Updated on 29 November 2013 by

For gamers who have budget constraints, the affordable lot available under $500 could be the possible options. These gaming laptops may not be the perfect selections for playing resource-intensive games which require high-end specs, but they can still meet most users' needs who can go with decent gaming performance.

The best gaming laptops under $500 are from brands like Acer, Toshiba, Lenovo, HP and Asus. Before picking up a low-priced laptop for gaming purpose, one needs to take into consideration its features and specifications. Talking about the screen size, gamers should go for 15 inch laptops which apart from being affordable also provide better viewing for the games to be enjoyable.

The top ranked gaming laptops under $500 run Windows 8 /Windows 7 Home Premium operating systems and ship with AMD processors. These budget gaming laptops are configured with AMD Radeon HD 6000/7000 Series graphics cards, at least 4GB RAM and 5400RPM, 320GB hard drives.

In an attempt to help buyers choose the right product, we have listed the best gaming laptops under $500.


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Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5244
HP 2000(Oct'12)
HP Pavilion dm1
Hewlett Packard Compaq Presario CQ58
Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5244
HP 2000-2b30dx Laptop
HP Pavilion dm1-4210us 11.6-Inch Laptop (Black)
Hewlett Packard Compaq Presario CQ58-a10NR (B5R64UAABA) PC Notebook
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Release Date
Sep 2014
Oct 2012
Jun 2012
Jun 2012
Graphic Processor
AMD Radeon R4
AMD Radeon HD 6310
AMD Radeon HD 7310
AMD Radeon HD 7310
Display
15.6 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
15.6 in. BrightView LED-Backlit
11.6
15.6 in. HD LED
Hard Drive
750 GB, HDD
320 GB SATA
500 GB HDD / 5400 RPM
320 GB Serial ATA, 5400 RPM
Installed Memory
6 GB
4 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
4 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
2 GB ( 1 x 2 GB ) (DDR3 SDRAM)
Operating System
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Processor
1.8 GHz, AMD A6-6310
AMD E-300 Dual Core 1.3 GHz
AMD E1-1200 1.4 GHz
AMD E1 1.4 GHz
Laptop Type
Value, Desktop Replacement
Notebook
Thin and Light Laptop
Average Rating
 3.0 stars
 3.8 stars
 3.8 stars
 2.3 stars

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