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. Here's our roundup of the best laptops for playing Fortnite.
ASUS TUF Gaming (opens in new tab)
This laptop from ASUS comes rocking a 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10300H processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU, and a 256GB 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.
Alienware m15 R5 (opens in new tab)
When you're ready to take Fortnite a little more seriously, this Alienware m12 R5 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. You can configure these laptops with powerful internals for a premium price.
Razer Blade Stealth (13-inch) (opens in new tab)
Razer makes the best gaming laptops, and the Blade Stealth has everything you need to play Fortnite and be productive throughout the day, all in an Ultrabook chassis. It houses a 13-inch FHD display, 11th Gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU. It has the performance to run Fortnite flawlessly and is slim enough to take with you wherever you go.
Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 6 (opens in new tab)
If you want a gaming laptop with a 17-inch display, the Legion 5 Gen 6 from Lenovo is a cracking laptop with a massive 17.3-inch screen, at least an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU, and decent enough AMD 5000 Series processors that allow you to hop in-game and enjoy a stable, solid-looking gaming experience.
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 ASUS TUF Gaming is excellent.
It's not the best gaming laptop around, and you won't be able to turn up Fortnite graphics settings to the highest values, but it will run the game at a stable 30 FPS. For the price, you get a 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10300H processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU, and a 256GB SSD.
If you want to take your Fortnite experience to a whole new level, the Alienware m15 R5 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.
Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
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