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You might have already noticed that there are hundreds of various laptops for gaming on the market. Manufacturers present new models of laptops for gaming every year, making the choice even harder. We made this buying guide to assist you to buy the right laptops for gaming for you.

Wondering, how we created this list? It was pretty hard: we had to compare hundreds of various laptops for gaming. We took into consideration all the important characteristics, such as price, average user score, weight, and many more. If we think that we missed something, let us know about it!

Our Pick: Top 10 Laptops For Gaming of 2018

Rating Image Name and Features Details
Design 4/5
Versatility 5/5
Performance 5/5
Value 5/5
Asus Fx503vd 15.6 Fhd Powerful Gaming 1. Asus Fx503vd 15.6 Fhd Powerful Gaming
Slim 0.9″ profile and lightweight 5.7 lbs body with 15.6″ full hd matte panel.
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Design 4/5
Versatility 5/5
Performance 4/5
Value 5/5
Lenovo Ideapad 15.6 HD Premium High Performance Laptop 2. Lenovo Ideapad 15.6 HD Premium High Performance Laptop (Best Transitional Design)
Powered by a 2.70ghz amd a12-9720p quad core processor.
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Design 5/5
Versatility 5/5
Performance 4/5
Value 4/5
MSI GL62M 7REX-1896US 15.6 Full HD Thin 3. MSI GL62M 7REX-1896US 15.6 Full HD Thin
3.8 ghz).
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Design 5/5
Versatility 4/5
Performance 2/5
Value 5/5
Msi Gl72m 7rdx-800 17.3 Performance Gaming 4. Msi Gl72m 7rdx-800 17.3 Performance Gaming (Most Durable)
Intel core i7-7700hq (2.8-3.8ghz).
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Design 4/5
Versatility 4/5
Performance 4/5
Value 3/5
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series Gaming 5. Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series Gaming (Best Lightweight)
8gb ddr4 2400mhz memory, 1tb 5400 rpm hybrid hard drive with 8gb cache.
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Design 4/5
Versatility 3/5
Performance 4/5
Value 3/5
ASUS TUF Thin 6. ASUS TUF Thin
Portable design with 0.98″ thin profile and weight of only 5.07 lbs.
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Design 5/5
Versatility 3/5
Performance 4/5
Value 2/5
Asus Gaming 7. Asus Gaming
Discrete nvidia geforce gtx 1050 ti 4gb graphics.
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Design 3/5
Versatility 3/5
Performance 2/5
Value 4/5
2018 Dell Inspiron 15 5000 15.6 Fhd Gaming 8. 2018 Dell Inspiron 15 5000 15.6 Fhd Gaming (Most Stylish)
7th generation intel quad-core i5-7300hq 2.50 ghz (4 cores 4 threads, turbo 3.50 ghz, 6mb cache).
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Design 3/5
Versatility 2/5
Performance 2/5
Value 4/5
ASUS ROG STRIX Thin 9. ASUS ROG STRIX Thin
Slim 0.9 profile and lightweight 5.6 lbs body with 15.6 full hd wideview panel, 72% ntsc.
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Design 3/5
Versatility 4/5
Performance 2/5
Value 2/5
Acer Nitro Flagship High Performance 15.6 Fhd Gaming 10. Acer Nitro Flagship High Performance 15.6 Fhd Gaming
Nvidia geforce gtx 1050 graphics up to 4 gb gddr5 dedicated graphics memory, intel core i5-7300hq quad-core processor, 2.3 ghz, 8gb ddr4 can up to 32gb, 1tb hdd.
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№ 1. Asus Fx503vd 15.6 Fhd Powerful Gaming Laptop, Intel Core I7-7700hq Quad-core 2.8ghz (turbo Up to 3.8ghz) Processor, 4gb Gtx 1050, 128gb Ssd + 1tb Hdd, 8gb Ddr4, Windows 10 Home
 

Design
4/5
 

Versatility
5/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
Asus FX503VD-EH73 15.1 x 10.3 x 1 inches 8.75 pounds
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128gb m.2 ssd + 1tb hdd for ideal balance of os drive speeds and storage space.8gb ddr4 dram. 802.11ac 2×2 dual antenna wifi (up to 6x faster than traditional bgn); bluetooth 4.1.2x usb 3.1 (type a).1x hdmi 1.4.1x mini displayport.1x headphone/mic jack.1x rj45 lan port.1x card reader. Red-backlit gaming keyboard with anti-ghosting technology.1.8mm key travel distance, and n-key rollover. 7th-generation intel core i7-7700hq quad-core 2.8ghz (turbo to 3.8ghz) with discrete nvidia geforce gtx 1050 4gb graphics. Slim 0.9″ profile and lightweight 5.7 lbs body with 15.6″ full hd matte panel.

