Monday, 1 August 2016

Best Gaming Laptops to buy for under £500 in the UK

With a range of gaming consoles available from PlayStations to the outdated Nintendo DS, a gaming laptop still remains as one of the best gaming choices; due to its versatility, multipurpose nature and generally cheaper price. To help keep your bank account happy and provide you with a quality gaming laptop, here’s our top picks for the best gaming laptops under £500!

Lenovo B50-45 15.6" Dedicated Graphics Laptop AMD A6-6310 4GB, 500GB

  • Price: £249.99
  • Screen Size: 15.6” 
  • Battery Life:  up to 5hrs
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 500GB HDD
  • Weight: 2.15kg
  • Processor: AMD A6-6310 / 1.8 GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.4 GHz Quad Core 
  • Operating system: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Enjoy an immersive surround sound experience and evocative visuals whether you’re watching films or playing games with Stereo Speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio v2. The Lenovo B50's display delivers crisp visuals in 16:9 widescreen format and 1366 x 768 resolution along with Dedicated AMD Radeon® graphics technology. The AMD A6-6310 / 1.8 GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.4 GHz Quad Core enables quick and swift navigation and responses, enhancing your gaming abilities and quality. This island-style keyboard and the display screens anti-glare feature ensure you can work and play for longer without making mistakes. With an immense storage space of up to 500GB HDD, you’ll never have to fuss with USBs and other storage devices again. You now have the ability to intensify your gaming experience with the option to easily connect to your TV or monitor for large-screen high-definition viewing from the HDMI port. This cheap Lenovo B50-45 gaming laptop comes equipped with Windows 10 64-bit to allow easy navigation between apps and multitasking with ease. All of these quality gaming features for the price of £249.99, and includes a free ACME SP103 Efficient Mini Portable Speaker; surely a bargain you can’t miss!

Lenovo B50-45 15.6" Best Value Laptop AMD A6-6310 Quad Core, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD

  • Price: £274.99
  • Screen Size: 15.6”
  • Battery Life: up to 5hrs
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 500GB HDD
  • Weight: 2.32kg
  • Processor: AMD A6-6310 / 1.8 GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.4 GHz Quad Core 
  • Operating system: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Become engrossed in your favourite game with the 15.6" HD Widescreen Display, AMD Radeon R5 M230 2GB Dedicated Graphics, enabling stunning visuals on your B50 and the stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio v2 provides immersive surround sound. Want a larger gaming experience? Use the HDMI output to connect to your T.V to intensify the HD experience. Its comfort and functional design makes typing easier, thus leading to less errors; this laptop takes both gaming and work culture into consideration. Connect to the internet wherever you are with Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi connectivity. Move data between this cheap Lenovo gaming laptop and other devices quickly with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed, it's up to 10 times faster than previous USB technologies.  The mind blowing up to 500GB HDD storage space ensures all your documents, photos, films and music will be safely stored. 

ASUS X550CC-XO108H 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop Intel Core i5-3337U, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD

  • Price: £324.99
  • Screen Size: 15.6”
  • Battery Life: up to 4hrs
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 1TB HDD
  • Weight: 2.3kg
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (3rd Gen) 3337U / 1.8 GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.7 GHz 
  • Operating system: Windows 8 64-bit

5% thinner than the previous X series notebook, and still houses a large touchpad with intuitive multi-point Smart Gesture input, multiple USB 3.0 ports for fast data transfer and IceCool technology to keep your palm rests cool. This cheap gaming laptop is ideal for both entertainment and productive computing. Featuring an Intel Core i5 processor and NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, you can switch from sleep mode to work mode in 2 seconds, great for all the fast pace gamers and workers out there. This cheap ASUS gaming laptop also has USB 3.0 ports enabling up to 10 times faster data transfers than its predecessor. This laptop series gives you everything you need from a truly satisfying multitasking laptop with its powerful processor and 8GB RAM, whilst also ensuring you will have an incredible multimedia experience due to its top of the range entertainment features. Equipped with SonicMaster technology and ASUS AudioWizard to bring you high fidelity audio and experience omnidirectional sound, you’ll experience your favourite games with mind blowing sound. Not to mention, the high quality sound system installed in this cheap gaming laptop effectively saves you the hassle of wires and extra spending as you won’t need headphones or speakers for optimum audio experience. Alongside a 15.6" Display (1366 x 768) Resolution and HD graphics to provide you with an immersive, fully engaging and stimulating gaming experience. Also includes Windows 8 64-bit to ensure you can open up and switch between your favourite apps quickly. All for the great price of £324.99!

