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Cheap And Best Gaming Laptop Under 500

Updated on June 29, 2014
Samsung Q430 HD LED Laptop(Black Finish Aluminum Surface)
Samsung Q430 HD LED Laptop(Black Finish Aluminum Surface)

Are you looking for a budget gaming laptop under $500, we have shortlisted the best cheap gaming laptops under 500 dollars. For a good gaming laptop you need a decent amount of money which is close to thousand dollars so this makes it very difficult to get a gaming laptop under 500 dollars. But do not worry we have searched out the best laptops for you.

We have listed the laptops keeping in mind the varying gaming needs. Some of the laptops we have listed are for hardcore gamers, some for regular gaming and some for casual online gaming. It is very difficult to label a laptop as a gaming one as all the companies have provided a mix of all the features. Before you buy a laptop for gaming you need to see the processor, its RAM, graphics and screen resolution. Other things like a decent webcam, an in built microphone and a audio output are found in most laptops so you do not need to worry much about that.

So what are we waiting for then lets jump into our list of laptops and find out!!

Best Gaming Laptop

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Here is the best gaming laptop that I have used so far. It pretty much covers all of my gaming needs and I am pretty much satisfied with it.

You can have a look at it(the link opens in a new window). This one is costlier than 500 dollars but it is worth every penny for any hardcore gaming needs.

We have listed a variety of gaming laptops with different price ranges. We have tried to find cheap and budget friendly laptops that do not compromise on quality. Lets have a look!!

Samsung Q430 HD LED Laptop(Black Finish Aluminum Surface)
Samsung Q430 HD LED Laptop(Black Finish Aluminum Surface)
Samsung Q430 HD LED Laptop(Black Finish Aluminum Surface)
Samsung Q430 HD LED Laptop(Black Finish Aluminum Surface)
Samsung Q430 HD LED Laptop(Black Finish Aluminum Surface) - best cheap gaming laptop under 1000
Samsung Q430 HD LED Laptop(Black Finish Aluminum Surface) - best cheap gaming laptop under 1000
Samsung Q430 HD LED Laptop(Black Finish Aluminum Surface)
Samsung Q430 HD LED Laptop(Black Finish Aluminum Surface)

Samsung Q430 HD LED Laptop(Black Finish Aluminum Surface)

If you are looking for a best durable cheap or budget gaming laptop under 500 dollars along with good looks then this is it. Samsung NP-Q430-JU01US (Q Series) has a black coloured aluminum finish that is quite durable. Experience stunning clarity with its 720p High Definition LED display at 16:9 aspect ratio. It has got Core i5-460M processor coupled with Intel’s turbo boost technology that can handle anything. Backed with a 4GB of RAM you can play all the heavy games on it without any problem. No problem even while playing large games due to its 512 MB dedicated graphics coupled with its NVIDIA GeForce 310 M graphics(gives up to 10 times the performance of integrated graphics) thus you will experience stunning graphics. Thus with better graphics it is best for both gaming and photo & video editing.Connect with projectors with a HDMI and experience gaming like anything. It has got all the standard connectivity ports like 3 USB 2.0 ports, 3 in1 memory card slot, LAN port. Video Chat with others in online gaming using its integrated webcam. With 500 GB of storage space on its hard drive you can save plenty of games, music, photos and movies.

Product Specifications:

  1. Dimensions & Weight: 13.5 inch (W) x 9.4 inch (D) x 1.04 inch (H); 5.0 pounds
  2. Resolution: 1366 x 768
  3. Max Resolution: 1336 x 768 pixels
  4. Processor: Intel Core i5(460M dual core, 2.66 GHz, with Turbo Boost and 3 MB L3 cache)
  5. RAM: 4 GB DDR3(expandable to 8 GB)
  6. HDMI and VGA output: HD audio/video output with HDMI and Analog RGB with VGA
  7. Hard Drive Storage Capacity: 500 GB(Serial ATA)
  8. Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 310M(powered with NVIDIA Optimus technology, with dedicated video memory of 512 MB)
  9. Low-light Webcam: you can make video calls virtually anywhere you want
  10. Dual Layer DVD Burner: Create disks for your media.
  11. Memory Card Reader(Multi format): compatible with Secure Digital, Multi Media Card, Secure Digital High Capacity etc.
  12. Chipset: NVIDIA
  13. USB 2.0: 3 ports(one eSATA/USB combo port)
  14. Number of Audio out Ports: 1
  15. Preloaded Softwares: Norton Internet Security (60 day trial), Preloaded Microsoft Office 2010
  16. Battery Type: 6 cell lithium ion(Battery backup 4.5 hours)

