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Top 10 Best Laptops Under $1000

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  1. Roberto says:

    Hi I am looking for a lightweight laptop for school. I will be taking notes and playing games on it.

    1. Mike Johnson says:

      Hi Roberto,
      Get yourself the Acer Spin 5 from the above list. It will be best for school and your other requirements.

  2. AK says:

    Hi, I’m looking for laptop around $900 for playing GTA V, watching a lot of movies, school work and photo editing. could you please suggest me great one?

    1. Mike Johnson says:
  3. Teddy warfle says:

    Hi, I need a thin 13 to 15 inch laptop that can handle CAD work but also looks good, and is durable. All of the laptops I have found under 1000 are bulky and more than an inch thick. An mx150 GPU or higher is required. Any suggestions?

    1. Mike Johnson says:


      I don’t think buying a laptop less than an inch thick for CAD would be a good idea. CAD throttles the CPU and it needs proper ventilation so that inner heat can dissipate. Most thin laptops don’t have proper ventilation systems so you might end up frying your laptop. Have a look at the MSI GL62M-7REX. It is a 15-inch gaming laptop with good set of specifications and it is thin and light as per the gaming laptop standards.

  4. Sebastian Watson says:

    Hi, Im looking for a 15 inch laptop for school that can run VM’s and games like Ark:Survival Evolved and Tom Clancys: The Division on Medium to High settings.

    1. Mike Johnson says:

      For running virtual machines you’ll need a laptop with powerful CPU and a lot of RAM. I think the best option for you will be the Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop. It has powerful quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 for gaming. It is bit heavy though at 5.9 pounds and storage on the laptop is backed by small 256GB of SSD. But, hard drive bay of the laptop is easily accessible and you can put an additional storage drive inside which shouldn’t cost much.

      1. Sebastian Watson says:

        Would the Predator also last a school day with at least having to charge it once.

        1. Mike Johnson says:

          Yes, it will. Just make sure to run it in power saving mode when you want more battery juice.

  5. Kody Knight says:

    Hello, Im looking for a laptop that is user friendly, reliable, good performance. This will mostly be used for business. Thank You.

    1. Mike Johnson says:

      I would recommend you to buy the HP Envy 13. It is one of the best business laptops in $1000 price-range right now.

  6. Matt says:

    I am looking for a laptop that is fast when multi-tasking with school work, watching movies, and can also hold up when gaming.

    1. Mike Johnson says:

      The absolute best laptop for gaming in $1000 price range right now is HP Omen 15. It has powerful hardware which will hold up to all your requirements and more. But, don’t expect more than 5 hours of battery life with it.

  7. Albert says:

    I am looking for an ultraportable laptop with 13 to 14 inch screen and at least 10 hours of battery life for office usage. What is my best choice?

    1. Mike Johnson says:

      Hi Albert,
      I think ASUS ZenBook 13 would be the best choice for you. It is a 13-inch ultrabook with adequate performance for office work, and its battery lasted for 10 hours in our tests.

  8. Claudia says:

    Hello, I am looking for 13″ laptop which is fast and light. Powerful enough to do at least multitasking such as opening many tab in browser while playing Spotify , and operating Microsoft Office without any problem. Mostly for blogging use.

    1. Mike Johnson says:

      Hi Claudia,
      How much you’re willing to spend for it? If it’s around $1000, then Dell XPS 13 is a great option. I would recommend you to check out our guide to buy 13-inch laptops. It will help you to make an informed purchase.

  9. Jessica says:

    I haven’t bought a computer in almost 10 years… I need a new laptop mainly for work and going back to school online. I really want to keep it under $1000 but slightly over is OK as long as it will last. There are just so many options! Any advice?

    1. Mike Johnson says:

      Hi Jessica,
      I would recommend you to get the 2020 MacBook Pro. It is currently on discount will cost you $1,099 on Best Buy. It costs slightly more than $1000 but I think it will be perfect for your requirements.

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