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Best Gaming Laptops of 2021

The best gaming laptops come in all shapes and sizes, for different needs and budgets. Because while a tricked out $5,000-plus model with the highest-end graphics and best display might give you the best gaming laptop experience, most of us can't afford a rig like that. Our picks here are often high-end models (we're an enthusiast site, after all), but most come in a variety of configurations at various price points.

Thankfully, there are  more gaming laptop options now than ever, from budget-friendly to desktop replacements. Some come with full-size Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics cards, while others go for the more efficient Max-Q designs that enable thinner chassis and (sometimes) quieter fans.

While many of the best gaming laptops come with a 1080p display and high refresh rates, some include 4K screens, so you can pick between fidelity and resolution. Several gaming laptop go as fast as 360 Hz.

There is more choice than ever in components, too. While Intel is still a popular option, AMD's Ryzen processors are becoming more common, though the majority of notebooks in general still use Intel. On the GPU side, Nvidia's RTX GPUs are in far more laptops, though AMD is slowly starting to pair its own graphics cards with hits CPUs for what it calls an "AMD Advantage."

The latest technologies in processors include Intel's 11th Gen "Tiger Lake" processors and AMD's Ryzen 5000 CPUs. Just like desktops, anything with the latest graphics can still be hard to come by right now, thanks to a global components shortage. 

To help you find the best gaming laptop today, we've compiled a list of the best models we've tested and reviewed recently. For much more on how to narrow down your list of best gaming laptop considerations, check out our best gaming laptop buyer’s guide. But here are a few quick tips to get you started down the road to the right portable gaming rig for you.

While many gamers may go to desktops to get the most performance for their money, try lugging a tower, monitor and keyboard around in your backpack. When you need a powerful rig you can take with you, there's no substitute for a gaming laptop.

The picks on this list should be ready to run Windows 11, which released this month. Read our impressions of Windows 11.

Quick Gaming Laptop Shopping Tips

  • Focus on the GPU: Most games are dependent on the GPU, and those aren’t upgradeable. If you splurge on a powerful GPU now, you’ll be gaming comfortably for a few years.
  • You can upgrade some parts later: While the best CPUs for gaming and GPUs are almost always soldered down, most gaming laptops let you replace the RAM and storage, so you can buy cheaper now and add more memory and a bigger hard drive or SSD down the road.
  • Battery life will probably be bad: Very few gaming notebooks get 8 hours or more on a charge, and you need the power supply to get the best gaming performance anyway. However, we've seen some strong times from AMD's Ryzen processors, and Nvidia suggests its improved Optimus technology may help turn the tide.

Best gaming laptops at a glance

  1. MSI GE76 Raider
  2. Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
  3. Razer Blade 15 Advance Model
  4. Alienware m17 R4
  5. Acer Nitro 5
  6. Acer Nitro 5 (Alternate Configuration)
  7. Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition 
  8. Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733
  9. Lenovo Legion 5 Pro
  10. Asus ROG Zephyrus Do 15 SE GX551

Best Gaming Laptops You Can Buy Today

1. MSI GE76 Raider

The Best Overall Gaming Laptop


CPU: ntel Core i9-11980HK

GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080

Display: 17.3 inches, 1920 x 1080, 360 Hz

Weight: 6.39 pounds (2.9 kg)

Reasons to buy

+Strong gaming performance+Fast SSD speeds+RGB light bar (that you can turn off)+Bright, fast display+1080p webcam

Reasons to avoid

-Very expensive-Runs a bit warm

The MSI GE76 Raider is our pick for a gaming laptop that can replace your desktop. And yes, it has a massive RGB light bar. It offers seriously strong performance with components ranging up to an Intel Core i9-11980HK and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080.

The 17.3-inch display is bright and goes up to 360 Hz, for those who want to play esports titles like Dota 2 or League of Legends as smoothly as possible.

But unlike many of the other laptops on this list, the Raider is not thin. In fact, it's quite large, but you need that for all of the power inside (and for the 17.3-inch build quality). If you want something smaller, the GE66 Raider, our former pick for this spot, which we reviewed last year, has also been updated to more recent parts.

Read:MSI GE76 Raider Review 

For enthusiasts who want a gaming laptop to replace a desktop, the MSI GE76 Raider has it all. It's a performance gaming machine with up to an Intel Core i9-11980HK and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, with a 360 Hz display that's ready for esports like League of Legends or Dota 2.

For some, the standout feature will be the RGB light bar, which really, well, stands out. If that's a bit much, though, you can turn it off. We're also pleased with its 1080p webcam, which should simply be standard in 2021.

Of course, a 17-incher is deskbound, and this one is also very expensive. It's a great pick for serious enthusiasts, but those looking for something smaller may want to opt for the GE66 Raider, which we tested last year with 10th Gen processors, but is also available with updated parts.

Read:MSI GE76 Raider Review 

2. Asus ROG Zephyrus G14

Best Thin and Light Gaming Laptop


CPU: AMD Ryzen 4900HS

GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q

Display: 14-inch, 1920 x 1080 120Hz

Weight: 3.5 pounds (1.6 kg)

Reasons to buy

+Good looks+AMD Ryzen 4900HS offers strong performance+Stellar battery life+Comfortable keyboard

Reasons to avoid

-Fan sometime whirs when idle-No webcam-No Thunderbolt 3

For those looking for something slim and attractive, our pick is the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14. As far as gaming laptops go, the Zephyrus is unassuming in either white or gray with minimalist stylings. But with the AMD Ryzen 4900HS and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q in our review unit, you get strong productivity and gaming performance. It’s not the best performer on the market in terms of graphics, but it’s the best value for most people. 

The battery life is also surprisingly long for a gaming notebook and the keyboard is clicky and comfortable. The fan, however, sometimes goes off even when just sitting on the desktop, and this system doesn’t come equipped with a built-in webcam.

Read: Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 review 

3. Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model

Best Thin and Light Gaming Laptop (Alternate Pick)


CPU: Intel Core i7-10875H

GPU: Nvidia RTX 2080 Super Max-Q

Display: 15.6 inch, 1920 x 1080, 300Hz

Weight: 4.7 pounds (2.1 kg)

Reasons to buy

+Thin and light+Stunning design+Great selection of ports+300 Hz Display 

Reasons to avoid

-Uncomfortable keyboard-Expensive

If you want higher specs and are willing to pay more for a thin and light gaming laptop, the Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model is a strong choice. It has a sleek design that’s easy to take with you anywhere, and has a nice selection of ports if you also want to plug in a bunch of peripherals.

