Best Budget Gaming Laptops 2019
When you’re tasked with buying new hardware on a budget, it can often feel like you have a limited choice. There’s also the niggling, underlying thought that if you wereable to spend more, you could get a vastly better product. It’s important, then, to consider value for money – sure, you could max out your credit card on the very best laptop on the market, but is it really necessary if you only play Fortnite or The Sims 4? Of course not.
To save you the trouble of scouring the internet, we’ve sifted through the competition to find the very best budget gaming laptops available. These little machines will give you the most bang for your buck and provide a brilliant gaming experience without breaking the bank.
ERAZER P6689 Intel i5 GTX 1050 Gaming Laptop
It’s a mystery how Medion have managed to compile so many sought-after components into one affordable package. Powered by the more than capable Intel Core i5-8250U with the option to turbo boost to 3.4Ghz, along with a full-fat Nvidia 1050 GTX 4GB, you’ll be able to play your favourite games without the need to make any major sacrifices. Chuck in a generous 1TB hard drive, 8GB of RAM and a full HD 15.6” IPS 120hz screen, and it’s clear to see that Medion have a magical product on their hands. Shazam.
MSI PE72 8RD-020UK Gaming Laptop
Don’t be fooled by its discreet, almost corporate-looking appearance – the MSI PE72 is a serious gaming laptop with the specs to prove it. With plenty of processing power thanks to an Intel Core i7-8750H and serious graphical grunt from a supercharged Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, the MSI PE72 welcomes whatever you can throw at it. Input lag is also a thing of the past on this supercharged system thanks to its 120Hz screen and 3ms response time. Pure pwnage.
ASUS TUF FX505DY RX560X Gaming Laptop
Are you a staunch defender of team AMD? If so, the ASUS TUF will make your green-loving friends red with envy. Armed with a Ryzen 5 CPU, Radeon Vega RX560X 4GB and a generous 16GB of RAM, this exceptionally robust and durable laptop is designed to dominate the competition (and protect it from any day-to-day wear and tear). With a cutting-edge IPS-level NanoEdge display – offering silky-smooth, blur free gameplay – and an ultra fast refresh rate of up to 144Hz on some configurations, don’t be surprised if your eyes tear up at the sheer beauty onscreen. *sniff*
ASUS TUF FX505DT GTX 1650 15.6 R5-3550H Gaming Laptop
Another corker of a laptop from the ASUS TUF range is the FX505DT. Rocking the latest AMD Ryzen processor (complete with quad cores and eight threads that can reach up to 3.7GHz), it packs a powerful punch, while its Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Graphics encourages both beautiful performance and staggering images. An ergonomic keyboard fitted with HyperStrike technology adds to this laptop’s gamer-friendly design, while immersive DTS Surround Sound offers theatre-quality audio that’ll help you sink into your games with ease. For the value-conscious gamer, you really couldn’t strike a sweeter deal.