Best Gaming Laptops Singapore

7 Best Gaming Laptops in Singapore: Buying Guide for 2021

Want to game on the go? Whether you’re wondering where to buy your first gaming laptop or thinking of upgrading to a better one, check out our picks for the best gaming laptops in Singapore!

We did the work for you and picked out the best gaming laptops in Singapore that offer the best value based on their specifications, features, and price points.

We won’t keep you any longer—here’s our list of the best gaming laptops in Singapore!

1.   Razer Blade Pro 17

Razer Blade Pro 17

Price: $3,649.00

 

PROCESSOR 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H 8 core (2.3GHz)
GRAPHICS CARD NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 6GB GDDR6 VRAM
RAM 16GB Dual-Channel DDR4 (2933MHz)
*Upgradeable up to 64GB
DISPLAY 17.3″ QHD 165 Hz, 100% sRGB
STORAGE 512GB PCIe NVMe
*Upgradeable up to 2TB SSD

Some think no best-of-the-best gaming laptop in 2021 for Singapore list is complete without a Razer laptop—and understandably so! Although Razer’s range of laptops comes at a premium price, you’re guaranteed to get premium specs and performance as well.

The Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 model comes with an RTX™ 3060 and Intel® Core™ i7-10875H GPU-CPU combo, so you’ll have no problem playing the latest triple-A games in the current market. With powerful specs, this laptop is also a great option for professionals looking for a powerhouse of a workstation.

Out of the box, it comes with a RAM of 16GB DDR4 and a storage capacity of 512GB. As with other gaming laptops, the RAM and storage are upgradeable, which is good considering most users will find the 512GB storage capacity insufficient.

In terms of the aesthetics department, no complaints here. The Razer Blade Pro 17 stays true to the Razer aesthetic—sleek and straight-cut aluminium build, that all-too-familiar glowing Razer logo, and of course, an RGB keyboard.

Probably the most eye-catching feature of the Razer Blade Pro 17 is its massive 17.3” 165 Hz display. While playing games on the go with such a large screen sounds like heaven for most gamers, the drawback is the decrease in portability as it weighs in at a hefty 3 kg.

Another thing we don’t like about the laptop is its poor battery life. Using a PC Mark 10 benchmark, the Razer Blade Pro 17 can only give out 4 hours of day-to-day computer work tasks before its battery gives out – that likely ties into the QHD screen eating up juice. So this is definitely something to think about when looking for best battery life gaming laptops in Singapore.

As such, if you’re planning to use this laptop as your desktop replacement at home, we think that the Razer Blade Pro 17 is a great choice for gamers and creatives alike. But if you’re mostly on the go and need a light laptop with great battery life, you’re better off looking at our options in this list.

Pros

  • Big 17.3” 165 Hz QHD display
  • Sleek and durable aluminium build
  • Small 512GB storage capacity (but upgradeable)

Cons

  • Poor battery life
  • Pricey
  • Not so portable

2.   Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 (GA503QM)

Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 (GA503QM)

Price: $2,898.00

 

PROCESSOR AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HS Processor 3.1 GHz (16M Cache, up to 4.5 GHz)
GRAPHICS CARD NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 6GB GDDR6
RAM 16GB DDR4 (3200 MHz)
*Upgradeable up to 48GB
DISPLAY 15.6” 165Hz WQHD (2560 x 1440) 16:9 , DCI-P3: 100%
STORAGE 1TB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 SSD

If you’re looking for the best gaming laptop in Singapore that can offer the most in terms of graphics and screen size, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 should be a consideration.

As the successor to the wildly popular Asus ROG Zephyrus G14, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 proves to be a more powerful Singapore gaming laptop with a bigger 15.6″ QHD 165 Hz screen.

With amazing specs comes amazing performance as the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 is powered by a killer GPU-CPU combo, RTX™ 3060 and Ryzen™ 9 5900HS. Needless to say, you’ll have no trouble playing most modern game titles with these in your arsenal.

Surprisingly, despite packing power and a bigger screen, Asus managed to keep its weight down to only 1.9 kg, making it one of the lightest and most portable gaming laptops in Singapore in the market at the moment. This is thanks to its stylish but durable magnesium-alloy exterior.

Another plus factor for its portability is its impressive battery life. Based on benchmark scores and user reports, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 can last for more than 8 hours while doing normal browsing and office work.

Of course, gaming sessions are more power-hungry, so expect significantly fewer hours of usage before scrambling for the charger if you’re gaming.

