Top 25 Cheap Gaming Laptops of 2016: Decoding the gaming monsters
The modern gaming industry has come a long way from the times when gaming was only about playing Street Fighters on those boxes designed for and by aliens of some unknown galaxies. It is now more than $25 billion industry waging a tough war against the Hollywood’s hot blockbusters. The popularity of some games is such that they have been adapted into full blown Hollywood screenplays and have also done exceptionally well businesses.
So when games are increasingly becoming as entertaining as movies, then why don’t we show a little more care for the devices on which we play them? I mean we make sure that we catch the latest Mission Impossible installment starring Tom Cruise at the best theater in the town. Then why don’t we just want to play the best games on the best laptops for the best gaming experience? Sounds strange, right?
For a lot of staunch gamers out there, an ideal gaming device does not really exist on the planet and for those it does they find it expensive and an over the board topic. However, you will be surprised to know that there is no dearth of the best performing cheap gaming laptops in the market.
An ideal gaming laptop runs on an Intel Core i5 processor, 2 GB graphics card, 1TB hard drive or 256 GB solid state drive (SSD), 8 GB RAM, and 15.6 or 17.3 inch play display. You can get it all within USD 800 flat if you know what you are looking for. You don’t have burn a hole in your pocket all the time for those enthralling gaming experience.
We have got you the best budget cheap gaming laptops of 2016 right here. Here we go:
1. The Acer Aspire E5-575G-53VG
This Acer Aspire mean machine bags the top slot on the list of the best budget cheap gaming laptop of 2016. It is loaded with the 6 pack generation Intel Core i5-62ooU, 8 GB RAM, and 256 GB solid state drive. Its 2GB Nvidia Geforce 940 MX graphic card makes your gaming experience on laptops extra thrilling, no doubt in that.
2. Acer Aspire E5-573G
All right! Looks like Acer is dedicated to catering to the generation of freaky gamers of the modern world. The second position on the list of the best budget cheap gaming laptops has also been awarded to another demon from the brand Acer itself. The Acer Aspire E5-573G performs with the power of 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 940M GPU and Intel Core i5-52ooU processor. It has a 15.6 inch full HD screen to give a life-like gaming experience. Just like its new version Acer Aspire E5-575G-53VG, its E5-573G version is also packed with an 8 GB RAM and 1TB solid state hard drive.
3. Dell Inspiron i7559 FHD
Now, the third position on the list goes once again to one of the leading computer manufacturing companies—Dell. The Dell Inspiron i7559 FHD is an eight pack Spartan fueled by the 6th generation Intel Core i5-6300 HQ 2.6 GHZ processor that comes with a Windows 10 preinstalled in it.
Just like previous two demons on the list, this too runs on 256 GM solid state drive and 4 GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics card.
4. ASUS K501UX-AH71
Next on the list is Asus K501UX-AH71 that comes loaded with a powerful 6th generation Intel Core i7-65ooU 2.6 GHZ processor. The demon runs on an 8 GB RAM and 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M graphic card. It is also studded with a 256 GB solid state drive.
5. Lenovo Z70
Lenovo has been one of the leading computer brands in the world. It has also tried luck in cell phone manufacturing and has tasted exceptional success without any effort. So when the brand made it to the 5th rank on the list, we were not really surprised because we knew the star would be there no matter what might have come.
Lenovo Z70 is one of the best budget cheap gaming laptops in the market that is available for less than $800 or so. It is loaded with the 6th generation Intel Core i5-52ooU processor and 2GB Nvidia GTX-840M graphics card—making it ideal for an out of the world gaming experience. Grab it now!
6. ASUS ROG GL552VW-DH71
Making the appearance once again on the list at rank 6 is the stalwart ASUS with its ROG GL552VW-DH71 model. This is a real monster when it comes to gaming as it is loaded with a whopping 16 GB RAM and iconic 15.6 inch HD display screen for life-like display. This ripped six pack monster comes with the 6th generation 2.6 GHZ Intel Core i7-67oo HQ processor and 2GB Nvidia GTX 960 M graphic card. There is no way your system can slow down while you are playing a game on your computer. There is no way at all!
7. MSI GP62 Leopard Pro
MSI has always been popular amongst gaming fanatics from around the globe. So the brand really deserves to be on the list for its cool looks and ideal features for out of the box gaming experience. The MSI GP62 Leopard Pro has 2 GB Nvidia GeForce GT 950 M Graphics and 8 GB RAM. With Intel Core i5-4210 M processor, 5400 RPM hard drive, and 1 TB hard drive, this machine is the best deal for modern Gerard Butlers.
8. Dell Inspiron i7559-2512BLK
The second brand to have made the appearance for the second time on the list is Dell Inspiron with its model i7559-2512 BLK. This cheap gaming laptop can be purchased under USD 1,000 flat or so, no questions asked. This mean demon has a 4 GB graphic Nvidia card and awesome 15.6 inch HD display screen. It is loaded with the latest Intel Core i7 processor, 1 TB hard drive, and 8 GB RAM.
