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Under 500 Dollars: The Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4
One of our top picks for a good reason, the Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 ticks all the boxes when looking at a reliable budget laptop that doesn't sacrifice performance.
With a great Intel Core i5-7200U 2.50GHz CPU and Nvidia GeForce 940MX 2GB GPU, you wouldn't be amiss for thinking it would be far more expensive than it does end up being. However only coming in around just over $500 its a deal made in heaven for a person needing a real bang for their buck.
Added with its great core features it also provides a more than solid 12-hour battery-life which is amazing to say the least, as anything in the Aspire E 15's price range pales in comparison.
In conclusion, if your budget is strict and you need something that can hold its own in regards to modern gaming and task management with a great price-tag the Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 will more than do the trick!
Under 600 Dollars: The Acer Aspire E5-575G-53VG
Not a Laptop concerned with basic aesthetics, the Acer Aspire E5-575G-53VG provides a more than solid budget gaming platform at a wonderful price.
With a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU and a top notch Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU, the core of this laptop places it well above the market average for its cost.
If you are looking for something that looks good, this might not be the laptop for you, however, if you need to be able to play modern games on decent settings or looking for a good laptop for video editing and have a strict budget, the Acer Aspire E5-575G-53VG is your go-to machine!
What to focus on in your new Laptop
This isn't just important for gaming laptops but for any laptop. The reason you are buying a laptop and not a desktop is for portability, its gaming ability should not be at the sacrifice of a poor battery as we see with so many of the laptops in this range.
CPU and Graphics Card
These two core components make all the difference. Sacrifice raw CPU and graphic card power and your going to end up suffering horrible performance issues, and might as well forget about playing the new AAA gaming titles. Place these attributes above all else.
Few things are more important to your new Laptop purchase than Display size. Memory (or RAM) as well as your Hard Drive, can be upgraded in most cases should the need arise. Your screen however will be permanent and thus vital to your work and gaming experience.