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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 Envy dv6(Oct'12)
HP 2000(Oct'12)
Acer Aspire One AO725
ASUS X53U(2012)
Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5244
HP Envy dv6-7210us 15.6-Inch Laptop
HP 2000-2b09WM 15.6-Inch Laptop
Acer Aspire One AO725-0899 (NUSGPAA003) PC Notebook
ASUS X53U-FS11 PC Notebook
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Release Date
Sep 2014
Oct 2012
Oct 2012
Jun 2012
Aug 2012
Graphic Processor
AMD Radeon R4
AMD Radeon HD 7640G
AMD Radeon HD 6310
AMD Radeon HD 6290
AMD Radeon HD 6250
Display
15.6 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
15.6 in. LED backlight
15.6 in. BrightView LED-Backlit
11.6 in. LED
15.6 in. HD LED
Hard Drive
750 GB, HDD
750 GB HDD, 5400 rpm
320 GB SATA
320 GB Serial ATA, 5400 RPM
320 GB, 5400 RPM
Installed Memory
6 GB
6 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
2 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
2 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
2 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
Operating System
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Processor
1.8 GHz, AMD A6-6310
AMD A series A8-4500M 1.9 GHz
AMD E-300 Dual Core 1.3 GHz
AMD C-60 1 GHz
AMD Dual-Core C-60
Laptop Type
Value, Desktop Replacement
Notebook
Ultraportable Laptop
Mid-Size Laptop

Very good display, Good program performance

Very quiet, Wide opening angle