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Of course laptops and computers have become a necessity and to be completely honest, it’s not really a bad thing to use them. It helps us with most of the things and almost everything can be computerized nowadays. So if you’re thinking about buying a new laptop that costs around $1000 then you’re definitely at the right place. Before buying a notebook you should keep few things in mind like brand, specifications, processor, etc. We have listed below 10 best high-end laptops under $1000 after a whole lot of research and I can assure you that any notebook you choose from our list will be outstanding regardless of what you want to do on it. You can even play most of modern games with high settings on these $1000 laptops.
1. Apple MacBook Pro MD101LL/A
The Apple MacBook Pro is known for its style and standard that you will be in while using it. Like iPhones their MacBooks are also extremely simplified and you will totally enjoy your time while using it. It’s a great notebook for businessmen, graphics designers, animators, etc. To be completely honest, it’s the best device for people who work with creativity. It includes Dual Core Intel i5 processor, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Storage and Intel 4000 graphics. It packs powerful specifications and people who are looking for a powerful laptop under $1000 then this is what they need. It’s built using the aluminum body and is especially designed for professionals.
2. Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Newest Model
The Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook is built the world’s first FHD WLED infinity display which is totally exclusive in this laptop. It works really well with 64-bit Windows 8.1 and I can bet that no human can see its pixels. Like most of the high-end laptops under $1000 this one also has powerful specifications like 5th generation i5 processor, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Intel 5500 HD graphics, backlit keyboard, 3.0 USB ports, 15 hours of battery life and Windows 8.1. Its entire hardware is of latest technology and that is the reason this ultrabook is extremely lightweight, weighing only 2.6 lbs.
3. Apple MacBook Air MJVE2LL/A
The Apple MacBook Air is equipped with plenty of features such as Intel i5 processor, 128 GB Flash Storage, Intel 6000 HD graphics, 4 GB RAM and Mac OS. It’s extremely slim, lightweight and yet powerful notebook that comes for under $1000. Its full aluminum body makes it even more attractive and while using it feels totally amazing. In addition to being a great looking laptop, it’s also powerful enough to handle most of the applications. It has 720p FaceTime HD camera that is currently the best webcam for video chatting.
4. ASUS Zenbook UX303LA-US51T
If you’re looking for a professional laptop that comes for under $1000 then the ASUS Zenbook is what you need. The 13-inch notebook has multi-touch display screen with Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Intel 5500 HD graphics and 8 hours of battery life. This is very impressive ultrabook that comes with number of ports and is less than 2 cm thick. Installing applications and games is extremely easy on this device and it comes with pre-installed Windows 8 which one can easily upgrade to Windows 10 once it’s officially launched. Unlike most of the ultrabooks these days, it’s a budget friendly and one can buy it for around $900.
5. Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series
For the best gaming experience, the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series notebook is simply the best. It has pre-installed Windows 10 that works really well with its touchscreen FHD display. Its other specifications include Intel i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD and Intel HD graphics. You can be sure of this laptop if you’re looking to play HD games on it since its i7 processor is powerful enough to handle most of the latest games. Even for casual users or businessmen, this is a powerful laptop for all your work or entertainment purposes. So if you’re having issues with your old notebook and are looking to replace it then this is the perfect choice to do so.
6. ASUS N550JX
The ASUS N550JX is designed for college students who want to do their projects and some casual gaming on their laptop. It offers smooth performance and multi-tasking is such a piece of cake on it. It comes with Windows 8.1 OS, Intel i7 processor, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD and NVIDIA GTX950M graphics card. It weighs about 6 pounds and is a great laptop under $1000 even for playing games. Its compact design allows you to carry it anywhere you go and has a great audio quality with subwoofer. You also get a 1 year accidental damage protection plan from ASUS that’ll give you full insurance for your laptop.
7. Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15 20DQ001KUS
The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15 offers both, professional design and great performance. So if you’re looking to spend about $800 for your new laptop and want a top-notch laptop then I’m sure Yoga 15 will suit you best. It’s made of high quality material and is usually known as 2-in-1 laptop which can be converted into a tablet. Its specifications are Intel i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 180 GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce 840M graphics card and Windows 8.1 Professional. It also supports Windows 10 so if you want that you can easily upgrade it.
8. ASUS X751LX-DB71
The ASUS X751LX-DB71 is a compact laptop yet it is loaded with amazing features and it is mostly preferred by professional gamers. Its glossy finishing gives it a whole new look and it packs full HD IPS display that can be viewed clearly from every angle. Its NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M graphics card makes it absolutely best for playing games and I believe it can handle any type of game. It’s suitable for almost all type of people who are looking for a 17-inch laptop under $1000. Apart from its graphics card, it also packs Intel i7 processor, 1 TB HDD, 8 GB RAM and plenty of more standard features.
9. Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series
The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series is especially designed for people on the go and those who have to give presentations while working. It’s a 2-in-1 convertible laptop that can be converted into only screen and can be used with only touch. It’s available in number of variants and specifications and one can configure them before purchasing. It’s made of aluminum allow and its insides include i7 processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD and Windows 8.1. Even with these features, it’s able to do all your tasks with ease.
10. Lenovo Z70
The Lenovo Z70 is yet another one of the best 17-inch laptops under $1000. It’s extremely easy to use and after looking at its specs I can tell that it’s affordable as well. This model comes in few variants and one can configure it before buying. Its default version comes with Core i7 processor, 1 TB HDD, 16 GB RAM and Windows 8.1(upgradable to Windows 10). Along with most of the standard features, it also has NVIDIA GeForce 840M graphics card which will be extremely useful while playing games. So if you’re looking a device to play games on it then this is the laptop that you will be sure of while gaming.
If you are interested in more, try our article on the 10 best 15inch laptops under $600 for 2016