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5 Of The Best Laptops For Gaming

Gaming laptops are often some of the most sought-after options for power users. They generally come with high-powered processors and graphics cards, and deliver great-looking (and big) screens. They also generally run on Windows 10, since most PC games are designed for that platform first.

Of course, with all of that, you can expect gaming PCs to be more expensive than others. Indeed, it’s not uncommon for some gaming laptops to hit $2,000 or more. And depending on the features you’re looking for, more powerful configurations can cost substantially more.

But that hasn’t stopped buyers from shopping. And it certainly hasn’t stopped companies from making gaming laptops. So, if you’re in the market for a new gaming laptop and need to determine what’s best and not, read on. We’ve compiled the following gaming laptop roundup to help you identify outstanding options that come with powerful components, great designs, and solid values. Best of all, the following devices all come with great critic and user reviews, so you can rest assured that what you get will be a winner.

Read on for more about the best gaming laptops available now:

HP Omen X 2S Laptop

HP Omen X 2S

2120

Customer Rating: 4 Stars

Screen Size: 15.6 inches

Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64

HP’s Omen X 2S is a slick-looking gaming laptop that comes with a 15.6-inch screen and runs on Windows 10 Home 64. It features an attractive black and red design and runs on Intel’s high-powered Core i7 processor. An Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 graphics chip is also bundled in the device. Most importantly, the machine has a dual-screen design. Above the keyboard, there’s a 6-inch touchscreen, allowing players to interact with other apps without interrupting their gameplay. The Omen X 2S is pricey, but its features justify the price.

Alienware Area-51M

Alienware Area 51m

2000

Customer Rating: 4.4 Stars

Screen Size: 17 inches

Operating System: Windows 10 Home

Dell’s Alienware Area 51M is another attractive laptop that comes with a big, 17-inch screen. The device, which runs on Windows 10 Home, features a white and black design and comes with LED lights on the back. Better yet, it’s fully upgradable, so you can buy it once and upgrade the components at a later date and get even more value out of it. The device can run on the uber-powerful ninth-generation Intel Core i9 and works with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 graphics chip. With up to 2TB of storage and 64GB of memory, it’ll be plenty powerful for the vast majority of use cases. Best of all, it’s virtual reality ready.

Acer Predator Helios 300

Acer Predator Helios 300

1130 1500 Save $370 (25%)

Customer Rating: 4.5 Stars

Screen Size: 15.6 inches

Operating System: Windows 10 Home

Acer has been a PC maker for decades, but the company’s gaming laptops are among the top options on the market. And the Acer Predator Helios 300 is one of them. The device comes with a configurable back-lit keyboard, so you can easily see keys at night, and delivers a 15.6-inch screen. It runs on Windows 10 Home and Intel’s ninth-generation Intel Core i7 processor. Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1660 offers graphics support and a combination of 16GB of memory and 512GB of storage round out the specs. Overall, it’s a great value for the price.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus M Thin

ASUS ROG Zephyrus M Thin

2000

Customer Rating: 4 Stars

Screen Size: 15.6 inches

Operating System: Windows 10 Home

ASUS’s ROG Zephyrus M Thin is all about combining high-end features in a more portable package. It achieves that by delivering a computer that features a 15.6-inch screen and a thin design that shouldn’t take up too much room in a bag. It runs on Windows 10 Home and Intel’s ninth-generation Intel Core i7 processor. The machine features a backlit keyboard and with Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 2070, you can count on high-quality graphics. ASUS’s computer even features an intelligent cooling system, so when you’re playing heavily, the laptop won’t overheat.

MSI GS65

MSI GS65 Stealth

1580 1700 Save $120 (7%)

Customer Rating: 4 Stars

Screen Size: 15.6 inches

Operating System: Windows 10 Home

MSI may not have the same brand appeal as Dell or HP, but it’s a boutique PC maker that focuses on gaming computers. And the MSI GS65 Stealth is a solid choice. It comes with a 15.6-inch screen and runs on the Intel Core i7 processor. It features an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card and delivers 16GB of memory. There’s also 512GB of storage via a solid-state drive inside. Best of all, MSI’s computer is thinner than some of the competition, and at a lower price, offers great value, even if it doesn’t have the same name recognition as the others.

[source: forbes]