Look, nerds, I’ll admit I’m not much of a PC gamer. In fact, I don’t do a lot of gaming outside of my iPhone these days. I used to love Xbox/console games, but life became busy. Even so, the first games I ever really played were, in fact, computer games. The original Starcraft and Command & Conquer definitely got me started (yep, that old). But for those of you just getting into gaming now and looking for the best possible gaming laptop, I’ve gone ahead and picked out some of the meanest, fastest, most beast-mode machines on the market. Yes, some of them are ugly as butt—most of them, in fact—but if you’re looking for extreme performance and power, that’s what you get. Leave me a comment and let me know which is your favorite or what other machines you think should have made the list.
Digital Storm Behemoth
The Digital Storm Behemoth gaming laptop takes it’s name seriously; this thing is HUGE. That’s because Digital Storm wants this to be the ULTIMATE gaming laptop. To that end they’ve packed in a desktop-class Intel processor, the ability to fit an astounding 32GB of DDR3 memory, up to 2 NVIDIA graphics cards (SLI), a multi-color and very unique backlit keyboard, Thunderbolt technology and even Hi-Fi speakers. You can get a “good” configuration for $2,305 but can upgrade to an “ultimate” configuration which will set you back $4,021.
MSI GT80 Titan SLI (GTX 980M SLI)
Dual next gen SLI GeForce GTX 980M graphics cards mean the MSI GT80 Titan SLI gaming laptop has blazing performance. Gaming laptops with this much power necessarily need to stay cool which is exactly what the 8-heat pipe cooling solution is for. If you’re looking for a precise and comfortable gaming keyboard in your laptop, it’s going to be hard to beat this one; the Cherry MX Brown switches ensure your keystrokes register—no ghosting. Did I mention the awesome touchpad that doubles as a number pad and that this machine was made to be upgradable?
The Alienware 17″ gaming laptop boasts power and performance in a nice looking package. Alienware has long been known as a gaming powerhouse. Known for crazy designs and powerful performance, Alienware was the gaming PC company to beat for a long time. Now there is definitely more competition, but Alienware is still a respected name. And, as it turns ...