Choosing a laptop can be quite challenging. Things get more complex if you are a gamer. You need to find one that enhances your gameplay and provides you with the ultimate gaming experience. Do you feel like years of playing games have honed your skills to play anything, but your laptop is holding you back? Well, I’ve got you! After thorough research, I’m here with a list of the 10 best laptops for league of legends, Minecraft, warzone, and every other game you can think of!
1. Lenovo Legion 5 15
At the very top of our list is the Lenovo Legion 5 15; an absolute powerhouse of a laptop boasting the newest 3.2 GHz, 8 core 16 thread AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor. It is not just great for gaming; it’s also very power efficient for optimal battery life. As far as the GPU is concerned, it has the powerful new NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti, so whether it be the league of legends or any other game, you can enjoy the highest FPS on any resolution you wish to play at. With the highest visual fidelity, courtesy of the RTX 3050 Ti with its real-time ray tracing capabilities, your gaming experience will reach an all-time high.
In terms of the FPS and resolution, the legion 5 15’s 15.6 inches 1920 x 1080 FHD screen displays vivid colors and facilitates buttery smooth movements, since the screen has a 165 Hz refresh rate. But what about storage, you ask? Not to worry! With a 512 GB NVMe SSD, you’ll have plenty of space for all the games you want to play and experience minimal to no load times since an NVMe SSD is even faster than a standard SATA SSD. The ram is also top of the line; its 16 GB of DDR4 ram will optimize your laptop performance or allow you to open 99 chrome tabs at the same time if you’re into that.
Now that we’ve gone over the big things, let’s look at the peripherals. First up, we have the Legion TrueStrike keyboard with a stylish 4 section RGB, designated media keys, and a precise trackpad. The 2 nahimic speakers will facilitate gameplay with 3D audio for greater immersion, and the 720p webcam gives you the ability to stream while playing games. Lastly, you’ll find all the standard connectivity options; WiFi 6, 4 USB ports as well as USB-C, HDMI 2.1, Displayport 1.4, RJ45 Ethernet, all of which are packed in a modest 5.29 lbs.
2. ASUS ROG Strix G15
Next, let’s take a look at the ASUS ROG Strix G15. Just like the previous entrant on our list, the 2021 model of the G15 comes equipped with the 8 core 16 thread AMD R7 5800H processor, making it an ideal bet for running the newest games, while using very little power and thus, conserving battery. This, and the fact that the laptop comes outfitted with a massive 90 Wh battery, means you’ll hardly ever be using your charger. It also sports the RTX-ready NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti with 4GB of GDDR6 VRAM. So, you can play your games by enabling ray tracing without compromising the FPS. The G15 gives you the best of both worlds- the greatest graphical fidelity and the highest performances.
With games getting grander each year, storage space can be a deal-breaker for laptops. Luckily for you, with the G15’s blazing fast yet expansive 1TB SSD, storage space is something you’ll never have to worry about. The SSD isn’t the only fast thing, though; with 16GB of 3200MHz DDR4 ram, you can multitask and do just about anything you want.
While the G15 is equipped with the best hardware for your games, the cherry on top is the screen; its 15.6-inch crystal clear FHD 1080p IPS display and insanely fast 300 Hz refresh rate ensure that you have the greatest viewing experience modern hardware can provide.
A common problem with high-end gaming laptops is overheating. Still, with the G15’s ROG intelligent cooling system, coupled with the thermal grizzly’s liquid metal thermal paste, your laptop will stay cool as possible, even while playing the most demanding games.
Lastly, you’ll find all the connectivity options you need here: 3 USB type-A ports, USB-C with DisplayPort 1.4 and power delivery, HDMI, RJ45 Ethernet, and an audio jack.
3. Acer Predator Helios 300
While the Acer Predator Helios 300 may be the 3rd entrant on our list, it is the first to go against the grain of AMD processors. It uses Intel’s newest generation of i7 processors, the 4.6 GHz i7-11800H, which also boasts an impressive 8 cores and 16 threads. The GPU has the NVIDIA RTX 3060, with enviable processing power due to its massive 6GB GDDR6 VRAM, 3rd gen Tensor cores, and 2nd gen RT cores. If all this technical jargon is difficult to digest, know that these factors make it one of the highest performing ray tracing-ready graphic cards in the market today.
