Here is my list of the top 3 gaming laptops under Rs. 80000. I understand this price segment is a sweet spot for getting beast of a laptop but are you unable to choose as there quite many options out there and other sites suggests many options making it even more confusing to decide? So, here I present to you the most powerful, yet value for money gaming beasts, buying any of which, you just can’t go wrong.

We understand the internet can be funny at times as different top-level reviewers tend to provide different opinions on different aspects of a product which makes it difficult sometimes to decide. Hence, we provide a one-stop platform containing the compilation of every reviewer’s views on a product to help you better understand what the entire community on the internet thinks. 

ORDINARY TECH RATING SCALE (OTRS)

We understand it can get a little tricky even for a reviewer to exactly explain how they feel a particular aspect of a gadget is. Top reviewers get to have their hands on a lot of products and they’ll have to explain how they feel about a particular aspect of a product through words. We study the emotion, enthusiasm and use of strong words by a reviewer and convert that into a number system ranking from 0 to 10 with 10 being perfect and 0 being the opposite.

Gaming laptops in India can be more pricey than what they value in the US. A $1050(rs 79k INR) laptop in the US provides the best value for a mid-segment gaming laptop, but unfortunately, the same configuration of those laptops costs more than 1lakh in Indian rupees.

  Rs80,000 is quite a well-rounded budget to get a lower-spec version of the same above mentioned 1050usd laptops. We understand that Rs80k isn’t a small amount and one needs to do extensive research before investing in a laptop. This is where we step in to help you decide by compiling all the reviews from the internet. 

What is a Gaming laptop and how does it differ from a regular laptop?

   A gaming laptop is built specifically, targeting the audience who want to primarily game on their laptops. The keyboard key quality, body design, and heating ventilation and pipe design differ from a normal laptop in a gaming laptop. Gaming laptops generally tend to have a more aggressive design with larger heat vents fixed around the body of the laptop.

   A gaming laptop generally comes with in-built softwares that can help overclock the CPU and GPU of the gaming system to a significant amount which is generally not supported in a regular laptop. You may ask what Overclocking is? Well, overclocking a performance-enhancing tool which enables a user to increase the working performance/ potential of a laptop by providing more voltage to the gaming laptop. More voltage means more heat will be produced and here, the design of the gaming laptop will help suffice for proper ventilation which a normal laptop generally cannot handle.

 So, here we present to you the top 3 Gaming laptops under 80000 rupees in India ranked based out of the collection of what every top reviewer says about each aspect of the gaming laptop.

NOTE: Since the purpose of the machine is more inclined towards gaming, we list the more powerful GPU with maybe little compromises on the CPU department as CPU does not play a major role in getting more FPS. (No much bottlenecking)

Top 3 Gaming laptops in India under 80000rs to buy in June 2020

1) Asus ROG Zephyrus G Ryzen 7 GA502DU-AL025T Gaming Laptop

Asus ROG Zephyrus G Ryzen 7 GA502DU-AL025T Gaming Laptop
Price: Rs79,990

 This is the most value for money gaming laptop which comes under this price segment. Though the laptops which will be mentioned next will have higher graphical performance than this gaming beast, we still recommend this laptop as it is more future proof on most other aspects as well. 

Build quality

QuotesOTRS
-DAVE LEE “The build quality is kind of pretty good”     7
-MATHEW MONIZ8
-THE TECH CHAP “A little cheaper feeling plastic chassis”     6
-JARROD’S TECH “The overall build quality felt good with no sharp edge s”8
-ALL OTHERs 7
Average ORTS = 7.2

Display quality

  •  Full HD 1080p IPS 15.5inch 120hz 6 bit screen
  • 63% SRGB
  • 45% NTSC
  • 47% AdobeRGB

 Decent color correction for a gaming laptop in this price point in India.

