Top 5 best Gaming Laptops- June 2015!

Top 5 best Gaming Laptops- June 2015!


Hey guys you’re watching ATechSector X and in this video, I am going to be counting down the top 5 best gaming notebooks that money can buy. Links to all the laptops are going to be in the video description, so you can keep a track of up to date pricing. At number 5, we have the Lenovo Y50 It is probabily the least powerfull of the gaming notebooks on my list, but the reason I have included it is because its affordable. At least for what it offers. Display options range from a 15.6 inch non touch, matte lcd display All the way up to a touch, 4k IPS LCD panel Of course, the latter is one of the reasons this laptop actually made it to the list. However, there are some compromises to be made with a display of such a high resolution Firstly, windows scaling is lackluster at best, and many programs still don’t respect windows scaling. So, unless you dial back the resolution which completely destroys the point of such a high resolution display, you’re going to be dealing with small icons and menus, and I mean really small Also, the gpu itself is not powerful enough to drive games at this resolution So if you want playable frame rates, you’re going to be dialing back the resolution which, again defeats the
puropose of paying extra for a 4k display You do get touch however, but sadly
a 1080p touch model isn’t available The machine weighs in at 5.3 pounds, which
is resonable for such a gaming machine. Storage options start from a 1terrabyte sshd
which basically a 1terrabyte 5400rpm hard drive with a small 8gb ssd for caching
which improves responsiveness, all the way up to a 512GB SSD Ram on the base configuration
is 8GB which can be upgradable to 16GB through lenovo or by yourself
because the laptop is upgradable Gpu options range from a Nvidia GeForce GTX 860m to the newly
released GTX 960m Cpu options range from a Intel Core i7 4710HQ processor on
the 860m models and Intel Core i7 4720HQ on the 960m
models. So, you get a speed boost in computational performance when
you buy the 960m models. You can pick this machine up for 899
for the 1080p model with the 860m and 1199 for the 4k model with
the 860m and you gotta pay extra for the 960m models with SSDs at number 4, we have the alienware 15 Now, dell does have the significantly less
powerful alienware 13 and the slightly more powerful alienware
17 so, I guess there is something for everyone. However, I think that most people are going
to prefer this one, as it strikes a perfect balance between
gaming performance and portability At a whopping 7.07 pounds, its
not a light machine But, I guess you can expect that
considering the hardware that this machine
packs under the hood You can either get it with an Intel
Core i5 4210H dual core processor for the lower end models which can
either have the Nvidia Geforce GTX 965m with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM. or the 970m with 3GB of GDDR5
VRAM. The higher end models come with the
Intel Core i7 4710HQ processor which is slightly slower than that of the
Y50. But, these models can either have the GTX 970m with 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM
or the AMD Radeon R9M295x with 4GB of VRAM or the GTX 980m
also with 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM The display options include a FHD matte
display which dell says can output 300nits of brightness, or the 4k display
with 350nits of brightness and a touchscreen You can select between a 1TB 5400 hard drive
and 128, 256 and 512 gig SSDs Also, the device can be configured
with up to 8 or 16GB of 1600MHz memory But if the top shelf GTX 980m isn’t
enough to satisfy you, then, there is an Alienware graphics
amplifier which, in my opinion is the unique selling point of this machine It costs an additional $179. however, you can get it included
with the machine in some bundles You also have to pay seperately for a
graphics card or you can order the amplifier with a
graphics card for extra Think about it this way, when you’re
up and about, the dedicated GPU inside the laptop will suffice you, but,
when you’re in the comfort of your house, and want some more horsepower, the graphics amplifier will give you
desktop level performance since, it uses desktop GPU’s to power it. There is a 460 Watt power supply so most
reference cards and many custom cards will work just fine Just make sure that the TDP listed on the
graphics card is less than or equal to 460 Watts. If you’re looking for a $2000 gaming laptop,
then you can pick up the entry level or midrange Alienware 15 buy the amplifier and pop in a decent
graphics card and get some of the best on desk gaming
performance a laptop can offer Prices start at 1199 for a fully configured
model going up to 2499 without the amplifier At number 3, we have the MSI GT80 titan. A big machine, both in terms of size and
power No nonsense of external graphics cards. All
horsepower is within this machine itself. So, the only thing it shares in common
with other devices on this list is the Intel Core i7 4720HQ processor. For the graphics card, we are looking at
the highest end mobile graphics card money can buy. The Nvidia GeForce
GTX 980m. And not just one like the Alienware 15,
MSI has actually crammed 2 of these beasts in SLI configuration. whats more, each of them has 8GB
of GDDR5 VRAM. But of course effective VRAM in SLI will
still be 8GB despite the fact that the total amount of memory is 16GB. But, do you know whats the unique
selling point of this notebook? Thats it’s keyboard It comes with a steel series keyboard, which
is not uncommon for a gaming notebook But this is no ordinary steel series keyboard. It’s a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX
switches and a standard keycap height That is incredible Of course , this a very very big and heavy
machine. at 9.9 pounds You’re not going to be carrying a machine
that weighs 9.9 pounds everywhere unless, you’re a weight lifter! Of course, that has to do with how big
