The Best Gaming Laptops Under $1000 USD
The world of gaming seems to be getting more and more mobile every day. Sony released its next foray in to the handheld gaming market, the PlayStation Vita, in Japan in December. Nintendo is fixing to release its Wii U handheld in the first half of 2012. These are all interesting devices, which are certainly worthy of their own appraisals, but the fact is, it’s hard to pack the full gaming experience into a device as small as the Vita or U. The smaller your device gets, the more you end up sacrificing sound or graphics quality. If you want your games to come with you wherever you go, your best bet is to go with a gaming laptop.
Gaming laptop computers don’t come cheap but here are three of the best you can get under $1,000 ONLY!
The Alienware M11x is a steal at $899. The M11x features a 2nd generation Intel Core I processor, 16 GB DDR3 performance memory and can hold a charge for 7 hours and 45 minutes, so even on the longest flights or road trips you won’t need a power outlet. The M11x starts at 4.5 lbs and measures about 11.2” x 9.2” x 1.3” meaning that it is easy to pack up in your backpack or messenger bag. Those who consider graphics a deal-breaker might be interested in the available upgrades (which will drive the price over $1000). The standard M11x will probably surprise most gamers.
The ASUS N53SV-EH72 is less of a gaming laptop than a fully loaded entertainment center. SonicMaster speakers mean that whether you’re listening to music, watching movies or playing games, your ears will be ringing. It uses an i7 Intel chip, which is one of the highest end processors available. The drawback to the ASUS N53SV-EH72 is that the basic $949 version comes standard with only 6GB of memory. It is upgradable to 16GB but if you’re looking to keep it under $1000, you’ll have to stick with the standard.
The Lenovo G770 10372KU probably has the best price-performance ratio. It clocks in at around $700 and features 6GB DDR3 memory (again, not quite as good as the M11x’s 16GB), and 750 GB HDD storage. The Lenovo also feature a Blu-Ray Combo drive meaning that you can watch high quality Blu-Ray movies on this laptop. The i5 Intel processor is inferior to the ASUS’ i7 but at that price point, you’re still getting a steal.
Melissa is a guest writer who loves gaming and gadgets. Years of indulging both of these hobbies has resulted in her becoming an expert on how to get deals using Dell Coupons for laptops.