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.

Bestseller No. 1
HP - Pavilion 15.6" Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 5 - 8GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 - 256GB SSD - Shadow Black
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4600H Processor
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking
  • 256GB solid state drive (SSD)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Graphics
  • 15.6" Full HD Micro-edge display
Bestseller No. 2
2021 ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QM-211.ZG14 (AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, 16GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD, RTX 3060 6GB, 14" FHD 144Hz, Windows 10) Gaming Notebook - Moonlight White
  • Display: 14" 144Hz IPS-Level Full HD (1920x1080) 100% sRGB Anti-Glare Display | Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q (6GB) GDDR6 Graphics Card w/ ROG Boost up to 1382MHz at 60W (80W with Dynamic Boost)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS 8 Cores (3.0GHz-4.6GHz, 16MB Cache, 35W)
  • RAM: 16GB (8GB onboard + 8GB) DDR4 3200MHz | Hard Drive: 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) | Warranty: 1-Year ASUS USA Warranty Parts & Labor + Lifetime Tech Support from EXCaliberPC
  • PROMOTION: Exclusive Gaming Bundle ($139.99 value). See description for more details.
Bestseller No. 3
FreeBiz 18.4 Inch Laptop Bag Nylon Waterproof with Shockproof Fit Up to 18 Inch Gaming Laptops Notebook Computer
  • Fits up to 17.3 inch laptop. huge-roomy and four compartments can store more items like books/iPad pro/laptop/tablet/pens/wallet/macbook etc.
  • The front pocket stores your cell phone, iPod and business essentials while also allowing plenty of space for power cords
  • With the exclusive Oxford cloth the laptop bag provides waterproof function and can be more durable and high-end luxuries.
  • built-in anti-shock waterproof foam can always prevent impact force to protect your important item like laptop,iPad etc.
  • Bag Interior Size:17.6*15 inch;Exterior Size:18*15.2*3.8 inch

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5 of the top-rated Gaming Laptops

Out of the many different gaming laptops and we have selected 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.

The laptops that are listed below are now a bit outdated and are no longer available in this configuration.

MSI GS65 Stealth

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 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 features 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 a 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 a 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 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 laptops 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 is a gaming laptop company that specializes in gaming products. The Aero 15 V8 is their latest offering in the 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 the 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 a good gaming experience and NVMe SSD variant.


Alienware 17 R5

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 is tough, built like a tank. Alienware 17 R5 features 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 a 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 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 a 72% NTSC color gamut. The screen is made for gaming, it has great color accuracy and with a 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 acceptable overall performance for under $ 1000, but if you want top performance, you have to spend at least $ 2000.