Best Gaming Laptops Under $500 - 2020 list

Reviewed and rated - 361 laptops built for the PC gamer, all of them cheaper than $500. Our PCGameBenchmark scores are based on how many of the top 1,000 PC games a system can run at recommended level.

PCGameBenchmark has reviewed and scored 361 gaming laptops in the USA. We will help you find the top PCs at low prices and compare gaming laptops with a single rating. To pick the good gaming laptops, our scores are based on the combination of graphics card, cpu and RAM - and how many PC games they will run. That is how we classify which is most powerful gaming rig. We update our scores every day based on new gaming laptops available to buy on Amazon and new game releases. We always have the latest data.

  • We track screens size - from 17 inches, 15 inches and down to 11 inches.
  • We track the graphics card - whether it's low end or even a RTX 2080 laptop (the most expensive one in our database!)
  • We track how heavy it is - seeking the elusive goal of a lightweight gaming laptop.

Our reviews include all the biggest brands including Lenovo laptops, Gigabyte, Razor, Dell, Acer, MSI, Alienware, MSI and more. We only track Windows laptops, but report on whether the systems are Intel, Nvidia or AMD gaming laptops.

Getting the best buy is very important for the PC gamer, so you can rank by price. All our laptop reviews have the latest pricing from Amazon. Everyday you can find the best budget gaming laptop deals. And when the day comes (Friday 29th November!) we'll have the best Black Friday 2019 gaming laptop deals too! Looking for a deal right away? Filter the list below or click straight through to our pick for the best gaming laptop under $1500 and even lower cost guide to gaming laptops under $1000.

Lenovo 59421808 Review

Lenovo 59421808

Latest Price: $499.99

Rating: 33%

2019 Dell Inspiron 15.6-inch HD Touch-Screen Review

Dell 15.6 Laptop Dell 3000

Latest Price: $499.99

Rating: 37%

Lenovo Z50 80EC00GKUS Review

Lenovo 80EC00GKUS

Latest Price: $499.99

Rating: 17%

Lenovo IdeaPad 330 15.6" HD Notebook Review

IdeaPad NA

Latest Price: $499.99

Rating: 36%

2019 Lenovo Ideapad 330S 15.6 Inch HD LED Display Premium Review

ideapad Lenovo

Latest Price: $499.99

Rating: 31%

2019 Lenovo IdeaPad 330 15.6" HD Business Review

Lenovo

Latest Price: $499.99

Rating: 33%

HP Pavilion 14" HD Notebook Review

HP Pavilion na

Latest Price: $499.99

Rating: 36%

2018 Lenovo ideapad 320 15.6-inch Review

Lenovo Ideapad 320 Laptop P3E00LT

Latest Price: $499.98

Rating: 10%

2019 Lenovo Ideapad 330S 15.6" HD LED Display Premium Review

ideapad

Latest Price: $499.98

Rating: 31%

HP 15-AU030WM Pavilion Review

HP 15 Touch W2L55UA

Latest Price: $499.88

Rating: 36%

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