Top 7 gaming laptops in 2017

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There is no doubt that with the advancement in the field of technology, the games have also become quite advanced and hi-tech. Nowadays, the games are made using heavy graphics and they also provide the ability to make customisation in the clutter density, gaming environment, shadows, and texture.

If I had to talk particularly about the graphics, then I would say that they are dynamic in nature and they keep getting advanced. Therefore, it is important that you have a gaming laptop that lets you play all those high-end games without any disruption. Today, you have easy access to the internet from anywhere, this has also increased the popularity of the gaming laptops as they offer you the same experience of a personal computer without compromising on the function and power.

So, now with a huge variety of gaming laptops out there, how you are going to make a smart choice for the best one? Allow me to discuss top 7 gaming laptops in 2017.

MSI GT83VR

If you want to buy a different looking gaming laptop, with those advanced and futuristic looks, then you should go for MSI GT83VR. Recently launched at CES 2017, this gaming laptop packs an 18-inch curved screen and it also comes with a reversible touchpad/number pad combo, making it unique than its competitors.

The laptop comes with two Nvidia GeForce 1080 graphics cards and it is also world’s first gaming laptop to feature Cherry MX Speed Switches keyboard ideal for quick-fragging. It has a weight of 16.9 pounds and made up of brushed aluminium. As far as the sound is concerned, you will surely love its Dynaudio speakers and there is a sub-woofer as well.

Key specifications –

  • Display size – 18-inch
  • Resolution – 1920×1080
  • PC CPU – 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7-6920HQ
  • PC Memory – 32GB DDR4 SD RAM2,400MHz
  • Operating System – Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
  • Graphics Card – GeForce GTX 1080 / GTX 1070 / GTX 1060)

Alienware 13 (OLED)

Straightway let us talk about its design. This gaming laptop has certainly shed some weight and become leaner and more elegant than its predecessor. Having a weight of 5.4 pounds, it is certainly the lightest VR-ready gaming laptop in the market. Moving on to its display, it has 13’s optional vibrant OLED display. The details are sharp enough and its 10-point touch capacitive display offers a fluid and precise response.

Here comes my favourite part i.e. the audio. Alienware did make some changes to its already impressive audio quality to offer additional punch to the audio quality. Moreover, the company has also revamped the speaker design and it is certainly a welcome change. This has made the side-mounted speakers sound more clear and crisp while you enjoy your favourite games. Its TactX keyboard is a pleasure to use and every single key on the keyboard is very soft to touch. One of the impressive elements of this laptop is its battery and it easily survived for an impressive 7 hours 12 minutes.

Key specifications –

  • Display size – 13-inch
  • Resolution – 25660×1440
  • PC CPU – 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7-6500U
  • PC Memory – 12GB DDR3 SD RAM 1600MHz
  • Operating System – Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
  • Graphics Card – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M

Acer Predator 15

Predator 15 comes with a black and red combination; I know it gives it a dull look but there are gamers who just love this colour combination. The Predator emblem looks impressive and there are various other nice touches given to the overall design. Moving to the back of the laptop, you will notice car-like vents, surely it reminds me of Lamborghini Aventador. At 8.2 pounds, it is a heavyweight, towards the right side of the laptop, you will find two USB 3.0 ports, a Thunderbolt port, Gigabit Ethernet, a DisplayPort, a Kensington secure lock, and HDMI.

Towards the left side, you will again find two USB 3.0 ports, headphones jacks, DC adapter, an SD card read, and microphone. The matte display looks pretty impressive and comes with striking colour reproduction capabilities i.e. 110%. You will find a pair of speakers right on the front lip and there is a bottom-firing subwoofer as well. You also get Dolby Audio along with six audio presets – Game, Personalise, Dynamic, Voice, Music, and Movie. You will surely enjoy the island-styled keyboard as it has soft keys. Predator 15 comes with a customisable backlighting, thanks to Acer’s PredatorSense software. Don’t expect too much from the battery as during the battery test, it only survived for about 4 hours.

Key specifications –

  • Display size – 15.6-inch
  • Resolution – 1920×1080
  • PC CPU – 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ
  • PC Memory – 32GB DDR4 SD RAM2 2133MHz
  • Operating System – Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
  • Graphics Card – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M

HP Omen

If you are a moderate gamer and want to buy a budget-friendly gaming laptop, then go for HP Omen. Its design will certainly appeal you as it comes with a bold design, charcoal paint job, red-backlit keyboard, a smooth lid and a butterfly-esque Omen logo. Even though it has a plastic build, it still feels sturdy and solid. You get three USB 3.0 ports, headphone and mic jacks, an Ethernet jack, and an SD card reader. It also packs in an HDMI port and Mini DisplayPort if you are looking to connect any external monitor.

