Best Gaming Laptops

Gaming has taken a whole new level in the recent years, and this tech-savvy generation is asking for the best technology available in the market.

From power to performance you name it! These Gaming laptops have it.

Some are lightweights, some are hard to carry but has the best specs available.

With so many options available in the market, we tend to make skeptic decisions especially when it comes to the size of the screen or with those mind-boggling specifications and end up regretting.

Here we are going to help you out with buyers guide as well as detailed specifications for the best option available for the gaming laptops.

Also, let’s not forget that budget is also important when it comes to buying Gaming laptops. We do have to keep an eye for the best and reasonable product in the market. While going through this article you will come across the types of gaming laptops along with buying guide which will help in further decision making. We also mentioned top 7 best selling gaming laptops along with there specification which would help you to make a better choice. 

Top 7 Best Selling Gaming Laptops

Product

Graphics Card

Processor 

Price

8GB NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060

Intel i7

(6-Core, 9MB Cache, up to 4.1GHz w/ Turbo Boost)

4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti

Intel Core Intel i7

(4 core,  6 MB cache, up to 3.8 GHz w/ Turbo Boost)

8GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070Ti

Intel Core Intel i7

(6 MB cache, up to 3.6 GHz w)

4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti

Intel Core Intel i7

(6 MB cache, up to 3.8 GHz w)

 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti

Intel Core Intel i7

(2 core,  6 MB cache, up to 2.80 GHz w)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti

Intel Core Intel i7

(2 core,  6 MB cache, up to 2.50 GHz w)

8GB NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080Ti

Intel Core Intel i7

(up to 2.9 GHz w)

Types of Gaming Laptops

1. High-End gaming Laptops:

It mainly Consists of system displays of 17-18 inches of the vivid high-end graphical requirement

Graphics of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 or higher with 4k UHD display, which is designed and configured for heavy gaming standard.

Laptops like Alienware 17R4 and Razor Blade 4, etc, are some of the major contenders in this segment.

Top-Notch Facilities for gaming are being provided for a smooth gaming experience.

These Laptops are a bit expensive and are large in size, mainly because of the requirement at this level needs to have a vivid clarity.

2. Casual Gaming laptops:

This is totally different from the high-end gaming Laptops, as casual gaming laptops are for gamers but also for those who are workaholics as well.

These are comparatively less expensive and are of 15-inch or so whereas, High-end gaming laptops are 17-18 -inch laptops.

Casual Gaming laptops can be easier to carry and with up to 3-4 hours of standby, laptops like Dell Inspiron 7000, compatible with most of the games with 1080p resolution and HD graphics for the pure gaming experience.

3. Ultra-thin and portable laptops:

These Laptops comes with so many benefits in an economical way, and it provides all the necessary tools which a gaming laptop needs to have.

Better power, battery back-ups or even compatibility, with slim and sleek designs, portable laptops are easy to carry and can be used for different purposes as it does support hard-core gaming experience.

For instance, it can easily run GTA 5 with an ace and lag-free experience. With the battery back up of 4-7 hours, it is worth investing money in for people who are always on a go and loves to play games as well.

GAMING LAPTOPS BUYERS GUIDE

Before buying any gaming laptop a person should check-up on some detailed pieces of information such as:

1. Budget:

Gaming laptops are expensive, so before buying do research and buy what fits your requirement, nowadays people can choose and set a price range for selecting gaming laptops as it does come at lower range, mid-range and high-end gaming laptops prices. Prices may vary due to the region you’re ordering from.

2. Warranty:

Always take a guarantee or insurance card with it, just in case if it crashes or you drop it by mistake, which would probably lead to extra payments.

3. Battery life:

One of the most important things to keep in mind is the battery life, how long does it work without the charger plugged-in, for having a gaming session without interruption.

