A gaming enthusiast should never settle for anything less than the best specifications. Though gaming laptops cannot achieve the desktop gaming PC’s efficiency and performance levels, there are excellent models available in the higher pricing bracket, especially in the Rs 90K range.

You have a range of exciting products in this category to choose from. Choosing the perfect combination can be tricky if you are not aware of the subtle differences between the various combos available. This article dwells on such aspects and helps you arrive at the ideal combination, depending on your preferences.

Meanwhile, here are some excellent gaming laptop models on display that could help you decide on the right combination.

1. Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 – GA401II-HE169TS

Any gamer will tell you that ROG appliances are the best when it comes to intensive gaming. This laptop Asus ROG Zephyrus G14, comes with the best ROG features to deliver an incredible gaming experience.

Processor AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
Clock Frequency 3.0 GHz to 4.0 GHz
Cores and Cache Octa-core with 16 threads and 8 MB Cache
Memory 8 GB DDR4 3200 MHz RAM upgradeable to 24 GB
Storage 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD
Graphics Dedicated NVidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti with 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM
Display 14-inches FHD with 120 Hz refresh rate and Adaptive-Sync
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Software MS Office Home and Student 2019
Cooling System Optimized
Battery Life Up to 10.7 hours
Connectivity Ports Five including one HDMI
Weight 1.60 Kg

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is a sturdy model with a magnesium alloy body. It comes with a unique ErgoLift Hinge design that raises the device by 15mm to improve air circulation, typing convenience, and provide better audio.

This laptop works on a powerful AMD Ryzen 45 600H processor capable of high multitasking levels because of the excellent clock speeds. Besides, the 8 GB 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM is the fastest available today.

When you add the 1 TB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD as storage, you get one of the fastest processors available on the market.

The Zephyrus G14 comes with different functional modes like Animation Mode, Audio Mode, System Mode, and Text Mode to suit your preferences.

The 14-inches FHD screen looks small but delivers an expansive viewing experience because of NanoEdge bezels and Pantone Validated colors. The 120 Hz refresh rate is a standout feature that allows you to play the fastest games comfortably. Besides, it is compatible with Adaptive Sync technology to prevent lag.

This model features a powerful graphics card in the NVidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, upgradeable to GeForce RTX 2060. The fast 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM is also upgradeable to 6 GB to enable you to have a fantastic time when gaming or working.

The keyboard is small but powerful at the same time with features like N-Key rollover, curved keycaps, 1.7mm travel distance, excellent backlighting, and specially-designed arrow keys for better gaming.

As this model weighs 1.60 Kg with AniMe Matrix, it is excellent on the portability front. The battery life is a durable 10.7 hours. When you have Type-C charging facilities available, it is an excellent one to carry along wherever you move.

Other superb features include a Single Sign-on fingerprint sensor, high-quality audio, optimized cooling, and many more.

2. Dell G3 3500 – D560260WIN9BE

The Dell G3 3500 gaming laptop is an excellent example of how powerfully a 10th gen Intel Ci7 CPU can perform. It comes with incredible features like Game Shift Technology to deliver one of the most impressive gaming experiences ever.

Processor 10th gen Intel Core i7 10750H
Clock Frequency Maximum turbo frequency of 5.0 GHz
Cores and Cache Hexa-core with 12 MB Cache
Memory Dual-channel 16 GB DDR4 2933 MHz RAM
Storage 512 GB Solid State Drive, PCIe NVMe M.2
Graphics NVidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti with 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM and Game Shift Technology
Display 15.6-inches FHD with 120 Hz refresh rate
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Software McAfee Security Center 15-month subscription
Cooling System Dual-fan cooling system
Battery Life Up to ten hours
Connectivity Ports Five ports, including HDMI
Weight 2.30 Kg

Gamers looking for desktop caliber in a gaming laptop will feel encouraged when using the Dell G3 3500 as it allows you to have a fantastic gaming experience and rise the gaming ranks.

The 10th generation Intel Core i7 processor is the epitome of power as it allows you to revel in compelling gaming performance. The high clock speed of 5.0 GHz and dual-channel 16 GB RAM makes this gaming appliance sprinting off the blocks at tremendous speeds.

The 512 GB high-quality SSD storage also plays a defining role in enhancing processing speed.

This model comes equipped with one of the most powerful graphics cards available in this pricing band, the NVidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, to ensure crystal-clear detail and smooth gameplay. The Game-Shift key triggers a dynamic gaming performance mode without having to leave your gameplay.

The 2-sided narrow bezels enhance the 15.6-inches FHD display and make it look larger than it is.

