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What are best gaming laptops available for 1000 dollars?

Under 1000$ market for laptops is very versatile and functional. The laptops in this price range allow you to play the latest games at good frame rates and use multimedia features without having to break the bank. Although these laptops are highly functional they have to make sacrifices in certain area so as to attain the lower prices.

Here are recommendations we think are worth considering:

Top of our list is the Lenovo Y50

This gaming laptop under 1000 is manufactured by one of oldest and well know computer companies… Lenovo is a true winner in this price range. Lenovo Y50 was one of the most popular gaming for the year 2015. It features an Intel corei7-4720HQ 2.6 GHz processor with 8GB DDR3 RAM, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M GPU for graphics processing , 1 TB hard drive at 5400rpm andn8 GB Solid-State Drive for fast transfer. Y50 is considered to be more affordable than other notebooks and ultra-books in the under 1000$ price range without the sacrifice of good specifications.


SCREEN: The laptop supports a 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display. The colour accuracy of the panel is good but falls short when compared to the competition. However the viewing angles on the laptop are good and also the anti-glare coating that helps in reduction of reflections.

CONNECTIONS AND PORTS: The left of the laptop has the AC charging port, Ethernet port, full size HDMI port and 2 USB 3.0 ports. To the right of the laptop kensington security slot, one USB 2.0 port ,SD card reader ,headphone port and spdif port.

AUDIO: The laptop has integrated JBL stereo speakers and built in audio and microphone jack. The sound quality from the speakers is adequately loud and rich which makes the gaming experience  and multimedia consumption quite enjoyable.

KEYBOARD and TRACKPAD: The track pad has a matte plastic finish and allows 2 figure scrolling and multi touch gestures. The keybord on the laptop is quite good to type on with good key travel and tactile feedback. The keyboard comes with a mono coloured back that has light medium and high stings. The drawback here is that the keyboard has considerable amount of flex in the middle.

STORAGE TYPE AND SIZE: The laptop supports a1TB SATA Hard Drive with 5400RPM with 8 GB SSD.

BATTERY LIFE TIME: It supports 3-cell Li-ion Battery (4500 mAh).While not gaming the battery will last you for 5 hours and while gaming one hour. The device seems to run out of juice pretty soon hence it is better to keep it plugged in while gaming. This in turn affects the portability of the laptop.

POWER: (performance details)

CPU: Quad core Intel i7-4720HQ Processor clocked 2.6GHz (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.6GHz) has been used for the CPU. This powerful processor is a standard in majority of the gaming laptops in the present day.

GPU:  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 4GB RAM is the graphics processor is provided on the laptop. Not the latest but a powerful processor and the best you can get in this price range.

RAM: The laptop is provided with 8GB DDR3 RAM but is upgradable to 16 GB as it supports two 8 GB sticks. A 16 GB RAM on board would have been desirable but it is too much to ask considering the price range.

On the whole the combination is a beast in performance and should allow you to play any current game many of them in medium and high settings. The laptops come with a 8 GB Solid-State Drive for high speed data transfer.


BUILT MATERIALS: the top and bottom of the laptop has a brushed metal finish with the internal components mainly made of plastic.

LOOKS: The design and looks of the laptop are very appealing. Y50 is quite slim and sleek when compared to the other gaming laptops in this price range.

QUALITY: The built quality of the laptop gives us mixed feelings. The top and bottom of the laptop are very sturdy and can take a beating where as the keyboard shows a considerable flex at the centre.

NOISE: On casual usage the laptop is quite silent. On intense gaming considerable fan noise is heard.

TEMPERATURE: The temperature can go very high during heavy gaming but for casual gaming and multimedia consumption the temperature is bearable.

WEIGHT: The laptop has dimensions 10.4 x 0.9 x 15.2 inches and weighs 2.4kg which makes it pretty light when compared to the other high end notebooks and ultrabooks.

PROS: The laptop has a powerful NVidia graphics processor, a fast i7 core processor, loud speakers with rich sound quality and the 1000$ price.

CONS: The display on the laptop is underwhelming and the battery life of the laptop is mediocre.

CONCLUSION: looking for a gaming laptop with beastly specs without having to break the bank then the lenovo Y50 is the laptop for you.


 All the five Laptops mentioned in the list have similar performance but have their own unique features. The choice you make will depend on your personal needs and features you consider are of most importance to you. The order of the recommendations is based on the importance of the advantages they have over the rest.

  • The Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition has almost the same features and performs equality to that of Lenovo Y50. But the Y 50 wins as it comes with a SSD cache in addition to the 1TB SATA Hard Drive.
  • Compared to the first two laptops the ASUS ROG GL551JW-DS71 has a slight edge as it has 16 GB of RAM on-board. However, the non IPS display on the laptop turns out to be a big minus putting the laptop to its third position.
  • The MSI GP72 Leopard Pro-002 has a 17.3 inch display which is very desirable feature in gaming laptops. The laptop has almost the same features as that of its competition but the weaker GPU puts it down to the fourth position.
  • The ASUS N550JX features a 15.6 inch full HD LED touchscreen display which makes it unique from the 4 other laptops in the list. But the laptop is listed in the fifth position due to its weaker GPU.

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