While the Zephyrus stops at an RTX 2060, the Blade goes up to an Nvidia RTX 2080 Super Max-Q. It also has options for a faster 300 Hz display, which is great for esports.

Instead of a Ryzen chip, Razer has opted for Intel’s 10th Gen H-series processors to power the Blade 15. It’s not as power efficient, but offers strong performance.

Read: Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model review

4. Alienware m17 R4

Best 17-inch Gaming Laptop


CPU: Intel Core i9-10980HK

GPU: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080 (165W TGP)

Display: 17.3-inch 1920 x 1080 360Hz

Weight: 6.6 pounds / 3 kg

Reasons to buy

+Unrivaled performance+Snappy keyboard+Attractive design

Reasons to avoid

-Noisy fan-Heavy

A 17-inch gaming notebook gets into the desktop replacement category, and that's exactly what the  Alienware m17 R4 is. At its top-end configurations, like how we reviewed it, it can get very pricey, but you also get the top-end Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU with 165W TGP. There are options for 4K or our 1920 x 1080 360Hz option for esports aficionados.

Other RTX laptops we've tested to date haven't touched the m17 on performance, which eschews Max-Q technologies in favor of the most powerful part you can pack in a notebook.

It also has a nice, snappy RGB keyboard and the design, at 0.87 inches, is still fairly stealthy for a notebook packing this much performance.

Read: Alienware m17 R4 review 

5. Acer Nitro 5

The Best Budget Gaming Laptop


CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 4600U

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650

Display: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080

Weight: 5.3 pounds / 2.4 kg

Reasons to buy

+Great value+Comfortable keyboard+Good webcam 

Reasons to avoid

-Dim display

The Acer Nitro 5 is the best gaming laptop for those on a tight budget. For the price, you’ll get a great value on entry level performance. While you’ll sacrifice a bright display, the  keyboard is comfortable and you even get a decent webcam.

Our review unit had an AMD Ryzen 5 4600U paired with an Nvidia GeForce 1650. We’ve seen a few Ryzen-based gaming laptops get better than expected battery life, and the Nitro 5 lasted over 11 hours.

If you’re handy, there’s plenty of room for upgrading (and you’ll want to consider it down the line with just 256GB of storage in our review unit), but for $700, you’re getting a lot for the money.

Read:Acer Nitro 5 (AMD) review 

6. Acer Nitro 5 (Alternate Configuration)

A Souped Up Version of our Budget Pick


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800U

GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070

Display: 15.6-inch, 2560 x 1440, 165 Hz

Weight: 4.85 pounds / 2.2 kg

Reasons to buy

+Strong performance+Good viewing angles

Reasons to avoid

-Pricier than other Acer Nitro models

Since we reviewed the Acer Nitro 5 above, the company has released more models with updated specs. The most recent one we reviewed uses a Ryzen 7 5800U and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, allowing for stronger performance and ray tracing in select games.

This model also boasts a 1440p display at 165 Hz, far above the 1080p you find in the budget version. This one still looks clunky, however, and you pay for the parts with a $1,699 price tag.

Acer is still selling the Nitro 5 in budget configurations — this is a newer one that adds on to the lineup with a more premium configuration. It falls a bit out of the budget category at this point, but we found that the additions were quite good.

Read:Acer Nitro 5 review 

7. Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition

The All-AMD Gaming Laptop


CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX

GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800M

Display: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, 300 Hz, IPS

Weight: 6.61 pounds / 3 kg

Reasons to buy

+Solid gaming and productivity performance+Long battery life for a gaming notebook+Dolby Atmos audio+Cool at most touchpoints 

Reasons to avoid

-Middling SSD-Display could be brighter-No webcam

The Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition is the first laptop under AMD's Advantage program, which pairs the company's CPUs and GPUs in premium designs meant to use solid screens and be built for comfortable gaming. The Strix delivers on several of those points by offering strong performance through the Ryzen 9 5900Hz, Radeon RX 6800M and SmartShift technology to move power between the two.

The laptop also offers powerful audio with Dolby Atmos support, and we found it to be reasonably cool at most touchpoints, even while gaming. It also lasts a long time on battery when you aren't gaming.

There are a few concerns of note, including the complete lack of a webcam, and the display, while decent, could be brighter. But for those all in on AMD and laptops with copious amounts of RGB lighting, this one's worth a look.

Read: Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition review

8. Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733

The Best Esports Gaming Laptop


CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX

GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080

Display: 17.3-inch, 1920 x 1080, 360 Hz

Weight: 5.95 pounds / 2.7 kg

Reasons to buy

+360 Hz Refresh Rate+Comfortable keyboard+Strong productivity performance+Bassy Audio

Reasons to avoid

-Divisive Design-Short charging cable

If you want to play esports like a professional, you'll want a laptop with the fastest screen you can find. The Asus ROG Strix Scar G733 offers a 360 Hz refresh rate on its FHD screen and has top-end components to power esports titles to get to frame rates that can actually use it.

The design feels premium but has an interesting mix of dark materials and clear plastic. It's reminiscent of both a hot rod car and a 90's MP3 player, which might turn some people off.

But the comfortable keyboard, strong overall performance and bassy audio all contribute to a strong gaming experience, even if you don't like seeing the inside of your laptop.

Read: Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733 review

9. Lenovo Legion 5 Pro

A 16-inch Esports Option


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H

GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070

Display: 16-inch, 2560 x 1600, 165 Hz

Weight: 5.4 pounds / 2.45 kg

Reasons to buy

+Beautiful, high-res display+Strong performance+Comfortable keyboard

Reasons to avoid

-Bulky design-Middling Audio

If you're willing to sacrifice your refresh rate for higher resolution, the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro is one to check out. While some other gaming notebooks opt for 300 Hz, the Legion's 165 Hz, 2560 x 1600 screen is a stunner in its own right. It also has a 16:10 aspect ratio, which we appreciate for productivity use.

Our review unit came with a Ryzen 7 5800H and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, which together offered competitive performance across our suite of gaming benchmarks. Our system also included 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM. 

