1. Alienware 17 – Rs. 139,990.00
88% Very Good Award, Oct 2013 and has been rated 4 out of 5 in July 2013
When it comes to no-nonsense gaming with unmatched visual appeal, you can only turn to the Alienware. The latest 17.3-inch gaming behemoth has specs to die for, take a look: Quad-core Intel Core i7-4710MQ processor, 16GB RAM, 1TB mSATA drive + 256GB SSD, and a gargantuan NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M with 8GB GDDR5 memory. This will bring any game worth its salt kicking and screaming down to its knees! This would be the best gaming laptop money can buy.
The Alienware 17 is attractive, fast, and specced to the max. It’s the best performer we’ve tested so far, and it’s comparatively lightweight for the category. It does have its drawbacks, though: Lower-than-average battery life, a slippery keyboard, and a mediocre trackpad. This is one of the better-looking 17.3-inch notebooks out there, and it definitely delivers on performance.
- Rugged yet pretty chassis
- Exceptional performance
- Customizable 10-zone lighting system
- Relatively short battery life
- Could use a better keyboard and trackpad
- Relatively short battery life
- Could use a better keyboard and trackpad.
2. ASUS ROG G750JX – Rs. 141,000.00
Another, no-holds barred, uninterrupted gaming laptop that can burn a hole through your pocket , the ASUS ROG G750JX. It has an Intel Core i7 chip, 24GB of DDR3 RAM (yes, you read that right!), 1.5TB of storage, and comes with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M boasting 3GB GDDR5 memory. Clearly one of the best gaming laptop, top gaming laptops that money can buy you this festive season. Just go for it!
Gamers will love the stealth fighter design employed on the G750JX, and the angular lines help to hide its bulky dimensions. Weighing a whopping 4.5kg, this is one of the heaviest gaming Laptops on the market — a full kilogram heavier than the similarly sized Toshiba Qosmio. Most of the extra weight comes courtesy of an eight-cell battery. The huge 17.3-inch display provides ample screen real estate, and the resolution of 1920×1080 is relatively clear, without incurring the tremendous performance hit of a 2560×1440 display.
The chassis is built from the usual mixture of aluminium and plastic and feels up to the task of being lugged along to a weekly local area network (LAN) event. Our only concern is the slight flex of the backlit keyboard, which isn’t anywhere near as sturdy as the likes of Toshiba’s rock-solid Qosmio series. The touch pad buttons also have a slight rattle to them, but most gamers will be using a mouse anyway and so probably won’t notice.
Asus has delivered an attractive yet powerful gaming laptop that doesn’t howl like a banshee under load. But, Still can’t run max detail in most demanding games. Average battery life.Sexy design. Very quiet. Excellent overall performance.
3. MSI GE60 2PE – Rs.112290.00
This power-packed MSI gaming laptop will set you back by over a lakh. But for all that trouble, you end up with a machine with the following specs: 15.6-inch, Full HD display, Intel Core i7-4710HQ chip, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB 7200 RPM drive + 128GB SSD, and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M graphics with a whopping 3GB GDDR5 memory. Also, better-than-average Dynaudio speakers and Steelseries branded keyboard deck. Best gaming laptop to frag enemies on, guaranteed.
The grills on the underside are located in specific places to help aid cooling and there’s also a pair on the front lip of the notebook for the speakers to pump out the audio. Speaking of which, they were made by MSI in conjunction with Dynaudio over a long period of time and produce a nice sound. It’s no 2.1 set up of external speakers, but you wouldn’t expect it to be. It’s got good volume however and the audio is pretty crisp at the top end. Bass is still a little lacking, but they do a good job overall.
Along the sides are the major ports, air vents and the optical drive. Connectors include a single USB 2.0, HDMI, 2 x USB 3.0 and a headphone and mic jack on one side, and a USB 2.0, VGA and ethernet ports on the other. The Blu Ray drive sits almost completely flush with the frame, with only the indented open/close button really breaking rank.
The display connectors can all actually be utilised at once too, thanks to MSI’s Matrix Display, which lets you output to two external monitors at once, allowing for a triple monitor multi-tasking experience..
Performance gamers who demand better audio and faster storage, MSI GE series is the best choice! The design for the GE60 was inspired by race cars. The aerodynamic lines, red trim, and colour shifting reflect the need for speed of extreme gamers. Comparing to other brand name gaming laptops in the market, GE60 is the slimmest one, keyboard side with metallic metal design comes high quality and solid feeling. MSI Audio Boost design for sound output gives better Headsets experienc by 30% enhancement. The audio jack provides stable sound transmission (reduced obstruction) and works in conjunction with the optimized AMP (Audio Power Amplifier) design, characterized by low noise and low distortion, to greatly enhance headphone performance and faithfully reproduce each acoustic detail.
- MSI Matrix Display supports 2 monitor out put and use NB monitor at same time
- A Keyboard made just for gamers by SteelSeries with blue colour back light
- MSI unique Audio Boost with gold flash jack for rich headphone sound detail
- Killer Gaming Networking LAN for priority and faster online gaming
- Sound Blaster Cinema provides excellent surround sound effect
- The latest 4th generation Intel Core i7 Processor.
4. LENOVO Y 50 – Rs. 77,990.00
If you’re looking for a sub-1 lakh rupee gaming behemoth, definitely consider the Lenovo Y50-70 � a great gaming laptop at the price. Just take a look at its specs: Full HD 15.6-inch screen, Intel Core i7-4710HQ chip, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD + 8GB SSD, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics with 2GB GDDR5 memory. It’s specs are very similar to an entry-level Alienware priced a lot higher. Let’s just say that you won’t be disappointed while gaming on the Lenovo Y50-70.
The Lenovo Y50’s black compac
t chassis is an attractive sight complete with sharp cutting angles and smooth rounded corners. The Lenovo Y50’s brushed aluminum lid slants outward along its edges and remains flat in the center. Breaking away from the traditional vertical striation design seen on most Lenovo laptops, the Y50’s lid features a crisscross pattern. It’s a subtle change, but it does add a bit of flair to the gaming rig. To top it all off the Y50’s metallic “lenovo” lettering sits along the top left-hand corner of the display lid.
Measuring in at 15.23” x 10.37” x 0.9” and weighing in at 5.4 pounds the Lenovo Y50 has considerably trimmed down compared to last year’s Y510p which weighed in at 6.4 pounds and measured 1.4” thick. However, in relation to competing devices like the 5.07 pound Gigabyte P35Wv2 (0.83”) and 4.2 pound MSI GS60 Ghost (0.78”), the Y50 is still somewhat cumbersome.
5. Lenovo Y 70 – Rs. 86,600.00
The machine is thin for the category and built with an expansive 17.3-inch touch screen. As with many gaming laptops, available configurations vary significantly, but the higher-end options offer a lot of portable power, where you can handle your wallet safely.
Flaunts a design that’s a little less bold than some gaming laptops, Lenovo’s first 17.3-inch touchscreen model has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 and some powerful graphics on board in the form of an Nvidia GTX-860M 4G DDR5 card.
System will be available with a wide range of specs, and can be configured up to an Intel Core i7 processor with 512 GB SSD storage. This being a gaming laptop, has the usual bevy of extra goodies on board, including a backlit keyboard and JBL speakers.
It’s not as thin as some gaming laptops we’ve seen in recent years, but its a lot thinner than most 17-inch systems, being just 25.9 mm (1 in).
The Y70 is yet to launch in India and would be priced at the range of Rs. 86,600.00
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