Top 5 Best Gaming Laptop Under $700 For Budget Gamers

Are you in need of a gaming laptop?

Does your budget max outs at $700?

Well don’t worry as we’ve got you covered, and will help you in choosing the best gaming laptop under 700 Dollars.

As a matter of fact you can get an excellently spec’d gaming laptop at this price range.

However for your budget you aren’t spoiled for choices, and we don’t want to you buy something that is totally opposite to your needs.

Gaming Laptop under 700 Dollars - Girl Playing Fifa on Laptop

Hence we’ve compiled a list of Top 5 Best Gaming Laptop under $700 that you can buy straightaway and start playing your favorite game titles.

So without wasting much time, shall we start?

Ready? Here we go.

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Before we walk through the list of best laptops, I just wanna give you a small walkthrough about...

...what you should expect from a gaming laptop under 700 Dollars; because I don’t want you to expect specifications out of our price range.

Does that look fair?

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Here are the specifications you need to expect when choosing a gaming laptop under $700.

4 Things to Consider Before Choosing Gaming Laptop under $700

1. Processor: At this price point, you’ll find very few laptops that come with Intel i7 5th Gen CPU. For the least you should expect either a laptop with Intel i5 5th Generation CPU... if you’re an AMD fan then don’t go any lower than AMD A8 or A10 APU.

2. RAM and Hard Disk: Since our base requirement is a gaming, we need a lot of room to play with and hence in the RAM department 8GB should be bare minimum along with 1TB of hard disk at least, because we don’t want you to run of space very quickly.

3. Screen Resolution: When searching for a gaming laptop under $700 there’s variety of options that come either with a resolution of 1366*768 or 1920*1080. For $700 I do recommend at least 1366*768, however do put your hands on a Full HD if everything falls into right place.

4. Graphic Card: Graphic is the heart of any gaming laptop and hence at this price you’ll get Radeon R6 if you with AMD and Nvidia 820M or 920M and higher.

Anyways let’s get to part we’ve all been waiting for and that is the list of 5 Handpicked Gaming Laptop under 700 Dollars.

Let’s start.

#5: MSI CX61

MSI CX61 is the only laptop in our list of Gaming Laptop under $700 to feature 750GB Hard Disk while everyone else has at least 1TB HDD.

MSI CX61 - Gaming laptop under 700 Dollars

Design wise it has matte finish look along with a full-size keyboard. Touchpad on this is however small with a singular glossy plastic buttons which does looks a little old school if you ask me.

MSI CX61 is on the bulkier side with a weight of 5.3 pounds.

Along the lines of Power button, there’s plenty of hot keys for functions like WiFi, Screen On/Off, Eject Drive and Battery Option.

On either side of hot key strips you’ll also find Left and Right speaker grills which produce one of the best loud and clear sound we’ve heard till now in laptop.

MSI CX61 - Affordable Gaming laptop

At right we have Gigabit LAN port, VGA port, USB 2.0 and DVD Drive whereas the left side features Power Port, Heat sink, HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, Mic-in and Audio-out port.

"In terms of specifications, MSI CX61 ticks all the right spots however the company could have done a little better in the design department as the laptop looks seem very lousy."
Processor Intel Core i5-4210M (2.6 GHz)
RAM 8GB DDR3
Hard Disk 750GB (5400 RPM)
Optical Drive Yes
Graphics Nvidia GT920M
Operating System Windows 8
Weight 5.3 pounds


What would a gaming laptop be without coupling it with gaming accessories?

Hence here's my handpicked list of gaming accessories to couple with your gaming laptop under $700!​

1. Gaming Mice: Logitech G502 Proteus Core

When you buy any laptop specifically for gaming, a gaming mice is the ultimate requirement and what better choice than the ever famous Logitech G502 Proteus Core.​

Logitech G502 - Best Gaming Mouse under 50 Dollars

2. Gaming Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition

​Razer's Blackwidow is a highly regarded Mechanical Gaming Keyboard that has been getting rave reviews since its launch. For quick paced action, things don't get better than this.

Razer Blackwidow Tournament Edition - Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

3. ​Alternative: CM Storm Octane Gaming Keyboard Mouse Combo

Well if you're just a casual gamer, do not require functionality of a mechanical keyboard and don't want to destroy your laptop's keyboard you can go with this budget Gaming Keyboard Mouse Combo.​

CM Storm Octane - Gaming Keyboard Mouse Combo

4. Gaming Mouse Pad: SteelSeries QcK

I don't want to speak a lot, but just don't any further than this if you want a big 10x12 inches gaming mouse pad.​

SteelSeries QcK Gaming Mouse Pad

​5. Gaming Headset: Steelseries Siberia RAW Prism

I have just fallen in love with this gaming headset due to its clean and minimal design. Hence if you want a comforting and lightweight gaming headset, Steelseries Siberia RAW it is.​

SteelSteries Siberia RAW Prism Gaming Headset

#4: HP P030NR (Beats Edition)

If you want to get your hands on one of the best looking Windows Laptop, then HP P030NR is one of it.

HP 15-p030nr - Gaming laptop under 700 Dollars

With its unique Black and Red color scheme this laptop looks amazingly incredible.

