Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop with AMD Ryzen 5 2500U and RX 560X | $460 | Best Buy and Amazon
If you can ignore the red-and-black, aggressive design and have the capacity to change the drive (you do,) this is a solid companion to hunker down with during the inevitable winter storms.
The 15.6" Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop packs a AMD Radeon RX 560X graphics card, 8GB of RAM, AMD Ryzen 5 processor, and... a disappointing, 1TB SATA HDD. Aside from the lame drive, add all that up and you have a budget gaming PC ready take on whatever teenager thinks he’s good at Fortnite.
And for under $500, it’s a perfect way game without costing an arm and a leg.