TOP 5 GAMING LAPTOPS TO BUY: COMPARISON AND REVIEWS

1) Best Overall Laptop: Alienware 17

 

Alienware 17 – Gaming Laptop

The new Alienware 17 is for consumers looking for a gaming notebook that prioritizes screen size and gaming performance above all else. While on the road, users will experience up to 6.8 hours of battery life (as shown in Mobile Mark 2012).The Alienware 17’s WLED-backlit FHD-resolution LCD screens deliver a 72% color gamut made possible with an IPS-based panel technology. The base display includes an anti-glare finish and up to 300-nits. More demanding users can select an optional TrueLifefinish and Touch Technology as well. All Alienware 17’s are powered by full-voltage Intel Core i7 quad-core processors and the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics available.

 

Design Materials:

Designed with an aerospace-inspired carbon-fiber filled base that is rigid and stiff, the Alienware 17 is also thinner and lighter than any previous 17-inch notebook Alienware has ever made.

Key Advantages

»Introduces a premium material using aerospace-inspired carbon-fiber filled parts as well as anodized aluminum and copper to ensure a stiffness, rigidity, and in a thinner design without sacrificing graphics performance.

»Support for desktop graphics cards from NVIDIA or AMD with the optional Alienware Graphics Amplifier

»The highest performance available NVIDIA based graphics cards using GDDR5 video memory

»Full-sized keyboard that includes a numeric keypad and 9 user-programmable keys providing up to 19 distinct functions per application or game

»The standard FHD LCD features an Anti-Glare finish and delivers 300-nits

»The optional FHD LCD features Touch Technology on a screen with a TrueLifefinish

»Multiple storage options combining the performance of M.2 SSD drives with up to a 1TB HDD for additional storage of games, media, or other archives and files

Key Optional features:

»LCD: 17.3 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) TrueLife300-nits Display with Touch Technology

»CPU: Intel Core i7-4980HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 4.0GHz w/ Turbo Boost)

»Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with 4GB GDDR5

»Memory: Up to 16GB Dual-Channel DDR3L11600MHz RAM

»Hard Drive: 512GB M.2 SSD (Boot) + 1TB 5400RPM (Storage)

Tech Specification:

Display Details

17.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare 300-nits Display (Standard)

17.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) TrueLife 300-nits Display with Touch Technology

Exterior Chassis Color

Epic Silver

System Dimensions

Height

Front: 34.4 mm. (1.354 in.)

Rear: 34.4 mm. (1.354 in.)

Depth: 291.9 mm. (11.49 in.)

Width: 430 mm. (16.93 in.)

Average weight: 3.780 Kg. (8.33 Lbs.)

Battery Details

8-cell Lithium Ion (92 Wh) Battery

Integrated Camera Details

FullHD 2MP Camera with dual digital microphones

AlienFX Lighting Zones

10 unique programmable zones with up to 20 distinct colors providing over 10 trillion lighting combinations

Keyboard

4-Zone, multi-color RGB, keyboard with AlienFX lighting controls and numeric keypad

9 user-programmable keys providing up to 19 distinct functions per application or game

Touchpad Details

Backlit button image sensor trackpad with all-points addressable (APA)

A/C Adap

180W

Processor Options and Core Logic

Intel HM87 Express Chipset

Intel Core i7-4710HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost) (Standard)

Intel Core i7-4980HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 4.0GHz w/ Turbo Boost)

CPU Overclock with Alienware Graphics Amplifier

Intel Core i7-4710HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, Overclocked up to 3.7GHz w/ Turbo Boost)

Intel Core i7-4980HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, Overclocked up to 4.2GHz w/ Turbo Boost)

Graphics Options

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M with 3GB GDDR5 (Standard)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with 4GB GDDR5

Memory Options

High-Performance Memory Options

8GB Dual Channel DDR3L at 1600MHz (Standard)

16GB Dual Channel DDR3L at 1600MHz

Memory Slots

2x 204-Pin DDR3L SO-DIMM SDRAM Slots

Storage Options

Single Drive Options

1TB 5400RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Standard)

Multi-Drive Options

128GB M.2 SSD (Boot) + 1TB 5400RPM (Storage)

256GB M.2 SSD (Boot) + 1TB 5400RPM (Storage)

512GB M.2 SSD (Boot) + 1TB 5400RPM (Storage)

M.2 Slots

4x m.2280 SATA SSD Slots

 

2)Dell Inspiron 15 7000 – Gaming Laptop

Dell Inspiron Laptop: Take the game with you no matter where you’re headed with this Dell Inspiron gaming laptop. Reliable processing from an Intel Core i5 quad-core setup ensures even play of even action-heavy titles, and Nvidia GeForce graphics keep you immersed in the visual aspect of play. This Dell Inspiron gaming laptop has a large 15.6-inch anti-glare display for comfortable gaming. *** Incredible detail: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti discrete graphics has its own video memory that isn’t shared with the CPU, so you can game on high settings. *** Stays cool even when the action heats up.

