List of all GeForce GTX 1050 / 1050 Ti laptops – release dates, specs, prices (Updated: December 2017)

We received a lot of questions from you about that, so we decided to make a detailed list of everything we know about the upcoming laptops with the new GTX 1050 / GTX 1050 Ti GPUs from NVIDIA. We reached representatives from these companies and asked about comprehensive information of their models, as well as release dates, prices and specifications.

We hope that this will be useful to our readers and of course – if you know something more about the discussed laptops or you know a model that isn’t in our list, feel free to share your information in the comments section.

Contents


Acer

Acer Aspire VX 15 (VX5-591G)

We begin with this attractive product which boasts the new Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 or GTX 1050 Ti graphics card, of course. This is yet another member in the gaming portfolio of this company.

To ensure a fulfilling gaming experience, it provides you with a Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080 p) which is accompanied by 16GB of RAM (can be upgraded up to 32GB). What is more, the Acer Aspire VX15 (VX5-591G) features a really aggressive design – completely in accordance with the gaming nature of the machine.

Last but not least, the starting price of this bad boy is only $799 and shipping starts in January 2017 – sweet, isn’t it?

Update: Read our Acer Aspire VX 15 (VX5-591G) in-depth review


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CPU Intel Core i5-7300HQ or Core i7-7700HQ
RAM 16GB DDR4
Storage 1TB HDD + 512GB SSD
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 or GTX 1050 Ti
Display 15.6-inch Full HD 1920×1080, glossy (GTX 1050 – TN; GTX 1050 Ti – IPS)
Connectivity Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Features
  • HD webcam
  • 1 USB 2.0
  • 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1
  • 1 HDMI
  • 1 Kensington Lock
  • 3.5 mm Headset Combo
  • SD-card reader
  • Keyboard backlight
  • Stereo speakers
Battery 52 Wh Lithium-Ion
Dimensions 32 x 390 x 265 mm
Weight 2.6 kg


Acer Nitro 5

Moving on, to another fascinating bad boy – the Acer Nitro 5. It comes with a 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7300HQ CPU which is accompanied by a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card with 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM, of course. What makes this an even more beckoning offer is the available 256GB SSD which will speed up the loading times for your OS and more demanding programs. Also beneficial in this respect are the available 16GB of DDR4 RAM.

For the purpose of enjoyable viewing experience, this machine offers you a Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080 p). What is more, the Acer Nitro 5 will please you not only with its fancy gaming design language but also with a really durable battery which promises up to 7 hours of battery life.

The Acer Nitro 5 is already out and its starting price is $899.99 which is pretty good, considering the features it offers.


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CPU Intel Core i5-7300HQ
RAM 16GB DDR4
Storage 256GB SSD
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Display 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen IPS display
Connectivity 802.11 A/C, Bluetooth 4.0
Features
  • HD webcam
  • 2 USB 2.0
  • 1 USB 3.0 port (featuring Power-off Charging)
  • 1 HDMI 2.0
  • 1 USB Type-C port: USB 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps)
  • 3.5 mm Headset Combo
  • SD-card reader
  • Stereo speakers
  • Windows 10 Home
Battery 4-cell Li-ion battery (3220 mAh), up to 7-hours of battery life
Dimensions 15.3 x 10.5 x 1.1 inches
Weight 2.73 kg


Acer Aspire 7 (A717-71G)

Next on the list is the beautiful Acer Aspire 7 (A717-71G). This laptop boasts an Intel Core i7-7700HQ or Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor and an NVIDIA GTX 1050 or NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti (there is also a third config with the GTX 1060). Additionally, you are presented with up to 8GB of RAM, up to 128GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD and 3220 mAh 4-cell Li-Ion battery. This combination promises good multitasking performance and also fast loading of heavy software applications.

To ensure a fulfilling gaming experience, Acer Aspire 7 (A717-71G) comes with a 17.3-inch Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080 p) but there is also an option for а TN panel with the same resolution. Also, this model is truly impressive because it fits all these neat features in a construction which weighs only 1.80 kg. Another really pleasant peculiarity is the backlit keyboard that will ease your work in darker environments.



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CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ or Intel Core i5-7300HQ
RAM up to 8GB
Storage up to 128GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 or GTX 1050 Ti (GTX 1060 configurations also possible)
Display 15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080p) IPS panel or 4K UHD IPS one
Connectivity 802.11a/b/g/n/ac; 2.4 Ghz / 5 GHz; 2x2MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0
Features
  • HD web cam
  • 2 USB Type-A 2.0
  • 1 USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen1)
  • 1 USB Type C 3.0 (3.1 Gen1)
  • 1 HDMI
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • SD card reader
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Keyboard backlight
Battery 3220 mAh, 4-cell, Li-Ion
Dimensions 423 x 290 x 28.25 mm (16.65″ x 11.42″ x 1.11″)
Weight 3.04 kg


Acer Nitro 5 Spin

Next on the list is the beautiful Acer Nitro 5 Spin. This pretty boy features an Intel Core i7-8550U or Intel Core i5-8250U processor and an NVIDIA GTX 1050 (4GB DDR5). Also, you are presented with up to 16GB of RAM, up to 512GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD and 48Wh battery. This configuration sounds interesting as it promises not only smooth multitasking but also fast loading of heavy software applications as well as reasonable battery life.

To ensure a decent viewing experience, Acer Nitro 5 Spin comes with a Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080 p) which can be rotated as shown in the photo on the left. What is more, this model is not only flexible and powerful but comes with a reasonable weight of 2.20 kg. Another really merit is the backlit keyboard that will ease your work in darker environments.



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CPU Intel Core i7-8550U or Intel Core i5-8250U
RAM up to 16GB
Storage up to 2000GB SSD
GPU NVIDIA GTX 1050 (4GB DDR5)
Display 15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080p) IPS panel
Connectivity 802.11ac, omni-directional ExoAmp Antenna (MU-MIMO)
Features
  • Web cam
  • 2 USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen1)
  • 1 USB Type C 3.0
  • 1 HDMI
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • SD card reader
  • Keyboard backlight
  • Fingerprint reader
Battery 48Wh
Dimensions 15.35 x 10.47 x 1.05 inches
Weight 2.20 kg (4.9 lbs)


ASUS

ASUS ROG GL553 / FX553

Now let’s have a look at several ASUS ROG models. We would like to start with GL553 – a 15.6-inch gaming laptop with Core i7-7700HQ processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (GL553VD) or GTX 1050 Ti (GL553VE) and up to 32GB RAM. The screen is Full HD and from what we know so far, it uses a TN panel, instead of an IPS.

