Best Gaming Laptop
You will not know from its relatively slim and lightweight body, but this gaming laptop is equipped with Nvidia's top GTX 980M mobile graphics chip - made possible with the presence of three internal cooling fans that keep this powerful chip cool.
But the best thing about the S-17 is that buyers have the freedom to create their own dream laptop. Besides giving buyers the ability to choose the hardware that goes into the laptop, Aftershock also offers custom paint jobs for the chassis.
Asus ROG G751
Asus' flagship gaming laptop gets updated with the latest high-end mobile graphics chips from Nvidia. Like the previous version, it has an angular design with cooling vents at the rear. It has plenty of ports, including an uncommon Thunderbolt port.
New features include a redesigned hinge that looks more sturdy and short-cut keys on the backlit keyboard that launch Asus ROG and Steam apps.
HP's first gaming laptop is a visually stunning effort. Tapered edges make this already slender laptop look even thinner, though this means that except for the SD card slot, the ports are shunted to the rear of the laptop. The laptop's black aluminium lid is filled with tiny triangular indentations. This design is repeated at the base of the machine.
In terms of specifications, the Omen is not as powerful as some of its rivals. It has a mid-range Nvidia graphics chip, though it should be good enough to run most games at full high-definition resolution.
MSI GT72 Dominator Pro
Sporting a new design that seems to be inspired by automobiles, the MSI Dominator Pro is your typical heavyweight gaming laptop. It weighs close to 4kg, but it includes a high-end Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M chip.
With the ample body, MSI is able to fit four solid-state drives configured in Raid 0. There is even a secondary hard drive for additional storage. A SteelSeries-branded keyboard provides good key travel and dazzling keyboard light options.
Razer Blade (2014)
The latest Razer Blade banishes the main downer of the previous model, which is the latter's mediocre 1,600 x 900-pixel screen resolution. The screen on the 2014 edition now has an ultra-sharp 3,200 x 1,800-pixel resolution. It is also a touchscreen.