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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for Best Gaming Laptop Under $500.

Looking for the ultimate gaming experience without breaking the bank? Look no further than our collection of the best gaming laptops under $500. Whether you're a casual gamer or a hardcore enthusiast, these affordable laptops deliver impressive performance, stunning graphics, and seamless gameplay. With powerful processors, ample storage, and high-quality displays, these gaming laptops are designed to take your gaming sessions to the next level. Get ready to immerse yourself in thrilling virtual worlds without compromising your budget.

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  1. Acer - Chromebook 516 GE Cloud Gaming Laptop - 16" 2560x1600 120Hz - Intel Core i5-1240P - 8GB RAM - 256GB SSD - RGB KB - Titanium Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Unleash Gaming Power Anywhere: Acer Chromebook...The Acer Chromebook 516 GE is a game-changer in the realm of cloud gaming laptops. ...Acer Chromebook Laptop...Got the computer as a gift and it's been working great for my girlfriend, she isn't even much of a gamer but she's been playing a bunch of good story games, steam works on here, overall great"

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    Get ready for a new way to game with the Acer Chromebook 516 GE. Fire it up and let the fun begin! This cool machine is equipped with everything you need to get into cloud gaming—on a Chromebook! Take command of the battlefield and immerse yourself into hours of excitement and vivid entertainment in high-FPS gameplay that’s provided by NVIDIA GeForce NOW's top tier (Subsciption Required). Take it anywhere and enjoy smooth animations on its impressive 16-inch WQXGA narrow bezel display, which features a sweet 120Hz refresh rate to showcase highly accurate colors and crisp imagery while you game—anytime, anywhere!
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    "Unleash Gaming Power Anywhere: Acer Chromebook...The Acer Chromebook 516 GE is a game-changer in the realm of cloud gaming laptops. ...Acer Chromebook Laptop...Got the computer as a gift and it's been working great for my girlfriend, she isn't even much of a gamer but she's been playing a bunch of good story games, steam works on here, overall great"

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    Get ready for a new way to game with the Acer Chromebook 516 GE. Fire it up and let the fun begin! This cool machine is equipped with everything you need to get into cloud gaming—on a Chromebook! Take command of the battlefield and immerse yourself into hours of excitement and vivid entertainment in high-FPS gameplay that’s provided by NVIDIA GeForce NOW's top tier (Subsciption Required). Take it anywhere and enjoy smooth animations on its impressive 16-inch WQXGA narrow bezel display, which features a sweet 120Hz refresh rate to showcase highly accurate colors and crisp imagery while you game—anytime, anywhere!
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  2. Lenovo - IdeaPad Slim 3 Chromebook Laptop - 14" FHD Touchscreen Laptop - MediaTek Kompanio 520 - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Abyss Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "My new gaming laptop...Great for my gaming, the touchscreen is invaluable. Lightweight, with the larger screen than my iPad it’s easier on my seventy-three year old eyes for reading and seeing small articles in the games....S mode...S mode should allow chrome..wouldakt it a universal computer"

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    Live animated, live lively, live balanced. When you’re packing the thin and light IdeaPad Slim 3 Chromebook laptop, featuring WiFi 6 and 13.5 hours of battery life, balancing work and play all day becomes effortless. The 14" FHD IPS touchscreen display and MediaTek Kompanio 500 Series processors are a significant upgrade to your work and entertainment, with front-facing Waves-tuned speakers.
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    "My new gaming laptop...Great for my gaming, the touchscreen is invaluable. Lightweight, with the larger screen than my iPad it’s easier on my seventy-three year old eyes for reading and seeing small articles in the games....S mode...S mode should allow chrome..wouldakt it a universal computer"