Technical Details:

Screen Size                                15.6 inches
Screen Resolution                    1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution           1920 x 1080
Processor                                    3.5 GHz Intel Core i5
RAM                                             8 GB DDR SDRAM
Hard Drive                                  1 TB HDD 5400 rpm
Graphics Coprocessor              geforce gtx 1050 4GB
Chipset Brand                            nvidia
Card Description                       dedicated
Wireless Type                            802.11 A/C

Product Dimensions                10.8 x 15.2 x 1 inches
Item Dimensions                     10.8 x 15.2 x 1 inches
Processor Brand                       Intel
Computer Memory Type       DDR SDRAM
Hard Drive Interface              Serial ATA
Hard Drive Rot Speed            5400 RPM
Batteries                                    1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)

 

3)Razer Blade Pro Review

Somehow, Razer manages to cram some of the most powerful specs in the land into razor-thin designs (pun definitely intended). With the latest Razer Blade Pro (starting at $1,999; reviewed at $3,999), the company has added an overclocked Intel i7 processor while keeping the Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU, fantastic 4K Nvidia G-Sync display and proprietary ultra-low-profile mechanical keys. As if that weren’t enough, the slim stunner is also the first mobile device to feature THX audio certification. In other words, one of the best in the business just got better.

Rating: 4.5 / 5, Editor’s Choice

Pros: Slim, attractive chassis; Choice between a 4K Nvidia G-Sync display and a 1080p panel with 120Hz refresh rate; Great overall and graphics performance; Excellent sound; 1080p version has a super-comfortable, customizable keyboard

Cons: Expensive; SSD is not very fast; Gets hot when gaming

Key Specs –

Display: 17.3 inches, 3840 x 2160 Nvidia G-Sync; CPU: 2.9-GHz Intel Core i7-7820HK; GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 with 8GB of VRAM; RAM: 32GB; Storage: Dual 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD/1TB 7,200-rpm HDD; VR-Ready: Yes

 

4) HP OMEN 17: Best 17″ Gaming Laptop

HP’s latest entry in its Omen line of laptops gives the 17-inch gaming machine a drastic yet welcome redesign. Instead of playing it safe, the Omen 17< sports a daring, futuristic look that’s sure to turn heads. And the shock and awe don’t stop there, as the company has added Nvidia’s powerful GTX 1070 GPU and paired it with an equally robust Intel Core i7 processor and a crazy-fast SSD. The laptop also serves up an enticing 4K display with a nice pair of speakers. The result is a laptop capable of delivering showstopping performance, whether you’re playing games or crunching numbers.

Rating: 4 / 5, Editor’s Choice

Pros: Avant-garde design; Powerful overall and excellent graphics performance; Fast transfer speeds; Vivid display; Upgradable specs

Cons: Below-average battery life; Plastic (instead of aluminum) lid

 

Key Specs –

Display: 17.3 inches, 3840 x 2160; CPU: 2.8-GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ; GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 with 8GB of VRAM; RAM: 32GB; Storage: 512GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD/1TB 7,200-rpm HDD; VR-Ready: Yes

5) POWERSPEC 1510

Display– The 15.6-inch, 1080p display on the PowerSpec is bright and colorful, which makes it a great choice for gaming or just sitting back and watching a movie. During my testing, I watched the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, and could see every hair on Peter Parker’s arm stand up when his spider-sense went off. And T’Challa’s royal robes were a beautifully vibrant purple. Later, when I fired up Middle-earth: Shadow of War, I was impressed by the bright green foliage in a forest level ,and saw the individual cobblestones with moss growing between them on a village street.

Gaming, Graphics & VR – The PowerSpec 1510 packs an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU with 8GB of VRAM. That provides plenty of power for just about any game you want to play on high settings, as well as immersive VR experiences on headsets like an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. I played Middle-earth: Shadow of War at ultra settings and 1080p, and the game ran between 72 and 81 frames per second (fps) as I fought off orcs, though there were a few hiccups here and there.

Performance – With an Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and 1TB hard drive powering it, the PowerSpec can handle everyday activities with ease. Got 30 tabs open in Google Chrome while downloading a game and streaming an episode of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah? Easy-peasy, though you’ll probably hear the fans while it happens.

Battery Life – Like many other gaming notebooks, the PowerSpec 1510 should always have its charger nearby. The PowerSpec lasted only 4 hours on the Laptop Mag Battery Test, which browses the web continuously over Wi-Fi at a fixed brightness. The mainstream average is 6:30, the Legion ran for 6:19, the Stealth Pro endured for 3:59 and the Alienware 15 stopped at 3:25.

Heat – For the most part, the PowerSpec stays cool as a cucumber. After streaming 15 minutes of HD video from YouTube, it measured 74 degrees Fahrenheit on the touchpad, 84 degrees between the G and H keys, and 86 degrees on the bottom. To stay this cool, though, the fans run often, even when you’re not doing very much.

Webcam –  includes a solid 1080p camera that takes sharp photos. You may not even need an external webcam when streaming if you’re not a pro. When I took a shot at my desk under challenging fluorescent lights, it still managed to catch individual hairs in my beard and the blue in my eyes.

Software and Warranty – There’s not really much software on the PoweSpec. The big app is GameFeet, which is activated with a keyboard shortcut and can be used to customize the keyboard backlighting and set up macros.

System: Intel i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz Quad-Core | Intel HM175 chipset | 16GB DDR4 | 250GB M.2 SSD | genuine Windows 10 home 64-bit

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB video card, FHD/UHD IPS Anti-Glare 15.6″ Display LCD | Audio: 2x 2W Stereo Speakers + 1x 3W subwoofer

Connectivity: 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.1, 2x USB 2.0 | 1x RJ-45 network Ethernet 10/100/1000 | 802.11 AC Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.2 | 4-in-1 Card Reader

Special feature: Full Size Mechanical Keyboard w/ Numeric Keys, Red Backlit Support & 7 Color RGB Capable + Clickpad
1 Year Limited Warranty & Lifetime Toll Free Tech Support Services.

 

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