Recently one of my friends asked me to help him find a good 17-inch laptop. But his budget is limited, 1000$ max. He is used to having a big screen so 17 inch is a must. After a bit of research, I gave him a list of 5 best 17-inch laptops under 1000 dollars.

I thought it would be nice to publish the compiled list online if anyone else is struggling to find a nice 17-inch laptop for that amount of money.

What is the best 17-inch laptop under 1000 dollars?

For 1000 bucks it is of course unrealistically to expect from a laptop to have high-end components. We need to make priorities and compromises.

But some components are “a must-have” and we take it from there while choosing the right laptop to suit our needs.

  • The first component is a storage drive. Traditional HDDs are becoming obsolete. They are just slow and unreliable nowadays and can only be served as a second disk for storage space. Absolutely not for your system partition. So having an SSD drive is A MUST.
  • A clear picture is also a priority, so FULL HD (1920 x 1080) display resolution is recommended. Especially on 17-inch laptops.

Other components such as CPU, GPU and RAM are also important. But nowadays all the laptops are fast enough for everyday use, so it doesn’t matter much whether it has an i5 or i7 processor.

 

Comparison Table

Asus VivoBook Pro 17 Thin and Portable Laptop, 17.3” FHD, 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U...
Dell G3 17.3" Full HD Gaming Laptop, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8300H, 8GB Memory, 128GB...
Asus ROG Strix Scar Edition GL703GE Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 120Hz Full HD 3ms, 8th Gen...
Lenovo 100e 1st Gen 11.6" Anti Glare HD Chromebook, Intel Dual-Core Celeron N3350 1.1 GHz...
2019 Newest HP Probook 470 G5 17.3" HD+ Business Laptop (Intel Quad-Core i5-8250U, 16GB...
Processor
i7-8565U
i5-8300H
i7-8750H
i5-8300H
i5-8250U
GPU
GeForce MX150 2GB
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB MaxQ
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
GeForce GTX 1050 4GB
GeForce 930MX 2GB
RAM
8GB DDR4
8GB DDR4
16GB DDR4
8GB DDR4
16GB DDR4
Disk
512GB M.2 SSD
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD
512GB SSD
Display
17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080)
17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080)
17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080), 120Hz
17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
17.3" HD+ (1600 x 900)
$1,999.00
$699.00
$1,283.64
Price not available
Price not available
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Asus VivoBook Pro 17 Thin and Portable Laptop, 17.3” FHD, 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U...
Processor
i7-8565U
GPU
GeForce MX150 2GB
RAM
8GB DDR4
Disk
512GB M.2 SSD
Display
17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080)
$1,999.00
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Dell G3 17.3" Full HD Gaming Laptop, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8300H, 8GB Memory, 128GB...
Processor
i5-8300H
GPU
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB MaxQ
RAM
8GB DDR4
Disk
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Display
17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080)
$699.00
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Asus ROG Strix Scar Edition GL703GE Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 120Hz Full HD 3ms, 8th Gen...
Processor
i7-8750H
GPU
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
RAM
16GB DDR4
Disk
256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Display
17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080), 120Hz
$1,283.64
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Lenovo 100e 1st Gen 11.6" Anti Glare HD Chromebook, Intel Dual-Core Celeron N3350 1.1 GHz...
Processor
i5-8300H
GPU
GeForce GTX 1050 4GB
RAM
8GB DDR4
Disk
256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD
Display
17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
Price not available
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2019 Newest HP Probook 470 G5 17.3" HD+ Business Laptop (Intel Quad-Core i5-8250U, 16GB...
Processor
i5-8250U
GPU
GeForce 930MX 2GB
RAM
16GB DDR4
Disk
512GB SSD
Display
17.3" HD+ (1600 x 900)
Price not available
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Last update on 2021-05-18.

 

1. ASUS VivoBook Pro 17

ASUS VivoBook Pro 17

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CPU: Intel Core i7-8565U  GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2GB  |  SCREEN: 17.3″ Full HD (1920 x 1080)  |  RAM: 8GB DDR4  STORAGE: 512GB M.2 SSD

Very good and loud speakers   Build quality   Battery life

 

Last update on 2021-05-18.


 

2. Dell G3 17

dell g3 17

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CPU: Intel Core i5-8300H  GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB MaxQ  |  SCREEN: 17.3″ Full HD (1920 x 1080)  |  RAM: 8GB DDR4  STORAGE: 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

Great GPU   Battery life

Last update on 2021-05-18.


 

3. ASUS ROG Strix Scar Edition

ASUS ROG Strix Scar Edition GL703GE

CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H GRAPHICS: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB  |  SCREEN: 17.3″ Full HD (1920 x 1080), 120Hz  |  RAM: 16GB DDR4  STORAGE: 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD

High refresh rate display   No DVD drive

 

Last update on 2021-05-18.


 

4. Lenovo Ideapad 330

Photo: amanz.my

CPU: Intel Core i5-8300H  GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB  |  SCREEN: 17.3″ Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS  |  RAM: 8GB DDR4  STORAGE: 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD

Bright display with vivid colors   It’s quite heavy

 

Last update on 2021-05-18.


 

5. HP Probook 470 G5

 

CPU: Intel Core i5-8250U  GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce 930MX 2GB  |  SCREEN: 17.3″ HD+ (1600 x 900)  |  RAM: 16GB DDR4  STORAGE: 512GB SSD

Lightweight   Large SSD drive   Only HD+ screen resolution

 

Last update on 2021-05-18.

 

What model do I recommend for the best 17-inch laptop under 1000 bucks?

Well, there is no straightforward answer to the question, all these five laptops are great for the price. Personally, I would definitely go for ASUS ROG Strix Scar Edition  as I’m also a gamer. It is a great gaming machine for this amount of money.

However, if there was no gaming intent, I would pick an ASUS VivoBook Pro 17 . For me build quality is of great importance.

I hope it helps, take care. 🙂

 

 

 

 

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