This is a summary of the recommended fastest gaming laptops that also have an 1080p screen. This list is meant to save time and provide a summary of one of the more inetersting gaming laptops categories – gaming laptops with good 1080p screen – and I say “good” 1080p screen because most 1080p screen are considerably better than the 768p ones in various aspect – viewing angles, contrast and brightness and more.
The recommendations will be divided by price. For full lists of the options, look at the under 1000$ gaming laptops post, under 800$, under 600$ and under 500$ - these lists include also laptops with non 1080p screens.
Fastest gaming laptops under 1000$ with 1080p screen
(ordered by performance and overall value for the money)
The GPUs in the list (by performance): GTX 670M (above 1000$), GTX 660M, GT 650M GDDR5, GT 650M DDR3, Radeon 7730M. Most links are for current deals for gaming laptops that include these GPUs.
The GTX 670M is included to give a more complete overview of the option above 1000$. See also the high end / high performance gaming laptops recommendations.
The colored ones are the more interesting – especially the Y580 which is an excellent choice with its high performance, backlit keyboard and bluray player (you can just sell it if you don’t need it). For more details, again – the 1000$ recommendations.
|Model||Main Points||Performance in games (1080p)|
|Lenovo IdeaPad Y580, 15.6″, 1000$||
Generally, high to highest performance in even the most demanding games.
|FORCE/MSI 16F3 (22-001), 15.6″, 1004$ cash (3% off)||
||Same as above, a little higher settings if possible.|
|Sager NP9130, 15.6″, 1085$ cash (3% off)||
|Sager NP6350, 15.6″, 950$ cash (3% off)||
||Same as the other GTX 660M ones.|
|MSI GE60-0NC, 15.6″, 940$ (Amazon, Newegg, CompSource)||
|MSI GE70-0NC 17.3″, 1000$||
|MSI GE70-0ND 17.3″, 1050$ (Amazon, Newegg)||
||Same as the other GTX 660M ones (see Y580 above)|
|Dell Inspiron 17R Special edition, 17.3″, 950$||
||Almost the same as above, less AA and AF filters settings.Heavier games might need lower settings, like Max Payne 3 or BF3.|
|Eurocom Shark, 15.6″/17.3″, 917$||
||As in the Y580 description.|
|HP dv6t-7000 quad edition (dv6-7014nr), 15.6″, 980$||
|Sager NP 6165 15.6″, 824$ cash (3% off) or Sager NP6175, 17.3″, 852$ (3% off)||
||Almost the same as above.|
|Dell Inspiron 15R SE, 15.6″, 830$||
||Most games on high. Heavy games, like BF3 on medium settings.|
|Asus N56DP, 15.6″, 800$||
||Same as the 15R SE.|
|XoticPC QAL51-HD, 15.6″, 775$ cash (3% off)||
||Generally, most games on high settings at least. Some of the more demanding games, like BF3, on high settings and not ultra.|
|Sony Vaio S 15.5″, 800$||
||Most games on very high settings. Some, like BF3 on medium settings, maybe high.|
|Sony Vaio E 17.3″, 17.3″, 750$||
||As dv6z-7200 below|
|HP dv6z-7200, 15.6″, 700$-750$||
Just keep in mind that this is a summary of the most interesting and fast gaming laptops (under 1000$), in my opinion, that also include an 1080p screen.