Best Gaming Laptop Under 600

The under $600 gaming laptop market is not large. Gamers in general, are looking for the biggest of bangs and the most popping of the eyes. However, if expectations are kept reasonable, a great gaming experience can still be had using a budget gaming laptop. Here are the top four in this price range.

Acer Swift 3, SF315-51-518S

The Swift 3 is a good laptop all-around, but has enough computing power to make for exciting gaming. It is powered by an Intel i5-8250U processor that runs at 1.6 GHz. While it might not sound like the speediest of chips, the fact that it is quad-core allows smooth and stable processing under almost any condition. The 256 GB SSD will hold a lot of games and respond with lightning speed, and the 8 GB of DDR4 ram are plenty for most games. The integrated Intel HD graphics will not be running Deus X: Mankind Divided any time soon, but can still handle some of the more demanding titles available today. Of particular note, the chassis of this laptop is extremely durable. A lot of laptops in this price range tend to feel like fragile pancakes, but the Swift 3 is solid. Pros of the Swift 3 SF315-51-518S

  • Well built
  • Strong processor
  • Super fast SSD
  • Fast RAM

Cons of the Switf 3 SF315-51-518S

  • Screen could be brighter
  • Speakers are average
  • Hard drive size could be bigger

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Lenovo Premium Built High Performance 15.6 inch HD Laptop

2016 Newest Lenovo Premium Built High Performance 15.6 inch HD Laptop This Lenovo offering features the Intel Core i5-6200U mobile processor. While it is a dual-core processor, the chip architecture gives it a total of four logical cores. It also includes integrated graphics that run at an impressive 1 GHz in turbo mode. There is 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, as well as a traditional 1 TB hard drive. Aside from a bright, responsive touch screen, the salient feature of this laptop is the turbo mode. This mode shares memory and cache resources with the processor, making mid-level gaming workable. Pros of the Lenovo Premium

  • Good battery life
  • Full size hard drive
  • Vivid screen
  • Turbo mode gaming

Cons of the Lenovo Premium

  • Older RAM
  • Heavy at 5.6 lbs
  • Not full HD

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Samsung 15.6-Inch Premium HD Touchscreen Laptop

Samsung 15.6-Inch Premium HD Touchscreen Laptop Samsung does an admirable job cramming a lot of power in this laptop for an astoundingly affordable price. To begin with, there's the Intel i5-7200U processor. It has two cores and four threads and is capable of running at a speed of up to 3.1 GHz. Unlike any other laptops on our list, this Samsung features an actual graphics card. The NVIDIA GeForce M920X has 2 GB of dedicated video memory and makes a noticeable difference in gaming when compared to integrated graphics. The touchscreen is responsive, and the sound is actually clear and deep. Like the Lenovo, this machine comes with a 1 TB traditional hard drive. It also has 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and the most intuitive-feeling keyboard of all models. Pros of the Samsung 15.6-Inch Premium HD Touchscreen Laptop

  • Discrete graphics processor
  • DDR4 memory
  • Plenty of hard drive space
  • Solid build
  • Excellent sound

Cons of the Samsung 15.6-Inch Premium HD Touchscreen Laptop

  • Not full HD
  • Small battery

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Dell Inspiron i5765-2764GRY 17.3" FHD Laptop

There's nothing like a massive screen to help really immerse a player in a game, and this Dell has one of the biggest to be found in the laptop world. With a screen that size, having a fast processor and strong graphics capabilities is essential to get rewarding gaming. Fortunately, the processor is the powerful AMD A12-9700P. This quad-core beast can run at speeds of up to 3.4 GHz and is equipped with integrated Radeon R7 graphics. Add in 8 GB of DDR4 RAM running at 2400 MHz, a 1 TB hard drive, and a backlit display, and this Inspiron makes for a solid gaming machine in this price range. It is important to note that although the graphics are integrated, they provide compatible graphics power to the NVIDIA M920X dedicated graphics card of the Samsung. Pros of the Dell Inspiron i5765-2764GRY

  • Large, beautiful screen
  • Powerful processor
  • Quality integrated graphics
  • Large hard drive

Cons of the Dell Inspiron i5765-2764GRY

  • Only HD+, not full HD
  • Heavy at almost 7 lbs.

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