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Best Laptops for Casual Gaming (2021)

Casual gaming, does not require a top of the line laptop, that costs several thousands. Here, we’ll look at the best laptop for Casual Gamers. Most games, run just fine at 30 frames per second, in addition to a 1080p resolution. You don’t require a 4K output at 60FPS to enjoy your games, especially if you are a casual gamer. Many casual games, are not graphic and CPU intensive.

Criteria used for best laptop recommendations for Casual Gaming: First, the laptop should have at least an Intel Core i5. This improves game load and startup times. In addition, it also ensures that you are able to run future casual games. Speaking of the graphics card, the minimum, is 4GB. You get improved frame rates in addition to better graphical fidelity.

Speaking of the storage capacity, all these laptops have a minimum of 1TB. Honestly, whether you are a gamer or not, 500GB fill up really quickly these days. 1TB, is not only important for your games, but also for storage of other media such as photos, music and videos. An SSD is not a priority, a HDD is quite suitable for casual gaming.

The display, is among the features crucial, whether you are a casual or hardcore. A 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, is the minimum. When it comes to the screen size, 13 inches to 15 inch laptops are suitable. Usually, the screen size preference is subjective.

Other features taken into account, for casual gaming include battery life and build quality. You’ll find brands such as Acer, Lenovo, Dell, HP, Asus, Razer, Surface in addition to Samsung, MSI and Gigabyte.

The Following are the Best Laptops for Casual Gamers (2021):

Gigabyte AERO 17 Laptop i7- 32GB RAM

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CPU Intel Core i7-10870H Octa Core
GPU NVIDIA RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 32GB
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows 10 Pro
Ports 3 USB 3.2 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 mini Display Port, Thunderbolt 3 (Type-C), SD Reader, 1 x Microphone Jack, 1 x Headphone Jack
Dimensions (L x W x H) 10.6 x 15.6 x 0.84 inches
Weight 5.5 pounds
Pros Performance, Display Quality
Cons Weight

Alienware m15 R3 Laptop

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CPU Intel Core i7-10875
GPU Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 32GB RAM
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows
Ports USB, Ethernet, Audio
Dimensions (L x W x H) 10.87 x 14.19 x 0.81 inches
Weight 5.51 pounds
Pros Performance, Display
Cons Weight

Dell Gaming G3 15 3500 - Laptop

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CPU Intel Core i7-10750H
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6
Display Size 15.6 inch
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16GB 2933MHz DDR4
Storage Space 512 GB M.2 [PCIe] NVMe (SSD)
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB, Ethernet, Audio Jack
Dimensions (L x W x H) 10 x 14.39 x 0.85 inches
Weight 5.18 pounds
Pros Performance, Display
Cons None

Acer Predator Helios 300

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CPU 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10750H Processor (6-Core, 2.6 GHz Upto 5.0 GHz
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16 GB SDRAM
Storage Space 512 GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Headphone
Dimensions (L x W x H) 15.9 x 11 x 0.97 inches
Weight 6.39 pounds
Pros Performance, Price, Display Quality
Cons Weight

OMEN 15-EN0023DX 15.6 Laptop

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CPU AMD Ryzen™ 7 4800H
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16GB
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-C 5Gbps signaling rate (DisplayPort 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge); 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate (HP Sleep and Charge); 2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate; 1 Mini DisplayPort; 1 HDMI 2.0a; 1 RJ-45; 1 AC smart pin; 1 headphone/microphone combo
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14 x 9.4 x 0.9 inches
Weight 5.41 pounds
Pros Performance
Cons Weight

Razer Blade Pro 17 Laptop i7- RTX 2080 SUPER

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CPU Intel Core i7-10875H Processor:
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution 4K 3840 x 2160 Pixels
RAM 16 GB DDR4
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB 3.2 Gen 2, 2.5 Gb Ethernet, UHS-III SD Card Reader, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Windows Hello, and Thunderbolt 3
Dimensions (L x W x H) 15.55 x 10.23 x 0.78 inches
Weight 10.56 pounds
Pros Performance, Display Quality
Cons Weight

HP Pavilion Laptop 17-inch

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CPU 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10750H Processor
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16gb
Storage Space 256GB
Operating System Windows
Ports USB Type-C 10Gbps signaling rate (USB Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge), 3 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate (HP Sleep and Charge), RJ-45 Ethernet Port, 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo, AC smart pin, HDMI 2.0
Dimensions (L x W x H) 11.1 x 15.94 x 1 inches
Weight 6.07 lbs
Pros Performance
Cons Storage, Weight

MSI GL65 Leopard 10SFK-062 Laptop-i7-RTX2070

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CPU Intel Core i7-10750H
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8G GDDR6
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 Pixels
RAM 16 GB DDR4
Storage Space 512GB NVMe SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C 1 USB 3.2 Gen1 3 Steel Series per-Key RGB with Anti-Ghost key+ silver lining 720p HD Webcam
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14.08 x 9.76 x 1.08 inches
Weight 9.13 pounds
Pros Good performance, Premium Design
Cons Quite Heavy

ASUS TUF Gaming F17 Laptop

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CPU Quad-core Intel Core 15-10300H
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6 Graphics
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 8GB
Storage Space 512GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB, Ethernet, Audio Out
Dimensions (L x W x H) 15.71 x 10.59 x 1.02 inches
Weight 5.73 lbs
Pros Performance, Display Quality
Cons Weight

Lenovo Legion 5 Laptop

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CPU AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Processor
GPU NVIDIA GTX 1660Ti
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 Pixels
RAM 16 GB DDR4
Storage Space 512GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, one USB-C port, HDMI, Ethernet, and an audio jack.
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14.29 x 10.22 x 0.98 inches
Weight 5.41 pounds
Pros Display, Performance
Cons Weight

Razer Blade 15 Base Laptop i7- RTX 2070 Max-Q

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CPU Intel Core i7-10750H
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 Pixels
RAM 16 GB DDR4
Storage Space 512 SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports Wi-Fi 6, Gigabit Ethernet, Thunderbolt 3, USB type-A and type-C ports, and HDMI
Dimensions (L x W x H) 13.98 x 0.78 x 9.25 inches
Weight 8.7 pounds
Pros Performance, Price
Cons Weight

GIGABYTE AERO 15 OLED KC

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CPU Intel Core i7-10870H (2.20 GHz)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 6 GB GDDR6
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 300Hz Refresh Rate FHD 1920 x 1080
RAM 16 GB RAM
Storage Space 512 PCIe SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (Type-C), 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.4 | 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), 1 x HDMI 2.1 | 1 x UHS-II SD Card Reader
Dimensions (L x W x H) 9.8 x 14 x 0.78 inches
Weight 4.5 pounds
Pros Performance, Design
Cons None

Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 Laptop

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CPU AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS processor
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 6GB GDDR6
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16GB DDR4
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB, Ethernet, Audio
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14.2 x 9.9 x 0.78 inches
Weight 4.63 pounds
Pros Performance, Display Quality
Cons n/a
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