5 Gaming Laptop Must-Haves

For those of you that dreams of owning a gaming computer that leaves the latest consoles in the dust, you have two options; either you save up a small fortune and build one on your own or just purchase one of the best ones out there. Keep in mind that building a gaming laptop or computer on your own is never easy. In order to obtain a decent gaming laptop, get ready to spend at least $1,000, all that just to keep up with the latest consoles. We will suggest 5 of the best gaming laptops; they vary in brands, features and prices.

  1. Razer Blade

Razer Blade offers approximately 4 hours and 8 minutes in terms of battery life when used on everyday productivity tasks. But if used for non-stop videos, the time shortens to 7 hours and 29 minutes which is more than other laptops can offer. A batter life like that is quite impressive alongside a 4k display option. Sure it may be pricey, but it’s well worth it because you’re basically paying for the 4k display as well as the fancy aluminum frame that it comes in; no one wants to play any games on a laptop with poor graphics and processors.

  1. Asus ROG Strix GL502

Out of all the other gaming laptops out there, the Asus Strix GL502 may not offer the best innovative design that money can buy. Instead of the usual color schemes on laptops, it has an almost Halloween feel to it. Putting that small fact aside, it’s still one of the best laptops in terms of gaming in 1080p. You can even set the highest resolution and play games like Overwatch without going below 60fps. Unlike the Razer Blade, this gaming laptop does not have outstanding battery life. But overall the screen, sound system and overall performance of the laptop make up for it.

  1. Alienware 13 R3

The Alienware 13 R3 has a unique design not seen on most laptops of its size: a hinge-forward design to be exact. Instead of the classic design, the heat sinks are transferred to a distinct bulge behind the screen; heat sikns are usually found below the keyboard. Because of the change in design, a thinner chassis is possible; 0.81 inches or 0.22 cm in size. The downside is that you won’t find the perfect laptop bag that suites a 13-inch Alienware 13 R3 gaming laptop so you need to go for the 15 inch bags. A real downside for many gamers is the protruding appendix due to the design.

  1. Gigabyte Aero 14

Built with a 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor, screen resolution that goes beyond 1080p and a Nvidia Pascal-series GPU, the Gigabyte Aero 14 is actually more affordable than all the previously mentioned gaming laptops. It may weigh only 4.7 pounds and measures only a mere 0.78 inches thin, it’s still a force to be reckoned with in the world of gaming laptops. Don’t forget to take into account a battery life of 3 hours and 38 minutes.

  1. Acer Predator 17 X

The Predator 17 X is not the type of laptop that you would bring to a coffee shop on a lazy afternoon as you go through paperwork and a cup of coffee. Of course unless you actually don’t mind carrying around a rather big and bulky gaming laptop; at 4.67 kilograms, it’s a laptop that you should probably leave at home. This gaming laptop boasts Ultra HD display alongside a complete G-Sync functionality. The batter life is also outstanding and with all the features that it offers, the hefty price is worth it.