Gaming has become one of the most popular forms of entertainment globally, and Nigeria is no exception. With the growth of the gaming industry, many gamers are now looking for the best gaming laptops to satisfy their gaming needs. A high-quality gaming laptop is essential for playing top games smoothly without lags or glitches. The right gaming laptop can provide a seamless gaming experience with high-resolution graphics and top-notch audio.
If you are a serious gamer in Nigeria, you know that owning the right gaming laptop can make all the difference in your gaming experience. With so many options to choose from, it can be challenging to know which gaming laptop is the best fit for you. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the top gaming laptops available in Nigeria in 2023. We’ll be considering factors such as affordability, processor power, and performance, among others. So, if you’re looking to purchase a new gaming laptop or upgrade your existing one, you’ve come to the right place.
- Asus ROG Zephyrus G15
- Razer Blade 16
- MSI Titan GT77 HX
- Alienware x17 R2
- Lenovo Legion Pro 7i
Best gaming laptops in 2023
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Asus ROG Zephyrus G15
- 15.6-inch QHD 165hz non-touchscreen
- AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
- 16GB RAM (soldered)
- 1TB storage
- No webcam
- Wi-FI 6 with Gig+ (802.11ax)
- 90Wh battery
- 200W adapter
Asus’ Zephyrus laptops are among my favorite gaming laptops currently available, and while each one tries to improve upon the last, there’s usually a new problem that comes with it, but can the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 (2022) break this cycle? Eh.
For roughly $2,000, the Zephyrus G15 offers a gorgeous chassis packed with a pretty 15.6-inch, 1440p display, a punchy keyboard, solid audio, 8-plus hours of battery life, and a stellar performance from its AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS CPU. However, this rig gets absurdly hot and all for nothing — its Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU had a disappointing showing against other premium gaming laptops in its category.
Overall, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 is a solid gaming laptop. If you don’t look too hard at the numbers against its competitors, you could slot this baby in as one of the best gaming laptops around.
Razer Blade 16
- 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13950HX, 24 cores / 32 threads, 5.5GHz (max turbo), 36MB cache
- 32GB dual-channel DDR5-5600MHz, expandable up to 64GB DDR5-5200MHZ (two slots)
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 laptop GPU (16GB VRAM)
- 2TB SSD (M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0), expandable up to 4TB (1+1 open slot)
- 16:10 UHD Plus 120Hz and FHD Plus 240Hz screen, 3.0ms, Mini LED
- 13.98 x 9.61 x 0.87 inches (355 x 244 x 21.99mm), 5.4 pounds (2.45kg)
- 95.2Whr battery
- 330W power adapter
- Windows Hello Full HD IR webcam (2MP / 1080p)
- Two Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C), UHS-II SD Card reader, three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, one HDMI 2.1
- Wi-FI 6E, Killer Wireless-AX211
- Bluetooth 5.2
- Windows 11 Home
For 2023, Razer brought a new type of panel to the Blade 16 – a dual-mode mini-LED that can run at Ultra HD at 120Hz for productivity or in Full HD at 240Hz for gaming. It also features a 13th-gen Intel i9 and up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 graphics.
The Blade 16 in particular also delivers a stunning Min-LED dual-mode display that can switch between 3840 x 2400 at a 120 Hz refresh rate, or 1920 x 1200 at a swifter 240 Hz for faster-paced gaming. It’s an interesting move to placate both esports and AAA gamers (who are often one and the same), and the display looks gorgeous. But whether due to the display tech or not, battery life isn’t the best. And starting at $2,699 with an RTX 4060 and bumping up to $3,299 in our review config (RTX 4070, Core i9-13950HX, 32GB of RAM), the Blade 16 is a tough sell when alternatives with similar silicon, like Asus’ ROG Strix G16, sell for $1,999 with a better CPU and the same graphics card.
MSI Titan GT77 HX
- Intel 13th Gen Core i9-13980HX
- 64GB (32GB*2) DDR5
- GeForce RTX 4090 / 16GB GDDR6
- 2TB SSD
- 17.3-inch UHD (3840 x 1260) Mini LED panel, 144Hz refresh rate
- IR HD webcam (30fps @ 720p)
- 15.63 x 13 x 0.91 inches (397 x 330 x 23mm), 7.28 pounds (3.3kg)
- Four-cell, Li-Polymer, 99.9Whr
- 330W power brick
- Three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, one SD Express memory card reader, one audio combo jack, one RJ45, one HDMI (8K @ 60Hz / 4K @ 120Hz), two Thunderbolt 4 / DP / USB Type-C, one Mini DisplayPort, one DC-in
- Cherry Mechanical Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries
- Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690, Bluetooth v5.2
The term “next-gen” isn’t often applied to laptops but this year it feels appropriate. New PC gaming laptops will deploy three big upgrades: new processors from Intel and AMD, new RTX 40-series graphics hardware from Nvidia, and new PCIe Gen5 solid-state drives. The MSI Titan GT77 HX 13V has all three and, together, they give gaming laptops a real kick in the pants.
