A lot of the better valued laptops can be purchased for less than a grand. The mid price range is somewhere between the cheaper models that fall between three and five hundred dollars and the higher price versions that are around eighteen hundred and twenty two hundred. With these laptops they possess enough power to accommodate your multimedia and game playing needs. However, they do it without your having to dish out a ton of money. Even though these laptops are advertised for the middle class, they are also good for anyone who is willing to make a few sacrifices and splurge on a higher priced laptop. With this, you can expect to have a laptop that will let you play games and use the multimedia features for a long period of time.
You are able to find laptops that have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 1600 x 900 within this particular price range. You will also see the 1 TB SATA drives and other things such as the quad core processor other processors that utilize the midrange series from Nvidia GeForce and AMD Radeon with video RAM. Within this price range you can find 8 GB RAM, 64-bit Window 7 or Windows 8. You will also discover that a lot of them utilize two different channel architectures in order for all of the hardware to be used at its maximum capacity.
My Recommend: Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-591G-70RT
The laptop giant Acer, has come up with its latest deluxe entertainment model, the Acer VN7-591G-70RT having a Full HD screen, a powerful Nvidia graphics core as well as a striking price of $1000 which makes it more affordable than a good number of gaming notebooks and ultrabooks as well.
The V15 Nitro is more subtle in design than its entry-level gaming laptop contemporaries. It has no overemphasized curves and angles like the Lenovo Y50 or assertive branding like you find on Asus GL551, it only has subdued red backlight showing from underneath the keys.
The Acer VN7-591G-70RT is thinner with 24mm thickness and lighter with a 2.4kg weight than many other gaming laptops. Other middle range entertainment-oriented models which are of the same size or a little larger like the HP Envy 15 x360 as well as the Asus Transformer Book Flip TP550LA and a lot more others that are of more elegance are more remarkable than it.
Though not a touchscreen which in my opinion is not compulsory for a gaming laptop, it has the same Full HD IPS screen attributes just like Acer 70RT which people commented on its viewing angles, its accurate colors as well as its sharpness.
Acer VN7-591G-70RT has the Core i7-4720HQ processor which although is not a 5th Generation model but uses high voltage which is perfect for gamers because of its excellent performance even though it is power hungry.
It is the best choice for tasking demands like gaming because of its exceptional qualities such as its 2.6GHz clock speed, its 4 cores, the 3.6GHz turbo inside it, and the CPU with its high graded processor.
An 8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM stick installed on this Acer laptop is not maxed out. The most it takes is 16GB on both of its memory slots.
This system’s 1024GB hard drive and 5400RPM speed though big does not offer the performance a modern gamer would like. Luckily, It has a connector where the hard drive can be replaced with say a M2 SSD.
The Acer VN7-591G-70RT has a combination of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 960M with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM and Intel’s HD Graphics 4600 GPU. It has an economical Intel core built for daily tasks which can be done on battery. It has the GeForce GPU suitable for tasking applications such as computer games. Though the graphics cards are automatically switched, it allows room for manual selection too.
Almost all presently available games can be run on the Aspire smoothly with most of them allowing high quality settings to be used on them alongside its Full HD resolution. “Assassin’s Creed Unity” and “X-Plane” are one of the very few games that require resolution reduction and/or level of quality. With a GeForce GTX 860M graphics card, The 960M’s frame rate increase by 7% more than that of its siblings.
I highly recommend this machine as an excellent choice for those looking for high performance gaming notebooks.
