Gaming has picked up really well worldwide as well as in India over the past few years. As opposed to a few years earlier when only a few games such as Call Of Duty, Counter-Strike, DOTA, FIFA, and GTA Online were famous, a lot of new games have caught gamers’ attention over the past couple of years. If you fancy playing some new Battle Royale games such as PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds, Fortnite, or Minecraft you should know that you might have to buy a laptop or a PC that has enough graphical firepower to run smoothly at 60fps.
There are dozens of new gaming laptops in the market, and we know that choice is always great for consumers. However, it also creates a lot of confusion in the minds of buyers. Fret not, though, as we are here to help you in choosing the best gaming laptop in India under Rs 1 lakh for playing Fortnite, Minecraft, and PUBG.
- New Dell G7 15 7590 Gaming – Rs 1,08,990
- ASUS Zephyrus G Ryzen 7 – Rs 89,990
- ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DV – Rs 84,990
- ASUS ROG Strix G G531 AL018T – Rs 84,990
- MSI GF63 Thin – Rs 69,990
- ASUS ROG Strix G G531 BQ002T – Rs 59,990
Gaming Laptop Buying Guide: How To Choose Perfect Hardware Specs For Playing Fortnite, Minecraft & PUBG At 1080p 60FPS Or Higher Frame Rates
While Minecraft is a not such a demanding game, thanks to its 8-bit like graphics, Fortnite and PUBG require a bit more graphical grunt to run smoothly on Windows PCs. We recommend at least Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti 4GB to run Fortnite and Minecraft at 1080p (1920×1080 pixels) resolution and a frame rate of 60fps.
PUBG requires a PC with at least Nvidia GTX 1060 3GB for smooth performance. However, we recommend buying a 6GB VRAM version of GTX 1060 so as to not limit the frame rates in reaching their full potential.
So, here’s our buying guide so that you can choose the best possible hardware for the games that you are going to play on the gaming laptop:
Recommended CPU For Gaming Laptops
In terms of CPU, we recommend at least a quad-core CPU, most probably an Intel Core i5 (8th Gen.) or higher. AMD Ryzen powered laptops are hitting the market, and we recommend at least Ryzen 5 equipped laptops with four CPU cores. Better CPUs are always welcome for better performance while gaming and productivity.
Recommended RAM For Gaming Laptops
8GB of RAM is sufficient, but if you are planning as much as Rs 1 lakh on a gaming laptop, you might as well spend an additional Rs 5,000 to choose a laptop that has 16GB of RAM. We recommend buying a gaming laptop that uses DDR4 RAM instead of the older DDR3 standard.
Recommended Storage Type & Capacity For Gaming Laptops
In terms of storage, we are looking at at least 256GB of PCIe NVMe SSD, which can make sure that there’s enough space to install at least four to five high-end games. Additional storage space, either in the form of a spinning hard disk drive or an SSD would be welcome.
Recommended Screen Size, Display Type, Refresh Rate For Gaming Laptops
An ideal display for a gaming laptop should be 15.6 inches or higher, with a resolution of Full HD. IPS or IPS-grade displays mean wider viewing angles so that your friends can watch you play in full glory without any colour washouts. Displays with a 120Hz or higher refresh rate would offer a buttery-smooth gaming experience (granted that the GPU can pull it off).
Recommended I/O Ports For Gaming Laptops
In terms of I/O, we think that there should be an HDMI out, at least two USB-A ports (one for keyboard and one for mouse), a USB Type-C port, a headphone/microphone combo jack, and an ethernet port. A large battery means that you can expect at least 2 hours of gaming on the laptop when you are on the go.
Extra Features To Expect From Gaming Laptops
Additional features would include mono-coloured or RGB backlit keyboard keys, sufficient cooling, good heat dissipation mechanism, and tools for capturing game videos or for broadcasting your gameplay on Mixer, Twitch or YouTube.
