7 Budget Gaming Laptops for Back To School (And a Little Gaming, Too)

1. Acer Nitro 5

Now we take a look at the laptop with the best price/performance balance. It features the quad-core processor from Intel and a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card, which has 4 GB of VRAM. That is already a sign of a genuinely powerful gaming station.

You may ask why the price is so low. The reason is because it hosts a 256 GB SSD, which may seem a bit underwhelming when taking into account that some modern games require up to 50-60 GB of disk space. But it's extremely fast and completely noiseless.

The battery performs a bit better than on the ASUS and holds up to three hours of non-stop gameplay.

  • Graphics Card: 4 GB GTX 1050 Ti
  • CPU: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 8 GB DDR4
  • HDD/SSD: 256 GB SSD
  • Inputs/Outputs:
    • 1x USB 3.0
    • 2x USB 2.0
    • Network (RJ-45)
    • HDMI Output
    • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
    • 2 x Microphone
    • 1 x Speaker
  • ROM drive: N/A
  • Screen Size: 15.6"
  • Screen Type: Full HD IPS
  • Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
  • Battery: 48 Wh 4-cell Lithium polymer
Published May. 18th 2018

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