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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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Lenovo IdeaPad Y500

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 15.6-Inch Laptop


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Lenovo IdeaPad Y500
Acer Aspire V3-771G(Jan'13)
HP Envy dv6(Oct'12)
Toshiba Satellite S875
Lenovo IdeaPad Y580
Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 15.6-Inch Laptop
Acer Aspire V3-771G-6485 17.3-Inch Laptop
HP ENVY DV6-7214nr i7-3630QM 2.4GHz 15.6" Gaming Laptop
Toshiba Satellite S875-S7376 17.3-Inch Laptop
Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 (20994CU) PC Notebook
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Release Date
Jan 2013
Jan 2013
Oct 2012
Oct 2012
Jun 2012
Graphic Processor
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
AMD Radeon HD 7670M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
Display
15.6 in LED backlight
17.3" HD+ Widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit
15.6 in. HD LED
17.3 in LED backlight
15.6 in. HD LED
Hard Drive
1 TB Serial ATA, 5400 rpm
750GB SATA, 5400 RPM
750 GB, 7200 RPM
750 GB Serial ATA, 5400 rpm
750 GB, 5400 RPM
Installed Memory
8 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
6 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
8 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
8 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
6 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
Operating System
Windows 8
Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Processor
Core i7 2.4 GHz
Core i5-3230M 2.6 GHz
Core i7 3.4 GHz
Core i7 3.4 GHz
Core i7 2.3 GHz
Laptop Type
Mid-Size Laptop, Gaming laptop
Notebook
Thin and Light Laptop
Desktop Replacement, Notebook
Thin and Light Laptop

Dual-GPU system offers solid gaming performance

Matte FullHD display, decent system performance

Very good display, Good program performance

Solid performance for a reasonable price, Generously sized display

Excellent gaming and multimedia capabilities