Laptop Recommendations and Reviews Under $1,000

Current Laptop Recommendations

Looking for a decent laptop under $1,000?  There are some decent choices out there, but finding them among the hundreds of products can be a little daunting.  I've assembled some decent sub $1,000 laptops right here.

For my research I concentrated on those with an Intel i7 processor, Windows 10, a minimum of 8GB RAM, and a 1080p display.

These laptops represent a solid, general use or business use laptop.  They aren't suitable for gaming or graphics design. They are suitable for word processing, spreadsheets, browsing, and watching a movie.

Check out my laptop list here...

The best deal could be the Lenovo IdeaPad Z710 (refurbished).  This system offers some decent specifications and user reviews in a refurbished package.  Yes, it is not brand new and was most likely a return for some reason, but it offers you significant savings, and I've had good experience with refurbished systems.

If you don't want to go the refurbished route, for a few dollars more you can get the Lenovo Ideapad 110 17.3" Laptop, Black (Intel Core i7-7500U, 8GB, 1TB HDD, Intel HD Graphics 620, Windows 10) 80VK000CUS.

The problem with the above two Lenovo products is that they don't actually have full 1080p display resolution.  So technically they shouldn't be on this list, but I wanted to include them for those who are price conscious and are Ok with a good display, even if it isn't 1080p.

For the full list I've put together, click the button below.

HP Envy 17t

HP Envy 17t

HP ENVY - 17t Laptop

•6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor Quad-Core + Intel® HD Graphics 530

•HP TrueVision HD Webcam with Dual Digital Microphone (For Touch)

•17.3" diagonal Full HD WLED-backlit IPS Display (1920x1080) Touchscreen

•16GB DDR3 - 2 DIMM

•1TB Hard Drive

•SuperMulti DVD burner

•4-cell 41WHr Lithium-ion Battery

•Intel 802.11ac WLAN and Bluetooth® [1x1]

•Windows 10 Home 64

•Backlit Keyboard

Dell Inspiron I5759

Dell Inspiron I5759


Processor: 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6500U Processor 2.50GHz (4MB Cache)

Turbo Frequency: Up to 3.10GHz

Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit English

Memory: 16GB, DDR3L, 2 DIMM, 1600MHz

Video Graphics: AMD Radeon R5 M335 4GB DDR3


Hard Drive: 1TB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive

Multimedia Drive: Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)

Media Card Reader: 3-in-1 Media Card Reader and USB 3.0

Display: 17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) Truelife LED-Backlit Touch Display

Memory Slots: 2

LAN Data Rate: 10/100

Number of Ethernet ports: 1

Webcam resolution: Integrated Widescreen HD (720p) Webcam with Dual Digital Microphone Array

Available Ports: HDMI 1.4a, 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, Kensington lock slot, Media Card (SD, SDHC, SDXC)

Standard with HDMI: Yes

Integrated Mic: Yes

Touch Display: Yes

Wireless Connectivity: 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0, Dual Band 2.4&5 GHz, 1x1

Audio: Stereo speakers + MaxxAudio

Keyboard: Backlit Keyboard - English

Battery: 40 WHr, 4-Cell Battery (integrated)

Dimensions: 16.41"W x 11.15"D x 1.15"H



Lenovo Z70

Lenovo Z70


Screen Size 17.3 inches
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Max Screen Resolution 1920x1080 pixels
Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Hard Drive 1 TB hybrid_drive
Graphics Coprocessor NVIDIA GeForce GT840M 2GB
Chipset Brand nvidia
Card Description dedicated
Graphics Card Ram Size 2048 MB
Wireless Type 802.11 A/C
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 4 hours





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