Best Gaming Laptop under 50000 Rs : June 2017

There are so many different laptops out in the market today, that it becomes extremely difficult to pick one laptop if you have a budget of Rs 50000 and want to buy the best gaming laptop in this price range.

To make your purchase decision easier, we have picked just two out of the many laptops that we have tested – one comes with HD (1366 x 786 pixel display) which is more than enough for gaming in this price bracket and the second comes with Full HD display (1920 x 1080 pixels) which is excellent if you also do browsing, photo editing, office applications etc – apart from gaming of course.

Important specifications for gaming laptops below 50000 rupees:

  • Processor: We do not recommend going for anything less than the 5th Generation i5 (2015) processor. i3 isn’t good enough for gaming and i7 is expensive. Core i5 provides the right balance between performance and value.
  • Graphics: For a price under 50k, we recommend settling for no less than the Nvidia GeForce 940M.
  • RAM: 8GB is sufficient. If your laptop comes with 4GB RAM, you need to spend a little more to increase the RAM.
  • Display resolution: If gaming is what is important for you, then HD (1366 x 768 pixels) is good enough. Most laptops low / medium budget laptops come with HD displays.

1.HP 15-ab219TX 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop – Rs 51000

HP 15-ab219TX 15.6 Inch Laptop

We have been testing the HP 15-ab219TX for quite sometime now. The laptop does most things right. It doesn’t generate too much heat, it comes with a backlit keyboard (which enables you to use the laptop in darkness), it has ample storage space, the sound from the sound speakers is pretty good and while the build quality isn’t the greatest, it isn’t a deal breaker either.

Moving on to the more important things; the i5 processor is powerful, the Nvidia 940M with 2GB DDR3 memory allows you to play most games in medium settings. Since the laptop comes with 8GB RAM, there are no hassles of upgrading the laptop by buying more RAM.

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
  • Display: 15.6 inch IPS display, colour reproduction and viewing angles are good. 1366 x 768 display resolution is good enough for gaming.
  • Operating System: Comes with a licensed version of Windows 10.
  • Processor: Best that money can buy in this price range – Intel i5 5200U clocked at 2.2 GHz with Turbo Boost upto 2.7 GHz
  • Graphics: One of the best dedicated graphics card under Rs 50000 – NVIDIA GeForce 940M with 2GB DDR3 memory
  • 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 daily usage.
  • Sound Quality: The speaker output is good for a laptop. The sound produced is loud enough and clear.
  • Keyboard: The buttons are well placed making it comfortable to type. The laptop also comes with back lights for the keys, which allows you to use the laptop in complete darkness. At night in the train or bus for example.
  • Connectivity: Comes with 3 USB slots. One is USB 2.0 and two are USB 3.0. Supports HDMI and Bluetooth too.
  • Price: It’s a well-priced laptop, providing good value for money.
  • Light Weight (2.29 Kgs)
  • Comes with DVD drive




NEGATIVES:

  • Build Quality isn’t the greatest, but it’s good enough when you consider the fact that the laptop does most things right.
  • We haven’t seen too many laptops get the trackpad right (except Apple Macbook), so we highly recommend that you purchase a mouse.
  • Display is glossy, so except reflections when there are too many lights around or under bright sunlight.
  • Battery life is average, about 3.5 to 4 hours. Heavy gaming always drains the battery fast, so again this isn’t a deal-breaker.



2. HP 15-ab031TX 15.6 inch Gaming Laptop – Rs 48000

HP 15-ab031TX 15.6-inch Laptop

The alternative is the older model HP 15-ab031TX. It has exactly the same specs as the HP 15-ab219TX. The only difference being this one has a Full HD display at 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. It isn’t a IPS display though and the viewing angles weren’t great on this. This one is also slightly heavier (about 200 grams) and comes only with 4GB RAM – so you have to spend more on upgrading the RAM.

