Digital Life Awards 2015: The best laptops

Digital Life Awards 2015: The best laptops
Aftershock S-17 laptop.

Best gaming laptop

Editor's choice:

Aftershock S-17

Gaming laptops generally appeal to users in a relatively small niche. But these consumers demand the best graphics performance and they often know exactly what they want.

This is why we picked the Aftershock S-17. Because when it comes to customisation options, this Singapore company has no rival. Besides being able to choose most of the hardware components in an Aftershock laptop, you can also pick the colour or even have a unique design on the laptop chassis.

To be fair, the S-17 is not the most beautiful of the gaming laptops here. The HP and Razer models are sleek and stunning, though their price tags can seem exorbitant.

But ultimately, it is graphics performance that is the litmus test. And the Aftershock S-17 passes with flying colours, because it is equipped with a high-end Nvidia graphics chip. While some competitors can match the S-17's performance, they are often more expensive, or have a larger, heavier chassis.

Good value, custom options and top-class performance are our reasons for giving the Aftershock S-17 the prize for the best gaming laptop in 2014.

Reader's choice:

Razor Blade (2014)
68.9 per cent of total votes

Other finalists:

Asus ROG G751
HP Omen
MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro

Laptop category sponsor: Microsoft

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