Top five Gaming Laptops under $1000 Comparison:
|Rank||#1 Recommendation||#2 recommendation||#3||#4||#5|
|Models||ASUS ROG GL551JW-DS71||Acer VN7-591G-70RT||Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G||MSI GE70 Apache Pro-681||Lenovo Ideapad Y50|
|Display Resolution||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080||1920×1080||1920×1080|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||15" x 10" x 0.6-1.3"||15.34" x 10.14" x 0.94"||15.34" x 10.14" x 0.94"||16.46 x 10.61 x 1.54||15.23" x 10.37" x 0.9"|
|Weight||6 lbs||5.3 lbs||5.3 lbs||6.6 lbs||
|Processor||Intel Core i7-4720HQ 2.6 GHz||Intel Core i7-4720HQ 2.6 GHz||Intel Core i7-4720HQ 2.6 GHz||Intel Core i7-4720HQ 2.6 GHz||Intel i7-4700MQ 2.4 GHz|
|Hard Drive||1TB 7200 rpm||1TB 5400 RPM||1TB 5400 RPM||1TB 7200 RPM||1TB 5400 RPM + 8GB SSD|
|Ram||16 GB DDR3||8 GB DDR3||8 GB DDR3||12GB DDR3||8GB DDR3|
|Graphic Card||GeForce GTX 960M 2GB DDR||GeForce GTX 960M
|GeForce GTX 860M
|GeForce GTX 960M 2GB DDR||GeForce GTX 860M
|Keyboard||Backlit Keyboard||Backlit Keyboard||Backlit Keyboard||Backlit Keyboard||Backlit Keyboard|
|Input/Output||3 x USB3.0
|3 x USB3.0
|3 x USB3.0
|1 x USB2.0
2 x USB3.0
|1 x USB2.0
2 x USB3.0
|Camera||720p HD||720p HD||720p HD||720p HD||720p HD|
|Battery Life||Unknow||3-cell Li-ion Battery||3-cell Li-ion Battery||6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery||4-cell Lithium-Ion Battery|
|OS||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1||Windows 8||Windows 8|
|More information||Reviews on Amazon||Reviews on Amazon||Reviews on Amazon||Reviews on Amazon||Reviews on Amazon|
* Note: As the price may change on Amazon, some Laptops’ price may more than $1000
* We add the new Acer VN7-591G-70RT on May 23, 2015
These five laptops are all excellent for web surfing, gaming, and other personal uses. Each of them has its own unique qualities, so you can choose one according to your needs.
The ASUS ROG GL551JW-DS71 is a laptop launched just a few days ago, which I think is also the best gaming laptop of $1,000 or so, it is equipped with the latest GTX 960M graphics card, although it is a replacement product, to our disappointment the 960M graphics has only increased by about 6% -8% than the 860M graphics in performance (More detail: 960M vs 860M). We recommend it not primarily because of its graphics, but its excellent overall performance, first of all the ASUS ROG series has a good reputation in gaming laptops, good cooling performance and workmanship, also very good overall performance, it uses Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor (currently the best processor of $ 1,000 or so), with the speed of 7200 RPM, the 1TB hard drive has a better reading and writing speed compared with the 5400RPM hard drive, the 16GB memory is almost enough for us to deal with any large program and to run multitask smoothly. The MSI GE60 Apache Pro-867 also features gtx 960M graphics card, it’s specs is similar to ASUS ROG GL551JW-DS71, but it only has 8GB RAM.
The Acer VN7-591G-70RT is the ONLY gaming laptop equipped with the GTX 960m with 4GB VRAM within 1,000 dollars, it has more advantages when running games which need more Video ram such as Shadow of Mordor, it is inferior to the ASUS ROG in terms of memory and hard drive, but it is worth noting that its price is nearly $100 less than the ASUS ROG GL551JW-DS71 (See price on Amazon), would it be a better choice to add an SSD or memory for it with the money saved?
The Lenovo Y50 is the one we have recommended most before, but now it no longer has an obvious advantage in terms of performance, its only merit is the touch screen, which can make us experience Windows 8 and subsequent Windows 10 better, if it can meet your needs in performance, the Y50 is still a very good choice.
The MSI GE70 is almost the same as the Y50 in configuration, but it has a bigger 17.3 inch screen, which not only brings better gaming experience, but also brings the impact of portability, suitable for users who don’t often carry laptops out.
Make your choice!