Best Gaming Laptops 2019 – Buyer’s Guide

by John McKay | Published 29th March 2019

Purchasing a best gaming laptop is totally different from gaming PCs. It is really a serious investment and sometimes costs us arms and legs. Before opting with a gaming laptop, we need to go through all of its specifications such as a processor, display size, memory and much more. These all components are vitally important and sum up of all results into the best gaming laptops.

Actually, the definition of gaming laptop varies from person to person. For a person loves to play Indie series old PC game the necessities and definition would be different compared to a kid love to play AAA titles. We assume that your definition is the device which runs latest AAA titles games flawlessly, without rendering graphics error and freezing, right? 

It’s very important to do complete research and go through each and every aspect before opting with one. Do not go with the flashy or aesthetic looks, have sharp eyes on the performances and other characteristics.

Best Gaming Laptops 2019 To Look For:

I think purchasing the best laptop in 2019 has become difficult compared to a decade back. At that time we had a limited range of specifications and brand. If you look at the gaming laptops now, it is overwhelming. You see dozens of brands are coming up with different specs and ranges. A collective range of brands and products had made it impossible for a novice to choose the best what suits his/her needs. Here we are with a detailed guide of best gaming laptops 2019. We compiled the list after a great research and dedication, just have a birds-eye-view and see if these come right on your criteria of gaming.

1. Acer Predator Helios 300 – Best Gaming Laptop of 2019

Some Key Specifications

  • CPU: 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H 
  •  RAM: 16GB
  • Display: 15.6 inch Full HD Display
  •  Graphic Card: the NVidia GeForce GTS 1060 with 6GB DDR5 memory

Acer Predator  of the best gaming laptops by the Acer brand, it seems the Acer is after the gaming department and want to rank high on this niche.

We are pretty impressed not only with the look but the overall performance and features as well. This gaming laptop checks the all right boxes and stood heads and shoulder above the rest at the asked price range. This got the guts to run AA titles videos games at low to medium gaming setting.

There are some aspects the Acer needs to fix them, some are glaring and difficult to overlook, still, the device managed to make in the list of top five gaming laptops in 2019.

Let’s go deep and see what else the machine has to offer.

From the first glance, you see a good sober looking machine in the hand. Even the critic of the brand would not be able to point a finger on the design for sure. This is, by all means, good aesthetic design and Acer finally made it. 

Why This Laptop is Perfect For Gamer?

The machine features 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H (hexa-core, 9MB cache, up to 4.1GHz) processor. Do not overlook the NVidia GeForce GTS 1060 with 6GB DDR5 memory. Do not you think this level of visuals will produce the most vivid results on the 15.6 inches Full HD Anti-glaring LCD?

RAM Size is impressive; you get 16GB Memory to handle the various tasks in a single moment.

The Acer Predator Helios features 256 GB SSD hard. The amount of the memory could have been enhanced, but you see this is a solid state drive. This boosts your retrieving and fetching data capabilities and fills the bills with a better range of speed.

You get an ideal number of ports, two USB ports, the headphones jack, With a USB port 3.0 and USB Port 3.1, and HDMI port.

Other than Internal feature, the Keyboard and touchpad are comfortable as well, you may find the bottom keys size not well, but it is the personal preference in many ways.

The speaker of the device is the biggest downside, they do not produce clear, vivid audio and you cannot have them on-board for watching movies in groups. The gamers most of the time though, put the headphones on while indulging in extended gaming hours.


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  • Catches heat most often
  • Noisy fan
  • Dull speaker quality

2. Acer Aspire E 15 – For Both Gaming & Working

Some Key Specifications:

  • CPU: Intel’s Core i5-8250U 
  • Memory Card: 2GB NVidia GeForce MX 150 
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4
  • Display: 15.6 inch LCD
  • Resolution: 1920×1080 

Do you want to get a gaming laptop for gaming or have other usages as well? Such as, office use or carrying out day-to-day tasks, if yes, then this laptop is the one stop shops for you. Equipped with the best features and produce optimum performances without any major downside

This gaming laptop is affordable and you will have your hands onto this under $600 price.

One of the finest creature craft by Acer and the front-runner of the brand as well. The gaming machine portrays aesthetic looks more than gaming, and you can have it in office to carry out the other casual tasks such as browsing, preparing presentations and much more.

Best Part about This Laptop?

Acer Aspire E15 laptop features Intel’s Core i5-8250U add-on 2GB NVidia GeForce MX 150 graphics card. The visual department with the processing is just something compelled. You will have a smooth running of AA titles games at low to average settings. The memory department of the machine should not be overlooked; you get 256GB SSD hard with 8GB DDR4 RAM, which helps you in carrying out more than one task simultaneously. This would be the only machine pricing under 600 bucks with this multitude of specifications.

As I mentioned the Acer front-runner houses NVidia’s GeForce 1050 graphics card more powerful and the latest processor generation offered by NVidia the king of visuals.

You get 1920×1080 display resolutions one a 15.6 inch LCD. The battery backup is not up to the impressive marks; still, you can have 4-6 hours of the battery without any hiccup. If you are planning to indulge in a prolonged gaming session, do not forget to pull your charger in the bag.

Yes, every gaming laptop got a serious problem including this, heat issue. Though the Acer tried it hard to cope with the issue with the dual fan technology, it seems they need some more hard work done until the next generation surfaces. The touchpad quality is great, and you can have it for gaming and other casual tasks. The speaker quality is impressive; the clear sound productions can make you not inject the third party speakers to watch movies in a group. It can easily fill the small conference room, the loud and clear audio indeed.

