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Best laptops for Sims 4 2020 Guide

best laptop for sims 4
Written by Dawn Richard

If you are new to the world of Sims 4 and want to know the best laptops for it, then you have landed on a jackpot. All this goes true; as this article is going to help you in selecting the best laptop for Sims 4.

Sims 4 is a worldwide famous game and getting popularity day by day. So to increase your interest in this game, this article will help you know the best laptop to play this game on. The main things to keep in mind are the performance, the ease of use, the battery life and of course the graphics. So, let’s start with it!

1: ACER ASPIRE E15 (E5-575-33BM)


The sturdy black plastic along with dark grey and matte lid, Acer Aspire E15 attracts a lot of users. On the front view of the device, you can locate a webcam present on the upper part of the screen lid. Below the display screen lies the Acer logo in silverish grey color.

The chassis of Aspire E15 is also common as it hosts black pitch keyboard keys leveled with the chassis. The chassis itself is not smooth while contains the 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 not present in a 4.2 x 3-inch pad.

The backside of the device is also textured with lines in a checked pattern.  The left side hosts the silverish grey Acer logo. The edges of the device are smoothly finished.


It is surprisingly rare to see a 1920 x 1080 pixels screen resolution on a budget laptop. The screen of Acer Aspire E15 is very sharp and vibrant at 1080 pixels. But it does not allow very large viewing angles. The range for viewing angles is small.

The Graphics Coprocessor hosted by this device is Intel HD Graphics 620; that is pretty cool. For the gaming environment, the display always plays a significant part as it allows gamers to interact with the game. The best the interaction, the best will be the remarks.

The brightness of the device is recorded to be at 215 nits which is pretty below the average nits range which is 276 nits. But this brightness is also good as it defeats the brightness of Notebook 15 (174 nits) and Inspiron 15 5000 (213 nits).


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 environment. These features allow it to perform well and fast and also to be good at multitasking.

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.


Talking about the connectivity ports, this device offers a lot of space for a DVD writer and almost every useful port. 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 the Acer Aspire E15 lasts more than 8 hours. 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.

  • Full HD display
  • Long battery life
  • A large number of ports
  • Small viewing angels



Unique designing, neatly placed all parts and a new touch of ideas; all can be put together while describing the design and shape of ASUS ROG Zephyrus S.

The backside of the lid is divided into two parts by diagonal separation. The upper left part is textured diagonally which also hosts the ASUS ROG logo in red color. The lower part of which is smooth. The backside of the chassis hosts the exhaust portion.

The front of the lid is very lit. The casing of the lid is very thin on the sides that provide the maximum area to be covered by the screen. The lower strip of the casing has written: “ROG ZEPHYRUS” engraved on it. The lid is connected to chassis by two thin hinges located at the two extremities of the chassis.

The chassis here plays a unique part. The keyboard is present on the extreme lower portion of the chassis instead of being at the upper portion. The upper portion is divided into diagonal strips with a matte ASUS ROG logo in the center. Just below the lid, the chassis also has indicator lights for charging etcetera.

Talking about the keyboard, it is an RGB keyboard. The right side of the keyboard is a kind of keypad but there are also touch buttons marked on it.


With a 15.6 inches screen size and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the display of Zephyrus S is remarkable. It is sharp enough to take out all the details when watching your favorite movies or playing games. The panel is overall colorful and vibrant.

Talking about the brightness of the screen, Zephyrus s has said to have the brightest panel among its competitors. It hits the maximum brightness of 335 nits which is fabulous. The average brightness category is 294 nits.

ASUS Zephyrus S has brightness higher than many popular models such as; MSI Stealth Thin (293 nits), Razer Blade 15 (260 nits) and Alienware 15 (311 nits).


This model may fool you with its ultra-thin appearance, but believe me, it’s a lot more than it seems. It hosts an Intel Core i7-8750H processor with a RAM of 16 GB and hard drive storage of 512 GB SSD. It roars and runs as fast as you want it to.

Even when 40 Chrome tabs were running along with a video being played in 1080 pixels quality, ASUS Zephyrus S does not lag a bit and ran smoothly and efficiently.

It is also armed with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU with 8 GB of VRAM. This lets the users play unlimited games both in terms of speed and memory. The display along with the VRAM is perfect for gaming.


Due to the ultra-thin design of Zephyrus S, ASUS has to put the ports that fit. But it still manages to have 5 USB ports. On the left side of the chassis, there is a USB Type-C port and a headphone jack.

On the right side of the chassis, there is a USB 3.1 port and a USB Type-C/Display port. On the back, there is an HDMI 2.0 port and a Kensington lock slot.


For a gaming laptop, the Zephyrus S’s battery life is not that bad. But it’s competitors win in this category. This model lasted only for 3 and a half hours when used continuously through web searching.

  • Light in weight
  • Slim design
  • Fabulous display
  • Normal battery life
  • Uncomfortable keyboard

3: DELL G5 15:


Dell G5 15 is black in color and has a red logo on the backside of the display screen. The edges of the screen look sharp but are carefully rubbed. The backside of the chassis hosts the cooling and exhaust system of this device, which is quite convenient as compared to the one provided at the bottom.

The lid of G5 15 contains a webcam on the top and also a silverish Dell logo below the screen. The lid is connected to the chassis with the help of a central long hinge. This makes the screen pop up above the keyboard and giving it a look at a computer monitor.

The keyboard is widespread on the chassis with red button writings on it. The keypad is also bounded by a red-colored boundary. The sides of the chassis are also provided some slope up design. On the top right corner of the chassis, the power button is located.


