PlayStations and Xboxes are quite popular among gamers but most hardcore gamers still don’t view them as a replacement for gaming on PC or dedicated gaming laptops. One prime reason for that is the flexibility gaming PCs and Laptops offer in upgrading the gaming system overtime. With a powerful gaming laptop in hand, a gamer can enjoy high frame rates with better textures on these machines as compared to existing gaming consoles.
The best gaming laptops that we have seen in 2020 so far have shrunk the performance gap between gaming PCs and gaming laptops. They are also relatively portable and serve creative professionals equally well.
If you are planning to but a gaming laptop soon, this list could help you narrow down on the right one. In this list, we have covered Asus gaming laptops, Dell gaming laptops, Lenovo gaming laptops, MSI gaming laptops and gaming laptops from other renowned manufacturers.
1. Dell Alienware Area 51m
Dell’s first of its kind Alienware Area-51m is a gaming laptop that promises Desktop-level gaming performance. Dell gets the confidence from Intel Core i9-9900K desktop processor which has been paired with NVIDIA’s RTX 2080 GPU. The Alienware gaming laptop comes with Ray Tracing and DLSS features that should appeal to gamers.
Dell has implemented Cryo-Tech V2.0 system to keep Area 51m cool. It is a cleverly designed system that allows future upgrades and can efficiently keep temperatures under check.
CPU: Intel Core i7-9700 – i9-9900K | Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 – 2080 | RAM: 16GB – 64GB GDDR6 RAM | Screen: 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare IPS – 144Hz IPS NVIDIA G-SYNC | Storage: 1TB SSHD – 2TB RAID0 SSDs + 1TB SSHD
ALSO READ: Asus Zenbook 14 UM431 Review
2. Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701
Asus ROG laptops are very popular among gamers. The latest addition in the ROG family – Zephyrus S GX701 – is a lean gaming machine that packs excellent gaming hardware. The top variant of the Zephyrus S GX701 is powered by Intel Core i7-8750H processor with Nvidia GeForce RTX2080 Max-Q GPU. With this top tier hardware, it can pull through all available game titles with ease.
The new Asus Zephyrus laptop packs 1TB NVMe storage. If in case that’s not enough, users can add more storage in additional NVMe slot.
The Zephyrus S GX701 has native full HD display with 144Hz refresh rate and G-Sync support. The S GX701 Display is Pantone certified and delivers accurate colours – which makes it a great option for both gamers and creators.
CPU: Intel Core i7 8750H (8th generation) | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 – GeForce GTX 2080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR6 VRAM) | RAM: 8GB – 24GB GDDR6VRAM | Screen: 17.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) 144Hz panel with G-Sync
ALSO READ: ASUS ROG GL552VW Review
3. MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
MSI is a renowned name when it comes to gaming. Recently it upgraded its gaming series with GT76Titan laptops with offer desktop-level graphics and performance. The combination of Intel Core i9-9900K processor with an RTX 2080 GPU implies that it can deliver stunning visuals while gaming.
Like the Dell Alienware Area-51m, it goes into overclocking mode when connected to a power supply. MSI claims it uses a slightly higher clocked variant of RTX 2080 GPU. The MSI gaming laptop comes with up to 64GB DDR4 RAM (2666 MHz) and up to 1TB of SSD hard drive.
CPU: Intel Core i9 9900 (9th generation) | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR6 VRAM) | RAM: 64GB DDR4 RAM | Screen: 17.3-inch UHD (3840 x 2160)
4. Lenovo Legion Y540
The Lenovo Legion Y540 is another gaming laptop that can deliver sustainable gaming performance for extended periods. The Legion gaming laptop is driven by Intel Core i7-9750H processor. Lenovo brings discrete Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 with 6GB of video RAM on board for graphics. The laptop also comes with 16GB of RAM and an up to a 1TB Samsung PCIe NVMe solid-state drive. Lenovo also allows storage expansion by adding a 2.5-inch hard drive.
