Best Gaming Laptop under 200000 (2 lakh) in 2021

Having more money to spend on a gaming laptop is the best feeling ever. You can just go crazy. When you have the top dollar, you buy the best, the creme de la creme. RTX 30 series laptops have been released and let's take a look at the best gaming laptop under 2 lakh money can get you.

I just wanted to put a brutally honest article since you're spending the top dollar and though I get a commission if someone buys from Amazon India, I would suggest you get your laptop from abroad.

It is a struggle to find a good laptop, one that features an RTX 2070 or 2080 here and I couldn't find a single laptop that features a 10th generation i7 processor either. If you got someone coming from abroad, ask them to get one for you.

But if you're someone who doesn't have anyone abroad, hope on and we'll take you on a journey through the best gaming laptops under 2 lakhs.

Best Gaming Laptops Under 2 Lakhs

These are the best laptops under 2 lacs in the market right now

  • ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15
  • HP Omen
  • Lenovo Legion Y740
  • MSI GF65
  • Dell Alienware m15
  • Dell Gaming-G7

1. ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15

Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Processor
RAM: 16 GB DDR4
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GDDR6 8GB VRAM
Storage: 1TB SSD
Display: 15.6-inch screen with (1920X1080)

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I wouldn't believe a laptop this powerful is available at this price. I mean it is really hard to believe it. This is because, back in the days of GTX 10 series and RTX 20 series cards, laptops were not affordable. The top of the line laptops used to be far more expensive than 2 lakhs. But now we can get one for under 2 lakhs.

Processor

Powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 - 5800H graphics card, this laptop has all the power a laptop shall ever require.

In case you are new to AMD and more familiar with Intel, Ryzen 7 is synonymous with Intel Core i7 processors. AMD processors have become so much better over time that currently, big manufacturers such as Intel have started creating laptops with AMD processors in them.

The processor is an octa-core (8 cores) processor with support for multi-threading. With a base clock speed of 3.2 GHz and a maximum clock speed of 4.4 GHz, the processor can handle all the tasks required during your long gaming sessions without breaking a sweat.

Again, if you are sceptical about getting an AMD processor, keep in mind that manufacturers like Alienware are making a series of laptops (the Ryzen series) with AMD processors. This is because AMD has made great processors in the last couple of years which is just hard to ignore.

Graphics Card

Now to the party piece in the laptop; the Nvidia RTX 3080 that is the beating heart for gamers. The RTX series need no introduction, so let me tell you a few features that are new in the latest RTX series.

The graphics cards come with a new Artificial Intelligence code that gives you an even higher frame rate than before. This does not sacrifice any of the quality of the images. The new RTX series has been geared more towards 4K gaming and therefore if you have a 4k TV lying around, I'd recommend you to plug the laptop into your TV and jump into gaming with a bigger screen.

Storage and Memory

The laptop has 16GB of DDR4 memory to see your game as long as you want. I'd have liked 32GB RAM, but with that graphics card, This is all I need.

For storage, the laptop comes with a 1 TB SSD which is the current standard for most gaming laptops.

Display

The Asus ROG Strix Scar is a 15-inch laptop with a bezel-less display. Asus has been very good at building gaming laptops and this one is a great offering from them. The display has a refresh rate of 300Hz which is the absolute Gold standard for gaming. A response time of just 3ms also will help you keep you on top while gaming.

Misc

The laptop has RGB lighting for individual keys and has a travel of 1.7mm. This should make your gaming time more enjoyable.

All this and I think this laptop is easily the best gaming laptop under 2 lakh that is currently available in the market. I'd strongly recommend you to buy one without any second thoughts.

2. MSI GE66 Raider

Processor: 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10875H
RAM: 32 GB DDR4
Graphics Card: Nvidia RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Storage: 2TB SSD
Display: 15.6-inch screen with (1920X1080)

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If you are a fan of the RTX 2080 series for whatever reason, this is the laptop that should adorn your desk, Ummm or lap wherever you keep it. This laptop is on this list for all the right reasons. Yes, it is a bit powerless when compared to the RTX 3080 laptop mentioned above, but don't let that deter you from buying one.

Processor

The laptop is powered by a 10th generation Intel Core i7-10875H processor. The processor is an octa-core processor with a base clock speed of 2.60GHz and a maximum turbo clock speed of 5.10GHz. This processor alone makes the laptop fast enough to do most of the tasks.

