The combination of performance, small size and autonomy is a dream for fans of computer games and professional designers, architects, 3D-modelers and other professionals working with demanding software. On the market available a large number of models of gaming laptops, ranging from the most productive to budget. The best of them are in today's review.
MSI GS66 Stealth (1,175.67$)
The MSI GS66 Stealth is the most reliable and productive laptop, the hardware of which is fully in line with its price. The device is equipped with an eight-core processor Intel Core i9 10th generation, and each core in Turbo Boost mode is overclocked up to 5.3 GHz.
The manufacturer offers a choice of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and 2070 Super graphics cards, working on GDDR6 type and having 8 GB of local memory. Devices come with 32 GB of RAM on board (2 strips of 16, the maximum amount of one strip - 32 GB).
The display is not the brightest (300 nt), but has a high refresh rate - 300 Hertz at a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. Some standout features are good battery life (8.5 hours of video playback time), customizable keyboard illumination, and an efficient cooling system (3 fans and 7 heat pipes).
The MSI GS66 Stealth is available in three variations, differing in CPU (i7/i9), graphics card (2070/2080) and the amount of SSD storage pre-installed. The device is great for gaming as well as for 3D designers and architects working with "demanding" models.
Alienware m17 R4 (1,599$)
A less productive laptop, which will be of interest to graphic designers, software developers, 3D-modelers. The main advantage of this model is the large 17-inch screen, which also can not boast high brightness (300 nit), but has a higher refresh rate - 360 Hz.
At the head of the device is an eight-core Intel Core i7-10870H processor (10th generation, up to 5 GHz per core). The manufacturer ships the laptop with 16GB of RAM (can be expanded to 64) and a 1 terabyte SSD drive. RTX 3060 graphics processing unit provides high performance, maximum quality and color reproduction. But there is a disadvantage inherent in most gaming-class laptops - overheating the device, so you should immediately consider a cooling stand.
Acer Nitro 5 (699$)
Acer Nitro 5 belongs to the category of low-cost gaming laptops, but it has outstanding technical specifications. The laptop features a quad-core Intel Core i5-10300H (10th generation, up to 4.5GHz in Turbo Boost mode), an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD.
The laptop has a superior ray tracing graphics card, and the screen has a maximum refresh rate of 144 Hz. The processor is not the most powerful, but it is still enough for all modern games on medium quality settings. In addition to the low cost, there is another advantage - lasting battery life. Acer Nitro 5 battery will provide up to 5-6 hours of battery life in undemanding programs and surfing the Internet.