9. Dell Inspiron 15 7000
- Price: $1,200 to $1,300
- Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 520
- CPU: 2.3-GHz Intel Core i5-5200U Processor
- RAM: 8GB
- Hard Drive: 256GB SSD
A lot of us want to do some gaming while on the go. The thing is, laptops don’t always have sufficient graphics and desktops can be cumbersome to lug around. The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 provides the best of both worlds with its affordability and functionality wherever you are. For a gaming laptop, the Inspiron has an incredible battery life, and it’s great if you’re plugging in a controller to play. At less than $1,500, this is the best budget gaming laptop that you’ll find—especially if you upgrade the RAM to 16GB.