7 Best Gaming Laptops under 150000 (1.5 lakh) in India 2023

Finding the best laptop is not an easy process. The thing about making a bad choice while buying a laptop is, unless you're filthy rich and can afford to buy one every week, you'll be stuck with the laptop for a few years. Buying a laptop based on specs will bring headaches. One of the best things I have for the Alienware I use is its warranty. I have claimed it about 5 times including replacing the motherboard.

If you are a computer genius, we have a couple of articles that you might like:
- Cheapest RTX 30 series laptops
- Best Nvidia RTX 3060 Laptop
- New MSI RTX 40 series laptops

Though a gaming laptop is almost entirely about specs, it also has to cool efficiently and has a display that makes the best use of the graphics card in it.

RTX 4060 laptops are available at the price range of around 1.5lakh, so check out the best RTX 4060 laptops in India and the best RTX 4050 laptops in India

Prices of laptops have gone down recently and I would strongly recommend getting a laptop with RTX 40 series graphics card or at least an RTX 3070. This should be the future proof and you can have the best gaming experience for a long time.

We have built a laptop selector for you so that we can find the best laptop under 1.5 lakh specifically for your needs. Check it out below.

ASUS ROG Strix

Processor: Intel Core i5-13450HX
RAM: 16 GB DDR4
Graphics Card: RTX 4050-8GB
Storage: 1TB SSD
Display: 16-inch screen (1920X1200)
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ASUS ROG Strix. This is my answer to all your laptop questions.

I am actually looking to buy a new laptop this year and I am thinking of a laptop with RTX 4070. So after weeks of careful research, I've come to the conclusion that the laptop meant for me is the ASUS ROG Strix. It is just perfect.

The laptop comes in a multitude of variants all of which are meant to confuse you, but the fact that you've to know is there are two main variants: the G16 and the G18, 16-inch and 18-inch laptops respectively.

This particular laptop, the G16 is powered by an Intel Core i5-13450HX processor and RTX 4050 graphics card. If you're willing to shell out an extra 20k, you can get ASUS ROG Strix G18 an 18-inch laptop with Intel Core i7-13650HX processor and RTX 4060 graphics card. I feel this is much better value for money.

The processor in this laptop is a 13th-generation 10-core processor. It has 6 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores.

The laptop comes with 16GB of DDR5 RAM and a 1TB SSD for storage.

The graphics card is able to play all the latest games. The graphics card has MUX Switch and advanced Optimus technology.

The display on the laptop is a 16-inch FHD display with a refresh rate of 165Hz. The IPS-level anti-glare display has a response time of 7ms.

Overall the laptop is one of the best-performing laptops available in the market right now.

MSI Katana 17

MSI Katana 17
MSI Katana 17

Processor: Intel i7-13620H 13th generation
RAM: 16 GB DDR4
Graphics Card: RTX 4060-8GB
Storage: 1TB SSD
Display: 15.6-inch screen with (1920X1080)

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Happy news for everyone waiting for the RTX 40 series laptops. We have the new MSI Katana featuring an RTX 4060 graphics card, making it the new best gaming laptop under 150000. The card is better performing than the outgoing RTX 3070 and now you know why we decided to crown this laptop the best gaming laptop under 1.5lakh.

Not a lot of manufacturers have come out with 40 series laptops in India yet, and MSI is the first on the scene to provide RTX 40 series the best part is, some of them feature Intel 13th generation processors. This laptop features Intel i7-13620H. With 6 performance cores and 4 efficient cores, this laptop can blaze through games.

The laptop has a 17-inch display which offers stunning visuals. With a refresh rate of 144Hz, it is hard to miss any detail.

The best part about this laptop is the cooling system. The laptop stays cool even after long hours of gaming thanks to the large fans and huge heat sinks. The laptop has a shared pipe system that shares the thermal system with both CPU and GPU.

The performance of the graphics card is better than the outgoing RTX 3070. This is one step ahead and a huge gain in performance. This also means you can play almost all games at Ultra settings on this laptop and play in 4K settings if you want.

The laptop has 16GB of RAM which should solve your memory needs. You can also upgrade if you want. 1TB SSD is the norm in the laptop at these rates.

The laptop weighs 2.6kg. This might sound like a lot for normal laptops, but for a gaming laptop, this means more performance. So this is sacrificing portability for better cooling.

Overall, a great laptop. If you're looking for a laptop right now get this one. I would recommend you wait a couple of months when all the manufacturers release their laptops before you make a choice.

Acer Predator Helios Neo 16

Acer Predator Helios Neo 16
Acer Predator Helios Neo 16

Processor: Intel i7-13620H 13th generation
RAM: 16 GB DDR4
Graphics Card: RTX 4050-6GB
Storage: 1TB SSD
Display: 15.6-inch screen with (1920X1080)

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Featuring a 13th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, this beast of a machine offers great performance at low costs. The place where Acer markets most of these laptops is with its cooling.

