The gaming market in India is growing at a rapid pace and consequently gaming laptops are in the spotlight. Consumers are looking for laptops with high-performance hardware that allows one to play video games at any resolution, style and with extra features that enhance the experience. But finding the right portable gaming rig can be difficult, particularly when it comes to having the kind of components and horsepower needed to smoothly run 4K games. Sudhir Chowdhary picks some of the best gaming laptops for hard core gamers.
Asus ROG Strix GL553 (Rs 94,990)
The Asus ROG GL553 is powered by a seventh generation Intel Core i7 processor and is available with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti/1050 graphics. It also offers up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, while the keyboard features Asus Aura and offers four distinct lighting areas. It comes with a 15.6-inch Full HD display and the body of the device features brushed aluminium with an illuminated ROG logo. Other gaming centric features include ROG’s latest Game Center, Audio Wizard and GameFirst IV networking technologies. Overall, it delivers a powerful gaming performance.
Acer Nitro 5 (Rs 75,990)
The base model of Acer Nitro 5 comes with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 and 4 GB of DDR5 RAM. The model can be upgraded up to a GTX 1050 Ti graphics card and 16 GB DDR5 RAM. All variants come with 1 TB HDD as well. Buyers can also add in a 128 GB SSD to go along with the existing 1 TB HDD on the top-end Nitro 5 laptop. In terms of display, Acer Nitro 5 offers a 15.6-inch full HD IPS panel with an effective resolution of 1920 x 1080. It comes along with Dolby Audio Premium as well as Acer’s True Harmony technology for enhanced audio. Acer also boasts of up to 11% of CPU and GPU cooling, courtesy the dual fans on the Nitro 5 and its Coolboost technology. The software also allows users to manually control the fans if required.
HP OMEN 17 (Rs 79,990)
OMEN 17 is a virtual reality (VR)-ready laptop sporting up to 8 GB NVIDIA 1070 GeForce GTX graphic card and 7th Gen Intel quad-core i7-7700HQ (3.6GHz, upto 4.2 GHz and 8 MB cache) processor. The device features 17.3-inch WLED UWVA IPS screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, comes with standard dual storage of 1 TB hard disk and 256 GB SSD for peak gaming performance and sports Bang & Olufsen audio with dual speakers.
Dell Alienware (Rs 86,990)
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7559 is a black coloured, stylish and powerful gaming device that supports the latest 6th generation Intel Core i5-6300HQ processor locked at 2.3 GHz with Turbo up to 3.2 GHz, Intel HD Graphics 530 and 8 GB DDR3 RAM, that make multitasking a breeze. The laptop runs on Windows 10 64-bit operating system, sports a HD webcam with integrated dual array digital microphone for video calling and recording purposes, Standard Full Size Spill Resistant Keyboard with Backlit and Multi-touch Gesture Enabled Pad with Integrated Scrolling. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, three USB 3.0 slot, an HDMI out, 2-in-1 multi media reader and one headphone/microphone combo.
Lenovo Y700 (Rs 99,990)
The laptop features a 15.6-inch full-HD IPS display and is powered by an Intel Core i7-6700 HQ (2.6 GHz up to 3.5 GHz, 6M cache) processor. There is 16 GB of RAM and a 4 GB Nvidia GTX 960M GPU to take care of the graphics. The storage options include a 1T HDD with a 128GB SSD. The laptop also features Dolby audio JBL speakers, Windows 10 OS and an optimised thermal cooling technology.