Today we’re having a look at 5 of the most affordable and most powerful Gaming Laptops available today at PB Tech, with new additions from MSI, Razer, HP Omen, Asus, Aorus and Alienware all vying for the top spots! Some of the laptops in our list are very new, others are sporting lots of reviews to check out - whichever the case, all laptops below offer the excellent performance for your dollar!
Quick list! PB Tech Top 5 Gaming Laptops
We use the term "gaming" because all models below feature Nvidia ShadowPlay so you can capture or stream gameplay directly from the laptop while you play, without the need for additional hardware.
Having dedicated graphics also makes them excellent machines for photo and video editing - and if you are worried about battery life, don't be - you can temporarily disable the power-hungry Nvidia graphics and run off integrated graphics just like the ultrabooks do.
We'll be covering the best options with consideration for both the design of the chassis and the component specs used within, the price is our primary factor for the position on the list (price/performance for the win!).
The MSi GF63 GTX 1650 Gaming Laptop will change the way you look at gaming laptops. It exceeds expectations, housing impressive hardware within a reasonably compact chassis sleek Inside we find the popular i5-9300H (4 Core / 8 Thread) + 4GB GTX 1650 combo, with 8GB RAM and a very quick 512GB PCIe solid-state drive also.
The chassis for this model is exceptional yet understated, with aluminium hair-brushed aesthetics that look stunning. The design is thoughtful, with X shaped ventilation hidden underneath - and speaking of cooling, MSi laptops are fine-tuned to be noticeably quieter under load. Audio-wise you're in for a treat with MSi too, Nahmic 3 will enhance your audio immersion with 3D surround sound controls for everything from music and movies - to conference calls.
This series of MSi Gaming Laptops is certainly powerful, yet also rather affordable - check out the MSI GF63 Laptop at PB Tech today!
Kicking things up notch, next up we have the Asus TUF Gaming FX705 which features the latest Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Graphics paired perfectly with the popular Ryzen 7 3750H 4 Core / 8 Thread CPU and 16GB of fast DDR4 RAM. Storage for this model is remarkably fast also, with a 512GB PCie SSD installed.
Being a part of the Asus TUF range it's got that beautiful narrow bezel edging the display, and MIL-STD-810G for certified durability (For those who want to know more, you can check out the MIL-STD-810G standard here).
Both the FX705 (this one) and the smaller FX505 (below) have won the RedDot Design Award, a credit to their well-thought-out shape and durability, these gaming laptops ideal for both leisure and everyday work.
The Asus FX705 is super tough to beat, so good is the price/performance of this particular laptop that it's hard to justify spending more. The 17.3" design even allowed Asus to use a full-sized keyboard with excellent spacing, and this, combined with the performance, makes this one pretty great for business use, or at school, or for a lot of gaming... pretty much everything you want to do :)
Next up we have the just-released HP Pavilion 15, which stands out from the crowd with it's sleek, clean look. We've seen previous versions of this laptop in silver, but this new one is absolutely beautiful in black.
Although it might not look like it, this specific HP Pavilion 15 is crazy powerful, with a GTX 1660 Ti + Ryzen 7 3750H + 16GB RAM combo pushing frames to a very fast 144Hz display.
While it doesn't have the MIL-spec durability of the Asus models above, it's still very well built with excellent hinges and a frame that's around 3mm slimmer, and around 300g lighter than the FX 705, which weighs in around 2600g with battery inside.
Overall, this specific HP Pavilion 15 is a great choice for those looking for gaming-grade power, without any bling. Get yourself the HP Pavilion 15 GTX 1660Ti Laptop at PB Tech today!
Now I know what you're thinking, another TUF? But this time with the beastly RTX 2060 graphics card inside!
We're getting into some crazy high specification with this one, but luckily for us, every part of ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DV serves to improve system stability and efficiency.
The dual fans are symmetrically placed to maximize airflow through the system. They pump warm air out the back, where the patented trapezoid-cut lid avoids interference with the exhaust vents, increasing thermal efficiency by up to 25% over traditional designs. The ADC system has an exclusive internal design that forces dust particles and dirt to exit the chassis through two anti-dust tunnels located at the edges of the fans. This prevents the thermal fins from becoming caked in grime, preserving performance in the long run to improve both system longevity and reliability.
With this specific Asus RTX 2060 Gaming Laptop we also get a 120Hz display, to keep things looking super smooth while we scroll through massive files, or play our favourite games!
Finishing up our current top 5 we have this mighty HP OMEN 15 with its insanely quick 240Hz display!
Reaching 240FPS is tough for a laptop, and even with the RTX 2070 + Intel i7-9750H + 16GB RAM inside you won't be able to hit this all the time, in every game - but in something like Overwatch with the settings just right - it's a sight to behold...
If you're looking for the best price/performance in the high end this is the one, while not as slim as something like the Asus Zephyrus or Gigabyte AERO series, which share similar specs, the slightly larger size and that display edge this HP OMEN RTX 2070 Gaming Laptop into pole position.
Looking for a gaming beast? Treat yourself to the OMEN 15 RTX 2070 Gaming Laptop at PB Tech today!