Top 5 Fastest Gaming Laptops
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Acer Predator 21X
The Acer Predator 21X is a massive, top-of-the-line gaming laptop that sports an ultra wide 21-inch curved display and contains an enormous amount of processing power that makes it worth the $8,999 price. The Predator contains a 7th generation Intel Core i7-7820HK quad-core processor that has a clock speed of 2.9GHz and can be overclocked up to 3.9GHz. Inside this laptop, you’ll find not one, but two Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards that collectively provide up to 16GBs of video RAM meaning you’ll have no trouble at all playing the latest games at max settings. In terms of memory, the Predator has a whopping 64GBs of DDR4 SDRAM which is great for those who multitask. The total amount of storage is up to 2TBs through multiple drives. The Predator contains a 1TB 7,200rpm HDD, as well as two 512GB SSDs for high speed, read/write purposes. The computer even has two empty drive slots for further storage expansion.
In terms of unique features to the Acer Predator, it features a built-in mechanical keyboard as well as a dual touchpad and keypad module. The module is two-sided with a touchpad on one and it can be removed and flipped over to reveal a working keypad on the other side. The laptop even features Tobii eye-tracking technology which is used in both the Windows operating system for navigation purposes as well as for a few games that can use the eye-tracking for a variety of features.
Origin Eon17-SLX 10
While not as impressive as the Acer Predator, the Origin Eon17-SLX 10 series is a much cheaper yet still powerful gaming laptop option. This laptop contains a much higher resolution of 3840 x 2160 on a 17-inch display, which means it is 4K. The Origin also sports the same dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 video cards making this laptop a graphical powerhouse and is VR ready. This laptop has two 256GB SSDs and can be upgraded further, while not having a massive amount of storage capacity it makes up for it with its fast read/write speeds.
The Origin has a variety of features and has the ability to be configured to best suit your needs. The keyboard is backlit and can be customized as to what colors light up your laptop with millions of color variations to choose from. The computer even has a fingerprint reader and even has a quality built-in webcam that can record videos or take pictures in a 1920 x 1080 resolution. The speakers that the Origin provides are high quality and can be managed through Creative’s Sound Blaster X-Fi software to output crisp audio for a more immersive gaming experience.
Razer Blade Pro
This slim gaming laptop provides a great gaming experience with a 17-inch 4K display and has more than enough power to handle any game all encased in its beautiful aluminum casing. The Razer Blade Pro contains the same Intel Core i7-7820HK quad-core processor that the Acer Predator 21X has and even has the same graphics card albeit just one Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 with 8GB of VRAM. The Razer Blade Pro has a total of 32GB of RAM and contains two 256GB SSDs and while it’s optional, you can opt to install a 7200rpm 1TB HDD.
The Razer Blade Pro, while it is a small and slim graphical beast of a laptop capable of providing a smooth 4K gaming experience, there are some downsides. The battery life only lasts up to almost two hours but not quite and the small form factor can cause the computer to get a little bit hotter than most laptops. These issues are minor depending on what you are looking for in a gaming laptop but for the price, the Razer Blade Pro offers quite a bit in its small package.
Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501
The Asus Republic of Gamers series of gaming laptops are known for being of high quality and the Zephyrus GX501 continues the trend of providing a truly powerful gaming experience in a small package. The Zephyrus contains an Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor and be can be overclocked up to 3.8GHz. While not as much as the other computers on this list, contained within the Zephyrus is a single Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card with 8GB of available VRAM compared. This laptop also has 16GB of available DDR4 SDRAM and contains a single 512GB SSD for storage purposes and can be upgraded to a larger capacity with additional drives.
The laptop size itself is quite small and thin making portability a great option, although the battery life leaves quite a bit to be desired with only a maximum of two and a half hours of battery life. The display size is 15.6 inches diagonally and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a refresh rate of 120Hz which is great for gamers who need a gaming laptop for their fast-paced games.
MSI GT83VR Titan SL
The MSI GT83VR Titan SL is a great option for gamers that like to have the extra options to fine tune their gaming experience while still having the power to run almost any game at their best settings. The Titan SL contains the 6th generation Intel Core i7-6920HQ with a clock speed of 2.9GHz and can overclock up to 3.8GHz. Also contained within is a total of 32GB of DDR4 SDRAM and dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards equalling up to 16GB of available VRAM for visually stunning graphics for your games. Storage wise, the MSI Titan contains dual 512GB SSDs and a high speed 1TB 7200rpm HDD which provides great read/write speeds and a massive amount of storage space to work with. The display is much wider compared to other laptops being at 18.4 inches diagonally and having a resolution of 1920 x 1080 with a refresh rate of 120Hz.
The MSI Titan SL has a larger form factor than most gaming laptops but it allows for much more features to be contained within. The Titan contains a variety of ports for many input/output devices such as five USB 3.0 ports, a Blu-ray drive, HDMI port, and even a Thunderbolt 3 port for high-speed data transfers and even supports 4K. The cooling system allows the Titan to stay cool even when being pushed to the max with its ten heat pipes to push the heat out through high-speed fans. The built-in keyboard is a Cherry MX Brown backlit mechanical keyboard that provides quiet key presses along with a smooth gaming experience.