The Best Gaming Laptops

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Gaming laptops were easier to distinguish from others, for they were bulkier than others. They weighed almost as much as a regular PC, cost twice as much, but their performance was half of what a PC did. But with time, these laptops also have undergone a massive change and have now turned into slimmer versions than their previous selves.

They are highly portable to being incredibly powerful gaming workstations that are on par with the best gaming PC’s in the market. Both types of laptops are capable of producing an immersive gaming experience and pulling their weight in terms of competitive gaming too. The difference is in the cost of these laptops that are far more than the desktops, which can put a strain on the pocket.

The fact that AMD, Intel, and Nvidia focus so much of their efforts on power efficiency and thermals means that the best gaming laptops are on the cutting edge of what’s possible. Their performance in gaming is incredibly fast as well, with AMD’s 4000-series CPUs bringing the fight to Intel and its 10th Gen processors.

You can find below 5 of the best gaming laptops that you can indulge in depending upon the kind of gamer you are. Irrespective of your needs and budget, you can find the type of laptop that is perfect for you.

Acer Predator Helios 300

Helios was a great choice during the GTX 10-series era, and now they are back with a new and advanced model of the laptop. It is the best budget gaming laptop available in the market, and f you put in just a little bit more than the asked price, you could score yourself a GTX 1060 graphics card. It is the same laptop in a sleeker version than its predecessor. Some of its other specifications include decent battery life and an incredible value for the money paid. The only real drawback is the small SSD, although there are more abundant storage options in the SSD form if you want more space.

Specifications:

  • Storage: 256GB-512GB
  • RAM: 8GB-16GB DDR4-2666
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-9300H, i7-9750H
  • Battery: 3720 mAh
  • Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
  • Dimensions: 10.01 x 14.23 x 0.90 inches
  • Weight: 5.07 lbs
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti – RTX 2060

MSI GL63 8RC (15.6 inch)

If you are a gamer that is just beginning with his gaming career, this is your go-to laptop. It is the best entry-level gaming laptop that you can get in the market. It is easy to upgrade, but it does not include SSD. It means that you will have to depend on an outer storage facility. The GL63 comes equipped with Intel’s i7-9750H, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, and one of the thinner bezels we’ve seen in this price range. The laptop comes loaded with a 1TB HDD, which means you’ll probably want to upgrade the storage reasonably quickly. The MSI GL63 8RC is one of the cheapest gaming laptops we could find with a GTX 1660 Ti discrete graphics card.

Specifications:

  • Storage: 1TB HDD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4-2666
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-9750H
  • Battery: 3-cell
  • Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
  • Dimensions: 15.07 x 10.24 x 1.14 inches
  • Weight: 4.85 lbs
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB

Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model (15.6-inch)

Razer Blade 15 is outfitted with the same CNC-milled aluminum chassis as its predecessor, only this time it holds the latest graphics chips from Nvidia, namely the RTX family of Turing architecture-based GPUs. It’s simply our favorite gaming laptop today. They say it is the best laptop for gaming in the whole market!

It is not the thinnest or the lightest in its class; it is the longest-lasting premium gaming laptop we’ve seen to date. It is also more expensive compared to others. The touchpad is the closest one that can be found to a MacBook trackpad you will find on a Windows notebook. That includes non-gaming laptops like the Dell XPS 13, which is met with acclaims that each time it’s re-packaged and re-released. In just about every way, the Razer Blade 15 feels like a dream to use.

It is available in a variety of versions. But it is likely, that most gamers will opt for one of the more practical 1080p 144Hz models.

Specifications:

  • Storage: 512GB M.2 SSD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4-2666
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-9750H
  • Battery: 80Whr
  • Screen: 15.6-inch FHD or 4K (1920 x 1080 – 4K)
  • Dimensions: 15.07 x 10.24 x 1.14 inches
  • Weight: 4.63 lbs
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 – 2080 Max-Q

Asus ROG Strix GL503VS-DH74 (Scar Edition)

This Asus gaming laptop is known for its price and performance. Priced at an affordable rate, its performance surpasses it. It is bulky but durable and the right kind of desktop replacement laptop for a gamer looking for a stable device. It uses a previous gen quad-core CPU, but that doesn’t matter much in most games. Asus gaming laptops are known for their best performance at gaming and this version offers G-Sync on its 144Hz panel, but the tradeoff means you miss out on Nvidia’s Optimus battery tech. The downside to this laptop is the battery life that won’t last for more than 2 hours so don’t forget to carry your charger along with you.

Specifications:

  • Storage: 256GB NVMe SSD, 1TB FireCuda SSHD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4-2666
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H
  • Battery: 64 Whr
  • Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) wide-view 144Hz with G-Sync
  • Dimensions: 10.3 x 15.2 x 1.0 inches
  • Weight: 5.6 lbs
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060

Dell G3 15

It is difficult finding a laptop that is good enough for gaming and can be bought at a reasonable price. You have to settle for something to get something else, especially in areas like performance, design, and even battery life. Dell G3 15 offers a decent 1080p gaming with configurations under $1,000, and the battery actually lasts a while. It is better than the previous versions in terms of being slimmer, sleeker design. It is a powerful laptop with a toned-down look. The display is the only downside since it does not have a rich color range as the other gaming laptops on this list.

Specifications:

  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • RAM: 16GB
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-9750H
  • Battery: 94 Whr
  • Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080 IPS 144Hz)
  • Dimensions: 0.85 x 14.4 x 10 inches
  • Weight: 5.40 lbs
  • GPU: Intel Core i7-9750H

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