For you video game fans, gamers inveterate, game players in the soul who prefer to play on PC than console, you need a gaming laptop, specially designed for video games. Although it is not difficult to find them because of their large number today, choosing the most suitable is much more complicated. So, here’s what you need to look for, and the best gaming laptop you can get in 2018.
Finding the right gaming laptop: a matter of components
To find the rare pearl of PC gamers, several considerations must be taken into account. These include RAM memory, graphics card type and memory, screen refresh rate and size, battery life, and storage capacity. You must ensure that these features are as high as possible, in order to have a foolproof gaming Laptop.
The best gaming laptops available to date
1- MSI GS65 Stealth
Feature: 8th generation Core i7-8750H processor (2.2 Ghz, 6 cores), Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card with 8GB GDDR5X graphics memory and Max-Q, 16GB RAM (expandable to 32GB), 15.6-inch display with 1920x1080pixel anti-glare resolution, wide angle view, 144Hz refresh rate, 256GB SSD storage.
This laptop is very thin, unlike gaming laptops in general. So, you can use it for both work and play, whether you’re at home or away. It is very compact and has very nice finishes, and a very nice design. Its large screen and graphic components will allow you to play the greediest games of the moment and enjoy an exceptional gaming experience. Its only disadvantage lies in the fact that despite its cooling system, its base heats up a lot.
2- Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501
Feature: 7th generation Core i7-7700HQ processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card with 8GB graphics memory and Max-Q, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 15.6-inch display with 1920 x 1080pixel anti-glare resolution, wide angle view, 120Hz refresh rate.
This computer is a laptop of choice for players, recommended by eSport pros. It is the perfect mix between an ultra-portable, while keeping the performance of a gaming laptop. It is incredibly powerful, and also very thin, and its cooling system is very efficient and extremely quiet. Besides the keyboard which is not very ergonomic, you will have to do it slowly when you leave (because of its very modest autonomy).
3- Asus ROG G703GI
Features: 8th generation Core i7-8750H processor (or also Core i-9), Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card with 8GB graphics memory, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 17.3-inch display with 1920 x 1080pixel resolution, wide angle view, 144Hz refresh rate, 1TB SSHD + 512 GB SSD storage.
For this computer, Asus nails us in the bill in terms of performance by offering us an incredibly powerful gaming laptop, power similar to that of gaming desktop computers. Although it does not follow the others in terms of finesse and design, it still respects the standard of the gaming laptops.
4- Razer Blade gaming Laptop
Feature: 7th generation Core i7-7700 processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card with 6GB graphics memory, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 14-inch display with 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, 256GB to 1TB SSD storage.
This computer looks a lot like the MacBook Air in terms of design. Despite its relatively small screen compared to the average, it offers the possibility of a 4K display. The negative is that it is not expandable in terms of performance, and that its ventilation system is rather noisy.
5- Dell XPS 2-in-1
Feature: 8th generation Core i7-8705G (or core i-5) processor, Radeon RX Vega M graphics card with 4GB HMB2 graphics memory, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 15.6-inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution 4K UHD anti-glare, 512GB to 1TB SSD storage
This machine is simply magnificent, with its breathtaking screen, and its unique design. It is also 2-in-1 and does not resemble at all the usual gaming laptops. This is a normal laptop, but with under the hood the components to run any game so far. It is the computer that everyone dreams of but is not within reach of all budgets.
6- Asus ROG Strix GL502
Feature: 7th generation Core i7-7700HQ Kaby Lake processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card with 6GB GDDR5 graphics memory, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 15.6-inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixel anti-glare resolution, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD storage.
This computer is certainly not the most beautiful of the gaming laptops, but nevertheless remains one of the most powerful in its category. Its only problem, its battery, which offers performances in the average.
Here we are! You will find in this list the most powerful computers to date. Although some of them are not the best in terms of design, they have exceptional performance to run any recent game. Others offer a neater design, combining ultra-portable and outstanding performance, and can serve you as well for playing as for your usual tasks.