Best Desktop Replacement Laptops (2021)

Top Best Laptop Recommendations for Replacing Desktop Computers

At one point, desktop computers, were a necessity if you wanted good performance. However, these days, they take up a lot of space. In addition, they can easily be replaced by a laptop. Here, we’ll look at the best desktop computer replacement laptop. A laptop, is a better alternative, compared to a workstation. It eliminates the disadvantages of desktops, while maintaining its advantages.

Several factors have been taken into account when coming up with the best desktop alternative. First, is performance. The laptop you buy, should be able to adequately replace a desktop in terms of performance. The good thing, these days, both desktop and laptop processor have similar performance. Some years back, the processors in laptops, were seriously under powered. All the laptops in this list, have very good performance.

Most monitors, come with a 1080p resolution, in addition to having high refresh rates. This should also be true to the laptop screen that will be used to replace them. However, screen size might be subjective. In this list, I’ve listed laptops with 12 inches, all the way to 17 inches.

These laptops, don’t have to be necessarily lightweight. However, a light laptop can give you flexibility in the house. In the house, you can move with it from one room to another. Laptops, compared to workstations/ desktops, also come with the battery life. You get freedom from sitting next to a power outlet. When the weather allows, you can even use it outside the house.

In this list of best laptop recommendation for desktop/workstation replacement, I’ve listed brands such Microsoft Surface, Acer, Alienware, MacBook, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Asus, Gigabyte, Razer and many more.

You can also have a look at best Intel Core i7 laptops in addition to the best gaming laptops.

The Following are the Best Desktop/ Workstation Replacement Laptops (2021):

AORUS 15G (WB) Performance Laptop

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CPU 10th Gen Intel i7-10750H
GPU RTX 2070 Max-Q
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16GB
Storage Space 512GB
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB, HDMI, Audio Out
Dimensions (L x W x H) 20.47 x 13.82 x 5 inches
Weight 4.85 pounds
Pros Very Good performance
Cons NA

ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo UX581 Laptop

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CPU 10th Generation Intel Core i7 processor
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 4K UHD
RAM 16 GB of RAM
Storage Space 1 TB SSD
Operating System Windows
Ports USB, Ethernet, Audio
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14.1 x 9.7 x 0.9 inches
Weight 5.5 pounds
Pros Performance, Display Quality
Cons Weight

MSI GE76 Raider 10UG-232 Laptop-i7-RTX3070

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CPU Intel Core i7-10870H 2.2-5.0 GHz
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX3070 8GB GDDR6
Display Size 17. 3 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 32GB (16G*2) DDR4 3200MHz
Storage Space 1TB NVMe SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports Killer LAN E3100 | Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210(2*2) | BT 5.2
Dimensions (L x W x H) 1.08 x 15.63 x 10.57 inches
Weight 6.39 pounds
Pros Performance, Display Quality
Cons Quite Heavy

GIGABYTE AORUS 15G YC

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CPU 1‎0th Gen Intel Core i7-10870H (2.2GHz - 5.0GHz)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 8 GB GDDR6
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution FHD 1920x1080
RAM 32 GB RAM
Storage Space 1 TB PCIe SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (Type-C), 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.4 | 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), 1 x HDMI 2.1
Dimensions (L x W x H) 9.6 x 14 x 0.9 inches
Weight 4.51 pounds
Pros Premiu m design
Cons

Alienware m17 R3 Laptop RTX 2070 8GB

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CPU Intel Core i7-10750H
GPU Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16GB
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB, Ethernet, Audio
Dimensions (L x W x H) 15.74 x 11.59 x 0.89 inches
Weight 5.51 pounds
Pros Performance
Cons

GF65 MSI 15 Inch Laptop -64GB RAM

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CPU Intel Core i7-10750H
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080
RAM 64GB RAM
Storage Space 2TB NVMe SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB, Ethernet, HDMI, Headphone Jack
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14.13 x 9.99 x 0.85 inches
Weight 4.1 pounds
Pros Design, Performance
Cons NA

Acer Aspire 3

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CPU Intel Core i5-1035G1 Quad Core Processor
GPU Intel Graphics
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 8GB
Storage Space 256GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type A / 1 HDMI / Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack Micro / SD media card reader
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14.3 x 9.7 x 0.78 inches
Weight 1 pounds
Pros Lightweight, Good performance, Quality Display
Cons NA

OMEN 15 Laptop-RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

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CPU Intel Core i7-10750H
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 32GB DDR4
Storage Space 512GB
Operating System Windows
Ports SuperSpeed USB Type-C(R) (DisplayPort(TM) 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge), 3 SuperSpeed USB Type-A, RJ-45, 3.5mm Headphone/microphone combo (DTS: X(R) Ultra), AC smart pin, Mini DisplayPort(TM), HDMI 2.0a
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14.17 x 10.36 x 0.79 inches
Weight 5.12 lbs
Pros Display, Performance
Cons n/a

Alienware m15 R4

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CPU Intel Core i7-10870H (8-Core, 16MB Cache, up to 5.0GHz Max Turbo Frequency)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16GB
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB, Ethernet, Audio
Dimensions (L x W x H) 10.86 x 14.19 x 0.78 inches
Weight 5.5 pounds
Pros Performance
Cons Weight

Razer Blade Pro 17 Laptop i7-RTX 3080

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CPU Intel Core i7-10875H 8-Core
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels
RAM 16GB
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Ports USB, Ethernet, Audio, SD Card
Dimensions (L x W x H) 10.23 x 15.55 x 0.78 inches
Weight 6.06 pounds
Pros Performance, Display Quality
Cons Quite Heavy

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

Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-73L3

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CPU 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10750H 6-Core Processor
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Graphics with Max-Q
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16GB
Storage Space 512GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 1 - Thunderbolt 3 (Full USB 3.1 Type C) Port, 3 - USB 3.2 Gen 2 Ports (One with Power-off Charging), 1 - HDMI 2.0 Port with HDCP Support, 1 - Mini Display Port
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14.11 x 10.04 x 0.7 inches
Weight 4.63 pounds
Pros Performance, Display Quality
Cons NA

Gigabyte AERO 17 Laptop i9

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CPU Intel Core i9-10980HK
GPU GeForce RTX 2080 Super MAX-Q
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16GB
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB, Ethernet, Audio Out
Dimensions (L x W x H) 15.6 x 10.6 x 0.84 inches
Weight 5.5 pounds
Pros Performance, Display
Cons

 

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