Best Gaming laptops you Should purchase in 2020:

Buying the best gaming laptops is always put gamers in a confusion that which laptops are the best in recent because they are crazy for it and they want the best solution for the best gaming experience that is why we decided in this article to review the best gaming laptops for you in detail and make it possible for you to select the gaming laptops according to your taste and choice.

Expanding demand:

Almost everyone loves gaming, In America alone, 211 million people play video games on at least 1 device. And keeping that in mind every other company in the world is focusing to build the best gaming machines let it be a gaming PC or a gaming laptop.

Comparison overview b/w PC and laptops:

The performance gap between a gaming PC and laptop is almost coming to an end. With the progress of GPU technology, Nvidia and AMD are building almost the same performance GPU’s for both the PC and Laptop. Only minor FPS differences are found between a Laptop and a gaming PC.

*List arranged according to best Gaming Performance

1.      Alienware Area 51m

 Alienware Area 51m

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Summarized Specifications:

  • 9th Generation Intel Core i7-9700K | 9th Generation Intel Core i9-9900K (Both 8 core)
  • Up to 64GB DDR4 RAM (16GB min)
  • 2x 256GB PCIe Solid State Drive (also available with 1x) + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive
  • Nvidia RTX 2070 | Nvidia RTX 2080 (Both 8GB OC ready)
  • 17.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz Anti-Glare IPS Display w/ NVIDIA G-SYNC + Tobii eye-tracking technology

Description:

It won’t be wrong if I say that this beast is just more than a Gaming PC replacement. This Laptop is one of the most sold gaming laptops on Amazon and BestBuy. The laptop is packed with everything gaming, from processor to GPU everything is just top of the line. This beast just does not need any review as its specifications speak everything about it. You get to choose whether you want it with an i7 and RTX 2080 or i7 RTX 2070. This laptop has everything a 4k PC comes with. This is not a laptop, It’s a beast that is second to none when compared to a 4k Gaming PC. Here are the benchmarks of the best unit;

Battlefield V @Ultra green for raytracing:

 1080p:  61 FPS on Average | 115 FPS on average

1440p:  45 FPS on Average | 100 FPS on average

2160p: 24 FPS on Average | 60 FPS on Average

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey @ Ultra

1080p: 70 FPS on Average

1440p: 61 FPS on Average

2160p: 40 FPS on Average

Fortnite @ Epic

1080p: 211 FPS on Average

1440p: 131 FPS on Average

2160p: 65 FPS on Average

2.  Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701

Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701

(Image Credit: ASUS)

Summarized Specifications:

  • Intel Core i7 9750h (ALSO AVAILABLE IN 8th Gen Core i7)
  • 16 UPTO 32 GB SUPPORTED GB DDR4
  • Nvidia RTX 2070, Nvidia RTX 2080
  • 17.3” 144Hz 3ms Pantone validated FHD display with NVIDIA G SYNC
  • 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD (Hyperdrive)

Description:

When we combine Exceptional Performance, Excellent Design, Exemplary Display, the result is Zephyrus S gx701. A complete Gaming set, only 18mm thin, That is the perfect choice for ROG fans and gamers all around the world. What else do you want when just the basic variant comes with an 8TH Gen core i7 combined with an RTX 2080 the most powerful Laptop GPU we know. With that edge to edge 144hz display, you can get the best gaming experience. This beast comes with all the power you need. Nothing is missing except for an i9 processor variant, which is not necessary, but I think it would’ve been just awesome if a core i9 chipset variant was also introduced. Still, this beast is one of the most powerful laptops money can buy. Don’t worry about the temperatures as it comes with dual 12V fans that keep it cool and clean from dust. Here are some benchmarks we recorded on some popular titles;

*ON CORE I7 8750H WITH RTX 2080

Battlefield V @ ultra 1080p green for raytracing: 48.2 on average | 102 FPS on average

Fortnite @Epic 1080p: 133 FPS on average

PUBG @ Ultra 1080p: 113 FPS on average

3.      Razer Blade Pro 17

Razer Blade Pro 17
Razer Blade Pro 17

Summarized Specifications:

  • 9th Gen Intel Core i7 9750H 6 core processor
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 17.3″ UHD 120Hz, 140Hz, 240Hz display
  • RTX 2060, RTX 2070(MAX-Q) , RTX 2080 (MAX-Q)
  • 512GB NVMe, 1TB NVMe Storage

Description:

Razer doesn’t need any introduction when it comes to gaming laptops. The Razer Blade Pro 17 is extraordinary compared to other gaming PCs or I should state a brute of 2019 and still, in 2020, it can do things that most gaming workstations can’t do. This enormous beast is packed with an Intel Core i7 (9th generation) and Nvidia’s RTX series GPU’s this laptop is an excellent desktop PC replacement.

