Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G Laptop
Lenovo Ideapad 320
Asus R558UQ-DM542D 15.6-inch Laptop
HP Pavilion 15-AU003TX Laptop
MSI CX62 7QL Laptop
Acer TravelMate P2 TMP259-G2-MG
If you’re a gamer with 50,000 rupees to spend and a new laptop to purchase, then you have come to the right place. In this article, we shall guide you through the process of selecting the best gaming laptop under 50000 in India.
But first, you need to know what specifications and key features to look out for in a gaming laptop. Let’s be honest over here, 50,000 rupees isn’t going to get you a “true” gaming laptop, i.e. a laptop equipped with a state of the art dedicated GPU and a top of the line Core i7 processor. You will have to make compromises on the hardware, but a smart customer makes the least compromises.
And here are the things you need to focus on, in order of their importance- graphics, processor, display, RAM, and storage. If you are a college student, then the number and types of I/O ports are also very important, along with good wireless connectivity. To make things easier for you, here are 8 of the best gaming laptops you can buy in India right now for less than 50,000. Let’s get started-
One of the best gaming laptops you can purchase for under 50000 right now, this Acer is loaded with all the stuff that you need in order to play games such as Assassins Creed Origins, Prey, Witcher III, GTA V, etc.
It is also one of the few laptops on the market that features Intel’s latest 8th generation processor technology, which should give it an advantage in terms of multithreaded performance as well as efficiency.
Even though the Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G features a not-so-great display in terms of viewing angles, it is still an amazing entry level gaming laptop thanks to the highly efficient Intel 8th generation processor and the NVIDIA 940MX 2GB graphics card.
It is incredibly good at multitasking, since the Core i5 8250U low voltage processor is a quad-core hyperthreaded part which can process up to 8 instruction threads simultaneously. You can run a game, with 4 or 5 other applications in the background, and this will not affect your framerates whatsoever.
The Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G is good for gamers, students, office work, and can even be used for certain productivity-oriented workloads like video editing. The GeForce 940MX is a fast midrange mobile graphics card from the previous generation Maxwell architecture, it isn’t the state of the art technology, but this is about as good of a GPU as you can get in a 50,000 rupee gaming laptop.
It is fine for running games such as Rainbow Six Siege, Witcher III, CS GO, DOTA 2, StarCraft, etc. on medium settings and 768p resolution.
In case you have an external 1080p display lying around, you can always hook up that display to your Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G via the HDMI output port and enjoy a full HD gaming/ movie viewing experience.
The laptop keyboard feels crisp and sturdy enough for heavy typing sessions and is even backlit so you should have no issues operating this laptop in low light conditions. The 802.11 AC WIFI ensures super-fast wireless internet connectivity on the campus, or at home.
It may not look very stylish, but like most Lenovo machines- this one is also built to perform first, show off later. It is powered by an Intel KabyLake mobile CPU which ensures a high degree of efficiency and support for all the latest technologies and software, while sustaining a great battery life (over 7 hours).
Normally, we don’t look at Lenovo’s business/ home lineup of laptops when it comes to gaming, since Lenovo doesn’t load these with the most spectacular hardware and instead focusses on things like efficiency and reliability.
However, the Ideapad 320 is a surprisingly good low midrange gaming laptop, it is one of the few machines at this price point which comes with dedicated graphics and a 7th gen Core i5 processor. Add an 8GB DDR4 RAM module to that, and you get a laptop which can power through any of the modern AAA games such as GTA V, NFS Payback, Far Cry 4, Watchdogs 2, etc.
You don’t have to bother with installing your own OS, since this laptop comes with a genuine copy of Windows 10 Home 64-bit loaded onto the 1TB 5400 rpm HDD. In case you were expecting an SSD, sorry to disappoint you but you won’t get that kind of specs in a sub 50,000-rupee laptop.
One of the things you can do however, is slide out the CD/DVD burner and replace it with a storage drive kit that lets you mount any 2.5” storage drive of your choice, be it an additional HDD or an SSD for those faster boot and load times.
The 1366x768 is a bummer, but hey- at least you are getting a laptop with dedicated 2GB graphics and 8GB RAM which means that you can always hook up an external 1080p display via the HDMI port if you really need that full HD gaming experience. Got any wireless controllers lying around? Well, that’s great because the Ideapad 320 supports Bluetooth 4.1, and 802.11 AC WIFI.
Features the same 7th generation Intel Core i5 processor that is used in the Ideapad 320, but this particular laptop from HP defies the norm by using an AMD graphics card. Is it a good GPU?