4. Graphics card:

Graphics card mainly required and is important for gaming purpose, although all gaming laptops need to have a high-end graphics card to perform to the fullest without any lag or any other issues. We basically have some choices and for uttermost clarity here are two types of GPU which we can use for your Laptops. Gaming laptop needs to have a Graphics card for better graphics as well as for performance. Integrated Graphics card is likely to be used for casual gaming experience, which requires less power, whereas with Dedicated graphics card it is easy to run games which are far more preferable for gaming users. Here are some information about the two graphics card:

  • Integrated Graphics Card: Are likely to come with the motherboard and shares RAM with CPU, which in the process reduces the total amount of  RAM available. As Integrated Graphics card are not for gaming purpose and also is cheaper than Dedicated Graphics cards. Although Integrated Graphics card does help to play some of the games with low requirements, yet it is not recommended for heavy gamers or games.
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    Dedicated Graphics Card: A Dedicated Graphics card has its own independent source of video memory. Nvidia is probably one of the best picks,  which can run games in 4K HD as well as on 1080p. It has the ability to run high-definition vivid HD graphics, whether it is videos or heavy high-impact games.

NVIDIA, which offers a wide range of settings as it depends on your choice as mainstream users use Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 for games like witchers 3 etc and GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050i, which helps in making graphics smoother and framerates gets ace for playing Battlefield 1 etc. Just to have a better performance with the latest gaming experience.

5. Processors:

Processors are mainly known as the brains of a laptop/computer, which helps in functioning the whole system, it makes a huge impact when it comes to gaming, we all want to play as many HD games as possible without any lag problems.

So, if pricing is not an issue then you can always opt for Intel i7 processors, which are made for 4k HD gaming with tremendous performance.

And if you are looking for budget as well as performance then you can go for Intel i5, which can run most of the games in 1080p without any problems.

6. RAM:

Majority of the games these days asks for the 8GB RAM, which suffices for no lagging issues and to have multiple applications running without any disturbance at once.

But as for an open suggestion, if you’re into video editing or stream your games, it is a good option to go for 12GB or 16GB RAM as the additional cost may require.

7. Drives:

It is surely up to you to decide whether to go for HDD(Hard Disk Drive) or SDD(Solid-State Drive) as both are cost-effective, whereas nowadays games may take 40-60GB  space, so, it is recommended to have SSD, which also provide for ace in loading games as well as is way safer than HDD because HDD could get damaged easily.

SDDs helps in boosting file-transferring speed and hence gives a boost to games to load faster. SSDs are expensive and people who prefer hardcore gaming experience tend to buy it. If SSDs are way beyond your reach then purchasing a 1TB hard disk can suffice some of your needs.

HDDs, however, is slower in every context, on the other hand, you can have both, and stay on your budget by having 256-500GB SSD, for your gaming storage and also using 1TB or more HDD for storing data. This way you can stay within your budget.

8. Screen/Display:

The display is always preferred and is mostly related to the fact on how do you want to use a Laptop, 13inch laptops are basically for portability, which can be easily carried weights around 3-4KG maximum. For example Alienware 13

15inch laptops are the most preferable for people who tend to play high-end games and carry it not very often as the size of these laptops is kind of heavy and large in size. For instance Dell Inspiron 7000.

Comes down to the big league 17-inch monsters, used by people who are into serious gaming, which provided top-notch gaming with much better processing power than any other range of laptops. For instance Alienware 17.

1. Alienware 17 R4

This beast from Dell gives the luxury of ultimate Gaming experience, with such specifications and made just for those Hard-core gaming fans.

Alienware has been at the top of the table in Gaming Laptops as it can run any particular game because of the specification. At this huge price range, this truly is worth your money if you are into hardcore gaming.

Alienware Comes with a solid 17.3-inch, with Anti-glare 300-nits display.

Main features

  • 17.3-Inch display
  • 2.4GHz Turbo boost which can be upgraded up to 4.1 GHz with Turbo Boost
  • Intel i7 Processor
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    16GB DDR4, 2400MHz; up to 32GB
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    8GB NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060

PROS (What we liked)

  • Meticulously Designed to deliver knockout performance
  • Pro Level High-performance Gaming
  • Calibrate your controls. Personalize space for each and every game without interfering with other activites.
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    Alienware TactX keyboard, n-key rollover supported, enabling over 108-key commands for maximum actions per minute
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    VR-ready system
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    Flamboyant design

CONS (What we didn't like)

  • Obnoxious loud cooling fans
  • Battery dies faster

2. HP Omen

Stylish and Sleek, HP Omen is the king when it comes to size and power, as this Laptop has been giving a lot of competition to the competitors because of the pricing. It is the best at its range, which is worth it for intermediate gamers and has the power to play full HD action-packed games such as GTA 5, Witchcraft etc.

Weighing around 5 pounds, this laptop is easy to carry and looks stunning with Red LED Keyboard.

