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Best Gaming Laptops 2020

By Michael Seeff

May 28, 2020

A good gaming laptop is sleek, quiet, high performing and affordable. No longer is there a need for bulky desktops computers for gamers to perform at the top. Many gamers are moving away from Playstation or Xbox in pursuit of a higher performing and quicker aiming game experience.

Here we’ve compiled our top four gaming laptops that’ll allow you to achieve the gaming experience you have always desired.

1. Razor Blade 15 Advanced Model - 15.6 Inch (Best gaming laptop)

Razor Blade 15 Advanced Model

Specs:
CPU: Intel Core i7 9750H | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 - 2080 Max-Q | RAM: 16GB DDR4-2666 | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD or 4K (1920 x 1080 - 4K) IPS 240Hz | Storage: 512GB M.2 SSD | Battery: 80Whr | Dimensions: 9.25 x 13.98 x 0.78 inches | Weight: 4.63 lbs

Pros:
• Unparalleled build quality
• Wide range of CPU/GPU options

Cons:
• Pricey
• No longer the thinnest or lightest

This “Advanced Model” of the Razer Blade has the CNC-milled aluminum chassis as its predecessor, however it has been decked out with the latest graphics chips from Nvidia. If hardcore gaming is your thing then this is the laptop for you!

One of the potential configurations is the RTX 2080 model, capable of running the ray-traced game - Metro Exodus - at over 50fps and the battery life lasted 5 hours. Its awesome processing power and batter certainly offsets the fact that it is no longer the thinnest or lightest gaming laptop. That is probably why it comes at a premium - however, we believe the price tag is worth it!

2. Dell G3 15 (Best budget gaming laptop)

Dell G3 15

Specs:
CPU: Intel Core i7 9750H | GPU: Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q | RAM: 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080 IPS 144Hz) | Storage: 512GB SSD | Battery: 94 Whr | Dimensions: 0.85 x 14.4 x 10 inches | Weight: 5.40 lb

Pros:
• Affordable configuration options
• Long battery life
• Powerful

Cons:
•Average display

Alright, you may have thought that $5000 for a laptop is out of your price range - and fair enough. However, it can be hard to find a good gaming laptop on a budget. You will have to compromise on areas such as performance, design or battery life.

The Dell g3 15 gaming laptop offers pretty good 1080p gaming, with a decent battery life and it hasn't compromised on performance too much. It has improved on its previous model by becoming slimmer and sleeker. If the aesthetics of the laptop aren't important to you, the previous model will have similar performance at an even cheaper price.

3. Asus TUF A15 (Best mid-range gaming laptop)

Asus TUF A15

Specs:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 4800H | GPU: Nvidia RTX 2060 | RAM: 16GB DDR4-2666 | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS 144Hz | Storage: 1TB M.2 NVMe | Battery: 90Wh | Dimensions: 14.10 x 10.10 x 1.00 inches | Weight: 5.07 lbs

Pros:
• New 8-core AMD APU
• Great battery
• Good 144Hz FHD screen
• Robust Design

Cons:
• Pricey for what you get

Using AMD’s new 8-core APU, the performance of the A15 is terrific thanks the the Zen 2 architecture. With terrific graphics and processing, the A15 will work its ass off for you whilst you play COD all night. Further, the batter life is terrific.

The only downside is the price, as there are cheaper models with similar processing power. However, considering the battery life and display, we highly recommend this gaming laptop.

4. MSI GS65 Stealth Thin - 15.6 Inch (Most stylish gaming laptop)

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

Specs:
CPU: Intel Core i7 8750H | GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 - RTX 2080 Max-Q | RAM: 16GB-32GB DDR4-2666 | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) wide-view 144Hz | Storage: 512GB- 1TB M.2 SSD | Battery: 82 Whr | Dimensions: 9.75 x 14.08 x 0.69 inches | Weight: 4.14 lbs

Pros:
• Aesthetically pleasing
• Long battery life
• Great 240hz screen
• Glass touchpad

Cons:
• Gets hot
• No G-sync

GS65 Sleath Thin is one of the best gaming laptops you can find. From its design, to processing power to display, the GS65 is a great all-rounder. Due to its light weight and thinness, it is easy to transport and can therefore be used for work/study.

However, it does not have G-sync which means that if you are hooking up the laptop to an external screen, you may experience some problems rendering your games at the correct frame rate.

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