 

 
The good
7th-generation intel core i7-7700hq quad-core 2.8ghz
Slim 0.9″ profile
Red-backlit gaming keyboard
802.11ac 2×2 dual antenna wifi
128gb m.2 ssd + 1tb hdd
The bad
This product is amazing.
 

What is the average cost for a good laptops for gaming?

If you want to buy the best laptops for gaming on the market, remember that it does not have to be the most expensive one. Of course, costly models are usually good, but there is always a possibility that you can find an option with better price/quality ratio. If you want to get the most value out of your laptops for gaming, choose wisely and consider all its characteristics, not only the price.

 

 
№ 2. Lenovo Ideapad 15.6 HD Premium High Performance Laptop (2017 Newest), Amd A12-9720p Quad Core Processor 2.7ghz, 8gb Ddr4, 1tb Hdd, Dvd, Webcam, Wifi, Bluetooth, Windows 10, Platinum Gray
 

Design
4/5
 

Versatility
5/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
Lenovo Lenovo-A12-Laptop 12 x 21 x 3 inches 5.95 pounds
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8gb ddr4 memory; 1tb 5.400rpm hdd hard drive provides plenty of storage; dvd recordable optical drive. 15.6″ hd display with 1366 x 768 resolution; integrated amd radeon graphics. 802.11 ac wi-fi technology provides internet speeds up to 3x faster than other laptops; bluetooth 4.1; 10/100/100m gigabit ethernet; 1 usb type-c port and 2 usb 3.0 ports; 4-in-1 memory card reader; 2-cell lithium ion battery. Powered by a 2.70ghz amd a12-9720p quad core processor. Windows 10 brings back the start menu from windows 7 and introduces new features, like the edge web browser that lets you markup web pages on your screen.

 

 
The good
15.6″ hd display
8gb ddr4 memory
Powered by a 2.70ghz amd a12-9720p quad core processor
Windows 10 brings back
802.11 ac wi-fi technology provides internet speeds up
The bad
Looks awful.
 

Is there a way to get my money back for a laptops for gaming?

If you receive a wrong or a broken laptops for gaming, seller will oblige the seller to return your money or send you a replacement. There is no need to worry about refunds anymore thanks to the amazing customer-friendly policy!

 

 
№ 3. MSI GL62M 7REX-1896US 15.6 Full HD Thin and Light Gaming Laptop Computer Quad Core I7-7700hq, Geforce Gtx 1050ti 4g Graphics, 8gb Dram, 128gb Ssd + 1tb Hard Drive, Steelseries Red Backlit Keyboard
 

Design
5/5
 

Versatility
5/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
MSI GL62M 7REX-1896US 15.1 x 10.2 x 1.1 inches 10.1 pounds
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Display: 15.6″ full hd edp 1920×1080, operating system: windows 10. Ram: 8gb (8g, ddr4 2400mhz, hard drive: 128gb m.2 sata + 1tb (5400rpm). Special features: thin and light chassis, steel series red backlight with anti-ghost key + silver lining, nahimic 2 surround sound system. Graphics card: nvidia geforce gtx 1050ti 4g gddr5. Processor: core i7-7700hq (2.8 – 3.8 ghz). Visualize key system information so that its clear at a glance. Mini mode display system information on a small size window.

 

 
The good
Special features
Graphics card
The bad
It is very hard to store because of the big size.
 

Is Amazone.com a good place to buy a laptops for gaming?

Many people use online shopping every day. It is absolutely safe because you are secured by layers of customer protection programs. You are not risking anything by ordering a laptops for gaming since you can easily return it and receive your money back. We see no reason to worry while ordering goods online — it is a convenient, cheap, quick, and, of course, safe method of shopping.

 

 
№ 4. Msi Gl72m 7rdx-800 17.3 Performance Gaming Laptop I7-7700hq Gtx 1050 2g 8gb 128gb Ssd+1tb Steelseries Red Kb
 

Design
5/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Performance
2/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
MSI GL72M 7RDX-800 10.6 x 16.4 x 1.2 inches 10.75 pounds
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Display: 17.3″ full hd edp non reflection 1920×1080, operating system: windows 10. Special features: cooler boost 4, steel series keyboard, nahimic audio enhancer, steel series single color red backlight. Audio boost enhancing the gaming headset sound detail and sound stage. Ram: 8gb ddr4 2400mhz, hard drive: 128gb ssd m.2 sata + 1tb (sata) 5400rpm. Processor: intel core i7-7700hq (2.8-3.8ghz). Graphics card: nvidia’s gtx 1050 2g gddr5.

 

 
The good
Graphics card
Special features
Audio boost enhancing
The bad
Handles may break if you push them too hard.
 

