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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for budget gaming laptop.

Gaming laptops are more than just gaming machines. They're also workstations, with high-end components that make them ideal for editing video and running virtual machines. Browse the top-ranked list of budget gaming laptops below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Lenovo - LOQ 15.6" Gaming Laptop FHD - AMD Ryzen 7 7435HS with 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 8GB - 512GB SSD - Luna Grey - Front_Zoom
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    "I'm glad I bought this and great for budget laptop....Great laptop by lenovo...good budget laptop. note This laptops intel 13th & 14th gen hx models have been getting some motherboard issues, probably not related to this model with ryzen cpu tho"

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    Take your gaming and performance to the next level by shattering your own expectations with the Lenovo LOQ 15, a PC engineered for gaming, productivity and everything in between. Equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 7435HS processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU and up to 32GB 4800MHz DDR5 RAM, the system is performance-tuned with the Lenovo AI Engine+ and a dedicated MUX switch with NVIDIA Advanced Optimus. Capable of delivering lightning-fast gameplay on a high resolution 144Hz 15.6" FHD 300-nit display, as well as blazing-fast precision and comfortable typing with the signature Lenovo gaming keyboard. The durable chassis is designed for simplicity and practicality, with thinner side walls and high-performance rear I/O. Dual fans and larger vents ensure quiet and powerful cooling, so you can game undetected in public areas on a future-proof machine that doesn't break the bank.
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    "I'm glad I bought this and great for budget laptop....Great laptop by lenovo...good budget laptop. note This laptops intel 13th & 14th gen hx models have been getting some motherboard issues, probably not related to this model with ryzen cpu tho"

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    Take your gaming and performance to the next level by shattering your own expectations with the Lenovo LOQ 15, a PC engineered for gaming, productivity and everything in between. Equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 7435HS processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU and up to 32GB 4800MHz DDR5 RAM, the system is performance-tuned with the Lenovo AI Engine+ and a dedicated MUX switch with NVIDIA Advanced Optimus. Capable of delivering lightning-fast gameplay on a high resolution 144Hz 15.6" FHD 300-nit display, as well as blazing-fast precision and comfortable typing with the signature Lenovo gaming keyboard. The durable chassis is designed for simplicity and practicality, with thinner side walls and high-performance rear I/O. Dual fans and larger vents ensure quiet and powerful cooling, so you can game undetected in public areas on a future-proof machine that doesn't break the bank.
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  2. Lenovo - LOQ 15.6" Gaming Laptop FHD - AMD Ryzen 5 7235HS with 12GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 6GB - 512GB SSD - Luna Grey - Front_Zoom
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    "Surprised by this budget gaming laptop...I was really surprised when I borrowed to play an online game. This laptop runs amazing. Smooth gaming at modest settings. ...Great budget laptop...Such a huge upgrade from my previous laptop. For the games I tend to play this so far has been excellent. "

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    Take your gaming and performance to the next level by shattering your own expectations with the Lenovo LOQ 15, a PC engineered for gaming, productivity and everything in between. Equipped with an AMD Ryzen 5 7235HS processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU and up to 32GB 4800MHz DDR5 RAM, the system is performance-tuned with the Lenovo AI Engine+ and a dedicated MUX switch with NVIDIA Advanced Optimus. Capable of delivering lightning-fast gameplay on a high resolution 144Hz 15.6" FHD 300-nit display, as well as blazing-fast precision and comfortable typing with the signature Lenovo gaming keyboard. The durable chassis is designed for simplicity and practicality, with thinner side walls and high-performance rear I/O. Dual fans and larger vents ensure quiet and powerful cooling, so you can game undetected in public areas on a future-proof machine that doesn't break the bank.
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    "Surprised by this budget gaming laptop...I was really surprised when I borrowed to play an online game. This laptop runs amazing. Smooth gaming at modest settings. ...Great budget laptop...Such a huge upgrade from my previous laptop. For the games I tend to play this so far has been excellent. "

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    Take your gaming and performance to the next level by shattering your own expectations with the Lenovo LOQ 15, a PC engineered for gaming, productivity and everything in between. Equipped with an AMD Ryzen 5 7235HS processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU and up to 32GB 4800MHz DDR5 RAM, the system is performance-tuned with the Lenovo AI Engine+ and a dedicated MUX switch with NVIDIA Advanced Optimus. Capable of delivering lightning-fast gameplay on a high resolution 144Hz 15.6" FHD 300-nit display, as well as blazing-fast precision and comfortable typing with the signature Lenovo gaming keyboard. The durable chassis is designed for simplicity and practicality, with thinner side walls and high-performance rear I/O. Dual fans and larger vents ensure quiet and powerful cooling, so you can game undetected in public areas on a future-proof machine that doesn't break the bank.
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  3. HP - Victus 15.6" Full HD 144Hz Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 - 512GB SSD - Performance Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Laptop...Very good budget it can play some good games on 60 fps...Great Budget Gaming Laptop...Great budget laptop for light gaming. Laptop can have minor upgradable parts. "

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    Product Description

    It's time to start your gaming adventure. Keep up with the biggest games and the best players. The processor and graphics are all sleekly designed in a mighty little package.
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    "Laptop...Very good budget it can play some good games on 60 fps...Great Budget Gaming Laptop...Great budget laptop for light gaming. Laptop can have minor upgradable parts. "

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    It's time to start your gaming adventure. Keep up with the biggest games and the best players. The processor and graphics are all sleekly designed in a mighty little package.
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  4. MSI - THIN GF63 15.6" 144Hz FHD Gaming Laptop-intel core i5-12450H with 8GB Memory-RTX 2050-1TB SSD - Front_Zoom
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    "Great budget Laptop...Battery life is average for gaming laptops. Overall, it's a good choice for budget-conscious gamers and professionals needing a capable, affordable gaming machine."

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    The GF63 Thin - the ultimate shockwave. Fine-tuned to stay cool and quiet under load, with a thin-bezel gaming display, light aluminum construction with hair-brushed aesthetics, and equipped the Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics, this laptop is designed for gamers.
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    "Great budget Laptop...Battery life is average for gaming laptops. Overall, it's a good choice for budget-conscious gamers and professionals needing a capable, affordable gaming machine."

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    The GF63 Thin - the ultimate shockwave. Fine-tuned to stay cool and quiet under load, with a thin-bezel gaming display, light aluminum construction with hair-brushed aesthetics, and equipped the Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics, this laptop is designed for gamers.
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  5. Acer - Nitro V ANV15-41-R2Y3 Gaming Laptop– 15.6" Full HD 144Hz – AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS – GeForce RTX 4050 - 16GB DDR5 – 512GB SSD - Obsidian Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Budget Gaming Laptop...Overall very pleased with performance of the laptop, and it can run newer games perfectly....Great budget pc...Great gaming laptop for the price Able to run all games no problem"

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    Elevate your gaming adventure with the Acer Nitro V 15, your gateway to an adrenaline-charged journey. This laptop is the perfect blend of power and style, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on a laptop. Powered by a AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS Hexa-Core Processor and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 4050 graphics and showcasing a crystal-clear 15.6” Full HD display with a 144Hz IPS panel - you can see why the Nitro V 15 is a knockout hit for gamers of every level. Do more, quicker than ever across multiple applications with the centralized generative AI assistance of Copilot in Windows. Accessible with a single touch of the Copilot Key.
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    "Great Budget Gaming Laptop...Overall very pleased with performance of the laptop, and it can run newer games perfectly....Great budget pc...Great gaming laptop for the price Able to run all games no problem"

