Best Gaming Laptop Under $1000 in 2018 – Dell Inspiron 15 / ASUS FX504 – GTX 1050

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We keep searching various websites for the best laptop deals available. Its a fast market and new products keep coming and the prices of old onces keep changing. We do try and keep the prices and content updated if it changes. Recently, due to popular demand, we scoured the net for the ‘Best Gaming Laptop Under $1000’ in the US market and checked out many websites from Newegg, Costco, Aliexpress, Razer, Dell, HP to Best Buy etc but found the best deal on Amazon USA. (ALL links open in a new tab/window)

We actually found 2 laptops worth mentioning. The top one being Dell’s Inspiron 15 5000. A 15.6 inch full HD gaming laptop with a 7th Gen Quad core processor for $979 and a slightly cheaper ASUS FX504 for $699. Both include Nvidia’s GTX 1050 graphics card (but with slight differences), batteries can last for upto 6 hours for both and each comes free shipping from Amazon.

Here is the breakdown of the specs, followed by pros and cons of both.

Picture Asus thin and light fx504 best gaming laptop - dell inspiron 15
Laptop ASUS DELL
Price $699 $979
Sold By Amazon.com VividS Computer LLC
RAM Size 8 GB 16 GB
Processor (CPU)
Intel – Core i7 – 7th Gen
Intel – Core i5 – 8th Gen
Processor Speed 2.3 GHz 2.8 GHz
Processor Count Quad (4) Core Hexa (6) Core
Display Resolution Maximum 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
Screen Size 15.6 inches 15.6 inches
Display Technology LED-Lit LED
Graphics Card (GeForce) GTX 1050 2GB GTX 1050 4GB
Mic and Webcam Yes Yes
Hard-Drive
1 TB SSHD
512GB SSD
Item Dimensions 10.31 x 15.12 x 0.98 in 10.4 x 15.1 x 1 in
Item Weight 5.07 lbs 5.66 lbs
Operating System Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home
Battery 6-cell 6-cell
RAM Type DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 SDRAM
Full Keyboard With NUMPAD Yes – Backlit Yes – Backlit
Wireless Compatibility 802.11 A/C 802.11 A/C
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Best Gaming Laptop: Pros and Cons

So as you a can see from the specs above, both the laptops are very powerful, can perform well in video editing tasks and can run almost any game in the market right now! The Dell is a 7th generation Quad Core i7 whereas the Asus is an 8th generation (the latest) Hexa Core i5, which means the ASUS is slightly slower than the Dell, but can handle multi-tasking better because it has 6 cores instead of Dell’s 4. In all other departments, Dell beats ASUS.

Dell Inspiron has more RAM, a much faster full SSD hard disk whereas the ASUS has a bigger, but slower (compared to Dell) SSHD Firecuda hard disk. (SSHD stands for  Solid State Hybrid Drive. It boots from the SSD, but for other functions uses normal HDD. Its slower than SSD’s but faster than traditional hard drives). DELL also has a slightly better graphics card (4gb GTX 1050) than the ASUS (2gb GTX 1050). The 1050 from Nvidia can run almost any game in the market you throw at it right now. Its on of the most powerful graphics card out there.

asus gaming fx504

Both the laptops have full keyboards with separate numpads and both are easy and comfortable to type on. They both are backlit so that you can see the keys in the dark. Battery timing is approximately the same for both. They’ll last upto 6 hours on low-moderate usage. Looks wise, we felt that ASUS is better, as it has a nice gaming look with red touch, whereas DELL isn’t very flashy and looks like a normal corporate, decent laptop. Both are highly recommended, depending on your budget.

So in short:

  • Dell is Faster with more RAM, better graphics card and faster hard drive
  • ASUS has a better-gen processor, slower but larger hard drive, better at multi-tasking, cheaper and lighter

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dell inspiron 15 backside

Dell Inspiron’s Backsides

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ASUS FX504’s Backside

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We keep searching various websites for the best laptop deals available. Its a fast market and new products keep coming and the prices of old onces keep changing. We do try and keep the prices and content updated if it changes. Recently, due to popular demand, we scoured the net for the 'Best Gaming Laptop Under $1000' in the US market and checked out many websites from Newegg, Costco, Aliexpress, Razer, Dell, HP to Best Buy etc but found the best deal on Amazon USA. (ALL links open in a new tab/window) We actually found 2 laptops worth mentioning. The top one being Dell's Inspiron 15 5000. A 15.6 inch full HD gaming laptop with a 7th Gen Quad core processor for $979 and a slightly cheaper ASUS FX504 for $699. Both include Nvidia's GTX 1050 graphics card (but with slight differences), batteries can last for upto 6 hours for both and each comes free shipping from Amazon. Here is the breakdown of the specs, followed by pros and cons of both. Picture Laptop ASUS DELL Price $699 $979 Sold By Amazon.com VividS Computer LLC RAM Size 8 GB 16 GB Processor (CPU) Intel - Core i7 - 7th Gen Intel - Core i5 - 8th Gen Processor Speed 2.3 GHz 2.8 GHz Processor Count Quad (4) Core Hexa (6) Core Display Resolution Maximum 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels Screen Size 15.6 inches 15.6 inches Display Technology LED-Lit LED Graphics Card (GeForce) GTX 1050 2GB GTX 1050 4GB Mic and Webcam Yes Yes Hard-Drive 1 TB SSHD 512GB SSD Item Dimensions 10.31 x 15.12 x 0.98 in 10.4 x 15.1 x 1 in Item Weight 5.07 lbs 5.66 lbs Operating System Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home Battery 6-cell 6-cell RAM Type DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 SDRAM Full Keyboard With NUMPAD Yes - Backlit Yes - Backlit Wireless Compatibility 802.11 A/C 802.11 A/C Buying LINK CLICK HERE CLICK HERE   Best Gaming Laptop: Pros and Cons So as you a can see from the specs above, both the laptops are very powerful, can perform well in video editing tasks and can run almost any game in the market right now! The Dell is a 7th generation Quad Core i7 whereas the Asus is an 8th generation (the latest) Hexa Core i5, which means the ASUS is slightly slower than the Dell, but can handle multi-tasking better because it has 6 cores instead of Dell's 4. In all other departments, Dell beats ASUS. Dell Inspiron has more RAM, a much faster full SSD hard disk whereas the ASUS has a bigger, but slower (compared to Dell) SSHD Firecuda hard disk. (SSHD stands for  Solid State Hybrid Drive. It boots from the SSD, but for other functions uses normal HDD. Its slower than SSD's but faster than traditional hard drives). DELL also has a slightly better graphics card (4gb GTX 1050) than the ASUS (2gb GTX 1050). The 1050 from Nvidia can run almost any game in the market you…

DELL Inspiron 15 vs ASUS FX504

DELL Inspiron 15 Ratings - 91%
ASUS FX504 Ratings - 87%

89%

Average

If you have the budget, go for the DELL. Best bang for the buck. If you want to save $170, then ASUS is a great deal!

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