19 Best 4K Gaming Laptops

Looking for the best 4K gaming laptops?

Today we take a look at some of the best 4K laptops for gaming and see which one is worth getting.

For the most part, you yourself will have to decide which laptop is best for you, so please check them out one by one, and you may ignore our ranking if you like, or if you feel that our ranking isn’t “perfect” based on the performance of these 4K gaming laptops.

Let’s take a look!


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1. Alienware M17 R3

A perfect 4K gaming laptop for Alienware fans.

Alienware has released the third version of the Alienware m17, which offers dramatic improvements over the previous models. 

It’s a powerful gaming laptop equipped with Intel’s new 10th Gen H-Series processor and an Nvidia Super GPU. 

With Its elegant design that is intergalactic, plus it’s super light. It’s the lightest desktop replacement available.

The 17.3-inch display should display anything on the internet in great clarity. 

And the m17 R3’s screen should just elevate the visuals of Trials of Mana, making it an even more desirable game. 

The laptop’s display is remarkably bright, averaging 591 nits. The m17 R3’s screen reproduces 166% of the sRGB color gamut, making it a perfect Alienware for gamers.

2. Dell XPS 17

Build quality is amazing, and the screen size is stunning. Opening the laptop up for the first time is breathtaking because of the incredibly small bezels and the beautiful aluminum machining.

In an exceptionally small frame, the Dell XPS 17 boasts a 17-inch, 4K panel.

In addition to the 10th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, the performance figures should be impressive. 

It also has a speedy SSD, bumping sound, and a reliable thermal system. However, the price tag may deter a lot of people.

A 16:10 aspect ratio and a screen-to-body ratio of 93.7% means the XPS 17’s display is 3820 x 2400, rather than the standard 4K resolution. 

Averaging 505 nits of brightness, the screen is also extremely bright, with the XPS 17 hitting 172% of the sRGB color gamut. 

With an anti-reflective coating on its display, the XPS 17 allows us to see clearly from every angle despite its glossy screen.

3. Gigabyte Aero 17

This laptop can do anything, and do it well. Also, you can play Metro Exodus at near max quality.

It may not have a screen made of OLED, but the Gigabyte Aero 17 has a screen with HDR, which is super bright at 575 nits of brightness and covered in 165% of the sRGB color gamut. 

We saw the contrast between the lush greenery and colorful shanty houses in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. 

The cracks in the wood houses were incredibly sharp, even at several feet’ distance. We could see the details in the rocks around the darkest corners with our naked eyes.

Combining a slim and lightweight chassis with an RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU that’s tough to beat at 5 hours and 30 minutes on a single charge, the Aero 17 makes an excellent desktop replacement for both video editors and gamers.

4. Dell XPS 15

“I’ve only had it for a few weeks now, but so far it is WAY better than the previous Dell Inspiron 15 laptop that I bought back in 2013-2014.” ~ A Real User’s Review

In terms of 4K laptops, most of the best ones are Dell XPS 15 laptops that can reproduce 239% of the sRGB color gamut and 626 nits of brightness on an OLED panel. 

Featuring vibrant, vivid colors with great contrast, you have to see the XPS’ 4K panel to believe it. 

This badass laptop’s visuals also match its performance. It is powered by an Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU and an Intel 9th Gen Core i9. 

A weight of 4.5 pounds makes the XPS 15 easy to take anywhere, and the display is gorgeous.

5. Razer Blade 15

“A powerful machine, Battlefield 5 beta played at a consistent 90fps on high settings and PUBG runs on a good 80-95fps on the highest settings. Battery life is only ten hours while pretty much idle.” ~ A Real User’s Review

The Razer Blade 15 is the thinnest desktop replacement around and has a stunning 4K display with G-Sync technology. 

There are 438 nits of brightness on this one, as well as 243% RGB. Its processor and GPU are outstanding, powering this screen to the max of Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics cards. 

Playing games on this beast of a laptop is an absolute delight for the eyes. 

I was fascinated to see the golden yuccas and blue-green hummingbirds buzzing around the plants, trying to feed. 

Each tree had its bark clearly visible. The vibrant pink flowers colored the verdant pastures. 

The textured surfaces in some of them were standard, while others had become bare due to local wildlife grazing on them, and others were covered in moss.

6. MSI WS65 9TM

It’s a great laptop, but sadly, you can’t hook it to a docking station to charge. But it uses a LOT of juice so no USB-C charging included.

On its superb 17.3-inch 4K display, the MSI WS65 9TM covers 251% of the sRGB color gamut, and it covers 393 nits of brightness. 

Powered by an Intel Core i7-9750H processor and Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q GPU, it is not just competitive with badass workstations, but it is currently the best workstation on the market today. 

You also get a super-slim chassis and a battery life that outlasts most workstations thanks to its mil-spec chassis.

7. HP Spectre x360

  • Really fast, runs cool (if your not playing games)
  • Launches applications “fast”
  • Can play Overwatch at High settings (60 fps)
  • Sound quality on speakers are great!
  • Camera is alright (not the best).

Several 13-inch laptops now come with OLED screens, including the HP Spectre x360

Display size: 13.3″ Display resolution: 3840 x 2160 – as bright as the sun in the morning! 

I saw a blooming tree in the Jungle Cruise trailer that rose high in the air, and I felt as I was standing right there on the river. This monitor clocked in at 414 nits of brightness and covered 218% of the sRGB color gamut.

Aside from the Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor and 16GB of RAM, the machine also includes a 1TB solid-state drive with 32GB of Optane memory. 

The battery life of the Spectre x360 is disappointing even with an OLED display of 4K because OLED screens tend to use less power. 

It was replaced six hours and thirty-one minutes after it died, which is significantly less than the average battery life for premium laptops of eight hours and forty-seven minutes.

8. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2

“Amazing laptop. Screen quality is amazing, keyboard is phenomenal.”

You need this ThinkPad if the style is your biggest concern or you want a 4K laptop that doesn’t scream “look at me†during use. 

With a fantastic keyboard, it packs capable hardware into a durable, sturdy chassis eschewing modern design meta for function.

The latest X1 Extreme features a sleeker body and lines than the ThinkPads that came before yet retains the rigidity of its predecessors. 

With trimmer bezels, 4K panels with excellent colors and brightness will fit in better, thanks to IPS and OLED options.

In our video loop test, the X1 Extreme managed under six hours of battery life, but this machine is more designed for business than entertainment. 

Gen 2 is also more than capable of playing e-sports games with functional frame rates because of its powerful Intel Xeon-based CPUs and optional Nvidia GTX 1650, which works especially well at 4K.

9. Asus ZenBook Pro 15

“This laptop is very nice, I’ve had it for about 3 months now and it’s running very smooth. Starts up fast, everything loads fast, and you can even game on it with ease. The screen quality is beautiful and the touch screen option is very nice.” ~ A Real User’s Review

This ZenBook Pro 15 is the only laptop on this list that uses two displays, so it’s a unique offering with its own quirks and shortcomings.

This one’s built mostly like many other ZenBooks we’ve ever seen, but the ScreenPad replaces the typical touchpad with an LCD touch panel instead. 

The touchscreen isn’t particularly responsive, but the trackpad is more usable than Apple’s Touch Bar. It supports the Windows 10 gestures and is pre-loaded with lots of calculators, music players, and podcasts.

With a low contrast ratio and rather a poor color accuracy, the screen on this laptop is not the best, but at 335 nits it’s big enough for productivity and viewing photos. 

But if you want a screen that looks better but is more expensive, you can buy an OLED device.

Despite its shortcomings in visuals, the ZenBook Pro 15 makes up for them in raw performance. 

This powerful Intel Core i9-8950HK system dominated all productivity benchmarks, and it delivered playable frame rates in all the video games we tested, including Rocket League, Battlefield 1, and Civilization VI.

Some FAQs about 4K Gaming Laptops

Is 4K on a laptop worth it?

Video Editors, Graphic Designers, and YouTubers who need to edit photos and videos at 4K quality are those who can get the most out of a 4K laptop display.

The 4K display is worth it if you’re a 2D or 3D artist who needs high color accuracy, saturation, and contrast.

And the 4K is definitely worth it if you just want to try out a 4K gaming laptop! 😉

Is 4K worth it for gaming?

A typical 1080p graphics card nowadays can deliver 60 frames per second in the vast majority of AAA games. 

However, for high-quality games in 4K, you need to invest in a GPU with RTX 3070 capability. Anything less than that isn’t going to be noteworthy.

Is 4K gaming better than 1080p?

Although 1080p TVs may be referred to as “Full HD,†4K TVs are more than twice the resolution. 

You can see from the video above that the shadows and highlights don’t look as great when the graphics settings for the 4K monitor are set too low.

Additionally, you may watch this video to see what the difference is between 4K gaming vs. 1080p gaming, but we doubt you will notice much of a difference, as you are not sitting in front of a 4K monitor in reality.