Gamers can play on the desktops, that we all know. Desktops are highly-customizable and allow upgrades easily. Laptops, not so much. The laptop industry does move forward, providing us with more and more every year, meaning that the list of best gaming laptops must be updated regularly. Here is the current list of best gaming laptops.
Best Ultrathin Laptop for Gaming – Razer Blade Stealth
The Razer Blade is a great alternative to the Macbook Pro. It’s very thin and often packs quite a punch. With a small form factor, 13.3-inch screen, and quite a lot of processing power, the Stealth is a formidable laptop. It packs an i7-8565u, with 4 cores and 8 threads and a separate graphics card, namely the Nvidia MX150 with 4GB of VRAM. That’s more than enough to play lots of video games, do productivity work and even take on some triple-A titles, albeit with lower graphics settings. There’s only so much you can put under a 13.3-inch laptop, before it starts getting bulky.
The Best Standard Size Gaming Laptop – Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501
This 15.6-inch beast is a ROG laptop from Asus. It packs an 8th Intel i7-8750 with 6 cores and 8 threads. It also has a GTX 1080 from Nvidia, with 8GB of VRAM, of course. It’s incredibly slim and the cooling is incredibly good for how slim it is. It even tends to look trendy and not completely like a gaming laptop. It can run any title and you will be more than fine with the frame rate and frametimes, as the laptop doesn’t throttle due to being cool, no pun intended.
The Best Large Laptop for Gaming – Asus ROG G703GI
This is quite a large laptop which offers you an Intel i9-8950HK, which is also 6 core and 12 thread CPU, with a GTX 1080 from Nvidia. It also comes with a 144Hz G-Sync display, for gaming with no stuttering. It has a 17.3-inch screen, with a full HD resolution. It can store up to 64 gigabytes of RAM, which you would most likely not need in a gaming machine. Its cooling solution is very good, but given its size and weight, that shouldn’t be a surprise.
The Best Gaming and Productivity Laptop – Acer Predator Helios 500
This laptop comes with a desktop CPU (seriously, there’s a socket), AMD’s Ryzen 2700, with an RX Vega 56, also a desktop part. It has 8 cores and 16 threads of CPU power and is overclockable. The GPU comes with 8GB of HBM2, meaning High-Bandwidth Memory. It’s great for both gaming and productivity.
These are some of the best laptops you can buy today, for both gaming and productivity.