The stylish chassis of Y540 houses a 15.4-inch IPS display panel with FHD resolution and 144Hz refresh rate. The gaming laptop has adequate ports and features a 52.5W three-cell battery which isn’t the best in class.
CPU: Intel Core i7-9750H | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB GDDR6 VRAM) – RTX 2070 (Max-Q 8GB) | RAM: 16GB – 32GB | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) Nvidia G-Sync 144 Hz | Storage: 256GB SSD – 256GB SSD+1TB HDD
ALSO READ: HP Chromebook x360 Review (14-da0003tu)
5. Asus ROG Mothership
This expansive gaming machine rocks an Intel Core i9-9980HK processor which works in tandem with Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU. The Mothership features a 17.3-inch 4K display with 144Hz refresh rate. It comes with 64GB RAM and dual 512GB SSDs offering total 1TB of storage. It comes with a detachable keyboard.
CPU: Intel Core i9-9980HK | Screen: 17.3-inch 4K display; 144Hz refresh rate |Graphics: Nvidia RTX 2080 | RAM: 64 GB | Storage: Dual 512GB SSD
6. Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531
The Asus Zephyrus S GX531 is a gaming ultrabook. Asus has somehow managed to pack a powerful set of components into a very sleek body.
Apart from gamers, it should also appeal creators which its 144hz Panton validated display. It houses an 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor which is backed by Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics unit.
The trackpad placement is slightly unusual, though. The laptop is offered with up to 24GB RAM memory and up to 1TB SSD storage.
CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 (Max-Q) | RAM: Up to 24GB | Screen: 15.6-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS, 144Hz | Storage: up to 1TB SSD
ALSO READ: Asus ROG Strix G G531GT Review
7. Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502
If you can’t stretch your budget that much, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502 could be worth considering. This gaming laptop currently starts from little under Rs 1-lakh but manages to offers enough firepower to meet your gaming requirement.
The Zephyrus G GA502 is driven by an AMD Ryzen 7 processor which supports Turbo Boost up to 4GHz. Graphics are managed by Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti while driving the 120Hz IPS panel. It is slightly less powerful than Zephyrus M GU502 but can fulfil the needs of a casual gamer.
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2.3Ghz with Turbo Boost up to 4Ghz| Screen: 15.6-Inch ; 192X1080P|Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti| RAM: 16GB DDR4; 2400Hz| Storage: 512GB SSD |
8. Asus ROG Strix GL502
This might not be most eye-catching laptop in the list but it indeed holds up well on performance front. This ROG machine is one of the better laptops if you want to experience games in full HD resolution.
Though it doesn’t have the best of battery mileage, it can sustain a high level of performance without any throttling. Asus offers Strix GL502 with up to Intel i7 processors and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphic unit. Standard display size is 15.6-inches which runs full HD resolution by default.
CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 – 1070 | RAM: up to 16GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch full HD 1,920 x 1,080 IPS | Storage: 128GB – 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD
9. MSI GT75 Titan
Running a gaming laptop with 4K display is a challenging task but MSI GT75 Titan manages to do it with ease. The massive laptop offers desktop-grade performance thanks to its 6-core Intel i9 Coffee Lake processor. Nvidia GeForce GTX2080 graphics handle demanding loads with aplomb, which also makes it a darling for creators.
It features a 17.3-inch display with an option to choose between full HD screen and 4K at the time of buying. Full HD display version comes with Nvidia GeForce GTX 2070 GPU. MSI is offering GT75 Titan with up to 32GB RAM and 2TB for storage.
CPU: Up to 8th-generation Intel Core i9 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 2070 (8GB GDDR6) – Nvidia GeForce GTX 2080 with 8GB GDDR6 | RAM: Up to 32GB | Screen: 17.3-inch FHD (1,920×1,080) – UHD (3,840×2,160) | Storage: 1TB, 1TB HDD