10 Most Powerful Laptops in the Market
If you’re looking for the best money can buy for gaming, coding, rendering, or any task you can imagine, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve listed the most powerful laptops that have been confirmed, announced, or released today.
Author’s note: These laptops are not ranked in any order.
MacBook Pro 16-inch model
Starting off our list is Apple’s strongest portable PC, the MacBook Pro 16. It features a color-accurate, high-resolution display, Intel’s Core i9 processor, and AMD’s Radeon Pro 5500M. Out of the box, it comes with 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD, but users can add up to a total of 64GB of RAM or 8TB of SSD storage depending on their needs. If you’re dead set on getting a MacOS-based device, then this is the best you can get.
The MacBook Pro 16 is priced at PHP 165,990 on Apple’s official site.
ASUS is marketing its upcoming ROG Strix Scar 17 as a “desktop replacement,” featuring an Intel i9-10890HK, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super GPU, and up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM. The display is also top tier, running at Full HD resolution and 300Hz. It is, however, not advertised to be color-accurate, so creative professionals beware.
ASUS has stepped up once again, improving on its innovative ZenBook Pro Duo, giving it updated internals, better ergonomics, and a smaller chassis. Now part of the Zephyrus line, the Zephyrus Duo features a PANTONE validated color-accurate display capable of running at 300Hz. Under the hood, it features an Intel Core i9-10980HK and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super GPU. Memory-wise, it comes with 16GB out of the box, with support up to 48GB. Storage is lacking, with only two 512GB M.2 SSDs running on RAID 0 for a total of 1 TB.
Like the Razer Blade, Lenovo has managed to pack impressive internals into an even smaller 14.9mm chassis with the Legion Y740Si. However, Lenovo did leverage its BoostStation external GPU solution to manage both power draw and heat. Nevertheless, the Legion Y740Si features an Intel Core i9-10880H, configurable up to 32GB of RAM, with two 1TB NVMe SSD slots. As for the display, users get a 15.6-inch IPS display, with an Ultra HD resolution, covering 100% of the Adobe RGB color gamut.
The Lenovo Legion Y740Si is priced at PHP 144,995 and will be available in the Philippines by June, 2020.
If, however, you can’t be bothered plugging in an external GPU solution to your laptop, then Lenovo is offering the Legion 7i. It features the same Intel Core i9-10880H CPU, but with an added NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Max-Q as well. The display is also different, with only a Full HD panel, but capable of running at 240 Hz. Memory is the same, compatible with up to 32GB of RAM, and 2TB of SSD storage. Do note, however, that the Philippine variant only goes up to an Intel Core i7. You’d need to shop elsewhere to cop the stronger i9 option.
The Lenovo Legion 7i is priced at PHP 119,995 and will be available in the Philippines by June, 2020.
Next up on the list is Razer’s 2020 edition of the Razer Blade. While it doesn’t feature an Intel Core i9 like the first two laptops, it managed to keep strong components in a sleek chassis with only an 18mm height. It features a color-accurate 300Hz / 4K OLED display, Intel’s 8-core i7-10875H CPU, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super GPU. For memory, it comes with 16GB of 3000MHz RAM and a 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD.
The Razer Blade 15 2020 has a starting price of USD 1,599.99 and will be available in May at Razer.com.
Part of MSI’s 2020 gaming laptop line up are the updated Raider and Stealth, featuring updated internals, chassis, and cooling solutions. Both variants sport either a 15.6 or 17.3-inch Full HD display running at 300Hz, a 10th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU, and NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q GPU. While RAM configurations are yet to be announced, MSI has noted that there are two M.2 NVMe slots for storage. The choice between the two depends whether you value thinness. Historically, the Stealth is much sleeker, although it does come with a higher price tag.
Gigabyte Aorus 17X
We’ve listed other laptops with an Intel Core i9-10980HK and NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2080 Super, but not one with a mechanical keyboard as well. In partnership with Chinese switch manufacturer Omron, the Aorus 17X features a low-profile, tactile mechanical keyboard switches. Additionally, the Aorus 17X also features a color-accurate, Pantone calibrated display with a Delta E of <1.
If you’re looking for a portable workstation, then HP has you covered. Its upcoming HP ZBook Studio can sport either an Intel Core i9 or Xeon processor, and up to an NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 with NVIDIA Studio Drivers. Its 15.6-inch Ultra HD display can be configured two ways: a DreamColor HDR-400 compliant with Pantone validation and 10-bit color configurable to support 100% P3, sRGB, and Adobe RGB, as well as an HDR 500 OLED configuration. It features a MIL-STD tested aluminum chassis too.
Despite its age, the Alienware Area 51M still deserves a spot on our top 10 strongest laptop list. Unlike other laptops, Alienware has put in desktop-grade components inside the Area 51M. Inside the rigid Magnesium Alloy body sits an Intel Core i9-9900K, NVIDIA RTX 2080, and 32GB of RAM. It also features a hybrid storage solution, including two 512GB PCIe SSDs and a 1TB mechanical drive. Of course, these high-end components require additional power; hence the Area 51M requires two power bricks to unlock its full potential.
The Alienware Area-51M Gaming Laptop is available at Dell’s official website for USD 5,444.99.
And that’s our list of the top ten most powerful laptops coming to market this year. What’s your dream laptop for 2020? Let us know in the comments below!