Best Gaming Laptops Under 55000 [Reviews & Buyer's Guide]

This is an attempt at genuinely helping you find out the best gaming laptop under 55000. The proverb, If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime is valid here I guess. Guides get obsolete soon and so I will start with a guide on what to look for when buying a gaming laptop. But then if you are a bit fidgety and want to see what we picked, you can go to the bottom and select one of the laptops.

What is the difference between a gaming laptop and a normal laptop?

There are a lot of articles on the best gaming laptops and best laptops. The question is what differentiates them both? The simple answer is the graphics card. Gaming laptops come with a dedicated graphics card as opposed to normal laptops which have their graphics cards integrated into the CPU.

Computers are quite complicated devices. The way a computer works is that the tasks which the computer has to handle such as doing math or opening the file is done by the CPU. This requires one core for one task. The core needs to be powerful and needs to handle that one task as fast as it can

Images on the other hand are a different thing. When you look at your screen, the screen is made of a lot of small dots called pixels. When you are playing a game, the computer has to calculate what colour comes at each of these pixels so that they can render the image. This requires only a little processing power but a large number of cores, which is exactly what a graphics card provides.

For people who don't game the CPU comes with an integrated graphics card that does not have much power. On the other hand, if your game you need a dedicated graphics card that renders the image so that you can display it on the screen.

Expected specs for a gaming laptop under 55000

Let's go through each of the components in a gaming laptop and what to expect at the price range of 55000.

CPU

We all have learned in school that the CPU is the brain of the computer. CPU is the part of the computer that does all the calculations and run every program on the computer.

At the price range of 55000, you can expect to get the latest generation (11th gen) i5 processor. These i5 processors are fast and can support the graphics card in generating the images required for the games.

Just because the processor is an i5 processor, don't buy the laptop. Check the generation of the processor. This can be understood by the rest of the letters after the i5 processor name. For example for the processor i5-10780H, the 10 shows the 10th generation processor. If it was starting with 11, it would have been an 11th generation processor.

But even better than that is getting an AMD processor. AMD processors of the current generation are simply too fast and offer great performance. If it is an AMD processor, go for Ryzen 5 series. This is synonymous with the i5 processor.

Graphics card

For graphics cards, we wouldn't recommend getting an AMD graphics card but to go with Nvidia Graphics cards. They offer the best value for money and has great technology attached to them that will help you play games at high frame rates.

The GTX 1650 graphics card offer great performance despite being a bit old. Couldn't find any of the RTX series graphics cards under 70k, so the best would be GTX 1650 or 1650 Ti graphics cards which are a bit more powerful than the 1650 graphics cards.

If you want to go with an AMD graphics card, a good alternative would be the AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 Graphics. The graphics card offers enough performance to play games at higher frame rates.

But at the end of the day, I would strongly recommend getting a GTX 1650 graphics card.

RAM

Most of the laptops come equipped with 8GB RAM. 8GB should be enough for most of your needs and you can upgrade your RAM any time you want.

Best gaming laptops under 55000

MSI Gaming GF63 laptop

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Processor: 10th Generation Intel Core i5-10500H Processor
RAM: 8GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce Experience Nahimic 3 Graphics
Storage: 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Display: 15.6" Full HD (1920*1080) Display

MSi is one of the lesser-known brands in India, with people preferring to go for Dell, HP or Lenovo laptops. But the truth is the laptop is a beast of a machine packing enough power and performance to blow you away.

The laptop looks flush with its red overall theme and metallic body. The corners and edges are sharp and give it a premium look. Featuring Nvidia GeForce Experience Nahimic 3 graphics card, it makes sure you play all of the titles available today. The graphics card is powerful and you can handle other graphics needs such as using it for video editing, photo processing and so on.

The battery on the laptop will also last a while so you don't have to run around looking for ports to charge it every 5  minutes. This is great for a gaming laptop considering the amount of firepower the laptop packs. Another feature which caught over-attention is the use of dual drives for storage. The availability of both SSD and HDD means that you get most of both worlds. You get extremely fast storage with the SSD and a lot of storage from the HDD. The SSD makes sure you boot your laptop faster, and your games load faster. On the other hand, the HDD makes sure you have a lot of space to store all your games.

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming laptop

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Processor: 10th Gen Intel Core i5- 10300H Processor
RAM: 8GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 Dedicated Graphics
Storage: 512GB SSD
Display: 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) Display

Lenovo is a brand that has been tried and tested and is one of the favourites for manufacturers. The laptop has a full-sized keyboard which makes typing a joy. Today for some weird reason, even 15" laptops are dropping a full-sized keyboard to have a smaller keyboard. A larger keyboard means more space to type and the keyboard is great to type. It is a chiclet keyboard with ample space between the keys.

The great cooling system in the laptop makes sure that the laptop remains cool even after long hours of gaming. A great amount of thought has been given to the laptop. The trackpad is moved a bit towards the left and is not in the centre so as to not hurt the palms while using the laptop for long hours.

Every feature in this laptop is oriented towards gamers, with the laptop having the right amount of everything required for gaming. The GTX 1650 graphics card is really powerful and you can play all the latest titles on the laptop, although you'll have to play them at a lower setting. The laptop also features a 512GB SSD for all your storage needs, although we would have loved to have an additional HDD to store all the movies.

