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HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2019: Editor's Choice - Part 2

By Team HardwareZone - 14 Mar 2019

Best Gaming Notebook

Best Gaming Notebook

NVIDIA's Max-Q technology helped pave the way for a new breed of slim and light gaming notebooks that redefined conventional expectations of what a gaming laptop is. Finally, you could get a laptop that combined both portability and performance. Today, there are plenty of gaming laptops that let you comfortably take them out with you, and they no longer feel like lugging a sack of bricks around. Better still, the Max-Q optimizations mean that they also have better-than-usual battery life. 

To make the cut, the laptop must feature a 15.6-inch display and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU.



  • Alienware m15
  • Gigabyte Aero 15X
  • HP Omen 15
  • MSI GS65 Stealth Thin
  • Razer Blade 15


And the winner is...

Razer Blade 2018

The Razer Blade 15 is Razer's most refined laptop yet. Compared to the competition, the Blade offers few compromises, boasting a sleek and light design, good performance and battery life, and probably the best build quality of the lot. Its slim bezels also mean that it is more compact than your usual 15.6-inch laptop, and the 144Hz display is nice and bright. The large glass precision trackpad also helps it stand out from the crowd, and it is among the best available now. Better still, this is also one of the few gaming laptops that will blend in in the board room, and the minimalist design gives it an added touch of class.

Here's a snapshot of its performance:-

Scoring Breakdown
Model/Criteria Alienware m15 Gigabyte Aero 15X HP Omen 15 MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Razer Blade
Design 8.0 8.0 7.5 8.0 9.0
Features 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5
Performance 8.5 7.5 8.5 8.5 8.5
Value 5.5 7.5 8.0 8.0 8.0
Mobility 7.0 9.0 6.5 8.5 8.5
Overall 7.5 7.5 8.0 8.0 8.5

For more details on how we selected our winners, check out the full reviews and articles listed in the References section at the end.

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