So you're looking for the pick of the best cheap gaming laptops under £1000? It's important to set a limit on how much you're willing to spend, and £1000 is more than enough for a very capable model.
While building your own rig is the purists way of getting the biggest bang for your buck, many of us prefer the potable nature of a gaming laptop. Not to mention not having to worry about having to build the thing.
We're here to find you a wide selection of gaming laptop deals on multiple models. We've included options as far below £1000 as we dare to go while still being able to run games at decent settings. At the other end of the scale, we'll push right up against that £1000 limit to bring you some top-notch spec on a budget that aims to keep things civilised.
Directly below, we've picked out our hottest gaming laptop deals of the week. Keep reading and you'll see our selection of laptops regularly priced under £1000 with prices compared at a wider range of retailers, often with various spec of models to choose from.
The best cheap gaming laptop deal of the week
Acer Aspire 7 gaming laptop £599.97 at Box
If you've been looking for a decent yet cheap gaming laptop deals, then we'd suggest you take a look at this Acer Aspire 7 offer from Box as it's £200 cheaper than usual today. The dedicated GeForceGTX 1050 graphics card will handle most games at modest settings with ease. You're also getting 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and a Full HD screen.
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Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop | £649 at Currys
Here's a very tempting gaming laptop for under £1000 from Acer and Currys. We're a lot lower than the original £749 price here and you're getting some great spec for the price. The Nitro 5 has a GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card, 8GB of RAM, 1TB of storage and an i5 processor.
Asus GL503 gaming laptop + backpack | £899.99 at Argos
Ok, so that free backpack has caught your eye, but does the laptop itself have enough spec to compete with the other cheap gaming laptops on this page? It absolutely does thanks to an 8th-gen i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive and 128GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics card and 15.6-inch 120z display with a 3ms response time.
Asus FX503VM gaming laptop | £799.99 at Amazon
Amazon has just knocked £100 off this very capable gaming laptop. You're getting a slick 120Hz Full HD screen, 7th-gen i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and a Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics card. All of which adds up to a laptop that'll have a crack at any game with some decent settings too.
Asus FX504GD gaming laptop | £799.97 at Amazon
There are a lot of Asus gaming laptop deals knocking around with similar model names, spec and price, making it hard to tell them apart. This version comes a 1TB HDD, 256GB SSD, GTX 1050 graphics and an 8th-gen i5 processor. The later two specs being swapped around compared to the FX503 deal above.
MSI GP72MVR 7RFX gaming laptop | £899.97 at Box
Save £200 today! If you can stretch that budget a little more, you can get a lot more. This large 17.3 inch gaming laptop comes rocking an i7 processor, Full HD display, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD with a 1TB HDD and a dedicated GeForce GTX 1060 3GB graphics card. There's also a free MSI bundle pack which includes an MSI backpack for this excellent gaming laptop deal.
Dell G5 15.6-inch gaming laptop | £999 at Currys
It's only just under that £1000 marker but we still kinda fancy it. This Dell gaming laptop features an i5 processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card 8GB RAM (upgradeable to 32GB), Full HD screen, 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD combo drive.
Asus FX504 i5 gaming laptop £999 at AO
Also comes with a bag and mouse. So you're looking for a VR-ready gaming laptop deal? This is an absolute beast for under a grand. A GTX 1060 graphics card, 15.6-inch Full HD screen, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive with 256GB SSD and an 8th gen i5 processor are more than ready for the likes of Ocululs Rift or Vive.View Deal
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Dell G3 15
Excellent value for money
CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 (8th-generation) | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 – GTX 1060 (4GB GDDR5) | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1920x1080) | Storage: 128/256GB SSD
The Dell G3 15 line of gaming laptops is one of our favourite options and numerous configurations are often available for well under £1000. While initially coming with a 1TB hard drive, we're generally seeing them come with a 256GB SSD instead nowadays for superior performance. Naturally, you can get a mix of both for more money at some retailers. With a GTX 1050 graphics card on-board as standard, this will have no problem running most modern games at relatively high settings too.
Acer Nitro 5
A decent pick for new gaming laptop buyers on a budget
CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 (8th-generation); AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 – 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5); AMD Radeon RX 560X | RAM: 4GB – 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1920x1080) | Storage: 256GB SSD or 1TB HDD (5400 rpm) – 128/256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
As one of the cheapest gaming laptops that will still run games at decent settings, the Acer Nitro 5 is well worth a look if you're wanting to get into PC gaming and play modern games too (just don't expect to be running Battlefield V on ultra settings ok?). The design is a bit plasticy and there's no SSD on the cheapest models, but given the low price and the power of the internal spec inside we're more than willing to look past that to get our gaming fix on the go.
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming
The best you can get for under a grand?
CPU: Intel i7 (7th-generation) | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5) | RAM: 8GB – 32GB | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS | Storage: 256GB SSD
Dell's Inspiron laptops have always had wide-ranging appeal and these versions are specifically reworked for gamers. We're taking you right to the limit of the £1000 budget here, but it's always worth keeping an eye out on our price comparison below, as we often see a retailer go rogue and knock a few hundred quid off the price around sales season. If you can afford the price, you'll find some of the best performance you can get for a gaming laptop under £1000. The 16GB of RAM drives up the price as does the SSD/HDD combo and GTX 1050 Ti graphics card as standard.
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Where to find the best gaming laptop deals in the UK:
Nothing taking your fancy in our pick of the best gaming laptop deals under £1000? There are of course more to choose from if you had something a bit more specific in mind. Or maybe you're tempted to see what you can get by stretching that budget past £1000? Well, we've rounded up a list of reliable retailers below who regularly have decent gaming laptop deals on sale.