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    Live animated, live lively, live balanced. When you’re packing the thin and light IdeaPad Slim 3 Chromebook laptop, featuring WiFi 6 and 13.5 hours of battery life, balancing work and play all day becomes effortless. The 14" FHD IPS touchscreen display and MediaTek Kompanio 500 Series processors are a significant upgrade to your work and entertainment, with front-facing Waves-tuned speakers.
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  3. Dell - Inspiron 14.0" 2-in-1 Touch Laptop - AMD Ryzen 5 7530U - 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Lavender Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "good for work and games...great laptop for its price, has enough storage and its a great laptop for work and light gaming, lasted 8 hours before i had to charge it...very nice good price *****************************s"

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    Turn your content into immersive experiences with enhanced audio features and versatile modes on the new Inspiron 14 2-in-1 laptop.
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    "good for work and games...great laptop for its price, has enough storage and its a great laptop for work and light gaming, lasted 8 hours before i had to charge it...very nice good price *****************************s"

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    Turn your content into immersive experiences with enhanced audio features and versatile modes on the new Inspiron 14 2-in-1 laptop.
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  4. Acer - Aspire 3 Thin & Light Laptop - 15.6" Full HD IPS Touch Display - AMD Ryzen 5 7520U - 8GB LPDDR5 - 512GB SSD - Wi-Fi 6 - Steam Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Acer laptop...Awesome computer for everyday use. No gaming just surfing and running live auctions. Not laggy. ...Acer touchscreen laptop...Apps download quickly and easily movies stream effortlessly. Not a gamer, so no feedback on that four out of five stars"

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    Choose the ready-to-go Aspire 3 with the latest Ryzen 7000 Series Processors made for practical multitasking and productivity. With ease-of-use at its core, this family-friendly laptop is ready when you are. This Aspire 3 can tackle any job no matter how complex.Creativity soars to new heights with sharp, crisp visuals showcased on the 15.6" Full HD IPS touchscreen, while the thin bezel provides you more space to work with wherever inspiration strikes. It’s the perfect companion to take with you wherever you go!
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    "Acer laptop...Awesome computer for everyday use. No gaming just surfing and running live auctions. Not laggy. ...Acer touchscreen laptop...Apps download quickly and easily movies stream effortlessly. Not a gamer, so no feedback on that four out of five stars"

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    Choose the ready-to-go Aspire 3 with the latest Ryzen 7000 Series Processors made for practical multitasking and productivity. With ease-of-use at its core, this family-friendly laptop is ready when you are. This Aspire 3 can tackle any job no matter how complex.Creativity soars to new heights with sharp, crisp visuals showcased on the 15.6" Full HD IPS touchscreen, while the thin bezel provides you more space to work with wherever inspiration strikes. It’s the perfect companion to take with you wherever you go!
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  5. Dell Inspiron 15 Touch Screen Laptop – Intel Core i5 – 8GB – 512GB SSD - Carbon Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great.laptop.does the job Casual browsing,microsoft office usage , printing?,not a pc gamer so.no.clue if it.good.for.that i.got console.for.gaming...Works great as an office laptop. Not made for gaming"

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    Benefit from roomy keycaps and a spacious touchpad that makes it easier to navigate your content and ComfortView software, which is a TUV Rheinland certified solution, reduces harmful blue light emissions to keep your eyes comfortable over extended viewing times. Also, sleek three-side narrow borders encase a FHD display.
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    "Great.laptop.does the job Casual browsing,microsoft office usage , printing?,not a pc gamer so.no.clue if it.good.for.that i.got console.for.gaming...Works great as an office laptop. Not made for gaming"

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    Benefit from roomy keycaps and a spacious touchpad that makes it easier to navigate your content and ComfortView software, which is a TUV Rheinland certified solution, reduces harmful blue light emissions to keep your eyes comfortable over extended viewing times. Also, sleek three-side narrow borders encase a FHD display.
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  6. HP - 2-in-1 14" Wide Ultra XGA Touch-Screen Chromebook Plus Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Mineral Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Good quality for gaming and school work...My daughter primarily uses it for gaming, and some school work. Works excellent for her needs. ...Excellent processing speed, good storage capability. Works great for gaming."

