Submitted by Uni-g 196d ago | opinion piece

Best Cheap Gaming Laptop in 2014: Under $1,000

Unigamesity writes: "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." (PC)

Vegamyster  +   196d ago
The first laptop on that list has Intel Graphics lol.
m2stech  +   196d ago
ABizzel1  +   196d ago
Only the first MSI laptop is worth it.
Riderz1337  +   196d ago
And screen res is 1366X768...Most of these are only 1600X900 res. If I'm going to be buying a 800$ laptop, it better be 1920X1080 and not have an integrated GPU.
Vegamyster  +   196d ago
It's just a bad list, this single laptop is better then everything on that page: http://www.newegg.com/Produ...
Shakengandulf  +   196d ago
The more expensive laptops still have integrated graphics, my Msi for example uses an integrated chip to save power when the 780GTX Gpu isn't in use.
Unless you run it 100% by power cable.
A lower end nvidia/Amd, discrete Gpu may get away with it though.
Vegamyster  +   196d ago
Oh i know that, i too have an MSi but with the GTX 770M.
sashimi  +   196d ago
wow that laptop is a very nice find, i'm still sporting a 2008 gaming pc with only a upgrade decent gpu thanks to the old one crapping out.

However i've been thinking about upgrading and replace my desktop with a laptop since it'd just make my life a lot easier and the reduced heat output would be a godsend.
One_Eyed_Wizard  +   196d ago
Personally I'd take a desktop over a laptop anyday for gaming. Laptops generally have only one fan and thus cannot keep up with the building heat. I have friends who fried their gaming laptops that way.
One_Eyed_Wizard  +   196d ago
The article does say cheap gaming laptops. Mine has intel integrated graphics and performs relatively well. Nothing mind-blowing and mostly low-to-mid specs on recent games but who the hell games hardcore on a laptop?
tee_bag242  +   196d ago
Anything less than a 7970m, 680m, 770m, 780m isn't worth paying for in my opinion.
I'd also add that buying any PERFORMANCE laptop with out an MXM GPU is a bit waste of money too. Non MXM GPU means the GPU is soldered on a you can't never upgrade it.
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worldwidegaming  +   196d ago
personally you are always better off with a 760M (yes its just a renamed card.)
megadrivesonic  +   196d ago
You could build a good gaming rig for $400, At least when it comes to desktops, laptops are a different issue altogether.
microgenius  +   196d ago
how do you consider a laptop with intel graphix a gaming laptop?
Ninjatogo  +   196d ago
If you disable AA this could be a decent machine, at a GREAT price.
kB0  +   196d ago
Article is written somewhat poorly. Some links aren't even to the advertised product.

Also recommending an Intel HD as a gaming laptop...and charging people 1000$ is not a budget gaming laptop. What's the point of having a good cpu with the lack of gpu power? Your better off the other way around, having an i5...and a good gpu.

Some choices were good, but them recommending intel GMA as a gaming laptop just makes the list null.

There are plenty of laptops cheaper with 710m or 730m or even 610/630 etc that would be much better than an intel HD4000, GMA or 4400 or even a 5000. And most that do have hte 710m or 730...will still have the HD4000/4400 Intels anyways...so u have more options either way.
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cpayne93  +   195d ago
I recently bought an Acer Aspire V5-572G for 600, although now it's up to 700 on amazon. It can play games pretty well, I get 30 fps on planetside 2 at medium settings, 50-60 with TES IV Oblivion on high settings, and anywhere from 30-60 on The Witcher Enhanced Edition on high settings (I just capped the framerate at 30 for that one).

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