It’s been a tough couple of weeks for all of us sitting at home, twiddling our thumbs. Amidst heated family debates and the pretentious WhatsApp forwards, perhaps our only escape to geek nirvana is in the form of playing the latest AAA titles or coordinating with your online friends. Perhaps you’re looking for a portable gaming rig you can lug back to college? Well, TechQuila has you covered! Here are our top picks for portable budget gaming during this quarantine vacation (glass half full as per usual!)
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52
The Predator gaming laptop has the right proportions of raw performance and useability for a gamer or a professional. The laptop is powered by the Intel Core i7-9750H SoC. The combination of this CPU and 6GB of Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti GPU offers unbridles gaming potential and helps the laptop run most games at adequate frame rates. From the storage perspective, the laptop offers a copious 256GB SSD and a 1TB HDD (upgradeable of course). Priced at 1,19,000 INR, it is a solid buy for those of you stepping into the rewarding world of PC gaming.
WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD
The WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD helps you dive deep into the immersive world of gaming and experience a stellar performance. Specially built-in anodized Black, the WD Black SN750 NVME SSD delivers top tier performance for gaming and hardware enthusiasts looking to upgrade their gaming or custom PC.
The SSD features up to 3470MB/s read speed and 3000MB/s write speed for extreme throughput, allowing the SSD to manage multi-threaded applications and data-intensive environments. By doubling the storage density from its previous generations, 3D NAND pushes the limitations of storage based tasks. This means extended capacity on a single-sided drive that’s roughly the size of a stick of chewing gum is enough to store your large files and video games. This storage solution for avid gamers is available from a meager 250GB up to a whopping 2TB capacity. Prices start at Rs 6,900 for a non-heatsink model and 11,200 INR for the 500 GB heatsink variant. For budget gaming we’d suggest going in for the non-heatsink model.
Logitech G Pro X
If you’re looking for a gaming headset with great audio quality, comfort, and an understated design, then Logitech’s G Pro X is the right option for you. It comes with memory foam cups wrapped in premium leatherette that provides decent over ear comfort. With a sturdy and lightweight frame constructed of aluminium and steel, PRO X is built for durability, comfort, and a premium aesthetic. It is also constructed with a BLUE VO!CE microphone technology which gives you a choice of real-time voice filters to reduce noise, add compression – all to ensure that your voice sounds richer, cleaner, and more professional. Priced at 10,990 INR it is slightly on the more expensive side, but a worthy option over its competitors.
The Logitech G502 Hero comes with Logitech’s tried and tested precision sensors that’ve we’ve grown to enjoy. With the fastest frame rate processing yet, it is capable of 400+ IPS across the 100 – 16,000 DPI range with zero smoothings, filtering, or acceleration. In addition to the core performance and personalization features, many components are seen to be thoughtfully engineered. Priced at Rs. 6,495, it is truly one of the best budget gaming mice you can pick up for the price.