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Best Gaming Laptops under 1000

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015

Buying the right gaming laptop can be a very tedious and a time-consuming work as there are a number of articles one must go through before taking a decision. To ease you search in this article we have shortlisted certain choices we think are the best in the present market. This article has the best gaming laptops under 1000$ with a shortened review of their specifications and performance details.

Lenovo Y70 FHD 17.3 Inch Touchscreen Gaming Laptop

The Lenovo Y70 is a balance of power and beauty. The laptop supports an Intel core i7 processor for the CPU and has the NVidia 960 with 2GB of VRAM for graphics processing. An 8GB of standard DDR3 RAM is provided with is expandable to 16 GB. This combination provides super-fast performance for a mid-range laptop. The display on the Y70 is a 17.3’ full HD touchscreen display. The touchscreen does add feature to the display but the viewing angles and the colour reproduction of the display is mediocre. The keyboard on the laptop provides good key travel and tactile feedback which is feature very important in a gaming laptop. The exteriors of the laptop have a brushed metal finish with gives the laptop a smart and appealing appearance. The laptop has an 8 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD at 5400 rpm. A considerable amount of heating and fan noise is observed on the heavy usage of the laptop but on light usage they are bearable. A battery life of 5 hours can be expected from this laptop on the on causal usage and 2 to 1.5 hours on intense gaming. Overall this laptop offers a good set of specifications and will run most of the current day games quite smoothly.

  • Intel Core i7-4720HQ 2.6 GHz Processor
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 1 TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive, 8 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 17.3-Inch Screen; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M Graphics
  • Windows 8.1 Operating System, 5-hour battery life

Alienware 13 FHD 13-Inch Gaming Laptop

This 13’ Alienware laptop has a FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS-Panel Anti-Glare 350-nits Display. The interiors of the laptop has Intel core i5 5200U processor clocked at 2.2 GHz processor for CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 2GB GDDR5 for graphics processing. 8GB DDR3L is provided which is sufficient to run games at low to medium settings. And for Storage 1TB 5400RPM SATA is provided. Keyboard of the laptop is backlit which is a big thumbs. 2.0 Speaker configurations Audio Powered by Klipsch is used for audio on the laptop. Not very high gaming is possible on the laptop due to weaker GPU but is a great machine for casual gaming and multimedia consumption.

  • Intel Core i5 5200U 2.2 GHz Processor
  • 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 2GB GDDR5
  • 1 TB HDD Storage; No Optical Drive
  • 13 Inch FHD (1920×1080) LED-lit IPS Screen
  • Windows 8.1 Operating System; Silver and Black Chassis

MSI GE72 APACHE-264 17.3-Inch Gaming Laptop

 The MSI GE72 APACHE is a very capable laptop under 1000$ by MSI. The laptop has a 2.6 GHz Core i7-4720HQ for CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM for graphics processing. This is backed with a 12 GB DDR3L SDRAM. This assembly is powerful enough to all you to play the current games at medium to high settings. The built quality and the appearance of the laptop are top-notch. Noise and temperature levels of the laptop moderate on casual usage but can become noticeable while intense gaming.

Gaming with the keyboard is very pleasing. The laptop has a 1TB SATA Hard Drive with 7200 RPM for storage. A full HD 1080p panel on the laptop provides good performance and colour reproduction. On the whole the laptop provides a good package of specifications that is very sufficient for a good gaming experience.

  • Intel Core i7-4720HQ 2.6 GHz
  • 12 GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • 1 TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
  • 17.3-Inch Screen; NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • Windows 8.1

MSI GP72 Leopard Pro-002 17.3-Inch Gaming Laptop

The MSI GP70 Leopard PRO is a 17.3 inch gaming laptop under 1000$ by MSI . this laptop is aimed towards casual gamers and for multimedia consumption .on the interior the laptop has a quad core Intel Core i7 4720HQ for CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M with 2GB GDDR3 VRAM for GPU. This combo is backed with an 8GB DDR3 RAM which is upgradable to 16 GB as it supports two 8 GB sticks. The entire set of specification will provided you enough power to run the current games a medium to high settings. The 17 inch display on the laptop is a LCD panel with anti-reflective coating which helps reduce the glare.

The steel series keyboard on the laptop has its keys are laid out in the unique manner which the MSI uses so as to improve the gaming experience. The aluminium body found in most of the MSI laptops is replaced with a plastic body which also helps cut down the price. But this makes the laptop’s appearance bulky and outdated. The laptop design looks very bulky and out-dated. The temperature on prolonged gaming can reach sky high which is downside to this laptop.

The GP 72 leopard is not the most powerful laptop in the market but does offer a good  set of specifications for decent gaming experience.

