A run of the mill, everyday laptop just won’t be up to the job if you’re looking for a new gaming laptop. The lower specifications just aren’t enough for gameplay so you will need a laptop that has been designed specifically for gaming with far higher specifications.
At Laptop Den we understand how important getting the right laptop is for you, there are so many things to look out for when trying to find the best laptop to give you the best gameplay.
What to look for when buying a new gaming laptop?
- SSD vs HDD: When you’re looking for a gaming laptop then going for something with an SSD hard drive is even more important than normal. The laptop stays cooler with a solid state hard drive, particularly important if you are using it for a long time. They also deliver much faster load times for games which is crucial for good gameplay.
- Screen size: If you are only going to be gaming at home then a laptop with a larger screen is definitely the way to go. A 17 or 18 inch screen will give you great gameplay, plus the larger the laptop, the more powerful it is. However if you plan on gaming on the move or need a laptop that is more portable then you may decide to sacrifice a bit of power for the increased portability and battery life that comes with a smaller model.
- Graphics Card: For most other purposes an integrated graphics card works perfectly fine, but it’s just not up to the job for gaming. There are far higher demands placed on the graphics card by gaming, so unless you’re only playing low end titles such as World of Warcraft then a dedicated graphics card really is critical.
- Display: Even with the best graphics card out there, gameplay will be affected if your screen isn’t good enough. You should be looking for at least a 1920×1080 display to ensure the best visuals for your gaming.
- RAM: For a gaming laptop you should be looking at at least 8GB of RAM, if you can stretch to 16GB then even better.
Here is our selection of the top 3 Dell gaming laptops.
1) Dell Inspiron 7000 Series HD Gaming Laptop
The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series Gaming Edition laptop is suited in the iconic Dell red and black soft matte ensemble. Powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ2 processor, with 8 GB DDR4 memory, CPU speeds turbo boosted up to 3.50 GHz, and 1 TB hybrid storage, this laptop certainly has enough power to run as well as store your favorite PC video games.
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 working in tandem with the 15.6-inch Full HD screen is sure to deliver rich and vivid graphics to those who choose to game with this machine. The screen is big enough not to strain your eyes when working or gaming for hours on end.
Weighing 5.78 pounds is fairly standard for a 15.6-inch gaming laptop of this power and capacity, this makes it effortless to be immersed in the game when you’re out and on the go.
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series Gaming Edition 7567 15.6-Inch Full HD Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5-7300HQ, 1 TB Hybrid HDD, 8GB DDR4 Memory, NVIDIA GTX 1050 4GB Graphics, Windows 10
- Powerful 7th-generation Intel Quad-Core i5-7300HQ 2. 50 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3. 50 GHz
- 8GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory, 1TB 5400 RPM hybrid hard drive with 8GB Cache
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5, Optical Drive not included, backlit keyboard
- 15. 6-Inch full HD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display with IPS technology, HDMI
- Windows 10 Home (64-bit), 2-in1 media card Reader and USB 3. 0, 802. 11AC Wireless LAN + Bluetooth 4. 2, Dual Band 2. 4&5 GHz
2) Dell G3 Full HD Gaming Laptop
If you’re in the market for a laptop that is a little larger in size (and maybe the largest possible), this may be the one for you! Powered by an 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8300H, with 8 GB memory, and a hybrid storage comprising of 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB hard drive—it’s an understatement to say this laptop passes with flying colors!
The Dell G3 is guaranteed to allow games to run smoothly so as not to break the immersion. To help with that, this model is fitted with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card and works hand-in-hand with the glorious Full HD IPS anti-glare LED 17.3-inch screen, for crystal clear graphics, in-game and out.
This laptop is a little hefty, which is no surprise due to its 17.3-inch nature, and weighs in at about 6.19 pounds. Not the lightest thing in the world but definitely fair for its size and competence. The Dell G3 is definitely a gaming beast and it is worth every penny!
Dell G3 17.3" Full HD Gaming Laptop, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8300H, 8GB Memory, 128GB SSD+1TB Hard Drive, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, Windows 10
- - 17. 3 in Full HD IPS Anti-Glare LED (1920 X 1080), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 with NVIDIA Max Q design technology
- - Intel Quad Core i5-8300H 8MB Cache, 2. 30 GHz up to 4. 00 GHz, 802. 11AC, Bluetooth 5. 0, backlit keyboard
- - 8GB DDR5 Memory for fast processing (upgradable to 16GB), 128GB SSD + 1 TB HDD hard drive.
- - 2 SuperSpeed USB 3. 1 Gen 1 Type-A with power Share, 1 USB 3. 1 Gen 2, 1 HDMI 2. 0, 1 SuperSpeed USB 3. 1 Gen 1 Type-C
- - Windows 10 64 bit, 1 Year , headphone/Microphone combo jack, LAN 10/100/1000 GB Ethernet
3) Dell Gaming Laptop with Anti-Glare Display
Taking a different route with this model’s looks, this laptop is a black soft matte with blue accents, something subtler and easier on the eyes. Powered by the Quad-Core 8th Generation Intel Core i5 8300H Processor with CPU speeds boosted up to 3.9 GHz, 8 GB DDR4 RAM memory, and hybrid 128 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD storage, this laptop is certainly quick, roomy, and game worthy! This model passes the requirements of majority of popular games with flying colors.
With a 15.6-inch Full HD LED Backlit IPS Anti Glare display, you can take the most in with the least strain to your eyes. 15.6-inches is still quite large but is the best bet if you don’t want to skimp out on the potential portability of the machine. The laptop weighs 5.95 pounds, making it fit for taking around with ease for easy, instant, and hassle-free gaming, anytime and anywhere.
This laptop is sure to fire up your creativity, productivity and need to game. Durable and built to play, this laptop is a solid option for gamers who play hard wherever they go.
Dell Gaming Laptop G3579-5941BLK-PUS G3 15 3579 - 15.6" Full HD IPS Anti-Glare Display - 8th Gen Intel i5 Processor - 8GB DDR4 - 128GB SSD+1TB HDD - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB, Windows 10 64bit
3 used from $699.00
- 8th Generation Intel Core i5 8300H Processor (quad core, 8MB Cache, up to 3.9 gigahertz w/Turbo Boost)
- 8GB 2666 megahertz DDR4 up to [32GB], (additional memory sold separately)
- 128 GB (SSD) Boot + 1 TB 5400 RPM [SATA] HDD Storage
- 15.6 Inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti Glare, LED Backlit Display
- Be more productive. Windows 10 is the best for bringing ideas forward and getting things done
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