Published on January 10th, 2019 | by Bibhuranjan


Cheap Laptops that can run Fortnite

Just like PUBG (Player Underground Battle Royal), Fortnite has become a breakout Battle Royal Game since 2018.

Developed by Epic Games; Fortnite has gained a lot of traction and if you’re the kind of person who wants to jump in on the hype, then I don’t blame you at all.

To be honest, Fortnite isn’t resource intensive because of its cartoon like character development and entire environment; however, to get a decent gameplay experience and respectable frame rates you need a proper spec’d laptop with a worthy graphics card.

Since we’re talking about Cheap Laptops that can run Fortnite, I’m considering laptops that are priced lower than $1000 and come with a dedicated GPU that is better than Nvidia MX150 or Intel UHD 620.

So without wasting much time; let’s get started.

3 Cheap Laptops that can run Fortnite

  • HP Pavilion 15-CX0056WM

If you’re on extreme budget constraints, yet want a laptop from which you can squeeze every bit of performance to play Fortnite, then this is the laptop you should be looking at.

Priced a bit above $600, the HP Pavilion 15-CX0056WM is one hell of a laptop that offers amazing specifications at a throwaway price.

For starters, you get a powerful Intel Core i5-8300H CPU that is clocked at 2.3GHz and can turbo boost up to 4GHz when required.

To support the processor, you get a more powerful GPU i.e. Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti that comes with 4GB DDR5 dedicated memory to offer maximum performance.

Another thing that’s exciting about the laptop is that it comes with 15.6” Full HD screen that has IPS panel, which is definitely a rare sight among budget laptop.

To complete the entire gaming laptop feel, you get a backlit keyboard that is green in color and matches the HP Pavilion gaming laptop feel.

All in all, it makes out to be an excellent and cheap laptop that can run Fortnite.

  • Dell G3 3579

If you have another $100 in spare and want a laptop that has better aesthetics with modern and muted gaming laptop; then going with Dell G3 3579 turns out to be a logical choice.

The 2019 version of Dell G3 is exactly similar to the 2018 version and retains the loved black and blue design.

I don’t know about you, but I’m very impressed by the Blue colored logo on the laptop’s top, and the color scheme is carried all around the laptop too.

Once you open the lid, you can notice the carbon-fibre like design on the keyboard area; whereas blue colored letter etching on the keyboard and around the touchpad borders.

Just like the previously mentioned laptop, this one too features a 15.6” Full HD screen with IPS display and the unit weighs around 5.5lbs.

The internals include: Intel Core i5-8300H CPU, Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti 4GB DDR5 GPU, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD and 56Whr battery that can keep the laptop alive for around 4-5 hours on full charge.

  • Acer Nitro 5 AN515

The Acer Nitro 5 AN515 is the only laptop is our list of Cheap Laptops that can run Fortnite that comes with a 256GB SSD storage, whereas the other 2 laptops only feature 1TB mechanical drive.

The addition of SSD helps in improving gaming performance and in-game loading speed, whereas it also helps speeding up of everyday tasks like booting, read/write, opening applications and others once you’re done gaming.


However, on the design front; the Acer Nitro 5 AN515 isn’t as appealing as other two laptops mentioned above.

Other than that it also weighs around 6 pounds, which would make it difficult to carry around in a backpack.

Yet, if you’re main concern is gaming Fortnite, then this laptop doesn’t disappoint. As this one too it comes with Intel Core i5-8300H CPU, 4GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti GPU, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB and slew of other features that justifies its price.


To say the least, the 3 laptops mentioned above are some of the best and cheap laptops that can run Fortnite.

Although there are few other laptops too that can get the job done more efficiently for a higher price; but if you’re looking for the cheapest options to get smoother gameplay, then make sure to get a laptop from this list.

Later if you feel if you better performance, then you can any day add in extra 8GB DDR4 RAM stick and SSD storage too.

For Acer Nitro 5 AN515; if you feel the SSD storage to be of low size, then you can add in additional 1TB HDD storage whenever required.

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