this machine is as well Its an 18.4 inch laptop There are computer monitors that are 18.4
inches in diagonal Of course, they had to go for such a big
screen to cram inside so many components Yet make them upgradable. There are 4 RAM slots that can be
upgradable for a possible 32GB of RAM and there are 5, yes 5 hard drive bays You can have a theoretical internal
storage of 5TB on this machine or run configurations with MSI’s
super raid 3, which combines 4SSD speeds for a
theoretical write speed of 1600MB/second That is fast, really fast Not only that, MSI values the investment
you put into buying this machine and will be offering an upgrade to the
graphics card when Nvidia releases the sucessor to the
GTX 980m That’s just phenominal The device comes with an 18.4 inch
FHD matte IPS LCD display Of course, a 4k one would have been nicer Considering the jaw dropping price of
this machine It starts at $3399 and goes up from there
depending on what storage and RAM configurations you
select. There are, however lower end models
with the GTX965m and 970m also in sli that start for $2499 But, that looses a lot of the performance
you get with the 980m This a great machine, for those that do
most of their gaming on the desk but want their machine to be a little bit
more portable than a desktop that they can carry around Over at number 2, we have another
MSI device and this is the MSI GS30 Shadow Now since the catagory has existed, we’ve all dreamt of a gaming ultrabook This device aims to give us that but,
with a twist So the MSI GS30 Shadow has an Intel
Core i7 4870HQ processor For graphics, we have the Intel Iris Pro
5200, which, according to MSI, delivers better
performance to the Nvidia GT830m graphics chip Wait, whats a laptop with only integrated
graphics doing on a list of best gaming laptops? Well, here’s the interesting bit Just like Alienware, MSI offers a gaming
dock with support for a desktop graphics card. So, without the dock, this device
is just a laptop with little graphical abilities of its own But it’s not just any ordinary laptop, It’s an ultrabook!!! Yes, you heard me right! An ultrabook with an Intel Core i7 4870HQ
and not an ultra low power ULV Cpu Just imagine. A 47 Watt CPU, fitted in a 19.88mm chasis and weighing
only 2.65 pounds Thats lighter than the Macbook Air yet significantly more powerful. Infact, MSI claims the CPU is over 150%
faster than an Ultrabook ULV CPU Well, there’s gotta be a catch right? The only catch I can see is battery
life. You might not get more than
4hours with this machine since, the CPU itself consumes so much
power The dock that comes with this device actually
has 2 advantages over that of Alienware First, it comes included at no extra cost sans the graphics card of course. and 2, it has slots for extra hard drives,
which makes perfect sense since you’ll need more space than the
internal SSDs for your games Speaking of the internal SSD,
it can be configured in Raid 0 for really fast speeds. The display is non touch which,
is a big bummer since without the dock, this device is
supposed to be an ultrabook and ultrabooks generally have
touchscreens. It’s full hd though and its matte,
so it should be decent outdoors The device can accept a maximum
of 16GB of Ram and overall seems like a really great
device Prices start at $1999 though I’ve seen it some places
for $1899 without the gaming dock This is a great machine for those
looking for a really powerful ultrabook But can put up with the battery life
and lack of a touchscreen Also for those looking for a
laptop desktop hybrid. An ultrabook when you want it ,
a desktop when you need it Thats pretty cool That brings us to the top of
our list. The device that does both gaming and even gives the Macbook Pro a run
for its money when it comes to design This is the Razor Blade 14 They claim, that it is the worlds lightest
and thinnest 14inch gaming laptop which might be the headline key feature
for you The 14 inch size might be perfect for you If you think that the 15.6 inch Alienware and
Y50 is too big for you and the 13.3 inch MSI GS30 Shadow is too
small for you. It is just 0.66 inch thick Even thinner than the Macbook Pro While not the thinnest out there, it is nonetheless impressive considering what
razor has been able to fit in that space It weighs about 4.47 pounds for the touch
model and 4.19 pounds for the non touch model Speaking of touch and non touch, we
have 2 display options on the blade 14 One, is a 14inch matte IPS LCD display
with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 with no touch While the other is a 14inch Sharp IGZO
panel with a resolution of 3200 by 1800 also knows as
Quad HD+ This model does have touch however
unlike its Full HD counterpart Again, as I said with the Lenovo
Y50, scaling is going to be a problem And games cannot be driven smoothly
at that resolution With the internal hardware of this machine So unless, you really need touch or have some extra money to burn,
you’re going to be better off with the Full HD model Inside the machine is an Intel
Core i7 4720HQ processor And for graphics, all models have the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970m So, while this is not the most powerful
gaming laptop, Not even the most powerful on this
list, the GTX 970m is no slouch 1080p gaming should be just fine
at moderate settings The QHD+ models have 16GB of RAM with the 1080p models getting only 8GB Design, however, is the unique selling
point of this device It’s a piece of art! Also this is further exemplified by the
use of green in the Razor logo and in the backlight
of this machine. It doesn’t look as flashy as a gaming
laptop It is subtle and elegant Pricing starts at $1999 for the Full
HD model with a 256GB SSD. Nothing lower, or nothing
higher The QHD+ model is priced at $2199, but only with a 128GB SSD Which can be configured up to
512GB for extra So, thats about it for this video guys
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