The 2016 Best Laptop For Gaming

By Monica U Santos , Jan 03, 2017 05:02 AM EST
Here is a round-up list of ultrabooks, hybrids and gaming machines that are included in the year's best laptop for gaming. (Photo : CTNtechnologynews/YouTube Screenshot)

Technology advances become faster and faster every year. Programs, software and applications require greater specifications to run properly. Especially for gamers, they need the best laptop in the world to run their games properly. Here is the list of the 2016 best laptop for gaming.

The 2016 Best Laptop For Gaming

According to Forbes, here's a round-up of the best of each laptop's breed in the market currently. "Though some of these are likely due for an Intel Kaby Lake refresh, even in their current incarnation, they’re all fantastic laptops worthy of your consideration."

Dell XPS 13 And XPS 15

The Dell XPS 13 has became the LaptopMag's top overall laptop by offering a 13-inch monitor screen in a more compact package than its competitors. Along with a winning combo of design, comfort and performance, it also offers a superb battery life that is really a must for all gamers.

It also offers a more excellent Wi-Fi range, soft-touch, and a carbon-fiber deck. This is really worth to buy because it only costs $800. However, there are two cases reported as the cons of Dell XPS 13, first is the awkward webcam placement and second, it is not as thin and light as some of its competitors.

The Dell XPS 15 is an incredible 4K screen, very powerful and has the tidy size for a 15-inch laptop. As reviewed by T3, is a seriously impressive laptop which costs $1,1500 only. The entry level model of XPS 15 is powered by an Intel Core i5-6300HQ, has Nvidia GeForce 960M graphics and also comes with a full HD screen, 8GB memory and a 1TB HDD with Windows 10 installed on a 32GB SSD.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

The Lenovo’s new X1 Yoga weighs approximately 2.8 pounds and measures about 13 x 9 x 0.66 inches. The display is of the laptop is fantastic since it has a 14-inch screen and 2560x1440 RGB OLE, according to PCWorld. Meaning, there are no white sub-pixels used to brighten the display. You get just red, green and blue. It is, indeed, the best and most expensive type of OLED.

Another list on the 2016 best laptop for gaming is the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga. You can have this laptop for $1,400. This gamer laptop is Intel Core i5-6200U Processor and a 2-in-1 convertible hybrid. The ThinkPad X1 Yoga supports four flexible usage modes for when you want to work, present, create and connect.

HP Spectre

According to CNET, the HP Spectre is remarkably thin while still managing to fit in Core i5 and Core i7 processors. This really makes a good laptop for all gamers. The keyboard of this laptop is excellent for such a slim body and the bold design stands out among all of the thin ultraportables. "If you can work with USB-C ports and a nontouch display, the HP Spectre offers a great design and excellent performance in the world's thinnest full-power laptop body."

This gamer laptop is worth $1,099. As mentioned by Dave Altavilla of Forbes, if here was a machine looking to win a beauty contest this year, it was HP’s gold-laced Spectre 13-inch laptop. He even compares it to a wafer, "thin and light at a wafer-like .41 inches and just 2.45 pounds," he said. This must really be one of the 2016 best laptops for gaming.

Alienware 13 R3 And Alienware 15 R3

The Alienware 13 R3 OLED is one of the greatest laptops for gaming as it offers VR-ready power in a leaner, redesigned chassis with a showstopping OLED display. The Alienware 13 R3 OLED price starts at $1,199 and is primed and ready for a knock-down, drag-out brawl. Aside from its being VR-ready, the gaming laptop also has an excellent backlighting and audio features.

On the other hand, the Alienware 15 R3 is composed of high-quality materials and looks, slim albeit heavy. As per Mobile Tech Review, it has good internal temps, great keyboard, has Thunderbolt 3 and Graphics Amplifier support. Alienware computers were expensive before, thanks to Dell for keeping the price of the laptops in check. You can have this gaming laptop for only $1349.

So there it is, the 2016 best laptop for gaming. But make sure to keep an eye out for CES 2017 coverage Because some of these laptop machines might get updated internals with either new Intel, NVIDIA or AMD silicon on board for new features and even better performance as well as battery life.


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