Well, look up any online benchmark of the Radeon 520 and you will get your answer- this graphics chip is one of the best in its category, and will have no trouble running the latest AAA titles.
This is basically like the Ideapad 320, except it looks much better and has a backlit keyboard. Oh, and it comes with the AMD equivalent of the NVIDIA 940MX- the 520-graphics chip, a GPU core based on the latest iteration of the GCN architecture and equipped with 5 compute units that contain a total of 320 stream processors, and the chip can boost up to 1030 MHz.
While the 520 does match the 940MX in almost all modern AAA games, it actually beats the NVIDIA competition in DX12 and Vulkan titles such as DOOM, Battlefield 1, Talos Principle etc. Yeah, the display is a little low in terms of pixel count, but at least the viewing angle and colors are pretty good.
Thanks to the 8GB of DDR4 RAM, you can run multiple programs at the same time without slowing things down. You also get Windows 10 and a copy of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2016 preinstalled on the laptop.
Like most products from ASUS, this laptop is built well, performs like a champ, and looks great. It is a little on the heavier side, but that can be attributed to the metallic body panel and large array of overcharge/ overheat protection technologies that have been incorporated into this laptop.
While it does seem like a business laptop at heart, you can indeed use it for gaming since it does have a dedicated 2GB graphics card and an Intel Core i5 7200U processor.
Just looking at the specifications, this laptop doesn’t seem that different from all the other competitors in the same price range, after all it has the same processor and graphics card as many of the laptops priced between 40 to 50 thousand rupees.
The Intel Core i5 7200U, a dual core 4-thread mobile CPU with an average TDP of just 15 watts ensures superb multitasking while consuming very little power, and the NVIDIA 940MX 2GB GDDR5 graphics card packs enough power to run any of the modern AAA games at low to medium settings on the laptops native 1080p resolution.
So, what makes the Asus R558UQ-DM542D unique? To start things off, it is the most well engineered laptop you will find below the 50k rupee price point- metallic construction ensures higher durability, while the brushed aluminum finish gives this 15.6” notebook a sleek and bold look.
Unlike most laptops on the list, this ASUS is actually more of a business machine than anything else, as can be judged from the numerous security mechanisms that have been implemented within its body- overheat protection, battery monitoring sensors, JEITA certified temperature monitoring software, Cell TCO protection, etc. ensure that the Asus R558UQ-DM542D charges faster than other laptops in its category, stays cool even under the heaviest of loads, and functions like new even after several thousand hours of heavy usage.
Despite featuring a slightly older and less efficient CPU, the HP Pavilion 15-AU003TX is a stylish and well-performing student/ business laptop which can be adapted for gaming purposes thanks to its dedicated graphics card and generous amount of high speed DDR4 RAM.
A slightly old processor, a 768 display with bad viewing angles, and a battery life of about 2.5 to 3 hours while gaming. If you can live with these flaws, the HP Pavilion 15-AU003TX is a brilliant entry level gaming laptop.
It is equipped with a slightly slower version of the Core i5 7200U, the 6200U. You won’t really notice the couple hundred MHz difference in frequency while gaming, since it will realistically only result in a loss of about 5-6 fps. Unless you are Superman or Flash, your eyes can’t tell that small of a difference.
At least the graphics card is good- NVIDIA 940MX 2GB graphics ensures a smooth 768p 60 fps gaming experience on all modern AAA titles such as GTA V, Batman Arkham Knight, Far Cry 4, FIFA, NFS, etc. Just make sure to keep graphics settings on a mix of low/ medium for optimal fps output.
The bang and Olufsen speakers punch harder than most laptops speakers in this price range, and we were pleased by the audio quality. The laptop looks and feels good, and the full-size island style backlit keyboard is a bonus for people who like their evening/ late night gaming sessions (as long as you can get over that horrendously designed arrow key found on HP laptops).
Yes, it is a MSI- a company we didn’t expect to find in this price range. These guys are renowned world wide for their impressive gaming laptops, targeted at hardcore gamers and PC enthusiasts. But guess what, they don’t disappoint even in this price range.
The MSI CX62 7QL is loaded with the very same NVIDIA 940MX that you’re probably familiar with by now, but there is a twist- instead of a Core i5, it uses a Core i7. Isn’t that a sweet deal for under 50k?
It is thick, it is heavy, and it won’t run very long on battery power if you’re gaming. But get past all of that, and you have in your hands one of the most powerful entry level gaming laptops currently available on the Indian market. If you plan on doing stuff like photo or video editing alongside game recording or streaming, then this laptop is for you.