Asus G50Vt-X5-RF Notebook PC
Asus G50Vt-X5-RF Notebook PC
Asus G50Vt-X5-RF Notebook PC
Asus G50Vt-X5-RF Notebook PC

Asus G50Vt-X5-RF Notebook PC

If you are looking for something budget or cheap on your pocket(under 500 dollars) that will best satisfy your hunger for extreme level gaming then you definitely need to consider it. This gaming laptop has been made for the gaming thrill and is definitely the best choice of most experienced gamers. It is powered by NVIDIA 9800M GS GeForce graphics. It is coupled with a 512MB GDDR3 VRAM for the ultimate experience. It has stunning looks especially the lights on the back of the laptop. Experience stunning lighting effects and lifelike textures with its 15.4 inches Color Shine WXGA display. There is no scope of disappointment with its powerful and fast Intel Core 2 Duo processor 2.13 GHz processor(P7450) which is coupled with a 4GB RAM. It has a hard drive space of 320GB (7200rpm). Keep your laptop secured with its face recognition security software. It comes with a pre-installed Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit with SP1). We tried playing Call Of Duty MW2, Batman Arkham Asylum and Far Cry 2 on it at its highest settings and all the games were stunningly smooth to play. The only negative thing is that the laptop is a bit on the heavier side so it would not be comfortable to carry it over but if you need something as a home gaming entertainment center then it is the best choice. This gaming laptop has all the necessary ports viz HDMI, firewire port, USB ports, SD card reader, surround sound output, second hard drive bay and not just this it even has a full keypad. Another good thing is that if you do not like windows mode then you instantly switch over to a simple LINUX style OS with just a button’s touch.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

  1. Display: LCD 15.6 inches (Resolution of 1680 x 1050, Maximum resolution 1680 x 1050 pixels)
  2. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53 GHz
  3. Hard Disk: 320 GB SATA (Rotational Speed of 7200 RPM)
  4. RAM: 4 GB DDR3 (800 MHz)Graphics: GeForce 9800M GS (Ram Size 512 MB)
  5. Battery: 9 cell lithium ion battery
  6. Dimensions: 10.40(L) x 14.80(W) x 1.60(H) inches
  7. Weight: 7.7 Pounds
  8. Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista (Version: Home Premium)

Toshiba Satellite C855-S5137
Toshiba Satellite C855-S5137
Toshiba Satellite C855-S5137
Toshiba Satellite C855-S5137
Toshiba Satellite C855-S5137
Toshiba Satellite C855-S5137
Toshiba Satellite C855-S5137
Toshiba Satellite C855-S5137
Toshiba Satellite C855-S5137
Toshiba Satellite C855-S5137

