Best Gaming Laptops Under $600

ASUS TUF FX505DTRyzen R5-3550H8GB DDR4GeForce GTX 1650 4GB256GB SSD
ASUS VivoBook 15Ryzen R5-3500U8GB DDR4Radeon RX Vega 8 8GB256GB SSD
Dell G3 15i5-8300H8GB DDR4GeForce GTX 1050 4GB1TB Hybrid
Acer Nitro 5Ryzen R5-2500U8GB DDR4Radeon RX 560x 4GB1TB HDD

Imagine you’re a teenager in the year 2020. You’ve just come home after a long day’s work that was riddled with academics, extra-curricular activities, sports, and whatnot. You’ve finally gotten some free time because that dreadful AP History paper that you had to write up until a week ago was finally submitted by you today. You see that a brand new game from your favorite franchise and lo and behold; your laptop from the 18th century can’t run it!

Well, fear not, for we understand your needs. Today, we’ve round up a list of the best gaming laptops which cost less than $600. Because we both know that whether you’re a teenager or not, the phenomenon of cash crunch is a real thing. And neither you nor your hypothetical parents would appreciate you spending a fortune on a gaming laptop.

So, without further ado, here are the best gaming laptops that are priced around $600:

1,086 Reviews
ProcessorQuad-core AMD Ryzen 5 r5-3550h processor
Graphics CardNvidia GeForce GTX 1650 4GB graphics
Hard Disk256GB NVMe SSD
Display15.6-inch 120Hz full HD (1920x1080) IPS-type display
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
BatteryApprox. 5 hrs.
Weight4.85 pounds


  • Good display
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Fast storage


  • Battery life
  • Display is locked to 60Hz when on battery power
The ASUS TUF FX505DT is our first choice for the best gaming laptop on this list. A quad-core AMD Ryzen 5-3550H Processor powers this laptop that clocks at speeds of up to 3.7GHz. It has 8 GB of DDR4 memory, which is enough to run most of the latest games on the market in high settings. For storage, it packs a 256GB PCIe SSD, which might be less capacity-wise, but it sets the industry standard for storage speed and performance. It has a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS Display that has a whopping refresh rate of 120Hz, which results in smooth gameplay and sharp visuals.

The Asus TUF FX505DT comes outfitted with the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650 GPU that has 4 GB of VRAM and is powered by the latest Turing architecture by Nvidia. Moreover, this laptop comes with a military-grade chassis build. The keyboard offers a great typing experience and delivers a sufficiently satisfactory tactile feedback. Also, it has RGB, which means that you will turn heads when you sit down with the FX505DT at a coffee shop. Overall, the laptop is well-built, well-designed, and supremely well-performing, and we would definitely recommend buyers to consider this one when buying their new laptop.

ASUS VivoBook 15
520 Reviews
ASUS VivoBook 15
ProcessorAMD Quad Core r5-3500u Processor (2M Cache, upto 3. 6 GHz)
Graphics CardAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 8GB graphics
Hard Disk256GB PCIe SSD
Display14. 1 inch wide, 0. 7 inch thin and portable footprint with a Nano Edge bezel display for a stunning 88% screen-to-body ratio
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
BatteryApprox. 7 hrs.
Weight3.5 pounds


  • Sturdy build
  • Lightweight
  • Powerful gaming execution


  • Battery life is sub-par
  • Keyboard lacks backlit

The Asus VivoBook 15 is one of the lightest laptops not only in this list but in the world. It weighs around 3.5 pounds, which is light enough to allow you to forget that you’re carrying a laptop in your bag. Powered by an AMD Ryzen 5-3500U processor having four cores, it can clock at speeds of up to 3.6GHz. It has 8 GB of DDR4 memory that will allow you to multitask with ease. Like the TUF FX505DT, it has a 256GB PCIe SSD for storage, which delivers industry-standard storage speeds and performance.

The standalone AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics delivers brilliant gaming performance and can handle most games with ease. This laptop is not specifically built to be a gaming laptop, but it does behave like one, and we are in love with it. If you’re looking for a portable gaming powerhouse that can double up as a working laptop that you can take everywhere you go, then this laptop was made for you.

Dell G3 15
49 Reviews
Dell G3 15
Processor8th Generation Intel Core i5-8300H Processor (Quad-Core, 8MB Cache, up to 4.0GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB Graphics
Hard Disk1TB Hybrid HD with 8GB Cache
Display15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
BatteryApprox. 6.5 hrs.
Weight7 pounds


  • Strong build quality
  • Decent performance


  • Fans are loud

Dell has been one of the longest players in the consumer gaming industry, thanks to the Alienware sub-brand that it has been operating since 2006. Since then, Dell has evolved from having a separate gaming brand to integrating gaming elements in its regular laptops as well. The Dell G series is an example of how a Dell-branded (not Alienware) laptop can tear the limits of computer gaming. Powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8300H processor having four cores, it can touch a maximum clock speed of up to 4.0GHz. It has 8GB of DDR4 memory, which allows it to handle games and multitask easily.

It comes with an Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 GPU that has 4GB of dedicated VRAM, which allows you to run some of today’s most demanding games with ease. The laptop has a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS LED display with an anti-glare coating, which makes it suitable for working outdoors. It offers an immersive viewing experience. The trackpad is comfortable to use, and so is the keyboard. The keys are also backlit, which allows you to work and game in dark environments with ease.

Acer Nitro 5
581 Reviews
Acer Nitro 5
ProcessorAmd Ryzen 5 2500U quad-core processor (Up to 3.6GHz)
Graphics CardAMD Radeon RX 560x 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
Hard Disk1 TB SATA
Display15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS display
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
BatteryApprox. 6.5 hrs.
Weight5.95 pounds


  • Good graphics performance
  • Decent battery life


  • Speakers don’t sound good

Acer is one brand that has been steadily rising in the gaming scene, and the Acer Nitro 5 is perhaps one of the best examples of that. It is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor, whose four cores can clock at speeds of up to 3.6GHz. It comes installed with an AMD Radeon RX 560X GPU that has 4GB of dedicated VRAM. This GPU makes it more than capable of handling many new games at acceptable settings. It comes equipped with 8GB of DDR4 memory, and hence like all the other laptops that have 8GB of RAM, the Nitro 5 should also be able to handle multitasking as well as heavy and long hours of gaming with ease. It has a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS LED display, which delivers sharp visuals and colors that should appease any gamer’s basic needs.

The 1TB Hard Drive should satisfy all of your storage needs, but it isn’t necessarily as fast as the rest of its SSD counterparts. It has a wide variety of I/O options, which means that all of your gaming gear can be plugged into it without you worrying about I/O limitations. The keyboard satisfies the basic requirements of any user, and it is backlit too, but it isn’t the best keyboard out there. All in all, if you’re a guy who’s looking to venture into gaming or is looking to try out gaming as a pastime, then the Acer Nitro 5 was built for you.

Last update on 2020-12-23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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