In 2016, we applied a brand new PC check suite which incorporates 11 well-liked titles, a number of synthetics, show measurement, battery life testing, and a thermal imaging digicam. Since then, we have examined dozens of gaming laptops in a range of sizes and show resolutions. This article solely contains fashions we have awarded based mostly on efficiency and/or worth.

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9/22/2017 Update: reviewed the Gigabyte Aorus X7 DT v7 (earned a 2017 Recommended award).

9/6/2017 Update: reviewed the MSI GE63VR Raider (no award, not listed).

Eight/17/2017 Update: reviewed the AVADirect Whitebook 16K2 (no award, not listed).







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Display

15.6″ @ 1920×1080 (60Hz, G-Sync)

15.6” IPS @ 1920×1080 (G-Sync)

15.6 IPS @ 1920×1080

15.6-inch FHD (1920×1080), 60Hz, IPS, Anti-Glare, 400-nits, Nvidia G-Sync Enabled

17.Three” IPS @ 1920×1080 (G-Sync)

17.Three” UHD (3840×2160) IPS Display

17.Three” QHD (2560×1440) 120Hz, 5ms Wide Viewing Angle Anti-Glare, Nvidia G-Sync Enabled

17.Three” IPS @ 1920×1080

17.Three” @ 1920×1080 (60Hz, G-Sync)

17.Three” @ 1920×1080 (120Hz)

CPU

Intel Core i7-6700HQ

Intel Core i7-7700HQ

Intel Core i7-6700HQ

Intel Core i7-7700HQ

Intel Core i7-6700HQ

Intel Core i7-6820HK

Intel Core i7-7820HK

Intel Core i7-6700HQ

Intel Core i7-6700HQ

Intel Core i7-6820HK

Graphics

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5X

Memory

16GB DDR4 2133

16GB DDR4 2400

16GB DDR4 2400

16GB DDR4-2400MHz

16 GB DDR4 2400

32GB DDR4-2667

16GB DDR4-2400MHz

16 GB DDR4 2133

16GB DDR4 2133

64GB DDR4 2400

SSD

128GB SATA3 SSD

256GB Samsung SM951 NVMe

256GB M.2 SSD

256GB

256GB (M.2)

512GB M.2 SSD

256GB

(2) 512GB Samsung SM951 NVMe, RAID zero

HDD

1TB 7200 RPM

1TB 5400RPM HDD

1TB HGST Travelstar 7K1000

1TB 7200RPM HDD

1TB 7200 RPM

1TB 7200RPM

1TB 7200RPM

1TB 7200 RPM

1TB 7200 RPM HGST Travelstar 7K1000

1TB HGST Travelstar 7K1000

Optical

DVD Writer

Blu-Ray Writer

Networking

Realtek Gigabit Ethernet; Intel 8260 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260, Bluetooth v4

Killer E2400, Killer N1535 2×2 Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth Four.1

RJ-45 LAN, Killer Wireless AC-1535

Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11ac

Gigabit Ethernet, Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265, Bluetooth v4.2

Killer Wireless AC-1535, Killer LAN Chip

Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth Four.1 +LE

Realtek Gigabit Ethernet, Intel 7265 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth Four.zero

Killer Gaming Network E2400, Killer N1535 2×2 Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth Four.1

Video Ports

(1) Mini-DisplayPort 1.2, (1) HDMI 1.Four

(1) HDMI 2.zero, (2) Mini DisplayPort

(1) Mini-DisplayPort, (1) HMDI 2.zero

Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port, Mini DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.zero

