Work hard—and play just as hard
Every good gamer knows the worth of their gear. Overheating laptops, less-than-ideal specs, and poor graphic cards make the overall experience sour, so of course, they’re far from ideal (and could very well keep you from any winning streak you’re enjoying).
There’s no need to sweat it, though! Here, we round up some of the best budget gaming laptops—all under ₱40,000—so you can treat yourself to a great gaming experience without breaking the bank.
This laptop may be lightweight, but don’t be fooled: inside its elegant exterior is a computer that packs a strong punch. Acer Aspire 5 comes with one of the best connectivity features, so you can say goodbye to any frustrating lagging scenarios while gaming. What’s more, the Acer Aspire 5 also integrates Acer Color Intelligence to enhance all your visuals without straining your eyes.
Processor: Intel Ci3-1115G4 (4MB Smart Cache, 1.2 Ghz with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 Ghz, DDR4 or LPDDR4)
Memory: 8GB of onboard DDR4 system memory (upgradeable up to 24GB of DDR4) 1 memory slot
Hard Disk: 256GB NVMe SSD
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
Looking for a gaming laptop that the whole family can use, too? Check out the ASUS VivoBook 15 FL8850U. With upgradeable RAM and SSD, plus tons of external ports, this laptop is great for work, school, and, of course, gaming. It has an ergonomically designed touchpad and keyboard that make it comfortable to use for long periods of time.
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 5500U with Radeon Graphics 6 core/12 thread
Memory: 8GB DDR4 3200MHz (on-board) (1 extra slot for RAM)
Hard Disk: 512GB NVME PCIe SSD (Up to 1TB SSD) (HDD Slot)
Graphics: 15.6” FHD IPS 16:9 ratio scale 1920x1080 resolution 60Hz
Considered one of the best budget gaming laptops below ₱30,000, the ASUS L510MA-WB04 boasts a powerful processor that can be boosted up to 3.3GHz. Doubling down on heavy-duty features, it also has an impressively long battery life for its size, making it one of the best portable gaming laptops for those on a budget.
Processor: Intel Celeron N4020
Memory: 4GB ddr3
Hard Disk: 128GB Hard Drive storage
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 600
The Lenovo Ideapad 3 is another budget-friendly gaming laptop that boasts some serious specs. With four processing cores, it’s optimal for those who require the processing power for all sorts of multitasking. On to gaming: a nifty feature is that you can stream 4K content seamlessly or play 720p games even without a dedicated graphics card.
Processor: Intel Pentium Silver N5030
Memory: 4GB ddr4
Hard Disk: 128GB Solid State Drive
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 605
This may not have started out as a gaming laptop, but it sure is a viable contender. The Lenovo ThinkPad T420 is a laptop that comes with multiple ports that allow users to connect to external devices, ultimately making it an excellent, entry-level gaming device. (Additionally, it’s great for streaming 1080p videos.) If you need to get some office work done, the ThinkPad T420 is equipped for that as well.
Processor: Intel Core i5-2520M
Memory: 8GB ddr3
Hard Disk: 420GB Hard Drive
Graphics: Nvidia NVS 4200M / Intel Integrated Graphics 3000
Don’t let your budget come between you and kicking back with your favorite game. The budget gaming laptops above are powerful and affordable, so there’s no need at all to compromise your gaming experience.
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