Specs: Intel Core i5 CPU, GTX 1050 GPU, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD
With a 10th-generation Core i5 processor and Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050 (3 GB) graphics card, this laptop will handle popular games without breaking a sweat.
Razer Blade 15 15.6-Inch for $1,450 ($250 off)
Amazon, Razer Store ($1,549), B&H ($1,549)
Specs: Intel Core i7 10th Gen. CPU, RTX 260 GPU, 120 Hz HD Display, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD
The Razer Blade 15 continues to top our list of the Best Gaming Laptops. It has everything you need in a gaming laptop, including a fairly thin and light frame, and a display with a quick enough refresh rate to handle 120 fps when you’re playing.
Asus ROG Strix Scar III for $1,850 ($350 off)
Amazon ($1,850), B&H ($1,900)
Specs: Intel Core i7 CPU, RTX 2070 Super GPU, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD
This is a gaming powerhouse with a 10th-generation i7 chip, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super (8 GB model), and 16 gigabytes of RAM. You get a 1080p 15-inch screen with refresh rate of 240 Hz and a 1-terabyte drive for plenty of storage space.
Deals on Accessories
LG 34-Inch Ultra Wide Full HD Monitor for $330 ($50 off)
Amazon ($327), Best Buy, Adorama
Reviews editor Jeffrey Van Camp recommends (and uses) this monitor from LG, which has a 2,560 x 1,080 pixel resolution, HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, and a speedy response time that makes it good for gaming. Ultrawide monitors open up new worlds of multitasking, letting you run two full-size browser windows side-by-side (or another application), which is why several members of the Gear team have one.
Dell UltraSharp 27-Inch LED Monitor for $356 ($244 off)
Amazon, Walmart ($359)
This 27-inch monitor has a 1440p screen (2560×1440 pixels) is a favorite of Gear Team’s Parker Hall. At 3,440 x 1,440 resolution it’s plenty sharp, though the 60 Hz refresh rate might not be the best for graphics intensive games. It has plenty of ports, including a power port that can handle 90 Watts.
Samsung 27-Inch Curved HD G-Sync Monitor for $270 ($130 off)
Walmart, Best Buy, Newegg, B&H
This Samsung 27-inch 1080p gaming monitor has G-Sync compatibility, which means less screen tearing with Nvidia graphics cards. It’ll run at 240 Hz without breaking a sweat. Downsides: No speakers or USB ports built-in.
Logitech G513 Mechanical Keyboard for $100 ($30 off)
Best Buy, Newegg