The IPS technology and anti-glare coating contribute to the striking display. This display has a refresh rate of 120 Hz to make it comfortable to play the fastest online games with ease.

The Nahimic 3D Audio features intuitive audio and voice control options with Audio Recon Visual Sound-tracking to deliver a captivating acoustic experience.

The dual-fan cooling system helps spread out the heat and allows proper air circulation to keep the system cool.

This model features innovative software specifically designed to enhance your gaming experience. The battery life of up to ten hours provides everlasting gaming experiences. Besides, the Quick Charge feature helps recharge the system quickly and enables undisturbed gaming for extended periods.

3. Lenovo Legion 5i

The Lenovo Legion 5i is available in different CPU-GPU combinations in various budget ranges. This model has one of the best specifications you can expect in a gaming laptop in the Rs 90K price bracket.

Processor 10th gen Intel Core i7 10750H
Clock Frequency 2.6 GHz to 5.0 GHz
Cores and Cache Hexa-core with 12 MB Cache
Memory 8 GB DDR4 2933 MHz RAM, expandable to 16 GB
Storage 1 TB HDD plus 256 GB SSD
Graphics NVidia GeForce GTX 1650 with 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM
Display 15.6-inches FHD with 120 Hz refresh rate
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Software MS Office 365 with extra 1 TB cloud storage on subscription
Cooling System Legion Coldfront 2.0
Battery Life Up to five hours with Rapid Charge Pro
Connectivity Ports Six connectivity ports incl USB Type C
Weight 2.30 Kg

This Lenovo Legion 5i is an excellent choice to go for because it is available with an all-inclusive MS Office 365 Personal one-year subscription and free access to 1 TB cloud storage during the period.

It features a robust processor in the 10th generation Intel Ci7 10750H with an incredible Turbo Boost clock speed of 5.0 GHz to enable quick booting. It comes with 8 GB DDR4 2933 MHz RAM, expandable up to 16 GB for efficient multitasking.

The 10th gen CPU brings hybrid storage options in 1 TB HDD plus 256 GB SSD to offer excellent storage options while speeding the processor considerably. The robust NVidia GeForce GTX 1650 with 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM for enhanced gaming performances.

This model features a 15.6-inches FHD display with excellent options like IPS technology for wide-angle viewing and anti-glare coating to protect your eyes from damage. The 120 Hz refresh rate makes it possible to play the latest online games comfortably.

The full-size backlit keyboard comes equipped with 100% anti-ghosting and soft-landing switches with a 1.5 mm travel distance to deliver an enhanced typing experience. The Harman Kardon Audio speakers deliver an immersive acoustic experience with Dolby Audio for Gaming certification.

This gaming laptop offers incredible cooling facilities using the Coldfront 2.0 with Dual-Channel thermal mechanism. The Q Control 3.0 options allow you to select from among three thermal modes, Quiet, Balance, and Performance, for a better gaming experience.

This package is available with a one-year prepaid MS Office 365 subscription that offers an additional 1 TB cloud storage. The battery life of five hours is not of the highest order but still makes the laptop portable.

The Rapid Charge Pro option, where you can recharge the battery to 50% in 30 minutes, compensates for the lower battery life.

The Lenovo Legion 5i features six connectivity ports, including USB Type C and HDMI. Besides, the 10th gen Intel Ci7 CPU offers Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth v5.0 connectivity.

4. Acer Nitro 5 – AN515-55 – i5 processor

Acer Nitro 5 is a renowned gaming laptop model available in various combinations. Gamers prefer the Acer Nitro because of its innovative features like the Nitro Sense keys and excellent cooling facilities.

Processor 10th generation Intel Core i5 10300H
Clock Frequency Turbo frequency up to 4.5 GHz
Cores and Cache Quad-core with eight threads
Memory 8 GB DDR4 RAM, upgradeable to 32 GB
Storage 1 TB HDD 7200 rpm plus 256 GB SSD
Graphics NVidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti with 4 GB dedicated GDDR6 VRAM
Display 15.6-inches FHD with IPS
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Audio System DTS X Ultra Audio
Cooling System Cool Boost technology
Battery Life Up to ten hours
Connectivity Ports Four, including one HDMI
Weight 2.30 Kg

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55 features a powerful processor in the 10th gen Intel Ci5 10300H CPU with an impressive turbo clock frequency of 4.5 GHz. The 8 GB DDR4 RAM offers excellent multitasking abilities.

The expandable feature is a standout highlight of this gaming laptop as it allows you to upgrade to a better combination in the future.

