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The Best Notebooks For Under 1,000 Euros

January 2024 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
190.5 %
09/2023
HP EliteBook 845 G10 5Z4X0ESHP EliteBook 845 G10 5Z4X0ES
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Radeon 780M
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
17.9 mm1.5 kg14.00"1920x1200matte
289.1 %
05/2023
HP EliteBook 645 G9, Ryzen 7 5825UHP EliteBook 645 G9, Ryzen 7 5825U
AMD Ryzen 7 5825U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
19.9 mm1.4 kg14.00"1920x1080matte
389 %
04/2023
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14ARP G8Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14ARP G8
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
AMD Radeon 680M
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
15.6 mm1.5 kg14.50"2560x1600matte
488.7 %
08/2023
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
17.1 mm1.4 kg13.30"1920x1200matte
588.6 %
08/2023
Lenovo ThinkPad L14 G4 21H6S00900Lenovo ThinkPad L14 G4 21H6S00900
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
19.83 mm1.5 kg14.00"1920x1080matte
688.3 %
08/2023
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 G5-21JSS05C00Lenovo ThinkPad E14 G5-21JSS05C00
AMD Ryzen 7 7730U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
24 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
18 mm1.4 kg14.00"2240x1400matte
788.1 %
09/2023
Lenovo ThinkPad E16 G1-21JUS08X00Lenovo ThinkPad E16 G1-21JUS08X00
AMD Ryzen 7 7730U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
24 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
19.85 mm1.8 kg16.00"2560x1600matte
887.8 %
11/2023
New!
HP Pavilion Plus 14-ey0095clHP Pavilion Plus 14-ey0095cl
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
AMD Radeon 780M
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
18.8 mm1.4 kg14.00"2880x1800glossy
987.6 %
11/2023
New!
Acer Aspire Vero AV15-53PAcer Aspire Vero AV15-53P
Intel Core i7-1355U
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
17.78 mm1.8 kg15.60"1920x1080matte
1085.8 %
04/2023
Huawei MateBook D 14 2023, 53013PKGHuawei MateBook D 14 2023, 53013PKG
Intel Core i5-1155G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
15.9 mm1.4 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

Editors' Comments

There's a lot going on in our list in November: The HP Pavilion Plus 14 and the Aspire Vero 15 from Acer are new additions. Two devices from our list have to make room for them, namely the Asus VivoBook 14X K3405 and the Asus Zenbook 14 UM3402Y. The Acer Swift Go 14, on the other hand, narrowly misses out on a place in the list. It is only slightly behind our current number 10, but is definitely worth a look for just €769 with OLED. We list it here under alternatives.

Alternative candidates that just did not make it into the list:

Former top ten devices:

1st – HP EliteBook 845 G10 5Z4X0ES (R7 7840U, Radeon 780M)

HP EliteBook 845 G10
HP EliteBook 845 G10

Having already tested the top version of the new EliteBook 845 G10 for over €2,000, we now have an exciting configuration with the low-power display and the AMD Ryzen 7 7840U. Thanks to lower power limits, this configuration remains much quieter when working. The campus version is already available for 999 euros.

With the AMD Phoenix U processor, the EliteBook 845 G10 is even better in everyday use, as the fan is barely audible. The low-power display offers decent image quality and provides a clear advantage in terms of battery life. The special campus model in particular is the absolute price-performance hammer for 999 euros.

The EliteBook 845 G10 is now configurable via HP's official online store, starting at $2,007.

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2nd – HP EliteBook 645 G9 (R7 5825U, RX Vega 8)

HP EliteBook 645 G9
HP EliteBook 645 G9

Compact and light at 14 inches and just under 1.4 kg, independent of fast WLAN thanks to LTE connectivity, and solid performance for everyday work - that is what the HP EliteBook 645 G9 offers.

HP EliteBook 645 G9 impresses in many aspects in the test. It presents itself as an elegant and compact, as well as quite light and robust business notebook, which is also good for traveling. Among other things, the good and sufficiently bright display for outdoor use contributes to that.

In the USA, users can directly order the HP EliteBook 645 G9 on HP's online shop. Otherwise, Amazon also lists it for around $739.

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3rd – Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14 (R7 7735HS, Radeon 680M)

Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14

"The almost perfect ultrabook with AMD Zen3+" was our author's headline in the review. With the Yoga Pro 7 14, Lenovo presents us with a new ultrabook with a 14-inch display that is available in different configurations. Customers can choose between AMD and Intel processors as well as dedicated graphics cards from Nvidia including the current mid-range GeForce RTX 4050 laptop GPU. Together with the great keyboard and good IPS display, this is one of the best compact notebooks currently available. 

