If you are looking to buy one of the best gaming laptops under 500 dollars then this buying guide will help point you in the right direction. Finding a gaming laptop is not easy and if you are not careful you could end up spending your hard earned money on a gaming laptop with outdated hardware that won’t stand the test of time. Here we have listed some of the best gaming laptops under $500 with all the latest hardware including the latest Intel AMD Ryzen processors and Radeon based graphics, though be careful as some laptops on our list still have only integrated graphics.

Radeon Vega 8 Framerates

Battlefield 1:
Low 1280 X 720 : ~47ps
Medium 1366 X 768 : ~28fps
High 1920 X 1080 : ~14fps
Ultra 1920 X 1080 : ~12fps Check more Radeon Vega 8 Framerates

Radeon Vega 3 Framerates

Battlefield 1 :
Low 1280 X 720 : ~25fps
Medium 1366 X 768 : ~15fps
High 1920 X 1080 : ~7fps Check more Radeon Vega 3 Framerates

List Of Best Gaming Laptops Under 500 Dollars

Acer Aspire 5 Slim

The Acer Aspire 5 is a popular budget gaming laptop under $500 which comes with an AMD Ryzen 3 3200U CPU and Radeon Vega 3 integrated graphics. It’s 128GB SSD hard drive might be too small for some, but the lightweight build and attractive price have made it a sure bestseller at major retailers. It is one of the best priced laptops on this list and should provide enough performance for basic gaming, though laptops with Vega 8 graphics will be able to handle newer games much better.

  • AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Dual Core Processor
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 128GB SSD
  • Windows 10 S Mode
  • No Optical drive
  • 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display
  • Radeon Vega 3 Graphics Check framerates
  • Backlit Keyboard

HP 14

The HP 14 is another great option with a similar process to the Acer Aspire above but with some different specs that might suit different needs. The biggest shortcoming is that it only has 4GB of RAM, which will need to be upgraded to 8GB for best gaming performance. Another difference is the inclusion of a larger HDD hard drive instead of a smaller SSD. This will increase boot times and may slow down your PC with the benefit that you will have enough space to store way more games and media than an SSD based option.

  • AMD Ryzen 3 3250U processor
  • 4GB DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB HDD
  • Windows 10 OS
  • No Optical drive
  • 15.6 inch FHD IPS display
  • Radeon Vega 3 Graphics Check framerates
  • USB 3.1 Type C port

Lenovo Ideapad 3

The Lenovo Ideapad 3 represents an upgrade over the laptops already mentioned above because of it’s Ryzen 5 processor and more powerful Radeon Vega 8 graphics. The upgraded graphics over up to double the performance, so if you can afford it we strongly recommend spending the extra money. Other benefits include a lightweight and portable design and a nice keyboard. The Vega 8 graphics are a lot better than Vega 3, although the price is also a little bit more than competing Ryzen 3 laptops. Overall this laptop will be able to offer you better framerates and better performance for current and upcoming gaming titles.

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Processor Check benchmarks
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • Windows 10 OS
  • No Optical drive
  • 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display
  • AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics Check framerates

Acer Aspire 5 A515

Taking it one more step up, some websites have suggested that spending a bit more than $500 can help performance with gaming laptops drastically. Because of this, we have also included one gaming laptop under $600 here (for more gaming laptops under $600 see our upcoming guide to be released soon). This Acer Aspire 5 A515 is a big upgrade over the other Acer listed above. More than that, it is also the only laptop in this list to include a 100% dedicated graphics card in the form of the AMD Radeon RX 640 which comes with 4GB of GDDR5 RAM. This is coupled with the Ryzen 5 hex-core processor and a high quality IPS display in a light and portable build.

  • AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor¬†Check benchmarks
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • Windows 10 OS
  • No Optical drive
  • 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display
  • AMD Radeon RX 640 4GB GDDR5¬†Check framerates
  • Backlit Keyboard

So these are the best gaming laptops under 500 dollars to buy right now. Please leave any notes or feedback in the comments below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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