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The Best Notebooks For Under 1,000 Euros

December 2022 update. You can still find great laptops even if on a tight budget. The price range of less than 1,000 Euros is filled with multimedia all-rounders, ultra-portable notebooks, and convertibles. The following table contains an overview over the best notebooks reviewed by us, regardless of manufacturer.

The range between 500 and 1000 USD/Euros probably includes the largest selection of notebooks, starting with business devices and multimedia machines with different sizes up to compact and mobile subnotebooks and obviously the popular class of convertibles or 2-in-1 devices, respectively. If you want to find your favorite device very quickly and you are not limited to a special type of device, then this overview might be of help. Otherwise, we can recommend our category charts:

The Best Laptops For Under 1,000 Euros

Position
Total Rating
Date
Image
Model
Height
Weight
Size
Resolution
Screen
188.8 %
02/2022
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300HHuawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
16.5 mm1.3 kg13.40"2520x1680glossy
288.4 %
09/2022
Lenovo ThinkBook 16 G4+ IAPLenovo ThinkBook 16 G4+ IAP
Intel Core i7-12700H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
16.5 mm1.8 kg16.00"2560x1600matte
388.2 %
02/2022
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZKAcer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Intel Core i5-1135G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
16.55 mm1.2 kg14.00"1920x1080matte
487.9 %
10/2022
new!
HP Envy x360 13-bf0013dxHP Envy x360 13-bf0013dx
Intel Core i7-1250U
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
8 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
16 mm1.4 kg13.30"1920x1200glossy
587.8 %
01/2022
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 20YA0005GELenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 20YA0005GE
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
14.9 mm1.3 kg13.30"1920x1200matte
687.5 %
03/2022
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGELenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
17.6 mm1.4 kg13.30"1920x1080matte
787.3 %
07/2022
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
15.9 mm1.4 kg14.00"2880x1800glossy
886.9 %
04/2022
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMDHuawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
15.9 mm1.5 kg14.00"2160x1440glossy
986.6 %
03/2022
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DESamsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
11 mm1.4 kg15.60"1920x1080glossy
1086.5 %
10/2022
new!
Lenovo ThinkPad L14 G3 21C50030GELenovo ThinkPad L14 G3 21C50030GE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5675U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
19.83 mm1.6 kg14.00"1920x1080matte

The table above contains an overview over the best notebooks for less than 1,000 Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the course of the past 12 months as well as still relevant and available older products. In cases of identical score the more recent device is listed first. All prices in above table and price comparisons are updated daily and can thus differ.
Link: all devices in this class reviewed

1st – Huawei MateBook 13s

Huawei MateBook 13s
Huawei MateBook 13s

The Huawei MateBook 13s is a particularly compact subnotebook with a high-resolution 13-inch display, an up-to-date Tiger Lake H35 processor by Intel, decent input devices, and good speakers.

A great overall package without any weaknesses worth noting. Huawei’s MateBook 13s is a great subnotebook on a par with Apple’s MacBook Air.

The Huawei MateBook 13s is currently not sold in North America.

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2nd – Lenovo ThinkBook 16 G4+ (i7-12700H, RTX 2050)

Lenovo ThinkBook 16 G4+
Lenovo ThinkBook 16 G4+

With the ThinkBook 16 G4+, Lenovo offers a large 16-inch multimedia notebook that offers a lot of performance thanks to the Intel Core i7-12700H and the dedicated Nvidia GeForce RTX 2050 and also a good sRGB screen in 16:10 format.


Lenovo offers a very good multimedia notebook that does not reveal any major weak points and convinces in everyday use with its extensive connectivity, high performance and good IPS display.

The ThinkBook 16 G4+ is not yet available in North America.

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3rd – Acer Swift 3 SF314

Acer Swift 3 SF314
Acer Swift 3 SF314

The Acers Swift 3 is a laptop for everybody. It is affordable, well built, it offers decent performance mixed with high portability, good input devices, and a great display. Instead of a card reader you get Thunderbolt 4, a worthwhile trade if you ask us. Its FHD IPS display offers wide viewing angles, popping colors, and a good contrast ratio.

Despite its compact size the notebook has its internal components under (thermal) control and manages to get more performance out of Intel’s Core i5 than many other notebooks.