Main features

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti(4 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
  • Operating System Windows 10
  • Intel i7 (2.8 GHz, up to 3.8 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)
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    15.6-Inch diagonal FHD IPS anti-glare WLED-backlit 1920 x 1080
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    1 TB HDD storage with 128 GB SSD storage
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    16 GB(2 x 8 GB) DDR4
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    USB 3.1 Type-C
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    Dragon Red Backlit Full Island-style Keyboard with Numeric keypad(Special Highlight WASD Keys)
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    Dimensions (HxWxD) and Weight: 0.98 x 15.30 x 10.85 inches | Weight: 2.6 kgs
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    Ports: 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, 3 USB 3.1, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45, 1 headphone/microphone combo, 1 Mini DisplayPort

PROS (What we liked)

  • Reasonable Price in terms of Gaming Laptops
  • Lag-free gaming Experience
  • Portable and Easy to carry
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    Gaming perfected – The NVIDIA™ GeForce® GTX 10 Series delivers the ultimate PC gaming experience.

CONS (What we didn't like)

  • External Ethernet dongle is required
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    Battery life is terrible
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    Heating issues ( Sometimes)

HP Omen is a Beauty With Brains, with such requirements and portability, this laptop is worth having and people can have the latest gaming experience with 1080p. We would definitely recommend this Laptop for travellers who love enjoying HD gaming.

3. MSI Dominator pro GT62VR 7R

The Name says it all ” Dominator “, this laptop has dominated its competitors in various tests.

MSI Dominator has the latest technologies with quad-core processors with 16GB DDR4 RAM, 4k video content and gaming experience along with VR(Virtual Reality)

Main features

  • 3.6 GHz Intel i7 processor
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5
  • 15.6 inch UHD 3840×2160, IPS level panel, 100% Adobe RGB (Optional)
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    Cooler Boost technology
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    Windows 10
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    16GB DDR4 RAM
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    1TB 7200rpm hard drive
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    2kg laptop

PROS (What we liked)

  • Pricing is quite good compared to its competition
  • Gsync screen with the huge screen
  • Lightning fast transferring speed
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    The X Boost function from MSI technology supports faster storage access speed.
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    True Color Technology for increased color contrast and greater image detail
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    This is the ultimate gaming experience, fueled by the fastest performance, most advanced gaming technologies, and best gaming ecosystem.
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    IPS level display with higher gamut of 72% NTSC color range takes image clarity to a whole new level with higher pixel resolution.
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    Multitask with upto 3 Monitors.

CONS (What we didn't like)

  • Battery back-up is average

4. Dell Inspiron 7000 Gaming

With up to 8 hours of battery life in one go! this laptop outruns every other lavish company and its none other than Dell. As a Gamer, you cannot ask for anything better than this, along with the NVIDIA GTX 1060 Graphics card which is also In-built, Dell has given us a masterpiece.

Main features

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 upto 3.8 G Hz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB GDDR5 graphics memory
  • Massive DDR4, which is from 8GB-16GB variation(price range vary)
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    15.6-inch screen with FHD, Anti-glare LED-backlit
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    Dual drives 256GB SSD – WITH 1TB HDD
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    720p Video HD webcam
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    2.76kg laptop

PROS (What we liked)

  • Have Decent looks with great features for both gamer as well as for working enthusiast.
  • Graphics are top-notch with upgraded technology
  • No Show-off with great development and minimalist design

CONS (What we didn't like)

  • Except the speaker and voice clarity could have been more improvised with such specs.
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    Batterylife as promised is question mark?

Whether it is about gaming or for casual use, Dell has made a major mark in the market with this masterpiece, this Laptop has the stunning ability when it comes to power and battery back-up, kudos for major longevity for battery back-ups as this laptop has the best we have seen so far. Handy and quite spacious, this laptop is great for people who would like to save some bucks because it doesn’t cost more and gives one of the best performance in the market. Price may vary as 16GB RAM variation is high priced.

5. Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501VI

World’s slimmest laptop and weights only 2.25kg

This laptop is sleek and has the power of hulk. It is all four in one, in my opinion, it has Power, extremely slim, expensive and at the same time has the best audio system. So, the question arises, Is it worth it? Let’s check some of the specs. Asus ROG comes with NVIDIA Max-Q initiative, which makes it extremely thin and gives it the ultra-portable look.

