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Best Gaming Laptops Under $1500 for Early 2019

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You can get enough power from a laptop that is priced at 1000 dollars when it comes to gaming. Most of the laptops we feature in our list of 5 best gaming laptops under $1000 can play many AAA titles at 1080p ultra settings at around 60FPS. However, if you want to go beyond the 60FPS barrier than a 1000 dollar gaming machine would not be enough for you except for the Acer Predator Helios 300. In addition, if you want to work on CAD or your work requires you to edit videos using Adobe Premiere or Sony Vegas than these laptops are not enough. If you do not want to spend 1500 dollars on the laptop, head over to our lists of 200 dollars, 500 dollars, and 1000 dollars laptops.

You would have to jump to the 1500 dollar category. We got many laptops in this range, these machines were as powerful as their price is. If you are a person who is trying to buy a laptop in this range, then look no further as we have compiled the list of the best gaming laptops that are going to put your hard earned 1500 dollars back. So, without further ado, let’s get into our list.

Dell Alienware 17 R5 17-inch gaming laptop

Alienware is the most popular laptop brand when it comes to gaming. Since the take over by Dell the Alienware brand has reached to paramount popularity. The Dell Alienware series are popular because of their top of the line heat dissipation technology, impeccable gaming performance and premium builds quality.

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Image: Dell

Alienware laptops have always been bulky laptops that are impossible to carry around in the backpack for a longer period. The Dell Alienware R5 is the first Alienware that ditched the bulky design in favor of sleek and slim design. The new design does look premium and is easier to carry around as it weighs only 9.7 pounds. It is still on the heavier side but its a progress. As always the outer shroud of the laptop is made up of Aluminum which keeps the laptop sturdy.

The internals of the laptop is no slouch either. This version has a 17.3-inch FHD display with anti-glare coating on top. The best quality of the display is its brightness; it can brighten up to 300 nits. It has Intel’s eighth generation Core i7-8750H processor, which is a six-core CPU clocked at 2.2 GHz. The CPU is coupled with the Nvidia’s best 1080p offering the GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB of GDDR5 Video RAM. The storage comprises of 1TB of 7200RPM Hard Drive and 256 GB of SSD. 16GB of RAM is enough for many games, but if you want to upgrade, you can get up to 32GB of memory. The only thing it lacks is the portability, other than that it should be the goto Gaming laptop in the 1500 dollars category.

ASUS ROG Strix Hero II

ASUS is one of the biggest brands in the field of gaming. Their Republic of Gaming department produces almost everything related to gaming. Their laptops are popular because of their flashy gaming looks and premium build quality. The ASUS ROG Strix Hero II is a premium looking laptop with a fairly lightweight build and stylish black chassis.

In terms of the hardware, it comes with the same processor as the abovementioned Alienware laptop. The eighth generation Intel Core i7-8750H hexacore processor. The processor has a turbo boost up to 4.1 GHz. The processor can produce enough power to power through any game you want. Again you get the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics card which is the best 1080p graphics card in the market. It can play any AAA title at 1080p ultra settings, but it can barely hit the 100FPS mark.

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You can play many competitive shooter games at more than 100 frames using the specifications present above. For that, you get a 144Hz 1080p display with 3ms response time. At this price, you get 16GB of DDR4 memory which is enough for most games. Unlike the Alienware laptop, you do not get the option of upgrading up to 32GB.

The best aspect of the laptop is its weight and battery life. It weighs only 5 pounds and can be carried around to places with ease. The battery offers around 5 hours of life which is actually above average for many gaming laptops.

ASUS ROG Strix GL702ZC 17-inch gaming laptop

The ROG Strix lineup produces so many gaming laptops that the ASUS ROG Strix GL702ZC is the 2nd laptop in the list manufactured by ASUS ROG. The unique thing about this laptop is the fact that it is the only laptop in this list that is powered by AMD’s Silicon. The laptop comes with a dedicated gaming configuration and chassis that boasts the traditional ROG gaming look.

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Image: ASUS

The chassis has a premium look to it because it is made of high quality brushed Aluminum. The use of metal not only enhances the beauty but also increases the durability of the laptop. The specifications of the laptop include eight core AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processor clocked at 3 GHz. We know that the Ryzen CPUs are memory hungry, to feast the Ryzen 7 there is 16GB of DDR4 memory. To go with the AMD CPU, they have included the best Radeon GPU of the time. The AMD Radeon RX 580 GPU is even better than the GTX 1060 when it comes to 1080p gaming.

Storage on the device is also impeccable as they have 256GB of NVMe storage which is much faster than the SATA SSDs alongside traditional 1TB of 7200RPM Hard-drive. The backlighting of the keyboard is also which gives it a complete hardcore gaming look. The only problem with the laptop is its weight it weighs around 7 pounds which is on the heavier side of the spectrum. You may face problems commuting with this red devil in your backpack.

Acer Predator Helios 300

Acer is also a well known brand in the field of gaming. They are particularly known for their gaming laptops. Their laptops are huge, and the cooling technology they use in these machines lets them give users an opportunity to overclock their CPUs. Acer Predator Helios is actually listed in the best laptops for the second time. It was included in our list of the best 1000 dollars laptops. However, its real place is here as it costs around 1100 dollars.

You get top of the line build quality and a beautiful 17-inch display. The refresh rate here is 144Hz so that you can enjoy all those extra frames in the competitive shooter games. You get an overclockable Core i7-8750H CPU the base clock speed is the same as all other laptops in the list having the same CPU. You can increase the clock speed up to 4.2Ghz using this machine kudos to the best heat dissipation technology in the market. The Graphics card here is also Nvidia’s best 1080p GPU, the GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB of Video memory.

The Predator Helios is a huge deal right now as it is the cheapest laptop in the list while the specifications it boasts are almost the same. The best heat dissipation technology in the mix makes it one of the best deals. You get the same storage options as the others in the list with an option to upgrade the SSD in the coming years. The 16GB of DDR4 memory can also be upgraded up to 32GB down the line too. The only thing you are missing is portability, if you want to carry it around you would have to buy a special backpack as its size is noticeably humongous.



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