Though you have other laptops with Ci7 processors in this budget range, the Acer Nitro 5 AN515 is different because it features the NVidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics card, an improvement over the non-Ti variant.

The hybrid storage features make this laptop versatile because it offers an excellent storage room while enhancing processing speeds at the same time.

The 15.6-inches FHD screen with IPS and anti-glare technology enhances gaming experiences to a new level. You have excellent audio in DTS X Ultra to provide a 7-channel surround sound experience.

This model features one of the best cooling systems amongst its peers. The Heavy Boost feature delivers an additional boost to chill out with dual fans and an innovative quad exhaust design.

The Cool Boost technology increases fan speed by 10% and enhances CPU/GPU cooling by 9%. The Nitro Sense key’s presence allows you to control the cooling parameters like fan speed, thermal temperature, backlighting, etc.

The Acer Nitro 5 AN515 is one of the few models that offer Infrared connectivity besides Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It also offers four connectivity ports, including one HDMI port. The Killer Ethernet connectivity feature allows you to get an online edge and enjoy a terrific gaming experience.

5. Acer Nitro 5 – AN515-55 – i7 processor

Here is another Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55 gaming laptop model with a different combination from the model discussed earlier in this article.

Processor 10th generation Intel Core i7 10750H
Clock Frequency Turbo frequency up to 5.0 GHz
Cores and Cache Quad-core with eight threads
Memory 8 GB DDR4 RAM, upgradeable to 32 GB
Storage 1 TB HDD 7200 rpm plus 256 GB SSD
Graphics NVidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti with 4 GB dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
Display 15.6-inches FHD with IPS and 144 Hz refresh rate
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Audio System DTS X Ultra Audio
Cooling System Cool Boost technology
Battery Life Up to ten hours
Connectivity Ports Five, including one HDMI
Weight 2.30 Kg

This Acer Nitro 5 AN515 is an improved version of the similar model discussed earlier because of the Ci7 processor. The high turbo speed of 5.0 GHz coupled with 8 GB RAM makes it one of the best at multitasking. You can expand the RAM to 32 GB, thereby making it useful when you upgrade to a better configuration in the future.

This model features a robust graphics processor in the NVidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti to deliver one of the most impressive gaming performances you can ever experience in laptops in your budget range.

The 4 GB dedicated GDDR5 VRAM is an excellent feature to supplement its performance.

This Acer model is different because it offers a 120 Hz refresh rate on its 15.6-inches FHD monitor. It allows you to play the latest action-packed games without lag.

As gaming causes extreme heat build-up inside the appliance, you require excellent cooling systems to maintain the temperature under control. This model features CoolBoost technology with dual-fans and quad-exhaust designs to enhance cooling performances and protect the critical components.

DTX Ultra Audio feature offers 7-channel Surround sound for a theater-like acoustic experience. You can thus hear the smallest sounds with excellent clarity. Hence, it allows you to respond immediately and have the upper-hand over your competitors.

The high-quality keyboard with 4-zone RGB lighting is a treat to have. It spices up things by displaying a range of colors depending on your preferences. The highlighted WASD and arrow keys make it comfortable to indulge in extended gaming sessions.

This model features an excellent battery life of around ten hours to enhance the portability quotient.

Features to Consider in Gaming Laptops in Rs 90000 budget

As you increase your budget, you get greater freedom to choose from the best of options available. The Rs 90K budget is excellent because you can enter into uncharted territories like the 10th generation Intel Ci7 processors and NVidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti cards.

You also get access to hybrid storage and faster RAM. Other features like Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth v5.0 are also available on select models. However, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity is not yet available in this budget range. Under such circumstances, here are the factors you should consider when investing in gaming laptops in this budget range.

Central Processing Unit – CPU

As you have a generous budget of Rs 90K, you can experiment with a range of powerful processors. This budget allows you to ignore the less powerful 10th generation Ci3 and even the 9th generation CPUs. However, the 9th generation Ci7 and Ci9 processors could fit into this budget with better graphics cards.

The models we have discussed in this article come equipped with 10th generation Ci5 and Ci7 CPUs. Alternatively, you can opt for the 4th generation AMD Ryzen 5 and 7 series processors. They come with features that compete with those offered by the 10th gen Intel counterparts.

When choosing the ideal CPU in this range, you can look for the H-series processors that guarantee hyper performances. These processors’ advantage is that they exhibit higher clock speeds, thereby ensuring quicker booting and faster processing.

As you choose between the Intel and AMD Ryzen CPUs, the debate as to which is preferable comes to the fore.

