Best Gaming Laptops of 2020 – Top 10 gaming laptops To Buy In India
PlayStations and Xboxes are designed for gamers but most hardcore gamers still prefer to gaming on PC or dedicated gaming laptops. One prime reason for that is to upgrade system overtime. Gaming laptops or PCs also give users the opportunity to overclock to test system limits. With a powerful gaming laptop in hand, a gamer can enjoy high frame rates with better textures on a PC as compared to existing gaming consoles.
The best gaming laptops that we have seen in 2020 so far have shrunk gap performance gap between gaming PCs and gaming laptops. With high-end hardware and cooling systems, they are right up there in terms of performance. In this age of 5G, gaming laptops allow you to be mobile while gaming.
Now, the biggest question is do you consider yourself a gamer? If yes and you are planning to a gaming laptop soon, in that case, this list could help you narrow down to the right one. In this list, we have covered Asus gaming laptops, Dell gaming laptops, Lenovo gaming laptops, MSI gaming laptops and gaming laptops from other manufacturers.
1. Dell Alienware Area 51m
Dell’s first of its kind Alienware Area-51m is a gaming laptop that promises to deliver Desktop level gaming performance. It takes the confidence from Intel Core i9-9900K desktop processor which has been paired with NVIDIA’s RTX 2080 GPU. The Alienware gaming laptop comes with Ray Tracing and DLSS features which should appeal to gamers.
Dell has implemented Cryo-Tech V2.0 system to keep the Area 51m laptop cool. It has been cleverly designed to allow future upgrade and keep temperature under check.
CPU: Intel Core i7-9700 – i9-9900K | Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 – 2080 | RAM: 16GB – 64GB GDDR6 RAM | Screen: 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare IPS – 144Hz IPS NVIDIA G-SYNC | Storage: 1TB SSHD – 2TB RAID0 SSDs + 1TB SSHD
2. Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701
Asus ROG laptops are known for gaming. The latest addition in the ROG family – Zephyrus S GX701 is a lean gaming machine that packs excellent gaming hardware. Max out variant of the Zephyrus S GX701 is powered by Intel Core i7-8750H processor with Nvidia GeForce RTX2080 Max-Q GPU. With this top tier hardware, it can pull through all available game titles with ease.
Asus has packed the Zephyrus laptop with 1TB NVMe storage. If in case that’s not enough for you can add more storage in additional NVMe slot.
The Zephyrus laptop display has native full HD display with 144Hz refresh rate, G-Sync support. The S GX701 Display is Pantone certified, to delivers accurate colours which makes it ideal for gamers and creators.
CPU: Intel Core i7 8750H (8th generation) | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 – GeForce GTX 2080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR6 VRAM) | RAM: 8GB – 24GB GDDR6VRAM | Screen: 17.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) 144Hz panel with G-Sync
3. MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
MSI is a renowned name when it comes to gaming. Recently it upgraded its gaming series with GT76Titan laptops with offer desktop-level graphics and performance. Combination of Intel Core i9-9900K processor with an RTX 2080 GPU means it can deliver stunning visuals while gaming.
Like the Dell Alienware Area-51m, it goes into overclocking mode when connected to a power supply. MSI claims it uses a slightly higher clocked variant of RTX 2080 GPU. The MSI gaming laptop comes with up to 64GB DDR4 RAM (2666 MHz) and 1TB of SSD hard drive.
CPU: Intel Core i9 9900 (9th generation) | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR6 VRAM) | RAM: 64GB DDR4 RAM | Screen: 17.3-inch UHD (3840 x 2160)
4. Lenovo Legion Y540
The Lenovo Legion Y540 is another gaming laptop that can deliver sustainable gaming performance for an extended period. The Legion gaming laptop is driven by Intel Core i7-9750H processor. Lenovo brings discrete Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 with 6GB of video RAM on board for graphics. The laptop also comes with 16GB of RAM and an up to a 1TB Samsung PCIe NVMe solid-state drive. Lenovo also allows storage expansion option by adding a 2.5-inch hard drive.
