Best Gaming Laptop under 200000 (2 lakh) in 2020

Oct 03, 2020

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.

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

  • HP Omen
  • Lenovo Legion Y740
  • MSI GF65
  • Dell Alienware m15
  • Dell Gaming-G7

1. 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.

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 hexa core processor and supports multi-threading. Multithreading helps each individual core to handle multiple tasks at the same time boosting the gaming performance drastically.

For gaming, the laptop features a graphics card which 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.

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.

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.

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.

2. 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 line up 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 what's with the refresh rate, but you'll get a microsecond advantage in shooting games if the refresh rates are higher.

The laptop has the 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.

3. 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.

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 turbo boost and the speed can go all the way up to 4.6GHz making it ultra-smooth during gaming.

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.

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.

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 1TB SSD which adds to the performance. As we have mentioned before, SSDs are a lot faster than HDDs.

The laptop has the 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 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.

4. 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 this to show you the passion MSI has for gaming. Now let's look into this particular laptop.

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 hexa 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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

6. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
  • 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.
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