So, gaming laptops under 600$. Actually, there aren’t many good options currently. I suggest to take a look in the 500$ gaming laptops recommendations for more options – in this article I’ll review options between 500$ and 600$ only. The only *new* laptops I’ve found are 17.3″ laptops, unfortunately. Other good 15.6″ gaming laptops are in the 500$ league or above 600$ currently.
I didn’t include laptops with low graphics performance like laptops with Radeon 6470M (Inspiron 14R) or the GT 525M and I haven’t found a lot either. The strange thing is that I haven’t found no GT 540M / GT 630M offers too, but corrent me if I’m wrong.
Here are the options and then a bit more talk and explainations:
|Model (link to coupon)||GPU/CPU||Street Price||Why||Why not||sources|
|HP Pavilion dv7-6165us 17.3″||AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB GDDR5 / AMD Quad A8-3500M||600$||6750MAmazon customer reviewsNewegg customer reviews|
|Acer Aspire AS7750-6458 17.3″||AMD Radeon HD 6850M DDR3 / Intel I5-2430M||580$ at B&H||Other Acer AS7750G review|
Now, these are not bad offers. Actually, these are quite good offers. The Acer and the HP pack a lot of horse power their price and have quite good performance/price curve, but you might find some good deals in the following months.
Many good customer reviews for both which is important as we don’t have an in-depth review for the HP. Amazon customers say the HP dv7 has a bright screen and overall good experience.
It’s hard to decide which laptop to take between the two. They have about the same gaming performance and it’s very good. Acer got more battery work time probably, an in-depth review promising an average display (read: not too bad) and good Intel I5 cpu. HP have Beats Audio, 2 usb 3.0 ports and good customer reviews and less 0.7 lbs, many good customer reviews on Amazon (although it doesn’t mean it’s a good laptop, but still) and a more natural 6750M GDDR5 solution. The HP seems a safer bet this time.
I would recommend the HP dv7-6165us this time, over the Acer.