What if you love gaming but do not have the compatible devices to play it with, so what’s the use of it then?
You need to have the best equipment and features to play the game rightfully. So if you are a Dota 2 lover and cannot decide the device best suited for it, then you have landed on the best spot. Team LAPTOPS CONSIDER have shortlisted some of the best laptops for this game. These laptops are from expensive ones to cheaper ones, so that money does not become a hurdle.
1. Acer Aspire E15 (E5-575-33BM)
The Acer Aspire E15 is one of the best value for money laptop that you can get for yourself for multiple purposes. It costs only $600 and I have to say this is one of the best laptops you can under 700 dollars that you can get these days.
Let’s see why I’m praising about this laptop so much.
The 15.6-inch IPS display isn’t the best in the market but it is decent enough to play Dota 2 or watch any movies/ videos. The build quality of this machine is very good and Acer has kept the design of the laptop very simple and straightforward. The laptop weighs 5.3 lbs (2.4 kg) which is fairly portable compared to the above HP Omen.
Acer has offered 256GB SATA SSD which is again not the fastest storage out there but for its pricing, it is decent. The system boots up in just under 10 seconds which is brilliant in my opinion. There is an additional slot to add more storage either an HDD or an SSD on this laptop which is really great in my opinion.
The processor you are going to get on this laptop is Intel’s 8th Gen Core i5 processor i.e Intel Core i5-8250U which does a fine job at handling any task you throw at it. Along with that, you are also getting discrete GPU i.e GeForce MX150. Apart from Dota 2, this graphics card is capable of playing other games at decent Frame Rates (FPS).
You can check out the gaming performance from the below video where 14 games have tested on this laptop.
The laptop also comes with an LED-backlit keyboard which is very hard to find at this budget. I have to appreciate Acer for providing this useful feature in their budget gaming laptop.
One of the best things about this Acer Aspire E 15 is, its amazing Battery life.
Acer claims that it can last up to 15 hours but it is safe to assume around 10-hours of battery life while doing lightweight tasks. If you are a student, maybe in a school or college studying electrical or civil engineering and need a full day of charge, then this laptop could be a perfect option for you.
Overall, this is a very good option for Dota 2 laptops.
2. DELL G7 15
Dell comes with brand new design and style with Dell G7 15. It gives away feelings that are calm as a breeze and fresh as sea while looking at it. This model has a black and blue chassis that gives whole new vibes.
The display screen is connected to the chassis with the help of a greyish silver hinge. The backside of the chassis below the screen looks like eyes of a predator giving off blue colors. It’s actually the best place for heat exhaust and cooling system of a laptop.
This time Dell offered all the edges of the screen and the chassis to be sharp. Below the screen, there is a blue DELL logo. The keyboard keys are almost leveled with the chassis. This gives a smooth feeling when typing on the board.
Having a weight of 6.2 pounds, this device is a no-go for trips or to carry around. In spite of being quite heavy, its dimensions give a smart and slimmer look. It is slimmer than Acer Predator Helios 300 that has dimensions of 15.4 x 10.5 x 1.5 inches.
The 15.6 inches screen of Dell G7 15 is really outstanding having vibrant colors and sharpness of high quality. The 1920 x 1080 pixels panel provides a fabulous view of your favorite seasons you watch on it. Even it be playing games, it does provide a flawless view with a lot of detail.
Talking about the brightness of the screen, it’s something that’s really lacking. While being a gaming laptop the device is expected to cross the average brightness level for the mainstream that is 296 nits. Unfortunately, G7 15 hits the brightness of 232 nits.
Dell G7 is equipped with 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7-8750H processor along with a RAM of 16 GB. It also has a lot of storage capacity for your personal data and installing your favorite apps and games. Thus it provides a hard drive storage capacity is 512 GB. All these characteristics make it a multitasker and perfect for gaming.
Even when more than 12 Google Chrome tabs were running along with a Netflix season and an overall scanning by Windows Defender, the device did not show any lag in completing the tasks.
