Gaming on a laptop used to be like signing up for a broadband connection in Australia. There were fast connections, reliable services and good deals -- but you'd only be able to get two out of the three. With gaming laptops, you could either have a cheap system, great performance and quality-of-life options ... but not all three.

Kogan is pitching its Atlas Pro as a $1000 machine that covers all the bases. It's certainly priced competitively enough, and the presence of a discrete graphics card is enough to catch the eyes of people who want to do a little more than what the Intel integrated graphics chips are capable of. But does the Atlas Pro really meet Kogan's lofty goals?