HP Omen 17t
If you’d rather not spend a fortune but still want to have fun, the HP Omen 17t is a good choice, because while it doesn’t use the most powerful hardware on the market, it’s perfectly capable of playing a wide variety of games smoothly.
- Anti-glare coating on screen
- 16 gigabytes of optane buffer memory
- Doesn't have an ssd
Computer Upgrade King Zephyrus S
From a third-party company known for quality work, the Computer Upgrade King Zephyrus S sports a 15-inch display that can produce up to 144 frames per second, alongside 32 gigabytes of dual-channel system RAM that helps ensure smooth gameplay in basically any modern title.
- 1 or 2 terabytes of ssd storage
- 3-year limited warranty
- Gpu is only mid-range
HP Omen 15
From a highly trusted manufacturer, the HP Omen 15 offers high-end performance with few sacrifices at a relatively moderate price. This exact model features variable refresh rate technology, although some of its stablemates do not.
- 15-inch display
- Small primary ssd
- Doesn't use the latest cpu
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15
The most unusual part of the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 is a secondary screen that bridges the gap between the keyboard and the primary display and provides space for shortcuts that can help you maximize productivity and performance.
- 4k and 1080p versions
- 60- or 300-hertz panel
- Incredibly expensive
Acer Predator Triton 500
The Acer Predator Triton 500 boasts some of the most advanced components around, including a 45-watt, 10th-generation Intel Core i7 processor able to reach 5 gigahertz and a 1-terabyte NVMe drive with an extra M.2 slot for expansion.
- Overclockable graphics card
- Peak refresh rate of 300 hertz
- Pixel response time of 3 ms
Acer Predator Helios 700
A premium machine in just about every way, the Acer Predator Helios 700 features a sliding keyboard that allows for considerably more airflow than most other desktop replacements and minimizes the thermal throttling that often plagues high-performance notebook PCs.
- 8-core intel i9 cpu
- Can be overclocked past 5 ghz
- Quite large and heavy
Asus ROG Zephyrus S15 GX502
While it is pretty costly, this aftermarket upgraded Asus ROG Zephyrus S15 GX502 has an impressive maximum refresh rate of 300 hertz. Driving it is an updated and overclocked Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super GPU that’s noticeably faster than the line’s original release.
- Dual-channel system memory
- Various storage options available
- High-speed raid 0 configuration
Lenovo Legion Y740
There aren’t many models as affordable as the Lenovo Legion Y740 that utilize Nvidia’s variable refresh rate technology. This one does so at up to 144 hertz on a screen of 17 inches with a 1080p resolution and an average brightness of 300 nits.
- 8 gigabytes of video memory
- 512-gigabyte nvme ssd
- Cpu can reach 4500 megahertz
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701
Unlike most others, the GeForce RTX 2070 graphics chipset inside the Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is the full-featured mobile version with a TDP of 115 watts, which significantly outperforms the Max-Q variant used by the majority of competitors.
- Highly accurate color
- Rgb backlit keyboard
- Only three-quarters of an inch thick
The folks behind the Sager NP8378F2 specialize in making no-nonsense, high-performing notebook PCs and selling them at reasonable costs. This particular model is no exception, with 32 gigabytes of RAM and a 5-gigahertz CPU promising to keep it effective for years to come.
- Screen just over 17 inches
- Geforce rtx 2070 super gpu
- Tops out at 144 frames per second