If you are in the market for a gaming laptop, then this comparison article is for you. After hours of researching and comparing over twenty models, Boutique AZ’s editorial team found the budget gaming laptops that offer the best value for their money.
Based on a detailed analysis of the current market, as well as the pros and cons of each of the selected models, we are going to present you with the five best gaming laptops of the moment.
This top 5 is not presented in a precise order from best to “least better”, but, if you stick to the end of the article, we’ll tell you what we think is the gaming laptop. at the best value for money, as we did for the best gaming chairs.
1. HP 15-bs075nf
To start this comparison, I present to you the HP15 laptop. Its screen is 15.6 ”in HD and its resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels. The memory storage is 4 GB of RAM and it is also equipped with a 1 TB hard drive. The processor is an Intel Core i5-7200U, 2.5 Ghz and the graphics card offered is an Intel HD 620.
Thanks to the turbo performance, you can extend your broadcasting sessions in an immersive way, or even retouch your photos without any lag. The potency of this product is undoubtedly very powerful.
As for connectivity, it is equipped with two USB 3.1 ports (fairly recent ports), a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port, an RJ-45 port, a combined headphone and microphone jack, but also a multi-format SD multimedia card reader.
The HP15 can run up to 11:45 a.m., which is really good for a gaming laptop. The built-in operating system is Windows 10 and the number of cores is two. Other advantages of this product: Bluetooth 4.0 and a weight of 2.10 kg.
So, if we are to believe HP’s slogan: “Prepare to unleash your creativity, your multimedia desires, and all your energy”.
All of these features make the HP15 an excellent gaming laptop. However, what turns out to be a bit disappointing about this product is that there is no SSD. But, at the same time, for the price, it makes a lot of sense considering how much SSDs cost.
2. Acer Aspire A515-51G-57R1
The memory storage this time is 8 GB of RAM and this Acer Aspire A515 model is equipped with a 256 GB SSD! And that’s a real plus because it’s super fast.
With an integrated Nvidia GeForce 940MX 2 GB graphics card, two cores, and a processor with a speed of 2.5 Ghz, this product is really more powerful than the previous one.
On this portable gaming PC, you will find Bluetooth, as well as an HDMI port, two USB 2.0 ports, and a USB 3.0 port to connect an external gaming mouse and headphones for example. Its weight, of 2.20 kg, is light enough to be a plus, as is its design which is really very refined with an elegant texture and a premium aluminum interior surface.
I honestly invite you to discover more in the description of this product. He’s really great, especially when it comes to his performance. So, to play Fortnite for example, there will be no problem!
Small downside: the average battery life is not great: only 5 hours, according to the manufacturer’s website.
3. Asus ROG FX553VE-DM354T
I am now showing you a Gaming PC from Asus: the Asus-ROG. It is a gaming laptop PC with a 15.6 ”full HD screen of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
On this model, the storage and memory are 2 and 4 GB of RAM, and the processor is an Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8G. The high-performance graphics card is an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4G. In terms of connectivity, you will once again find an HDMI port, a USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, and also a USB 3.1 port.
Its operating system is, of course, a classic Windows 10 and the warranty for this product is two years, which is quite rare for laptops in this range.
Regarding the RAM, therefore the RAM, it is 8 GB. Its weight is 2.55 kg and the gaming keyboard is backlit, which I find rather design. As for the battery, as on the Acer Aspire A515, it is not exceptional, since it only has an autonomy of about 5 hours.
Good to know: On Amazon, you will be able to add options, for example, the option of 32 GB of RAM in DDR4, which makes this PC extremely powerful. Just for comparison, Apple is DDR3! So, compared to Apple, this model is excellent, especially since the Windows system is much more suitable for gaming.
4. Acer Nitro 5
I present to you an Acer gaming PC: the Acer Nitro5 version. This laptop PC has an Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor and a 15.6 ”Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel screen.
The memory storage is also 8 GB of RAM, it displays 1 TB of hard drive and 128 GB of SSD. The graphics card is again an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, with 2 GB in DDR5.
For gaming, that’s great! Indeed, a 1050 graphics card is really very powerful. I also have a friend who has one and who succeeds perfectly in running GTA. It’s still not bad, isn’t it?
This laptop has an HDMI port, two USB 2.0 ports, as well as a USB 3.0 port, and its weight is 2.70 kg.
“Take in the taste of the game and take advantage of technical features that put you at the heart of the experience”. Here is a very beautiful sentence, you will say to me! But frankly, that’s not far from the truth, because I really think this product is excellent in its power and the possibility it offers to play comfortably.
Only one drawback, however: The battery life is on average 3 to 4 hours, which is frankly not much.
5. Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBM
Finally, I will introduce you to the Lenovo Legion Y520 gaming laptop. It is a gamer pc with a 15.6 ”screen in Full HD with 1920 x 1080 pixels. In terms of storage and memory, it’s 8 GB of RAM in hybrid, all complemented by a 1000 GB hard drive (or 1 TB) and a 128 GB SSD.
The processor of this gaming PC is an Intel core_i5-7300HQ and the graphics card is an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4 GB, much more powerful than the older versions.
Regarding connectivity, you will find an HDMI port, a USB 2.0 port, and two USB 3.0 ports. Windows 10 home is integrated, and of course, the keyboard is in Azerty. Important thing: the manufacturer’s warranty is 10 years.
Now let’s play! This thin and light portable PC will easily support all your favorite games. With an Intel Core 7 th generation, you will have no problem playing. The PC startup is also very efficient and the loading of the games is super fast.
Frankly, this latest PC is truly a racehorse that I recommend 100% to anyone who wants to get into gaming. Its cost? Around 900$.