Best gaming laptop under 1000

Best gaming laptop under £1,000: Proof you don’t have to spend a ton for great performance

If you’ve already spent a few hundred pounds on a PS4 or Xbox One, but you want to get into PC gaming, you might be looking for a top laptop deal. Today, we look at the best gaming laptop under £1,000.

Even for just a grand, you can pick up a laptop which delivers plenty of speed, great graphics and support for the majority of top titles. Check out our picks below and take advantage of the biggest game library.

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The best gaming laptop under £1,000: MSI GF65 Thin

It hits every mark

If you’re looking for the best laptop under £1,000, your best bet could just be the MSI GF65 Thin. It’s got the power, the design and the upgradeability to compete with the best.

The 9th-gen Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GPU combine to deliver great performance and graphics. The 8 GB pre-installed RAM can be easily upgraded all the way up to 64 GB, if you feel it’s not enough, making it a great futureproof choice.

Another great sub-£1,000 laptop: ASUS TUF FX505

A great all-rounder

ASUS produces some incredible gaming machines. One of our favourites continues to be the TUF FX505, part of the company’s gaming range built for performance and durability.

The FX505 features an Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM (upgradeable to 32 GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics and HyperCool technology to ensure your machine doesn’t overheat even when the competition does!

The best 17" laptop under £1,000: Acer Nitro 5 AN517

Go big and go... anywhere

If you’re keen on a larger screen, you can’t do much better for under a grand than the Acer Nitro 5 AN517 model, which features a beautiful 17.3″ full HD display.

The AN517 is powered by a 9th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, so it’s plenty well-equipped for even the most demanding games. And thanks to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card, you’ll have no problem seeing everything in the highest quality.

The best refresh rate laptop under £1,000: Lenovo Legion 5Pi

Super fast performance

Lenovo’s Legion gaming range has some very competitive offerings. The Legion 5Pi is somewhat of a hidden gem, offering 16 GB RAM and a 512 GB SSD for under £1,000.

Powered by a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 processor capable of up to 4.5 GHz speeds, the 5Pi is a sleek, thin gaming laptop that gives you plenty of power for your pound.

The 144 Hz refresh 15.6″ full HD display delivers top graphics fuelled by a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4 GB GPU.

The best AMD gaming laptop under £1,000: ASUS TUF A15

Speed and agility

When it comes to AMD-powered gaming laptops, ASUS flexes all its muscles with plenty of choices. The best under £1,000 is the ASUS TUF Gaming A15 laptop.

The AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor delivers up to 4.2 GHz speeds, while the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB graphics unit nails graphics on all the top titles. Store everything you need to with a 512 GB SSD.

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André Pusey