Best Laptops for Streaming

In today’s streaming age, a laptop designed to best handle standard streaming requirements is a must. Otherwise, your streaming experience will be hell – literally! Imagine having to wait through the buffering message in front of you as your excitement gets pushed to a halt unnecessarily. If you are using a laptop that’s not quite fit to handle the demanding specification requirements to stream ultra-HD movies, audio, and/or video games, then you’ll definitely en route to streaming nightmare.

girl streaming her laptop

There are too many technical considerations to weigh in and verify when deciding on a particular laptop to use for your streaming activities. In most instances, this can be a daunting exercise and a tedious endeavor. It’s not really worth your time unless you’re getting paid to stream online and you need the best equipment to do so – or you’re the head of the purchasing department responsible for sourcing the best laptops that can handle all the streaming activities required for the jobs of your fellow employees.

Laptop shopping online is fun – if you are just looking at pictures and cherry-picking technical specifications that you know or are familiar with. If you have more time, you can read reviews that are 2-3 web pages long. You’re lucky if you get a more layman’s interpretation out of the 10,000-word novelette of a review. Ultimately, the verdict is what you’re really after. Or, in some rare cases, you’ll be forced to skip through the details and even find a review that’s as short as an anecdote that doesn’t really give you something important to weigh in on in your purchase.

But the fact remains – you need the very best laptop that can give you the best performance or the most perfect video streaming experience. As far as we know, that remains a utopian idea. Meaning, it doesn’t exist yet – or more appropriately, too tricky to decide which is which until you really understand what you need and how much you are willing to pay for it. Nevertheless, there are laptops out in the market today that can similarly deliver according to your expectation. That is what we’re here for. We’ve narrowed down the market to remove the stress equation out of your laptop shopping exercise to find the best laptop for streaming.

Keep in mind that there are basic specification requirements considered in our list, but the most important is the budget. You know the drill: powerful specifications leaning towards overkill performance promises equate to higher dollar value. Be sure to get your pocket or wallet ready for the big buy. Nonetheless, to make your shopping experience better, we’re trying as much as possible to be more informative to a cautious level that won’t point the firehose to you. We’re trying to avoid unnecessary information overload.

That said, we’ll try to keep it simple and relevant. Without further ado, let’s break down our magic 5 best laptops for streaming.

Top 5 Laptops for Streaming of 2019

Image

Product

Specs

Availability

Feature 1

 

ACER Predator G9-792-70DR

 

Feature 2

32GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB SSD, 1TB Hard Drive
CLICK HERE FOR PRICE
Feature 1

 

MSI GT73VR Titan Pro

 

Feature 2

64GB (16GB x4) DDR4 2400MHz | Hard Drive: Super RAID 4 1TB SSD
CLICK HERE FOR PRICE
Feature 1

 

Razer Blade Pro Gaming Laptop

 

Feature 2

16GB RAM, 512GB SSD
CLICK HERE FOR PRICE
Feature 1

 

Alienware AW15R3-10881SLV

 

Feature 2

16GB DDR4 included; 32GB maximum
CLICK HERE FOR PRICE
Feature 1

 

ASUS ROG Strix GL502VM-DB71

 

Feature 2

Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor
CLICK HERE FOR PRICE

1. ACER Predator G9-792-70DR

Appropriately named after the iconic movie and anti-hero, the ACER PREDATOR is an elaborate showcase of entertainment power. It promises of a rarely achieved true blue cinematic experience. And that is manifested through the 17.3 inches FHD IPS display of the ACER PREDATOR. Now, if that sounds like alien to you, imagine real images popping out of your screen as if 3D just manifested itself into reality – with a blow!

The ACER PREDATOR boasts of powerful specifications that we’re just going to narrow down to what makes sense below:

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics Processing Unit
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB SSD

The rest of the specs are icing on the cake or caramel inside a molten lava cake. All of those are quite amazing and important but you only need to know the bigger and more important specs above.

Anyhow, the ACER PREDATOR will take your streaming experience up another dimension. Take note: dimension. It is in too far different level than what you can have in any laptop available in the market today. It is just an amazing achievement for a laptop – it is ambitious!

Streaming a movie with the ACER PREDATOR or even playing a game is absolutely out of this world. It’s like images you see on-screen are popping into life you’ll find yourself avoiding and/or ducking anything that shoots straight to you. Remember your experience when you first tried on the 3D glasses on a big screen? It’s that same feeling times 3 or 4. The wide viewing angle pretty much augments image quality deliver and performs amazingly even at extreme corners.

Let’s go a little bit technical – just a bit but not much. The ACER PREDATOR boasts of an unmatched designed that voraciously eats speed but without satiation. The combination of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics card, the 32GB DDR4 memory plus 8GB GDDR5 VRAM, the Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, the 512GB PCIe SSD, and the 1TB hard disk drive is pure killer! It’s like packing as much ammo into a truck for a duck hunt. No wonder it’s called a predator!

