Best Gaming Laptop under 40000 Rs: October 2017

If you want a gaming laptop under 40000 rupees, do keep in mind that it won’t be able to play all the high-end games. Instead, you should be able to play most low-end to mid-end games and even some high-end games on low / medium settings.

In the 40k price range, there aren’t too many options as far as gaming laptops are concerned. Below, we have picked two of the best available budget gaming laptops, one has a AMD processor and the other has the Intel i5 processor.

Important specifications for gaming laptops below 40000 rupees:

  • Processor: The Intel i3 is the norm in this price range. Both the laptops we have picked below have better processors as compared to most under 40k laptops.
  • Graphics: Intel 920M GPU is the standard, the AMD R7 series is faster.
  • RAM: Most laptops for this price come with 4GB RAM. You need to spend a little more to increase the RAM. 8GB is the bare minimum if you want good gaming performance out of your laptop.
  • Display resolution: If gaming is what is important to you, then HD (1366 x 768 pixels) is enough. Most laptops low / medium budget laptops come with HD displays. Our top pick has Full HD display.

1. HP Pavilion 15-ab035AX Gaming Laptop

HP Pavilion 15-ab035AX Notebook

The reason we picked the AMD laptop from HP as the laptop of our choice is because it has a faster GPU, 8GB RAM (so you don’t need to buy additional RAM / memory), quad core processor, Full HD display and the notebook is also lighter in weight. So even though you have to spend a little more than 40000, you get a better overall laptop than the Intel i5 powered Acer Notebook.

Below, we have provided links to the exact product that we recommend from reliable online shopping sites like Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal. You can visit the sites, compare the prices and make the purchase.

POSITIVES
  • Excellent specifications: The HP 15-ab035AX is powered packed. You don’t get 8GB RAM, Full HD display and all the other specs in this price range.
  • Display: 15.6 inch display, viewing angles and brightness is decent. Full HD resolution is great for document viewing, office work etc. Reduce the resolution when gaming.
  • Operating System: Comes pre-installed with Windows 8.1. Upgrade to Windows 10 is free.
  • Processor: Quad core AMD processor, runs fast and performed most tasks efficiently. You can easily multitask too i.e open multiple applications.
  • Graphics: Currently, the best dedicated graphics card under Rs 40000. The Radeon R7 Series M360 with 2GB memory is an excellent performer in this price range
  • Storage: 1TB Hard Disk Drive is enough space for games, music and videos.
  • RAM: Comes with 8GB RAM which is sufficient for gaming as well as performing other tasks (MS Office, Photoshop, Browsing etc)
  • Sound Quality: Audio was loud and clear
  • Keyboard: It’s comfortable to type, but a sucker for dust due to the gap between keys. You should invest on a keyboard cover to protect the keys.
  • Connectivity: The notebook comes with 3 USB slots. One is USB 2.0 and two are USB 3.0. Supports HDMI and Bluetooth too.
  • Price: Excellent value for money, you can’t find a better laptop in this price range for gaming
  • Decent build quality
  • Light Weight (2.21 Kgs)
  • Comes with DVD drive


NEGATIVES:

  • The laptop does heat up quite a bit when playing games for a long period of time.
  • The trackpad isn’t great, we highly recommend purchasing a USB mouse.
  • Battery life is average, about 3 – 3.5 hours. Heavy gaming always drains the battery fast, which is normal for laptops.



2. Acer Aspire E5-574G-50XN Gaming Laptop

Acer Aspire E5-574G-50XN Notebook

The Acer Aspire E5-574G-50XN is the best available Intel processor choice in this price bracket. It has the 6th generation Intel i5 processor, 4GB RAM, Nvidia 920M GPU and HD resolution display. It’s slightly on the heavier side, at 2.4 kgs.

If Intel is your preferred choice for processor, then you can purchase this laptop, but we highly recommend that you upgrade the RAM to 8GB.

Update 12 Feb: We have received a lot of questions about the RAM that we recommend for the upgrade. The laptop comes with two RAM slots and one 4GB RAM. To upgrade it to 8GB, we highly recommend the Kingston DDR3 ValueRAM. Purchase links: Buy from Flipkart or Buy from Amazon.in.

Below we have direct links to purchase the Acer Aspire E5-574G-50XN laptop from the three leading e-commerce websites in India.

POSITIVES
  • Display: 15.6 inch display, viewing angles are not the greatest, but if you’re looking straight at it, the display is bright and produces good colour. Display resolution (1366 x 765 pixels) is good enough for gaming.
  • Processor: The 6th generation i5 processor is good for both gaming and performing other tasks. We didn’t face any heating issues with the laptop.
  • Graphics: Nvidia 920M graphics with 2GB memory. Tried and tested low-end GPU. Low to mid-end gaming isn’t a problem.
  • Storage: 1TB Hard Disk Drive is enough space for games, music and videos.
  • RAM: Comes with 4GB RAM, we recommend upgrading to 8GB.
  • Sound Quality: Audio quality from the loudspeaker was decent
  • Keyboard: Comfortable to type, well-spaced out.
  • Connectivity: The notebook comes with 3 USB slots. One is USB 2.0 and two are USB 3.0. Supports HDMI and Bluetooth too.
  • Comes with DVD drive


NEGATIVES:

  • Operating System: Comes with Linux, so you need to purchase Windows 10 separately. The advantage is, you can install Windows 7, which is stable and mostly bug free.
  • The trackpad isn’t great, you should consider purchasing a USB mouse.
  • Battery life is average, about 3 – 4 hours. Heavy gaming always drains the battery fast, which is normal for laptops.
  • Build quality isn’t great.

Specification comparison between the two laptops below, check it out:

ModelHP 15-ab035AXAcer Aspire E E5-574G
PriceRs 41000Rs 40000
Display15.6 Inch15.6 Inch
Display
Resolution
1920 x 10801366 x 768
ProcessorAMD A8-7410 2.2 GHzIntel 6200U 2.3 Ghz
CoresQuad Core (4)Intel Core i5 (6th Gen)
GraphicsAMD Radeon R7 Series M360 2GBNVIDIA GeForce 920M 2GB
Memory8 GB DDR34 GB DDR3
Hard Disk1 TB 5400RPM1 TB SATA 5400RPM
Dimension384.55 x 261.11 x 25.14 mm381.6 x 256 x 29.2 mm
Weight2.21 kg2.4 kg
Operating SystemWindows 8.1Linux
Battery4 cell4 cell
Power Supply65 W AC Adapter65 W AC Adapter
USB Port2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.02 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0
DVD BurnerYesYes
Card ReaderYesYes
HDMI PortYesYes
Warranty1 Year1 Year

1 Comment
  1. Reply SJG September 12, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Check Asus X555lf much better than both of these in terms of specs and cheaper as well.

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