The laptop features power-efficient RTX 4050 graphics cards based on Ada Lovelace's architecture. The architecture provides a great performance leap, thanks to AI-powered technology (DLSS).

The laptop uses MaxQ technology from Nvidia to optimise the laptop for peak performance and efficiency. The technology helps create laptops that are thin and have great battery life.

The laptop features 5th-generation Aeroblade 3D fans and vector heat pipes to keep the laptop cool. In addition to this, the laptop uses metallic cooling paste instead of traditional cooling pastes for better thermal efficiency and help efficient heat transfer.

The laptop has per-key RGB keycaps which can have multiple RGB effects during gaming. You can have themed lighting and even lighting that changes and other effects using the software provided with the laptop.

For connectivity, the laptop features ethernet and WiFi 6E. It has multiple USB 3.2 ports and also Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports and an HDMI port. There is even a micro card reader for creators so you can directly plug in your SD card from your DSLR.

With 16GB DDR4 RAM and a 1TB SSD, this laptop easily makes it to the top of the best gaming laptops.  

Acer Nitro 5

The most value-for-money laptop ever made

Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
RAM: 32 GB DDR4
Graphics Card: RTX 3080
Storage: 1TB SSD
Display: 15.6-inch screen with (1920X1080)

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Just buy this laptop. Don't read the rest of this article or even a review about this laptop. With an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card (yes, you heard it right RTX 3080), this is the best laptop (gaming or for ordinary use) under 150k to buy. Best gaming laptop under 1.5 lakhs, best laptop under 150000, best value for money laptop, whatever. This is the laptop to buy.

A couple of years back one couldn't even think of getting a laptop this powerful at this price range. The graphics card is the top-of-the-line (I know there is RTX 3090, but still) graphic card that offers unmatched performance. One can play most if not all the games at Ultra settings. One can even connect the laptop to a 4K display to have the best gaming experience.

It is not that you need an extra display. The display that comes with the laptop is a QHD display which means it has a resolution of 1440p, and to top, it has a refresh rate of 165Hz and a response time of 3ms. This is the epitome of gaming and will give you a great smooth experience and lightning-fast reflexes while gaming.

At this price range, what I would expect is 16GB of DDR4 RAM. But Acer has decided to go the extra mile and wow us by giving 32 GB of RAM, which is more than enough for most. With 1TB of SSD, storage is no longer a worry, be it long-term or short-term.

Overall, we could find no wrong with this laptop and I would strongly recommend someone who's out to buy a laptop at this price range to get this laptop, even though it is a bit above the 150000 price limit.

MSI Gaming Pulse GL66 (2022)

Processor: Intel i7-11800H
RAM: 16 GB DDR4
Graphics Card: RTX 3070
Storage: 1TB SSD
Display: 15.6-inch screen with (1920X1080)

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MSI is a brand that is not so famous in India but has managed to do a great number of sales for gaming laptops. This shows the quality of the laptop, which has caused its users to be great fans of the product.

The laptop comes with an 11th Generation Intel i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD and the cherry on top, an RTX 3070 graphics card. The laptop can keep its temperature low even after long hours of gaming. It has a 15-inch QHD display with a refresh rate of  165Hz. It weighs just 2 kg and is easy to be lugged along with your travel luggage. With around 4 USB ports, you'd rarely want anything more than that.

The laptop comes with a 2-year carry-in warranty. This is not as good as Dell or Asus which has an on-site warranty, which means that Dell/Asus technicians will come to your house and get your laptop fixed. MSI does not cover liquid/accidental damages so you got to be a bit more careful about that too.

ASUS TUF Dash F15 (2022)

One of the best RTX laptops in the market today

Processor: Intel i7-12650H 12th Gen
RAM: 16 GB DDR4
Graphics Card: RTX 3070-8GB
Storage: 1TB SSD
Display: 15.6-inch screen with (1920X1080)

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The laptop, that occupied this spot earlier was the 2021 version with the 11th generation Intel i7 processor and Asus has upgraded the laptop with the 12th generation Intel processor. This is an upgrade for an already perfect laptop, taking the gaming experience up by a huge margin and taking this to the top of the list of best gaming laptops.

One of the things manufacturers do to reduce price is to go with AMD processors rather than with Intel processors, but ASUS has done no such thing and has yet to manage to keep the price low. The laptop is powered by an Intel i7-12th generation processor and comes with 16GB of RAM. This is enough to handle all of today's games at max specs. The RTX graphics cards can even play ultra settings in a 4K display showing how much technology progresses in a short period.

Warranty

Having owned a gaming laptop, a warranty is one place which every gamer should look into. My Alienware consistently ran into issues such as overheating, because after gaming for a long, the thermal paste in the laptop loses its capacity to conduct heat.