In terms of storage, the notebook will come with 128/256GB SSD (M.2) + HDD. The DVD drive isn’t ditched, despite the relatively thin profile for a gaming notebook – 30 mm. GL553 will have a 48Wh battery so we don’t expect great battery runtimes.

On the other hand, we are presented with the FX553 which comes with a latest generation Intel Core processor (most likely Core i5-7300HQ). This particular product has two modifications – FX553VD will sport a GTX 1050 and FX553VE will be equipped with GTX 1050 Ti.

Additionally, the machine provides you with a particularly designed keyboard with red backlighting which makes it look even more aggressive. The manufacturer notes that the key travel is 2.5mm allowing for comfortable gaming and typing experience. As far as RAM is concerned, you can have up to 32GB and make sure that your favorite games will not stutter.

Update: Read our ASUS ROG Strix GL553VE in-depth review



Specs sheet of ASUS ROG GL553

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CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ
RAM DDR4 2400 MHz up to 32GB
Storage 2.5″ SATAIII HDD 1TB + SATAIII 128 SSD
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
Display 15.6” Non-glare IPS FHD (1920 x 1080)
Connectivity 802.11ac + BT4.0, 802.11bgn
Features
  • HD webcam
  • Keyboard backlight
Battery 48Whr
Dimensions 38.3(W) x 25.5(D) x 3.0(H) cm
Weight 2.5 kg


Specs sheet of ASUS ROG FX553


CPU Intel Core i5-7300HQ
RAM up to 32GB
Storage 2.5″ SATAIII HDD 1TB
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
Display 15.6” IPS FHD (1920 x 1080), matte
Connectivity 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 10/100/1000 Mbit/s, Bluetooth 4.0
Features
  • HD webcam
  • Keyboard backlight
  • 1x USB 2.0
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • 1x USB 3.1 (Type C)
  • 1x HDMI
Battery 48Whr
Dimensions 38.3(W) x 25.5(D) x 30.0(H) cm
Weight 2.5 kg


ASUS ROG GL753 / FX753


We now move on to the 17-inch version of the aforementioned laptops, called GL753VD (GTX 1050), GL753VE (GTX 1050 Ti), FX753VD (GTX 1050) and FX753VE (GTX 1050 Ti). Starting with the ROG GL753 – a 17-inch gaming model that comes with an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor in combination with a GTX 1050 (VD version) or GTX 1050 Ti (VE modification) GPU.

This is an entry-level gaming configuration with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD plus 1TB of HDD storage. Additionally, its 17.3-inch display offers Full HD resolution and glossy finish.

On the other hand, we are presented with the ASUS ROG FX753 which delivers power and style on the go, according to the manufacturer. It surely looks attractive but let’s spend some time reading into what it modifications have to offer.

As it was stated above, we are dealing with FX753VD (GTX 1050) and FX753VE (GTX 1050 Ti). Both of them come with a latest generation Intel Core processor and Windows 10. What’s more both of them feature the same keyboard with scissor-switch keys (2.5mm of key travel) and a bigger space bar.

As you may also see from the image on the right, the arrow keys are isolated which ensures comfortable playing of racing and other games. Another merit that the two variations feature is related to their cooling systems – ASUS Cooling Overboost. The manufacturer claims that the cooling design ensures maximum efficiency for all tasks you may engage in.



Specs sheet of ASUS ROG GL753

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CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ
RAM DDR4 2400 MHz up to 32GB
Storage 2.5″ SATAIII HDD 1TB + SATAIII 128 SSD
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
Display 17.3” Non-glare IPS FHD (1920 x 1080)
Connectivity 802.11ac + BT4.0, 802.11bgn
Features
  • HD webcam
  • Keyboard backlight
Battery 48Whr
Dimensions 415 x 273 x 30-32 mm
Weight 2.8 kg


Specs sheet of ASUS ROG FX753


CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ / Intel Core i5-7300U
RAM up to 32GB SDRAM
Storage Depends on configuration; 1TB 5400RPM SATA HDD + 128GB M.2 SSD
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
Display 17.3″ (16:9) LED backlit FHD (1920×1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 45% NTSC with 178˚ wide-viewing angle display
17.3″ (16:9) LED backlit UHD (3840×2160) 60Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 72% NTSC with 178˚ wide-viewing angle display
Connectivity 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 10/100/1000 Mbit/s, Bluetooth 4.0
Features
  • HD webcam
  • Keyboard backlight
  • 3 x USB 3.0 port(s)
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port(s)
  • 1 x USB-C Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps)
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
  • 1 x HDMI
  • Super-Multi DVD
  • Multi-format card reader
Battery 48Whr
Dimensions 418 x 255 x 30 mm
Weight 2.8 kg


ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 M580 / N580

And so we move on to two other ASUS models for those who are looking for a new gaming/multimedia laptop – the ASUS M580VD (EB54 and EB76). We shall first like to discuss the EB54 version – a 15.6-inch gaming laptop with a 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ 2.5GHz (Turbo up to 3.5GHz), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB) and 8GB RAM. The screen is anti-glare with Full HD resolution and promises rich colors.

In terms of storage, the notebook will come with 256GB of SSD storage. Additionally, you are presented with a new long-lasting battery that can charge up to 60% for only 49 minutes.

On the other hand, there is the the EB76 version of this laptop which comes with powerful 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz (Turbo up to 3.8GHz) processor. What’s more, this bad boy features NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB) and 16GB of RAM. We are again presented with a Full HD screen but this time there is a difference in the storage department. The EB76 iteration comes with a 256 GB SSD plus a 1TB HDD. That’s a great configuration allowing you to install a good number of programs on the SSD and keep a huge deal of pictures, movies, songs, etc. on your HDD.

Additionally, both models have keyboard with illumination which makes them look really fancy. The manufacturer has also included Harmon/Kardon audio for enhanced multimedia experience.



