Top 5 Gaming Laptops Under $1,000 for Back to School

Find here our top 5 gaming laptops equipped with an Nvidia graphics card for less than 1000 euros to buy at the start of the school year. A selection that includes high-end, high-performance models at affordable prices for the most demanding mobile gamers.

For the start of the school year, several laptops with Nvidia 3000 series graphics cards became the subject of a big promotion. So if your budget doesn’t exceed 1000 euros, you can equip yourself with a high-performance model at a very attractive price. We have selected 5 gaming laptops capable of running the latest games without a shake.

Asus, HP, MSI, Lenovo or even Acer, almost all manufacturers offer compact machines dedicated to gaming at great value for money. The references we present to you here are all equipped with Nvidia-branded dedicated graphics cards. Therefore, you are guaranteed to benefit from the best graphics performance during your gaming sessions.

Also, for your easy choice and for a clear view, the gaming laptops above are listed in ascending price order. The most accessible model is shown at 819 euros, and the most expensive is offered at 949 euros. As you will see, it is not necessary to spend more than 1000 euros to get a high-performance gaming laptop.

While our selection includes models specifically designed for gaming, nothing should stop you from using them for any other type of use like video editing, office automation, internet browsing, entertainment, etc… Without further ado, here are our picks. for the best gaming laptops under 1000 euros for the start of the school year.

1. HP Victus 15

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We start our top with the HP Victus 15 which is featured at € 819,99 on the Cdiscount side. This model has a 15-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080-pixel display with anti-glare function and a response rate of 9 ms. It features an AMD Ryzen 5 600H processor coupled with 8 GB of RAM memory.

I bought a HP Victus 15

There’s a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card that ensures sharp, bump-free images when taking action. The latter is accompanied by an AMD Radeon Graphics GPU integrated into the processor, and is useful for tasks that don’t require large graphics resources.

The main storage consists of an M.2 SSD NVMe with a capacity of 512 GB. Very durable, the HP Victus 15 is able to offer up to 14 hours of autonomy (depending on usage). Finally, it comes with the latest operating system from Microsoft, namely Windows 11 Home.

2. Asus TUF Gaming A17

Asus TUF Gaming A17
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We are no longer presenting the Asus TUF laptop which is considered very good for playing games. Currently, the A17 model is priced at 849.99 euros instead of 1199.99 euros. Thanks to a very nice reduction of 350 euros, it thus drops below the 900 euro mark and logically enters our top 5 best gaming PCs for the start of the school year.

I bought Asus TUF Gaming A17

This model stands out from the other machines in our selection with a screen size of 17.3 inches. It will be perfect for people looking for visual comfort on a screen with a diagonal larger than the standard 15.6 inches. Also, who says bigger, must say heavier. This Asus TUF does feature a 2.6 kg scale, which is still reasonable and lets you carry it around without too much trouble.

The hardware part is basic but effective and consists of an AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor clocked at 3 GHz, 8 GB RAM memory, 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD. For the rest, you can rely on a solid graphics section supported by the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card accompanied by an AMD Radeon Graphics chip. Lastly, they all come with the Windows 11 Home operating system.

3.Lenovo Legion 5


Lenovo’s best seller, the Legion 5 is the manufacturer’s best gaming benchmark. Although displayed at 899.99 euros instead of 1299.99 euros, the price drops slightly thanks to an ODR of 100 euros. It is therefore possible to have it at the incredible price of 799.99 euros. Very powerful, the Lenovo Legion 5 is quite compact and lightweight so it’s easy to carry around.

I bought Lenovo Legion 5

It features an IPS Full HD matte display with a diagonal of 15.6 inches, with a refresh rate of 120 Hz which ensures an optimal, fluid and fast gaming experience, without slowing down. This screen covers 45% of the NTSC color gamut in addition to offering excellent viewing angles (170°). We also find the well-known AMD Freesync technology which improves fluidity and avoids the screen tearing phenomenon.

The CPU section is provided by the 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 5600H processor which has a clock speed of 3.3 GHz and can reach 4.2 GHz in turbo mode. Paired with a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (TDP 130W) graphics card, you have a winning combination ready to game. For this CPU/GPU configuration, we have to add 8GB of RAM memory which can be extended up to 32GB and M.2 2242 PCIe 3.0×4 NVMe SSD with a capacity of 512GB, also expandable thanks to the second dedicated M.2 2280 SSD slot.

4. MSI GF63 Thin

Gamer Laptop - MSI - GF63 Thin

We continue with the MSI GF63 Thin, a gaming PC that offers great value for money. Cdiscount offers it for 899.99 euros. This model is equipped with a 15.6-inch diagonal Full HD 1920 x1080 display with a 144Hz refresh rate that ensures speed and fluidity in any conditions. Its sleek design, with a thin bezel, makes it light enough (1.86 kg) for a PC devoted to gaming.

I bought the MSI GF63 Thin

Under the hood is an 11th generation Intel Core i5 11 400H processor clocked at 2.7 GHz (up to 4.5 GHz in turbo mode) supported by 8 GB of RAM memory. On the internal memory side, you have to rely on an ultra-fast SSD with capacity of 512 GB of NVMe type in M.2 format with PCIe 3.0 x4 interface. For the GPU, the MSI G63 Thin is equipped with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card with 4GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory.

The latter is based on the second generation Ampere architecture, and therefore ensures high performance. Coupled with advanced artificial intelligence features such as Nvidia DLSS (Deep Learning Supersampling), the performance gain is truly extraordinary. Everything runs on Windows 10 Home.

5. Acer Nitro5

Acer nitro 5
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I bought an Acer Nitro 5

Featured at a price of € 949.99, the Acer Nitro 5 Gaming laptop closes our top. If you are a CDAV member, you benefit from an additional discount of -5% with code INFO5CDAV. This brings the price down to 902.49 euros. Extremely powerful, the latter is based on an Intel Core i5 (11th generation) 11400H processor clocked at 2.7 GHz.

The 8GB of RAM is expandable, as is the storage space which is supported by a Samsung-marked 512GB M.2 2280 PCIe SSD. The screen offers 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD) definition, anti-glare function, ComfyView and 25 ms response time.

Like all the models in our selection, this Acer Nitro 5 is equipped with an NVIDIA graphics card, in this case a GeForce RTX 3050 and runs under the Windows 11 Home operating system. At less than 1000 euros, it is an excellent alternative to the most expensive models on the market.

Why choose a laptop with an Nvidia graphics card?

As you will understand, back-to-school offerings allow you to equip yourself with a gaming laptop at a lower cost. Plus, all of our laptops are equipped with NVIDIA RTX graphics cards. The latter offers performance to speed up 3D design, photo and video editing. The NVIDIA Studio platform thus includes accelerated applications, drivers, and proprietary tools such as NVIDIA Omniverse, Canvas, and Broadcast.

Don’t wait too long to take advantage of them as the offers in the top 5 are not meant to remain available indefinitely. Therefore, the price of these high-performance gaming laptops could quickly climb back up. With a promotion like that, it’s a shame not to miss it!

Finally, we remind you that when you place an order on a merchant site, you have 14 legal days to return the product and receive a full refund if you change your mind. Therefore you take no risk and deserve a second chance by ordering on the internet.

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