Best gaming laptops 2018: the 5 top gaming laptops we've reviewed

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 gaing laptop 2018
Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501

  • Ultra-thin and ultra-light with a thickness of only 0.7" (with the lid closed) and weighing only 4.9 lbs
  • Next-generation gaming performance with an Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 GHz Processor (Turbo up to 3.8GHz) and GeForce GTX 1080 8GB with Max-Q design. Windows 10 Pro
  • Quiet and cool featuring ROG Active Aerodynamic System which improves airflow by up to 40% and reduces temperatures by up to 20% compared to conventional cooling. *Actual cooling performance varies due to the system and environmental conditions
  • High refresh rate 120Hz wide view Full-HD display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology
  • Fast SSD and RAM: featuring 512GB PCI-E G3 x4 NVME 512GB M.2 SSD & 16GB DDR4 2400MHz. 802.11ac 2x2 Wi-Fi

ROG Zephyrus is a revolutionary gaming laptop born from ROG's persistent dedication to innovation. Despite being thinner than all previous ROG laptops, it has the hardware
to rival high-end gaming desktops: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics with Max-Q Design, a 7th Generation Intel Core processor, an optional 120Hz wide-view display, and Windows10 Professional. ROG slimmed the body to a mere 16.9-17.9mm while maintaining powerful cooling thanks to a clever new air-flow design: Active Aerodynamic System. The sleek chassis also includes an RGB keyboard that will feel familiar to gamers who typically play on desktop PCs. 

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2. Razer Blade Ultra-Thin Gaming Laptop

razer blade ultra-thin gaming laptop 2018
Razer Blade Ultra-Thin

The new 14” Razer Blade strikes the perfect balance between power and portability. Experience streamlined performance with the latest 7th Gen Intel Core i7 Quad Core processor. Get faster, smoother and more detailed gameplay with the powerful performance of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics. Choose from two great display options, Full HD or UHD, or connect a VR headset for an even more immersive gaming experience. Get the best-in-class performance with 16GB of DDR4 dual-channel memory, PCIe-based SSD storage up to 1TB, and Killer Networking technology. All this power packed into a thin and light 0.70” unibody aluminum chassis is what makes the Razer Blade the best in its class - Powerful. Portable. Perfect.

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  • Latest Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad-Core Processor
  • Desktop-Grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5 VRAM) Graphics
  • Incredible 14.0" IPS Full HD (1920x1080) Matte Display
  • Anti-Ghosting Keyboard Powered by Razer Chroma
  • 256GB/512GB PCIe SSD storage and faster 16GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory
  • Smarter connectivity with Thunderbolt 3
  • Smoother online gaming with Killer Wireless-AC 1535

3.Asus ROG Strix GL502 gaming laptop

It's hard not to love a gaming laptop this good..
Asus ROG Strix GL502

Meet the new metallic ROG Strix Gaming Laptop - a light gaming laptop that punches far above its weight, equipped with the mighty GTX 1060 Graphics Card and 7th Generation (Kaby Lake) Intel Core i7 Processor and a Full-HD G-SYNC panel with 170° Viewing Angles.GL502VM features a brand new metallic design, outstanding thermals, and slim portability for an outstanding all-around gaming laptop whether you’re at a LAN party or at home!
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Asus ROG Strix GL502 gaming laptop Technical Details

  • Latest-generation NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB Graphics Card, Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor
  • 16GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM, 128GB SATA III SSD + 1TB HDD
  • Duo-copper thermal module and dual cooling fans for increased CPU and GPU performance
  • 1x HDMI 2.0 Port, 1x mini Displayport, 802.11ac WiFi 2x2, Bluetooth 4.1, 1x USB 3.1-Type C(Gen 2), 1x Headphone-out and Audio Combo Jack, 1x RJ45 LAN Jack
  • 1x HDMI 2.0 Port, 1x mini Displayport, 802.11ac WiFi 2x2, Bluetooth 4.1, 1x USB 3.1-Type C(Gen 2), 1x Headphone-out and Audio Combo Jack, 1x RJ45 LAN Jack

4.Gigabyte SabrePro 15W-KB3 Gaming laptop

A budget rig that won’t end up in the bargain bin.
Gigabyte SabrePro 15W-KB3
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX1060 Gddr5 6gb VRAM
  • 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor
  • M.2 SSD-Massive Storage with Speed in Overdrive
  • DDR4-16 GB ram
  • 256 GB SSD
  • 1tb 7200 rpm HDD
  • Full HD IPS Display with Wide Color Gamut
  • window 10

Read the full review: Gigabyte SabrePro 15W-KB3

5.Alienware AW17R4 gaming laptop

Restoring honor to the Alienware name
Alienware AW17R4
  • 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.8GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
  • 8GB DDR4 at 2400MHz included; 32GB Maximum
  • 256GB SSD (boot)+ 1TB 7200RPM SATA HDD; No Optical Drive
  • 17.3 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare 300-nits Display with Tobii IR Eye-tracking
  • Windows 10 Operating System; Silver

Read the full review: Alienware AW17R4

Alienware AW17R4 best gaming laptop 2018