM226T weighs just 1.8 Kgs. The laptop is powered by Intel Core i5 chipset and for graphics, you get 2GB Nvidia Geforce MX130, which is pretty decent. The Asus X507UF-EJ092T is packed with 8GB of RAM and 1TB of HDD storage, you can also expand the memory if needed.
Further, the battery life on board is just like most other gaming laptops, just average. Port options onboard include 1 x USB3.0, 2 x USB 2.0 port, 1 x HDMI Port, and multi-card reader. On the front, you get a nice 15.6-inch Full HD screen. There is also a fingerprint scanner which is an added bonus here.
The Asus F570ZD is running with Ryzen 5 CPU at its heart and Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 GDDR5 takes care of the graphics. You get a 15.6-inch Full HD screen with the device. Performance is excellent on this machine but, it lacks SSD. The battery is also pretty sub-par however, the company has bundled fast charge support.
Asus’s IceCool Technology will keep the thermals under check and on average, the temperature will be below 35-degrees Celsius. It packs in 8GB of RAM and 1TB of HDD storage. The laptop weighs under 2 Kgs.
The Xiaomi Mi NoteBook 14 brings a lot to the table and also misses out on a couple of things such as a backlit keyboard or an integrated webcam, that might be a deal-breaker for many. The key aspect of the laptop is its performance, which the Mi NoteBook 14 nails.
Casual to medium games won’t be an issue with this machine. However, when it comes to graphic-intensive games, the laptop starts to struggle. But, that’s acceptable in this price segment. The battery life on the device is excellent and offers one complete day of life without any issue. Charging is also a breeze with the 65W fast charger.
Also, for those who are in a position to spend a bit more, the Mi NoteBook 14 Horizon Edition better gaming experience for a slightly higher price.
One of the best in the segment, which is currently priced slightly higher than Asus VivoBook Gaming laptop comes with 4GB Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650 GPU. It comes with a 512 GB NVMe PCIe Gen 3 SSD and an empty SATA HDD slot, in case you are looking for additional storage. The RAM out of the box is 8GB but, you can expand it up to 16GB. To keep thermals under check, Asus has integrated IceCool technology of this laptop keeps the palm rest surface’s temperature much lower than the normal body temperature.
The laptop offers a 15.6-inch Full HD 60Hz screen with 7.4mm side bezel and lets you enjoy an immersive viewing experience. Connectivity options include USB Type-C port, USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A and a couple of USB 2.0 Type-A ports. It also comes with an HDMI output, a 3-in-1 SD/SDHC/SDXC card reader, and an RJ45 Ethernet port. For audio, you get Harman Kardon audio experience.
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42 gaming laptop is powered by AMD Ryzen 5- 2500U processor with 8GB RAM and 1TB storage. It's got the AMD Radeon RX 560X graphics card with 4GB VRAM for gaming and can handle low to mid-range titles easily.
It features a 15.6-inch Full HD screen surrounded by thick bezels and weighs 2.7 Kgs, which makes this machine pretty bulky. Battery life is also pretty average with the Acer Nitro 5. The machine is integrated with an HD webcam, cooling system, Wi-Fi 5, and fingerprint scanner.
These are the absolute best gaming laptops you can get within Rs. 50,000. Go through each of these notebooks carefully and choose the one that is best suited to your needs.