Acer Aspire E 15: The best affordable gaming laptop

best affordable gaming laptop
The Acer Aspire E5-575G-53VG is hands down the best affordable gaming laptop in the market today. A side note, this laptop is priced higher than the $500 mark but believe me when I say this, the slight difference in price is well worth it. The laptop has a ton of good stuff going for it and should seriously be considered if you want a gaming laptop at an affordable price. As a company, Acer carries a reputation of releasing powerful specifications at a low price and evident with this laptop. The acer aspire laptop features a 6th generation i5 Processor, 25ogb solid state hard, a 1080P touchscreen led display, 8gbs of ram and most importantly, am NVIDIA GeForce 940MX dedicated graphics card. If you were to pick up a laptop from a different manufacture with similar specs, you would be paying well over the $500 mark.

We consider this laptop the best affordable gaming laptop in the market today by far. When looking at some of the other budget gaming laptops under the 500 hundred to 600 hundred dollar range, many of them lack at least 1 important gaming specification like processing power or graphics technology. The Acer Aspire does not have a lacking specification and it meets each key requirement for PC gaming. This laptop has set the standard and in our opinion, the best  affordable gaming laptop in the market today.


  • Intel Core i5-6200U Processor at to 2.8GHz
  • 8GB of DDR4
  • 250GB Solid State Hard Drive
  • Dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 940MX Card with 2GB DDR5 VRAM
  • 15.6 niche Led Touchscreen Display
  • Up to 12 hour of battery
  • 1 USB C port, 2 USB 3.0 ports and 1.0 USB 2 port
  • 5.3 pounds
  • Windows 10 OS


  • The 6th generation I5-6200U is very powerful and will handle quite a bit

  • 8GB of DDR4 ram and the 250GB solid state hard drive helps considerably when it comes to gaming
  • The Led Full HD display is built remarkably well with very deep colours and is fairly bright.

  • Laptop itself is manufactured phenomenally well and looks very good when it comes to the overall design.
  • The Acer laptop’s battery is amazing. We got around 8 hours with heavy usage.

  • Acer has made this laptop very upgradable. You have the option to expand on a few of the laptops Specs.
  • Laptop’s USB C is an awesome feature that is uncommon when looking at other budget gaming laptops


  • The touchscreen display would lag occasionally and was a little unresponsive.
  • Laptop’s battery is not easily accessible
  • Viewing angles on the display are not the greatest.
  • Laptop’s bluetooth connection was unstable at times.

Bottom Line

This laptop has set the standard when it comes to affordable gaming laptops and hands down the best affordable gaming laptop in the market today. When it comes to gaming, current generation games were playable which is not something you see with gaming laptops under 500 to 600. The powerful processor 6th generation I5 Processor, dedicated Nvidia graphics card, Full HD display, SSD drive and long lasting battery makse this laptop an absolute steal and our number one choice for budget gaming laptops. That said, their were a few setbacks with this laptop but they were very minor with very little impact on gaming. Acer has outdone itself with the E5-575G-53VG gaming laptop and its going to be tough to beat this machine. With proper optimization and some setting tweaking, you can push this laptops capabilities even further.

Editors Rating

  • Price       91%
  • Specs 97%
  • Build Quality 89%
  • Battery Life 93%
  • Screen Quality 92%
  • Gaming Performance 95%
  • Overall Rating 92%