We were also impressed with this laptop's keyboard, which seems to have benefitted from the excellence of Lenovo's business-oriented ThinkPads.

The system is, however, a bit thick. If you don't want to deal with bulk, you may want to consider other options on this list.   

Read:Lenovo Legion 5 Pro review

10. Asus ROG Zephyrus Do 15 SE GX551

The Best Dual-Screen Gaming Laptop


CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX

GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080

Display: 5.6-inch, 3840 x 2160 primary display, 3740 x 1100 ScreenPad Plus

Weight: 5.29 pounds / 2.4 kg

Reasons to buy

+Excellent productivity performance+Bright, colorful displays+Good battery life (for a gaming laptop)

Reasons to avoid

-No webcam-Input devices are awkward

Asus' latest ROG Zephyrus Duo uses AMD's top-end RYzen 9 5900HX paired with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 for powerful results, while using a second screen that lifts up to provide more ventilation to improve cooling.

The two displays are both bright and colorful, and at a bit over 4 hours and 52 minutes on our battery test, it's endurance is good (for a gaming notebook, anyway).

The keyboard and mouse are in an awkward position, like most dual-screen notebooks on the market (most people will likely use an external mouse for gaming). So you'll have to decide if that second screen — which is great for chat programs, gaming guides or music apps — is worth a more difficult typing experience.

Read:Asus ROG Zephyrus Do 15 SE GX551 review 

Best Gaming Laptops Compared

*Up toCPUGPURAMStorageDisplay (inches)Weight (Ibs)
MSI GE76 RaiderCore i9-11980HK*RTX 308032GB*1TB*15.6, 1080p, 300Hz5.3
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14Ryzen 9 4900HS* RTX 2060 Max-Q16GB*1TB*14.0, 1080p, 120Hz3.5
Razer Blade 15 Advanced ModelCore i7-10875H*RTX 2080 Super Max-Q16GB1TB*15.6, 1080p, 300Hz4.7
Alienware m17 R4Core i9-10980HK*RTX 308032GB2x 1TB RAID 017.3, 2160p, 360Hz6.6
Acer Nitro 5Ryzen 5 4600UGTX 16508GB256GB*15.6, 1080p, 60Hz5.3
Acer Nitro 5 (Alternate Config)Ryzen 7 5800URTX 307016GB1TB15.6, 1440p, 165Hz4.9
Asus ROG G15 Advantage EditionRyzen 9 5900HXRX 6800M16GB512GB15.6, 1080p, 300Hz6.6
Asus ROG Strix 17 G733Ryzen 9 5900HXRTX 308032GB2x 1TB17.3, 1080p, 360Hz5.9
Lenovo Legion 5 ProRyzen 9 5900HXRTX 308716GB512GB15.6,1600p, 165Hz5.4
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551Ryzen 9 5900HXRTX 308032GB2x 1TB RAID015.6, 2160p, 300Hz5.3

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Whether you're shopping for one of the best gaming laptops or another model that didn't quite make our list, you may find some savings by checking out our lists of Dell coupon codes, HP coupon codes, Lenovo coupon codes, Razer promo codes or Newegg promo codes.

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Best Gaming Laptop Under $1500 and $2000

What Laptop Best For High End Gaming Like CyberPunk 2077 ?

Here are top rated high end and strongest gaming laptops for demanding gamers.

Gaming laptops are a good alternative to classic gaming PCs. Because mobile graphics chips are almost on a par with their desktop counterparts in terms of performance, gaming laptops offer very high performance with a compact form factor. We have tested current models from manufacturers such as HP, Razer and Dell and give clear purchase recommendations for different budgets. In the text as well as in the video, we explain what you should pay attention to when buying a gaming notebook.

The evolution of gaming notebooks increasingly closes the gap to desktop PCs. Nvidia in particular has made a major contribution to this, because since the GPU manufacturer launched its Geforce 1000 series for laptops, the performance difference between mobile and desktop graphics chips is hardly worth mentioning, depending on the graphics chipset. The performance values ​​are often (especially in the 1000 generation) at a comparable level to the desktop models, which makes the purchase of a gaming notebook highly attractive – provided that money does not matter.

With the Geforce 2000 series, Nvidia has now also launched its “RTX computing cores”, which massively accelerate real-time ray tracing, for mobile computers. Our comparison test of the top models show that a new generation does not always have to be significantly better than its predecessor .

New Best Gaming Laptop For Your Money that are more popular in gaming community:

  • Alienware Area-51 m
  • Dell G7 17 Gaming Laptop
  • Alienware M17
  • MSI GS75 Stealth-093
  • Acer Predator Helios 300
  • ASUS ROG Zephyrus M Slim Gaming Laptop
  • MSI P65 Creator-1084
  • Razer Blade 15
  • Acer Nitro 7
  • HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0070ng
  • Corsair Vengeance i4200
  • Lenovo Legion 5

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Here’s the high-end machine we’d recommend for Cyberpunk 2077 at 4K 60FPS:

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  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X ($299)

  • RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600 ($72)

  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 10GB ($699)

  • Mobo: MSI MAG B550M Mortar WiFi ($169)

  • Storage: 1TB Samsung 980 Pro ($229)

  • Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ($99)

  • PSU: Cooler Master MWE Gold 650W ($109)

  • Total Price: $1,676

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The best choice: Razer Blade 15

If you really want to play cyberpunk 2077 like pros then this machine is your No.1 choice so far. Its performance is very close to gaming desktop.We recommend look no further than the Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop for high end graphics hungry games. This machine is tank and gives you optimum performance on all the latest games.A powerful machine, Battlefield 5 beta played at a consistent 90fps on high settings and PUBG runs on a good 80-95fps on the highest settings. It is a sleek, yet eye catching design which really does give a premium feel. The speakers are decent, the keyboard has a nice tactile feel and the touch-pad is precise and smooth. We recommend this laptop to university students that want to play games, but also want something they can efficiently complete their work on.

Alienware Area-51 m

The manufacturing company considers it to be one of the most powerful gaming pc in the world.

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Its components can be adjusted or changed , as they can be expanded and it is very efficient for users.

Many technology experts, knowing the characteristics of this equipment, have highly recommended it to people who are dedicated to games so that they acquire it with confidence.