Graphics Card

The graphics card in the laptop as mentioned before is an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080. The graphics card lets you play all the latest titles at Ultra settings. One of the major things to notice here is that the graphics card has Max Q technology. This technology makes heat dissipation easier keeping the laptop thinner.

Display

The display on the laptop is a 15.6" screen with FHD. The keyboard on the laptop has per-key lighting which you can customise. So you can give each key colour of your choice and even create patterns.  

Storage and Memory

The laptop has 16GB DDR4 memory to keep the laptop fast and makes it great for gaming. You can upgrade the RAM to up to 64GB if the need arises.

For more permanent storage the laptop has a 2 TB NVMe SSD. 2 TB SSDs are rare for laptops and we are pretty happy to see such an amount of storage.

The laptop comes with a 1-year warranty to give you the peace of mind you require.

The laptop weighs 2.8 kg which is on the slightly heavier side but is still very portable. Overall this is a great laptop under 2 lakh rupees.

3. HP Omen Core

Processor: Intel Core i7-9750H 9th Gen processor
RAM: 16GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA RTX 2070 8GB Graphics
Storage: 1TB HDD + 512GB SSD
Display: 15.6-inch screen display

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I loved this laptop for all the right reasons. The Omen series of the laptop was released by HP so that it can create high-end gaming laptops on a budget and this laptop has managed to do just that and it will leave a smile on your face.

Processor

The HP Omen features a 9th generation i7 processor to bring a performance that surpasses expectations. The processor is an Intel Core i7-9750H and comes with a base speed of 2.6GHz and a turbo clock speed of 4.5GHz. The processor is a hex-core processor and supports multi-threading. Multithreading helps each individual core to handle multiple tasks at the same time boosting the gaming performance drastically.

Graphics Card

For gaming, the laptop features a graphics card that is at the pinnacle of gaming technology, an RTX 2070. You can play all the latest titles at Ultra with this laptop. The RTX 2070 is an 8GB graphics card and with that kind of video memory, the things that you can do are simply limitless.

Storage and Memory

The laptop comes with 16GB of DDR4 RAM to give you the push required for gaming performance. It also features a dual-storage system, with an HDD and an SSD. The operating system is in the SSD so that the laptop will boot (start) faster. If you put the games also in the SSD the loading times of the games will lower significantly. The SSD is 3x faster than a traditional HDD. The SSD has a size of 512 GB and the HDD, 1TB.

Display

The display on the laptop is also excellent, features a 15.6" Full HD display. It has a refresh rate of 144Hz to make the frames change faster and the display appears smoother overall. The display has an anti-glare coating so that you can game in bright light also.

Misc

The quality of the product is strong and sturdy. When the first Omen laptops were launched they were flimsy, but that is not the case with this one.

The keyboard is also great to type on and provide enough space between keys for a great typing experience. The travel on the keys is also great for gaming.

The keyboard is backlit for a great gaming experience.

In short, the HP Omen laptop is the best laptop under 2 lakhs in India due to the best in class graphics card and processor.

4. ASUS ROG

Processor: 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9880H Processor
RAM: 32GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GDDR6 8GB VRAM
Storage: 1TB SSD
Display: 15.6-inch Full HD (1920x1080) Anti glare Display

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ASUS ROG is the gaming lineup of ASUS and they make one of the most powerful laptops available for gaming in the market today. We are great fans of ASUS ROG and we own one of them and love it to the core. The bezel-less display and the stunning screen quality is worth mentioning.

Processor

The laptop features a 9th generation Intel Core i9-9880H processor, and yes you heard it right i9 processor. That is a really generous offering and it has a base speed of 2.30GHz and a max clock speed of 4.80GHz. It has 16MB of Intel Smart cache which helps it to access data faster.

Graphics Card

The graphics card in this laptop is an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070. The graphics card paired with the processor can play any game at Ultra settings with a high frame rate. This is one laptop you'd love to have with you for playing games and for casual usage.

Storage and memory

It comes with 32GB of RAM, which is something that the laptop can brag about because we have rarely heard of 32GB RAM. Whatever it is that you're doing you'll find it really hard to use all that RAM. The laptop also has a 1 TB SSD which helps in boosting the performance of the laptop.

Display

The display of the laptop is also perfect for gaming as it has a 15.6" display with a resolution of 1920x1080 making it full HD. It has a refresh rate of 240Hz to prevent ghosting. The display is super smooth and helps in giving you an edge in gaming. While gaming, I've also thought about what's with the refresh rate, but you'll get a microsecond advantage in shooting games if the refresh rates are higher.