QuotesOTRS
 -DAVE LEE “This panel was probably the most disappointing in this laptop5
-MATHEW MONIZ “I know this a cheaper laptop but others at the same price
 offer better screen’ 
6
-THE TECH CHAP “A fairly dim screen”   6
-JARROD’S TECH “It’s fine for gaming but I’d look elsewhere for video editing7
  -ALL OTHERS  6
Average ORTS = 6

Performance

  • RYZEN 7 3750H CPU
  • 1660ti Max Q variant
  • Windows 10 home
  • 16GB 2400MHZ ram DDR4 Dual channel
  • 512 GB NVME M.2 SSD
QuotesOTRS
-DAVE LEE” Thermals are fine in this machine” It is a lower voltage CPU though”” Great device but temper your expectations a little”7
-MATHEW MONIZ “It is a very well balanced laptop” 7
   -THE TECH CHAP “Will be in that sweet price slash performance value” 7
-JARRODS TECH “Does produce a good gaming performance for this price range”     
7
 –ALL OTHERs6
Average OTRS = 6.8

OVERALL pros

  • Great Value for money at this price point
  • Slim and thinner build compared to others at the same price point.
  • Great thermals relatively.
  • The only 120hz screen in this price range.
  • Highest RAM in the segment
  • The highest SSD storage in this price segment
  • Best battery life for this price.

OVERALL cons

  • Slower WIFI card
  • Less performance compared to others in the price point.
  • Average to little below average screen color production
  • Some backlight bleeding seen.
  • No overclocking with Ryzen CPU
  • Max Q version of GPU

Acer Helios 300 (2019) Core i5 9th Gen PH-317-53-580H Gaming Laptop

Acer Helios 300 (2019) Core i5 9th Gen PH-317-53-580H Gaming Laptop
Price Rs79,990

 This is relatively the 2nd most value for money gaming laptop under Rs 80,000 even though this is probably the most powerful gaming machine that you can buy in this price range. This laptop contains the non-max q version of the 1660ti Graphics card, making this the most powerful gaming device in this price segment.

Build quality

QuotesOTRS
-DAVE LEE “This thing is built really well for this kind of price point”  9
-MATHEW MONIZ “Build feels kind of premium”” The flex on top isn’t too bad”6
-GADGET BYTE “the build quality gives out a very premium feel”9
-JARROD TECH “there was a little flex to the keyboard but the body was sturdy and not an issue”                                                                                                      
8
-ALL OTHERS                                                                                                                                              
9
Average OTRS = 8.2

Display

  • The Acer Predator Helios 300 I5 variant comes with 144hz 1080p 17.3 inch
  • 94% SRGP
  • 67% NTSC
  • 73% AdobeRGB
  • 312 nits with 800:1 contrast ratio

These results are great for a gaming laptop and can also be used for content creating purposes too.

QuotesOTRS
-DAVE LEE “for 1200bucks a good screen like this is really nice” 9
-GADGET BYTE “it is colorful; vivid and perfect for media consumption”   9
-JARRODS TECH “Above average results for a gaming laptop at this price point”7
-ALL OTHERS 9
Average OTRS = 8.5

Note that all reviewers mentioned a little backlight bleeding issue.

Performance

  •  Intel core i5 9300H
  • Nvidia GTX1660ti non max Q variant
  • single stick 8Gb DDR4 RAM module
  • 256GB m.2 NVME SSD with 1TB 5400RPM HDD.
QuotesOTRS
-DAVE LEE “This machine has a fantastic thermal performance” Basically any kind of game you throw at this, it is going to run quite well”
9
-MATHEW MONIZ” Acer is doing a great job keeping the thermals cool” Under full Load, the CPU performs at full swing “
9
-GADGET BYTE “Beast of a laptop”    10
-JARRODS TECH” Outperforms even higher-spec models”” Exceeds my expectations pretty much every aspect” 
9
– ALL OTHERS10
Average OTRS = 9.4

OVERALL pros

  • Most powerful in this price segment
  • The best cooling system in this price segment 
  • Great Display with the highest 144hz refresh rate with good color accuracy.
  • Best build quality in this price range with an aluminum top.
  • Fastest storage in this segment though others too come with an NVME SSD storage.
  • Gamer centric design with a blue-backlit keyboard.

OVERALL cons

  • Only a single stick 8GB DDR4 RAM( upgradable to16GB)
  • Backlight bleeding is high while watching dark content on screen.
  • Less NVME storage space.
  • Very loud fan noises when running at Turbo mode.

