Top 13 Gaming Laptops under $600 with Nvidia Graphics Card

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Expensive or Not, every person wishes to have gaming laptops with Nvidia graphics card (or AMD but mostly Nvidia) on which he or she can have a decent gaming experience. Our team had quite a challenge to put together a list of gaming laptops under $600 with the best possible graphics cards and has a considerable decent processor for smooth gameplay considering the “Price Restriction” of $600. But, after testing a bunch of laptops, here we are with our best in class budget gaming laptops to get you the best gaming experience you deserve.

The gaming laptops under $600 that we are recommending you guys down in the list are not considered as the best gaming laptops but they are best in their price segment. Not all laptops are justified as gaming laptops and honestly, the gaming laptops for high gaming performance are expensive and not affordable to all the people. So, considering this fact, we have created this list.

Before we dive into this amazing list, there is something you should know-

Hardcore Fact of Purchasing Gaming Laptops under $600!

Purchasing a gaming laptop under $600 can be really a subjective choice. These laptops will not give you the highest gaming experience with a high graphics setting and 150+ frames per second as $600 is still a starting price range for gaming laptops. This price range will give you entry-level gaming laptops.

One thing to note here, I am not underrating the gaming laptops under $600 by any means. In fact, they are the most power-packed, highly efficient and best in price to performance ratio gaming laptops. It’s just that you won’t be able to play high graphics intense games like Fortnite, PUBG, GTA V, and Battlefield in the high graphics settings.

Although, you will really enjoy playing fewer graphics demanding games like Counter-Strike: GO, Warcraft, Minecraft and so on. Some of these laptops will allow you to play AAA titles like Fortnite, PUBG, GTA V, and Battlefield in low or medium graphics settings if you lower the screen resolution. Few settings tweaks will also give you 40+ frames per second in some cases.

Hence, I highly recommend you guys increase your gaming laptop budget by $200-$250 and purchase gaming laptops under $800 which will allow you to play AAA titles in medium settings and enjoy 60+ frames per second easily.

With that being said, if you still don’t have an increased budget and want the gaming laptop under $600, here is the list. The task of finding gaming laptops under $600 is no less than trying to find a needle in the haystack. So to help you guys out with this really challenging task to find a tight budget gaming laptop, we have tested dozens of laptops and hand-picked these gems.

Every laptop that we are recommending down on the list costs $600 or less than that. Your choice from the below list will never go wrong and you will have the best of what your money offers, every single penny.

1) ASUS – FX505DD 15.6′ Gaming Laptop-

ASUS-FX505DD- $600 gaming laptop

Asus has always been making gaming laptops and they are pretty fair in real-life scenarios with moderate price but really good specifications. This Asus laptop is no different.

With AMD’s Ryzen 5 3550 H Processor, this laptop handles almost everything very easily and doesn’t make you scratch your head from frustration. The processor is pretty fast and aced in multi-tasking in our testing.

Paired with 8 Gigabyte of RAM which is also user upgradable (Thanks ASUS), the laptop doesn’t seem to stop. I personally recommend you to upgrade the RAM to 16 GB if you will be playing lots of games on this laptop (as if not).

The storage on this laptop will be 256 GB SSD which would be lightning-fast in processing but it is not upgradable so you might wanna buy a good external drive.

For Gaming, this laptop comes with Nvidia GTX 1050 3 GB graphic card which is pretty decent for gaming most of the EA titles and other common games like CS: GO, World of Warcraft and so on. I would not recommend you go for AAA titles but if you want, then lower the screen resolution and you will be good to go.

Hardware Specifications of Asus- FX505DD 15.6′ Gaming Laptop
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (2.1 GHz AMD R Series)
RAM 8GB RAM (Upgradable)
Storage 256GB Flash Memory SSD (Upgradable)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB
Display 15.6-inch display with 1920 x 1080 Resolution
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS
Battery Life Up to 8 hours
Weight 5.93 lbs or 2.86 Kilograms
Price $599

2) Newest HP Pavilion 15.6″ FHD IPS Premium Gaming Laptop

HP-Pavilion-15.6

The newest HP Pavilion has AMD’s 2nd Gen Ryzen 5 3550H Quad-core Processor, which could go up to 3.7 GHz in the demanding situations. It has a 4 MB cache memory which could prove useful while multi-tasking.

