The Best PC Gaming Laptops for 2014

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Our choice for best gaming laptop under $1,000.  The ASUS Republic of Gamers G51JX-X3 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (Blue).Back View: ASUS Republic of Gamers G51JX-X3 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (Blue)Keyboard View: ASUS Republic of Gamers G51JX-X3 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (Blue)Side View: ASUS Republic of Gamers G51JX-X3 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (Blue)
Our choice for best gaming laptop under $1,000.  The ASUS Republic of Gamers G51JX-X3 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (Blue).
Our choice for best gaming laptop under $1,000. The ASUS Republic of Gamers G51JX-X3 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (Blue).
Back View: ASUS Republic of Gamers G51JX-X3 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (Blue)
Back View: ASUS Republic of Gamers G51JX-X3 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (Blue)
Keyboard View: ASUS Republic of Gamers G51JX-X3 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (Blue)
Keyboard View: ASUS Republic of Gamers G51JX-X3 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (Blue)
Side View: ASUS Republic of Gamers G51JX-X3 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (Blue)
Side View: ASUS Republic of Gamers G51JX-X3 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (Blue)

Best PC Gaming Laptops Under $1000 2014

Previously, we reviewed the best gaming laptops of 2014. In best gaming laptop under $1,000, we'll feature the very top rated and bestselling inexpensive gaming laptops in the under oraround $1,000 category.

While it's fun to use that over-sized gaming computer when you are at home it's also important to have a gaming laptop to use when you are watching tv, traveling, or just want to multi-task. Recently I had a buddy, who doesn't like football, come to a Superbowl party with his gaming laptop. While he's not into football having the laptop there allowed him to play WoW, and interact with the rest of us rather than just sitting at home.

Refurbished Gaming Laptops on Amazon:

We like Amazon when it comes to purchasing a gaming laptop because they bring together the best wholesalers from around the country to compete in price. Competition gives the consumer the best prices available. On Amazon you can also purchase refurbished laptops for hundreds of dollars less than the retail price. If you have under $1,000 and don't have the money to spend on the higher end laptops, then this may be a way for you to get the laptop with the performance you need, with the price you are willing to pay.

ASUS ROG G750JM-DS71

Although you might be able to find some killer deals on other refurbished laptops through Amazon for a better price than this, we like the ASUS Republic of Gamers G750JM-DS71. If you can get the G750JM-DS71 refurbished around $800, then that's even better. We like ASUS because of the performance you get at a lower price than you'd expect for other gaming laptop brands like Alienware. If you can get it refurbished, we also like the ASUS G60JX as a good "budget" gaming laptop option.

Manufacturer's Technical Details:

  • Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.4Ghz (Turbo 3.4 GHz)
    • 12 GB DDR3
    • 1 TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
    • 17.3-inch screen, GeForce GTX 860M 2GB
    • Windows 8.1, 3.5-hour battery life


Budget Gaming Laptops

ASUS ROG G750JM 17-Inch Gaming Laptop [OLD VERSION]
ASUS ROG G750JM 17-Inch Gaming Laptop [OLD VERSION]

Look for this gaming laptop as "refurbished" on Amazon and you can save a few hundred dollars.

 

Budget Gaming Laptops 2014

What other gamers are saying about the ASUS Republic of Gamers G51JX-X3 gaming laptop:

"Gorgeous, smooth graphics in Star Trek Online, DDO, Champions Online and Team Fortress 2 with the sliders cranked just shy of the max. EAX sound is amazing: even sounds decent out of the built-in speakers (really rocks with my headphones though). CPU performance and multitasking is sweet and responsive. I have multi-surfed Word, Visual Studio and Photoshop CS with no lag or issues...This thing is a sweet PC for the money."

"Gaming performance is good as well. Medal of Honor (the newest one) runs without lag on medium in 1920x1080. Crysis runs well on all high settings in 1920x1080 lag free. Stalker, Medieval 2: Total War, The Sims 3 run on high settings with 50+ FPS. The screen is bright, the keyboard is easy to type on, and the backlighting helps in dark rooms. Overall this is an awesome computer and I would recommend it to anyone."

*Gamer Tip - If you purchase this laptop, consider getting a cooling option with it and upgrading to 8GB Ram.

If you stick with the ASUS G51JX-X3 Gaming laptop, then you'll get the performance you want at a price you can afford.

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