Specs sheet of ASUS M580VD



CPU Intel Core i5-7300HQ (EB54), Intel Core i7-7700HQ (EB76)
RAM 8GB DDR4 (EB54), 16GB DDR4 (EB76)
Storage 256GB SSD (EB54), 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD (EB76)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB in EB54, 4GB in EB76)
Display 15.6” Non-glare FHD (1920 x 1080)
Connectivity Dual Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.2
Features
  • 1x USB 3.1 Type C (gen1)
  • 1x USB 3.0; 2x USB 2.0
  • 1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack
  • 1x HDMI1.4
  • SDXC Card Reader
  • TPM Security
  • Keyboard backlight
Battery Lithium battery
Dimensions 15 x 10.1 x 0.8 inches
Weight 5.1 pounds


ASUS ROG FX502VD

Now let’s have a look at yet another promising ASUS ROG model. What we have in mind is the FX502VD – a 15.6-inch gaming laptop with Core i7-7700HQ processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 4GB of GDDR5 video memory and 8GB of RAM (upgrades are possible in this respect up to 16GB). The screen is a 15.6-incher with Full HD resolution.

Additionally, the laptop provides you with a pretty decent internal storage configuration that consists of a 5400 rpm 1TB HDD accompanied by a 128GB M.2 SSD. The manufacturer notes that the key travel is 1.6mm for comfortable experience when gaming. As far as OS is concerned, you receive Windows 10 Home (64-bit).



Specs sheet of ASUS ROG FX502VD

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CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ
RAM 8GB
Storage 2.5″ SATAIII HDD 1TB + M.2 128 SSD
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB of GDDR5 VRAM)
Display 15.6” Full HD (1920 x 1080p)
Connectivity 802.11acBluetooth 4.0
Features
  • HD webcam
  • Windows 10
  • 1 USB 3.0 Type-C port
  • 2 USB 3.0 Type-A port
  • 1 USB 2.0 port
  • HDMI
  • RJ-45
  • SuperMulti DVD burner
  • Integrated speaker
  • Integrated microphone
  • SD & MMC card Reader
Battery  4-Cell Lithium-Ion
Dimensions 15.1 x 10 x 1.2 inches
Weight 2.2 kg


ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550

Next on the list is the beautiful ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550. This stylish bad boy features an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and an NVIDIA GTX 1050 or NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti. Additionally, you are presented with up to 16GB of RAM, up to 2000GB SSD and 73Wh 8-cell Li-Ion battery. We can’t be anything else than amazed by this combo which promises not only smooth multitasking but also fast loading of heavy software applications as well as long battery life.

To ensure a fulfilling gaming experience, ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550 comes with a Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080 p) but there is also an option for а 4K UHD panel. What is more, this model is truly impressive because it fits all these neat features in a construction which weighs only 1.80 kg. Another really pleasant peculiarity is the backlit keyboard that will ease your work in darker environments.



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CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ
RAM up to 16GB
Storage up to 2000GB SSD
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 or GTX 1050 Ti
Display 15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080p) IPS panel or 4K UHD IPS one
Connectivity 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2
Features
  • VGA web cam
  • 2 USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen1)
  • 2 USB Type C, Thunderbolt 3
  • 1 HDMI
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • microSD-card reader
  • Keyboard backlight
  • Quad speakers (3W each)
Battery 73Wh 8-cell Li-Ion
Dimensions 365 x 251 x 19 mm (14.37″ x 9.88″ x 0.75″)
Weight 1.80 kg


ASUS FX503

We move on with the functional ASUS FX503. This machine makes use of an Intel Core i7-7700HQ or Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor and an NVIDIA GTX 1050 (2GB or 4GB) GPU, but there are also configurations with GTX 1060 . Also, you are presented with up to 32GB of RAM, up to up to 1000GB SSD + up to 2000GB HDD and a 64Wh 4-cell Li-Ion battery. Well, that’s yet another marvelous configuration that will certainly appeal to even more refined tastes.

To ensure a beautiful multimedia experience, ASUS FX503 comes with a Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080 p) but there is also an option for а Full HD TN panel. Additionally, this model has a profile thickness of 24 mm which is quite reasonable considering the hardware inside. Another really pleasant peculiarity is the backlit keyboard that will ease your work in darker environments.


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CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ or Intel Core i5-7300HQ
RAM up to 32GB
Storage up to 1000GB SSD + up to 2000GB HDD
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB or 4GB), GTX1060 configs also possible
Display 15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080p) IPS panel or Full HD TN one
Connectivity 802.11ac (2×2)
Features
  • HD web cam
  • 3 USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen1)
  • 1 HDMI
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • SD card reader
  • Keyboard backlight
  • Security lock slot
Battery 64Wh Li-Ion, 4-cell
Dimensions 384 x 262 x 24 mm (15.12″ x 10.31″ x 0.94″)
Weight 2.50 kg


ASUS ROG GL703VD

We move on with the aggressively stylish ASUS ROG GL703VD. This stylish bad boy features an Intel Core i7-7700HQ or Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor and an NVIDIA GTX 1050 GPU. Additionally, you are presented with up to 32GB of RAM, up to 1000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD and 64Wh 8-cell Li-Ion battery. We are really happy with this combo which promises not only smooth multitasking but also fast loading of heavy software applications as well as long battery life.

For the purpose of enjoyable viewing experience, ASUS ROG GL703VD comes with a 17.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display but you can also get a 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 120 Hz, IPS one. That’s not all though, this model is also impressive because it has a keyboard with merits such as N-key rollover and overstroke technology. Another really pleasant feature is the optional backlight that will ease your work in darker environments.



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CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ or Intel Core i5-7300HQ
RAM up to 32GB
Storage up to 1000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
Display 15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080p) IPS panel or 4K UHD IPS one
Connectivity 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2
Features
  • HD web cam
  • 3 USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen1)
  • 1 USB Type C
  • 1 USB Type A 2.0
  • 1 HDMI
  • DisplayPort mini
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • SD card reader
  • Keyboard backlight
  • Stereo speakers (3.W each)
Battery 64Wh 4-cell Li-Ion
Dimensions 415 x 280 x 24 mm (16.34″ x 11.02″ x 0.94″)
Weight 2.90 kg


ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA

Next is the sexy aluminum ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA. This laptop makes use of an Intel Core i7-7700HQ, Intel Core i7-8550U or Intel Core i5-8250U processor and an NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti or Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU. Also, you are presented with up to 16GB of RAM, up to 2000GB SSD and a 46Wh 4-cell Li-Ion battery. Indeed, that’s another brilliant combo that will certainly appeal to even more refined tastes.

