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Best Gaming Laptop buying Guide January 2014


Gaming Laptop Buying Guide January 2014
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New Year is around the corner and we would like to wish each and every reader of our Blog to have a nice and Prosperous new year. Many of our readers were asking for Laptop buying guides for the Month of December, so we have decided to come with our Best Laptop Buying Guide for the New Year i.e. January 2014.
Some of the laptops may be new, some may be same as the our earlier Laptop buying guides, but all these suggestions are the best, and well researched.

Our Suggestion Methodology : We look at all the Specifications and compare all the Benchmarks from trusted source before we suggest anything, and not to mention we have experienced Team members.

So let's start with the suggestions for Best Gaming Laptops in Budget :-

Best Gaming Laptop Buying Guide January 2014

Best Gaming Laptops in under Rs. 25000

There is only one Laptop worthy of buying at this budget and packs in acceptable Performance for your Basic tasks and needs.

Dell Vostro 1550 Laptop -  

Intel core i3 2310M @2.1GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768
2 GB DDR3 RAM
500GB 5400 RPM HDD
Intel HD Graphics 3000

Best Gaming Laptop in under Rs. 35000

The Most Popular Laptop and I have to say the best that there is in under Rs.35000, packs in APU Quad core A8 Processor and mammoth 8 GB of RAM and Powerful ATI 8570 Graphics.

Lenovo Essential G505s - 

APU Quad Core 5550M @2.1 GHz with Turbo Core Technology @3.1 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768 
8 GB DDR3 RAM
1 TB  Hard Disk
2.5 GB Graphics 512 MB AMD Radeon HD 8550G (Integrated) and 2 GB ATI Sunpro HD 8570 Graphics (Dedicated)

Best Gaming Laptop in under Rs. 40000

An upgraded version of G505s with A10 processor for more upgrade conscious buyers.

Lenovo Essential G505s - 

APU Quad Core A10 5750M 2.5 GHz with Turbo Core Technology Upto 3.5 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768 
8 GB DDR3 RAM
1 TB 5400 RPM HDD
2.5GB Graphics 512 MB AMD Radeon HD 8650G (Integrated) and 2 GB ATI Sunpro HD 8570 Graphics (Dedicated)

HP Pavilion 15-e026AX - 

APU Quad Core A10 4600M 2.3 GHz with Turbo Core Technology Upto 3.2 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768 
8 GB DDR3 RAM
1 TB 5400 RPM HDD
2.5GB Graphics 512 MB AMD Radeon HD 7660G (Integrated) and 2 GB ATI Sunpro HD 8670M Graphics (Dedicated)

Best Gaming Laptop in under Rs. 45000

HP Pavilion 15-E015TX - 

Intel core i5 3230M @2.6 GHz turbo @3.2 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768 
4 GB DDR3 RAM
1 TB 5400 RPM HDD
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 8670M 1GB

Best Gaming Laptops in under Rs. 50000

The Geforce GT 740M Graphics really stands out when comparing it with the Others and Graphic processing power of this laptop with and 4th Gen i5 Processor.

HP Pavilion 15-n012TX - 

Intel 4th Gen core i5 4200U @1.6 GHz turbo @2.6 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768 
4 GB DDR3 RAM
1 TB 5400 RPM HDD
Nvidia Geforce GT 740M

ASUS K55VM-SX086D -  

Intel core i7 3610 @2.3 GHz Turbo @3.3 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768 
8 GB DDR3 RAM
1 TB 5400 RPM HDD
Nvidia Geforce GT630M 2 GB Graphics

Read ASUS K55VM-SX086D Review Here

Lenovo Ideapad Z500 - 

3rd Gen Core i5 3230M 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost @ 3.2 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768 (Gloss)
4 GB DDR3 RAM
1 TB HDD
Nvidia GT740M 1 GB Graphics

Read Also : Lenovo Ideapad Z500 Laptop Review.

Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop - 

4th Gen Core i5 4200U 1.6 GHz upto 2.6 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768 (Gloss)
6 GB DDR3 RAM
1 TB HDD , Windows 8
AMD Radeon HD 8670M 2 GB

Best Gaming Laptops in under Rs.55000

The Lenovo Ideapad Z500 is one Laptop that comes in many variants and its Sleek looks combined with Processing power and GT 740 is one of its USP.

