Our Best Gaming Laptops for 2018

Looking for the best Gaming Laptops in Australia? Here are 5 Gaming Notebooks we recommend you consider.


MSI Titan Pro GT73VR 7RF 17.3″ Gaming Notebook i7

The MSI Titan Pro GT73VR 7RF 17.3″ Gaming Notebook i7 is an impressive and ultra-powerful, high-end gaming laptop that will give you the power of a desktop PC and the convenience of laptop portability without compromising on performance.

As standard, the Titan Pro GT73VR comes with a 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7-7820HK quad-core processor, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card with 8GB of GDDR5X VRAM and 16GB of DDR4 RAM, which can be upgraded to a maximum of 64GB. This pro-level gaming laptop also has a Full HD 17.3″ display, which provides a refresh rate of 120 Hz refresh rate to enable a clearer, tear-free multimedia and gaming experience.

The display support on this laptop can be extended via the HDMI port and Mini DisplayPort, which enables you to connect two additional monitors and control them individually with the unique MSI Matrix Display technology meaning you can play games and watch movies at the same time!

The Titan Pro GT73VR comes equipped with a mechanical level keyboard that was designed by SteelSeries and so uses SteelSeries Engine 3 technology to provide macro support so that all your most important gaming commands are at your fingertips when you need them most. Add true to life sound and enhanced volume or virtual 7.1 audio, via your external audio system and with the MSI Titan Pro, you’re about to experience truly immersive, life-like gaming, movies and more like never before.

Other features worth highlighting on the MSI Titan Pro GT73VR include the 256GB solid-state drive, a 1TB hard drive, the SDXC card reader, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, a webcam, audio in/out jacks and USB 3.0, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, as well as Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.

The MSI Titan Pro GT73VR 7RF 17.3″ Gaming Notebook i7 is definitely at the top of the charts when it comes to gaming laptops. It’s quiet operation, impressive and powerful onboard tech, and versatile external connectivity all make it well worth considering if you’re a pro-gamer looking for that gaming PC experience from a laptop. Titan Pro GT73VR costs $4,999.


Origin EON17-X-Prestige 17.3″ 4K Gaming Notebook i7

Origin EON17-X-Prestige 17.3" 4K Gaming Notebook i7 32GB 256GB+2TB GTX1070 Win10

Looking for 4K visuals, blistering performance, seemingly endless connectivity, and gigantic storage from your next gaming laptop? If so, you should check out the EON17-X series from Origin PC.

With the EON17-X, Origin PC have held back nothing! This high-end gaming laptop gives you 4K or 1080P display options with G-SYNC support so you’ll be enjoying mind-blowing visuals and tear-free gaming that’s complemented by high-definition, crystal clear audio – your gaming, music, movies and more will never be the same again once you’ve experienced them on the EON17-X.

As standard, the EON17-X comes with a desktop Core i7 processor, a crazy-fast PCIe SSD, a NVIDIA GTX 1080 GPU and an impressively clear and reactive 4K display that’s been turbo-charged with NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology.

When it comes to connectivity and storage, the Origin PC EON17-X series gaming laptop doesn’t fall short either. You get four USB 3.0 ports, two USB-C ports (one of which has Thunderbolt 3 support), an Ethernet jack, an SD card slot, four audio lines (for your microphones, headphones, and speakers), an HDMI port, and two Mini DisplayPort connectors. You won’t be short on storage with the EON17-X either because it sports a huge 1TB SSHD and dual 256GB solid-state drives in a RAID Level 0 array.

A couple of not so impressive things about this gaming laptop are that the battery life which will only give you around 2 hours per full charge and it isn’t the most portable of laptops either although, all this tech and power takes up space so, the weight and size of this machine don’t come as any surprise.

The Origin PC EON17-X series gaming laptop is acknowledged to be one of the most powerful, high-performing, and customisable gaming laptops currently on the market however this level of performance doesn’t come cheap, this high-end gaming laptop starts from $4899.

All Origin PC laptops are also fully customisable so you can build your ultimate dream machine but be warned that this service does come at a price that isn’t for the faint-hearted!


Acer Predator 17 Core i7 17.3in Gaming Notebook (G9-793-75DS)

The Acer Predator G9-793-75DS i7 17″ Gaming Notebook is a high-end gaming laptop that comes with a powerful 7th Gen Intel Core processor and a VR ready, NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics card to provide a high definition, mobile gaming experience.

