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Top 5 Best and Affordable Gaming 14-in and 15-in Laptops

Updated on July 4, 2011
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Intro

I used to sell many laptops in Ebay and I know what the gamer like for new computer system or Laptop PC. This article will look into the Top 5 Best & Affordable Gaming 14" - 15" Laptop under 16-in screen. If you plan to buy laptop, you should select the best performing laptop system such as CPU Performance, LCD Screen Performance, Memory and Video card. Other features such as hard drive size, wifi, webcam, Bluetooth and more may be less important but would be useful to have as well.

Top 5 Best & Affordable Gaming Laptop Criteria

Let looks at the details:

  1. CPU performance – With new processors are being introduced by chip maker, any gamer should always check the new chip status and performance. For instance, Intel has introduced Intel Core i-series chip with i3, i5 and i7 series which provide stunning speed and performance. This makes most of the Core 2 Duo or Core Duo or Pentium chip less preferable for gaming.
  2. Screen Resolution – All screen technologies for laptop used to use only LCD (Liquid Crystal Display). Recently LED screen has become the primary choice. The higher contrast, the lower power consumption as well as cost of LED screen make various manufacturers to switch to this LED technology. The other thing to consider is whether you need a 1080 high definition option or 720p HD option. Higher screen resolution provide better graphic experience for gamer. It can also provide better option for watching movie.
  3. Memory or RAM – previous laptop system only has 2 GB RAM, with new system 4GB RAM has become standard especially if you are using Windows 7 or Vista 64 bit. More Memory RAM can also provide a boost for gaming experience.
  4. Video card – Most laptop only provide a standard integrated graphic card such as Integrated Intel HD such as Intel X4500HD. To get better gaming experience, a discrete graphic option is preferable. A discrete graphic option such as Nvidia or ATI can provide better frame rate performance for gaming.

Top 5 Best and Affordable Gaming Laptops Comparison

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No  
Laptop Type  
Processor  
CPU Speed  
Screen (in)  
Hard Drive (GB)  
Video Card  
Optical Drive  
Laptop Size (in)  
1
ASUS N53JF-XE1
Core i5-460M
2.53GHz
15.6
500
Nvidia GT425M 1GB
Blu-ray combo
15.6x10.6x1.2
2
MSI GX640-260
Core i5-450M
2.4Ghz
15.4
500
ATI Radeon HD5850 1GB
DVD-R/RW Combo
14.1x10.2x1.2
3
MacBook Pro
Core i5-460M
2.53GHz
15.4
500
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
DVD-R/RW Combo
14.4x9.8x1.0
4
HP Envy 14-1110nr
Core i5-460M
2.53GHz
14.5
640
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1GB
DVD-R/RW Combo
14.0x9.3x1.2
5
Samsung RF510-S01
Core i5-460M
2.53GHz
15.6
500
NVIDIA GeForce 330M 1 GB
DVD-R/RW Combo
14.9x10.1x1.5

1. ASUS N53JF-XE1 Laptop

The 15.6-inch N53Jf-XE1 notebook built to impress consumer. This is simply the best notebook that you can get for gaming experience. This laptop also equips with Blu-Ray combo drive for movie watching or CD / DVD burning experience. This Asus N53JF-XE1 is a 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment laptop or notebook.

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-460M Processor 2.53GHz (up to 2.8Ghz)
  • Video Card: Nvidia GT425M graphics with 1GB DDR3 VRAM
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • Hard Drive: 500GB 7200rpm
  • OS: Windows 7 HP 64 bit
  • Screen: 15.6-Inch Full HD (1920x1080) LED Display
  • Battery: 6 cell
  • Features: 2.0 MP Webcam, WIFI Wireless N, Blu Ray drive

2. MSI GX640-260 Laptop

MSI laptop has been well known for gaming for a while. The MSI GX640-260 provides a great gaming laptop with great design and loaded system. There is also no bloat ware installed in the system. Surprisingly the system is also very light and not thick for loaded gaming laptop. It also comes with 3 yrs manufacturing warranty.

  • Processor: Core i5-450M 2.4 GHz
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD5850 1GB DDR5 VRAM
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • Hard Drive: 500GB 7200rpm
  • Operating System: Windows 7 HP 64 bit
  • Screen: 15.4 inch LCD 1680x1050
  • Battery: 9 cell
  • Features: 2.0 MP Webcam, WIFI Wireless N, HDMI out

3. MacBook Pro 15-inch

Macbook is not well known for its gaming performance before. The latest solid system being built by Apple in MacBook Pro is certainly worth a look. The MacBook Pro with 15-inch features the new Intel Core i5 processor and next-generation NVIDIA graphics for high performance to everything from 3D games to photos and videos. Additionally, the MacBook Pro also comes standard with auto graphics switching that provides performance when you need it and energy efficiency when you don't. The built-in battery can last up to 8-9 hours. This laptop is the slimmest in this category.

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-460M Processor 2.53GHz (up to 2.8Ghz)
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 256MB
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • Hard Drive: 500GB 5400rpm
  • OS: Mac OS X Snow Leopard
  • Screen: 15.4-Inch LED HD (1440x900) LED Display
  • Battery: 6 cell
  • Features: 2.0 MP Webcam, WIFI Wireless N, Full-size backlit keyboard

4. HP Envy 14-1110nr Laptop

The HP ENVY 14-1110NR is a new Hewlett Packard Laptop with seamlessly fuses design and technology. The laptop has a fast Intel Core i5-460M processor and a large hard drive of 640GB for your music library, videos and more.

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-460M Processor 2.53GHz (up to 2.8Ghz)
  • Video Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1GB DDR3
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • Hard Drive: 640GB 7200rpm
  • OS: Windows 7 HP 64 bit
  • Screen: 14.5-Inch HD (1366x768) LED Display
  • Battery: 6 cell
  • Features: 2.0 MP Webcam, WIFI Wireless N, Full-size backlit keyboard

5. Samsung RF510-S01 Laptop

The Samsung RF510 features a 15.6" HD LED-backlit display that produces the sharpest images and fabulous colors. Combined with dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 330M graphics card with 1GB of memory RAM, HD gaming and multimedia come bursting to life.

  • Processor: Core i5-450M 2.4 GHz
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 330M with 1 GB
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • Hard Drive: 500GB 7200rpm
  • OS: Windows 7 HP 64 bit
  • Screen: 15.4 inch LCD 1680x1050
  • Battery: 6 cell
  • Features: 2.0 MP Webcam, WIFI Wireless N, HDMI out

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