Best cheap gaming laptops

Guide to buying the best cheap gaming laptops.
Gaming laptops are a niche product, and like most niche products, they are expensive. They are expensive, not because they have "special" components, but because they are made in limited series.
A gaming laptop (for games) must have enough capacity processor, enough memory and graphics system, and not least generous storage for games (roomy hard drive).
Apart from power, a gaming laptop should not be limited in any way, or have fewer limitations. For most of the time limitations are of heat, where processors have low frequency to operate at temperatures as low all the time. Therefore I do not recommend Ultra Low Power processors in a gaming laptop.
Gaming laptops components are the same that we find in normal laptop. The difference do accents of color, shapes and extra stuff (backlit keyboard).
Why does he need a laptop to be good for gaming?
1. A powerful dedicated video card
2. A multicore processor with frequency as high.
3. RAM sufficient
4. Gigabit LAN card (gaming network)
Yet we find on laptop = s normal, nor will cost us so much.
A gaming laptop on the 4000 lei pleaze up. We will choose less expensive laptops that will do the job as good.
Do not get me misplaced, not saying gaming laptop is not good, but that's too expensive and gamer does not have much money, unless your name Ion-Ion-T1r1ac.
To achieve our goal of buying a gaming laptop with little money, you must click a few buttons.
1. Choose a laptop with the lower resolution screen, to have fewer pixels pushed for the video card. So we choose a cheaper video card.
2. Choose a laptop without SSD, they are expensive and gaming is not mandatory. Anyway It can be mounted afterwards an SSD using a caddy like I did instead of optical drive.
3. Choose a laptop with a good processor, trailed at a frequency as high. Games like Gigahertzii.
After applying magic formulas, we have three winners. Two are very accessible and the third is slightly more expensive, the budget recommended enough.
Best cheap laptops for Gaming.
Acer Aspire E5-572G-38HC with Intel® Core ™ i3-4000M 2.40GHz, Haswell ™, 4GB, 1TB, nVidia GeForce 840M 2GB, Linux, Black (cheap laptop for gaming)
X550JK-XX115D Asus Laptop with Intel® Core ™ i5-4200H 2.80GHz, Haswell ™, 4GB, 1TB, nVidia GTX 850 2GB, FreeDOS, Dark Gray ( recommendation gaming laptop)
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 laptop with Intel® Core ™ i5-4210H 2.90GHz processor, Haswell ™, 15.6 ″, Full HD, 8GB, 1TB + 8GB SSHD, nVidia GeForce GTX 860M 4GB, FreeDOS, Black (average budget laptop for gaming)

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  1. Well yes . Those M (Mobile) video "cards" are actually video chips glued to the motherboard that use the ram memory of the ddr3 - 1600 MHz laptop.
    video cards with GT, GX termination…. whatever it is, there are video cards on the slot (MXM, PCI-E) with own gddr memory (g-graphics) with frequencies from 4000 MHz upwards. this gives advantage in games.
    and in fact the final price of the laptop is high on the dedicated video card that slot.
    In my opinion anyway: you want games to the fullest, take your desktop capable.
    how about memory on the motherboard stuck consider a golaneala from suppliers. a memory chip fails only take my BSOD sites without can do something. we all know how often fall memoirs; Hynix and those on professional video cards fall.

    • Thanks for completions. The topic!

    • stefan, What do you do when you have a video card GTX 860M? E slot or stuck on board memory or dedicated e share? M stands for mobile and refers to low power consumption, GT, GS, GTX refers to performance. Not necessarily excluded. GTX has 860GB 4M is stuck and is dedicated GDDR.
      I took the first version to offer with 1650 lei and it is absolutely reasonable. 840M with 2GB dedicated DDR3 2000MHz as specification tells successfully cope with entry-level gaming and beyond. Monitor is not the best but you get used to. 600 lei this money + SSD, RAM and caddy 4GB is the best. I could take the same configuration with the 5GHZ i2 (approx. The same perf. With i3 4000M) but it was 400 extra lei.
      For those who want information see link processors will not automatically throw expensive processor versions that do not justify the price

      • Another link for video cards
        840M is on the front page of high-end video cards. It's among the last, but still…

        • marius said

          I know that gaming laptops have a few different features than office / multimedia; such as: better cooling with about 2, 3 fans in them, radiator and chipset, video card on the slot. now if you have a laptop with a "dedicated" video card glued video chipset to the motherboard… you have no chance to get a newer game at a good resolution and an acceptable fps.
          and problems that can occur if you ask for more: peel off the graphics chip on the motherboard because of excessive heat.
          I only take my laptop with video chip on the motherboard soldering better gpu I buy a laptop with the processor. not even that it far longer.

    • daydr3am3r said

      It is not like that. Intel cards are the ones that have shared memory. AMD and nVidia cards have dedicated memory and are always specified. For example, the nVidia 960M has 4Gb Video Ram, separate from RAM. And that's not specific to gaming laptops. Any laptop that has nVidia or AMD (with a few exceptions here) has 2 video cards from the start - the integrated one that has shared memory and is used for OS (Aero, video players, etc. - Generally anything related to power saving) and the dedicated to gaming.

