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Hardware Laptops

10 Best Gaming Laptops of 2019

Best Gaming Laptops
Written by Martins D. Okoi
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Whether you’re an average gamer or a high-spec gaming master, you can always improve your experience by combining your skills with a laptop built from the ground up to offer stability and top-notch clocking speeds.

The availability of several laptop brands in the market today makes it difficult for many users to make their choice in one sitting but that doesn’t have to be your concern any longer.

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What are the important features one needs to consider when buying a gaming laptop? For starters, the basics e.g. display, keyboard, audio, and trackpad quality, battery life, etc. Next, you look at the performance rank according to benchmark tests, build, port count, and lastly but not the least, the cost.

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We have compiled a list of the best gaming laptops available for purchase in 2019. The list contains several unique laptops with different price ranges and they are arranged in alphabetic order.

1. Alienware Area-51m

Alienware Area-51m is arguably the most powerful gaming laptop to date and it is an interesting coincidence that it comes out first on our list. It has a beautiful aesthetic in line with the Alienware brand and a cool backlit keyboard.

Alienware Area-51m Laptop

Alienware Area-51m Laptop

Features:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-9700 – i9-9900K
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 – 2080
  • Screen: 17.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare IPS – 144Hz IPS NVIDIA G-SYNC
  • RAM: 16GB – 64GB
  • Storage: 1TB SSHD – 2TB RAID0 SSDs + 1TB SSHD

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2. Alienware m17

This year’s Alienware m17 is a thin-body flagship gaming laptop with graphics from Nvidia among other high spec computing features. One of the most noticeable features is its Tron-like style build with a variety of colors complemented by a backlit keyboard to match.

Alienware M17 Gaming Laptop

Alienware M17 Gaming Laptop

Features:

  • CPU: 9th Generation Intel Core i5 – i9
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 – RTX 2080 with Max-Q Design
  • Screen: 17.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) 60Hz – 17.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz Eyesafe Display Tech + Tobii Eyetracking
  • RAM: 8GB – 16GB
  • Storage: 256GB SSD – 4TB SSD RAID 0

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3. Asus ROG Strix GL502

The Asus ROG Strix GL502 is another gaming laptop cited for its excellent performance especially when you clock it right and don’t mind carrying your charger along with you. It has a wide-enough good quality screen for HD gaming and a base Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card.

Asus ROG Strix G Laptop

Asus ROG Strix G Laptop

Features:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 – 1070
  • Screen: 15.6-inch full HD 1,920 x 1,080 IPS
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4
  • Storage: 128GB – 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD
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4. Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531GX

This Asus ROG Zephyrus is by far the most expensive laptop on our list and that’s for good reason. It packs an 8th-gen Intel Core i7 and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with up to 24GB RAM. This is evidently not for a beginner gamer but for those dedicated to the course and able to shell out north of 3 grand for it.

Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531GX Laptop

Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531GX Laptop

Features:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 (Max-Q)
  • Screen: 15.6-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS, 144Hz
  • RAM: 24GB
  • Storage: 1TB SSD – 512GB/1TB SSD

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5. Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701

The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is an ultra-slim high-performance gaming laptop designed for playing virtually any game you can think of. It boasts a nice body finish typical of Asus computers and specifications that give it a performance boost.

Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 Laptop

Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 Laptop

Features:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 – GeForce GTX 2080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR6 VRAM)
  • Screen: 17.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) 144Hz panel with G-Sync
  • RAM: 8GB – 24GB
  • Storage: 1TB SSD – 512GB/1TB SSD

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6. Gigabyte Aero 15

The Gigabyte Aero 15 is a thin, lightweight, but powerful top-level gaming laptop with an outstanding list of hardware specs. Like many gaming laptops with heavy-duty specs, overheating can be an issue and it’ll be wise to let it rest after a couple of hours of hard work.

Gigabyte Aero 15 Laptop

Gigabyte Aero 15 Laptop

Features:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 8750H – i9-8950HK
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 – 2080 (8GB GDDR6)
  • Screen: 15.6-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) LCD anti-glare 144Hz – UHD (3,840 x 2,160) 60Hz
  • RAM: 8GB – 32GB
  • Storage: 1TB – 2TB NVMe SSD

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7. Lenovo Legion Y740

The Lenovo Legion Y740 is a heavy-duty but yet, stylish laptop. It features an efficient thermal cooling fan, a widescreen, and Nvidia GeForce graphics. It has 2 aspects you may not fancy, though – subpar battery life and a not-so-cool keyboard arrangement.

Lenovo Legion Y740 Laptop

Lenovo Legion Y740 Laptop

Features:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7–8750H
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB GDDR6 VRAM) – RTX 2070 (Max-Q 8GB)
  • Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) Nvidia G-Sync 144 Hz
  • RAM: 16GB – 32GB
  • Storage: 256GB SSD – 256GB SSD+1TB HDD
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8. MSI GT75 Titan

I guess you could guess that this is a big one from its name; the MSI GT75 Titan is an 8th-gen Intel-powered heavy-duty gaming laptop that boasts the power to conveniently run games that most simple notebooks cannot. If the size and weight don’t bother you, then you’ll be sure to enjoy all the raw power that this Titan has to offer.

MSI GT75 Titan Laptop

MSI GT75 Titan Laptop

Features:

  • CPU: 8th-gen Intel Core i9
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 2070 – 2080 with 8GB GDDR6
  • Screen: 17.3-inch FHD (1,920×1,080) – UHD (3,840×2,160)
  • RAM: 32GB
  • Storage: 1TB, 1TB HDD

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9. MSI GS65 Stealth

MSI GS65 Stealth is a beautiful, thin, and powerful laptop built for convenience and high performance. As the name suggests, you can use this laptop for the heaviest of computing tasks before you will hear any unpleasant sounds from it.

MSI GS65 Stealth Laptop

MSI GS65 Stealth Laptop

Features:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 – 1070 (8GB GDDR5X VRAM, Max-Q)
  • Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) anti-glare, wide-view 144Hz panel
  • RAM: 16GB – 32GB
  • Storage: 256GB SSD – Super RAID 4 1TB SSD

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10. Razer Blade

The 2019 Razer Blade came out to further solidify the series reign as one of the most stylish and portable gaming laptops to date. Although on the pricey side, as are most of the laptops on this list, it boasts a relatively good battery life and a ton of performance considering its slim build.

Razer Blade Laptop

Razer Blade Laptop

Features:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H – Intel Core i7-9750H
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR6 VRAM) – Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR6 VRAM)
  • Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) 144Hz – OLED 4K (3,840 x 2,160) Touch 60Hz
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Storage: 256GB – 512GB SSD

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Now that you’ve gotten to the end of this list it’s time to pick your choice. Did any of them tickle your fancy? Or maybe you have suggestions for us. Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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About the author

Martins D. Okoi

Martins Divine Okoi is a graduate of Computer Science with a passion for Linux and the Open Source community. He works as a Graphic Designer, Web Developer, and programmer.