To ensure a beautiful multimedia experience, ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA comes with a 14.0-inch IPS panel with Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. Also, this model has a profile thickness of only 12.9 mm and it also weighs merely 1.10 kg which is quite remarkable considering the hardware inside. Other really pleasant features are the backlit keyboard that will ease your work in darker environments, several USB Type C ports, quad speakers by Harman Kardon and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection .



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CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ , Intel Core i7-8550U or Intel Core i5-8250U
RAM up to 16 GB
Storage up to 2000GB SSD
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display 14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
Connectivity 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1
Features
  • VGA web cam
  • 1 USB Type C
  • 2 USB Type C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2), Thunderbolt 3, Power Delivery (PD)
  • DisplayPort
  • 1 HDMI
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Quad speakers (Harman Kardon)
  • SD card reader
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • USB-C to USB-A dongle and USB-C to HDMI dongle (or ASUS Mini Dock)
  • Keyboard backlight
  • Protective sleeve
Battery 46Wh, 4-cell
Dimensions 329 x 214 x 12.9 mm (12.95″ x 8.43″ x 0.51″)
Weight 1.10 kg


Alienware

Alienware 13

Let us now jump over to the realm of alien technologies with the new Alienware 13. It is a 13-inch gaming model that ships with either an Intel Core i5-7300HQ or a Core i7-7700HQ processor. Additionally, you can choose between a good number of GPUs – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 2GB, GTX 1050 Ti 2GB (configurations with i5 CPUs), or GTX 1050 Ti 4GB (configurations with  i7 CPUs), and GTX 1060 6GB.

If you go for the last option, your Alienware 13 will be “VR-ready”. Among its most notable features you will find an option for a 1440p display (2560 x 1440p), Bluetooth 4.1, HD camera with IR detection, keyboard backlighting for even more out-of-this-world feel, as well as a 76WH battery. The latter is truly incredible for a 13-inch device but we must not forget that its purpose is gaming and there’s a very good reason for the high capacity.



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CPU Intel Core i5-7300HQ or Core i7-7700HQ
RAM 8GB DDR4-2400 to 32GB DDR4-2400; or 8GB DDR4-2667 to 16GB DDR4-2667, via two So-DIMM slots
Storage 180GB M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD (Standard); up to dual 1TB PCI-Express SSDs
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 2GB (Standard); GTX 1050 Ti 2GB (i5 processor only); GTX 1050 Ti 4GB (i7 processor only); GTX 1060 6GB
Display 13.3-inch anti-glare panels offered in an HD (1,366×768) resolution with 200-nits brightness; an FHD (1,920×1,080) resolution with 300-nits and IPS technology, or QHD (2,560×1,440) with 400-nits, touch, and OLED technology
Connectivity Killer Networks e2500 Gigabit Ethernet; Killer Networks 1435 or 1535 802.11ac wireless adapter with Bluetooth 4.1
Features
  • HD webcam
  • Killer Networks e2500 Gigabit Ethernet jack
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A ports
  • Alienware Graphics Amplifier port
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Mini-DisplayPort 1.2
  • USB Type-C port (Thunderbolt 3 support)
  • Keyboard backlight
Battery 76Wh
Dimensions 330 x 269 x 22 mm
Weight 2.6 kg


Dell

Dell Inspiron 7567 (15 7000)


Next on our list we have a 15-incher – the Dell Inspiron 7567 (15 7000), a laptop meant for gaming. It comes with a full-sized keyboard and Windows 10. Additionally, it comes with 8GB of RAM (2400MHz, DDR4) but you can use up to 32GB of RAM – that seems to be becoming a standard these days. As you may also guess, since this laptop is in the present article it means that it uses the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB GDDR5.

As far as computing performance is concerned, you get a 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ Quad Core processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.5 GHz). The combo with the available graphics card will inevitably result in more than appealing gaming experience. Furthermore, this bad boy comes with a 256GB of SSD storage ( depends on the configuration). Also, if you decide to go for this laptop, you will get a 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080p) anti-glare LED-backlit display.

Another notable feature here is the presence of a big 6-cell 76Whr battery which is understandable considering the essence of this machine. You may also wish to know that there are two color variants – Black and Beijing Red.

Update: Read our Dell Inspiron 15 7567 in-depth review



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CPU Intel Core i5-7300U
RAM up to 32GB
Storage 1TB 2.5-inch (5,400 RPM) + options for SSDs
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB GDDR5
Display 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080p) anti-glare LED-backlit display
Connectivity 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.2, Dual Band 2.4&5 GHz
Features
  • HDMI (2.0)
  • three USB 3.0 (one with PowerShare)
  • 2-in-1 SD card reader
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Headphone/Mic
  • Kensington lock slot
Battery 76Whr
Dimensions 2.54 cm (1.00″)
Weight 2.49 kg (5.49 lbs)


Dell XPS 15

Now let us have a look at another 15-incher that we have already talked about a few weeks ago. The new XPS will make use of a Kaby Lake processor – i3-7100HQ, i5-7300HQ or i7-7700HQ. Additionally, the gaming notebook will ship with a GeForce GTX 1050 (up to 4GB VRAM). A combination that we are really eager to test, indeed.

Dell claims that this is the most powerful XPS laptop they’ve ever built and it seems there is a very good reason for that. What’s more, this model will come with a 15-inch Ultra HD display (3840×2160 pixels) to immerse you to a greater depth in the world of virtual reality. We can also note that you get this bad boy with a Windows 10 OS.

Update: Read our Dell XPS 15 (Kaby Lake 9560) in-depth review



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CPU Intel Core i3-7100HQ, i5-7300HQ or i7-7700HQ
RAM up to 32GB
Storage 500GB (7200 rpm) HDD + 32GB /+ other options/
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 or GTX 1050 Ti
Display 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) InfinityEdge /+ other options/
Connectivity Killer 1535 802.11ac 2×2 WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1
Features
  • HD webcam
  • 1 USB 2.0
  • 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1
  • 1 HDMI
  • 1 Kensington Lock
  • 3.5 mm Headset Combo
  • SD-card reader
  • Keyboard backlight
  • Stereo speakers
Battery 56Whr
Height 0.45 – 0.66″ (11-17mm)
Weight 1.8 kg (4 lbs)


Dell Inspiron 5577

And so, let us have a quick look at two variants of the new Dell Inspiron 5577. As you may imagine, the main difference between them is in the computing department – the more affordable version sports a 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ Quad Core (6MB Cache, up to 3.5 GHz), whereas the slightly more powerful notebook comes with a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad Core (6MB Cache, up to 3.8 GHz). Both laptops, on the other hand, come with the same GPU – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050.

