The 10 Best Gaming Laptops With 4K Displays
This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in March of 2020. At one point, the phrase "gaming laptop" was a bit of an oxymoron. Modern technology has changed that, and now some of the most extreme portable devices come with 4K screens and achieve much of what advanced desktop computers can do. These machines can tackle the latest games at settings that completely blow consoles out of the water, and that's to say nothing of their creative power. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best gaming laptops with 4k display on Amazon.
Asus ROG Mothership Falling into an exorbitant price range, this laptop is filled to the brim with impressive hardware that outpaces most desktop computers. It boasts a factory overclocked GeForce RTX 2080 and 4.9GHz Intel Core i9-9980HK processor. It will perform better than almost any other device, but bear in mind that the increase in power for the price is marginal. asus.com
Predator Helios 700 This heavy piece of machinery comes with a number of convenient features, such as the ability to easily swap out keys as they wear down and a panel for your wrists, that complement its intense specifications. Inside, there's an octacore Intel Core i9 processor and a GeForce RTX 2080. It also offers a useful app that grants you straightforward control of the device's hardware. acer.com
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If what you want is power without compromise, then laptops may not be the right place to look. Desktop computers like those we've featured before still sport the absolute best specs. However, whereas a desktop has to remain in place, a laptop lends itself to portability, and while the kind of laptop capable of 4k gaming isn't light, it's still nice to get to carry your machine around.
These are all technically capable of sharp, ultra high definition pictures, but you'll have to keep in mind that none but the strongest graphics cards will be capable of handling the full resolution. The Razer Blade Pro 17 is an especially impressive choice, since it's one of the few capable of delivering the full experience at a true 120fps. Though keep in mind that even this machine will struggle at the highest settings.
The demanding nature of gaming and the limited space of these devices means that you won't find one that doesn't run fairly hot. Those boasting a metal chassis like the Asus ProArt StudioBook 15 allow heat to escape quickly, keeping it cooler than other models. This device is also a good choice for artists, as it has a Delta E of less than 1.5 which is hard to find even among other items in its class. Content creators may also be interested in the MSI P65 Creator in part because of its ability to open up to 180 degrees. The increased mobility can be useful in avoiding glare or just getting the most comfortable angle. Additionally, its 32 gigabytes of memory can be expanded, although it's worth mentioning that the placement on the motherboard makes expansion a bit of a pain.
For graphical design, having access to the full spectrum of color is especially important. Unlike standard LED devices that still let light shine through black pixels, the OLED display of the Asus ZenBook Pro Duo and the AMOLED display of the Gigabyte AERO 15 can exhibit true black thanks to their ability to turn pixels completely off. The MSI Prestige 15 isn't capable of the same degree of contrast, but it does have 100% Adobe RGB coverage, meaning that it should offer a wider spectrum of color than other devices and is still a good choice for content creators. If these kinds of features appeal to you, it may be worth checking out some devices made for photo editing.
Finally, it's worth talking storage. Both gaming and design require ample drive space, and laptops like the Gigabyte AERO 15 and the M15 Supreme only have 512 and 256 gigabytes, respectively. Note, they're both otherwise excellent devices. The M15 Supreme has a powerful GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q with 8 gigabytes of dedicated video memory, and the Gigabyte AERO 15 is similarly powerful and features virtual surround sound that's useful for musicians. But games these days can take up well over 50GB each, so you may want to expand their storage. An external drive may be the way to go, as it allows you to bypass a potentially frustrating installation process.