Gaming laptops are no different than cars: There’s something out there for everyone. Whether you are looking for a powerful gaming laptop or a slim-and-sexy, highly portable one that could put a Lamborghini to shame, I have the best gaming laptops lined up for you.
I’ll start the list with Alienware Area-51m, the most powerful gaming laptop in the market at the moment. Coming with a number of different configurations (RTX 2060 being the weakest & RTX 2080 being the most powerful (which will future-proof you for a long time)), it can run any game in the market at maximum graphics settings.
The CPUs of this laptop range from very powerful Intel Core i7s to even more powerful Core i9s, with the highest clock speeds hitting 5 GHz and the lowest being 3.6 GHz. The base model of Area-51m includes 16GB of RAM, and unlike with most laptops, you can upgrade it up to 64GB. Same is the case with the storage, CPU and GPU of the laptop. It’s not that you’ll be requiring any upgrade anytime soon as Area-51m’s specs are designed to keep you gaming on max settings for many years to come.
As for the cooling system of the laptop, well it has been specially designed to deal with the most demanding tasks ensuring you get every ounce of performance you need. It’s not only the inside; Area-51m is beautiful on the outside too, as it comes with a stunning yet quirky white chassis. The laptop’s comfy keyboard and VR readiness are just cherries on top.
Thin & lightweight, Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is the most portable laptop on the list. Making it especially ideal for travelers who love gaming, although, it might not be very easy storing it in most laptop bags or backpacks considering its 17.3-inch screen.
Also, it’s surprisingly quiet and most importantly incredibly fast with a meaty Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU, strong Intel Coffee Lake Core i7 chip and a whopping 16GB of RAM. Meaning it’ll be able to run just about any game under the sun at ultra settings as smoothly as butter. Plus, it offers a respectable amount of storage and comes loaded with RGB lighting that’ll dazzle just about anyone.
Another great gaming laptop for travelers, MSI GS65 Stealth weighs around four pounds and is only 0.7 inches thick, all while packing impressive internals like Nvidia GeForce GTX 2080. It really shows how good MSI has gotten at making extremely-powerful portable gaming laptops.
Intel Core i7-8750H along with a stinking 32GB RAM backs the GPU up in terms of processing power, while the 17.3″ FHD display delivers buttery smooth, tear-free visuals thanks to a high 144Hz refresh rate. There’s literally nothing out there that you’ll throw at this monster that’ll slow it down.
Moreover, you get a responsive and clean Steel series Per Key RGB Customizable Keyboard, a horizontally spacious trackpad and MSI’s Cooler Boost Trinity+ cooling system. I don’t think it gets any better than this.
Well, it’s not the first time for Razer Blade to be on the list of the best gaming laptops, it has been there many times before. And, there are a lot of reasons for it such as its good looking, have a stunning display and is loaded with some very impressive components.
Same is the case with this year’s model, which now rocks the Nvidia GeForce GTX 20-series. To be frank that is a lot of power for a machine this thin. If you don’t think it’s enough, well you can then use the Razer Core for future expansion.
Remember this, it’s not a very affordable laptop, but if you are looking for something that’s both powerful and stylish than I guess it will be perfect for you.
Packing a lot of muscles inside its elegant chassis, Lenovo’s latest gaming laptop variant is perfect for those hardcore gamers who don’t have lot of dough at hand.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series will ensure you can play most modern games on max settings with barely a hiccup in sight. It also packs a powerful processor and enough RAM (16GB) to keep the system relevant for a few years. Its 15.6” screen is Full HD and comes with a 144Hz Nvidia G-Sync, meaning you’ll get an amazingly immersive experience, wherever you’re playing. It’s as close to a complete package as you can get, wrapped in a very good looking body that you’d be proud to show off to colleagues and strangers.
The only drawbacks of this machine (if you ask me) are its battery life which struggles to keep going with the powerful processor & beefy GPU, so make sure to keep a power cable whenever on the move. That aside, Lenovo Legion Y740 is still one of the better potable gaming-laptop options for economical techies.
Another gem from MSI, this machine posses a bombastic build and design, as well as a stacked suite of impressive internals.
Specs-wise, the combination of the Intel Core i9-8950HK CPU, powerful Nvidia Pascal graphics, and plenty of RAM make it an AAA-title crusher out of the box. That along with a wide-array of ports and connections, a mechanical backlight keyboard (which is very comfy making this laptop great not only for games but for writing articles as well), and a 2-year MSI warranty complete an excellent all-round gaming package.
Although, there is one thing you shouldn’t expect and that is long battery life, as it’s not that good in that department. That, combined with its 10-plus-pound weight, makes Titan neither portable nor cafe-friendly. However, if raw power is what you want, than this monster is perfect for you. Just be prepared to shell out the silver.
Ok, so let me make this simple, you want an ultra-powerful gaming laptop, but you are short on the money thus restricting you from buying those light and thin gaming laptops, well, then the Acer Predator Helios 500 is a great sweet spot.
It’s packed with up to an Intel Core i9 processor and strong Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics, and therefore will allow you to run any game you can think of without breaking a sweat. One thing that needs to mentioned here is that this laptop is not that portable, also the speakers and trackpad are mediocre. Still, when it comes to gaming, this best upper-mid-range gaming laptop does not disappoint – and, you’ll be able to save some money too.
Thin, light and powerful, the Gigabyte Aero 15 crashes into this list with top-end specs and looks to drool over. It’s fitted with an 8th-gen i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and full-fat Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics, and therefore will be able to handle any game you throw at it.
You should have a significant amount of cash at hand to buy this laptop, but i don’t think that’s going to be much of an issue if you’re shopping up near the premium end of the market.