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What is a good gaming laptop?

by Peter Eskey / August 3, 2016 5:36 PM PDT

Hi there,
I am looking for a good gaming laptop? My budget is close to $1000. I would like to find one that is a little under $1000. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Check out this guide
by Barrenhoff / August 4, 2016 3:08 AM PDT

Hey Peter,

Based on your criteria, I would suggest that you take a look at the Best Gaming Laptops under $1000 guide over at

If you're in a rush then the #1 laptop is the HP Pavilion 15 Gaming Laptop.

It's the best all-round pick around $1000 with a great CPU and GPU, speedy SSD and IPS HD screen.

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I'll share a specific model.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 4, 2016 7:27 AM PDT
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Laptop mag says this is best in 2016
by orlbuckeye / August 5, 2016 6:46 AM PDT
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I immediately thought
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2016 7:25 AM PDT

"2016 isn't over" so with the upcoming new GPUs it won't be long till the next best thing arrives.

My wife is looking at the 17 inch model of the Asus ROG I linked to. It's not the best out there but best I found for the dollar. That is, yes, it only has the 960m but it delivers for what she uses the laptop for. The Sims.

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Some options
by Eve0621 / August 23, 2016 4:51 PM PDT

Here have some options come from: 2016 Guide: The Best Cheap Gaming Laptops
I guess the price might be drop recently, if you can wait for the better one.
1. MSI's GE72 Apache Pro
2. Gigabyte's P55W v4
3. Dell's Inspiron 15 7559

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by selvaa4n / August 24, 2016 2:42 AM PDT

hp branded laptops are good gaming laptops?

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My last HP was my last HP.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2016 7:17 AM PDT
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