The world of gaming laptops can be a tricky place to navigate for manufacturers. A good device needs to not only be powerful enough to play the latest AAA titles, but also be portable enough to carry anywhere. Not only that, but they also need to offer gamer-centric features such as high refresh rates, advanced cooling systems, and of course, lots of RGB lighting. Thankfully, almost all major laptop manufacturers tend to have a series dedicated towards gaming. Which makes it easier for gamers to make a call. In this list, we will be looking at some of the best gaming laptop series that are currently available and also look at one of their top-of-the-line offerings.
The Omen series is HP’s take on what a gaming laptop should be. The latest generation of the HP Omen series laptop offers a very grounded take on what a gaming laptop should look like. With a sleek and formal look, the HP Omen laptop’s design will appeal to those to prefer their gaming laptop to look at home in a boardroom as it does in a game room. However, you still get RBG lighting and top-of-the-line hardware because it’s a gaming laptop first and foremost. If you want something a bit more affordable from HP, they also have the very capable, Victus series on offer.
One of the best laptops currently available under the HP Omen branding is the Omen 17. This available is available with:
- Up to a 13th Gen Intel Core i9 processor
- Up to 32GB RAM
- 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 GPU
The Alienware series from Dell is perhaps best known for its wild designs that look like parts of otherworldly UFOs. Design-wise, the laptops tend to feature rounded shapes and use RGB lighting quite prominently. While their looks might turn heads, the hardware keeps their attention. The Alienware series of laptops tend to offer the best and the current generation is no different. Dell also offers the G-series for gaming laptops for those looking for something a little bit pocket-friendly.
The Alienware m18 is currently the best laptop you can get in the Alienware series. It features:
- An 18-inch display
- Powered by the latest 13th Gen Intel Core processors
- Nvidia’s latest GeForce RTX 40 series graphics
The Lenovo Legion is another great laptop option for those looking for something that is extremely powerful but offers a more subtle design. Not only that, but the Lenovo Legion is also quite flexible when it comes to prices and is usually relatively affordable compared to other series in this list. However, that does not mean that it is overpowered. These laptops are more than capable of playing the latest AAA titles. However, if you want something even more affordable from Lenovo, then you may want to check out the Lenovo Ideapad Gaming series.
The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Gen 7 is one of the best currently on offer. It packs
- A reasonably large 16-inch display
- Powered by AMD’s Ryzen 6000 series processor
- Real-time ray tracing thanks to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs
The ROG or Republic of Gamers series from ASUS offers everything from laptops to smartphones. Each follows its striking design language of using sharp, angular lines with liberal use of RGB lighting. ROG laptops also offer innovative features such as multiple displays. They offer multiple lineups within the ROG branding, each tailored to specific use cases, such as the ROG Flow, which is aimed at those looking for a thin & light gaming laptop. However, at the top is the ROG Zephyrus, which packs the best hardware currently on offer. Those looking for something a bit more affordable from ASUS can check out their ASUS TUF Gaming series of laptops.
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 features:
- A 16-inch QHD+ display and a 14-inch 4K secondary panel just below the keyboard
- AMD Rzyen 9-7945HX processor
- 2TB PCIe NVMe SSD
Acer’s Predator lineup also offers gamers a relatively reasonably priced entry into the world of gaming laptops. Predator laptops skillfully blend design elements, striking a perfect balance between subtlety and exhilarating, eye-catching aesthetics. Underneath, however, they pack quite the punch in terms of performance. Those looking for more affordable options from Acer can consider the Aspire Gaming series, while the Acer Nitro series offers a more mid-range gaming experience.
The Acer Predator Helios 16 is currently one of the best that one can purchase. It features:
- A 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900HX processor
- 32GB RAM
- 1TB CIe NVMe SSD
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 GPU
MSI Gaming should be well-known to most gamers. They are arguably best known for their gaming devices, but they also offer products aimed at content creation and productivity. They offer multiple different lineups for gamers, which means they can pick and choose a lineup best suited to their needs. At the top is the Titan GT series which is designed to pack the best hardware currently available.
Unsurprisingly, the most powerful offering from MSI is the Titan GT77 HX 13V. This laptop features:
- A large 17.3-inch panel
- Powered by the 13th Gen Intel Core i9 HX series of processors
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU