Best Gaming Laptops Under $1000 – 2016

Best Gaming Laptops Under $1000 – 2016

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.

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Comparison Chart

nameManufacturerPriceScreen SizeResolutionProcessorCPU clockNo. coresGraphic Card
Graphic RamRAMSSDHDDSizeWeightSystemUSB portsOther ports

 
ASUS ROG
GL752VW-DH71

ASUS[asa dvd3]B01578ZK9A[/asa] 17.3-Inch1920 x 1080i7-6700HQ2.6 GHz4GeForce GTX960M2 GB16 GBNo1024 GB15.0" x 10.0" x 1.3"5.6 lbsWindows 103 x USB 3.01x HDMI
1x MiniDisplay
Dell Inspiron
i7559-5012GRY

Dell[asa dvd3]B015PYZI8E[/asa] 15.6-Inch1920 x 1080i7-6700HQ2.6 GHz4GeForce GTX960M4 GB8 GB8 GB1024 GB15.08" x 10.43" x 0.9"6.0 lbsWindows 103 x USB 3.01x HDMI
Dell Inspiron
i7559-763BLK

Dell[asa dvd3]B015PYYDMQ[/asa] 15.6-Inch1920 x 1080i5-6300HQ2.3 GHz4GeForce GTX960M4 GB8 GB256 GBNo15.08" x 10.43" x 0.9"6.0 lbsWindows 103 x USB 3.01x HDMI
Acer Aspire
V15 Nitro

Acer[asa dvd3]B015XBKY6U[/asa] 15.6-Inch1920 x 1080i7-6700HQ2.6 GHz4GeForce GTX960M4 GB8 GBNo1024 GB15.34" x 10.14" x 0.94"5.29 lbs.Windows 103 x USB 3.01 x HDMI
MSI GP72
Leopard Pro-002

MSI[asa dvd3]B00YUU4YO4[/asa] 17.3-Inch1920 x 1080i7-5700HQ2.7 GHz4Geforce GTX950M2 GB8 GBNo1024 GB16.45" x 10.60" x 1.53"5.95lbsWindows 8.12 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI

Features:

  • Quad Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz (Turbo 3.5 GHz)
  • GeForce GTX960M GPU with 2 GB RAM.
  • 16 GB DDR4 RAM.
  • 1024 GB HDD Disc
  • 17.3-Inch Full-HD IPS Display.
  • Windows 10.
  • Performance in Games 82%
  • Features 94%
  • Quality & Design 94%
  • Total 88%
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The ASUS ROG is a 17.3 inch laptop with full HD IPS Display. It offers better contrast and angle view. It has a good design. it looks different compared to its predecessors. The ASUS ROG was inspired by the F-22 Raptor Stealth Fighter offering an angled line surface for a powerful and dynamic look.

The ASUS ROG has a Quad Core i7-6700HQ clocked 2.6GHz with turbo, that can increase the processor speed up to 3.5 GHz. Asus is the only laptop in this price range that has 16GB ultra-fast DDR4 RAM that gives you a lot of free space to run even the most demanding games and you will still have plenty of RAM left for background processes. As for the GPU, it comes with a powerful GeForce GTX 960M with 2GB RAM which can be compared with GTX 870M. This technical specification should allow you to play any current game on high setting and it will also allow you to play most of the games that will be released in the next couple of years. It has a 1 TB disc.

The laptop also has plenty of useful ports: it has 3 USB 3.0 ports and ports for headset and mic. To connect an external monitor you can use the Mini Display or HDMI port. For internet connection you have a Gigabit Ethernet port and 802.11 A/B/G/N Wi-Fi for wireless connection.

By looking at this product, it is quite evident that ASUS learned its lessons after their previous generations on the laptop. This is because they have a weaker TN display. Now, they have upgraded their device, and they use the IPS display. All the small upgrades to their product line have continuously made their laptops great. The ASUS ROG is an almost perfect gaming laptop for under $1000 and the only thing ROG missing is the SSD Disc. The good news is that you can do this by yourself after you have purchased. The bottom line is that it is a perfect laptop to buy at that budget.

Ok, there is one more disadvantage – the price can be a little higher than 1000$, it can vary between 999 and 1099 dollars. Read full review >>

Features:

  • Quad Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz (Turbo 3.5 GHz)
  • GeForce GTX960M GPU with 4 GB RAM.
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM.
  • 1024 GB HDD Disc with 8GB SSD cache
  • 15.6-Inch 4k Touchscreen Display.
  • Windows 10
  • Performance in Games 81%
  • Features 94%
  • Quality & Design 90%
  • Total 86.5%
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The Inspiron i7559-7512GRY is a new Windows 10 laptop from Dell. It features a powerful next gen I7 processor, a 15.6-inch 4k IPS touchscreen display which has a good view angle and contrast. It is one of the first gaming laptops to feature Windows 10 and is the only gaming laptop in this price range with a 4k display. The design is conventional with an aluminum chassis that displays the Dell logo.

