In the present day scenario portable gadgets have become a vital part of our lives. And accommodating all the features and functionality of a desktop in a portable laptop would be rather extravagant. The under 1000$ market helps achieve portability with minimal compromises at reasonable pricing.

Here we put forth you certain top picks we think are the best under 1000$ laptops in the market.

The first is the MSI GE72 apache-264

The MSI GE72 apache-264 is an under 1000$ gaming notebook by the brand MSI. The notebook features a 17.3 inch LCD display, NVidia 960 for graphics processing, Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor and 12 GB DDR3L SDRAM. The package offered is not the best in the market but is powerful enough to run the current games and most of the games for the next 2 years.


The GE72 apache supports a Quad core Intel i7-4720HQ Processor clocked 2.6GHz (with Turbo Boost Technology) for CPU. This processor is highly powerful and has become a standard in gaming laptops for a 1000 Dollars. As for the GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 2GB RAM is provided on the laptop. Not the latest processor but highly capable and runs most of the intense games quite smoothly. The laptop is provided with 12 GB DDR3L SDRAM which is upgradable to 16 GB as it supports two 8 GB sticks. The entire combination is able to provide enough power to run games in medium to high settings with good frame rates.


The laptop has a 17.3″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) LCD eDP Wide View Angle display. The display has an anti-glare coating hence improving the outdoor gaming experience. This display offers good colour reproduction and wide viewing angles. The various ports includes the Kensington Lock slot, USB 3.0, HDMI, Mini Display port, 2x USB 3.0, Microphone and headphone jacks on the left hand side and DVD burner, USB 2.0, Card reader, Power outlet on the right hand side. The WLAN module on the laptop is a Wireless-AC 3160, which supports the 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WLAN standards. Bluetooth 4.0 is available on this model for connectivity. Also the laptop has a Qualcomm Killer-E2200 Gigabit Ethernet chip fitted in it which provides a smoother online gaming experience. Dinoaudio provides the sound on the laptop. The speakers have good sound quality. The steel series keyboard with a 10 key numeric keypad is provided on this notebook. Typing and gaming with this keyboard is a pleasure. The keyboard provides good tactile feedback and key travel. The backlight is provided for the keyboard which improves the gaming experience under dim lightings. The track pad on the laptop has 2 dedicated left and right buttons. The laptop supports a1TB SATA Hard Drive with 7200 RPM. For causal usage the battery will last you for about 4 hours and during gaming one hour. Keeping the laptop connected while gaming is recommended as the laptop runs low on battery soon.


The upper and under portion of the case has a brushed aluminium finish and the rest of the laptop is made of synthetic material which gives the laptop very attractive appearance. The entire laptop is black in colour with hints of red. The built quality of the laptop is premium. The brushed metal finish on the top of the laptop not only makes it aesthetically appealing but also highly durable. On light usage the fan noise is negligible but on intense gaming considerable amount of fan noise is heard. Upon intense gaming the temperature in the laptop can reach peaks but on light usage the temperature are bearable. The laptop has dimensions 16.49 x 11.02 x 1.14 inches and weighs 2.72kg


  • The laptop has a powerful NVidia graphics processor.
  • A fast i7 core processor.
  • Loud speakers with rich sound.
  • Good screen with matt anti-glare coating.


  • The high temperature of the laptop leads to the CPU throttling.
  • The battery life of the laptop is average.
  • Mono colour backlight.

CONCLUSION: The MSI GE72 apache-264 is a laptop packed with features and performance that will not disappoint you from daily usage to intense gaming.


The above mentioned laptops have similar performance and features with slight variations. The order awarded to them is based on the efficiency, the positive features they possess and the importance of their drawbacks.

  • Through the LENOVOY50 has slight advantage in screen quality by having a IPS display it loses to MSI GE72 apache-264 as it has lower RAM and hard drive speed.
  • The Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition possesses almost same features and performs equality to that of MSI GE72 apache-264. But the large RAM provided on the laptop takes GE72 apache to the first position and the v15 nitro to the third position.
  • Compared to the first two laptops the ASUS ROG GL551JW-DS71 has a slight edge as it has 16 GB of RAM on-board. However, the non IPS display on the laptop turns out to be a big minus putting the laptop to its fourth position.
  • The MSI GP72 Leopard Pro-002 has a 17.3 inch display which is very desirable feature in gaming laptops. The laptop has almost the same features as that of its competition but the weaker GPU puts it down to the fifth position.

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