Whether your passion for gaming is for racing, action or fantasy games, the need for a powerful, high resolution computer is a common denominator. In the last couple of years, the world of high performance gaming laptops has undergone a virtual revolution with new, even more resilient laptop PCs hitting the market. The ones featured in this review represent top end capability, cutting edge technology and a resilience that will leave you whistling in admiration.
Table of Contents
- 10. ASUS G53SW-XA1 Republic of Gamers 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop
- 9. ASUS ROG G750JM-DS71 17.3-inch Gaming Laptop
- 8. Alienware 14 ALW14-1250sLV 14-Inch Gaming Laptop
- 7. Dell M11x R2 11.6″ Gaming Laptop i5-520UM
- 6. MSI GE70 Apache Pro-012 17.3-Inch Laptop
- 5. Dell Studio XPS 16 (1640) Business and Gaming Laptop
- 4. Razer Blade 14 Inch Gaming Laptop 256GB
- 3. Apple MacBook Pro ME293LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina Display
- 2. Samsung Series 7 Gamer NP700G7C-S01US 17.3-Inch Laptop
- 1. HP Envy 17-j100 Leap Motion i7-4702MQ 16GB 2TB 750M 4GB Gaming Laptop
10. ASUS G53SW-XA1 Republic of Gamers 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop
Every serious gamer knows that the kick you get from immersing yourself into the intense environment is only as good as the platform you are gaming on. This 15.6 inch screen laptop from ASUS has been created with such a gamer in mind. It comes equipped with one-of-a-kind innovation that is certain to propel the world of portable gaming to new stellar levels. Powered by the new generation of Intel’s Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor technology and a pretty robust 1.5GB internal memory, there is plenty of performance behind the unassuming exterior.
As gaming notebooks go, the ASUS G53SW comes with a select number of powerful features. These include a host of power profiles and a built-in overlocking mode. The overlock can be conveniently initiated using a button conspicuously located above the keyboard. A simple push on the button and the ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid kicks in.
9. ASUS ROG G750JM-DS71 17.3-inch Gaming Laptop
Powered by Intel Core i7-4700HQ with 2.4Ghz processor speeds (under Turbo powers up to 3.4GHz) this ASUS gaming laptop means business. It is the most assured way of owning your opponents with its incredible power and superfast responsiveness. The 2014 version of the redoubtable gaming machine comes with the latest incarnation of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M dedicated graphics, up to 60% faster than the underlying processor. As if that was not all, you can boost this performance with ASUS’ patented TurboMaster technology which supports up to 5% overlocking.
The G750JM lets you get to the finish line without having to power down even once. The gaming laptop makes use of very advanced, intelligent cooling system in order to guarantee you stability and very low temperatures even under locking. In short, there is no other gaming platform which lets you play all your favorite games at 1080P resolution with no compromise on speeds or clarity of action. The G750JM comes future ready, supporting 4K2K HDMI output and as such you can connect to the high resolution large screens which go beyond the standard 1080p systems.
8. Alienware 14 ALW14-1250sLV 14-Inch Gaming Laptop
Powered by an Intel Core i5-4200M Processor with 3 megabytes cache memory capable of up to 3.1GHz speeds and a mammoth 8 gigabytes of DDR3L SDRAM internal memory, the all new Alienware 14 is every gamer’s dream of a gaming portable computer. The screen is high definition 14 inch WLED with 1366 x 768 resolution. The magnesium alloy frame and the anodized aluminum outer shell affords all the protection to your LCD screen while creating the impression of impregnability that is so appropriate for a gaming atmosphere.
The Alienware 14 comes equipped with new generation graphics, offering up to 75% higher speeds compared with 2013 technologies. In short, you are assured of the most convincing and incredibly powerful visual experience you could demand for in a gaming laptop. The output comes enhanced with even richer and more vibrant colors, not to mention more stunning angles to recreate shapes and structures with uncanny reality. With even higher and more flexible contrast ratios, you are ready to enjoy your games indoors or outdoors without losing clarity.
7. Dell M11x R2 11.6″ Gaming Laptop i5-520UM
Powered by the Intel Core i5 520UM processor and backed up by a massive 8 gigabytes of DDR3L SDRAM as well as a jumbo sized 32oGb hard disk drive, this is a laptop whose full gaming capabilities are certain to remain unexplored for some years to come. If you are looking for even greater performance, the underlying 1Gb nVidia GT 335M Video Card will serve to assure you there is more to spare.
The 11.6 inch backlit screen with 1366×768 resolution is certain to offer vivid feedback no matter the intricacy of the gaming environment. But if the screen proves too constricting for your liking, you can always transfer the output to a larger higher definition screen as this notebook comes HDMI ready.
6. MSI GE70 Apache Pro-012 17.3-Inch Laptop
The 2014 MSI GE70 gaming laptop comes with the same stylish and sleek exterior which made its immediate predecessor such a hit in the gaming community. You will also enjoy a more uniform experience no matter the location as the 17.3″ high definition screen comes with the same anti-glare feature. However, it is to the inside of the GE70 where there has been the most revolutionary changes. The laptop combines the ultra resilient 4th-generation Intel Core i7-4700HQ quad-core processor with NVIDIA’s famed GeForce GTX 860M graphics.