Main features

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics with Max-Q design
  • Core i7-7700HQ
  • 16GB DDR4
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    With only of 16.9-17.9mm thick and lightweight 2.3kg makes it super portable.
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    Active Aerodynamic System
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    Works both for Work as well as for gaming purpose

PROS (What we liked)

  • Effective cooling system
  • Vivid Gaming Experience
  • Upgradable RAM and SSD which makes it faster in the process
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    Excellent and Elegant design and handy to use on a daily basis

CONS (What we didn't like)

  • Terrible battery back-up
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    Way too expensive
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    The cooling system sometimes works and sometimes it doesn’t
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    The positioning of the keyboard and mouse pad is a disappointment.

This laptop is thinner and lighter than any other gaming laptops in the market and with such specification, it is actually hard to resist because of its lavish looks, and not to forget that this is a gaming laptop of its specs are Top-Notch and makes it a strong contender in the market.

6. Acer Nitro AN515-51

Powerful and for the people who find peace in the gaming warzone. The “helious ” has set a benchmark when it comes to fellow competitors in Gaming. With stunning 4K traditional Gaming with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti which gives a Desktop Level Performance and 1TB hard Disk is all that a gamer wants for stunning peaceful gaming.

Main features

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti for Desktop Level Performance
  • 128 GB SSD for Reduced Boot Up Time and in Game Loading
  • Optimized Dolby Audio Premium Sound Enhancement
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    Dual Fan Cooling with Metal AeroBlade 3D
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    Upgradable SSD Upto 512 GB
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    Intel Core i7 Processor (7th Gen)
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    8 GB DDR4 RAM
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    64 bit Windows 10 Operating System
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    1 TB HDD|128 GB SSD
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    15.6 inch Display
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    Weight – 2.7 kg

PROS (What we liked)

  • Future Tech advancement
  • Dual fan cooling system
  • Ultimate lag-free Gaming Experience

CONS (What we didn't like)

  • Not sufficient battery life
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    Makes a lot of cooling fan sound
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    Heavy

Moreover, if you’re a gaming fan and wants to spend some quality time by playing the online game every now and then, then this laptop for you. Such quality with stunning sound to huge display and FULL HD graphics is the best requirement to find the enemy in the darkest sites. Major Turn on for this laptop is the gaming performance, it always seems to live up to the expectation.

7. Razor Blade Pro

Razor has been making ” GOD ” like laptops whether it could do your simple work or is it about the 4K Ultra High definition content. That’s the reason they are the Mavericks when it comes to ultra-slim, portable and mind-bending Laptops. It looks simple yet Elegant. With 17.3- Inch display comes brilliant display or power, but it is just a beginning. Let’s talk about the specs.

Main features

  • Comes with ultra thin 0.88 and screen of 17.3- Inch with 4K UHD tech
  • Processor i7 with 2.9GHz
  • 32GB dual-channel memory DDR4, 2667MHz
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X VRAM
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    Windows 10
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    1TB SSD RAID 0 2x 512GB PCIe M.2 , also comes in 2TB 2x1TB PCIe M.2
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    And Weights only of 3.49KG which is slightly less heavy than its predators.

PROS (What we liked)

  • Outstanding 4K HD display
  • Durable Keyboard
  • Customizing keyboard lights
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    The newest version of Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080

CONS (What we didn't like)

  • Very Expensive
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    Gets warm/Hot easily probably due to the massive amount of Gaming
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    Odd placing for the mouse-pad
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    Services provided by the Company is sloppy

Overall this stunning beauty is built for the Best gaming experience possible, apart from the cons which won’t bother many people because the quality that has been provided by Razor has been Impeccable and outstanding.

Conclusion

Gaming laptops are basically investments, which we like to use for a long-run and as the competition is higher and demand for these Gaming laptops has also been increasing, People are willing to spend such amount for these gadgets, so if you have a low-budget and wants to buy a gaming laptop, I would strongly recommend you Dell Inspiron 7000 because of its efficiency and is comparatively cheaper than those high-end gaming laptops.

If you’re into Gaming and has been an expert or who really wants to join the league of experts. We would definitely recommend High-end Gaming Laptops which gives the utmost feels of 4k UHD satisfaction, Alienware 17 and Razor Blade Pro, are the two, Top-notch contenders, which gives the best gaming experience if you have a solid budget.

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