UPDATE: If you’re looking for an updated list, check out the Best Gaming Laptops of 2013, all under $1,200!

Finding the best gaming laptop – a laptop with top specifications and performance – at a decent price might be a real struggle today when you could end up paying over $2,500 for a decent gaming laptop. However, if you want to get the best gaming experience on the go, you don’t actually have to spend a fortune since there are still some very solid options available for gaming laptops at decent prices.

We have gone through endless lists of laptops that are suitable to fill your gaming needs and came up with this list of the Best Gaming Laptops of 2012 at decent prices – a must read and must remember list because it will save you a ton of money!

Toshiba Satellite S855-S5254

This is a little jewel that can be purchased for around $750 and comes with some great specificatison: an Intel Core i7 quad-core processor that runs at 2.3GHz, 8 GB of RAM and 750 space on the HDD to store all the recent games on it. At this price, it’s a real bargain – so head over to Amazon and get yours now – just a few are left in stock!

Samsung Series 5 NP550P5C-T01US

This Series 5 Ultra (model NP535U4C-A01US) has a 15.6-inch high-resolution display featuring Samsung’s SuperBright Technology (220 nits of brightness), offering a great visual experience even outside. It has 8 GB of ram and a third-generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor (2.3 GHz) and is also one of the cheapest gaming laptops you can purchase for a great experience. Get it and find out more here.


I am a big fan of ASUS and you can see why by looking at the specs: 15.6″ FHD (1920*1080)/Intel Core i7-3610QM (2.3GHz)/8GB DDR3/Nvidia GT 650M 2G/750GB 5400RPM/Blu-ray-enabled/6 Cell Battery/HDMI/Instant On. Right now there’s a deal on Amazon where you save $50 if you get this little baby, so make sure you make it count!

Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7170

I prefer smaller laptops for gaming, which might sound strange – but the bigger the screen, the bigger the battery consumption and there’s no point in getting a laptop to keep it plugged at all times, right? However, this gaming laptop from Toshiba is an exception and I can call it my guilty pleasure: even though it runs an Intel Core i5 and has just 6 GB of RAM, it also comes with a 1.5GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M graphics card which makes it all worthwhile. A great laptop for gaming at a great price – check it out here!

MSI G Series GT70

If you have a little more dough to spend, then this is what you should spend it on. With a $100 discount on Amazon and costing almost $1,800, the MSI G Series GT70 is a real beast: Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor (2.3 GHz), NVIDIA GeForce GTX675M graphics with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM, 12GB of RAM and two 750GB HDDs. A real beast, a real gem so hurry to get it from Amazon if you have the money saved for it!

Bonus: Dell Alienware M18X

Finally, this is the ultimate gaming laptop of 2012. You know Alienware and you know that they’re good at making all things gaming (but at a price). This gaming laptop costs $4,000 (so only the price is the reason why it’s not in the charts, but had to be mentioned!) but is an extreme gaming laptop: Intel i7-3920XM 2.90 Ghz (x 8 threads) | 3.80 GHz (x 4 Threads) | 8 MB L3 Cache; Dual (2) 2GB GDDR5 Nvidia GTX 675M SLI graphic cards, 32 GB of RAM… oh, this makes me drool! Check it out here.

So here you have it – the list of the best gaming laptops of 2012 at decent prices. It’s true that you’ll get the supreme experience with the Alienware M18x, but you will also be able to run all the recent games at decent FPS on high settings with the cheap Toshiba Satellite as well. So it’s up to you to decide which of these great laptops is the one you should buy!