Best Gaming Laptops for Apex Legends Windows Central 2021
These are the best gaming laptops for Apex Legends right now. This game is a battle royale that's still going strong across the world. From the creators of Titanfall, it came out what feels like forever ago in 2019. If you're looking to catch some of the best shooting action around, not to mention the excellent movement options, on the go, then read on for our picks for the best gaming laptops to play Apex Legends.
- Best overall: HP Omen 15
- Best value: Dell G5 15
- Another great value: Acer Nitro 5
- Best AMD: ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14
- All-in overkill: Razer Blade 15
- Classic gamer design: Alienware m15 R3
HP redesigned its Omen line of gaming laptops for 2020 to make them look sleeker and more modern. What increases our interest is that HP offers both AMD and Intel hardware for you to choose from, though the higher-end GPU and RAM are reserved for Intel. There are also budget options for gamers who don't need all the power. Regardless, the laptop and its various options are perfect for anyone who wants the most out of Apex Legends.
Dell's G5 line of affordable gaming laptops has caught the eye of many for a few years now. With a more subtle "gamer" look than other options out there, the G5 also represents a great value. You have several CPU options from an i5-10300H to an i7-10750H, a 1650Ti or 1660Ti GPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB NVMe SSD. You can spend a few more hundred dollars to get an RTX 2060 GPU if you want, but then you're climbing into a much higher price bracket.
Sporting both AMD and Intel CPU options, plus AMD and Nvidia GPU picks, Acer has your budget needs covered with the Nitro 5 line. With a sharp "gamer" aesthetic, the Nitro 5 shaves a few more corners than just on the laptop lid to meet this price point. The model linked below comes with a Ryzen 5 2500U CPU, an RX 560X GPU with 4GB of VRAM, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB HDD. It's humble, but you'll be able to play Apex just fine.
The ROG Zephyrus G14 from ASUS presented us with the best AMD has to offer in a gaming laptop space and boy, did it deliver. The Ryzen 9 4900HS is a game-changer. The Zephyrus G14 itself is a svelte and very mobile laptop that packs in a ton of power under the hood. All told, you can spec this thing out to your heart's content and still pay a very fair price for what you're getting. If you want to live the Ryzen life, this is the laptop for you.
The Razer Blade 15 featured as our pick for the best gaming laptop money can buy, though it's overkill for Apex Legends alone. However, purchasing a Blade 15, whether it be the base or Advanced model, is an investment, and it's likely to be your only machine. Those price tags can indeed be eye-watering, but you get a lot for your money beyond just the internals. You can start with a 1080p display and a 1660Ti GPU, or go all the way up to 4K OLED touch with a Quadro RTX 5000 professional-grade GPU. It just depends on your budget.
Alienware has long been a staple in the gaming PC world, and it helped popularize gaming laptops back in the day. Since then, Dell's "hardcore" gaming brand has mostly kept its design language, despite the trend toward less gamer-y machines. Still, if you love that classic Alienware design, then be sure to check out the m15 R3. Each option comes with an i7-10750H. You can start with a Radeon RX 5500M GPU with a 256GB SSD and 16GB f RAM or spec up to an RTX 2070 with a 1TB SSD and 32GB of RAM.
Gaming power on the go
There are a lot of gaming laptops out there, some of which just barely missed making this list. It's honestly hard to go wrong these days since the technology behind gaming laptops has improved so drastically in the last five or so years. However, if Apex Legends is your main game, then your best bet is the HP Omen 15. It packs in a great value and excellent performance, all while looking pretty.
If you like what AMD is doing with Ryzen, then the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 is right up your alley. It represents the best that AMD has to offer in the gaming laptop space, and you'll see wicked performance with it. It's a bit overkill for Apex Legends if we're honest, but it'll net you excellent frames in other games, too.
Finally, if you're on a tight budget, you have a couple of good options. We chose the Dell G5 15 as the best budget pick because of what you get for your money. At just under $1000, you get a nice setup. But if every dollar counts, then the Acer Nitro 5 has you covered.
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