The best gaming laptops you can buy in 2016 – South African pricing

Absurdly powerful laptops we desperately want

LaptopMag has published its best laptops of 2016, based on review scores which measure a variety of factors.

Laptops are rated best in certain categories in order to account for more specialised devices, although there is also a single category for best overall gaming laptop.

With the release of Nvidia and AMD’s new generations of graphics cards, this list showcases an impressive variance across multiple hardware generations, detailing the constant balance between performance and practicality which gaming laptop manufacturers have perfected.

It is important to note that South African pricing is not available for all products, with some yet to release in the country and some no longer in stock.

You can check out the best laptops of 2016 below:


Best Overall – MSI GT62VR Dominator Pro

MSI GE62VR Apache Pro

Specifications
Processor  6th Gen Intel Core i7
Graphics Card  Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
Display  15.6-inch Full HD/UHD
Memory  Up to 64GB
Storage  1x M.2 SSD, 1x HDD
Input  SteelSeries Multi-color Backlit Keyboard
Price  R43,182

13-inch – Alienware 13

Alienware 13

Specifications
Processor  6th Gen Intel Core i7
Graphics Card  Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M
Display  13.3-inch 2,560×1,440
Memory  Up to 16GB
Storage  512GB PCIe SSD, 1TB HDD
Input  Backlit Keyboard
Price  R29,745

15-inch – Gigabyte P25X v2

Gigabyte P25X v2

Specifications
Processor  4th Gen Intel Core i7
Graphics Card  Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M
Display  1,920×1,080
Memory  Up to 16GB
Storage  2x 512GB SSD, 1x 1.5TB HDD
Input  Backlit Keyboard
Price  $2,199

14-inch – Razer Blade (2016)Razer blade 2016

Specifications
Processor  6th Gen Intel Core i7
Graphics Card  Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M
Display  14-inch 3,200×1,800
Memory  Up to 16GB
Storage  1TB SSD
Input  Anti-ghosting keyboard with Chroma backlighting
Price  $2,699

17-inch – Aorus X7 Pro-Sync

Gigabyte Aorus X7 Pro-Sync v5

Specifications
Processor  4th Gen Intel Core i7
Graphics Card  2x Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M SLI
Display  17-inch 1,920 x 1,080
Memory  Up to 32GB
Storage  1x 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD
Input  White backlit keyboard
Price  R39,670

VR Ready – Acer Predator 17 X

Predator 17X 2

Specifications
Processor  6th Gen Intel Core i7
Graphics Card  Nvidia GeForce GTX 980
Display  17.3-inch 1,920×1,080
Memory  Up to 32GB
Storage  128GB SSD, 1TB HDD
Input  Backlit keyboard
Price  $2,699

Innovation – MSI GT72S Tobii

MSI GT72VS

Specifications
Processor  6th Gen Intel Core i7
Graphics Card  Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M
Display  17.3-inch 1,920×1,080
Memory  16GB
Storage  2x 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD
Input  RGB backlit keyboard
Price  R67,999

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