Budget gaming laptops

By Prabhat Bhor | Published on 20 Aug 2020
Budget gaming laptops

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Gaming laptop prices can often seem overboard, and many gamers find themselves compromising over features due to the hefty price tags that accompany premium models. Fortunately, there are some options that you can choose from without feeling as though you are exceeding your budget. To help you out, we have made a list of four good budget gaming laptops that are available on Amazon. These have been curated based on their listed features.

ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DT-AL106T

The ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DT-AL106T has a lot to offer. It comes with an AMD Ryzen 5-3550H processor with a 2.1GHz base speed and a 3.7GHz boost speed with 6MB cache memory. The laptop has an 8GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM, which users can upgrade up to 32GB for smooth gameplay. It comes packed with 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR5 VRAM Graphics and PCIe NVMe 512GB M.2 SSD for storage. The brand claims that the NVIDIA OPTIMUS Intelligently optimises the laptop for the graphics performance needed for gaming, while also extending the battery life. The laptop features a 15.6-inch (16:9) LED-backlit FHD (1920x1080) 120Hz Anti-Glare IPS-level Panel. It comes with a Pre-Loaded Windows 10 Home with lifetime validity. It has a keyboard that's optimised for gaming, featuring RGB backlighting across all zones. HyperStrike technology should ensure more accurate typing and improved ergonomics. 

For audio, it has a DTS Headphone: X technology should deliver an immersive, high-fidelity 7.1-channel virtual surround sound. It features optimised settings for games, sports, and movies, and has a built-in equaliser for additional fine-tuning. It features one 2.0 USB, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, one HDMI 2.0, one I/O audio port, and also an RJ45 LAN jack.

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-54

The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-54 has a 9th Gen Intel Core i5-9300H processor with a 2.4GHz clock speed. It features an 8GB DDR4 RAM (upgradable up to 32GB) and a 1TB 7200rpm hard drive. This 15.6-inch laptop also features a 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Graphics card. Users can configure the computer for maximum speed and can expect decent storage thanks to the two slots for M.2 Gen 3 x 4 PCIe SSDs that use NVMe technology. The large-capacity 58 Wh battery should ensure a longer lifespan. Gamers will be glad to know that it has a dedicated NitroSense Key, while the WASD and arrow keys are highlighted for easy location. The audio should help give you a competitive edge as well as a more immersive experience. It is because the device is equipped with WavesMaxxAudio and Acer TrueHarmony to provide deep bass, dialogue, and volume enhancement with WavesMaxxAudio, The Acer CoolBoost technology and the dual exhaust port design should efficiently cool down the laptop when heavily used. According to the brand, the Acer CoolBoost increases fan speed by 10% and CPU/GPU cooling by 9% compared to auto mode. It comes with a pre-installed 64-bit Windows 10 Home.

Lenovo Legion Y540 81SY00B6IN

The Lenovo Legion Y540 81SY00B6IN comes with a 9th Gen quad-core Intel i5-9300H processor with 2.4GHz base speed that can be boosted up to 4.1GHz. It has an 8Mb Smart Cache memory. The IPS display on the laptop has a 60Hz refresh rate. The laptop features 8GB of RAM with 1TB HDD storage and 256GB SSD memory. It is equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (4GB) which should deliver a good laptop gaming experience. The Dolby Atmos should pull users into the game thanks to the excellent audio and realism. The new Sound Radar overlay should also enhance your audio experience. The laptop has a full-sized keyboard that delivers 100% anti-ghosting, laser-engraved WASD highlights, less than 1ms response time, white backlighting, and more for ultimate control. Coldfront brings the latest features that a dual-channel thermal system can provide, including single CPU and GPU cooling for cooler system temperatures, four thermal vents for improved airflow, dedicated heat sinks for cooler keyboard temperatures, and 70 individual fan blades per channel to reduce system noise. It also features one USB-C, one Mini Display Port, three USB3.1 Gen 1, one HDMI, one Ethernet, one I/O audio jack, and a Kensington lock slot.

Acer Nitro 7 AN715-51

The Acer Nitro 7 AN715-51 comes with an Intel Core i5-9300H processor with 2.4GHz base speed, and turbo speeds up to 4.10GHz. It features a 15.6-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. It has an 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with 6 GB of dedicated GDDR6 VRAM Graphics. The RAM is upgradable to 32 GB using two SODIMM modules. It comes with a pre-installed 64-bit Windows 10 Home operating system. Waves MaxxAudio coupled with Acer TrueHarmony should ensure deep bass, dialogue, and volume enhancement, according to the brand. The display features high brightness (300 nits) along with the in-house Acer Comfyview technology, which should ensure you can play games for a longer time without feeling the strain in your eyes. With the attractive backlit keyboard, the Acer Nitro 7 AN715-51 should create that engaging virtual environment every gamer craves to be a part of. It features Ethernet E 2500 and Gigabit Wi-Fi 5 with 2x2 MU-MIMO technology for seamless streaming.

Prabhat Bhor


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