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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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Dell Inspiron 17.3 Laptop with an 8th Gen i7-8550U, 16GB, 128+1, 1050ti
Item: 24340178 / Model : STP-RX84CFX
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  • 16GB, DDR4, 2666MHz; up to 32GB (additional memory sold separately)
  • 17.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display
  • Backlit Keyboard, English
1265.79 $1,265.79
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HP Pavilion Gaming 3ZF47UA#ABA 15.6" Notebook Laptop, Intel i5
Item: 24343687 / Model : 15CX0040NR
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  • 2.3GHz Intel i5-8300H quad-core processor with up to 4GHz and 8MB cache memory
  • 128GB SSD keeps your running programs active while your computer resumes from suspension in seconds
  • Windows 10 Home: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better
829.99 $829.99
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MSI GL63 8RC 069 15.6" Notebook Laptop, Intel i5
Item: IM13FM412 / Model : GL63069
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  • Intel i5-8300H quad-core 2.3GHz processor for ultimate performance
  • 256GB SSD hard drive enables you to store thousands of files
  • Windows 10 Home: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better
899.0 $899.00
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MSI GS65 Stealth Thin-068 15.6" Notebook Laptop, Intel i7
Item: IM13FM139 / Model : GS65068
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  • Intel i7-8750H 6-core 2.2GHz processor for ultimate performance
  • 512GB SSD hard drive enables you to store thousands of files
  • The user-friendly Windows operating system makes this laptop suitable for general use
2999.0 $2,999.00
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MSI GP63 Leopard-041 15.6" Notebook Laptop, Intel i7
Item: IM13FM409 / Model : GP63041
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  • Intel i7-8750H 6-core 2.2GHz processor for ultimate performance
  • 128GB SSD keeps your running programs active while your computer resumes from suspension in seconds
  • Windows 10 Home: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better
1299.0 $1,299.00
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MSI GE63 Raider RGB-011 15.6" Notebook Laptop, Intel i7
Item: IM13FM407 / Model : GE63RGB011
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  • Intel i7-8750H 6-core 2.2GHz processor for ultimate performance
  • 256GB SSD hard drive enables you to store thousands of files
  • Windows 10 Home: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better
1699.0 $1,699.00
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Alienware BBY-RK9CFFX 15.6" Notebook Laptop, Intel i7
Item: 2706610 / Model : STP-RK9CFFX
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  • 2.8GHz Intel i7-7700HQ quad-core processor with up to 3.8GHz and 6MB cache memory
  • 256GB SSD hard drive enables you to store thousands of files
  • Windows 10 Home: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better
2203.79 $2,203.79
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Dell G3 15 3579 15.6" Laptop, Intel® Core™ i7-8750H, 8GB
Item: 24381722 / Model : STP-MWMC3FX
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  • 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7+ 8750H Processor (6-Core, 9MB Cache, up to 3.9GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
  • 16GB Intel® Optane™ memory accelerated 1TB 5400RPM HDD
  • W10HADV DM 64ENGWW
939.99 $939.99
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Lenovo Legion Y720-15IKB 80VR001BUS 15.6" Notebook Laptop, Intel i7
Item: 24127063 / Model : 12395559
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  • 2.8GHz Intel i7-7700HQ quad-core processor with up to 3.8GHz and 6MB cache memory
  • 128GB SSD keeps your running programs active while your computer resumes from suspension in seconds
  • The user-friendly Windows operating system makes this laptop suitable for general use
1419.99 $1,419.99
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ASUS ROG Strix 15 Hero Edition GL503GE-ES73 15.6" Notebook Laptop, Intel i7
Item: 24340978 / Model : GL503GEES73
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  • Intel i7-8750H 6-core 2.2GHz processor for ultimate performance
  • 128GB SSD keeps your running programs active while your computer resumes from suspension in seconds
  • Windows 10 Home: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better
1397.29 $1,397.29
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Lenovo 530S-14IKB 81EU000JUS 14" Notebook Laptop, Intel i7
Item: 24324142 / Model : 13092774
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  • 1.8GHz Intel i7-8550U quad-core processor with up to 4GHz and 8MB cache memory
  • 256GB SSD hard drive enables you to store thousands of files
  • The user-friendly Windows operating system makes this laptop suitable for general use
1176.99 $1,176.99
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MSI GL63 8RC 068 15.6" Notebook Laptop, Intel i7
Item: IM13FM411 / Model : GL63068
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  • Intel i7-8750H 6-core 2.2GHz processor for ultimate performance
  • 128GB SSD keeps your running programs active while your computer resumes from suspension in seconds