In terms of thermals, you don’t have to worry about your laptop heating up because Asus’s Intelligent Cooling system can keep your system cool and thermally optimized. Asus’s dual Arc Flow blades are known for maintaining optimal airflow within the machine at minimal noise levels so as to not disrupt your gaming session.

Perhaps one of the biggest criticisms we have of this laptop is the fact that it doesn’t have a webcam. While some users won’t mind, this feature (or lack thereof) can be a dealbreaker for a lot of people, especially those who need webcams for online meetings or classes.

Another thing we don’t like about the laptop is that the RAM is partially soldered, with this particular model giving you 16GB onboard RAM. At the very least, you get another DIMM slot so you can easily upgrade if ever you need more memory.

Nevertheless, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 is a beast when it comes to gaming. It’s also a great all-arounder laptop for content creators, but only if you’re willing to buy an external webcam.

Pros

  • Impressive 8-hour battery life
  • Light and portable
  • Excellent processor

Cons

  • No webcam
  • Partially soldered RAM

3.   Gigabyte AERO 15 (XC-8UK5450SP)

Gigabyte AERO 15 (XC-8UK5450SP)

Price: $3,499.00

 

PROCESSOR 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10870H 8 core (2.2 GHz)
GRAPHICS CARD NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Max-Q 8GB GDDR6
RAM 32GB Dual-Channel DDR4 (2666 MHz)
*Upgradeable up to 64GB
DISPLAY 15.6” AMOLED 60Hz (3840 x 2160), Pantone-certified and factory-calibrated
STORAGE 1TB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® SSD

With a spectacular 4K AMOLED screen and powerful gaming performance, the Gigabyte AERO 15 XC is the perfect option for people who are looking for a beastly gaming laptop that doubles as a reliable workhorse. Here are the three main reasons why we think so:

First, it’s equipped with an RTX™ 3070 Max-Q and an Intel® Core™ i7-10870H, making it a very capable gaming-working powerhouse in today’s standards. Gaming and performance benchmarks also put it alongside the current best-performing gaming laptops available in the market.

Second, we’re huge fans of its durable and stylish obsidian-black chassis that’s made entirely out of aluminium. And because it’s all-aluminium, portability isn’t an issue since it only weighs around 2 kg.

Finally, its 15.6″ AMOLED 4K-capable screen is truly a sight to behold. Aside from being able to play games in staggering high-definition, the screen will surely benefit creative professionals such as photographers and video editors because of its Pantone-certified colour-accurate display.

Another feature that creative professionals will love about the Gigabyte AERO 15 XC is its numerous ports for different devices and peripherals. This is another positive point for us because most gaming laptops in the market usually just give you the bare minimum when it comes to available ports.

However, one of the things we hate about this laptop is the questionably awkward placing of its webcam, which may end up showing more of your bad side more often than you’d like. Another thing that we don’t like is its average-sounding speakers that leaves a lot to be desired.

Also, users should be vigilant about the occurrence of screen burn-in, one of the trade-offs you get with AMOLED screens. However, this isn’t much of an issue if you develop a habit of turning the screen off when leaving the laptop on idle.

It’s also worth noting that the battery life isn’t great… but that’s understandable given that monster of a screen. We think it’s actually decent-enough, given the 4K display it has to power, but don’t expect it to last for ages under heavy usage, obviously.

Pros

  • 4K-capable AMOLED screen
  • Numerous ports
  • Light and portable

Cons

  • Awkward webcam placement
  • Possibility of screen burn-in
  • Average-sounding speakers

4.   Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550LXS)

Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550LXS)

Price: $6,998.00

 

PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK Processor 2.4 GHZ (16M Cache, up to 5.3 GHz)
GRAPHICS CARD NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 Super Max-Q
RAM 32GB DDR4 (3200 MHz)
*Upgradeable up to 48GB
DISPLAY 15.6” 300Hz FHD (1920 x 1080)
STORAGE 1TB + 1TB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 Performance RAID0 SSD

The first thing people notice about the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 is the second display located between the main display and the keyboard. And while some people may think that the secondary display is a bit weird (and maybe a bit unnecessary), others find it to be innovative and a useful multitasking tool for gamers and professionals alike.

The extra display, dubbed the “ROG ScreenPad Plus”, is a fully touch-capable screen that can function as a second monitor. If you’re annoyed by the need to minimize your game each time you want to talk to your buddies on Discord, you’ll be pleased to find out that the ScreenPad Plus eliminates this problem (and looks cool, to boot!).