Performance-wise, there is not much of a difference because the benefits available in one model compensate for its drawbacks. For example, AMD processors have lower clock speeds at the end of the scale, but they have a higher base clock speed. Besides, AMD Ryzen chips are compatible with RAM as fast as 3200 MHz, while the Intel chips support 2933 MHz.

Costs wise, AMD Ryzen chips are better, but the higher-end Intel Core processors feature excellent options like Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.0, hybrid memory, Intel Iris graphics, and AI-enabled features.

Hence, you have a plethora of options before you. The ideal processors for this range are the 10th gen Ci5 and Ci7 and the 4th generation AMD Ryzen 5 and 7 series.

Graphics Processing Unit – GPU

The benefit of looking for gaming laptops in the Rs 90K budget is that it allows you to opt from an extensive range of graphics processing units. The best you can go for is the NVidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti or the 1660 Ti, depending on the CPU settings.

Other graphics options include the non-Ti versions of GTX 1650 and 1660, along with the lower versions like GTX 1050, GTX 1060, MX-Series, etc.

The advantage of the higher-end graphics cards is that they are compatible with higher refresh rates like 120 Hz and 144 Hz. Simultaneously, they can work well with the 60 Hz refresh rate monitors also.

It is advisable to go for GPUs with dedicated memory options in 4 GB GDDR5 or GDDR6 VRAM. It ensures that the graphics cards do not consume system memory and do not affect its overall performance.

The higher-end NVidia GeForce RTX cards are not available in the Rs 90K budget. However, some models offer Game Boost technology that can offer better graphics performances with the GTX 1650 and 1660 cards.

System Memory – RAM

Ideally, gaming laptops require a minimum of 8 GB RAM. However, you have a generous budget that allows you to opt for better RAM, say 16 GB. When doing so, it is better to go for dual-channel RAM as it exhibits better performance.

The AMD Ryzen 5 or 7 series CPUs support higher speed RAM up to 3200 MHz, whereas the Intel Core processors can support a maximum of 2933 MHz. Similarly, the AMD Ryzen CPUs support capacities even up to 64 GB.

The maximum the Intel Core processors can support in this budget is 32 GB. However, any RAM over 16 GB will push the overall pricing above the Rs 90K mark. Hence, you can explore expandable options where you can add more RAM in the future if required.

The advantage of higher speed and more RAM is that it enhances your gaming appliance’s multitasking ability.

Storage Options – HDD and SSD

When gaming, you need adequate storage to store the program files and apps. Gaming also requires you to switch windows frequently. Hence, you need appliances that multitask well. Therefore, storage capacity plays a critical role in the gaming laptop’s configurations.

The latest Intel Core CPUs allow hybrid storage where you can have a combination of HDD and SSD. When it comes to pure storage, HDD is a better option because it is considerably cheaper than SSD storage.

Therefore, HDD storage fits into almost all budgets. This generous 90K budget can accommodate up to 1 TB HDD storage comfortably. You can also fit in up to 256 GB SSD in this budget.

Let us now compare HDD storage with SSD and see how it is beneficial to have hybrid storage instead of a single storage option.

HDD can read/write at speeds 5400 and 7200 rpm. SSDs are considerably faster than HDDs. The M.2 NVMe PCIe solid-state drives can work at speeds up to 35 times that of HDDs.

SSDs do not have any moving parts. Hence, they are not susceptible to damage, whereas HDDs are.

Compared to HDDs, SSDs are light and occupy less space. They also enhance processing speeds considerably.

Therefore, it is better to have HDD/SSD combo storage, especially when your CPU supports it.

Display – Screen size and Resolution

The larger the screen, the more attractive it is for gaming. Hence, you can go for screen sizes as large as 15.6 inches. However, it does not entail that smaller screen sizes are not available in this budget. The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 features a 14-inches screen size.

The minimum you should have for a gaming laptop is FHD (1920 x 1080p) when it comes to screen resolution. Anything less than 1080p will not give you a satisfying gaming experience. Another crucial aspect of your screen resolution is the refresh rate.

Generally, laptop screens come with 60 Hz refresh rates. However, if you can opt for a better refresh rate, like 120 Hz and 144 Hz, you should go for it.

The graphics cards work beautifully with higher refresh rates. Additional features like Adaptive-Sync or G-Sync can help synchronize the graphics refresh rates with that of the monitor and play games without lag.

Other features like IPS and anti-glare are common in almost all laptops in budgets over Rs 60K. They help enhance the viewing experience to a different level.

