What are the best gaming laptops under 1200 dollars?

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    #1Acer Predator Helios 300 G3-571-77QK

    Acer Predator Helios 300 G3-571-77QK
    Acer Predator Helios 300 is a 15.6-inch full high-definition gaming laptop which features 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Windows 10 operating system, and expandable hard drive slot.

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    Will Xu
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "IDK but I think gaming laptops nowadays are into red lights when it comes to aesthetics. Anyway, this predator laptop is perfect if you are into hardcore 3D gaming but I was more surprised when I was able to stream a full HD video and the clarity was unbelievable. Small details and texts were really clear. Lastly, it compares higher to certain gaming laptops such as Dell Inspiron. "
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    #2Samsung NP800G5M-X01US

    Samsung NP800G5M-X01US
    The Samsung NP800G5M-X01US is a powerful gaming laptop equipped with an Intel Core i7 7700HQ processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. It has a LED-backlit keyboard and allow you to play for hours thanks to its Hexaflow cooling system

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    Mick Fang
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "Yet the best gaming laptop under 2000 bucks! It features convenient hot keys that are really useful, well especially for me because I am able to track my game performance, frame rate, and system update. Well, the best part is I can record a video of my victory in a game by just pressing a button. Can I just say that Samsung Odyssey line of laptops just offers great deals from their anti-glare screens to 16GB RAM. They are a monster! "
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    #3MSI GL62M 7REX-1896US

    MSI GL62M 7REX-1896US

    Portability meets power in this gaming laptop: powered by GeForce GTX, which will bring you high frame rate output and with an exclusive cooling system, this laptop is a great choice for gamers with a limited budget. 


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    Ankita Kapur
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "I have to agree with everyone who has been raving about this gaming laptop. This MSI's budget gaming laptop (yes I consider it a budget laptop because it is less than $2000) is a good steal. I mean for a 2.8ghz processor speed, you can actually play almost all the games that require high frame rates although it can only offer up to 32 fps (in my experience). I havent fully explored it so pls if did so, please update me :D "
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    #4HP Pavilion 15-cb079nr

    HP Pavilion 15-cb079nr
    The HP Pavilion 15-cb079nr is a powerful gaming laptop with advanced features, including a 7tH Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. It has a long battery life and a FHD display with IPS for high-resolution performance.

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    Brittany Lewis
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "I am impressed with the brushed aluminum design of this laptop, I mean for HP to invest in aesthetics is somehow not usual. I have a decent gaming play time with this laptop. But it doesn’t offer much details of crisp and seamless movements of images and videos because of its relatively low but acceptable framerate per second (|fps) but this is common for these kinds of laptop. "
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    #5ASUS ROG Strix GL503VD

    ASUS ROG Strix GL503VD
    Asus ROG Strix GL503VD is a powerful and slim gaming laptop with a Full HD wideview panel, Aura RGB keyboard to customize your gaming style and USB-C ports. It is powered by a 7th-generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core 2.8GHz processor.

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    Elizabeth Valdez
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "It's a good gaming laptop for a tight budget. Interestingly, what I like the most is that when you open the cover, the ROG logo lights up red and when it's not open, it's silver. LOL I know it's shallow but aesthetics got me. "
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    #6Acer Aspire VX 15

    Acer Aspire VX 15
    Acer Aspire VX 15 is a gaming laptop with a hard-edged design. It is powered by a 7th generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, an  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 graphics and TrueHarmony and Dolby Audio Premium.

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    Mark Green
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "I recently bought this laptop because I wanted to really upgrade my gaming desktop to something portable, which is a laptop. For under $1500, this is a good bargain. Aside from its lightning fast graphics (yes it is their claim and true enuff the NVIDIA sure pays off), the sound system is absolutely commendable! "
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    #7Dell Inspiron i7577-5241BLK-PUS

    Dell Inspiron i7577-5241BLK-PUS
    Dell i7577-5241BLK-PUS Inspiron is a gaming laptop that provides you with a complete sensory experience thanks to its powerful features. It has NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics and a speed 7Th Generation i5 Intel quad-core processor.

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    Roy Williamson
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "Ive been a gamer for years but never did I spend a lot on a gaming laptop if I can actually find an affordable one that compares better or at least at par with the leading one. Compared to ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501, which I believe the god of all gaming laptops, this dell laptop is in all fairness a lot closer to it when it comes to performance (ofc not the price because Zephyrus is like expensice AF). This laptop is also VR ready y'all. Edit videos, watch ultra HD movies, you can do all those without complaining for being lag or slow :D "
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    #8ASUS ROG Strix GL703VD

    ASUS ROG Strix GL703VD
    Asus ROG Strix GL703VD is a slim and powerful laptop with advanced features, including a 7th-generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core 2.8GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics, a RGB customizable keyboard and USB 3.1 ports.

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    Danielle Johnston
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "Asus ROG Strix GL703VD is a great laptop for gaming. Not only is it slim and easy to carry, but it has some of the best features you can get for a gaming laptop! It's very powerful and you hopefully won't experience lag with this computer."
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    #9Lenovo Legion Y520 80WK00FHUS

    Lenovo Legion Y520 80WK00FHUS
    Lenovo Legion Y520 is a lightweight and powerful gaming laptop equipped with 7th Gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti graphics. It features premium audio and a thermal engine to keep it cool for a long time.

