Gaming hardware is expensive, period. However, there are companies out there that provide some pretty good hardware for a really low price.
If the price tag is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the words ‘Gaming Laptop’, rejoice! In this article, we bring you top five gaming laptops for under INR 50,000.
P.S. Gaming hardware or computer hardware, in general, is expensive. While these laptops can offer respectable performance with most games, don’t expect them to perform like gaming beasts. Adjust your expectations accordingly.
Also read: 5 best sub-INR 30,000 laptops for students
Asus Vivobook X507UF-EJ101T
Moving away from the overcomplicated name, this laptop packs some pretty good power for the price.
This beast offers an Intel Core i5 8250U (8th gen) clocked at around 3 GHz. It comes with 8 gigs of RAM and a 1 TB 5400 RPM HDD. On the graphics side, we have the Nvidia GeForce MX130 with 2GB of dedicated DDR5 graphics memory. All this at a mere ₹46,300!
All around performance on this laptop is going to be awesome for the price. You also get support for Windows Hello from the built-in fingerprint sensor. You’ll get respectable performance on pretty much all modern titles running at low/medium at 720p.
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15IKB
The IdeaPad is an ideal choice if you only care about the GPU. It is powered by a Nvidia GeForce MX 150 GPU which is the best you can get for sub 50k. You get a decent performing 2 GB DDR5 GPU.
Apart from that, the only thing that stands out in this laptop is the 8th Gen i5 8250U. The processor delivers really good working at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3 GHz. You get a standard 8GB of RAM and 1TB mechanical HDD.
Overall a good deal. We recommend buying the DOS version though (₹39,990), as the Windows version is overpriced, in our opinion (₹49,990).
Acer Aspire A515-51G
Another strong contender. The Acer Aspire offers 2 GB of dedicated DDR5 graphics memory, running the Nvidia GeForce MX130 GPU.
The processor here is a core i5 7200U clocked at 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost 3.1 GHz. You also get a USB type C port (not ThunderBolt). There’s an average 8GB of RAM and 1TB HDD. You get a good 15.6″ FHD display though.
The laptop sells on Flipkart for about ₹39,990. In this particular case, we suggest buying from Flipkart because at the time of writing this article the same laptop sells on Amazon for about ₹56,990.
Dell Inspiron 5575
Offering something different from Intel and Nvidia, we have the Dell Inspiron 5575.
The 5575 offers a powerful AMD Ryzen 5 along with Vega 8 Graphics (4GB DDR4). The combination gives some serious horsepower to this laptop. You can play through most modern AAA titles with ease on medium/high settings at 720p.
The laptop retails on Amazon for about ₹48,999. A bit overpriced, but you get a really well-built laptop with a really nice FHD screen too.
Acer Swift 3
Another complete package with a Ryzen. The Acer Swift is identical in terms of hardware specifications to the Dell Inspiron 5575.
However, the Acer Swift comes in about ₹4000 cheaper ( ₹44,990) than the 5575. Swift 3 somehow manages this price while including an FHD IPS panel and a well built plastic chassis. The metallic finish gives the laptop a really premium look.
Note: The prices mentioned were true at the time of writing. They might increase or decrease depending on the company or seller.