A laptop is a device that modern-day go-getters can’t do without. Be it high-performance gaming or checking off-targets and achieving the desired level of productivity, the right laptop can do justice to all these tasks and then some more.
With the desire for compact form factors becoming higher every day, the importance of fitting the maximum amount of power in the minimum amount of space is something that all major laptop manufacturers realise. So here is our list, in no particular order, of the top 5 portable gaming laptops available in the UAE markets in 2021.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14
Surprising its fans and critics alike, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 has broken multiple barriers when it comes to striking a balance between performance and portability. Weighing in at just over 1.5 Kg, this 14″ laptop punches far above its weight class. Ranging across multiple models, in its topmost configuration, it comes with a 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD hard drive, Nvidia RTX 2060 Max-Q GPU and an AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS CPU.
ASUS claims it to be the most powerful 14″ laptop on the market, and there is little to challenge that statement. Fitted with an astonishing amount of power and graphics capability, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 is truly a portable gaming machine and not just a foldable desktop with a 2-hour battery life.
Razer Blade 14
With an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX at the helm of its power and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 – 3080 GPU, the Razer Blade 14 is the perfect example of giving its users the best of both worlds. With its high-end performance and low-end weight (1.78 Kgs), this laptop lets gamers take their battlefield wherever they please.
With a width of a little more than just half an inch, the Razer Blade 14 truly surprises us as to how it managed to pack all that power in such a slim form factor. In addition, its high refresh rate display in a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, gives an immersive gaming experience that is bound to delight gamers.
HP Omen 15
It’s one thing to deliver power and performance in a portable package, it is completely another to do it in style. The HP Omen 15 provides a 15.6 inches FHD display with a refresh rate of 240 Hz, RGB backlit keyboard and a premium, matte finish chassis. Operating this machine is no less than witnessing a symphony of craftsmanship and technology. With the processing power of up to a 9th generation Intel i9 CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, this laptop delivers on every aspect that is important for an excellent gaming experience.
Another thing that comes as a pleasant surprise is that HP has not cut down on the connectivity to level up in terms of portability. With its wide array of ports – ranging from a USB C thunderbolt port all the way up to an HDMI outlet, the HP Omen 15 ensures true mobility and freedom with no compromises on connectivity.
Acer Predator Helios 300
Showing all the traits of a gaming heavyweight, the Acer Predator Helios 300 is a laptop that turns heads, if not due to its looks, then certainly with its performance. With 16 GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti GPU under the hood, it is ready for all sorts of high-pressure sessions – be it gaming or video rendering. The 15.6-inch display with a 144Hz refresh rate and 1920 x 1080 full HD display does justice to the games being played on it but is far from the best from what we have seen.
When referring to it as a heavyweight, we are not just talking about its performance, since weighing in at 2.7 Kilograms it is not the lightest one on this list. Though the huge array of ports and connectivity options solidify its place on the list.
Lenovo Legion Slim 7
The AMD Ryzen 9 5900 HX powered Lenovo Legion Slim 7 stands true to its name, measuring up to only 3 quarters of an inch in width. This ultra portable gaming laptop has one mean setup running under the hood, with GPU options up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 and an ingenious thermal setup with 4 vents to push away the heat, the Legion Slim 7 provides performance that is astounding for its size.
The 8 hour battery life and compact form factor enable gamers to carry their battle station wherever they please, providing true freedom and mobility. The design is one to marvel at as well, with the tastefully placed Legion logo gracing the silver and black chassis, this laptop is bound to turn some heads.
MSI GS66 Stealth
MSI as a brand has gained cult status within the gaming community and for good reason. The GS66 Stealth may look like an average everyday notebook with the lid down but is an absolute monster in terms of specs. With an 11th Gen Intel i9 processor at the helm of its power and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU running the graphics, there is little competition that this laptop faces in its size and weight class.
The immersive 15.6 inches FHD display with a refresh rate of 300 Hz is a visual delight to say the least. Speaking of which, it also sports a keyboard with individually programmable RGB keys – a unique feature with endless possibilities for customization.
We hope this list gave you a fair look at the top 5 laptops you must consider in 2021 in the UAE market. For more tech news and updates – stay tuned to www.greatlobbyist.com
The art of packing a big punch in as small a package as possible seems to be the norm that laptop manufacturers are chasing for their gaming platforms in 2021. Though an ambitious and exciting proposition, it can sometimes lead to suboptimal side effects like low battery life and high CPU temperatures. Users looking to strike the balance between power and portability may have a ball this year but need to be on the lookout for reviews that point out the troublemakers.