To make sure the performance and high FPS outputted by the CPU and GPU aren’t wasted, this laptop has an expansive 15.6′ FHD 1080p LED-backlit screen. As if that wasn’t good enough, the IPS display with a 144 Hz refresh rate and 3 ms response time makes it the perfect screen for e-sports players requiring lightning-fast, smooth display.
The Helios 300 has a 512 Gigabyte PCIe Gen 4 SSD for storage, and for RAM, it has a single module (commonly referred to as a “stick”) of 16 GB 3200MHz DDR4 RAM. While both of those are amazing offerings by themselves, the greatest benefit offered by the Helios 300 is that it’s upgradable, a perk that very few laptops can brag about. It has a second DDR4 ram slot to take advantage of dual-channel speeds with another ram stick, 2 M.2 slots, and a 2.5′ HDD bay if the 512 GB SSD isn’t enough for you.
But in laptops, with great power comes immense overheating. Therefore, to keep this one running cool and avoid throttling performance, Acer custom engineered an 89-blade cooling fan for optimum air intake. Besides that, the laptop has a stylish yet functional RGB keyboard, Intel Killer DoubleShot Pro to optimize internet speeds, and a wide array of ports: USB 3.2, Thunderbolt 4 USB-C, and HDMI 2.1.
4. ASUS TUF Dash 15
Moving onto number 4, we have the Dash 15 from the TUF line of laptops from ASUS, one of the highest regarded gaming laptop manufacturers. The Dash 15 comes fully loaded with enough processing power to rival any other laptop; as for the CPU, it comes with an 11th gen intel i7-11370H, with 8 cores capable of delivering up to 4.8 GHz, which, quite frankly, is overkill for regular everyday work and plenty of speed for gaming. In terms of the GPU, it is equipped with the NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti; which on paper might be a “budget” GPU compared to the rest of the 3000 series, but a graphics card with 4GB of GDDR6 VRAM, running at 1585 MHz delivers a superb experience no matter what AAA game you’re playing.
Every good gaming laptop comes with a high-quality display, and the Dash 15 is no different, with its 15.6-inch FHD 1080p and blisteringly fast 144 Hz IPS display. It is great for casual play and competitive esports alike. Oh, and did I mention the display also has adaptive sync? So, it’s not just fast; it has a minimal lag, stuttering, and screen tearing.
To complement its impressive CPU and GPU, the Dash 15 has a modest 8GB DDR4 ram. Moreover, in order to store your games, a sizeable and high-speed 512 GB NVMe M.2 SSD is integrated. It’s got all the bells and whistles we’re used to seeing in a decent gaming laptop, backlit keyboard, plenty of I/O ports, HDMI, Thunderbolt 4, DisplayPort, USB 3.2, etc. However, two things set it apart. The first is the trademark durability and toughness characteristic of all TUF series laptops. Secondly, this amazing package comes in a very thin and light, portable form factor. With a thickness of just 0.8″ and a weight of 4.41 lbs, the TUF Dash 15 is one of the sleekest gaming laptops available, making it perfect for people who want to be able to work or game on the go.
5. HP Victus 16.1
At the halfway point on our list is HP’s Victus 16.1. HP is not really known for offering gaming laptops. However, the Victus 16.1 stands as a very commendable effort by the brand to offer a high-value, competitive laptop that manages to stand toe to toe with the rest of the powerful machines on our list.
The laptop is outfitted with an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H processor, a Hexa-core CPU with 6 cores and 12 threads, which enable it to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. The processor can even reach clock speeds of 4.20 GHz, making it both efficient and powerful. The graphics card in the laptop is the ever-popular NVIDIA RTX 3050 with 4GB of GDDR6 VRAM, capable of performing real-time ray tracing to give you the most visually pleasing experience. So, with the Victus 16.1’s CPU and GPU combination, you’ll be able to play any game you want with impressive graphical fidelity and performance for years to come.
At 16.1 inches, the FHD 1080p IPS display on the Victus 16.1 is one of the larger ones on this list, giving you plenty of screen real estate to work with, and giving the Victus 16.1 a big (no pun intended) advantage over most gaming laptops. Its super-fast 144 Hz refresh rate complements the display’s impressive size. Moreover, the 512GB of storage in the laptop is in the form of an NVMe SSD; meaning you’ll never have to waste time waiting, whether for the screens to load while gaming, booting up your laptop, or shutting it off. The RAM is also no slouch for speed since it’s 8GB of 3200MHz DDR4 ram, but the dual-channel configuration (i.e., 2 ram sticks of 4GB each) makes it faster than most laptops in the single-channel setting.