This device surely provides a lot of ports for supporting all the needs of a gaming power station. Well, we all know how important the ports are, when talking about gaming.
On the right side of the chassis, you will find two USB 3.1 ports, a Thunderbolt 3 port, HDMI 2.0 and a headset jack.
On the left side, there is another USB 3.1 port along with with an Ethernet port, a 2-in-1 card reader, a Noble lock slot and the power jack.
When it comes to battery life, Dell provides one of the best deals of battery lives. This model is no exception as it lasted for about 5 and a half hour under continuous web searching at a brightness of 150 nits.
3. ACER PREDATOR HELIOS 300
The design material of Acer Predator Helios 300 comes with a combination of plastic and Aluminium. The design captivating and gives off wild looks. The whole design especially the back side of the model well represents its name; “Predator”. The center holds the Predator logo in white while there are two red lines marked on both the sides sloping downwards; giving the looks of the claws attack by a predator. It’s indeed a catchy design.
Exhaust or cooling system of the device is located at the back side. This is also designed in a way that looks like teeth and also covered with red boundary. This is really a uniquely designed device from Acer.
Talking about the front of the screen, the lid casing is quite wide. The upper edges of the lid are cut diagonally. The Predator logo is written in white on the lower strip of lid casing. There is also an Acer logo on the top left side of the lid. The lid is connected to the chassis with the help of one long hinge supported at both the ends.
An RGB keyboard on the chassis looks fascinating. The keyboard is not complete RGB but it gives off Red backlit only. The keypad is also bounded by red strip. Lastly, the look of this device is like a real Predator.
The display screen of size 15.6 inches and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, Predator Helios 300 gives a sharp view. Besides sharpness, the color distinguishing of the display was really not up to the mark. The brightness was measured to be 226 nits, which is dimmer than the average category of brightness; 274 nits.
Predator Helios is equipped with 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H4.1 GHz processor, 16GB of RAM and hard drive storage of 256 GB Flash memory solid state. These characteristics let it be best at multitasking and high pace gaming.
Even when 30 tabs were open in Chrome and also a video was being played at a resolution of 1080 pixels, Acer Predator Helios does not show any lag while completing the assigned tasks and switching between the tabs.
This device is also equipped with NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1060 GPU along with a VRAM of 6 GB. Thus the gamers can enjoy their favorite gaming without any delay.
Acer Predator Helios has a lot of ports. The left side of the chassis hosts a Kensington lock slot, Ethernet (RJ-45) port, USB 3.1 Type-C port, an HDMI 2.0 Port, USB 3.0 port and an SD card reader slot.
The right side of the chassis contains charging slot, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and a headphone jack.
Once again Predator Helios proves to be the best gaming laptop through its battery timings. It lasted for about 7 hours. This battery life is very excellent as most of the gaming laptops lag behind in this area.
4. RAZER BLADE 15 GAMING LAPTOP
Razer is known for its well designed and cool laptop models. This particular laptop is no exception as this also provides a unique design unlike those we see in Dell and Asus models.
The back of the model is ink black matte body. The center holds the Razer Logo of the 3 serpents. This embossed emblem gleams and reflects all possible colors. The edges of the lid are not curved very much rather these look edged.
The front of the lid contains a webcam in the front strip of the casing. The two parallel strips on the sides of the screen are thinner as compared to those on the top and bottom of it. The bottom strip of the lid casing hosts the writing “RAZER”.
The chassis of Razer Blade 15 is also matte black containing the keyboard tray inside it. The keyboard is complete RGB. Below the keyboard is a large touchpad area. This is a buttonless touchpad is 5 x 3 inches in size. Two large speakers are mounted on the sides of the keyboard on the chassis.
15.6 inches screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, is just as fabulous as it’s designed. The only disappointment comes with the brightness of the device. Apart from that, the display panel is sharp and the colors displayed are vibrant and distinct.
