Updated on 29 November 2013 by

Laptops under $1000 are preferable for enthusiasts in search of the best value machines which can handle the rigors of gaming and provide portability. This group of gaming laptops fall into mid-size category with Windows 8/Windows 7 Home Premium as the major operating systems. The best gaming laptops under $1000 come with 14-inch and 15-inch LED screens sporting 1366x768 to 1920x1080 resolutions.

Processors and graphics are the high-priority things to consider while buying a gaming laptop. At a price tag of under $1000, one can easily get laptops powered by dual-core/quad-core Intel Core i7 processors running at speeds 2.2 GHz or more. These laptops make use of dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT graphics cards to handle the most demanding games. Some of the top rated gaming laptops under $1000 include APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) which integrate AMD processors with AMD Radeon HD graphics to deliver decent performance in playing online games.

Acer, Asus, HP and Lenovo produce the topmost gaming laptops under $1000 with 4GB to 8GB RAM size and 5400 RPM hard drive having 500GB to 1TB capacity. This much of installed memory and storage are essential for playing and saving high-end games. Below we recommend the topmost products for those looking for the best gaming laptops in moderate budget.


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Dell XPS 15z
Samsung NP700Z5A
Hewlett Packard Pavilion dv6-6180us
HP 2000-2b19wm 15.6-Inch Laptop
Dell XPS 15z PC Notebook
Samsung NP700Z5A-S04US (36725700512) PC Notebook
Hewlett Packard Pavilion dv6-6180us PC Notebook
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Release Date
Oct 2012
May 2011
Oct 2011
Sep 2011
Graphic Processor
AMD Radeon HD 6310
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
AMD Radeon HD 6750
AMD Radeon HD 6770M
Display
15.6 in. BrightView LED-Backlit
15.6 in. HD LED
15.6 in. HD LED
15.6 in. WXGA
Hard Drive
320 GB SATA
750 GB Serial ATA, 7200 RPM
750 GB Serial ATA, 7200 RPM
750 GB, 5400 RPM
Installed Memory
4 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
8GB Dual Channel DDR3
6 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
6 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
Operating System
Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Processor
AMD E-300 Dual Core 1.3 GHz
Core i5 2.3 GHz
Core i7 2.2 GHz
Core i7 2.2 GHz
Average Rating
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 4.0 stars

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