Gaming laptops have risen in popularity over the last few years as more and more people are starting to realize the convenience and portability of such machines, without compromising any of the performance. Well, don’t get me wrong they are still inferior to their all-powerful desktop counterparts in some ways, the gap between their differences are getting smaller as the technology gets better. A gaming laptop is all the portability you need with all of the horsepowers to game anywhere at any time. So naturally, the question arises which are the top gaming laptops of 2018?
• Gigabyte P35X v7
The Gigabyte P35X v7 rocks a quad-core Intel i7-7700HQ, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 and 16GB of DDR4 Ram making it a very capable machine to game on. Gigabyte has been a very trustworthy company and has a firm foothold in the gaming industry as being a very popular component manufacturer. The 15.6″ UHD screen and a weight of 2.6kg make it extremely useful as a game-on-go type of machine. The only downside to this machine has to be cost-inefficient UHD screen which looks great but inflates the cost of the whole machine to where it is not a no-brainer. Also, the 1070 will not be able to push all of those pixels all the time in every game.
• Acer Predator Helios 300
The Acer Predator series has been a household name in gaming laptops over the years. This variant is no different with its i7-7000HQ, GTX 1060 with 6GB of VRAM, 16GB of DDR4 memory make this a worthy contender for your hard earned money. The design is also very reminiscent of gaming but it is surprisingly light, mainly because of smart design choices. The only gripe, if any, is its limited storage as it is only equipped with a 256GB SSD and no HDD. If you are looking for the best 1080p gaming experience at a great value then look no further as this might be the laptop for you.
• Alienware 17 R4
No list of gaming laptops can be complete without mentioning an Alienware laptop. They are kind of known for this. They can be thought of as an important reason why gaming laptops have hit the mainstream markets. The 17 R4 is very impressive under the hood as it is outside. The outside is very eye-catching with its gameresque design. The inside has enough juice to help it live up to its reputation. It has an i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060 and 16GB of DDR4 memory. The 17″ screen will make sure you are fully immersed in the action but all that extra real estate comes at the cost of it being bulky and heavy compared to other laptops with similar configurations.
The final vote on the best laptop of 2018 has to go the Acer Predator Helios 300. For it is the best bang for the buck option without compromising much on portability or more importantly performance. The optimization for gaming and its stellar specs makes inch closer to the top of the pack compared to its competitors. Also, it’s only real downside is its limited storage which can be easily remedied with an external HDD.
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