How To Buy A Gaming Laptop Under 1000$

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Our last post was about the best gaming laptops.

The budget is enough to get you a beautiful high refresh rate display 10gb network card, a high end graphics card, and enough storage to support most memory/storage eating franchises.

All packed into one machine.

Recommended Specs For Gaming Laptops Under 1000$

You need to run fast if you spotted a laptop that you didn’t get all the hardware goodness you wanted.

There are tons of machines under 1000$ with mid-range to low end graphics cards. They don’t have a display with a 120-144Hz resolution.

Let’s go through the specifications you will find and the ones you should be getting for less than 100$.

The most important single spec is clock speed. The higher the clock speed, the higher the framerate. In order of power, you’ll find these in the ranges.

Core i5 9300H, Core i5 10300H, Core i7-9750H, and Core i7-10750H are under 1000 dollars.

If you get a green one and a blue one, that’s fine if you want to avoid the blues.

1000$ is a lot of money to get a high end card. Anything below is not acceptable.

~Under 1000$: 1050,1050Ti,1650,RX560X,1660Ti,2060RTX

It’s crucial to get those three digit framerates.

Unless you have a budget under 800$, not getting a 1660 Ti or 2060RTX is unacceptable.

No matter how hard you try, you will not find a 1070/1080/2070/2080GPU under 1000$. Unless we are talking about new laptops.

If you want to play a few games like CoD, you’ll need 16gigabytes.

If you don’t get 16GB on board, don’t panic, it isn’t going to make a big difference on most games. If you buy a stick for 20 dollars, you can upgrade it later.

If you plan on installing more than 3 games, you need more than the 512GB.

It is the standard on laptops around 900 and 1000$.

You can always upgrade if you aren’t getting 512 gigabytes, but you are getting a nice combo.

IPS FHD: This combo is pretty universal here.

If you find this display, don’t worry. It works well for competitive gaming, even though it isn’t as pretty as anIPS panel.

If you don’t notice the difference, what’s the point of buying a 60Hz monitor if you won’t notice it? You should get a high rate monitor period. You need a high end combo in exchange for 60Hz.

Top 5 Best Laptops Under 1000$

We didn’t see any point in listing laptops that have the same or lower specifications at the same price.

The way we arrived at this list is simple.

A lot of laptops were taken from computer stores. Eliminated those that didn’t meet the requirements and then we found those that were cheaper and had great reviews.

To make sure the price of a laptop was equal to the added cost of all laptop parts, we added each computer part to the calculation. If you want to learn how to buy a laptop for less than 1000 dollars, you should check out our guide at the end.

The best gaming laptop under 1000 watt.

AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS 4.2GHz / 8 Cores

GeForce GTX 1660Ti


15.6” 144Hz Full HD IPS

The lenovo legion presented here has the same specifications, so you can expect to get the same performance.

Our first and best choice was probably a 2060RTX. If we are talking about non-RTX features, the 1660 Ti is just as powerful as the RTX 2060, which is the case for most of the games.

They haven’t fully implemented the RTX feature to their graphics.

Check out the performance difference between the two:

The difference is not as large. The current best computer in this category is the Ryzen 7 4800HS.

The Core i7 10750H is more powerful. It will make up for it since it’s even more important to hit higher framerates with a mid-range/high end graphics card. There are benchmark studies on this link.

Our guide shows that it is also cheaper. If you’re looking for a laptop that’s cheaper than an intel one, you’ll probably find one with the 4th generation Ryzen chips.

This baby has all the checkmarks for every other spec, including the highest refresh rate and the most spacious storage space.

This is more or less what you will get.

Best Gaming Laptop Under 1000 w/ a 2060RTX

Core i5 9300H

RTX 2060 6GB vRAM


15.6” 120 Hz Full HD IPS

This is a laptop for people who clicked on the page to get the laptop.

It is rare to find it under 1000$, but it is better than a 1660 Ti.

The only way you can find a top tier processor like the Core i7 10750H/Ryzen 7 4800HS is with a Core i5 or Ryzen 5 processor because they are a lot cheaper.

The framerates you will get with this baby are listed here.

This laptop has all of the other checkmarks, including a high refresh rate display.

It is going to be impossible to find it unless it is a high end card.

Best Gaming Laptop Under 1000 – Best Deal!

Intel Core i5 10300H 4.5GHz

Full RTX 2060 6GB vRAM


15.6” 120Hz Full HD IPS

You don’t mind going for a non-gaming brand.

For the same price, non-gaming brands usually offer more power.

Wallmart is the largest retailer in the world and this brand comes from them.

A good gaming laptop under 1000$ should have a high refresh rate display, 16GB RAM and a high end processor. Everyone wants a Core i5 10300H and the 2060 RTX.

There is a small caveat about the storage.

You need to upgrade yourself.

I wrote a guide on how to update a laptop.

The laptop that we went over was 100$ more expensive than this one.