 

 
№ 5. Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series Gaming Edition 7567 15.6-inch Full Hd Screen Laptop, Intel Core I5-7300hq, 1 Tb Hybrid Hdd, 8gb Ddr4 Memory, Nvidia Gtx 1050 4gb Graphics, Windows 10
 

Design
4/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Value
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
PC Dell Inspiron i7567 10.8 x 15.2 x 1 inches 9.05 pounds
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Powerful 7th-generation intel quad-core i5-7300hq 2.50 ghz with turbo boost technology up to 3.50 ghz. 8gb ddr4 2400mhz memory.1tb 5400 rpm hybrid hard drive with 8gb cache. Windows 10 home (64-bit).2-in1 media card reader and usb 3.0.802.11ac wireless lan + bluetooth 4.2, dual band 2.4&5 ghz. 15.6-inch full hd (1920 x 1080) anti-glare led-backlit display with ips technology, hdmi. Nvidia geforce gtx 1050 with 4gb gddr5, optical drive not included, backlit keyboard.

 

 
The good
8gb ddr4 2400mhz memory.1tb 5400 rpm hybrid hard drive
15.6-inch full hd
Windows 10 home
Powerful 7th-generation intel quad-core i5-7300hq 2.50 ghz
Nvidia geforce gtx 1050
The bad
Hilariously high price.
 

 

 
№ 6. ASUS TUF Thin and Light Gaming Laptop Pc (fx50 15.6 Full Hd, 8th-gen Intel Core I5-8300h Processor (up to 3.9ghz), Geforce Gtx 1050 2gb, 8gb Ddr4 2666 Mhz, 1tb Firecuda Sshd, Windows 10 64-bit
 

Design
4/5
 

Versatility
3/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Value
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
Asus FX504GD-ES51 15.1 x 10.3 x 1 inches 7.95 pounds
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8gb ddr4 high-frequency 2666mhz ram. 8th generation intel core i5-8300h processor (up to 3.9ghz) and geforce gtx 1050 for superior gaming performance and multitasking. Portable design with 0.98″ thin profile and weight of only 5.07 lbs. Up to 1.73gbps with 2×2 802.11ac. 1tb firecuda solid state hybrid drive, up to 5x faster than traditional hdd. Desktop-style red-backlit keyboard with 1.8mm key travel distance and rated for 20-million keystroke durability.

 

 
The good
8th generation intel core i5-8300h processor
Gigabit wave 2 wifi
Portable design
8gb ddr4 high-frequency 2666mhz ram
1tb firecuda solid state hybrid drive
Desktop-style red-backlit keyboard
The bad
Can only be used by one person at a time.
 

 

 
№ 7. Asus Gaming Laptop, 17.3 Full Hd Wideview Display, Intel Core I7-7700hq Processor, Nvidia Gtx 1050 Ti 4gb, 8gb Ddr4 Ram, 1tb Hdd, Backlit Keyboard, Usb 3.1 Type C, Windows 10 Home, Fx73ve-wh71
 

Design
5/5
 

Versatility
3/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Value
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
Asus FX73VE-WH71 16.3 x 10.7 x 1.3 inches 10.15 pounds
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Red-backlit gaming keyboard with anti-ghosting technology.1.8mm key travel distance, and n-key rollover. 3x usb 3.0.1x usb3.1 type c (gen 1).1x usb 2.0.1x microphone-in jack.1x headphone-out jack.1x rj45 lan jack for lan insert.1x hdmi.1x mini display port. 17.3″ wide view full-hd display.1920×1080 resolution. 7th-generation intel core i7-7700hq quad-core 2.8ghz (turbo to 3.8ghz). Discrete nvidia geforce gtx 1050 ti 4gb graphics; 1tb 7200rpm hdd and 8gb ddr4 memory.

 

 
The good
Red-backlit gaming keyboard
Discrete nvidia geforce gtx 1050 ti 4gb graphics
3x usb 3.0.1x usb3.1 type c
7th-generation intel core i7-7700hq quad-core 2.8ghz
17.3″ wide view full-hd display.1920×1080 resolution
The bad
You will have to spend a lot of money on this.
The product will not survive a fall.
 

 

 
№ 8. 2018 Dell Inspiron 15 5000 15.6 Fhd Gaming Laptop Computer, Intel Quad-core I5-7300hq Up to 3.5ghz, 8gb Ddr4, 256gb Ssd + 1tb Hdd, Nvidia Gtx 1050 4gb Graphics, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Hdmi, Win 10
 

Design
3/5
 

Versatility
3/5
 

Performance
2/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.0
Dell i5577-5335BLK 15.1 x 10.4 x 1 inches 8.93 pounds
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8gb 2400mhz ddr4 up to 32gb (additional memory sold separately); 256gb solid state drive + 1 tb hdd; no optical drive option. 2 in 1 sd/mmc card reader, usb 3.0; 802.11ac + bluetooth 4.2, dual band 2.4 & 5 ghz.1×1; maxxaudio pro (windows), stereo speakers & subwoofer; keyboard: backlit keyboard. 7th generation intel quad-core i5-7300hq 2.50 ghz (4 cores 4 threads, turbo 3.50 ghz.6mb cache). 15.6-inch fhd (1920 x 1080) anti-glare led-backlit display with dedicated nvidia gtx 1050 4gb gddr5 vram graphics card.

