Best Gaming Laptops 2012 | Top 10 Gaming Laptops 2012

Consoles might be the preferred choice of quite a lot of gamers. But guess what; there are plenty of hardcore gamers who believe that PC Gaming is the best option if you are looking for a true gaming experience. So if you belong to this particular group and want a “portable” gaming experience, take a look at some of the best gaming laptops of 2012.

Alienware M18x (AM18XR2-8728BK)

You must have heard about Alienware if you are into PC gaming. Alienware is the subsidiary of Dell Inc., one of the most well renowned names when it comes to Laptops manufacturing.

Anyway, if you are looking for a quality portable gaming machine and Alienware is your preferred choice, try Alienware M18x. This laptop, though a bit larger and heavier than other gaming laptops, gives you a desktop PC like performance. Armed with Intel Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz, 8GB DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz), 750GB Hard Disk Drive (7200 rpm) and 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M Video Card, M18x is a solid beast that is made for those who mean some serious business.

Its 18.4 inches WideFHD (1920 x 1080) WLED display ensures that you have an ultimate gaming experience, anytime and anywhere. So if you are looking for a well built gaming laptop with excellent performance, M18x is the one for you.

Samsung Series 7 Gamer (NP700G7C-S01US)

Samsung is a recognized brand when it comes to general purpose laptops. But they do have couple of top quality laptops that are designed specifically for gamers. And the “one” we have in our list is the Series 7 Gamer.

Equipped with 2.3GHz Intel Core i7-3610QM quad-core processor, 1.5TB HDD, 16GB DDR3 RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M (2GB of GDDR5 video memory) video card, Series 7 Gamer can play all of the latest video games available. 17.3 inches display (Full HD 1080p resolution) will be enough for a smooth gaming experience; however, you can also connect your machine to your HDTV via HDMI technology if you are looking for even more.

Samsung Series 7 Gamer is a brute in gaming laptops category and if you are looking for a powerful machine, give it a try.

ASUS Gaming Laptop (G75VW-DS73)

Considering a list of top-notch gaming laptops and miss a product from ASUS is next to impossible. So say hello to ASUS G75VW, the juggernaut in gaming laptops category.

When it comes to technical specs, the ASUS G75VW is equipped with 2.3GHz Intel Core-i7 3610QM Processor, 12GB DDR3 RAM, 1500GB HDD (7200 rpm), and NVIDIA GTX 660M Graphics Card. It has 17.3 inches display (1920 x 1080) and the 3D functionality will give you the best gaming experience. But the best thing about this machine is that it is somewhat lighter as compared to other gaming laptops of same category.

This ASUS gaming laptop can turn your gaming experience into worth-remembering one so give it a shot if you have the cash to spare.


MSI is another highly respectable name when it comes to elite gaming laptops. And GT70 is one of the best in business.

A killing machine in a beautiful package, this product is armed with 2.3GHz Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor, 12 GB DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz), 750GB HDD (7200 rpm), NVIDIA GeForce GTX670M discrete graphics with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM, programmable backlit keyboard and Dynaudio Premium Sound Speakers with THX TruStudio PRO. So like I said, it is a killing machine.

So the thing is simple, if you are looking for a sturdy machine without any compromise on performance, this beast is definitely brought into existence to serve you.

HP Envy 17 (3290NR)

Well built, sleek and sexy design and a mighty powerhouse; say hello to HP Envy 17.

This machine has everything a hardcore gamer would be looking for in a gaming laptop. 3rd generation 2.30GHz Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor, 1.08TB dual drive (80GB mSATA SSD + 1TB 5400RPM HDD), Radeon HD 7850M graphics with 1GB GDDR5 and up to 5093MB total graphics memory, and 8GB DDR3 RAM; enough firepower to deal with all the latest available games. And with 3D functionality, your gaming experience is bound to be the best.

One common issue with HP is that they provide quite ordinary customer support but guess what, HP has been taking steps to improve their customer support so you’ll see your issues being handled better in near future. So give Envy 17 a try and enjoy the true potential a video game has to offer.

Alienware M17x (AM17xR4-7263BK)

M17x is another highly recommended product for those who are looking for a decent gaming laptop or are looking an Alienware product (or both).

As usual, the laptop has the ingredients that clearly suggest that the machine is designed for those who mean some serious business. The sturdy built and elegant packaging is for those who want a faithful and sexy companion during their outdoor trips.

With 2.3GHz Intel Core i7-3610QM processor, 750GB SATA II (7200 rpm), 6GB DDR3 (1600 MHz), and 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 7970M, you’ll all set to play all your favorite games at max settings. And with Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di, you’ll never need any external speakers to get the best sound quality. In short, M17x is a complete (portable) war machine and you’ll not gonna be disappointed if you give it a try.

Toshiba Qosmio (X875-Q7280)

Toshiba Qosmio is a decent gaming laptop with a reasonable price tag. When it comes to hardware, this machine has 2.3GHz Intel Core i7-3610QM processor, dual 500GB serial ATA HDD (1TB total, 7200 rpm), 12GB DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz), and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M with 3 GB of GDDR5 discrete graphics memory; all the right features for a gaming powerhouse.

So if you want a decent gaming laptop with attention-catching price tag, try Toshiba Qosmio X875-Q7280.

ASUS Gaming Notebook (G55VW-DS71)

ASUS G55VW can be considered a smaller version of the ASUS product mentioned earlier but performance wise, this baby is not inferior in any way.

This beast has the assets to extract everything that a game has to offer. Armed with 2.3GHz Intel Core i7-3610QM processor, 12GB DDR3 RAM, 750GB SATA HDD, and Nvidia GTX 660M 2G GDDR5 graphics card, G55VW can play all the latest games on high settings.

One slight drawback that some may point out is that this product is somewhat heavier as compared to other 15” laptops but this is probably due to the fact that the machine is quite well built.

So give it a shot if you are looking for a high-end portable gaming machine.


The GE70 is another gaming beast by MSI that will give you an ultimate gaming experience. Compared to the MSI product mentioned above, this machine wears a much more affordable price tag.

2.3GHz Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX670M discrete graphics with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM, 12GB DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz), and 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD) + 750GB HDD (7200RPM), GE70 has the firepower to run every latest game available. And with a decent price tag, this notebook becomes an ideal product to have. So for those who are looking a top quality gaming machine in MSI inventory, try GE70.

Alienware M14x (AM14XR2-6667BK)

Last, but not least, we have M14x, another elite gaming machine by Alienware.

Equipped with 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-3210M processor, 6GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD (7200 rpm), and 2GB DDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics card; M14x is a solid gaming machine packaged as a 14” product.

As they say, Gaming is all about experience — the experience of visiting new worlds, of helping friends and crushing enemies, of showing off your skills. So give that experience a boost with the M14x.

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