  • Impressive space station aesthetics
  • Excellent graphics and overall performance
  • Super fast SSD
  • All major upgradeable components


  • Exorbitantly expensive
  • Mediocre selection of NVMe SSDs
  • No MicroSD card slot

Features of the Alienware Area-51 m

The main features of the Alienware Area-51 m that can be highlighted can be noted the following:


The screen is a very important aspect that should be highlighted, since it corresponds to a 17.2-inch IPS.

It also has a resolution that includes 1920 x 1080 pixels.


In its internal part, the main memory is 8 GB and can reach 64 GB to provide the largest storage capacity to users.


The computer has an Intel Core 19-9900K system that has eight cores that allows greater efficiency at all times.

Graphic card

Regarding the graphics card, the Alienware Area-51 laptop has a system that includes NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080

Laptop Weight

The weight of the laptop is very light, it has a dimension of 17.3 inches and its weight is 3.8 kilograms, which allows the ease of people to take it wherever they want.

Its dimensions are as follows: 31.2 x 410 x 402.6 mm.


For good ventilation, it uses a cooling system called overclocking.

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Gigabyte Aorus 17G

The Gigabyte Aorus 17G equipment offers the user the possibility of having a laptop that has a lot of power and a thermal design , among which are as support for PCl1 4.9 and USB Type-C interfaces.

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Aorus is always working to perfect its equipment and offer customers the best quality in technology, making designs that are made by handling aluminum alloy with precision.


  • Very powerful performance
  • High quality display
  • Does not heat up


  • Somewhat expensive compared to some of its rivals
  • Somewhat heavy

Gigabyte Aorus 17G Features

Among the particularities that the Gigabyte Aorus 17G equipment has, the following can be mentioned below:


The memory of the device is 2rd generation AMD Ryzen processors, with a support.


The processor of the notebook is 10th generation , which is Intel Core i9 / i7 from the H.

It has Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro built into the equipment, it also has its FHD 140 Hz panel / IPS 144 Hz panel.

Graphic card

It has an NVIDIA Ge force card as well as SIPER Series / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 18 Series.


The user has the opportunity to have a team whose battery achieves a permanence of 7 hours and this is very beneficial for the person who is dedicated to the game.

Laptop Weight

It is very light and compact that allows the person to take it anywhere they want and has a keyboard that is super light.


It has an effective cooling system that is the WindForce that is known as infinity for the efficiency in the cooling process.

HP Omen X 2S 15-dg0070ng

The HP Omen Machine offers user the possibility of having a laptop that has a lot of power and a thermal design , among which are as support for PCl1 4.9 and USB Type-C interfaces.

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The current leader of our leaderboard, equipped with an Intel Core i9 processor and the current RTX 2080 from Nvidia, offers outstanding performance and can also convince with the powerful dual display. A whopping 32 GB of RAM, the 2 Terabyte SSD and the low volume round off the almost perfect overall package. For this, prospective customers must also shell out a substantial sum.This is the one of the extreme gaming laptops for 2020.

The biggest specialty of the HP Omen X 2S is immediately apparent at first glance: the additional display above the keyboard. The 5.98-inch second screen offers full HD resolution and is also multi-touch capable. This enables the display of additional information in games, for example a mini map or the inventory, but also the placement of frequently used tools for machining programs. The matte 15.6-inch main display, on the other hand, has a 4K resolution and a refresh rate of 60 Hertz. In the test, it convinced with a good coverage of the standard RGB color space and the high brightness, which are contrasted by a slightly lower checkerboard contrast and the moderate coverage of the very large Adobe RGB color space. Overall, a good display, but other models can do a little more here.

In terms of performance, however, no one can fool the HP Omen X 2S. Equipped with an eight-core Intel Core i9-9980H with a clock rate of up to 4.8 GHz and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q with a whopping eight GB of video memory, the notebook achieves excellent values ​​in the benchmark and in practice. Current titles such as “Far Cry 5”, “GTA V” or “Total War: Warhammer II” break the 60fps mark even at the highest graphics settings. The lush 32 GB of RAM is also great, while the two one terabyte SSDs ensure extremely short loading times. In addition to gaming, the device is also ideally suited for demanding work.

Even under full load, the fans of the Omen X 2S are surprisingly quiet and, unlike the Razer Blade 15, do not attract attention when playing. The exterior can also impress with a very high quality workmanship and high ergonomics, whereby mobility suffers particularly from the poor battery life. With continuous video playback, the built-in battery only lasts for 02:19 hours in the test, with excessive use it ends much earlier. Like many gaming laptops, the notebook is therefore particularly suitable for stationary use with a connected power supply. In addition to a connection for headsets, it also offers ports for three USB 3.0 connections, USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, HDMI and a DisplayPort (via USB-C) and LAN.

Best Budget Acer Predator Helios 300

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  • Intel Core i7-9750H (6 cores with 2.6 – 4.5 GHz)
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
  • (6 GB VRAM)
  • 16 GB DDR4, 1 TB SSD
Strong 144 Hertz display
Very good performance
Pleasant service
Strong price
Moderate battery life
1TB of memory a bit scarce

At a price of around 1,800 dollars, the Acer Predator Helios 300 currently offers the best price-performance ratio of our gaming notebook best list. In view of its strong performance, the beautiful 144Hz display and the extensive equipment, you get a lot for your money.Most powerful gaming laptop reddit 2020.

The display of the Helios 300 is one of the best on our leaderboard. On a diagonal of 17.3 inches, it offers a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (Full HD) as well as an extremely smooth refresh rate of 144 Hertz. It achieves a very good checkerboard contrast of 211: 1 and covers 93 percent of the sRGB color space. Again, the coverage of the Adobe color space is very low at 71 percent, but the viewing angle stability and good brightness are good.

The performance of the gaming notebook is also impressive. In addition to 16 GB of RAM and a 1 Terabyte SSD, a six-core Intel Core i7-9750H processor with up to 4.5 GHz and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 with 6 GB VRAM were installed in our test device. The Helios 300 achieves good to very good results in the benchmark and also achieves some FPS in games with more complex graphics. “Far Cry 5” runs at about 84 fps, while “GTA V” even shines at 121.8 fps. We would have expected a little more from the cooling-friendly casing, but there is basically nothing to complain about here. The notebook is well suited for more complex editing programs as well as gaming at a high level.