HP Pavilion Ryzen 7 15-ec0073AX Gaming Laptop

HP Pavilion Ryzen 7 15-ec0073AX Gaming Laptop

The HP Pavilion Ryzen 7 15-ec0073AX Gaming Laptop is the 2nd most powerful laptop on this list falling behind the Helios 300 i5 variant only due to the ryzen 7 3750H processor. HP Pavilion Ryzen 7 15-ec0073AX Gaming Laptop comes with the same 1660ti non-max q graphics card which is the best a laptop can offer at this price point.

Build quality

QuotesOTRS
-INFINITY LABS “It feels like plastic but the speaker grills are strong and little Keyboard flex”       
8
-MOBILETECHREVIEW “Design level is mid-level and it’s not bad”7
-DANNY WINGET “It has a full plastic build is not the thinnest you can get” 7
-ALL OTHERS
8
Average OTRS = 7.5

Display

  •  HP Pavilion Ryzen 7 15-ec0073AX Gaming Laptop comes with 15.6 inches Full HD WLED Backlit Anti-glare IPS Narrow Bezel Display
  • 250 nits Brightness
  • 141 ppi
  • 45% Color Gamut
  • 82.29% Screen to Body Ratio
  •  60 Hz Refresh Rate
QuotesOTRS
-INFINITY LABS” TBH for gaming it’s fine but it’s not that great”   6
-MOBILETECHREVIEW” The colors are all a little bit in the muted side”  6
-DANNY WINGET” though it is not a color-accurate screen, it looks crisp and detailed
 while gaming”
8
-ALL OTHERS
7
Average OTRS = 6.75

Performance

  • Ryzen 7 3750H processor
  • Nvidia GTX1660ti
  • 8GB DDR4 ram (upgradable manually upto 32GB) working with 2400Mhz coupled
  • 128GB SSD storage with 1TB HDD @5400RPM

HP Pavilion Ryzen 7 15-ec0073AX Gaming Laptop comes with a Ryzen 7 3750H processor which, as we know, is a little below the i5-9300H from the Acer Helios 300 mentioned above.

  The good news is that the HP Pavilion Ryzen 7 15-ec0073AX Gaming Laptop comes with a 1660ti which is the best GPU that you can buy in this price segment.

The HP Pavilion comes with an 8GB DDR4 ram (upgradable manually up to 32GB) working with 2400Mhz coupled with 128GB SSD storage for fast data transfer and booting time.

QuotesOTRS
-MOBILETECHREVIEW” for the starting price you get a lot for your money “   8
Average OTRS = 8

Not many reviews for this laptop are out there relating to performance but be sure that the 1660ti and and Ryzen 7 are well capable of pulling 60 fps constant on most modern AAA titles.

OVERALL pros

  • Most powerful GPU at this price segment.
  • Comes with a matte finish anti-glare screen.
  • Above-average build for a plastic body laptop.
  • Great performance for the price point.

OVERALL cons

  • Sharp edges here and there over the body edges.
  • Lowest screen color accuracy in this list.
  • Not so great thermal performance.
  • Low SSD storage space 

Conclusion

The above 3 laptops are our pick for the best gaming laptop under Rs80.000 in India.

The biggest decision factor would lie between Acer Helios 300 (2019) Core i5 9th Gen PH-317-53-580H Gaming Laptop and the Asus ROG Zephyrus G Ryzen 7 GA502DU-AL025T Gaming Laptop

While the Asus offers more RAM with more high-speed SSD storage, the Acer helios offers a 5-10% faster CPU with yet again another 10% faster GPU as well.

Overall, you just cannot go wrong with either of our pics.

By Jayesh

Hi there!! I'm Jayesh, a Super tech enthusiast who spends a lot of his time obsessing over gadgets, watching reviews, and hands-on experience from various people on the internet( Tech YouTubers generally) as I'm not lucky enough (yet) to own it all for myself. I'm sharing my tech knowledge coming from my obsession over youtube tech reviewers to help friends and family decide on a product.

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