The lid of HP P030NR has matte black finish with HP logo dipped in Red, whereas the bottom is red in color and sports a massive laser-etched Beats logo coupled along with a subwoofer.

Opening the laptop we’re greeted with glossy screen and full-size backlit chiclet keyboard with red colored lettering.

Its tracking pad is spacious with no physical button and also features a big Beats logo.

HP 15-p030nr - affordable gaming laptop

The laptop is pretty bulky weighing at 5.99 pounds however the design is super sleek and was surprised to see its weighing figures.

This laptop is targeted specifically at music creators however one can do pretty good gaming on this with specs like AMD A8-5545M APU coupled with AMD Radeon 8510G graphics will make sure your HD titles run smooth.

At software front it comes with Windows 8.1 with Free Upgrade to Windows 10.

"If you’re in search for a laptop that performs when required and also acts as a style statement, why look any further than this?"

Processor AMD A8-5545M
RAM 8GB DDR3
Hard Disk 1000GB (5400 RPM)
Optical Drive Yes
Graphics AMD Radeon 8510G
Operating System Windows 8.1 (Free Upgrade to Windows 10)
Weight 5.99 pounds


#3: Asus X550ZA

I personally love the design philosophy on Asus Laptops which neither have bright colors nor dark.

There’s a right balance with different shades of grey and it carries the same philosophy with X550ZA making it one of the clean and pleasing looking gaming laptop under 700 Dollars.

Asus X550ZA - Gaming laptop under 700 Dollars

Its lid has an amazingly looking radial shiny plastic finish giving it an aesthetically pleasing look even when it’s not in use.

The back features stereo speakers while the battery is non removable.

Opening the lid one can clearly see the textured finish on palm rest and throughout the keyboard area.

Keyboard is full-sized with chiclet design along with a large single unit touch pad. However the tactile feedback on the keyboard isn’t something to talk about.

Asus X550ZA features a LED backlit glossy screen with a resolution of 1366*768 pixels.

"Even with a plastic design this gaming laptop under $700 looks extremely pleasing and will be a joy to either work on or play with."

Processor AMD A10-7400P (2.6GHz)
RAM 8GB DDR3
Hard Disk 1000GB (5400 RPM)
Optical Drive Yes
Graphics AMD Radeon R6
Operating System Windows 8.1 (Free Upgrade to Windows 10)
Weight 5.1 pounds


#2: Acer Aspire E5-573G

With a Full-HD screen it is one of those budget gaming laptop which will make your gaming experience extremely pleasing with support for higher resolution display.

Acer Aspire E5-573G - Gaming Laptop Under 700 Dollars

With an Intel Core i5 5200U Processor coupled with Nvidia Geforce 940M graphics, the company offers an excellent package to play along with Windows 10 preinstalled which makes it a Plug-and-Play laptop.

Hence you don’t have to worry about getting a Windows 8.1 OS laptop and wait to use before upgrading to Windows 10.

Design wise, the laptop is built entirely out of plastic which gives a good feel. Its lid has textured plastic finish that certainly compliments its looks very well.

Acer Aspire E5-573G - Affordable gaming laptop

Even with a 4-cell battery, it provides enough juice to run this laptop for a sufficient time.

"With Acer Aspire E5-573G you will have to compromise a little on built quality however considering its specs for a gaming laptop under $700, I couldn’t resist it keeping on Number 2."

Processor Intel Core i5-5200U
RAM 8GB DDR3
Hard Disk 1000GB (5400 RPM)
Optical Drive Yes
Graphics Nvidia GT940M
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Weight 5.3 pounds


#1: Acer Aspire V3-572G

At number 1 position we have another one from Asus whose design cues are similar to Asus laptops.

Acer Aspire V3-572G - Gaming Laptop under 700 Dollars

Launched last year, this laptop still stands strong on its feet compared with other gaming laptop under 700 Dollars launched this year.

Just like the previously mentioned Acer Aspire E5-573G; this one too has a Full-HD LED-backlit 15.6 inches glossy screen.

To our surprise for price of just $700; it features 5th Generation Intel Core i7-5500U coupled with an older generation Nvidia GT840M graphics.

Acer Aspire V3-572G - Affordable Gaming Laptop

One of the standout features of this laptop is it’s incredible battery life of 7 hours via a 6-cell battery, that in-turn also increases laptop's weight to 5.6 pounds.

It has a full-sized chiclet keyboard and a big unified touchpad which provides tactile feedback.

"For the price, Acer Aspire V3-572G is the holy grail of all gaming laptop under $700 that includes a powerful Intel i7 processor and an older but still relevant 2GB Nvidia Geforce 840M graphic card."

Processor Intel Core i7-5500U
RAM 8GB DDR3
Hard Disk 1000GB (5400 RPM)
Optical Drive Yes
Graphics Nvidia GT840M
Operating System Windows 8.1 (Free upgrade to Windows 10)
Weight 5.6 pounds

Parting Words...

It was my pleasure writing this article about gaming laptop under $700 handpicked just for you.

​Do let me know any queries that you have in the comments section.

If you loved our list and it did helped in choosing you your next budget gaming laptop then do let me know.

Thank You!​

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