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Gaming Laptops to Buy Under £1000

Updated on June 13, 2017


Gaming laptops are some of the most expensive around and this is with good reason, they must contain powerful technology to be able to handle demanding games and the graphics and displays must be commanding enough to be able to handle intense gaming sessions.

However, we don’t always want to be left out of pocket in our quest to find the best gaming laptop, so keep reading as we’ve made a list of the best gaming laptops under £1000 to make finding the best for your budget, easier for you!

HP Pavilion 15-ak112na

  • Processor: Intel Core i7 (6th Gen) 6700HQ / 2.6 GHz Max Turbo Speed 3.5GHz Quad Core
  • RAM: 8GB, Storage: 2TB HDD
  • Display: 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 4GB dedicated
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

The colourful design on the HP Pavilion 15- ak112na makes it an exciting gaming laptop to look at, and it is sure to catch everyone’s eyes. Inside however, the laptop also gives you more than your money’s worth. When it comes to a gaming laptop the processor is one of the most important aspects and this laptop comes with an Intel Core i7 processor making it suited to intense gaming sessions.

HP CoolSense technology will ensure the laptop stays cool throughout these gaming marathons and powerful B&O Play technology means you get superior sound quality to further add to the gaming experience on the HP Pavilion 15-ak112na.

Lenovo Yoga 500

  • Processor: Intel Core i7 (5th Gen) 5500U / 2.4 GHz Max Turbo Speed 3.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB, Storage: 256GB SSD
  • Display: 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 920M 2GB dedicated
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home

When it comes to innovative design, the Lenovo Yoga comes out on top. It includes a unique hinge which allows you to use the laptop in a host of ways, for comfortability, convenience and ease of use. This means you don’t have to worry about getting lost in your game and ending up sitting uncomfortably mid-way through.

The multi-touch display will make gaming even more interactive and immersive and the Intel Core i7 processor will ensure smooth gameplay every time and the highly portable laptop also comes with high quality sound with the Dolby DS1.0 Home Theatre certified speakers!


  • Processor: Intel Core i7 (4th Gen) 4720HQ / 2.6 GHz Max Turbo 3.6GHz Quad-Core
  • RAM: 8GB, Storage: 750GB HDD + 128GB SSD
  • Display: 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 2GB dedicated
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1

ROG (Republic of Gamers) is a specialised range of laptops from ASUS, made with gamers in mind, and the ASUS ROG GL552JX is certainly one of those laptops. It also has an Intel Core i7 processor, and this coupled with NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics means you get sharper and better visuals to really bring all of your games to life.

Game First III technology will ensure that the flow of game data gets priority, making gameplay much smoother as it eliminates lag. The Full HD display also features a matte black finish for an anti-glare screen, so you can game away without worrying about lighting conditions that may distract you.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y700

  • Processor: Intel Core i7 (6th Gen) 6700HQ / 2.6 GHz Max Turbo Speed 3.5 GHz Quad Core
  • RAM: 8GB, Storage: 1TB+128GB SSHD
  • Display: 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 960M 4GB GDDR5 dedicated
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

When it comes to RAM on a gaming laptop you want to ensure that you have at the very least 4GB of RAM, and the Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 has 8GB as well as ample storage space, all for an extremely reasonable price. NVIDIA GeForce 960M graphics increase the power of this laptop and means it won’t let you down when it comes to performance.

The backlit keyboard along with the aluminium casing and red accents add to the overall look of the laptop. Built in JBL speakers on the laptop, as well as Dolby Home Theatre technology make the gaming experience even more immersive, and make it an all-rounder as a multimedia laptop!


  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (7th Gen) 7300HQ 2.5 GHz Max Turbo Speed 3.5 GHz Quad Core
  • RAM: 8GB, Storage: 1TB HDD+128GB SSD
  • Display: 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB GDDR5
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home

The ASUS ROG Strix GL553 is another affordable yet powerful gaming laptop. 8GB of RAM as well as a massive 1TB of storage mean you have more than enough space for the laptop to remain fast and it even comes with the technology to make it energy efficient!

The wide view display makes you feel like you’re part of the game rather than just playing it and the anti-glare matte screen will appeal to any avid gamers who prefer to game on the go, as well as at home. The keyboard is also made to make gaming a more exciting experience, the colourful backlit keyboard comes with chiclet keys for comfortable controls when you are gaming away.


We hope you enjoyed reading our pick of gaming laptops under £1000. We’ve shown you a collection of inexpensive, to reasonably priced laptops to suit your budget and gaming needs! Leave us a comment and let us know what your favourite gaming laptop of all time is!

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