Best Gaming Laptops under $1000

Today we will be looking at the best gaming laptop under $1000. When it comes to gaming, you always want to have the best laptop out there. Being portable and easy to carry around, laptops are overtaking desktops like never before. The main reason for the use of desktops instead of laptops for gaming until now was because they could be easily upgraded while upgrading laptops is messier. Therefore, if you want to get a laptop for gaming, you have to be sure that you are getting the right one. The following review will help you do so.

MSI Computer C CX61 2QC-1654US

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the maximum screen resolution for MSI Computer C CX61 2QC-1654US is 1366×768 pixels. To provide a gamer with a fast and non-lagging experience, it has a Core i5-4210M, 2.6 GHz processor with a DDR3L SDRAM of 8 GB. One of the most important things for a gamer is to play a game with graphics that are lifelike to get the most of it. For that purpose, MSI Computer C CX61 2QC-1654US has a NVIDIA GeForce GT920M graphics coprocessor with a RAM size of 2 GB. With the wireless support of 802.11bgn, the laptop comes in with Windows 8 and in gray color. It also has 3 USB ports with 2 being 3.0 and the third one being 2.0.


The motherboard of MSI Computer C CX61 2QC-1654US can also be upgraded to i7 which means if you want to make it even better, you can do it. The lock/unlock button on the touchpad also comes in very handy. The design of the laptop is not as handsome as many modern laptops and notebooks but it is still better than most with internal specifications that can beat many. Having a weight of 5.3 pounds this laptop is very easy to carry around.


MSI GT72 Dominator G-1667

With a screen size of 17.3 inches and screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, MSI GT72 Dominator G-1667 provides a fantastic display not just for games but for movies as well. Along with a fantastic display the laptop has an Intel Core i7-5700HQ, 3.5 GHz processor with a DDR3L SDRAM of 16 GB which makes the laptop ideal for the most advanced games played nowadays. The amazing specifications do not end here. MSI GT72 Dominator G-1667 can store a data of 1 TB SATA of space.


To deliver the user with graphics that justify the fantastic display, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX970M coprocessor with a RAM size of 3 GB is used in the laptop. With 4 internal processors, it has 4 USB ports, all of which are 3.0 except one which is 2.0. The laptop comes in with Windows 10 in aluminum black color. Another great thing about the laptop is that even when the fan is running the sound is not very high and annoying which cannot be said for every laptop out there. It cannot be said of this laptop that it is lightweight having a weight of 8.3 pounds but it is still lighter than many of the best laptops used for gaming nowadays.


Toshiba Satellite P50-BBT2G22

Toshiba Satellite P50-BBT2G22 is a 4th generation laptop with an Intel Core i7-4710MQ Quad Core Processor, 2.5 GHz. With such a processor, it is safe to say that this is the best among its predecessors and not just for processor’s better performance but for an improved battery life too. Even better is the upgraded Blu-Ray writer which could work with any type of optical media format and this is just the start of its specifications. The color in which the laptop comes in is brushed aluminum finish with satin gold which makes it look very attractive.


Toshiba Satellite P50-BBT2G22 also has a 16GB DDR3L RAM and to top that the laptop delivers the users with crystal clear imagery with a display of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a display size of 15.6 inches. Along with that, for the sake of ease, it has a touch screen display and a backlit keyboard. With a 2 GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon TM R9 M265X graphics card, the laptop can play any game there is. It also has a hard drive of 1 TB to store date in and comes in with Windows 8.1. There are 3 USB ports provided for the users with two being 3.0 and one being 2.0. Though the laptop is quite heavy (15.2 pounds), all the specifications compensate for it.



MSI GP60 LEOPARD-1053 has a screen size of 15.6 inches with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 with an attractive design. The 2.9 GHz Core i5-4210H processor and 8 GB RAM makes the laptop fast enough to play many advanced games with consistent fps. Along with that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX950M coprocessor with a RAM size of 2 GB is more than many games require. The number of USB ports are also more in number than most of the laptops nowadays with two 3.0 ports and two 2.0 ports. MSI GP60 LEOPARD-1053’s SATA hard drive has a capacity to store a data of 750 GB of space. It comes in with Windows 8 with an attractive design and black color.


The MSI GP60 LEOPARD-1053 is also very lightweight (5.3 pounds) which makes it very easily portable. Along with that the sound that comes out of the system is not annoying even when the fan kicks in but that can make the laptop very hot which can be easily handled with a cooling pad. The touchpad needs a little bit getting used to but with all the specifications the laptop provides it is not a major issue.


Acer Aspire VN7-592G-71ZL

The 6th generation notebook Acer Aspire VN7-592G-71ZL has an impressive design with high level specifications including an Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, 2.6 GHz which also has the turbo boost technology to boost up the processor to 3.5 GHz. The notebook comes in with Windows 10 and in black color. With a screen size of 15.6 inches and 1920 x 1080 pixels, it delivers high quality pictures. Not just that, for better graphics, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with a RAM size of 4 GB is also used. Hence the notebook is able to run almost every game out there.


It also has a long battery time with a working average of 6 hours, which once compared with the existing laptops and notebooks, is quite impressive though it is built-in and cannot be replaced. Acer Aspire VN7-592G-71ZL has two 3.0 USB ports and one 2.0 port. Along with all the specifications mentioned, the notebook provides its users with Acer True Harmony Plus High-Performance Sound System which consists of four built-in stereo speakers and a built-in digital microphone. The hard drive space it offers to its users is 1 TB of SATA HDD. Acer Aspire VN7-592G-71ZL is also very lightweight and can be easily carried around. It can get overheated with gaming for long periods of time but this problem can be handled easily with the use of a cooling pad.



Having discussed the laptops briefly, a question comes to one’s mind that which laptop is then the best one?

It depends on what the user is looking for. If you are looking for bigger display size MSI GT72 Dominator G-1667 is the one you are looking for as it has a display size of 17.3 inches. If you are looking for speed Acer Aspire VN7-592G-71ZL and MSI GT72 Dominator G-1667 are the laptops you should be after. Similarly, if battery life is what is required, Acer Aspire VN7-592G-71ZL once again will be the foremost runner of the show with an average battery life of 6 hours. The same way, it could be design, performance, graphics or HDD space. The following comparison would give you a better understanding of where the laptops and the notebook, that were discussed, stand.

Specification MSI Computer C CX61 2QC-1654US MSI GT72 Dominator G-1667 Toshiba Satellite P50-BBT2G22 MSI GP60 LEOPARD-1053 Acer Aspire VN7-592G-71ZL
Processor 2.6 GHz Core i5-4210M 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7-5700HQ 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 2.9 GHz Core i5-4210H 2.6 GHz Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GT920M NVIDIA GeForce GTX970M GDDR5 AMD Radeon TM R9 M265X NVIDIA GeForce GTX950M NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Hard Drive 750 GB SATA


1 TB SATA 1 TB hybrid drive 750 GB SATA 1000 GB SATA


USB Ports 3 4 3 4 3


We hope you have found our review about the best gaming laptop under $1000 helpful.