Its 7th generation core i7 processor packs all the multitasking prowess that one could ask for, with 2 cores and 4 threads, a base and boost clock of 2.7 GHz and 3.5 GHz respectively. The extra cache allows this CPU to retrieve key data faster and that results in quicker application response times.
The NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics is one of the best midrange mobile GPUs out there in the Indian market, keep your graphics settings on low to medium and you will be able to play games in full HD resolution on this laptop 1920 x 1080 display.
The 4GB of RAM is a little low by today’s standards, but all you have to do is remove the easily accessible slot cover on the base and slip in an additional 4GB of DDR4 RAM to enhance gaming and multitasking performance significantly. The memory can be expanded up to 32GB, if you ever decide to do so, you have the option.
It isn’t the fastest laptop on our list, nor is it the most attractive one. But it is the most value for money option that you can get, for barely more than 41,000 rupees as of today. The TravelMate P2 TMP259-G2-MG is loaded with a 7th gen i5 CPU and 940MX 2GB graphics, along with an ample amount of DDR4 RAM and a really nice full-size keyboard.
A nice 7th generation dual core hyperthreaded processor from Intel ensures great gaming and multitasking, while the dedicated 2GB NVIDIA graphics card takes care of visuals in games.
You will notice that the battery life of this Acer model is actually quite good despite it featuring a hard disk drive instead of an SSD, and an older generation graphics card (the latest is Pascal, the 940MX is based off Maxwell architecture from NVIDIA). The reason for the 7+ hour battery life is the highly efficient Core i5 7200U processor which has an average TDP of just 15 watts.
Also, it is worth noting that whenever you aren’t doing some graphics intensive stuff like gaming or video editing, the Intel onboard graphics will automatically kick in, reducing power consumption significantly, and it also reduces the load on the laptop's cooling system. Talking of cooling, we noticed that the TravelMate P2 TMP259-G2-MG rarely heats up, even while gaming.
The FineTip full-size keyboard feels tactile and the trackpad is responsive, with proper multi gesture support. High speed wireless connectivity is established through the 802.11 AC WIFI adapter, and short distance wireless data transfers between mobile devices can be carried out through the Bluetooth feature.
This is the fastest and most advanced laptop on the list, so you can say we saved the best for the last. Available for slightly over 46,000 rupees as of today (prices may change, so get it while you can), the Acer E515-51G is loaded with the best that both Intel and NVIDIA have to offer in this price range. The only real downside is that it is equipped with a 768p panel.
There is no OS installed, it comes with MS DOS. That, and the lack of a full HD 1080p display is what prevents us from declaring this laptop as the one and only “best gaming laptop under 50000”. But hey, like we said before- it is all about making the right compromises.
If you have a budget of under 50000 for a new gaming laptop, we assume you aren’t particularly looking forward to gaming at 1080p, although you would love to, since most laptops in this price range simply don’t come with the processing power to run modern AAA games at 1080p.
But the Acer E515-51G does have a Pascal GPU- the MX1050 is literally a rebranded desktop GT 1030 2GB graphics card, more than capable of 1080p gaming on low settings. It is more powerful than the 940MX and consumes less power.
So, what you can do is connect an external 1080p display via the HDMI output port, sit back on your couch, hook up a wireless controller via the Bluetooth feature, and use this laptop like a gaming console in your living room. It packs plenty of processing power, thanks to the quad core, 8-thread Coffee Lake CPU.
Or, you can use it like a standard laptop, and enjoy the 8+ hour battery life. Whichever way you choose to use it, the Acer E515-51G is a brilliantly designed and feature packed laptop with plenty of power and a really nice keyboard that is pleasant to type on. The 802.11 AC WIFI can transfer data multiple times faster than older b/g/n WIFI systems, and the RAM can be upgraded up to 16 GB with ease.
We trust you found our list helpful, and although there are other laptop models out there which offer similar specifications at comparable prices, the laptops in our list were selected after careful examination of customer reviews and brand reliability.
We also covered a wide range of prices, and included gaming laptops as cheap as 25000 rupees, all the way up to models which are priced really close to that 50,000-rupee price point. Choose the one that suits your needs, since there really is no “Best Gaming Laptop”.
The best gaming laptop is always the one that is the best for YOU. You might prefer battery life over raw power, or you might need a good display instead of more storage. Each gamer has unique preferences, so choose accordingly.