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5 best gaming laptops under 1000 dollars in 2017

Opting to go for a gaming laptop can seriously dent your budget. Without good information, you can easily end up paying more for less, that’s why in this post, I am going to go break down some 5 best gaming laptops under 1000 dollars in 2017. Laptop manufacturers have tried to cut down prices of their gaming laptops by introducing affordable models. A high-end gaming laptop can cost way over $3,000, an amount you can use to build two powerful gaming PCs with and still have some change.

After doing some serious digging on the Internet, I came up with these 5 best gaming laptops under 1000 dollars in 2017 worth checking out:

Okay so having just listed them, read the short reviews below of each of these best gaming laptops all under $1000

 

Asus ROG GL552 – Overall best gaming laptop under 1000 dollars

Asus GL series of gaming laptops have what I’d say everything you need in a gaming laptop. Let it’s sleek design not fool you, this is a no-nonsense laptop with ballistic fast memory and superb graphics. Forget about critics who claim the design of this machine is not up to expectations. While I’ll admit its not the best, it surely comes near the top and we can forgive it for that. Asus have really worked on their speakers, something that has often been a let-down. The GL552 has a great sound quality, as well as full 1080P screen that gives you accurate colors for your gaming experience.

One thing that’s sure to catch your attention in this 15.6″ laptop, however, is the processor. For the price of this laptop, the 6th Gen quad core i7-6700HQM it comes with is the best deal you can get, putting it way ahead of the competition.

  • 6th Generation core i7-6700HQM
  • 2.6 GHz, & up to 4.5GHz turbo
  • 2133 MHz 16GB DDR4 memory
  • 1 TB hard disk

McAFee Antivirus

GTX 960M

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Dell Inspiron i7559 – Runner up best gaming laptop under 1000 dollars in 2017

What Dell have done here is they have built a machine that excels in almost all aspects you can expect of a good gaming laptop. Combining SSD technology, a solid GPU, and a powerful processor, this laptop takes out the Asus GL552 hands down when it comes to design. Not only limited to gaming, the Inspiron i7559 offers a great platform for entertainment as well. The 8GB memory it comes with is boosted by a Geforce GTX 960M graphics card, though this doesn’t hold its stronghold. The 256GB SSD simply fires this affordable PC a new level above the competition as you get faster booting, loading of games and file opening.

If you are planningon using this laptop purely for gaming. The 8GB Ram shouldn’t be a bother at all. It can handle whatever you throw at high-ultra setting comfortably.

  • 6th Generation core i7
  •  8GB  memory
  • 256 GB SSD
  • Backlit keyboard

Windows 10 operating system

GTX 960M

 

 

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Acer Vn7-592G

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Versatility, as we all know, is one important aspect many people strive to achieve with their gaming laptops. If you use your laptop to game, edit videos, photoshop and render, this is the machine for you. The Acer Vn7 strikes a perfect balance in all these aspects, including an elegant casing designed with style in mind. Comfort while resting your palms on the Acer is second to none, thanks to their own Acer soft touch technology.

Just like the top 3, it also comes with a GTX 960M graphics card that is enough to futureproof you for the next couple of years at the very least.

Specifications:

  • Skylake based 6th Generation core i7-6700 HQ
  •  8GB  memory
  • 2.6GHz with 6mb cache
  • 4GB DDR5 VRAM
  • 1TB HDD

Windows 10 operating system

GTX 960M

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HP Pavilion 15 Gaming Laptop

best gaming laptops under 1000 dollars in 2016

Another laptop that makes our list of 5 best gaming laptops under 1000 dollars in 2017 is the HP Pavillion 15.

I’ll say this is the coolest laptop on this list, but not in the way you think. What I mean is it comes with cool sense technology, a brilliant software that prevents it from overheating. It shares most components with the laptops above such as the core i7 processor and a GTX 960M GPU. The keyboard is led -lit and offers a resemblance to the Razor keyboard, adding to an already stylish casing.

 Specifications:

  •  6th Generation core i7-6700 HQ
  •  8GB  memory
  • 1TB HDD
  • 1920 x 1080P resolution

Windows 10 Home Operating system

NVIDIA Geforce GTX 960M

 

 

Lenovo Y700

Last but not least in our top 5 best gaming laptops under 1000 dollars in 2017 is Lenovo’s Y700. This 14 inch mid-range gaming laptop still gives a bang for your bucks thanks to its starting price of just $970. Cost aside, let’s dig deep into the Y700’s features. The first thing you’ll notice is the carbon fiber casing. Something associated with premium laptops only, Lenovo still squeezes this piece of technology into the Y700. The powerful JBL speakers offer great sound quality, and the 14 inch 1920 x 1080 resolution screen has superb image quality as well.

A major let down the Y700 gaming laptop suffers is the fact that Lenovo chose to use AMD graphics. This makes it come second best to the rest of the NVIDIA powered laptops in this list. However, I really like the punch the speakers in this laptop have and for that reason, it makes and concludes our 5 best gaming laptops under 1000 dollars.

 

 Specifications

  •  6th Generation core i7-6700 HQ
  •  8GB  memory
  • 1TB HDD
  • 14 inch 1920 x 1080P resolution

Windows 10 Home 64 bit Operating system

AMD Radeon R9

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Lenovo Legion Y520

One of the latest products from lenovo, this is probably the cheapest gaming laptop you can get at the moment. The Y520 is a not a flagship gaming laptop or anything like that, but instead costs just under 100 dollars. Specs wise, theis machine is pretty much at par with the best in class. Here we are talking of gaming laptops like the Asus Zephyrus.

Out of the box the Lenovo Legion Y520 gaming laptop comes with a 7th generation intel core i7 processor to crunch all the tasks you can throw at it, 16gigs of ddr4 ram anda choice of either 512GB SSD or 2TB  HDD, which bring s us to its major downside. The only thing you can replace in this laptop is the storage drive. Nothing else is detachable, but really, that shouldn’t be something to worry about too much i believe.

For graphics the Legion is rocking GTX 1050, though you can choose to go for one with the GTX 1050 GTI or the AMD RX 560 if you prefer Radeon GPUs. With these options, the price of the Y520 rises above 1000 but will not go past 1300 USD with all the max options.

Gaming on this laptop, there are a few things you instantly notice. The audio quality is next level for a laptop of this price, thanks to the front facing dual Herman speakers with Dolby audio premium. Another thing you’ll notice is how quiet this beast runs even when playing intensive games like Wildlands. It’s thermal vents, and fans do a great job in reducing noise and heat when compared to the more expensive Asus Zephyrus.

Specifications

7th Generation core i7 16GB  memory 256GB SSD or 2TB HDD 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9; IPS; Anti-Glare

Microsoft Office 2013

Windows 10 Home 64 bit Operating system

AMD Radeon R560 or Nvidia GTX 1050 GTI or 1050

Lenovo Legion Y520 Gaming Laptop - Core i7-7700HQ, 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD + 256GB SSD, 1050Ti 4GB, 15.6" Full HD

Last update was in: October 20, 2017 5:41 am
$1,095.99

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Wrapping up on the best gaming laptops under 100 dollars in 2017

What do you think of these 5 best gaming laptops under 1000 dollars in 2017? Which one would you go for? Let me know in the comments section. If this post was helpful, don’t forget to pass it on.