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    Xie Fu
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "I think its edge over other gaming laptps is its extreme portability, I can carry this in my bag whenever I wanna go relax iat a cofee shop. 8gb RAM is not bad for gaming but not stellar. "
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    #10Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4

    Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4
    Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 is a powerful laptop for every-day users. It is powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7200U processor and a long battery life up to 12 hours. Its NVIDIA GeForce graphics are ideal for movies and games.

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    Julie Ward
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "A lot of bang for the buck. It's fast and powerful. You may need to add RAM if you use it for big data, CAD, etc. but don't let that scare you off. long battery life of 12hrs. Not the best gaming but for office, I did a lot of research before I chose this one and I an so glad I did."
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    #11MSI CX62 6QD-047US

    MSI CX62 6QD-047US

    Lightweight and fairly cheap, this gaming laptop will allow you to take your games and gaming passion whenever you go.Thanks to its 17-inches screen, you will get fully immersive gaming experiences. 


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    Andy Zhu
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "Well, it is indeed cheaper compared to the other MSI brands. It is underrated when it comes to other purposes but for gaming purposes, I don’t think it will qualify as among the top. It doesn’t even have full HD display and the fan noise while gaming is distracting. "
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    #12ASUS FX502VM

    ASUS FX502VM
    The ASUS FX502VM gaming laptop is loaded with the latest 6th Generation Intel i5-6300HQ processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics. Its lightweight design allows you to play on the go and, thanks to its intelligent thermal design, you can play your favorite games for hours.

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    Wayne Harper
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "Not really a bad system. It kind of hits the sweet spot between price and features. When my friends and I get together to play games I do have some lag, and am not the fastest machine in the group. That being said, I'm not the weakest either and the lag mainly comes from the newest games released less than a couple of years ago. It does great on older games, which we still play as well."
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    #13Lenovo Ideapad 710S

    Lenovo Ideapad 710S

    This Lenovo Ideapad 710S has an i7 processor that clocks 2.7GHz. It has an 8GB RAM and a 512GB memory. The 13.3" touchscreen can display up to a resolution of 1920x1080. It has 1 USB 2.0 port, and 2 USB 3.0 ports.


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    Ridhi Pawar
    Written on February 22, 2018
    "I am currently using a Lenovo desktop. I really would like a new laptop, but I would not recommend Lenovo. All the stats look really good for this laptop and it only costs $850, but I do not trust Lenovo. This company got into trouble years ago for hiding spyware on their machines, and I feel quite certain that they have simply found a different way to install that spyware, because my Lenovo would periodically run a program that I could not stop from running. I sifted through many, many commands on the hard drive, while deleting suspicious-looking files until I think I finally shut off whatever it was that running without my permission; but, who really knows? I do not like sneaky, dishonest computer manufacturers. "
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    #14Prostar Clevo N850HK1

    Prostar Clevo N850HK1
    The Prostar Clevo N850HK1 is a gaming laptop equipped with a high performance i7-7700HQ processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. The device features a customizable backlit keyboard and a USB 3.0 port.


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    Dylan Price
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "This is a very solid computer. It works and it is fast. As a gamer it performs well, even for for demanding programs on this as well. The backlit keyboard is super!"
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    #15Prostar Clevo N850HP6

    Prostar Clevo N850HP6
    The Prostar Clevo N850HP6 gaming laptop allows you to play your favorite games thanks to its NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics and its Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor. Is VR Ready and features USB-C ports and Sound Blaster Cinema 3 audio platform for an immersive experience.

    Justin Grant
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "This is a great choice for a gaming laptop under 1200 dollars. I was very satisfied with this laptop, it has exceeded my expectations. It has an awesome design and the internals are impressive as well. I would highly recommend it."
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    #16Prostar Clevo N870HK1

    Prostar Clevo N870HK1
    The Prostar Clevo N870HK1 is a gaming laptop fully loaded with an Intel Core i7-7700hQ processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. The device has a full color backlit keyboard and a USB Type-C port.


    Jean Larson
    Written on January 24, 2018
    "I'm on a budget but needed an upgrade to my previous gaming laptop that wasn't meeting my needs. I wanted something under $1200 and ended up going with this model. It has exactly what I needed and is definitely a step up from my previous model. You get everything you need with this laptop and then some. This is worth the money!"


Best What are the best gaming laptops under 1200 dollars
1Acer Predator Helios 300 G3-571-77QKElectronics 34 Paid
2Samsung NP800G5M-X01USElectronics 33 Paid
3MSI GL62M 7REX-1896US Electronics 22 Paid
4HP Pavilion 15-cb079nrElectronics 22 Paid
5ASUS ROG Strix GL503VDElectronics 21 Paid
6Acer Aspire VX 15Electronics 21 Paid
7Dell Inspiron i7577-5241BLK-PUSElectronics 21 Paid
8ASUS ROG Strix GL703VDElectronics 17 Paid
9Lenovo Legion Y520 80WK00FHUSElectronics 13 Paid
10Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4Electronics 12 Paid

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