If you are searching for the best bang for the buck gaming laptops that cost under 1000 dollars this 2015, then you have just came on the right site. Here in Techie-Pinoy, you can find the best among the best gaming laptops from different brands all over the world. I will update this article from time to time as we all know that what’s latest now will no longer be the newest a few weeks or a single month after, as manufacturer of gaming computer consistently update their line-up to be able to compete with other brands.
The top 10 laptops/notebooks for gaming you will see here will not be sorted by country, meaning it can be purchased worldwide. Before I introduce the top finalist, I just want to clarify when to consider a laptop/notebook when it is made for gaming or not, because there are laptop that are yes powerful in some aspects but are not really capable of handing resource-hungry games such as Witcher 3, Watch Dogs, Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Fall Out 4, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and many more.
What is Your Own Definition of a Gaming Laptop
What I consider to be a high-end gaming laptop are the ones that are equipped with an Intel Core-i5 processor or i7 with equivalent processing power for AMD, 6GB to 8GB of RAM, 1TB of HDD with optional SSD options for faster read and write speed of the games while you are playing, and most importantly graphics card with at least 2GB of GDDR5 memory with turbo-boost technology as majority of the latest games of today had a great visuals and effects that will make your laptop lag when it can’t no longer handle the processing power needed to run the game.
For high-end gaming laptops, you can expect more than the specs I have stated above. You can buy a premium gaming notebook or laptop with a mechanical keyboard with LED backlit, surround sound speakers, 9-cell battery for longer usage, cooling options like water cooling and other air cooling solutions for optimum heat dissipation, and many more.
Top 10 Laptops for Gaming with Price Under $1000
These gaming laptops price are all updated this 2015 and I’ll make sure to update this post every now and then. When I’ve found a price drop from the laptops for gaming that exceeds the $1000 range, then I will include it on this list. Also take note that these laptops are not ranked according to the maker or manufacturer, so when you find your preferred choice on the bottom does not means it is the lowest-end or has a low specs compared to the others.
- Alienware 13 Professional Gaming laptop ($999) – This premium laptop for gaming is currently price at $999 for the basic configuration that comes with a 13.3 inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, Intel Core i5 processor, up to 16 GB of DDR3L 1600MHz RAM, and it is equipped with Alienware Graphics Amplifier.
- Mouse Computer NEXTGEAR-NOTE i5310BA1 ($750)– this 15-inch Full-HD gaming notebook features a 15.6-inch Full HD LED-backlight non-glare display, and it is equipped with Intel Core i3-6100H 2.7GHz processor paired with dedicated GeForce GTX 950M 2GB graphics card, 4GB DDR3 RAM and a 500GB 5400rpm hard drive. Other features include WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 + LE, 2MP webcam, with built-in lithium-ion battery up to 5.2 hours of usage.
- Dospara GALLERIA QF940HE ($895)– This high performance gaming notebook features
a 15.6-inch Full HD non-glossy wide display powered by Intel Core i7-4710MQ processor 2.5GHz, NVIDIA GeForce 940M 2GB graphics card + Intel HD Graphics 4600, 500GB internal storage, 4GB of RAM with USB 3.0, VGA, HDMI, Bluetooth and WiFi.
- Iiyama Monster Hunter Frontier G High Grade Edition Certified Gaming Notebook ($960) – This notebook features a 2.60GHz Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor paired with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 2GB graphics card. It is also powered by Intel HM87 express chipset, 4GB DDR3 memory, 500GB HDD, Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2×2 Dual Band, Bluetooth 4.0 + LE, Windows 8.1 64-bit OS, 2MP webcam, DVD Super Multi Drive, Multi-card reader and built-in High Definition stereo speakers.
- Tsukumo G-GEAR Note N1562J-500/E ($850) – This gaming notebook from Tsukumo Japan sports an Intel Core i5-4210M 2.6GHz processor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 2GB graphics card + an Intel HD Graphics 4600. It also comes with 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD non-glossy display, 4GB DDR3 RAM, a 500GB hard drive, Intel HM87 express chipset, Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI output port and runs on Windows 8.1 64-bit OS.
- Lenovo Y50 Gaming Laptop ($989) – This is one of the latest laptop series of the company and it features Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.4 GHz Processor, Dedicated NVIDIA GTX-860M 2GB Graphics, 8GB DDR3 RAM, and 1TB HDD 7200 RPM and 8 GB SSD. Other important features include 15.6-inch HD Anti Glare Display, tough touch pad and Accu-Type keyboard. This gaming laptop by Lenovo comes out of the box preinstalled with Windows 8.1 64 bit OS with battery that can lasts up to 4 hours.
- Dell Inspiron 17 7000 Series Touchscreen Gaming Laptop ($850) – This high-performance gaming laptop by Dell features a 5th Generation Intel Skylake Core i7-5500U Processor paired with NVIDIA GT750M discrete graphics card. It also comes with 1TB HDD with 5400 RPM, 16GB DDR3 SDRAM, 17.3 inch HD LED Touch Display, 6.5 Hours battery life, and runs Windows 8.1 64 bit OS.
- Acer V17 Nitro VN7-791G-76Z8 ($979) – This 17.3-incher slim gaming laptop by Acer sports an Intel Core i7-4720HQ 2.6 GHz paired with Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5, 8GB DDR3 RAM , 1TB 5400 RPM HDD and runs on Windows 8.1 64-Bit Edition. It comes with a matte display, 4 hours battery life, and red backlit keyboard. Other optional features of the Acer V17 nitro include 256GB SSD and an UHD 4K IPS panel. Acer laptops are very popular because of its competitive price and excellent performance. They have also a 15-incher version of the Nitro VN7 if you don’t want this particular model.
- ASUS K501UX 15″ Slim Gaming Laptop ($730) – If you are looking for a sleek-design laptop made for gaming, then the ASUS K501UX is one of the best choice for you. It features Intel Core i7-6500U Skylake processor, Nvidia NVidia GTX950M 2GB GDDR3, 256GB SSD , 8GB DDR3 RAM , 15.6 inch Full HD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels, and comes preinstalled with Windows 10 operating system.
- ASUS ROG GL551JW-WH71(WX) 15.6-Inch ($825) – This 15-inch ASUS ROG gaming laptop features Intel Core i7 4720HQ running at 2.6 GHz, paired with NVIDIA GTX960M with 2 GB of memory, 8GB DDR3L SDRAM RAM, 1TB 5400 RPM HDD, 15.6-inch Full HD TN panel display, and comes preinstalled with Windows 10 operating system.