Best Gaming laptops 2018 – Buyer’s Guide and Reviews

Are you a gaming freak and looking for the best gaming laptop in 2018?

Well, best laptops for the rock strong gaming are all available in market, but what is important is to choose the best – the best in technology and the best in buy!

There is a huge list of best gaming laptops, including the hottest buys and the budget buys  and as you scroll, you will go through all these and have a sneak peek into their configuration –

Before we get into technical details, you need to know as to what basic features are to be considered before buying a gaming laptop.

What features to consider before buying the best gaming laptop – The Configuration is Important!

In this gadget arena, laptops are a part and parcel of everyone’s life. They evolved after the desktop systems, but immediately gained popularity over them as these were more handy and easy to carry on the go. With the passage of time, the then bulky laptops are now getting thinner and better. In the most recent times, the market is flooded with laptops that are made to dedicatedly cater the specific needs of people such as gaming, programming, office, home etc.

Many people especially the young generation of pro gamers tend to take gaming too passionately. This hard core love for gaming undoubtedly requires a dedicated device that is robust enough to handle the ruff and tuff gaming patterns.

Before we get into the details of the newest laptops, let’s take a rough understanding on a few of the basic components that are to be considered while buying a best laptop for ultimate gaming.

GRAPHICS: The best gaming scenario requires a hi tech Graphics Card which is responsible for rendering images to the display device or screen. Also, a Graphics processing Unit (GPU) is in place that works along the Central processing Unit(CPU) to fasten the graphical processing each time a frame or the scene refreshes in the latest 3D gaming.

RAM: Random Access Memory(RAM) is an important factor for any computer. But, when it comes to the gaming laptops, RAM has to be even better. RAM is responsible for running multiple programs of video graphics, 3D and gaming in parallel without a slow down. So the more is RAM, the better is the gaming experience. Some of the laptops these days have a VRAM i.e the video random access memory, which comes in combination with the graphics card. Best way to find a good gaming laptop is to opt for highest VRAM graphics card.

HDD: Hard Disk Drive(HDD) is as a storehouse of a computer or a laptop. The best suited type of HDD is SATA that uses less power. Also, the clock speed of HDD for gaming should be high, so try getting the one with around 7200 rpm.

PROCESSOR: Central processing Unit(CPU) is known as the heart of a computer. The speed and functionality of this device determines the overall functionality and speed of the computer.

BATTERY LIFE: On an average a laptop will give you around 4 hours of backup after a full charge. But, for the gaming laptop it runs out faster as gaming includes a web of images, videos, sound and many external gaming devices, this has to really run longer

All these are the basic components that of course we cannot see(as they are embedded in the laptop) but are responsible for the overall performance and throughput.

Besides these there are a lot of gaming specific devices such as mouse, keyboards, high resolution screen, joystick etc. It’s completely up to you to choose what suits your budget and choice, but the technology has lot more to serve your gaming needs.

Lets now have a look at what technology has created for the Gaming Minds.

Best Gaming Laptops 2018 Top picks

Every year there is a new evolution in the computer industry. The sellers strive hard to provide the latest and the perfect, whereas the buyer works hard to find out the most optimal and best suited.

Here is a list of best gaming laptops of 2018 irrespective of any budget that aim at giving you the ease of choosing the one of your taste.

1. Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 – Best Thin, Powerful and Quiet Gaming laptop

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 Review

(Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars)
Weight: 4.85 pounds (2.2kg) Size: 14.9 x 10.3 x 0.66-0.7 inches (37.9 x 26.2 x 1.69-1.79cm; W x D x H)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery: Around 2 hours

The Asus Zephyrus GX501 thinner yet insanely powerful combination is among the hot hits. It is ultrathin with the competitive performance of a gaming PC which makes it the most powerful portable gaming laptop on earth today.

Another cool feature is the design creativity where the bottom panel opens as soon as the lid is opened to breathe in maximum air and stay cool.

An additional mesmerizing feature is that it doesn’t make noise! The GPU remains quiet even under immense pressure, thereby making gaming a soothing experience.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: Intel Core i7

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X VRAM)

RAM: 16GB

Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) anti-glare, wide-view 120Hz panel with G-Sync

Storage: 512GB M.2 PCIe x4 SSD

  • Amazingly powerful performance.
  • Intelligently designed to be thinner and cool.
  • Super quite.
  • Stunning looks.
  • Keyboard easily digests upto 30 simultaneous presses.
  • Drive offers upto 1TB of storage
  • Battery drains sooner.
  • Uncomfortable keyboard design
  • SD Card slot missing

2. Asus ROG Strix GL502- HD Gaming with Upto 60 fps

Asus ROG Strix GL502 Review

(Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars)
Weight: 4.9 pounds  
Size: 15.35 x 10.47 x 1.2 inches (W x D x H)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery: Around 3 hours

If it’s Asus ROG Strix GL502, then It’s hard not to love a gaming laptop good like this. This brilliant machine is undoubtedly awesome when it comes to gaming in 1080p.

It’s a full HD gaming device with vibrant screen and booming speakers. The 15.6- inch HD screen is wide enough for gaming and easy to carry on a go.

Moreover, its a perfect blend of portability and power. The duo copper keeps it super cool and enhances the gaming experience. An array of speakers is incorporated to keep you the loudest among all.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: Intel Core i7

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 – 1070

RAM: 16GB DDR4

Screen: 15.6-inch wide full HD 1,920 x 1,080 IPS

Storage: 128GB – 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD

Battery: 62Wh

OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Connectivity: headphone/mic combo jack, 3x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.1 Type C, 1x mini-DP, 1x HDMI, 1x RJ45, SD card

  • Joyfull full HD gaming experience.
  • Astonishing screen.
  • Robust with upto 60 fps.
  • Duo copper cooling system.
  • Super loud speakers.
  • Average battery life.

3. Asus ROG G703 – Best ASUS 17 inches Gaming Laptop

Asus ROG G703 Review (Average Rating: 4 out of 5 stars)
Weight: 10.6 pounds (4.8kg 
Size: 1.96 x 16.7 x 12.5 inches, 50 x 425 x 319mm (H x W x D)
Screen : 17.3’’
Battery: Around 2 hours

Another great creation by Asus has bold looks with highly strong build. Maximum of machine is made of gunmetal aluminium and matte black plastic. A combination of colors black, red and orange give it a stunning look. It gives a power pack performance throughput when comes to gaming.

Not all good things are perfect in all aspects. Asus ROG G703 is truly a performance star, but its too heavy and bulky as a laptop.

Also, the cost is at a higher side as compared to other similar options. Again as other variants of Asus, this remains a super cool machine at high temperatures.

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: Intel Core i7

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X) RAM: 32GB DDR4

Screen: 17.3-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) non-touch IPS

Storage: 512GB SSD, 1TB HDD

Optical drive: No

Connectivity: Killer Dual-Band Wireless, Killer Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.1

Ports: 4 x USB 3.1, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C, 2 x audio jack, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, Thunderbolt, SD card reader

  • Outstanding performance
  • Remains super cool
  • Stunning looks
  • Strong speaker sound
  • Awful battery life
  • Too bulky
  • Highly expensive

4. Razer Blade- Light weight, Best Battery Life Upto 7 hours and 4K Display

Razer Blade Review

(Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars)
Weight: 4.16 pounds (1.88kg)
Size: 13.6 x 9.3 x 0.70 inches ( 345 x 235 x 17.9mm; W x D x H)
Screen : 14’’
Battery: Around 9 hours

With its ultra slim looks, it resembles a Macbook Pro. This light weight machine has great stamina with high quality of visuals.

The most promising feature is the battery life that stays upto 7 hours. The super slim screen is 14-inches and comes with a best 14K display that is one of its kind.

Despite all these magnificent and most desired features, razor fails in suppressing its fan noise. This is surely very noisy and you may need to use your ear plugs while playing.