  • Intel Core i7-5700HQ 2.7 GHz Processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 1 TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
  • 17.3-Inch Screen; NVIDIA Geforce GTX950M Graphics
  • Windows 8.1

ASUS ROG GL551JW-DS71 15.6-Inch FHD Gaming Laptop

A 2015 best seller the ASUS ROG one of the best gaming laptops you can find in this price range. It has a Quad core Intel i7-4720HQ Processor clocked 2.6GHz with 16 GB DDR3 RAM for the CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M processor with 2GB RAM for graphics processing. This combination is adequate to running most of the current games with no hitch. The laptop supports a 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) TN display. The track pad has a matte plastic finish and allows 2 figure scrolling and multi touch gestures. The keyboard on the laptop is a pleasure to type on with good key travel and tactile feedback. The keyboard comes with a mono coloured Red backlight.

This highly recommended laptop and has become a benchmark for gaming laptops under 1000$.

  • Intel Core i7-4720HQ 2.6 GHz Processor
  • 16 GB DDR3 RAM; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
  • 1TB HDD Storage; DL DVD±RW/CD-RW
  • 15.6 inches 1920*1080 pixels LED-lit Screen
  • Windows 8.1 Operating System; Red/Black Chassis

Lenovo Y50 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (59442856)

This model by Lenovo is very similar in specifications to the Lenovo Y70 but with the difference of display size. Quad core Intel i7-4720HQ Processor clocked 2.6GHz (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.6GHz) with 8GB of DDR3 RAM has been used for the CPU. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960Mgraphics processor with 4GB RAM is provided for GPU. The maximum 16 GB of RAM csn be provided on this laptop as it has 2 slots of 8GB. Great performance is achieved by the laptop while gaming at medium to high setting. The 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display has good colour accuracy but seems a bit off when compared to the other laptops in the market.

The finish on the track pad is matte plastic and supports 2 finger scrolling and multi touch gestures is supported. The keyboard on the laptop is fine and provides good key travel and tactile feedback. The Y50 has a 1TB SATA Hard Drive with 5400RPM and 8 GB SSD for fast transfer. The case of the laptop has a brushed aluminium finish which makes the appearance very appealing. This is a very powerful choice with great exteriors and interiors.

  • Intel Core i7-4720HQ 2.6 GHz Processor
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 1 TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive, 8 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M Graphics
  • Windows 8.1, 5-hour battery life

Acer Aspire V15 15.6-Inch Full HD Gaming Laptop

The Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-591G-70RT is a laptop that is high on performance and low on cost. The laptop has an Intel corei7-4720HQ 2.6 GHz processor with 8GB DDR3 RAM, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M GPU for graphics processing and 1 TB hard drive at 5400rpm for storage. This will provide you a very good gaming experience as the laptop should allow you to play many of the games in medium and high settings. It could use SSD disk or SSD cache but it is very uncommon for laptops in this price range. it supports a 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS display. This display provides good colour reproduction and the IPS display will provide you good viewing angles.

The scribble tile keyboard has a sturdy base and the keys are very responsive which is good for typing and web browsing. The laptop is of all plastic built with a metallic band across the hinge. The top of the hinge has inscribed the device name i.e. aspire v nitro.. The temperature of the laptop can go very high and occasional CPU throttling is observed.

  • Intel Core i7-4720HQ Processor (2.6 GHz)
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 1 TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
  • Windows 8.1, 4-hour battery life

ASUS N550JX FHD 15.6 Inch Laptop

If good processing ability, sleek design and a touchscreen display are the features you want your laptop to house then ASUS N550JX is a choice worth considering. ASUS N550JX-DS71T supports a FHD 15.6 inch IPS touchscreen display with Intel core i7 processor with 2GB GDDR3 VRAM with 8GB DDR3 RAM and NVidia 950 for graphics processing. These features will allow you to perform well the day to day activities, casual gaming and multimedia consumption very efficiently. The laptop has an all-aluminium body which makes the laptop light sturdy and pleasing to the eye. The battery life time of the laptop is 5 hours maximum depending on the type of work you are doing. With the laptop you a keyboard with a 10 key numeric keypad is provided. This keyboard is backlit with adjustable brightness settings. The track pad has a silver finish with separate buttons for the left and right.

The ASUS N550JX is a very elegant looking laptop under 1000$ which is cable to handle the casual gaming and multimedia consumption with ease. the weaker GPU makes it not very suitable for intense gaming.

  • Intel Core i7-4720HQ 2.6 GHz Processor
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM; Nvidia GTX950M
  • 1TB HDD Storage; DL DVD±RW/CD-RW
  • 15.6 inches 1920*1080 pixels LED-lit Screen
  • Windows 8.1 Operating System; Silver Chassis

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