Best Gaming Laptops 2018-Buyer’s Guide

Gaming Laptops are costly investment.Choosing a Gaming Laptop is way more complex than normal laptops.You know why?...Because, there are too many things to consider.So if you don't do your research thoroughly it could be difficult to make a decision.

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​We have done the hard work for you and come up with a list of Best Gaming Laptops of 2017.But before that...

Let's take a look at some of major configuration aspects that you should watch out for in a Gaming Laptop.

What to Check before Buying a Gaming Laptop

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  • Ram 
  • PROCESSOR
  •  graphics
  • storage
  • audio/SPEAKERS

RAM is another critical factor to consider in Gaming Laptops. 8 GB RAMs are most common and required by major game developers.But many of the developers are now coming up with games which require 16 GB RAM.

It is always good to have some more RAM capacity than what is required for obvious reason.Higher RAM will give you smoother gaming experience.Because at the end of the day RAM is not about speed, rather it is about capacity.Higher RAM will have the capacity of storing all the game related data, so you don't have worry about it.For laptops which use less capacity RAM data is fetched from the hard drive and it can slow down the game.

Here are some popular games in the market which and their RAM requirements:

  • Dying Light: 4GB minimum, 8GB recommended
  • Grand Theft Auto V: 4GB minimum, 8GB recommended
  • The Witcher 3: 6GB minimum, 8GB recommended
  • Fallout 4: 8GB minimum and recommended
  • Batman: Arkham Knight: 6GB minimum, 8GB recommended, 12GB required for smooth gameplay on Windows 10
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: 6GB minimum, 8GB recommended
  • Far Cry Primal: 4GB minimum, 8GB recommended
  • The Division: 6GB minimum, 8GB recommended
  • Hitman: 8GB minimum and recommended
  • Quantum Break: 8GB minimum, 16GB recommended

It doesn't matter how good the laptop brand or the quality is gaming laptops do have some limitations.Let's see what these are.

  • First of all, Money.Gaming Laptops are damn expensive.No argument there.So make sure you have sufficient money for investing in a good gaming laptop.Don't waste your money in buying any average quality gaming laptops just for the sake of buying a gaming laptop.Make sure if your budget covers all the key specification we discussed above.
  • Battery Backup:As of now there is no manufacture in the market who can claim proudly that they have a gaming laptop with good battery life.You can expect max 4-5 hours of average battery life in laptop models.
  • Weight: Gaming laptops are not portable at all. Average weight of gaming laptops is at least  7-8 pounds which is much heavier than normal all purpose laptops.
  • Heat Issue: Most common issue in all the gaming laptops.But it is expected.Video Games use high quality graphics and files all the time.To ensure it is running smoothly all the components work at their optimum level and generates huge amount of heat.Sadly,You can't avoid this and have to live with that.As an alternative, you can use Laptop Cooling Fans specially made for Gaming Laptops.

All right..Now that you know what configurations to check in a gaming laptops, here is the list of Best Gaming Laptops of 2017 that hardcore gamers are going crazy about.

Best Gaming Laptops of 2017

#1.ASUS ROG G751JY-Best Gaming Laptop of 2017

 ASUS RoG G751JY

ROG G751 JY is an amazing gaming portable PC powered by fourth-gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX TurboMaster technology for an unbeatable gaming experience.It's Double fan cooling feature keeps the laptop even in the ultimate gaming usage,so you do not have not to worry about laptop heating again.

Key Specifications

  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7 4860HQ /4710HQ Processor
  • RAM: DDR3L MHz SDRAM, up to 32 G
  • Display size: 17.3" 16:9 IPS FHD (1920x1080) anti-glare
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX980M with 4GB GDDR5 with G-Sync Technology
  • Wi-Fi: Integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Weight: 10.6 pounds
Alienware 13

The new Alienware 13.3-inch laptop is the first gaming machine in the market which comes with an OLED display.It means brighter display than any other laptop models.Apart from the other features, what might impress you is the impressive battery life of 7.32 long hours.

Just like Alienware 17, Alienware 13 also has a backlit keyboard that lies between the bright power button and bigger touchpad.

Key Specifications

  • CPU:6th Gen i7 processor
  • RAM: 2.8GHz Core i7, 16 GB RAM
  • Display size: 13.3" 2560 x 1440-pixel OLED touchscreen
  • Resolution: 2560 x 1440
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M, 2GB GDDR5
  • Wi-Fi: Killer 1535 802.11ac 2×2 WiFi
  • Weight: 4.5 pounds
MSI VR Ready GT83VR Titan

Key Specifications

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4720HQ, 2.6GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB RAM
  • Display size: 19.4”
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Graphics Card: GTX 10-Series
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 A/C
  • Weight: 11.6 pounds

GT83VR Titan SLI-024 comes with a 6th generation Intel Core i7 with 2.9GHz,a massive 64 GB RAM and powered by  dual GeForce GTX 1080 cards for the smooth frame rate.The laptop has  1TB SSD 1TB HDD so you don't have to worry about extra gaming storage anymore.Display size 18.4” 1920 x 1080 a certainly not an overkill considering the specs they are offering.

Battery life of 1 Hour is still a problem but that shouldn't bother you if you are always connected to charger and you don't travel much.After all, who would like to roam around with 13.13 lbs anyway?

Few more as per our list:

#4.The Razer Blade (GeForce GTX 1060)

Key Specifications

  • CPU: 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
  • RAM: 16 GB RAM
  • Display size: 14”
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11abg
  • Weight: 4.3 pounds
  • Hard Disk:512 GB Flash Memory Solid State
Asus ROG Strix GL502

Key Specifications

  • CPU:  Core i7
  • RAM: 16 GB RAM
  • Display size: 15.6”
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 - 1070
  • Wi-Fi: Intel 8260 802.11ac
  • Weight: 4.9 pounds
  • Hard Disk:128GB - 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD
Gigabyte Aero 14

Key Specifications

  • CPU:  Core i7
  • RAM: 16GB – 32GB
  • Display size: 14”
  • Resolution: 14-inch, QHD 2,560 x 1,440 anti-glare IPS
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
  • Weight: 4.17 pounds
  • Hard Disk:512GB – 1TB SSD
  • CPU:  Core i7
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4 (2,400MHz)
  • Display size: 14”
  • Resolution: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) anti-glare, wide-view 120Hz panel with G-Sync
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X VRAM)
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11ac Wi-Fi,
  • Weight: 4.85 pounds (2.2kg)
  • Hard Disk:512GB M.2 PCIe x4 SSD

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