Paired with 8 Gigabyte of DDR4 RAM, the performance of this HP Pavilion laptop is surprisingly fast and smooth. As it is an HP laptop, you will have comparatively very good experience in media consumption and typing with its perfect keys positioning.

But as you expect, this laptop also has only 256 GB internal storage and obviously, by using Windows Operating System and gaming software, you will end up with a free internal space of 140 gigabytes.

The Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 3 GB GDDR5 graphics will let you play most of the regular games but not all the AAA titles like Battlefield or Tom Raider. You may experience a certain frame drops but you will be able to adjust that with custom graphics settings. It is one of the best gaming laptops under $600.

Hardware Specifications of HP Pavilion 
Processor AMD 2nd Generation Ryzen 5 3550H Processor (Quad-core, 2.1 GHz Up To 3.7 GHz, 4 MB Cache)
RAM 8GB DDR4 RAM
Storage 256GB SSD
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB GDDR5
Display 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1080 Resolution
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS
Battery Life Up to 6 hours
Weight 6.22 lbs or 2.82 Kilograms
Price $579

3) Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop

Acer Aspire 5- $600 gaming laptop

The Acer Aspire 5 is one of the coolest looking premium laptops in the list with 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor. It is surely a “Beauty and the Beast”. This laptop may look pure professional but it’s got good features under the hood.

Paired with 16 Gigabyte of RAM which is also user upgradable (Not that you will need it), the laptop does put a smile of the face. You will not need to upgrade the RAM and you can invest that money on other accessories.

The storage on this laptop will be 256 GB SSD which would be lightning-fast in processing but it is not upgradable so you might wanna buy a good external drive.

For Gaming, this laptop comes with intel integrated UHD 620 graphic card which is decent for the gaming, not that I would like, but for the gaming on the go with amazing portability with weight just over 4.4 pounds.

Hardware Specifications of Acer Aspire 5 Laptop
Processor 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (Turbo up to 3.9GHz)
RAM 16 GB DDR4 RAM
Storage 256GB SSD
Graphics Intel UHD 620 Graphics
Display 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1080 Resolution
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS
Battery Life Up to 8 hours
Weight 4.6 lbs or
Price $599

4) Asus TUF Gaming Laptop FX504 15.6”

Asus FX504- $600 gaming laptop
Powerful Gaming Laptop Under $600

This is another laptop in the list from Asus, it’s Asus TUF FX504. With a considerable fast process from Intel, the Intel Core i5-8300H, an 8th Gen Quad-core processor paired with the 8 GB DDR4 RAM, the laptop got the place in this list.

With the Nvidia GTX 1050 2 GB graphic card, the gaming experience that you would have will be amazing. The laptop has somewhat thick bezels but the performance is amazing.

The Asus laptop has a 15.6 inch IPS screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution which reproduces colors that enhances the gaming experience altogether.

Hardware Specifications of Asus TUF FX504 Gaming Laptop
Processor 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8300H 2.3 Quad-Core Processor (Turbo up to 3.9GHz)
RAM 8GB DDR4 RAM
Storage 256GB Flash Memory SSD
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 2 GB
Display 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1080 Resolution
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS
Battery Life Up to 8 hours
Weight 5.07 lbs or 2.27 Kilograms
Price $599

5) HP Gaming 15-EC0013DX – 15.6″ Laptop

HP-Gaming-15-EC0013DX

The HP Gaming 15 is one of the most “Gaming Laptop” looking laptops in the list with AMD Ryzen 5 3550H processor. The Laptop has thin bezels and a sharp corner which gives the laptop a tactile look.

