The gaming industry in the Middle Eastern markets is projected to grow at a CAGR of 12.1% between 2021 and 2026 and laptop manufacturers from around the globe want a piece of this pie. Recognising the true potential of this untapped market, they have made 2021 a really exciting year when it comes to gaming laptops in the UAE region.
Here is our list, in no particular order, of the top 6 gaming laptops that are worth considering in 2021:
MSI GT76 Titan
Just one glance at the Titan is enough to tell that this machine means business when it comes to providing high-level performance for gaming and content creation. The aluminum and carbon fibre-themed chassis looks like an exotic sports car, and it performs no differently. The eight core, 10th generation Intel i7 CPU pushes the envelope and gives unmatchable computing power without breaking a sweat. When it comes to graphics, gamers can choose up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU, an absolute beast of a graphic card – ensuring ultra high-quality graphics and rendering without unnecessary lag.
The vivid 17″ FHD display with a refresh rate of up to 300 Hz is the cherry on top of this incredible package. The Titan has earned its place on this list with its excellent performance and efficient thermal design.
Razer Blade Pro 17
Another beast with a 10th generation Intel i7 processor running the show, the Razer Blade Pro 17 delivers jaw-dropping performances in a surprisingly compact package. With up to 32 GB of Random Access Memory and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, it’s hard to imagine a more conducive setup for high-intensity gaming. In addition, the gorgeous 17.3″ full HD display may make you skip a beat but will never be the cause of lag, thanks to its 360 Hz refresh rate.
If top tier performance coupled with sleek and sophisticated aesthetics is what you’re looking for in your gaming laptop, look no further because the Razer Blade Pro 17 provides both!
Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733
This AMD Ryzen 9 5900 HX powered machine does not play around in its performance and purpose. The aggressive gaming-oriented design elements show the level of commitment its manufacturers have when it comes to creating a laptop that passes all the tests a gamer may put it through with flying colours. With an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU running the graphics and 64 GB of Random Access Memory, its unmatchable performance comes as no surprise. The vibrant 17.3″ 1080p display with a 300 Hz refresh rate offers truly immersive visuals and excellent colour saturation.
The beautifully lit up RGB mechanical keyboard is one of the best that we’ve got our fingers on in a long time and is surely a big factor for this laptop’s presence on this list. Though we wish the battery life was a little longer, there is no denying the fact that the Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 is one complete gaming package.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro
While it may not punch above its weight class when it comes to gaming laptops, the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro does more than enough to come across as a forerunner in its category of powerful and portable gaming laptops. If you want a laptop that handles everything you throw at it while on the go, this AMD Ryzen 7 5800H powered beast is what you should consider. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 – 3070 GPU ensures high quality, smooth graphics, and the 16″ display with a 2560 x 1600p resolution does them justice with its vibrancy and vividness.
Unassuming and minimal in design, this laptop is a perfect example of the adage “Looks can be deceiving”.
Acer Predator Helios 300
Acer’s Predator Helios 300 made an appearance on our list of the best portable gaming laptops in 2021, and it’s back again for good reason. This mean machine powered by an Intel i7 9750H CPU handles all the modern-day gaming workloads like a pro. The heat dispersion is second to none, and the graphics are taken care of by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti GPU. In addition, the 240 Hz IPS display with a 3ms response time provides immersive visuals and makes it an absolute treat to game on this laptop.
Though a little on the heavier side in the category of portable gaming laptops, it justifies its weight with the performance and heat management it provides, enabling gamers to push the envelope without breaking a sweat.
HP Omen 17
Though the performance it offers is second to none, this 17″ laptop’s display is the distinguishing factor that sets it apart from its competition and solidifies its place on this list. The FHD (1920 x 1080) resolution, 144 Hz WLED backlit screen delivers awe-inspiring visuals and colours that are a treat to the eyes. Powered by a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 10750 CPU, it provides more than adequate computing power to run the best games to hit the shelf in 2021. The graphics too are very well taken care of with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 running the show in that department.
With a wide plethora of ports that one would expect from a laptop of this size and excellent WiFi connectivity, the HP Omen 17 proves itself to be a true blue gaming machine.
2021 may just be the year of the gamers when it comes to the laptop market in the UAE. The options available in the market are never-ending and there is something for everyone. So if you don’t mind shelling out a small fortune and are looking for nothing but the best in terms of performance, the laptops mentioned in this list are worth your consideration.