In terms of storage, there are some differences which deserve a mention. Starting with the more affordable notebook – it will present you with 256GB of SSD storage. On the other hand, the i7-equipped machine comes with a configuration of 128GB SSD plus 1TB HDD. This will allow you to install a good number of programs on the SSD and keep a huge deal of pictures, movies, songs, etc. on your HDD.

As far as the other more notable specifications are concerned, both models come with 15,6-inch Full HD displays. Additionally, the two iterations have the same RAM capacity – 8GB. Maybe all this explains the small price difference of only $100. You may also wish to know that the two laptops come with a Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS pre-installed, which is rather convenient.



Specs sheet of Dell Inspiron 5577



CPU Intel Core i5-7300HQ (5335BLK), Intel Core i7-7700HQ (7359BLK)
RAM 8GB DDR4
Storage 256GB SSD (E5335BLK), 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD (7359BLK)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)
Display 15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080)
Connectivity 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.2, Dual Band 2.4 & 5 GHz, 1×1
Features
  • 2 in 1 SD/MMC Card Reader
  • USB 3.0
  • Keyboard backlight
  • MaxxAudio Pro (Windows)
  • Stereo Speakers & Subwoofer
Battery You can remove and reinstall your Inspiron’s battery 750 times.
Dimensions 15.7 x 10.43 x 0.99 in
Weight 5.66 lbs


GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE Sabre 15

Now it is time to move on to two laptops GIGABYTE Sabre 15 models – the two differ chiefly in terms of graphics. The more affordable machine comes with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB), whereas the second iteration sports the 1050 Ti version with 4GB of VRAM. As far as all other specifications are concerned, the two bad boys are identical.

Both sport the same powerful 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor in combination with 16GB of RAM. This, taken together with the appealing GPUs promises more than intriguing performance for the latest games. 

In terms of storage, the two notebooks come with the same combo 256GB of SSD storage plus 1TB HDD. This will allow you to install a good number of programs on the SSD and keep a huge deal of pictures, movies, songs, etc. on your HDD. As for the display – both offer 15.6-inch Full HD displays. Not the greatest resolution but it is reasonable for these type of products which strive to achieve a good balance between price and performance.

Additionally, both models have high-quality keyboards with programmable illumination which makes them look really fancy. Last but not least, you get these machines with Windows 10 Home pre-installed.



Specs sheet of GIGABYTE Sabre 15



CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ
RAM 16GB DDR4
Storage 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / GTX 1050 Ti
Display 15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080) display
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Features
  • 1x mini DisplayPorts
  • 1x HDMI
  • 1x USB 2.0
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Keyboard backlight
Battery Lithium battery
Dimensions 10.5 x 14.9 x 1.1 in
Weight 5.5 lbs


GIGABYTE Sabre 17

And so, we must also have a look at the GIGABYTE Sabre 17 laptop which might be a very good option for the fans of 17-inchers. Among the most notable specs of this machine we notice the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB VRAM), accompanied by a 7th gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ  processor. That combination is undoubtedly going to make you happy with the ability to play various titles. Of course, such hardware allows you to even delve deeper into creative tasks such as video editing.

As far as storage is concerned, the notebook comes with the same combo 256GB of SSD storage plus 1TB HDD (7200 rpm). This will allow you to install a good number of programs on the SSD and keep a huge deal of pictures, movies, songs, etc. on your HDD. Display-wise – the Sabre 17 offers a 17.3-inch Wide View FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS display. Additionally, you are presented with Windows 10 Home, a fancy keyboard backlight and Sound Blaster Cinema 3 audio system.



Specs sheet of GIGABYTE Sabre 17

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CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ
RAM 16GB DDR4
Storage 256GB SSD (M.2 PCIe Gen.3) + 1TB HDD
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB VRAM)
Display 17.3” Wide View FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS display
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Features
  • 2 Mini DP
  • 1x HDMI
  • Sound Blaster Cinema 3
  • 1x USB 3.0
  • 1X USB 2.0
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Keyboard backlight
Battery Lithium battery
Dimensions 18 x 10 x 12.3 inches
Weight 4.30 kg


HP

HP Omen 15 (2017)

The basic configuration you could get is called HP Omen 15-ax200nc and its starting price in Europe is approximately 1249 EUR. If you go for it, you will get a 7th Gen Kaby Lake processor (i7-7700HQ) along with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4 GB GDDR5) and 8GB of RAM as well as 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display. As far as storage is concerned – you get 128GB of M.2 SSD storage and 1TB HDD.

Additionally, you may decide to go for the second possible configuration (15-ax201nc) which sells for approximately 1,330 EUR. For the additional amount of money you get improvements in several quite important aspects – RAM, storage and graphics card. This version comes with 16GB of RAM, a combo of 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD storage plus 1TB HDD, and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4 GB GDDR5).

Last but not of least importance is the 15-ax202nc variant that can be had for around 1459 EUR. It sports the same 7th generation Kaby Lake processor, 16GB of RAM, the same storage configuration as the second model as well as an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4 GB GDDR5). What’s different here then? Well, it’s in the display resolution. You are now presented with a 15.6-inch (3840 x 2160 pixels) matte UWVA IPS display.

If you happen to show interest in the HP Omen 15 (2017), you can use the following link to check for this laptop’s current price and availability:  Buy from Amazon.com (#CommissionsEarned)



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CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ
RAM from 8GB to 16GB DDR4
Storage 1TB HDD + 128/256GB SSD
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 or GTX 1050 Ti
Display 15.6-inch Full HD 1920×1080 IPS display or 15.6-inch 3840 x 2160 UWVA IPS display (GTX 1050 Ti variant)
Connectivity LAN 10/100/1000, Wi-Fi (802.11a / b / g / n / ac (2×2)), Bluetooth 4.2
Features
  • HD webcam
  • 1 USB 2.0
  • 2 USB 3.0
  • 1 HDMI
  • 3.5 mm Headset Combo
  • SD-card reader
  • 1 x RJ-45 (LAN)
Battery 4-cell lithium-ion battery (63.3 Wh)
Dimensions 382 x 24,5 x 253 mm
Weight 2.20 kg


HP Omen 15 (Mid- 2017)

HP hasted to make their fans happy with a Mid-2017 iteration of their HP Omen 15. We are talking about the HP Omen 15 (15-ce000) model, to be precise. It comes with revamped aggressive design language that simply screams “GAMING”. As it is expected, the dominant colors are black and red, and it must also be noted that the WASD keys are entirely red which makes the keyboard even fancier. Another interesting addition in terms of design is the centered hinge and more exquisite edges.