Asus comes with a one-year on-site warranty which means the technician will come to your house and get your laptop fixed for you. This means you don't have to take your laptop to the shop and leave it there overnight. The warranty can be extended for an amount, about which I am not sure. But I would strongly suggest that you keep your warranty extended so that in the unfortunate event that something goes wrong, you can get your laptop fixed for free.

Acer Predator Helios 300

Processor: Gen Intel Core i7-11800H
RAM: 16 GB DDR4
Graphics Card: RTX 3070-8GB
Storage: 1TB SSD
Display: 15.6-inch screen with (1920X1080)

Before I last updated this article, this laptop was at the bottom of the list. Acer has managed to update its specs and bring down its price so much that it deserves to be higher.

At the time of writing this article, this laptop cost a tad under 1.5 lakhs and getting an i7 processor (11th generation) and an RTX 3070 graphics card is a steal. The laptop looks good and will grab your attention for you wherever you go. This can be both good and bad since you'll look crazy handling this laptop at the airport. I have an Alienware and one time I took it out at the airport and got some nasty stares. I mean most people use MacBooks, they are sane and look professional. Excellent cooling performance is offered to us. This is due to the thermal paste used in the laptop being liquid metal. Rarely do stock manufacturers offer laptops with metallic thermal paste in laptops. The fact that Acer went the extra mile with thermal paste itself shows how dedicated they are to the art of crafting perfect laptops.

Per-key RGB adds to the aesthetics of the laptop and overall this is a great laptop at a great price point and deserves the spot it occupies on this list.  

Dell G5 15

Processor: i7-10750H processor
RAM: 16GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA RTX 2070 Graphics
Storage: 1 TB SSD
Display: 15.6-inch screen with (1920X1080) full HD display

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The G5 is powered by a 10th-generation Intel Core i7 processor. To keep things easier, we have a guide on how a processor works and which processor is the best for your needs: a CPU buying guide. The exact processor that is powering the laptop is 10750H. The 10 in the 10750 stands for the generation. The processor is a hex-core processor with two threads per processor taking the thread count to a whopping 12.

But for us gamers, what matters most is the graphics card that comes along with the laptop. The Dell G5 features an Nvidia GeForce RTX2070 graphics card. The laptop has 16 GB of DDR4 RAM (2x8GB). This can be upgraded and RAM sticks these days are pretty cheap. If you want to upgrade to 32GB, you can check out our article on the best RAM sticks available in the market today.

Dell hasn't cheaped out when it comes to storage and features a 1TB SSD. The SSD in the laptop is fast enough to give boot times of under 10 seconds. The display on the laptop is a 15.6" Full HD display. Overall we feel that this laptop is the winner and easily surpasses the Lenovo Legion Y740 which was our top choice till last month making it one of the best gaming laptops under 1.5 lakh.

Warranty

Since I own one of these, the warranty is an on-site warranty. This means after an initial on-call diagnostic, a Dell technician will come to your house with the required parts to fix your laptop at no cost. This is one of the added advantages of buying a Dell laptop. The chances of a gaming laptop having issues I high since most of the people who buy gaming laptops will push them to their limits while gaming. It is of utmost importance that you have a warranty in place or something to get your laptop sorted when you face an issue.

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Lenovo Legion 5

Lenovo Legion 5

Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor
RAM: 16 GB DDR4
Graphics Card: RTX 3060-6GB or RTX 3070-8GB
Storage: 1TB SSD
Display: 15.6-inch screen with (1920X1080)

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Let's be honest you're not going to upgrade your laptop any time soon and we want you to have the most powerful laptops at a bit higher price.

You can go for this laptop without any second thoughts. Powered by an RTX 3060 laptop, there is nothing this laptop cannot handle. If you have more money lying around in your pocket or are someone who rarely upgrades their laptop, then we would recommend you shell out 15k more and get the one with the RTX 3070 graphics card. At the time of writing this article, the laptop cost around 15k more than the 3060 version.

Lenovo laptops are sturdy and work great for long hours. We found the thermals to be perfect for usage for long hours. The laptop weighs around 2.5kg and is easy to carry around.

The display on the laptop is a 15.6-inch display. Most of the laptops today are of this dimension and strike the perfect balance between having enough space to game on and giving enough portability so you can take it to your next LAN party.

The laptop comes with a 6GB graphics card and you can play most if not all of the games in Ultra settings.

The laptop supports Windows 11, unlike most laptops which don't officially support Windows 11 but has to do some workaround to install it. The processor is also powerful so that you can do all your daily tasks such as Excel sheets and stuff without too much worry.  