Lenovo Z50-70 15.6" Full HD Core i5 Laptop Intel 4210U, 12GB RAM, 1TB + 8GB SSHD

  • Price: £409.99
  • Screen Size: 15.6”
  • Battery Life: up to 4hrs
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 1TB
  • Weight: 2.4kg
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4210U Processor 1.7 GHz / 2.7 GHz with TurboBoost 
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

This cheap Lenovo gaming laptop comes with an Intel® Core™ i5-4210U Processor 1.7 GHz / 2.7 GHz with TurboBoost providing high speed responses that are vital for gaming. The Lenovo Z50-70 multimedia laptop is slim and lightweight with Dolby-enhanced audio and an integrated DVD drive; ideal for gaming fanatics. Its Full HD display, vivid graphics and 4th generation Intel processor provides an amazing multimedia experience. Your visual experience will be further enhanced by the GPU-accelerated graphics, making everything come alive off your screen. And its advanced energy-saving technology ensures long battery life and maximum time between charges; great for gaming on the go without the need to wait for it to charge. In addition to its long battery life, its light and slim design (2.4 kg) ensures you can take it wherever you want; setting it apart from most gaming laptops that have a robust and heavy build. Designed to work with Microsoft Windows 8.1, the Lenovo Z50-70 is optimised for both work and play. All your favourite apps, sites and people can be accessed straight from the start screen and you can access them all with a simple click. With a great price of £409.99 for fantastic entertainment features, you also receive BullGuard internet security and a Daffodil wireless mouse free of charge! 

Toshiba Satellite P500-14L 18.4-inch Gaming Laptop Intel Core i5-430M 8GB, 500GB

  • Price: £499.99
  • Screen Size: 18.4”
  • Battery Life: up to 2hrs
  • RAM: 8GB 
  • Storage: 500GB HDD
  • Weight: 4.4kg
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (4th Gen) 430M / 2.26 GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.53 GHz 
  • Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

This cheap Toshiba Satellite is a beast of a laptop. With an impressive 18.4" display (1680 x 945) resolution and NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 1GB dedicated graphics, ensuring high quality visuals when gaming. The resolution of 1680x945: this is the 16:9 version of the older 16:10 standard of 1680 x 1050 that used to be found on desktop monitors. With its fairly large resolution, it's halfway between the two HD video formats of 720p and 1080p, so HD video watched full-screen will either be up-scaled from 720p or down-scaled from 1080p. Moreover, this affordable Toshiba laptop comes filled with expansion ports allowing you to connect to your other devices with ease. As well as three USB 2.0 ports, there's a shared USB/eSATA port and a FireWire port, both of which cater for fast external drives. And above the DVD drive is a full-size ExpressCard slot, so you can add a TV tuner or USB3 ports. Smart features such as the extended width of this cheap Toshiba gaming laptop provides space for a number-pad, but also a set of touch-sensitive multimedia controls to the left of the keyboard. These are fairly subtle, using white LED backlights. The Intel Core i5 (4th Gen) 430M / 2.26 GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.53 GHz Processor ensures quick responses, a must have when gaming. Equipped with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit provides versatility, you have all the impressive gaming features with an added bonus to help you navigate and multitask when using apps. 

For all you gaming enthusiasts on a budget, we hope our picks for the best gaming laptops under £500 has helped end the search for your ideal match! Still unsure about a gaming laptop that’s right for you? Check out our range of cheap gaming laptops on our site. And for more top tech picks and other technology related new- visit our blog.

*Please note: all prices are subject to change without notice and all offers are subject to availability

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