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Best Gaming Laptops Under $1,500

We've benchmarked budget gaming

laptops to help you get the most for your

money.


1. Asus ROG Strix G15

Advantage Edition


SPECIFICATIONS

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX

GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800M

Display: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, 300 Hz

Weight: 6.61 pounds / 3 kg

TODAY'S BEST DEALS

Best Buy

REASONS TO BUY

+ Strong performance

+ 10+ hours of battery life

+ Stays cool to the touch


REASONS TO AVOID

No webcam

Mediocre SSD speeds

Display could be brighter


2. Alienware m15 R7


SPECIFICATIONS

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 6800H

GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060

Display: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, 165 Hz

Weight: 5.53 pounds (2.5 kg)

TODAY'S BEST DEALS

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REASONS TO BUY

+

Attractive, high-quality chassis design

+ Long battery life when not gaming

+ Strong gaming performance


REASONS TO AVOID

Heavier than the competition

Storage performance could be better


3. MSI Sword 15


SPECIFICATIONS

CPU: Intel Core i7-12650H

GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060

Display: 15.6-inch, 1920 × 1080, 144 HZ

Weight: 4.96 pounds (2.23 kg)

TODAY'S BEST DEALS

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REASONS TO BUY

+ Solid, classy white design

Good overall gaming performance

+ Wide variety of ports

REASONS TO AVOID

Mediocre webcam and poor audio

Fans are loud under load


4. Asus TUF Gaming F15

SPECIFICATIONS

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700H

GU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060

Display: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, 300 HZ

Weight: 4.41 pounds / 2 kg

TODAY'S BEST DEALS

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REASONS TO BUY

+ Strong 1080p gaming performance

+ Solid productivity performance

REASONS TO AVOID

Webcam and speakers could be better

Display is a bit washed out

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5. Acer Nitro


SPECIFICATIONS

CPU: Intel Core i5-12500H

GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti

Display: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, 144 Hz

Weight: 5.51 pounds / 2.5 kg

TODAY'S BEST DEALS

Best Buy

REASONS TO BUY

+ Affordable

Design has been refined

+ Decent gaming performance for the price

REASONS TO AVOID

Display is a bit washed out

Tons of bloatware


6. HP Victus 15


SPECIFICATIONS

CPU: Intel Core i5-12450H

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650

Display: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, 144 Hz

Weight: 5.04 pounds / 2.29 kg

TODAY'S BEST DEALS

View at Amazon

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View at HP (US)

REASONS TO BUY

+

Strong entry-level gaming

+ Solid productivity performance

+ Inexpensive for a gaming laptop


REASONS TO AVOID

Display could be better

Lots of preinstalled software

- Single-channel RAM in our review unit


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