The processor is already a year old, but the performance is still very good. The new Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14 offers an extremely good overall package with a good screen, great keyboard and long battery runtimes. At the same time, the price-performance ratio is also fully convincing and it is currently certainly one of the best Ultrabooks on the market, which we honor with our Editors Choice Award.

Inn North America, the device is also known as the Lenovo Slim Pro 7 and is expected to available in July 2023. Interested users can keep tabs on stores like Amazon, Newegg, and Best Buy and wait for the device to appear here.

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4th – Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 (R5 7530U, RX Vega 7)

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4

As the only AMD ThinkPad convertible, the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 4 is a unique model. At the same time, as an L-series model, a budget series for institutional customers, it is not a high-end model. Advantage AMD: The Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 4 remains almost completely silent while still not delivering sub-par performance. In this respect, it shows how efficient even the technically outdated Ryzen 7030U series can still be nowadays. At the same time, the notebook has great input devices as well as good connectivity, which is typical for ThinkPads. The maintainability is even better than in many more expensive laptops with the exchangeable keyboard.

The inexpensive convertible with AMD: Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 4 is especially suitable for the education market with its integrated stylus.

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 reviewed model of the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 costs roughly €840 (~$890) as a special education model from Campuspoint.

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5th – Lenovo ThinkPad L14 G4 (R5 7530U, RX Vega 7)

Lenovo ThinkPad L14 Yoga G4
Lenovo ThinkPad L14 Yoga G4

In the ThinkPad world, the ThinkPad L series is the entry level business series. This means that it is a laptop series for corporate customers that is highly cost-optimized and offers a low entry price. Backlight keyboards, IPS displays, these features were not originally available in Lenovo's low-priced ThinkPad L-series. In the meantime, they are available. The same can now be said about the low-power display, which we were allowed to test for the first time in the budget series in Lenovo's ThinkPad L14 Gen 4 AMD.

Enduring and upgradeable: The Lenovo ThinkPad L14 Gen 4 AMD is a very solid work device in the lower price range.

The ThinkPad L14 Gen 4 AMD is now customizable on Lenovo's official online store, with prices starting at $693.

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6th – Lenovo ThinkPad E14 G5 (R7 7730U, Vega 8)

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 G5
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 G5

Lenovo has given its affordable office computer ThinkPad E14 an extensive update with the 5th generation, which now includes 16:10 displays in addition to completely new cases. In addition, the manufacturer has now dispensed with TN panels and even offers an optional higher-resolution screen with full sRGB coverage.

The ThinkPad E14 G5 offers customers a more modern chassis including a good 2.2K 16:10 display, but unfortunately also the inferior keyboard with 1.5 mm travel. The performance of the AMD processor is identical to the old G4 model, even though the data sheet states Ryzen 7000.

In the US, various configurations of ThinkPad E14 G5 are available on Lenovo's webstore, starting from $550.

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7th – Lenovo ThinkPad E16 G1 (R7 7730U, Vega 8)

Lenovo ThinkPad E16 G1
Lenovo ThinkPad E16 G1

Lenovo is expanding its ThinkPad E series and is now also offering a larger 16-inch model. The new Lenovo ThinkPad E16 G1 relies on a familiar AMD Ryzen processor and a bright WQHD panel. In the end, the new ThinkPad E16 G1 is pretty much what you'd expect from a larger ThinkPad E14: There's a larger display and a keyboard with a dedicated numeric keypad.

The ThinkPad E16 G1 AMD impresses with good system performance, long battery life, a large WQHD display and a good price-performance ratio. 

Currently, Lenovo is listing some configurations of the Lenovo ThinkPad E16 G1 on its webstore, starting at $614.

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8th – HP Pavilion Plus 14 (R7 7840U, 780M)

HP Pavilion Plus 14
HP Pavilion Plus 14

Last year's Core i7-12700H was already fast, but the switch to Zen 4 in the HP Pavilion Plus 14 has done wonders for battery life and efficiency without sacrificing performance. Together with the OLED display, fast integrated graphics and affordable price, the package that the Pavilion Plus 14 offers is an excellent choice for students and the vast majority of casual editors.

The current Pavilion Plus 14 presents itself as competent in all respects, especially with its Zen 4 CPU and 1,800p OLED display.

HP is now offering the Envy x360 15 in various configurations, with prices starting at US$500.

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9th – Acer Aspire Vero 15 (i7-1355U, Xe G7 96EUs)

Acer Aspire Vero 15
Acer Aspire Vero 15

The Aspire Vero 15 eco-notebook from Acer not only surprises with a QHD webcam, long battery life and high performance, but also offers a robust and appealing design, good input devices and a bright, color-intensive display. In addition, the office laptop is not too loud and, if you choose the right model, the price is also right.

A recycled plastic casing is a good start for a sustainable eco-concept, but fundamental upgrade options are still missing.

