Best Gaming Laptops Under 1 Lakh [in 2020]

Best Gaming Laptops Under 1 Lakh

Best Gaming Laptops Under 1 Lakh – Spending 1 Lakh rupees on one single product is not something you do every day. There is a huge responsibility that you have taken upon yourself when buying such an expensive product. This type of choice absolutely has to be a good one. You don’t want to buy the wrong gaming laptop for 100000 rupees. But when it comes to gaming laptops there are so many factors that come into play when choosing one. With so many different companies manufacturing processors and so many different memory RAM configurations, things can get confusing real fast. But don’t worry as we have curated a list of the best gaming laptops under 1 lakh (100000₹) rupees that you can buy online right now. If you don’t have time, we recommend you take a look at the quick navigation table [with jump links to the products].

Best Gaming Laptops Under 1 Lakh Rupees [in 2020]

ASUS ROG Strix G Laptop – [with 16 GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU]Jump to Product↓
HP Omen Gaming Laptop – [with 8 GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU]Jump to Product↓
Lenovo Legion Y540 Laptop – [with 16 GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU]Jump to Product↓
MSI GL65 Gaming Laptop – [with 8 GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU]Jump to Product↓
Acer Nitro 7 Gaming Laptop – [with 8 GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU]Jump to Product↓

If you are even lower on time, you can just go with our personal recommendation (#1). Another thing before you start with our list, just make sure you remember that these are our picks, not absolute rankings. If you want to choose one yourself, that is fine too! We have put together an FAQ section (that mentions various factors you might want to consider before buying) at the end of this article that will help you make a well-informed choice. One more thing, the prices of the mentioned products are below the respective mentioned budgets at the time of writing this article. These prices may fluctuate in the future. With that out of the way, let us move onto our list of the best Gaming Laptops under 100000 (1 lakh) rupees that you can buy online in the year 2020.

Best Gaming Laptops Under 1 Lakh Rupees


ASUS ROG Strix G (16 GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650)

One of the best gaming laptops under 1 lakh rupees is the ASUS ROG Strix G gaming laptop.

Asus Gaming Laptop Under 1 Lakh

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Everyone who is into gaming knows about the ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamers) series of laptops. This ROG model sports 17.30-inch Full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1080 pixels of resolution, 60 Hz of refresh rate and 100% sRGB. This display also features an Anti-Glare technology so your eyes can stay safe even after hours of gaming. Other than the display, one of the primary concerns for gamers is the performance. This laptop is powered by the 9th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and 16 GB of DDR4 RAM which is upgradable to 32 GB. The Graphics are powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU with 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM. As you can tell, all specifications are top-notch as anyone would expect from the ROG sub-brand.

Product Specifications

DisplayFull HD, 17.3 Inch, 60 Hz
Processor9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H Processor
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Graphics
Storage1 TB HDD + 256 GB SSD
RAM16 GB DDR4 upgradable to 32 GB

As for the Storage, this laptop houses 1 TB of HDD storage space and 256 GB of SSD storage. The SSD is used up for storing the preloaded Windows 10 Home Edition operating system (which comes with lifetime validity by the way). The cooling hardware is optimized for great performance with an improved 3D Flow-Zone design. The keyboard is backlit (with WASD highlighted) as you would expect with curved keycaps that last for up to 20 million key presses. This laptop also features improved audio thanks to Smart Amp technology which gets up to almost three times more volume and up to three times more powerful bass. The laptop is a bit heavy at 2.85 kilograms but that’s to be expected with high-end gaming laptops. ASUS provides a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty for this product.


HP Omen Gaming Laptop (8 GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650)

The HP Omen is our second favourite pick out of this list of the best gaming laptops under 1 lakh.

HP Omen Gaming Laptop

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This variant of the HP Omen has all specs pretty much maxed out expect the RAM which is fine (more on that later). This laptop features a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display with 60 Hz of refresh rate. If you don’t like the gigantic 17-inch screens that bulky laptops like the ASUS ROG offer, this display would be perfect for you. As for the performance, this laptop houses the 9th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Graphics with 4 GB of VRAM. Now, about that RAM – this laptop houses only 8 GB of DDR4 RAM. But the thing is, you can upgrade it up to max 32 GB of RAM. So considering all other specs are pretty much maxed out and also considering the price, we say this laptop is a pretty good deal.

Product Specifications

DisplayFull HD, 15.6 Inch, 60 Hz
Processor9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H Processor
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Graphics
Storage1 TB HDD + 256 GB SSD
RAM8 GB DDR4 upgradable to 32 GB

Even with the 15-inch display, this laptop is still kinda bulky weighing 3 kilograms. This laptop offers 1 TB of HDD storage and 256 GB of SSD storage. The SSD is mainly for storing the operating system which makes the laptop run a whole lot faster. You can even use that solid-state drive to store your precious save files. The operating system that comes preloaded in this laptop is the Windows 10 Home Edition with lifetime validity. The audio is also great thanks to its inbuilt Bang and Olufsen dual stereo speakers. The cooling system does not offer a lot of options, but if you are the kind of person who doesn’t like to do the adjusting manually, it is going to be fine for you. The battery life is pretty decent considering its size and the fact that it is a gaming laptop.