The Dell Inspiron has a fully backlit keyboard which makes it easy to use any time of the day or night. The Inspiron’s quad-core i7-6700HQ clocks at 2.6GHz and can be increased to 3.5 GHz.

With 8GB RAM you get a lot of resource to run even the most intense games, but you also get plenty of resorce to use for your everyday background processes. It comes with a GeForce GTX960M which has 4GB RAM, allowing you to play any currently available game on a high setting so that you get the most out of your gameplay. Finally, the laptop has a huge 1 TB hard drive with 8GB SSD cache.

There are plenty of ports on this laptop that you will find useful. There is an HDMI port and three 3.0 USB ports. For Internet connections, you have a Gigabit Ethernet port and an 802.11 A/B/G/N Wi-Fi for wireless connections.

The Inspiron is one of the most powerful laptops at its level and price point, and this is thanks to its Next gen Processor, excellent graphics card, 8 GB RAM, large storage and – last but not least – its 4k touchscreen display. In this price range, it is almost impossible to find a laptop with all of these features.

Features:

  • Quad Core i5-6300HQ 2.3GHz (Turbo 3.2 GHz)
  • GeForce GTX960M GPU with 4 GB RAM.
  • 8 GB DDR4 RAM.
  • 256 GB SSD Disc
  • 15.6-Inch Full-HD IPS Display.
  • Windows 10.
  • Performance in Games 75%
  • Features 95%
  • Quality & Design 90%
  • Total 83.75%
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Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK is the newest Windows 10 gaming laptop from Dell. Many of you may know that Dell has its own brand for players, but Alienware laptops can be quite expensive and Dells laptops didn’t have good specifications in the past, but now i7559 fills this hole. The newest Dell gaming laptop have onboard i5 processor, Geforce GTX960 GPU, 8 GB ram, 15,6″ full HD IPS display with good viewing angles and all this encased in a sleek design.

In this laptop, Dell used the new 6 gen quad core i5 processor, which is the first mobile quad core i5 processor. Before this processor, there were big gaps in mobile gaming between i5 dual core processors and ideal for gaming quad core i7 processors, which Intel have now filled in.

Inspiron is equipped with a powerful GTX 960m GPU with 4GB Graphic RAM, which is best the GPU in this price range. Not only that, but it contains 8GB DDR3 ram that can be easily expanded to 16GB. Another big plus for this laptop is 256 GB SSD disk; it is the only laptop in this ranking that has SSD storage. And in case that 256 GB is not enough for you, you can easily add SATA hard drive. The thing that is worth noting is that is the simplest laptop to update I have seen in my life. If you can use a screwdriver, you will have no problem updating RAM or adding SATA disc.

As far as the connectivity goes, the laptop offers high-speed WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a standard 1 GB RJ-45 LAN port. Other available ports include one HMDI and three 3.0 USB ports as well as an SD card reader.

And you know what is the crazy part? All this for only around 800 dollars, and with extra saved money you can add 2TB hard drive and 8GB RAM or get some games to play on your new laptop. Overall this is the best value laptop in this ranking, as it offers good performance with quite considerable savings.  Read full review >>

Features:

  • Quad Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz (Turbo 3.5 GHz)
  • GeForce GTX960M GPU with 4 GB RAM.
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM.
  • 1024 GB HDD Disc
  • 15.6-Inch Full-HD IPS Display.
  • Windows 10.
  • Performance in Games 78%
  • Features 90%
  • Quality & Design 86%
  • Total 83%
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Acer V15 Nitro it has an all plastic built with a metallic band across the hinge. Nitro has a very appealing look to as it is made of composite materials. The colour of the device makes it looks very sleek and smart.

The V15 laptop has a Quad Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GTX 960M graphics card and a 1TB hard disk. This technical specifications allow you to play any current PC games.

Acer has the following ports: 3 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, VGA/D-sub port, Audio jack, Gigabit Ethernet port that is behind the a pull down door, Secure Digital (SD) card and 802.11AC Wi-Fi features MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0.

Why did we choose the Acer V15 as second best? The Acer has a very good price to quality score, it can be easily compared with much more expensive laptops and doesn’t stay behind them in performance. It is behind the winner only because it has 8 GB RAM less and slower Disc, while all the other specs are almost the same. It has a little better GPU then ASUS it has the same GPU as ROG but with 4GB ram.