Paired with 8 Gigabyte of RAM and 256 Gigabyte of SSD storage and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB dedicated graphics, it will surely be a good choice for gaming. The HP laptop has one advantage over others in the list is HP quality.

The laptops from HP have one of the best build quality and sturdy looks of premium laptops. This laptop weighs just over 2.2 kilograms which are pretty good considering the gaming segment laptop.

Not the lightest but surely the HP laptop is compact and sizable for your daily backpack and traveling. The laptop has a battery life of around 7 hours for media consumption like movies, songs, and others. It is one of the best gaming laptops under $600.

Hardware Specifications of HP 15-EC0013DX
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 3550H processor
RAM 8GB DDR4 RAM
Storage 256GB Flash Memory SSD
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB dedicated graphics
Display 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1080 Resolution
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS
Battery Life Up to 7 hours
Weight 4.96 lbs or 2.24 Kilograms
Price $559

6) Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R5ED Gaming Laptop

Acer Nitro 5

Acer Nitro 5 with AMD Ryzen 5 2500U quad-core processor that could boast up to 3.6 GHz is the must gaming machine in this list. The laptop does have little thick bezels, but the diamond cut on the upper edges of the laptop screen does give Acer Nitro a beauty look.

Paired with 8 Gigabyte of RAM and 1TB 7200Rpm SATA hard drive and AMD Radeon RX 560x with 4 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM, you won’t have to worry about the storage space running out with your games.

The Acer Nitro 5 is a premium built laptop that has a metal chassis and good quality I/O pins. It weighs around 2.6 kilos but considering the performance it delivers, it is balanced. Also, we tested the cooling system and surprisingly, Acer maintained its thermals with a very rare spike in temperature.

For media consumption like watching movies and listening to music, the laptop will keep you entertained for almost 6 hours with average brightness and speaker for sound. The speaker is good enough to deliver a good experience.

Hardware Specifications of Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R5ED Laptop
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 2500U quad-core processor (Up to 3.6GHz)
RAM 8GB DDR4 RAM
Storage 1TB 7200Rpm SATA hard drive
Graphics AMD Radeon RX 560x with 4 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
Display 15 6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS display
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS
Battery Life Up to 6 hours
Weight 5.95 lbs or 2.6 Kilograms
Price $499

7) HP Pavilion 15.6″ FHD Gaming Laptop

Hp Pavilion 15Inch

One more laptop fro HP which has a premium looks but quite affordable for gaming purposes. This laptop has considerably thin bezels and correct positioning webcam at the top of the screen.

Paired with 8 Gigabyte of RAM and 256 Gigabyte of SSD storage and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB dedicated graphics, it will surely be a good choice for gaming. The HP laptop has one advantage over others in the list is HP quality.

The laptops from HP have one of the best build quality and sturdy looks of premium laptops. This laptop weighs just over 2.2 kilograms which are pretty good considering the gaming segment laptop.

Not the lightest but surely the HP laptop is compact and sizable for your daily backpack and traveling. The laptop has a battery life of around 6 hours for media consumption like movies, songs, and others.

Hardware Specifications of HP Pavilion 15.6″ Laptop
Processor AMD 2nd Gen Quad-core Ryzen 5 3550H
RAM 8GB RAM
Storage 256GB SSD
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB GDDR5
Display 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1080 Resolution
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS
Battery Life Up to 6 hours
Weight 4.96 lbs or 2.24 Kilograms
Price $599.99

8) ASUS VivoBook 15 Thin and Light Laptop

ASUS-VivoBook-15
Best Thin Looking Gaming Laptop Under $600

The Asus Vivobook 15 is by far one of the most beautiful looking laptops in this segment which could surprisingly handle few games pretty easily. This laptop looks very premium and with its ultra-thin bezels, it almosts looks perfect laptop. Asus Vivobook has AMD Quad-Core R5 3500U processor which handles pretty much everything that is thrown to it except for the AAA gaming titles which are very graphic demanding.