Lenovo Legion Y540 Laptop (16 GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650)

Next up on the rundown is the high-end gaming Legion Y540 model from Lenovo.

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Lenovo Legion Y540 is a performance powerhouse with high-end specs like the 9th generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB of DDR4 RAM which is upgradable to 32 GB and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 4GB Graphics processor. Need we say more? Yes, because there are more factors than performance. The display is a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS panel with 60 Hz of refresh rate and 250 nits of brightness. The display is also supported by an Anti-Glare technology which protects your eyes (to some extent) from long hours of gaming. This laptop houses a gigantic 1 TB solid-state drive which is enough for any gamer in our opinion. This device comes pre-loaded with Windows 10 Home Edition with lifetime validity.

Product Specifications

DisplayFull HD, 15.6 Inch, 60 Hz
Processor9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H Processor
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Graphics
Storage1 TB SSD
RAM16 GB DDR4 upgradable to 32 GB

This gaming laptop weighs 2.30 kilograms so make of that what you will. Lenovo has specified the normal usage time for this laptop to be five hours with a single charge. The connectivity ports on this laptop include three USB ports, one HDMI port, one Ethernet port, one headphone jack and one USB-C port. The cooling system includes Legion Coldfront, 70 individual fan blades and separate CPU and GPU cooling vents. Some other cool features of this laptop include a full size white backlit keyboard with four mm of key travel and a precision trackpad. This laptop comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty from Lenovo.


MSI GL65 Gaming Laptop (8 GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650)

Next on the list of the best gaming laptops under 1 Lakh rupees from MSI.

MSI Gaming Laptop Under 1 Lakh

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This laptop from MSI (Multi-Star International) is powered by the Intel Core i7 9th Generation processor and 8 GB of DDR4 RAM that can be upgraded with 32 GB of RAM with additional RAM sticks. The graphics of this laptop are powered by the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card with 4 GB of VRAM. This MSI gaming laptop houses a 512 GB SSD and no hard disk drive, unfortunately. But if you think 512 GB is enough for you, then sure go with it. The display is a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS panel with a stunning refresh rate of 120 Hz, 100% RGB and Anti-Glare technology. The cooling system is also top-notch as you would expect from MSI. This laptop comes with lots of pre-installed software including Dragon Center.

Product Specifications

DisplayFull HD, 15.6 Inch, 120 Hz
Processor9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H Processor
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Graphics
Storage512 GB SSD
RAM8 GB DDR4 upgradable to 32 GB

The keyboard is per-key full-colour backlit which means you can set the colour of each and every individual key on the keyboard to anything you want [as you can see in the above image]. This laptop comes preloaded with the Windows 10 (64-Bit) Operating System that offers lifetime validity. The connectivity ports on this laptop include three USB-A ports, one USB-C port, one RJ45 port, one HDMI port, one microSD card reader and one headphone jack. Overall, with the exception of lower RAM (which can be upgraded later by the way), we think this laptop is a pretty solid purchase. MSI provides a two-year manufacturer’s warranty for this product from the date of purchase which is more than what most manufacturers care to offer.


Acer Nitro 7 Gaming Laptop (8 GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650)

Next up is a new entry from Acer, the relatively cheaper but still good Acer Nitro 7 laptop.

Acer Gaming Laptop Under 1 Lakh

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The Acer Nitro 7 sports a gorgeous 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display with Acer ComfyView LED-backlit TFT LCD and a smooth refresh rate of 144 Hz. The processor housed at its heart is the 9th Generation Intel Core i7 processor. As for the graphics, the GPU on this laptop is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card with 4 GB VRAM. This laptop has 8 GB of DDR4 RAM inbuilt, but it can be upgraded up to 32 GB using two soDIMM modules. This laptop comes pre-loaded with Windows 10 Home Edition operating system which is stored in the 256 GB SSD. Other than the SSD, this laptop also contains a 1 TB hard disk drive for regular storage. In terms of appearance, features a regular backlit keyboard and a thin-bezel build.

Product Specifications

DisplayFull HD, 15.6 Inch, 144 Hz
Processor9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H Processor
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Graphics
Storage1 TB HDD + 256 GB SSD
RAM8 GB DDR4 upgradable to 32 GB

Connectivity ports on this laptop include three USB ports, one USB-C port, one HDMI port, one headphone jack. This laptop is a bit lighter when compared to some of the other laptops on this list weighing only 2.50 kilograms. The audio is also great thanks to the ‘Waves Maxx Audio’ along with Acer’s own TrueHarmony technology. Acer claims the battery lasts for up to 7 hours of normal usage. The cooling system is powered by Acer’s CoolBoost technology and features a dual exhaust port design i.e. separate vents for CPU and GPU that enables faster cooling. This laptop comes with a one-year international travellers warranty.