  • Affordable price range with a great range of specs
  • Anti-heat system managed well at this range
  • Can run most of the leading AA titles games quite easily
  • The touchpad needed some serious attention, got slippery
  • Can struggle in carrying the high-ended games

3. ASUS VivoBook F510UA – Cheap & Affordable

Some Key Specifications:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-8250U 
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Graphic Card: UHD Graphics 620 
  • Generation: 8th
  • Storage: 1TB 5400 rpm 

What are the average specs for a best laptop in 2019? The answer is the simplest….!

Any game machine with latest 6TH to 7Th generation processor, 1TB hard disk storage, 8GB RAM size and a good processor to handle the visual department

Could you have all less than 600 price range?

Simply not, because, this multitude of the specifications is impossible to garner under the asked price range, but, ASUS has made it possible with ASUS VivoBook F510UA. Yes, the latest offering of the ASUS has come up with the 8Th generation process and 1TB 5400 rpm storage.

Some Detail Specifications of ASUS Vivo Book:

Without wasting much of our time, let’s dig deep and try to learn the other specs and performance of the machine.

The machine wears a thinner chassis look, the limited number of USB ports try to break your confidence on the machine. You know the number of connectivity really matters for gamers. Are they more important than the vital specifications? Simply not

Yes, the machine does not have a solid state drive, which is an essential part of today’s gaming machine. I think the ample amount of storage of 1TB hard really fills the space. You can extend the storage and have SSD hard when needed, space has already been given.

The laptop is equipped with quad-core 1.6GHz (turbo up to 3.5GHz) Intel Core i5-8250U processor and 8GB RAM. You additionally get UHD Graphics 620 to run the latest released video games at low to average settings.

The battery department it seems neglected by the ASUS manufacturers. In other ways, this was the way to cut the price off at that level, still, it can make you run around 6 hours with a single charge.

  • Impressive CPU
  • Ample amount of storage
  • A good graphics range to handle visual processing
  • The absence of SSD hard
  • Poor battery life

4. ASUS Chromebook – Best Gaming Laptop One Should Own

Some Key Specifications:

  • CPU: Intel Celeron N3060 2.48 GHz Processor 
  • Display: 11.6 inches HD 1366×768
  • Storage: 16GB 
  • Weight: Lightweight 2.65 pound
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life

Are you constantly traveling from one corner of the world to the other? And need something a great companion to provide you an immersive range of entertainment in the shape of movies and video games? ASUS Chromebook features all the possible specs to be called the best budget laptop under the asked price range.

The best product in the compact Chromebook you can ever find is ASUS Chromebook C302C. This sleek designed tiny gaming machine boasts a fantastic battery life with flexible design. You could just get it twisted and convert into a comfortable tablet to work on the go.

This Chromebook is basically the next model of C100PA, lighter than this and better than any other compact mode of Chromebooks.

Why I Like ASUS Chromebook?

I have always been a good fan of ASUS series laptops’ keyboards. They always manage to provide optimum level experience in keyboards. This latest offering from them got no exception; you get a limited but comfortable space to carry out your regular tasks.

You get a limited 64GB SSD hard drive, or 256GB HDD drive you chose as per your preference. The addition of 4GB SDRAM is impressive and laudable. The performance of the processor is up to the good marks and you carry out normal tasks easily without any hiccup. The gaming performance is more like average; you cannot carry out the AA titles video games in this machine.

It is compact and slender to easily fit inside the smaller back pad; the flip screen 360 should be lauded.

This model of Chromebook series boasts a great screen and display. You get a 12.5 inches screen panel produces sharp, detailed, vivid images due to the HD resolutions. You will not have any issue such as dim display or graphics error even with the fullest high definition videos or images.

  • Slick looking model
  • Colorful, vivid, immersive screen
  • Impressive performance to carry out normal tasks
  • Pricy when looking at the specs
  • Dull speaker quality
  • Cannot carry out gaming

5. HP Stream 11 – Amazon’s Choice

Microsoft the biggest Silicon Valley franchise has managed to pull out the best budget laptop of the generation. Due to the high performances, low price ranges and good looks, people are really falling for these laptops, it’s not a secret now.

HP Stream 11 is among one of those laptops which run Windows 8 at 11.6 inches LCD screen.

Best Thing About HP Stream 11:

If you are very tight at the budget side and finding it hard to opt with a laptop for casual use, this laptop will fit the needs of your day-to-day tasks under $200.

It is a small fanless 2.74-pound weighing machine, adorned into a plastic shell. This may be the finest tuned product launched by Microsoft if we look at the color schemes and combinations.

The stream 11 features 1,366 x 768 non-touch display, with a good bezel amount. I got no offense with the display; I cannot even imagine this range of resolution at the asked price range.

I am pleased with the Keyboard; the keyboard is full sized, and offers generous spacing between the buttons.

It comes with Celeron N2840 processor with 4GB RAM. The processor is almost the same as in most of the Chromebooks and compact laptops, a little slower.

The battery life is great and stream really outperforms the Chromebook in the battery department. The battery lasts for up to 8 hours in one charge while getting the full use of it.

You get the visual department here as well, Intel HD Graphics 400 will be sufficient to handle the graphics under this range.

  • Good audio speakers
  • Solid CPU performance
  • Attractive eye-catching design
  • Dim display
  • Limited storage on board

The Final Thought

All the mentioned gaming laptops offer a good replica of your hard earned money. Some of the machines enlisted cannot be called a gaming machine and got great performance range in day-to-day tasks.

You cannot have better laptops for the asked price range, you can have them to play the latest AA titles video games but at average settings. 

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