Apr 25, 2018 (updated : Jan 30, 2019)

Best Gaming Laptops in the Philippines 2019

Based on whichever spectrum you are falling relative to your budget, lifestyle, and gaming needs, we've compiled only the very best of gaming laptops at the moment. Did the one you're currently eyeing on make it on our list?

Are you one of those gaming connoisseurs whose prowess in choosing the best laptop out there has somehow diminished? If so, you're not alone in this kind of journey. In fact, a throng of users today has found themselves all confused in finding the right gaming laptop.

Their perplexed state at the moment isn't at all that unfounded. The business of looking for the best gaming laptop has now gone from mildly simple to unsurprisingly tricky. For one, the price of these laptops' GPUs is now dropping while the SSDs are now becoming less expensive. And as the screen technology makes its way to become more sophisticated in the coming months, some of the laptops then that are now priced cheaper are now capable of running just about the best PC games at the moment. Nevertheless, the gaming laptops of today are ultimately and now more accessible than ever. So much so that it has now become a burden for those who aren't exactly well-guided.

And so, the creation of this compilation is just as important as it is timely. Right below are our picks of the best gaming laptops for 2019.

10. Razer Blade 15

Razer Blade 15

Razer Blade 15

Lowest Price in the Philippines ---

The world's most compact 15.6-inch gaming laptop is also one of the sleekest of this bunch. All thanks to its narrow bezels, its footprint is almost certainly on a par with its predecessor, the 14-inch Razer Blade, which hit all the rightest spots during its debut.

As one of the newer gaming laptops this generation, the Razer Blade 15 doesn't disappoint in terms of its trendy and modern features. It's equipped with Intel's latest Coffee Lake CPU with six cores and offers two GPUs: a GTX 1060 Max-Q and a GTX 1070 Max-Q. In terms of display, the options comprise of an FHD and a 4K panel. And unlike the former generation, this one comes with a 144Hz option.

Versatility in configurations is also a highlight of the Razer Blade 15. As it is, it comes with five configurations, relative to its CPU, GPU, RAM, SSD, screen, and price.

9. MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

Lowest Price in the Philippines P119,995

If there's anything, there's not an ounce of stealthiness when you finally get your hands on the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin. For starters, this device is the first to have been called the world's first 144Hz thin bezel gaming laptop. It sports a 15.6-inch FHD display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels; there's also an optional IPS-level gaming display panel. The laptop is also equipped with the latest 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor based on Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro.

Other notable inclusions of the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin that are ironically a standout are its all-new Dragon Center with exclusive Gaming Mode, a Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by Steelseries, an immersive sound by Dynaudio and High–Resolution Audio ready, 360°virtual surround sound powered by Nahimic 3, and 8+ hours of battery life.

The sharp, powerful, and slim MSI GS65 Stealth Thin, also comes in a brand-new gold-and-black premium design – all resulting in a design language that is both fluid and sophisticated.

8. ASUS ROG Zephyrus (GX501)

ASUS ROG Zephyrus (GX501)

ASUS ROG Zephyrus (GX501)

Lowest Price in the Philippines P164,995

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus (GX501) is a living testament that when a brand is determined to bring about only the best offerings in an ultra-slim gaming laptop, something that you'd usually find on its bigger rivals, such feat is more than a possibility.

Rarely have we seen an entry in this league that offers just about the right dose of features and specifications in a size that is both the slimmest and minimalist. And despite these traits, the device still manages to equip itself with some of the most rivaling of features out there under the flagship segment. These include the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics with Max-Q design, the 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, a 144Hz IPS panel with a blazing fast response time of 3ms, and Windows 10 Pro, which seals the deal.

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus (GX501) is also slimmed down to a mere 16.9-17.9mm which still benefits from the series' famed powerful cooling and unrivaled acoustic efficiency; the latter being made possible by Active Aerodynamic System, a new air-flow design.

7. Razer Blade Pro

Razer Blade Pro

Razer Blade Pro

Lowest Price in the Philippines P151,244

Armed with one of the most impressive displays in the competition, the Razer Blade Pro also comes with an efficient keyboard that is only outpaced by its impeccable choice of hues and noted backlighting.

Ultimately, the Razer Blade Pro appeals to those who want to have an effective transitioning from desktop gaming and work experience on-the-road to a redefined portability only this entry knows how to execute.

Users of the Razer Blade Pro have all commended its beefed-up hardware which, according to most, comes with just about the right features. It's also the first legitimate entry which showcases a mechanical laptop keyboard. Its starboard trackpad placement is also among its hallmarks.

The only considerable drawback of the Razer Blade Pro is its steeper-than-usual price tag. But once you get to own one, such disadvantage can be entirely forgiven, if not forgotten.

6. ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II

ASUS ROG Strix GL504GW (SCAR II)

ASUS ROG Strix GL504GW (SCAR II)

Lowest Price in the Philippines P119,995

The ASUS ROG series has consistently bestowed us a slew of impeccably-designed gaming laptops. But with the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II, the aesthetics in question is all redefined. All thanks to its contrasting brushed-aluminum hood, in which from the get-go is already a magnet for those who'd like to take gaming into a leveled-up experience relative to its design. The game on design is all the more pronounced right on its lid where it's accompanied by that unmistakably glossy ROG logo emitting Aura lighting when turned on.

The ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II is also famous for its 17.3-inch display with a 144 Hz refresh rate and 3ms GTG response time. The 1080p panel gives sharp, smooth, colorful, and bright visuals.

So whenever your current gaming laptop is a bit bereft of design, this one is your best bet.

5. Razer Blade Stealth

Razer Blade Stealth

Razer Blade Stealth

Lowest Price in the Philippines P116,961

In the battle of the slimmest and the meatiest of hardware features, the Razer Blade Stealth reigns as one of the "supremes." But whenever these traits also boast of a certain flair, you know for sure that you're already in for such a huge treat, visually and performance-wise.

The Razer Blade Stealth is distinctively smaller and thinner than the series' previous models. And to make it more of a standout from the rest, the device also comes with a stylish black-on-black logo.

The Razer Blade Stealth is also elevated in terms of its graphics offerings as it now comes with an MX150 and 4GB VRAM. Apart from these, the device has landed on our list because of its excellent touchpad, USB Type-A ports, and Thunderbolt 3 port.

Perhaps the only drawbacks which were noted by its users are its single-zone backlighting, shallow keyboard, and the laptop's tendency to run hot.

4. Lenovo Legion Y530 (15")

Lenovo Legion Y530 (15")

Lenovo Legion Y530 (15")

Lowest Price in the Philippines P53,988

The Chinese tech company Lenovo has truly come a long way since it started to join the laptop gaming niche. And from its early days until now, the firm has proven time and again that it is here to stay. One of their latest entries, the Lenovo Legion Y530, is a testament to its staying power and the company's will to evolve in and for the competition.

The 15.6-inch laptop is a no-frills device that gives exactly what modern gamers need - to excel in gaming and beyond. It's noted for a performance that balances the most efficient of hardware features and the much-needed portability in today's pace. The device is likewise feasted on for its stunning design and gaming features that are just about on-point and rendered flawlessly. These include the unit's thermal optimization which allows the device to run cooler and quieter and a full-sized white-backlit keyboard.

3. Dell Inspiron 15-7577

Dell Inspiron 15-7577

Dell Inspiron 15-7577

Lowest Price in the Philippines P63,999

For solid gaming performance, nothing is quite as experienced as the Dell Inspiron 15-7577. It packs advantageous traits that some of its compatriots have neglected to offer, and that's saying something – Dell is here to stand out!

Among the noted attributes of the Dell Inspiron 15-7577 are its fingerprint-enabled power button, Thunderbolt 3, a fantastic battery life, and a low starting price. The device is also commended for its IPS display that features stable viewing angles.

As it all goes for all of our entries, this one too comes with some disadvantages. Some of which are a less speedy card reader, the absence of G-Sync option and dedicated subwoofer, and optional keyboard lighting.

2. Dell XPS 15-9560

Dell XPS 15-9560

Dell XPS 15-9560

Lowest Price in the Philippines P113,900

The Dell XPS 15-9560 expertly combines the performance of the famed Inspiron 7000 gaming laptop right alongside the elegance of Dell XPS 13. The result is a culmination of one of the very best 15.6-inch mainstream gaming laptops at the time of this writing.

The Dell XPS 15-9560 is also a powerhouse on its battery offerings – one that can efficiently handle games and business-specific needs. Additionally, the laptop banks on its build quality, IPS display, and portability. Beyond its prowess on gaming offerings, this laptop is also just about everything that you'll need on your daily routine, whether it's for school, work, or entertainment.

The Dell XPS 15-9560 is simply the best all-rounder gaming laptop out there.

1. Acer Predator Helios 500

Acer Predator Helios 500

Acer Predator Helios 500

Lowest Price in the Philippines P122,900

The no-frills, no pretense gaming supreme Acer Predator is every man's dream laptop. Its appealing ruggedness aside, the device comes with a plethora of features that elevates every gaming titles to another level. Among of these perks are its bright FHD panel with more-than-decent response times, a 144Hz G-Sync panel, two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, generous room for upgrade, and ultra-low GPU temperatures at staggeringly high frequencies.

The Acer Predator Helios 500, being one of the latest to be equipped with Intel's powered-up Core i9-8950HK and a highly effective cooling solution, is definitely one those that is now certainly en route to change the game in this niche.

Conclusion

Choosing the best gaming laptops doesn't have to be that tricky. If you're armed with the right know-how relative to the latest and best hardware features and that you're well-acquainted with your gaming needs, the entries above that we've specially compiled for you would, without a doubt, still somehow emerge on your personal list.

Ultimately, it's all about being that well-prepared. As it is, this list is more than enough to equip you in that respect.

Best Gaming Laptops in the Philippines 2019

  1. Acer Predator Helios 500
  2. Dell XPS 15-9560
  3. Dell Inspiron 15-7577
  4. Lenovo Legion Y530 (15")
  5. Razer Blade Stealth
  6. ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II
  7. Razer Blade Pro
  8. ASUS ROG Zephyrus (GX501)
  9. MSI GS65 Stealth Thin
  10. Razer Blade 15
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