The Best Budget Gaming Laptops Under $500 For The Frugal Gamer



Gaming on a budget can be quite tough . I remember browsing the internet for hours trying to find a budget gaming laptop. Trust me on this one , it was amongst one of the hardest things I have ever done. Sure there were a lot of great laptops but most of them sadly were out of my price range.

While you may find a list of the various types of gaming laptops complete with their pros and cons. I would like to share my findings of the 3 best laptops that I have found which are perfect for those gamers whose budget is under $500.

So without any further ado lets look at some of these budget laptops.

Dell Inspiron i5559-1747SLV

While many users look unfavorably upon the Intel i3 Skylake range , in my experience I have found it to be amongst the best in Budget gaming laptops. Also because the Skylake series also as a powerful Intel HD Graphics 520 chipset. This means you can run most new games with an ok frame rate. There is also 6 GB of RAM, which can further be upgraded to a maximum of 16 GB if you want to. It also has a touchscreen and a 1 TB hard drive meaning that it is a very solid buy for under $500.

Lenovo Z 50

The second laptop that we are going to get to know a little bit better is the Lenovo Z50. This is your classic mid range budget laptop. Although it has a somewhat mediocre display it more than makes up for it with its other features.

It has an AMD FX-7500 APU which is a quad core advanced processing unit. The processor runs at a minimum speed of 2.1 GHz. It also has 8 GB of DDR3L RAM. There is also a 1 TB hard drive to go along with as well . Hence you can store a plethora of movies and games whenever you please. Lenovo Z50 is good enough to play most of the recent titles that have been heading out to the PC. I recently ran Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice on the laptop , and although there were minor performance issues with the frame rate, the game ran well for the most part.

Asus X555DA-WS11

The last laptop on our list is an absolute powerhouse, and can run most games at a decent setting. The laptop has a built in 8 GB RAM to go along with a 1TB hard disk , so you can not only run all your favorite games , but also have enough space to store them as well.It also has an AMD Quad Core 1.8 GHz processor and a Radeon R7 GPU.

So there you have it , these are some of the very best gaming laptops that you can find for under $500. Being a gamer on a budget is quite challenging and hopefully this list can help you get a laptop within your desired budget.

So what do you think about the 3 laptops mentioned above? Are there any better alternatives under $500? Let us know by commenting in the comments section below.