Additional features:

Other than the specs the good thing about this beast is its display, it has an edge to edge display which is perfect if you want to stay focused on what you are playing. Keeping gaming and performance aside, the laptop comes with additional security features face unlock with the help of an IR sensor. It comes with Razer’s vapour chamber cooling to keep it cool while you are playing your favourite titles. The laptop has all you need, Just like the Alienware m17 this one can compete for any 4k gaming pc and no doubt can perform equally but not less than a gaming PC.

Here are some benchmarks of popular titles;

Tested with on RTX 2070 variant:

Battlefield V @ultra 1080p green for Raytracing: 47.2 FPS on average | 98 FPS on Average

Fortnite @Epic 1080p: Over 150 FPS on average

PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds (PUBG) @Ultra 1080p: 111 FPS on Average

4.      ASUS ROG G703(a short review on all variants):

ASUS ROG G703
ASUS ROG G703

Specifications:

  • Intel Core i7(7th gen,8th gen, 9th gen variants), core i9(8th gen,9th gen only)
  • UPTO 64GB of RAM
  • Nvidia GTX 1070 (only with 7TH and 8th gen core i7 processors) UPTO RTX 2080 (GTX 1660 or 1650 not included)
  • 3 x M.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0 x4 256GB/512GB SSD (in cheaper variant:  2 x M.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0 x 4 256GB / 512GB SSD OR M.2 SATA3 512GB SSD)
  • 5400rpm 1TB HDD (5400 rpm 1TB HDD OR 1TB 7200 rpm OR 2TB HDD)
  • 17.3-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz, 7ms, 95% NTSC (17.3″ UHD (3840×2160) IPS-level panel, 95% NTSC note that it’s not NVidia’s 144hz panel)

Description:

The G703 is one of the best gaming PC replacements you can buy. Packed with the best specifications, the G703 is a laptop you should check out if you are looking for a gaming laptop. The laptop has many variants and the cheapest one is packed with a 7th generation core I7 and GTX 1070 while the best one has a 9th generation core i9. Whether you are a gamer or a graphics designer this one might be for you. The laptop has a turbo mode that enhances its speed and performance for the best gaming results. And with such specs and performance comes more temperature, well ASUS thought of that, the G703 comes with a chassis with huge vents and two fans allow more air in and defend and clean any sort of dust inside or trying to get in the laptop.

Additional features:

An additional cooling feature that comes with the best GXR variant is the liquid metal that decreases additional 12-degree temperature. The 144hz Nvidia display panel provides the best colors and crispy image. The keyboard layout of the G703 is inspired by the desktop keyboard layout with additional gaming hotkeys and has a per-key RGB feature and 2.5mm travel distance.

We got to test a Core i9 8th gen with GTX 1080 and these were the benchmarks in some popular titles

Benchmarks:

Battlefield V @ 1080p ultra: 98 fps on avg

Fortnite @ 1080p Epic: 151 FPS on avg

PlayerUknown’s battleground @ 1080 fps: 104 FPS on avg

Watchdogs 2 @1080 ultra: 70 Fps on avg

5.  AlienWare m17 2019

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(Image Credit: Dell )

Summarized Specifications

  • 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9750H and 8th Generation i9-8950H
  • Up To 32 Gb Of DDR 4 RAM
  • 17.3’’ QHD 1440p Display 120hz
  • Up to Rtx 2080 (basic unit comes with a 1660ti)
  • UP to 1TB of NVMe SSD

Description:

The Alienware m17 comes with 9th generation Core i7 processors that are ready to fulfil all your gaming needs. Experience the best RTX gaming with smooth gaming experience. While gaming you need not worry about any temperature issues as the Alienware’s cryo-Tec V2.0 optimizes the component temperatures that enhance its performance. The laptop is low weight and is only 23mm making it easy to carry so that you can game it where ever you want however you want. Here are some benchmarks we recorded while gaming on this laptop. All the games were tested on RTX 2080 8th gen i9

Battlefield V @ ultra 1080p (Green when raytracing on): 48 FPS on average | 92 FPS on average

Fortnite @ Epic 1080p: 123 FPS on average

PUBG @ Ultra 1080p : 98 FPS on Average

6.      Lenovo Legion Y740:

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(Image credit: Lenovo)

Specifications:

  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H (2.60GHz, up to 4.50GHz with Turbo Boost, 6 Cores, 12MB Cache)
  • 17.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 72% color gamut, Dolby Vision, 144 Hz, 300 nits
  • Up to 32GB DDR4 2666MHz
  • GTX 1660TI, and RTX 2060 UPTO RTX 2080 MAX-Q 8GB
  • UP TO 6 HOURS OF BATTERY LIFE, 4 cells
  • 1TB of 7200RPM HDD\ 1TB NVMe 2.0\ option for both

