Searching for a gaming beast under $1000 is not as tricky as one might imagine. Sure, there are always going to be limitations imposed by your budget but with the rapid pace at which technology is advancing, including the tech powering laptops, these days one can find some serious bargains that would have been unheard of even a few years ago. Hunting for the right laptop will however take a bit of time if you want to be %100 sure that you are making the right decision.
The benefits of shopping for your gaming machine online are that you have a host of options available, more than you would ever find at any single walk-in store. You can do product research online that can greatly aid you in making the right purchasing decision. CNet has a great laptop buying guide that will give you the lowdown on some of the more nitty gritty aspects of picking the right machine especially if you are not too sure of some of the technical jargon. Sites such as LaptopNinja offer some great guides on getting the most bang for your buck. Popular sites are Amazon, eBay, Best Buy and Walmart amongst others. All of the leading stores online offer extremely competitive prices which are hard to beat.
The benefits of going in and giving the laptop a test run yourself are also not to be ignored. You can get a proper feel for the laptops design, ergonomics, and how usable the keyboard and trackpad are for daily use. Not to mention a full sales pitch from an on floor attended who may (or may not) know an awful lot about the product he is selling that could help you make the right choice.
The Sneaky Option
If you want to be really sneaky, then you can always do some window shopping in a shops showroom and then go and find the best deal for that laptop online. This, while ethically potentially dubious, is still no less ethical than most corporations business tactics so I wouldn’t feel too bad. That said, it is also possible to divulge info on the design and look and feel of the laptops just via online reviews which could save you a trip out of the house.
In conclusion the above are just a few of the ways you can hustle yourself a new budget gaming laptop that kicks ass ( all secondary to getting a free machine from a friend or family that is) and the most important advice I can give is to do as much research as possible before diving in. If you get a crap deal, you are going to figure it out eventually and you probably won’t be too impressed with yourself on the wasted bucks!