The Intel Core i7-1165G7-equipped SKU is currently available on Amazon for $640 while the slightly faster Ryzen 7 5700U-equipped model is listed for $650.

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4th – HP Envy x360 13 (i7-1250U)

HP Envy x360 13 2022
HP Envy x360 13 2022

The latest Envy redesign brings numerous quality-of-life changes over the previous model. The higher-resolution webcam, roomier 16:10 aspect ratio, USB-C charging, PCIe4 SSD support, larger clickpad, and improved heat dissipation make the new Envy feel more like a high-end ultrabook than a mid-range machine.

Simple design, but with many noticeable improvements over last year, making the 2022 Envy x360 13 one of the better mid-range convertibles around.

In the US, HP Envy x360 13 (i7-1250U, 16 GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 2.8K display) is available for $899.99.

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5th – Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3

Lenovo equips the compact ThinkBook 13s in its third generation with AMD's mobile Ryzen processors (Zen 3), which offer a lot of performance. Together with the 16:10 display, you get an exciting package for around 1,000 Euros.

The ThinkBook 13s G3 is again a compelling subnotebook. The AMD Ryzen 5000 processor offers a lot of multi-core performance and there is no noticeable difference between AMD and Intel in terms of battery life. However, you only get a Thunderbolt 4 port on the Intel model.

The ThinkBook 13s is currently available from around $999 on Amazon US.

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6th – Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2

Lenovo's ThinkPad L-series is often even the choice above the T- or X-series for price- and quality-conscious customers. Rightly so, and accordingly the ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 AMD is also a slim, but still very robust 13-inch ultrabook with an AMD processor, which not only has a very positive impact on performance, but also on battery life, temperatures and noise!

The Thinkpad L13 G2 AMD offers high performance with equally high battery life, combined with an outstanding keyboard and a durable design.

The ThinkBook 13s with Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U is currently available from around $855 on Amazon US.

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7th – Asus ZenBook 14X OLED (AMD version)

Asus ZenBook 14X
Asus ZenBook 14X

Affordable OLED laptop: Asus offers its ZenBook 14X not only with Intel, but also with AMD processors. This brings a price advantage, the model with AMD is already available for under $990. However, some points like Thunderbolt, Nvidia graphics card and Screenpad, i.e. the second display in the ClickPad, are omitted.

Those who opt for the Zenbook 14X will get a lot of display, spiced up with a strong 45-watt computing power and a high-quality, stable build.

The Asus ZenBook 14X OLED (AMD Ryzen 7 5800H version) is currently not sold in North America.

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8th – Huawei MateBook 14 (AMD)

Huawei MateBook 14
Huawei MateBook 14

The MB14 is a very good subnotebook for everyday use with a high-quality case, a comfortable keyboard, a quiet mode of operation, and a very good subjective image quality. Thanks to its more attractive price the AMD model is more interesting than the Intel model, and some retailers are already selling the MateBook 14 2021 for around 850 Euros. Its competitors, such as the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14 and the Acer Swift 3, cannot keep up with this laptop when it comes to their respective displays.

Less performance than two years ago. Huawei replaced the CPU with a newer one and chose a slower yet more efficient U-model. Overall, the MateBook 14 remains a good subnotebook.

Huawei devices are not available in North America.

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9th - Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360

The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 features an AMOLED display as well as a number of features, such as stylus input, all packed into a sleek design. The laptop offers plenty of performance in a slim case proving that adequate performance and thin cases are indeed compatible.

Thanks to its relatively high performance and its high level of sophistication the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 is a very nice to look at everyday companion. Its flaws are mostly due to its thin case.

The device is available on Amazon with prices starting at just shy of $1,300.

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10th – Lenovo ThinkPad L14 G3 (Ryzen 5 PRO 5675U)

Lenovo ThinkPad L14 G3
Lenovo ThinkPad L14 G3

Lenovo improves its affordable ThinkPad L14 G3 AMD with longer battery runtimes and a slimmer design. Advantages to the ThinkPad T14 include dual RAM slots and lower emissions, while the AMD CPU is bursting with performance.

