Top Laptops for the Gamer

Top Laptops for the Gamer

Almost anything out there will be able to handle Farmville or Angry Birds. You, however, want to play games which are more involved and more ambitious. Sadly, you just can't spend much money to do so. You might not be able to play all games at their highest visual settings but these systems will let you play most games out there today. If the computer is upgradable, you might even be able to turn it into a much stronger PC later, when you can afford it.

Your options 6 top results, ranging in price from ∼ US$1319 to US$2050, with accessories.

  • #1, Laptops ($1100 - $1975)
    Asus ROG Strix G17 17-inch Gaming Laptop

    Asus ROG Strix G17 17-inch Gaming Laptop from US$1190;
    ~$1550 with accessories

    Built for performance, this large laptop delivers rich interactive performances even with the latest triple-A titles. On top of that, its extra horsepower will... Read More about the G712LV-BS71-CB

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power4.5/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability0/5
    Autonomy0/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power4.5/5
    Storage3/5
    Portability1.5/5
    Autonomy0/5

    by Large Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power4.5/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability0.5/5
    Autonomy0.5/5

    performance in Enthusiast Games

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Fortnite

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Minecraft

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in The Sims 4

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i7-10750H
    Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
    Memory: 16.00 GB
    Storage: 512.00 GB
    Screen Size: 17.3"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
    Dimensions: 39.88 x 29.21 x 2.54 cm
    Weight: 2.862 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • #2, Laptops ($1100 - $1975)
    MSI Alpha 15 Gaming Laptop Guillaume's pick; 20 times!

    MSI Alpha 15 Gaming Laptop from US$1030;
    ~$1319 with accessories

    This laptop aims to deliver satisfying gaming performance at a reasonable price, and it's worth a look if you need a gaming PC that can be set anywhere. You wil... Read More about the A3DDK-012CA

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power4/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability1/5
    Autonomy0/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage3/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy0/5

    by Large Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability1/5
    Autonomy0.5/5

    performance in Enthusiast Games

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Fortnite

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Minecraft

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in The Sims 4

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
    Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 5500M
    Memory: 16.00 GB
    Storage: 512.00 GB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
    Dimensions: 35.76 x 24.79 x 2.74 cm
    Weight: 2.300 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • #1, Laptops ($1975 - ∞)
    HP OMEN 17" Gaming Notebook

    HP OMEN 17" Gaming Notebook from US$1590;
    ~$2050 with accessories

    This laptop features impressive hardware for the price, promising rich gaming experiences and a fluid creative process. It's not the most portable PC out there... Read More about the 17-CB1010CA

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power5/5
    Storage5/5
    Portability0/5
    Autonomy0/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power4.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability1.5/5
    Autonomy0/5

    by Large Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability0/5
    Autonomy0/5

    performance in Enthusiast Games

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Fortnite

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Minecraft

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in The Sims 4

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i7-10750H
    Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070
    Memory: 16.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB + 256 GB (~1.25 TB)
    Screen Size: 17.3"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
    Dimensions: 40.50 x 28.50 x 2.99 cm
    Weight: 3.300 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the HP site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #4, Laptops ($1100 - $1975)
    Dell XPS 15 7000 series laptop

    Dell XPS 15 7000 series laptop from US$13506% cheaper than usual
    ~$1720 with accessories

    This laptop packs a large battery and some powerful hardware in a package that's easy to carry. It's better suited for short high-performance sessions, but not... Read More about the XPS7590-nxps157590_s1608e

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power4/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy3.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power4/5
    Storage3/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy3.5/5

    by Large Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    performance in Enthusiast Games

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Fortnite

    4.5/5
    This should run nicely

    performance in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

    4.5/5
    This should run nicely

    performance in Minecraft

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in The Sims 4

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i7-9750H
    Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
    Memory: 16.00 GB
    Storage: 512.00 GB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 3840×2160
    Dimensions: 35.71 x 23.55 x 1.68 cm
    Weight: 2.041 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Dell (Canada) site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #2, Laptops ($1975 - ∞)
    Dell XPS 15 7000 series laptop

    Dell XPS 15 7000 series laptop from US$15907% cheaper than usual
    ~$2020 with accessories

    Built for performance away from the desk, especially when dealing with large files, this laptop packs a large battery and some powerful hardware in a package th... Read More about the XPS7590-7527SLV-PUS

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2/5
    Power4/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy3.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power4/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy3.5/5

    by Large Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    performance in Enthusiast Games

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Fortnite

    4.5/5
    This should run nicely

    performance in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

    4.5/5
    This should run nicely

    performance in Minecraft

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in The Sims 4

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i7-9750H
    Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
    Memory: 32.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 3840×2160
    Dimensions: 35.71 x 23.55 x 1.68 cm
    Weight: 2.041 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Dell (Canada) site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #6, Laptops ($1100 - $1975)
    Dell Alienware m15 r3 Gaming Laptop

    Dell Alienware m15 r3 Gaming Laptop from US$14308%, Best price yet!
    ~$1860 with accessories

    This laptop is not the most portable out there, but it can sustain maximum performance without overheating or getting as noisy as some of the thinner models. As... Read More about the navm15r3_s01e

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power4/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability1.5/5
    Autonomy0.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power4/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy0.5/5

    by Large Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage1.5/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy1/5

    performance in Enthusiast Games

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Fortnite

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Minecraft

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in The Sims 4

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i7-10750H
    Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 5500M
    Memory: 16.00 GB
    Storage: 256.00 GB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
    Dimensions: 36.03 x 27.60 x 2.05 cm
    Weight: 2.500 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Dell (Canada) site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×

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