(1) DisplayPort, (1) HDMI 2.zero

(1) HDMI 2.zero, (2) Mini DisplayPort 1.Three

(1) HDMI 2.zero, (1) Mini DisplayPort 1.Three

(1) HDMI 2.zero (1) VGA

(1) Mini-DisplayPort, (1) HDMI 2.zero

(1) Mini-DisplayPort, (1) HDMI

USB Ports

(1) USB Three.1 Type-C Gen2, (Three) USB Three.zero

(Three) USB Three.zero, (1) USB Three.1 Type-C

(1) Thunderbolt Three Type-C, (Three) USB Three.zero

(2) USB Three.zero, USB Three.1 Type-C, Thunderbolt Three Type-C

(1) Thunderbolt Three Type-C, (Four) USB Three.zero

(2) USB Three.zero, (1) USB Three.1 Type-C

(1) USB Three.1 by way of Type-C, (Four) USB Three.zero, (1) Thunderbolt Three by way of Type-C

(1) USB Three.1 Type-C, (Three) USB Three.zero

(1) Thunderbolt Three Type-C, (Three) USB Three.zero

(1) Thunderbolt Three, (5) USB Three.zero

Audio

(2) 2W Speakers, (1) Three.5mm Head/Mic Combo

Asus SonicMaster Technology

(Four) Speakers, (1) Headphone, (1) Mic

Alienware Sound Center, 2.zero Speaker Configuration, Headphone enter, Microphone enter, S/PDIF (digital) enter, Line-in

(2) 2W Speakers, (1) Headphone, (1) Mic

Realtek ALC 255, Integrated Subwoofer, Three.5mm Headphone/Mic

(2) 2 watt speaker, (2) 2 watt woofer, Microphone, ESS Sabre Audio Hi-Fi DAC, Aorus Audio Technology, Microphone In, S/PDIF Out

(2) 2W Speakers, (1) Headphone (SPDIF), (1) Mic

(2) 2W Speakers, (1) Head/Mic Combo

(2) 3W Speakers w/5W Subwoofer, (1) Headphone, (1) Mic

Camera

1.2MP 720p

HD Web Camera

1080 @ 30fps

2.zero megapixel built-in net digicam

720p w/Mic

Full HD 1920×1080

2.zero Megapixel FHD Camera

720p w/Mic

1.2MP 720p

1080p @ 60fps

Battery

64Wh Four-Cell

62Wh, Four-cell lithium ion battery

57Wh Three-Cell

99Wh

Eight-Cell Li-ion (6000 mAH)

4900mAh Lithium Ion, 74.48Wh

94.24Wh Li Polymer

75.81Wh Li-poly

76Wh Four-Cell Li-ion

75Wh Eight-Cell

Power Adapter

180W

230W

180W

330W

230W

240W

265W

180W

180W

330W

Operating System

Windows 10 (64-bit)

Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

Windows 10 (64-bit)

Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

Windows 10 (64-bit)

Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

Windows 10 (64-bit)

Windows 10 (64-bit)

Windows 10 (64-bit)

Dimensions (WxDxH)

15.35 x 10.47 x zero.92″

15.40 x 10.50 x 1.20″

14.96 x 9.80 x zero.69″

15.Three x 12 x 1 in

16.7 x 12.7 x 1.56-1.6″

16.06x 11.63 x 1.07″

16.9 x 12 x zero.9 – 1 inches

16.42 x 11.46 x 1.13″

16.34 x 11.02 x zero.94″

16.85 x 12.36 x 1.66-2.52″

Weight

Four.8lbs

Four.9lbs

Three.96lbs

7.69lbs

9.26lbs

9.04lbs

7.05 lbs

6.6lbs

5.95lbs

Eight.59lbs

Other

Three-in-1 Card Reader, Kensington Lock

Backlit keyboard, Card reader (SD/MMC), Kensington Lock

SD (XC / HC) Card Reader

Alienware TactX keyboard with AlienFX, Noble Lock

SD Card Reader

Backlit Keyboard w/Numpad, Kensington Lock

Island-style Aorus RGB Fusion Keyboard with per-key backlit management, Individual macro keys, Kensington lock

SD Card Reader

SD Card Reader, Kensington lock

SD (XC/HC) Card Reader

Price (as configured)

$1,400

$1,699

$1,800

$2,450

$2,000

$2,799

$2,899

$1,700

$1,400

$Three,600

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