Best Laptops for Gaming at $500, $600 and $700


Aug 17, 2014
1. What is your budget?

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?

Don't care, I'd prefer smaller but budget is more important.

3. What screen resolution do you want?

Doesn't matter. Would prefer 1080p, but I'm just going for best gaming specs possible.

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?

Preferably portable. I'm a college student, and having 3-4 hours would be very helpful (maybe some kind of powersavings [IE the GPU will stop being used when it's not needed/unplugged]

5. How much battery life do you need?

Preferable 3-4 hours

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?

Heck yes. The best games possible! Just get me the best GPUs in a laptop I can get at $500, $600 and $700 price point.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)

Nah, no editing or anything. Just gaming.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?

If it comes with an 128GB SSD that's good. I'm gonna be scrapping the hard drive and replacing it with an 128GB/180GB SSD the second I get it. So Hard drive doesn't really matter.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.


10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?

As long as possible?

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?

Nope. Don't need one.

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.

Don't caaaaare about brands, it varies by product anyways.

13. What country do you live in?

America! (God bless)

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

See title if still confused. God Bless the USA


Aug 19, 2014
As others have said, anything under $700 can't really be considered a gaming laptop as the gaming performance will be quite poor.

Also, be aware that with the GeForce 840M and R7 M265 graphics cards in the laptops mentioned above, you will have to settle for low to medium graphics settings in any recently released games that are even slightly graphics-intensive. To be able to reach high settings in newer games without choppy performance, you would need an 850M or 860M, which will push the cost of your laptop to about $1000 or more.
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