Cheap Gaming laptops

If you are looking for cheap gaming laptops you are in the right place. Although, cheap and gaming do not go hand in hand. As you know gaming laptops can get expensive and in order to get the “good stuff” you have to pay the premium.

But if you are willing to spend at least $1000 dollars on a budget gaming laptop make sure to check out my post Gaming Laptops Under 1000 . I am not trying to trick you into buying a more expensive laptop. However, I feel that you have to spend at least $1000 to get an exceptional gaming machine. In any case, you are here because you want to find the best cheap gaming laptops available.

Lets first start of with a budget. I decided to go with about $600 dollars plus or minus $100. The reason, lets face it most people are okay with spending $600 on a decent laptop. You know, I hate the term “Cheap Gaming Laptops.” Its because there is no such thing!! Ok, I don’t want to bring your hopes down, but if you are looking for cheap gaming laptops you must be an occasional gamer.

Maybe you just need a laptop to get by and play the one game that you own.. haha. Seriously though, I know people that only play League of Legends or Counter Strike and thats it. It makes no sense to spend a thousand dollars or more if you only play a specific game. This is what cheap gaming laptops are for. Especially if you play games that are not graphically demanding, there is no need to shell out 3k to play League.

On the other hand, if you plan on playing more games in the future I would recommend saving up for one of the gaming laptops under 1000 as they will last you longer.

A few things that I had to consider before I started looking for cheap gaming laptops. The first and most important thing, a Dedicated GPU. Sure you can get away with an integrated one for basic games, but do you really want to? NO! Second, at least 8GB of RAM. Lets face it 8gb is the standard now days and I don’t recommend anything less. Especially if you want to play games and multitask, its good to have more ram than not enough. Thats it! Don’t worry I did not forget about the CPU but the truth cheap gaming laptops, you don’t have much choice you get what you get.

Im sure you are bored by now (hope not) and just want the list of Cheap gaming laptops. Well, before I share the list with you.. Im just kidding, here it is!


Acer Aspire E5 retails at $570 and is one of the laptops that caught my eye right away. This Laptop has a dual core Intel I5 5200U at 2.2ghz and 8GB of DDR3 1600mhz ram. But what about the graphic card? Lets just say you cant go wrong with this 940m 2gb dedicated GPU that this little beast offers.

Acer Aspire E5 Overview: $570
-Intel i5 5200U 2.2ghz Dual Core
-8Gb of DDR3 1600mhz
-940M 2GB Graphic Card
-1TB 5400rpm Hard drive
-1920×1080 15.6in Display

Next is the Asus X555UB-NH51 valued at $640 which offers similar specs with a couple of unique features of its own. The Asus has a dual core Intel i5 6200U 2.3ghz processor and 8Gb of ram. Just like the Acer the Asus comes with a 940M 2gb dedicated graphic card. It also offers a 1Tb 7200rpm hard drive over the Acer’s 5400rpm. The big difference is the i5 6200U supports DDR4 2133mhz and a total of 32gb where the i5 5200U only supports DDR3 and a total of 16gb. Is the i5 6200U and a 7200rpm hard drive enough to justify the price? I will let you decide for yourself.

Asus X555UB-NH51 Overview: $640
Intel i5 6200U 2.3ghz Dual Core
8Gb of Ram
940M 2gb GPU
1TB 7200rpm Hard drive
1920×1080 15.6in Display

Good you’re still reading. I got two more Cheap gaming laptops to show you. You already heard this brand before but here it is again. We got the Acer Aspire E17 E5-772G-52Q7 coming in at $650 which is not bad at all considering its a 17.3in!! Thats right, I decided to take a leap and find a 17.3in laptop that wont break the bank.

Acer Aspire E17 E5-772G-52Q7 Overview: $650
-Intel i5 5200U 2.2ghz Dual Core
-8GB DDR3 Ram
-940M 4gb GPU
-1TB 5400rpm Hard drive
-1920×1080 17.3in Display

While checking out that laptop I stumbled upon the same version of it but in a 15.6in form. Its the Acer Aspire E15 E5-573G-52G3 and its going to save you some money as its $500. Same specs as the 17.3in other than it has a 940M with 2gb instead of 4gb. Not a big deal and it will save you $150 bucks.

As you see I was very picky choosing cheap gaming laptops. I only found four that fit into my criteria. Not because Im expecting the best for nothing. But, because I want to recommend the best possible laptops available to you guys.

Are there any other cheap gaming laptops available? Of course! You can find many more laptops that are under $500. However, they will have integrated graphics and for that reason alone I cant recommend them to you. All the laptops I recommended have dedicated graphics and thats a must for gaming. Otherwise I would not call them Gaming Laptops.

Thanks for reading!

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