May 10th, 2019 | Updated on October 26th, 2020
Gaming for many is a passion that is hard to resist. In fact, people love to spend a fixed time of their day being lost in the world of gaming as that is their only way to break free.
However, gaming can only be enjoyed if you have the appropriate hardware to make the experience worthwhile. Apart from joysticks and gaming mouse, there is another category of item that can make your experience enjoyable.
That is the gaming laptops category and there are multiple options available in the same too. To stop you from making a wrong choice we have compiled a list of the top performing gaming laptops of 2019.
We have scrutinized them on the basis of their features and benefits and you would be able to make a fine decision. With the correct gaming laptop, your idea gaming would reach a notch higher for sure.
1. Origin PC Eon-17X
Origin PC Goliathus Medium Speed Mouse Mat & ORIGIN PC Taipan Mouse with Exclusive Black and Red color scheme Included
CNET.com calls Origin PC’s laptops “insanely powerful” and PCWorld.com said “impressive performance.”
Years ago, one could make a legitimate argument that real high-end PC gaming required an actual desktop PC, because so-called gaming laptops just weren’t up to the task. Back then, you often paid a significant premium for much slower performance, and your laptop graphics hardware wouldn’t age well at all.
Over time, however, the difference has narrowed significantly. So much so that starting with the GeForce GTX 10 series in 2016 and continuing with the new RTX 20 series, GPU leader Nvidia no longer splits mobile graphics off into a separate product line. The desktop and laptop versions share the same names and very close to the same capabilities.
But while gaming laptops are better than ever, thanks in part to those Nvidia’s GTX and RTX GPUs, there’s yet another level serious laptop gamers can aspire to. A very few laptops go that extra mile and include actual desktop components inside oversize laptop frames.
2. New Alienware 17 R5
Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis, 1 Year 8th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-8950HK (6-Core, 12MB Cache, Overclocking up to 5.0GHz) Windows 10 Home 64bit English NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5X 17.3 inch QHD (2560 x 1440) 120Hz TN+WVA Anti-Glare 400-nits NVIDIA G-SYNC with Tobii Eye-tracking Black 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 2666MHz 256GB PCIe Solid State Drive 1TB 7200RPM HDD 330W Power Adapter Killer 1435 802.11ac 2×2 WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 English Backlit Keyboard US Power Cord Killer 1435 Wireless driver Alienware 17 R5 System Software Lithium Ion (99 Wh) Battery.
The Alienware 17 packs impressive raw gaming performance and a big honkin’ 17-inch screen into a sexy intergalactic chassis that’s perfect for fragging your enemies in virtual reality or watching movies with friends. The latest version of Alienware’s flagship laptop sports more customizable lighting zones than ever, as well as quieter fans and louder speakers. Factor in up to a gorgeous 3840 x 2160 G-Sync display and Nvidia GTX 1060, 1070 and 1080 graphics options, and you’ve got a gaming laptop that’s as powerful on the inside as it is stunning on the outside.
3. ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701
Rog Zephyrus s set the standard for ultra-slim Windows 10 Pro Gaming laptops featuring up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics. Boasting a 144Hz refresh rate Pantone validated display with ultra-narrow bezel, PCIe NVMe SSD, and an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, the new GX701 has all the power and portability needed to conquer the latest and greatest game titles, anywhere. Use the rog-exclusive GPU switch to change between G-SYNC for gaming and Optimus for battery life while the ROG active aerodynamic system (AAs) expands to help Zephyrus s sustain top performance for gaming and other heavy loads.
The Zephyrus line has proved that powerful gaming laptops don’t need to be big and bulky, and can instead challenge Ultrabooks in the style department, and this model is no different.
The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is one of the best Asus laptops we’ve had the pleasure of testing, and comes with brand-new Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics with the Max-Q design, configurable up to an RTX 2080 with 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM, along with an 8th generation Intel Core i7-8750H six-core processor with a turbo clock speed of 4.1GHz and up to 24GB of RAM, and we’ve now got our hands on one to properly test out.
