Best gaming laptops under Rs. 120,000 (रु 1.2 Lakhs) in Nepal

Best Budget Gaming Laptop Under Rs 120000 in Nepal April 2024 Update

With time, the gaming laptop market has become segmented. You can choose from the budget, mid-range, or flagship categories. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best midrange gaming laptops under NPR 120000 (1.2 lakh) currently available in Nepal.

If you are looking to game on your laptop, a specialized ‘Gaming Laptop’ will provide you with a much better experience than regular notebooks and ultrabooks. The barrier to entry for most gaming laptops available in Nepal is around the 1 lakh rupee mark. Here, we have curated a list of the best available laptops under 120000.

How to choose a gaming laptop under NPR 120000 in Nepal?

Let’s first start with the things that you should consider before buying an entry-level gaming laptop. At this price range, you can’t hope to blaze through heavy games but most titles should be playable without many hiccups. The most readily available card for laptops is going to an RTX 3050 (6GB) with DLSS support. While you’ll occasionally find laptops with a RTX 2050 card or older RTX 3050 with only 4GB of VRAM, you should probably skip those due to their age. Sometimes, you might get lucky and score a deal on an RTX 4050 which makes a HUGE difference in games supporting DLSS 3 because of Frame Gen.

As for CPU, you can go with either Intel or AMD as long as you are getting the H-series processors (Intel 12th/13th Gen or Ryzen 6000/7000 series). The Intel Core i5-13420H and the i5-12450H are currently DOMINANT in this segment but under the hood, they are the same chip with slightly different clocks. As such, regardless of the choice you pick, you are getting very similar CPU performance.

Instead, pay more attention to RAM and storage. Most gaming laptops under Rs. 1.2 lakh in Nepal ship with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD, which is not enough for gaming in the long run. So, upgrade to 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD whenever you can, even if it means going over the budget by a bit.

144Hz refresh rate screens are common, but unless you are into competitive gaming, it should not bother you much even if the machine is at 120Hz. Most laptops in this price range come with panels with 250 nits of brightness and 45% of NTSC coverage. Things like portable form factor, metal body, MUX switch, and RGB backlighting are rare.

Best Gaming Laptops under NPR 120000 in Nepal [2024 Update]

4HP Victus 15 (2023)

Starting off our list of the best budget gaming laptops under 1.2 lakhs in Nepal is the beloved Victus 15 from HP. It’s quite popular for its aggressive pricing relative to the power it packs.
HP Victus 15 2023 Review - Control Gameplay

Powering the Victus is the aforementioned 13th Gen Intel Core i5-13420H CPU with 8 cores (4P + 4E), 12 Threads, and a boost clock of 4.6 GHz. On the GPU end, we get a very respectable RTX 3050 with 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM.

You get 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a Gen 4 512GB SSD. The display is also decent for gaming with its 144Hz refresh rate, <10ms response time, and good viewing angles. Unfortunately, as is the norm, the brightness and colors aren’t the best. The design looks minimalistic, and it won’t look out of place even in school and office settings.

HP Victus 15 (2023) 
Display  15.6″ FHD IPS panel, 144Hz refresh rate
CPU   Intel Core i5-13420H
Storage   512GB SSD
Battery   4-cell 52.5Wh
Weight  2.46 kg
Dimensions 370 x 260 x 23.5mm
Price   Rs. 105,000 (Buy here)

3Lenovo LOQ 15 (2023)

Moving on, we have Lenovo’s LOQ 15 with a similar CPU/GPU offering as the Victus, be it with a few upgrades in other areas.

For starters, you get the same Intel Core i5-13420H paired with a 6GB RTX 3050 but the TGP is higher at 95W and you also get a MUX switch with advanced Optimus to switch GPUs without a restart. The memory is also faster (DDR5) at 5200MHz compared to the 3200MHz DDR4 sticks in the Victus. Moreover, you get a 1TB SSD and there’s also an extra M.2 slot for your game library which was missing before.

