Are you thinking of getting a gaming laptop in Nepal, but don’t have a deep pocket? Don’t Worry! We have got you covered. While one could easily get decent budget gaming laptops under 1 lakh in previous years, but this is no longer the case. The prices of laptops have gone up since the beginning of the Pandemic. Thus, you need to spend at least 1.2 or even 1.3 lakhs for a decent budget gaming laptop in Nepal.
How to buy a budget gaming laptop in Nepal?
In this list of the best budget gaming laptops, you should at least expect a Full HD IPS display with a 120Hz refresh rate. If you get lucky you can even find some old gaming laptops on sale with 144Hz and support for variable refresh rates. But be wary of TN panel screens with limited viewing angles.
Don’t expect the display to be color accurate or to be ideal for professional graphic designers and colorists. Likewise, for around 1.2 lakhs, you should be able to get enough horsepower to run the latest AAA games in low or medium settings.
Now, you can easily get budget laptops with the latest 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12450H processor. Over on the graphics, you will most likely encounter GTX 1650 and RTX 3050. As such, we recommend going with the RTX 3050 even if it cost a bit more because of the extra performance and RTX-exclusive features like Ray Tracing and DLSS.
You should also look be paying attention to aspects such as build and thermals. That being said, things like RBG backlighting should not be a top priority when choosing a budget gaming laptop. Also, make sure the laptop you are purchasing is a genuine one. For this always opt for reliable and reputed stores whenever possible even if it means paying some extra bucks.
Best Budget Gaming Laptops in Nepal [2023 Update]
4Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 (2022)
We are starting this list of the best budget gaming laptop with the latest IdeaPad Gaming 3 2022 laptop. Lenovo has built a reputation for having some of the world’s best gaming laptops in recent times with the Legion series. And the company is trying to replicate the same success in the budget segment with the IdeaPad Gaming series.
The new IdeaPad Gaming 3 is the most serious Lenovo has ever been with this series. It has re-designed the laptop from the ground up. Compared to the last year, the rear of this year’s IdeaPad Gaming 3 is expanded to make room for two exhausts and ports. There are two additional exhausts; one on each side — all with a Legion-inspired blue accent.
Inside, you get the new Ryzen 5 6600H processor paired with the RTX 3050 graphics. The latter has a total TGP of 85W. Upfront there is a 15.6” FHD IPS panel with 120Hz refresh rate. That said, it only comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD, which you would want to upgrade as soon as possible.
|Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ARH7 (2022)|
|Display||15.6″ FHD IPS panel, 120Hz refresh rate, 250 nits|
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 5 6600H (6C/12T, 16MB L3 cache, 4.5GHz max boost)|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (85W)|
|Dimensions||359.2x 251.9 x 24.2mm|
|Price||Rs. 109,990 (Buy Here)|
3Lenovo Legion 5 (2021)
If you want something even better, look no further than the last year’s Legion 5 (2021). The laptop is currently on sale for just Rs. 128,000 which we don’t think will last long because of how popular this model is. Since it’s a year-old model already, it comes with the older Ryzen 5600H CPU. Don’t worry, it’s still powerful — just not on the level of other processors in this list. The laptop kind of makes up for it with GPU options. Here, you can choose between RTX 3050 Ti (95W) and RTX 3060 (130W).
Furthermore, you get a 15.6-inch IPS panel with 120Hz and support for FreeSync. It also boasts an overall better display and thermal than the IdeaPad Gaming 3.
|Lenovo Legion 5 (2021)|
|Display||15.6″ FHD IPS panel, 120Hz refresh rate, FreeSync|
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 5 5600H (6C/12T, 16MB L3 cache, 4.2GHz max boost)|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (95W)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (130W)
|Dimensions||362.56 x 260.61 x 22.5-25.75 mm|
|Price||Rs. 120,000 (RTX 3050 Ti)
Rs. 135,000 (RTX 3060)
2HP Victus 15 (2022)
Next up we have the 2022 iteration of the HP Victus 15 (2022) with the 12th Gen Core i5-12450H processor. Currently, there are two variants of this laptop in the Nepali market. The first brings the GTX 1650 at around Rs. 100,000 which is actually great for its price. But we recommend going for the slightly expensive version with the RTX 3050 if you can. Not only is the RTX 3050 in raw performance, but it also brings RTX-exclusive features like Ray Tracing, DLSS, and more to enhance your overall gaming experience.
The design looks minimalistic and it won’t look out of place even in school and office settings. However, the hinge is a little flimsy and you only get one stick of 8GB DDR4 RAM. That aside, you get a massive 15.6-inch IPS screen with a refresh rate of 144Hz.
|HP Victus 15 15-FA0032DX (2022)|
|Display||15.6″ FHD IPS panel, 144Hz refresh rate, 250 nits brightness|
|CPU||Intel Core i5-12450H (8C/12T, 12MP Smart Cache, 4.4GHz max boost)|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (4GB VRAM, 75W)|
|Dimensions||370 x 260 x 23.5mm|
|Price||GTX 1650: Rs. 102,000 (Buy Here)
RTX 3050: Rs. 115,000 (Buy Here)
1Acer Nitro 5 (2022)
Finally, our best pick for the best budget gaming laptop in Nepal is the Acer Nitro 5 (2022). The Nitro name is something we all are familiar with. It has produced some of the best budget laptops over the years and the 2022 edition looks no different. This year’s Acer Nitro 5 brings a much-needed change in the design aspect. Acer has gotten rid of the sharp edges making the design straightforward. Likewise, it has also made changes to the hinge and the lid.
Talking about the specifications, Acer Nitro 5 2022 comes with a 15.6” IPS panel with an FHD resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, you can choose between Intel Core i5-12450H and RTX 3050 GPU (TGP 95W). In terms of memory, you get 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. Fueling the laptop is a 57.5Wh battery with a 180W adapter.
In addition, you have the option to choose between a Red-backlit and an RGB backlit keyboard. However, we recommend sticking to the Red-backlit one since the RGB backlit one is way expensive and doesn’t offer anything extra.
|Acer Nitro 5 (2022)|
|Display||15.6″ FHD, 144Hz refresh rate|
|CPU||Intel Core i5-12450H
AMD Ryzen 5 6600H
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (95W)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (130W)
|Dimensions||360 x 271 x 25.9-2.69 mm|
|Price||Intel: Rs. 119,000 (Buy Here)
AMD: Rs. 135,000 (Buy Here)
Best Budget Gaming Laptops in Nepal 2023 [Summary]
Best Budget Gaming Laptops
Price in Nepal
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 (2022)
Lenovo Legion 5 (2021)
HP Victus 15 (2022)
Acer Nitro 5 (2022)
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