Lenovo Ideapad Z500  -  

3rd Gen Core i5 3230M 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 3.2 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768 (Gloss)
6GB DDR3 RAM
1TB HDD
Nvidia GT740M 2GB Graphics

Samsung NP550P5C-S01IN -  

3rd Gen Core i5 3210M 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 3.1 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768 (Gloss)
6 GB DDR3 RAM
1 TB HDD
Nvidia GT650M 2GB Graphics

Best Gaming Laptop in under Rs.60000

Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop

4th Gen Core i7 4500U 1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost upto 3 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768
8 GB DDR3 RAM
1 TB Hard Disk
AMD Radeon HD 8850M Graphics

Best Gaming Laptop in under Rs.70000

Lenovo has been constantly rolling out best quality laptops and Ideapd Y500 and Y510P are the laptops in a Budget of Rs. 70000 that justify their pricing with the enormous processing and gaming capabilities.

Lenovo Ideapad Y500 -  

Core i7 3632QM 2.2 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 3.2 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768
8 GB DDR3 RAM
1 TB 5400 RPM HDD
2 GB NVIDIA GT750 N14P-GT1

Best Gaming Laptop in under Rs.75000

Lenovo Ideapad Y510 -  

4th Gen Core i7 4700MQ 2.4GHz with Turbo Boost upto 3.4 GHz
1920x1080 Full HD Display 15.6 inch
8 GB DDR3 RAM
1 TB HDD
Nvidia GT 750 GDDR5 2 GB Graphics

You seem to have a different Budget, don't hesitate and ask us about it in Comments below. We Answer every comment, Promise :)   Have Questions about any laptop or just any Query Ask us in Comments.

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49 comments:

  1. No other brands under Rs.75000 other than Lenovo ?

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    1. There is Dell Inspiron 15R, its Good too if you want to buy, but Y510P seems better.

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  2. What about this one:
    http://www.thedostore.com/ideapad-z510-dark-chocolate-59-387061.html

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    1. Good, but i guess its got 730M Graphic card, i would advise Z500, it has 740M

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  3. AMONG THESE THREE LAPTOPS WHICH ONE IS BETTER FOR GAMING AND WORK PURPOSE(HIGH LEVEL SOFTWARES)

    http://www.flipkart.com/asus-k55vm-sx086d-laptop-3rd-gen-ci7-8gb-1tb-dos-2gb-graph/p/itmd7vs3cgw4twkr?pid=COMD9N342ZPMUNJA-Asus

    http://www.flipkart.com/dell-inspiron-15r-5521-laptop-3rd-gen-ci7-8gb-1tb-win8-2gb-graph-touch/p/itmdnc3dsb283aga?pid=COMDM5UGSHHRBKQZ---dell inspiron 5521

    and HP Envy


    THANK YOU

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    1. I would suggest you to go with HP Pavilion 15-n012TX, its Cheaper and has better Processor and GPU.

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    2. i am looking for i7 laptop so which would be better
      how is Dell 15R SE, i7 QuadCore, 2GB ATI, 8GB, 1TB, 15.6 Full HD, Blu-Ray ROM, 32GB SSD

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  4. Hi Anurag,
    Thanks for all the help
    I need to buy a laptop in the range of 40-42k, Please could you guide me which to buy.I have zeroed down on few options.

    1. Lenovo Essential G500 (59-370339) With 2 GB Graphic Card
    2. Lenovo Essential G510 (59-398452) With 2 GB Graphic Card
    3 Asus K55VM-SX086D Laptop
    4 Dell Inspiron 5521 Laptop with 2 GB Graphic Card
    5 HP Pavilion 15-E015TX Laptop
    6 HP Pavilion 15-n012TX Laptop
    7 Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop (4th Gen Ci5/ 6GB/ 1TB/ Win8/ 2GB Graph)

    Please help.Please recommend if any laptop that is better than this but not listed.
    Your help would be highly appreciated.

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    1. Get HP Pavilion 15-E015TX or HP Pavilion 15-n012TX for the Graphic card, they are both good and equivalent Laptops.

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  5. Hi anurag,
    I want to buy an laptop under 40k, I would like to play high end games under low / medium settings and I will also use the laptop for basic adobe photoshop and after effects.