The stylish chassis of Y540 also houses a 15.4-inch IPS display panel with FHD resolution and 144Hz refresh rate. The gaming laptop has adequate ports and features a 52.5W three-cell battery which isn’t the best in class.
CPU: Intel Core i7-9750H | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB GDDR6 VRAM) – RTX 2070 (Max-Q 8GB) | RAM: 16GB – 32GB | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) Nvidia G-Sync 144 Hz | Storage: 256GB SSD – 256GB SSD+1TB HDD
5. Asus ROG Mothership
As the name suggests, the ROG Mothership is currently the ultimate gaming machine one can buy. Asus has reinvented design as more than a laptop it looks like an all-in-one PC. ROG laptops signature RGB light with Aura Sync software.
This expansive gaming machine rocks an Intel Core i9-9980HK processor which works in tandem with Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU. The Mothership features a 17.3inches 4K with 144Hz refresh rate. It comes with 64 GB RAM and dual 512GB SSDs offering total 1TB of storage. It comes with a detachable keyboard.
CPU: Intel Core i9-9980HK | Screen: 17.3-inch 4K display; 144Hz refresh rate |Graphics: Nvidia RTX 2080 | RAM: 64 GB | Storage: Dual 512GB SSD |
6. Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531
The Asus Zephyrus S GX531 is a gaming ultrabook. Asus has somehow managed to pack a powerful set of components into a very sleek body.
Apart from gamers, it should also appeal creators which its 144hz Panton validated display. It houses an 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor which is backed by Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics unit.
The trackpad placement is slightly unusual, though. The laptop is offered with up to 24GB RAM memory and up to 1TB SSD storage.
CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 (Max-Q) | RAM: Up to 24GB | Screen: 15.6-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS, 144Hz | Storage: up to 1TB SSD
7. Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502
If you can’t stretch your budget that much, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502 could be worth considering. This gaming laptop currently starts from little under Rs 1lakh but manages to offers enough firepower to meet your gaming requirement
The Zephyrus G GA502 is driven by an AMD Ryzen 7 processor which supports Turbo Boost up to 4GHz. Graphics are managed by Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti while driving the 120Hz IPS panel. It is slightly less powerful than Zephyrus M GU502 but can fulfil the needs for a casual gamer.
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2.3Ghz with Turbo Boost up to 4Ghz| Screen: 15.6-Inch ; 192X1080P|Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti| RAM: 16GB DDR4; 2400Hz| Storage: 512GB SSD |
8. Asus ROG Strix GL502
This might not be most eye-catching laptop but it indeed holds up well on performance count. This ROG machine is one of the better laptops if you want to experience games in full HD resolution.
Though it doesn’t have the best of battery life, it can sustain a high level of performance without any throttling. Asus offers Strix GL502 with up to Intel i7 processors and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphic unit. Standard display size is 15.6-inches which runs on full HD resolution by default.
CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 – 1070 | RAM: up to 16GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch full HD 1,920 x 1,080 IPS | Storage: 128GB – 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD
9. MSI GT75 Titan
Running a gaming laptop with 4K display is a challenging task for but MSI GT75 Titan manages to do it with ease. The massive laptop offers desktop-grade performance thanks to its 6-core Intel i9 Coffee Lake processor. Nvidia GeForce GTX2080 graphics handles everything which also makes it a darling for creators.
It features a 17.3-inch with an option to choose between full HD screen or 4K at the time of buying. Full HD display version comes with Nvidia GeForce GTX 2070 GPU. MSI is offering GT75 Titan with up to 32GB RAM and 2TB for storage.
CPU: Up to 8th-generation Intel Core i9 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 2070 (8GB GDDR6) – Nvidia GeForce GTX 2080 with 8GB GDDR6 | RAM: Up to 32GB | Screen: 17.3-inch FHD (1,920×1,080) – UHD (3,840×2,160) | Storage: 1TB, 1TB HDD