If you are looking for the best gaming laptops of 2016 and aren’t sure where to start, take a look at our list of this year’s greatest gaming laptops.
From Asus, to Alienware, to MSI, gaming laptops are becoming more high tech, more affordable, and more powerful than ever.
MSI GT80 Titan
This outrageous gaming laptop from MSI is simply put: a beast. While it certainly deserves to make this list of the best gaming laptops of 2016, there are as always, both pros and cons. The Titan goes above and beyond just about every gamers’ needs with its pumped up specs and chassis.
This 18.4 inch gaming laptop is larger than most others, in both the display as well as its weight. At nearly 10 pounds in weight, it may be a laptop, but is best used when placed on a table as it is essentially impossible to use on your lap. However, despite the weight, this large screen has monster features with the best in class mobile GPU.
- Display: 18.4 inch WLED FHD, 1080p, Anti-Glare Display
- CPU: 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-4720HQGPU:
- 2x NVIDIA GTX 980M SLI (16 GB GDDR5)Intel HD Graphics
- 16 GBStorage:
- 256 GB SSD;
- 1TB HDD (7,200 RPM)
Easily upgradable and featuring an authentic mechanical keyboard, the Titan has high performance parts in this two inch thick laptop. You can customize it and play any PC game with the highest of intensity without breaking a sweat.
Alienware has always been a popular gaming laptop, and the most popular are the Alienware 15 and 17. The Alienware 17 has a larger screen and is perfect for the serious gamer.The flexible desktop mode and large screen makes this the perfect laptop for gaming as well as use as one’s main PC.
- Display: 17.3 inch, 1080p, IPS (In-plane switching) Anti-Glare Display
- CPU: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7-4710HQGPU:
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M (4 GB GDDR5 RAM)Intel HD Graphics
- 16 GBStorage:
- 256 GB M.2 SATA SSD + 1TB HDD (7,200 RPM)
- Added power of desktop graphics through the GPU Amplifier
While Alienware 17 is known as one of the highly priced gaming laptops out there, it is one that gamers swear is worth it. This machine is fully capable of handling any gaming challenges you throw at it.
ASUS ROG G752
Asus’s ROG Series is made for gamers and the high demands that gamers need. This powerhouse has excellent CPU and GPU options and can deliver hefty performance for the best of PC games. With smooth graphics and a ton of power, this is a great option for 1080p gamers.
- Display: 17.3 inch, Full 1080p IPS LCDCPU:
- 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQGPU:
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M (3 GB GDDR5)Intel HD Graphics
- 16GB DDR4Storage:
- 128 GB SSD + 1TB HDD (7,200 RPM)
With a distinguished design and excellent materials, ASUS’s ROG G752 is a top-end PC in terms of its specs and performance. While it does not support 4K gaming and has a poor battery life, it is possible to upgrade components and is perfect for those who have not yet made the leap into 4K gaming.
If you aren’t familiar with the Origin name, don’t worry, many casual users and those just getting into gaming may not know of this amazing gaming laptop brand. If you want incredible gaming at a reasonable price, then you must take a look at the Origin EON15-X gaming laptop.
What makes this model by Origin so great, is that it is ideal for those getting into gaming. All of the customizable options will determine the price and allows the user to customize their gaming experience.
- Display: 15.6 inches,
- LEDWeight: 7.4 lbs
- Resolution: Full 1080p HD Widescreen
- CPU Up to Intel Core i7 6700K Quad-Core,
- 4.0 GHz (4.2 GHz TurboBoost)
- GPU:Up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 8GBMemory: Up to 32GB DDR4, 2133MHz
- MemoryKeyboard: Full Color, Illuminated, with Numeric Keypad and Anti-Ghost KeysHDMI Out; Up to 7.1 HD Audio with Sound Blaster X-FI MB3
Priced starting at $1,667, this gaming laptop by Origin is great for beginners getting into gaming and those who have no need of 4K gaming displays. However, the price is a bit steep for a laptop of this caliber, when other, established brands can give you more for your money. It is also slightly heavier than other models. However, the Origin EON15-X is a gaming laptop that is worth considering.