Best Gaming Laptops under $500

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Buying a laptop in this era has to do with more than just its ability to type and watch movies on an HD display. If you are initiated, then you know that a good laptop should be able to give you that gaming experience no matter how small. This article is for those that want to enjoy gaming but don’t have the money to buy even the mid-tier laptops of under $1000. This list is for the $500 gang.

Here is a list of Gaming laptops under $500:


Acer Aspire 5


For less than $500, getting this laptop is a steal. The ACER ASPIRE 5 is an incredible budget machine that gives you just enough to play games at 30 FPS.

SPECIFICATIONS: CPU: Intel core i3-8145U | GPU: Intel UHD 620 | RAM: 4GB | STORAGE: 128GB SSD | RESOLUTION: 1920 X 1080 @15.6inch screen size

The Acer aspire 5 has a bright screen, with relatively strong performance for its price point. The only things you have to sacrifice on are its build quality, and lack of a discrete graphics card. The truth is, there are very laptops you will get for the same price that will perform as well as this Acer.


Acer Aspire E15


Acer seems to be on the right track here with their budget gaming computers. Next one on the list is an Acer Aspire E15.

SPECIFICATIONS: CPU: Intel core i5-8250U | GPU: Nvidia GeForce MX 150 | RAM: 8GB | STORAGE: 256GB SSD | RESOLUTION: 1920 X 1080 @15.6inch screen size

This is a wonderful laptop from Acer that is bound to give you the satisfaction of spending your money the right way. Just think of all the newbie players you can kill with the crazy fast 8th generation Intel core i5, and the Nvidia MX150 graphics unit.


Lenovo IdeaPad S340


It doesn’t get any better than this when it comes to buying a budget laptop that's capable of gaming. Most Lenovo laptops are designed for the budget buyers in the first place, therefore, this one comes well equipped with such buyers in mind.

SPECIFICATIONS: CPU: Intel core i5-826U @1.6 GHz | GPU: Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics | RAM: 8GB DDR 4 | STORAGE: 128GB SSD / 1TB HDD @ 5400 RPM | RESOLUTION: 1920 X 1080 @15.6inch screen size

By purchasing this laptop, you get to enjoy the performance that comes with buying an 8th generation processor and the redesigned integrated graphics card from Intel.


HP 15t


HP 15t is a budget laptop designed for performance. I don’t think you can ever go wrong by choosing this laptop. This laptop comes out of the box with many of the components required for gaming.

SPECIFICATIONS: CPU: Intel core i5-1035G1 | GPU: Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics | RAM: 8GB | STORAGE: 256GB SSD | RESOLUTION: 1920 X 1080 @15.6inch screen size | Battery: up to 7 hours.

This is the only laptop on this list that comes equipped with the latest generation of Intel processors; a 10th generation Intel core i5, and the latest technology in integrated graphics card. This is the most recommended laptop under the $500 price point, and you should definitely consider buying it.

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