Best Budget Gaming Laptops Under 750

Best Budget Gaming Laptops Under 750 – Older laptops with Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 20-series GPUs are still around, but the options aren’t as good as they once were. A cheap gaming laptop with an entry-level GTX 1650 normally starts around $750 if you can find one. That chip gives you enough graphics performance to play the newest demanding games at low-to-medium settings. Spending between $800 and $1,000 (or a little more) will get you a laptop with a GTX 1650 Ti, a 1660 Ti or even an RTX 3050 or 3050 Ti for a better gaming experience.

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1.Acer Nitro 5

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While both the Nitro 5 and Bravo 15 benefit from AMD’s new “Renoir” CPU architecture, there’s only so much Acer can do with a lower price. Besides packing a six-core Ryzen 5 versus an eight-core Ryzen 7, the Nitro 5 has 8GB of memory versus 16GB and a 256GB rather than 512GB NVMe solid-state drive.

The smaller SSD is the biggest practical cut for most folks; it will make it tough to install many games. But unscrewing the bottom panel reveals welcome room for expansion: a second M.2 slot for another SSD, plus a 2.5-inch drive bay for up to a 2TB hard drive. There’s a drive cable in the box.

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2.HP Pavilion

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The HP Pavilion 14 is a good-looking laptop. The aluminium chassis in frosted silver gives it elegance, despite the mid-range price. It’s polished for office use, without the awful chunkiness you get on some business laptops, such as the (otherwise excellent) Acer Aspire 3.

If you’re interested in a machine that will double up for personal and professional use, the Pavilion 14 definitely looks the part.

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3.Lenovo Thinkpad T420

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Lenovo has doubtlessly made a name for itself in the business field with the Thinkpad notebooks. The T-series wants to “offer the best security, manageability, services and support” according to Lenovo’s homepage, and thus sets itself apart from the top of the significantly stronger W-series. In return, the X-series scores with a greater mobility.

Our test device is the 14 incher from the T-series, called T420. Adjacently, the 15 inch model, T520, is also offered and in review at the same time. Essentially, the Tx20 laptops only differ from the previous models, called T410 and T510, by a hardware refresh to the new Sandy Bridge processors.

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4.Dell Gaming G3

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The G3 15 is Dell’s entry point for its gaming laptops, at least for those not sold under the company’s Alienware division. This is the step-down model from the G5 15, which won an Editors’ Choice award from us last year, but don’t take that as a knock.

Despite being lower end, the G3 and G5 have some component overlap. You can essentially get the same configuration and similar performance for less money by going with the G3, even if the design isn’t as polished or sturdy feeling.

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5.MSI GF75 17.3″

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Several months ago, we already had the chance to review the entry-level model 10SCXR, equipped with a Core i5-10300H, 8 GB of RAM, and a GeForce GTX 1650. In this review, we want to take a closer look at the significantly more powerful yet not much more expensive 10DR-253 SKU.

It comes with a Core i7-10750H, 16 GB of dual-channel RAM, a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, and a 512 GB large PCIe SSD. Keep in mind that this particular SKU is only available with FreeDOS in some countries. Thankfully, MSI sent us a review unit with Windows 10 Home preloaded.

Given that the chassis is identical to the previously reviewed 2019 model we are not going to discuss case, connectivity, and input devices in this review. Please refer to our previous GF75 8RD review should you be interested to find out more.

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WRAP UP

Best Budget Gaming Laptops Under 750 – The microchip shortage has made getting a good deal on a gaming laptop more difficult. You can find worthy gaming laptops between $700 and $1,000, really good bargains tend to disappear quickly due to limited stock. Fortunately, when you can find one, they’re typically loaded with the latest Intel or AMD processors, newer entry-level discrete graphics and displays with faster refresh rates.

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