These Are The Best Gaming Laptops: Top Picks For 2019

Looking for a new gaming laptop?

Well, we set out to find the best gaming laptops in 2019 and here’s what we found.

Check them out below…

Things To Consider Before Buying A Gaming Laptop

When it comes to looking for a gaming laptop, you should have a few goals in mind. You want to find a laptop that will allow you to play the games you want, and a laptop that fits your budget.

What games do you want to play?

So you first need to ask yourself what type of games you are wanting to play. Do you want to play FPS games mostly? Do you prefer to play RPGs? Or maybe you’d prefer to play a wide variety of games? These type of questions will help you determine what kind of performance you will need from your laptop.

What is your budget like?

Next, what is your budget? How much are you willing to spend to get the performance you want? You will want to find the sweet spot where you will be able to play the games you want and meet your budget.

Our goal when putting this list together was to provide you with the best performing gaming laptops at each price point, that way you have the option to see a wide variety of laptops and ultimately find the one that’s right for you.

Upgradability or Future Proofing

When it comes to most gaming laptops, you will not be able to upgrade many parts like the CPU, motherboard, graphics card etc. So you will want to look for a laptop that will provide enough performance for the next few years as you won’t be able to increase laptop performance much besides adding more storage or increasing RAM size.

The 5 Best Gaming Laptops In 2019

Below you will find our list of the most recommended gaming laptops in 2019.

#1 – MSI GS65 Stealth

MSI makes some of the best performing and elegant gaming laptops on the market today, and the MSI GS65 Stealth is no exception. This laptop combines thin bezels, a beautiful matte black finish with a ton of performance thanks to its intel i7 – 8750H and RTX 2070 graphics card.

This lets the MSI GS65 maintain frame-rates above 60 fps in most of the latest games with settings set to max. With a bit of in-game tweaking you can easily push your frame-rates up to 100 fps and above, taking advantage of the system’s 144Hz display. Perfect for those who want to play competitive games like CSGO, Fortnite, or Battlefield.

Not only does this laptop pack a powerful CPU and GPU, but when it comes to storage you will find that it has a 512GB NVMe SSD which will help provide super fast game loading times and day to day performance.

Are you a fan or RGB? Well this laptop has that too. The keyboard features full RGB backlighting, and can be customised using the Steel Series engine.

Check out the full list of specs below:

Screen Size:15. 6" 144Hz 7ms
Display Resolution:1920x1080
CPU:4.1 GHz Core i7 8750H
GPU:RTX 2070 8GB Max-Q
RAM:32GB
Storage:512GB SSD
Battery:82 watt-hours
Price:Check Price

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#2 -Razer Blade 15 RTX

Razer is best known for their keyboards, mice and headphones, but they also make some pretty cool gaming laptops. The new Razer Blade 15 features an elegant, solid aluminium body design with thin bezels and a 144Hz display. This laptop doesn’t just look good, but also features some powerful hardware capable of running the latest games at decent frame rates.

Inside you will find an Intel i7-8750H, Geforce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a 512GB SSD.

Overall the Razer Blade 15 is one of the thinnest and most beautiful gaming laptops out there. It also features solid performance and hardware, but does come with an expensive price tag.

Check out the full list of specs below:

Screen Size:15.6" 144Hz
Display resolution:1920x1080
CPU:4.1 GHz Core i7 8750H
GPU:RTX 2080 Max-Q
RAM:16 GB DDR4
Storage:512GB SSD
Battery:80 watt-hours
Price:Check Price

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#3 -ASUS ROG Zephyrus S

Next on our list we have the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S, a powerful ultra slim gaming laptop. Just like the laptops above, this laptop also features the latest RTX graphics card, and Intel 8th gen CPU. This will allow you to run most AAA games maxed out, and allow you to put the 144Hz/3ms display to good use.

In terms of hardware, the Zephyrus S has the RTX 2080 Max-Q, Intel i7-8750H and features a 512GB NVMe SSD for ultra fast performance.

The design of the Zephyrus S is a bit different than the other laptops on our list as the trackpad has been moved over to the right and has been incorporated into the RGB keyboard. This might be a turn off for some people as it will take some getting used to. But if you plan to game with a mouse, then you shouldn’t have an issue.

Check out the full specs below:

Screen Size:15.6” 144Hz 3ms
Display resolution:1920x1080
CPU:4.1 GHz Core i7 8750H
GPU:RTX 2080 Max-Q
RAM:16 GB DDR4
Storage:512GB NVMe SSD
Battery:50 watt-hours
Price:Check Price

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#4 -ASUS ROG Strix Hero II

Next on our list we have another laptop from ASUS, but this one is slightly different. This laptop is called the ROG Strix Hero II and has similar features to the above laptop, except this one comes with a cheaper price tag. You won’t be getting the latest RTX graphics card (ASUS will be releasing a version with one though), but you will still be getting a decent performing GTX 1060 with the option to upgrade to a GTX 1070.

In terms of the specs, you will still be getting the top performing i7-8750H and a super fast 256GB NVMe SSD with a 1TB HDD. The screen is also 144Hz and features a 3ms response time. Perfect for most gaming.

Overall this laptop is similar to the above Zephyrus S with the only drawback of not having the latest graphic card technology.

Check out the full specs below:

Screen Size:15.6” 144Hz 3ms
Display resolution:1920x1080
CPU:4.1 GHz Core i7 8750H
GPU:GTX 1060
RAM:16 GB DDR4
Storage:256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD
Battery:66 watt-hours
Price:Check Price

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#5 – Acer Predator Helios 300

Probably the thickest laptop on our list, but don’t let that scare you. The Acer Predator Helios 300 features good performance at a decent price point.

Unlike the other laptops on our list, you won’t find the latest hardware inside but you will be able to play AAA games at decent settings perfectly fine. Inside the Helios 300 you will find the Intel i7-8750H, and a GTX 1060. A great plus with this laptop is it’s battery life, it lasts longer than all the laptops on our list.

Overall the Helios 300 is a solid choice for a gaming laptop, is easier to upgrade than others on our list and is several hundred dollars less than you’d expect.

Check out the full specs below:

Screen Size:15.6” 144Hz
Display resolution:1920x1080
CPU:4.1 GHz Core i7 8750H
GPU:GTX 1060
RAM:16 GB DDR4
Storage:256GB NVMe SSD (As well as space for 2.5" SSD or HDD)
Battery:3320 mAh
Price:Check Price

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Conclusion

Hopefully one of these laptops have caught your eye. Going with any laptop on this list will provide you with the gaming experience you are looking for. If I had to choose one, I would go with the Razer Blade 15 simply because of its build quality and beauty.