Low price gaming laptops?

TheParanoidAndroid

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I'm looking for a gaming laptop that's between $200-$300 (USD)
Are there any good options in that range? It doesn't have to be high end or have any real special features, just needs good performance. Good enough to play TF2 and CS:GO with minimal lag.

Graphics is important, but not priority; playing said games at even just 40fps on med-low settings would be okay, way better that the steady 12 that I get now.
 

Johnson Mike

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Here are the laptops recommended to you in your budget -

Asus Vivobook X540SA 15.6 Inch Laptop

Specifications -

Intel Quad Core Pentium N3700 Processor up to 2.4 GHz
4 GB RAM
500GB HDD
Windows 10

These specs are enough to run both the games without any problems.

Check it out on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Performance-Premium-Processor-SuperMulti-10-silver/dp/B01KAP7RJG/

You can checkout other options in between $200 - $300 over here - https://laptopunderbudget.com/best-laptops-under-300-dollars/

There's also one more laptop but its price is little bit higher than your budget. If you can spend $50 more then I would recommend you to get -

Acer Aspire E15 E5-575-33BM Laptop

Hardware Specifications -

7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100U Kaby Lake Processor (2.4GHz, 3MB L3 cache)
15.6" Full HD Widescreen ComfyView LED-backlit Display supporting Acer ColorBlast technology
4GB DDR4 Memory, 1TB 5400RPM HDD
Windows 10 Home
Up to 12-hours Battery Life

Price - $349.99

Check it out on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575-33BM-15-6-Inch-Processor-Generation/dp/B01K1IO3QW/
 

Johnson Mike

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Here are the laptops recommended to you in your budget -

Asus Vivobook X540SA 15.6 Inch Laptop

Specifications -

Intel Quad Core Pentium N3700 Processor up to 2.4 GHz
4 GB RAM
500GB HDD
Windows 10

These specs are enough to run both the games without any problems.

Check it out on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Performance-Premium-Processor-SuperMulti-10-silver/dp/B01KAP7RJG/

You can checkout other options in between $200 - $300 over here - https://laptopunderbudget.com/best-laptops-under-300-dollars/

There's also one more laptop but its price is little bit higher than your budget. If you can spend $50 more then I would recommend you to get -

Acer Aspire E15 E5-575-33BM Laptop

Hardware Specifications -

7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100U Kaby Lake Processor (2.4GHz, 3MB L3 cache)
15.6" Full HD Widescreen ComfyView LED-backlit Display supporting Acer ColorBlast technology
4GB DDR4 Memory, 1TB 5400RPM HDD
Windows 10 Home
Up to 12-hours Battery Life

Price - $349.99

Check it out on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575-33BM-15-6-Inch-Processor-Generation/dp/B01K1IO3QW/
 

jaguarskx

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Acer Aspire ES 15 ES1-572-31KW for $300.
- Core i3-6100u
- Intel HD 520
- 1366x 768
- 4GB RAM
- 1TB HDD


https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i3-6100U-Windows-ES1-572-31KW/dp/B01J42JPL4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1486572179&sr=8-2&keywords=i3-6100u

I highly recommend adding another stick of 4GB RAM for $28 when you can afford to do so. Having two sticks of RAM allows the RAM to operate at full speed rather than half speed. That can increase integrated graphics performance by 10% - 15% depending on the game. Having more RAM can also improve overall performance a little bit because when the laptop starts to run out of available RAM, it swaps data back and forth to the hard drive which can cause a bit of lag and lower performance.

https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-1600MHz-PC3-12800-DDR3L-SDRAM-CT51264BF160BJ/dp/B009RBN6I6/ref=pd_sim_147_6?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B009RBN6I6&pd_rd_r=J86KHSDNC45FKMQGY7XH&pd_rd_w=ObUtr&pd_rd_wg=boBCE&psc=1&refRID=J86KHSDNC45FKMQGY7XH


With some minor tweaks it can play Overwatch at over 50 FPS (with 2 sticks of RAM) as seen in the following video;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvWe_7c-m0U
 

Johnson Mike

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Yes, I agree. Above mentioned Acer Aspire ES 15 is far more better than Asus Vivobook.
 

TheParanoidAndroid

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Thanks to you both for the help, the Acer looks like a great option, and I don't mind that it's a bit over my budget. I'll look into expanding the RAM later. This saves me a lot of time researching into dead ends online, especially since I'm not knowledgeable as far as computer products go.
 

Seaweed Monster

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Good alternative is the HP 15-ay191ms. Slightly more expensive; by about $72 or so, but definitely worth it:

+ 15.6 inch, 1366 x 768 - 10 finger touch screen display
+ 7th Gen i3-7100u 2.4Ghz with hyper-threading + HD620 Graphics
+ 8 GB's of DDR4 RAM
+ 1 TB drive
+ CD/DVD optical drive

Very nice performance laptop for a really tight budget. The integrated graphics is pretty neat as well.


Link: https://www.amazon.com/HP-15-ay191ms-Touchscreen-Signature-Bluetooth/dp/B01MQOXCYY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486766999&sr=8-1&keywords=HP+15-ay191ms

Thanks,
SM
 
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