Best Gaming Laptops of 2016

Serious gamers have been spoilt for choice with an impressive selection of desktop grade powerful machines coming on the market in 2016. Gaming needs a good graphics processor a high performance main system processor, decent RAM, large and fast drives and an awesome screen. Pack it all into a suitable chassis and it’s game on. Let’s ignore the price tag for a moment, there are no cheap laptops on this list; and check out three of the best Gaming laptops for sale in 2016.

Best Gaming Laptops 2016

ASUS ROG Strix GL502

Specs: CPU: Intel Core i7 Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060-1070 RAM:16GB Screen: 15.6 inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS Storage 128GB – 256GB SSD 1TB HDD
Ports: 3 x USB, 1 x USB 3.1 (Gen 2) HDMI, Mini Display Port, card reader, Ethernet, headset jack.

The ASUS GL502 has a kick ass screen and great sound. There’s a whopping 8GB of video memory and the system only weighs 2.22kg, so it’s truly portable. Due to their sheer power, gaming laptops are prone to overheating. The GL502 has an excellent cooling system without the downfall of helicopter-loud fans. If you’re searching for a negative, the 3-4hr battery life could be better; but overall an excellent gaming system.

ORIGIN EON 15-X

Specs: SPU: Intel Core i5-i7 Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060-1070 RAM: 8G-64G Screen: 15.6 inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 UHD 3480 x 2160 LED Backlit Matte Display Storage: 120GB – 1TB SSD; 500GB-2TB HDD; 1TB SSHD
Ports: 4 x USB 3.0 Type-C, Ethernet, 2 x display port, HDMI, eSATA SD Card reader, headphone jack, mic jack, line-in & S/PDIF Output

Desktop-grade performance that can serve video editors, media creators and gamers. The top of the range system is great value for money. EON 15-X rocks a Skylake processor and is still somehow only 1.4inches thick and 3.4 kgs. It runs cool with one heatsink for both GPU and CPU. It sports a large trackpad and great audio. Battery life is improved; but still only approx 2 hrs 23mins. Screen must be viewed dead-on as it has terrible viewing angles.

ALIENWARE 17

Specs: Intel Core i7 Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970-980M RAM: -32GB Screen: 17.3inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 – UHD 3840 x 2160 IPS anti-glare display Storage: 128GB-512GB PCleSSD 1TB HDD 7,200rpm

Featuring a new cooling system to keep up with the impressive performance, Alienware 17 sports a large screen to die for and tobii eye tracking, which turns the screen off when you turn away and lights up the keys when you look down – cool.

You can upgrade to a 99wh battery to extend it to 7hrs of life!

As a desktop/laptop hybrid, with the GPU Amp, it can play any game at the highest settings. Not many negatives to report, apart from the outrageous price tag; which leads me to crunch time.

Price varies according to specs; but you can expect to fork out big bucks for these big systems.

ASUS ROG Strix GL502 – $2,996
ORIGIN EON 15-X – $2,579
ALIENWARE 17 – $3,598! Ouch. Some of us can only dream

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