Gaming laptops are all the rage these days, especially that most of us spend our day locked down in our homes due to the menacing COVID-19 pandemic. But you don't have to spend loads of cash for you to get a decent gaming laptop because there are already a lot of affordable choices in the market today. Their prices might come cheap, but their quality is far from being one. In fact, budget gaming laptops today can even compete with the higher-end models in terms of processing speed, memory, and aesthetic appeal, without spending the extra dollars that'll put a hole in your pockets!

Below are the best affordable gaming laptops under $1,000 you can get today.

1. Lenovo IdeaPad L340
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The Lenovo IdeaPad L340 is one of the best affordable gaming laptops you can get as this comes with an Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM that assures a seamless gaming performance. You can also immerse yourself further with its 15.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 IPS display. It's even got an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 and a 512 GB of SSD memory storage.

2. HP Pavilion Micro-EDGE
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The HP Pavilion Micro-EDGE is a full-house gaming laptop you can choose as it's packed with an Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD. Its also got a 15-inch screen, enough to immerse you into whatever game you're playing. This runs on a Windows 10 Home operating system.

3. Asus TUF Gaming
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The Asus TUF Gaming is a 15.6-inch laptop that is specifically designed for maximum gaming performance as it is powered by an 8th-gen Intel Core i5 processor matched with a GeForce GTX 1050 video card. This has 8GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD memory, and runs on a Windows 10 operating system.

4. ASUS VivoBook 15
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Asus shouldn't be left out of the game as it has the VivoBook 15, a budget gaming laptop that comes with solid capabilities, such as its Quad-core R5 CPU, 256GB of SSD storage, and an 8GB RAM. Meanwhile, its video card is a powerful AMD Radeon Vega 8 that runs on a seamless Windows 10 Home OS.

5. Acer Nitro 5 AN515
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The Acer Nitro 5 AN515 is another contender to the list of best affordable gaming laptops as it has a highly-capable Core i5 processor that is partnered with a 256GB SSD and 4GB of video card memory. Its ram is rated at 8GB, which is just perfect for its NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti. All of this neatly tucked underneath its 15.6-inch Full HD IPS screen.

6. MSI GF63
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Then there's the MSI GF63, a 15.6-inch gaming powerhouse that's packed with an Intel Core i5 processor and a GTX1650 video card. You'll have a great time playing your game in max settings thanks to its 8GB RAM and 256GB of SSD. Also take note that this has an FHD screen which means a very crisp and sharp display.

7. Dell Inspiron i3583
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Dell is one of the pioneering computer brands out there, and it stays true to its heritage with their Inspiron i3583. This 15.6-inch laptop is engineered not only for office works, but also for gaming as it's packed with an Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM. It has a 256GB SSD and runs on the timeless Windows 10 operating system.

8. Acer Aspire 5
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Acer got loads of top-dogs in its arsenal, another one of which is the Acer Aspire 5. This 15.6-inch budget gaming laptop can handle anything you throw on it as it is powered by an AMD Ryzen 3 graphics card and an Intel i5 processor with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD. Its display resolution is 1080p and is running on Windows 10.

9. HP FHD
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The HP FHD is a competitive contender in the list of affordable gaming laptops as it comes with a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD memory. The screen measures 15 inches and is in Full HD. Its operating system is the 'ole Windows 10, which is just what every one of us wants and needs.

10. ASUS ROG Strix G
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The ASUS ROG Strix G might come in last, but it certainly isn't the least. This gaming powerhouse comes with a highly-capable Intel Core i7 and a GeForce GTX 1650 video card. Its 15.6-inch screen is LED and comes in Full HD. Meanwhile, it also got an 8GB RAM and a 512 SSD memory.