And so, let us move on to the important hardware components of this bad boy. First of all, you get a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display. It is accompanied by a 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, accompanied by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB dedicated graphics card 8GB of RAM. As far as the storage configuration is concerned, we are presented with 1TB of HDD and a 128GB PCIe NVMe M.2 solid-state drive.

Last but not least, the laptop just hit the market and the described configuration currently costs $1,430.

If you happen to show interest in the HP Omen 15 (Mid-2017), you can use the following link to check for this laptop’s current price and availability:  Buy from Amazon.com (#CommissionsEarned)



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CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ
RAM 8GB DDR4
Storage 1TB HDD (7200 rpm) + 128GB SSD
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Display 15.6-inch Full HD 1920×1080 IPS display
Connectivity LAN 10/100/1000, Wi-Fi (802.11a / b / g / n / ac (2×2)), Bluetooth 4.2
Features
  • HD webcam
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1 HDMI
  • 3.5 mm Headset Combo
  • SD-card reader
  • 1 x RJ-45 (LAN)
  • keyboard backlight
Battery 70Wh, Li-ion, 4-cell
Dimensions 389 x 276 x 25 mm
Weight 2.57 kg


HP Pavilion 15 / 17 Gaming (2017)

The refreshed HP Pavilion 15 Gaming can come with either an Intel Core i5-7300HQ or an i7-7700HQ, depending on the configuration. Its fist three configurations also come with a Full HD IPS display, whereas the most expensive one – with a 4K IPS panel. Additionally, the first two configurations sport 8GB of RAM and the same storage combo (128 GB M.2 SSD + 1 TB HDD). On the other hand, the higher two configurations come with 16GB RAM and 256 GB M.2 SSD PCIe NVMe + 1 TB HDD. One thing that they all have in common is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4 GB GDDR5) GPU.

And as for the bigger brother, things are very similar. The first configuration features an Intel Core i5-7300HQ and the other two – an  i7-7700HQ. Additionally, the first two versions sport a 17.3-inch Full HD IPS displays and 128 GB M.2 SSD + 1 TB HDD storage combo, whereas the most expensive one has a 4K panel and 256 GB M.2 SSD PCIe NVMe + 1 TB HDD storage setup. RAM-wise, we have 8GB chips in the first two options and 16GB capacity in the third one. Just as it is the case with the 15-inch Pavilion, the 17-inchers all have in common the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4 GB GDDR5) GPU.

If you happen to show interest in these HP devices, you can use the following links to check their current price and availability: 15-inch version and 17-inch version.



Specs sheet of Pavilion 15 Gaming (2017)

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CPU Intel Core i5-7300HQ or an i7-7700HQ
RAM from 8GB to 16GB DDR4
Storage 1TB HDD + 128/256GB SSD
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
Display 17.3-inch Full HD 1920×1080 IPS display or 17.3-inch 4K IPS one
Connectivity LAN 10/100/1000, Wi-Fi (802.11a / b / g / n / ac (2×2)), Bluetooth 4.2
Features
  • HD webcam
  • 1 USB 2.0
  • 2 USB 3.0
  • 1 HDMI
  • 3.5 mm Headset Combo
  • SD-card reader
  • 1 x RJ-45 (LAN)
Battery 4-cell lithium-ion battery (63.3 Wh)
Dimensions 382 x 24,5 x 253 mm
Weight 2.20 kg


Specs sheet of Pavilion 17 Gaming (2017)


CPU Intel Core i5-7300HQ or an i7-7700HQ
RAM from 8GB to 16GB DDR4
Storage 1TB HDD + 128/256GB SSD
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
Display 15.6-inch Full HD 1920×1080 IPS display or 15.6-inch 4K IPS one
Connectivity LAN 10/100/1000, Wi-Fi (802.11a / b / g / n / ac (2×2)), Bluetooth 4.2
Features
  • HD webcam
  • 1 USB 2.0
  • 2 USB 3.0
  • 1 HDMI
  • 3.5 mm Headset Combo
  • SD-card reader
  • 1 x RJ-45 (LAN)
Battery 6-cell lithium-ion battery (62 Wh)
Dimensions 416 x 229,9 x 279 mm
Weight 2.8 kg


HP Omen 17 (1050 / 1050 Ti)

This article can’t go without an offer such as the HP Omen 17. This pretty boy is offered in a really rich variety of configurations but we would like to only have a look at two particular versions. We are talking about the laptops that come with NVIDIA GTX 1050 or 1050 Ti graphics cards.

Both Omens come with the same processor – the 7th gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ, which is accompanied by one of the above mentioned graphics cards. In addition to this, you get 16GB of RAM for the 1050 version and 12GB of RAM for the 1050 Ti variant. Such a combination is more than decent and will serve you well in the latest and greatest gaming titles. 

In terms of storage, the notebook with GTX 1050 offers a 2TB HDD. On the other hand, we have the 1050 Ti model which uses a 128GB SSD plus 1TB of HDD storage.

As far as displays are concerned, in the 1050 Ti model we are presented with a 17.3-inch Full HD display, whereas the 1050 model has a 17.3-inch 4K display.

Additionally, both models have keyboard with illumination which makes them look really cool and also facilitates gaming in poorly lit environments.



Specs sheet of HP Omen 17



CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ
RAM 16GB DDR4 (1050); 12GB (1050 Ti)
Storage 2TB HDD (1050); 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD (1050 Ti)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 or 1050 Ti
Display 17.3″ 4K display (1050); 17.3″ Full HD (1050 Ti)
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Features
  • 1x USB 3.0
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • 1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack
  • 1x HDMI
  • Windows 10
  • Keyboard backlight
Battery Lithium battery
Dimensions 16.4 x 11 x 1.2 inches
Weight 6.3 pounds


HP Omen 17 (Mid-2017)

And so we jump over to another bigger brother in this series. We are talking about the 17.3-inch HP Omen (17-an000). As you might expect, it features the same design language as the smaller 15-inch version. Furthermore, the hardware components in this configuration are identical to the ones in the smaller unit.

