Best Gaming Laptops Under $1000 – 2017
Hello, today I will be talking about the best gaming laptops under $1000. For this ranking I’ve tested a dozen budget gaming laptops to see their performance. One thousand dollars is the minimum for getting decent gaming laptops that allow you to play comfortably any of the latest games. You can buy cheaper ones but if you can afford to get a gaming laptop for a grand then I suggest you buy one of the laptops from this ranking.
My focus is on performance and value. To me, harmonious design is the most important characteristic in purchasing a laptop in this price range. It is disheartening to purchase a laptop for this amount of money and the performance doesn’t match expectation.
With my information I aim to set accurate expectations for the readers. They should be aware which laptops will keep up with the most demanding of the current games and which will adequately run a single online MOBA. After that I aim to provide information on how each individual part of the computer may interact with other parts. I am personally frustrated when computer companies put the newest processors into a laptop with no dedicated graphics and 2GB of RAM (exaggerating a bit here) and call it a gaming machine. I assess building value by looking at how the pieces of hardware will work with the other components.
The Acer Aspire VX 15 is a great value laptop. It is the top end of the price range, but it offers so many things that we consider to be exclusive for the upper echelon of gaming PCs. If you are willing to go to the extreme top of this price range, the Acer Aspire VX 15 is worth it. Read full review >>
ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamers) is top of the line when it comes to gaming machines. This beauty comes in second place on our list boasting some great hardware, a sleek design, and a solid design meant for on the go gaming. Read full review >>
MSI is another big name in gaming and they do a good job of bringing us value with the GL62. Some of the hardware doesn’t match up to the top tier of this list, but it is still a good value for the casual gamer. Read full review >>
Acer does a good job of building value at the lower end of this price range as well. The Acer Aspire E5 isn’t the fastest machine in the price range, but it does a good job of providing harmonious hardware. All of the hardware in this machine will give you exactly what we’d expect from a 500 dollar laptop. Don’t expect to be a pro gamer with this one, but if you want to play some causal online games this is great. Read full review >>
The top pick in this case simply a higher end computer. The MSRP on Amazon has it listed at a higher price, but if you can get it for 1000, it is an absolute steal. From there, it is about what we’d expect to see in this price range. The number 2 pick in this case is also a great computer. In fact, it is comparable to the top pick. If you look for a true mobile gaming beast it is a great device as it has a more solid build than some of the other models.