Paired with 8 Gigabyte of RAM and 256 Gigabyte of SSD storage + 1 TB of HDD and  AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics graphics, it will surely be a good choice for gaming. We tested this laptop for gaming purposes and despite been so lightweight, we found no issues of heating and heat dissipation works brilliantly.

This laptop weighs just over 3.5 pounds which is amazingly good considering the fact that most of our backpacks are heavy due to our laptops. You won’t even feel this laptop in your bag (In a good way).

Initially, we were a little skeptical about the battery backup of the laptop as we didn’t expect it to be more than 5 hours, surprisingly, it lasted for over 7 hours for continuous video playbacks. It is one of the Thin and best gaming laptops under $600.

Hardware Specifications of Asus VivoBook 15 Thin & Light Laptop
Processor AMD Quad-Core R5 3500U CPU
RAM 8GB DDR4 RAM
Storage 128 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD
Graphics AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
Display 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 Resolution
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS
Battery Life Up to 8 hours
Weight 3.5 lbs or 1.5 Kilograms
Price $529.99

9) Lenovo Flex 5

Lenovo Flex 5

Adding a 2-in-1 laptop in this gaming laptop segment was a difficult decision until we tested the Lenovo Flex 5 2-in-1 laptop. This laptop has a standard 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250u 1.6GHz Processor which could run daily errands smoothly. This is one of those best suitable laptops for students that need laptops and tab according to the requirement.

Paired with 8 Gigabyte of RAM and 256 Gigabyte of SSD storage and Geforce MX 130 dedicated graphics, this laptop doesn’t comprise on gaming. The Lenovo Flex laptop has a touchscreen and a fingerprint reader which is quite rare in this budget segment.

Being the tab and laptop, the hinges of Lenovo flex 5 looks promising and did well in our testing period. The laptop weighs around 2 kilos which is good for the laptop and might be a little difficult for some people while using it as a tab.

Hardware Specifications of Lenovo Flex 5
Processor 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250u 1.6GHz Processor
RAM 8GB DDR4 RAM
Storage 256GB SSD
Graphics Geforce MX 130
Display 2-in-1 FHD 15.6-inch Touchscreen, Fingerprint Reader
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS
Battery Life Up to 8 hours
Weight 4.41 lbs or 2 Kilograms
Price $572

10) ASUS VivoBook S15 Ultraslim 15.6″

Asus Vivobook S15- $600 gaming laptop
Most Beautiful Gaming Laptop Under $600

Just like its predecessor, Asus Vivobook S15 is the most beautiful looking laptop in this segment which could handle games with its integrated graphics card. This laptop looks very premium and with its ultra-thin bezels, it almosts looks perfect laptop. Asus Vivobook S15 has a powerful Intel Core i5-8265u Processor that can be boosted up to 3.9 GHz.

Paired with 8 Gigabyte of DDR4 RAM and 256 Gigabyte of SSD storage and Intel UHD 620 graphic card, it will surely be a good choice for light gaming like CS: GO, World of Warcraft, Minecraft, etc. We tested this laptop for gaming purposes and despite been so lightweight, we found no issues of heating and heat dissipation works brilliantly.

This laptop weighs 3.9 pounds which is amazingly good. We all need a laptop that looks premium, is lightweight and would be able to run a few games (Yes, Macbook is a very good option but it’s really expensive).

The Vivobook S15 will give a complete day power up to 8 hours of continuous work and media consumption. The price of the Asus Vivobook S15 laptop is just $599 on Amazon.com. You may grab this beautiful machine in the offers and all at around $550.

Hardware Specifications of Asus VivoBook S15 Ultraslim
Processor Powerful Intel Core i5-8265u Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.9 GHz)
RAM 8GB DDR4 RAM
Storage 256GB SSD
Graphics Intel UHD 620 Graphics
Display 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1080 Resolution
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS
Battery Life Up to 8 hours
Weight 3.97 lbs or 1.8 Kilograms
Price $599

11) Dell G3 Gaming Laptop

Dell G3

Whenever you think about the gaming laptops, the Dell laptops always pops up in your head in no time. With 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8300H Processor, the gaming will be a whole lot better.

