2000 dollar is an important budget when it comes to choosing a gaming PC: while some argue that with this kind of suit might be wise to go for a desktop machine, others still prefer the pre-configured reliability of a laptop, sacrificing a bit its portability for competitive performance and specs. And if you’re going to buy a gaming laptop under $2000, you’ve your choices below.
First to get a mention in our selection is the Acer Predator 17 G9-791, the highest end when it comes to the Taiwanese company. Its whistling price tag of 1999$ stays just under our fixed budget, but it comes stacked with interesting features, a sleek design, solid build quality and incredible speed.
Under the shell we can find an Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz paired with a Nvidia GTX 980M with 4GB of dedicated memory; the integration of these two components works seamlessly with the 16GB of DDR4 RAM memory, ensuring fluid gaming experiences. A huge 17” screen (unfortunately not 4k) delivers greatly even in low-light situations and the dual storage system will never let you without available space.
Secondly, a strong pick in the portable gaming department is also the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 4K. As the name says, the latest MSI laptops patches a point that the Acer doesn’t have: a beautiful 4k 3840 x 2160 screen with wide color gamut and crisp images.
The usual Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz works synergically with a Nvidia GTX 970M with 6GB of dedicated space and 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, while cutting down the overall weight to 4.2 lbs. Also cut down is the battery life, reaching a ridicolous 3:30 of operativity, partially justified by a slim design with a backlit keyboard that stays just under the 1900 $ mark.
Last but not least, we have to mention the Asus ROG G752VT; a true powerhouse that certainly doesn’t pass unnoticed, the latest laptop by Asus delivers strong performances with a divisive look & feel. The massive Nvidia GTX 970M 6GB GPU works perfectly along the G-Sync monitor, definitely aided by the powerful sixth-generation Skylake Core i7-6700HQ quad-core processor.
Connectivity won’t be an issue with this PC and its four USB 3.0 ports, one USB-3.1 Thunderbolt 3, one Mic/Headphone combo and even a full-size HDMI port. With an interesting price point of 1650 $, Asus has surely attracted some interested gazes.