laptop under 1000$


Oct 15, 2017
General Questions

1) What is your budget?
under 1000$

2) What size notebook would you prefer?

c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen
d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen

3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.

4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?

b. Dislike: MAC
5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?


6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?

Photoshop and illustrator
also website building

7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?

will go with me to the academy

8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?

maybe? if yes : Fallout 4, Divinity original sin 2 and elderscrolls if anything new will come out

9) How many hours of battery life do you need?

6+ hours

10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?

buying online only

11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 8), Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.

windows only

Screen Specifics

12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer?


13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (Scroll down to see explanations.)

matte i guess

Build Quality and Design

14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?

15) When are you buying this laptop?

NOW!!! must decide this week

16) How long do you want this laptop to last?
at least 3-4 years

Notebook Components

17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive?

SSD is a must and HDD is a must. prefer 256SDD but 128 also ok. HDD not less than 1TB

18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner?


MUST: i-7


for now i found few laptops in links below, but no idea which one of them will give me the best out of the money:

MSI GL62M 7REX-1896US 15.6"

Lenovo Legion Y520 - 15.6

Seaweed Monster

Jun 7, 2014

I've also picked a couple that I feel will suit your needs. First of all, regarding your question about the two laptops you linked, the 'MSI' would be the better choice, as the processor and storage solution is much better in the 'MSI'.

Nevertheless I will list the laptops that I have come across:

#1 - HP Pavilion 15t ($1049)

- Yes, it's slightly over budget, however this packs a very fast i7-7700HQ, 16GB's DDR4 RAM (Helpful for editing), 128GB SSD + 2TB HDD and a neat GTX 1050 4GB (Good for gaming at medium - high settings)

- According to the specification it allows for up to 9 hours of video playback, but does come in at a lightest weight of 4.8 lbs

- Overall, looking at the form factor, it's an impressive system, with a minimalist design, combined with the black and acid green (Which looks awesome in my opinion) + packs the performance to meet all your needs.


2# ASUS VivoBook ($1039)

- Again it's slightly over budget, but the form factor does reflect the price.

- The specification in this system differs very slight, with a 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, a weight of 5.1 lbs and fast charging technology - "charges up to 60% capacity in just 49 minutes" (Good for 'on the go' or 'a quick top up')

- According to -, the battery life can be expected to last 4-6 hours (depending on task)


3# ASUS FX Series ($929)

- This system is under budget and includes one minor difference compared to the 'Asus' system, this being the reduction from 16GB's RAM to 8GB's.
8GB's should be plentiful, but considering your editing requirements, it might be worth thinking 'How much editing will I be doing'? 'Is it demanding'? But I suspect 8GB's should be fine (This laptop does state "8GB DDR4 can up to 16GB," - so it's certainly up-gradable if needed)

- Weight is a much heavier 5.5 Ibs (Slightly more bulky, compared to the two above).

- According to, the battery life is quite poor up to around 3-4 hours - but as these laptops are built for performance rather than power saving, it's something you cannot escape.

Overall, I think there's a good selection here, as well as the MSI model you mentioned (Which is good value for money when comparing). These will all serve your needs, but have a good look.

Hope this helps.

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