Best Budget Gaming Laptops in India [in 2021]

Best Gaming Laptops Under 1 Lakh

Best Budget Gaming Laptops in India – Choosing the correct gaming laptop for you can be an overwhelming endeavour, with all the different specs to consider. But being under a specific budget adds a whole lot more challenge to the already difficult task. Finding gaming laptops under a budget is sort of like finding a needle in the haystack of expensive laptops. But, if you are willing to let go of the latest gaming titles, the task can become a bit easier. And honestly, most games do not need an ultra-high-end laptop that is worth lakhs of rupees. Some of the other things you’ll have to sacrifice with some of the games is the FPS and the graphics settings. But enough of the sacrifice, let us move on to the list that we have compiled that includes the best budget Gaming Laptops in India that you can buy online right now [in 2021].

Best Budget Gaming Laptops in India [in 2021]

ASUS TUF Laptop – [8 GB RAM with Nvidia GeForce 1650] [Editor’s Choice]Jump to Product↓
HP Pavilion Laptop – [with 8 GB RAM with Nvidia GeForce 1050]Jump to Product↓
Lenovo Legion Y7000 Laptop – [with 8 GB RAM with Nvidia GeForce 1050]Jump to Product↓
MSI GF63 Laptop – [with 8 GB RAM with Nvidia GeForce 1050 Ti]Jump to Product↓
Acer Nitro 5 Laptop – [with 8 GB RAM with Nvidia GeForce 1050 Ti]Jump to Product↓

If you don’t have time to go through this entire post, we recommend you take a look at the navigation table above. Before we start with our list, just remember that these are our choices, not absolute rankings. If you want to choose one yourself, that’s fine too! We have put together an FAQ section at the ending of this article that will help you make a well-informed decision. One more thing, the prices of the mentioned products are below the respective mentioned budgets at the time of writing this article. Some of these prices may vary in the future. Now that we have got that out of the way, let us move onto our list of the best budget gaming laptops in India in 2021 [sorted by their respective price] that you can buy online at the moment.

Best Budget Gaming Laptops in India


ASUS TUF Full-HD Gaming Laptop (with 8GB RAM)

Our best pick out of our list of the best budget gaming laptops is the Asus TUF Gaming Laptop.

Best Budget Gaming Laptops in India Asus TUF

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ASUS TUF runs on the AMD Ryzen 5 processor which performs much better than the Intel Core i5 processor in our opinion. This gaming laptop is powered by 8 GB of DDR4 RAM which is upgradable to 32 GB just by inserting additional RAM. There will be a minimal lag in your gaming experience on this laptop thanks to its dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR5 GPU and 4GB of VRAM. Gaming is going to be a feast for your eyes thanks to the 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS display with a sweet refresh rate of 144 Hz. The display is also anti-glare so that longer gaming sessions won’t hurt your eyes that bad. Storage isn’t going to be a problem either, with its 1 TB hard disk drive and an additional 256 GB solid-state drive to store your most important savefiles.

Product Specifications

DisplayFull HD, 15.6 Inch, 144 Hz
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 3550H Processor
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR5 Graphics
Storage1 TB HDD, 256 GB SSD
RAM8 GB DDR4, upgradable to 32 GB

As for the operating system, this gaming laptop comes preloaded with Windows 10 Home Edition OS with lifetime validity. This laptop comes with really thin bezels as you can see in the featured image which lets the user enjoy maximum screen real estate. This laptop weighs around two kgs which makes it really easy to carry around and play games wherever you like. Of course, the ASUS TUF comes with all the cool features gaming laptops generally have like powerful cooling, backlit keyboard with WASD highlighted, tons of ports to connect all sorts of accessories, etc. The audio on this laptop is great as well thanks to the DTS Headphone X technology and 7.1-Channel Surround Sound. This ASUS laptop comes with a one year of manufacturer’s warranty.


HP Pavilion Full-HD Gaming Laptop (with 8GB RAM)

Our second favourite on this list is the HP Pavilion gaming laptop.

