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Best gaming laptops 2022: What to look for and highest rated models

PCWorld

Are you looking for a new gaming laptop to play all of your favorite AAA titles on? If so, we've put together a list of our best picks. From their AMD processors to displays with high refresh rates, these laptops can do what many desktops PCs can do. The best part is that we've put every single one of these laptops through a series of stress tests, so we've got the numbers to back up our findings. Whether you're looking for the best 17-inch gaming laptop or the most portable machine, we've got you covered. Read on to learn more. The Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition gets all A's: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, AMD Radeon RX 6800M, and AMD'Advantage,' meaning it's the first machine to meet AMD guidelines designed to make mid-range gaming laptops better. And yes, it's made by Asus, too. If you're on the hunt for an affordable yet stupidly fast laptop on a medium budget, just stop reading and buy the Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition right now because of its stunning price-to-performance ratio. When it comes to gaming laptops, many if not most of them are pretty bulky and heavy, often tipping the scales at five or six pounds.


Best gaming laptop 2022: Top rigs for on-the-go gaming

ZDNet

Gaming laptops have come a long way from their origins, where the very idea of a portable gaming computer was belied by 10-pound behemoths whose battery life could be measured in minutes, not hours. In 2022, you can game just fine on a notebook that's specced out with the right components, without needing strength training to carry one around. You can even play for a few hours without the system needing to be plugged in. While the ultimate gaming performance still requires a desktop rig that can handle the largest graphics cards and house the beefiest power supplies without concern for system weight and battery, the six laptops on this list can deliver plenty of punch while retaining some degree of portability. The latest mobile processors from Intel and AMD continue to improve performance and efficiency as the newest mobile graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia push up games' frames per second in a limited footprint.


The best gaming laptops under $1,500: Best overall, most portable, and more

PCWorld

Are you looking for an affordable machine that's up to the task of 1080p gaming? If you're not sure where to begin, let us help. In order to take the stress out of shopping for a gaming laptop on a budget, we've curated a list of capable gaming machines that fall under the $1,500 price point. All our recommendations are based on extensive, hands-on experience and testing. Whether you're after a portable laptop that can be used for work as well as play, or a rig that's loaded with all-AMD parts, we've got something for every type of gamer.


The best gaming laptops under $1,000: Best overall, best battery life, and more

PCWorld

If you're jonesing for a powerful gaming experience but you're really strapped for cash, there are a number of budget options to consider. You can actually get some pretty decent CPU and GPU performance out of a budget gaming laptop. You just may need to dial back your graphics settings to hit that hallowed 60 frames per second mark in the latest cutting-edge games. If you're not sure where to begin, don't sweat it. We've done the hard work for you and curated a list of the best gaming laptops that fall under the $1,000 mark.


Should you buy a gaming laptop or a gaming desktop?

PCWorld

With Nvidia's powerful GeForce 30-series now available in laptops, it's time to revisit the eternal desktop-versus-laptop-PC question--focused on gaming, because most looking at GeForce 30-series computers would probably put gaming at the top of their task list. The question is even more complicated these days. Dramatic leaps in CPU and GPU performance have led to unprecedented demand and volatile pricing. Nevertheless, if we walk through the primary criteria, there is a clear winner for most of them--and your own priorities should lead you to the best answer. With its 8-core Ryzen CPU and tiny eGPU, the Asus ROG Flow X13 might be the most powerful and portable gaming laptop in town.