Toshiba Satellite C855-S5137

It is definitely the best device to go for if you are looking for a under 500 cheap budget gaming laptop coupled with performance, portability. It offers a TruBrite widescreen display which is available in 15.6 inches that provides resolution of HD 720p. Control everything very swiftly using its large touchpad. The touchpad supports multi touch gestures thus giving you that fluidic and comfortable experience of Windows 8. It is an excellent compact machine that will suffice all your needs of multitasking, socializing, entertainment, web browsing and emailing. With a multitude of ports you can easily connect to multiple devices. Get the mind blowing performance from the Intel Core i3 3rd generation processor. The ports provided in the laptop are USB 3.0, HDMI, LAN port. Get connected to your loved ones via video chatting using its HD webcam. This laptop has a full sized keyboard that includes 10 keypad thus allowing you to work faster. This laptop comes with pre-installed windows 8 which has taken user experience to a whole new level. We would like to mention here the fact that many people may not like windows 8 due to drastic changes from previous windows so whichever new laptop from any company you will buy may have windows 8 pre-installed. On the other hand some people may like windows 8 as everything in windows 8 is put into a single place. Thus you have all your applications, skydrive, contacts, photos, music, appointments, messages, the weather, the calendar etc right on a single screen. You can enjoy recording music and also play movies on it using built-in DVD Super Multi optical drive. With its spacious hard drive you plenty of space for all the files, videos, music and pictures, and more. Log into your laptop conveniently using the Toshiba’s Face Recognition software coupled with a built-in web camera.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

  1. Display: TruBrite LED-backlit 15.6 inches (Enjoy 720p HD quality, resolution of 1366 x 768)
  2. Processor: Intel Core i3-3120M (2.5 GHz dual core with 3 MB L3 cache)
  3. Hard Disk: 500 GB SATA(5400 RPM)
  4. RAM: 4 GB DDR3 (16 GB maximum, 1600 MHz)
  5. Graphics: Mobile Intel HD integrated graphics (excellent for regular computing along with support for playing Microsoft DirectX 11 games)
  6. Disk Drive: CD/DVD 8x Super Multi drive (supports 11 formats)
  7. Webcam: HD webcam along with built-in microphone (Easy to make video calls and chat)
  8. Built-in stereo speakers supported with audio enhancements.
  9. Battery: 6 cell lithium ion battery providing 4.1 hours of backup.
  10. Dimensions: 14.96(W) x 9.53(D) x 1.31(H) inches
  11. Weight: 5.4 lbs
  12. VGA video output (RGB, analog)
  13. Memory card reader(Multi format)- You can use it with SDHC, Secure Digital, SDXC, microSD, miniSD, Multi Media Card.
  14. Save Electricity with Toshiba eco Utility- This feature helps in saving electricity by improved management of electricity usage thus cutting down wastage of electricity. Adjust the power plans on your laptop to your requirement. You can also monitor the ongoing power usage.
  15. Warranty: 1 year limited warranty.


  16. Connectivity:
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (Connect to wi fi networks quickly)
  • Ports: 1 USB 3.0 (ultra fast port) – It can transfer up to 10 times greater than the speed provided by USB 2.0.
  • 2 USB 2.0 standard ports
  • HDMI input audio/video - Connect to DVD players, gaming consoles and many other devices.


Pricing: $449.00



Dell I15-1364BK Inspiron Laptop
Dell I15-1364BK Inspiron Laptop
Dell I15-1364BK Inspiron Laptop
Dell I15-1364BK Inspiron Laptop
Dell I15-1364BK Inspiron Laptop
Dell I15-1364BK Inspiron Laptop
Dell I15-1364BK Inspiron Laptop
Dell I15-1364BK Inspiron Laptop

Dell I15-1364BK Inspiron Laptop

It is a decent cheap, budget or we can say a value for money product so consider this if your budget is really tight and you do not want to shell out a lot of money. Dell laptops are known for their quality and dell's service. We would not call it as a purely a gaming laptop as at this price range the gaming laptop features that are found in laptops above $1000 can not be provided at this range of price. Nevertheless this laptop is a value for money product that will fulfill your need for gaming pretty well. It is quite portable and powerful laptop with a 4 GB DDR3 RAM which can be expanded up to 8 GB. This laptop has a celeron processor which is decent enough but not that good as the latest intel processors which will cost you more. It has an excellent LED HD(720p) display of 15.6 inches with TrueLife technology. It has a good chicklet keyboard for easy typing. It has all the necessary ports viz HDMI, USB 2.0, LAN etc.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