Lastly, it has a well-built keyboard, decent battery life, 3 USB A ports, 1 USB-C port, HDMI, headphone jack, and Ethernet.
6. Razer Blade 15
In the world of laptops, few brands are as revered as Razer, and after reading about the Razer Blade 15, you’ll know why. Between the three different variants on offer, you can find widely different specs.
Let’s start with the first variant. The processor has the Intel core i7-10750H, a 6 core CPU, and the NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti as its GPU. To ensure the highest FPS they can output, the screen is 15.6 inches, with an FHD resolution of 1080p, a 120 Hz refresh rate, and sleek, thin bezels. It has 16GB of ram and a 256 GB SSD for storage to keep the laptop fast and responsive.
The second variant steps up the processor to an i7-10875H, with 8 cores, and moves the GPU up a generation to an RTX 2070 Super. However, the biggest upgrade is the screen, which is still 15.6 inches but with a much higher refresh rate of 300 Hz. For the resolution, you can choose the FHD 300 Hz display or 4k OLED. The ram is the same as the first variant, but the storage is increased to 512 GB. The keyboard is the Razer Chroma with 1-zone RGB.
The most high-end variant retains the i7-10875H but has an even better GPU; the RTX 2080 Super is the most powerful 2nd Gen RTX card. The display is 15.6 inches, and you can choose between FHD 300 Hz and 4k OLED. The big upgrade apart from the GPU is the storage- a staggering 1TB SSD. The keyboard is Razer Chroma with per-key customizable RGB.
Each variant has an aluminum chassis, ample I/O ports, WiFi 6, and a sleek, thin design of under 5 lbs.
7. Acer Nitro 5
Acer has a good history of always delivering quality gaming laptops for consumers, and among the long list of great laptops is the Nitro 5. The Nitro 5 lets you choose between 2 different variants, suited for diverse needs. Let’s take a look at both of them.
The first variant has a 10th generation Intel core i5 10300H processor with 4 cores that can reach clock speeds of up to 4.5 GHz. It also has an NVIDIA GTX 1650 Ti for its GPU enabling it to play most AAA games at medium to high graphical settings at up to 60 fps. The display is of the IPS type, 15.6 inches and FHD with a resolution of 1080p and a 144 Hz refresh rate. In terms of memory, this variant comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM running at 2933 MHz and has 256 GB of NVMe SSD storage.
The second variant has a higher-tier CPU- an i7 9750H with 6 cores although it is of an older generation (9th generation). The graphics card is a significant step up from the first variant. However, it’s the ray-tracing capable RTX 2060 that is a standout feature, giving you much better performance and graphical fidelity. For the display, you have a further choice between a 15.6-inch screen and a 17.3 inch one, both having a resolution of 1080p and a refresh rate of 144 Hz. This variant has 16 GB of DDR4 RAM running at 2666 MHz and a 256 GB NVMe SSD for memory.
Both variants have aesthetic backlit keyboards, WiFi 6, HDMI, USB-A ports, USB-C, and Acer’s CoolBoost Technology to prevent the laptop from overheating.
8. MSI GF75 Thin
MSI has long been a big player in the market and is considered a leading brand in the gaming industry. The best part about its gaming laptops is their incredible thinness, such as the MSI GF75 Thin. This gaming beast is heavily equipped for intense gaming sessions and comes with a powerful Intel Core i5 10th Gen 2.5 GHz processor. The experience is made seamless with an 8 GB DDR4 RAM which clocks in at 4.5 GHz.
Nowadays, users want an immersive experience while gaming. League of Legends, Warzone, Red Dead Redemption, or Zelda, a game is only as good as its graphics. To ensure the best quality, GF75 Thin is equipped with a GeForce GTX 1650Ti with 4 GB of memory and 512 GB SSD for faster processing. It also comes with a Windows 10 Home version and 2 weeks of Sky Support for the best customer experience.
