Finding a good gaming laptop is hard, but finding one that's reliable and costs under $1,000 is an even more daunting task.
Buy Asus FX503VD Gaming Laptop on Amazon.com (opens in new tab)
For the casual gamer who doesn't need to play today's games at their maximum settings, Amazon has the Asus FX503VD Gaming Laptop (opens in new tab) for $799. That's $200 off and $66 under Newegg's price for this same configuration.
The laptop features a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS LCD, 2.8GHz Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB SSD with 1TB HDD, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 4GB graphics card. The entry-level GPU will let you play top games at medium to high settings.
The laptop has a slim, 0.94-inch profile, which is complimented by its sleek design. The anti-ghosting keyboard offers 1.8mm of travel distance and is also backlit for late-night gaming sessions. The laptop was also designed so that you can easily access its SSD via a single screw, should you need to upgrade it in the future.
If you want to save an extra $100, you can ditch the 128GB SSD and opt for the 1TB Hybrid HDD (opens in new tab), which totals $699. Either way, you're getting a solid machine at a price that won't break the bank.