Misc

The laptop has a great build quality and very thin bezels. The trackpad in this laptop can double as a number pad to make it easier to type numbers. The keyboard is RGB lit and you can customise the colour of each key. You can also give effects like ripples and so with the keyboard.

Sadly at the time of writing this article, the laptop was out of stock and we hope it gets restocked quickly.

5. Lenovo Legion Y740

Processor: 9th Generation Core Intel I7-9750H processor
RAM: 16GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA RTX 2060 Graphics
Storage: 1TB SSD
Display: 15.6-inch screen with (1920X1080) full HD display

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Another one of the manufacturers who care about gamers and build gaming laptops that are relatively cheaper than their competition the Lenovo Legion Y740 offers great value for money and bang for the buck.

Processor

The laptop has an Intel Core i7-9750H at its heart which is a great processor and helps you with gaming. The processor is a hexacore processor and has a base speed of 2.6GHz. The processor features a turbo boost and the speed can go all the way up to 4.6GHz making it ultra-smooth during gaming.

Graphics Card

The laptop features an RTX 2060 graphics card. The graphics card features ray tracing which makes lifelike shadows and effects during gaming making your gaming more real and more lifelike. You'll enjoy gaming on this thanks partially to the great display that Lenovo offers.

Display

The display on the laptop is a 15.6" screen with a resolution of 1920x1080. This is a Full HD display to make the image vivid and sharp. It has a refresh rate of 144Hz that makes the gaming experience smoother.

Storage and memory

The laptop has 16GB of DDR4 RAM that makes gaming better. It will also assist you in day to day tasks and opening a large number of browser tabs will be a breeze with the amount of RAM. For storage, the laptop comes with a 1TB SSD which adds to the performance. As we have mentioned before, SSDs are a lot faster than HDDs.

Misc

The laptop has an amazing build quality and the RGB lighting makes the overall gaming experience enjoyable. I am a big fan of RGB lighting. I wasn't at first but then it's fun to change tune and tweak the lighting to give a new look each time. The keyboard on the laptop also has an excellent build. Typing on it is a breeze.

The laptop has an aluminium chassis which shows how strong the build is.  The bezels on the side of the display are thin to make the laptop overall small in size. The laptop comes with a one-year on-site warranty so if something happens to the laptop, you'll get doorstep service.

Lenovo claims the laptop to have a battery life of 5 hours, though in gaming laptops the actual time would be way less than the claimed due to the graphics card taking too much power. This is an excellent laptop and provides great value for money.

6. MSI GF65 Thin

Processor: Intel Core i7-10750H 10th Gen processor
RAM: 16GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Graphics
Storage: 512 GB SSD
Display: 15.6" FHD (1920*1080)

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Micro-Star International is a Taiwanese company with a flair for online gaming. They are big fans of E-Sports and have sponsored a lot of gaming events and is a host of the international gaming event MSI Masters Gaming Arena. We told you this to show you the passion MSI has for gaming. Now let's look into this particular laptop.

Processor

The laptop is powered by a 10th generation Intel Core i7-10750H processor. The processor was released in quarter 2 of 2020. It is a hex-core processor with multithreading giving extra power during your gaming sprees. The processor has a base speed of 2.60GHz and a maximum turbo clock speed of 5.00GHz. The laptop performs greatly during gaming and other tasks as well thanks to its powerful processor.

Graphics

In the graphics department, MSI has given this laptop an Nvidia RTX 2060 graphics card. The graphics card supports Ray Tracing technology and is excellent for gaming. You can play all of the latest games in Ultra settings without having to worry about a drop in frame rate.

The graphics card will also help you to edit videos and other graphics-intensive tasks such as in machine learning. This will help both developers and graphic designers to use the full power of the laptop.

Storage and Memory

The laptop features a 512GB SSD which is a bit small if you ask us for a laptop that costs 2 lakhs. But the SSD unit can be upgraded. You can put a 2 TB SSD if you want so we are not really complaining, but still...

The laptop comes with 16GB of DDR4 memory and great cooling capabilities. This will help you in gaming for hours at a stretch without having to worry about your laptop overheating.

Misc

The backlighting on the laptop is also a single colour (red) compared to the other laptops which have RGB, which is another bummer.

