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10 Best Gaming Laptops under $1500

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Top line gaming laptops come with powerful processors, good graphics cards having dedicated video memory, higher display resolutions, and typically range between $1000- $1500.

These machines utilize the latest available hardware, and more than often maintain Intel 7th Gen Core i7700 HQ Quad Core processors to be their standard processor, or high end video cards such as Nvidia GeForce GTX or AMD Radeon RX to be their standard graphics card, and ofcourse more memory.

The configuration though on a higher side, helps to reduce the heat generation even while playing the most aggressive games, and boosts up the overall efficiency and performance of the machine. So if you are a serious gamer, you may have to shell out that extra cash – to get the ultimate gaming experience.

Following is a list of 10 Best Gaming Laptops under $1500 –

1. Acer Predator Helios 300 G3-571-77QK 15.6-Inch Laptop

Acer Predator Helios 300 G3-571-77 QK is powered by 7th Generation Kaby Lake Intel i7-7700HQ quad core processor (up to 3.8GHz and 6MB smart cache). It has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 (VR ready) graphics card and 16GB DDR4 RAM. The configuration is enough to run all your favorite games and intensive applications without any noticeable lag.

Apart from that, it includes a 256GB M.2 sata SSD and 1TB sata HDD as the storage devices, a USB 3.0 port, 802.11 a/c wireless and a display resolution of 1920×1080 with the IPS technology. The laptop measures 15.4 x 10.5 x 1.1 inches, weighs around 12 pounds and is loaded with Windows 10 Home edition. It offers a decent battery life of up to 7 hours.

Price at Amazon – $1,249

2. MSI GE62 Apache Pro-001 15.6-Inch Laptop

MSI GE62 Apache Pro-001 is a sleek machine with more power that comes with Intel i7-6700HQ quad core processor (up to 3.5GHz), NVIDIA Geforce GTX970M 3G GDDR5 graphics card and 16GB (8GB x 2) DDR4 RAM. The configuration is capable of delivering optimum performance even for the latest games.

It has a hard drive capacity of 128GB M.2 SATA plus 1TB HDD (7200RPM). It uses the True Color technology with 15.6 inches screen size and the display resolution of 1920×1080. Other specs include SuperMulti DVD, USB 3.1 Type C port , 802.11 AC wireless, Mini DisplayPort.

The laptop has a dimension size of 10.23 x 15.07 x 1.06 , runs on Windows 10 Home and offers a battery life up to 3.5 hours.

Price on Amazon – $1,499

3. ASUS ROG Strix GL702VS 17.3-Inch Laptop

ASUS ROG Strix GL702VS has a brushed aluminium top with red illuminated accents, and is powered by Intel core i7-7700HQ processor (up to 3.8 Ghz), has the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB graphics card plus a 12GB DDR4 RAM – that enables you to play all the latest games smoothly.

The other specifications include 128GB SSD + 1TB 7200RPM HDD, HDMI 2.0 port, USB 3.1-Type C port, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, ethernet, Bluetooth 4.1, mini DisplayPort, headphone and audio combo jack. The screen size is 17.3 inches with a display resolution of 1920×1080. It also has the dual copper thermal module and the cooling fans for enhanced CPU and GPU performance.

The laptop measures 16.2 x 10.9 x 1.2 inches and weighs 6.4 pounds. It has Windows 10 Home as the operating system.

Price at Amazon – $1,399.99

4. Gigabyte P55Wv7-KL3 15.6-Inch Laptop

Gigabyte P55Wv7-KL3 15.6 inch notebook carries an attractive appearance with a black brushed matte finish and a glossy back panel. It has the 7th Gen Intel Quad Core i7-7700HQ processor (2.8 – 3.8GHz), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GDDR5 6GB graphics card and 16GB DDR4 memory – that can handle any game at 60 frames per second.

It also includes a 256GB M.2 SATA SSD/ 1TB 7200rpm HDD for storage, Super Multi DVD RW drive, Mini-DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Type-C port, HDMI 2.0 port, 802.11ac Wireless etc. The 15.6 inches anti-glare display LCD has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 with IPS technology.

The notebook measures 14.92 x 10.59 x 1.05 inch, weighs around 5.73 pounds and runs on Windows 10 Home. It offers an average battery life up to 4.5 hours.

Price on Amazon – $1,399

5. Alienware AW17R4 17-Inch Laptop

Alienware machines are known for impeccable gaming performances. Alienware AW17R4 17 Inch laptop is a mix of gray and black with customizable RGBs for backlighting the keyboard, touchpad, logo and the sides of the deck.

It has the Intel quad core i7-7700HQ (Turbo up to 3.8 GHz) Kaby Lake processor, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 6GB DDR5 graphics card and 8GB DDR4 memory (can be upgraded to 32GB max).