Everything else remains the same, go for this ONLY if you think you need Full HD display. Otherwise, buy the HP 15-ab219TX – it’s a newer model, has more RAM and IPS display.


POSITIVES

  • The only advantage of this laptop over the other one in this article, is the Full HD display. For gaming, it’s not a big deal, because you need to reduce your display resolution for a lag free experience. But useful for document viewing, photo editing etc. Most casual users don’t need this.
  • The laptop comes with a licensed version of Windows 8.1, which is upgradeable to Windows 10 for free.
  • Processor: Best that money can buy in this price range – Intel i5 5200U clocked at 2.2 GHz with Turbo Boost upto 2.7 GHz
  • Storage: 1TB Hard Disk Drive is enough space for games, music and videos.
  • Sound Quality: The sound quality is above average, the volume intensity is a little lower than the newer model. However, it’s decent enough to watch movies and play music.
  • Connectivity: Comes with 3 USB slots. One is USB 2.0 and two are USB 3.0. Supports HDMI and Bluetooth too.
  • Comes with DVD reader and burner
  • Value for money Full HD gaming laptop


NEGATIVES:

  • Keyboard: Doesn’t come with backlit, so it’s a little difficult to use in the night / dark conditions.
  • Trackpad: Again, not the best. You need to purchase a mouse.
  • RAM: It comes with just 4GB RAM, which isn’t enough for Windows 8 or Windows 10 gaming laptops. You will have to purchase additional 4GB RAM if you want to get good performance out of it.
  • Display is not IPS
  • Slightly heavier than above model.


HP 15-ab219TX vs HP 15-ab031TX Specs Comparison below

ModelHP 15-ab219TXHP 15-ab031TX
PriceRs 50000Rs 45000
Display15.6 Inch15.6 Inch
Display
Resolution
1366 x 7681920 x 1080
ProcessorIntel 5200U 2.2 GhzIntel 5200U 2.2 Ghz
CoresIntel Core i5 (5th Gen)Intel Core i5 (5th Gen)
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce 940M
2GB DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
2GB DDR3
Memory8GB DDR34 GB DDR3
Hard Disk1TB 5400RPM1TB 5400RPM
Dimension384.5 x 261.1 x 25.2 mm384.5 x 261.1 x 25.1 mm
Weight2.09 kg2.29 kg
Operating SystemWindows 10Windows 8.1
Battery4 cell4 cell
Power Supply65 W AC Adapter65 W AC Adapter
USB Port1 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.01 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0
DVD BurnerYesYes
Card ReaderYesYes
HDMI PortYesYes
Warranty1 Year1 Year

Some additional Buying Tips for Gaming Laptops:

  • If you want to upgrade the laptop, you could invest on a SSD (solid state drive) for better performance. Contact us or drop a comment below if you plan on upgrading, we’ll help you buy the best SSD.
  • Always purchase laptops with Manufacturer warranty in India. Some imported laptops that are sold on sites like eBay, come with International warranty but we have faced issues like local service centres not willing to repair it. Some say they don’t have parts. Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal only sell products that carry India warranty.

If you have any other questions, feel free to drop a comment below. We’ll be happy to help.

4 Comments
  1. Reply Marvel John March 1, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Hey there when I opened amazon and got into HP 15-AB219TX it suggested HP Pavilion 15-AB516TX as a newer model can you throw some light on whats the difference between these two thanks in advance.

  2. Reply Renea Sat October 9, 2016 at 1:16 am

    I discovered that Windows 10 was mentioned … so I might as well ask exactly what I’ve been questioning … if I am utilizing Windows 8.1, do I HAVE TO update to Windows 10?

  3. Reply rohit September 21, 2016 at 1:15 am

    suggest me the best laptop range nearly 50000 good for all things

  4. Reply jaideep shekhawat June 2, 2016 at 6:46 am

    Hey im a graphics designing student my budget is about 55000 indian rupee which laptop i should buy .. plzz help

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