Unfortunately, having a secondary display makes your typing area a bit cramped, with the touchpad being pushed to the right side. But since most gamers usually use a dedicated gaming mouse, we don’t think this poses much of a problem.

Its battery life isn’t much to write about either, only lasting around 5-6 hours on a full charge when doing regular work tasks. Take note: this is with the second display turned off, so if you plan to bring this laptop to a cafe or restaurant for work, you’re better off bringing the charger along.

If you’re planning to use this laptop for online meetings or classes, you may want to think twice too because, despite its price, it doesn’t come with a webcam.

But then again, it’s a gaming laptop, and one that we think is designed to function more as a desktop replacement instead of a truly mobile solution.

Specs-wise, it features an RTX™ 2080 Super Max-Q, Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK, 32GB of memory, and a 2TB SSD. Unsurprisingly, these components make the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 a dependable machine that’s capable of delivering power and performance to your gaming sesh.

However, having all these bells and whistles on a laptop is sure to reflect in its price. At around $7,000 (at this moment), the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 is definitely one of the most expensive gaming laptops available on the market.

Whether the price is justified or not is up for debate, but one thing’s for sure: if you want a robust gaming laptop that looks and feels high-end, the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 should be your pick.

Pros

  • Has touch-capable secondary monitor (ROG ScreenPad Plus)
  • 4K-capable main display

Cons

  • Very expensive
  • No webcam
  • Average battery life

Best Gaming Laptops in Singapore for Those on a Budget

Gaming on a budget doesn’t have to suck. In fact, more and more budget gaming laptops right now are coming out and proving to be reliable and capable gaming machines.

If you want a gaming laptop that doesn’t break the bank, check out our picks for the best budget gaming laptops in Singapore below!

5.   Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-55-56AF)

Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-55-56AF)

Price: $1,698.00

 

PROCESSOR 10th Gen Intel Core™ i5-10300H Processor
GRAPHICS CARD NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 6GB GDDR6
RAM 8GB DDR4 (2933 MHz)
*Upgradeable up to 64GB
DISPLAY 15.6″ 144Hz FHD IPS
STORAGE 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD

If it’s affordable gaming laptop in Singapore that you’re after, you need to take down notes with our fifth entry on this list.

The Acer Nitro 5 is probably the most popular choice for PC gamers on a budget. Make no mistake, though—despite it being a budget laptop, you can trust that it’ll bring you enough power to make the most out of your gaming experience… and then some!

The Acer Nitro 5 is powered by a 10th Gen Intel Core™ i5-10300H processor and an RTX™ 2060 GPU, something that’s surprising to see in a gaming laptop at this price point. It also comes with 8GB of RAM (upgradeable up to 64GB) and a 1TB SSD.

Benchmarks and performance tests show that the laptop is capable of running most mainstream games at 1080p. However, for more graphically intensive games like Metro Exodus or Shadow of the Tomb Raider, you may want to compromise a bit and play on low to medium settings if you want to play on at least 60fps or higher.

With these specs, you’d think that this gaming laptop is a steal, especially at its price point. However, to make this laptop more affordable, Acer had to cut corners and unfortunately, this shows in its design and build.

The Nitro 5 looks unremarkable and features the same design and plastic chassis that’s characteristic of other laptops in the Nitro 5 series. While it doesn’t look all that bad, the plastic chassis certainly makes the laptop a bit hefty at around 2.3 kg.

We also would’ve liked it if the speakers were louder and had more depth. If you want a more immersive gaming experience, we recommend you ditch the speakers and use a dedicated gaming headset.

Also, even though the fans do a good job of keeping your system cool while gaming, they’re a bit noisy and tend to drown out the sound from the speakers.

Considering all these flaws, we still think that the Acer Nitro 5 is a great gaming laptop in Singapore for 2021 that won’t break the bank. If you don’t care much for design and can resign yourself to using a headset for sound when gaming, this is a great choice.

Pros

  • Efficient cooling
  • Affordable specs-wise
  • 144Hz display

Cons

  • Below-average speakers
  • Noisy fans
  • Bulky and a bit heavy

6.   MSI GF65 Thin 10SER

MSI GF65 Thin 10SER

Price: $1,999.00

 

PROCESSOR 10th Gen Intel Core™ i7-10750H Processor
GRAPHICS CARD NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 6GB GDDR6
RAM 16GB Dual-Channel DDR4 (2666 MHz)
*Upgradeable up to 64GB
DISPLAY 15.6″ 144Hz Full HD (1920 x 1080)
STORAGE 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD
*Upgradeable

The MSI GF65 Thin 10SER is another popular contender in the budget gaming laptop world. Similar to the previous entry, this gaming laptop is powered by an RTX™ 2060 but this time, coupled with an  Intel Core™ i7-10750H processor.

