Best cheap gaming laptops in 2021


Best Cheap Gaming Laptops

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The best cheap gaming laptops right now

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Dell G3 15

Dell G5 15 SE

The

HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0046nr

The

MSI Alpha 15

and

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i (15-inch)

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1. Dell G5 15 SE (2020)

Great performance and helpful software

Specifications

CPU:

AMD Ryzen R7 4800H

GPU:

AMD Radeon RX 5600M
RAM/Storage:
16GB/512GB SSD
Display Size/Resolution:
15.6/1920 x 1080

Reasons to buy

+Blistering CPU performance


+Strong graphics (compared to budget gaming)


+Great battery life

Reasons to avoid

Middling graphics (compared to mainstream gaming)


Dim and dull 60Hz display


Chunky design

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Dell G5 15 SE (2020) review

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2. HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0046nr

Stellar performance and battery life on a budget

Specifications
CPU:
2.6-GHz Intel Core i7-9750H CPU
GPU:
RAM/Storage:
12GB/256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
Display Size/Resolution:
15.6/1920 x 1080

Reasons to buy

+Affordable


+Solid gaming and overall performance


+Great battery life

Reasons to avoid

Dim, somewhat dull display

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HP Gaming Pavillion 15-dk0046nr

review.

3. MSI GF63 8RB

Strong performance for the price

Specifications
CPU:
2.2-GHz Intel Core i7-8750H CPU
GPU:
RAM/Storage:
Display Size/Resolution:
15.6-inch/1920 x 1080

Reasons to buy

+Relatively slim and lightweight


+Fast performance

Reasons to avoid

Dim and dull display


Low-travel keyboard


No gaming utilities

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MSI GF63 8RB review

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4. Acer Nitro 5

Specifications

CPU:
AMD Ryzen 5-4600H
GPU:
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 with 4GB of VRAM
RAM/Storage:
up to 8GB/256GB SSD
Display Size/Resolution:
15.6-inch/1920 x 1080

Reasons to buy

+Long battery life


+Strong CPU performance


+Ridiculously affordabl

Reasons to avoid

Mediocre graphics


Dull display


Muddy audio

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Acer Nitro 5 (AMD, 2020) review

5. Asus TUF Gaming FX705

Strong performance, vivid display, great price

Specifications
CPU:
2.3-GHz Intel Core i5-8300H CPU
GPU:
RAM/Storage:
Display Size/Resolution:
15.6/1920 x 1080

Reasons to buy

+Vivid and crisp 144-Hz display


+Comfortable keyboard


+Excellent performance

Reasons to avoid

Poor webcam


Weak speakers

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Asus TUF Gaming FX705 review

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