High end specifications play a major role in the performance and the gaming abilities of the laptop. But higher the specifications of laptop its price also escalates proportionately. The under 1000 $ range of laptops provides a good gaming experience with decent specifications and a price tag that will not drop a hole in your pockets.
Here are a few options that we consider the best gaming laptops under 1000 with minimal compromise.
1) ASUS ROG GL551JW-DS71:
The 2015 bestseller ASUS ROG GL551JW-DS71 makes the top of our list. This laptop supports an Intel Core i7-4720HQ Processor clocked at 2.6 GHz ,16 GB DDR3 RAM ,NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M for graphics processing and 1TB HDD for Storage features adequate to run smoothly most of the present day games.
PERFORMANCE AND POWER DETAILS:
Quad core Intel i7-4720HQ Processor clocked 2.6GHz (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.6GHz) has been used for the CPU. The Intel i7 processor is a very powerful processor and is now the norm in gaming laptops. As for GPU the laptop has NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M processor with 2GB RAM. This processor should allow you to play any of the current day games in the high settings. This assembly is backed with a 16 GB RAM which is adequate to run the games smoothly.
The entire combination is very powerful and will not fail to deliver a good gaming performance.
QUALITY AND DESIGN:
The ASUS ROG has a very appealing and smart look with brushed aluminium casing having the ASUS logo on top. The laptop seems quite sturdy as well and can take a beating. The red colour backlight provided on the keyboard adds to the overall look of the laptop as well. The temperatures of the laptop are effectively maintained by the cooling system on the laptop.
The laptop supports a 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) TN display. So as to cut costs ASUS seems to have used a TN display instead of an IPS display. This does reduce the quality of the display but the overall experience with the laptop’s display is still very good.
The left of the laptop has mini-DisplayPort, HDMI, RJ45 and two USB 3.0 ports. To the right of the laptop GL551JW has 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and 1 GB LAN RJ45 port.
The laptop has integrated audio with SonicMaster technology that uses Waves MaxxAudio Master. The sound is good in quality and loud but on the downside the speakers are located on the bottom, which muffles the sound.
The track pad has a matte plastic finish and allows 2 figure scrolling and multi touch gestures. The keyboard on the laptop is quite good to type on with good key travel and tactile feedback. The keyboard comes with a mono coloured Red backlight.
The laptop supports 1 TB HDD disc with 7200 RPM.
It supports 3-cell Li-ion Battery. While not gaming the battery will last you for 5 hours and while gaming one hour. It is recommended to keep the laptop plugged in while gaming for smooth and uninterrupted gaming.
PROS: The laptop has a powerful NVidia graphics processor, a fast i7 core processor, loud speakers with rich sound quality, effective cooling system and the 1000$ price.
CONS: The display on the laptop is underwhelming, the battery life of the laptop is average and the sound from the speakers gets muffles due to its bottom position.
CONCLUSION: The ASUS ROG is a highly capable gaming laptop with a few compromises. If you are planning on an under 1000$ gaming laptop then this is a choice worth considering.
FINAL THOUGHTS AND SUGGESTIONS:
The five Laptops mentioned in the list show similar performance but have been ranked based on the importance of their drawbacks.
2) The Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition has almost the same features and performs equality to that of ASUS ROG. But the ASUS ROG wins as it comes with 16 GB of RAM on-board.
3) Compared to the first two laptops the LENOVO Y50 has a slight edge as it has 8 GB of SSD. However, lower ram and lower battery life puts it to the third position.
4) The MSI GP72 Leopard Pro-002 has a 17.3 inch display which is very desirable feature in gaming laptops. The laptop has almost the same features as that of its competition but the weaker GPU puts it down to the fourth position.
5) The ASUS N550JX features a 15.6 inch full HD LED touchscreen display which makes it unique from the 4 other laptops in the list. But the laptop is listed in the fifth position due to its weaker GPU.