Updated on 4 September 2013 by

A few of mid-size laptops and desktop replacements are surprisingly affordable achieving good performance level. Acer, HP, Lenovo, Toshiba, Sony, Asus and Dell are the major manufacturers of the best cheap gaming laptops.

The top rated cheap gaming laptops make use of Intel Core i7/Core i5/AMD processors running at 1.8 GHz or faster speed. These laptops make use of switchable NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors or Intel HD Graphics 4000 for intensive tasks and power efficiency respectively. The discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT graphics in cheap gaming laptops allow the users to run most of the modern games at medium settings and resolution. Also, there could be presence of AMD Radeon graphics processors for playing 3D games.

The cheap gaming laptops are configured with 8GB RAM, hard drives of 500GB and a spindle speed of 5400RPM; this specification accounts for the desired performance.

We bring here an updated and comprehensive list of the best cheap gaming laptops so that you can have an incredible gaming experience within the budget.


Dell Inspiron 15 7000
Dell Inspiron 15 7000
$700 - $1,499
Release Date
Aug 2015
Hard Drive
SSD Drive
Operating System
Windows 8.1
Intel Core i7-5500U
Average Rating
 2.9 stars
22% Positive
78% Negative
42% Positive
58% Negative
Look and Feel
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive