PC gaming has evolved. Now, more than ever, the need for a blazing fast processor, graphics, RAM, screen and storage is essential to play high-end games like COD, Battlefield, Fortnite, etc. The graphics have gotten so detailed and resource hungry that a laptop meeting the bare minimum requirements for these games will not be able to satisfy a gamer’s satisfaction, especially playing multiplayer games online.

Here’s a list of the latest and greatest gaming laptops to meet your gaming demands:

Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop

First launched in 2018, Razer Blade 15 is a minor step up from the previous version. Although, not the thinnest gaming laptop, Razer is a beast when it comes to performance and graphics.

PROS:

  • Available in 4K OLED
  • Latest Nvidia Graphics chip
  • Top-Notch Hardware Quality
  • 80 Whr Battery
  • Intel Core i7-8750H
  • Wide Touchpad
  • Desktop Replacement

CONS:

  • Weighs 4.63 lbs (Not that light!)
  • Pricey ($2,799.99 starting)

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S

The thinnest gaming laptop award goes to ASUS ROG, only measuring at 0.7 inches thick. Blows my mind at how did Asus pull this one off? How do you fit all the resource hungry hardware in such a small space and avoid overheating the laptop? ASUS ROG packs the latest Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics with Max-Q design, which could be configured up to an RTX-2080, 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM.

PROS:

  • Thinnest gaming laptop
  • Sleek Design
  • Latest Nvidia Graphics chip
  • Top-Notch Hardware Quality
  • 24GB DDR4 RAM
  • Intel Core i7-8750H (hexa-core, 9MB cache, up to 4.1GHz)

CONS:

  • Weighs 5.95 lbs (Thin but not light!)
  • Pricey ($2,999.99 starting)
  • No Ethernet LAN Port
  • Battery

Alienware 17 R5

Alienware knows how to light up a gaming laptop. Every side has some kind of lighting notification. Alienware 17 is packed with the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i9-8950HK processor, clocked at 2.6 GHz, 32GB RAM with a 256GB Solid State Drive. Frag your enemies away with a 17-inch screen that looks like something out of Star Wars universe. Although the touchpad is of standard size, Alienware added a touch of lighting to it.

PROS:

  • Lighting zones!
  • Battery life
  • Smart Speakers deliver quality audio
  • Top-Notch hardware quality
  • 32GB RAM
  • Intel Core i9-895H (8th Gen)
  • Starting price: $1273.99

CONS:

  • Weighs 9.77 lbs (Call a U-Haul!)
  • CPU performance

MSI GE75 Raider

MSI has received 4.5 stars from Tom’s Hardware and named “The Best Overall Gaming Laptop.” MSI also decided to go with the run of the mil Nvidia RTX graphics tech. MSI’s display is wowing gamers with vivid and fast response rates. GE75 is not on the cheaper side either, starting at whopping $2,099. It also comes with 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H.

PROS:

  • Vivid & quick response display
  • 2TB Hard Drive
  • Intel Core i7-8750H (8th Gen)

CONS:

  • Weighs 9.77 lbs (Call a U-Haul!)
  • Pricey (Starting price: $2,099)
  • Poor battery life
  • Webcam picture quality

Whatever laptop you choose, buy one that fits your budget and needs. Most of the gaming laptops with a similar price range also have similar specs. DO NOT fall for laptop manufacturer’s marketing ploy, where adding a cute software upgrade might entice you. Always make your decision purely based on the hardware and software performance, not looks because looks can be deceiving!