Since the beginning of time, gamers have demanded the best performance from their computers. Long thought of as an oxymoron, gaming laptops are now powerful enough to tackle most modern games. Sure, performance isn’t as good as you might get from a desktop PC. But portability is ideal for spontaneous sessions of Witcher III or Overwatch, whether it’s at work on your lunch break or in the airport waiting for your boarding call.
If you’re in the market for a gaming laptop, you’ve come to the right place. After testing six different gaming laptops, we carefully determined the pros and cons of each machine. If you want to know which one’s the best, it’s the Dell XPS 15 (2018) (available at Dell for $1,999.99). With its zippy performance and colorful display, it checks all the right boxes. While we love this laptop, we’ve got something for every type of gamer on this list.
Here are the best gaming laptops we tested ranked, in order:
Dell XPS 15 (2018)
New Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming
HP Omen 15
Razer Blade Pro (2017)
Acer Nitro 5
Asus ROG Strix Scar Edition
Lenovo Legion (Y520)