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This budget-friendly Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop offers a lot for under $700

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If you're on the hunt for a cheap gaming laptop, Acer has a nice deal on the Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptops for only $689 (opens in new tab) . It's one of the best Amazon Prime Day deals (opens in new tab) going on right now. It's a sturdy, lightweight system that has built-in Alexa support in case you wanted to control your smart lights in between building stuff in Minecraft.  

As of right now, there are only 10 of these laptops left in stock and the price has been dropping intermittently, so there's a good chance these will be sold out soon. For $1000 (opens in new tab) though, there's config on the same page with a 9th Gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB Ram, 144Hz display, and RTX 2060 which also isn't a bad deal. 

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Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop | Intel Core i5 | 8GB RAM | GTX 1650 | 256GB SSD| $708 (opens in new tab)
Perfect for the gamer on a budget, the Acer Nitro 5 should give you solid 1080p performance on medium graphics. Though, consider upgrading the storage down the road. 

As far as budget laptops go, this config has solid specs. It's got a Core i5 9300H, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and a GTX 1650. The GPU already feels a little long in the tooth but if you're getting this for a younger PC gamer, it's a decent Fortnite machine. 

256GB SSD is on the small side especially if you play Call of Duty Warzone, thankfully you've got two PCIe M.2 slots with a slot open for upgrading with a larger storage option. 

Jorge Jimenez
Hardware writer, Human Pop-Tart

Jorge is a hardware writer from the enchanted lands of New Jersey. When he's not filling the office with the smell of Pop-Tarts, he's reviewing all sorts of gaming hardware from laptops with the latest mobile GPUs to gaming chairs with built-in back massagers. He's been covering games and tech for nearly ten years and has written for Dualshockers, WCCFtech, and Tom's Guide.