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5 VRAM)

RAM: 16GB

Screen: 14-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) IGZO (LED backlit, multi-touch)

Storage: 256GB – 1TB PCIe SSD

Ports: 1 x USB-C Thunderbolt 3, 3 x USB 3.0, HDMI-out 1.4, 3.5mm headphone/microphone jack

Connectivity: Killer Wireless AC 1535 (802.11ac; Bluetooth 4.1)

  • A handful battery life.
  • Slim to the style.
  • 4K display option.
  • Smart at performance
  • Noisy fan.
  • A bit costly.
  • Limited upgradation

5. Razer Blade Pro –  With Best keyboard

Razer Blade Pro Review

(Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars)
Weight: 6.76 pounds (3.07kg)
Size: 16.8 x 10.9 x 0.88 inches (42.7 x 27.7 x 2.24cm; W x D x H)
Screen : 17.3’’
Battery: Around 8 hours

The Razer Blade pro is a well crafted laptop with all the best configurations in one place. It is a great performer in all the scenarios, when it comes to performance.

Razer Blade Pro is the first one ever from the company that is equipped with ultra-low-profile mechanical switches- a delightful and best keyboard.

Dual speakers, awe inspiring pixel display, thinner frames are a few feathers in the cap.
Again, battery life is the only concern. Razer Blade Pro sustains with only 4 hours of battery running.

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: Intel Core i7

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5) – 1080 (8GB GDDR5X)

RAM: 16 – 32GB

Screen: 17.3-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) 120Hz matte IPS – UHD (3,840 x 2,160) IGZO touchscreen with G-Syn

Storage: 512GB – 2TB PCIe SSD

Ports: 1 x USB-C Thunderbolt 3, 3 x USB 3.0, HDMI-out 1.4, 3.5mm headphone/microphone jack

Connectivity: Killer Wireless AC 1535 (802.11ac; Bluetooth 4.1)

  • Astounding Keyboard
  • Amazing pixel display
  • Massive performance
  • Desktop experience on the go
  • Middling battery life
  • High pricing

6. Alienware 13 R3- Comfortable Keyboard and Good Speakers (Best Gaming Laptop under 2500)

Alienware 13 R3 Review

(Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars)
Weight: 5.8 pounds (2.6kg)
Size: 13 x 10.6 x 0.87 inches (33 x 26.9 x 0.22cm; W x D x H)
Screen : 13.3’’
Battery: Around 6 hours

Perfect in design and consistent in performance is what defines Alienware 13 R3. The screen shows very fast speed, which is absolutely perfect for rigorous gaming.

To a twist, Speakers reside at the side bar and provide a clear sound that is perfect for gaming.

Also, a hinge forward provides comfort for keyboard typing(may not be much experienced by gamers) but at the same time makes it a bit broader than 15-inches. The screen fits perfectly on the keyboard and the hinge is what u see as extra.

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7  Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

RAM: 8GB – 16GB DDR4

Screen: 13.3-inch HD 1,366 x 768 TN – QHD 2,560 x 1440 OLED touchscreen  

Storage: 180GB – 512GB SSD

Ports: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB-C, 1 x Thunderbolt Gen 3, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, Alienware Graphics Amp port, Ethernet, headset jack, microphone jack

Connectivity: Killer 1435 802.11ac 2 x 2 Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.1

  • Slim and sleek chassis
  • Incredible OLED
  • screen
  • Strong graphics
  • Great battery life
  • Soft and comfortable keyboard
  • A dense weight
  • A bit hot
  • Won’t fit in a 15-inch laptop bag

7. Alienware 17 R4 – Stylish and Powerful Laptop for Gaming

Alienware 17 R4 Review

(Average Rating: 4 out of 5 stars)
Weight: 9.74 pounds (4.42kg)
Size: 16.7 x 13.1 x 1.18 inches (42.4 x 33.3 x 3cm; W x D x H)
Screen : 17.3’’
Battery: Around 3 hours

Alienware 17 R4 build with aluminium surfaces and glossy plastics, gives one of the most rigid looks. It is a well competing notebook as compared to others in terms of its specifications.

This device turns out well in almost all the gaming scenarios. It remains a bit warm and heat exits through the ventilation grilles on rear corners of the notebook.

Speakers and subwoofer produce a remarkable sound quality. Device remains stable even at the highest volume settings.

Despite being strong, a few features are compromising. The fan noise is once again too high and irritating. Also, the major flaw is the battery life. Only 2 to 3 hours of battery life is a seriously low backup.

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU:  2.9GHz Intel Core i7-7820HK (quad-core, 8MB cache, overclocking up to 4.4GHz)

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X VRAM); Intel HD Graphics 630

RAM: 16GB DDR4 (2,400MHz)

Screen: 17.3-inch QHD (2,560 x 1,440), 120Hz, TN anti-glare at 400 nits; Nvidia G-Sync; Tobii eye-tracking

Storage: 512GB SSD (M.2 SATA III), 1TB HDD (7,200 RPM)

Ports: 1 x USB 3.0 port, 1 x USB-C port, 1 x USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port, HDMI 2.0, Mini-DisplayPort, Ethernet, Graphics Amplifier Port, headphone jack, microphone jack, Noble Lock

Connectivity: Killer 1435 802.11ac 2×2 Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.1

  • Amazingly powerful
  • Stylish looks
  • Very noisy fan
  • Below average battery life
  • A bit warm

8. Gigabyte SabrePro 15 – Cost Effective Best Gaming Laptop Under 1500

Gigabyte SabrePro 15 Review

(Average Rating: 4 out of 5 stars)
Weight: 5.5 pounds (2.5kg)
Size: 15.4 x 10.5 x 0.9 inches (39 x 26.8 x 2.5cm; W x D x H)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery: Around 3 hours

It is one of the most affordable gaming laptop with outstanding performance. This gaming laptop has a brushed aluminium body with cut corners as its design.

For its performance, it can easily handle a variety of games without any frame rate compromise. It’s a great choice and best budget gaming laptop with all high end features.

As a compromising feature, it’s yet another device with high fan noise. Speakers produce a poor bass and give an average experience with normal headphones.

Also, the display is not much illuminating.  Moreover, there is just average battery life to run upto 3 and a half hours at maximum.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ (quad-core, 6MB cache, up to 3.8GHz)

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5 VRAM); Intel HD Graphics 630

RAM: 16GB DDR4 (2,400MHz)

Screen: 15.6-inch, Full HD (1920×1080) IPS wide-viewing angle display

Storage: 256GB M.2 NVMe PCIe x4 SSD, 2TB HDD (7,200 rpm)

Ports: 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C, 3 x USB 3.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x mini DisplayPort, SD card reader, Ethernet, headset jack

Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2

  • Quite powerful performance
  • Cost effective
  • Fantastic RGB keyboard with precision touchpad
  • Nagging fan noise
  • Average battery life
  • Middling display
  • Poor speaker sound

9. Gigabyte Aero 15X – Best Gaming Laptop Battery life Upto 6 Hours!

Gigabyte Aero 15X Review

(Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars)
Weight: 4.62 pounds (2.1kg)
Size: 14 x 9.8 x 0.78 inches (356.4 x 250 x 19.9mm; W x D x H)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery: Around 6 hours

Gigabyte Aero 15X is a long-lasting, ultraportable gaming notebook with robust specifications for gaming. It is a sleek, slim and powerful laptop. Made of aluminium, the design seems to give more sophisticated looks than a pure style. The sides are bordered by a sort-of corrugated aluminium and a very clear border seam all around the keyboard plate.

Awesome performance is the key to gaming laptops and Gigabyte Aero 15X has it all.

It’s a star battery performer with more that 6 hours of battery life – Amazing! isn’t it?

