Best Laptops for Playing Fortnite Windows Central 2021

Fortnite took the gaming world by storm, quickly becoming the most popular Battle Royale game that's supported by various platforms. What helped make the game so popular is how it's able to run on most systems, even those without dedicated GPUs. This makes it easier to choose a laptop to play some Fortnite without spending the big bucks on gaming notebooks.

Acer Aspire 5 Slim

Budget Notebook: Acer Aspire 5 Slim

Editor's choice

This laptop from Acer comes rocking an 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD). That's more than enough for handling a stable Fortnite experience. The 15.6-inch display has a 1080p resolution, and there are plenty of ports for connecting accessories. If you just want to enjoy some Fortnite, this is a solid, affordable laptop.

$509 at Amazon
Alienware m15 R2

Gaming Performer: Alienware m15 R2

Staff pick

When you're ready to take Fortnite a little more seriously, this Alienware m12 R2 laptop with a dedicated NVIDIA RTX GPU will provide a much-needed boost to allow you to crank up graphics settings with a stable frame rate. It'll also be able to play plenty of other PC games too.

From $1,400 at Dell
Huawei MateBook D

Ultrabook Looter: Huawei MateBook D

Huawei makes some great laptops, and the MateBook D has everything you need to play Fortnite and be productive throughout the day, all in an Ultrabook chassis. It houses a 14-inch FHD touch display, 8th Gen Core i7-8550U CPU, 8GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and dedicated NVIDIA MX150 GPU. It has the performance to run Fortnite flawlessly and slim enough to take with you wherever you go.

$849 at Amazon

AMD Companion: ASUS TUF FX505DT

If you're team Red, you'll want a Ryzen laptop, and the ASUS TUF brings with it a Ryzen 5 3550H CPU, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, and dedicated NVIDIA GTX 1650 GPU. It will easily run Fortnite, and other games will look great too on the 15.6-inch FHD display with a 120Hz refresh rate. MIL-STD 810G testing ensures it can put up with a beating, just in case you lose a few games.

$680 at Amazon
Lenovo Legion Y540 17

17-inch Beast: Lenovo Legion Y540 17

If you want a gaming laptop with a 17-inch display, the Legion Y540 from Lenovo is a cracking laptop with a massive 17.3-inch screen, NVIDIA GTX 1650, or 1660 Ti GPU, and decent enough Intel processors that allow you to hop in-game and enjoy a stable, solid-looking gaming experience.

From $935 at Lenovo

If we're making some suggestions

All the laptops we've included in our collection will run Fortnite just fine since the game only recommends an Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 3 CPU, NVIDIA GTX 600, or AMD Radeon HD 7870 GPU, and 8GB RAM. If you're still struggling to decide, we can help a little further. Should you want a laptop that can handle not only Fortnite, but productivity work, the Acer Aspire 5 Slim is excellent.

It's not the best gaming laptop around, and you won't be able to turn up Fortnite graphics settings to highest values, but it will run the game at a stable 30 FPS. For the price, you get an 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U CPU, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1080p display, and 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD.

If you want to take your Fortnite experience to a whole new level, the Alienware m15 R2 is a better choice. Not only is it perfectly matched for the game, but it allows you to enjoy other, more demanding PC games too. Be sure to have a look at our roundup of the overall best gaming laptops for far more options.

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