Firstly, you get the same 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, again accompanied by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB dedicated graphics card. One of the differences, apart from the 17.3-inch Full HD IPS display, is the amount of RAM you get – here we are talking about 12GB. No changes are to be observed in the internal storage configuration –  1TB of HDD and a 128GB PCIe NVMe M.2 solid-state drive.

Last but not least is the expected price difference – this bad boy can be purchased right now for $1,560.

If you happen to show interest in this HP device, you can use the following link to check its current price and availability:  Buy from Amazon.com (#CommissionsEarned)



Specs sheet of HP Omen 17 (Mid-2017)

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CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ
RAM 12GB DDR4
Storage 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Display 17.3-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS
Connectivity LAN 10/100/1000, Wi-Fi (802.11a / b / g / n / ac (2×2)), Bluetooth 4.2
Features
  • HD webcam
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3x USB Type-A
  • 1 HDMI
  • 3.5 mm Headset Combo
  • SD-card reader
  • 1 x RJ-45 (LAN)
Battery 82Wh, Li-ion, 8-cell
Dimensions 422 x 304 x 33 mm
Weight 3.73 kg


HP Pavilion Power 15

Next on the list is the attractive HP Pavilion Power 15. This stylish bad boy features an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and an NVIDIA GTX 1050 (2GB or 4GB) or AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) (2GB GDDR5). Additionally, you are presented with up to 32GB of RAM, up to 512GB SSD + up to 2000GB HDD and 70Wh 4-cell Li-Ion battery. We are truly fascinated by this combo which promises not only smooth multitasking but also fast loading of heavy software applications as well as long battery life.

To ensure a pleasing multimedia experience, HP Pavilion Power 15 comes with a Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080 p). What is more, this model is truly remarkable because it fits all these neat features and huge battery in a construction which weighs only 2.21 kg. Another really attractive peculiarity is the backlit keyboard that will ease your work in darker environments as well as two B&O Play speakers and one USB Type C port.



Specs sheet

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CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ
RAM up to 32GB
Storage up to 512GB SSD + up to 2000GB HDD
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB or 4GB) or AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) (2GB GDDR5)
Display 15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080p) IPS panel
Connectivity 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2
Features
  • HD web cam
  • 3 USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen1)
  • 1 USB Type C
  • 1 HDMI
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • SD card reader
  • Keyboard backlight
  •  2x B&O Play speakers
Battery 70Wh 4-cell Li-Ion
Dimensions 378 x 252 x 24 mm (14.88″ x 9.92″ x 0.94″)
Weight 2.21 kg


Lenovo

Legion Y520


Alright, so this is a 15.6-inch gaming model, as you may probably guess by the name. It comes with a 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor. The latter is accompanied by a NVIDIA GTX 1050 / 1050 Ti graphics card which leads to more than appealing gaming performance. Additionally, you will be presented with up to 512GB of PCIe SSD or 2TB of HDD storage, depending on your priorities. Alternatively, you could go for a combination of the two, if your needs require it.

The list with merits goes on with a stylishly backlit keyboard, 2x 2W Harman loudspeakers with Dolby Audio Premium to ensure great multimedia experformance. The latter is also complemented by the available Full HD display.

Update: Read our Lenovo Legion Y520 (GTX 1050 Ti) in-depth review



Specs sheet

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CPU Intel Core i7 CPUs
RAM up to 16 GB DDR4
Storage 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB PCIe SSD or 500 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB SATA HDD
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / 1050 Ti or AMD RX-560M
Display 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9; IPS; Anti-Glare
Connectivity 1 x 1 WiFi 802.11 ac or 2 x 2 WiFi 802.11 ac + Bluetooth® 4.1 Combo, LAN 10/100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet
Features
  • 1 x USB 3.1 (Type-C)
  • 2 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x HDMI™ Audio Jack
  • Microphone Jack RJ45 LAN
  • 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)
Battery 45Wh
Dimensions  380 x 265 x 25.8 mm
Weight  2.5 kg


Lenovo Yoga 720

Now, let us have a quick look at this flexible fellow by Lenovo. We are talking about the Yoga 720 which sports NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card (2GB). In addition to it, you get a powerful 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor. This is not all, though, as you are presented with 16GB of RAM. Such a combo is bound to deliver pretty decent performance in the latest and greatest gaming titles.

Another marvelous feature that makes this laptop stand out is its display. Yes, we are dealing with a 15.6-inch UHD 4K IPS display! And it’s touch sensitive… Yeah, this ultrabook is a real jewel that many would like to have. Of course, the device’s 360° flip-and-fold design is another great merit that allows for convenience in many situations.

In terms of storage, you get 512GB of SSD storage. Additionally, we do have to note that this bad boy features a fingerprint scanner which helps you keep your personal information safe. What’s even more, this ultrabook supports the Thunderbolt standard.

Additionally, the model has a keyboard with backlight which makes it look really fancy. Last but not least, you get this machine with Windows 10 Home pre-installed.



Specs sheet of Lenovo Yoga 720



CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ
RAM 16GB DDR4
Storage 512GB SSD
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB)
Display 15.6” 4K UHD IPS touch-sensitive display
Connectivity 802.11A, Bluetooth, 802.11bgn
Features
  • 1x USB Type-C port
  • 1x SuperSpeed 10Gbs USB 3.1 port
  • 2x high speed USB 3.0
  • 1x Combo audio jack
  • JBL Stereo Speakers with Dolby Audio
  • HD webcam with two microphones
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Keyboard backlight
Battery Battery life up to 8 hours
Dimensions 14.3 x 9.5 x 0.8 inches
Weight 4.4 lbs


Microsoft

Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5″)

Next on the list is the beautiful Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5″). This attractive bad boy features an Intel Core i5-7300U or Intel Core i7-8650U processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB GDDR5) or Intel HD Graphics 620. Additionally, you are presented with up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1000GB SSD and up to 17 hours of battery life. We are pretty okay with this combo which should deliver not only smooth multitasking but also fast loading of heavy software applications as well as reasonable endurance.