Also, the keyboard is a delight to type on with keys that bounce back from underneath your fingers. Gigabyte’s Fusion software makes the keyboard smarter with deep backlighting controls.

The trackpad is a mess here. There are a few dead areas, which do not respond to a tap.

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ (quad-core, 6MB cache, up to 3.8GHz)

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (Max-Q, 8GB GDDR5 RAM); Intel HD Graphics 630

RAM: 16GB DDR4 (2,400MHz)

Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) LCD (Wide Viewing Angle, Anti-Glare Display, X-Rite Pantone certified display)

Storage: 512GB SSD (M.2 NVMe)

Optical drive: N/A

Ports:  3 x USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C), HDMI 2.0, mini DisplayPort, RJ-45 Ethernet, SD card reader, 3.5mm audio jack

Connectivity: 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2

  • Bright display
  • Long battery life
  • Strong performance and transfer speeds
  • Touchpad doesn’t support all gestures
  • Relatively low frame refresh rate.

10. Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming – Best Gaming Laptop under 2000

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Review

(Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars)
Weight: 5.82 pounds (2.65kg)
Size: 15.31 x 10.82 x 0.98 inches (38.89 x 27.48 x 2.49cm; W x D x H)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery: Around 6 hours

The black and red combination of color design is surely a choice of all. Dell Inspiron 15 7000 is a dedicated gaming laptop with plastic body in matte black and beijing red color. It has a sophisticated ventilation that looks fashionable.

It caters excellent gaming performance at its price. It gives a feel good satisfaction when used for core gaming.

The keyboard is quite impressive with backlit light and smooth natural touch.

The downside is the battery life, storage, speakers and the trackpad. The battery life lasts for around 4 hours, which is of course average.

Also, the trackpad is a real mess as it is loud and locks itself while the keyboard is in use – an overhead.

With 256GB of storage, its difficult for a pro gamer to rely for longer run.

Speakers are also not much pleasing to give you the bold sound effects.

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-7300HQ (quad-core, 6MB cache, up to 3.5GHz)

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (Max-Q, 6GB GDDR5); Intel HD Graphics 630

RAM: 8GB DDR4 (2,400MHz)

Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) anti-glare LED-backlit

Storage: 256GB SSD

Ports: 3 x USB 3.1, 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), HDMI 2.0, 2-in-1 SD/MMC card reader, RJ45 Ethernet, headphone/microphone jack

Battery: 56Whr, 4-Cell Battery (Integrated)

Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi (dual band 2.4GHz & 5GHz); Bluetooth 4.2

  • Affordable
  • Great performance
  • Appealing looks.
  • Natural keyboard
  • Loud fan noise
  • Speakers are not bold enough
  • Trackpad is annoying
  • Relatively less storage
  • Just average battery life

Best Gaming Laptops Under 500 Dollars

Tired of searching for the best gaming laptop under 500?? Well, we are here with the best budget gaming laptops below 500 to help you find an affordable yet powerful gaming machine.

But,  you need to keep in mind a few compromises that come along while you decrease your budget. The best budget gaming laptops under 500 dollars may not have all the high end features and a crisp gaming experience, but for sure will be fairly good ones.

1. Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM –  Best gaming laptop under 500, best buy

Acer Aspire E 15 E5 575 33BM review

(Average Rating: 3.6 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery: Around 12  hours

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM is one of the best gaming laptop under 500 Dollars. Perfect in all scenarios, this acer machine has an ultimate performance and is highly recommended.

It might not be a super duper laptop for heavy gaming, but works well in normal gaming scenarios.

The backlit keyboard is a delight. Also, the keyboard is comfortable with easy trackpad.

The wow factor is the battery backup! Battery life stays upto 12 hours in the most adaptive scenario with minimum settings. On the contrary, if all settings are set to normal, then also, the battery still  lasts for amazing 8 hours- WOW!

On the downside, 4GB RAM is responsible for slow processing(may not be for some). The recommendation is to add another 4GB of RAM to make it a dual processor and speed up the system.

Another feature that disappoints is the limited screen viewing angles. You may need to adjust screen according to your viewing angle too often.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: 7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100U Processor (2.4GHz, 3MB L3 cache)

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620

RAM: 4GB DDR4 Memory

Storage: 1TB 5400RPM HDD

Screen: 15.6″ Full HD; LED-backlit Display supporting Acer ColorBlast technology

OS: Windows 10 Home

  • Cost effective.
  • Good performance.
  • Superb battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Less RAM
  • Screen viewing angle adjustment required.

2. Lenovo ideapad 310 HD Flagship High Performance Laptop – Best inexpensive gaming laptop by Lenovo

Lenovo ideapad 310 HD Flagship High Performance Laptop Review

(Average Rating: 3.4 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery: Around 4 hours

This Lenovo laptop has all the required features in the price range of less than 500. It’s a super fast  power performer with 16GB of RAM. The build quality is strong and reliable.

It has a super comfortable keyboard with a responsive trackpad. The speakers too are of a  high quality and give a listening pleasure.

The cooling system performs well and the system does not heat up too much. As a great feature, the storage is quiet high!

As far as gaming is concerned, it’s a pretty good option as a best cheap gaming laptop.

On the flip, the battery is too poor with around 4 hours on normal use and hardly 1 hour  while gaming. Also the screen needs a lot of adjustment for vivid view angles.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: AMD A10-9600P Quad-Core processor, 2.30GHz

Graphics: AMD Radeon R5 Graphics

RAM: 12.0GB DDR4 2133 MHz (4GB onboard and 1 X 8GB DDR4)

Storage: 1TB  HDD

Screen: 15.6 inch HD; 1366 x 768 Display

OS: Windows 10 Home(64-bit)

  • Strong RAM
  • Powerful performance
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Stays cool
  • Lots of storage
  • Decent speakers
  • Poor battery
  • Screen viewing angles
  • A bit overpriced as compared

3. 2018 Flagship Lenovo ideapad 320 (Coral red) – The newest lenovo laptop, Best affordable gaming laptop 2018

2018 Flagship Lenovo ideapad 320 (Coral red) Review

(Average Rating: 3.2 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery: Around 4 hours

This great performance machine launched in 2017 is well suited to latest needs. The overall system performance is perfect. As far as gaming is concerned, it supports almost all the gaming scenarios- that’s great!

Lenovo ideapad remains quiet and provides a noise free experience. Also, the machine does not overheat. It remains fairly cool during all the operations.

The speakers are a cherry on top! The sound quality produced by the underside placed speakers is crisp enough for a good sound quality.

The keyboard is  also a good one by Lenovo. It  offers a comfortable typing with speed and swift. The touchpad too is perfect to respond quickly to multiple touches simultaneously.

The disappointing part is the screen resolution and battery life. The screen needs lot of adjustments according the viewing angle. Talking about the battery here, on an average use it lasts only till 4 hours and while gaming this drains quickly to just 1 hour – too low.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: Intel Celeron N3350 Dual-Core processor, 1.10GHz (with Max Turbo Speed of 2.40GHz)

Graphics:  Intel HD Graphics 500

RAM:  4GB DDR3

Storage: 1TB  HDD

Screen: 15.6″ HD 1366 x 768 LED Backlight, Anti-Glare Display

OS: Windows 10 Home(64-bit)

  • Suits most of the gaming scenarios.
  • Remains quiet and cool
  • Good sound quality
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Responsive touchpad
  • Screen resolution is low with poor view angles
  • Poor battery

4. Dell Premium Business Flagship Laptop i3-7100U – Best touchscreen gaming laptop

Dell Premium Business Flagship Laptop i3 7100U review

(Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery: Around 8 hours

The best affordable gaming laptop with power performance is here by Dell. This budget buy gives a good performance and is quite fast in processing.

The keyboard is very comfortable and provides faster typing with ease. Also, the speakers are decent and soothing.

The biggest advantage is the battery life. Booming 8 hours of battery on a normal usage is a big number. Ofcourse, the battery does not remain same while gaming and drains faster.

The touchpad on the other hand is a bit uncomfortable and  quick responsive. There are a few hard areas on the touchpad that disappoint.

As far as gaming is concerned, this laptop works fairly well(not high end games) in a budget buy below 500 and provides an optimal gaming experience.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU:  7th Gen Intel  Core i3-7100U dual-core processing

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620

RAM: 8GB of DDR4

Storage:128GB SSD

Screen: 15.6″ LED backlit HD screen (1366 x 768)

OS: Windows 10 Home(64-bit)

  • Long battery life
  • Robust performance
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good speakers
  • Tiff touchpad
  • Less internal storage

5. DELL I3567-3636BLK-PUS Inspiron – Best casual gaming laptop

DELL I3567-3636BLK-PUS Inspiron review

(Average Rating: 3.1 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery: Around 6 hours

Ideal for casual gaming, this laptop by Dell is a power machine. With 8GB RAM and 1TB Hard disk drive, this machine provides a great system speed.

The keyboard and trackpad are comfortable enough to use. The keyboard is not backlit, but is a good one for typing.

Also, the speakers provide a stereo sound quality that is mesmerizing enough. The screen also has a good resolution, ideal for most gaming scenarios.

Moreover, the battery life is an average here. Though, the battery life for normal use is good upto 6 hours, but while gaming, it drains quickly and lasts only around 2 hours.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: 7th Gen Intel Core i3-7100U Dual-Core mobile 2.40 GHz

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620

RAM: 8GB DDR4 SDRAM 2133 MHz

Storage: 1TB HDD

Screen: 15.6 inch LED backlight Widescreen LED-LCD Touchscreen for hands-on control HD (1366 x 768) Display

OS: Windows 10 Home(64-bit)

  • Good performance
  • Excellent resolution
  • Great speakers
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Slow boot up
  • Average gaming battery life

6. DELL INSPIRON I3567-5664BLK-PUS- Best affordable gaming laptop under 500 by Dell

DELL INSPIRON I3567-5664BLK-PUS review

(Average Rating: 3 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery: Around 5 hours

One more power machine from Dell. This is the best laptop that has all the powerful configurations in this price range. A hard disk with 2TB, 8GB RAM, dual processor and HD Graphics 620 are all enough to make you understand that the performance shall undoubtedly be perfect.

The keyboard and the trackpad work great and provide a comfortable user experience. Also, the speakers are decent and produce a good sound quality.

Intel HD 620 graphics are all set to give you a great gaming experience for the basic gaming. This laptop works great even while multitasking.

The downside is the middling battery life and limited viewing angles of the screen. The battery barely lasts around 5 hours on normal usage and drains quickly to hardly 1 hour 30 mins while gaming.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU:Intel Dual Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHz Processor

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620

RAM: 8GB 2133MHz DDR4 SDRAM

Storage: 2TB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive

Screen: 15.6-inch Touchscreen with 1366×768 resolution

OS: Windows 10 Home(64-bit)

  • Double Storage size
  • Comfortable keyboard and trackpad
  • Great performance
  • Smart looks
  • Limited screen viewing angles
  • Average battery life

7. High Performance HP 15.6″ A12-9700P Touchscreen Laptop – Best low cost gaming laptop

High Performance HP A12-9700P Touchscreen Laptop review

(Average Rating: 3 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery: Around 4 hours

As the name suggests, this is a high performance power packed machine that stays cool and calm. This is the best cheapest gaming laptop by HP. As far as performance is concerned, this is an ultimate laptop to cater your day to day requirements.

The gaming on this machine is also a delight. Unlike other notebooks in this budget gaming laptop range, this laptop provides far better gaming experience. Also, the frame rate(fps) is higher for better gaming.

Besides this, the keyboard and trackpad are also user friendly. The speakers provide  a crisp and clear sound quality.

Despite being well in most features, the battery life and the display quality remain average.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU:7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100U 2.40 GHz dual core Processor (3M Cache)

Graphics:AMD Radeon R7 Graphics

RAM:8GB DDR4 SDRAM 2133 MHz Memory

Storage:  1TB 5400 RPM Hard Drive

Screen: 15.6 in HD WLED-backlit touchscreen display (1366 x 768)

OS: Windows 10 Home(64-bit)

  • Supports gaming well
  • Crisp speakers
  • Great performance
  • Better frame rates
  • Remains cool and silent
  • Average battery life
  • Average display

8. Lenovo IdeaPad Flagship High Performance AMD A12-9720P – Best gaming laptop under 500 by Lenovo

Lenovo IdeaPad Flagship High Performance AMD A12-9720P review

(Average Rating: 3.2 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery: Around 4 hours

This Lenovo budget gaming laptop is one of the best buy in this budget gaming laptop under 500 Dollar series. The AMD processor is a great deal when it comes to performance.

For gaming, this laptop fairly supports some high end games too – a great deal!

The laptop has all the good features in a budget. Keyboard and trackpad are both comfortable to use, speakers are loud and clear, the display is bright – all good!

Moreover, the system fan doesn’t make noise at all and still keeps the system really cool.

The only downside is the battery life that lasts only 4 hours on average use and drains too quickly while gaming.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: AMD A12-9720P Quad-Core processor, 2.7 GHz

Graphics: AMD Radeon R7 Graphics

RAM: 8GB DDR4 SDRAM 2133 MHz Memory

Storage: 1TB HDD 5400rpm

Screen: 15.6″ Widescreen LED HD (1366 x 768) display

OS: Windows 10 Home(64-bit)

  • Super silent
  • Louder speakers
  • Bright display
  • Smooth keyboard and trackpad
  • Ideal for budget gaming
  • Low battery life

Its evident that you will need to make some compromises while going for a budget buy, but this range of budget gaming laptops under 500 Dollars has a lot to provide to the casual gamers.

Best Gaming Laptops Under 1000 Dollars

Below is a list of all the gaming laptops that are here in 2018 to be your partner in gaming and still keeping it light on your pocket

1. Dell i7577-5241BLK-PUS – Best Affordable Gaming Laptop Under 1000 by Dell

Dell i7577-5241BLK-PUS Review

(Average Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery: Around 3 hours

For the best cheap gaming laptop under 1000, this is the an amazing one by Dell. This laptop is a power pack performer with decent 40 fps even at higher resolution settings.

Also, the keyboard is a smart display with red colored backlight which can be set on or off as required- that’s cool!

But, there is no DVD drive available. This might be smart for some(many people don’t use disks these days) while others may need to buy an external one.

On the downside, the system fan is too noisy and the battery is also on an average.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ Quad Core (6 MB Cache , up to 3.5 GHz)

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5

RAM: 8GB 2400MHz DDR4 up to [32GB]

Storage:128GB (SSD) Boot + 1TB 5400RPM SATA (HDD)

Screen:15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display

OS: Windows 10 Home

  • Cost effective.
  • Good performance.
  • Fast graphics.
  • Decent peripheral connectivity.
  • Appealing design.
  • Noisy fan.
  • Average battery life.

2. Dell Inspiron 7000 i7559 – 3762 GRY – Best lightweight gaming laptop on a budget

Dell Inspiron 7000 i7559-3762 GRY review

(Average Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery: Around 3 hours     

This dell machine is a powerful and budget friendly edition. It’s a perfect and best portable gaming laptop while on a go.

Weighing 4.6 Pounds, its lightweight design and sleek matte black featuring gray look gives it an amazing feel.

Powered by i5 intel quad core 2.3 GHz processor, this is much faster than any other i7 processor.

In addition, this gaming laptop comes with 1TB of HDD and 8GB solid state drive. Both of these are an amazing combination that gives a super fast processing speed. Also, a 4K screen is an icing on the cake!