Recommended Graphics Cards For Fortnite, Minecraft, PUBG On Windows 10 Laptops or PCs
- Fortnite – 1080p 60FPS – GTX 1050 Ti Or Higher
- Minecraft – 1080p 60FPS – GTX 1050 Or Higher
- PUBG – 1080p 60FPS – GTX 1060 Or Higher
5 Best Gaming Laptops In India For Playing Fortnite, Minecraft, PUBG
The New Dell G7 15 7590 is our top pick for gaming laptops, but it costs a little higher than Rs 1 lakh. However, if you can hunt for deals through retailers or online stores to get a discount on the pricing and bring the figure closer to Rs 1 lakh. The ASUS Zephyrus G Ryzen 7 is the next best pick, packing a powerful Ryzen processor and a huge battery for longer gaming sessions. The ASUS ROG Strix G G531 costs slightly less and gets a downgrade from GTX 1660 Ti to GTX 1650.
The next best gaming laptop is the MSI GF63 Thin. Costing under Rs 70,000, it offers a fast six-core Intel processor and weighs really less (at 1.86kg). However, it downgrades RAM to 8GB and GPU to GTX 1650. The ASUS ROG Strix G G531 BQ002T
1. New Dell G7 15 7590 Gaming – Rs 1,08,990
The new Dell G7 15 7590 costs a little higher than the Rs 1,00,000 but it is worth each extra penny if you ask me. It has elegant looks and powerful hardware. The laptop is equipped with the Intel Core i7 9750H six-core CPU with multi-threading, so it won’t be bottlenecking any of your games. There’s 16GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM, which would be really useful when you want to play high-end games and stream them online. Thanks to 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, there’s enough space for you to install 7-8 games.
The Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti GPU with 6GB GDDR6 VRAM makes sure that you can reach 60fps or higher average frame rate in most new games, let along relatively lighter titles like Fortnite and Minecraft. For Fortnite and Minecraft, you can even reach upwards of 100fps frame rate, which is perfect for fully utilizing the Dell G7’s 15.6-inch Full HD IPS screen with a 144Hz refresh rate.
In terms of I/O, the Dell G7 is one of the most well-equipped laptops here, featuring three USB 3.1 Type-A ports, a Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C port, an HDMI 2.0 port, an ethernet port, a Mini DisplayPort, and a 3.5mm headphone port. There’s a 60Whr battery which can last up to three hours while gaming.
It weighs 2.5kg, and I think it’s a fair weight for a gaming laptop that is well-packed with powerful hardware. It has a four-zone RGB backlit keyboard, Windows Hello compatible fingerprint reader, Killer Wi-Fi ac, and Bluetooth 5.0.
2. ASUS Zephyrus G Ryzen 7 – Rs 89,990
The ASUS Zephyrus G Ryzen 7 is the laptop that I would personally go for if my budget can’t reach beyond the Rs 1,00,000 mark. It has a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS screen with a 120Hz refresh rate so that you can use the GTX 1660 Ti GPU’s processing prowess to push the frame rates well beyond the 60fps mark.
The laptop uses the AMD Ryzen 7 3750H CPU, which is really powerful for the price. There’s 16GB of DDR4 RAM, so you can play games while running other apps in the background. Similar to the Dell G7 15 7590, the Zephyrus G Ryzen 7 also comes with 512GB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage. Even after installing Windows 10, you will be left with enough storage space to install at least half a dozen games.
In terms of I/O, the Zephyrus G Ryzen 7 features three USB 3.1 Type-A ports, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, an HDMI 2.0 port, an ethernet port, and a headphone jack. The laptop has a white-backlit keyboard. It has a thin-and-light laptop, weighing just 2.2kg. However, it still comes with a large, 72WHr battery that can help the laptop last 3 hours of gaming stress.
3. ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DV – Rs 84,990
The ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DV is actually the most powerful gaming laptop in this list, featuring the AMD Ryzen 3750H quad-core CPU with multithreading, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, and the Nvidia RTX 2060 GPU. The RTX 2060 can offer up to 10-20fps higher frame rate when compared to the GTX 1660 Ti GPU that’s used in the laptops listed above. However, it has a cheaper looking design and a worse quality screen in comparison, which I think can mar the gaming experience. Hence, I’ve placed this laptop on the third position on the list.
