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The Best Performing Gaming Laptops

Buying a gaming laptop requires a lot of research and testing to tell you which one is the best.

WAB News has done all these analyzes and have determined that Asus, Acer, Dell Alienware Origin PC and have the laptops for gaming with the best performance of 2020.

To determine the order and to be able to tell you which is the computer with the best performance for video games, the editorial team has tested games that have a high demand for processing such as Far Cry 5 and Metro: Exodus

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You should also know that the computer that is in the first position was the one that received the highest score of all in the 3D Mark Fire Strike Ultra test, used to know the performance of these devices.

At the end of our list we leave you the performance data of all the laptops we have tested.

Clarification: WAB News could receive a percentage of the sales generated by the products that we present here. However, the editorial criteria of WAB News is totally independent of these offers and promotions.

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In fifth place we have the Asus ROG Zephyrus GX701, a laptop that combines a slim design with the great power of the new Nvidia RTX graphics card. This computer has a 17-inch screen, includes Intel i7 series processors, and starts at $ 3,299.

What the editorial team liked the most was that despite being so thin, it already includes the new generation of Nvidia RTX cards. To that we must add its intelligent volume scroll wheel and the new RGB keyboard lighting.

On the negative side we have that the touch panel on the right side has not been the smartest option and can be uncomfortable, and also when you have been playing for a while, the system heats up and the fans are somewhat noisy.

Also, you should know that graphics improvements come at the cost of a reduced battery and a less ergonomic computer.

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In fourth place we have the 2018 Origin PC Eon-17X, which is essentially a desktop computer, which managed to get into the body of a laptop. It’s kind of huge and heavy, but it does the most important job: It gives you all the performance you need for a gaming computer.

In our tests this computer produced the best results. It includes an Nvidia GeForce 1080 GPU graphics card, which is among the best on the market in the last year, and its power is enough to even play titles in virtual reality.

The computer has a 17.3-inch screen, it has different versions with all the components you need to play and the performance of its panel is ideal. However, on the negative side we have that it is huge and very expensive, with a price that can exceed US $ 3,500 if you choose one of the most advanced configurations.

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In the third position we have the Acer Predator Triton 900. This is a different laptop because the screen can adopt different positions and something that may be ideal is that the panel is also touchscreen. Editorial experts say the multi-angle factor is the best thing about this laptop.

This computer weighs just over a kilo, and although its screen is the star, WAB News experts have found it to be somewhat bright. The keyboard shrinks a bit to incorporate a right-side touchpad, which also converts to a numeric keypad, and while the keys feel good, the keyboard itself is narrow.

The graphics on this computer are powered by an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 card that responded positively to our tests. Of course, it is good that you know that the keyboard and the battery are the details that obtained the worst rating on this device.

Incidentally, its price is somewhat expensive and not very competitive, because it is worth about $ 3,600, according to the chosen specifications.

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In the second position we have the newest version of the Origin PC Eon-17X computer. If we mentioned last year’s before, Origin has repeated its good work with that of 2019.

What the newsroom liked the most was the large number of ports included in this computer, an excellent 144 Hertz per second Full HD screen, its excellent RGB keyboard and the fingerprint sensor built into it. In addition, the company offers a high level of support that you don’t usually get when you buy a laptop.

This computer has a Nvida GeForce RTX 2080 8GB graphics card, and although it comes with different configurations, its screen only comes in a size of 17.3 inches. Its initial price is US $ 2,400 although with the best configuration it can go up to US $ 4,000.

On the negative side: its design is somewhat conventional, and its ventilation system is too noisy.

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In the first position we have one of the most popular computers of the last year. And it is that Dell has remained solid with the design and development of its Alienware franchise. The Alienware Area-51m is one of the computers with the most complete performance in the last year of those analyzed by WAB News.

With a weight of more than three kilos, it is one of the heaviest, but that will not matter so much if what you are interested in is that it has the best image processing when playing, doing 3D modeling or editing videos. The team liked the ability to access the inside of the computer to replace the processor and graphics card. Of course, you will not have to do it as soon as you buy it, because this laptop includes an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 card.

What the team liked the most was the level of processing of the computer in its different configurations, the possibility of accessing its parts and a design that feels totally modern.

Of course, this computer is not perfect, because it does not come with a 4K screen option, and each configuration option comes with a price increase that could be somewhat irrational.

However, WAB News considers this high-end laptops to offer the best performance of the past year, and the promise of being able to upgrade it in the future is a great opportunity to spend less when the time comes to require more power and better graphics.

Video game laptop performance

one Alienware Area-51m 6,337 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080
2 Origin PC Eon17-X (2019) 6,228 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080
3 Acer Predator Triton 900 5,719 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080
4 Origin PC Eon17-X (2018) 5,330 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
5 Asus ROG Zephyrus GX701 5,299 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q
6 Razer Blade Pro 17 5,003 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q
5 Origin PC EVO16-S (early 2019) 4,667 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q
6 Acer Predator Triton 500 4,642 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q
7 Origin PC Evo16-S (mid 2019) 4,548 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q
8 Lenovo Legion Y740-17 4,472 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q
9 MSI GS75 Stealth 8SG 4,464 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q
9 Razer Blade 15 Advanced (2019, OLED) 4,330 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q
10 Origin Evo15 4,262 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
eleven Alienware m15 (2019, OLED) 4,235 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 with Max-Q
12 HP Omen X 2S 4,106 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q
14 Acer Predator Helios 500 4,102 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
fifteen Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501 3,954 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
16 Asus ROG Strix Scar II 3,938 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
17 Lenovo Legion Y740-15 3,851 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 with Max-Q
18 Alienware m15 (2018) 3,669 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 with Max-Q
19 Asus Zephyrus GX531GS 3,435 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 with Max-Q
twenty Razer Blade 15 (2018) 3,431 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 with Max-Q
twenty-one Digital Storm Equinox 3,413 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 with Max-Q
22 Razer Blade 15 (2019) 3,362 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 with Max-Q
2. 3 MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 3,342 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 with Max-Q
24 Lenovo Legion Y545 3,066 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
25 Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060 2,716 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
26 Asus ROG Strix Hero Edition GL503V 2,657 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
27 Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0270 (2018) 2,593 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with Max-Q
27 HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop (15-c0042nr) 2,318 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
28 Samsung Odyssey 850XAC 2,259 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
29 Lenovo Legion Y730-15 1,899 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
30 Acer Nitro 5 1,873 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
31 Dell G5 5590 (2019) 1,867 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
32 Dell G5 15 (2018) 1,851 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
33 Lenovo Legion Y530 1,825 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
3. 4 Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580G 1,753 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
35 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 1,641 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with Max-Q
36 Dell XPS 15 9575 2-in-1 1,627 AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics

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