Reviewing documents or doing other activities on a laptop usually does not need high performance, although for playing games you may need quite advanced specifications. Here are some budget laptops that can still be used for playing games, although they may not provide you with great graphics capabilities.
Acer Aspire AS5560-8480
This laptop is a bit over $500 in price. Although affordable, this laptop sports an AMD Radeon HD 6620G graphics card along with a quad-core AMD APU. The Acer Aspire AS5560-8480 also comes equipped with 4 GB of integrated DDR3 SDRAM and 500 GB (5400 rpm) SATA hard disk drive. Your game playing will be displayed on the laptop’s 15.6″ CineCrystal LED-backlit LCD monitor with a maximum resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
HP G4t will cost you around $480. However, it is a great bargain for a laptop with Intel Core i3 2.2GHz processor. This HP G4t is the Editor’s choice for a budget laptop from the Laptop Mag magazine. It is equipped with 4 GB of memory upgradeable to 8 GB. As the laptop is pre-installed with an Intel HD Graphics 3000, you can upgrade it with 1 GB Radeon HD7450 with HDMI and VGA Out. Having 14″ screen with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, HP G4t comes with a 320 GB (5400 rpm) hard disk drive.
Lenovo G570 43349KU
Although only $20 more than the HP G4t, Lenovo G570 sports a later generation of Intel processor, the Intel Core i5-2450M. Playing games with this unit will be a great experience as this laptop is equipped with stereo speakers and numeric keypad for easier gaming. Lenovo G570 43349KU also offers other features such as integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, and 500 GB HDD storage. Its wide 15.6″ HD LED-backlit widescreen monitor with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio is an advantage for clearer game playing and document viewing.
Toshiba Satellite L755D-S5162
The Toshiba Satellite L755D-S5162 is a multi-task laptop suitable for game playing, studying and entertainment uses. This unit, like most of laptops reviewed above, also sports a 15.6″ LED-backlit HD screen for detailed viewing. The Toshiba Satellite L755D-S5162 uses the AMD quad-core A6-3420M Accelerated Processor, ATI Radeon HD 6520G graphics, and 640 GB (5400 rpm) SATA HDD, and 4 GB RAM for better game playing and HD Movie viewing. This laptop can be connected to an HDTV using the available HDMI port. When doing active work the Toshiba Satellite L755D-S5162 can operate up to 5.1 hours of battery life thanks to the advanced technology of AMD AllDay Power extended battery.