The housing has a high-quality finish and offers a well-lit and very ergonomic keyboard, a good mouse pad and numerous connections. These include about three USB 3.0 ports, a USB-C port and a mini DisplayPort and HDMI. With a weight of 2.8 kilograms, mobility is also okay, but the battery could be more durable with a video runtime of just under five hours. However, the notebook comes with a SATA installation kit, with which you can upgrade or replace the internal hard drive memory.

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  • 15.6″ Full HD IPS Display
  • 9th Gen Intel i7-9750H
  • GeForce GTX 1650 4GB
  • 16GB DDR4
  • 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD
  • Backlit Keyboard
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  • 16GB / 512GB
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Very good battery life
Many USB ports
Moderate display
HDMI port only for external displays

If the price of the Predator Helios 300 is too high for you despite its fair price-performance ratio, we can recommend the Acer Nitro 7, which is also an extremely fair alternative in terms of price. Finally, good performance is also offered here for around $300  less, even if a few compromises have to be made with the display. A high level of ergonomics and the relatively long battery life, however, please. One of the best new gaming laptops.

The display is really not the highlight of the Nitro 7. Although it offers 15.6 inches of Full HD resolution at 60 Hertz, coverage of the sRGB color space, which is very low at 65 percent, is disappointing. However, the brightness is okay and the checkerboard contrast is also 171: 1. Apart from the slightly pale color display, the display is quite unspectacular, but still ok considering the price.

It looks very different in terms of performance. The Intel Core i7-9750H with six cores and a clock speed of up to 4.5 GHertz achieves decent benchmark results together with the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and its six GB video memory and also displays more complex graphics smoothly. The 16 GB also contributes to this large RAM, a 512 GB HDD and a 1TB HDD are used as main memory. The Nitro 5 usually breaks the 60fps mark in the test, but has to clearly subordinate to the two previous tips. The graphics card of the 10 series also does not have the characteristic ray tracing of the RTX models.

But the processing of the notebook is particularly appealing. With its high quality and a pleasantly ergonomic keyboard and the pointed touchpad, the device convinces all along the line. Mobility is also impressive in comparison to the previous tips, the video runtime of the battery is significantly longer at 07:18 hours. The weight of 2.3 kilograms also facilitates mobile use.

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  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (8 GB VRAM)
  • 16 GB DDR4
  • 512 GB SSD
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If you have to transport your gaming notebook more often or like to use it on the go, you should pay particular attention to a compact design and low weight when buying. The Blade 15 from Razer shows that these design decisions often go hand in hand with compromises . Although it scores with a strong display and decent performance, the moderate ergonomics of the keyboard and the high volume of the fan do not appeal. Best 4K gaming laptop of 2020.

The 15.6-inch display of the Blade 15 offers a Full HD resolution and a butter-soft refresh rate of 144 Hertz. In the test, it convinced with 94 percent coverage of the sRGB color space, the high brightness and the good checkerboard contrast of 175: 1. The display also offers a wide viewing angle, which is almost borderless thanks to the frame, which is only 4.9 millimeters wide. A variant with 4K resolution, 60 Hertz and touch is also available for a higher price.

Like its predecessors, the Blade 15 cuts a good figure in terms of performance. An Intel Core i7-8750H with six cores and up to 4.1 GHertz, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q with 8 GB VRAM and a 16 GB RAM are installed. With this combination, the notebook achieves good benchmark results and usually achieves over 60 frames per second even in modern games – for example, with “Far Cry 5” there are 78 fps with a high level of detail. This means that the Blade 15 is also suitable for more computing-intensive gaming as well as more complex editing programs, even if other problems occur under full load.

So in the test we were disturbed by the rather high volume of the fans, which despite the case heats up a lot. This is even noticeable when using the keyboard, the thin and compact design of the device has been implemented here at the expense of ventilation. The keyboard also only has a very short travel distance, which is particularly noticeable with the WASD control. At least the Blade 15 has three USB 3.0 ports, a USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3, a mini DisplayPort and HDMI some interfaces, but the Internet is only available via WLAN. The battery also pleases with a video runtime of 07:12 hours and the extremely low weight of 2.1 kilograms make the notebook very mobile even outside of its thin architecture.High end top of the line gaming laptop for 2020.

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Lenovo Legion 5 Gaming Laptop

15.6″ Full HD 144Hz IPS Screen, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660TI Graphics, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 Home+ E.S Holiday USB (32GB,1TB SSD)

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Key Features and Benefits:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 4800H 2.90GHz 8-Core Processor (12MB Cache, up to 4.20GHz)

Memory:Upgraded DDR4 RAM

Hard Drive: Upgraded PCIe NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive

Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Display: 15.6″ Full HD LED-backlit (1920 x 1080) 144 Hz IPS Display

Touchscreen: No

Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Backlit Keyboard: Yes

Ports: 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Combination Audio Jack, 1 x RJ-45 Connector

Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 TI 4GB Graphics

Audio: Audio by HARMAN with Stereo Speakers

Media Drive: None

Optical Drive: None

Wireless Connectivity: Wireless-AX and Bluetooth Combo

Built-in HD Webcam with Microphone: Yes

Battery: 4-Cell 60 WHr Lithium-ion, up to 5 Hours

Bluetooth: Yes

Weight: 5.5 Pounds

Color: Black

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Okay so my last laptop was a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15…from 2010. I loved it and still use it. Haven’t upgraded to Windows 10 on it, loved Windows 7 Pro. But I had to take the leap – it was time. And after doing my due diligence, I selected the Lenovo Legion 5 Gaming Laptop. I do video editing and light gaming as well as other things with it, and so far it has exceeded all my expectations save one – battery life.
The battery life isn’t that good. Especially if running anything graphics or cpu intensive. Then you need to have a plug nearby. For just surfing the net and/or watching some videos, it’s adequate – around 4 hours. Gaming or other memory intensive activities can cut that time in half or more. And the battery doesn’t have an accessible panel. It is only accessible the same was as the RAM and disk drives – taking the bottom off the laptop. I haven’t looked into a better battery for the laptop yet, but if one exists, I’ll probably swap it out. It’s held in by a few screws and has the cable attachment to the board. So swapping it out shouldn’t be that difficult. If in doubt, videos are available on YouTube – highly recommend watching before attempting to take this laptop apart for upgrading.
The video card on it is top notch. And it came with both a 500 GB ssd and a 1 TB HDD. I quickly upgraded the ram to max it out at 32 GB’s. Swapping out the RAM was quick – you have to take off the bottom panel (be careful with separating the sides with a guitar pick or spudger, it’s still plastic) and unfasten a metal plate that covers the RAM. Then swapping it out is as easy as any RAM swap in laptops.
You can tell quickly when the CPU or GPU is working hard, the duel fans crank up and go to work. I particularly like the venting of this unit, it has reinforced plastic around the vent holes. A recurring problem with my old Lenovo was thin plastic lattice by the fan vent breaking and causing the whole area to weaken which would lead to case failure at the hinges. Not with this laptop! Hinges are smartly placed and the whole area that includes the hinges appears reinforced.
Really nice to have true HD video, and the sound is great.
I did my research and selected this over Dell and ASUS because of a combination of factors involving the elements I wanted (higher RAM capacity – 32gb, good video card, capability of an SSD & an HDD, and price). Added bonus was the Ryzen 7 4800H CPU. That was the icing on the cake. Lenovo won out both in overall review satisfaction and having all the elements at the best price point. While I’ve only had this laptop a short time, I’m absolutely thrilled with it. The only way they could have made this better is if the case was metal but so far I haven’t had any issues or hint of issues like I endured with the old Lenovo.
If you can get this for under $1100 GET IT. You won’t be dissapointed.

How we test best gaming laptop brands of 2021 ?

Laptops for gamers have to meet different requirements than normal notebooks for work. That is why we have developed a completely new test procedure for these models and at the same time adjust the weighting of the individual rating categories to the requirements.

  • Performance category – 35% of the overall grade
    We make by far the most important rating for gaming notebooks based on performance. We use current games such as Forza Horizon 4, Forza Motorsport 7, Far Cry 5, Grand Theft Auto 5, Total War: Warhammer 2 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider as well as two classics, Alien Isolation and DiRT. In addition, we run synthetic benchmarks such as CineBench R15, the new 3DMark and Unigine Superposition.
  • Display category – 25% of the overall grade
    After the performance, the display quality is the second most important rating in our ranking. Since all of our test candidates have a display with Full HD resolution, the resolution does not play a role in the evaluation, and we can concentrate entirely on the measurable features of the display. These include values ​​such as maximum brightness, color space coverage, contrast ratio and viewing angle stability.
  • Equipment category – 20% of the overall grade.
    How big is the hard disk storage? How many USB ports does the test device have? And which chips are installed on the mainboard? The equipment is an important aspect of every notebook, even with gaming models. We record all relevant connections, modules, drives and special features that stand out in the test.
  • Ergonomics category – 15% of the overall grade
    A lot of small things flow into the ergonomics rating. This includes, for example, the volume of the system under full load. But the quality of the keyboard and touchpad, the appearance and appearance of the device as well as the behavior of the display hinge also belong in this category.
  • Mobility category – 5% of the overall grade
    As already mentioned, mobility only plays a subordinate role in our ranking. On the one hand, because the battery life in gaming mode is very short for all devices, and on the other hand, because they generally only develop their full performance when they are connected to the mains. In this rating category we go into the dimensions of the notebook, evaluate the weight and check the battery life.

Buy Gaming Notebooks: You should pay attention to:

There are a few points to consider when buying a gaming notebook. We have put together the most important ones for you:

  • Dedicated graphics card performance
    A gaming notebook must meet many criteria. However, the performance of the dedicated graphics card is particularly important. The integrated graphics chips from Intel and AMD are becoming more and more powerful, but as soon as a video game is a bit more demanding in its presentation, you no longer want to do without a separate chip. Nvidia currently dominates the mobile market with its Geforce 1000 series and continues with the RTX-2000 series; AMD still doesn’t play a relevant role here. As on the desktop, Nvidia positions itself with various GPU variants that should meet different requirements.At the top of the mobile graphics chips, Nvidia positions the Geforce RTX 2080 – the Ti variant, which is available for desktop computers, was not implemented on the move. In our leaderboard, for example, we have the Dell Alienware m15, which runs with a Geforce RTX 2080 Max-Q and costs a whopping $3,100. In terms of performance, it sets a best value, but at the same time it cannot significantly differentiate itself from the Alienware 15 R4 with Geforce GTX 1080 Max-Q. This is surprising and disappointing because there are a few years of GPU development in between and we expected a clear difference. In short: You don’t need to upgrade from GTX 1080 to RTX 2080 to play in Full HD resolution.
  • RAM and hard disk volume
    In addition to a strong graphics card, we recommend 16 GB of RAM, also because it is more future-proof. Most games can currently handle 8 GB of RAM – but not every notebook can be upgraded arbitrarily. We therefore advise you not to save at this point.An SSD (instead of or together with a conventional hard disk) is the mass storage of choice. Many games require long loading times to display the game world. A solid state disk provides a full boost here. Annoying reloading stutters are also seen much less frequently on an SSD. If you own a huge game library and want to save some money, you can, for example, install a larger HDD instead of a second SSD. However, you then have to expect occasional stutters.
  • Cooling system and ventilation
    Aside from the power components, it is important that the notebook manufacturer install a good cooling system. This ensures stability during long-term gaming and prevents loud fan noises, which can sometimes be heard even when playing headphones and can disturb the users and people around them. The keyboard of the notebook is also interesting. Many players prefer mechanical keys because of their durability and the well-defined pressure point. The touchpad is less relevant; we assume that gamers will use a mouse either way.

  • Other factors to consider are the quality of the case, the dimensions and the weight. As a rule, gaming notebooks will be used at home at the desk because they are significantly more compact than full-fledged desktop computers – but if you consciously choose a laptop for gaming and refuse a potentially cheaper desktop PC, you might also have mobility in mind to have.

Gaming notebook or desktop variant – what is suitable for me?

If you are considering buying a gaming laptop, you should first think about why you want to do this. Because, as a rule, the mobile versions are always a lot more expensive than their desktop counterparts. Notebooks are also difficult to upgrade. The installation of a larger SSD or HDD is not a problem and you can also change the working memory on many models, but the processor or graphics card only has a new purchase after a few years.