Apart from that, it has a 256GB SSD + 1TB 7200RPM SATA HDD for storage, 3 USB ports, 802.11 ac wireless etc. It has NO optical drive. The 17.3 inch anti-glare display comes with Tobii eye tracking technology and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080.

The laptop measures 13 x 16.69 x 1.17 inches in size with a weight of 9.7 pounds and is loaded with Windows 10 Home 64 bit operating system. It offers a battery life up to 5 hours.

Price on Amazon – $1,459.99

6. ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW-US71 15.6-Inch Laptop

ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW-US71 is a professional looking laptop with an aluminum body and is powered by Intel Skylake Core i7­-6700HQ processor 2.6 GHz, Nvidia GTX960M graphics card and 16GB DDR4 RAM – all of which adds to the overall productivity, movie watching and playing games.

It has a 512GB Flash Memory Solid State Drive for storage, SDXC reader, connectivities for Thunderbolt III (via USB Type C), 3x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.1 Type ­C, HDMI, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac Wi­Fi and 15.6 inch Touch IPS HD display with a resolution of 3840 x 2160.

The laptop is 5 pounds in weight and 10 x 0.8 x 15.1 inches in size and has Windows 10 Home as its operating system. The battery life is for 6.2 hours.

Price on Amazon – $1000

7. Razer Blade Stealth 13.3-Inch Laptop

Razer Blade Stealth has solid hardware in a slim (0.5 inch thick) black chassis and is apt for multi-tasking and lighter media projects. It is powered by Intel i7-7500U 2.7 GHz dual core processor (Turbo up to 3.5GHz), Intel HD graphics 620 and 16GB LPDDR3 RAM.

It also includes a 256GB Flash Memory Solid State drive for storage, 2x USB 3.0 ports, USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, HDMI port, Killer wireless (dual-band 802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.1, headphone jack etc. The 13.3-Inch QHD Touchscreen 4K display has a resolution of 3200×1800.

The laptop weighs 2.93 pounds and is 8.12 x 12.65 x 0.52 inches in dimension. It has Windows 10 Home operating system. It offers a decent battery life upto 9 hours.

Price on Amazon – $1,349.99

8. ASUS ROG Strix GL502VM-DS74 15.6-Inch Laptop

ASUS ROG Strix GL502VM-DS74 is a sleek silver machine installed with the 7th Generation Kaby Lake Intel i7-7700HQ quad core processor (2.8GHz-3.8GHz and 6MB Smart Cache), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 graphics card and 16GB DDR4 2 memory. The configuration is apt for running most games on ‘High to Extreme’ graphical settings (while still averaging 60 FPS).

Apart from that, it has 128GB M.2 SATA SSD + 1TB 5400RPM HDD, SD card reader, 3x USB3.0, USB Type-C, 802.11 ac wireless, mini-DisplayPort and 15.6 inches screen size with a display resolution of 920×1080.

The laptop weighs 4.9 pounds and measures 15.4 x 10.5 x 0.9 inches in size. It runs on Windows 10 operating system.

Price on Amazon – $1,349

9. Acer Aspire VX 15 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop

Acer Aspire VX 15 laptop itself gives the appearance of a gaming system with its red lid accents, and is perfect for playing both old and new games. It comes with the 7th Gen Intel core i7 processor (up to 3.8GHz), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5 VRAM) graphics card and 16GB DDR4 memory.

It includes a 256GB SSD storage device,1x USB 2.0 port, 3x USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet, headphone/mic jack etc. The 15.6 inches screen has a full HD IPS display resolution of 1920X1080.

The laptop weighs approximately 5.51 pounds and measures 15.3 x 10.4 x 1.1 inches in size, and is loaded with Windows 10 operating system. It offers six hours of battery life.

Price on Amazon – $999

10. Dell Inspiron i7559 15.6-Inch UHD Touchscreen Laptop

Dell Inspiron i7559 carries a sleek matte black look and is great for gaming or heavy duty processing. It is powered by Intel quad core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz processor (up to 3.50 GHz and 6M Smart Cache) and has NVIDIA Geforce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5 graphic card plus 16GB DDR3L SDRAM.

The device also has 1TB Hard Disk Drive with 8GB SSD Flash Cache Hybrid drive for storage, 3x USB3.0 ports, wireless connectivity (802.11abg, 802.11bgn, Bluetooth 4.0) and more. The 15.6″ UHD IPS 4K LED-backlit Truelife Touchscreen comes with a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 that makes for a great viewing and gaming experience.

The laptop runs on Windows 10 Professional, and weighs approximately 6.61 pounds and comes in dimension of 10.4 x 15.1 x 1 inches.

Price on Amazon – $939

by Divya Dube

Divya Dube is an e-commerce subject writer at She loves to research and is an avid reader of technology, psychology and fiction. She is also a gadget freak, a traveller, loves chocolates & music and has an immense passion for writing.

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