With the MSI GE70, there is no need to glance up your shoulder as no one will catch up with you once you are off the blocks. The laptop also comes with the SteelSeries Gaming Keyboard, perfectly crafted to meet the needs of the hardcore gamer. The keys are super responsive and highly accurate. The keypad is fully lit with LED colouring and you also get to enjoy completely customisable tactile feedback for even higher efficiency.
5. Dell Studio XPS 16 (1640) Business and Gaming Laptop
Perfectly multifunctional, this Dell Laptop will fit the needs of someone looking for a high performance office portable PC as well as entry level-gamers in the field. The edge to edge 16 inch wide LED screen offers stunning high definition output which, along with the internal accelerated graphics capability will be suitable for a large variety of gaming output. The laptop is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 processor and is equipped with 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM memory.
With inbuilt digital media creation and intelligent performance, this is one of the most capable portable PCs for the serious multitasker. The full 1080p high definition output on high premium ATI graphics will appeal even to hardcore gamers. The standard model comes with a 15.6 LED HD screen but there is the option of ordering one with the higher performance 16-inch LED seamless display.
4. Razer Blade 14 Inch Gaming Laptop 256GB
Designed from the ground up, this is a custom-fit gaming laptop engineered for top performance and as fitting as any device for life on the fast lane. The 0.66 inch ultra-thin profile is designed for convenience but there is not an iota of performance that is compromised as a result. Crafted from aluminum, the 14 inch Blade gaming notebook has just set a new benchmark for gaming laptops to aspire to.
Powered by the all new Intel Core i7-4702HQ Quad Core Processor complete with Hyper Threading technology combined with the ultra-new NVIDIA GeForce GTX765M graphics and solid state storage performance; the result is the world’s thinnest gaming laptop to date. The 14 inch Razer Blade is designed for gaming applications with all the essential gaming grade hardware peripherals incorporated in the interior.
3. Apple MacBook Pro ME293LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina Display
Featuring the all-new 2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor backed by a turbo boost of up to 3.2 Ghz, and 6 megabytes of L3 cache memory, there is no processing challenge (gaming or otherwise) which this MacBook Pro will not take on well in its stride. Add to these features the 8 gigabytes of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory and 256GB of PCIe based solid state secondary storage and you have a high performance piece of equipment at hand.
The hardcore gamer will also appreciate the power of the Intel Iris Pro Graphics technology for fast delivery of high intensity video. All this will be reflected on the 15.4-inch Retina display screen featuring 2880×1800 pixel high definition resolution and backlit with IPS technology for even greater clarity.
2. Samsung Series 7 Gamer NP700G7C-S01US 17.3-Inch Laptop
Get lost into a virtual world that is so vivid when you game on this laptop that you will find lines between reality and fantasy truly blurred. The laptop comes equipped with blistering processing power of the latest generation Quad-Core Intel processor backed by the latest NVIDIA graphics technology and 2 gigabytes of video memory. The 2014 NP700G7C comes with an optimized gaming mode with a turbo which cools the processor for non-stop gaming action, for as long as you would like.
The Samsung gaming laptop comes with a processor capable of all the multitasking challenges you are ever going to throw at it. It is the perfect machine for immersive 3-D gaming and creating of HD video applications. The Intel Turbo Boost technology increases the speed automatically when this becomes necessary without over heating the machine’s components. The gaming experience is enhanced with the laptop’s 17.3″ LED screen with backlight display enhancement.
1. HP Envy 17-j100 Leap Motion i7-4702MQ 16GB 2TB 750M 4GB Gaming Laptop
The Envy 17 is HP’s representation of the high performance modern gaming portable PC and it scarcely has any peer in terms of features and seamless gaming performance. Built around the new generation of Intel high performance processors, the Envy 17 boasts the Intel Core i7-4702MQ Quad Core Processor with 6 megabytes of L3 cache memory. The processor is capable of speeding up to 3.2 gigahertz under turbo boost without overheating or compromising performance.
In terms of memory, the HP Envy 17 with Leap Motion technology comes equipped with a staggering 16GB of DDR3L SDRAM internal memory operating at 1600MHz. For secondary storage, you will run out of ideas about what to do with the two 5400 revolutions per minute, 1 terabyte hard disk drives. With its 17.30 inches 1920x1080p high definition screen and NVIDIA Geforce GT 750M graphics coprocessor, you have a remarkably effective gaming portable PC on your hands. It wins this review on performance and superiority of features alone.
Gaming capability has been a major motivation for PC engineers to push the limits of performance right from the inception of the personal computer. Today, the new generation of high performance Intel processors are bringing new levels of capabilities to the gaming world. This, combined with ultra-accelerated graphics and high definition display technology, has brought a new world of possibilities for hardcore gamer. The 10 best gaming laptops in 2020 featured above represent, to varying degrees each, all these qualities. It is our hope that as you shop around for your ultimate gaming laptop, you will have all the information you need from what we have provided in this guide.