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)
Acer Aspire E15 captivates the users with a sturdy black plastic along with dark grey and matte lid. The device is textured on the backside of the lid in a checked pattern. The left side embraces the Acer logo in silver color. The edges are not sharp rather finished smoothly.
The front view is common having a webcam on the top strip of the lid while a silverish Acer logo below the display screen.
The chassis of Aspire E15 is also common as it hosts black pitch keyboard keys leveled with the chassis. The chassis is also not smooth having a longitudinal textured pattern.
The lid is connected to the chassis with the help of two small hinges. The keypad is bounded by silver boundary while the keypad buttons are absent in 4.2 x 3-inch touchpad.
It is very rare to see a 1920 x 1080 pixels screen resolution on a budget laptop. The display of Acer Aspire E15 is sharp and vibrant. The only problem comes with the viewing angles. It does not allow very large viewing angles because the range for viewing angles is small.
The Graphics Coprocessor hosted by Acer Aspire E15 is Intel HD Graphics 620; that is pretty cool. Display always play a major part in a better gaming environment, as it allows gamers to interact with the game in a better and convenient way. The best the interaction, the best will be the results.
The brightness of the device came out to be at 215 nits which are below the average nits range that is 276 nits. But this brightness is also good as the brightness of Notebook 15 (174 nits) and Inspiron 15 5000 (213 nits) is below it.
Equipped with an Intel Core i3-7100U processor, RAM of 4 GB and hard drive storage of 1 TB, Acer Aspire E15 presents a balanced combination for the gaming and multitasking environment. These features allow it to perform well and fast.
Even when 12 Chrome tabs were open along with 1080 pixels video running in another window, this device showed a minimum lag in performance and the completion of its tasks.
This device offers a lot of space for a DVD writer and almost every useful port. So there is no need to worry for connectivity ports. The right side of the chassis hosts a DVD drive, a USB port and a 3.5 mm audio jack. The front side of the chassis also has an SD card reader slot.
The left side of the chassis hosts a full-sized Ethernet port, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI-out, VGA-out and a USB Type-C 3.1 port.
The battery of Acer Aspire E15 is good enough to provide more than 8 hours of continuous web searching and work. Due to its weight, it might be a little difficult to carry it around; but if you do so, you might be able to appreciate it’s battery life.
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.