As a high school or college student, nothing beats the comfort of winding down after a long, hard week or semester of unending assignments, tests, and research work. A heavy workload and low morale will eventually take their toll on your productivity.
One of the best ways to relax and unwind is tobinge on some of your favorite games on your laptop or PC. As a word of caution, excess gaming has its side effects, and you should do it with moderation. You should also make sure to cover all your bases with regards to any pending assignments or homework, through seeking the services of a professional essay writer.
As a student, especially one living in a hostel or student housing, you may not have the luxury of a Play Station or Xbox with a 49-inch display in your room. A traditional laptop may just not cut it in this case. However, with a powerful laptop that has impressive processing and graphics power, good build quality, and a lavish display, you’ll have everything that you need.
Check out these 5 affordable laptops under $1000 that students can use for gaming and all other educational purposes. Keep in mind that most of these laptops were released before 2020. All prices are based on current Amazon retail prices.
Lenovo Legion Y7000 | Retails At $929
The Lenovo Legion Y7000 is the first gaming offer from Lenovo, and it offers great quality for just under $1000. It boasts of next-gen video performance with an Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti graphics card meaning awesome video clarity. That also means that you won’t be having any frame rate dips. It has a 16 gig ram and a Core-i5 processor, so it is also powerful enough for most student applications that require significant processing power, such as CAD detailing and graphics design.
It has a stylish aluminum casing, an amazing Dolby Atmos sound system, and a backlit keyboard, which most gamers love. There are also variants of this laptop, and you can find one costing as little as $845.
Lenovo has a history of terrible battery life, but the performance reviews on this laptop are mostly positive.
HP Omen 2019 | Retails At $999
Thisbeauty offers great value for performance and stylishness for under a thousand bucks. With an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, it performs better than the Y7000 at 60 FPS. However, it only has a 12 gig expandable ram, and it makes one wonder why HP didn’t just complete the package with a 16 GB ram. It still does well for most applications, although you may not want to run your heavy games and CAD applications at the same time.
With this laptop, you’ll have an above-average sound system, impressive aluminum casing, and a 15.6” display with a backlit keyboard. Totally worth your money!
Acer Aspire 7 | Retails At $999
Acer has been the flagship budget gaming laptop for a long time, and it is easy to see why, with the Acer Aspire 7. Not only do you get a core i7 8th gen processor with an 8GB DDR4 expansible processor, but you’ll also have massive graphics power with the Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti GPU.
This particular laptop isn’t at the top of this list because of a couple of reasons. You are not advised to run multiple graphics-intensive applications at the same time; otherwise, you’ll end up ‘freezing’ your laptop. The 8GB ram isn’t particularly great for heavy gaming, considering that sometimes when your NVIDIA card crashes, you might need to switch to your Intel GPU.
It is still a good deal considering that Acers have some of the best operational lives of all laptops.
ASUS TUF FX504 | $999 With Multiple Varieties Under $1100
ASUS has outdone itself with this gaming laptop on a budget simply because of the performance power it packs. It has an expandable 8GB RAM and an Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti graphics processor. While it faces stiff competition from the laptops above concerning its aesthetics, there is just something about the performance of this laptop when it comes to running heavy applications that make it a top pick.
MSI GF63 | Multiple Variants Under $1100
MSI provides multiple varieties of the GF series, with some retailing slightly over $1100 and the GF63 retailing at close to $999. It packs impressive aesthetics with a red-backlit keyboard, anti-ghosting, and beautiful curvature on the underside that makes this a real gamer’s laptop.
For under $1000, you’ll get a powerful GTX 1650 graphics card that can support a whopping 120 Hz for your most powerful games, and an expandable 8GB RAM with a powerful in-built Intel GPU and a Core i7 next-gen processor. The battery life is good, and you won’t get frequent frame rate dips, which is any gamer’s paradise.