There are probably those who fail to see the appeal of playing games in a portable computer. But this list of best gaming laptops for 2016 might just change your mind.

Aorus X5 v6

Let us begin with the relatively unknown commodity: the Aorus X5 v6. This laptop can slug it out with the best in this list and emerge unscathed in the process. You can expect to throw any game at this mobile rig such as Overwatch running at 120 FPS and it will hold itself quite admirably, indeed.

You will have to watch out for the noise, however, which some has likened to a helicopter taking off.

• CPU: Intel Core i7
• GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5)
• RAM: 8 GB - 16 GB
• Screen: 15.6-inch, FHD 1,920 x 1,080 – WQHD+ 2,880 x 1,620 IPS
Price: $2,199

Razer Blade Pro

For 2016, Razer introduced the latest in its 17-inch Pro line and it should be obvious why it is outstanding if you take a look at its spec sheet. What will immediately strike you upon seeing this beast, however, is how thin it actually is. Yes, there is a massive screen but it registered an insane 22.3 mm thickness. To top it all, its body is made of CNC aluminum material that givesit additional styling credentials. The only downside is its eye-watering price tag. If you would like to know more about this laptop, we have comprehensively compared it with other portable gaming rigs.

• CPU: Intel Core i7-6700HQ
• GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
• RAM: 32 GB
• Screen: 17.3 inches 3,840 x 2,160 UHD
Price: $3,699

HP Omen 17

This laptop will certainly pale beside the Razer Blade Pro due to its cheap-looking chassis and could also lag behind the Aorus in terms of performance but it will be able to perform excellently for just about any game within the 30 FPS range. It also has other tricks up its sleeve. It is outfitted with Bang & Olufsen speakers and, of course, there is the affordable price.

• CPU: 6th gen Intel Core i7
• Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
• RAM: 16 GB DDR4
• Screen: 17.3-inch 4K 3,840 x 2,160 IPS
Price: $1,419-$1,719

Asus ROG G752VS

The one word that will best describe this gaming laptop is reliable. It is also a refresh to the widely regarded G751 released last year, which a number of experts say is analogous to a tank both in performance and aesthetics. You now have brushed aluminum and some red and orange highlights establishing a futuristic design philosophy. Asus has also outfitted this with the gaming customizations both on the hardware and software fronts. While the GPU is the same as last year's, its processor is considered one of the latest and greatest.

• CPU: Intel Core i7-6820HK
• Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
• RAM: Up to 64 GB
• Screen: 17.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS display
Price: $1,598 - $2,598

Alienware 13 R3

This laptop has emerged on top of this list because it is quite well-rounded, excelling in just about all aspects that one would consider when evaluating gaming experience. It has an incredible OLED display, enough power to support VR and it even managed to shed a few dollars to be competitive with the HP Omen.

• CPU: Intel Core i7
• Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
• RAM: 16 GB
• Screen: 13.3-inch QHD 2,560 x 1,440 OLED touchscreen
Price: $1,550

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