One of the most popular games currently available is Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds or PUBG for short. It is a Battle Royale game, an online game genre where players are thrown into an environment without any gear. They then must explore the map and search for guns and other important equipment, while staying alive long enough to win. You must fight against other players, or other teams, until only one of you remains.
This genre of games is insanely popular at the moment, and PUBG has millions of players behind it. Therefore, it is important to talk about laptops that will allow you to play it. Fortunately in India this year, there are many to choose from that cost less than 50000 rupees. Read on to learn about them.
5 Best Gaming Laptops In India For Playing PUBG
The New Dell G7 15 7590 is our top pick for gaming laptops, but it costs a little higher than Rs 1 lakh. However, if you can hunt for deals through retailers or online stores to get a discount on the pricing and bring the figure closer to Rs 1 lakh. The ASUS Zephyrus G Ryzen 7 is the next best pick, packing a powerful Ryzen processor and a huge battery for longer gaming sessions. The ASUS ROG Strix G G531 costs slightly less and gets a downgrade from GTX 1660 Ti to GTX 1650.
The next best gaming laptop is the MSI GF63 Thin. Costing under Rs 70,000, it offers a fast six-core Intel processor and weighs really less (at 1.86kg). However, it downgrades RAM to 8GB and GPU to GTX 1650. The ASUS ROG Strix G G531 BQ002T
1. New Dell G7 15 7590 Gaming – Rs 1,08,990
The new Dell G7 15 7590 costs a little higher than the Rs 1,00,000 but it is worth each extra penny if you ask me. It has elegant looks and powerful hardware. The laptop is equipped with the Intel Core i7 9750H six-core CPU with multi-threading, so it won’t be bottlenecking any of your games. There’s 16GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM, which would be really useful when you want to play high-end games and stream them online. Thanks to 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, there’s enough space for you to install 7-8 games.
The Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti GPU with 6GB GDDR6 VRAM makes sure that you can reach 60fps or higher average frame rate in most new games, let along relatively lighter titles like Fortnite and Minecraft. For Fortnite and Minecraft, you can even reach upwards of 100fps frame rate, which is perfect for fully utilizing the Dell G7’s 15.6-inch Full HD IPS screen with a 144Hz refresh rate.
In terms of I/O, the Dell G7 is one of the most well-equipped laptops here, featuring three USB 3.1 Type-A ports, a Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C port, an HDMI 2.0 port, an ethernet port, a Mini DisplayPort, and a 3.5mm headphone port. There’s a 60Whr battery which can last up to three hours while gaming.
It weighs 2.5kg, and I think it’s a fair weight for a gaming laptop that is well-packed with powerful hardware. It has a four-zone RGB backlit keyboard, Windows Hello compatible fingerprint reader, Killer Wi-Fi ac, and Bluetooth 5.0.
2. ASUS Zephyrus G Ryzen 7 – Rs 89,990
The ASUS Zephyrus G Ryzen 7 is the laptop that I would personally go for if my budget can’t reach beyond the Rs 1,00,000 mark. It has a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS screen with a 120Hz refresh rate so that you can use the GTX 1660 Ti GPU’s processing prowess to push the frame rates well beyond the 60fps mark.
The laptop uses the AMD Ryzen 7 3750H CPU, which is really powerful for the price. There’s 16GB of DDR4 RAM, so you can play games while running other apps in the background. Similar to the Dell G7 15 7590, the Zephyrus G Ryzen 7 also comes with 512GB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage. Even after installing Windows 10, you will be left with enough storage space to install at least half a dozen games.
In terms of I/O, the Zephyrus G Ryzen 7 features three USB 3.1 Type-A ports, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, an HDMI 2.0 port, an ethernet port, and a headphone jack. The laptop has a white-backlit keyboard. It has a thin-and-light laptop, weighing just 2.2kg. However, it still comes with a large, 72WHr battery that can help the laptop last 3 hours of gaming stress.
3. ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DV – Rs 84,990
The ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DV is actually the most powerful gaming laptop in this list, featuring the AMD Ryzen 3750H quad-core CPU with multithreading, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, and the Nvidia RTX 2060 GPU. The RTX 2060 can offer up to 10-20fps higher frame rate when compared to the GTX 1660 Ti GPU that’s used in the laptops listed above. However, it has a cheaper looking design and a worse quality screen in comparison, which I think can mar the gaming experience. Hence, I’ve placed this laptop on the third position on the list.
This laptop runs Windows 10. It has a 15.6-inch IPS-grade panel with Full HD resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It’s NTSC colour gamut coverage is just 45%, though. In terms of I/O ports, the TUF Gaming FX505DV features two USB 3.2 Type-A ports, one USB 2.0 Type-A port, an HDMI 2.0 port, an ethernet port, and a headphone jack. It has an RGB-backlit full-sized keyboard and Windows Precision touchpad. It weighs 2.2kg and comes powered by a 48WHr battery, which I think won’t last more than a couple of hours worth of gaming.
4. ASUS ROG Strix G G531 AL018T – Rs 84,990
The ASUS ROG Strix G G531 AL018T is priced at Rs 84,990, similar to the ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DV. However, it comes equipped with an Intel Core i7 9705H six-core CPU and an Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM. If you are someone who doesn’t prefer AMD CPUs, this laptop might be for you. It has 16GB of DDR4 RAM and 512GB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage.
It has a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS-grade screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. It runs the Windows 10 OS. The laptop has a one-zone RGB backlit keyboard and a Windows Precision touchpad. I/O ports include three USB 3.1 Type-A ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, an ethernet port, and a headphone jack. There are Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 as well.
The ROG Strix G G531 AL018T one-zone RGB backlit keyboard and Windows Precision touchpad. It weighs 2.4kg, and has RGB strips on the outside, making the laptop look attractive.
5. MSI GF63 Thin – Rs 69,990
The MSI GF63 Thin, as the name suggests, is a thin-and-light gaming laptop, weighing just 1.86kgs. It has a 15.6-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. It runs Windows 10 and uses the Intel Core i7 9750H six-core CPU. There’s just 8GB of DDR4 RAM, which is enough for playing Fortnite, Minecraft, and PUBG, but might be limiting while running some more high-end games. There’s 512GB of PCIe NVMe SSD, so you can easily install 6-8 games.
It has Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM, which is good enough to run most e-sports gaming titles at 1080p resolution and above 60fps frame rate. The laptop has a 15.6-inch IPS LCD screen with a 60Hz refresh rate. It has a red-backlit keyboard and an off-centre touchpad (which I don’t personally prefer) but you would most probably play games using a mouse.
In terms of ports, the MSI GF63 Thin has three USB 3.1 Type-A ports, one USB 3.1 Type-C port, an HDMI port, an ethernet port, and a headphone jack. Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 are present, too. It has a 3-in-1 SD card reader, too. It weighs 1.86kg and comes with a 51WHr battery. Don’t expect its battery to last any more than an hour of gaming, though.
6. ASUS ROG Strix G G531 BQ002T – Rs 59,990
For Rs 10,000 lower than the previous pick, the ASUS ROG Strix G G531 BQ002T comes with a slower-but-still-fast-enough Intel Core i5 9300H quad-core processor. It has 8GB of DDR4 RAM and 512GB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage. The Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU inside the laptop has 4GB of GDDR4 VRAM, which is fast enough to offer you 60fps frame rate at 1080p resolution in titles like Fortnite, Minecraft and PUBG.
The ASUS ROG Strix G G531 BQ002T has a 15.6-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. It runs Windows 10. The laptop has a one-zone RGB backlit keyboard and a Windows Precision-compatible touchpad. I/O ports include three USB 3.1 Type-A ports, one HDMI 2.0 port, one ethernet port, and one headphone jack. Dual-band Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 are available on this laptop for wired connectivity. There is RGB light strips at the bottom of the laptop, making it look attractive. The 48WHr battery in this 2.4kg laptop might not last more than an hour of gaming, though.