Are you looking for the best gaming laptop 2020?
In this article, we will breakdown the top gaming laptops on the market.
1. Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model
The Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model not much has changed since the advent of the original Razer Blade 15 in spring 2018. The refreshed, so-called “Advanced Model” is outfitted with the same CNC-milled aluminum chassis as its predecessor, only this time it harbors the latest graphics chips from Nvidia, namely the RTX family of Turing architecture-based GPUs. Among its configurations are an RTX 2080 model, capable of running the ray traced Metro Exodus at over 50fps with all the visual settings cranked to the top.
Despite its power-hungry guts, it has an unusual 5 hour and 1 minute battery life. So while it’s no longer the thinnest or the lightest in its class, it is the longest-lasting premium gaming laptops we’ve seen to date. It’s also one of the more expensive. You could argue that’s because the Razer Blade 15 aims to replace not only your desktop but your existing laptop, too.
After all, its touchpad is the closest thing to a MacBook trackpad you will find on a Windows notebook. That includes non-gaming laptops like the Dell XPS 13, which is met with staggering acclaim each time it’s re-packaged and re-released. In just about every way, the Razer Blade 15 feels like a dream. It now makes the best gaming laptop on the market.
Also bad for its competitors is the fact that the Razer Blade 15 is available in an abundance of different flavors, most of which actually makes a lot of sense. If you want a 4K OLED screen, it’s exclusive to an RTX 2080 configuration, perhaps the only Max-Q graphics card that could hope to drive 4K graphics.Whatever the case, you can take solace in the fact that the Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model is the overall best gaming laptop on the market right now, and until someone else steps up to the plate to contest this crowning achievement, it will continue to sit here at the top of this list.
2. MSI GS65 Stealth
The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin is the best gaming laptop in 2019. It’s a fantastic all-rounder that still packs a punch in terms of specs and design. It has the versatility of a notebook and, because it’s light and sturdy, it’s incredibly easy to just pop into your bag and carry round all day for whatever you need to use it for. It has a sleek matte black aluminum body with gold accents that feels sturdy and luxe—and thankfully lacking in obnoxious gamer aesthetics.
Best of all, in addition to a slim, 18mm thickness, the screen’s 4.9mm thin bezels allow for a overall chassis size that’s about an inch smaller than most 15-inch laptops. While it won’t do ray-tracing, the spec here is enough to handle most modern games in 2019. However, the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin models are in something of a transition right now. It’s tough to track down the 1070 build, which is probably the best, unless you want a mind-boggling 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. You can still get the 1060 model, with a 16GB RAM spec and 256GB SSD, which shaves a massive amount off the price, but cuts performance a little. You can also buy the newer 2070 models, but they’re super expensive too.
There are other nice details on the GS65, which still makes it a great laptop: a keyboard from SteelSeries that’s solid and responsive (and RGB-lit, if you care about that sort of thing), a responsive touchpad, and a webcam that’s placed at the top of the screen. The only gaming feature missing here is G-Sync, but this allows for both a lower price tag and battery life that legitimately lasts through a whole day of email, web browsing, and streaming video.
3. Acer Predator Helios 300.
Acer’s Predator Helios 300 during the 10-series era it offered a GTX 1060 6GB graphics card that could lock down 60 fps at near-max settings in most games from the last few years.
Now the newer model Helios is back with a GTX 1660 Ti GPU and a sleeker form factor for basically the same price. The new and improved Helios 300 has a 144Hz IPS screen as well as smaller bezels, putting it more in-line with sleek thin-and-lights than its more bulky brethren of the previous generation. RAM speed has been bumped up to 2666Mhz as well, which is a nice improvement.The only real drawback here is the diminutive SSD, although there are larger storage options if you want more space.
4. Lenovo Legion Y740.
Though they’ve existed for but a couple of years now, Lenovo’s Legion-branded laptops have made a name for themselves in the games industry, if only because they offer unprecedented value on top-notch specs. Rather than crafting jacks of all trades, the Chinese tech company known primarily for its ThinkPads aims to squeeze the most performance out of the cheapest possible materials without compromising on quality and design.
This principle is nowhere more evident than in the Lenovo Legion Y740, a 17.3-inch gaming laptop, whose graphics chip ranges from Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 to 2080, and for a fraction of the price of its major competitors. Sure, “considerably thinner than previous generations” as they may be, its bezels are bigger and more distracting than the norm. But the screen itself leverages technology rarely seen elsewhere. Dolby Vision HDR, for example, is in full bloom on this fluid 144Hz IPS display. And G-Sync eliminates the need for software-based adaptive sync protocols, such as vsync, which notoriously reeks of input lag and microstuttering.
On the audio, the Y740 is graced with another striking Dolby technology, Atmos, by way of a fine-tuned onboard soundbar that emits a wide range of crisp frequencies, valuing midrange and bass tones in equal measure. Built into its Windows 10 Home install is the Dolby Atmos software as well, paving the way for customizable EQ profiles and nearly making up for the down-firing orientation of the speakers.
If real-time ray tracing is your endgame, the Lenovo Legion Y740 does not disappoint. In fact, in the Metro Exodus RTX benchmark, which sees most of the in-game graphics settings cranked all the way up, the Y740 managed an impressive average of 46fps. Temper a few of those sliders and you can bank on a buttery smooth 60fps, with raytracing turned on, for about 30% less than the cost of its premium-priced rivals configured with the same specs.
5. Acer Predator Triton 500.
Striking a healthy balance between portability, performance, and price is the Acer Predator Triton 500. Wielding an RTX 2080, the model we reviewed is priced somewhere in the middle at $2,499. However, you can find an RTX 2060 version at the $1,799 mark. Either way, it’s well worth your while, seeing as it can push Metro Exodus at the highest settings, with ray tracing on, at an average pace of 56fps.
And while it’s doing so, you get to experience the luxury of its deeply satisfying 1.7mm keyboard travel and a Microsoft precision touchpad that we surprisingly don’t hate. Despite its terrifying default boot-up noise, the Acer Predator Triton 500 is one for the books.
So that sums up our top gaming laptops of 2020.
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