The laptop comes with 2 years carry-in warranty so that you can get your laptop fixed in case something goes wrong.

7. Dell Alienware m15

Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H 8th Gen processor
RAM: 16GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 8GB Graphics
Storage: 1TB SSD
Display: 15.6-inch screen

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Alienware is a name that you most probably would have heard of if you are a great fan of gaming. Owning Alienware is most people's dream. The excellent build quality, the RGB lighting, the performance and everything is worth drooling over.

Processor

The laptop is powerful with an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor at its heart. The older processor might be something of a letdown for most people, but we say don't worry about that since it has got an RTX 2070 graphics card.

Graphics card

The RTX 2070 is a card that is not found on most laptops at this price range and the processor does not bottleneck the graphics card. This makes this all the more worthy of being one of the best gaming laptops under 2 lakh.

Storage and memory

The laptop has 16GB of DDR4 RAM which should suffice for your gaming needs and for most other tasks. It would take some real effort on your laptop to make this laptop run out of memory. The laptop has a 1TB SSD so that data can be retrieved faster. This helps in having a reduced load time during gaming. The data before being processed need to be loaded into the CPU and faster storage mean that the time taken for the copy is reduced.

Display

The display on this laptop is a 15" display. It has a resolution of 1920x1080 making it a full HD display. The display quality is flawless. With a high refresh rate, this is the go-to machine for gaming.

Misc

The build quality of the laptop is also great. This laptop features one of the best keyboards I have ever typed on. Alienware claims the laptop to have a battery life of 4 hours but that can vary depending on the usage.

The laptop weighs around 2.16kg making it of decent weight for a gaming laptop. Overall we are big fans of Alienware and the build quality and the reputation would do justice to the price.

8. Dell Gaming-G7 7590

Processor: Intel Core i7-9750H 9th Gen processor
RAM: 16GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA 2060 6GB Graphics
Storage: 512 GB SSD
Display: 15.6-inch screen

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Dell needs no introduction and is one of the greatest laptop manufacturers there is. The laptop has a great build quality and features a great amount of professionalism for a gaming laptop. This means that you can take this laptop to your office or to that meeting and be taken seriously.

Processor

So let's look into the specs. The laptop features a 9th generation Intel Core i7-9750H processor. The processor is extremely powerful and does everything it can to aid in high-performance gaming. Also, activities such as video editing and machine learning can be done on this laptop at a faster pace due to the high-performance processor.

Graphics Card

The graphics card in the laptop is an Nvidia RTX 2060 graphics card which is excellent for gaming. You can play all the latest titles. The days when you had to check if a particular game can be played on your graphics card is long gone. The laptop is powerful for all your gaming needs and an excellent display helps you more with that.

Storage and memory

The laptop features 16GB of DDR4 memory which is enough and more for all the daily needs and gaming needs. This is because the graphics card in the laptop is a 6GB graphics card. This means that it can use the Video RAM in the graphics card for video purposes and then it has remaining RAM for other uses.

For storage, the laptop has a 512 GB SSD which can be upgraded. Overall this is an excellent laptop for gaming and for non-gaming purposes and it masks the gaming pedigree and makes it usable in office situations.

Display

The display on the laptop is a Full HD display. It has a resolution of 1920x1080 making it great to game on and to watch movies on. The laptop comes with Windows 10 preinstalled.

Guide to Buying the Best Gaming Laptop under 2 Lakhs

When you're buying such an expensive laptop, research is something you have to do on your own. We can help you so much, but then the rest is up to you. Here are a few tips to help you with it.

  • About processor, get a newer generation i7 or greater processor. Don't go for anything older than the 9th generation. We would prefer a 10th generation graphics card.
  • Get an RTX graphics card. They are worth the price and you'll be happy you bought one of those. We would strongly lean towards RTX 20 series though RTX 1080 is not a bad option either. Always do your research when buying your laptop is what we have to say here.
  • RAM doesn't matter much since you can upgrade it any day. RAM is cheap and we recommend 16GB at this price point and that's all that's needed for most of the gaming.
  • SSD is a must. HDDs are slow and you definitely need to equip your laptop with an SSD if that doesn't come pre-installed.
  • Display size is a matter of personal preference but go for something with a refresh rate higher than 120Hz. 60Hz is also not terrible, but 120 or higher is the best.

If you think you need a detailed guide, here's a guide to choosing the CPU you should buy.

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