The Lenovo ThinkPad L14 G3 could be a worthy successor to the popular ThinkPad T480. There are two RAM slots, the runtimes are good, as are the performance and emissions. Furthermore, there is a good display option.

Our review device is a special model for students and teachers and costs $930. The regular price is $1,010. With an eight-core CPU, 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD, you have to calculate about $190 more.

The AMD version can be configured directly from Lenovo US for ~$825. An Intel-equipped item costs $1,303.20 on Amazon US.

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Top 10 in Comparison

Size Comparison

356 mm / 14 inch 251 mm / 9.88 inch 16.5 mm / 0.65 inch 1.8 kg4.02 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 228 mm / 8.98 inch 11 mm / 0.4331 inch 1.4 kg3.06 lbs325.4 mm / 12.8 inch 217 mm / 8.54 inch 19.83 mm / 0.781 inch 1.6 kg3.45 lbs323.3 mm / 12.7 inch 218.9 mm / 8.62 inch 16.55 mm / 0.652 inch 1.2 kg2.68 lbs311.5 mm / 12.3 inch 219 mm / 8.62 inch 17.6 mm / 0.693 inch 1.4 kg3.04 lbs311 mm / 12.2 inch 221 mm / 8.7 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 1.4 kg3.1 lbs307.5 mm / 12.1 inch 223.8 mm / 8.81 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 1.5 kg3.21 lbs298.5 mm / 11.8 inch 214.9 mm / 8.46 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.4 kg3.07 lbs299 mm / 11.8 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.3 kg2.79 lbs297.2 mm / 11.7 inch 218.4 mm / 8.6 inch 16.5 mm / 0.65 inch 1.3 kg2.91 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Test Results

Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Lenovo ThinkBook 16 G4+ IAP
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
HP Envy x360 13-bf0013dx
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 20YA0005GE
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Lenovo ThinkPad L14 G3 21C50030GE
Display
Display P3 Coverage
65.2
69.6
67
67.6
67.5
37.47
100
65.9
99.9
41.4
sRGB Coverage
92
97.5
98
98.1
97.1
56.3
100
92.8
100
60.8
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
67.5
71.7
69
69.1
68.8
38.7
98
68.2
97.6
42.7
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
44.8 ?(22, 22.8)
32.7 ?(15.7, 17)
52 ?(23, 29)
54.8 ?(26.8, 28)
53.2 ?(25.6, 27.6)
49.2 ?(23.4, 25.8)
2 ?(1, 1)
43.2 ?(21.2, 22)
2 ?(1, 1)
25 ?(12, 13)
Response Time Black / White *
22.8 ?(10.4, 12.4)
16.8 ?(6.4, 10.4)
29 ?(13, 16)
38 ?(20, 18)
32.8 ?(16.4, 16.4)
32.8 ?(17.8, 15)
3 ?(2, 1)
28.4 ?(14.4, 14)
2 ?(1, 1)
8 ?(8, 8)
PWM Frequency
9804 ?(20, 47)
120 ?(50)
60
Screen
Brightness middle
468
371
320
418.9
379
294
363
457
290
292
Brightness
450
357
309
397
356
273
367
451
290
282
Brightness Distribution
92
91
84
90
88
87
97
93
99
91
Black Level *
0.23
0.23
0.25
0.27
0.23
0.275
0.26
0.05
0.24
Contrast
2035
1613
1280
1551
1648
1069
1758
5800
1217
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2
2.6
2.57
3.66
1.6
3.81
2.92
1.9
1.84
5.8
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
5.5
4.4
3.5
5.55
2.7
6.22
5.34
3.1
3.83
18.1
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.5
1.3
0.76
1.09
1
3.29
2.92
2.69
4.5
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.6
3.7
2.46
4.6
2
2.28
2.45
2.2
1.24
3.7
Gamma
2.17 101%
2.32 95%
2.23 99%
2.01 109%
2.25 98%
2.48 89%
2.38 92%
2.14 103%
2.2 100%
2.07 106%
CCT
6511 100%
7271 89%
6311 103%
7186 90%
6835 95%
6820 95%
6109 106%
6921 94%
6686 97%
7071 92%
Noise
off / environment *
24.5
24.2
25
22.9
24.7
25
24.6
24.1
25
24.2
Idle Minimum *
24.5
24.2
25
23
24.7
25
24.6
24.1
25
24.2
Idle Average *
24.5
24.2
25
23
27
25
24.6
24.1
25
24.2
Idle Maximum *
28
24.2
27.5
23.7
29.8
27.8
24.6
24.1
25
28.6
Load Average *
35.9
47
32.9
32.5
42.4
44.1
45
31.8
32.7
28.6
Witcher 3 ultra *
35.9
47
37.7
42.4
34.6
31.7
Load Maximum *
38.6
47
42
37.5
42.4
44.3
51.5
38.1
42
31.75
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *
42.8
42.9
39.6
39.2
36.5
42.7
42.5
42.8
42.6
40.4
Maximum Bottom *
46.9
50.6
43.2
36.2
39.6
44.9
43.7
48.8
40.8
45.8
Idle Upper Side *
25.2
26
25
29
24.5
32.6
31.1
25.2
25.9
28.2
Idle Bottom *
26
26.5
26.2
28.4
25
33.9
32
25.9
26.1
28.9
Battery Runtime
H.264
661
757
938
551
759
WiFi v1.3
563
489
724
587
657
662
496
563
679
795
Load
94
90
114
139
102
94
127
101
Reader / Idle
2015
806
1031
1654
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum *
4.2
5
4.3
6.6
5
4.4
6.7
4.2
4
4.8
Idle Average *
8.1
11.2
6.8
9.7
8.2
7.6
9.3
10.3
5.6
7.7
Idle Maximum *
9
11.6
9
10.4
9
9.5
11.1
10.7
10.1
8.5
Load Average *
41.7
89.3
33.3
40.1
45
33
53.5
39.4
34.7
27.4
Witcher 3 ultra *
40.1
83
33.3
35.2
45.1
33.4
54.8
38.7
34.7
32
Load Maximum *
68
102
65
48.1
51.2
32.5
81
67.7
63
36.5