It also comes with 16GB of dual-channel RAM, upgradeable up to 64GB, and a 512GB SSD. The storage capacity is a bit small for our liking, but we were pleased to find out that this budget gaming laptop in Singapore can be upgraded as there’s another M.2 SSD slot available.

We also love its 15.6″ FHD display that has a refresh rate of 144Hz, something that’s unexpected for its price point. It also doesn’t have a thick bezel—something that’s characteristic even with some of the best affordable gaming laptops.

Just as its name suggests, the laptop is thin and relatively lighter than the usual bulky budget gaming laptop. With a chassis made out of plastic and aluminium, it only weighs around 1.86 kg, which makes it super portable.

The design is alright in our book—a bit plain-looking, but you can’t really expect much at this price point. Our only gripe is its keyboard, which only comes with a red backlight and three lighting intensity levels.

One thing that MSI boasts about in this laptop is its efficient cooling system consisting of six heat pipes (3 for the GPU, 2 for the CPU) and two cooling fans. Although we found that the cooling system does an okay job of cooling your laptop while gaming, we also noticed that the laptop tends to get a bit too hot for our liking when we play more graphically demanding games.

On the bright side, the cooling fans aren’t too noisy, unlike other budget gaming laptops on our list. If you’re thinking of getting this laptop, we recommend coupling it with a laptop cooling pad or elevating it from whatever surface it’s on so you won’t have to worry about it heating up during intense gaming sessions.

Pros

  • 144Hz FHD display
  • Light and portable
  • Efficient cooling system

Cons

  • Plain design; single colour backlight keyboard
  • Small storage capacity out of the box

7.   Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH317-54-732Z)

Acer Predator Helios 300 (PH317-54-732Z)

Price: $2,126.00

 

PROCESSOR 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H processor
GRAPHICS CARD NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 6GB GDDR6
RAM 16GB DDR4 (2933 MHz)
*Upgradeable up to 32GB
DISPLAY 17.3″ 240Hz FHD IPS 100%sRGB Narrow Border IPS
STORAGE 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD

Although a bit more expensive than our other picks for budget gaming laptops, we think the Acer Predator Helios 300 packs a lot of premium features that you’d usually find in higher-end gaming laptops—all at a relatively affordable price.

For one, it’s got a humongous 17.3″ FHD IPS display with a whopping 240Hz refresh rate, something unheard of in a low-to-mid priced gaming laptop. As such, you won’t ever need to worry about problems like framerate stuttering and screen tearing.

It has an adequate number of ports and a futuristic-looking accented full-metal chassis. And although the metal chassis makes it look like a premium gaming laptop, it’s a fingerprint magnet and makes the laptop a bit heavy at almost 2.5 kg.

Like our other picks, the Acer Predator Helios 300 is powered by an RTX™ 2060 6GB and an Intel Core i7-10750H processor. It also comes with 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD for storage, with the former being upgradeable only up to 32GB.

The Acer Predator Helios 300’s dual-fan cooling system does a good job of keeping things cool and running properly. The cooling fans operate quietly when doing regular office work, but expect it to get a bit noisy and grating after a few minutes into gaming.

Gaming laptops aren’t expected to have great battery life, and the Acer Predator Helios 300 really takes this to heart. With an average battery life of 2.5 to 3 hours, you can expect more trips to the power outlet if you’re planning to use this laptop on the go.

So if you are after the best budget gaming laptop in Singapore but have a little bit to spare, this is a great choice. 

Whether you’re a gamer or a content creator, the Acer Predator Helios 300 is sure to give you enough firepower to get the job done. Just make sure to keep your charger on standby in case you run out of juice.

Pros

  • 17.3” FHD 240Hz display
  • Efficient cooling system
  • Full metal chassis

Cons

  • Poor battery life
  • Noisy cooling fans
  • Heavy

And that ends our list of the best gaming laptops in Singapore! We hope our list helped you pick out the best gaming laptop for your needs.

Are there other gaming laptops worthy of being included in our list? Perhaps you want to know more about PC games in Singapore? If we missed any, send us a message and we’ll check them out ASAP!

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