Keyboard – A critical aspect

When you have a 15.6-inches screen, it offers more space for a full-sized keyboard with an additional numeric pad and strategically-placed arrow keys. It enhances gaming convenience considerably.

Your Rs 90K budget allows you to invest in a quality keyboard with features like 100% anti-ghosting, N-Key rollover, soft-landing switches, excellent travel distance, and laser-engraved WASD/arrow keys.

This budget allows you to have keyboard backlighting that enables you to play games in the dark without disturbing anyone.

Audio Performance

Many people have the wrong notion that audio performance is not necessary for a gaming laptop. The latest games available online today need gamers to communicate with their team members.

Besides, the action-packed games come with music and sound effects. Therefore, a gaming laptop needs to come with excellent audio features.

Audio performance is essential because it enables gamers to know what their opponents are up to. It enhances the responsiveness factor because you can hear the softest sounds and react accordingly.

Some models discussed here come with Harman Kardon speakers, whereas some display Dolby Audio compatibility. The specifications can differ from one brand to the other. However, it is always better to have your gaming laptop come with a decent audio system.

Cooling Technology

Besides the high-level CPU/GPU configurations, the factors that affect the overall gaming laptop’s pricing is the cooling technology available on the device. Gaming and other graphics-intensive activities cause a build-up of heat inside the appliance.

If there is inadequate ventilation, the heat trapped inside can damage the expensive components. Hence, all gaming laptops come with discrete cooling systems.

The cooling system works on a simple principle of allowing free air circulation to take place. The hot air is flushed out of the system, and cool air is circulated using large-diameter fans. Such devices require a wide air intake area and heat sinks to enable quicker cooling.

Laptops like Acer Nitro 5 feature CoolBoost technology that enhances fan speed by 10% and CPU/GPU cooling by 9%. Similarly, Lenovo Legion 5i features Coldfront 2.0 technology to deliver optimum cooling performances.

Battery Life

Laptops are meant to be carried along with you wherever you go. Hence, they have to be light and portable. Besides, these devices need high-quality batteries that ensure uninterrupted functioning for extended periods.

Compared to conventional laptops, gaming devices are heavier because they feature additional storage, graphics cards, cooling equipment, and larger screens. However, they are also portable.

The ideal battery life for a gaming laptop should be around six to eight hours. Many manufacturers advertise a battery life of up to ten hours, but it is not generally possible because of various factors.

Besides exhibiting excellent battery life, these devices should come equipped with Rapid Charging features. They allow quick recharging of the batteries up to 50% to 80% within an hour. It can prove handy when you travel a lot and do not have continuous access to charging facilities.

Connectivity Ports

Almost all the laptops feature Wi-Fi compatibility, depending on the CPU it has. The high-end 10th generation Intel Core i5 and i7 CPUs support Wi-Fi 6, the latest and fastest Wi-Fi today. However, Wi-Fi 802.11ac is also preferable because it offers decent connectivity speeds.

Similarly, all gaming laptops come equipped with Bluetooth compatibility. Some feature Bluetooth v4.2, whereas the latest models support Bluetooth v5.0. Apart from these two common connectivity modes, you have devices that support Infrared.

Additionally, you have the regular connectivity ports like USB Type A and B, USB Type C, Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, Ethernet RJ45 cable port, audio/microphone ports, and smart card readers. Of these ports, the Thunderbolt 3 is not available on laptops in your budget. The USB Type C port supports excellent data transfer speeds. Besides, these are reversible ports, unlike the normal USB ports.

We have discussed all the aspects that merit consideration when looking for a gaming laptop under Rs 90K. Here is the gist of the ideal specifications to make it easy for you.

Processor 10th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 H-series

Or 4th generation AMD Ryzen 5 or 7 H-series

Clock Frequency Depending on the CPU you choose
Cores and Cache Minimum of four cores and hyperthreading
Memory 8 GB DDR4 RAM 2933 MHz or 3200 MHz speed, depending on the CPU, better to go for upgradeable RAM up to 16 GB or 32 GB
Storage Hybrid storage of 1 TB HDD plus 256 GB SSD NVMe PCIe M.2
Graphics NVidia GeForce GTX 1650 or 1650 Ti with minimum 4 GB GDDR5 or GDDR6 VRAM
Display 15.6 inches FHD with a minimum refresh rate of 60 Hz
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Audio System Depending on the model
Cooling System Dual fans and exhaust mode
Battery Life Between six to eight hours
Connectivity Ports Five or six, with one HDMI and USB Type C. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Weight Around 2.25 to 2.40 Kg

Last update on 2021-01-23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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