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    Elevate your gaming adventure with the Acer Nitro V 15, your gateway to an adrenaline-charged journey. This laptop is the perfect blend of power and style, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on a laptop. Powered by a AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS Hexa-Core Processor and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 4050 graphics and showcasing a crystal-clear 15.6” Full HD display with a 144Hz IPS panel - you can see why the Nitro V 15 is a knockout hit for gamers of every level. Do more, quicker than ever across multiple applications with the centralized generative AI assistance of Copilot in Windows. Accessible with a single touch of the Copilot Key.
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  6. Lenovo LOQ 15.6" 144Hz Gaming Laptop FHD - Intel 12th Gen Core i5 with 12GB Memory - Intel Arc A530M - 512GB SSD - Luna Grey - Front_Zoom
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    "Best budget GamingLaptop for 24'...The Fans are quiet on a daily operation and when they kick in under harder usage they do cool the laptop very well. Bottom Line : - I think this is a great budget friendly Gaming laptop if not the best so far for 2024!...good value gaming laptop...Mid tier laptop for casual gaming needs. considering the price, this is not a bad choice."

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    Take your gaming and performance to the next level by shattering your own expectations with the Lenovo LOQ 15, a PC engineered for gaming, productivity and everything in between. Equipped with 12th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, and up to 32GB 4800MHz DDR5 RAM, the system is performance-tuned with the Lenovo AI Engine+. Capable of delivering lightning-fast gameplay on a high resolution 144Hz 15.6" FHD 350-nit display, as well as blazing-fast precision and comfortable typing with the signature Lenovo gaming keyboard. The durable chassis is designed for simplicity and practicality, with thinner side walls and high-performance rear I/O. Dual fans and larger vents ensure quiet and powerful cooling, so you can game undetected in public areas on a future-proof machine that doesn't break the bank.
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    "Best budget GamingLaptop for 24'...The Fans are quiet on a daily operation and when they kick in under harder usage they do cool the laptop very well. Bottom Line : - I think this is a great budget friendly Gaming laptop if not the best so far for 2024!...good value gaming laptop...Mid tier laptop for casual gaming needs. considering the price, this is not a bad choice."

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    Product Description

    Take your gaming and performance to the next level by shattering your own expectations with the Lenovo LOQ 15, a PC engineered for gaming, productivity and everything in between. Equipped with 12th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, and up to 32GB 4800MHz DDR5 RAM, the system is performance-tuned with the Lenovo AI Engine+. Capable of delivering lightning-fast gameplay on a high resolution 144Hz 15.6" FHD 350-nit display, as well as blazing-fast precision and comfortable typing with the signature Lenovo gaming keyboard. The durable chassis is designed for simplicity and practicality, with thinner side walls and high-performance rear I/O. Dual fans and larger vents ensure quiet and powerful cooling, so you can game undetected in public areas on a future-proof machine that doesn't break the bank.
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  7. GIGABYTE - 15.6" FHD IPS 144Hz Gaming Laptop - i5-11400H - 16GB - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 - 512 GB SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "The best laptop so far. Fit for budget and truly amazing in-game experience....Gigabyte Gaming Laptop...It is well packaged and perfect gaming laptop ."

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    The G5 gaming laptop powered by NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series GPU combines gaming, entertainment, work and more! Its powerful 11th Gen Intel Processor allows you to effortlessly handle multiple tasks at the same time. It features a 3 screen display output, built-in SD card slot, up to 6TB storage capacity and next-gen Wi-Fi 6 technology; with a tool for every task, this laptop provides great balance between gaming, entertainment, and work capabilities. Welcome to your new go-to laptop.
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    "The best laptop so far. Fit for budget and truly amazing in-game experience....Gigabyte Gaming Laptop...It is well packaged and perfect gaming laptop ."

