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Gaming Laptops

When you find the best gaming laptop, you can enjoy the freedom of an immersive gaming experience that isn't restricted to a desktop computer. Serious and casual players alike can benefit from the high-performance features of gaming laptops such as excellent graphics and extremely fast processing. Staples carries a variety of laptops from some of the most reliable brands so you can find the one that's right for your home.

Best Gaming Laptop Features
Gaming laptops from brands such as Alienware, Acer and Lenovo are specifically designed to deliver reliable performance with all sorts of complex games including those that require heavy processing and high-definition graphics. High-performance laptops include cutting-edge processors for fast and responsive results. Most models also come with at least 1 Terabyte of internal hard drive space, sometimes split between a traditional and solid-state drive. The amount of RAM is another important aspect. Many gaming-specific laptops have at least 8GB of RAM to make even the most complex games play smoothly and reduce the risk of lag.

Graphics are an important part of any gameplay experience and most gaming laptops include large 15-inch or 17-inch screens with extremely high resolution. Many brands offer 1080p or full 4K resolution. The graphics card and dedicated graphics memory are also important. NVIDIA high-performance graphics cards are commonly included in laptops for gamers.

Choosing the Right Gaming Laptop
When you are trying to find the best gaming laptop, there are a few additional aspects to consider along with the processor and graphics capabilities. It's important to have the ability to upgrade the internals if desired. Many models include easy access panels and ports that allow you to instantly add more memory or an upgraded hard drive. The sound is another essential part of a satisfying gaming experience and laptops with multiple speakers offer high-quality stereo performance. Some models include integrated subwoofers and allow headsets or speakers to be connected via a traditional port or Bluetooth.

Adequate cooling is extremely important for complex games and long playing sessions. Most models include upgraded fans on the side or along the back of the laptop. Some brands also allow specially-designed devices to be inserted into the frame (usually via the optical drive bay) for additional cooling power. Some fans alternate direction to prevent dust from settling and clogging the vents.

Do Gaming Laptops Use Windows or MAC Operating Systems?
Most gaming models include the most recent version of the Windows operating system. Some brands also pre-install gameplay enhancement software that makes it easy to customize settings and program macros for individual games.

What Additional Features Improve the Gaming Experience?
Many high-performance laptops include additional features designed for gamers. Backlit keyboards add style and make it easy to keep your commands precise even in low lighting. Some brands offer customizable light settings to highlight important sections of the keyboard like the number pad and other movement keys. For gamers who enjoy video chatting or streaming gameplay videos, an HD webcam and integrated microphone are excellent features.

