The Best Gaming Laptops of 2015 for Your Budget

MSI GT80 Titan SLIMaking the decision to purchase a laptop specifically created for gaming can be a sizable investment. With all the technology available, it may be difficult to choose what is best for you. Knowing the best laptop available in the High End, Middle, and Budget retail ranges may help you reach your decision.First, please keep in mind that if you are seeking a quality rig to give you great FPS that you can bring to conventions, competitions, or game night with friends: they are pricey. However, you are going to get a superior game experience.

Secondly, almost all gaming laptops have a battery life of only about three hours while in a graphic-intense game. Therefore, you should always be prepared to “plug in” or have backup batteries in reserve. In addition, gaming laptops generate a serious amount of heat. You must always consider having an external cooling pad or other cooling system when using your machine.

The Best Gaming Laptops for Your Budget


five_pictures8_100242_20150602044603556cc48ba4bc4The top of the line MSI GT80 Titan SLI, retailing between $3250.00 and $3999.00 and weighing nearly 10lbs, may be worth its weight in game gold. This laptop has a true mechanical keyboard with a slick red backlight and a visual display over 18”. Its weight, in addition to the large screen’s contribution, is due to dual cooling technology in the chassis and room to upgrade. With lightning-fast 256 GB RAID solid-state storage, two Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M GPUs in SLI configuration, each with 8GB of VRAM, (they can be linked together for a single output), I do not imagine needing an upgrade in the near future. With the Intel Core i7-4720HQ 2.6 GHz Processor, 16GB DDR3L 1600MHz RAM, and the 1TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive, you may just decide to throw out your desktop. Please Recycle!


_7042080In the middle range, the Asus G751JY-DH71, running around $2300.00 retail, is a fast machine at nearly a thousand dollars less than The MSI, and still has the coolness factor of a backlit keyboard. The GPU is the GeForce GTX 980M with 4GB RAM, the CPU is a Core i7-4710HQ (2.5GHz Base), and has very respectable 24GB DDR3L-1600 RAM. This is also equipped with a 256GB PCIe Solid-State Drive and 1TB 7200RPM HDD. It Weighs in at just over 9lbs, with a display of 17.3”.


79399ce6-ef9b-439c-a673-a6a9c7ee4250.JPG.w960Named the “Best Budget Gaming Laptop” by Time Magazine, the Asus ROG (Republic of Gamers series) GL551JW retails between $1000.00 to $1500.00, yet still has specs that allow it to be used well for gaming. 15.6” Display is smaller than the others, so it weighs around 6lbs. The NVIDIA GTX960M GPU has 2G GDDR5. For a processor, we’re looking at a Intel Core i7-4720HQ 2.6GHz with Turbo up to 3.6GHz. This has 16GB DDR3L RAM (1600MHz), which is still very respectable for a laptop. Standard is the 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive, but there is an option to add a 128GB Solid State Drive.

Best of luck and Happy Gaming!

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