Loud and proud with its distinctive red and black design, this Predator gaming notebook features inter-changeable cooling, for optimum performance during those mammoth gaming sessions, via the swappable Cooler Master and Predator FrostCore functionality while the Killer DoubleShot Pro feature enables Ethernet and Wi-Fi connections to work together for ultimate high-speed connectivity when you need it most.

The Predator G9-793 also comes with a 17.3” Full HD Widescreen IPS Display that is supported by NVIDIA G-SYNC technology so your games and movies will be clear, fast and seamlessly smooth while the four speakers, two subwoofers, and Dolby Audio surround sound controlled by Predator SoundPound will take your in-game immersion to new heights.

No gaming laptop would be complete without a programmable RGB Backlit Keyboard, and the keyboard on the Acer Predator G9-793 offers four customisable backlight zones as well as 15 in-game macro profiles via its ProZone Keyboard and PredatorSense features which will give you optimum control and all the customisation you could need.

In short, at $4,299, the Acer Predator G9-793-75DS is a next-generation, feature-packed gaming laptop that boasts NVIDIA GeForce graphics with VR support, 2TB of storage, an impressive range of connectivity options, and an ultra-fast 7th generation Intel Core processor to give you a full-throttle, mobile gaming experience.


AORUS Gigabyte X3 Plus v7 13.9″ Gaming Notebook (X3-1060-702S)

Equipped with a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor, the AORUS Gigabyte X3 Plus v7 13.9″ Gaming Notebook (X3-1060-702S) comes full of innovative features and certainly packs some punch too. This gaming laptop uses a new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series GPU to deliver a crystal clear, mobile gaming experience that includes awe-inspiring visuals and performance that needs to be seen to be believed.

The X3 Plus boasts a QHD+ display with 3200 x 1800 resolution that provides breathtaking picture quality and clarity without compromise wherever you are – even outdoors! When it comes to memory, this high-performance gaming laptop boasts DDR4 technology that runs at a frequency of 2400 MHz which translates to faster, smoother gaming and onboard storage options up to 32GB but what’s really impressive is that DDR4 uses considerably less power than its predecessor DDR3, and less power consumption means less heat for an even better and more comfortable gaming experience.

Equipped with HDMI 2.0 connectivity, which can deliver data transfer rates of up to 18 Gbps, the true potential of 4K resolution can now be enjoyed through 12-bit colour and 60Hz refresh rates – finally, the X3 will enable you to experience and enjoy your videos, photos, and games in true, optimised, breathtaking high definition.

When you buy an AORUS X3, you’ll also get an extended battery life of up to 7 hours, 25 Individual sets of active Macros, next-generation VR performance and a full aluminium chassis that makes it lightweight, stylish and robust.

You only need to take a quick look at the impressive specification on offer with this gaming laptop to see that the AORUS Gigabyte X3 Plus v7 13.9″ Gaming Notebook is aimed at hardcore gamers who are looking for lightning fast performance, crystal clear graphics, and true portability. Priced from $2,699, this next generation gaming offers some serious value for your money.


Alienware Y510122AU 13″ i7 Gaming Notebook

Alienware Y510122AU 13" Gaming Notebook i7-5500U 8GB 256GB GTX 860M Win8.1 64bit

With its 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti, and Full HD display the Alienware 13 Y510122AU Gaming Notebook from Dell is designed to provide you with multimedia and gaming performance that is quite simply better.

This innovative gaming laptop is Alienware’s first VR gaming laptop and its built to impress. Offering a near perfect balance between portability, power and feature-rich design, the Alienware 13 includes 8GB DDR4 onboard memory so you get plenty of storage capacity while the four-zone, multi-colour, programmable mechanical RGB keyboard means that the commands you need are at your fingertips when you need them so you can get fully immersed in winning your game.

Made from carbon fibre for a durable, lightweight feel that’s entirely mobile, your Alienware 13 gaming laptop also comes with all the connectivity you could possibly need – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 3.0 Type-A, USB Type-C with Thunderbolt support, HDMI, Mini-Display, Audio out, a headphone jack and a Gigabit Ethernet Port – so integrating it into your gaming ecosystem couldn’t be easier.

The Alienware 13 Y510122AU Gaming Notebook, at $2,399, will provide you with all the convenience of a gaming laptop while having the graphics, visuals, connectivity, and processing power of a desktop PC – the best of both world’s and well worth considering for your next gaming solution.

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