Description:

This beast is packed with a Core i7 (9th gen) and is one of those few laptops to feature this chipset. This laptop can deliver a PC like performance with 32 GB of RAM. It comes in all the RTX 20 series cards by Nvidia and a lower variant is available with GTX 1660ti.The laptop has a desktop inspired layout for a better experience and dual-fan airflow. This beast has a strongholds a strong position when it comes to gaming. The unit we tested came with an RTX 2080 and we were amazed to see that this beast could handle almost any popular title with over 60 FPS in most demanding titles: (maximum fps achieved)

Battlefield V @1080p ultra (Raytracing ON Raytracing OFF): 41, 85.6 (FPS on avg)

PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds (PUBG) @ Ultra 1080p: 106 FPS on Average

Fortnite @EPIC 1080p: 130 FPS on Average

7.      Acer Predator Helios 300

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(Image Credit: Acer)

Summarized Specifications:

  • 9th Generation Intel Core i7 9750H 6 Core Processor AND 9TH generation Core i5 9300h
  • 16GB DDR4 up to 32 GB
  • 15.6″ Full HD widescreen IPS display 144hz
  • Nvidia GTX 1660ti 6GB and RTX 2060
  • 256 GB NVMe SSD up to 512GB|EXTRA HARD DRIVE SUPPORTED

Also Read : Gaming Laptop: Knowing what’s the best choice for you

Description:

One of the best gaming laptops I would say, best specs and the best display at a reasonable price. This laptop is ready to face any sort of challenges on its way. It will guarantee a smooth gaming experience. The laptop is packed with the latest RTX Max-Q design GPU series that double the performance and fun. When combined with 6 cores 9th gen processor the beast can handle any heavy burden or hardcore game being played on it. The laptop has about 4 vents and 2 fans that allow more air to flow, keeping the temperature normal no matter what game you are playing. This beast is worth its price. Here are some performance benchmarks we got when we tested some games on it;

Tested on GTX 1660TI (MODEL)

Battlefield V @ ultra and 1080p: 81 FPS on average

Apex Legends @ultra 1080p: 80 FPS on average

Fortnite @ Epic 1080p: 122 FPS on average

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds @ Ultra 1080p: 92 FPS

8.      MSI GS65 STEALTH

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(Image Credit: MSI)

Summarized Specifications:

  • Intel Core i7 8th generation and 9th generation
  • 16 GB DDR4
  • Nvidia GTX 1060 MAX Q up to RTX 2080
  • 15.6’’ 144HZ ultra-Thin bezel Anti-Glare FHD display
  • 256 GB NVMe up to 1TB NVMe SSD

Description:

Packed with 8th generation and 9th generation core i7 processors we have the MSI GF65 stealth. With the best RTX 20 series, GPU’s this beast can provide the true Gaming experience with Ray tracing. The latest generation processor and GPU provide the most smooth experience you can expect from a true gaming beast. The laptop of the laptop is only 1.8 kilos which makes a lot portable to carry around. So you are a true gaming enthusiast and if you are ready to spend your dollars on gaming then this is something you should try out. Here are some benchmarks of popular titles tested on this beast (*the basic model with 1060 6GB and i7 8750h)

Fortnite @ Epic settings and 1080p: 86 fps on average

PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds @Ultra settings and 1080p: 55 FPS on average

Far Cry 5 @ Ultra settings and 1080p: 65 FPS

The Witcher 3 @ Ultra settings and 1080p: 50 FPS on average

9.      Acer Nitro 5 :

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Summarized Specifications:

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2500U quad-core processor
  • 8GB DDR4 Memory
  • 15 6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen
  • AMD Radeon RX 560x
  • 1TB 7200Rpm SATA hard drive

Description:

We have also mentioned this laptop in our budget laptops lists (check out our budget laptops here). The cheapest and most affordable Gaming laptop and the best one at this price are the Acer Nitro 5. Acer has made this beautifully designed and good spec laptop for all those gamers who are die-hard gamers who are looking for something that fits their low budget. This laptop costs only $500(as of January 25th, 2020). AMD Ryzen 5 2500U is a great processor, it is guaranteed that this processor can handle all those latest titles. Yeah, the GPU it’s okay but not good for all titles. The card suffers a lot when you try to game on ultra-settings in games like PUBG, watch dogs 2, mafia 3. But if you use low to medium settings. It will show some awesome results.

Fortnite @Medium 1080p: 63 FPS on average

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds @ Medium 1080p: 36 FPS on average

Battlefield 1 @ medium 1080p: 63 FPS on average

Things being what they are, which one would you say you are going to purchase from these 9 best gaming laptops?

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