For example, if you want to save space due to your living situation or you are on the road more often and would like to gamble for an hour in the hotel room in the evening, then it is worth buying a mobile gaming machine. Otherwise, the money you save by purchasing a desktop gaming variant can be better invested in purchasing a mouse, keyboard, or monitor.

You should also be aware that a 15 inch notebook is always a little cheaper than its 17 inch offshoot. However, the ventilation is often better with the larger versions, since there is simply more space available in the housing.

How much money do I have to spend?

Basically, you have to decide which games you prefer to play and how important the topic of graphic power is to you. The price range for gaming devices reflects our test very well. Devices can also be found under $1,000, but then you have to reckon with the fact that you cannot admire triple-A games like Battlefield V, Borderlands 3 or Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in all their pixel splendor. The more graphics you want, the more money you have to invest.

In addition to the GPU, the CPU is of course another important component of a gaming laptop. Here you have to find a golden way between the two components of the graphics chipset and processor. For example, if you chose a combination of a Core i9 and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060, the GPU would slow down this system – conversely, with a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 and a Core i5, the processor would become a bottleneck. However, in most cases, the GPUs are a bit throttled in clock frequency compared to their desktop variants in order to save electricity in this way.

It is also crucial whether the display of your laptop should resolve in Full HD or 4K. But the refresh rate also plays a role. If you want a 120 Hz or 144 Hz display that shows content even more smoothly, this also increases the costs.

What do I do with my games that I still have on CD or DVD?

Do you still have a few classics on an optical data medium such as CD or DVD and find that your chosen device no longer has a drive and therefore do not know how to install the games? This is not a problem at all, because various manufacturers offer external DVD or Blu-ray burners that you can connect to your notebook via a USB port.

Can I also upgrade a notebook with an external graphics card?

Do you own a current notebook with an internal graphics card solution, do not want to buy a gaming notebook but still play graphically complex games? If your notebook has a USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3 function, you can connect external graphics card housings to your laptop, which you can then equip with a graphics card of your choice.

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The best gaming laptops are changing every year. The early days of mobile gaming were largely desktop replacements — clunky chassis, multiple power bricks, and RGB lighting galore. But the top contenders now are different. Manufacturers are finally putting powerful specs in sleeker, more portable, and more professional builds. They have excellent, fast refreshing screens that are necessary for a great gaming experience. These laptops aren’t just great for gaming, but for everyday work as well.

The best gaming laptop of 2021 is the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15. It can handle the most demanding games on the market today and also makes a great daily driver.

We’ll be updating this page regularly as the best gaming laptops hit shelves throughout this year. Some exciting updates are on the way. AMD and Nvidia have announced their next-gen series of mobile processors and mobile graphics cards — the Ryzen 5000 series and the GeForce RTX 3000 series, respectively — and we’re already seeing them in premium gaming laptops across manufacturers.

The QHD screen is another feature to watch for in the best gaming laptops. A growing number of manufacturers are releasing configurations with 1440p displays, even in gaming laptops under $2,000. These options can hit a sweet spot for many gamers: a better experience than 1080p without the price premium or raw horsepower required for a 4K display. You can expect decently high refresh rates from these panels as well, depending on the model.

One more thing to keep in mind with the best gaming laptops is the power you can expect. Not all chips with the same name are created equal — the RTX 3070 in one laptop may not deliver the same frame rates as the RTX 3070 in another laptop due to its wattage (as well as other factors like the processor and cooling). Nvidia now requires companies to disclose clock speeds and graphics power on each model’s product page, but plenty of manufacturers haven’t done that yet. Your best bet, if you can’t find those numbers on a company’s website, is to read some reviews and make sure the model you’re considering will deliver the frame rates you’re looking for. We will note the wattage used in any laptops we review with the new RTX graphics cards.

If you’re not sure what to play on the best gaming laptops, check out our best games of 2020. If you’re looking for a more multipurpose device, check out our best laptop page. If you’re an Android gamer, we’ve also got a list of the best Chromebooks you can buy.

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1. Asus ROG Zephyrus G15

The best gaming laptop

Asus’s ROG Zephyrus G14 was our top gaming laptop pick for quite a while. It did just about everything right, and we weren’t sure whether Asus could ever replicate its resounding success. But somehow, the company managed to make the G14 just a bit bigger, and a heck of a lot better. In doing so, it’s created the ROG Zephyrus G15, the best 15-inch rig you can buy.

At just over four pounds, the Zephyrus G15 is one of the lightest 15-inch gaming laptops you can buy. But you’re not making any compromises on performance for that portability: it’s powered by the top mobile chips that AMD and Nvidia have to offer, and includes a fast 165Hz QHD (1440p) display. Together, those components can handle even the toughest AAA titles at QHD resolution. The panel has excellent color reproduction as well, so your games will look great.

But it’s not just the gaming; almost everything else about the G15 is great, too. The audio (pumped from a six-speaker array) has strong percussion and bass, the keyboard and touchpad have a satisfying click, the port selection leaves little to be desired, and the battery can last for a whopping eight and a half hours.

The G15 won’t be the laptop for everyone. There’s no webcam, which is a significant oversight, and some may prefer something more affordable, or with a flashier aesthetic. But as a package, the G15 is the one to beat. Not only is it the best gaming laptop you can buy, but it’s also one of the best laptops you can buy, period.

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The Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 is an exceptional gaming laptop for all kinds of customer.

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2. Razer Blade Pro 17

The best big-screen gaming laptop

The Blade Pro 17 delivers some of the best gaming performance you can find in a laptop — but that’s not even its superpower. What makes Razer’s 17-inch flagship so impressive is it packs that unbelievable power into a thin and attractive chassis. It’s just 0.8 inches thick and only requires one charging brick — so you can carry it around in a backpack or briefcase without compromising on power.

Gaming enthusiasts can opt for a model with a 300Hz screen — the highest refresh rate you can get on a laptop — while folks who want to combine gaming with some creative work can opt for a 120Hz touchscreen configuration. Both models come with a customizable per-key RGB keyboard, which adds a touch of color to the Pro’s design without being too obnoxious for the office.

The Blade Pro 17 certainly isn’t cheap, but it’s the laptop to buy if you want the best of the best.

