Even though gaming PCs present better value, they can be a pain to build. Laptops are a convenient pre-built alternative with the added advantage that you can carry them around to use anywhere. They’re a great option for anyone who doesn’t mind the premium it commands for being mobile. Check out That Video Game Blog’s best budget gaming laptops of 2016.
Razer Blade Pro
The Razer Blade was already one of the best laptops, offering a combination of sleek design, superb performance, and relatively great battery life. The Blade Pro takes it a step further. It features the industry’s first low-profile mechanical keyboard which even has chroma lighting.
The presence of an Intel Core i7 CPU, nVidida GTX 1080 GPU and 512GB of storage provided by two SSDs in RAID 0 means the Razer Blade Pro has great performance. The 17-inch 4K touchscreen display is a treat for the eyes. While it can outperform several desktops, the Razer Blade Pro is one of the most expensive options on this list.
Alienware is a no new name when it comes to gaming. The latest offering of the Dell subsidiary is a fully customizable, performance-packed machine. The iconic design is accented throughout with RGB lighting which can be customized, including a
fully lit trackpad.
The CPU is a quad-core Intel Core i7-6700HQ. You can choose a nVidia GTX 1060 or GTX 1070 for the GPU. Options in the resolution of the display range from 1080p to 4K. An SSD available in up to 1TB capacity takes cares of storage.
The Origin EON17-SLX is undoubtedly one of the most powerful laptops that money can buy in a 17-inch form factor. If you can get over the dismal battery life and challenging weight, there’s no better option than it.
It’s rocking a desktop grade, overclocked Intel Core i7 CPU and blazing fast PCI-e based SSD storage in RAID 0. The laptop is available with either a GTX 1070 or GTX 1080 GPU from nVidia. You can choose between an FHD (1920×1080) or UHD (3840×2160) panel for the display.
MSI GS63VR 6RF Stealth Pro
Laptops great for gaming have a reputation of being big, bulky, and heavy. GS63VR 6 Stealth Pro doesn’t follow suit. This laptop comes in a sleek aluminum chassis and has a big form factor.
It’s got an Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, a GTX 1060 GPU, and 16GB of RAM to provide all the performance needed to run the latest games. Storage is provided by and a 1TB HDD and an SSD ranging from 128GB to 512GB in volume depending on the model you choose. The screen is available in either FHD or UHD resolution.