Budget under $1000, Below are the Best Laptops under $1000!


Finding a great laptop is tough, finding a great laptop under $1000 can be seemingly impossible. Luckily for you we have brought together some of the best deals on Amazon for machines that are under $1000. We have both Apples and Windows based devices, and a variety of manufactures. So without further delay, here are the best laptops under $1000!

Alienware 14 AWL14- does it again, and for under $1000

Alienware is infamous for their amazing laptops but, ever since the Dell takeover we have been careful to promote this manufacture. This is the first laptop to come out of the Dell takeover that we have fallen in love with. This little guy is powered by an Intel i5-4200M processor that clocks 3.1 GHz. The processor is decent and with the graphics card being a NVIDIA GeForce 750M you will have a great little machine for this price. It is uncommon for a laptop under $1000 to have as much RAM as the AWL 14 with 8 gb of DDR3 RAM. With the great 14" screen the resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels which will showcase stunning 720 p HD. A huge bonus is this machine comes with Windows 7, you will not have to be stuck with the horrid Windows 8. This is one of the best laptops for under $1000.

7/10 Price is right, but the fact Alienware is still shaky has us lowering the score

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Apple MacBook Air MD711LL/B


Apple continues to try to dominate the top tier market, and then they build the MacBook Air. The MacBook Air is a great companion and the price currently cannot be touched if you are an Apple fan. The air is powered with a 1.4 GHz dual core i5, as well as Intel HD graphics 5000 that will have your computer looking great. The air comes with 4gb of DDR3 RAM which will have your computer handling any amount of processes. The 11.6" screen will showcase the best of 720p HD and have you enjoying your favorite movies in no time. One of the best things about the Air is the 9 hour battery you will enjoy, you can never have a long enough battery. The Air does lack in hard drive, with only a 128 gb hard drive, as well, it lacks a CD/DVD drive. If you can overlook these facts you will love this device.

7/10 A great price for a MacBook but lacking hard drive space and good video card.

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HP Envy 17-j130us- HPwith a powerful machine and for cheap.

The HP Envy is currently on for an amazing price of $899.99 down from $1199.99 only on Amazon. The HP Envy is a great computer that is powered by an Intel Core i7- 4700MQ that is going to hum along at 2.4 GHz. This is a great processor, especially for a computer at this price. The graphics card in this machine is less than spectacular with a Intel HD graphics 4600. The 12 gb of DDR3 RAM does make up for the lack of a phenomenal graphics card. The large 17.3" screen is great, and will be able to play the best 720p HD videos. With a 4.5 hour battery life, it is a mediocre battery but, it is to be expected with this big of a screen. The HP envy is an amazing machine, and is one of the best laptops under $1000.

8/10- Only loses marks due to the video card, great overall device

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Lenovo Y500-proves why it is a force to be reckoned with

Lenovo has released yet another amazing machine that will have you happy with the investment. The Y500 is down from $1049.99 to $949.99 on Amazon right now. It is powered by a great little 2.8 GHz Intel Core i5- 4200H that will allow you to do practically anything you are wanting to do. This is coupled with a NVIDIA GeForce 860M which will be able to handle many of your gaming needs or wants. The machine also comes with 8 gb of DDR3 RAM, which is a generous amount for a machine of this price point. The Y500 comes with the added bonus of a 1tb hard drive, and a 8 gb solid state drive for those extremely important documents. With the 15.6 touch display that will make a great companion to watch all of your favorite shows in stunning 720 p HD. The Y500 comes with Windows 8.1 preloaded, and it is too bad the screen is not a touchscreen to optimize the user experience. The Y500 is a great computer for those wanting to have a top of the line machine for cheap.

9/10 specs are great, only downside is lack of a touch screen

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Dell XPS 12.5-Inch-2 in 1 Convertible A bargain touch screen... yes you are reading that right

Dell is known for their budget laptops, but this great touch screen is a pleasant surprise coming from this company. The XPS has a solid 1.6 GHz processor in it that will allow you to do a lot of your everyday activities without any concern. The graphics card is nothing special, with stock Intel HD 4000, thus you are not going to be able to play any top tier games. With 4 gb of DDR3 RAM, this computer is going to be able to handle a number of applications at once without concern. With a 12.5" screen this touch screen is optimized for Windows 8 and will be able to watch your favorite movies at 720p HD. The XPS comes with a 128 solid state drive that will be able to save those important documents without concern of a fragmented hard drive. This is a great touch screen device that is on deal right now from Amazon at $913.56 down from $1099.99. The XPS is one of the best laptops under $1000, and one of the only ones with touch screen capabilities.

