Toshiba’s Satellite C55D-B5310 is priced at a mere $349 shipped, but it still manages to pack an AMD Quad-Core A8-6410 Accelerated Processor, 4GB of DDR3L graphics, as well as a 15.6″ LED-backlit display. “Graphics are run by the AMD Radeon R5 which can take on Skyrim or Dead Souls 2 at a reasonable clip, though it admittedly doesn’t like Windows 8,” says Hi Consumption. Product page. Continue reading to see more awesome budget gaming laptops that you can pick up today for under $500 shipped.
3. HP TouchSmart 15-G014DX Touchscreen Laptop – $449.99
HP’s TouchSmart 15-G014DX may not cost a fortune, but don’t let its low price tag fool you, as this is a full-powered gaming laptop. Featuring a 15.6″ touchscreen (1366 x 768 resolution), an AMD Elite Quad-Core A8-5545M 2.0-GHz processor (2.4 GHz turbo capacity), 4GB DDR3L RAM (easily upgradable), and AMD Radeon R5 graphics. Product page.
2. Acer Aspire E5-571-58CG Laptop – $499.99
Acer’s Aspire E5-571-58CG features integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500, a 5th-generation Intel Core i5-5200U processor (2.7-GHz turbo capacity), 6GB of DDR3L SDRAM, dual-band Wi-Fi, and lots more. What gamers will appreciate the most is its 7-hour battery life for gaming on-the-go. Sure, you won’t be able to play the latest games on max settings, but that’s a small compromise considering the feature set this laptop comes with. Product page.
1. Lenovo Z50 – $487.95
Lenovo’s Z50 is the budget gaming laptop for anyone who wants to squeeze every last ounce of performance out of their dollar. Boasting 8GB of DDR3 RAM, AMD Radeon R6 Graphics, 15.6″ display, 1TB hard drive, and an AMD A10-7300 Quad-Core 1.9-GHz processor. In addition to the better than average sound quality, games released on last generation of consoles (i.e. The Witcher 2) run well at medium to low specs, while online games (World of Warcraft) can take the high settings without too much frame dropping. Product page.