Once upon a time, it was inconceivable that laptops could be used for any kind of meaningful gaming beyond point-and-click adventures and games whose polygon counts are about on par with LEGO. That’s changed over the years, in large part thanks to the efforts of graphics honchos Nvidia who have been endowing laptops with powerful GPU chips for over two decades now.
But the latest generation of Nvidia’s GPUs hit different to those earlier efforts. The RTX 40-series line of GPUs offer all the groundbreaking features of Nvidia’s desktop-based counterparts— Ray Reconstruction, DLSS 3.5, and Nvidia Reflex—in less power-hungry and much more portable packages. This means you can play high-end games like Alan Wake 2, Cyberpunk 2077, and Diablo 4 while on the move.
With the holidays closely approaching, there are some great deals available for these super powerful laptops. Here are some of the best that we found, which should prove capable of handling most games you throw at them. All the below come with Windows 11 and 16GB RAM.
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Acer Nitro 5
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With an Intel Core i5-12450H Processor, and a 6GB RTX 4050 GPU, the Acer Nitro 5 has the capacity for solid mid-range gaming at a discounted price. 16GB DDR4 RAM is plenty to handle multitasking, while the 15.6″ 1080p IPS display boasts a refresh rate of 144Hz—perfect for maxing out on speedy online games like Apex Legends (96+fps on Ultra) and Hogwarts Legacy (85+fps on Normal).
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Coming in a little bit more expensive than the Acer Nitro, the HP Victus has a few extra things going for it. It’s a little bit lighter, has a longer battery life at up to 8.5 hours, and a more powerful CPU in the Intel Core i5 12500H. Beyond that, a RTX 4050 GPU and 16GB RAM have got you covered for both casual and competitive gaming titles
MSI Cyborg 15
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If you’re on a bit of a budget but still want solid graphical horsepower, then the MSI Cyborg 15, with its 8GB RTX 4060, 16GB RAM, and Intel i7-13700HX CPU, is a safe bet. Weighing in at just 2KG, this slick and compact chassis is perfect for gamers on the go, boasting up to 7 hours of battery life. This thing will run Modern Warfare 3 on Normal at 113+fps, and Baldur’s Gate 3 on Normal at 81+fps.
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Moving up the power chain we have the Lenovo LOQ, whose star features are an RTX 4060 GPU, 1TB SSD, and a Ryzen 7 7840HS CPU, making for a pretty serious gaming setup. The 15.6″ 1080p 144Hz display has G-Sync, minimising both screen tearing and latency, while the HDMI 2.1 and USB-C ports can hook up to a 4K display and output at up to 120Hz. Games-wise, you should be able to play the gorgeous Baldur’s Gate 3 on Ultra settings at around 69fps, or Cyberpunk 2077 on Normal settings at 85fps. Pretty impressive!
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The Gigabyte G6 contains an 8GB RTX 4060 GPU, 1TB SSD, and high-end Intel Core i7-13620H processor that’ll keep the whole show running nice and fast. It has a larger 16″ 1920x1200p display too, with a 165Hz refresh rate. This model will get through its battery life slightly quicker than some of the other laptops on the list, but when you see how well games run, you’ll be too busy having a great time to notice.
ACER Predator Helios Neo
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The most powerful laptop on this list, the Acer Predator Helios Neo comes with a powerful 8GB RTX 4070 GPU, Intel Core i7-13700HX CPU, and 1TB SSD. To boot, it has a sizable 16″ display that outputs a 2560x1600p resolution at 165Hz. Impressively, this powerful machine, which can run games like Baldur’s Gate 3 on Ultra settings at 84+fps and competitive titles like Modern Warfare 3 on Ultra settings at 95+fps, has a battery that lasts up to 8 hours.
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