High-Performance Gaming Laptops that Match Your Lifestyle


The gaming community has grown exponentially, driven largely by the availability of high-performance gaming laptops that allow members to play and create content from almost anywhere. Whether you’re at home, a coffee shop, or events and parties, you’ll always be ready to compete or play cooperatively alongside friends with a gaming-capable notebook on hand. However, gamers are as diverse as the games themselves. Some might emphasize portability while others may want a large screen for more immersive experiences. We’re here to help you choose from our vast selection of powerful notebooks and match you with a gaming laptop that best fits your lifestyle.

The On-the-Go Gamer

Students, professionals, and frequent travelers may prefer thin, light laptops that can be packed away easily so they can move from one location to the next quickly. At the same time, they might prefer to have a system that doesn’t necessarily scream “gaming laptop” during classes and meetings but provides plenty of power when joining friends later in the day. If that sounds like you, then check out the 15.6" MSI GS66 Stealth gaming laptop, which weighs about 4.6 pounds and packs exceptional power.

MSI 15.6" GS66 Stealth Gaming Laptop

Equipped with a 10th generation 2.2 GHz Intel® Core™ i7 eight-core processor with 32GB of memory, the GS66 Stealth is built to run high-end games and multitask demanding applications for content creation. Depending on your performance needs, you can choose between models that have either NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q or 3080 Max-Q graphics, with 1TB or 2TB of M.2 NVMe PCIe solid-state storage, respectively. It also features a professional gaming-grade 300 Hz, 1920 x 1080 resolution Full HD screen that’s designed to deliver liquid-smooth graphics by practically eliminating motion blur from fast-paced action games such as first-person shooters. Additionally, it features Wi-Fi 6E for high-speed, low-latency connections with compatible wireless networks. Apart from its customizable RGB keyboard, the laptop wouldn’t look too out of place in most settings, which could give you an extra advantage when competing against unsuspecting opponents.

Similarly light yet powerful laptops include the 15.6" Razer Blade, which has a 2.6 GHz Core™ i7 six-core processor with 16GB of RAM and 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD. Models that feature NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 or RTX 3070 GPUs are available, both of which pair nicely with the 144 Hz Full HD display. Or you can take the graphical detail further with a 165 Hz QHD screen. Those who want about as much performance as they can fit into a fantastically thin 15.6" laptop should take a look at the Razer Blade Advanced Edition. This powerhouse is outfitted with a 2.3 GHz Intel® Core™ i7-10875H eight-core CPU, up to 32GB of DDR4-2933 RAM, a 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD, and a GeForce RTX 3080 GPU that powers its 3840 x 2160 resolution 4K OLED touchscreen display.

Razer 15.6" Blade Gaming Laptop

The Enthusiast

Players who want power and style can check out the 15.6" ASUS ROG Strix G15 series, which includes an RGB LED light strip under the wrist rest that complements the RGB keyboard with under-glow effects. Models include one that has a 3.3 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX eight-core processor, 16GB of memory, a 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics to take on high-end gaming and content creation. This model also has a 300 Hz Full HD screen with Adaptive-Sync technology to help reduce screen tearing and stuttering while you’re battling the competition.

ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers Strix G15

The MSI GE66 Raider laptop also makes a strong impression at parties, events, and tournaments with its titanium-blue chassis and customizable RGB light strip. But with its 2.2 GHz Intel® Core™ i7-10870H eight-core processor, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, 1TB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, and 300 Hz 1080p display, this laptop has far more than looks going for it. It can be equipped with a GeForce RTX 3070 or 3080 GPU, both of which provide high frame rates and advanced features such as real-time ray tracing and AI-driven performance enhancements for games, content creation, and livestream broadcasts. Coming in at about 5 pounds, the GE66 Raider can be brought to events without necessarily weighing you down.

MSI 15.6" GE Series GE66 Raider

While the ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE gaming laptop doesn’t have a lighting strip, it can still make a huge impression with its secondary 14" touchscreen display, located underneath the main 15.6" 4K, 120 Hz screen. Designed for style and efficient multitasking functionality, the second screen tilts at a 13° angle and can be used independently to display chat messages, detailed information, control apps, and more. It is powered by a 3.3 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX eight-core processor and has 32GB of memory. Look to the GeForce RTX 3080 graphics and dual 1TB PCIe SSD RAID 0 configuration to provide exceptionally high frame rates and extremely fast load times.

ASUS 15.6" Republic of Gamers Zephyrus Duo 15 SE

Big Screen Gaming

When portability isn’t as much of an issue, 17.3" laptops such as MSI GE76 Raider make for excellent desktop replacement systems. Its specifications match those of the GE66 Raider, including the RGB light strip, except its size allows for features such as a numeric keypad and an SD card reader. Of course, its large 300 Hz Full HD display also helps to immerse you in games and movies fully. External monitors can be connected to its mini DisplayPort and HDMI ports for an even larger viewing experience and efficient multitasking. Also, the integrated Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Wi-Fi helps provide smooth 4K video streaming and online gaming experiences with compatible networks.

MSI 17.3" GE Series GE76 Raider

Alternatively, the Razer Blade Pro 17 offers extreme performance using an Intel® Core™ i7-10875H processor with up to 32GB of memory, a 1TB PCIe SSD, and a 120 Hz 4K touchscreen. If you prefer AMD Ryzen 9 mobile processors, then check out the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 laptops, which are available with 32MB of RAM and GeForce RTX 3070 or RTX 3080 configurations. Other options include 300 to 360 Hz FHD screens, a 165 Hz QHD display, and a dual 1TB SSD RAID 0 setup.

Razer 17.3" Blade Pro 17 Multi-Touch Gaming Laptop

If you want a high-powered gaming laptop that makes a grand impression no matter where you are, then cue the music and turn your attention to the MSI GE76 Dragon Tiamat. In addition to having a mythical dragon print etched onto its cover, this 17.3" laptop features a 2.2 GHz Intel® Core™ i7-10850H eight-core processor with up to 64GB of memory, 2TB of PCIe SSD storage, and a GeForce RTX 3080 GPU that can run games at their highest settings. Additional features include an RGB light strip, which complements the SteelSeries RGB backlit keyboard, a 300 Hz FHD display, and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.

MSI 17.3" GE76 Dragon Tiamat Gaming Laptop

Whether you’re always on the move or channeling the power of the dragon from home, these gaming laptops provide performance for competing at a pro level, exploring massive open worlds, and creating rich 4K video content.

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