MSI Modern 15 laptop

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Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5700U Processor
RAM: 8GB DDR4 RAM
Storage: 512GB SSD
Graphics: AMD Radeon iGPU
Display: 15.6" FHD (1920*1080) Display

This is more of a work of art rather than a gaming laptop. Fully backlit keyboard and is so thin that you could practically use this with all the literal meaning of a notebook. The laptop features an AMD Ryzen 7 processor. For those who are not initiated to the AMD world, Ryzen 7 is like the Intel i7 processor. The processor is extremely powerful and can handle all the tasks you throw at it with ease.

The laptop comes with a 512 GB SSD, which is good enough for most. The issue with the older laptops becoming obsolete very fast can be attributed to the HDD. A laptop is only as fast as its slowest component. The processors and RAM sticks are pretty fast and that made all the laptops with HDD slower since they couldn't get data fast enough to process. SSD changed all that because it provided data faster than HDD and made the boot process and everything else faster.

The only drawback of the laptop is the fact that the laptop doesn't have a dedicated graphics card. A dedicated graphics card is almost always necessary for gaming. The display on the laptop is a sweet 15.6" full HD display. The quality of the display is crisp and provides a great experience for gaming and watching movies. The audio quality of the laptop is also great thanks to the speakers located in the right positions. The laptop is so thin that it makes the laptop ultra-portable

HP Pavilion laptop

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Processor: AMD Ryzen 5-3550H processor
RAM: 8GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Graphics
Storage: 512 GB SSD
Display: 15.6" anti-glare IPS display

HP Pavilion series is a series of laptops that have been there for a long time. These are targeted at both gamers and professionals who need a graphics card in their line of work. These laptops are used by both creatives and gamers. The purple-coloured backlighting works both professionally as well as in a gaming setting.

One of the best features of the latest HP laptops is its tie-up with Bang and Olufsen. B&O is an audio company that is famous for making speakers for big brands. They make speakers for top-of-the-line Audi cars. This gives the laptop a powerful audio experience. The sound quality is really top-notch and is a must-have laptop for all audio enthusiasts.

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card does its job really well. The graphics card is able to play most of the latest titles, though you might have to turn down the graphics a bit to play the most demanding titles. The screen is a 15.6" screen with an anti-glare coating. The coating helps you use the laptop in the most bright conditions and is great for preventing glare from light striking the screen and also from you seeing your reflection when the screen suddenly turns black during gaming or watching movies.  The display is Full HD and gives a resolution of 1080p.

HP Victus laptop

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Processor: 5th Gen AMD Ryzen 5 5600H Processor
RAM: 8GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (4 GB GDDR6 dedicated) Graphics
Storage: 512GB SSD
Display: 15.6 in Display

The Victus is a relatively newer line of laptops from HP. This series features gaming laptops. The Omen series of laptops from HP was a runaway success. They featured laptops that were relatively cheaper and gave a great bang for the buck. However, the Victus series of laptops are of premium quality.

The laptop comes with Windows 11 pre-installed. They also have both Intel and AMD variants, with our choice leaning towards AMD-powered laptops because this generation of laptops featured one of the best AMD processors. The processors were so good that Alienware and other manufacturers went ahead and made Ryzen series for all their laptops. Not only were the processors cheaper, but they performed extremely well compared to Intel.  

The laptop looks great and oozes quality.  Featuring a full-sized backlit keyboard complete with a num pad. The keys have enough space between the keys to make typing a joy. It is extremely easy to type long passages on the keyboard thanks to the spacing between the keys.

HP has provided great cooling to the laptop so that you can play for longer hours without the laptop overheating. With a great display and 512 GB of SSD, there's little more you can ask from a gaming laptop.

Lenovo IdeaPad laptop

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Processor: 4th Gen AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
RAM: 8GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
Storage: 512 GB SSD
Display: 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) Display

Ideapad laptops have been around for a long time. But they were never meant to game. They were laptops that were supposed to be taken to the office, and do Word documents or Excel sheets on. The old IdeaPad with a red button in the middle that doubles as a trackpad is something which we can simply not forget.

The laptop features a 4th gen AMD Ryzen 5 processor. The processor is great for gaming. The processor paired with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card makes the laptop a great machine for gaming. The graphics card has 4GB of video memory. The video memory, which is in addition to 8GB of graphics makes sure there is enough memory during gaming.

The display of the laptop is also great with a resolution of 1920x1080. The display makes the gaming experience great. It is a full HD display and watching movies on this laptop is bliss.

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 laptop

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Processor: Intel Core i7-10750H Processor
RAM: 8GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, 4GB GDDR6 Graphics
Storage: 512GB SSD
Display: 15.6-in Display

Another gaming laptop from Lenovo would make you want to game more. A laptop that is so impeccable that I wouldn't say anything less than magnificent. My first laptop was a Lenovo laptop and that one lasted years for me. Durability is a department where Lenovo really shines.

The laptop feels sturdy and uses high-quality materials to manufacture its products. The laptop features a full-sized keyboard complete with a Numpad that is a joy to work and play on. The battery life on this machine is also something Lenovo should be proud of.

In addition to all this the performance on the laptop, the real part which we should be talking about is also commendable. The 4GB graphics card on the laptop does a great job at making sure that you will be able to play almost all the games that are released later. The laptop has a 512 GB SSD paired with 8GB of RAM that meets all your storage requirements, both temporary and permanent.

The display on the laptop is also great, thanks to its 15.6" screen and Full HD display. Overall, the laptop performs extremely well and one should definitely consider buying one of it.

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