[Review] Top 5 Best Gaming Laptops Under 1000 Dollars in 2016/2017, Updated with Great Deals

Gaming laptops are yet to reach the gaming performance dexterity that are displayed by gaming desktop computers. However, the one thing that these gaming laptop possess that these monstrous heavy duty gaming machines do not is the element of portability; making them in to the perfect mobile work station and gaming hub; especially when several LAN gaming sessions are being hosted. That being said, here is the review of 5 best gaming laptops under 1000 dollars in 2016/2017 that might cost a bit to procure, but they are well worth your investment. Let us take a look at them one by one and see why one of them (or two, depending on your requirements) deserves to be in your possession. We have already covered few famous list of laptops like laptops under 500 and 300 dollars.

Lenovo Y510p2.4 GHz i78GB1TB + 8GB SSD4GB Dedicated Check Price
ASUS N550JK-DS71T2.4 GHz i78GB1TB2GB Dedicated Check Price
Acer Aspire V5-573PG-96101.8 GHz i58GB1TB4GB Dedicated Check Price
MSI GE70 Apache Pro-0613.2 GHz i58GB1TB2GB Dedicated Check Price
Lenovo Y502.8 GHz i58GB1TB4GB Dedicated Check Price

Top 5 Best Gaming Laptops Under 1000 dollars in 2016/2017

1. Lenovo Y510p

Lenovo Y510p gaming laptop under 1000

Lenovo is known today as being the world’s largest manufacturer of desktop, laptop and all-in-one computer systems. They are also known to abstain from designating their laptops with long and confusion model numbers. On this occasion, their Y510p gaming laptop; although carries a price tag of $1,069.9, but there are several goodies that will help you to forget all about the price tag. For one thing, being armed with a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor (i7-4700MQ) and 8 GB of DDR3, clocked in 1600 MHz will slowly help you tilt away from the price tag. The processor has a stock clock frequency of 2.4 GHz, which will suffice when you are using processing taxing applications. Secondly, the 1 TB + 8 GB SSD combo will appease your storage requirements. If you’re still not satisfied, you can always replace the 1 TB hard drive with an SSD. The 1080p resolution on a 15.6 inch display might be discomforting, but you can always decrease that resolution. Dual GeForce GT 755M in SLI provides a total of 4 GB of dedicated DDR5 VRAM, which only means that your gaming experience just got a whole lot better. The only thing we had to complain from this product was the insufficient battery life, which is 3 hours. Apart from that, it is gem of a gaming laptop which will not keep your requirements left high and dry.

Last update was on: September 19, 2018 12:19 am

2. ASUS N550JK-DS71T

asus-n550jkThe brand name ASUS does not make gamers oblivious as they know the superior level of products being manufactured and shipped by the company. The company’s gaming laptop, N550JK-DS71T might have a long and confusing product name, but its performance and portability package will make you commit that model name to memory. First and foremost, the N550JK-DS71T possesses Intel’s 4th generation Core i7 processor (i7-4700HQ) and 8 GB of DDR3 RAM that is clocked in 1600 MHz. The processor’s 2.4 GHz clock speed can be ramped up to 3.4 GHz, courtesy of Intel’s Turbo Boost 2.0, making the intensive applications, a walk in the park for this processor. The hard drive possesses 1 TB of storage and even though there is an absence of SSD flash storage, the user can always replace the stock hard drive for an SSD. The laptop features a 1080p display on a 15.6 inch screen and for gaming purposes, the N550JK-DS71T is armed with an NVIDIA GTX 850M that has 2 GB of DDR3 Video RAM. Quite a nice array of specs for a $1,100 gaming laptop right. If your arm muscles get filled with too much lactic acid from carrying too many heavy items, then perhaps ASUS’ N550JK-DS71T will help to soothe out that pain.

Last update was on: September 19, 2018 12:19 am

3. Acer Aspire V5-573PG-9610

best gaming laptops under 1000Out of the entire round up, Acer’s Aspire V5-573PG-9610 is the first laptop so far that is carrying a price tag below $1000. Does it possess impressive specs needed to sway a potential customer to purchase it? Let us see. Unlike the previous two laptops, this one possesses an Intel core i5-4200U processor that a stock clock frequency of 1.8 GHz (with 3.0 GHz boost frequency thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0). It is stacked with 8 GB of DDR3L SDRAM. This is also the first laptop in our round up that features a lower maximum resolution (1366 x 768 pixels on a 15.6 inch screen) compared to the previous laptops. For storage, the Aspire V5-573PG-9610 comes with a 1 TB hard drive and for gaming performance, a NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M GPU with 4 GB of graphics memory has been provided. One advantage of purchasing this laptop will be that it provides a higher battery time compared to the previous laptops and so far, it is the lightest product in our round off. For a price tag that is slightly less than a $1000, you will not be disappointed.

Last update was on: September 19, 2018 12:19 am

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4. MSI GE70 Apache Pro-061MSI GE70 gaming laptop in 2015

Another company that has a reputation of providing gamers with military grade gaming peripherals, MSI’s GE70 Apache Pro-061 boasts the largest screen size in our round off; 17.3 inches on a
1080 pixel resolution
. As for the technical specifications, the gaming laptop is armed with an Intel Core i5-4200H that has a stock clock frequency of 3.2 GHz, which is the highest stock clock frequency in the entire round off. With 8 GB of DDR3L SDRAM, coupled with 1 TB of hard drive, looks like the gamer will have little to stuttering thanks to the large quantity of RAM inserted. It also looks like the user’s storage requirements will be up to the user’s expectations. So far, the GE70 Apache Pro-061 possesses the fastest GPU in the entire round off; with graphics being rendered by the Geforce GTX 860M, which possesses 2 GB GDDR5 of Video RAM. Not too bad for a $1,050 laptop, eh?

Last update was on: September 19, 2018 12:19 am

5. Lenovo Y50

Lenovo Y50The last gaming laptop under 1000 in our round off features another product from Lenovo; the Y50. Similar to the first Lenovo product, the Y50’s storage count is at 1 TB + 8GB SSD flash memory. In terms of other specifications, the Y50 features an Intel Core i5-4200H with a stock clock frequency of 2.8 GHz and 8 GB of RAM. On a 15.6 inch screen, the Y50 has a maximum display resolution of 1080 pixels and is armed to the teeth with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M GPU, which is surprising for a $949.99 gaming laptop. Lenovo is not exactly magnanimous in the battery backup time category, as even this laptop provides a meager battery time of 4 hours. Apart from that, the price for this laptop; it’s just right.

Last update was on: September 19, 2018 12:19 am


Some input and output features have not been mentioned in the summarized reviews. For those things, there is a table given below that provides a summary of the specifications of all the 5 laptops, for your convenience.

Now that you have been debriefed about the top 5 best gaming laptops under 1000 US dollars in 2016, which one do you think deserves your exorbitant investment?

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