Top 5 Best Gaming Laptops in 2020 Reviews

Here is our list of best gaming laptops that are powerful enough to play the latest games with high or very high settings but also is not very big and heavy. The gaming laptops in this list have been chosen with the following criteria:

  • Size – weight Less than 2.5kg or 5.5 pounds and less than 20mm thick
  • Processor – Intel 8th gen i7 processor – i5 are fine for gaming but i7 offer hyperthreading which really helps with multi-tasking for gaming, recording and streaming all at the same time
  • Graphics card – GTX 1060 or better, powerful enough for a minimum of 60 fps at 1080p at high settings
  • FHD or QHD
  • 16GB RAM

These are not in any specific order and we suggest you look at all to choose one for your specific needs.

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MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-051 15.6' 144Hz 7ms Ultra Thin Gaming Laptop GTX 1060 6G, i7-8750H 6 Core, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, RGB KB VR Ready, Metal, Black w/ Gold Diamond Cut, Win 10 Home 64bitMSI GS65 Stealth ThinCheck Price
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop, 15.6” Full HD 144Hz IPS-Type G-SYNC, GeForce GTX 1070, Intel Core i7-8750H Processor, 16GB DDR4, 256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB FireCuda, Windows 10 - GM501GS-XS74ASUS Zephyrus MCheck Price
Razer Blade 15: World's Smallest 15.6' Gaming Laptop - 60Hz Full HD Thin Bezel - 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H 6 Core - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q - 16GB RAM - 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD - Windows 10Razer Blade 15Check Price
GIGABYTE Aero 15W v8-BK4 15' Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop 144Hz FHD X-Rite i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1060, 16G RAM, 512GB SSD, Metal Chassis, RGB KeyboardGigabyte Aero 15Check Price
Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop PC, 15.6' FHD IPS w/ 144Hz Refresh, Intel i7-8750H, GTX 1060 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB NVMe SSD, Aeroblade Metal Fans PH315-51-78NPAcer Predator Helios 300Check Price

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#1 MSI GS65 Stealth Thin


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MSI GS65 Stealth Thin is a beautiful bit of kit, super thin bezels and checks pretty much all tick boxes for a great gaming laptop. It comes with either a GTX 1060 or 1070 Maxq graphics card, 16GB RAM, i7-8750H processor and 144Hz 7ms 1080p screen. The entry level comes with 256GB SSD storage.

#2 ASUS Zephyrus M


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The keyboard and touch pad on this model are on comfortable position. This comes with either full GTX 1060 or GTX 1070 graphics card. This laptop supports g-sync which helps reducing screen tearing in games. The bezels are on the bigger side but apart from that the brushed aluminium chassis is one of the best looking. GTX 1070 version is the best one for the price and performance for this model.

#3 Razer Blade 15

MSI GS65 Stealth

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The 2018 model of this laptop improved the design, display and its even more powerful. It comes with many options as well, either a GTX 1060 MaxQ or 1070 Max Q, 60Hz 1080p, 144Hz 1080p or 60Hz 4k touch screen option. The 144Hz 1080p option is the best for gaming. Main thing to consider with this laptop is both graphics card are Max Q which are slightly underclocked versions of the full and will lose around 15% performance. However, even with a 1060 Max Q, 1080p gaming will be absolutely fine.

#4 Gigabyte Aero 15

Razer Blade 15

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The Aero is not exactly the best looking laptop on this list but it does come with great specs. The 1080p version of this comes with 144Hz refresh rate. Aero 15W comes with full GTX 1060 where as the Aero 15X has GTX 1070 Max Q so you will find that Aero 15X is only slightly faster. The Aero has the biggest battery at 94Whr on this list. This is a great option if you are not too concerned about the look and the odd camera placement.

#5 Acer Predator Helios 300

Acer Predator Helios 300

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This is the cheapest one on this list and yet it comes with full GTX 1060, FHD IPS with 144Hz, i7-8750H and 16GB RAM. This is one of the best value gaming laptop that you can buy given the specs.