The other face of this coin has an average battery life and a RAM that is a bit lesser than other available machines.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU:Intel Quad Core i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz Processor

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5

RAM: 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM

Storage: 1TB HDD + 8GB SSD Hybrid Drive Storage

Screen:15.6 Inch UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) LED-lit Touchscreen

OS:Windows 10

  • Faster speed with hybrid storage.
  • 4K display.
  • Light weight.
  • Average battery life.
  • Less RAM for multitasking.

3. Dell Inspiron i5577-7359BLK-PUS Gaming Laptop- Best portable gaming laptop by Dell

Dell Inspiron i5577-7359BLK-PUS Gaming Laptop review

(Average Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery:  Upto 3.5 hours  

With just 23.3 mm thickness, this is a thin, lightweight and portable notebook to carry along. It is a stylish laptop with a creatively tailored palm rest.

Keyboard is superbly comfortable with backlight that is optional. Also, the keyboard is bottom mounted to add that extra comfort while typing – smart move!

On the flip side, there is a compromise to make with the battery life and display. the battery lasts only around 3 hours on normal usage and drains while gaming.

For the display, it’s not much bright and the screen needs to be adjusted up and down(too often) according to user’s angle for a clear view.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad Core (6MB Cache, up to 3.8 GHz)

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050; 4GB Graphics card

RAM: 8GB 2400MHz DDR4 up to 32GB

Storage: Dual drives with 128GB Solid State Drive + 1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive, No Optical Drive option

Screen:15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display

OS: Windows 10 Home; 64-bit

  • Slim
  • Stylish looks.
  • Powerful performer.
  • Low battery life.
  • Display is not that good and needs adjustments.

4. Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series Gaming Edition 7567 – Best gaming laptop battery life

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series Gaming Edition 7567 review

(Average Rating: 4 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery:  Upto 5 hours  

This another gaming variant from Dell is a choice among best gaming laptops under 1000.  It’s one more power performer that has a profound battery life that lasts around whooping 5 hours.

Adding to this is the fast processing that makes gaming experience a good one.

But, the keyboard is uncomfortable and the trackpad is noisy.  Also the speaker is not at all a good factor.

Dell has reduced the display brightness here to keep battery live longer, but the dull screen is a downside

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: Strong 7th-generation Intel Quad-Core i5-7300HQ 2.50 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.50 GHz

Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5, Optical Drive Not included

RAM: 8GB DDR4 2400MHz

Storage: 1TB; 5400 rpm Hybrid HDD with 8GB Cache

Screen:15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) HDMI, Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display with IPS technology

OS: Windows 10 Home 64 – bit

  • Power pack performer.
  • Fast processing speed.
  • Long battery life.
  • Dimmer screen.
  • Uncomfortable keyboard.

 

5. Lenovo Z70 – Best thin gaming laptop under 1000

Lenovo Z70 review

(Average Rating: 4 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 17.3’’
Battery:  Around 4 hours 

With 6.6 pounds of weight, it’s still portable than other 17 inches laptops. It is an overall good performer at this price. The processing speed is quiet fast and swift. Also. there is a speedy boot up process.

Talking about the keyboard, it is an AccuType design, but misses the backlight.

It also offers just a decent amount of  resolution and frame rates. The battery here too is just average.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: Intel Core i7-5500U 2.4 GHz Processor

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 840M / Intel HD Graphics 5500 – 2GB

RAM: 16GB DDR3 RAM

Storage: 1TB HDD Storage; DVDRW

Screen: 17.3 inches 1920×1080 pixels LED-lit Screen

OS: Windows 8.1

  • Bright anti-glare display.
  • Astounding cutting-edge processing.
  • Super fine speakers.
  • Amazing sound quality.
  • A bit short battery life.
  • Non illuminating keyboard.

6. Lenovo Legion Y520 – Best budget gaming laptop with HD

 Lenovo Legion Y520 review

(Average Rating: 4 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery:  Upto 2.25 hours                                                              Just not completely featureless, Lenovo Legion Y520 has all the required features in its price slab. It may not all be the price that makes most of the people to buy this, instead, there are a lot of cool features that make it a desired one.

Strong performance and sleek looks are its key to choice. The 15.6’’ screen has a delightful HD gaming resolution.

A comfortable keyboard is also an added advantage. Each key on the keyboard has a red colored boundary and red backlight.

This strong performer lacks battery badly. Just a battery backup of around 2.25 hours is seriously low.

Additionally, the display is not at all vibrant. Also, the touchpad shape is not everyone’s choice

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ (dual-core, 6MB cache, up to 3.8GHz)

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5 RAM); Intel HD Graphics 630

RAM: 16GB DDR4 (2,400MHz, PC4-2400, SODIMM)

Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS (LED backlit, anti-glare)

Storage: 256GB SSD (M.2 PCIe); 2TB HDD (5,400 rpm)

OS: Windows 10; 64 bit

  • Comfortable keyboard.
  • Strong gaming performance.
  • Sleek design.
  • Stays cool.
  • Less fan noise.
  • Dim and poor color display.
  • Out of box shaped touchpad.
  • Poor battery life.

7. Lenovo IdeaPad 15  Y700 – Best gaming laptop under 1000 by Lenovo

Lenovo IdeaPad 15 Y700 review

(Average Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars)     
Screen : 17.3’’
Battery:  Around 4 hours

Lenovo Y700 is an absolute performer and scores big on various tests as compared to other variants.

It remains at a moderate temperature on high usage. The system fan is also less noisy. That means its a cool and calm machine!

The backlit keyboard adds to its looks. Also, the speakers are excellent with perfect sound quality. In addition, the screen is bright and illuminating.

The discomforting factors are the keyboard and battery life. The keyboard is not much natural to use. The key press is not at all crisp.

For the battery life, it’s a middling  time of around 4 hours away from electrical port.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: Intel Core i7-6700HQ;quad-core 2.6GHz Processor (6MB Cache, Max Turbo Frequency 3.5GHz)

Graphics:  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB Graphics

RAM: 16GB DDR4 2133 MHz SDRAM, 1TB +128G SSD Hybrid Storage

Screen: 17.3-inch Full HD (1920 X 1080) IPS Anti-Glare Display

Storage: 1TB +128G SSD Hybrid Storage, No Optical Drive

OS: Windows 10; 64 bit

  • Bright screen.
  • Amazing speakers.
  • Strong performance.
  • Stays cool.
  • Very less fan noise.
  • Middling battery life.
  • Unpleasing key press

8. MSI GL62M 7RDX – 800 – Best cool, slim and portable laptop

MSI GL62M 7RDX-800 review

(Average Rating: 4 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 17.3’’
Battery:  Around 3  hours                               

A slimmer, lighter and  portable machine by MSI is available as one of the best portable gaming laptop with rock strong performance.

The keyboard is red LED backlit and needs very swift pressure points. Also, the touchpad is smooth and quick responsive to multiple touch gestures simultaneously.

Adding to this is the super bright display that makes it an easy view even while you are out in sunshine.

Talking about the fan noise, the dual fans create a mild noise that is easily bearable and at the same time they keep the system cool too!

Besides all these amazing features, there are a few that are disappointing ones. First to this list is the battery backup that lasts only around 3 hours.

Another is the RAM that falls a bit less to speed up the processing. But it depends on you to upgrade RAM and have a faster processing.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU:  7th Generation Kaby Lake Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad Core (2.8GHz-3.8GHz, 6MB Intel Smart Cache, 45W)

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 2GB GDDR5

RAM: 8GB DDR4 2400MHz

Storage: 128GB M.2 SATA SSD + 1TB 5400RPM HDD

Screen: 17.3″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) eDP IPS-Level Display

OS:Windows 10

  • Slimmer and portable.
  • Strong performance.
  • Swift and backlit keyboard.
  • Bright display.
  • Stays cool.
  • Fine speakers.
  • Low battery life.
  • RAM is a bit low for multitasking.

