Three of the best laptops for graphics under £500

Even when buying a budget laptop, you don’t necessarily have to compromise on graphics. There are some bargains to be had and, of course, it is important to take into account the different processors.

Naturally, people often have different requirements when it comes to laptops. They may need a powerful graphics card and processor for demanding tasks such as coding or graphic design.

But for less demanding tasks a budget laptop can handle a seamless home entertainment experience when watching films or TV shows. Slot games also benefit from the graphics capabilities and processors of budget laptops. This can be seen through Deal or Do Deal Megaways, the officially branded slot of the game show made popular by Noel Edmonds, which uses graphic elements throughout with wild symbols and the bonus round featuring the famous banker’s offer.

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Let’s take a look at three of the best budget laptops for graphics on the market.

Vivobook 15 X512 £479.99

The Vivobook 15 X512 is a compact laptop with NVIDIA® graphics and a Core i7 Intel processor. This means the laptop can handle multitasking and the editing of multimedia. Despite its compact size, it provides an 88% screen-to-body ratio and a 15.6-inch FHD display. The size of this laptop combined with its light weight of 1.6 kg means it is perfect for when you are on the go. Plus, the dual-band Wi-Fi 5 will ensure superfast connection. ASUS Battery Health Charging technology prevents the battery from overcharging, which increases the battery life and keeps you safe from battery swelling.

Dell Inspiron 15 3000 £499.99

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The Dell Inspiron 15 3000 laptop features 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 and Intel® UHD Graphics. The graphics card means this laptop is excellent for watching movies or editing your content. This is aided by the 15.6-inch screen and for longer sessions on this laptop the lift hinge will provide an ergonomic solution to any comfort issues. Furthermore, Dell ComfortView Low Blue Light (LBL) means this laptop will reduce eye strain and blue light emissions. The ExpressCharge™ feature ensures that the laptop battery will recharge up to 80% in an hour. This laptop also features a touch screen. There is also the opportunity to use Shared Graphics Cards, for example Intel® UHD Graphics & Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics, or Discrete Graphics Cards by Intel, such as NVIDIA® GeForce GTX® & Intel® Iris® Xe MAX graphics, with this laptop.

IdeaPad 3i Gen 6 £499.99

The IdeaPad 3i Gen 6 has integrated Intel® UHD Graphics for 11th Gen Intel® Processors which provides an excellent graphics performance for apps and home entertainment. The 17-inch display is perfect for home entertainment such as films, TV shows and slot games. This is aided by the cooling features of this laptop, which ensure an optimal processor performance. When you are using this laptop for long periods of time, the smart features really come into their own as they help the user deal with eye strain. The IdeaPad 3i Gen 6 also has a USB-C, which is also an option recommended by PCMag to charge your laptop.

Hopefully, this guide will have given you some food for thought when buying your next laptop under £500. Any one of these three laptops, thanks to their processors and graphics, will give you a decent performance without having to break the bank.