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The Blade Pro 17 is a powerful gaming laptop with a compact and attractive design.

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3. Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition

The best big-screen gaming laptop

The ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition is one of the few gaming laptops you’ll find that includes both an AMD processor and an AMD GPU. Not to worry — it delivers gaming performance on par with what you’ll see from laptops with Nvidia’s top GPUs. It also delivers one of the best gaming battery experiences we’ve ever seen — it was able to maintain playable frame rates on Red Dead Redemption 2 for over an hour with no charger attached.

Speaking of battery, we averaged nine hours and 16 minutes of work use between charges, which makes the Strix G15 far and away one of the longest-lasting gaming laptops on the market. That’s doubly impressive because it’s powering a ton of flashy LEDs, including a per-key RGB keyboard and a colorful light strip around the front edge of the deck. If you’re looking for a jazzy, bold design and you’re all-in on AMD, the Strix G15 Advantage edition is a great gaming laptop for you.

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4. Dell G5 15 SE

The best budget gaming laptop

The Dell G5 15 SE offers a great gaming experience at a price range far below that of many competitors. You can buy it for around $1,000, and it doesn’t ask too many compromises for that price. While it only comes with a 60Hz screen, the hardware inside (especially AMD’s Ryzen 7 processor) is capable of maxing that out on all kinds of demanding games at native 1080p resolution, so you can reliably expect a playable experience from your favorite titles.

We’re also impressed by the G5’s connectivity. It includes a Mini DisplayPort, an HDMI, and an Ethernet jack — all ports you don’t see every day on laptops at this price point. Overall, if you’re looking for great value for your money, the G5 is your best bet.

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The Dell G5 15 SE delivers outstanding performance for its price and ditches the Intel / Nvidia combo in favor of an all AMD build. This 15-inch laptop pairs a Ryzen 7 4800H CPU with an RX 5600M for excellent 1080p performance.

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5. Razer Blade 15 Advanced

A great thin and light gaming laptop

The Blade 15 isn’t as powerful as its 17-inch sibling, but it may be a more pragmatic purchase for many people. If you’re looking for a balanced combination of performance and portability, the Blade 15 may hit that sweet spot. It still packs the top chips on the market and can come with a 300Hz display, but at just 4.7 pounds and 0.7 inches thick, it’s comparable in size to a number of 15-inch productivity machines like the Dell XPS 15.

In addition to its reliable gaming performance, the Blade 15 works well as a productivity machine. We’re big fans of its keyboard, which is quite comfortable to use and has per-key RGB lighting, and the touchpad, which is roomy with a satisfying click. Our primary complaint is that this Blade got quite hot during our game testing — not only did the processor reach 99 degrees, but the hinge and palm rests were uncomfortable to touch.

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The Blade 15 Advanced is Razer’s best midsize gaming laptop. It has a more powerful processor than the base Blade 15, higher-end GPU options, and a slimmer design. You can get it with either a 4K OLED touchscreen or a 300Hz 1080p display, but serious gamers will want to go for the 300Hz model.

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6. Razer Blade 14

The best gaming laptop in a 14-inch chassis

If you’re looking for a powerful 14-inch device that can keep up with the best 15-inch gaming laptops on the market, the only place you’ll find that is the Razer Blade 14. This slim and portable device includes Nvdia’s RTX 3070 and RTX 3080, Nvidia’s top-of-the-line mobile GPUs, as well as a powerful eight-core AMD chip. It’s a gorgeous device, with a QHD 165Hz display option and a classy RGB keyboard. There’s even a reasonable port selection, including HDMI 2.1 as well as two USB-C ports.

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The Razer Blade 14 is a heavy-duty gaming laptop in a light and portable chassis. It also has a classy RGB keyboard.

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7. Asus ROG Strix Scar 15

The best laptop with flashy RGB

If you’re looking for a “traditional” premium gaming laptop with colorful, flashy panache, the ROG Strix Scar 15 is for you. The Strix’s keyboard isn’t just one of the most comfortable that we’ve ever tested on a gaming laptop; it also has some of the coolest per-key RGB lighting we’ve ever seen with all kinds of effects. There’s also a colorful light strip wrapped around the front of the deck (customizable as well) and a colorful glowing logo on the lid. In short: if you use this in public, people will notice.

Of course, the Strix is great on the inside as well, delivering some of the best frame rates you’ll find from a 15-inch laptop with Intel’s and Nvidia’s top chips. You’ll get the full benefit of their power with a 300Hz screen option as well. And the Strix comes preloaded with various programs to help customize your gaming experience. You can personalize color profiles, bandwidth allocation, and more based on the type of game you’re playing.

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The Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 is a flashy, colorful notebook aimed at esports gaming. It’s portable and powerful, with an excellent customizable keyboard.

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8. Asus ROG Zephyrus G14

A gaming laptop with an exceptional keyboard

The ROG Zephyrus G14 is no longer the best 14-inch gaming laptop you can buy, but it’s still great. For well under $2,000, the Zephyrus crams one of the most powerful mobile processors on the market into a super portable 14-inch chassis. With capable cooling to boot, the laptop delivers frame rates we’ve never seen in a laptop of this size before. It handled every game we threw at it without breaking a sweat.

But aside from its excellent gaming performance, the G14 makes a great daily driver. The touchpad, display, and port selection are all excellent, and the keyboard is one of the absolute best you can buy on the market. Even the battery life is good — something we almost never get to say about gaming laptops.

There are a few downsides to the G14, but they’re fairly small and user-dependent. The most significant note is that it lacks a webcam; you’ll need an external one if you plan on taking video calls. There’s also some bleed in the backlighting, there’s no Thunderbolt connectivity (since it’s an AMD system, and that’s an Intel standard), and the fans can get louder than most under load. But these are very much nitpicks that won’t have a large impact on plenty of people’s gaming experience. Overall, though the Razer Blade 14 delivers better raw performance, we still have very few complaints.

Asus recently collaborated with DJ Alan Walker on the Zephyrus G14 Alan Walker Edition, with a box that becomes DJ deck.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14

The ROG Zephyrus G14 is an astonishingly powerful gaming laptop. Its AMD Ryzen 9 processor and GeForce RTX 3060 can push powerful, smooth graphics performance in games with its QHD display, while also being surprisingly efficient for other tasks.

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