Best Gaming Laptop Under 1000 – Best Display

Core i5 10300H

GTX 1660Ti Max-Q


16.1” 120Hz Full HD IPS

If you want the best display from a laptop without having to pay a lot, the HP model is a good option. This model is bigger than your average by 1 inch.

Just like the walmart model, you also get an equally powerful Intel processor.

A good laptop under 1000$ should have high storage, 16GB RAM, and other requirements.

The Core i5 10300H + 1660 Ti combo is a popular set up for those on a budget who still want to pull off high-resolution graphics.

You can use this link to check the benchmarks of several.

This is a Max-Q 1660 Ti, so take those framerates with -10).

If you want to behave like a full blown mobile 1660ti, you have to buy a separate cooler and find the sweet spot before it starts toThrottle.

The best gaming laptop is under 1000.

Ryzen 7 4800HS

GeForce RTX 2060

15 ” 144Hz Full HD IPS

The price has gone up and I don’t think it will be back to 1000 dollars this year. The model can be refurbished at the original price.

This is a model for people who want the best and more powerful combo.

The display is the exception.

How can this be good for any gamer?

The advantages of getting a really powerful laptop without the high refresh rates are discussed in the video.

I don’t think that’s the reason why you should buy a laptop.

If you are a fan of games like CoD, The Witcher 3, and Assasin’s creed, then it makes sense to invest in this model because the games won’t go past 70 frames per second.

If you set the graphics to high medium or low, it won’t look as smooth as it would with a high refresh display, but you can still play other games.

It will be close to a high refresh display if you set everything to max.

How To Buy A Gaming Laptop Under 1000$

There is a huge list of gaming laptops under $1,000.

To narrow it down to 5 laptops, I made a list of all gaming laptops in the 800-1000$ range. Amazon is the best place to find this because all the manufacturers list their models on their site.

You can get almost every model on Amazon, even those from Apple.

It will take you a long time if you do this.

There is a problem with this method that the query won’t always return all laptops. You should type something like 1650 laptop in the search bar.

2. Calculating the laptop’s MANUFACTURING price

I mean adding all the laptop prices and comparing them to the wholesale price.

This can be difficult, but it is still possible. Every other post in our best gaming laptop has been done the same way.

How do we know the prices of each computer part?

You can estimate the Storage/RAM by checking on Amazon.

The price of their desktop counterparts can be estimated by looking at the prices of their gaming laptops, which are usually underclocked for heat control. The price is the same.

What about display? Motherboard? Chasis?

You can get those from Ali Express. Don’t worry, I won’t make you research all of that, just use the tables.

There is no need to know the prices of the MX X50 series in this area. Because they are not available on laptops, there is much less about the recent release of the dGPUs.

The name price was 1650.

It is cheaper to upgrade or buy a 1660 Ti if you get a 2060RTX.

It is important to choose wisely because on a laptop you are stuck with what you get.

This is all you can find on gaming laptops under 1000$.

The name price is 250 dollars for the Core i5 9300H and 300 dollars for the Core i10300H.

It is pointless to list them because you should not be getting them with the budget you have.

RAM prices can be very tricky to get.

There is always on board RAM on a laptop.

If you want to be consistent, you need to add the total RAM. There is an extra stick on the RAM slot.

Name Price 16GB 60$ 8GB 30-35$ 4GB 20$

Storage price is not easy to estimate.

There is also on board storage.

You should use the table to get the prices. The prices of M.2 internal solid state drives are the same as the manufacturer’s prices.

If you have more than one drive, you have to add them separately.

Sometimes you can find a 1 ton HDD with a 512 ton M.2 SSD or a 512 ton M.2SSD. The prices for Internal M.2 are above.

You have to add the internal one with the price above and the external one with the price below if you have two separate laptops.

The price is 30$ for a 512GB SSD.

You can get display prices. If you want to buy laptop replacement parts, you can go to Ali express or Amazon.

Anyways I did that work for you already.

The display price is 40 dollars for 60Hz, 50 dollars for 120Hz, and 70 dollars for 150 dollars.

A high refresh rate display can add a lot to the price of a laptop. They may have thousands of 60Hz displays in their repository that they are still using, so a 120Hz doesn’t add that much.

I think 120Hz displays should be universal. When they get rid of the 60Hz displays they bought from China, they’ll be fine.

f) Small Parts

I mean the battery, power cord, shell, keyboard, chasis, and the like.

It is cheaper for them to buy these from the Ten Thousand Islands than it is online.

The comparison of two laptops shouldn’t be affected by the prices.

100$ for laptops under 750$ and 150$ for laptops over 800$.

Depending on the quality of the chasis, the max is 200$.

Ryzen 7 4800H ~ 300$

16GB RAM ~ 60$

512GB SSD PCIe NVMe~ 64$

Display ~ 150$

Other small parts~ 150$

Sells for 985$

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