Best Gaming Laptops Under $600 – 2016

There are several options you may have come across when looking for a good but cheap gaming laptop under $600. Every serious gamer wants a machine that is powerful, but also affordable. It can be hard to find a computer like this unless you do a lot of research.

That can be tiring, but don’t worry. We have done the digging for you and have compared the top models you will want to consider before you run out and buy your new gaming laptop.

Comparison Chart

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In this model, Asus gives the user some serious competition against other top gaming budget laptops. This one has a display measuring a generous 15.6 inches. In addition, it has some real gusto with an AMD A 10 7400 P 2.5 GHz quad-core processor. It gives users the convenience of Turbo-Boost needed when playing high-end games.

It also features a mind-numbing dual graphics Radeon R7 M 265 DX. You get 8 GB of ram and a whole terabyte of 7200 RPM hard drive. This laptop comes with Windows 8.1 already installed, but it can easily be upgraded to Windows 10 for more features.


  • Quad Core AMD A10-7400P 2.6 GHz (Turbo 3.5 GHz)
  • Radeon Dual graphics R7 M265DX with 4 GB RAM.
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM.
  • 1024 GB HDD Disc
  • 15.6-Inch Display with 1366×768 resolution.
  • Windows 8.
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We think this is the second best laptop for under $600. Acer has a great reputation for creating the best gaming laptops and the Aspire E5-573G-56RG model is one of its more notable machines. It has actually revolutionized the gaming industry. This laptop also has a large 15.6-inch high-resolution screen with a powerful Intel Core processor. Its 2.5 GHz Broadwell processor is right up there with the more advanced i7 series. There are 4 GB of dedicated graphics powered by NVidia. It also has 8 GB of Ram designed to boost overall performance and it also has a 1 TB 5400 RPM SATA hard drive. It runs on Windows 10.


  • Dual Core i5-5200U 2.2 GHz (Turbo 2.7 GHz)
  • GeForce GT940M GPU with 4 GB RAM.
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM.
  • 1024 GB 5400 RPM HDD Disc
  • 15.6-Inch Full-HD Display
  • Windows 10
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This one has a nice design to it, and it features 15.6 inches of screen with 1366 by 768 resolution. That is pretty standard n this price range. The glossy display makes it a bit hard to see in sunlight but it has a decent viewing angle otherwise. Glossy displays are a pretty common problem for laptops in this price range. It comes with a quad core A10 processor with integrated Radeon R6 GPU and 8GB of RAM. Its hard disk holds 1000GB. With performance almost like the GeForce GT720, it has the best GPU in gaming laptops under $500.


  • Quad Core AMD A10-7300 1.9 GHz (Turbo 3.2 GHz)
  • Integrated Radeon R6 M275 GPU
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM.
  • 1024 GB HDD 5400 rpm Disc
  • 15.6-Inch 1366×768 pixels Display.
  • Windows 8.1
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Lenovo gives this laptop a conventional look. It has 15.6 inches of display in 1366 by 768 resolution. Unfortunately, this glowing screen makes it very hard to use in direct sunlight. Lenovo’s Z50 laptop has a quad core A10 processor with an integrated Radeon R6 GPU. It comes with 8GB of RAM and 500GB of hard disk space. It is excellent for a gaming laptop under $500 so we give it fourth place in our top cheap laptops for gaming.


  • Quad Core AMD A10-7300 1.9 GHz (Turbo 3.2 GHz) 
  • Integrated Radeon R6 GPU
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM.
  • 500 GB 5400 RPM HDD Disc
  • 15.6-Inch 1366×768 pixels Display
  • Windows 8
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Finally, this laptop comes in with just a lower spec version of the winner. It has the same design with a 15.6- inch screen and 1366 by 768 resolution. It has a decent viewing angle but it has the same glossy display as the previous two models so it is tough to play in very bright light. This machine has a quad core A8 processor together with Radeon R 5 GPU. It has 1000 GB of hard drive space and 8 GB of Ram.


  • Quad Core AMD A8-7100 APU 1.8 GHz (Turbo 3.0 GHz)
  • Integrated Radeon R5 GPU
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM.
  • 1024 GB HDD 5400 rpm Disc
  • 15.6-Inch 1366×768 pixels Display.
  • Windows 8.1
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All of these gaming laptops are under $600 and we think they are some pretty decent alternatives to the pricey models you could consider. They are excellent for gaming when you need to stay within a certain budget. They are pretty powerful and configured with the latest features to make today’s games playable with a good amount of power. Add them to your list and then choose the one that’s right for your gaming.

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