Gaming has become increasingly popular nowadays and many people enjoy this hobby as their favorite pastime. However, working people oftentimes have less time to enjoy gaming, but wouldn’t pass on the opportunity to do so regardless. Having separate laptops for work and play is a hefty investment and quite an unnecessary one too. If you want to enjoy both work and play whenever you can, then combining your needs into a single laptop is the best option for you.
Not only will you avoid not having to carry your business laptop to work, while you leave your gaming one at home, but you’ll be able to play for a while on your lunch break. Disengaging from work to play a few games can help you relax and in turn, help you become more motivated and productive. If you’re a hard working person who’s also a gaming enthusiast, then here are a few work and play laptops that will suit your everyday needs.
Razer is renowned for designing and creating high-performance gaming peripherals, but they don’t fall behind when it comes to making awesome gaming laptops either. Razer Blade offers an extraordinary gaming and a stunning visual experience, that will suit any gamer and it’s also more than capable of fulfilling your business needs.
It’s packed with Intel’s Core i7-7700HQ quad-core CPU with 2.8GHZ (3.8GHz on Turbo Boost) that utilizes Kaby Lake technology. It also has an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM and an integrated Intel HD 630 GPU as well. In addition, it has 16GB of DDR4 RAM at 2,133MHz dual-channel. As for the display, the Razer Blade comes with a 14-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) matte (16:9, LED backlit) and a 4K touch display option. Its storage capacity comes with a 256GB PCIe SSD but can be upgraded to 1TB SSD coming at the total price of $2,799. Dimensions are 13.6″ x 9.3″ x 0.70″ (W x D x H), and it weighs 4.16lbs.
Alienware 17 R4
If you’re looking for a reliable laptop with an awesome look that will not only help you with your everyday work, but also support your gaming life, then look no further from Alienware 17 R4. Alienware didn’t disappoint yet again with their unique RGB backlit-accents, ventilation and LEDs. Aside from looks, it also packs a good hardware punch.
The R4 comes with an Intel Core i7-7820HK quad-core at 2.9GHz (can be overclocked to 4.4GHz). Also, it has Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU with 8GB of GDDR5X VRAM and an Intel HD Graphics 630. It packs 16GB of DDR4 RAM (2,400MHz) and its storage capacity is 512GB SSD M.2 SATA III and a 1TB HDD at 7,200 RPM. It has a powerful 17.3-inch QHD (2,560 x 1,440), 120Hz, TN anti-glare at 400 nits display with Nvidia G-Sync technology and Tobii eye-tracking infrared eye recognition technology. Its dimensions are 16.7″ x 13.1″ x 1.18″ and it weighs 9.74lbs. The price is $2,699 but it also varies for customizable hardware of your choosing.
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro
Don’t judge this notebook by its size, because like any other MSI notebook, this one too has powerful hardware beneath the surface to easily compete with other laptops. MSI proves once again that they can build awesome notebooks and amazing motherboards as well. This little monster is light and easy to carry to work, and it will easily satisfy your gaming needs with its performance.
Stealth Pro comes with the Intel Core i7-7700HQ dual-core CPU at 2.8GHz (3.5GHz at Turbo Speed). It has an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q with 8GB DDR5 VRAM GPU and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 GPU. As for the working memory, it packs a 16GB of DDR4 RAM and its storage space comes with a 1TB HDD and a 256GB SSD PCI-E Gen3x4. It also comes with a 15.6-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) wide-view display (120Hz, 3ms, HDR). Its dimensions are 14.9″ x 9.8″ x 0.7″, it weighs 4.18lb (1.9kg) and it comes at a price of $1,799.
If you have demanding tasks to perform at work and at the same time, you’re really picky about gaming performance, then this mobile desktop is more than capable of meeting your everyday needs. Whether you need to render files, edit videos or simply enjoy games at the highest settings, this powerful laptop will not leave you hanging.
This monster comes with desktop grade Intel Core i7-6700K quad-core at 4.0GHz (4.2GHz at Turbo Speed) that utilizes the Skylake technology. The GPU in it is an Nvidia GTX 1080 with 8GB of GDDR5X VRAM and it has 16GB of DDR4 Corsair Vengeance RAM at 2,666 MHz. As for the storage capacity, it comes with a 2 x 256GB Samsung M.2 950 PRO SSD (RAID 0, 512GB total) and a 1TB Seagate Mobile SSHD (8GB cache at 5,400 RPM). Also, the 17-inch, 4K (3,840 x 2,160) G-SYNC Matte display offers the ultimate 4K resolution viewing experience. Its dimensions are 16.4″ x 11.6″ x 1.6″ and it weighs 8.6lbs. For a price around $2,500, this monstrosity with overclocked CPU and GPU to the max, will be more than enough to keep you happy.
Gaming laptops that can satisfy gaming enthusiasts are indeed quite expensive. However, owning a laptop that can satisfy your work needs and help you enjoy your gaming life is definitely a worthy investment.
About the Author
My name is David Webb and I am a Sydney-based business consultant and a writer. I studied business management at the University of Sydney. I love to travel. Couple of years back, I was traveling through Europe and AU, working in the online environment, living a digital nomad lifestyle. I also love to write, mostly about finances, digital marketing and business strategies.