On the whole Acer provides you very good gaming experience as the laptop should allow you to play any current game many of them in medium and high settings. It could use SSD disk or SSD cache, but it is very uncommon for gaming laptops in this price range. Read full review >>

Features:

  • Quad Core i7-5700HQ 2.7 GHz (Turbo 3.5 GHz)
  • GeForce GTX950M GPU with 2 GB RAM.
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM.
  • 1024 GB HDD Disc
  • 17.3-Inch Full-HD IPS Display.
  • Windows 8.1.
  • Performance in Games 70%
  • Features 96%
  • Quality & Design 88%
  • Total 81%
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The MSI GP72 Leopard is a 17,2-inch laptop with Full-HD IPS display. The design is more conventional than in the two previous laptops. The laptop design looks very bulky and out-dated. The laptop has the dimensions of 16.45X10.6X1.53 inches and weighs around 6 pounds, which makes it considerably lighter. This is mainly achieved by the replacing the aluminium body found in most of the MSI laptops with a plastic body which also helps cut down the price. But the downside to this is that it makes the laptop feel not of premium quality.

The leopard has a next Gen i7-5700HQ Quad core processor clocked 2.7GHz with a turbo that can increase the clock up to 3.5 GHz it is most powerful processor in our ranking, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD disc and features the GeForce GTX950M graphics card with 2GB RAM. This specification will allow you to play any current PC games, most of them on high setting.

The MSI GP72 has the following ports: two USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0 ports on either side of the DVD drive, two audio jacks, a memory card reader, killer e2200 Gigabit Ethernet port, VGA port and HDMI

The MSI GP72 Leopard is lower rated than the two previous laptops because of a weaker GPU and not having a backlight keyboard or alluminiumchassing but it has 17,3 inch display and the most powerful CPU. A big advantage is its 17-inch screen honestly i would say if you want a bigger screen and a laptop that is a little more conformable to work on because of that buy MSI but if you don’t care about size of the screen go for Acer or ROG since there are more powerful Laptops. Read full review >>

My Recomendation:

So which one you should buy? I would say if you want or need big screen buy MSI GP70 Leopard Pro or if you want or need Touchscreen buy ASUS N550JX-DS71T otherwise go for MSI GE62 APACHE-276, Acer V15 or ASUS Rog because they have more powerful GPU and GPU is most important component in gaming laptop.

As for this 3 there are very similar and I would treat them as same with slight edge to Asus because of a faster disc and 16 GB ultra fast DDR4 RAM. All 3 laptops have more than enough power for playing any modern game. And as for looks I honestly can’t say which one looks better, all of them looks very cool.

I would say that winner of this ranking is Asus ROG because it is more powerful laptop but I personally would buy MSI because of large screen which make using it more comfortable.

nameManufacturerPriceScreen SizeResolutionProcessorCPU clockNo. coresGraphic Card
Graphic RamRAMSSDHDDSizeWeightSystemUSB portsOther ports

 
ASUS ROG
GL752VW-DH71

ASUS[asa dvd3]B01578ZK9A[/asa] 17.3-Inch1920 x 1080i7-6700HQ2.6 GHz4GeForce GTX960M2 GB16 GBNo1024 GB15.0" x 10.0" x 1.3"5.6 lbsWindows 103 x USB 3.01x HDMI
1x MiniDisplay
Dell Inspiron
i7559-5012GRY

Dell[asa dvd3]B015PYZI8E[/asa] 15.6-Inch1920 x 1080i7-6700HQ2.6 GHz4GeForce GTX960M4 GB8 GB8 GB1024 GB15.08" x 10.43" x 0.9"6.0 lbsWindows 103 x USB 3.01x HDMI
Dell Inspiron
i7559-763BLK

Dell[asa dvd3]B015PYYDMQ[/asa] 15.6-Inch1920 x 1080i5-6300HQ2.3 GHz4GeForce GTX960M4 GB8 GB256 GBNo15.08" x 10.43" x 0.9"6.0 lbsWindows 103 x USB 3.01x HDMI
Acer Aspire
V15 Nitro

Acer[asa dvd3]B015XBKY6U[/asa] 15.6-Inch1920 x 1080i7-6700HQ2.6 GHz4GeForce GTX960M4 GB8 GBNo1024 GB15.34" x 10.14" x 0.94"5.29 lbs.Windows 103 x USB 3.01 x HDMI
MSI GP72
Leopard Pro-002

MSI[asa dvd3]B00YUU4YO4[/asa] 17.3-Inch1920 x 1080i7-5700HQ2.7 GHz4Geforce GTX950M2 GB8 GBNo1024 GB16.45" x 10.60" x 1.53"5.95lbsWindows 8.12 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI

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