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The best gaming laptops under $1,000: Best overall, best battery life, and more

PCWorld

If you're jonesing for a powerful gaming experience but you're really strapped for cash, there are a number of budget options to consider. You can actually get some pretty decent CPU and GPU performance out of a budget gaming laptop. You just may need to dial back your graphics settings to hit that hallowed 60 frames per second mark in the latest cutting-edge games. If you're not sure where to begin, don't sweat it. We've done the hard work for you and curated a list of the best gaming laptops that fall under the $1,000 mark.


The best laptops for graphic design: Best overall, Best for video game designers, and more

PCWorld

Whether you're creating a sleek new logo for your company or a magazine cover that's popping with bright colors and interesting shapes, graphic designers need the right kind of laptop to get the job done. The most important thing is powerful hardware. For tasks like 3D modeling, you're going to need a powerful CPU and a good amount of RAM. Depending on the size and complexity of the project, you may need a processor with multiple cores. Another essential piece of hardware is the graphics card.


The best gaming laptops under $1,000: Best overall, best battery life, and more

PCWorld

If you're jonesing for a zippy gaming experience but you're really strapped for cash, there are a number of budget options to consider. You can actually get some pretty decent CPU and GPU performance out of a budget gaming laptop, though you may need to dial your gaming visuals back from their maximum settings to hit that hallowed 60 frames per second mark in the latest cutting-edge games. If you're not sure where to begin, don't sweat it. We've done the hard work for you and curated a list of gaming laptops that fall under the $1,000 mark. We've also included a couple of other options for those that can stretch their budget a little bit further to crank up the eye candy.


Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 review: This gaming laptop oozes luxurious power

PCWorld

The Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 is a performance powerhouse that doesn't shirk on providing everything you need to enhance your gaming experience. The latest Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 has just about everything you'd want in a gaming laptop. You can expect loads of power thanks to the powerful pairing of an 11th-generation Intel i9 processor and a Nvidia RTX 3080 GPU. A 17.3-inch 4K display with 120Hz refresh rate also adds to the premium experience, even if it's not the pinnacle of 4K. This laptop also spoils you with a robust metal chassis, six speaker sound system, and RGB per key-lit optical mechanical keyboard – features that any discerning gamer would find hard to resist.


Students get $300 off these HP gaming laptops and the new 'Assassin's Creed' for free

Mashable

TL;DR: Students qualify for a $300 discount on select HP Omen gaming laptops at Best Buy, as of Aug. 21. Even if you're not a student, you still get a free digital copy of the new Assassin's Creed Valhalla for Windows. Students need to focus on their virtual studies this year, but they can still enjoy a little bit of gaming, as a treat. A brand new laptop is typically at the top of their shopping list, so might as well make it a fancy gaming laptop that provides plenty of speed and performance for both work and play. While you're at it, best make it a gaming laptop that comes with a free copy of one of the biggest game releases of the year.


The best gaming laptops of 2019

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY's newsroom and any business incentives. Buying a gaming machine is no longer as challenging as a game of Tetris. Thanks to smaller chips and lighter hardware, now you can buy a powerhouse in laptop form that will optimize gaming experience without having to piece together the hardware yourself. Gaming laptops have made PC gaming so much more accessible, and you can easily find machines with high-resolution displays and the latest graphics cards without breaking the bank. We've done the hard work for you, researching and testing out the top options on the market. After weeks of testing we think the Alienware M15 with an Nvidia GeForce 2070 is the best overall for people who want a high-performance machine. If you need something a little more budget-friendly, the Acer Nitro 7 can handle just about any current game as well for under $1,000.


What's the best gaming laptop to replace a MacBook Air for Minecraft?

The Guardian

My son has grown up using a MacBook Air for Minecraft. He swears by the keyboard layout, and having witnessed the blazing speed with which he does things in the game, I understand his reluctance to use his Alienware laptop. Both machines are almost six years old and due a refresh, so I'm looking for a Windows laptop that is powerful enough to run games like Civilization 6 (with mods) but with a keyboard layout that is sufficiently similar to a MacBook that he can continue to use the muscle memory he has built up over the years. Does such a beast exist? One alternative is to buy a MacBook Pro and use it to run Windows (either Bootcamp or Parallels), but the Windows performance strikes me as a compromise (for more money).


Dell G3 15 (3579) review: This budget gaming laptop makes the most of what it's got

PCWorld

The Dell G3 15 gaming laptop delivers solid performance in a package that's a little less than an inch thick. It's very affordable, too, at just $850 from Dell (at this writing) for the Model 3579 configuration we tested. The G3 15 has its downsides, including a Full-HD display that isn't as bright as we'd like, frame rates that struggle to reach 60 fps on top-tier games, and a weight exceeding five pounds (although it's not as massive as some gaming laptops). But when we compared it to the Acer Nitro 5, another budget gaming laptop we like, with an even lower price point, there was no contest. The G3 15 posted stronger benchmarks and battery life.