Top Rated Gaming Laptops

top rated gaming laptops

Today’s gaming laptops are smaller, more powerful, and efficient than ever. Good gaming desktops will always be the best for PC gaming but gaming laptops are great for gamers that are often on the move. Modern gaming laptops have powerful GPUs like GeForce 1080 and 1070 which can handle almost all types of modern games in high graphics settings.

5 of the top-rated Gaming Laptops

MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-051 15.6" 144Hz 7ms Ultra Thin Gaming Laptop GTX 1060 6G, i7-8750H 6 Core, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, RGB KB VR Ready, Metal, Black w/ Gold Diamond Cut, Win 10 Home 64bit
Razer Blade 15: World's Smallest 15.6" Gaming Laptop - 144Hz Full HD Thin Bezel - 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H 6 Core - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q - 16GB RAM - 512GB SSD - Windows 10 - CNC Aluminum
GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 15" Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop 144Hz IPS Anti-Glare FHD Display, i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1070, 16G RAM, 512GB PCIE SSD, Metal Chassis, RGB Keys
Alienware 17 R5 VR Ready 17.3" LCD Gaming Notebook - Intel Core i7 (8th Gen) i7-8750H Hexa-core (6 Core) 2.20 GHz - 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM - 1 TB HDD - 256 GB SSD - Windows 10 Home 64-bit (English) - 19
ASUS ROG G703 Desktop Replacement Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 144Hz 3ms G-SYNC, Unlocked Core i9-8950HK Processor, Overclocked GTX 1080 8GB, 32GB DDR4, 2x256GB PCIe SSD + 2TB FireCuda SSHD – G703GI-XS98K
MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-051 15.6" 144Hz 7ms Ultra Thin Gaming Laptop GTX 1060 6G, i7-8750H 6 Core, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, RGB KB VR Ready, Metal, Black w/ Gold Diamond Cut, Win 10 Home 64bit
Razer Blade 15: World's Smallest 15.6" Gaming Laptop - 144Hz Full HD Thin Bezel - 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H 6 Core - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q - 16GB RAM - 512GB SSD - Windows 10 - CNC Aluminum
GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 15" Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop 144Hz IPS Anti-Glare FHD Display, i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1070, 16G RAM, 512GB PCIE SSD, Metal Chassis, RGB Keys
Alienware 17 R5 VR Ready 17.3" LCD Gaming Notebook - Intel Core i7 (8th Gen) i7-8750H Hexa-core (6 Core) 2.20 GHz - 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM - 1 TB HDD - 256 GB SSD - Windows 10 Home 64-bit (English) - 19
ASUS ROG G703 Desktop Replacement Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 144Hz 3ms G-SYNC, Unlocked Core i9-8950HK Processor, Overclocked GTX 1080 8GB, 32GB DDR4, 2x256GB PCIe SSD + 2TB FireCuda SSHD – G703GI-XS98K
$1,999.00
$1,596.50
$2,165.31
$2,999.55
$4,999.77
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MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-051 15.6" 144Hz 7ms Ultra Thin Gaming Laptop GTX 1060 6G, i7-8750H 6 Core, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, RGB KB VR Ready, Metal, Black w/ Gold Diamond Cut, Win 10 Home 64bit
MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-051 15.6" 144Hz 7ms Ultra Thin Gaming Laptop GTX 1060 6G, i7-8750H 6 Core, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, RGB KB VR Ready, Metal, Black w/ Gold Diamond Cut, Win 10 Home 64bit
$1,999.00
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Razer Blade 15: World's Smallest 15.6" Gaming Laptop - 144Hz Full HD Thin Bezel - 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H 6 Core - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q - 16GB RAM - 512GB SSD - Windows 10 - CNC Aluminum
Razer Blade 15: World's Smallest 15.6" Gaming Laptop - 144Hz Full HD Thin Bezel - 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H 6 Core - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q - 16GB RAM - 512GB SSD - Windows 10 - CNC Aluminum
$1,596.50
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GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 15" Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop 144Hz IPS Anti-Glare FHD Display, i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1070, 16G RAM, 512GB PCIE SSD, Metal Chassis, RGB Keys
GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 15" Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop 144Hz IPS Anti-Glare FHD Display, i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1070, 16G RAM, 512GB PCIE SSD, Metal Chassis, RGB Keys
$2,165.31
Alienware 17 R5 VR Ready 17.3" LCD Gaming Notebook - Intel Core i7 (8th Gen) i7-8750H Hexa-core (6 Core) 2.20 GHz - 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM - 1 TB HDD - 256 GB SSD - Windows 10 Home 64-bit (English) - 19
Alienware 17 R5 VR Ready 17.3" LCD Gaming Notebook - Intel Core i7 (8th Gen) i7-8750H Hexa-core (6 Core) 2.20 GHz - 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM - 1 TB HDD - 256 GB SSD - Windows 10 Home 64-bit (English) - 19
$2,999.55
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ASUS ROG G703 Desktop Replacement Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 144Hz 3ms G-SYNC, Unlocked Core i9-8950HK Processor, Overclocked GTX 1080 8GB, 32GB DDR4, 2x256GB PCIe SSD + 2TB FireCuda SSHD – G703GI-XS98K
ASUS ROG G703 Desktop Replacement Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 144Hz 3ms G-SYNC, Unlocked Core i9-8950HK Processor, Overclocked GTX 1080 8GB, 32GB DDR4, 2x256GB PCIe SSD + 2TB FireCuda SSHD – G703GI-XS98K
$4,999.77
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Last update on 2020-11-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Out of the many different gaming laptops and we have selected our 5 top-rated laptops money can buy. In this guide, we will give you a detailed review of these powerful gaming laptops which will help you to find the right gaming laptop for you.