This laptop runs Windows 10. It has a 15.6-inch IPS-grade panel with Full HD resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It’s NTSC colour gamut coverage is just 45%, though. In terms of I/O ports, the TUF Gaming FX505DV features two USB 3.2 Type-A ports, one USB 2.0 Type-A port, an HDMI 2.0 port, an ethernet port, and a headphone jack. It has an RGB-backlit full-sized keyboard and Windows Precision touchpad. It weighs 2.2kg and comes powered by a 48WHr battery, which I think won’t last more than a couple of hours worth of gaming.
4. ASUS ROG Strix G G531 AL018T – Rs 84,990
The ASUS ROG Strix G G531 AL018T is priced at Rs 84,990, similar to the ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DV. However, it comes equipped with an Intel Core i7 9705H six-core CPU and an Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM. If you are someone who doesn’t prefer AMD CPUs, this laptop might be for you. It has 16GB of DDR4 RAM and 512GB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage.
It has a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS-grade screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. It runs the Windows 10 OS. The laptop has a one-zone RGB backlit keyboard and a Windows Precision touchpad. I/O ports include three USB 3.1 Type-A ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, an ethernet port, and a headphone jack. There are Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 as well.
The ROG Strix G G531 AL018T one-zone RGB backlit keyboard and Windows Precision touchpad. It weighs 2.4kg, and has RGB strips on the outside, making the laptop look attractive.
5. MSI GF63 Thin – Rs 69,990
The MSI GF63 Thin, as the name suggests, is a thin-and-light gaming laptop, weighing just 1.86kgs. It has a 15.6-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. It runs Windows 10 and uses the Intel Core i7 9750H six-core CPU. There’s just 8GB of DDR4 RAM, which is enough for playing Fortnite, Minecraft, and PUBG, but might be limiting while running some more high-end games. There’s 512GB of PCIe NVMe SSD, so you can easily install 6-8 games.
It has Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM, which is good enough to run most e-sports gaming titles at 1080p resolution and above 60fps frame rate. The laptop has a 15.6-inch IPS LCD screen with a 60Hz refresh rate. It has a red-backlit keyboard and an off-centre touchpad (which I don’t personally prefer) but you would most probably play games using a mouse.
In terms of ports, the MSI GF63 Thin has three USB 3.1 Type-A ports, one USB 3.1 Type-C port, an HDMI port, an ethernet port, and a headphone jack. Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 are present, too. It has a 3-in-1 SD card reader, too. It weighs 1.86kg and comes with a 51WHr battery. Don’t expect its battery to last any more than an hour of gaming, though.
6. ASUS ROG Strix G G531 BQ002T – Rs 59,990
For Rs 10,000 lower than the previous pick, the ASUS ROG Strix G G531 BQ002T comes with a slower-but-still-fast-enough Intel Core i5 9300H quad-core processor. It has 8GB of DDR4 RAM and 512GB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage. The Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU inside the laptop has 4GB of GDDR4 VRAM, which is fast enough to offer you 60fps frame rate at 1080p resolution in titles like Fortnite, Minecraft and PUBG.
The ASUS ROG Strix G G531 BQ002T has a 15.6-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. It runs Windows 10. The laptop has a one-zone RGB backlit keyboard and a Windows Precision-compatible touchpad. I/O ports include three USB 3.1 Type-A ports, one HDMI 2.0 port, one ethernet port, and one headphone jack. Dual-band Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 are available on this laptop for wired connectivity. There is RGB light strips at the bottom of the laptop, making it look attractive. The 48WHr battery in this 2.4kg laptop might not last more than an hour of gaming, though.
Top 5 Gaming Laptops to Play PUBG, Minecraft, Fortnite in India Under Rs 1 Lakh
|New Dell G7 15 7590 Gaming||Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti 6GB||₹1,08,990|
|ASUS Zephyrus G Ryzen 7||Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti 6GB||₹89,990|
|ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DV||Nvidia RTX 2060 6GB||₹84,990|
|ASUS ROG Strix G G531 AL018T||Nvidia GTX 1650 4GB||₹84,990|
|MSI GF63 Thin||Nvidia GTX 1650 4GB||₹69,990|
|ASUS ROG Strix G G531 BQ002T||Nvidia GTX 1650 4GB||₹59,990|