9. MSI GL62M 7RDX-1408 – Best affordable gaming laptop below 1000. Best buy!

MSI GL62M 7RDX-1408 review

(Average Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery:  Around 4  hours                                                   

Power packed with all great features, this MSI gaming laptop is a best buy. This has a super fast speed in terms of performance and processing. There is enough RAM to avoid any coagulation of processes – that’s great!

A vibrant display on 17.3’’ screen is a delight. Also, the power packed graphics make the gaming experience a wow!

Not just this, the super speed machine does not heat up too much – cooling system is great.

The keyboard too is comfortable and has red back light.

On the flip side, again the battery life is quiet low. On an average daily usage the battery lasts around 5 hours and while gaming it drains out quickly.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: 7th Generation Kaby Lake Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad Core (2.8GHz-3.8GHz, 6MB Intel Smart Cache, 45W)

Graphics:  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 2GB GDDR5

RAM:16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz

Storage: 128GB M.2 SATA SSD + 1TB 5400RPM HDD

Screen: Display: 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) eDP IPS-Level Display

OS:Windows 10

  • Portable and slim.
  • Powerful performance.
  • Red backlit keyboard.
  • Amazing display.
  • Does not overheat.
  • Middling battery life.

10. HP Pavilion Power 15-CB052TX Gaming Laptop- Best value gaming laptop

HP Pavilion Power 15-CB052TX review

(Average Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery:  Around 6  hours

It’s a good and smooth laptop by HP as a budget buy. This is an overall strong machine for all purposes. It  has a sophisticated and simple design(not trendy) and can easily be carried along anywhere.

A strong CPU keeps processing smooth and keeps multitasking at an ease.

The keyboard is sturdy and comfortable. The Display quality is also clear and crisp.

The most amazing feature is the battery life. On a normal usage, it lasts upto 10 hours and while gaming, the battery stays around 6 hours(varies on the type and time on gaming) – Superb feature!   

On the other side, the track pad is a bit disappointing. Its very soft and bouncy and makes drag and drop cumbersome. Adding to this is the system temperature that makes the system to heat up more than other machines while gaming.

Also, the sound quality is just ok and can’t be considered  very soothing.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ with Up to 2.5 GHz

Graphics:  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM

RAM: 8GB DDR4

Storage:  256GB SSD

Screen:15.6-inch

OS:Windows 10

  • Fast and smooth boot up
  • Powerful performance.
  • Good build up
  • Very long battery life
  • A bit distorted speaker sound
  • Gets hot while gaming
  • Trackpad is bothersome

11. HP Omen 15t Notebook – Best entry level gaming laptop by HP

HP Omen 15t Notebook review

(Average Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery:  Around 10  hours                                 

A strong and competitor gaming laptop is here by HP. The HP Omen 15t notebook which is just an inch thick , is an optimal performer in most of the gaming scenarios as well as multitasking environment. The overall view is a strong build with fierce looks.

This also contains an optical DVD drive that is missing in most of the laptops these days.

Talking about the keyboard, it is a red colored backlit one with a comfortable typing keypad. Moreover, the touchpad too performs well on multiple touches.

Next to the list is the sound quality. The speakers are quiet good and produce a fine sound quality.

HP is a battery leader! This model too of HP has a longer battery life(around 10 hours on normal usage). As far as gaming battery life is concerned, its for sure lesser than this but still long enough as compared.

On the downside is the lid of the machine. It’s tight and requires some effort to lift it. Adding another downside is the touchpad zoom function. It is a bit messy to zoom on touchpad. Also, the display is just fine and not too pleasing.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad Core Processor (6MB Cache, 2.8GHz-3.8GHz) 45W

Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 2GB GDDR5

RAM: 8GB DDR4 2400MHz

Storage:1TB 5400rpm SSHD

Screen:15.6″ Full HD IPS UWVA Anti-Glare WLED-Backlit (1920 x 1080)

OS:Windows 10; 64 bit

  • Competitive performance
  • Strong build
  • Includes DVD optical drive
  • Backlit and comfortable Keyboard
  • Smooth and quick responsive touchpad
  • Good speakers
  • Touchpad zoom function
  • The laptop needs a bit effort to open the lid
  • Just ok for display

12. Acer Nitro 5 – Best gaming laptop under 800 by Acer

Acer Nitro 5 review

(Average Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery:  Around 4  hours                                       

Acer Nitro 5, a super competitive mid range device is a best budget buy under 1000. It gives an overall good graphics performance and remains competitive budget gaming machine.

The black colored body and sleek design makes it easy and lighter to carry than other 15’’ laptops in this range.

Also, the red LED backlit keyboard and trackpad are comfortable and responsive to use.

GPU with 4GB of VRAM gives a  very good gaming experience.

The cooling system is strong and well placed to avoid high temperatures on prolonged usage.

The Battery life too is good to keep you working while on a go. The speakers are fairly good.

On the weaker part are the dull display and noisy system fan. Also, the keys on the keyboard are a bit squidgy.

The battery is also a concern here as it lasts till 4 hours on normal working and  barely  2 hours on gaming.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU:  Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad Core Processor (6MB Cache, 2.8GHz-3.8GHz) 45W

Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 2GB GDDR5

RAM: 8GB DDR4 2400MHz

Storage:1TB 5400rpm SSHD

Screen:15.6″ Full HD IPS UWVA Anti-Glare WLED-Backlit (1920 x 1080)

OS:Windows 10; 64 bit

  • Good gaming experience
  • Comfortable keyboard and trackpad.
  • Good speakers
  • Lighter in weight
  • Stays cool
  • Noisy system fan
  • Dull display
  • Squidgy keyboard keys
  • Poor battery life for gaming

 

13. ASUS FX503VD i7 – Ideal on budget as gaming laptop

ASUS FX503VD i7 review

(Average Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery:  Around 5  hours

A stable and  affordable gaming laptop by ASUS. It’s an overall good machine in terms of performance while gaming. The processes(especially gaming) execute smoothly and without any delay. The well made body is strong and lid is easy to open.

Considering other features, it does not get overheated or noisy either.

The keyboard is an appealing factor with red backlight that can be dimmed or switched off. The keys are firm and typing is easy and comfortable. The trackpad too is quick responsive.

On the flip, the speakers do miss the oomph factor. Also, the touchpad easily attracts finger point impressions. Many a times, there could be unintentional clicking at the touchpad too(super sensitive).

The battery stays around 5 hours on normal usage and of course drains steadily while gaming(around 2 hours).

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: 7th-generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core 2.8GHz (Turbo to 3.8GHz)

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB graphics

RAM: 8GB DDR4 DRAM

Storage:128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB Hybrid Drive

Screen:15.6″ Full HD Matte Panel

OS:Windows 10

  • Smooth performance
  • Comfortable and appealing keyboard
  • Stays cool.
  • Low battery life
  • Noisy fan

14. ASUS FX502VM i5 – Best low budget gaming laptop

ASUS FX502VM i5 review

(Average Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery:  Around 4  hours

A powerful gaming laptop by ASUS. It’s a deal that gives the best budget gaming laptop that is on par with its similar higher end variant ASUS ROG GL502VS. ASUS FX502VM is a powerful gaming laptop under 1000.

It’s a thin and highly portable machine. With 16 GB RAM, it becomes an incredible performer and stands apart in this budget series.

The red backlit keyboard is comfortable to use. The sound quality by the speakers is also an add on.

On the downside,  the cooling system  is not reliable as the laptop may heat up for some and remain cool for others in the similar working scenario. Moreover, the fan is also noisy but can be ignored by putting up some music.