 

 
The good
15.6-inch fhd
2 in 1 sd/mmc card reader
Windows 10 home 64-bit english
8gb 2400mhz ddr4 up
7th generation intel quad-core i5-7300hq 2.50 ghz
The bad
Cannot be used right out from the box.
Requires delicate care.
 

 

 
№ 9. ASUS ROG STRIX Thin and Light Gaming Laptop, 15 Full Hd, Intel Core I7-7700hq Processor, 16gb Ddr4 Ram, 256gb Ssd + 1tb Hdd, Gtx 1050 4gb, Rgb Keyboard, Gl503vd
 

Design
3/5
 

Versatility
2/5
 

Performance
2/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
2.8
Asus GL503VD-DB74 15.1 x 10.3 x 0.8 inches 9.15 pounds
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7th-generation intel core i7-7700hq quad-core 2.8ghz (turbo to 3.8ghz) with discrete geforce gtx 1050 4gb graphics. 256gb sata ssd + 1tb hdd for ideal balance of fast os-drive speeds and large storage space. Aura rgb lighting keyboard with 4 isolated hotkeys.1.8 mm key travel, and anti-ghosting technology. 20-million keystroke durability. 802.11ac 2×2 wifi (up to 6x faster than traditional bgn); bluetooth 4.1.3x usb 3.0.1x usb 3.1 (type c).1x usb 2.0.1x hdmi.1x mini displayport.1x headphone/mic jack, and 1x rj45 lan port. Slim 0.9 profile and lightweight 5.6 lbs body with 15.6 full hd wideview panel.72% ntsc.

 

 
The good
7th-generation intel core i7-7700hq quad-core 2.8ghz
Slim 0.9 profile
256gb sata ssd + 1tb hdd
Aura rgb lighting keyboard
802.11ac 2×2 wifi
The bad
Quickly becomes wet due to cheap materials.
Lacks durability.
 

 

 
№ 10. Acer Nitro Flagship High Performance 15.6 Fhd Gaming Laptop Pc, Intel Core I5-7300hq Quad-core, Nvidia Geforce Gtx 1050, 8gb Ram, 1tb Hdd, Windows 10, Windows Mixed Reality Ultra Ready
 

Design
3/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Performance
2/5
 

Value
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
2.8
Acer T8TJG 15.3 x 10.5 x 1.1 inches 7.8 pounds
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Push your gaming and vr exhilaration to the limit with windows mixed reality ultra. This pc is compatible with windows mixed reality headsets.15.6-inch full hd 1920 x 1080 comfy view ips technology display, intel hm175. Windows 10 home.1.05″ thin.5.95lbs weight, battery: 4-cell 3220 mah li-ion. 802.11ac.1280 x 720 webcam, media reader, two speakers. 1 x usb 3.0.2 x usb 2.0.1 x usb 3.1 gen 1 type-c.1 x hdmi, network (rj-45). Nvidia geforce gtx 1050 graphics up to 4 gb gddr5 dedicated graphics memory, intel core i5-7300hq quad-core processor.2.3 ghz.8gb ddr4 can up to 32gb.1tb hdd.

 

 
The good
1 x usb 3.0.2 x usb 2.0.1 x usb 3.1 gen 1 type-c.1 x hdmi
Windows 10 home.1.05″ thin.5.95lbs weight
Nvidia geforce gtx 1050 graphics up
802.11ac.1280 x 720 webcam
Push your gaming
The bad
It cannot be disassembled.
 

What exactly did you take into consideration while making the list of the best laptops for gaming?

We compared hundreds of various laptops for gaming and chose TOP options with the best price/quality ratio. It was not easy, since manufacturers present new modes of laptops for gamingevery year. We made an unbiased review and used only important factors, such as prices, materials, weights, and many other things.

What should be the warranty period for a good laptops for gaming?

You should buy laptops for gamingfrom brands with customer-friendly warranty policy. Trustworthy laptops for gaming manufacturers offer two-year or even longer warranty period. You would not have any problems in case of any issues — simply take a broken product to the service center to get it replaced or fixed.

What if a receive a wrong item instead of the laptops for gaming I ordered?

If you were unlucky enough to get a wrong or broken product, use electronic mail or international telephone to contact the customer support team. They will help you to return your money or get the right laptops for gaming.

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