In fact, the best gaming laptops are the only way to go if you want to stay competitive in gaming while also staying portable at the same time. There’s no PC game that the best gaming laptops can’t handle. And it’s all thanks to the Intel Coffee Lake Refresh processors to Nvidia Turing and AMD Navi graphics cards, as well as the speediest SSDs for maximum performance, they’re hiding under the hood.
We gathered the best gaming laptops we’ve tested and reviewed here at TechRadar and put them on this list for you. Whatever your budget and needs are, whether you’re a casual gamer who plays in your spare time or a competitive pro who needs the most powerful internals, there’s no better investment.
Best gaming laptops 2020 at a glance
Asus Zephyrus G14
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701
MSI GS65 Stealth
Lenovo Legion Y740
Alienware m17 (2019)
MSI GT75 Titan
Asus ROG Strix GL502
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531GX
1. Asus Zephyrus G14
The best gaming laptop around
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS – 9 4900HS | Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 | RAM: Up to 32GB | Screen: 14-inch Non-glare Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS-level panel, 120Hz – 14-inch Non-glare WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS-level panel, 60Hz | Storage: 512GB / 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0
The Asus Zephyrus G14 is not perfect, missing a webcam and a Thunderbolt 3 port. However, it’s damn near close to being one, garnering our coveted yet rarely given five-star rating. We couldn’t resist. This is an absolute beast of a gaming laptop, delivering an incredible performance with its AMD Ryzen 4000 processors and Nvidia RTX 2060 graphics card while touting best-in-class battery life that will last you all day long, a fast display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a lightweight, ultrathin design. The best part is that you’re getting all that without burning a hole in your pocket. Don’t get us wrong; it isn’t cheap. However, for a laptop this impressive, we’re surprised Asus isn’t asking for more.