5 Laptops that are Good for Both Gaming and Business

Choosing the right laptop that will suit your needs is always a tough choice to make. Questions like how much money to spend or which configuration to go for can trouble most people. However, if you spend time working on your laptop, but also like spending quality time enjoying video games, then choosing a laptop that can be suited for both work and play is the best option for you.

It’s important to remember that gaming configurations can support your business needs with ease. On the other hand, not all workstations can support every gamer’s needs. The key is to pick the right balance and be effective at both. Here are a few laptops that are awesome for both gaming and business needs.

Alienware 13 R3

When most people hear Alienware, the first thing that comes to mind is a uniquely-designed high-end performance machine that costs a small fortune. And this laptop stands up to those expectations, only it doesn’t cost as much. At a price of $1,199, you’ll get more than enough performance to support quality gaming and suit your business needs as well. Here are the specs:

  • CPU –  2.6GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core, eight-thread
  • GPU – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5, also includes integrated Intel HD 530 graphics
  • RAM – 16GB of DDR4 at 2,400 MHz
  • Screen – 13.3″ Quad High-Definition (QHD 2,560 x 1,440 resolution) anti-glare OLED with touch screen
  • Storage – 512GB SSD (Solid State Drive)
  • Dimensions – W-D-H 13″, 10.6″, 0.87″, weight 5.8lbs

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501

Among Asus notebooks, this one stands out as quite a monster. As a matter of fact, ROG Zephyrus is one of the thinnest notebooks that contain a Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU. Although quite pricey, to put it mildly, this notebook won’t leave you hanging in terms of performance for both gaming and business. Here’s what you get for $2,699:

  • CPU – 2.8GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Intel Core i7-770HQ quad-core, eight-thread
  • GPU – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5X VRAM, with integrated Intel HD 630 Graphics
  • RAM – 16GB of DDR4 2,400 MHz
  • Screen – 15.6″ Full HD (1,980 x 1,080) screen with anti-glare, wide-view panel 120Hz refresh rate with Nvidia G-Sync
  • Storage – 512GB M.2 PCIe x4 SSD
  • Dimensions – W-D-H 14.9″, 10.3″, 0.66-0.7″, weight 4.85lbs

Gigabyte Aero 14

A more affordable ultrabook from Gigabyte with excellent performance. This ultrabook will suit the needs of everyone who combines gaming with the business world. With a price of $1,649 you get this hardware:

  • CPU – Intel Core i7-770HQ quad-core, eight-thread that runs at 2.8GHz (3.8GHz Turbo)
  • GPU – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 RAM, also with integrated Intel HD 630 Graphics
  • RAM – 16GB DDR4 2,400 MHz
  • Screen – 14″ QHD (2,560 x 1,440) anti-glare IPS
  • Storage – 512 GB M.2 SATA PCIe Gen3
  • Dimensions – W-D-H 13.19″, 9.84″ 0.78″, weight 4.17lbs

HP Omen 17

A laptop from HP that will be of great assistance for your business needs. This laptop will also support your gaming life quite well. In addition, one of its highlight features is definitely the 4K display screen for an awesome viewing experience. At a reasonable price of $1,799 it comes equipped with this hardware:

  • CPU – 2.8GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Intel Core i7- 770HQ
  • GPU – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 with 8GB DDR5 VRAM Dedicated
  • RAM – 16 GB DDR4 2400 MHz SDRAM (2 x 8 GB)
  • Screen – 17.3″ diagonal 4K IPS anti-glare WLED-backlit (3840 x 2160 resolution)
  • Storage – 1 TB 7200 rpm SATA, with 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Dimensions – W-H-D 16.3″, 11.0″, 1.2″, weight 6.3lbs

MSI GS63VR 7RG Stealth Pro

This laptop proves that MSI laptops don’t fall behind other companies with quality and performance in gaming laptops. This machine will meet your everyday business and gaming needs with ease. This is the hardware that comes packed in this laptop for $1,396:

  • CPU- Intel Core i7-7600HQ at 2.6GHZ (3.5GHz Turbo) quad-core, eight-thread
  • GPU- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5
  • RAM – 16GB (8GB x 2) DDR4 2400 MHz
  • Screen – 15.6″ Full HD Anti-Glare eDP Vivid Color
  • Storage – 128GB M.2 SATA SSD and 1TB (7200RPM) HDD
  • Dimensions – W-H-D 14.9″, 9.8″,0.69″, weight 3.9lbs

Picking a gaming laptop over a workstation will cost you more. However, with a gaming laptop, you’ll be able to complete all of your business-related tasks without worrying about the slow response and enjoy quality gaming in your spare time as well.