      @ big0ne - It's dedcata. nVidia does not have integrated video cards because it does not make processors. Only AMD has SoC (System On A Chip) But here too it is specified if it is shared or dedicated.

      Returning to the subject - the big problem with gaming laptops is that if you don't clean them regularly, they will crack. The heat generated in the limited space offered by the laptop case finishes any component in time, the HDD being the first to go. Pay close attention to this aspect, especially if you intend to stay with him in bed, on the blanket / sheet, to collect lint.

  2. Manasseh said

    But a laptop with AMD processor type A8 / A10 and a plaque dedicated giga 2 should be ok?

    • "2 Giga video card" is a kind of "4-wheel car".
      Architecture (generation)
      RAM type, DDR and GDDR
      Bus Bandwidth
      Frequency Memory
      You can have a video card with "2 Giga" of 2000 lei or one of 200 lei.
      A cheap video card with large RAM is like a trunk Matiz with the truck. In vain have large trunk that can carry merchandise not too much, because it has too little engine.
      Manufacturers put a lot of memory on weak video cards that give the impression of being strong product. RAM is cheap, a few cents per chip. The graphics processor is more complicated.
      Over time I have explained many times I had the opportunity this stuff. Who saw them, had he learn.

      • Manasseh said

        Thanks for the clarification. Sorry for generalizing the "2 gigabyte plate" I promise to be more careful another time. Too loud the analogy with "Matiz" :)))) I really have one and I had a lot of fun :)))

  3. Hi, I leptop it. I bought them last year in October and go all the games on it for example to realize the full performance 3 hd played Crysis on medium or ultra perfect details to go on gender 1024X768 low resolution and is a two physical cores and i7 two board games tremperatura varies in degrees 70 75- games

  4. Anderson said

    Thinking about it, I really wanted to change my 8-year-old laptop with PM965 chipset, with a newer gaming one and I didn't know what to choose with FullHD or HD. I had set my eyes on an Acer with 840M and CPU with U, but I said NO to look. I had found one with 940M like Acer, but maybe the prices for a better gtx850M or so will decrease. Black Friday can do something, who knows…
    I saw the end in a tutorial laptop with good quality JBL speakers, a laptop deoarce say I old all go on it first version of XP without SP and has JBL and bestial sounds for a laptop (Compaq).

    • On the laptop's hard to have a very good sound. Indeed manufacturers are making efforts to improve the sound. I had a Toshiba speakers plus a subwoofer 4 and everything seems sound was poor.
      My advice would be to take a normal laptop and besides he put a bluetooth speaker that goes on the wire. A Bose Soundlink Mini for example. A speaker that can be used on TV and telephone.
      In recent years we have improved the image screens, internet connection speed, video quality. Unfortunately I forgot audio. All phones, temevizoarele, laptops and tablets hear exactly like hell.

      • What about professional studio monitors? Good tutorial games while not give you a lot to learn.

        • Professional studio monitors are some professional studio reference speakers.
          They're good for:
          For those who want to tune their music and sound. For those who edit video. For those who monitors the sound of a production booth. Even for Intelligence, FBI, CIA.
          These speakers are not listening to music, in the sense of fun.
          If you want powerful bass or high, you'll have them. The monitors have a balanced sound and boring for most.
          Most people want speakers to demolish the house, his neighbors and crack plaster finish. I do not think anyone is loyalty Involvement and balanced sound.
          I use Sennheiser headphones to monitor sound some time as doing a tutorial. These headphones are perfect but terrible music monitoring.

          • I prefer studio monitors, I did not even 2 weeks but I want to see how it works. All right, I'm not talking to you, if you listen to music and what you said is pointless

  5. Marian said

    What do you recommend for editing graphics (Ps and ii) ?? Thanks!

  6. Cristi, I bought the laptop: HP ProBook Laptop 455 G1 Quad-Core AMD processor-10M A5750 2.5GHz, 8GB, 500GB, AMD Radeon HD 8750M 2GB, FreeDOS. You think it's good enough for. games? I know no intel, but I go games on it now. What do you think about him?

  7. Marius L. said

    I find it exaggerated to say about the Acer laptop you mentioned that it would be for gaming, since the video card it is equipped with has a bandwidth of 64 bits. With such a video card, some games don't even think they will start. I don't want to offend you at all, but it seems to me that you want to present a mediocre laptop as "gaming", in the idea that many unskilled people will think: "Look what a cheap gaming laptop! Let me take it! ” I have nothing against you profiting from profits, it seems absolutely normal to me, but be objective and not misinformed!

    • I understand you and I'm not into games, but someone who is or claims to be, I think, is also informed about what he needs for his games. As a parenthesis, as they are not with games, I didn't even mention them "The best laptops for multimedia, office, video editing… .. 'you understand :). I don't think it should be proposed to address those who know exactly what they need, but for beginners, to have a base

  8. laurentiu said

    Hi Cristi. I think that instead of acer this is better: LENOVO G710 laptop, Intel® Core ™ i3-4000M 2.4GHz, 17.3 ″, 4GB, 1TB, nVIDIA GeForce GT 820M 2GB DDR3, Free Dos on the flank and with insurance 5 lei per month for 4 years any component. A little more expensive than acer but I think it's worth it. My opinion that a laptop between 2000 and 2500 lei is ok for almost anything, but…. Everyone chooses according to his budget. I went on lenovo (top version) at your recommendation and I am very satisfied. Congratulations on everything you do. I'm glad to have you with me every day. And now I'm reviewing much older tutorials. Dear.

  9. You can not do a tutorial and PC gaming?

  10. Hi, I'm passionate about IT and I want to progress in the field AEST.
    My question is, what could I start, BASIC programming, what language etc.
    I know you are very busy, but I'd be grateful if you suggest me something.
    Thank you!

    • The fastest way to learn is to "dive" in the middle of the problem.
      The first time it is best to start with HTML, CSS and Javascript. From here you wear a veil in several directions, and learn without you realize.
      The "school-like" method doesn't work, because you don't have to link the theory.
      Create a site first.
      Even if you start with Java, say, you hit all the HTML. So better start with HTML, which is a markup language, easy to assimilate at first.

    • daydr3am3r said

      You start with theory and algorithmic and C ++ for beginners to your way of thinking form. Then continue with HTML / CSS / JS / PHP, this is typical of the lightest web. Preferably in parallel. Then you decide what you like most, C ++ or Web.

      Note that you need and database (MySQL for starters) used both for web and mobile

      Then you need Java because it is also used in enterprise and web and mobile (Android). There is no limit to languages ​​unfortunately because the market is evolving and it varies greatly from one segment to another.

      If you want Web, in addition to what I said above you and ASPX (enough to use, but you need Windows for him).

      If you want Mobile you need the web (to some extent) + Java (Android). For WP you need NET (MS tech - C #, C ++ .NET), HTML5 / JavaScript / CSS / XML / XAML (you can only do this on Windows) and for iOS (Mac only) Swift (the new Apple language) and ObjectiveC ( the old Apple language, still used but useful if you want to understand the examples on the net).

      In closing, I suggest you go on for web and databases.

      A, and the risk of being cursed, do not write anywhere that a gamer has no money. Also, you have to work and pay gamer and you can afford, you should not be giving money ready gamer.

  11. ms much, you are the best!

  12. I have a question: What would be the minimum frequency of Intel (i3, i5, i7) to live with ease virtual machine (either Windows 7, 8.1, 10 or distribute various linux)?

  13. LucianGL said
    • Super offer…

      • luciangl said

        I took the laptop, moves really well, very strange with wireless killer, and many other chestii.Cel interesting is that I've already giving everything fried maximum crisys very high in 3 and then running a video in 8K, however that player uses the more efficient video card when it comes to running a kind 8K video?

  14. LucianGL said

    to my calculations, if you take where they are now, it's almost 500 expensive euro

  15. mosu67 said

    Cristi are a novice and that I ask you to tell me what the difference is between an SSD and Lenovo IdeaPad laptop SSHD.iar Y50 de1TB + 8GB sshd not have a hard de1TB iteleg and 8GB sshd representing? This is hard can partition? what program? Many thanks,

  16. mosu67 said

    Cristi - which laptop should I choose between Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 and Asus N551JK-CN102D have similar features and I would like to buy one of these .black-friday,

  17. George said

    But what has AMD APU? S not that good? I văzutca you just filtered iînţelege processors.

  18. Hi Cristi, I inspired you choices but we tried something with a processor HQ i7 pcgarage affordable price you can tell me which is the best of the century 2 laptop you recommended and I found it
    Thank you in advance !

  19. folks… I have an asus f550cc with i3 and nvidia 720m that I paid only 400 euros and I even use it on games… and drak to be if I was disappointed with something so far! and believe me I tried everything and it really worked! at how much it costs I'm really surprised how well it moves… and I've been changing computers for about 20 years.

  20. A useful tip: when we want to buy a gaming laptop, CPU cores and be with 4 2 not cores.
    We can also choose AMD Quad Core. Video card have at least 2 GB. Even if we or sshd HDD, a SSD can change. The memory of that little 4 be DDR3 GB. We can add another 4 8 GB or GB or GB kit dual 16. No need removing the optical drive DVD, we can get a rack and use as external to HDD.
    Neceasar not a Full HD screen. A HD Ready is satisfactory.

  21. No computer specialist, far, so I have a question: what could I buy leptop performance speak for online games? What do you recommend .Specific: No matter BUGETUL.Va thanks.

  22. An opinion about this laptop and how handle games?
    Notebook / Laptop Acer 15.6 ″ Aspire E5-551G, HD, Processor AMD Quad Core FX-7500 2.1GHz Kaveri, 4GB, 500GB, Radeon R7 M265 2GB, Linux, Black, no ODD

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