Best Budget Gaming Laptops in India HP Pavilion

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HP Pavilion FHD Gaming Laptop is powered by the 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5-9300H (9th-Generation) processor and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU with four GB of VRAM. This laptop sports a 15.6-inch Full HD Anti-Glare display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. With the exception of most recent titles, games will run without any considerable lag on this device thanks to the built-in DDR4 8 GB of RAM which is upgradable to 16 GB. This laptop from HP comes preloaded with Windows 10 with lifetime validity as the operating system. This machine houses a 512 GB solid-state drive but unfortunately has no hard disk drive as an alternative. The laptop’s build resembles the classic gaming laptop design with an acid green backlit keyboard.

Product Specifications

DisplayFull HD, 15.6 Inch
ProcessorIntel Core i5-9300H Processor
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Graphics
Storage512 GB SSD
RAM8 GB DDR4, upgradable to 16 GB

This HP gaming laptop is also suitable for content creators who work with audio mixing and video/graphic editing thanks to its NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics. Streamers can benefit from this laptop as well thanks to its built-in HP Wide Vision FHD Webcam with integrated dual array digital microphone. It also supports all sorts of connectivity options like USB, HDMI, media cards, 3.50 mm audio devices and ethernet cables. The inbuilt audio is great as well thanks to its powerful Bang & Olufsen speaker grid. While people tend to use gaming mice with gaming laptops, the trackpad is also a great option on this laptop because of its wide variety of gestures. HP provides a one-year manufacturers warranty for this product.


Lenovo Legion Y7000 FHD Gaming Laptop (with 8GB RAM)

Next up on the list is the budget Legion Y7000 model from Lenovo.

Best Budget Gaming Laptops in India Lenovo Legion Y7000

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The Lenovo Legion Y7000 is a Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) gaming laptop with a 15.6-inch IPS display with a 60 Hz refresh rate and 250 nits of brightness. The display also doesn’t give off any glare thanks to the Anti-Glare technology integrated into it. The CPU chip that powers this laptop is the 9th Generation Intel Core i5-9300H processor with 8 MB of smart cache. This device comes preloaded with Windows 10 Home Edition as the operating system with lifetime validity. The graphics on this machine are powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM. The memory and storage of this laptop are 8 GB DDR4 and 1 TB hard disk drive respectively. This laptop also offers an additional 256 GB of solid-state drive.

Product Specifications

DisplayFull HD, 15.6 Inch, 60 Hz
ProcessorIntel Core i5-9300H Processor
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Graphics
Storage1 TB HDD, 256 GB SSD
RAM8 GB DDR4, upgradable to 32 GB

This gaming laptop is extremely lightweight, weighing only 2.30 kilograms. Lenovo has specified the normal usage time for this laptop to be four hours on a single charge. This device has all the looks you’d expect in a gaming laptop; full-sized backlit keyboard (white), extremely thin bezels and a precision trackpad. Just one thing that we quite don’t like about this model is the battery capacity while gaming; it drains pretty quickly. The audio experience while gaming on this laptop is great thanks to the equipped Harman Speakers powered by Dolby Audio. This laptop comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty from Lenovo.


MSI GF63 Full-HD Gaming Laptop (with 8GB RAM)

Fourth on this list of the best budget gaming laptops in India is from MSI.

Best Budget Gaming Laptops in India MSI

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This MSI Gaming laptop sports a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels & 60 Hz of refresh rate. It is powered by the 9th Gen Intel Core i5-9300H Processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU with four GB of VRAM. Just so you know, these are some of the best possible specs you can get at this price range. Add these specs to 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and you get a mean machine capable of running your favourite gaming titles like a breeze. Plus, you can even expand this RAM up to 32 GB later. This MSI laptop houses an inbuilt 1 TB hard disk drive and even has a slot to add your own SSD later if you like. This laptop also comes preloaded with MSI’s own gaming optimization software called Dragon Center.

Product Specifications

DisplayFull HD, 15.6 Inch, 60 Hz
ProcessorIntel Core i5-9300H Processor
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Graphics
Storage1 TB Hard Disk Drive
RAM8 GB DDR4, upgradable to 32 GB

The keyboard on this MSI laptop is backlit with a bright red glow. Connectivity ports on this laptop include three USB ports, one USB Type-C port, one HDMI Port and one RJ45 Port. These devices come with built-in Windows 10 Home Edition with lifetime validity. As for battery life, MSI assures 7+ hours of normal usage time on this MSI laptop in a single charge. The Aluminium hairbrush aesthetic feels super-premium and carrying around this laptop is an easy job as it weighs only 1.86 kilograms. MSI provides a 2-year warranty for this product from the date of purchase which is twice what most manufacturers provide.


