Best gaming laptops of 2014

Gaming laptops are not normally the weapon of choice for hardcore PC gamers (or so it would seem with MyGaming’s readers at least), but a few models this year have made a strong case for mobile gaming.

This was made possible, in part, thanks to the release of the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M – mobile GPUs which can deliver 75% of the performance of their desktop counterparts.

With that being said, let’s take a look at some of the more powerful and flashy gaming laptops released in 2014. For those of you interested in which laptops the average South African rates highly, check out our Best and Worst laptops in SA for 2014 article.

If you feel we have left any noteworthy gaming laptops out, or your own notebook is better, let us know in the comments and forum.

MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro

MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro

MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro

MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro
CPU Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB
RAM 32GB DDR3 160MHz
SSD 512GB M.2 SATA
HDD 1TB 7,200RPM
Display 17.3-inch LED (1920×1080)
Dimensions 428x294x48mm
Weight 3.78kg
Battery 9-cell Lithium Ion

HP Omen

HP Omen

HP Omen

HP Omen
CPU Intel i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz
RAM 8GB/16GB DDR3 1600MHz
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M 2GB/4GB GDDR5
SSD 128GB/256GB/512GB
Display 15.6-inch 1920×1080 touchscreen
Battery 4-cell 58Wh
Dimensions 383×245.5×19.8mm
Weight 2.13kg

MSI GS60 Ghost Gold Limited Edition

MSI GS60 Ghost Gold Edition

MSI GS60 Ghost Gold Edition

MSI GS60 Ghost Gold Edition
CPU Intel i7-4710HQ up to 3.5GHz
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX870M 3GB
RAM 16GB DD3 1600MHz
Storage 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Display 15.6-inch 3K (2880 x 1620) LCD
Dimensions 390 x 266 x 19.9mm
Battery 6-Cell Li-Polymer 52Wh
Weight 1.96kg

PlayStation 4 Laptop a.k.a PlayBook

PlayBook 4

PlayBook 4

The PlayBook features the PS4’s internals inside a 3D-printed plastic case and is attached to a 22-inch 1080p LED display.

Available in black and white with customisation options, a PlayBook takes about two to three weeks to build and starts at $1,095… if you provide your own PS4, that is.

I can imagine few things cooler than playing a PS4 on your lap while on a flight. Yes, I am 12.

PS4 PlayBook
Hardware PlayStation 4 (plus a screen)

MSI GT70 Dominator Pro

MSI GT70 2PE Dominator Pro

MSI GT70 Dominator Pro

MSI GT70 Dominator Pro
CPU Intel i7 4800MQ – 2.7GHz
Graphics Core Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M with 8GB GDDR5
RAM 16GB DDR3
Display 17.3-inch 1080p LCD
Storage 1TB HDD and 256GB SSD
Optical Drive Blu-Ray
Battery 9-cell lithium-ion
Dimensions 428 x 288 x 55mm
Weight 3.9kg (with battery)
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