Talking about the brightness of the device, it marked 262 nits on the light meter. It just missed the average category of brightness; 279 nits. As compared to it, other devices such as Alienware m15 and MSI Stealth were much brighter at 284 and 293 nits of brightness.
With a 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7-8750H processor and a RAM of 16 GB DDR4, this device completes all tasks as it’s like using tissue papers. It is a beast of multitasking. Not only this, with a storage capacity of 512 GB SSD, it provides a lot of room for personal data storage.
Even when 22 Google Chrome tabs running along with the Netflix season episode being played, this device did not show any lag in switching between the tasks. To be frank, its performance in some areas overpasses Apple devices.
Being a notebook and filled with such a large number of ports is a jackpot. On the right side of the chassis, there is a USB 3.1 port, a Thunderbolt 3 port, an HDMI 2.0, a mini DisplayPort and a Kensington lock slot.
On the left side of the chassis, there are two USB 3.1 ports, a headset jack, and a power port.
Razer Blade 15 provides only 5 hours of battery timing. This battery life is not very good but average. Its predecessor had a battery life of 6 hours.
5. ACER NITRO 5
Acer Nitro 5 comes with a black colored appearance with a little touch of crimson. Such a combination gives a romantic vibe when you look towards the model. There is also crimson edging on the keypad and the keyboard keys. The keyboard location is also signified clearly by engraving it inside the chassis by diagonal cuts.
The chassis also contains a keypad located a bit left to the middle line of the chassis. The edges of the chassis are cut diagonally to give a sharp feeling. Same edges are provided on the top side of the display screen.
Along hinge in crimson is provided to join the lid and the chassis. A shiny Acer logo glows below the display screen on the rubbed surface of the device.
The back side of the device gives off a strong vibe. An Acer logo is engraved in the center while the opposite sides have a line growing diagonally inside and leaving an impression; just pointing out the logo in the middle. The exhaust system is present on the backside of the chassis below the screen.
Acer Nitro 5’s design really gives the look of a Leopard with sharp teeth.
Acer Nitro 5 is disappointing when it comes to displaying. Although being 15.6 inches in size, the screen looks colorless. While watching any action thriller movies, the colors seemed to be mixing.
But there is a solution to that too. By using Windows 10 color Calibration software, you can lower down the red and green tones and you can immediately improve the white balance of the display screen.
As a positive perspective, the display screen of Acer Nitro 5 is quite sharp. All the details in spite of color dullness, were visible and clearly differentiated, thanks to the screen resolution of 1080 pixels.
Talking about the brightness of this device, it is reasonably good. It marked 257 nits of brightness. Luckily, It is two points above the budget-gaming category average brightness.
Acer Nitro 5’s screen is brighter than MSI GL62M 7REX, that has a lower brightness level of 198 nits.
Equipped with a 2.3 GHz i5-8300H processor (up to 4 GHz in turbo mode), RAM of 8 GB and a hard drive of 256 GB SSD, Nitro 5 gives a remarkable performance with unstoppable multitasking. With such a large flash memory size of 1 TB, you can easily store your personal data and games.
Even while the Google Chrome had a dozen of tabs running along with other apps working, this device did not show any delay in running all the tasks smoothly. As this laptop is originally made for gaming, it also fully supports VR Gaming.
It is also equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU. Due to this characteristic, this model of Acer is a very good performer for the price and also plays graphics-intensive games at lower settings.
Quite a bunch of useful ports is provided by this model.
On the right side of the chassis, there is a 3.5 mm headphone/ mic combo jack, two USB 2.0 ports, and a power jack. For more detailing, there are also two indicator LEDs for charging and power status.
The left side of the chassis is quite heavy. There is an SD card slot, a USB 3.0, an HDMI, a USB 3.1, a Gigabits Ethernet and a Kensington lock.
Battery life is one of the top priorities when it comes to gaming. Acer Nitro 5 lasted for about 5 hours under continuous web searching. Being a budget laptop, such a battery life is good and appreciable.