The touchpad  is bothersome as its over sensitive and catches even an unintentional tap. Battery is also below average as it lasts only around 2 hours while gaming.

 

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: Intel i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz Processor (Turbo to 3.2 GHz).

Graphics:  Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

RAM: 16GB DDR4 RAM.

Storage: 1TB 7200RPM

Screen:15.6″ Full HD

OS:Windows 10

  • Amazing performance.
  • Good speakers
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Noisy fan
  • Cooling is unreliable
  • Very sensitive touchpad
  • Display is not appealing.
  • Low battery life

Best Gaming Laptops Under 1500 Dollars

Coming to the next category of Best Gaming Laptops Under 1500 Dollars. Well, by now you must be aware of most of the features that are to be considered while buying your gaming machine. A budget of 1500 Dollars will fetch you some cool and robust gaming laptops.

Let’s find out some of the powerful machines below.

1. MSI GE62VR Apache Pro VR Ready Laptop – Best budget gaming laptop with VR

MSI GE62VR Apache Pro VR Ready Laptop review

(Average Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery: Around 5  hours

Launched in 2017, this is the first laptop that is VR(Virtual Reality) ready. It’s all made to give you a great VR experience. With the in built  Virtual Reality, this laptop has a great gaming performance. This mid range laptop is dedicatedly designed for gaming and to fulfil this, there are a few modes such as- Comfort, Sports, Eco and user defined mode that can be chosen for various types of games and get that real VR feel.

This super machine stays cool with its dual fans which are very less noisy as compared to other variants.

The keyboard and the trackpad are super comfortable and designed according to the gaming needs. The keyboard is tailored beautifully and RGB(Red,Green,Blue) backlit with self changing color feature, where the backlight changes automatically according to the game.

Moreover, the speakers produce a clear, crisp and loud sound- a must for great gaming ambience. Also, the screen is bright and provides a clear display.

Despite being  powerful and elegantly designed, this laptop disappoints for the battery life. The battery lasts only around 5 hours on normal usage and hardly 2 hours on gaming. Also, the 3W subwoofer is not a crisp sound producer and disappoints here.

Another feature that is missing in MSI GE62VR is the G-Sync. This might be more technical, but it is responsible for giving you clear pictures without any graining while gaming.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU:  Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad Core Processor (6MB Cache, 2.8GHz-3.8GHz)

Graphics:Card: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5

RAM: 16GB DDR4 2400MHz

Storage: 1TB 7200rpm Hard Disk Drive

Screen: 15.6-inch Full HD Display (1920 x 1080)

OS: Windows 10(64 bit)

  • VR Ready
  • Stays cool
  • Less noisy
  • Amazing performance
  • Beautiful and comfortable keyboard design
  • No G sync
  • Poor battery
  • Poor sound quality of subwoofer

2. MSI GS43VR Phantom Pro-069 – Ultra Portable Gaming Laptop

MSI GS43VR Phantom Pro-069 review

(Average Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 14.3’’
Battery: Around 5  hours

With the brushed metal look, this is a small and powerful machine.  The MSI GS43VR Phantom Pro is an absolute gaming machine with a strong and robust gaming build. The processor and the graphics configurations cater an ideal gaming environment. This 14.3’’ machine is portable to be carried around even in a briefcase.

Overall, the machine is a good one as a mid range gaming laptop and contains all the required specifications. The keyboard is red backlit, softer on key press and comfortable for the user. Some users may take time to adapt to soft keys.  Also, the trackpad is easy, sturdy and responsive. Moreover, the screen has a bright and clear display with very less graininess at intense levels.

On the downside are the speakers, system fan and battery. The sound quality and quantity are both very low. The speakers produce a very low sound even at high volume settings. The system fan too fails in keeping the system cool enough while game and also makes a lot of noise while on work.

The battery life is just average with around 5 hours on normal usage and around 2 hours on gaming.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700HQ; 2.8-3.8GHz

Graphics:Card:  NVIDIA’s GTX 1060 6G GDDR5

RAM: 16GB (8GB x2) DDR4 2400MHz

Storage: 128GB M.2 SATA + 1TB 7200RPM

Screen:  14.3″ Full HD 1920×1080

OS: Windows 10(64 bit)

  • VR Ready
  • Powerful performance
  • Comfortable keyboard and trackpad
  • Portable
  • Average battery
  • Hot and noisy
  • Poor speakers

3. MSI GL62MVR 7RFX-1048 – 94 percent NTSC, Best gaming laptop  under 1500 by MSI

MSI GL62MVR 7RFX-1048 review

(Average Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery: Around 5  hours

This is another powerful Aluminium black VR ready gaming laptop by MSI. It’s a use everywhere machine that performs astoundingly in all the scenarios. The VR ready feature itself proves this machine to be able to work well in all gaming scenarios and giving you a delicious gaming. This performance machine is capable of handling multiple process threads with ease.

The 94% NTSC(higher the NTSC, better the display) is a super wide screen viewing angle. This means that you can have a crisp and clear view of the screen around 178 degrees angle of it.

The keyboard is comfortable to use with red backlight and translucent edges. Some have reported the keyboard to catch the finger point impressions soon, while others don’t find this happening. The trackpad too is responsive and comfortable.

Adding to the ups is the sound quality. The Nahimic 2 surround sound system makes you feel to be in the ocean of music and sound – amazing for gaming ecosystem. Also, the system stays cool with less noise while system fan is working.

The only downside is the middling battery life. The battery stays around 5 hours on normal usage and drains quickly while gaming.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: Core i7-7700HQ (2.8 – 3.8 GHz)

Graphics:Card:  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6G GDDR5

RAM: 16GB (8G*2) DDR4 2400MHz 2 Sockets

Storage: 128GB NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD (5400RPM)

Screen: 15.6″ Full HD eDP Vivid Color 94% NTSC  

OS: Windows 10(64 bit)

  • Most amazing screen with around 178 degrees viewing angle
  • Stays cool and calm
  • Portable
  • Awesome sound quality
  • Great multithreading speed
  • Average battery life.
  • No optical drive

4. MSI GP72 MX Leopard-1214 – Best 17 inches gaming laptop under 1500

MSI GP72 MX Leopard-1214 review

(Average Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 17.3’’
Battery: Around 4  hours

Yet another decent MSI machine as a  gaming laptop under 1500 Dollars. The MSI GP72 MX Leopard is a fairly good machine for gaming. MSI has tried to incorporate the high end features into a budget buy machine. This dedicated gaming machine has a fair performance in terms of usage.

The  keyboard and the touchpad are very comfortable, tactile, quicker and gaming friendly(non gamers may need to adapt to the keyboard). The touchpad is spacious and wide enough.

Moreover, the system fan performs well in keeping the machine cool and calm. The G-Sync feature avoids any screen graining and provides a smooth picture quality.

On the flip side, there are a few disappointing features too. The battery life is too less as the machine runs around 4 hours on normal usage and hardly an hour while gaming.

Also, the speakers are unable to produce fine sound quality. Adding to this is the restricted screen view angles at 4k and 3k with a dull display quality.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8-3.8 GHz

Graphics:Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050

RAM:  16 GB DDR SDRAM

Storage: 1TB 7200 RPM; 128GB NVMe SSD

Screen: 17.3″ Full HD Anti-Glare

OS: Windows 10(64 bit)

  • Stays cool and quiet
  • G-sync
  • Gaming friendly keyboard and touchpad
  • Dull display
  • Poor battery life
  • Average speakers

5. MSI GL62M 7REX-1896US – Best portable gaming laptop, best buy

MSI GL62M 7REX-1896US review

(Average Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery: Around 5 hours

This decently designed notebook in matte finish look is a great and affordable gaming laptop under 1500 Dollars. It is a real power and speedy performer and a great gaming machine that provides awesome gaming experience for high end gaming too. Not just this, it’s ultraportable, thinner and lighter and a stylish carry along.

