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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Budget Gaming Laptop in India: Lenovo LOQ 2024 (March 2024)

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The Lenovo LOQ series is one of the best laptop series available right now that offers an excellent balance between performance, looks, and price. If you have been following the tech space or have discussed with your friends about buying a new Gaming Laptop, chances are that you have heard of the Lenovo LOQ, and for very good reason. If you haven't, you absolutely should. Here's why.


Lenovo laptops are currently widely popular for a few reasons.


  1. Credit card Cashbacks with ANY Credit card While stores like Amazon and Flipkart offer bank discounts, these are usually limited to a particular bank(s). But when purchasing from the Lenovo Online store, all year around there are credit card offers on ANY credit card. However, note that the full price will have to be paid at the time of purchase and the cashback will be credited within 30 days of delivery of the laptop.

  2. Custom Laptop Orders Often times while purchasing laptops, you may be unsatisfied with the amount of storage or RAM particularly in the lower budget. While you can upgrade these in most laptops, it is still a hassle to purchase additional RAM, open up the laptop or take it to a service center and get it upgraded. While Lenovo doesn't have any restrictions on the user upgrading the RAM and storage, this might be a slightly difficult or scary task for new users who do not want to take any risks. Lenovo offers laptops that can be custom ordered to fit your requirements. While these do take around 1 month for delivery, the pricing is usually competitive and you can get your desired RAM, storage and display configuration. The display in particular can be customized to 100% sRGB panels even on budget laptop models which is highly beneficial for content creators, photo/video editors and just users who want a good display on their gaming laptops without spending over 1 Lakh. Usually most gaming laptops below 1 Lakh do not have a good display.

  3. Student Discounts | Corporate Discounts | Coupon Codes Lenovo offers student and corporate discounts which can be easily applied. If you are a student, you can easily create a student account on myunidays.com and get your student discount coupon codes. This can be applied at checkout. Similarly, you can create a corporate account on lenovo store here to get corporate discounts if you work at a corporate registered with Lenovo. Note that you will need a company email ID and regular Gmail/Email accounts cannot be used. If you are not a student and do not have a corporate account, you can still use coupon codes that we have received from Lenovo for readers of Unbox Paradigm.

  4. Warranty Extensions and Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) While most brands offer warranty extensions and Accidental Damage Protection, they are often expensive ranging from Rs 5,000 all the way to Rs 20,000 or sometimes even more depending on the brand and the duration of warranty and protection. But for newly bought laptops, they are also offered at steep discounts for around Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000. However, when you buy the laptop from Amazon or Flipkart, certain brands may refuse to offer these discounts and you will have to purchase the warranty extensions at the full price. If you are buying from Lenovo Store directly anyway, you can get the warranty extensions along with the laptop at discounted prices. Usually, it costs just Rs 3,000 for 3 Years of Warranty and 3 Years of Accidental Damage Protection. I highly recommend buying this for 3 years of peace of mind, particularly for high end laptops as out of warranty repairs can get very expensive. You can also get a laptop bag for just Re 1 with your laptop purchase.


Enough introduction. Here are the best Lenovo LOQ laptops that you can get along with the configuration, prices, coupon codes and cashback details.


LOQ 15IAX9 (2024) - Best Budget LOQ series - Up to Rs 75,000

Model

Configuration

Price

Price after coupon(s)

Effective Price after Cashback

Intel i5-12450HX | RTX 2050 4GB 65W | 12GB DDR5 RAM | 512GB Gen 4 SSD | 100% sRGB 15.6in 144Hz IPS display

Rs 63,491

Rs 61,742 Use coupon UNBOX17

Rs 58,655 5% CC Cashback of Rs 3,087

Intel i5-12450HX | RTX 2050 4GB 65W | 16GB DDR5 RAM | 1TB Gen 4 SSD | 100% sRGB 15.6in 144Hz IPS display

