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Which Gaming Laptops Are Worth Buying?

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Kris Naudus

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For years, the wisdom has been that if you wanted a dedicated gaming machine, you bought a desktop. Gaming components were too unwieldy to fit in a notebook form factor, and if you tried to put together a machine with desktop-caliber components, it always ended up too big and heavy to be truly portable. However, recent gaming laptops have defied that history, packing lots of power into thinner and lighter chassis. They're still not as slim as Ultrabooks, and meanwhile there's still a gap in performance versus desktop machines. Even so, your days of lugging around a large desktop tower to LAN parties are over. We've taken a look at some of the more recent entries in the race to build a smaller gaming machine to find ones that can fit your needs -- and budget.


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Alienware 15
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  • Type Gaming
  • Screen size 15 inches
  • Pointing device Trackpad
  • Released 2015-01-06
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  • Type Gaming
  • Screen size 15.6 inches
  • Screen resolution 1920 x 1080
  • Processor speed 3.2 GHz
  • System RAM 16 GB
  • Dimensions 1.4 x 15.2 x 10.31 in
  • Weight 7.5 lb
  • Announced 2015-01-05
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MSI GS60 Ghost
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  • Type Gaming
  • Screen size 15.6 inches
  • Screen resolution 1920 x 1080
  • Bundled OS Windows (8)
  • CPU family Core i7
  • Dimensions 0.78 x 15.35 x 10.47 in
  • Weight 4.32 lb
  • Released 2014-04-30
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  • Speed and features 10
  • Design and form factor 10
  • Battery life 6
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  • Durability 8
  • Expandability 4
  • Noise 8
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MSI GS70 Stealth
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  • Type Gaming
  • Screen size 17 inches
  • Screen resolution 1920 x 1080
  • Bundled OS Windows (8)
  • System RAM 16 GB
  • Dimensions 0.86 x 16.48 x 11.3 in
  • Weight 5.73 lb
  • Released 2013-08-05
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  • Speed and features 8.8
  • Design and form factor 9.3
  • Battery life 6.3
  • Display 9
  • Durability 8
  • Expandability 6.9
  • Noise 7.7
  • Portability (size / weight) 8.5

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MSI GT80 Titan
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  • Type Gaming
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  1. $2099.00 + tax & shipping Buy now

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HP Omen
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  • Type Gaming
  • Bundled OS Windows (8.1)
  • CPU family Core i7
  • Processor speed 2.5 GHz
  • System RAM 8 GB
  • Dimensions 0.78 x 15.07 x 9.67 in
  • Weight 4.68 lb
  • Announced 2014-11-04
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  1. $1939.00 + tax & shipping Buy now

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Razer Blade (2015)
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  • Type Gaming
  • Screen size 14 inches
  • Screen resolution 3200 x 1800
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  • CPU family Core i7
  • Processor speed 2.6 GHz
  • System RAM 16 GB
  • Released 2015-02-16
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8average user rating

  • Speed and features 6
  • Design and form factor 10
  • Battery life 6
  • Display 8
  • Durability 8
  • Expandability 6
  • Noise 8
  • Portability (size / weight) 10

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ASUS ROG G751
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  • Type Gaming
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  • CPU family Core i7
  • Processor speed 2.5 GHz
  • System RAM 24 GB
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  • Dimensions 1.7 x 16.4 x 12.5 in
  • Weight 8.4 lb
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