Best Cheap Gaming Laptops 2015

With gaming coming on leaps and bounds, especially in the PC sector, high performance has never been more important than it is now. While many of us would love to have our own custom built, high specification desktops sat at home waiting for us, the reality is that lots of us desire the mobility which comes with laptops. Gaming laptops have much higher specs compared to your everyday laptops, including much faster processors and more powerful, dedicated graphics cards. However it can be tricky to find cheap gaming laptops that offer gamers the performance to run the latest games for a reasonable price.

While it is possible to find laptops designed for everyday use which could be suitable for gaming to a certain extent, if your willing to compromise on visual appearance that is, you can look to pay anywhere between a £600 to a few thousand.

If your budget is up to £700, then these gaming laptops are worth checking out. While this is a quick guide to some of the gaming laptops currently on the market along with their specifications relating to price, you should always do thorough research yourself before committing to buy any electricals to ensure you choose the best product for your needs and get the best value for money!

What are the Best Cheap Gaming Laptops to buy in 2015?

Toshiba Laptop Satellite L50-B-1P0 – £499.99

Toshiba

 

Specifications

  • Graphics Card AMD Radeon R7 M260 2GB
  • Hard Drive (GB) 750GB
  • RAM (GB) 6GB
  • Operating System Windows 8.1
  • Processor Intel Core i5 – 4210U (1.7/2.7GHz, 1600MHz, 3MB)

Reasonably priced at just £499.99, this Toshiba laptop comes equipped with the latest edition of Windows 8.1. The 6GB of RAM should be more than enough to see you tackling any applications and games currently on the market with ease and with a 750GB hard-drive there will be plenty of space to store all your games without slowing down your system or having to choose which games deserve to stay on your machine. Intel’s i5-4210U processor is a good, dual core processor and can be turbo charged to 2.7GHz. While we prefer Quad-Core processors, the i5-4210U will get the job done. The Radeon R7 M260 is a middle-class mobile graphics card and while if you want to run games on the very highest settings, this card should allow you to play games such as ARMA 3, DayZ and Battlefield 4. While this is one of those cheap gaming laptops, if you can stretch your budget further, you’ll be able to get more bang for your buck. However if you can find a cheap laptop similar in spec to this one, then you’ll be able to play games on your laptop.

 

Cyberpower Xplorer i3 Pro 15.6-Inch Laptop –  £599.99

cyberpower

Specifications

  • Intel Core i3-4100 (2.5GHz)
  • 15.6″ Screen
  • Nvidia GT 840 2GB
  • 8GB Ddr3 RAM
  • 500GB HDD + DVDrw
  • Windows 8.1

This Cyberpower Xplorer i3 Pro is a solid investment if your looking for a stylish and efficient gaming laptop. The 15.6″ screen will provide you with great visuals and will be able to show off the Nvidia GT 840 2GB graphics cards power. While still a middle-class card, the GT 840 is a significant improvement over the Radeon R7 M260 and will easily suffice for entry-level gaming and beyond. The 4th generation Intel Core i3-4100 processor compliments the GT 840 well and will provide you with a fast browsing and gaming with a clockspeed of 2.5GHz. 8GB of DDR3 RAM is more than enough for today’s games and the 500GB harddrive will be enough for most moderate gamers.

Gigabyte Q2556N V2-CF3 15.6″ Gaming Notebook – £599.99

GIGABYte

Specifications

  • Intel Core i5 2.6GHz
  • 15.6″ Screen
  • Nvidia GT 840 2GB
  • 8GB Ddr3 RAM
  • 1TB HDD
  • Windows 8.1

Very similar to the Cyberpower Xplorer i3 Pro, this Gigabyte laptop probably offers more value for money. Being very similar in performance and spec wise, the Gigabyte laptop features an Intel Core 4th generation i5 processor running at 2.6GHz giving you slightly faster performance than the i3. The 1TB HDD is not to be sniffed at and will be more than enough for even most hardcore gamers. The Nvidia GT 840 2GB graphics card is also a sound choice and will have you gaming straight away!

MSI GP60 2PE-664XUK 15.6″ Leopard Gaming Laptop – £633

MSI

 

Specifications

  • Intel Core i5 4210H Dual Core CPU – 2.9GHz – Turbo up to 3.5GHz
  • 1 x 1TB HDD (7200RPM)
  • 1 x 8GB DDR3
  • 15.6″ LCD LED Full HD Screen
  • Windows 8.1
  • Nvidia GT 840 2GB

The powerful Intel Core i5 4210H Dual Core processor featuring a clockspeed of 2.9GHz is one of the stand out features of this laptop and will offer super fast speed when browsing the internet, watching movies and playing the latest games. The i5 4210H can be turbo-boosted to a sweet 3.5GHz giving you the option of even more speed. Just like the other laptops in this price range, the MSI GP60 comes with the standard 8GB of RAM and the Nvidia GT 840 2GB graphics card alongside the Windows 8.1 operating system.

Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1JH Gaming Laptop – £699

Toshiba 2

Specifications

  • Windows 8.1 64-bit 
  • Intel Core i7-4510U Processor 
  • 1TB HDD
  • 8GB DDR3 RAM
  • AMD Radeon R7 M260 Graphics

Priced at the £700 mark, the Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1JH is a reliable laptop for those with a bit more cash to spend and comes with all the specs you will need for laptop gaming. The Radeon R7 M260 graphics card is a solid middle-range card for entry gaming while the Intel Core i7-4510U dual core processor allows for seemless and fast use whether you are browsing the internet, editing videos or playing games. A 1TB HDD is more than enough storage space and the 8GB of DDR3 RAM will allow you to run multiple programs and applications with ease. 

PC Specialist’s 15.6″ Optimus VI – £780

Optimus

Specifications

  • 15.6″ Display
  • Windows 8.1
  • Intel i5-4210H (2.9GHz)
  • 8GB DDR 3 RAM
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M 2GB
  • 1TB HDD

When it comes to buying cheap gaming laptops, we highly recommend building your own custom laptop using PC Specialist. If you can stretch your budget to the £800 or so mark, you can get yourself a powerful gaming laptop for extreme gaming. While a bit on the pricey side, this is a top-notch gaming laptop at the higher end of the scale. The Optimus VI is a good place to start. We’ve kept the specs as default but upgraded the RAM from 4GB to GB. The GTX 960M is the stand out feature of this model and will enable you to play the latest games on medium to high settings, including Grand Theft Auto V. The processor will be more than able to keep us and offer a smooth gaming experience. The 1TB hard-drive will give you all the space you need to download and save all your favourite games on.

 

If you have any questions or are looking for another opinion or advice when it comes to buying a laptop for gaming, we will be more than happy to help in anyway we can!

 

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