Powerful gaming laptops under 500 dollars have either an Intel Core i5 or i7 quad-core processor and NVidia series 900 GPU (i.e., dedicated graphics). They are priced at 800 or 1000 dollars. But this doesn’t mean that you have to invest a large sum of money to enjoy your favorite PC game.

Even if your budget is around or under 500 dollars, you’ll be able to play the latest games at highest or medium settings in any of the below laptops.

Cheap and Best gaming laptops under 500 USD

MSI Computer C

If you’re a serious gamer who is ready to spend an extra 50 to 100 dollars for a better machine, check out the below details of MSI’s newest gaming beast. Computer C offers an exemplary configuration for a surprisingly small price tag, i.e., within $500 – 600.

This product from MSI is a full high-definition LED backlit display installed laptop with silver/black color painted body and Windows 8 OS. MSI CX612 has a 5th generation Intel dual-core i5 2600 MHz processor. This CPU’s clock speed can reach up to 2.7 GHz.

MSI Computer C CX612 : best laptops under 500 dollars

MSI C is powered with DDR3L 8GB RAM and 750 GB HDD. This gaming laptop below 600 dollars features a powerful graphics card in the form of NVidia GeForce 920M GPU, and it comes installed with 2GB of VRAM. It has 3 megabytes system cache memory. It can read/write data to 2 RAM modules at a given time. The notebook supports a max 16GB volume of RAM. It has a high capacity lithium-ion battery.

This laptop below 500 dollars promises 400+ minutes of battery backup (on normal usage). If you’re running game, expect 3 to 2.5 hours of backup with MSI C. As you can see above, this beast from MSI has better hardware than the below laptops.

Acer Aspire E5-573G:

Acer is yet another leading laptop brand in the world. If you explore its official site or some online stores, you’ll find 100s of Acer laptops.

E5-573G is one of the latest product from this US-based computer manufacturer. The reason why I’ve added this notebook to this list is apparent. E5 has the perfect configuration for playing any game or for editing multimedia files. It has a GPU as well is a powerful CPU.

This laptop has a dual core Intel 5th Gen 5200U processor which is set to a very high clock speed of 2.2 GHz. Just like high-performance AMD chips, the 5th gen I5 supports turbo boost in which its clock speed will reach up to 2.4 GHz.

Acer E5-573G

E5-573G comes with a decent cache memory and 1600 MHz 8GB RAM. If you want, you can add more RAM to make E5-573 for making it a powerful machine. This is yet another good gaming laptop under 500 dollars that come with a DVD writer and Windows 10 home OS. It features a powerful battery that delivers 300+ minutes of backup power on a single charge.

Acer E5-573G is equipped with full high-definition resolution based 15.6 inches display and eSATA 1TB storage hard drive. There’s a NVidia GTX940 GPU along with 4GB dedicated VRAM too. The performance of this GPU will impress you. If your budget is within 500 to 570 dollars, you should consider buying Acer E5-573G.

Dell Inspiron 15 5000

This Inspiron series Dell laptop features a stylish aluminum body, and it carries a 400 dollars price tag. Dell has added an aluminum casing to keep the laptop’s body cool during serious gaming sessions. Inspiron 150 5000 features MaxAudio sound system and it is fitted with a 15.6 inch HD screen along with a backlit display. This laptop has a thin and lightweight design. It includes a 5 in 1 SD card reader and 43 Watts/hour battery that lasts for several hours on normal usage (web surfing, editing documents, etc).

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 - best gaming laptops under 500 dollars

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 is a 64 bits quad core laptop with 1.9 GHz AMD A10 CPU and Radeon R6 graphics processing unit. It is stuffed with a 1000 GB HDD, 8GB RAM and other network /basic connectivity options that include gigabit (1000 Mbps) Ethernet module, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI, etc. If you need a budget Dell gaming laptop under 500, buy Inspiron 15 5000 and will not be disappointed with its performance.

Lenovo Ideapad 100 laptop

The Ideapad 100 delivers outstanding performance because it has a 5th Generation Intel Core I5 processor. What I like about this device is its dimension. This laptop from Lenovo is thin, and it’s not bulky. It packs with a 5400 RPM hard drive with 500 GB data storage capacity.

Lenovo Ideapad 100 : best laptops below 500 USDTalking about its configuration, Lenovo Ideapad 100 uses Intel’s integrated graphics processor. It has HD resolution, Realtek 1000 Mbps LAN, and many more exciting features. The laptop stores 240 minutes of backup power, and it has Microsoft Windows 10 OS.

ASUS X55DA laptop

Asus, known well for its ROG series high-end laptops had to be on our list because it has launched affordable notebooks for every budget. X555DA-WS11 is a decent machine that features a new generation Radeon R6 GPU and AMD A10 8000 series processor.

Asus X551DS-WS11 : good gaming laptops under 500$This Asus laptop is thus suitable for watching movies online and running games at moderate settings. It comes with two modules of DDR3 4GB RAM and 15.6 inches LED-backlit high-definition. The resolution of the screen is 1366 x 768 pixels. X555DA-WS11 is powered by Win 10 64 bits OS and it has an optical disk drive.

This Asus gaming laptop boasts a single VGA, HDMI, card reader and a USB 2.0 port. It has 2 USB 3.0 ports and 1 TB 5400 RPM HDD. It weighs at 3.1 kilograms.

HP 15-ay011nr laptop

HP has introduced the ay011nr notebook this year in April. The HP 15-ay011nr laptop is equipped with a dual-core Intel Core i6 6th Gen CPU with 2300 MHz base clock speed. There’s no dedicated graphics processor in this device.

HP 15-ay011nr : HP laptops under 1000 USDHP 15-ay011nr features a single module DDR3L 8GB SDRAM and WLED backlit 15.6 inch HD display. It packs with 5400 RPM 1 Terabytes capacity storage hardware. This HP laptop is intended for everyday use. It has a DVD writer and Microsoft OS. It has 3 USB, HDMI, and RJ-45 LAN ports.

HP 15-ay011nr has an excellent battery life of up to 420 hours. Its weight is around 2 kilograms. It runs on Windows 10 OS (home version) and has DTS sound system along with HP assistant support software.


  1. Ritesh

    Hey pramod , u’ve mentioned good pieces out in u r articles ,bt all r out of stock ,or much higher priced then u’ve mentioned .
    So I want a budget gaming laptop , will u suggest me a good gaming laptop under 45k . which is easy available on online stores . ??

    • Pramod Choudhary

      You are right! The prices of the laptops I’ve shared have increased. They are available on newegg and amazon US site. I’ll update the list soon.


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