MSI Titan GT77 HX(opens in new tab)’s pricing starts at $4,299. That is a huge price to pay for a gaming laptop, for which you’re getting that Intel Core i9-13980HX CPU, Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090, 64GB of DDR5 RAM, and 2TB of SSD storage. You can go one step further by paying an extra thousand dollars, double that RAM and SSD capacity, and stick a 4090 in there instead.
Alienware x17 R2
- Intel Core i7-11800H (octa-core, 2.3GHz base clock, up to 4.6GHz boost clock)
- 32GB DDR4 XMP 3466MHz (user-replaceable, two SO-DIMM slots)
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 GPU with 16GB GDDR6 VRAM (1,545MHz boost clock speed, 165W maximum power)
- 2TB NVMe SSD (user-replaceable with support for two 2230 or 2280-sized M.2 drives)
- 17.3-inch UHD 3840 x 2160 display, 120Hz refresh rate, 4ms response time, 500-nit
- Windows Hello IR 720p webcam
- 15.71 x 11.79 x 0.84 inches, 7.05 pounds
- Six-cell, 87Wh battery
- 330W power brick
- Two USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports with PD charging (5V/3A), one supports Thunderbolt 4. Two USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports, a 2.5-gigabit Ethernet port, an HDMI 2.1 port, a micro SD slot, and a mini DisplayPort 1.4. A headphone jack, and a plug for the power cable.
- Per-key RGB keyboard with Cherry MX ultra-low mechanical switches
- Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2
The Alienware x17 R2 is the company’s latest aggression on the gaming laptop market, and you’ll find plenty to like here as soon as you slide this machine from its box. The x17 deploys Alienware’s eye-catching and now familiar Legend 2.0 design language, with the sheer size of this notebook signaling that you’re in for an immersive and enjoyable gaming experience.
Prices start at £2149/$2249.99 for an entry-level model with an Intel i7-12700H processor, and GeForce RTX 3060 graphics. However, our review unit stepped up to a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti with 16GB video memory, along with 32GB memory and 1TB solid-state drive for a total price of £3449.00/$3499.99. However, both models have just 1920 x 1080 resolution, which is disappointing given the size of the screen and the X17’s top-of-the-range price tag.
Lenovo Legion Pro 7i
|Lenovo Legion Pro 7i|
|Dimensions||14.3 inches x 10.32 inches x 0.86 – 1.01 inches|
|Processor||Intel Core i9-13900HX|
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080|
|Display||16.0-inch 16:10 WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600) IPS, 240Hz|
|Storage||1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD|
|Ports||4 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1|
1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2
1 x USB-C with Thunderbolt 4
1 x HDMI 2.1
1 x Ethernet RJ45
1 x 3.5mm audio jack
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.1|
|Operating system||Windows 11|
The Lenovo Legion Pro 7i is the best 16-inch gaming laptop. The Legion Pro 7i uses a 13th Gen Intel chip—the Core i9 13900HX. If, like me, you were to assume that would essentially be a slightly higher-clocked version of the Core i9 13900H Asus has used in its excellent Zephyrus M16 gaming laptop, then you’d be wrong.
Pricing for the Lenovo Legion 7i Pro is a bit high as expected of a hardcore gaming machine. Its starting price is $2,299.99 (around £2,085 / AU$2,800), which is steep but not bad considering that it’s still packing an RTX 4070 GPU and a 13th-gen Intel Core i9-13900HX CPU. The review model I received is a bit pricey at $2,749.99 (£3,499.99 including VAT / AU$4,759), but this version comes with a 13th-gen Intel Core i9-13900KF CPU and an RTX 4080 GPU.
Availability is excellent as well, as you can purchase this laptop in the US, UK, and Australia with little difficulty. However, only the more expensive models are available in UK and Australia, with only the US having a lower-end one with the 4070.
FAQs on gaming laptops in Nigeria
The key components to look for in a gaming laptop include a powerful processor, a dedicated graphics card, a high refresh rate display, ample storage, and memory, and a good cooling system.
Yes, gaming laptops tend to be more expensive than regular laptops because of their advanced hardware components and features.
Yes, gaming laptops can be used for a wide range of purposes such as content creation, programming, video editing, and more. However, their main focus is on providing a smooth and immersive gaming experience.
The graphics card is a crucial component in a gaming laptop as it is responsible for rendering images and videos. A dedicated graphics card with high VRAM is recommended for optimal gaming performance.
It depends on the specific model and manufacturer, but many gaming laptops do offer upgrade options for components such as RAM and storage. However, upgrading components can be tricky and may void the warranty.
The cooling system is very important in a gaming laptop as gaming can put a lot of stress on the hardware components, causing them to overheat. A good cooling system with adequate ventilation and fan placement is essential for maintaining optimal performance and preventing damage to the hardware.
Yes, there are several gaming laptops available in Nigeria that offer good performance at a reasonable price. It’s important to research and compares different models before making a purchase to ensure you get the best value for your money.