Four affordable gaming laptops for casual gamers

By Kajoli Anand | Published on 20 Aug 2020

Here are four affordable gaming laptops for casual gamers

Four affordable gaming laptops for casual gamers

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If you’ve recently discovered your love for gaming, then getting an affordable gaming laptop, instead of a professional one, makes more sense. You can explore your passion for gaming without breaking the bank. While looking for such laptops, you should pick devices that have a good integrated graphics card and display, along with a decent storage space that should let you save those game files with ease. To help you find the perfect one, we’ve curated a list of four affordable gaming laptops for casual gamers. Note that these laptops have been selected based on their listed features.

Acer Nitro 5

The Acer Nitro 5 is a good laptop for casual gamers thanks to the features packed in it. For starters, it has a 15.6-inch FHD screen with an IPS panel, along with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Graphics card to help you have immersive gaming experience. Under the hood, there’s a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5-9300H 9th Gen processor along with an 8GB DDR4 RAM, which should help ensure that the device works smoothly even when you’re multitasking on it. In terms of storage, the laptop has a 1TB 7200rpm hard drive, which should allow you to store all the games you want with ease. Finally, the brand claims that the Acer Nitro 5 offers a 10-hour battery life, which should let you play games for longer.

HP Pavilion Gaming

The HP Pavilion Gaming laptop is a good option for people who want to create a gaming nook in their homes. It is because the laptop has a multitude of ports like one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, one HDMI port, one AC smart pin port, one RJ-45 port and one headphone/microphone port. This laptop has a 15.6-inch screen with an FHD display and an IPS panel with a brightness of 250 nits, and 45% NTSC. The laptop also has an Intel Core i5-9300H processor that as a 2.4GHz base frequency that can go up to 4.1GHz with the Intel Turbo Boost Technology. Combined with the 8GB DDR4-2666 RAM (1 x 8GB), it should ensure for a smooth performance. The HP Pavilion Gaming laptop also has a 1TB HDD memory. Finally, the laptop also has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Graphics card (with 4 GB GDDR5 dedicated), to support most of the popular games.

Lenovo Legion Y540

The Lenovo Legion Y540 has a 15.6-inch Full HD display that’s boosted by the 60Hz refresh rate, which should help you enjoy high-octane gaming sessions. Apart from having an IPS display, the screen is also equipped with anti-glare technology. The Lenovo Legion Y540 has a 9th Generation Core Intel i5-9300H processor that has a 2.4GHz base speed and a 4.1GHz max speed. The laptop also has 8GB RAM along with 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD. The laptop also has a 4GB NVIDIA GTX 1650 graphics card to perform well while playing heavy titles. This laptop comes preloaded with Windows 10. The Lenovo Legion Y540 is also claimed to offer a 5-hours of battery life.

HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0028AX

The HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0028AX has a 15.6-inch Full HD display with an anti-glare IPS display and a 60 Hz refresh rate, and 250 nits brightness. The laptop has a storage combination that includes 1 TB 7200 rpm SATA HDD + 256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, which should be enough to help you store all your favourite games with ease. In terms of gaming experience, the laptop is equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (4GB GDDR5 dedicated) graphics card, and also has a full-sized ‘ultra-violet’ backlit keyboard with a numeric keypad that should enhance the gaming controls. It has an AMD Ryzen 7-3750H Quad-core processor with a 2.3GHz base clock speed that can be boosted up to a maximum clock speed of 4.0GHz. Finally, the device has a 3-cell, 52.5 Wh Li-ion Fast Charge battery that, according to the brand, can charge from 0 to 50% in just 45 minutes.

Kajoli Anand


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