What Are the Best Gaming Laptop Accessories?
Most gaming laptops include several different connectivity options for accessories such as headsets, gaming mice, and additional monitors. There are usually several USB ports and some include HDMI outputs and Thunderbolt ports as well. You can choose Bluetooth-capable models for wireless connectivity with compatible devices.
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Lenovo Legion Y520 15.6" Gaming Laptop (7th Generation Intel i7, 1TB HDD, 8GB DDR4, Windows 10, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti)
Item : 24127060 / Model : 12395556
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  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti w/4GB GDDR5
  • 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Processor
  • 1 TB SATA HDD
879.99 $879.99 1029.99 $1,029.99
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Dell Alienware AW17R4-7006SLV 17.3" Gaming Laptop (Intel i7, 256 GB SSD + 1TB SATA, 16GB DDR4, Win 10, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070)
Item : 2715947 / Model : STP-CMF4FFX
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  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, with 8GB GDDR5
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK (Quad-Core, 8MB Cache, Overclocking up to 4.4GHz )
  • 256GB PCIe SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
2249.99 $2,249.99
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Lenovo Legion Y720 Gaming Laptop (7th Gen Intel i7, 1TB+256GB SSD, 16GB DDR4, Windows 10, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060)
Item : 24127055 / Model : 12419402
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  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with 6GB DDR5 - VR Ready!
  • 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ (2.8GHz up to 3.8GHz)
  • 1TB HD + 256GB SSD
1548.99 $1,548.99
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Acer™ Predator 15 G9-591-73H5 NH.Q07AA.002 17.3" Laptop, LCD, Intel i7-6700HQ, 1TB HDD, 16GB RAM, WIN 10, Black (NH.Q07AA.002)
Item : 2510898 / Model : NH.Q07AA.002
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  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, Up to 1GB, GDDR5 memory technology, dedicated memory accessibility
  • Hard drive: 1TB 7200 RPM SATA HDD
  • Memory: 16GB (2 x 8GB) SO-DIMM 260-pin 2133 MHz PC4-17000 DDR4 SDRAM/expandable up to 64GB RAM, Number of total memory slots: 4
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Samsung Odyssey NP800G5M-X01US 15.6" Laptop Computer (Intel i7, 1TB HDD, 256GB SSD, 16GB, Windows 10, NVIDIA GTX 1050)
Item : 2762430 / Model : NP800G5M-X01US
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  • Intel Core i7 7700HQ 2.8 GHz quad-core processor
  • 16GB DDR4 SDRAM deliver fast and smooth operations
  • 1TB HDD provides ample storage space 256GB SSD offers excellent operational performance
1199.99 $1,199.99
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Lenovo Legion Y720 15.6" Gaming Laptop (7th Gen Intel i7, 1TB HD+128GB SSD, 16GB DDR4, Windows 10, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060)
Item : 24127063 / Model : 12395559
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  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with 6GB DDR5 - VR Ready!
  • 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ (2.8GHz up to 3.8GHz)
  • 1TB HD+128GB SSD
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MSI GS63 STEALTH-061 15.6" Gaming Laptop (7th Gen i7, 1TB HDD+128GB SSD, 16GB DDR4, Windows 10, NVIDIA GeForce® GTX1050)
Item : 24214921 / Model : GS63061
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  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX1050 w/ 2G GDDR5
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ (2.8 - 3.8 Ghz w/ Turbo Boost)
  • Storage: 128GB SSD (PCIE Gen3x4) + 1TB (7200RPM)
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Dell Inspiron i5577-7700BLK 15.6" Gaming Laptop (7th Gen Intel i7, 1TB HDD+128GB SSD, 12GB DDR4, Win 10, NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050)
Item : 2758191 / Model : I5577-7700BLK-P
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  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTx 1050, with 4GB GDDR5 graphics memory
  • 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Quad Core (6MB Cache , up to 3.8 GHz)
  • Dual drives with 128GB Solid State Drive + 1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
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Dell Alienware AW17R4-7345SLV 17.3" Gaming Laptop (Intel i7, 1TB SATA, 16GB DDR4, Windows 10, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070)
Item : 2715948 / Model : STP-8TD17FX
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  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, with 8GB GDDR5
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.8GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
  • 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s
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Alienware AW15R3-5246SLV 15.6" Gaming Laptop (Intel i5, 1TB, 8GB DDR4, Windows 10, NVIDIA GTX 1060 Graphics Card)
Item : 2706684 / Model : STP-DY05VFX
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  • NVIDIA GTX 1060
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
  • 1TB 7200RPM SATA HDD 6Gb/s
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MSI GL62M 7RDX-2070 15.6" LCD Notebook, Intel Core i7 i7-7700HQ Quad-core 2.80 GHz, 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 10
Item : IM12FN777 / Model : GL62MX2070
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  • Intel Core i7 2.80 GHz processor provides lightning fast speed and peak performance for the toughest of tasks and games
  • With 8 GB memory, you can multitask between various applications without issue
  • 1 TB HDD provides amazing storage room for all your favorite stuff like videos, songs, documents and images
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Dell Inspiron i5577-5328BLK 15.6" Gaming Laptop (Intel i5, 1TB HDD, 8GB DDR4, Windows 10, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050)