6. DELL INSPIRON 15 7000 GAMING LAPTOP
Dell Inspiron 15 comes with a smooth black colored model design with some parts shaded as greyish black. The backside of the model comes with glossy greyish black color. The center holds the Dell logo in red. The sides of the lid are curved and the edges are sharp.
The front lid of the device looks like a TV’s LED. The lid casing is thick and the upper strip of it contains the webcam. The lower strip had DELL engraved on it.
The lid is connected to the chassis with the help of a central hinge. This hinge makes the lid to be popped out and higher than the chassis when opened. The chassis itself is black in color. The keyboard buttons are present on the chassis without any specific boundary. This is because the buttons are present above the chassis and the base is leveled with it. The writings on the buttons are also red in color.
The touchpad comes with a size of 4.1 x 3.1 inches is made up of plastic. So the feels that come from the metal or glass touchpads is missing. But the keypad is nice and spacious.
Back when we had the original Dell Inspiron 15, the display features were horrible. But thanks to Dell that it revived the display features during this time. 15.6 inches screen with a resolution of 1080 pixels is not the best one present in the market but still manages to provide more accurate colors and wide view angles when converted with an IPS screen. Apart from that, the screen is sharper and details out everything while watching movies or playing games.
The brightness of the model is also below the average category of 2t3 nits and measured to be233 nits. But on a brighter note, the Predator and Legion are dimmer than Inspiron 15 by having a brightness of 226 nits and 220 nits respectively.
Dell Inspiron is made not only for work purposes but gets along very well with gaming environment too. It is done by equipping the device with a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-7300U processor, 8 GB of RAM and a Hard Drive Storage of 256 GB.
Even when 30 Chrome tabs were open along with playing games and watching videos, this device did not show lag and completed all the tasks and run as smooth as it could.
Ports in Dell Inspiron are also those that fulfill all the needs. On the left side of the chassis, a Noble Lock Slot, Ethernet Jack, a USB 3.0 port and an SD card reader is present.
The right side of the chassis holds a Headphone jack, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, a Thunderbolt 3 port, and an HDMI output.
Talking about the battery of Dell Inspiron 15, it is really something to brag about. It lasted for more than 7 hours under continuous web searching. Such a battery life is very good when it comes to work and gaming.
7. HP Omen 17
The HP Omen 17 is a premium laptop that costs a little expensive but in return, you are getting a solid laptop with a super-fast performance which is hard to ignore.
Let’s talk about that in detail.
This HP Omen laptop comes with a 17.3-inch IPS anti-glare display which produces excellent color quality and delivers every detail of the object that appears on the screen. This is an excellent display to play Dota 2 or any other game. This anti-glare display will surely help you play games even at outdoor conditions without causing any issues.
For storage, you are getting 1TB 7200 RPM Hard Disk Drive (HDD) along with 128GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD. You can install other games on SSD for smooth performance and save other big files on HDD. To perform multi-tasking, you’ll be getting 12GB DDR4 memory which is more than sufficient to run multiple applications at once.
The processor under the hood is, Intel’s 8th Gen Core i7 Processor i.e Intel Core i7-8750H. It has 6 cores and 12 threads which is great to run any kind of application with ease. The system remains cool even while pushing the CPU to perform any heavy task. You are also getting Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB dedicated graphics card which is perfect to play moderate to high demanding games such as Roblox, League of Legends, Sims 4, etc.
One the left side of the laptop, there are 1 mini-display port, an HDMI 2.0, RJ-45 ethernet port, 1 USB 3.1 Gen-1, and 1 USB 3.1 Type-C port. On the right side of the laptop, you have 2 USB 3.1 Type-C ports. The port selection has been decent by HP on this laptop.
One of the best things about this laptop is its keyboard. The lettering is a little big than usual which helps while typing and it comes with RGB backlit which will surely help you play games at night times.
