Recommended gaming laptops:
Here are included recommended 14.0″, 15.6″ and 17.3″ gaming laptops. I’ll start with the table in order to focus on several laptops and the performance that can be buy for around 600$-800$. Currently, the best is usually a laptop with a GTX 1050 Ti (new) and if you are willing to make it to $900, then a GTX 1060 from time to time. That’s around x3 the performance/price ratio compared to the previous generation of 9XXM GPUs.
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These are my recommendations:
- Dell Inspiron 7567 (15.6″), $750-$850 (frequent discounts and rewards points available), GTX 1050 Ti, 8GB RAM, 1TB SSHD. The 7567 comes with either a GTX 1050 or the faster GTX 1050 Ti (adds ~40% in performance). A nice machine, but very basic, with a lousy display as of now. One selling point is the solid looks of the machine. If you like it, you can get it and replace the display. I would suggest getting the I5-7300HQ version, for lower heat (while maintaining the same performance)
- Acer VX5-591G, VX15 (15.6″), $800. With an 1080p IPS display, GTX 1050 (non-Ti), 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD, the VX5-591G offers a bit more complete solution compared to the 7567. For another $100 you can get the GTX 1050 Ti version. Also has a USB type-C port and a NVMe storage port.
- HP Pavilion 15t (15.6″), $600-$800 with an I5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 (2GB), 8GB RAM, 1080p basic IPS display and 1TB 7200RPM HDD. If you are short on money, the 15t can be a good option option, but remember that the price doesn’t include the US tax. The 1080p IPS display is basic – it will have better viewing angles, but colors and contrast aren’t great. The GTX 1050 is the 2GB version, which is less suitable for photo/video editing. Generally, I would suggest trying to grab the VX5-591G instead.