Top 10 Best Laptops For Gaming 2013

Gaming is an engaging hobby and has become a fashion now-a-days. We are living in a modern digital world; People spent most of their time with gadgets, e-devices or internet and less time doing social activities or playing sports. Teenagers have started showing more interest in gaming. My colleague, Awais suggested me to write a top 10 list on best gaming laptops. I thought it was a good idea. Many gamers and geeks probably want to know about best gaming laptops which can fill their needs and on which they can play whatever game they like. So Today, we present the list of top 10 best laptops for gaming.

10. Origin EON17-S

Price: $1,548

Origin EON17-S - 10th best laptop for gaming

Origin EON17-S

Processor: Intel Dual-Core i5-3320M

Processor Speed: 2.6 GHz

RAM: 16 GB

Hard Drive(space): 750 GB

Screen Size: 17.3″

Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Full HD Technology

Graphic Card: 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M

9. Razer Blade

Price: $2,499

Razer Blade

Razer Blade

Processor: Intel Core i7 3632QM

Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz

RAM: 16 GB

Hard Drive(space): 750 GB

Screen Size: 17.3″

Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Graphic Card: 4GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M

8. Batallion 101

Price: $1,499

Batallion 101

Batallion 101

Processor: Intel® Core i7 960 Processor

Processor Speed: 3.2 GHz

RAM: 6 GB

Hard Drive(space): 750 GB

Screen Size: 17.3″

Screen Resolution: 1920X1080

Graphic Card: 2GB AMD Radeon HD 6970

7. Toshiba Qosmio X870

Price: $1,899

Toshiba Qosmio X870

Toshiba Qosmio X870

Processor: Intel Core i7-3630QM

Processor Speed: 3.4 GHz

RAM: 16 GB

Hard Drive(space): 1 TB

Screen Size: 17.3″

Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Graphic Card: 3GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M

6. Digital Storm x17

Price: $2,599

Digital Storm x17

Digital Storm x17

Processor: Intel Core i7-3840QM

Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz

RAM: 16 GB DDR3

Hard Drive(space): 750 GB

Screen Size: 17.3″

Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Graphic Card: 4GB NVIDIA Ge Force TX 680M

5. Asus G75VW

Price: $1,899

Asus G75VW

Asus G75VW

Processor: Intel Core i7-3610QM

Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz

RAM: 16 GB

Hard Drive(space): 750 GB

Screen Size: 17.3″

Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768

Graphic Card: 3GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M

4. Samsung Series 7 Gamer

Price: $1,899

Samsung Series 7 Gamer

Samsung Series 7 Gamer

Processor: Intel i7-3610QM

Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz

RAM: 16 GB DDR3

Hard Drive(space): 1 TB

Screen Size: 17.3″

Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675

3. Alienware M18x

Price: $1,999

Alienware M18x

Alienware M18x

Processor: Intel Core i7-3630QM

Processor Speed: 3.4 GHz

RAM: 6 GB DDR3

Hard Drive(space): 1 TB

Screen Size: 18.4″

Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Graphic Card: 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M

2. Alienware M17x

Price: $1,899

Alienware M17x

Alienware M17x

Alienware had been best gaming laptop but MSI GT70 has defeated it this time. Alienware is a famous and leading gaming laptop manufacturer and has produced several best gaming laptops.

Processor: Intel Core i7-3630QM

Processor Speed: 2.6 GHz

RAM: 6 GB DDR3

Hard Drive(space): 750 GB

Screen Size: 17.3″

Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Graphic Card: 2GB NVidia GTX 680M

1. MSI GT70

Price: $1,899

MSI GT70 - Best laptop for gaming

MSI GT70

MSI GT70 is the world’s best gaming laptop, and is the most innovative, top-class laptop for gamers. It has won the many awards including PC Mag Editors Choice and Gamers Choice by Laptop World. It is a super-fast, best performance, slim and very dashy laptop with a good economical price tag of $1899. Although its price is normal, but its performance is not normal. It competes with Alienware M17x and has defeated all other gaming laptops.

