The Best Gaming Laptops In 2021

Razer Blade Pro 17
Razer Blade Pro 17

If it used to be a case that choosing from the best gaming laptops was an undertaking fraught with compromises, you could get a lightweight laptop with the anemic performance or a powerful machine that really pushed the boundaries of what can really be called a laptop.

But gaming laptops have improved a lot over the past few years, most notably thanks to more powerful and efficient GPUs from Nvidia and AMD.

You can even get gaming laptops that are slim and slick that can run modern triple-A games at high settings. Of course, if you still want a potent gaming laptop that’s designed more as a gaming desktop replacement, there are plenty of great options.

 

Here Are The Best Gaming Laptops In 2021

 

5. Razer Blade Pro 17

Razer Blade Pro 17
Razer Blade Pro 17

The Razer Blade Pro 17 is the answer to the question: “what do you get if you cross a MacBook Pro with a gaming laptop?”. Featuring a slim design, the 17-inch laptop blends portability with power in a way few other laptops offering a screen of this size can.

Despite being a mere 0.8 inches thick, it still manages to pack in GeForce RTX graphics card options, as well as powerful Intel processors and plenty of RAM.

Display: 17.3 inches, 1920 x 1080 | CPU: 2.6-GHz Intel Core i7-9750H | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060-2080 Max-Q | RAM: 16-64GB | Storage: Dual 512GB SSDs | Weight: 6.1 pounds

 

4. MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin
MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

MSI has gotten pretty good at making ultrapowerful portable gaming laptops — take a look at the GS65 Stealth Thin. It’s under 5 pounds and less than an inch thick, all while packing GPUs like Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080. That’s an achievement.

Display: 15.6 inches, 1920 x 1080 | CPU: Intel Core i7-i9 | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060-2080 Max-Q | RAM: 16-32GB | Storage: 512GB-1TB SSD | Weight: 4.2 pounds

 

3. Acer Predator Triton 500

Acer predator triton 500
Acer predator triton 500

If you’re looking for a premium gaming laptop with great performance — and an especially killer display — the Acer Predator Triton 500 is one of the best gaming laptops you can buy. The latest Triton 500 stands out with its 15.6-inch 1080p screen, which not only looks great but packs a blistering 300Hz refresh rate for playing the top PC games at the fastest framerates possible.

Display: 15.6 inches, 1920 x 1080 | CPU: 10th gen Intel Core i7-10750H processor | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super | RAM: 32 GB | Storage: 1TB SSD | Weight: 4.6 pounds

 

2. Alienware Area 51m

Alienware Area 51m
Alienware Area 51m

If you think ‘gaming laptop,’ then it’s very likely that an Alienware laptop will pop into your mind. That’s because the Dell sub-brand has been creating impressive gaming machines for years. And the Alienware Area 51m is no exception.

While this machine stretches the definition of what a gaming laptop is, with its huge footprint and bulky chassis, it can be specced to have a load of potent components. For example, you can get it with a Core i9 processor and a top-end Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card.

Display: 17.3 inches, 1,920 x 1,080 | CPU: 9th Generation Intel Core i7-i9, 3.6-5 GHz | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060-2080 | RAM: 16-64GB | Storage: 1TB-2x1TB SSDs+1TB SSHD | Weight: 8.5 pounds

 

1. Asus ROG Zephyrus G14

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14

One of the most challenging aspects of making a gaming laptop is creating a machine that packs in enough power for true gaming performance and is actually slim and light enough to be easily transported around and even used on your lap. It’s here that the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 comes into play.

It achieves this balance by using the AMD Ryzen 9-4900HS processor, a new laptop-grade CPU that comes with AMD’s latest tech to deliver power without draining a battery pack in moments. Add-in the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q GPU, and you’re looking at a potent 14-inch laptop.

Display: 14-inches, 1920 x 1080 | CPU: AMD Ryzen 9-4900HS | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 1TB SSD | Weight: 3.5 pounds

 

Source| Tom Guide