MSI GS65 Stealth

MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-051 15.6" 144Hz 7ms Ultra Thin Gaming Laptop GTX 1060 6G, i7-8750H 6 Core, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, RGB KB VR Ready, Metal, Black w/ Gold Diamond Cut, Win 10 Home 64bit
  • Display: 15.6" FHD, 4.9mm Ultra Thin Bezel Anti-Glare Wide View Angle 144Hz 7ms 72% NTSC 1920x1080 16:9 | Operating System: Windows 10
  • Processor: New Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2 - 4.1GHz (6 Cores)
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX1060 6G GDDR5
  • RAM: 16GB (8G*2) DDR4 2400MHz, 2 Sockets; Max Memory 32GB | Storage: 256GB SSD NVMe (PCIE Gen3x4)
  • Special Features: Ultra Thin Bezel | VR Ready | Steel series Per Key RGB Customizable Keyboard | Thunderbolt 3 Ready

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MSI GS65 Stealth is the latest gaming laptop line by MSI and it features the Intel’s Coffee Lake Six-core processors which are 40% faster than the previous generation. The main highlight of the MSI GS65 Stealth is its body which is slimmer than its predecessor and its aluminum build to make it lighter than the other laptops like Razer 15. It also features the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060. The screen of MSI GS65 Stealth is good and it comes with a 144Hz display which offers much better refresh rates than the regular 60Hz display. MSI GS65 Stealth also carries the latest trend of minimalistic bezels which started from Dell XPS lineup. Overall we are impressed with the display, it is sharp and vibrant. It also has almost 100% Adobe RGB and sRGB color gamuts which means this laptop is also perfect for individuals who do creative work like photo editing or video editing. It also features the NVMe SSD which offers fast boot-up and enhances the overall performance. We played Fortnite on a full graphics setting, the laptop performed well, heat management is good too.

Why should you buy this?

MSI GS65 Stealth is a great gaming laptop and it is good for those people who want a portable gaming laptop with top-end features. If you want a quality laptop with a color-accurate screen, and great performance then MSI GS65 Stealth is for you.


Razer Blade

Razer Blade 15: World's Smallest 15.6" Gaming Laptop - 144Hz Full HD Thin Bezel - 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H 6 Core - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q - 16GB RAM - 512GB SSD - Windows 10 - CNC Aluminum
  • 15. 6” 144Hz Full HD edge-to-edge display (4. 9mm bezels), color calibrated
  • Thin and compact, durable CNC aluminum anybody (0. 68” x 9. 25” x 13. 98”)
  • 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H 6 core Processor. Battery - up to 6 hours
  • NVidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q design VR Ready Graphics; 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
  • Innovative vapor chamber cooling System with gaming Mode power boost

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Razer Blade 2018 by Razer is supposedly the smallest 15-inch gaming laptop ever designed. If you are a gamer then you probably have heard of Razer which is known for its awesome gaming products, Razer Blade 15 is no exception. Razer Blade 2018 feature Intel’s latest 8th generation processor. You also have the option to either go with Nvidia GeForce GTX-1060 Max-Q or Nvidia GeForce GTX-1070 Max-Q version. You also get the option to choose from the FHD screen with 60Hz, FHD screen with 144Hz or 4K screen with 60Hz.