Processor: 3rd Generation Intel i7-3630QM Prococessor

Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz

RAM: 16GB DDR3

Hard Drive(space): 750GB

Screen Size: 17.3″

Screen Resolution: 1920×1080 Full HD

Graphic Card: 3GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M

(Read: Top 10 Best Games Releasing in 2013)

Do you own any of these laptops?

What is your opinion about these laptops? Which is better?

Share your thoughts

  1. Seems like a lot of mixed feelings of the gaming laptops… I’m currently trying to find a gaming laptop though after looking through many websites a huge list of laptops came out, and confusion. Not sure to get an Asus G75VW, MSI G Series GT70, FANGBOOK EVO AX7-200 or a Lenovo IdeaPad Y500. Previously Alienware was in my list too, but after looking through all of the comments here it seems that getting an Alienware might be a bad road. I’m also currently only on a budget of 1250USD to 1570USD. Any thoughts?

  2. Your all wrong Alienware m17x overheats easily same as the msi gt70 for 1month because they have one fan which i own one. msi gt70 got overheated and the customer service of the msi sucksss.i have a new asus g75vw rog which is the best laptop i ever own for 2yrs and stil running

  3. Your all wrong Alienware m17xoverheats easily same a msigt70 for 1month because they have one fan which i own a msi gt70 but it got overheated and the customer service of the msi sucksss.i have a new asus g75vw rog which is the best laptop i ever own for 2yrs and stil running

  4. Quite surprised at number one – as someone who still has an MSI GX660r (used now by the missus to play Sim City) in the house, I can only guess that MSI have significantly improved the quality of their gaming notebooks.. the 660r had some great specs (5870M, I7 etc) but the build quality and display is absolutely awful. I now have an Alienware M14x and the build of that is like night and day compared to the MSI.

  5. Do not buy a gaming laptop, get a tower and a big fast screen. The laptop cannot accommodate the size of fan necessary to keep everything cool and long lived. A tower with the same spec as these laptops will cost half and last soooo much longer; and it will be upgradeable which laptops are not.
    PS. I have a 7 year old Dell laptop which is still in full working order. You just need to avoid the Seagate HDD’s.

    • Yep, John. I totally agree with you. That is exactly what i was saying. Gaming PC’s are better than gaming laptops. Laptops are not upgradeable, especially graphic cards can’t be upgraded. But in pc, one can easily upgrade almost every part, from processor to graphic cards.

  6. Hi..

    As someone that owns the Samsung Gamer 7 series, I just wanted to add my thoughts on it…

    When I was buying a gaming laptop…I was looking at all the gaming latop’s in my price range. The main criteria was having a really fast graphics card, alongside a really good screen. So after checking: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html the Nvidia 675m card in there, was (at the time I bought it nearly a year ago), one of the fastest single GPU laptop card’s on the market. I checked with people far more knowledgeable, than me…and for the price – performance ratio, the Samsung came out on top…

    I can honestly say, that the first thing that truly wows you (after from the 35sec windows boot-up, from the hybrid HDD/SSD drive) is the screen….with the exception of the Mac Retina-display laptops, I just haven’t seen a screen, that gives a better image quality than this laptop, it really is exceptional, and I can’t say enough good things about it. Speakers are excellent for a laptop (although, ideally you’d want to buy some external speakers), the keyboard has a solid feel, with it’s own numeric pad. The 16gig of ram is probably overkill to be honest, as I haven’t come across anything I use that taxes that amount of ram (although I’m guessing it’d be fantastic for photo-editing).

    Gaming performance is exemplary, I only have the one game (Battlefield 3) but it plays (by default) it with the graphics set to ultra with very high graphics quality….with the majority of the settings Maxed out, with a 30fps frame rate (update your graphic drivers from the default ones on the machine, and that figure creeps up a few frames)

    To be honest, I normally buy a gaming laptop, not as a gaming laptop…as I rarely get the chance to play games…but rather as a desktop replacement, with a lot of power….and everything I throw at this laptop, it just laughs at me, as it tears through whatever, I throw at it…the cpu is a very quick i7 2.3ghz….bumping up to 3.3ghz, when in gaming mode

    I still follow what happens with gaming laptops, out of sheer interest, and with the exception of Nvidia 680m/AMD 7970m equipped laptops (which if I’m being honest, if you can afford them you should go for that instead, if you really are dedicated to playing games)…I just haven’t seen a laptop, that comfortably beats it…and exceptional laptop

    • Thanks Ali for stopping by.
      I am glad to help you. If you ask me, i’ll recommend you to buy MSI GT because i think it is better than others. But if i were you and i have money, then i would build a custom gaming pc. It cost more than a gaming laptop but it performs better. One can easily upgrade it.
      Comment if you need more help of any kind.

