The gaming laptop market has been growing more and more crowded, with new models coming out almost every week. It’s not hard to see why: if you want the same kind of performance you can get on your desktop computer, but you want to take it with you wherever you go, there’s not really any other option. But how do you know which one to choose? MSI Gaming GS63.
Razer Blade vs. ASUS Zephyrus
When it comes to determining which of these two laptops is better for gaming, it really depends on what you want. The Razer Blade has a higher end GPU and CPU, but its screen resolution falls short when compared to the Zephyrus. The Zephyrus has a much lower-end GPU and CPU, but its 144Hz screen will make games more responsive than they would be on the Razer Blade’s 60Hz display. Both are amazing options, so your choice will depend on whether you prioritize graphics or response time.
MSI GE63 & GE73 Gaming Laptops
If you’re looking for a slim and light weight, powerful gaming machine with a great display, then you’ll want to take a look at the new MSI GE series. The GE series consists of two models: the GE73 and GE63. The difference between these two models are their screens, with the 73 packing an RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU and an IPS 144Hz panel whereas the 63 has a GTX 1060 Max-Q GPU with a 120Hz FHD display. Other features include three USB 3.1 Type-A ports, one USB 3.1 Type-C port, Killer DoubleShot Pro Wireless AC & Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, Nahimic Audio Enhancer support and Dolby Atmos Sound System support
For storage there’s up to 2TB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD that can be configured with RAID 0 or 1 configurations on the GE73 model or up to 1TB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD on the GE63 model).
The budget-friendly Asus ROG FX503 is a great option for gamers who want to spend less than $1,000 on their laptop. You get an Intel Core i5-7300HQ, 8GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max Q graphics card for that price, making it a great performer for both work and play. The only major downsides are battery life and build quality. While you’ll be able to go from one room to another without having to plug in, your battery will die in about 2 hours. It’s also heavier at 4 lbs with all its hardware inside.
ASUS ROG Strix GL502VS
This model has a sleek, aluminum design and sports a 15.6 inch full HD display with an anti-glare coating. The keyboard has 1.4mm of travel and N key rollover (meaning you can hit almost any combination of keys without being jammed). It also features Windows 10, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card that’s VR-ready. And at just 4 pounds it won’t weigh down your backpack. Its battery life isn’t quite as long as the Alienware 13 though, but it does have one of the nicest displays we’ve seen on a gaming laptop in this price range.
We love this laptop for its lower price point and attractive design—but if you’re looking for something lighter or more powerful, take a look at our picks below!
ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW
ZenBook Pro UX501W has a sleek and lightweight design, with an integrated backlit keyboard. It’s equipped with two USB-C ports for connecting your peripherals and power, as well as two traditional USB 3.0 ports. You can expect up to 12 hours of battery life when doing basic tasks like browsing the web, watching video or listening to music. The screen size of 15-inch display allows you to work comfortably in almost any environment.