    So can you please suggest me a laptop, I am thinking about,

    1. Lenovo essential g505s
    2. Hp pavillion 15 e026ax
    3. Hp pavillion g6 2313ax

    or any other better one..

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    1. Hp pavillion 15 e026ax is a good choice with a Good Graphic card and Processor with Good Processor.

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  6. Hey anurag.. I m a big fan of your reviews
    I have a 40k budget and looking for gaming laptop with i5 process and win 7 option with decent graphics card.
    I have shortlisted to Lenovo g510 59382843 specs are i5 4200m 4gb ram 2 gb amd 8570m graphics
    I have few concerns that I have read on blogs
    1) Lenovo uses weak wifi card
    2) Lenovo display are pixelated and are not good as HP and others even with same HD resolution.Also how about brightness, contrast and appearance of the screen
    3) how good is amd 8570 graphics card? Can I play cod ghosts and assassin creed 4 even with low or medium settings but with smooth play.
    4) how is Lenovo after sale services
    5) this laptop has fast Ethernet not gigabyte Ethernet does it make any difference
    6) how about speaker quality
    Also could u suggest any other laptop with 40-42k budget and gaming capability but with i5 process and win 7 driver available
    Plz unsolve my doubts thanks in advance

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    1. Hi Anonymous, I would appreciate greatly if you could use your name next time.
      For you Doubts :-
      1. Lenovo uses same wifi card as others, and its purely dependent on the Power saving settings of your Laptop.
      2. Lenovo displays are not Pixelated and will look the same as others, but some of them have Low Brightness and Low Sunlight legibility.
      3. AMD 8570 is a good card and you can game at Med and get playable Frames.
      4. Lenovo after sales service depends on your locality but its Good.
      5. I would also suggest you to Look at Lenovo G505s, it has been linked in the above Post and it has AMD A10, and its comparable to i5. and Ethernet brand doesn't make any difference at all.

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    2. Thanks anurag for resolving many of my issues. Your insight does help a lot. But can u tell me if this particular model g510 59382843 has a good display in terms of clarity brightness color contrast
      and screen visibility in sunlight. Also itsspeaker quality And battery backup. Vendors say that it gives 6hrs backup as it has 6 cell battery. But I highly doubt that. Please review this laptop in detail like u did for z500 model. Speciall mention your gaming experience with this model
      - Aditi Sharma

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    3. Do know its a popular model/series in this price range. So your review may help a lot of people.
      Thanks once again
      - Aditi

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    4. It surely won't run 6 Hours, No laptop does that even with 9 cell, the Max it can run is 3-4 Hours.
      The Display is LED Glare, which is Good for readability and contrast.
      But the model g510 59382843 has no Graphic card, so i would suggest you to get G510 (59-398452), which has 2 GB ATI 8570 Graphic on which you can play games at Medium high.
      I would also advise you to look at HP Pavilion 15-n004TX which has ATI 8670 Graphics and slightly better than G510's Graphic card. but 1 GB VRAM which may limit gaming experience. so i would advise you to get Lenovo G510 59-398452.

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    5. Hey man thanks agaaaa...in.
      but the model you specified(59....452) is the one with win8 and the model (59....843) have the same specs bit without os and inbuilt does. It certainly does have 2gb graphics from amd (8570). I most certainly would buy it within 2 days but would really be glad if you can review this product in detail as u did for z500 model. I would really appreciate that. Also today I came to know that this laptop does not come with seperate mic jack. It has a outside mic on its palm rest area. Now what sort of new crap is this. I certainly do need a Jack for my head phone's microphone cord as I am a frequent Skype user. Please reply

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    6. It has Mic and Headphone of the same slot, so you will need to buy Headphones with single pin for both mic and headphone

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    7. and Sorry a review would be not possible at this time, but its a Good Laptop you have my approval.

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    8. Thanks anurag.... I really appreciate ur help. U have cleared all my doubts

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  7. What about Lenovo Ideapad Z510 (59-387061) Laptop (4th
    Gen Ci5/ 4GB/ 1TB/ Win8/ 2GB nvidia 740m..processor is 4200M ...i saw it in flipkart? How about this lap?

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    1. Yes its a good Laptop, almost same specifications as the Lenovo G510, look at both.
      They both are good budget laptops and have good performance.