  7. I actually think the samsung is a really nice looking machine ! Although i totally prefer macs as laptops.
    Me and my son do use a gaming pc but we have a desktop machine and if i was gonna get a gaming laptop it would have to be the Alienware i think.

    • Hi Ian, first of all thanks for stopping by and leaving comment. I personally prefer desktop over laptop when it comes to gaming because you can configure and upgrade pc but you can’t upgrade you laptop. You’ll have to buy latest version, this is the only way. That is why i think pc is better for gaming. Furthermore, installing new graphic card on pc is quite easy whereas it is a tedious task in case of laptops.

  8. I have to agree with Gene Myers. Alienware is indeed a beast with top grade components. However, quality does leave it a bit wanting. I’m on my third Alienware laptop (M17x R3 which replaced a failed M17x). I purchased the M17X for my son his freshman year of college (Sept. 2010). I and he, like others, always coveted the Alienware and the laptop was a HS graduation present. To my dismay, the motherboard failed after 4 months of use. Dell attempted an onsite repair (at my son’s school) which also yielded no result. Even with the laptop well within warranty, I had to rant and rave with Dell to get them to replace the laptop. Mind you, this was purchased for school (my son is an engineering student), so any delay was a major problem. Also, as an engineering student I yielded to the high price to obtain what I thought would be a stable powerhouse for his CAD work. It took a month, but Dell agreed to finally replace the unit, and it was replaced with an M17x R3 (sleeker and lighter) much to my son’s delight. That delight was short lived. The r3 failed the next Sept.,, only six months after replacement. Dell REFUSED to replace it, even though I was still under warranty. The kid couldn’t go without a laptop and rather than spend the money on another Alienware, I purchased him an Asus laptop with equivalent specs (although it had 8 Gbs of Ram as opposed to the 4 GB in the M17r3) at a significantly lower cost of $1799 delivered. The original M17 had cost me over $2,200.
    I continued my battle with Dell, refusing to accept a complete loss on the system. Ultimately, they replaced the laptop with another M17xR3 which I am presently using as a replacement for my desktop. I personally installed another 4GB of RAM, bringing the total to 8 GB with no problems experienced to this point. In my opinion, what happened to the wonderful boutique pc maker known as Alienware, is typical of all the boutique shops purchased by the large pc sellers. Quality control and a commitment to excellence, even at a high price, went out the window. Dell uses the Alienware name to sell laptops at a premium price but without the premium quality and service that the Alienware name was built on.

    • Thanks Angelo for sharing your experience with us. As i can see that more and more people have started complaining about Alienware laptops, it is clear that their laptops are not up to the standard. May be now they have neglected it quality and are just focusing on its marketing and price. I visited many website and all of them rank Alienware best gaming laptop but i think Msi is better. What do you think?

      • Hi Arslan ,
        I wanted to buy MSI G60 Gaming Laptop . But im not sure about price and availability .
        M Living in Bangalore . Could you please help me , where to order it along with Price !!

        Thanks

  9. I would prefer Samsung Series 7 Ultra over the other models you mentioned above in the list. I own a Dell XPS 13.It’s more than 2 years old now. I want to replace it with Samsung Series 7 Ultra. Will that be a wise decision?

    • I think it is good idea but i am not sure about it because i haven’t used Samsung Series 7 laptops. Also ask somebody else who have better knowledge but i think it is good decision.

