Gone are the days of spending the entire day and night at home just so you could play your favorite video games on your personal computer or analog gaming system. Today’s trend is to maximize your gaming experience anytime and anywhere, which is made possible by integrating the gaming system in laptops.
A gaming system puts a high demand on memory or RAM, video and graphics cards, and quality audio and this is why gaming laptops are usually more expensive than other general use laptops. But, contrary to popular belief, there are quality gaming products that although they don’t cost much, they provide an excellent gaming experience. They might not be the most high-tech, appealing or made by the most popular brand names but if you want to pay a reasonable price but still get satisfying speed and good performance, there are good bargains out there for cheap gaming laptops.
Below is a list of the best gaming laptops under 1000 dollars that I have found from my research and a brief review on each product.
The most popular choice, and of course the number 1 on my list, is the Alienware™ M11x series from Dell. The M11x series is specifically designed to provide mobile domination for gamers. Whether at school, coffee shops, your bedroom, or inside the car, you can stay in the game! At only $899 retail price, you get an 11.6” gaming laptop that features HD display screen, next-generation NVIDIA® GeForce® GT540M graphics with DDR3 graphics memory, up to 16GB of dual channel DDR3 1333MHz memory, powered by 2nd Gen Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 processors, Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate operating systems compatibility. And, I believe that what gets gamers’ attention aside from its amazing features is the color options of either stealth black or nebula red both with soft touch finish.
Another excellent cheap gaming laptop under $1000 is from ASUS Republic of Gamers, G53SW-XA1. Among the Republic of Gamers models, the G53SW unit falls under the less than 1000-dollar range. At $999 retail price, the G53SW-XA1 unit integrates NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ and naked-eye 3D technology to give gamers the best 3D gaming experience with gorgeous graphics at a low cost. This unit features Intel i7-2630QM (2.0 GHz Quad-Core with Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz), 8GB DDR3 1333MHz, 4 SODIMM Sockets, up to 16GB, 500GB HDD memory, super-multi optical drive, 15.6-inch full HD LED screen display, NVIDIA® GTX 460M graphics with 1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM, and Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium operating system compatibility. Also, its built-in DirectX®11 software guarantees compatibility for games to be released as far into the future for up to two years.
Last on the list is the HP Pavilion dv7t series. At a retail price starting from $649.99, you’ll get premium performance from Intel Turbo Boost Technology and Intel 2nd Gen Core i3 processor which can be upgraded to i5. This unit boasts its 17.3″ diagonal high-definition screen display, good enough for entertainment and gaming. Although it uses 1GB GDDR5 Radeon (TM) HD 6490M graphics (HDMI, VGA) instead of NVIDIA, the video output is still of fine quality.
These are my 3 top choices of gaming laptops for sale under 1000 bucks. Cheap but by no means skimpy on quality or graphics and speed which is after all what you really need in the best gaming laptops at any price.