The red backlit  keyboard is a super stylish gaming input device, which adds ease and comfort to typing experience. The trackpad is also highly responsive and spacious to cater to the gaming needs.

The bright display, 3D surround sound quality, heat suppression system are all a cherry on the top! The display is very illuminating and supports vivid color displays beautifully. Adding to this, the system fan (a bit noisy) keeps the machine super cool even under high pressures. Also, the speakers produce a mesmerising sound quality ideal for gaming.

The only downside is the battery life that stays around 5 hours on normal usage and dies to only 1 and a half hour while gaming.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: Core i7-7700HQ; 2.8 – 3.8 GHz

Graphics: Card:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4G GDDR5

RAM:  8GB (8G*1) DDR4 2400MHz

Storage:128GB M.2 SATA + 1TB (5400RPM)

Screen: 15.6″ Full HD eDP 1920×1080

OS: Windows 10(64 bit)

  • Stays cool
  • Thin, light and portable
  • Power performer
  • Amazing speakers
  • Beautiful display quality
  • A bit noisy fan
  • Poor battery life

6. Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming Laptop – Great gaming performance

Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming Laptop review

(Average Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery: Around 5 hours

The plastic and aluminium build laptop is a well made and sturdy machine. This laptop has a superb performance both for gaming as well as casual usage. The combination of its CPU and GPU configurations make it an absolute budget gaming machine.

The red backlit keyboard is comfortable with wide keys that ease the typing. You can on or off the backlight according to your choice. Also, the touchpad is responsive and sturdy.

The overall system does not heat up even while high end gaming, thanks to system fan which is otherwise a bit noisy.

On the downside is the battery life that stays around 5 hours on normal usage and around 2 hours while gaming.The display is not  bright enough and gives just fine gaming experience.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU:  7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor (Up to 3.8GHz)

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM

RAM:16GB DDR4 Memory

Storage: 256GB SSD

Screen: 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen IPS display

OS: Windows 10(64 bit)

  • Great performer
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Stays cool
  • Fast processing
  • Finger point impressions are easily left on the machine
  • Middling speakers
  • Average battery life
  • A bit noisy fan
  • Poor battery life
  • Dull display

7. ASUS FX503VM – Powerful Gaming Laptop

ASUS FX503VM review

(Average Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 15.6’’
Battery: Around 5 hours

ASUS FX503VM with brushed aluminium finish is a strong mid range gaming laptop. This a great performer in all scenarios. The 3GB graphics card provides ample for great speed and strong performance.

The red backlit keyboard is nicely designed with comfortable key press experience. Also, the touchpad is beautifully placed to add to the user’s comfort.

The screen is a bit dull(as compared to other variants) but provides wide viewing angles. Adding to this is a great sound quality by the speakers.

The disappointing part is the battery that lasts around 5 hours on normal usage and around an hour while gaming. Also, the system fan is too noisy and fails to keep the system cool(may need to use a cool pad)

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU:  7th-generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core 2.8GHz (Turbo to 3.8GHz)

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB graphics

RAM:16GB DDR4 DRAM

Storage:128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD

Screen: 15.6″ Full HD Matte Panel

OS: Windows 10(64 bit)

  • Fantastic sound quality
  • Wider screen view angle
  • Strong performance
  • Nice keyboard and touchpad
  • Noisy fan
  • Heats up
  • Poor battery life

8. ASUS VivoBook Pro – 72 Percent NTSC , Newest 17 inches laptop

ASUS VivoBook Pro review

(Average Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 17.3’’
Battery: Around 4 hours

This newest 17.3’’ VivoBook Pro is a sturdy, stylish and strong laptop. Plastic body with brushed aluminium has a strong build quality.  It is a thin and light machine with amazing performance in all scenarios. Be it day to day use, internet surfing or gaming, the VivoBook Pro handles everything thrown at it.

With 72% NTSC, the screen provides much wider view angle. Moreover, the screen itself is pretty bright to give a nice view.

The speakers produce a great sound quality that is one of the best among its variants in this range. The backlit keyboard is a different design with low profile keys that seem very responsive on low pressure(this may not be choice of some). Also, the touchpad is spacious and comfortable.

On the flip side, the disappointing factor is the battery life and the system cooling. The battery life works around 4 hours on normal usage and drains quickly to merely  survive around 1 and a half hour.

Also, the the system fan is too noisy and fails in keeping the laptop cool under pressure.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz (Turbo up to 4.0GHz)

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB discrete graphics

RAM: 16GB DDR4 RAM

Storage: 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD

Screen: 17.3″ Full HD Wide View display with 72% NTSC

OS: Windows 10(64 bit)

  • Superb onboard audio and speakers
  • Thin and portable
  • Great performance in single tasking
  • Wider view angle
  • Bright display
  • Sleek low profile keys on the keyboard
  • Decent and responsive touchpad
  • Noisy system fan
  • Poor battery life
  • Gets hotter under pressure

9. Eluktronics N870HP6 Pro-X Premium Gaming Laptop – Ideal gaming laptop under 1500 Dollars

Eluktronics N870HP6 Pro-X Premium Gaming Laptop review

(Average Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 17.3’’
Battery: Around 4 hours

With shiny, brushed plastic body and uncompromising performance, this laptop comes out to be a great gaming machine. It’s quad core processor is undoubtedly super fast and makes the gaming and casual usage a delight.

The RGB(Red, Green, Blue) backlit keyboard is a beautifully designed input device. This smart keyboard is equally comfortable and gives a nice gaming experience even in dim light. Also, the touchpad is highly responsive and comfortable to use.

As a great feature we have a longer battery life for gaming. On a normal usage, the laptop lasts on battery for around 6 hours and while gaming it manages around 4 hours(better than other variants)

On the downside, the speakers do not produce a nice sound quality. Also,  the system fan is too noisy and can’t keep the system cool under pressure.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ (2.8GHz/3.8GHz) Quad Core Processor

Graphics:GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics

RAM: 6GB GDDR5 VRAM

Storage: 256GB Ultra Performance PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD

Screen: 17.3″ Full HD IPS LED Anti-Glare Display (1920 x 1080)

OS: Windows 10(64 bit)

  • Sleek and thin
  • Great performance
  • Good battery life
  • Magnetic to finger prints
  • Average sound quality
  • Noisy fan, gets hotter

10. Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition – Best gaming laptop under 1500 by Acer

Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition review

(Average Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars)
Screen : 17.3’’
Battery: Around 6 hours

As the other Acer models, this one also gives decent and sophisticated looks. But, dont judge it from its looks, this simple looking gadget has a strong and sturdy build. Its a power pack performer in all the scenarios.

The red backlit keyboard is quiet comfortable and gives a natural typing experience. The touchpad is comfortable and responsive and includes a fingerprint reader.

The display is bright enough and can be used even in sunlight. Also, the speakers produce a fine sound quality that adds to the gaming experience.

On the downside is the battery life that stays around 6 hours on normal usage and drains back to around 2 hours while gaming.

 

Specifications Pros Cons
CPU: 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor (Up to 3.8GHz)

Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM

RAM: 16GB DDR4 Memory

Storage: 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD

Screen: 17.3″ Full HD IPS LED Anti-Glare Display (1920 x 1080)

OS: Windows 10(64 bit)

  • Sleek design
  • powerful performance
  • Fabulous speakers
  • Comes with fingerprint reader
  • Very less noisy, stays cool
  • Average battery life

To wrap up:

Buying the type of laptop is everyone’s unique flavor. Some aspire features, looks,  etc while others need all these in a best budget gaming laptop. Whatever it might be, the technology is ever ready to provide us a booming experience in gaming.  Also, the credit goes to the gaming apps that add delight to our lives and the best game app development company that works on giving us gaming leisure in hands.

Shivani Bakshi

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