Best gaming laptops under $1,000 to get in 2019
Better entry-level graphics means terrific performance for less money.
Dell G5 15
Dell's G-series gaming laptops are cheaper than those from its Alienware division, but still capable of playing the latest AAA titles. There are three separate models -- -- available in 15- and 17-inch sizes. The 2018 G3 15 was slimmer in design than the G5 and G7, which were styled more like a gaming laptop. The leans more toward the G5 and G7 design, too. The midrange G5 15 hits the mark with an excellent price-to-performance ratio, build quality and design. You can find it for $800 with a 6GB GTX 1060. And if you're willing to go to $1,200, you can get it with a new RTX 2060. .
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t
HP's Pavilion Gaming Laptop is similar to Dell's G series, giving you a mainstream option instead of shelling out for a pricier PC from its Omen gaming brand. An interesting vent design and green backlit keyboard and accents are the only real giveaways that it's not your average laptop. Prices start at $780 on HP's site with Nvidia's 2GB GeForce GTX 1050, but an Amazon exclusive config with a 4GB GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and a six-core Intel Core i7-8750H processor is available for $999 and its performance didn't disappoint. .
Acer Aspire E 15
For $600, the E 15 is an absolute bargain for a desktop replacement. Along with the MX150 graphics and an eighth-gen Intel Core i5 processor, you get a good 15.6-inch full-HD display, a bevy of ports -- new and old -- and even a DVD burner for those still working in the world of physical media. .
Asus ZenBook 13
While all the other laptops here are big 15.6-inch models and weigh around 5 pounds each, the $980 ZenBook 13 is a gorgeous 13.3-inch ultraportable. In fact, when it launched it was the world's thinnest 13-inch laptop with discrete graphics, making it a good choice for a little light gaming on the go in between meetings or classes.