4. Dell Alienware Area 51M Laptop
Alienware TactX keyboard with per-key RGB LED AlienFX lighting, N-Key rollover, and anti-ghosting technology 2.2mm key travel, programmable macro keys AlienFX backlit, All-points addressable (APA) trackpad. 9th Generation Intel Core i7-9700K (8-Core, 12MB Cache, up to 4.9GHz w/ Turbo Boost). 17.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz Anti-Glare IPS Display w/ NVIDIA G-SYNC + Tobii eyetracking technology.
Meet the most powerful gaming laptop we’ve ever tested. The Alienware Area 51m’s stunning, one-of-a-kind design houses a desktop-grade Intel Core i9 CPU and a full Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU, allowing it to tear through demanding games without breaking a sweat while supporting every possible bell and whistle — including ray tracing. Better yet, the Area 51m’s arresting magnesium alloy chassis is fully future-proof, allowing you to swap out key components such as the GPU and CPU to keep the system fresh over time. Factor in a stunning 1080p G-Sync display, customizable RGB lighting and booming front-firing speakers, and you’ve got the ultimate battlestation for gamers willing to splurge on sheer power.
5. Lenovo Legion Y7000
Processor & Memory: Intel Core i7-8750H Processor 2.2GHz 16GB DDR4 (2-DIMM) 2666MHz RAM Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64 Bit) Drives: 1.0TB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive + 256GB PCle Solid State Drive No Optical Drive Graphics & Video: 15.6″ Anti-glare IPS LED Backlit FHD (1920 x 1080) Display 6GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics Communications: 802.11 Wireless-AC + Bluetooth 4.1 100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 Connector) Integrated 720p Webcam Audio: 2x 2W speakers + Harman Audio Premium Processing Keyboard: Backlit Keyboard with Numeric Keypad Ports & Slots: 3x USB 3.1 1x USB 3.1 Type C 1x HDMI 2.0 1x Combination Audio Jack Battery: Up to 5-hour Battery 3-Cell 57WH Lithium Polymer Additional Information: Dimensions: 14.22″ x 10.51″ x 1.06″ Approximate Weight: 5.17lbs.
First Lenovo learned to make cheap gaming laptops. Now it’s learned to make cheap gaming laptops that also look good. I’ve spent the last few weeks with the Lenovo Legion Y7000, a stopgap release that sticks with Nvidia’s GTX 10-series graphics cards as Lenovo’s flagship Y500 and Y700 models start to transition to higher-end (and higher-priced) RTX 20-series GPUs.
Is it a performance monster? The type of laptop you buy to impress your friends? Absolutely not. But it’s a smart, sophisticated option that will perform admirably for at least a few years—and at a competitive price point.
6. Acer Predator Triton 500
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71VV Gaming Laptop comes with these high level specs: 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H 6-Core Processor 2.2GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 4.1GHz, 15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS display with 144Hz Refresh Rate, 16:9 aspect ratio, 3ms Overdrive Response Time, 300nit Brightness, 72% NTSC, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with 6GB of dedicated GDDR6 VRAM, 16GB DDR4 2666MHz Memory, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD (2 x PCIe M.2 Slots | 1 Slot Available), Waves Maxx Audio sound technology, featuring Maxx Bass, Maxx Volume, Maxx Dialog and hyper-realistic 3D Audio using Waves Nx, Acer True Harmony Technology, Two Built-in Stereo Speakers, Acer Purified.
Voice technology with two built-in microphones, Killer Double Shot Pro Wireless-AC 1550 802.11ac Wi-Fi featuring 2×2 MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Killer Ethernet E3000 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (Up to 2.5Gbps), HD Webcam (1280 x 720) supporting Super High Dynamic Range (SHDR), 1 – Thunderbolt 3 (Full USB 3.1 Type C) Port, 3 – USB 3.1 Gen 1 Ports (One with Power-off Charging), 1 – HDMI 2.0 Port with HDCP Support, 1 – Mini Display Port 1.4, 4-cell Li-ion 84Wh Battery (5550 mAh), Up to 8-hours Battery Life, 4.63 lbs. | 2.1 kg (system unit only) (NH.Q50AA.001)
The Acer Predator Triton 500 impresses with its slim and light chassis and packs a serious punch with a slew of powerful components, including an 8th Gen Intel processor and one of Nvidia’s new RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics. It offers a great mix of graphics and overall power. And thanks to the Turbo option, you can squeeze even more power out of the GPU. If you want serious power in a nice portable design, the Acer Predator Triton should be at the top of your list.
7. HP Omen 17
Engineered for overclocking, the OMEN X Laptop lets you define your own limits. With desktop-class graphics performance and a mechanical keyboard, your team is destined for glory.
When reviewed HP’s 17-inch Omen gaming laptop last year, we found it to be a little boring, but packed with a ton of powerful hardware at a very attractive price. HP’s back this year with a new Omen design, but that general description still holds true. This is not the fanciest high-end gaming laptop we’ve seen. Nor is it the absolute fastest. Nonetheless, other brands charge hundreds more for the same basic specs, often with little or no performance advantage. I hesitate to call the $2,000+ Omen 17 a “bargain,” but you definitely get a lot of bang for your buck.
8. MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-051
Immerse yourself further into your game with a stunning 15.6″ display within a 14″ body. Smaller just got more powerful. MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-051 15.6″ 144Hz 7ms Ultra Thin 4.9mm Bezel Gaming Laptop GTX 1060 6G i7-8750H (6 Cores) 16GB 256GB SSD RGB KB VR Ready, Metal Chassis, Matte Black with Gold Diamond Cut.
MSI’s snazzy GS65 Stealth Thin does a nice job of balancing the two personalities of the adult nonprofessional gamer. It delivers decent gaming performance for FPS’ and platformers, complemented by a stylish but acceptably businesslike design, with a relatively comfortable keyboard and usable (for a gaming laptop) touchpad. It’s not a cheap system, but at least it lives up to its price — it looks, feels and performs as you’d expect for the money.
The laptop comes in variations of two base configurations: the 8RF, with a GTX 1070, and the 8RE with a 1060. The naming is slightly different in the US where the models go by THIN-051, THIN-053 and so on, but they still use the 8Rx identifier. They’ve all got an Intel Core i7-8750H on the inside, can be configured with up to 2TB (in various combinations) of solid state storage and 32GB of RAM. Prices for the GS65 start at $1,800, £1,890 and AU$2,800.
9. Acer Spin 5 SP513-52N-85DC
Acer Spin 5 SP513-52N-85DC comes with these high level specs: 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U Processor 1.8GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 4.0GHz, Windows 10 Home, 13.3″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS display, Multi-touch screen, supporting 10 finger touch, Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8GB DDR4 Memory, 256GB SSD, Secure Digital (SD) card reader, Acer True Harmony, Two Built-in Stereo Speakers, 802.11ac Wi-Fi featuring 2×2 MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, HD Webcam (1280 x 720) supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR), Acer Fingerprint Reader supporting Windows Hello, 1 – USB 3.1 Type C Gen 1 port (up to 5 Gbps), DisplayPort over USB-C, 2 – USB 3.0 ports ( one with power-off charging), 1 – USB 2.0 port, 1 – HDMI Port with HDCP support, 3-cell Li-Ion Battery (4810 mAh), Up to 13-hours Battery Life, 3.31 lbs. | 1.5 kg (system unit only) (NX.GR7AA.001).
Acer’s Spin 5 SP513-52N is a slim, classy 13.3-inch convertible laptop. The computer runs on a quad-core ULV processor. The CPU provides more than enough processing power for office and internet-related applications. A fast SSD ensures a fast running system.
10. Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop
The Razer blade 15 with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q design graphics provides the ultimate PC gaming experience in a thin and compact laptop. Powered by an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 6 Core processor with speeds up to 4.1GHz and featuring a factory calibrated 15.6″ 144Hz Full HD display for fast and fluid visuals. Performance focused design utilizing an innovative vapor chamber cooling system and 16GB dual-channel memory and 512GB of fast SSD storage, housed in a precision crafted light and durable CNC aluminum chassis. Windows 10 Home, LCD.
Here’s what I like about Razer: As I keep getting older, they keep getting prettier, and stronger and faster. The company’s latest offering, the Blade 15, is available in a stunning white chassis that’s sure to draw every eye in the room. But as pretty as the exterior is, you’d be remiss to ignore the interior.
Powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and one of Nvidia’s new RTX GPUs, the Blade 15 is power personified. It even earned its spot on our Best VR-Ready Laptops page. However, a rather dim display keeps the Blade 15 from rising higher in the ranks.