  10. I am going to have to disagree with you guys on the alienware. While i agree, when they run they run excellent. Coming from experience, and I KNOW I am going to be flamed for saying this but Alienware is still a DELL company, the worst company I have ever done business with. I have had not one, not two, but THREE Alienware M17x laptops all break. Now your’e argument may be I didn’t take care of it, or I don’t know how to maintain a laptop or use it properly. Mind you, whether my experience and certifications speak for anything. I have my A+ Certification, a degree in computer science, and 9 years of IT experience. The hardware in there is what makes these systems great, the way they are designed and built suck, I too was infatuated with Alienware ever since I was a kid. I wanted so badly an Alienware computer. The first laptop, the motherboard fried. Called them, they sent me a replacement right away (Warranty still active). Second computer worked great for about 4 months, this time the monitor crapped out, once again called and they sent me another laptop (Warranty still active). The third computer i received ran great as well for almost an entire year, didn’t bother to renew the warranty(out of my own stupidity) and once again the motherboard crapped out. I got on the phone with dell(there customer service is another thing that is horrendous) and they told me i’m out of warranty and there is nothing they can do. I explained how this is the third laptop that broke in a matter of a year and a half and that obviously has something to do with the way they designed these laptops. After going up several chains of command, complaining enough and I was told they will offer me a $100 off coupon on a laptop i just payed $2,700 for, Enough of my ranting,, I am sure some of you have had your laptops run nice for years, call it crap luck.. i call it bad design and all around bad company. Id go with Acer before i ever bought a dell again(Acer laptop i am using now has been working for 3+ years flawlessly).

    • This is so bad. I think you are the only person i have ever seen complaining about alienwre. Gamers love it and it is considered best performing laptop. But i think it is your bad luck or my be you are right. You should also give msi gt a shot. It is the best gaming laptop. Acer laptop is also good but msi gt is better. Well, You have more experience than me, i hope this time your laptop stay longer.

      • I was like Gene and as a kid dreamed of owning an Alienware. The m17x R2 I have had for three years is constantly being fixed: disk drive, keyboard, microphone, camera, fans. Maybe its because its owned by dell now. I just bought a renewed warranty because I need to get my money worth before its outdated. That renewed warranty for one year was as expensive as some new laptops. My friend bought an Asus with the same guts as my computer for thousand less…boy did I feel dumb. Its time to leave A’LIE’NWARE behind.

      • LMAO! Acer? Good? You must be kidding! Acer is like the WORST brand ever! Now you’re saying Alienware is the best? hahahaha! Keep dreaming! MSI is the best there is today! It simply has the best specs for its price. Alienware doesn’t even deserve those spots IMHO

      • mmmm dell kill alienware, only fanboys dont accept that, if you really want to test, do a stress benchemark on your alienware and try the same test on an Asus, Acer incluiding a Vaio(This last will die in no time but will give you and interval of time to check the quality on the others)

    • When in term of gaming you are saying i can tell you the specification this is best : intel i73630qm and hard drive 750 + 128 gb ssd and then 32 gb ram and then most important 4gb graphic with gtx680m and else either its windows 8 or 7 it doesnt matter but these configuration you can only get in msi gt70 dragon edition amazing system

  11. Wow. Great. Alienware M17x is second best gaming laptops according to you but i think it is no.1 gaming laptop. I own it and it works perfect. All games play smoothly. Just love it.

      • i’m curious on how this list came to be, for a list put out 20 days ago the specs on some of these are just so far out of date it’s not even funny, and while I will give MSI credit they make a great laptop, Alienware has them hands down.

        • Yea, I’m not really sure where he got these specs from. I purchase a Samsung Series 7 laptop Feb 15, 2013 (the same model as the one he has listed) and my specs are as follows:

          Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.40 GHz
          16 GB DDR3
          1.5 TB HDD
          17.3-Inch Screen
          2gb Nvidia GTX 675M

          And I got it for 1700$ brand new from Microcenter… I think this is a very inaccurate comparison.

          Also, how is it possible in a power comparison for a laptop with lesser specs beat one with superior specs? Sounds biased to me.

          • After reading my comment it sounds a little harsh but, I wouldn’t have put the MSI first. Reviews might be better but raw power of the GPU puts the alienware first. The 680M doubles the score of a 670M and for around the same price. The alienware is a way better deal in terms of Power. I would put the MSI in 4th and move those 3 up in positions. Just my unbiased 2 cents according to raw gaming power.