Best gaming laptops to buy in 2017

Gone are the days when PC gaming was only possible on giant-sized desktops. Modern day laptops are equipped to handle graphically intensive games such as MKX or Gears of War 4. Besides, their portability also gives them a slight edge over their full-fledged desktop counterparts. But which one to buy? Do you go for raw power, or something that’s a breeze to carry everywhere. Hence, we’ve complied a handy list of some of the best gaming laptops capable of running any game and offer unmatched performance.

AlienWare 17 R3

If you’re looking for something that’s fast, , comes with a big screen and looks really really good, then there’s a lot to like about the new Alienware 17. This thing is purely meant for serious gaming thanks to the new Nvidia Pascal graphics. It ships with the latest 7th Intel Core i7 processor, GTX 1060 or 1070 GPU, along with Tobii eye-tracking.

The Alienware range has always been in the upper echelons of laptop gaming, and the latest Alienware 17 R3 is undoubtedly one of the best gaming laptops currently available in the market. Not to forget, it still looks a like an alien space craft!

Best gaming laptops of 2017

For more information about the new Alienware 17 R3, click here.

Specs:

  • Processor:7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 470 with 8GB GDDR5/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 8GB GDDR5
  • RAM: 8GB/16GB
  • up to 1TB of SSD storage

Acer Predator 15

The Acer Predator is also one heck of a gaming laptop. You can configure the laptop with either a HD to UHD IPS and choose between GTX 970M and GTX 980M graphics card. It also comes with a feature called Predator Sense, which allows users to overclock the CPU into three different presets, depending upon load. Not to forget, it also supports RAID. Besides, it even lives up to the name of a predator with its piercing and fierce looks.

Best gaming laptops of 2017

Specs

2.6 GHz Intel i7 processor
128 GB to 512 GB SSD
16GB/32GB DDR4 RAM
4GB of GDDR5 memory
NVIDIA GTX970M/ 980M graphics

MSI GT72 Dominator Pro Dragon

MSI has shown us desktop-grade power with its laptops, and GT72 Dominator Pro Dragon takes it to another level. Throw any game at this machine at ultra settings and you’re in for a ride. Even this one is equipped to offer desktop-level performance thanks to a combination of 8GB GDDR5 GeForce GTX 1070 GPU bundled with an overclocked Intel Core i7-6700 HQ processor.

Best gaming laptops of 2017

Specs:

  • Intel Core i7-6700 HQ processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics chip
  • 32GB RAM
  • 256GB SSD +1TB HDD storage
  • 17.3-inch Full HD IPS anti-glare display with 120Hz refresh rate, upgradable to 4K resolution

Razer Blade Pro

Razer Blade is the one when it comes to portability. Its all about enormous power in a small shell. The compact form factor is ideal for those looking for maximum portability, without any compromises when it comes power.

Best gaming laptops of 2017

For more information on pricing and specs, check out the Razer’s official website here.

Specs:

  • 17.3-inch 3840×2160 G-sync display with LED backlight, capacitive multi touch
  • 2.6Ghz/3.5Ghz Intel Core i7 processor
  • Nvidia GTX 10180(8GB GDDR5X RAM)
  • 32GB DDR4 RAM
  • 512GB/1TB/2TB PCIe based-SSDs

Origin PC Eon 17-SLX 10 Series

If you’ve got the money to splurge, then the Origin PC Eon 17-SLX is definitely one of the best gaming laptops out of the lot. Packed with an overclocked IntelCore i7 processor, GTX 1070GPU, not only does it offer unmatched gaming performance, but it can even handle other heavy tasks such as video editing and sound mastering that other laptops can’t. The $2,650 base model ships with a 3.2-GHz Intel Core i5-6500 CPU, 8GB-16GB of RAM, a 120GB SSD, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU and a 4K Nvidia G-Sync panel.

While the top of the line variant costs a whopping $4708, and packs a 4.5-GHz Intel Core i7-6700K processor with 16GB of RAM; dual 256GB NVMe PCI-e M.2 SSDs with a 1TB, 7,200-rpm hard drive; dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs with 8GB of VRAM, along with a 4K Nvidia G-Sync display.

Best gaming laptops of 2017

For more information about the new Eon 17-SLX 10 Series,check out the official company website here.

Specs:

Display

  • 17inch FHD 1920 x 1080 17.3″ G-SYNC Matte Display
  • 17-inch QHD 2540 x 1400 17.3″ IPS 120Hz G-SYNC Display
  • 17-inch QFHD 3840 x 2160 17.3″ IPS G-SYNC Matte Display

Graphics

  • Single NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070/GTX 1080 8GB [VR Ready] Graphics
  • Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070/GTX 1080 8GB [VR Ready]

Processor

  • Intel Core i7 7700K Quad-Core 4.2GHz (4.5GHz TurboBoost)
  • Intel Core i7 7700 Quad-Core 3.6GHz (4.2GHz TurboBoost)
  • Intel Core i5 7600K Quad-Core 3.8GHz (4.2GHz TurboBoost)
  • Intel Core i5 7600 Quad-Core 3.5GHz (4.1GHz TurboBoost)
  • Intel Core i3 7350K Dual-Core 4.2GHz

HP Omen 17

HP makes a splash in the world of gaming-focused laptops with its newest Omen 17 laptop. Powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics, it can easily handle demanding games with high-end frame rates. With a 17.3-inch display, it not as portable compared to others. That said, at 7.8 pounds, its still not as bulky as others given the amount of screen real estate.

Best gaming laptops of 2017

 

Specs:

  • a 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 processor
  • 16GB of RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics
  • 256GB PCI-e based SSD 1TB hard drive

Acer Predator 21X

This 15-pound behemoth comes with a mechanical keyboard, and not one but two Nvidia GTX 1080 GPUs, along with a giant 21-inch curved display. To top it up, it also ships with Tobii eye-tracking. That said, its base model is priced at whopping $8999 and will be available for purchase starting February 2017. If the massive size and money isn’t your concern, the Acer Predator 21X could be a gamer’s haven. It packs an overclocked Intel Core i7 processor, twin GTX 1080 graphics card, 64GB of RAM, a mechanical keyboard, a set of 4 speakers and two sub woofers. Enough said.

Best gaming laptops of 2017

Specs:

  • overclocked Intel Core i7 processor
  • dual GTX 1080 graphics
  • 21-inch 2560 x 1080 G-Sync display with a 120Hz refresh rate
  • up to four 512GB SSDs
  • 64GB of RAM

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