The laptop weighs about 8 lbs (3.6 kg) which is on the heavy side but hey, this is a gaming laptop and most of the gaming laptops tend to be heavy.
8. Lenovo Ideapad L340
The Lenovo Ideapad L340 is a high-end gaming laptop that costs a little over $900 and I have to say this laptop is worth spending your money.
Let’s see what it has to offer for $900.
The laptop comes with a 15.6-inch full HD IPS display which is good but again, just like the above laptop the display should have been better. The overall build of this laptop is quite decent and there’s nothing much to complain about.
Lenovo has offered 1TB HDD and 256GB NVMe SSD as storage options which are really great. An 8GB DDR4 RAM has offered on this machine to run multiple applications simultaneously. The processor you are getting on this laptop is Intel Core i7-9750H which is one of the fastest processors out there in the market.
The graphics card inside the laptop is GeForce GTX 1050 which is again more than enough to play Dota 2 and many other modern games. You are also getting a backlit feature in the keyboard which pretty cool and useful while using the laptop at late nights.
The laptop weighs around 4.8 lbs (2.37 kg) which is again fairly lightweight and it won’t be very hard to travel around with this laptop.
Lenovo claims to offer 9 hours of battery life but it is far from reality. You can get between 4-5 hours of battery life which isn’t that great in my opinion.
9. Dell G3
The Dell G3 is a mid-range gaming laptop from Dell which is targeted towards buyers who are looking to buy a decent gaming laptop under $1000.
The 17.3-inch IPS display of this display is decent to play games and media consumption. The build of this laptop is very rigid and strong. This is what you can expect from a renowned brand like Dell.
A 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD are offered on this laptop for both performance and storage purposes. The processor inside the machine is Intel Core i5-8300H which has 4 cores and 8 threads. The maximum power you can get from this CPU is 4.00 GHz. Dell should have offered a better processor at this price but this is what you are getting inside the machine.
The GPU on this laptop makes up for the processor. You are getting GTX 1060 6GB graphics card which is really worth appreciating because it is hard to find this GPU in this budget. Apart from a powerful GPU, you are also getting decent set ports i.e 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2, HDMI 2.0, 1 USB 3.1 Type-C.
The laptop weighs around 6.2 lbs (2.8 kg) and it is the heaviest laptop of this list. If you are looking for a lightweight laptop to use while traveling, then this might not be your best option. You have to look for other options.
The battery life on this Dell G3 is pretty average. You can get around 4 hours while doing low-moderate demanding tasks.
10. ASUS VivoBook F510UA
The ASUS VivoBook F510UA is a typical budget laptop from Asus which is aimed at lightweight to moderate type of users. This isn’t a very powerful laptop as it comes with only an integrated graphics card and not with a discrete one. Even with integrated GPU, you can easily play Dota 2 without any issues. It costs around $600 and it is worth considering for sure.
The laptop comes with a 15.6-inch full HD display which is bright and sharp. The build quality is also decent for its budget. The storage you’ll be getting on this machine is 128GB SSD+1TB HDD. The SSD is very fast and boots up the system really quick.
The processor which comes with ASUS VivoBook F510UA is the same as the above Acer Aspire E 15 i.e Intel Core i5 8250U. This mid-range CPU does perform really well in any situation which is really great.
One of the unique features of this laptop is, its Fingerprint reader. Yes, you read that right. Asus has provided this useful feature in their budget laptop to unlock the system very quickly. It is quite rare to find a laptop with a Fingerprint ID in just $600 machine. The laptop weighs only 3.7 lbs (1.6 kg) and it is the lightest laptop of this list. If you are planning to get a lightweight laptop to play Dota 2 while traveling, then this could be your perfect option.
While playing Dota 2 or performing any moderate demanding tasks, you can expect 4 hours of battery life and while doing any lightweight tasks, you can get around 8 hours of battery life which is pretty good I would say.
At last, I just want to say this is a decent Dota 2 laptop in the budget segment.