On top of that, the ACER PREDATOR G9-792-70DR brings with a remarkable achievement in laptop geometry that showcases colorful red accents. It is a head-turner to put it humbly. But it’s more than that actually. It’s a beauty queen of a laptop that not only boasts exquisite outer aesthetics but also mesmerizing backlit keyboard in red. Not only that, the backlit keyboard comes with programmable keys and a dedicated number pad. This is diamond for control-freak hardcore gamers.

The ACER PREDATOR features the SoundPound technology that delivers outstanding sound experience that will immerse you into beautiful audio abyss. This technology enables the ACER PREDATOR to deepen the impact of music, movies, and games into a whole different level.

Lastly, the ACER PREDATOR integrates its Dust Defender technology that perfectly works with its AeroBlade fan to keep a stable cooling environment through alternating airflow directions. This enables the ACER PREDATOR to be run on longer stretches of streaming. This is downright, the best laptop for streaming of this year!

2. MSI GT73VR Titan Pro

The Taiwanese computer giant subtly challenges any high-end laptop in the market today with stunning beauty and powerful specs. The MSI GT73VR TITAN PRO is literally a ‘titan’! After dominating the portable computer market with its ultra-successful Dominator Pro laptop, MSI is proud to release its titan of a laptop that combines exquisite aesthetics and overkill specifications. Just looking at the basics of its build will captivate you in awe:

  • Intel Core i7-7820HK processor
  • NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics card
  • 16GB RAM
  • 1TB hard disk drive

This laptop boasts of the first ever 120Hz display powered by the full-on GTX 1080 GPU and incredible memory size. The result? An amazing 3840×2160 maximum resolution. That’s an amazing achievement for a laptop! Goodbye retina display…

Anyway, the true ultra-HD resolution creates unmatched visuals that will hook you up as if you’re swallowed into fairy-tale vacuum. It’s magical, enchanting and awe-inspiring. You will definitely not get enough of it. Moreover, the TITAN PRO comes with a Cooler Boost Titan technology that effectively keeps the cool for the CPU through cutting-edge designed enhanced fans that ushers the CPU to its optimum potential.

Now, talking about the CPU, the Intel Core i7-7820HK combined with the 8GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is a perfect marriage you can only dream of. This combination creates a beautiful monster that delivers everything you can imagine for a performance, visual experience, and overall streaming satisfaction standpoints. That is further boosted by the 4.1 speaker system and Nahimic audio that produces, not only clear and crisp sound but also audio magic at its best!

Stacking the insides with ultimate power is a given. But, the TITAN PRO will captivate you right away the moment you first lay eyes on it. That is because it is built with amazing beauty in mind – brushed metal construction, automobile-esque insignia, and smudging and micro-abrasion resistant finishing. What more can you ask for? Not only will you get stuck in a trance-like streaming experience, but you’ll also get to carry around one piece of beautiful hardware that will make all the people inadvertently follow.

The TITAN PRO is beauty and brains combined. It’s like dating the world’s top model who happens to be a MENSA member. Definitely, MSI has achieved leaps and bounds from its successful Dominator Pro to the amazing feat of technology that is the TITAN PRO. It’s definitely an enhancement and innovation 10 times over.

3. Razer Blade Pro Gaming Laptop

We all know Razer’s achievement in the world of gaming. It has produced some of the best hardware designed for an ultimately amazing gaming experience. It continues to do so and this time pushes its own comfort zone to produce one of the best laptops for streaming in the market today. The RAZER BLADE PRO GAMING LAPTOP is true to its promise of delivering the best streaming experience ever. It will definitely deliver up to your expectations for real-time, ultra-fast, ultra-HD, online gaming stream experience.

How is Razer doing this? Just take a look at the specs stuffed inside the RAZER BLADE PRO GAMING LAPTOP:

  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU
  • 32GB RAM
  • 1TB HDD

Well, that sounds like MSI’s TITAN PRO. Yes, you are right. But not entirely. The RAZER BLADE PRO GAMING LAPTOP is more than its cookie-cutter specs. You’ll even be amazed at how RAZER managed to successfully stuff all those power into a really thin laptop.

For starters, the RAZER BLADE PRO GAMING LAPTOP is built with an amazing toughness using CNC aluminum painted in dark blue hues. On the inside, the laptop uses ebony aluminum shades that showcases flamboyantly when it’s no longer necessary.

What makes the RAZER BLADE PRO GAMING LAPTOP an amazing prize is its powerful graphics card that uses the overly reliable and effective NVIDIA Pascal architecture. It’s a game-changer in itself in terms of performance and power efficiency. It’s three times more powerful than its previous iterations and models. On top of that, the Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core processor, a 6th generation CPU, is a super-power in its field that certainly delivers stream rich content. It’s definitely a landmark in the gaming spectrum and one that dominates over any multitask streaming requirements.

Let’s talk about display. The RAZER BLADE PRO GAMING LAPTOP features the IGZO display for its 17-inch screen. Sounds too humble, right? What the hell is an IGZO display anyway? Well, for certain, it’s Razer’s amazing display technology that will blast your eyes with 8.3 million pixels visual extravaganza. Imagine watching Coco in it and you’ll be amazed at how the world of the dead is more colorful than the world of the living. It simply is a cinematic glory.

Other features of the RAZER BLADE PRO GAMING LAPTOP lie in the details. While often considered trivial, they’re as important as the laptops overwhelming brains. The laptop is stacked with an amazing array of connectivity features, such as the USB 3.0 port, Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0 port, a Kensington security lock slot, a card reader, proprietary power jack, headset jack, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. Lastly, the RAZER BLADE PRO GAMING LAPTOP comes with a great mechanical keyboard, unusual for a laptop, but definitely, one that’s effectively worth it. The mechanical keyboard offers an uncompromised keyboard experience delivering fundamental requirements of being responsive, tactile and accurate. In addition, it features anti-ghosting capabilities, actuation force of 65g, and optimized reset points.

4. Alienware AW15R3-10881SLV

The gift of the aliens, the ALIENWARE AW15R3-10881SLV laptop is an out-of-this-world laptop that will definitely take your streaming experience to another dimension. It is a laptop from our outer space friends. Alienware never failed to deliver out-of-this-world computers ever since and this new model literally reaches its finger to yours to make a connection. ET calling home…

This outlandish laptop maintains Alienware’s signature aesthetics. It features amazing build, powerful specs, captivating display, and overall blissful streaming experience. All of that possible with the ALIENWARE AW15R3-10881SLV’s specs below:

  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 1 TB hard disk drive
  • 256GB SSD hard drive
  • 15-inch FHD 120Hz display

The NVIDIA G-sync technology that powers its graphics card offers wide-viewing angles, 400 nits of brightness and an amazing achievement in a response time of 4ms. It is powerful enough to drastically reduce input and display lag. On top of that, the anti-glare display makes the laptop perfect for external usage. You can stream your way inside or outside the house without getting bothered by annoying reflections and light-glares.

The ALIENWARE AW15R3-10881SLV comes with the Ailenware 15 R3-10881SLV 2.0 speaker setup and remarkable software packages, the Alienware Sound Center and the Audio Recon software. Both the hardware and software deliver crazy clear and crisp audio that brings the experience to its truest form available.

Besides the ALIENWARE AW15R3-10881SLV’s powerful brain specs, it has an Always Ready Mode that offers a juncture between awakened mode and sleep mode that augments power efficiency at its finest even with core programs still open and running in the background. To compensate with that demanding power, the laptop is built with Active Thermals that enables swinging between the monitor’s internal temperature and the fan speed.

Alienware also takes the opportunity to brag its TactX keyboard integrated into the laptop, which supports n-key rollover that enables over 108 key commands delivering maximum actions in a minute. Overall, the ALIENWARE AW15R3-10881SLV is a laptop personally delivered from outer space. You’ll be missing a gem when you pass this on when you’re out looking for a great laptop for streaming.

5. ASUS ROG Strix GL502VM-DB71

The ASUS ROG STRIX GL502VM-DB71 is one that will set a benchmark for streaming laptops in the future. Not only because it packs an overkill set of hardware to power its brain, but also it features a VR-ready capability. Now, that’s one way to test the waters. This laptop will astound you first with its basic hardware components below:

  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor
  • NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU
  • 16GB RAM
  • 1TB hard disk drive
  • 128GB SSD hard drive

While those are standard specs in our list, the ASUS ROG STRIX GL502VM-DB71 doesn’t come cheap in its features. Aside from the laptop being VR-Ready, which is great for gaming and video streaming, the laptop is perfect when you weigh in on features and price. It’s the best buy you’ll ever have for a laptop this year. Surprisingly, it’s totally unlike the rest of the other powerful laptops we have in the list, which will definitely cost you a few more dollars.

Anyway, the ASUS ROG STRIX GL502VM-DB71 is definitely going to be a tech nerd bait. First, it effectively charming with its ROG red chassis that will definitely mesmerize anyone who lay eyes on it. We can now hear the ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ at this point…

Second, the angular design of its build is hands down one of the best laptop to carry around with its 4.9lbs weight. And even though it’s super lightweight, the ASUS ROG STRIX GL502VM-DB71 is as sturdy as a brick with a hinge that is durably glued to its place.

This laptop delivers both in the audio and display realm with peak performances and flawless achievements. The 15.6-inch display delivers accurate color and brilliant graphics at a 60Hz refresh rate. Moreover, the laptops dual speakers strategically placed on each side of the chassis delivers optimum bass and super accurate sound.

The rest would be just icing on the cake – connectivity portals that include a mini DisplayPort 1.2, RJ45 LAN, HDMI 1.4 interface, USB 3.0 ports, audio in/out combo jack, and 3-in-1 card reader.