Combined 8GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM & 16 GB Intel Optane memory accelerated, every task that runs on Dell G3 will definitely run smoother and lag-free. The Dell G3 has a 1 TB HDD which has good R/W speed for fast operations.

With NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, with 4GB GDDR5 graphics memory and 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1080 Resolution, the gaming experience will surely be amazing. In our testing period, this Dell G3 was the first choice of almost all of our testers.

This laptop weighs on the heavier side with just above 7 lbs or 3.1 kilograms and gives you around 8 hours of battery backup consistently.

Hardware Specifications of Dell G3 Gaming Laptop
Processor 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8300H Processor (Quad-Core, 8MB Cache, up to 4.0GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
RAM 8GB 2666MHz DDR4 + 16 GB Intel Optane memory accelerated
Storage 1 TB HDD
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, with 4GB GDDR5 graphics memory
Display 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1080 Resolution
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS
Battery Life Up to 8 hours
Weight 7 lbs or 3.1 Kilograms
Price $589

12) MSI GL63 8RC-664 Gaming Laptop

MSI GL63

MSI laptops are one of those stealthy looking gaming laptops that you can walk in the conference room. With the premium looks and powerful performance, MSI has 8th Generation Core i5-8300H 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor that could turbo up to 4 GHz.

Paired with 8 Gigabyte of DDR4 RAM and 256 Gigabyte of SSD storage and NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 4G GDDR5, you will enjoy your gaming for sure. We tested this laptop for gaming purposes and it was smooth and surprisingly lag-free.

This laptop weighs almost 6.8 pounds which is the heaviest laptop that we have tested and added to this list solely because of its gaming performance.

Hardware Specifications of MSI GL63 8RC-664
Processor 8th Generation Core i5-8300H 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor (Turbo up to 4.0 GHz)
RAM 8GB DDR4 RAM
Storage 256GB SSD
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 4G GDDR5
Display 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1080 Resolution
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS
Battery Life Up to 8 hours
Weight 6.8 lbs or 3 Kilograms
Price $600

13) ASUS TUF Gaming Laptop-

Asus TUF

This is another laptop in the list from Asus, it’s Asus TUF gaming laptop. With a considerable fast process from AMD, the AMD 2nd Generation Quad-Core Ryzen 5 3550H Processor, 2.1GHz Base Frequency, up to 3.70GHz, 6 MB Cache, 8 Treads, there is no doubt that this laptop can give you some amazing gaming experience.

With the Nvidia GTX 1050 2 GB graphic card, the gaming experience that you would have will be amazing. The laptop looks very sturdy and premium with a lot thin bezels than its predecessors.

The Asus laptop has a 15.6 inch IPS screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution which reproduces colors that enhances the gaming experience altogether. The laptop weighs around 2.6 kilos and gives you around 4 to 5 hours of battery backup.

Hardware Specifications of Asus TUF 
Processor AMD 2nd Generation Quad-Core Ryzen 5 3550H Processor, 2.1GHz Base Frequency, up to 3.70GHz, 6 MB Cache, 8 Treads
RAM 8GB DDR4 RAM
Storage 256GB SSD
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Discrete Graphics
Display 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1080 Resolution
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS
Battery Life Up to 4 hours
Weight 5.95 lbs or 2.6 Kilograms
Price $599

So, these were our recommendations for the best gaming laptops under $600. We have tried and tested many laptops and these were the laptops that were better in price-to-performance perspective.

Have some more recommendations for the best gaming laptops under $600, let us know in the comment section below and we will test it.

If you want some great deals on Gaming Laptops under $1000, Brendan & Tabitha from TechRadar has amazing deals for you guys. Do check them out.

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