Currently, a Core i5-1235U-powered variant of Acer Aspire Vero 15 is currently available for around $549 on Amazon US. The version with Intel i7-1195G7 costs $800.

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10th - Huawei MateBook D 14 (i5-1155G7, G7 80EUs)

Huawei MateBook D 14 2022
Huawei MateBook D 14 2022

Unibody design in an entry-level notebook, that's what the MateBook D 14 offers, which can also come up with inner values like a long battery life and a high system performance with quiet operation at the same time.

At 799 Euros (~$860), the Huawei MateBook D 14 with an Intel Core i5 CPU from the 2021 Tiger Lake generation and 16 GB RAM is not the cheapest representative, so the combination of premium and budget does not quite succeed.

Huawei's devices are not available in North America.

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Top 10 in Comparison

Size Comparison

360.68 mm / 14.2 inch 236.22 mm / 9.3 inch 17.78 mm / 0.7 inch 1.8 kg3.92 lbs356.1 mm / 14 inch 247.7 mm / 9.75 inch 19.85 mm / 0.781 inch 1.8 kg4 lbs325.4 mm / 12.8 inch 217 mm / 8.54 inch 19.83 mm / 0.781 inch 1.5 kg3.33 lbs321.9 mm / 12.7 inch 213.9 mm / 8.42 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.4 kg2.99 lbs326 mm / 12.8 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 15.6 mm / 0.614 inch 1.5 kg3.26 lbs323.6 mm / 12.7 inch 214.7 mm / 8.45 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.5 kg3.24 lbs322.5 mm / 12.7 inch 214.8 mm / 8.46 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 1.4 kg3 lbs314 mm / 12.4 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 18.8 mm / 0.74 inch 1.4 kg3.06 lbs313 mm / 12.3 inch 219.3 mm / 8.63 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.4 kg3.19 lbs305 mm / 12 inch 218 mm / 8.58 inch 17.1 mm / 0.673 inch 1.4 kg2.99 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Test Results

HP EliteBook 845 G10 5Z4X0ES
HP EliteBook 645 G9, Ryzen 7 5825U
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14ARP G8
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Lenovo ThinkPad L14 G4 21H6S00900
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 G5-21JSS05C00
Lenovo ThinkPad E16 G1-21JUS08X00
HP Pavilion Plus 14-ey0095cl
Acer Aspire Vero AV15-53P
Huawei MateBook D 14 2023, 53013PKG
Display
Display P3 Coverage
70.6
66.2
71.8
74.1
73.2
69.3
67.6
99.8
66.67
43.78
sRGB Coverage
100
95.7
99.2
99.3
98.9
97.6
95.3
100
97.48
64.33
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
72.4
67.3
73.1
74.5
73.9
70.4
70
95.8
68.14
45.23
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
59.7 ?(26.9, 32.8)
22 ?(1, 21)
43.2 ?(19.9, 23.3)
43.3 ?(20.2, 23.1)
58.1 ?(27.2, 30.9)
36.3 ?(17, 19.5)
32.4 ?(15.4, 17)
0.82 ?(0.43, 0.39)
25 ?(12.5, 12.5)
32 ?(5, 27)
Response Time Black / White *
25.5 ?(10.5, 15)
15 ?(3, 12)
25.9 ?(13.3, 12.6)
28 ?(16.1, 11.9)
32.7 ?(15.4, 17.3)
19.5 ?(9.9, 9.6)
19.6 ?(9.2, 10.4)
0.95 ?(0.44, 0.51)
27 ?(14.5, 12.5)
14 ?(3, 11)
PWM Frequency
504.7 ?(100)
6000 ?(90)
Screen
Brightness middle
409
419
386
336
430
362
404
384
411.5
285
Brightness
391
392
366
321
409
354
389
386
372
266
Brightness Distribution
92
86
91
88
88
91
91
98
84
89
Black Level *
0.27
0.24
0.26
0.22
0.31
0.18
0.24
0.52
0.265
Contrast
1515
1746
1485
1527
1387
2011
1683
791
1075
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.3
1.13
3.8
2.8
2.4
2.6
2.1
4.06
3.07
4.95
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
4.4
2.46
9.1
6.9
4.7
3.7
4.2
6.73
4.95
17.92
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.9
1.2
1.4
1.4
1.1
1.4
0.49
1.03
4.21
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.4
0.94
6.2
3.8
3
3.3
3.3
1.1
1.74
2.79
Gamma
2.06 107%
2.38 92%
2.09 105%
2.15 102%
2.3 96%
2.28 96%
2.24 98%
2.26 97%
2.238 98%
2.42 91%
CCT
6293 103%
6585 99%
6618 98%
6664 98%
6489 100%
6761 96%
7038 92%
6331 103%
6611 98%
6720 97%
Noise
off / environment *
22.9
27
24.2
23.4
25.2
24.4
22.4
23.4
25.89
26
Idle Minimum *
22.9
27
24.2
23.4
25.2
24.4
22.4
24.1
26.68
26
Idle Average *
22.9
27
24.2
23.4
25.2
24.4
22.4
24.1
26.04
26
Idle Maximum *
22.9
27
24.2
23.4
27.3
25.7
23.7
25.3
26.05
26
Load Average *
24.3
31
36.2
24
32.1
31.8
24.8
33.4
39.23
40.2
Witcher 3 ultra *
32.4
42.7
30.8
35.7
36.7
29.8
39.4
Load Maximum *
33.9
32
36.2
30.1
38.3
41.2
36.1
39.4
40.25
40.1
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *
45.4
38.1
39.2
43.3
39
42.6
46.1
39
43
40.9
Maximum Bottom *
50.6
42.3
49.8
46.5
46.3
55.3
52.2
35.8
42.6
41.7
Idle Upper Side *
26.8
26.4
24.2
31.9
26.3
25.8
25.7
25.2
30
25.7
Idle Bottom *
26.8
26.8
25.1
33.1
37.5
27.4
26.7
25.6
31.1
26.5
Battery Runtime
H.264
760
790
903
645
704
660
WiFi v1.3
779
592
783
463
814
594
677
510
714
667
Load
81
93
86
91
76
71
77
122
148
154
Reader / Idle
1011
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum *
3.2
3.8
4.1
4.4
3.5
3.3
4.1
6
5.05
4.5
Idle Average *
5.1
5.3
7.7
7.2
7.2
7.6
9.6
6.5
6.28
6.9
Idle Maximum *
5.4
7
7.9
8.3
7.6
8.9
10.2
13.9
8.5
8.2
Load Average *
39.1
34
66.2
21.6
32.2
47.3
47.3
41.9
42.184
39.5
Witcher 3 ultra *
39.8
33.8
61.5
32.1
35.7
45.1
46.7
43.9
45.4
39.6
Load Maximum *
46.6
45.7
84.3
49.3
61.3
57.8
55.7
50.8
69.5
65.3