Rs 66,755 Pre-applied coupon CUSTOMOFF

Rs 65,005 Use coupon UNBOX17 along with CUSTOMOFF

Rs 58,504.5 10% CC Cashback of Rs 6,500.5

Intel i5-12450HX | RTX 3050 6GB 95W | 16GB DDR5 RAM | 1TB Gen 4 SSD | 100% sRGB 15.6in 144Hz IPS display

Rs 70,758 Pre-applied coupon CUSTOMOFF

Rs 67,258 Use coupon UNBOX35 along with CUSTOMOFF

Rs 60,532 10% CC Cashback of Rs 6,726

Intel i5-12450HX | RTX 4050 6GB 105W | 16GB DDR5 RAM | 1TB Gen 4 SSD | 100% sRGB 15.6in 144Hz IPS display

Rs 80,314 Pre-applied coupon CUSTOMOFF

Rs 76,814 Use coupon UNBOX35 along with CUSTOMOFF

Rs 69,132.6 10% CC Cashback of Rs 7,681.4

Intel i5-12450HX | RTX 4050 6GB 105W | 16GB DDR5 RAM | 512GB Gen 4 SSD | 100% sRGB 15.6in 144Hz IPS display

Rs 82,490

Rs 78,991 Use coupon UNBOX35

Rs 75,041.5 5% CC Cashback of Rs 3,949.5

Note that for customized orders, the delivery time could take up to a month while the regular models can be delivered as soon as on the same day depending on your location.


Great Pricing, the specifications look good on paper but why is this better than the competition? To understand this, let us compare the best Lenovo LOQ 2024 against the alternatives with similar specifications.


Compared to other Budget Gaming Laptops




Price

Rs 78,991 After coupon UNBOX35

Rs 75,990

Rs 77,790

Rs 69,990

CPU | Processor

Intel i5-12450HX

Intel i7-12650H

Intel i5-13420H

Intel i5-12450H

GPU | Graphics Card

RTX 4050 6GB 105W

RTX 4050 6GB 75W

RTX 4050 6GB 75W

RTX 4050 6GB 45W

RAM

2x8GB DDR5 4800MHz

2x8GB DDR4 3200MHz

2x8GB DDR5 5200MHz

2x8GB DDR4 3200MHz

Storage

512GB Gen 4 PCIe

512GB Gen 4 PCIe

512GB Gen 4 PCIe

512GB Gen 4 PCIe

Storage slots

2x 2280 Gen 4

1x 2280 Gen 4 1x 2280 Gen 3

1x 2280 Gen 4 1x 2280 Gen 3

1x 2280 Gen 4

Weight

2.38Kg

2.08Kg

2.1Kg

1.86Kg

Display Refresh Rate

144Hz

144Hz

144Hz

144Hz

Brightness

300 Nits

250 Nits

250 Nits

250 Nits

Color Gamut

100% sRGB

45% NTSC

45% NTSC

45% NTSC

Battery

60WHr

54WHr

57WHr

52.4WHr

MUX

Yes

No

No

No

G-Sync

Yes

No

No

No


As seen above, at Rs 78,991 (which can be further lowered after Credit Card cashback), the LOQ (2024) 15IAX9 offers the best specifications for the price. Primarily, it offers a higher wattage RTX 4050 6GB and a display with a better color gamut. The display color gamut is often ignored by other competing laptops. 100% sRGB ensures that this LOQ 15 can also be used for content creation, video editing, and other applications that require good color capabilities. In comparison, the 45% NTSC color gamut found on other laptops can display only about 65% sRGB which means you will be missing out on about 35% of colors on those screens.


However, note that ALL LOQ laptops do NOT have 100% sRGB displays. The LOQ laptops mentioned in this article have 100% sRGB displays but some 2023 and 2024 models do not. When in doubt, search for the laptop in Unbox Paradigm laptop search engine to know the color gamut and other specifications.


Best Lenovo LOQ Ready to Ship under Rs 80,000 along with COUPONS