9. ASUS ROG GL752VW-DH71
The second last on the list is ASUS ROG GL752VW-DH71 with a 17 inch screen for an amazing gaming experience. Fueled by 2 GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 M graphics and Intel Core i7-67ooHQ processor, this mean machine becomes a hell of a device with a 16 GB RAM and the 1TB hard drive.
10. Acer Aspire E 15
At the 10th position on the list is Acer again with its Aspire E 15 model. This is the cheapest gaming laptop so far on the list. You can get it for just USD 700 or less. The demon gets its energy from 4 GB Nvidia Geforce graphics and Intel Core i7-65ooU processor. It’s got an 8 GB RAM and 1 TB hard drive.
11. MSI GT62 Dominator Pro
Another gaming monster from the MSI league is its GT 62 Dominator Pro model. One of the best features of this machine is its extremely comfortable keyboard especially designed to play high quality games. Quick and superfast transfer speed, powerful stature, accurate Nvidia G-Sync display, and 15 inch screen all make it an ideal gaming device.
12. Alienware 13
Alienware is the father of all laptops. But the strangest thing is that nobody has the slightest idea about it. A lot of people from some parts of the world have not even heard its name yet. Pity!
Its latest Alienware 13 version is the first gaming laptop ever that sports an OLED display. That means that no other machine will ever be a match to it this Hulk. The machine runs on 256 solid state drive (SSD) making it ideal for multitasking. It has an Nvidia GeForce GTX 965 M GPU and the beast called Intel Core i7 Processor. The best part is that it can shoot a game in no time.
13. Razor Blade
One of the best features of this machine is its lightweight. A lot of top gaming laptops are heavy despite being studded with unmatched hardware and configurations. This causes a lot of trouble for those who can’t breathe a whiff without gaming. Weight is obviously a major factor for those planning to buy a gaming laptop.
Razor Blade is a great buy for the suckers of digital PC games. It runs on the best Nvidia graphic card and i7 processor. It turn every gamer on with its sleek and customizable backlit keyboard. It is sexier than Kim Kardashian with its 4K display.
14. MSI GT 72 Dominator Pro
It seems like MSI is dedicated to catering to the gamers from around the globe with its wide range of gaming devices. After MSI GP62 Leopard Pro and MSI GT 62 Dominator Pro, there is GT 72 Dominator Pro with graphics to die for. It beautifully sculpted red chassis reminds me of gadgets used by Iron Man. It is more than just attractive. Its keyboard gets in with the rhythm of your fingers in no time. It is comfortable.
This is the first laptop designed for virtual-reality experiences. So that means you can now put on those 3D glasses and play right inside their world of graphics. To take your gaming experiences a notch higher, this gaming device comes with a desktop GPU. Nvidia’s G sync technology and its out of the world audio quality leaves you spellbound.
15. Acer Predator 17X
So as the name suggests here itself, this Acer machine is a real predator munching on all the average gaming devices on the shelves. The best part is that it comes with virtual-reality-ready functionalities to take your gaming experience simply out of the world in no time.
Its keyboard is colorful like a rainbow and comes with Macro row. One of the main issues while playing is overheating. But the machine completely takes care of that. It comes with a power heating management. So there is no way for unwanted interruption. Bingo!
16. Gigabyte P25X v2
Gigabyte P25X v2 can go on and on forever. Its battery life is more powerful than a gorilla on prowl. And when we have already announced it the Gorilla of gaming laptops, then there is no need to mention its strength for bulky games that gulp down energy of laptop in less than a second.
It comes with 1080p screen and a performance better than Gorilla.
17. Aorus X7 Pro-Sync
It does not really look like a device made for gaming in the first impression. But when you really give it a try, it just blows your mind out with its configuration. It is a bag-size nuclear bomb, honestly. This machine comes with two Nvidia’s graphic cards. Yes. You heard it right. It actually comes with two Nvidia’s graphic cards. G sync technology is supported by the machine.
18. MSI GT72S G Tobii
Why the hell all MSIs are so hot? I mean we have already reviewed three above and they were all so sexy that they had to be there on the list. Without them the list would have been just incomplete. Joining the bandwagon of MSI is its GT 72 G Tobii that sounds like the cousin of Tofu.
It has the best performing configuration. It comes with the latest technology that makes its keyboard ultra smooth. It transfers files faster than Domino’s home delivers pizzas. Just kidding! It is really quick and stronger than one can imagine.
19. Origin EON15-X
The best thing about this Origin EON15-X machine is that it comes with an incredible desktop configuration. We know that a desktop configuration is always best for a gaming experience; this too is popular for its amazing non-stop performance.
It runs on Intel Core i5-i7 with an 8 GB RAM to 64 GB. It’s got an amazing 15.6 inch display. It is an ideal device for video editing.
