Even though the pretty expensive Steam Machines have just been detailed and priced, we still believe that gaming on the cheapo is a solution, so we’ve decided to take a look on Amazon and share with you the best cheap gaming laptops for 2014: gaming laptops that you can purchase for less than $1,000 bucks. And even though you won’t get the same juicing power as you would normally get from a gaming desktop PC, these laptops all have an Intel Core i7 processor under the hood and some overall nice specs to keep you gaming.
So, without further ado, here are the best gaming laptops in 2014 (under $1,000 – with the last 4 being the ones we wholeheartedly recommend if you can go really close to the $1,000 bar):
I hope you’re not surprised to see another Asus gaming laptop here, because they’re really a solid brand and a perfect choice for gaming laptops that are cheap. This little fellow is not little at all: has a 17.3 Inch screen size and a max screen resolution of 1600 x 900, to make all your games look better. And if you check out what’s under the hood, you will be pleased to find a great 2.4 GHz Core i7-4700HQ processor, 8 GB of RAM and 1 TB of hard disc space. Now we’re talking, so click here to check out the product on Amazon.
Acer Aspire V3-771G-9809
We’ll stay in the “A” zone here, but change the following letters a bit. The Acer Aspire V3-771G is a cheap laptop that can be used for gaming, powered by a Intel Core i7-3632QM processor and impressing those with a good eye for detail with a 17.3 Inch screen. It also has the best graphics card so far, a NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M that will make sure that even the latest games can run smoothly on your laptop. This one’s a real gem, really, and you can find out more about it over at Amazon.
Toshiba Satellite S75
I’ve read mixed reviews of the Toshiba Satellite laptops and I didn’t personally get the chance to play with them, but if we are to look at the specs alone, this one’s a good option if you are looking for a good cheap gaming laptop. 7.3″ Screen Size, Intel 4th generation Quad Core i7-4700QM 2.4GHz, 16GB Memory, 1TGB Hard Drive… all these are numbers that really matter when you look at the $859.99 discounted price (you save $240.00). So hurry to get this one before it sells out – click here to check it out at Amazon.
Windows 8, a really slick design and some great specs (plus an amazing price) – all these make the MSI GE60 gaming laptop a good choice for those on a budget. Powered by an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and backed up by the sweet NVIDIA Geforce GT 660M, this cheap gaming laptop can be easily used outside since it has an anti glare screen. Check it out at Amazon.com but hurry – there are few left in stock!
HP Envy dv6
Well now, the name says it all: fellow gamers will envy you for the laptop, not knowing that it was under $1,000! With a third generation 3rd generation Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and Windows 8 installed, this is a good choice for a gaming laptop, despite its biggest drawback: Intel HD graphics 4000, a graphics card that does no justice to the “Envy” thing and makes next gen gaming on maximum levels impossible. Still a good price, so check out this laptop here.
Now we’re really starting to get REAL quality here and if you have the money to go over $900 (but still under $1,000) this is where the list should start for you. And it starts with an Asus model that has a Intel i7-4700HQ Haswell processor, 8GB of RAM and an impressive 2TB hard disc. Not anything less impressive is the graphics card, the NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M 2GB DDR3 that will make gaming a real breeze on this great laptop. Check it out here and have fun playing anything on it!
Lenovo IdeaPad Z710
Lenovo are starting to establish themselves as a great brand for cheap but still high quality products, so it should be no surprise to see them here so high in our list with the Z710 laptop. Not only that the laptop looks great, but the 17.3 Inch screen gets all the juice from a Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4 GHz Processor and the VIDIA GeForce GT745M Discrete Graphics Card. With 4 hours of battery life, the Lenovo IdeaPad should no longer be ignored by hardcore gamers! So head over to Amazon to check it out and buy it while it’s still there!
MSI Computer Corp. GP60
Although it doesn’t look just as sleek as the other MSI cheap gaming laptop we’ve recommended earlier, it sure packs a more powerful punch. Coming just shy of $1,000, the GP 60 is a 15.6-Inch Laptop with the best processor on this list (the Intel Core i7-4700MQ 3.2 GHz) and a powerful graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M 2G. Full HD resolution is supported and it comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit installed, making it a great option for gaming on the go. Check it out here.
Acer Aspire V3-772G-9829
A fourth generation i7 Processor is what powers this little beast, together with 8 GB of RAM and a graphics card that could make many desktop computers cry: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750Mwith 4GB of dedicated DDR3 VRAM. In other words, an amazing choice for a cheap gaming laptop, coming close to $950 at the discounted price available over at Amazon.
So these are our picks for 2014. I hope that you have a great year in gaming and that any of these products you choose prove to be the best choice for you!