Our Top 8 Gaming Laptops Under $1,500 of The Year

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If you’re looking for a new top spec gaming machine that doesn’t cost the earth, the average laptop just won’t cut it. You’ll need a superior processor, a decent dedicated graphics card and a whole load more, so we’ve tried and tested the best gaming laptops, and whittled our choices down to the very best available.

We understand how important getting the right laptop is for you, and with so many things to look out for, where do you start?

What to look for when buying a new gaming laptop for under $1500?

  • SSD vs HDD: An SSD is critical when looking for a gaming laptop. Solid state drives deliver faster load times for games, applications, and movies, they are lighter and more able to withstand being thrown in a backpack. In addition, solid state drives use less energy, allowing you to game 24/7 without your machine getting hot and bothered
  • Screen size: Personal choice comes into play here, but at Laptop Den, we like the 14” and up models – easily portable, yet still allowing for an immersive experience.
  • Graphics Card: Okay, so usually an integrated card is just fine, but for heavy duty gaming, dedicated is preferable to cope with the higher demands.
  • Display: There’s no point having a decent graphics card if the display isn’t any good. As a minimum you need to look for a 1920×1080 display.
  • RAM: For a gaming laptop you should be looking at at least 8GB of RAM, if you can stretch to 16 or even 32 GB then even better. Extra RAM is readily available and very cost effective.

So, dream big – browse our top gaming laptops, and with a budget of $1500, you’ll have an awesome gaming monster and plenty of change left!


1) Sager Thin & Light Gaming LaptopSager NP8957 0.78 Inches Thin & Light Gaming Laptop, 15.6 Inches FHD 144Hz Display, Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA RTX 2070 8GB DDR6, 16GB RAM, 500GB NVMe SSD, Windows 10 Home


2) Acer Nitro FHD Gaming Laptop

2019 Acer Nitro 5 15.6" FHD Gaming Laptop - Quad-core Intel i5-8300H, 12GB DDR4, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB GDDR5, 256GB PCIe SSD, Backlit KBD, Shale Black

Last updated on July 8, 2020 5:08 pm

3) MSI GF63 Thin Gaming LaptopMSI GF63 Thin 9SC-614 15.6" Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GTX 1650, 8GB, 512GB NVMe SSD, Win10

$597.56
$799.00
in stock
1 new from $1,999.11
3 used from $597.56
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Last updated on July 8, 2020 5:08 pm

4) Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop

Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop PC, 15.6" FHD IPS w/ 144Hz Refresh, Intel i7-8750H, GTX 1060 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB NVMe SSD, Aeroblade Metal Fans PH315-51-78NP

$1,055.00
$1,299.99
in stock
12 new from $1,250.00
9 used from $1,055.00
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Last updated on July 8, 2020 5:08 pm

5) Lenovo Ideapad L340 Gaming LaptopLenovo Ideapad L340 Gaming Laptop, 15.6 Inch FHD (1920 X 1080) IPS Display, Intel Core i5-9300H Processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB Nvme SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, Windows 10, 81LK00HDUS, Black

Last updated on July 8, 2020 5:08 pm

6) Samsung Odyssey Gaming LaptopSamsung Odyssey Notebook 15.6-Inch, 16GB, Intel Core i7, 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD Gaming Laptop (Black, NP800G5H-XS1US


7) Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop

Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6 inches Full HD IPS Display, AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, Vega 3 Graphics, 4GB DDR4, 128GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 in S Mode, A515-43-R19L

Last updated on July 8, 2020 5:08 pm

8) Asus TUF Gaming Laptop

Asus TUF FX505DT Gaming Laptop, 15.6" 120Hz Full HD, AMD Ryzen 5 R5-3550H Processor, GeForce GTX 1650 Graphics, 8GB DDR4, 256GB PCIe SSD, Gigabit Wi-Fi 5, Windows 10 Home, FX505DT-AH51, RGB Keyboard

$643.99
$699.99
in stock
20 new from $699.99
10 used from $643.99
Amazon.com
Free shipping
Last updated on July 8, 2020 5:08 pm

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