Lenovo LOQ 15 2023 - Gaming

Build-wise, you won’t find anything out of the ordinary with an all-plastic chassis. It also has got quite a heft to it at 2.4 kilos. But overlooking those two things, the 15.6″ Full HD display with its 144Hz refresh rate, 100% sRGB colors, and 350 nits of brightness is quite a find. Port selection and connectivity are also pretty decent with three USB-3 ports, a Type-C port with 140W power delivery, an HDMI, and an ethernet port. There’s dual-band WiFi 6 support with Bluetooth 5.1.

Lenovo LOQ 15 (2023)
Display  15.6″ FHD IPS 144Hz, 45% NTSC
CPU Intel Core i5-13420H
GPU  RTX 3050 (95W TGP)
Storage  1TB SSD
Battery  60Wh
Weight  2.4 kg
Dimensions 359.6 x 264.8 x 22.1-25.2 mm
Price  NPR 113,000 (Buy here)

2Acer Nitro V 15 (2023)

Acer Nitro V 15 (2023)

Bagging the silver of the best gaming laptop in Nepal is the Acer Nitro V 15 (2023). It gets the horsepower of the Intel Core i5-13420H CPU and RTX 4050 GPU which is more powerful than the aforementioned LOQ 15. You get 16GB of DDR5 RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. Opening the lid gets you to the 15.6-inch IPS display with a Full HD  resolution and a fast 144Hz refresh rate. The Nitro V 15 (2023) gets its juice from a 57.5Wh battery, accompanied by a 135W charging.

There’s also an RTX 3050 version of the laptop with the same specs that goes for about NPR 111,000.

Acer Nitro V 15 (2023) 
Display  15.6″ FHD IPS panel, 144Hz refresh rate
CPU   Intel Core i5-13420H
GPU  NVIDIA RTX 3050 (65W) / RTX 4050 (75W)
Storage   512GB SSD
Battery   4-cell 57.5Wh
Weight  2.1 kg
Dimensions 370 x 260 x 23.5mm
Price   Rs. 111,000 (Buy Acer Nitro V 15 2023 with RTX 3050 Here)

Rs. 117,000 (Buy Acer Nitro V 15 2023 with RTX 4050 Here)

1Acer Nitro 5 (2023)

Acer Nitro 5 2023 Display -1
Finally, our pick for the best budget gaming laptop in Nepal is the Acer Nitro 5 (2023). Acer has not changed the design much from last year. Thus, the biggest change in the latest Nitro 5 (2023) lies on the inside — most importantly, the GPU. Here, you get the latest NVIDIA RTX 4050 running at its full 140W (115W +25W boost) TGP, which should perform in line with RTX 3060. But since it is based on the newer Ada Lovelace microarchitecture, it is more power-efficient and comes with added features like DLSS 3 frame generation.

The GPU is paired with Intel Core i5-12450H, which will handle most of your gaming needs. Likewise, you get 8GB of RAM, which you can upgrade up to 32GB based on your needs. Then, there is a 512GB SSD to store all your games. This laptop has a 15.6-inch screen that refreshes at 144Hz.

Acer Nitro 5 (2023)
Display 15.6″ FHD, 144Hz refresh rate
CPU Intel Core i5-12450H
GPU  NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 (140W)
Storage  512GB SSD
Battery   57.5Whr
Weight 2.5 kg
Dimensions  360 x 271 x 25.9-2.69 mm
Price  Rs. 120,000 (Buy Here)

Best Gaming Laptops under NPR 120000 in Nepal 2024 (Summary)

S.N  Best Gaming Laptops under Rs. 120,000 Price in Nepal  
4. HP Victus 15 (2023) Rs. 105,000
3. Lenovo LOQ 15 (2023) Rs. 112,999
2. Acer Nitro V (2023) Rs. 117,000
1. Acer Nitro 5 (2023) Rs. 121,000*

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