Best Gaming Laptops for PUBG in 2020
These are the best gaming laptops for PUBG. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, better known as PUBG, helped kick off the battle royale craze that we still feel today. Coming up on three years old, the game is still going strong with availability on multiple platforms. We've rounded up some of the best gaming laptops for you if PUBG is your main game.
Our top pick is the AMD-powered ROG Zephyrus G14 from ASUS. This beast packs a beefy 8-core/16-thread Ryzen 9 4900HS CPU, an RTX 2060 Max-Q GPU, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, and a 14" 1080p 120Hz display. All told, it's one great laptop for an extremely good price. With its svelte design, the Zephyrus G14 is perfect for gaming and productivity on the go. It's called the most powerful 14" laptop on the market for a reason.
Another great option
HP's redesigned Omen laptops really surprised us with the modern design and refreshed internals. You get the choice between AMD and Intel for the CPU, though the more powerful GPU and higher RAM count is reserved for the Intel variant. Regardless, you get an excellent laptop that can more than handle PUBG and whatever else you want to throw at it, all while looking quite nice.
Surprisingly enough, Dell has some of the best budget gaming laptops out there. Starting at a couple hundred under a grand, you get a respectable machine that plays games well and looks nice with its more subtle "gamer" aesthetic. Dell offers several configurations to meet your budget needs, including a very solid entry-level laptop with an i5-10300H and a 1650Ti GPU, both of which are plenty for PUBG.
Lenovo's Legion brand has some hit-or-miss members, but the 5i is a solid mid-range performer. It won't win awards for much, but it gets the job done with its i7-10750H hexa-core CPU, GTX 1660Ti GPU, user-upgradeable 8GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD. All told, it packs a good punch, and many should find its more subtle-ish looks pleasing. It has a serviceable 60Hz display, and it's great for people who just love PUBG.
Razer has become one of the top names in terms of quality laptops in recent years. The Blade line often stars in our picks for some of the best machines you can buy, and the Blade 15 featured as our top choice for the best gaming laptop you can buy. So if you have a lot to spend, the Blade 15 has a lot to offer. For some, it's their main machine and, therefore, worth the investment. If you have advanced computing needs and don't want to worry about a desktop, the Razer Blade 15 is for you. The Advanced model is way overkill for PUBG, though.
If 14" and 15" laptops just don't cut it for you and you want a big boy, then here's our pick: the MSI GS75 Stealth. Despite having a 17.3" display, MSI managed to make quite a thin and light machine. MSI offers plenty of customization options, such as a choice between an i7-10750H or i9-10980HK CPU, up to 64GB of 3200MHz DDR4 RAM, and up to a 1TB SSD. GPU options range from the RTX 2060 up to the 2080 Max-Q. You can go all out with this laptop, depending on your budget, but even the base model is plenty for PUBG.
Many laptops to choose from
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Gaming laptops are pretty impressive these days, even the budget ones (correction: especially the budget ones). They pack in a ton of power into small frames while still managing to give you excellent gaming experiences.
But when it comes to PUBG specifically, you're limited only by your budget since the game can play on many machines. However, our pick for the best PUBG gaming laptop is the Ryzen 9-powered ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 (opens in new tab). Not only is it a svelte and beautiful computer, but it packs in the best that AMD has to offer for laptops. Odds are, you play other games, too, and the Zephyrus G14 will perform quite admirably in other titles.
If getting the most for your money is your primary concern, then look no further than the Dell G5 15 (opens in new tab). Starting at under a grand, you get a lot of laptop for your money. Even the base model will still play PUBG just fine. It's really an interesting race between the G5 15 and Lenovo's Legion 5i 15 (opens in new tab), since both offer similar experiences for around the same price point, but the Dell starts a bit lower in cost.
Finally, if you want a bigger screen and want a lot of room to spec upwards, the MSI GS75 Stealth (opens in new tab) is for you. With a 17.3" display and tons of configuration options, the sky's the limit. The Razer Blade 15 (opens in new tab) is also an awesome laptop if you want maximum power, but in a smaller 15" format.
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Jordan is a long-time gamer and PC hardware enthusiast. From the mid-90s on, he has constantly tinkered with computers and played every game he could get his hands on. Coming from a varied background, he found his passion in writing about Android in 2016, which also launched his writing career not long after. Now, Jordan is an avid gamer who just loves sitting down with tea or a glass of cold water to play whatever game has his attention (or he's reviewing), and he's lucky enough to make a living out of doing so. You can find him on Twitter if you want to chat: @jccpalmer.