Buying a gaming laptop can be a migraine at times, we are always asking which laptop is best for gaming.

The choices we need to make about the CPUs and GPU performance, refresh rate, and screen size can be overwhelming so we decided to put a short list together of our three recommendations for the best gaming laptops you can buy in 2024.

Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 (2023)

CPU: Intel i9-13980HX

GPU: RTX 4080 | RTX 4090

RAM: 16GB | 32GB

Storage: 2TB M.2 PCL 4.0 SSD

Display: 16-inch QHD+ Mini LED, 240Hz | 16-inch QHD+ IPS, 240Hz

Ports: 1x USB-C Thunderbolt 4, 1x USB-C Gen 2, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI 2.1, 2.5G LAN, 3.5mm

The Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 has the best of everything, the efficiency in this laptop can only be found in high-end desktop PCs. The ROG Strix Scar 16 offers an array of top-tier configuration choices, allowing users to upgrade to an i9-13980HX CPU paired with an RTX 4090 card. So you can feel comfortable in any game on Ultra settings, most of the current games will run over 120fps with no problem, barring any bottlenecks from the games themselves.

Currently available for $2,900 – Hefty price but well worth it!

Razer Blade 15 (2022)

CPU: i7-12800H | i9-12900H

GPU: RTX 3060 | RTX 3070 Ti | RTX 3080 Ti

RAM: 16GB | 32GB

Storage: 1TB SSD

Display: FHD at 360Hz | QHD at 240Hz | UHD at 144Hz

Ports: 3x USB-A Gen 2 | 1x USB-C / Thunderbolt 4 | 1x USB-C | 3.5mm audio jack | SD card slot | HDMI

This is the best 15.6-inch gaming laptop on the market right now. If you have the budget for it, we suggest opting for an i9-12900H processor and an RTX 3080 Ti GPU at the top of this specification. To enhance the overall experience, consider complementing it with a 144Hz 4K display.

Starting from $1,799.99

Gigabyte G5 (2023)

The best affordable gaming laptop

CPU: Up to Intel Core i7 12th Gen

GPU: Up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060

RAM: Up to 32GB DDR5-4800

Screen: 15.6-inch IPS 1080p @ 144Hz

Storage: 512GB M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD

Battery: 54Wh

Dimensions: 14.2 x 9.4 x 0.89 inches

It’s going to be tough to beat the Gigabyte G5 (2023) in terms of affordability. The G5 (2023) has a solid design, and a robust build for a gaming laptop. The performance, flexibility, and upgradeability are there. It’s pretty affordable too. This is going to be tough to beat for the best affordable gaming laptop to buy even in 2024.

Starting from $899

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