In today’s digital era the demand for gaming computers is high all over the world. Students and video gamers, for instance, are always on the lookout for well-made budget models for research and gaming purposes. The sheer number of available brands offline and on the Internet has made selection difficult, often with frustrating results. If you have 400 dollars to spend and looking for a good cheap gaming laptop for regular usage, here is a detailed review of the top 15 best models in 2016 you should buy:
15. Toshiba Satellite C55DT-A5148
Toshiba Satellite C55DT-A5148 is a light 15.6-inch computer that is suitable for both work and gaming purposes. It is affordable, aesthetic, and has many advanced features that will improve how you work and play. For less than 400 dollars, for instance, you get a durable gaming computer with a powerful 1.5GHz AMD A4-5000 Quad Core processor. It has 4GB DIMM, 750GB hard disk drive storage, and a powerful high definition (HD) AMD Radeon HD 8330 graphics card. Toshiba Satellite C55DT-A5148 runs Windows 8.1 operating system (OS) and has a 5.12-hour capacity battery.
14. Toshiba Satellite C55-A5308
If you are on the market for a cheap gaming laptop under 400 dollars, do not hesitate to buy Toshiba’s Satellite C55-A5308 for the following reasons: first, performance wise, it matches many high-end models retailing for thousands of dollars on the Web. Its accelerated AMD A6-5200 Quad Core processor together with the installed 4GB RAM and AMD Radeon HD 8400 graphic card work in synergy to offer seamless game-play. It has 500GB storage, 15.6-inch touchscreen, and many connectivity ports.
13. HP 2000-2B19WM
HP 2000-2B19WM has an accelerated AMD E-300 dual core processor with 1MB L2 cache. Its graphics card is a functional 2GB Radeon HD 6310 model, while its memory a 4GB DDR3 SDRAM model that is expandable to 8GB. This computer has an ergonomic full keyboard. It has a high definition (HD) 15.6-inch LED-back lit screen and a DVD burner, and runs Windows 8 OS.
12. Lenovo G50 80E3005NUS
Have you experimented with many gaming laptops unsuccessfully and are now on the market for a cheap everyday model, Lenovo G50 80E3005NUS is a worthy buy. It is portable. It is also durable and has a powerful 2.0GHz AMD A8-6410 processor that is suitable for regular gaming. For 400 dollars, you also get 6GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB storage space, and a rechargeable 6-hour capacity Li-ion battery. Lenovo G50 80E3005NUS runs Windows 8 OS.
11. Toshiba Satellite C55-B5246
Toshiba Satellite C55-B5246 is a 4.8-pound gaming laptop with a 15.6-inch touchscreen, a 1.8GHz Intel Core i3-3217U Processor (with 3M cache), and 4GB DIMM RAM. The integrated Mobile Intel HD graphics card is perfect for gaming, while the 500GB storage on offer is impressive. As many computers on this list, it has a full size keyboard and runs Windows 8.1 OS.
10. Lenovo ThinkPad E545 20B20011US
Lenovo ThinkPad E545 20B20011US has a 15.6-inch LED back lit display with HD anti-glare technology. Its 2.9GHz AMD Dual Core processor is powerful, while the 4GB DDR3 RAM, 320GD hard drive storage, and AMD Radeon HD 8450G graphics card on offer is impressive, for the price. This computer is light and durable. It has a 6-hour capacity battery and runs Windows 7 Pro.
9. Dell Inspiron 2016
The Inspiron by Dell has remained a sought-after gaming laptop for years because of its high processing power, aesthetic value, and the impressive gaming power that it offers independent of title. With the release of this 2016 edition, the experience has gotten better. For those that enjoy video gaming, for instance, and want an impressive HD experience indoors, the 15-inch screen offered is not only clear, but also has WLED backlighting that minimizes glaring. The 2.0GHz i3-5005U processor offered handles heavy-duty gaming well, while its memory (4GB DDR3L) and high-performance graphics card (Intel HD 5500) improve performance and its picture quality further. You also get 1TB HDD storage, a stable plastic casing with a full keyboard and high-speed connectivity ports, and a 7-hour battery pack.
8. Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga
An acclaimed two-in one convertible touchscreen laptop, Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga is a valuable gaming laptop, with a light 11.6-inch design that works well for travelers. It is durable, offers reliable video gaming performance courtesy of its premium processor (1.83GHz Intel N2940 Quad-Core) and high memory (4GB DDR3) and has a clear LED backlit screen with a scratch resistant coating that prolongs it life further. The connectivity port (HDMI and USB), Bluetooth and Wi-Fi adapter, and webcam offered work well. Its sound is premium; white SATA SSD drive (128HB) guarantees a faster and smoother gaming and computing experience in the comfort of homes.
7. Lenovo G70 2016
This latest edition of the Lenovo G70 trilogy of laptops is a well-designed high-performance model with a large 1600 x 900p 17.3-inch screen that makes gaming fun. It is durable, HD-ready, and has a powerful 2.5GHz A8 AMD Quad-Core processor that processes tasks fast for an enjoyable and smooth gaming experience. The 4GB DDR3 memory offered smooths video-gaming experience further, while the 1TB HDD drive offered allow you to install and backup gaming files without running out of storage space. You also get an ergonomic keyboard, Windows 10, and many connectivity ports including microphone and earphone jack, HDMI, webcam, and Bluetooth.
6. HP Laptop PC
For those on the hunt for budget gaming laptops, this 15.6-inch model by HP is an advanced high-performance model that draws power from an A8-6410 AMD Quad-Core processor and an impressive 5-hour capacity battery pack. Its smooth, guarantee smooth and enjoyable gameplay courtesy of the 4GB memory offered, and has a SuperMulti DVD burner that you can use to backup files and 750GB HDD that offers sufficient space for installing all types of games. This laptop runs Windows 10, has dual stereo speakers that generate immersive sound, and has a gaming grade full keyboard and high-speed connectivity adapters and ports including HDMI and Wi-Fi.
5. HP 15-F211WM
Do you have a tight budget? Do you want a budget gamin laptop that you can use to play both offline and online. While it is tempting to choose a low performance model to cut costs, purchasing HP 15-F211WM might be the best decision you ever make. It is professional-grade, 15.6-inches, and has a feature-rich design with a many innovative feature that will improve how you work and play. Its processor, for instance, is a powerful Intel Celeron N2840 model that works in synergy the 4GB offered to smooth gameplay. Its non-glare screen and built-in graphics card improve picture quality, while its connectivity ports and large full keyboard offer user’s value.
4. Toshiba Portégé R835-P56x
Featuring a striking magnesium blue theme and a travel-worthy 13.3-inch design, Toshiba Portégé R835-P56x is a high-performance LED laptop with a clean and aggressive-looking design that avid gamers appreciate. Most surfaces are metallic and designed to withstand everyday abuse. Processor (2.9GHz i5 2410M Intel Core), RAM (4GB DDR3), and graphics card come optimized for heavy duty gaming, while the full gaming-grade keyboard and the large storage space offered (640GB HDD) is impressive for its price.
3. ASUS X551MA
A popular workhorse among gamers worldwide, ASUS X551MA is a premium black themed laptop with a clear 15.6-inch screen, 500GB worth of storage space, and 4GB built-in memory that reduces lags and other performance issues to smooth gameplay. It is durable, comes pre-assembled and ready to use, and delivers the power of Windows 8.1, which you can upgrade to Windows 10 free. It is also HD-ready, has HDMI and USB connectivity, and has a premium graphics card and memory share system that boosts value.
2. ASUS X205TA
Designed to deliver superior processing power without overheating and or sky rocketing electricity costs, ASUS X205TA is a super-efficient and well-ventilated gaming computer with a striking gold theme that does not fade over time. If you are tired of the standard black and silver models people have used over the years, this laptop is a worthy accessory with a travel-worthy 11.6-inch design that works better than larger models. Even though the 32GB SSD storage space offered is minuscule, its convenience and high processing power makes it a worthy accessory. Its LED-backlit screen is also clear and perfect for gaming, while its long battery life (12 hours) is novel.
1. ASUS F555LA-AB31
Even though cheap, ASUS F555LA-AB31 is a premium accessory that does not work nor look cheap at all. It is 15.6-inches, HD-ready, and has a 4GB DDR3 memory that complements its Core i3 Intel Core processor that improve data and gaming performance further. You also get 500GB HDD storage, an ergonomic iceCool keyboard that works quiet, Windows 10 OS, and one-year accidental damage protection and a one-year international warranty.