Item : 2715945 / Model : STP-9RWJVFX
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  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5
  • 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ Quad Core (6MB Cache, up to 3.5 GHz)
  • 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display
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Dell Alienware AW17R4-7352SLV 17.3" Gaming Laptop (Intel i7, 256GB SSD + 1TB SATA, 32GB DDR4, Win 10, NVDIA GeForce GTX 1080)
Item : 2715946 / Model : STP-JHC4CFX
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  • NVDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5X
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK (Quad-Core, 8MB Cache, Overclocking up to 4.4GHz )
  • 256GB PCIe SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
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ASUS® FX73VE-WH71 17.3" Notebook Bundle, Intel Core i7-7700HQ, 1TB HDD, 8GB, WIN 10, NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 Ti
Item : 24285901 / Model : FX73VEWH71STA
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  • Features 7th gen Intel i7-7700HQ quad core 2.8 GHz (3.8 GHz turbo) processor with 6MB cache memory
  • Has 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4 SDRAM and SO-DIMM socket
  • Comes with 1TB 7200 rpm HDD
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MSI GS73VR Stealth Pro 4K-223 17.3" Laptop Computer (Intel i7, 2TB HDD, 512GB SSD, 16GB, Windows 10, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060)
Item : IM17U2749 / Model : GS73VR4K223
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  • Intel Core i7 7700HQ 2.8 GHz quad-core processor
  • 16GB DDR4 SDRAM deliver fast and smooth operations
  • 2TB HDD offers limitless storage capacity 512GB SSD offers excellent operational performance
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MSI GT73VR TITAN-427 17.3" LCD Notebook, Intel Core i7 2.9GHZ, 16GB DDR4 SDRAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 10 (Multi Language), 1920x1080
Item : IM17U2742 / Model : GT73VR427
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  • Intel Core i7 2.90 GHz processor provides lightning fast speed and peak performance for the toughest of tasks and games
  • With 16 GB DDR4 SDRAM of memory, users can run many programs without losing execution
  • 1 TB HDD provides good space to accommodate your complete data
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Lenovo Legion Y520 15.6" Gaming Laptop (7th Gen Intel i7, 1TB HD+128GB SSD, 16GB DDR4, Windows 10, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050Ti)
Item : 24127058 / Model : 12395557
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  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti w/4GB GDDR5
  • 7th Generation Intel Intel Core i7-7700HQ (2.8GHz Up to 3.8 GHz)
  • 1TB HD + 128GB SSD
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Alienware AW13R3-7000SLV 13.3" Gaming Laptop (Intel i7, 256GB PCIe SSD, Win 10, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti with 2GB GDDR5)
Item : 2715887 / Model : STP-8C0TGFX
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  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti with 2GB GDDR5
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.8GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
  • 256GB PCIe SSD (Boot)
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ASUS ROG Strix GL753VD-DS71 17.3" Laptop, LCD, Intel i7, 1TB HDD, 16GB RAM, Windows 10 Home, Black/Orange
Item : 23980489 / Model : GL753VDDS71
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  • 7th gen Intel i7-7700HQ quad-core 2.8 GHz processor provides faster processing speeds
  • 16GB DDR4 SDRAM memory for reliable performance
  • 1TB 7200 RPM hard drive offers adequate internal storage space
1090.49 $1,090.49
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MSI GF62 7RE-1452 15.6" Gaming Laptop (7th Gen Intel i7, 1TB HDD, 16GB DDR4, Windows 10, NVIDIA GeForce® GTX1050TI)
Item : 2800059 / Model : GF621452
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  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX1050TI
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ (2.8 - 3.8 Ghz w/ Turbo Boost)
  • 1TB (7200RPM) HDD
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MSI GF72VR650 17.3" Gaming Laptop (7th Gen i7, 1TB HDD, 16GB DDR4, Windows 10, NVIDIA GeForce® GTX1060)
Item : 24214922 / Model : GF72VR650
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  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX1060 - VR Ready!
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ (2.8 - 3.8 Ghz w/ Turbo Boost)
  • 1TB (7200RPM) HDD
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MSI GF62 7RE-2025 15.6" LCD Notebook, Intel Core i7 i7-7700HQ Quad-core 2.80 GHz, 16 GB DDR4 SDRAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 10
Item : IM12FN775 / Model : GF622025
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  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor
  • Nvidia GTX1050Ti
  • Front Camera/Webcam: Yes
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MSI GS43VR Phantom Pro-069 14 14" Laptop Computer (Intel i7, 1TB HDD, 128GB SSD, 16GB, Windows 10, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060)
Item : IM17U2755 / Model : GS43VR069
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  • Intel Core i7 7700HQ 2.8 GHz quad-core processor
  • 16GB DDR4 SDRAM deliver fast and smooth operations
  • 1TB HDD provides ample storage space 128GB SATA SSD offers excellent operational performance
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Dell™ Inspiron 15 5000 I5576A298 15.6" Gaming Notebook, LCD, AMD A10-9630P, 1TB HDD, 8GB, Win 10 Home, Black
Item : 24254624 / Model : I5576A298BLK
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  • AMD A10-9630P quad core 2.6 GHz (3.3 GHz turbo) processor with 2MB cache memory
  • 8GB 2400 MHz DDR4 SDRAM, expandable up to 32GB
  • 1TB 5400 RPM SATA HDD
639.99 $639.99
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