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    It’s not your little brother’s Chromebook. The new HP Chromebook x360 14-inch is ready for anything you throw at it, with all the specs for serious productivity. It’s the Chrome OS you know, with an elevated level of power in a thin and light, premium design.
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    "Good quality for gaming and school work...My daughter primarily uses it for gaming, and some school work. Works excellent for her needs. ...Excellent processing speed, good storage capability. Works great for gaming."

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    It’s not your little brother’s Chromebook. The new HP Chromebook x360 14-inch is ready for anything you throw at it, with all the specs for serious productivity. It’s the Chrome OS you know, with an elevated level of power in a thin and light, premium design.
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  7. Lenovo - Ideapad 1 15.6" Full HD Touchscreen Laptop - Ryzen 7 5700U with 16GB Memory - AMD Radeon Graphics - 512GB SSD - Cloud Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "The IdeaPad was nice acquisition due it´s according to my personal needs, I get this to continue working without using my business equipment and it´s support some of my personal beloved games....Fantastic laptop for everyday needs.. not a gamer so dont know if it is good for that. But for everything else it is great."

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    Browse, explore and connect with confidence on the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 powered by ultra-fast AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile Processors. The IdeaPad 1 packs responsive performance in a thin and compact 17.9 mm chassis, making multitasking on-the-go a breeze. Get the most out of your device with a frameless display for more screen and Dolby Audio speakers, along with 10 hours of battery life and rapid charge. Great for video calls, the 1MP camera comes with a privacy shutter to keep out spying eyes, as well as Smart Noise Cancelling to eliminate background noise.
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    "The IdeaPad was nice acquisition due it´s according to my personal needs, I get this to continue working without using my business equipment and it´s support some of my personal beloved games....Fantastic laptop for everyday needs.. not a gamer so dont know if it is good for that. But for everything else it is great."

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    Browse, explore and connect with confidence on the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 powered by ultra-fast AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile Processors. The IdeaPad 1 packs responsive performance in a thin and compact 17.9 mm chassis, making multitasking on-the-go a breeze. Get the most out of your device with a frameless display for more screen and Dolby Audio speakers, along with 10 hours of battery life and rapid charge. Great for video calls, the 1MP camera comes with a privacy shutter to keep out spying eyes, as well as Smart Noise Cancelling to eliminate background noise.
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  8. Microsoft - Surface Laptop 4 - 15” Touch-Screen - AMD Ryzen 7 Surface Edition with 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Platinum - Front_Zoom
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    "Great budget for Ryzen 7. Great for gaming....I love the touchscreen and the computer but s really easy touch use. I use it mostly for school and it works great."

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    Stand out on HD video calls backed by Studio Mics. Capture ideas on the vibrant PixelSense touchscreen. Surround yourself with immersive, theater-like Dolby Atmos audio⁶. Do it all with a perfect balance of sleek, ultra-thin design, and more speed, now up to 70% faster – with significantly longer battery life than before¹. Two sizes. Two keyboard finishes. Plus, choice of 11th Gen Intel Core or exclusive AMD Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition processors².
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    "Great budget for Ryzen 7. Great for gaming....I love the touchscreen and the computer but s really easy touch use. I use it mostly for school and it works great."

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    Stand out on HD video calls backed by Studio Mics. Capture ideas on the vibrant PixelSense touchscreen. Surround yourself with immersive, theater-like Dolby Atmos audio⁶. Do it all with a perfect balance of sleek, ultra-thin design, and more speed, now up to 70% faster – with significantly longer battery life than before¹. Two sizes. Two keyboard finishes. Plus, choice of 11th Gen Intel Core or exclusive AMD Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition processors².
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  9. HP - 14" Laptop - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Indigo Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Works as expected. S version of windows actually isn’t bad....Good but Windows S isn't compatible with a lot of...Only complaint is windows S does not let you download a whole lot of programs."

