There are plenty of gaming laptops available on the market today to cater to different needs and performance preferences.
Leading tech retailer, PCByte, explains that no two gamers are the same, with individual preferences, tastes and budgets determining their setup. There are some gamers who look for the best gaming PC, while others prefer the portability of a laptop. Because a gaming laptop can perform just as well as a gaming PC these days, PCByte has rounded up the best versions for a range of budgets and preferences.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop brings unprecedented power to an ultraslim 14-inch form factor, wrapping powerful processors in a compact chassis portable enough to go anywhere. Despite a chassis that’s only 17.9 mm thin, Zephyrus G14 features carefully customized cooling that brings out the best of its AMD Ryzen 4000 Series Mobile Processor made with 7nm fabrication technology and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 2060 GPU.
Users can optimize for gaming or creative pursuits with a choice between 120 Hz high-refresh and high-resolution displays, both with PANTONE Validated colors and adaptive sync technology. Over 10 hours of battery life and the ability to charge from compatible Type-C power packs makes the Zephyrus G14 highly portable.
Subtle styling in Moonlight White or Eclipse Gray gives ROG Zephyrus G14 a clean and professional look, and the optional AniMe Matrix display deepens personalization, enabling users to show custom graphics, animations, and other effects across more than a thousand mini LEDs embedded in the lid.
For those with a bigger budget, PCByte says the MSI GS66 Stealth is an ultra-portable gaming laptop with powerful gaming capabilities. With up to a 10th-generation Intel Core i9 and Nvidia GeForce RTX3080 graphics, it is capable of up to 5.3GHz in single-core Turbo mode. This model includes a superior cooling system, massive battery and smooth 300Hz refresh rate, plus all models have WiFi 6 for fast and stable network performance. Powerful, thin, quiet and light, it also features Nvidia’s Resizable Bar which enables the CPU to access the entire GPU frame buffer at once instead of performing multiple small CPU to GPU transfers. This results in a noticeable performance increase in popular games including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Cyberpunk and F1 2020.
At the other end of the market, one of the best budget-friendly gaming laptops on the market is the Asus TUF Gaming FX505DT. Equipped with GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU for smooth gaming and live-streaming, it pairs its quad-core processor with up to 32GB of dual-channel DDR4 2400MHz memory for improved performance and energy efficiency. Most gamers would find the Asus TUF Gaming FX505DT a decent mid-range gaming laptop with many advantages and almost no flaws.