Best Gaming Experience for Netbooks

Looking for the best gaming experience on netbooks? From all the devices on file, the following 6 currently offer the best performance:

Best Gaming Experience US$420 - US$1319

For games, graphical power is your main concern and the following netbooks have plenty in store. Be warned: this list was built with absolutely no regards for the price. If you're strapped for cash, scroll down to the budget section for gaming machines at below-average prices.

Best Gaming Experience under $500

Need something cheaper? No worries; here are the most gaming-capable netbooks priced below average. They might not run every game on ultra, but you will be able to play.

There might be some overlap with the list above, but everything down here is considered budget-friendly.

  • #6, Laptops (under $575)
    Asus C523NA 15.6" Chromebook

    Asus C523NA 15.6" Chromebook from US$310;
    ~$420 with accessories

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck0.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy3/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2/5
    Power2/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck0.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy2.5/5
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Celeron N3350
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 505
    Memory: 4.00 GB
    Storage: 64.00 GB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 35.81 x 24.89 x 1.52 cm
    Weight: 1.451 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Best Buy site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #2, Laptops (under $575)
    Acer Chromebook 311

    Acer Chromebook 311 from US$24011% cheaper than usual
    ~$328 with accessories

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy2.5/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy1/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy2.5/5
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Celeron N4000
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 600
    Memory: 4.00 GB
    Storage: 64.00 GB
    Screen Size: 11.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 29.60 x 19.90 x 1.82 cm
    Weight: 1.100 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Best Buy site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #3, Laptops (under $575)
    Asus Chromebook C204MA 11-inch Chromebook

    Asus Chromebook C204MA 11-inch Chromebook from US$250;
    ~$338 with accessories

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy3/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy2/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy2.5/5
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Celeron N4000
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 600
    Memory: 4.00 GB
    Storage: 32.00 GB
    Screen Size: 11.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 29.20 x 19.90 x 2.01 cm
    Weight: 1.200 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Staples site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #5, Laptops (under $575)
    Asus C523NA 15.6" Chromebook (Touch)

    Asus C523NA 15.6" Chromebook (Touch) from US$270;
    ~$370 with accessories

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck0.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power0/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy2.5/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy0.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck0.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy2.5/5
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Celeron N3350
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 500
    Memory: 4.00 GB
    Storage: 32.00 GB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 35.81 x 24.89 x 1.52 cm
    Weight: 1.410 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the retailer's site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×

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