Gaming Laptop Recommendations


Nov 16, 2011
1. What is your budget?
£2000 approx.

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
15.6", 17.3" at a push.

3. What screen resolution do you want?
1080p (pref GSYNC 120Hz)

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Desktop replacement though portable would be nice

5. How much battery life do you need?
None, it will always be powered

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
Overwatch, Civ 6, Blood Bowl 2, Warhammer Total War 2, Divinity 2: Original Sin, LoL, GW2
High settings or more.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
General browsing but it's primary purpose is to game.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
256GB SSD + 1TB 7200rpm HDD or similar.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Open to suggestions

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
Several years, not expecting it to run all games on ultra for that length of time though.

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
None required

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
No preference.

13. What country do you live in?

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
Looking for at least a GTX 1070 laptop, possibly push to 1080 within reason, at least 16GB RAM. Screen quality is quite important as I would like it to look fantastic.

I am actually interested in the 15.6" ASUS ROG STRIX GL502VS-GZ389T, (120Hz FHD G-SYNC, i7 7700HQ, 16GB DDR4, 128GB NVMe SSD+1TB HDD, 8GB GTX 1070, Win10)
But I began reading about thermal throttling issues which put me off a little.

MSI GT73EVR Titan was another I have seen and quite impressed by, little larger than I would like but it ticks all the other boxes.

I am very tempted to push the boat out and get an Asus ROG Zephryus due to it's insane size and power but very aware other much more capable laptops sit in that price bracket with much better thermals.It's a stunning looking laptop but I have not read much into how much power the MaxQ drops compared to standard ones.

I was also wondering if it was worth holding off until June-ish when the new batches arrive but then that is the kind of waiting game you can play forever with laptops and PC's...



Nov 16, 2011

It will always be plugged in but that does not mean it will always be in one place. Bouncing upstairs and downstairs on a daily basis, away with work overnights travelling, round friends or families homes, etc..