  • Windows 10 Home: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better
1099.0 $1,099.00
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Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBM 80YY0090US 15.6" Notebook Laptop, Intel i7
Item: 24324127 / Model : 13125899
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  • 2.8GHz Intel i7-7700HQ quad-core processor with up to 3.8GHz and 6MB cache memory
  • Has 1TB HDD SATA 5400rpm hard drive for storage
  • Windows 10 Home: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better
1199.99 $1,199.99
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Alienware 15 R4 15.6" Laptop Computer, Intel® Core™ i7-8750H, 256GB SSD, 8GB Memory, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060
Item: 24380690 / Model : AW15R4-7736SLV
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  • 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8750H (6-Core, 9MB Cache, up to 4.1GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
  • 256GB M.2 2280 PCIe Solid State Drive
  • W10HADV DM 64ENGWW-SG,C2,DI,ANZ,HK,TW,JP
1649.99 $1,649.99
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Dell G5 15 5587 15.6" Notebook Laptop, Intel i5
Item: 24338290 / Model : G5587-5859BLK
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  • 2.3GHz Intel i5-8300H quad-core processor with up to 4GHz and 8MB cache memory
  • 128GB SSD keeps your running programs active while your computer resumes from suspension in seconds
  • Windows 10 Home: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better
1079.99 $1,079.99
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HP OMEN X by HP 2LV60UA#ABA 17.3" Notebook Laptop, Intel i7
Item: 24298705 / Model : 17AP020NR
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  • 2.9GHz Intel i7-7820HK quad-core processor with up to 3.9GHz and 8MB cache memory
  • 256GB SSD hard drive enables you to store thousands of files
  • Windows 10 Home: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better
2390.89 $2,390.89
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Samsung Odyssey NP800G5M-X01US 15.6" LCD Notebook, Intel Core i7 i7-7700HQ Quad-Core 2.80 GHz, 16GB DDR4 SDRAM, 1 TB HDD
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
1199.99 $1,199.99
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Lenovo Flex 4 1480 80VD000KUS 14" Notebook Laptop, Intel i7
Item: 24032504 / Model : 12253015
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  • 2.7GHz Intel i7-7500U dual-core processor with up to 3.5GHz and 3MB cache memory
  • 512GB SSD hard drive enables you to store thousands of files
  • Windows 10 Home: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better
889.99 $889.99
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Lenovo 510S-14IKB 80UV001BUS 14" Notebook Laptop, Intel i7
Item: 24032506 / Model : 12216564
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  • 2.7GHz Intel i7-7500U dual-core processor with up to 3.5GHz and 4MB cache memory
  • 256GB SSD hard drive enables you to store thousands of files
  • Windows 10 Home: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better
819.99 $819.99
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Lenovo 330-15ICH 81FK0000US 15.6" Notebook Laptop, Intel i5
Item: 24324118 / Model : 13092756
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  • 2.3GHz Intel i5-8300H quad-core processor with up to 4GHz and 8MB cache memory
  • Has 1TB HDD SATA 5400rpm hard drive for storage
  • Windows 10 Home: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better
899.99 $899.99
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Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK001LUS 15.6" Notebook Laptop, Intel i5
Item: 24324183 / Model : 12747936
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  • 2.5GHz Intel i5-7300HQ quad-core processor with up to 3.5GHz and 6MB cache memory
  • 1TB HDD gives you tons of storage space
  • Windows 10 Home: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better
899.99 $899.99
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Lenovo 330-15ICH 81FK0001US 15.6" Notebook Laptop, Intel i7
Item: 24324128 / Model : 13092775
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  • 2.2GHz Intel i7-8750H 6-core processor with up to 4.1GHz and 9MB cache memory
  • Has 1TB HDD SATA 5400rpm hard drive for storage
  • Windows 10 Home: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better
1099.99 $1,099.99
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MSI GS63 Stealth-061 15.6" Notebook Laptop, Intel i7
Item: 24214921 / Model : GS63061
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  • Intel i7-7700HQ quad-core 2.8GHz processor for ultimate performance
  • 128GB SSD keeps your running programs active while your computer resumes from suspension in seconds
  • Windows 10 Home: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better
1299.0 $1,299.00
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Lenovo Legion Y720-15IKB 80VR008VUS 15.6" Notebook Laptop, Intel i7
Item: 24328348 / Model : 12581635
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  • 2.8GHz Intel i7-7700HQ quad-core processor with up to 3.8GHz and 6MB cache memory
  • 256GB SSD hard drive enables you to store thousands of files
  • Windows 10 Home: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better
1449.99 $1,449.99
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