Looking for the best gaming laptops under $300? Umm… Let’s go!
Gamers need a high-end gaming laptop, but sometimes the budget is only $ 300. However, you don’t have to rob the bank to buy a gaming laptop, as even inexpensive laptops are quite capable to run games like CSGO, Rocket League these days. However, these laptops can’t run AAA titles.
Anyway, you will spend $300 on your new laptop. Then there are some of the more powerful laptops that fall into this price range. What are the best gaming laptops under $300? Let’s see.
1. HP 14-dk0028wm
Over the years, HP has created many good laptops and crappy ones too. But HP 14-dk0028wm is one of the good ones. At least on our eyes.
- Slim, Sleek design
- less weight
- 768p display
- No fingerprint
- Non upgradeable
This slim, sleek laptop comes with AMD’s mobile chip Ryzen 3 3200U with a base clock of 2.6 GHz. This laptop also has a variant of Intel Core i3 1005G1, an Ice lake processor But we ignored it. Because for gaming, you need more base clock. As Intel has lower clock speed, we ignored the core i3 variant.
|Product name||HP Notebook – 14-dk0028wm|
|Microprocessor||AMD Ryzen™ 3 3200U with Radeon™ Vega 3 Graphics; Dual-Core|
|Chipset||AMD Integrated SoC|
|Video graphics||AMD Radeon™ Vega 3 Graphics (14)|
|Hard drive||128 GB M.2 Solid State Drive|
|Display||14.0-inch diagonal HD (33) SVA BrightView micro-edge WLED-backlit (1366 x 768)|
|Network interface||Integrated 10/100/1000 GbE LAN|
|Expansion slots||1 multi-format SD media card reader|
|External ports||1 HDMI; 1 headphone/microphone combo; 1 RJ-45; 1 USB 3.1 Type-C™ (Data transfer only, 5 Gb/s signaling rate); 1 AC smart pin; 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A (Data Transfer Only)|
|Minimum dimensions (W x D x H)||32.4 x 22.59 x 1.99 cm|
|Weight||Starting at 1.47 kg|
|Audio features||Dual speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home in S mode|
2. ASUS VivoBook F512DA-WH31
Asus is responsible for making many good laptops. Asus’ VivoBook series are made for both mid-range and low-range users. The ASUS VivoBook 15 F512DA-EB51 proves that slim design and innovation are not limited to high-end laptops. This great technology is truly unique and inspired by Asus pricing for the ZenBook S. The company’s new ErgoLift hinge, featuring the keyboard, offers a comfortable typing experience. The new VivoBook 15 is available in five striking colors, including stunning clear silver and a coral crush.
- Rock-solid build quality
- Modern, attractive aesthetic
- Tiny chassis without compromises
- Excellent productivity and light gaming performance
- Very good keyboard and touchpad
- Fingerprint support
- Not so colorful display
- No Thunderbolt 3 support
- 15.6″ FHD NanoEdge bezel display with 88% screen-to-body ratio
- 1080P Full HD resolution supported
- AMD Ryzen 3 3200U 3.5GHz processor
- 4GB DDR4 RAM
- 128GB M.2 SSD
- AMD Radeon Vega 3 graphics
- Windows 10 Home in S mode
- Backlit keyboard with fingerprint sensor and Windows Hello support
- Unique “Ergolift” design keeps the laptop elevated for improved typing and better heat dissipation
- Up to 8 hours of battery life on a single charge
- USB-C 3.1, USB 3.1, USB 2.0, HDMI and microSD card reader
3. Motile M142 (Ryzen 3 3200U)
The Motile M142 14-inch laptop may be the best budget laptop you’ve ever heard of from a company that understands low prices. This is because Motile M142 is Walmart’s own brand and the reseller itself often advertises branded computers. If you’re interested in the Ryzen 5 variant, check out our full review.
- Price tag is low, and can go lower
- AMD’s mobile Ryzen CPU provides solid performance
- Lightweight and sturdy
- Best Audio in this budget
- Lack of a touchscreen
- A fairly noisy and constant fan
- Poky SSD slows down performance in places
- Keyboard design invites dusts
- Display: 14-inch (1920×1080) non-touch IPS
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
- Graphics: Radeon Vega 8
- Memory: 8GB (single-channel)
- Storage: 256GB BiWIN SSD
- Ports: 1 USB-C, 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, HDMI, ethernet
- Camera: 720p front-facing, IR camera (Windows Hello)
- Battery: 46.7Wh (reported)
- Wireless: 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0
- Operating system: Windows 10 Home
- Dimensions (inches): 12.6 inches x 8.4 inches x 0.75 inches
- Weight: 2.48 pounds, 2.92 pounds with charger
- Color: Rose Gold, Silver, Black
- Price: $299 at Walmart
Final Verdict: What We Think
The Above 3 laptops we mentioned are very much capable of gaming and it’ll surely satisfy you. But note that, AAA titles can’t be run with these laptops. We also like to suggest you buy an additional 4GB Ram to get the best performance as AMD CPUs perform well on dual-channel configuration.
The second option could be Motile M142 as it offers the best audio and also solid build.
The last option could be HP 14-dk0028wm. It’s a great laptop without a doubt but some drawbacks keep us from recommending as it is non-upgradeable. As they acclaim.