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.
|Sold By||Amazon.com||VividS Computer LLC|
|RAM Size||8 GB||16 GB|
||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|
|Graphics Card (GeForce)||GTX 1050 2GB||GTX 1050 4GB|
|Mic and Webcam||Yes||Yes|
||1 TB SSHD
|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|
|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 throw at it right now. Its on of the most powerful graphics card out there.
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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