Power and portability run side by side with these hunky chunks of technology. Gaming laptops are designed to be a representation of beauty. A testament to kickass tech integrated perfectly with each internal node, component, and wire to bring together a system that runs as well as it looks. Having one of these bad boys means you’re getting your money’s worth right off the bat. Their capabilities aren’t just limited to games. Users can utilize these wondrous machines for graphic designing, video editing, CAD processes, and anything that demands that extra bit of oomph to get the job done.
If you’re a tech enthusiast just like us and can’t get enough of games or the latest & greatest as far as the latest ‘tops go, then follow along as we shed light on some brilliant machines that have entered the fray this year. Our picks have kept some of the most fundamental aspects of these synthetic beasts in mind. Don’t worry, we’ll do our best to present a holistic outlook on each one of them.
Ready? Let’s dive in!
Lenovo Legion Pro 7i
Lenovo is not coming slow this year. The Chinese company has committed itself to outperforming its competitors globally by spewing forth brilliant pieces of tech, annually. The Lenovo Legion Pro 7i is a flagship gaming laptop that embodies Lenovo’s dedication to providing top-of-the-line machines. Rocking an RTX 4080i GPU to play even the bulkiest of AAA game titles and a gorgeous screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio, the Legion Pro doesn’t give much footing area for its competition to stand on. The only con to the Legion is that with so much juice being pumped out, the battery timing on it is close to dismal.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
The Zephyrus sheds a smidge of its weight this time around to drop down from a 15-inch to a 14-inch. This bold little move has allowed it to refresh its innards to bring about a 120Hz refresh screen attached to a beautiful, clickety island-style keyboard. CPU wise, the Zephyrus rocks the latest from AMD, a Ryden 9 6900HS coupled with a Radeon RX 6800S for the GPU. These top-tier chips definitely add a wedge of premium price to the machine but it’s still not as staggering as a Razer’s asking price. Definitely recommended.
Razer Blade 15
If you’re looking for the holy grail of gaming laptops then this is it. The Razer Blade 15 combines the best of everything to bring a mammoth sized 15-inch machine with the looks of a MacBook on the inside and a Razer aesthetic on the outside. Brushed black aluminum with a lime green Razer logo smack in the middle is how a Razer stays distinct in its looks. Plus, the Blade 15 is a flagship laptop so don’t expect Razer to not stuff it full of whatever they have ready on the table. The result? A machine that has multiple facets of performance to it.
Gaming is primarily the main target of the Blade 15. Online multiplayer gaming in particular. So when it comes to this, you’d want to have a robust internet connection ready to supply low latency, high speed internet right off the bat. Consider hooking yourself up with AT&T Internet, not just for the Blade but for the rest of the stunning machines in our lineup as well. An internet that only elevates your gaming experience is imperative to the overall experience you’d be paying a pretty penny for.
A laptop that leans more towards budget friendliness while keeping top-notch performance intact. The Gigabyte G5 has an Intel Core i7 12th Gen under its hood that’s bundled together with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060. Storage lands in the mediocre space with just 512 GB but is expandable so you can have your peace of mind for later. Furthermore, it does weigh in a good bit at 4.19 lbs. but for the price and the components imbued inside, that amount is justified.
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17
Another spectacular entry by Asus into the gaming verse! The Asus ROG Strix Scar 17’s name is as long as its size, coming in hot with a 17-inch screen. It blends the best of both Nvidia and AMD with a Ryzen 9 7945HX and an RTX 4090 to blow its competition out of the pool. Asus was generous enough to make this machine a tad more affordable than its predecessor by slimming down the chassis but this did result in the fan noise getting louder than before. It’s a give and take honestly and we’ll let you decide.
That’s a wrap on five of our best picks for gaming laptops this year. Don’t forget to give them a quick search on online retail stores such as Amazon or Best Buy to narrow down your picks. Our advice would be to keep tabs on their prices especially during the holiday season to snag the best deals. And as always, game on!