The laptop notebooks built for gaming tend to be slightly different in comparison to their non-gaming counterparts in terms of specifications, design, build quality and performance. They generally possess higher specifications such as better graphic processing capabilities, more efficient RAM utilization, more efficient cooling systems and support higher screen resolutions and higher FPS (frames per second). However, they do come with a heftier price tag. And so below mentioned are the top 5 notebooks for people who aren’t looking to splurge too much money on a laptop notebook yet want the performance of a gaming laptop. Let’s see the 2016 Cheapest Gaming Laptops.
1. HP pavilion 15-ab522tx (price: $626)
This laptop provides the best specifications of a gaming laptop on a budget. It boasts of a 15.6 inch backlit Full HD led display, an Intel Core i5-6200u (6th gen) processor (2.3 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores), 8 GB DDR3 RAM, 4 GB NVIDIA GeForce 940M dedicated graphics card and 1 TB HDD. This laptop can easily run some of the most graphically demanding games that are available in the market .The battery, however, lasts a mere 2.5 to 3 hours under mixed use. It comes with Bang & Olsen speakers that provide a crisp sound while listening to audio through the laptop speakers.
2. Lenovo Z51-70 (price: $639)
If you’re a fan of AMD graphic processors, the Lenovo Z51-70 is the laptop to go in for. With a 15.6 Full HD backlit led display, an Intel Core i7-5500u (5th gen) processor, 8 GB DDR3 RAM, Radeon R9 M375 and a 1 TB HDD under the hood, this laptop can easily meet your average gaming requirements. Although in spite of possessing a Full HD display, the Lenovo Z series display is known to create a bit ‘washed out’ images on the screen. It does provide for a better battery backup in comparison to the HP laptop mentioned above.
3. Lenovo Ideapad 500 (80NT00FTUS) (price: $689.98)
The Lenovo Ideapad 500 series offers a powerful Intel Core i7-6500u (6th gen) processor clocked at 2.5 GHz that should suffice to handle your daily gaming requirements. Besides this laptop possesses a 15.6 Full HD led display, 8 GB DDR3 RAM, 4 GB AMD Radeon R7 M360 dedicated graphics card and 1 TB HDD. This beast also manages to pack in JBL speakers with Dolby theater sound for your listening comfort. This laptop provides for around 4 hours of juice to meet your everyday needs.
4. Acer Aspire E 15 (price : $550)
This laptop apart from shipping with a 15.6 Full HD backlit led display, also packs in an Intel Core i5-6200u (6th gen) processor. For your gaming requirements, it ships with a NVIDIA GeForce 940 MX 2GB DDR5 VRAM. Other specifications that make this laptop bang for buck include an 8 GB DDR4 RAM, a 256 GB flash memory SSD, a reversible type C USB connector and an average battery life of about 10 to 12 hours.
5. Dell Inspiron i5559 -7081SLV (price : $655)
If you’re into the latest craze for touch screen laptops then the Dell Inspiron i5559 is the laptop for you. This 15.6 inches Full HD touchscreen laptop is built with an Intel Core i7-6500u (6th gen) processor. For your graphic requirements, it has a dedicated 4GB AMD Radeon R5 M335 graphic processor. The Intel Real Sense 3D camera on this laptop enables you to interact with the laptop without touching the screen by tracking hand and head gestures and finger movements. Coupled with a 1 TB HDD and Waves MaxxAudio Pro speakers, this powerhouse laptop should be sufficient to meet your daily gaming needs quite comfortably. The battery life, however, isn’t very impressive, providing for about 3 hours of usage under heavy use.
All the above laptops described above ship with an activated copy of Windows 10 Home OS. Microsoft has promised free future upgrades to the latest versions of Windows.