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If you are a gamer, you’ll know the value of precision equipment for digital gaming. While there has always been a strong inclination towards keyboard dueling on PCs rather than laptops due to hardware efficiency and performance, there is nothing a gamer loves more than getting the caliber of a full-blown PC down to a compact yet efficient laptop. What’s more, this new breed of gaming tech has evolved substantially, allowing people to carry out their digital duels anywhere, anytime without compromising on power and efficiency. Here’s a list of the best gaming laptops you can buy in India.

Alienware 17 Area51M
Alienware 17 Area51M – Officially the world’s most powerful laptop

Dell’s gaming-focused Alienware division is responsible for designing some of the hottest tech commodities in the gaming world, and their latest Frankenstein production is the Area51M. Packed with Intel’s 9th generation of Core i7 and Core i9 processors, it uses NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX cards for top-end graphics. Currently holding the title of the world’s most powerful gaming laptop, it boasts upto 64GB of RAM. The 17″ display is framed by magnesium alloy body, powered by a 90Wh battery, one of the largest ones you can carry onto an airplane. 

Price: Rs 2,52,000 onwards

Available at Dell’s online store.

Asus ROG GX800
Asus ROG GX800 – The most premium gaming laptop in India

Pushing the barriers of portable gaming is Asus’ ROG GX800. Packing Asus’ NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 SLI for unmatched 4K UHD visuals, it also houses an external liquid-cooling dock for extreme overclocking of the graphics cards, CPU, and DRAM. This beautiful piece of tech has customised RGB LED-backlit keys and underneath lies the latest Intel Core i7 (‘Kaby Lake’) processor. If you’re a sucker for pristine graphics, this is the one.

Price: Rs 7,97,000 onwards

Available at select Asus outlets

Acer Predator 21X
Acer Predator 21X – Best cult product

The Predator series is undoubtedly the best gaming product. It is packed with great design, power, and tons of specs. With the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 SLI 16GB underneath, it also offers Dolby Audio™ 4 Speakers and 2 Subwoofers with 3-way audio for exquisite audio-visual experiences. The Acer Predator 21 X practically holds every industry standard spec and features unique capabilities such as eye tracking. It’s external cooling system has been upgraded into a single chassis.

Price: Rs 6,99,999 onwards*

Available exclusively at select Acer outlets

Lenovo Legion Y530 Laptop
Lenovo Legion Series – Best mid-budget gaming laptop

First-time gamers should check out Lenovo’s Legion, a budget-friendly piece that comes with perfect specs to get you started. The Legion series offers a significantly better design with tiny bezels and thin body construction. Only one variant of the laptop is officially available in India and it has a 15.6-inch FHD display with a 144Hz refresh rate. Lenovo has launched a dual channel thermal system that offers best-in-class performance output and minimal noise.

Price: Rs 77,600 onwards*

Available at Lenovo’s online store and select outlets

MSI GS65 Stealth
MSI GS65 – Ultra-slim yet extremely powerful

MSI is no slouch when it comes to creating extreme gaming technologies and the GS65 proves it. Gaming laptops don’t get slimmer than this. Its 17.9-mm body might lead you to believe that it doesn’t pack any power but you’d be wrong. It’s been upgraded to Intel‘s 9th Gen.  Core™ i7 processor and carries upto 32GB of RAM along with Nvidia RTX 1080 Max-Q graphics card. It offers the same efficiency and power as a full blown gaming laptop yet crafted to evoke the design of a Mac Pro.

Price: Rs 1,82,000 onwards*

Available on Amazon India

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Mikhail Gomes
Senior Features Writer
A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.