Gaming nowadays is incomplete without a good screen, and MSI did their homework in this area! GF75 comes with a massive 17.3 inches Full HD 1080p display. The 144 Hz IPS crystal clear display ensures the game runs smoothly on screen and doesn’t cause any lag or dead pixels. Moreover, the screen has good color grading, which means the games are livelier and more exciting.
Now, let’s talk about GF75’s selling feature: the thickness. As this beast sounds so powerful, it must be thick, right? You can’t be more wrong! Unlike other gaming laptops, which are usually thick (an inch or more), the GF75 Thin is 0.93 inches with similar specs and quality. This also means that it’s one of the lightest gaming laptops you could find on the market, with its net weight of 4.5 pounds while its competitors weigh around 5 or more!
9. Dell Gaming G3 15
Dell has been one of the oldest brands in the computer industry, so it is no surprise that it’s on the list. Dell is definitely not here to joke around, which is evident from its 30 products under its Alienware brand and 16 top-performing laptops under the renowned G series. The G3 15 comes in 3 variations: 2 Core i7 10th Gens and 1 Core i5 10th Gen with up to 4.5 GHz processing speeds. All processors are 4-core with up to 8 MB memory cache. The variants have other upgradable options as well. If you’re a hardcore gamer or an avid RAM enthusiast, you can upgrade your G3 from 8 GB DDR4 to 16 GB for ultimate performance. Both RAM options have 29333MHz memory speed to ensure faster processing.
This gaming machine also has options to upgrade your GPU. This is like a full-fledged upgradeable gaming PC that can fit in your backpack! The standard version has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti fit that can be replaced by RTX 2060 or an RTX 3060 for better gameplay.
But that’s not all! The laptop also comes with a backlit RGB keyboard, so you enjoy the full experience of a gaming pc wherever you go. The Dual-Fan cooling system keeps your machine cool throughout your long gaming sessions, and the built-in Alienware command center can also help you fine-tune your gaming settings. If you don’t want to put on your headphones, don’t worry; the Nahimic Sound Center is here to save your day. The dual speakers and built-in software provide the best beats so you can enjoy casual gaming with the best sound quality.
The display is one of the best! It’s a 15.6 Inches 1080p display with an astonishing 144Hz refresh rate that comes in all variants. Moreover, the screen is 300 nits IPS Anti-Glare LED display with thin bezels to ensure that you don’t miss any shot while playing.
10. Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3
If you think that the IdeaPad is ranked last because it’s not a good laptop, you couldn’t be more wrong. It’s a laptop that provides most of the gaming features under budget so any gamer can enjoy premium games on the go.
The IdeaPad is equipped with a Ryzen 5 H-series 5th Gen processor with 3.3GHz of processing power. This kind of powerful processor needs a good GPU to up the gaming experience, so the IdeaPad has a built-in NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB with the award-winning NVIDIA Turing Architecture to boost your gameplay to the next level. The GPU may generate a good amount of heat. However, the improved cooling system with raised thermal ceiling ensures heat is dissipated quickly or, more accurately, 41% faster than the previous models.
The IdeaPad has standard 8 GB DDR4 RAM with 3200 MHz of memory speed to support the latest AAA games and graphic software. All of this gaming heat comes with a super-fast 256 GB SSD storage and a 15 inch, 120Hz, 1080p IPS display for tear-free and smooth gameplay. The stunning display is further amplified by dual speakers with Nahimic Audio and immersive 7.1-channel surround, which massively improve the sound quality during casual gaming. Now you no longer have to worry about carrying those heavy speakers everywhere.
The best thing about this laptop is, unlike other gaming laptops, which last for 4-5 hours after a charge, this gaming rig can last up to 8 hours, which is a huge plus for a gaming laptop.
With all these built-in features and a slim design, the machine only weighs 4.95 pounds, making it optimal for portable usage. Astonishingly, the laptop also has a variety of ports, including HDMI™ 2.0, USB-C, USB 3.0, and an audio combo jack considering its form factor. I believe this is the best gaming deal you can get for your on-the-go gaming experience.
And there you have it, folks! I hope our comprehensive review of these 10 laptops helps you choose the best laptop for the league of legends. No matter which of these 10 you choose, you can’t go wrong. However, if you want our recommendation, we’d say go for the Lenovo Legion 5 15; why else would I rank it number 1 on our list?