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    The G5 gaming laptop powered by NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series GPU combines gaming, entertainment, work and more! Its powerful 11th Gen Intel Processor allows you to effortlessly handle multiple tasks at the same time. It features a 3 screen display output, built-in SD card slot, up to 6TB storage capacity and next-gen Wi-Fi 6 technology; with a tool for every task, this laptop provides great balance between gaming, entertainment, and work capabilities. Welcome to your new go-to laptop.
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  8. Acer - Nitro 5 17.3" Full HD IPS 144Hz Gaming Laptop- Intel Core i5-12500H- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050-512GB PCIe Gen 4 SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great gaming laptop on a budget...If you’re into laptop gaming, but you’re on a budget, then look no further. ...I love it… I have tested and reviewed a few laptops and desktops and am happy to recommend this laptop for your needs and budget"

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    Fire it up then go full throttle faster and more effectively than ever with Acer's next evolution of its Nitro 5 gaming laptop. The new Nitro 5 soars to new levels of performance for gamers and creators, courtesy of its 12th Gen Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics—powered by Ampere NVIDIA's RTX architecture! Next, toss in the vivid, crystal-clear 17.3” Full HD display with a 144Hz IPS panel, ample cooling and a 4-zone RGB keyboard and you can see why the Nitro 5 is a knockout hit for gamers of every level!
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    "Great gaming laptop on a budget...If you’re into laptop gaming, but you’re on a budget, then look no further. ...I love it… I have tested and reviewed a few laptops and desktops and am happy to recommend this laptop for your needs and budget"

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    Fire it up then go full throttle faster and more effectively than ever with Acer's next evolution of its Nitro 5 gaming laptop. The new Nitro 5 soars to new levels of performance for gamers and creators, courtesy of its 12th Gen Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics—powered by Ampere NVIDIA's RTX architecture! Next, toss in the vivid, crystal-clear 17.3” Full HD display with a 144Hz IPS panel, ample cooling and a 4-zone RGB keyboard and you can see why the Nitro 5 is a knockout hit for gamers of every level!
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  9. ASUS - 15.6" Touchscreen Cloud Gaming Chromebook - Intel Core i5-1135G7 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Good gaming laptop....Very good gaming laptop. I can play all games on it....Gaming laptop...I love this laptop this is the best price i got it for"

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    The 15.6-inch ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 has a new look and features up to the latest 11th Generation Intel Core i5 processor plus WiFi 6E for powerful performance and connectivity. Get 3 months of NVIDIA GeForce NOW’s highest membership at no cost and play games at up to 120fps and 1080p. Terms apply. To deliver expansive visuals in any scenario, its three-sided NanoEdge display with a 16∶10 aspect ratio fits more screen into the chassis, while a Harmon Kardon-certified audio system offers a quad-speaker design to deliver impeccable sound.
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    "Good gaming laptop....Very good gaming laptop. I can play all games on it....Gaming laptop...I love this laptop this is the best price i got it for"

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    The 15.6-inch ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 has a new look and features up to the latest 11th Generation Intel Core i5 processor plus WiFi 6E for powerful performance and connectivity. Get 3 months of NVIDIA GeForce NOW’s highest membership at no cost and play games at up to 120fps and 1080p. Terms apply. To deliver expansive visuals in any scenario, its three-sided NanoEdge display with a 16∶10 aspect ratio fits more screen into the chassis, while a Harmon Kardon-certified audio system offers a quad-speaker design to deliver impeccable sound.
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  10. MSI - Sword 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti - 512GB SSD - 8GB Memory - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Best budget gaming laptop!!!...Best budget gaming laptop...I thought of buying budget gaming laptop and came across this laptop. "

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    Product Description

    Edge ahead of the pack with this MSI Sword gaming laptop. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card delivers stutter-free, paired with 144hz refresh screen for fluid gameplay, while the Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM power through resource-intensive titles. Featuring a 512GB SSD, this MSI Sword gaming laptop offers ample storage for your files and ultrafast startups.
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    "Best budget gaming laptop!!!...Best budget gaming laptop...I thought of buying budget gaming laptop and came across this laptop. "

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    Edge ahead of the pack with this MSI Sword gaming laptop. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card delivers stutter-free, paired with 144hz refresh screen for fluid gameplay, while the Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM power through resource-intensive titles. Featuring a 512GB SSD, this MSI Sword gaming laptop offers ample storage for your files and ultrafast startups.
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