Although G5 15 is among the best gaming laptops, it disappoints a lot when it comes to displaying characteristics. Even when playing games where there is a dark region scene, it makes it a bit difficult to focus on the situation. This was not a good experience.

The brightness of Dell G5 15 is 219 nits, which is much below the average brightness of 284 nits.


Equipped with 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H 3.9 GHz processor, 16 GB DDR4 RAM, and hard drive storage of 128GB plus 1TB; Dell G5 15 is a performance giant. Even when 30 chrome tabs were running with 3 YouTube videos being played at 1080 pixels, this device did not show any lag in running the inputs.


Dell G5 15 has a cool selection of ports. The left side of the chassis hosts a Noble Lock Slot, the power jack, an RJ45 port, one USB 3.1 port, and a 2-in-1 SD card slot.

The right side of the chassis is armed with HDMI 2.0 port, one Thunderbolt 3 port, 2 USB 3.1 ports, and a headphone jack.


Talking about the battery life of G5 15, it is good for a gaming laptop. This device lasted for more than 6 hours when used continuously under Wi-Fi. This is quite good when it comes to gaming laptops. All a gamer need is continuous gaming without interruption, and that is what Dell G5 15 gives you.

  • Long battery life
  • Solid keyboard
  • Dim display



Acer Predator Helios 300 comes with a combination of plastic and Aluminium. The design is quite captivating and giving off wild vibes. The back of the device is as well designed as its name “Predator”. The center holds the Predator logo in white while there are two red lines marked on both sides sloping downwards; giving the looks of the claws attack by a predator. It’s really a catchy design.

The back of the chassis hosts the exhaust or cooling system for the device. This is also designed in a way that looks like teeth and also covered with red boundaries. If you look closely, it fits the title of the device.

The front screen of the device is just fine with a wide coverage of the lid. The upper edges of the lid are cut to give a sloping view. The lower side of the lid also contains the Predator written with white, while the top left side of the lid contains the Acer logo. The lid is connected to the chassis with the help of one long hinge supported at both ends.

The chassis itself is fascinating. The keyboard is not complete RGB but it gives off Red backlit only. The keypad is also bounded by a red stripe. Hence, the overall look of Predator Helios is like a 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.


Acer Predator Helios is the budget laptop for Sims 4

Predator Helios is equipped with 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H 4.1 GHz processor, 16GB of RAM and hard drive storage of 256 GB Flash memory solid state. These characteristics are perfect when we talk about multitasking and high pace performance.

Even when 30 tabs were open in Chrome and also a video was being played at the resolution of 1080 pixels, Acer Predator Helios does not show any lag in completing all the assigned tasks.

This device is also armed with NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1060 GPU along with a VRAM of 6 GB. This lets the gamers to enjoy their favorite gaming without any interruption and deficiency.


Talking about the connectivity ports, Predator has a lot. The left of the chassis has 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 hosts a charging slot, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and a headphone jack.


As one of the best gaming laptops, Predator Helios proved it’s worth by lasting for about 7 hours. This battery life is very precious as most of the gaming laptops lag behind in this characteristic.

  • Solid performance
  • Two-year warranty
  • Good price
  • Screen Brightness is low



Lenovo Y700 is really a visual one. The backside of the screen gives some vibes of the television screen, but it does not seem bad. On the top left corner is the Lenovo logo in silverish color, shining brightly on the black back screen. On the backside of the chassis, the exhaust or cooling system is present. There is also the addition if a red color that looks cool.

The lid contains a Lenovo logo on the below-left corner of the screen and also Y700 written on the right corner adjacent to the previous one. The lid is connected to the chassis through a long hinge. The hinge lets the display screen to be popped out as it gives it some extra height. The Keyboard is a comfy one; having a red boundary enclosing black buttons with white writings.

The keypad is present on the left side of the centreline of the chassis. There is also an Ideapad written on the below right corner of the chassis. On t top of chassis are located two JBL speakers around the hinge. Between these speakers, lies the power button.


The display panel of the Y700 is bright and colorful. After a lot of discussions on the dim displays of last generation’s Y series notebooks, Lenovo finally improved the brightness incoming models including Y700.

The 15.6 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels display screen of Y700 has recorded to have 263 nits of brightness. At this range, it beats the average mainstream brightness of 244 nits. It is better than Inspiron 15-700 that produced only 222 nits but was way below Alienware having an astonishing brightness of 311 nits.


Talking about the performance of the model, it is good enough to be relied on as a gamer. With a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700 CPU, 12 GB of Ram and 256 GB of flash memory, this device is not just for fun. It gets you the best results in both gaming and multitasking. Even when 12 Chrome tabs were open along with a season episode playing, Y700 did not show any lag in completing the tasks assigned to it.


There are a lot of ports to satisfy users. On the right side of the chassis, there are two USB 3.0 ports, a full HDMI port, an expanding Gigabit Ethernet port. Along with these, there is also a secure lock slot.

On the left side of the chassis, there lies a USB 2.0 port, Card reader slot, headphone/ microphone jack and lastly a DC adapter port.


The battery of Lenovo Y700 is not something to brag about. It is just normal to have 4 hours of battery life. Still, it is good enough to give you a lot of time to work without charging the device.

  • Catchy price
  • Attractive design
  • Strong performance
  • Bad battery life

About the author

Dawn Richard

Dawn Richard is a software engineer with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver. He now works full-time managing LaptopsConsider while coding his own projects on the side.

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