Gaming is a huge deal in today’s world and gamers sometimes want good gaming laptops to go with a gaming console. Buying a good gaming laptop can be a little complicated. When you’re buying a gaming laptop, you don’t necessarily have to buy the most expensive model. We’re here to make sure you don’t make a mistake when buying a gaming laptop by introducing you to the 5 best gaming laptops on the market.
1. Asus TUF Gaming A17
The Asus TUF Gaming A17 is the best when it comes to gaming. It is one of the most powerful laptops in its class. It is powered by a Ryzen 7 4800H processor, which should handle most AAA titles and other routine tasks with simplicity. Gaming graphics are handled by the 6GB GDDR6 Nvidia GTX 1660Ti GPU, which is on par with the RTX series.
Inside, there’s also 16 GB (up to 32 GB) of DDR4 RAM and 256 GB of SSD+ 1 TB of HDD storage. So there’s plenty of room for your games and an option for memory expansion if you feel the need. Thanks to the efficient power consumption, the Asus notebook should also convince in terms of endurance. The 17.3″ FHD display with 120 Hz also does a good job.
2. Dell G5 15 SE
This Dell notebook is identical to the one above in terms of processor. It runs a Ryzen 7 4800H processor. But it relies on AMD’s own 6GB GDDR6 Radeon RX 5600M chip for graphics. In terms of performance, it’s neck and neck with its Nvidia counterpart. Anywhere it undermines the Asus TUF is in display quality. It has a 15.6″ FHD, 120Hz screen with 108% of the sRGB colour gamut and 301 nits of brightness. If you want fairly accurate colour reproduction, this is the device for you.
The Dell G5 15 SE comes with 16GB of DDR4 RAM, which you can expand up to 32GB. There’s also a 512 GB solid-state hard drive. You can also expect a long battery life from the 51 Wh battery.
3. Lenovo Legion 5i
The Lenovo Legion series is known for its gaming performance, and the 5i is no exception. The laptop is equipped with top-notch hardware and offers a true desktop experience. With a 10th generation Intel i7 (10875H) processor and a 4GB GDDR6 Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti graphics card, it’s a favourite for gamers.
Lenovo has opted for a sleek aesthetic that is rare in gaming laptops. The 15.6-inch FHD display with 120 Hz can only display 57% of the sRGB range. So, not ideal for colour-sensitive tasks. The keyboard is island-sized and has a white backlight. The Legion 5i is available in a configuration with 8 GB DDR4 RAM and 256 GB SSD+ 1 TB HDD storage. There is no option for memory increase, which is something to keep in mind.
4. Asus ROG Strix G15
A much elaborate contribution from the Asus development team. It features the ROG mark, RGB flair and extravagance. The somewhat rickety keyboard features single-zone RGB lighting. If you crave higher refresh rates, the 144Hz refresh rate of this 15.6″ FHD panel should serve you well. As for colours (64% sRGB) and readability (251 nits), it’s not very good. Another point you have to consider is the lack of a webcam on this device.
But if you can live with that, you won’t be disappointed with the specifications inside. There’s a 10th-gen i7-10750H with a 4GB GDDR6 Nvidia GTX 1650Ti GPU card. Asus has also included 8GB (up to 32GB) of DDR4 RAM and 1TB of SSD storage. The 48 Wh battery should be adequate for average performance and not beyond.
5. Dell G3 15 3500
Dell’s Alienware lineup is primarily aimed at hardcore gamers, but prices usually start beyond the 1-litre mark. Still, Dell does launch gaming notebooks from time to time that is a bit more affordable. One such Dell gaming notebook is the G3 15 3500.
If you are looking for a Dell notebook with an Intel processor and Nvidia graphics card, you should take a look at this model. It is equipped with a 10th generation i7-10750H processor and a 4 GB GDDR5 Nvidia GTX 1650Ti GPU. There is also 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and 512 GB of SSD storage. Please note that there is no expansion option.
The 15.6-inch screen offers 1080p resolution, 250 nits brightness and 120 frames per second. The ten-key keyboard has a blue backlight. The 51 Wh battery offers a decent runtime.