Some say it’s difficult to be a gamer on a budget. in a society where next-gen consoles and laptops come out on an almost bi-yearly basis, you, the consumer, are pressured to upgrade as soon as these new devices come out. However, this doesn’t always have to be the case. With careful budgeting and a critical eye, you can own a sturdy gaming laptop that’s a force to be reckoned with. Due to product cycling, it’s said that the best time to purchase a laptop is July through September.NVIDIA, a prominent brand of graphics cards is the best choice for a graphics card in your laptop. Usually, they can be relatively pricey, but listed below are some of the best laptops on the market that will give you the most bang for your buck.
If you like size, then the Acer Aspire V3-771G-9809 would be great for you. This laptop stands out as it features a 17.3 inch screen; most gaming laptops under $1,000 have screens around 15.6 inches. Although this is on the pricier side ($860-$940), it does have a NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics card, as well as 2GB of VRAM. It also features 8GB of system memory, so you’ll never have to worry about it freezing up or glitching on you. It also has a Windows 8 OS system. The only real downside to this laptop is it’s battery life of 4 hours. If you like gaming with friends, make sure to bring your charger.
If you aren’t planning on being too rough on your computer, or you only consider yourself to be a ‘casual’ gamer, the ASUS X550LB-NH52 might be your perfect fit. It’s a 15.6-inch laptop sitting at just under $680. Although it only has an i5 processor, it does have aNVIDIA GeForce GT 740M graphics card, a 750GB harddrive, and 8GB of RAM.
The last laptop is theDell XPS 15 XPS15-1053sLV. Dell is known for producing high-quality computers, and this laptop is definite proof of that. It has a 15.6 inch screen and features a2.6 GHz Intel i5 Core, as well as 6GB of of system memory-You’ll easily be able to run any games that catch your eye. It also boasts a NVIDIA GeForce GT630M graphics card with1GB of GDDR5 video memory. This graphics card is one of the best available, so you won’t have any problems with meeting a specific game’s system requirements. At $880, this computer could very well be one of the best laptops on the market for under $1,000.
Although these laptops are (for the most part) less expensive than most, they aren’t your only options. Make sure to search for sales online and in electronics stores. If you’re lucky, you could end up with a rig worthy of NASA.