Asus Rog Strix G15 G513QM

Processor: AMD R7-5800H processor
RAM: 16 GB DDR4
Graphics Card: RTX 3060-6GB
Storage: 1TB SSD
Display: 15.6-inch screen with (1920X1080)

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Powered by an RTX 3060 we haven't got much to complain about this laptop. The graphics card is one of the latest offerings from Nvidia and has enough power to play all the latest titles. The laptop features an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor. AMD has recently got a lot of good reviews and has started making better processors than Intel. Alienware which used to have just Intel-powered laptops now has a dedicated Ryzen series of laptops.

The laptop comes with 16GB of DDR4 memory which should give you enough and more juice for gaming. It should be enough for video editing and other memory-intensive tasks too. For storage, the laptop has a 1TB SSD which is also enough for most purposes. The keyboard on the laptop is an RGB backlit 4-zone keyboard. The laptop looks amazing with its RGB lighting.

The trackpad on the laptop has a special feature where it can also work as a Numpad.  This is a very neat feature if you crunch a lot of numbers in your day-to-day life. All these and it is hard to not make this the best laptop under 1.5 lakh.

Conclusion

New RTX 30 series laptops have been released and are something to look forward to. They will offer great value for money. But then they're going to be relatively more expensive. The release of new graphics cards means that the graphics card with the RTX 20 series will get cheaper by a margin.

Buying a gaming laptop is a great moment for everyone. At last, all the dreams of gaming the latest games come to life. A great amount of market research needs to be done before buying a laptop that can perform at its peak and ensure that your gaming needs are met.

All the latest gaming titles such as Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed, and so on need performance graphics cards so that you can enjoy these games the way it was meant to be. After all, what's the fun if you've to play the game in low or medium settings?

Lenovo Legion Y740

Processor: 9th Generation Core Intel I7-9750H processor
RAM: 16GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA RTX 2070 Graphics
Storage: 1 TB SSD
Display: 15.6-inch screen with (1920X1080) full HD display
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With the release of RTX 30 series graphics cards, the prices of gaming laptops have come down. And Lenovo Legion is one of the first laptops to offer an RTX 2070 graphics card at under 1.5 lakhs. The laptop is powered by a 9th-generation Intel Core i7-9750H processor. The processor offers excellent performance and is a hex-core processor. The laptop as we mentioned has an RTX 2070 graphics card. The graphics card is powerful and can play all the latest titles at Ultra settings.

The laptop comes with 16GB of DDR4 RAM which helps in gaming and is enough for gaming use. For storage, the laptop has a 1TB SSD. The SSD gives high performance when the laptop is booting and for gaming. SSDs give more than 3x the speed of traditional HDDs and the performance is visible during the loading of games and using booting.

The laptop weighs 2.2kg and is portable. It comes with a 1-year onsite domestic warranty which should give you enough peace of mind. Overall this is the best value-for-money performance laptop that's available in the market today.

Lenovo Legion Y740

The Lenovo Legion Y740 has an Intel i7-9750H 9th gen processor along with an Nvidia RTX 2060 Graphics card. It has 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD

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Though this is not the most beautiful laptop of all the laptops listed, this is the least expensive laptop of all the laptops listed and has the most value for money. If you are on a tight budget, this is the laptop you should opt for.

The Lenovo Legion Y740 features a 9th gen i7 (9750H) processor with a base speed of 2.6GHz and goes up to 4.5GHz. The Lenovo Legion has almost the same specs as the Asus, but a few 10K less.  It also has 16GB RAM and a 1TB SSD. The screen has a refresh rate of 144Hz. The screen paired with the RTX 2060, would make your gaming sessions memorable.

We loved the fact that Lenovo has decided to go with a 1TB SSD instead of traditional drives since this increases the overall speed of the laptop tremendously. We are huge fans of SSDs as they decrease the time taken for games to load as well. The cheapness of the laptop seeps into the build of the laptop. Lighting is not customizable, but just white. There is always a price for vanity.

Dell Alienware x14

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To be honest, this is not the most value-for-money laptop on this list. So why should someone buy this laptop? The question is not why someone should buy this laptop, but instead why one should not.

Alienware is a brand that has been around for a long time. The brand has contributed so much to gaming laptops that most gamers are fans of Alienware laptops. Featuring an Intel i5-12500H processor, this 14-inch laptop has a lot of performance packed under the hood. Laptops usually reduce the performance offered by the processor and graphics cards to prevent laptops from overheating. So, an i5 processor on a desktop would work way better than one on a laptop. Alienware has done great heat management by using premium materials and the laptop therefore can be used over an extended period without it overheating. Packed with an Nvidia RTX 3050 processor, the laptop offers a great gaming experience. It comes with 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD.

If money is not an issue, this is the laptop to go to. The performance offered by the laptop is great and you would always feel proud to have Alienware on your desk.

Happy Gaming. :)

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