The keyboard is soft and cozy, making it ideal for those dreaded moments, but if you are expecting any gaming-specific features, then you will be disappointed. The touchpad offers you a mixed response, scrolling was pretty fine but its squishy click button will surely disappoint you. Omen comes with quad Bang & Olufsen speakers, they are pretty loud and crisp. Not only they are ideal for the gaming, but it maintains that punch and clarity while you are listening to your favourite music. If you are using it heavily then the battery can only last for 3 hours 54 minutes.

Key specifications –

  • Display size – 15.6-inch
  • Resolution – 1920×1080
  • PC CPU – 2.5 GHz Intel Core i74710HQ
  • PC Memory – 16GB DDR3 SD RAM 1600MHz
  • Operating System – Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
  • Graphics Card – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M

Razer Blade Pro

If you spend more of your time gaming then, I am sure you will love the vivid touch-screen display of Razor Blade Pro. With its 4K-resolution (only one in the list) the colours are sharp and crisp. The frame is completely made of black CNC aluminium and it can easily impress any avid gamer. The lid looks impressive with its green tri-snake emblem. At 7.8 pounds and measuring 16.7 x 11 x 0.88 inches, it is the lightest and slimmest gaming laptop you can lay your hands on.

Open the lid and you will be greeted by its glowing keyboard along with the touchpad towards the right side. With its fine detail and dramatic hues, the 4K display of Blade Pro just looks stunning. With dual-firing speaker system, two top-mounted speakers, and side-mounted speakers, you are a treat for crystal clear sound coming out of the laptop. Talking about the keyboard, the keys are backlit and it is visually quite appealing. The keys are soft and the touchpad is quite responsive.

Key specifications –

  • Display size – 17.3-inch
  • Resolution – 3840×2160
  • PC CPU – 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ
  • PC Memory – 32GB DDR4 SD RAM2 2133 MHz
  • Operating System – Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Graphics Card – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU

Asus ROG G752VT-DH72

This gaming laptop does come with an intimidating design and with its gigantic size, carrying the laptop can be a bit arduous. But, on the positive side, with its huge design, it does gives you the feeling of carrying some advanced alien technology. Its glistening aluminium lid is highlighted by Republic of Gamers logo and looks quite attractive. It is certainly a bit wider than Alienware 17. The laptop has three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, 2-in-1 card reader, microphone and line-in connections, and an Ethernet port. You will also get USB Type- C and Thunderbolt connections.

With its 17.3-inch 1080p display, you will surely cherish colourful and crisp images whether you are playing games or watching your favourite movies. The keyboard has soft keys and they are aptly spaced as well. The touchpad also offers a great space for your fingers.

Key specifications –

  • Display size – 17.3-inch
  • Resolution – 1920×1080
  • PC CPU – 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ
  • PC Memory – 16GB DDR4 SD RAM2 2133 MHz
  • Operating System – Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Graphics Card – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M

Razer Blade Stealth

While various other gaming laptop makers are playing with odd designs and weird colour combinations, Razer still prefers to go with colour black and with a normal design. This one also comes with CNC aluminium chassis. Once you open the lid of the laptop, its 12.5-inch screen with the 2560×1440 display will blow you away. The details are sharp and detailed. The speakers are also loud enough no matter you are gaming or listening to your favourite music. You also have the provision of creating your own profiles with the help of Surround Virtualiser and Intelligent Equaliser.

Yes, it’s a treat to work on the keyboard of this laptop, but I am sure you will spend most of your time gazing at its gorgeous looking keyboard and it is beautifully backlit. The battery survived for about 6 hours 36 minutes in the battery test.

Key specifications –

  • Display size – 12.5-inch
  • Resolution – 2560×1440
  • PC CPU – 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7-7500U
  • PC Memory – 16GB DDR3 SD RAM 1866 MHz
  • Operating System – Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
  • Graphics Card – Intel® HD Graphics 620

Bio

Adam Smith is a content writing professional at Followthesteps, an inbound marketing and sales platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers. Previously, Adam worked as a marketing manager for a tech software startup. He graduated with honours from California University with a dual degree in Business Administration and Creative Writing.

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