Our top choices for the best Gaming Laptop under $2000
$2000 is a good budget if your looking for a top end gaming laptop. We have already reviewed laptops in the $1500 range in a previous post and there were some really top gaming laptops in there. Adding $500 on top of that budget will get something even more amazing and cutting edge.
Laptop gaming is not for everyone, but for those who want to play on the move and with more convenience it is the ideal solution.
Paying that little bit extra for a gaming laptop over a gaming desktop is very much necessary in order to achieve the gaming experience you desire.
They have to be a lot more advanced if they are to be capable of matching the performance levels of a gaming desktop. Components have to be packed into a small space, and have to be capable of staying cool enough to function properly. This is a fine science, and done properly it provide users with an amazing on the move gaming experience.
So lets look at our 2 top choices for best gaming laptop under $2000. In the end It was a hard choice, we compared every component, from the graphics card to the processor to the Ram and hard drive, to see how impressive these laptops really were.
It finally came down to the following two choices.
Our choices for best gaming laptop under $2000:
ASUS ROG G750JS-DS71 17.3-inch Gaming Laptop
Weighing in at 9.9 pounds this laptop is not light. But then you won’t find a high end gaming laptop of this size, this light, not at present anyway. Its heavy for the simple reason that it packs in so much quality hardware.
It has a screen size of 17.3 inches.This is a great screen size for gaming, and comes with a resolution of 1920 x 1080.
Lets look inside and see why this is such an awesome gaming laptop.
Starting off with the super fast 3.4 GHz Core i7-4700HQ processor, backed up with 16GB of DDR3 RAM. This gaming laptop starts off how it means to go on, with awe inspiring processor speeds. The i7 4700HQ is also thermally efficient. Meaning it doesn’t use more energy than it should. The processor can stay cooler and work harder when it needs to.
The graphics card is the GeForce GTX 870M 3GB with Optimus Technology. This card can be overclocked to give about a 5% increase in performance using ASUS TurboMaster GPU overclocking technology.
This gaming laptop is designed with separate cooling fans for the GPU and CPU that monitor and adjust themselves to cool the components when needed. Excess heat is expelled away from the gamer at the back of the laptop.
A major step up from our featured laptops in gaming laptops under $1500 post , is the addition of a high-speed 256GB SSD. This will increase the speed and smoothness of the game play even more.
Intel Thunderbolt technology is also included to speed up data transfer to up to 10Gbits/s , this is twice the speed that data moves within a USB connection.
MSI Computer GS60 GHOST GS60 GHOST PRO 3K-046;9S7
As you can see from the game play above courtesy of bngbox, this gaming laptop is simply stunning.
Weighing in at 4.2 pounds it is over half as light as the Asus gaming laptop. This is because it is a smaller laptop, with a 15.6 inch screen. Although the screen is smaller, and may put some off, it makes up for this with its amazing resolution, (2880 x 1620 pixels).
I big plus for this MSI laptop is the graphics card which is actually better than the GTX 870M in the Asus build above. The NVIDIA Geforce GTX970M with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM performs amazingly well as you can see form the game play above
It has a smaller SSD than the Asus at 128GB, although this is still big enough to install your favorite games onto.
Besides the SSD it also comes with an impressive 1TB hard drive for all other storage needs.
As I hope you agree we have picked out two very strong choices for you, for the best gaming laptop under $2000. One for those who like their gaming laptops with a large screen, and one for those who like their gaming laptop to be slim and lightweight.
Please note, we will be updating this post on a regular basis to make we are always recommending the best gaming laptops in this budget bracket.
Happy laptop gaming from all at Gamingbuild.com.
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