8/10 Touch screen gains major points, but lack of good graphic card sees this Dell drop a few points.

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ASUS Transformer- Book T300LA-DH51T The transformer is a thing of beauty

When you are looking for a hybrid machine, the Asus Transformer should be first on your list, and the price is only one part why. The Transformer is powered by a powerful 1.6 GHz Interl Core i5-4200U processor which will be provide more than enough power to handle all of your applications. With 4 gb of DDR3 RAM you will love everything this machine can do. This is coupled with a 128 gb solid state drive, and you have yourself a top laptop for under $1000. When the screen and keyboard are detached you have yourself a wireless keyboard that is extremely responsive and feels great to type on. With an 8 hour battery life and solid aluminum construction the Asus Transformer is hard to ignore. Especially, when it is on sale for $829.99 on Amazon right now.

9/10 One of the best hybrids on the market and a great price

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Acer Aspire S7- wows yet again

Acer is a great company, and the Aspire S7 is another vital piece to their stacked line-up. The Aspire is powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5- 4200U processor that is the more powerful version that is common on our list. If the Aspire could have stepped the graphics card from the Intel HD 4400, this computer would have been in the top two or three in our list. But, they did not and thus this lacklustre card will bring the entire unit down. It does have 8 gb of DDR3 RAM that is perfect for running a variety of applications at once, smoothly. A nice surprise is the 128 gb solid state drive, with the 7 hour battery on this machine. Many of these 13.3" machines will only last 4 or 5 hours so this is a nice element on the Aspire. The Aspire S5 is a great option for those looking for a general machine to use daily, and thus deserves a spot in the top laptops under $1000.

8/10- Great overall computer, but does lost major marks for the video card.

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MSI GE70 Apache Pro-061-You might not have heard of them, but you will now

MSI is a company that seemingly has snuck under the radar, and their GE70 Apache is a specimine among our list of best laptops under $1000. This one is powered by an 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5-4200H processor that is one of the highest clocked processors on our list. This is coupled with a great video card, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M that will be able to take on most games, and anything else you choose to throw at it. With 8 gigs of DDR3 RAM, you will be loving the speed of this MSI machine. It also comes with a full 17.3" screen with 1366 x 768 resolution for perfect viewing of 720 p HD, sorry guys no full HD on this Apache. This is a great machine, and for the price it is hard to beat, you can get it on sale right now on Amazon down from $1049 to $949.99.

9/10- A great machine, only downside is non touch screen with Windows 8.1

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Acer Aspire V5-573PG-9610-Cannot beat the price and the specs

Acer continues to dominate the market, and the Aspire v5. The V5 is powered by one of the most powerful processors in our list of the top laptops under $1000, the 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7- 4500. This will couple nicely with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics card which will make a number of top end games possible in this beast of a mchine. When you add the 8 gb of DDR3 RAM you are going to love the speed that comes with the Aspire V5. The 15.6" touchscreen is optimized for Windows 8 and will be able to showcase 720 p HD videos and games like no other. With the added bonus of having a 6.5 hour battery life the Aspire V5 shows that you do not have to spend a fortune to get a good laptop. This is a great laptop, and it come highly recommended. Plus, it is on sale right now on Amazon for $988.53, so get it today!

9.5/10 Amazing specs on this machine, and a great first place finish in our rankings.

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Asus Zenbook-The Zenbook reaches its true potential

Asus has been working on their line extensively throughout the years, and the improvements to the Zenbook showcases why these computers are the number one best sellers in the world. The Zenbook is powered by the most powerful processor in the list with a 1.9 GHz Intel Core i7-3517U. You will find this processor capable of playing top of the line games, with just a tiny bit of settings adjustment. We do wish that the Zenbook came with a better stock graphics card, the Intel HD 4000, just does not cut it anymore in the laptop world. It does come with a large solid state drive of 256 gb, which will prevent your hard drive from fragmentation. With a good solid 13.3" display with a resolution of 1366 x 768, you be able to get all of the top videos and movies in stunning 720 p HD. There are a lot of things missing to make this machine the top of the class, a lot of potential but it remained untapped.

8/10- Best potential but, brought down by lacklustre screen and graphics card.

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As you can see, you do not have to always break the bank to get a great machine. Whether you are looking for an Apple or Windows device, we have shows some amazing deals that you can get today on Amazon. Now go out and get your dream computer before the sales run out!