  1. Weight and thickness: Weighs just 5.8 lbs and 1.2 inches in thickness thus it is extremely portable.
  2. Processor: Intel Celeron DC B820 (processor speed 1.7 GHz, Cache 3 MB)
  3. RAM: 4 GB DDR3 (can be expanded to 8 GB, excellent for multitasking)
  4. Disk Drive: CD-RW/ DVD±RW (Multi format) and is very easy to burn CDs and DVDs.
  5. Display: 15.6 inches LED HD. You can watch movies and play games with excellent 720p clarity using TrueLife technology.
  6. Keyboard: Chiclet keyboard thus typing is extremely comfortable.
  7. Hard Drive: 320 GB Serial ATA (5400 rpm) which has very fast write and read times.
  8. Graphics: Intel HD graphic card
  9. HDMI: Connect using HDMI output to a HD television.
  10. Webcamera: Built in 1.0 Megapixel Pixel Do video chatting with friends and family.
  11. Card Reader: Three in one media card reader that supported many formats viz. Multi Media Card, Secure Digital and Memory Sticks.
  12. UBB Ports: Three USB 2.0 high speed ports You can transfer data very swiftly.
  13. Wi-Fi: Built in high speed Dell 1703 wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n) which very easily connects to the wi-fi.
  14. Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0 with HS technology with which you can connect very easily to any other device that supports Bluetooth for example a MP3 player, mobile phone.
  15. Ethernet LAN: Connect quickly and easily to an internet connection using a RJ-45 connector.
  16. Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (64 bit) Windows are pre-installed on the laptop.

HP Pavilion g4 1215dx

It is a great gaming laptop for anyone who needs a cheap value for money product. It is best for your daily needs of playing basic games. It is powered by processor 1.9 GHz AMD A4 and 4GB of DDR3 RAM(expandable to 8GB) which is good enough to fulfill all your daily needs. It has a good battery life of up to 6 and a half hours. It has got a 320 GB SATA hard drive(5400 rpm). It is a decent looking laptop with a flat keyboard which has semi raised chiclet keys thus making them comfortable to type. It has got AMD 6480G Radeon HD graphics and a 14 inches LED widescreen display that has a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixel with its BrightView technology. It has excellent stereo speakers from Altec Lansing with SRS that are very loud for listening. With an in built microphone and a webcam of 640 x 480 pixel which provides a decent quality for video chatting. Burn discs using its multiformat DVD±RW / CD-RW drive. To best enjoy gaming connect it to your HDTV or a projector by using HDMI cable. With its multiformat media card reader you can easily connect cards like MultiMediaCard, secure digital, memory Stick, memory stick PRO. It is easy to connect any device and transfer files quickly with its USB 2.0(high speed ports) which are three in number. Connect to local wi-fi networks with its in built high speed wireless LAN or you can also connect with a LAN wire.

Product Specifications:

  1. Screen Size: LED 14” High Definition display with BrightView technology
  2. Dimensions & Weight: 13.40(L) x 9.10(W) x 1.40(H) inches; 4.7 pounds
  3. Resolution: 1366 x 768
  4. Processor: AMD 2.5 GHz A4-3300M(A series, Dual Core)
  5. RAM: 4 GB DDR3(expandable to 8 GB)
  6. HDMI and VGA output: HD audio/video output with HDMI and Analog RGB with VGA
  7. Hard Drive Storage Capacity: 500 GB(Serial ATA)
  8. Graphics: Radeon HD 6480G
  9. Built in Webcam: you can make video calls easily
  10. Memory Card Reader(Multi format): compatible with Secure Digital High Capacity, Secure Digital, Multi Media Card
  11. USB 2.0: 3 ports
  12. Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
  13. Preloaded Softwares: Microsoft Office Starter 2010(need to buy product key separately) , Adobe Reader X, Cyber Link Power DVD
  14. Battery Type: 6 cell lithium ion(Battery backup 4.5 hours)
  15. ENERGY STAR qualified

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      Abel Nyarangi 11 months ago from Kenya

      Great piece.. I think gaming laptops need quality specs such as excellent display, powerful processor, and graphics. MSI Apache Pro Notebook is one of the best. You can read its detailed review at http://www.pcwafer.com/msi-ge72-6qf-apache-pro-not...

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