Due to the amazing technology in 2012, gaming laptops are some of the best and most advanced notebook computers on the market, and generally they are not very cheap. However, with the huge selection of multimedia notebooks available these days, it is possible to get your hands on a top-rated portable computer for an affordable and inexpensive price. That being said, the best gaming laptops are obviously the most expensive, but the cheap notebook computers reviewed here are all great options to consider as well.

After spending some time gathering information about the highest selling multimedia notebooks, I have taken the top choices and separated them into different price ranges. These reviews of the best cheap gaming laptops under $1000, $800 and $500 should help give you a good idea if which models are worth considering. All of these portable computers are perfect for entertainment use with their high speed processors, large storage space, vivid graphics and/or long battery life.

The Best Gaming Laptop Under $1000 for Sale 2012

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Dell Alienware M11x

Average Price: $890

The vast majority of the most popular and top-rated multimedia notebooks are usually in a very expensive price range from $1000 all the way up to $2000 or more in some cases. However, we don't all have that kind of money to spend, and luckily there are still some really nice and advanced cheap gaming laptops under $1000 such as this Dell Alienware M11x 11.6-inch notebook computer. It comes with a generous 6 GB of RAM and up to 320 GB of hard drive space allowing you to have a sufficient amount of room for downloading games. The 1.3 GHz CPU is relatively powerful considering the small, portable size of the Dell Alienware M11x, and it features a Microsoft Windows 7 operating system.

The Best Gaming Laptop Under $800 for Sale 2012

Asus Gaming Laptops Under $800


Average Price: $799

This model is a bit more affordable at just under $800 online, and it may actually be the best option on this list of reviews. This ASUS multimedia notebook is more powerful and holds more storage than what we discussed in the more expensive Alienware gaming laptop review. It comes with a huge 8 GB RAM and 750 GB of hard drive space, which is more than enough for you to hold all of the entertainment files and applications you want, and then some. The processor is also more powerful at 2.4 GHz and the 1366 x 768 widescreen display is much more beneficial than portability when it comes to owning the best gaming laptops.

These ASUS notebooks are also very unique and stylish with their aluminum finish, and this particular model is engineered especially for multimedia capabilities with its special hinge-forward design and slim bezel which allows for a bigger screen. In addition to all of this, the ASUS U46SV DH51 features an integrated camera and DVD drive, as well as a NVIDIA GPU.

The Best Cheap Gaming Laptop Under $500 for Sale 2012

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Acer Aspire S250-0639 E-Series

Average Price: $370

For anybody who happens to be on a budget and cannot afford an $800 or $1000 multimedia notebook, this Acer Aspire E-Series is definitely one of your best options available under $500. These cheap gaming laptops can be bought online for less than $400 and come with plenty of great features that make them ideal for entertainment purposes. The Acer Aspire S250-0639 E-Series comes with 4 GB of RAM and a 500 GB disk, however the processor is relatively weak at only about 1.65 GHz. They also feature a 1366 x 768 widescreen display with AMD GPU, a DVD drive, a built-in camera, Windows 7 operating system, and a 4.5 hour battery life.

Each of the brands mentioned here are reputable and there are a number of other portable computers worth checking out as well. These reviews undoubtedly reflect some of the best gaming laptops in 2012, and as you can tell, even some of the cheap multimedia notebooks are still great options to consider.