Looking for a gaming laptop that costs less than Rs 1 lakh? From Acer to Gigabyte, we’ve compiled a list of the best gaming laptops with a solid price-to-performance ratio.
Finding a gaming laptop with a good price-performance ratio has always been difficult. And, with chip shortages driving up the prices of CPUs and graphics cards in recent years, finding a laptop with powerful gear on a budget is nearly impossible.
However, things appear to be changing for the better, with firms such as Acer, MSI, Gigabyte, and others releasing gaming laptops at reasonable prices. We will highlight some of the finest gaming laptops under Rs 1 lakh in this section.
Acer Nitro 5
The Acer Nitro 5 is powered by a 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12500H processor and has a 15.6-inch FHD display with a refresh rate of 144Hz. It comes with a 512GB SSD and 8GB RAM, which can be increased to 32GB. It runs Windows 11 Home out of the box.
While a variant model with Nvidia’s RTX 3050ti is available, the performance difference is small. Other highlights include a quad exhaust design for improved cooling and a backlit RGB keyboard with four lighting zones. It is priced at Rs 79,999 on Amazon.
GF66 MSI Katana
Nvidia RTX 3060 is included with the MSI Katana GF66 laptop, which is powered by an Intel i7-12450H CPU from the 12th generation. Its 15.6-inch FHD screen has a refresh rate of 144 Hz.
The laptop includes 512TB SSD, 16GB of RAM, and Windows 11 Home pre-installed. One of the most affordable laptops with the Nvidia RTX 3060 is presently on sale for Rs 84,990.
The Asus TUF Gaming A15
There are other Asus TUF Gaming laptop variations, but the one with the Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU drew our attention. It boasts a 15.6-inch FHD screen with a 144Hz refresh rate, just like the Acer, and pre-installed Windows 11 Home.
With its AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, it can play most latest AAA games at medium to high settings without experiencing any lag. The laptop has 512GB of SSD storage, 16GB of RAM, and an RGB illuminated keyboard. It is available for Rs 97,900.
Dell’s latest G15-5515 gaming laptop features an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor paired with the tried-and-true Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU. It sports a 15.6-inch FHD screen with a refresh rate of 165Hz.
You get 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, just like other gaming laptops in this price range. The main drawback is that the price and weight are slightly greater than those of other manufacturers’ laptops with comparable features, but this one comes with Microsoft Office pre-installed. The price is Rs 1,02,990.
towards a recent presentation, Gigabyte introduced several new laptops focused towards work and gaming. The Gigabyte G5 MF is the only laptop on the list with Nvidia’s latest RTX 4050 GPU and a 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12450H processor. The laptop is yet to be released in India, but the Gigabyte G5 MF starts at Rs 90,999.
If you have a little more money to spend, we propose the Gigabyte G5 KF, which costs Rs 107,999 and comes with the 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12500H and Nvidia RTX 4060.