20. Gigabyte P35X v5
This time on the list is Gigabyte’s v5 version with an unmatched 4K performance. The beast runs on Intel Core i7 and 8 GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 M. It has a 15 inch display, 256 GB solid state drive (SSD), and 1 TB HDD.
One of the best features is its iconic optical drive. If you are looking for a machine you can take around for a gaming experience then this is the beast designed for you. Grab it now!
21. Lenovo Ideapad Y700 15-Inch
Making it to the list so late after its first appearance at number five is Lenovo. Its Ideapad Y700 version with a 15 inch screen is earning some good name for the brand. The beast has real drop-dead gorgeous good looks with a strong performance streak. It runs on a 2 GB Nvidia Geforce GTX 960 M and Intel Core i7 Processor. But yes, you can buy the version with Intel Core i5 Processor depending on your budget. 4 GB DDR5 VRAM is another best feature of the laptop. But I personally found its AntiGlare Backlit Multitouch screen more exciting. It is quite cheap and best for those who keep finding new poisons to get entertained.
22. Asus ROG Strix GL502
If you are a true gamer, then there is no way you can not fall in love with this beautiful gal! Yes. Asus Rog Strix GL 502 is an ideal device for all types of games on the shelves these days. The best part is that the device does not really look like it can handle modern games. The performance of Asus RoG Strix GL 502 is just like an underrated boxer in the ring who shows his caliber in the most frightening fight of his career.
With already so many stalwarts occupying slots above, featuring this beast tell a thousand words about it machismo. The fighter has a 16 GB RAM that answers all the doubts you may have the moment you saw its name of the list. I mean 16 GB DDR 4. Are you kidding me? is the first reaction I got. Other features include Intel Core i7 Processor, 15.6 inch screen, colorfully vibrant display, 1 TB HDD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 M to 980 M. Wow. That’s like extra cheese on my favorite Pizza for free. Right?
23. MSI GS60 Ghost Pro
So the 23rd ghost on the list is MSI GS 60 ghost pro. And let tell you here that this machine is just like delicious thin crust pizzas on your platter. It is think like blade and light like a feather in the air. It comes with a 16 GB DDR 4 RAM. Now you know why it is named as the Ghost because it is a hell of a ghost.
Supported by Intel Core i7 Processor and Intel HD Graphics 530, the machine does not compromise on delivering the best performance for the sake of looks. It is thin like an Italian model strutting on the ramp in two-piece and performs like Uma Thurman from the Kill Bill series. Honestly.
Its 15.6 inch screen makes it ideal for game lovers. SkyLake processor makes it the strongest device for gaming ever. Suitable for all types of games available in the market.
24. Origin EON17-SLX
Making its appearance for the second time on the list is Origin’s EON 17 – SLX. Just like its EON 15 – X version, the model too functions on a powerful desktop configuration. To be honest, any laptop device based on configurations of a desktop is a machine to kill mercilessly. You can just pick any laptop based on this particular specification blindly. No questions asked whatsoever.
It is available with two different processors: Intel Core i5 Processor and Intel Core i7 Processor. One of the best features is its large 17.3 inch screen that helps it stand out from the crowd. Its RAM is 8 GB and storage capacity of 120 GB and more.
The Origin EON 17 – SLX is touted to be the undisputed fighter for aggressive performance and agility.
25. MSI GT80 Titan
All right! This machine is a Hulk in black version. It is seriously big and brutal in performance. The first thing that strikes you the first moment you see it is its size and the frenzy it can unleash if put to the best use. There is no doubt that with its weight (it is around 10 pounds or so if I can guess properly) it is abusing the definition of portability that the laptops were created for. However, this modern world titanic is no less than a desktop in performance for gaming.
The mammoth has a brain of 5th generation Intel Core i7 Processor.
It is best for gaming due to its 2 X Nvidia GTX 980 M SLI (16 GB GDDR5) GPU and HD graphics of 4600. Critics from all around the globe have termed it as the best device for gaming despite being heavy in weight. In fact, the idea behind not really thinking about its weight while manufacturing it was not compromising on quality on any condition. It has an 18.4 inch display screen that is larger than the largest we got on the list (Origin EON17-SLX with a screen size of 17.3 inch). This means that the machine is designed to give you a desktop experience not matter what. In fact, this machine is designed to run just any game under the sky as its configurations suggest. You can play just any game with any graphic complications on this machine without having to think about the performance. It has some one of the best heat management features loaded in it. So keep on playing no matter how long a game is without having to worry about its battery life.
Did I forget to mention its keyboard? Yes. I did. Well, its keyboard is quite smooth. You know your fingers adjust to its keys on their own and you suddenly start hitting it like you know it for long. Its keyboard is very gamer-friendly.
So if you are a game freak who has not yet experienced the best gaming thrill on laptops, then you should consider buying the one from the list above. They are just cheap but also the best you can ever get.