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  8. Hello Anurag....I want to buy my first gaming laptop under Rs 80-90000. Please suggest me the best one. Also before some days I was on the plan to buy "HP Envy TouchSmart 15-J001TX". But got disappointed when heard that this has heating issue while gameplay. Thanks....

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    1. HP Envy TouchSmart 15-J001TX has GT740M, which doesn't justify its price, so i would suggest you to look at Lenovo Ideapad Y510 which has GT 750M, which is more of a Gaming Laptop and would satisfy your needs. As for the slight Heating issues, I would recommend every Laptop gamer to invest in a Good Cooling pad as while Gaming temperatures are supposed to rise. Something like this, which can be adjusted to cover the Hotspots would be good - Cooler Master Notepal U3 Plus Cooling Pad.

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  9. Z500 or Z510??

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  10. I wana buy a high end gaming laptop under 40k I have Lenovo ideapad y580 on mind will it be a good buy or shall I try something else

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    1. If you are buying in the range of 40k, then Lenovo Essential G505s is the best with Quad core Processor and 2 GB dedicated graphics.

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    1. I am sure you can't get it in India,you can get only imported edition, which won't have warranty in India. so go with the above suggestion.

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  12. But I want a windows 8 operating system

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  13. But I want a windows 8 operating system

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  14. But I want a windows 8 operating system

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  15. hey i want a high end gaming laptop under 40k with INTEL processors(no amd processors)
    gimme some suggestion m realy confused?

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  16. Hi Anuraj
    i have question what would you suggest which is better >>

    an i5 4th gen with integrated intel HD 4600
    --OR--
    i3/i5 3rd gen with a dedicated 1/2GB GPU

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    1. i5 3rd gen with Dedicated GPU.

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    2. thanks Anurag..
      so any suggestion in sub 35k range ?? :D

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  17. Hi Anurag,

    I am looking for a laptop within 32k. My requirements are Good display ( 15 inch screen size).
    Good speaker quality , Battery back up , Some decent amount of performance for Gaming purpose.
    Is i5 3rd gen almost comparable wit i3 4th gen..

    >Ajay

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    1. No, i5 3rd gen is better.
      HP Pavilion 15-e026AX is good for your needs i wouldn't suggest you to go with other i5 models without GPU, this laptop has quad core APU with GPU and is same as i5 3rd gen.

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  18. Hi Anuarag,

    How is Toshiba Satellite C50-A X0011 Laptop (4th Gen Ci5/ 4GBDDR3) . i din't find much info on this model.

    >Ajay

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    1. It's discontinued i think in India.

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  19. Gaming laptop ~35k budget with intel processor and dedicated GPU
    Please suggest best value for money :D (because APU is not my cup of tea :P )

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    1. sadly there are no Laptops in sub 35k range with i5 and dedicated GPU, the best i can find with i5 is this Dell Vostro 2520 Laptop, with no GPU.

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  20. hii anurag i have shortlisted lenovo g510 (59-359843) model and i m confused about buying g505s and g510 . i have find out that i5 4th generation 4200m processor having 2 cores only and AMD a8 have 4 core which one will suited best for designing purpose. and also do u have any suggestion for me in 40k range. i have decided g510 .thanks in advance.... vivek

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  21. Whats your take on this laptop ?
    Samsung NP370R5E-S06IN

    http://www.flipkart.com/samsung-np370r5e-s06in-laptop-3rd-gen-ci3-4gb-750gb-win8-2gb-graph/p/itmdk6ybsdhfwzcz?pid=COMDK6Y9ERRTKDSW&

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  22. Can i get this one in ~40k bcz i can only stretch my budget this far only.. is there any market/shop/web-store where i can expect some discount on mrp?

    Samsung NP370R5E-S05IN

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  23. hey anurag...i am planning to buy a laptop(gaming)....budget-75-80k....does lenovo ideapad come with dual graphics...i mean is it an sli version or it has the dvd writer with it??(in the ultrabay slot)

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  24. Hi Anurag,
    I am sure you get tons of these requests but I was wondering if you could help me in my pursuit for a good gaming laptop in the sub 65000 category. I can stretch my budget to a maximum of 70000 for a really good deal. I would be really grateful if you could help me in this regard.
    Thanks in advance

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