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

PCMark 10 - Score (sort by value)
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
4950 Points ∼49%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
4904 Points ∼48%
HP Envy x360 13-bf0013dx
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1250U, SK Hynix BC711 512GB HFM512GD3GX013N
5207 Points ∼51%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 20YA0005GE
Vega 8, R7 5800U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
6090 Points ∼60%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5650U, SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N
5320 Points ∼52%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
Vega 8, R7 5800H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU512GZ
5989 Points ∼59%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Phison PS5013 311CD0512GB
5193 Points ∼51%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
4823 Points ∼48%
Lenovo ThinkPad L14 G3 21C50030GE
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5675U, Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT256G
5198 Points ∼51%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
6225 Points ∼9%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16 G4+ IAP
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKCD1T0TFK
15277 Points ∼22%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-511-54ZK
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6176 Points ∼9%
HP Envy x360 13-bf0013dx
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1250U, SK Hynix BC711 512GB HFM512GD3GX013N
5343 Points ∼8%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 20YA0005GE
Vega 8, R7 5800U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
6377 Points ∼9%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5650U, SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N
4927 Points ∼7%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
Vega 8, R7 5800H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU512GZ
6542 Points ∼9%
Lenovo ThinkPad L14 G3 21C50030GE
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5675U, Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT256G
3369 Points ∼5%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
16115 Points ∼17%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16 G4+ IAP
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, i7-12700H, Micron 2450 1TB MTFDKCD1T0TFK
40781 Points ∼44%
HP Envy x360 13-bf0013dx
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1250U, SK Hynix BC711 512GB HFM512GD3GX013N
17962 Points ∼19%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G3 20YA0005GE
Vega 8, R7 5800U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
22949 Points ∼25%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5650U, SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N
17289 Points ∼19%
Asus ZenBook 14X UM5401QA-KN162
Vega 8, R7 5800H, Intel SSD 670p SSDPEKNU512GZ
23278 Points ∼25%
Huawei MateBook 14 2021 AMD
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Phison PS5013 311CD0512GB
19802 Points ∼21%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
18428 Points ∼20%
Lenovo ThinkPad L14 G3 21C50030GE
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5675U, Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT256G
12924 Points ∼14%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
83952 Points ∼25%
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