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Best Gaming Laptop Under $1,000

Best Gaming Laptop Under $1,000

While good gaming laptops with powerful graphics cards usually require you to break the bank, instead, with a small budget, you can still get your hands on a few good ones that can provide a more-than-acceptable gaming performance. In this article, we present a few good gaming laptops, priced at under $1000, that are worth considering.
Rahul Thadani
Playing video games on a PC appeals to a number of people, and most of the major computer manufacturers have recognized the need to cater to this segment. They all offer some pretty neat gaming laptops, that makes ordinary games look extraordinary, and the extraordinary ones breathtakingly phenomenal.

Gaming laptops are designed to have high configurations to be able to support the graphical requirements of today's video games. If you compare these laptops to the standard ones, you will be amazed at the difference between them. These are highly advanced machines, that include more memory and speed than your regular computers, and also sport advanced dedicated graphics cards.

Now, not everyone can afford to buy the Alienware M17x (it costs almost $5000), which is easily the best laptop for playing PC games on. When you're looking for something under $1000, you should know exactly what you want in terms of speed, RAM, hard disk space, and most importantly, the graphics card. The following are a few laptops choices that are worth exploring if your budget is limited.

Alienware M11x
This machine is not as good as the M17x, but it does come close. Alienware M11x is a good gaming laptop, and will cost you around $799. This machine features a 1.3 GHz ultra low voltage Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 335m graphics card, a11.6 inches display screen, and 160GB of hard disk space.

Acer Aspire AS7741G-5877
Acer is another brand offering a good gaming laptop in the form of the Aspire AS7741G-5877. This machine is certainly a good purchase, offering you a 2.26 GHz Intel Core i3 350M processor, a 1GB ATi Mobility Radeon HD 5650 graphics card, a 17.3 inches display screen, 4GB RAM and 320GB of hard disk space- all this for a price of about $899.

Asus K42JV-X1
At $919 the Asus K42JV-X1, is slightly pricey, but it offers a pretty good gaming experience. You will get a 2.4 GHz, Intel Core i5 450M processor, a 1GB NVIDIA GT335 graphics card, a 14 inches display screen, 4GB RAM and 500GB of hard disk space. Considering all of this, in spite of its heavier price tag, it still seems pretty like a good deal.

Here are some other options, that are worth considering
  • Dell XPS M1530
  • Sony VGN-AW420F/H
  • HP Pavilion dv6-1362nr
  • Toshiba Satellite L505-S5995
  • Asus Eee PC 1005HA
  • Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 0633
  • Asus G51JX-X3
  • Sager 7680