The haptic of Razer Blade is top-notch, aluminum build makes the Razer Blade one of the best-looking gaming laptops available. The keyboard of Razer Blade is good, it has kind of tactile feeling when you press the key which is good and it also comes with RGB lighting where you can assign different colors to different keys. The battery life of this laptop is ok, you will get around 4 hours give or take, of battery life depending on the work you do. The only thing we disliked about the laptop is its thermal management, the laptop gets very hot during long gaming sessions unless you lower down the graphics setting. Apart from average thermal performance, Razer Blade is a great gaming laptop, it features the top-end specs which can handle almost everything you throw at it. Also if you are a creative professional then you will appreciate Razer Blade because its screen has 100% sRGB Color Gamut.

Why should you buy this?

Razer Blade is one of the most powerful and beautiful looking gaming laptop available in the market. It has a MacBook look which is appealing to many people. It is good for people who want a slim laptop with a smaller footprint. It is not good for people who like to play games with max graphics settings due to heat issues.


Gigabyte Aero 15 V8

GIGABYTE Aero 15X v8-BK4 15" Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop 144Hz IPS Anti-Glare FHD Display, i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1070, 16G RAM, 512GB PCIE SSD, Metal Chassis, RGB Keys
  • 15.6" 5mm Thin Bezel FHD 144Hz Pantone X-Rite 1920x1080 IPS anti-glare display LCD
  • Intel Core i7-8750H (2.2GHz-4.1GHz) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GDDR5 8GB Max Q Supports NVIDIA Optimus Technology
  • 16 GB DDR4 2666MHz Memory 512GB M.2 NVME PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD Windows 10 Home
  • 94.24Wh 10hrs Long Battery Life Gigabyte Fusion Per Key RGB Keyboard Dolby ATMOS Gaming Thunderbolt3, SD Card Reader(UHS-II)
  • 14 x 9.8 x 0.78" 4.62 Ib. 2 years global warranty

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Gigabyte is a gaming laptop company that specializes in gaming products. The Aero 15 V8 is their latest offering in gaming laptop lineup. Last year’s Gigabyte Aero 15 was also a very good looking laptop but this year’s Gigabyte Aero 15 V8 is more refined and more powerful. Gigabyte Aero 15 V8 also follow the latest trend of minimal bezels which allowed the Gigabyte to pack the 15.6-inch screen into a 14-inch laptop body. The minimal bezels give the Gigabyte Aero 15 V8 a premium look but for this premium look you will be compromising the position of the webcam. Razer managed to keep the webcam at the top of the display so if you are the person who uses the webcam a lot then you can choose the external webcam or you can completely ignore this laptop. New Gigabyte Aero 15 V8 also comes with a 144Hz display panel which enhances the gaming experience and it has become standard for gaming laptops to have the 144Hz display. FHD model also comes with a Pantone Calibrated display which makes the visual experience more pleasant. If you want the 4K display then you will have to say to goodbye to 144Hz Refresh rate because 4K panel comes with the 60Hz display. The screen also has 100% RGB color gamut which is very useful for creative professionals and people who appreciate color accurateness. Gigabyte Aero 15 V8 comes with the option to either choose Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU. Gigabyte Aero 15 V8 comes with 8th generation chips which are powerful and with GTX-1070 Max-Q GPU, it can handle every modern game without any problem.

The Battery size of Gigabyte Aero 15 V8 is 94 Whr which is very rare in gaming laptops and we are able to get around 7 hours of battery life in normal use and around 4 hours of battery life in a gaming session.

Why should you buy this?

Gigabyte Aero 15 V8 is a good gaming laptop with good performance, better thermals, and long battery life. If you don’t mind the placement of webcam then you can go for this beast. If you are thinking of buying this laptop then we would suggest you should go with the 144Hz panel if you want good gaming experience and NVMe SSD variant.