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

PCMark 10 - Score (sort by value)
HP EliteBook 845 G10 5Z4X0ES
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPNQD-512G
6741 Points
HP EliteBook 645 G9, Ryzen 7 5825U
Vega 8, R7 5825U, Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNV512G
5337 Points
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14ARP G8
Radeon 680M, R7 7735HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6767 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Vega 7, R5 7530U, Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
5686 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad L14 G4 21H6S00900
Vega 7, R5 7530U, Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
5736 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 G5-21JSS05C00
Vega 8, R7 7730U, WD PC SN740 SDDPNQD-1T00
6063 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad E16 G1-21JUS08X00
Vega 8, R7 7730U, WD PC SN740 SDDPNQD-1T00
6049 Points
HP Pavilion Plus 14-ey0095cl
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, WDC PC SN810 1TB
6480 Points
Acer Aspire Vero AV15-53P
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Kingston OM8SEP4512Q-AA
5813 Points
Huawei MateBook D 14 2023, 53013PKG
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1155G7, 511BS0512HB-TX01
5104 Points
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
HP EliteBook 845 G10 5Z4X0ES
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPNQD-512G
10253 Points
HP EliteBook 645 G9, Ryzen 7 5825U
Vega 8, R7 5825U, Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNV512G
4548 Points
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14ARP G8
Radeon 680M, R7 7735HS, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
11387 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Vega 7, R5 7530U, Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
5390 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad L14 G4 21H6S00900
Vega 7, R5 7530U, Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
4281 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 G5-21JSS05C00
Vega 8, R7 7730U, WD PC SN740 SDDPNQD-1T00
5997 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad E16 G1-21JUS08X00
Vega 8, R7 7730U, WD PC SN740 SDDPNQD-1T00
5976 Points
HP Pavilion Plus 14-ey0095cl
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, WDC PC SN810 1TB
11571 Points
Acer Aspire Vero AV15-53P
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Kingston OM8SEP4512Q-AA
6873 Points
Huawei MateBook D 14 2023, 53013PKG
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1155G7, 511BS0512HB-TX01
6317 Points
3DMark - 1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
HP EliteBook 645 G9, Ryzen 7 5825U
Vega 8, R7 5825U, Kioxia BG5 KBG50ZNV512G
17361 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Vega 7, R5 7530U, Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
17008 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad L14 G4 21H6S00900
Vega 7, R5 7530U, Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
15595 Points
Acer Aspire Vero AV15-53P
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Kingston OM8SEP4512Q-AA
20285 Points
Huawei MateBook D 14 2023, 53013PKG
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1155G7, 511BS0512HB-TX01
19768 Points
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