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    Take it anywhere. See more. With its thin and light design, 6.5 mm micro-edge bezel display, and 79% screen to body ratio – take this PC anywhere and see and do more. Reliable performance for every day: Powerful enough for your busiest days, this PC features an Intel processor and reliable flash-based storage at a great value. Powered up and productive. All day long. With a long battery life and fast-charge technology, this laptop lets you work, watch, and stay connected all day. Integrated precision touchpad with multi-touch support speeds up both navigation and productivity. Make the most out of your 365: Bring your ideas to life. Your creativity now gets a boost with Microsoft 365. Office - Word, Excel, and Power Point - now includes smart assistance features that help make your writing more readable, your data clearer and your presentations more visually powerful. One year subscription included.
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    "Works as expected. S version of windows actually isn’t bad....Good but Windows S isn't compatible with a lot of...Only complaint is windows S does not let you download a whole lot of programs."

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    Take it anywhere. See more. With its thin and light design, 6.5 mm micro-edge bezel display, and 79% screen to body ratio – take this PC anywhere and see and do more. Reliable performance for every day: Powerful enough for your busiest days, this PC features an Intel processor and reliable flash-based storage at a great value. Powered up and productive. All day long. With a long battery life and fast-charge technology, this laptop lets you work, watch, and stay connected all day. Integrated precision touchpad with multi-touch support speeds up both navigation and productivity. Make the most out of your 365: Bring your ideas to life. Your creativity now gets a boost with Microsoft 365. Office - Word, Excel, and Power Point - now includes smart assistance features that help make your writing more readable, your data clearer and your presentations more visually powerful. One year subscription included.
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  10. Lenovo - Chromebook 3 14" Touch Laptop - Mediatek MT8183 - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Arctic Grey - Front_Zoom
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    "My son loves it. He did s really into the touchscreen for certain games that he plays....Hey it's Chromebook I wish they didn't change the charger plug to a C plug Also wish they still came with HDMI ports standard size Also my old Acer had a Chromecast icon what the f## k were they thinking Chromebooks could be so much better it seems but most apps were designed for Android I believe I love how Chromebook s are connected to Google but I think its a developer nightmare and must not be cost effective for everyone to be able to make Chromebook s work and able to sell them so cheap I always seem to end up getting frustrated with Chromebook s because of apps not being constructed to work with chrome I guess it is what it is and Chromebook s are what they are whatever reason"

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    Fast, flexible, and fun, the Chromebook 3-14" brings everyone’s favorite Chromebook features, running on the lightning-fast Chrome OS that boots up in seconds, updates automatically, and is protected by built-in virus protection. Powered by a MediaTek processor and up to 10 hours of battery life, it’ll seamlessly run all of your favorite apps at the same time. Get Minecraft and 3 months of Realms Plus at no cost* with purchase of a new Chromebook. Terms Apply. *Offer valid for qualifying Chromebooks purchased on or after July 1st, 2023 through September 30th, 2023 while supplies last.
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    "My son loves it. He did s really into the touchscreen for certain games that he plays....Hey it's Chromebook I wish they didn't change the charger plug to a C plug Also wish they still came with HDMI ports standard size Also my old Acer had a Chromecast icon what the f## k were they thinking Chromebooks could be so much better it seems but most apps were designed for Android I believe I love how Chromebook s are connected to Google but I think its a developer nightmare and must not be cost effective for everyone to be able to make Chromebook s work and able to sell them so cheap I always seem to end up getting frustrated with Chromebook s because of apps not being constructed to work with chrome I guess it is what it is and Chromebook s are what they are whatever reason"

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    Fast, flexible, and fun, the Chromebook 3-14" brings everyone’s favorite Chromebook features, running on the lightning-fast Chrome OS that boots up in seconds, updates automatically, and is protected by built-in virus protection. Powered by a MediaTek processor and up to 10 hours of battery life, it’ll seamlessly run all of your favorite apps at the same time. Get Minecraft and 3 months of Realms Plus at no cost* with purchase of a new Chromebook. Terms Apply. *Offer valid for qualifying Chromebooks purchased on or after July 1st, 2023 through September 30th, 2023 while supplies last.
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