Alienware 17 R5

Alienware 17 R5 VR Ready 17.3" LCD Gaming Notebook - Intel Core i7 (8th Gen) i7-8750H Hexa-core (6 Core) 2.20 GHz - 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM - 1 TB HDD - 256 GB SSD - Windows 10 Home 64-bit (English) - 19
  • 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H (6-Core, 2. 2 GHz)
  • NVIDIA GTX 1060 Graphics Card, Up to 6 GB GDDR5
  • 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • 1 TB HDD + 256 GB SSD
  • 17. 3” LCD, IPS, 1920 x 1080 Display

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Dell Alienware is one of the oldest gaming laptop companies in the world and it is known for its powerful top-rated gaming laptops and Alienware 17 R5 is no exception. With its powerful 8th generation i7 processor and Nvidia GTX 1060, it is quite a powerful laptop at a great price.  The design of Alienware 17 R5 hasn’t changed since 2016, the laptop tough, built like a tank. Alienware 17 R5 feature the 17 inch TN Display, TN Displays are normally not great but in this case, Alienware 17 R5’s TN Panel is good and with 120Hz Refresh rate it offers good overall performance. As Alienware 17 R5 is a 17-inch laptop so it is not portable with around 10-pounds.

Overall, the thermal performance of Alienware 17 R5 was great and even after long gaming sessions, temperate was acceptable. The Battery life of Alienware 17 R5 is average, for normal use it will last for 3 and half hours and for gaming it will last for 2 hours.

Why should you buy this?

Alienware 17 R5 is a great gaming laptop that offers good gaming performance.


Asus ROG G703GI

ASUS ROG G703 Desktop Replacement Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 144Hz 3ms G-SYNC, Unlocked Core i9-8950HK Processor, Overclocked GTX 1080 8GB, 32GB DDR4, 2x256GB PCIe SSD + 2TB FireCuda SSHD – G703GI-XS98K
  • Overclocked GPU and CPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X with 8th-Gen unlocked Intel Core i9-8950HK Processor (up to 4. 8 GHz)
  • 144Hz refresh rate 17. 3” Full HD IPS Type AHVA gaming panel with NVIDIA G-SYNC and 3ms response time gaming laptop
  • 2x 256GB Pie SSDs in RAID0 for 512GB total storage capacity. 2TB SSHD storage drive. 32GB DDR4 2666MHz
  • Asus Aura Sync RGB keyboard with individual per-key customization. 2. 5mm key travel distance
  • Copper tunnels Independently cool the CPU and GPU. Dual 12V fans with Ant-Dust technology

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Asus ROG G703GI is another gaming beast that comes with 8th Generation i9 processors and GTX 1080 GPU. It is the 2nd generation of the Asus ROG G703 and it can handle modern games at high graphics settings. Asus ROG G703GI is available in multiple variants and its price varies depending on the variant you pick. Asus ROG G703GI fully loaded variant costs $4999. The Design of Asus ROG G703GI is not extraordinary, it is similar to the ROG G70 and overall build quality is top-notch. It is a bulkier laptop weighing 4.7kg which means it is not portable. Asus ROG G703GI features the 17.3 inches 144 Hz display with 72% NTSC color gamut. The screen is made for gaming, it has great color accuracy and with 144 Hz panel, the gaming experience is good. The gaming performance of this laptop was also great, we were able to play games like Middle Earth: Shadow of War, Total War: Warhammer II at 101 and 68.3 FPS at ultra-settings. At low settings, we were getting 179 FPS for Middle Earth: Shadow of War and 145 FPS for Total War: Warhammer II. The battery life of Asus ROG G703GI is below average and it is expected in these types of laptops due to powerful GPUs.

Why should you buy this?

Just like Alienware 17 R5, Asus ROG G703GI is for hardcore gamers. If you are a hardcore gamer then Asus ROG G703GI is for you, otherwise, you don’t need this much power.

Conclusion

Gaming laptops are getting better every year and the variety of gaming laptops is also increasing. You can get a gaming laptop with decent overall performance for under $1000, but if you want the top performance then you will have to spend at least $2000.