Frequently Asked Questions


1) What kind of specifications should I expect at this price range?

If you are going to buy a gaming laptop that’s priced around 1 lakh rupees, you may want to look for ones with these specs (most of them will have these specs but you never know) –

Processor – At this price range, you should expect your laptop to house the lastest 9th Generation Intel Core i7 processor or the 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor at the very least. And honestly, don’t even try to go for AMD Ryzen processors at this price range because Intel just beats them to death in comparison.

Graphics Card or GPU – If gaming is your primary concern, you should prioritize the GPU (or Graphics Card) over everything else – even the main processor. Your best bet at this price should be the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 with 4 GB of VRAM or video RAM. On the lower end, your laptop should have the 1050 Ti at least. And again, go for Nvidia instead of AMD’s Radeon GPUs because they don’t do so well in this range.

Graphics Card (GPU) over anything else – remember this.

RAM – You should expect 16 GB of DDR4 RAM at the 1 lakh price point. Although if you do want to save some bucks at the moment, RAM is where you should cut corners. This is because even if you get a laptop with 8 GB RAM you can just upgrade it later with RAM sticks when you feel like spending more.

Storage – The amount of storage is not that big of a deal so it’s purely preferential. That said, the storage type does matter. There are two types of storage technologies – 1) Hard Disk Drives (or HDDs) and 2) Solid-State Drives (or SSDs). The main advantage that SSDs provides over HDDs is that SSD makes operating speed [or loading speeds, in terms of gaming] much faster. This means that you’ll rarely have to wait around for your games to load. Another advantage is that data stored in an SSD rarely gets corrupted, if ever.


2) Besides performance, what other things should I look for?

Here are some of the important things people tend to forget to consider when buying a gaming laptop –

Display – Display is the obvious factor that people forget to check before selecting a laptop. They just look at the size and resolution and call it a day. While those things are important there are many other factors that matter too. Some of those factors include refresh rate, pixel density and display technologies like Anti-Glare. So basically you want a display that is high in resolution, high in pixel-density, high in refresh rate and equipped with tech like Anti-Glare. As for the screen size, that’s purely preferential.

Cooling – Cooling is a factor that is exclusive to gaming laptops as longer sessions tend to put extra strain on the CPU and the GPU causing them to heat up. What is so bad about heating, you ask? Well, prolonged heating of components can cause them to wear down and thus affecting your gaming performance. Another reason why cooling’s important is that electronic components tend to run faster in colder environments. So it is always better to choose a laptop with a good cooling system.

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

Connectivity – Make sure the laptop that you are getting has the connectivity ports that you need. You don’t want to spend 100000 rupees on a laptop and then discover that it doesn’t have a USB-C port that you need to connect your gaming joystick. Also, you should probably look for HDMI ports if you want to connect your laptop to a larger screen (your TV, for example).

Other – Some of the miscellaneous factors that go into choosing the best gaming laptop include total audio output, RGB backlit keyboard (fully customizable would be better), lesser weight if you are into portability, battery capacity, warranty, adjustable gaming software, bezel thickness, key travel, etc.


3) Which ‘Gaming Laptop’ brand is the best in India?

Considering all of the above factors, some of the best brands that sell gaming laptops include ASUS, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Acer and Dell. And if your pockets tend to stay full even after spending lakhs of rupees, you can also go with Razer. If you want to know more about the rankings of these brands in India (in terms of market share), we suggest you check out our post listing the best laptop brands in India.


4) Which option is better, Gaming PC or a Gaming Laptop?

Honestly, if you are okay with a non-portable option, building a gaming PC would be ideal for you. You can build a high-performance gaming PC for far less money than what you would spend on a high-end gaming laptop. But if you value portability over anything else (like we do), gaming laptops are the best option for you. Your experience with a gaming laptop will be like a hundred times better with some of the must-have accessories that we have mentioned below. But if you are interested in building a gaming PC, stay tuned as we have a lot of informative articles coming up in a few weeks.


5) What are some must-have accessories for Gaming Laptops?

Some of the must-have stuff that will make your gaming experience 100 times better (not to be taken too literally) are – a gaming mouse, a gaming mousepad, an ergonomic chair, a gaming headset with voice mic, controller if you are into that (you can even connect your laptop to your TV and play video games using the controller on the TV), a power bank (these can be incredibly useful) and an external cooling pad if you are having any heating issues (but of course you aren’t because you will have listened to our advice from above, right?). Okay, so that’s been it! Hope you found our FAQ helpful (and entertaining maybe).


There you have it! Our list of the best Gaming Laptops under 1 lakh rupees. If you have any further queries you can ask them below in the comments or you can contact us via email. Goodbye!

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