Cheapest gaming laptop in Nepal is here ft. Lenovo LOQ 15

Cheapest Gaming Laptop in Nepal ft Lenovo LOQ 15 2023
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If you were looking to get an entry-level budget laptop, luck’s certainly on your side because Lenovo’s LOQ 15 with an i5 CPU, and RTX 2050 has just landed in Nepal – and it’s super affordable. In this article, let’s take a look at the cheapest gaming laptop in Nepal right now, the Lenovo LOQ 15 alongside its full specs, availability, and price in Nepal. 

Cheapest Gaming Laptop in Nepal

Lenovo LOQ 15 (i5-12450H, RTX 2050) Overview

LOQ is Lenovo’s lineup of affordable laptops and towers that brings competitive specs at entry-level price points.

Display and Design 

LOQ 15 we are talking about here brings a 15.6” FHD IPS panel. It can go up to 350 nits of brightness and features an anti-glare finish. The Refresh rate is the same as more expensive models at 144Hz and you get support for NVIDIA G-Sync. Unfortunately, color coverage and contrast aren’t the greatest on this laptop but it should fare just fine for casual applications and gaming. 

Lenovo LOQ 15 2023 - Display 2

The laptop is available in the sole Storm Grey colorway and measures 22-25mm in thickness. As we have come to expect of budget laptops, the build is plastic but that might be a good thing as the laptop weighs a respectable 2.4 kg.

Performance and Cooling

Now, let’s talk about performance which is arguably the most important aspect of a gaming laptop. Lenovo has decided to ship this model with a 12th-generation Intel Core i5-12450H CPU. Although that might look bad on paper, the 12450H is an 8 Core CPU (4P + 4E) that is pretty much identical to the i5-13420H we’ve been seeing on other budget gaming laptops. The newer 13420H has higher base and boost clock speeds but it’s not anything major. So, in theory, you aren’t losing much when it comes to raw CPU performance relative to other competitors in the price range. 

Lenovo LOQ 15 2023 - Design

On the GPU front, you get entry-level RTX 2050 graphics. It isn’t cutting-edge but for the price, it’s a better choice than the GTX 1660 card. For not a whole not more, you can get your hands on an RTX 3050 laptop which brings higher VRAM and more raw power but if all you are looking for is casual gaming, the LOQ 15 will handle it just fine. The 2050 here has 4GB of GDDR6 VRAM, clocks at 1575MHz, and operates at up to 70W. 

To cool this CPU+ GPU combo, the LOQ features two 85mm high-speed fans alongside large intake and outlet vents. Moreover, Lenovo AI Engine paired with their LA1 AI chip boosts fps in games and further optimizes the performance. 

Memory and Extras

This particular model of the Lenovo LOQ 15 (2023) brings 8GB of DDR5-4800MHz RAM and 512GB of M.2 NVME Gen 4 SSD. But you can also purchase the 16GB variant for Rs. 5,000 extra. LOQ 15 (2023) supports up to 32GB of RAM and has an additional M.2 2242 SSD slot for future expansion.

Powering the LOQ is a 60Wh lithium polymer battery that supports Rapid Charge to 80% in just an hour. The LOQ lasted 5.32 hours in the MobileMark 2018 benchmark and arrives with a 135W slim tip adapter. Port Selection is decent too with 3 USB-As (1x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2), one USB-C, an HDMI Port, an Ethernet jack, and an audio jack. In terms of wireless connectivity, this gaming laptop comes with WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.

Lenovo LOQ 15 (2023) Specifications:

  • Design & Build: Plastic Top and Bottom, 359.6 x 264.8 x 22.1-25.2 mm, 2.4 kg
  • Color Options: Storm Grey
  • Display:
    • 15.6″ FHD anti-glare IPS panel, 144Hz refresh rate, 45% NTSC
  • Display Properties:  Free-Sync, G-Sync, Advanced Optimus
  • Resolution: FHD resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Keyboard: Full-size backlit (White) keys
  • Trackpad: Mylar surface (plastic) multi-touch trackpad, Windows Precision drivers
  • Security: TPM 2.0 chip, No fingerprint sensor
  • Processor:
    • Intel Core i5-12450H (8C/12T, up to 4.4 GHz)
  • RAM: up to 16GB DDR5-4800
  • Storage: 2x M.2 slots total
  • Graphics:
    • NVIDIA RTX 2050, 4GB VRAM
  • Audio: 2x 2W stereo speakers, Nahimic 3D Audio
  • Battery: 60 Watt-hours Li-Po battery, Super Rapid Charge (80% in 60 min)
  • Power Supply: 130 Slim tip (3-pin) AC power adapter
  • Webcam: 1080p FHD camera, E-camera shutter, Dual-array microphones
  • Connectivity: up to WiFi 6 (ax) + Bluetooth 5.1
  • I/O Ports: 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A (1x Always On), 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1x HDMI, 1x 3.5mm combo audio jack, 1x RJ45 (LAN), 1x power connector

Lenovo LOQ 15 (i5, RTX 2050) Price in Nepal and Availability

The Lenovo LOQ 15 (2023) with Core i5 chipset and RTX 2050 graphics goes for NPR 89,999 for the 8/512 GB variant costs NPR 94,999. For the time being, these are probably the most affordable entry-level ‘gaming’ laptops on the market today. 

Lenovo LOQ 15 (2023) Price in Nepal  Availability
Core i5-12450H, RTX 2050, 8/512 GB NPR 89,999 Hukut
Core i5-12450H, RTX 2050, 16/512 GB NPR 94,999 Hukut

  • Meanwhile, check out our video on the Lenovo LOQ 15 with RTX 4060 :