Acer Nitro 5 Full-HD Gaming Laptop (with 8GB RAM)

Another worthy (but the last) addition to the rundown is the Acer Nitro 5.

Acer Nitro 5

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Acer Nitro 5 is a budget gaming laptop that comes with a Full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with a mediocre (comparatively speaking) refresh rate of 60 Hz. The gaming display is branded as the Acer ComfyView LED-backlit TFT LCD. This gaming laptop packs a powerful 8th-Generation Intel Core i5-8300H processor which ensures a smooth gaming experience on the users part. The graphics on this device are powered by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU with 4 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM. Gaming will be an uninterrupted experience thanks to the 8 GB DDR4 RAM on this machine which can be upgraded to 32 GB. This laptop from Acer houses 1 TB hard disk drive storage and 256 GB solid-state drive which is more than enough to store all your favourite games and their save files.

Product Specifications

DisplayFull HD, 15.6 Inch, 60 Hz
ProcessorIntel Core i5-8300H Processor
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Graphics
Storage1 TB HDD, 256 GB SSD
RAM8 GB DDR4, upgradable to 32 GB

The operating system that this laptop comes with is the Windows 10 Home Edition with lifetime validity of course. Connectivity ports on this laptop include two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, one USB Type C port, one HDMI port, a headphone jack and an ethernet port. The battery life of this gaming laptop lasts for up to seven hours of normal usage. The audio experience on this laptop is great thanks to technologies like Dolby Audio Premium. There will not be any considerable heating problem with this laptop because of its Acer CoolBoost technology that can cool the system up to an 11% reduction. This device also comes with inbuilt NitroSense i.e. Acer’s own software that improves your gaming experience by monitoring all the relevant stats on a single dashboard.

Frequently Asked Questions


1) What features should I look for in a Budget Gaming Laptop?

Performance is the first and the most important thing you should consider before buying a gaming laptop. There are various factors that determine the performance of a gaming laptop like processor, graphics card and RAM. Using solid-state drives for storage also helps the laptop deliver faster operation speed. Solid-State Drives also help reduce the dreaded loading times while playing games. In terms of processors, as we are exploring the budget options we would recommend getting one with at least a 9th Generation Intel Core i5 processor or above. If you fancy AMD, we recommend getting the AMD Ryzen processor or anything above to get a decent performance out of your laptop [although we personally prefer Intel over AMD Ryzen].

Best Gaming Laptops Under 1 Lakh
Intel Core i5 and AMD Ryzen 5 are probably the best available options.

As for the memory, 8 GB of DDR4 RAM is the best deal you can get in the budget range. We suggest you get a laptop with additional slots so you can always add more RAM later if you like. Consider the storage according to your needs, although we do recommend getting a laptop with an SSD. But even more important than the RAM or the processor is the GPU. If you are going to use your laptop primarily for gaming, always prioritize the graphics card over everything else. You can expect laptops with NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 graphics card in the budget price range which is good, but if you can find one with GTX 1050 Ti (which we have) you can get around 20-25 per cent performance increase right off the bat.


2) What about the Display, Audio and Connectivity Options?

As for the display, the largest size you can get in the budget range in 15 inches which in our opinion is the perfect screen size for not just a gaming laptop but for any laptop in general. The reason being that this size makes the most out of the laptop in terms of screen real estate and portability. The best display resolution you can get in the budget gaming laptop market is 1920 x 1080 pixels or Full HD in other words. In terms of refresh rate, get one with at least 60 Hz but if you want an eye bleach every time you play video games on your laptop you can even get one with a 144 Hz refresh rate (like our top choice here).

Make sure your laptop has an HDMI port if you wish to connect it to your TV.

Audio is something you can ignore if you are going to use headphones or external speakers while gaming. If not, we’d recommend getting a laptop with audio powered by technologies like Dolby Audio Premium or any other speakers that you trust. Connectivity ports is another thing you might want to look out for. Make sure the laptop that you are getting has the connectivity ports that you really need. For example, if you plan to occasionally connect an external hard drive to your laptop, make sure it has the corresponding USB port. An ethernet port is a must-have if you are planning to play online multiplayer games on your laptop.


And that concludes our article listing the best budget Gaming Laptops in India. If you have any further queries you can ask them below in the comments or you can contact us via email.

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