You can easily spend thousands on a gaming laptop, But Acer’s Aspire VX 15 is one of the nicest budget gamers I’ve
seen this year. A starting price of $800.
Acer’s Aspire VX 15 gaming laptop review
It comes with NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1050 GPU and Intel core i5 processor, 8 gigs of memory and a 256 gig SSD. If the memory and storage sound too small you can open it up and add more of both on
your own. Also expect to spend some time, uninstall many of its preloaded apps otherwise the configuration is good enough to play demanding modern games at medium settings, But older games do just fine at higher settings at the screens full HD resolution.
The red backlit keyboard is comfortable with some soft bounce to it and some extra glow for your WASD keys and if you’d rather hook up your own peripherals there’s room for them. A full size HDMI out, USB type-c and more and it’s all wrapped up in a body that looks like a gaming system but one that’s not so over the top. What’s nice is none of it feels like a compromise at its price, even its speakers sound surprisingly good for the money and battery life topped out at 6
hours on our video streaming test. Acer does offer several configurations if you want more memory or storage or a slightly better processor or graphics but for sub $1000 gaming laptop it deserves a spot on your list.