Best Gaming Laptops Under $1500 In 2022

Best Gaming Laptops Under $1500 In 2022
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Harry Boulton


21st Dec 2022 15:55

If you're looking for the best gaming laptops under $1,500 in 2022 then you're definitely not alone, as the portable gaming experience has dramatically improved in recent years. With the days of chunky and ugly gaming laptops well in the past now, you can get a great-looking, well-performing machine for a great price too. So, to see what has been included in our best gaming laptops under $1,500 in 2022, make sure to keep on reading down below.

Best Gaming Laptops Under $1,500 In 2022


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The first entry in our list of the best gaming laptops under $1,500 in 2022 is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus WQXGA, which packs a lot of power into a relatively small frame. If you're looking for a gaming laptop that is a little more portable then this is definitely for you. It is only 14", with a 1600p IPS screen that will really show the fidelity of your games.

Furthermore, it has a fast Ryzen 9 6000 series processor, 16GB of speedy DDR5 memory, and an AMD RX 6700S to power all of your games.

You can pick up the ASUS ROG Zephyrus WQXGA in a sleek white finish on Best Buy right now for under $1,100.


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If you're looking for power and size combined though, there are few better options at this price point than the (rather tongue-twisting) GIGABYTE AORUS 17 XE5-73US534SH. With a 17" FHD IPS screen with an incredible refresh rate of 360Hz, you really have everything to play with here.

While the 1080p limit might not give you the highest pixel count in your games, it gives you a much better chance of showing off the super-high refresh rate. This is especially well suited for competitive titles like VALORANT or CS:GO where you can reach framerates of 360 and beyond to get full use of the screen.

With an Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti built in, you can expect to regularly reach these framerates in many games too, with the additional help of a 12th gen Intel i7 processor to avoid any bottlenecking issues. 

You can pick up the GIGABYTE AORUS 17 XE5-73US534SH on Best Buy for just under $1,500, making it a perfect fit for this list.


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Coming in as a counterpart to the last entry is the GIGABYTE AORUS 15 XE5-73USB34SH, offering a slightly smaller experience but for those who prefer fidelity over framerate. You're still getting the fantastic 3070 Ti, 12th gen Intel i7, and DDR5 RAM, but this time it'll be displayed through a 15.6" IPS 1440p screen at 165Hz.

If you're more into single player games you might want to opt for this laptop instead, as you're still able to reach high framerates, but the QHD display will make your games look just fantastic.

The GIGABYTE AORUS 15 XE5-73USB34SH is available on Best Buy for under $1,400, which is a price that is almost as good as the laptop itself.


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If a QHD is still not enough for you though, then why not cast your eyes towards the GIGABYTE AERO 16 XE4-73US914HH, which brings a 4K 16" display to the table. And not only does this display have a super high resolution, it also has an AMOLED screen, which will give you incredible colour accuracy and vibrancy to make your games really pop.

The downside to this is the limitation of a 60Hz screen, which is really quite disappointing for a gaming display. The one counterpoint to this is that you're unlikely to really go beyond that anyway with the included 3070 Ti, but it would be nice to have some headroom for less-intensive titles, or if you wanted to turn the resolution down.

You can pick up the GIGABYTE AERO 16 here on Best Buy for under $1,300.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus GU603ZM

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The ASUS ROG Zephyrus GU603ZM might be the final entry in this list of the best gaming laptops under $1,500, but it is still a great choice. While it is notably weaker than most of the other entries in this list - with an RTX 3060 powering a FHD 16" 165Hz screen - it will still give you a marvellous gaming experience for the price.

As always, one of the best things about the ASUS ROG line is the sleek design, with smooth corners and minimal bezels defining this well-made machine. Furthermore, the bottom of the laptop is slightly elevated by the extended bottom of the screen, allowing crucial air to flow in and out of the fans. Not only will this help with the overall performance, but it also will avoid any awkward instances where your laptop sounds like a jet engine in the middle of a coffee shop.

Get the ASUS ROG Zephyrus GU603ZM on Best Buy for under $1,450 right now.

So, that wraps up this list of the best gaming laptops under $1,500, giving you plenty of options and configurations to choose from. If you're wanting some audio to go with your new laptop though, don't miss our guide on the best SteelSeries headsets here.

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