If there’s one brand that stands out in the gaming segment in India, it’s AMD. The company is a hot topic among all kinds of gamers not just for its high-performing and efficient Ryzen processors but also for its Radeon GPUs, which are a powerhouse in themselves, along with a bunch of in-built features. We have already talked at length about the features that add to the gaming experience — AMD FreeSync Display, AMD SmartShift, Smart Access Memory, AMD FidelityFX™ and more. However, this article is about guiding you to some of the most value for money gaming laptops priced under Rs 1 Lakh powered by AMD chipsets.
Here are the top five laptops from ASUS, Dell, HP, MSI and Lenovo.
Dell has been in the gaming industry for many years and offers laptops across different price ranges in India. For beginners, it offers the Dell G15-5515 gaming laptop, which costs Rs 70,000 on e-commerce websites. The gaming laptop comes powered by AMD Ryzen 5 (5600H) hexa-core SoC, which works alongside the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 GPU (with 4GB GDDR6 memory) to handle gaming titles with ease. The particular model has 8GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD storage and a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display – which is solid combination to go with. The addition here is that the screen supports 120Hz refresh rate. As for the battery backup, the laptop claims to deliver over 10 hours worth of juice. All of this makes the G15 a terrific value for money.
HP Pavilion 15-EC2145AX
HP is not far behind in the gaming laptop market as it is one of the oldest and most trustworthy brands when it comes to laptops and PCs. The Pavilion 15-EC2145AX at Rs 70,000 proves to be a bang for the buck option for amateur gamers. It runs AMD’s Ryzen 5 (5600H) hexa-core SoC along with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 3050 GPU with 4GB GDDR6 memory. The chipsets are supported by 8GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD storage and a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display. The plus point here is that you also get built-in dual speakers with B&O-tuned audio. Keeping all these specs in mind, we think the Pavilion 15 is a decent laptop that offers nearly everything a gamer would need.
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6
Running close to both Dell and HP is Lenovo’s rather good-looking Legion 5. Unlike the other two, this one has a more gamer-centric, typical Legion design with a metal finish. Available at Rs 73,000 on e-commerce websites, this gaming laptop runs the same AMD Ryzen 5 series octa-core processor – Ryzen 7 (5800H), which is seen in most gaming laptops in sub-Rs 75,000 range. The CPU is supported by Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU (with 6GB GDDR6 memory), 16GB DDR4 RAM (which is expandable up to 32GB) and 1TB SSD storage. It also has a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display with 165Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision support and AMD Free-Sync tech. This makes Legion 5 a tad bit better than Dell and HP in terms of CPU, RAM, storage and display at just Rs 3,000 more. In addition, you get more battery at 80Whr as compared to others. However, the metal finish and larger battery make the device bulky at 2.4kgs.
MSI Alpha 15 B5EEK-029IN
You can’t have a gaming laptop list without mentioning MSI. The company’s Alpha 15 gaming laptop makes the others sweat by offering a compelling set of specs for gamers. The laptop comes with AMD Ryzen 7 (5800H) octa-core processor, which works in conjunction with AMD Radeon RX6600M graphics ( 8GB GDDR6 memory). The AMD CPU-GPU combo makes it an ‘AMD Advantage’ laptop. This means you get additional features like AMD FreeSync Display, AMD SmartShift, Smart Access Memory, AMD FidelityFX™ and more that give gaming a natural boost with faster loading times and better visuals. The Alpha 15 features 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD storage and a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display with 144Hz refresh rate – all of which make it a bang for the buck at Rs 92,000. For audio, you get two 2W Realtek speakers. In addition, the laptop has the highest battery capacity in the list at 90Whr battery. So, if you can spend up to a lakh, this might be of interest to you!
ASUS ROG Strix G15 G513RC-HN062W
Running around the same price segment as MSI, ASUS’ ROG Strix G15 is a good competitor that offers gamers exactly what they need (and a bit more) at Rs 98,000. It is one of the few laptops offering AMD’s latest Ryzen 6 Mobile processor under the Rs 1 Lakh price range. The gaming laptop boasts of an AMD Ryzen 7 (6800H) octa-core processor, which is supported by Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 GPU (with 4GB GDDR memory), 16GB DDR5 RAM (expandable up to 32GB) and 512GB SSD storage. Its 15.6-inch FHD IPS display, and a fairly decent 56Whr battery capacity keep the price in check. If you are looking for AMD’s latest processor, which is also future-proof, Asus ROG Strix G15 wins the game here.