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Gaming laptops with 1080p screen under 1100$ recommendations summary

 

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.

 

ModelMain PointsPerformance in games (1080p)
Lenovo IdeaPad Y580, 15.6″, 1000$
  • GTX 660M
  • I7-3630QM (w/ bluray player)
  • 8GB DDR3
  • matte FHD screen (91% sRGB)
  • backlit keyboard
  • bluray player
  • Win7 OS included
Generally, high to highest performance in even the most demanding games.
  • BF3, high to ultra settings
  • Skyrim, Ultra settings
  • Diablo III, highest settings
  • Dirt Showdown, high settings
  • Borderlands 2, highest
  • Torchlight 2, highest
  • Counter Strike CS:GO, highest
  • Batman: Arkham City. highest settings, no AA
  • Max Payne 3, high settings at most, currently.
FORCE/MSI 16F3 (22-001), 15.6″, 1004$ cash (3% off)
  • GTX 670M
  • I7-3610QM
  • 8GB DDR3
  • Matte FullHD screen
  • No OS
Same as above, a little higher settings if possible.
Sager NP9130, 15.6″, 1085$ cash (3% off)
  • GTX 670M
  • I7-3630QM
  • Good matte FullHD screen
  • 16GB DDR3 memory
  • 500GB Hybrid HDD
  • No OS
Same
Sager NP6350, 15.6″, 950$ cash (3% off)
  • GTX 660M
  • I5-3210M
  • 8GB DDR3
  • Matte FullHD screen
  • Two HDD/SSD bays
  • No OS
Same as the other GTX 660M ones.
MSI GE60-0NC, 15.6″, 940$ (Amazon, Newegg, CompSource)
  • GT 650M GDDR5
  • I7-3610QM
  • Very good matte FullHD screen
  • Low weight compared to others
  • 8GB DDR3
  • Win7 OS included
Same
MSI GE70-0NC 17.3″, 1000$
  • GT 650M GDDR5
  • I7-3610QM
  • Very good matte FullHD screen with excellent horizontal viewing angles and very high contrast (even compared to competitors)
  • 8GB DDR3
  • Win7 OS
Same
MSI GE70-0ND 17.3″, 1050$ (Amazon, Newegg)
  • GTX 660M
  • The rest is the same as above
Same as the other GTX 660M ones (see Y580 above)
Dell Inspiron 17R Special edition, 17.3″, 950$
  • GT 650M GDDR5
  • I7-3610QM
  • Very high quality display
  • 1TB HDD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Good build quality
  • Windows 7 OS included
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$
  • GTX 660M GDDR5
  • I7-2670QM
  • good matte FullHD screen and good upgrade options too
  • Diamond thermal paste included
  • Not bad build quality
  • No OS
  • No backlit keyboard
As in the Y580 description.
HP dv6t-7000 quad edition (dv6-7014nr), 15.6″, 980$
  • GT 650M 2GB GDDR5
  • I7-3610QM
  • 8GB DDR3
  • Good matte FullHD screen
  • Win7 OS included
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Excellent performance / price ratio
  • blu-ray player
Same.
Sager NP 6165 15.6″, 824$ cash (3% off) or Sager NP6175, 17.3″, 852$ (3% off)
  • GT 650M GDDR5
  • I5-3210M
  • 8GB DDR3
  • Glossy FullHD screen or Matte (Eurocom)
  • Optional top matte 95% NTSC fullHD screen
  • Two HDD bays
  • No OS
Almost the same as above.
Dell Inspiron 15R SE, 15.6″, 830$
  • Radeon HD 7730M
  • I5-3210M
  • 6GB DDR3
  • Very good matte FullHD screen
Most games on high. Heavy games, like BF3 on medium settings.
Asus N56DP, 15.6″, 800$
  • Radeon 7730M
  • A10-4600M
  • 8GB DDR3
  • Very good 1080p screen
  • Backlit keyboard
  • 1TB HDD
  • External subwoofer
Same as the 15R SE.
XoticPC QAL51-HD, 15.6″, 775$ cash (3% off)
  • GT 650M DDR3
  • I5-2450M
  • 8GB DDR3
  • Glossy FullHD screen
  • No OS
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$
  • GT 640M LE
  • I5-3210M
  • 4GB DDR3
  • IPS 1080p screen
  • Windows  8 included
Most games on very high settings. Some, like BF3 on medium settings, maybe high.
Sony Vaio E 17.3″, 17.3″, 750$
  • Radeon 7650M
  • I7-3632QM
  • 4GB DDR3
  • matte 1080p screen
  • Windows 8 OS
As dv6z-7200 below
HP dv6z-7200, 15.6″, 700$-750$
  • Radeon 7670M
  • AMD Quad A10-4600M / A8-4500M
  • 6GB DDR3
  • Good matte FullHD screen
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Windows 7 OS included
  • Dirt Showdown on almost high settings
  • Diablo III on high settings
  • Risen 2 on medium settings
  • Mass Effect 3 on high settings most
  • CoD: MW3 on high settings
  • BF3 on medium settings or a little bit less

 

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.