Best Gaming Laptops for 2018


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Alienware 17 (R4, 2017)

A 17-inch with lots of options

Editors’ Rating : 8.2
Design : 8Features : 8Performance : 8Battery : 7
This big laptop offers lots of lights, lots of control and lots of configurations.



Acer Predator 15

A gaming laptop that keeps its cool

Editors’ Rating : 8.2
Design : 8Features : 8Performance : 8Battery : 7
The Acer Predator 15 one of the fastest gaming laptops we’ve tested, and wisely adds extra cooling to handle high-end parts in a smaller 15-inch body.



Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501

A thin gaming laptop with more cores

Editors’ Rating : 8.2
Design : 8Features : 8Performance : 8Battery : 7
A new Intel six-core processor helps power this PC beyond the competition.



Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop

Best for mainstream gaming on a budget

Editors’ Rating : 8.2
Design : 8Features : 8Performance : 8Battery : 7
Good gaming graphics power and solid battery life makes this a great bargain.



HP Omen 17

Best 17.3-inch value

Editors’ Rating : 8.2
Design : 8Features : 8Performance : 8Battery : 7
Available in a wide variety of configurations and all at good prices.



Origin PC Evo15-S (2017)

Best 15-inch gaming for travel

Editors’ Rating : 8.2
Design : 8Features : 8Performance : 8Battery : 7
Its thin and weighs less than 5 pounds, but has plenty of graphics punch.



Acer Aspire VX 15

A budget gaming gem

Editors’ Rating : 8.2
Design : 8Features : 8Performance : 8Battery : 7
There are a couple shortcomings, but they’re outweighed by the rest of the package and an enjoyable gaming experience.



HP Omen (15-inch, 2017)

HP’s Omen is a devil of a deal if you’re looking for 4K gaming

Editors’ Rating : 8.2
Design : 8Features : 8Performance : 8Battery : 7
Powered by a Nvidia GeForce 1060, the 15.6-inch HP Omen is one of the only 4K gaming laptops you’ll find south of $2,000.



MSI GT83VR

Desktop to go with mechanical keyboard

Editors’ Rating : 8.2
Design : 8Features : 8Performance : 8Battery : 7
With dual graphics cards there’s nothing you won’t be able to play with this 18-inch monster.



Razer Blade Stealth (13-inch, 2017)

Best 13-inch MacBook Pro alternative

Editors’ Rating : 8.2
Design : 8Features : 8Performance : 8Battery : 7
Razer makes its slim 13-inch laptop a little less gamer-y, but keeps the performance.



Asus ROG Strix GL753

Budget-friendly gaming with some glitz

Editors’ Rating : 8.2
Design : 8Features : 8Performance : 8Battery : 7
The Strix line has a good mix of gaming components, but with some nice extras you won’t find in the competition.



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HP Pavilion 15.6 inch FHD Backlit Keyboard Gaming Laptop PC, Intel 8th Gen Core i7-8550U Quad-Core, 8GB DDR4, 2TB HDD + 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Windows 10

HP Pavilion 15.6 inch FHD Backlit Keyboard Gaming Laptop PC, Intel 8th Gen Core i7-8550U Quad-Core, 8GB DDR4, 2TB HDD...

2018 Dell 15 3000 Flagship Touchscreen Laptop (15.6 Inch HD backlit Display, Intel i3-7100U Processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, HDMI, DVDRW, Bluetooth, Webcam, MaxxAudio, Windows 10)

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  • 15.6-inch diagonal Full HD IPS BrightView WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080) display, NVIDIA GeForce...
  • Intel Core i7-8550U Quad-Core, 1.8 GHz up to 4 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost, 8GB DDR4, 256GB PCIe...
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C Gen 1 (Data up to 5Gb/s), 2 x 3.1 Gen 1 (Data Transfer Only), 1 x HDMI, 1 x...
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 GbE LAN, DVD-Writer, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, Webcam, Backlit keyboard,...
  • Powered by 7th Gen Intel? Core? i3-7100U mobile processor Smart dual-core processing performance...
  • 16GB of DDR4 memory is available to run games, programs and more. 256GB SSD for fast start-up...
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 for outstanding gaming and streaming video.HDMI? port lets you...
  • DVD-RW Features 1 USB 3.0 port for lightning-fast data transfers. USB 3.0 is up to 10 times...
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HP
Dell
Hardware Platform
PC
PC
Label
hp
Dell Computers
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows 10
Package Quantity
1
1
Product Group
Personal Computer
Personal Computer
Publisher
hp
Dell Computers
Size
Intel i7/256GB M.2 NVMe SSD+ 2TB HDD
Touchscreen| 16G RAM + 256G SSD
Studio
hp
Dell Computers
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  • EAN: 0191628999071
  • MPN: hp-15.6
  • UPC: 191628999071
  • Part Number: hp-15.6
  • EAN: 0646847566585
  • MPN: Dell Inspiron 15
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  • Model: Dell Inspiron 15
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HP Pavilion 15.6 inch FHD Backlit Keyboard Gaming Laptop PC, Intel 8th Gen Core i7-8550U Quad-Core, 8GB DDR4, 2TB HDD + 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Windows 10
2018 Dell 15 3000 Flagship Touchscreen Laptop (15.6 Inch HD backlit Display, Intel i3-7100U Processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, HDMI, DVDRW, Bluetooth, Webcam, MaxxAudio, Windows 10)
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Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS Display w/ 144Hz Refresh Rate, Intel 6-Core i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Overclockable Graphics, 16GB DDR4, 256GB NVMe SSD, PH315-51-78NP

Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS Display w/ 144Hz Refresh Rate, Intel 6-Core i7-8750H,...

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  • 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H 6-Core Processor (Up to 4.1GHz) with Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Overclockable Graphics with 6 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
  • 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS display (144Hz Refresh Rate, 300nit...
  • 16GB DDR4 2666MHz DRAM Memory & 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD | Extra empty accessible slot for 2.5 inch...
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16:9
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Brand
Acer
Color
Black
Label
Acer
Number Of Items
1
Operating System
Windows 10
Package Quantity
1
Product Group
Personal Computer
Publisher
Acer
Size
15-15.99 inches
Studio
Acer
Warranty
Two-year International Travelers Limited Warranty (ITW)
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  • EAN: 0191114710760
  • MPN: PH315-51-78NP
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Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS Display w/ 144Hz Refresh Rate, Intel 6-Core i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Overclockable Graphics, 16GB DDR4, 256GB NVMe SSD, PH315-51-78NP
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