Whether you are tech savvy keeping up with the latest technology and the best gaming laptops 2020 or you’re thinking of having a powerful gaming PC on the move, Tech world is always evolving and AMD’s comeback has been a game changing, don’t worry we made sure to cover the best laptops from the lightest and cheapest to the heaviest and beefiest models.
How to know what suits me?
It is very important to know which features matter the most to you and which ones could be set in second place. For example, if you are a designer and travel a lot, a nice balance between weight and power with the right display and battery life should be the most important to look for, a gaming lightweight Ultrabook would efficiently suffice. If you are a heavy gamer who doesn’t care about size and weight and want no performance compromises a desktop replacement laptop could be the perfect match.
We researched the best gaming laptops released in 2020 according to consumers and critics, these are the finest models with the latest Intel 10th Gen, AMD 4 Series and Nvidia RTX Graphics.
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is probably one of the hottest 2020 gaming laptops, striking an optimal balance between portability, performance and price. The mind baffling AMD R9 4900HS brings out of this world performance, together with the Nvidia 2060 Max-Q are enough to max out most titles at 1080p.
Video encoding performance and graphics design will benefit a lot from the massive processor performance, all of that comes in -most importantly- very well cooled chassis weighing in an impressive 3.53 pounds. Whether you travel a lot or like keeping your backpack light, the Asus ROG Zephyrus brings desktop rivaling performance in to a tiny 14 inch form factor while keeping the heat and weight in check.
MSI GS66 Stealth
MSI’s GS66 carries over the last gen GS65 with a better and sturdier case and introduces the latest 10th gen intel processors with Nvidia GPU selection from 2060 to the new super 2070 and 2080.
Performance is as solid as the build quality and temps are kept under control with the efficient cooling system. Enthusiasts love it because of the friendly bios and tweaking capabilities, which if done properly can give a decent bump in performance.
Gigabyte Aero 15
Pretty much like it’s bigger 17” brother the Gigabyte Aero 15 has a wide GPU configuration with the new Nvidia super graphics available and the latest 10th Gen intel. The OLED screen quality is probably the best, which makes sense for designers and artists. The battery life is also very good giving out an average of 6 hours, which is suitable for travellers or photographers who spend most of their time out. Overall the laptop is light for a 15” weighing 4.8 pounds and it feels compact, the build quality and materials feel high end.
Acer Predator Helios 300
Acer take on gaming does not disappoint this year, the Helios 300 packs enough horsepower with Intel’s 10750H, RTX 2060, 144 hz IPS display with great response time and upgraded 2666 Mhz ram while staying price conscious. The distinctive design and small bezels puts it closer to the premium Ultrabook design. Overall the Helios offers nearly unbeatable value at this price point with little to no compromises.
MSI GE66 Raider
The GE66 is a very competitive laptop at the 15” high end class, it offers the right power with great selection of intel’s latest 10th Gen from i7 10875H to i9 10980HK and Nvidia’s RTX 2070 to 2080, all in a sturdy compact case with a beautiful 1080p 240hz display. The design is attractive with front gorgeous LED lights and aggressive detailing across the sides and cooling vents. Like other high end MSI laptops the GE66 comes with SteelSeries keyboard, Killer lan and dynaudio speakers. Weighing slightly over 5 pounds and having a decent 6 hour battery life makes for an acceptably portable laptop with no power or quality compromises.
Razer Blade 15
The latest blade 15 offers keyboard changes, storage differences and a bunch of configurable options, although the overall gaming performance remains about the same as the 2019 model, the new blade 15 is still one of the top 10 gaming laptops that are available on the market. In addition to being the winner of the Gamer Editors award in 2020.
The laptop packs the latest 10th gen intel i7-10875H 8-core, with a configurable GPU ranging from GTX 1660 Ti Base Edition, RTX 2070 SUPER Max-Q (FHD “1080p”) 300Hz, RTX 2080 SUPER-Max-Q (4K OLED touch) or RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q (FHD “1080p”) 300Hz, the storage is configurable as well. The blade 15 is one of the best because of its thin and compact design making it extremely user friendly and mobile, moreover, the blade 15 is equipped with a vapor chamber that ensures maximum performance under stress conditions.
Asus TUF 15
Pretty much like the Zephyrus the TUF is a powerhouse and a very well balanced package in 15 inch form. You could go with AMD or intel, although we recommend the former because of performance and price gap.
Utilizing the latest 4th gen Ryzen 7 4800H and Nvidia’s RTX 2060 it offers plenty of power in a well cooled case. It’s cheaper than the zephyrus, so if you like the larger display and don’t mind shorter battery life, you get a very solid gaming laptop. The standard cheaper model is equipped with Gtx 1660Ti card that is worth looking at if you’re on a lower budget, an upgrade to RTX 2060 will give you slight performance gain and ray-tracing technology.
Razer Blade Pro 17
The Blade Pro is the first 17-inch gaming laptop that offers refresh rates beyond 240 Hz. It packs an impressively performing RTX 2070 Max-Q according to benchmarks, its chassis is pretty sleek, it also supports full sRGB coverage, IR camera and a large touch-pad.
The most mind-boggling aspect of the Blade Pro 17 is its extremely fast and well performing RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU. The 3Dmark results obtained on the model are 20% faster than its counterparts in the market. Rest assured it is one of the fastest options out there in the market. You can go full throttle by upgrading to the new RTX 2080 super although the 2070 is still an overkill for most titles nowadays.
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
Gigabyte’s Aero 17 is an enticing package with a variety of configurations to choose from. Its case is robust and elegant, it offers a decent performance and above average battery life. The configurations range from the entry GTX 1660Ti to the newest RTX 2080 Super Max-Q with Intel’s i7 latest 10th gen processors.
The battery life of the Aero is very impressive for a gaming laptop, if you’re a traveller looking for 17” laptop with no performance compromises, the Aero is considered a very well balanced choice.
Aorus 17G XB
The Aorus 17G is completely redesigned, a prime installment of the redesign is the mechanical keyboard. It has a high quality and stable chassis, offers good battery life, Thunderbolt 3 support and 240 Hz screen refresh rate.
The Aorus is another reasonable traveller’s choice, with no performance compromises thanks to the latest Intel’s 10th Gen 10875H and RTX 2070 Super Max-Q. If you type a lot and enjoy click feedback the mechanical keyboard is a solid feature right here, together with the long battery life you won’t miss on writing the next important story while packing enough power to max out most titles.