Best Gaming Laptops in 2018: Comparison

So, you’ve planned to buy a gaming laptop? Gaming laptops are not specific for gaming only. Indeed, they are more beneficial than gaming consoles. Best gaming laptops use high gpu and minimum i7 processor. Otherwise, they may be good for gaming but not best.

Why should you prefer gaming laptop over consoles?

  • Hotter looks
  • Compatibility with Sony, Microsoft
  • Better specs
  • Customize-able
  • Usage as a mining rig
  • Portability

Best feature of gaming laptops is portability. You can play games whenever and wherever you are. Unlike PS4 and Xbox One, you can play both Sony and Microsoft made games. If you don’t wanna play games on a gaming laptop, you can use it for other purposes like mining cryptocurrency.

Here are best  Gaming Laptops of 2018:

  1. Acer Predator 21x

Acer’s Predator 21x is, indeed, the best gaming laptop of the year. Not only, it is one of the most expensive laptop, it also feature best specifications among all gaming laptops released so far. With hottest design and rare keyboard, Predator 21x stays on number 1 position.

Specs:

ProcessorCore i7 (7th Gen) 7820HK
RAM16GB x4 (64 GB)
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 x2
Weight8kg
Price$9000

Pros: 

  • Best laptop with high specs
  • Curved Screen
  • UHD

Cons:

  • High Weight
  • High Price
  • Battery Life Just fine

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Acer Predator 21 X Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i7, GeForce GTX 1080 SLi, 21″ Curved 2000R Full HD, 64GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe SSD, 1TB HDD, with 21X Protective Travel Case, GX21-71-76ZF

 

2. Asus Zephyrus GX501

 

The name Zephyrus is not well known. But this laptop offers high specs under 3000 dollars. It is powered by latest 1080 GTX graphics unit which makes it rank higher in the list of best gaming laptops.

Specs: 

ProcessorCore i7 (7th gen)
RAM16GB
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB)
Weight2.2kg
PriceAbout $2700

Pros:

  • Slim and Light weight
  • Good specs

Cons:

  • Keyboard is just fine
  • Low Battery life

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 15.6” Full-HD 120Hz Ultra-portable Gaming Laptop, GTX 1080, Intel Core i7, 512GB PCIe SSD, 16GB DDR4

ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 15.6” Full-HD 120Hz Ultra-portable Gaming Laptop, GTX 1070, Intel Core i7, 256GB PCIe SSD, 16GB DDR4

 

3. Razer Blade

 

Razer Blade 2016 is powered by 6th Gen i7 CPU and 1060 GTX and sexy look is obvious for gaming laptop. There are two variants of Razer Blade, Pro and Stealth. Razor Blade Pro is more healthier while Stealth is cheaper with bit lower specs.

Specs:

ProcessorCore i7 (6th Gen) 6700HQ
RAM16GB
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB)
Weight2kg
PriceAbout $2000

Pros:

  • 4K Display
  • Better Battery Life
  • Pro and Stealth variants

Cons:

  • Limited customize options
  • Fans make loud noise

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Razer Blade Ultra-Thin Gaming Laptop – 14″ Full HD (Core i7-7700HQ, 16GB RAM, 512TB SSD, GeForce GTX 1060) – VR Ready

Razer Blade Pro Gaming Laptop – 17.3” 120Hz Full HD display, Quad-Core Intel Core i7-7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (VR Ready), 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 2TB HDD

Razer Blade Stealth 13.3″ QHD+ Touchscreen Ultrabook (8th Generation Intel Quad Core i7-8550U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) (RZ09-02393E32-R3U1)

 

4. Alienware 13 R3

 

Dell’s Alienware is best known for Gaming. R3 is 13 inch laptop with high-end specs. Powered by GTX 1060 and 7th Gen CPU, R3 also has Quad HD OLED Display.

Specs:

ProcessorCore i7 (7th Gen) 7700HQ
RAM2x 8GB
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB)
Weight2.4kg
PriceAbout $1800

Pros:

  • QHD OLED Display

Cons:

  • Short Battery Life
  • Somehow dense

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Alienware AW15R3-7001SLV-PUS 15.6″ Gaming Laptop (7th Generation Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Silver) VR Ready with NVIDIA GTX 1060

 

5. Alienware 17 R4

Alienware 17 R4 is 17 inch gaming laptop with Quad HD screen. Like, Predator 21x, R4 has 7820HK Processor and GTX 1080 GPU.

Specs:

ProcessorCore i7 (7th Gen) 7820HK
RAM16GB
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Weight4.4kg
PriceAbout $2600

Pros:

  • QHD Screen
  • Good Speakers

Cons:

  • LOUD Fans
  • Fine Battery Life

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Talha Siddique

Tech Blogger, Influencer, Content Writer and Owner of Reviewd.

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