To ensure a fulfilling gaming experience, Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5″) comes with a 13.5-inch display with 3K (3000 x 2000 p) resolution and an IPS panel. What is more, this model is truly impressive because it fits all these neat features in a construction which weighs only 1.53 kg. Another really pleasant peculiarity is the backlit keyboard that will ease your work in darker environments and the available USB Type C port.



Specs sheet

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CPU Intel Core i5-7300U or Intel Core i7-8650U
RAM up to 16GB
Storage up to 1000GB SSD
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB GDDR5) or Intel HD Graphics 620
Display 13.5”, 3K (3000 x 2000), IPS
Connectivity 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1
Features
  • 5MP (front); 8MP (back) cameras
  • 2 USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen1)
  • 1 USB Type C
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • SD card reader
  • Keyboard backlight
Battery up to 17 hours of battery life
Dimensions 312 x 232 x 23 mm (12.28″ x 9.13″ x 0.91″)
Weight 1.53 (incl. keyboard) kg (3.4 lbs)

 

MSI

Now, here we are presented with a slightly different situation. MSI have come up with a large number of new models with the NVIDIA  GeForce 1050/ 1050 Ti. They can be divided in two main categories – those from their gaming series and the ones from their prestige lineup. The latter come with only the NVIDIA  GeForce 1050 GPU model, whereas the former ship with both versions of the graphics card.

In our focus, however, will be the gaming models. If you go to MSI’s website, you will notice how the models using the 1050 Ti GPU carry a “Pro” ending in their name. Thus, you will be presented with Apache, Leopard and Stealth variations – “pro-s” and those who come without this ending.

Additionally, these models have two screen size options – 15.6″ and 17″. The machines which come with a “62” or “63” in their name use the smaller display option, whereas those with “72” or “73” in their names come with a 17-inch panel. There are some not so important differences between these laptops and we would like to present to you a table with some info about the models, release dates and prices.

Model Release date Starting price Check availability
MSI GE72 7RE Apache Pro Already out $1299 (USA) Buy from Amazon.com (#CommissionsEarned)
MSI GS73 7RE Stealth Pro Already out $1599 (USA) Buy from Amazon.com (#CommissionsEarned)
MSI GP72 7RE Leopard Pro Already out $1099 (USA) Buy from Amazon.com (#CommissionsEarned)
MSI GE72 7RD Apache Already out $1199 (USA) Buy from Amazon.com (#CommissionsEarned)
MSI GP72 7RD Leopard Already out $1064 (USA) Buy from Amazon.com (#CommissionsEarned)
MSI GL72 RD to be known soon $1064 (USA) Buy from Amazon.com (#CommissionsEarned)
MSI PE70 7RD Already out $1,249 (USA) Buy from Amazon.com (#CommissionsEarned)
MSI PE60 7RD Already out $1249 (USA) Buy from Amazon.com (#CommissionsEarned)
MSI PL60 7RD Already out $1199 (USA) Buy from Amazon.com (#CommissionsEarned)
MSI GE62 7RE Apache Pro Already out $1199 (USA) Buy from Amazon.com (#CommissionsEarned)
MSI GS63 7RE Stealth Pro Already out $1499 (USA) Buy from Amazon.com (#CommissionsEarned)
MSI GL62M 7RE Already out $999 (USA) Buy from Amazon.com (#CommissionsEarned)
MSI GL62 7RD Already out $999 (USA) Buy from Amazon.com (#CommissionsEarned)
MSI GL62M 7RD Already out $999 (USA) Buy from Amazon.com (#CommissionsEarned)

Samsung

Samsung Notebook Odyssey 15


Alright, we come to a conclusion. A really pleasant conclusion, we must confess. This is considered by some as one of the jewels in the crown of CES 2017. We are talking about a 15-inch gaming notebook which immediately attracts one’s eyes with unusual touchpad design and good-looking keyboard (its keys have particular ergonomic shapes for more comfortable use). It weighs around 2.5 kg which is good for a 15-inch gaming laptop.

You won’t be surprised to learn that this machine also uses an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU. It also comes with a Full HD display (1920 x 1080 pixels) which has an anti-glare finish and offers 280 nits of brightness. We must also not forget that the Odyssey 15 will offer an Intel Kaby Lake Core i7 processor (quad-core 45W). With such chips (CPU and GPU) you are bound to get more than a decent gaming performance.



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CPU Intel Core i7 Kaby Lake
RAM up to 32GB
Storage 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
Display 15.6-inch Full HD 1920×1080, anti-glare
Connectivity Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Features
  • 2 USB 2.0
  • 1 USB 3.0
  • 1 Ethernet port
  • 1 Kensington Lock
  • 3.5 mm combo audio jack
Battery 43Wh
Height 24 – 28.2 mm (0.94″ – 1.11″)
Weight 2.5 kg


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Nathan Brown
5 years ago

XPS 15 has 97 Whr battery configs as well.

blah
5 years ago

So what cheapest 17″ 1050 laptop? Something like MSI Leopard?

SaltBae
SaltBae
5 years ago

When the under 1000 Euro models with 1050ti will be at Europe ?
*I mean the Dell, Lenovo and other budget laptops

Filip
Filip
5 years ago

Dell Inspiron was my favourite but according to reviews its full HD display is crap. Worth only if bought with 4K. I am also dissapointed by Lenovo. Biggest laptop producers and just one model ?? really lenovo, really ? crappy GTX940/950 in your T line ??

abc
abc
5 years ago

As an office worker who use laptop for office work and presentation, but who also want to play occasional games (including AAA titles), I think 1050ti laptops are indeed very nice proposition.
Among above options, for me, Dell XPS 15 is the best. Look at that bezel-less display, plus it’s pretty natural in overall design (not too gamer-ish). Probably not the best value though.

Raef Hamdan
Raef Hamdan
5 years ago

Do none of these laptops have a thunderbolt 3 port? Some of them even don’t have a USB-C port ?

Syed Khalid
Syed Khalid
5 years ago

Right now the best cheap gaming laptop is the
Lenovo Y520 with
i5-7300HQ
GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
1080p IPS Display
8GB RAM and either
1TB HDD or
128GB M.2. PCIe SSD
for $780.

Ardi Munawar
5 years ago
Reply to  Syed Khalid

Where can i get that price?

Luis Zambota
5 years ago

Everything is gross except for the xps 15 and yoga 720.

Rohil
Rohil
4 years ago

The cheapest gaming laptop is the Lenovo legion y520

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