Holiday Gift Guide 2016 – 2017: Top 10 Best Gaming Laptops


Gaming can be fun across all platforms, but if you or someone on your list for gifts this season prefers to play PC games and is frequently on the go, then the best solution might be to consider a gaming laptop. The best thing about gaming laptops is that they're portable, yet they can still be extremely powerful when push comes to shove. There's also loads of choices for gaming laptop options, so we've put together ten laptops that are worth considering for a great holiday gift.

Lenovo Y700Lenovo Y700

kicking off this list is the Lenovo Y700, which comes equipped with 8GB of RAM, as well as a 1TB hard drive for storage space. It's powered by an Intel Core i7 6700HQ processor and it has an NVIDIA GeForce 960M processor for the graphics. All of that hardware powers the games you'll be playing which you can view on a 15.6-inch screen with a Full HD resolution.

Buy The Lenovo Y700

Dell 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptopdell-gaming-laptop

Those still looking for something which is capable of playing most games without issue but don't want to spend an arm and a leg to do so, can opt for this Dell gaming laptop that comes with a 15.6-inch Full HD display. It's powered by an Intel Core i5 6300HQ CPU which is paired with a GeForce GTX 960M GPU for the graphics processing. It's also got 8GB of RAM, 4GB of dedicated video RAM for the GPU, and a 256GB hard drive.

Buy The Dell 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop

ASUS ROG G752VTasus-rog-g752vt


When it comes to gaming laptops and gaming PCs, ASUS needs little introduction with their Republic of Gamers line of laptops that are focused on PC gaming essentials. The ROG G752VT comes packing a menacing design that lets everyone know you're ready to game, and it's powered by an Intel Core i7 6700HQ CPU with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M GPU for the graphics processing, and it carries 24GB of DDR4 RAM to keep you running smooth no matter what you're doing. It also has a large amount of storage with a 1TB +256GB SSD built in. It's equipped with backlit keys so you can even game in the dark, and it supports Thunderbolt III in addition to carrying 1 USB 3.1 Type-C port, 4 USB 3.0 ports, and HDMI out port, and an SD reader.


Alienware AW17R3Alienware AW17R3

Next up is the AW17R3 from Alienware, another brand which is pretty heavily rooted in gaming history. This machine from Alienware is packed with gaming ready specs like a 17.3-inch Ultra HD screen to capture the most crisp, clear picture quality for games, and it's powered by an Intel Core i7 CPU with an NVIDIA GTX 980M GPU for the graphics. It's also sporting 16GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive + 256GB SATA SSD. The laptop was also designed to evoke the gaming style, and it has backlit keys so you can game even when it's dark.

Buy The Alienware AW17R3

HP Omen 15HP Omen 15

This laptop is not the newest device on this list, but everything is still pretty up to date and powerful to boot while still staying affordable. It comes with a 15.6-inch screen with Full HD resolution, with an Intel Core i7 CPU driving the laptop while an NVIDIA GTX 960M handles the visually demanding tasks. The machine is packed with Windows 10, and it has a 256GB SSD for storage. Backlit keys are present here too, and the HP Omen is so far the absolute thinnest gaming laptop on this list, making ultra portable and ready to go whenever and wherever you are.

Buy The HP Omen 15



Back on this list is another ASUS ROG gaming machine, only this time it's packed to the gills with more top of the line specifications. It runs with an overclocked Intel Core i7 6820HK CPU for that extra bit of performance, and an NVIDIA GTX 980M GPU handles the graphics processing. It has 8GB of VRAM which is set aside strictly for the graphics processor, and then it also has 64GB of DDR4 RAM for everything else. For storage, you get a 1TB hard drive plus a 512GB SSD.


MSI GE62 Apache ProMSI GE62 Apache Pro

Next up is the GE62 Apache Pro from MSI, yet another brand which is solely focused on providing some of the best gaming machines ever produced. The Apache Pro is packed with an Intel Core i7 CPU, and NVIDIA GTX 970M GPU, 16GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD and a 1tB hard drive, and it comes running on Windows 10. his laptop also has backlit keys, but one thing that you'll find a little bit different with the Apache Pro compared to the others on this list so far is the use of RGB LEDs behind each and every key thanks to SteelSeries.

Buy The MSI GE62 Apache Pro


One last ROG laptop from ASUS has made it onto this list and it's because ASUS' Gaming laptops are just that good. This model features a 17.3-inch screen and is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor, and for the graphics processing it's got an NVIDIA GTX 960M GPU inside with 2GB of dedicated VRAM. It also has 16GB of DDR4 RAM for everything else so multitasking won't be an issue, and it has a 1TB hard drive.


Acer Predator 15 G9Acer Predator 15 G9


Last year Acer unveiled their new line of Predator gaming hardware, and part of this lineup was the Predator 15 G9. This laptop screams gaming with its outer body design and it carries a 15.6-inch display so it's big enough for games on the go but not so big that adds too  much extra weight. It's powered by an Intel Core i7 CPU and it has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M GPU with 3GB of VRAM for the graphics processing. For storage space you have 1TB of hard drive space plus an additional 128GB of space on the SSD, and you'll find loads of other extras here like a Thunderbolt III port, multiple USB ports, HDMI out, a backlit keyboard and more.

Buy The Acer Predator 15 G9

The New Razer Blade StealthNew Razer Blade Stealth

Rounding out this list is the refreshed Razer Blade Stealth, which comes with a sizable 12.5-inch display which is easily more portable than any other laptop on this list. Since this is a Razer laptop, it's built with gamers in mind at every turn, but also for those who want something that they use day in day out for work or school purposes. Essentially it's a gaming ultrabook. It comes with a full RGB backlit keyboard with Razer Chroma lighting support, an Intel Core i7 CPU, Intel HD Graphics, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, and the display is not only touchscreen but it's also 4k UHD resolution. The best part, is that it charges via Thunderbolt III, and it supports the Razer Core graphics enclosure that allows you to amp up your gaming graphics through the use of a desktop graphics card.

Buy The New Razer Blade Stealth