Gaming Laptop Help Needed


New member
Sep 11, 2021
Hello all. I need some help with choosing a laptop for developing / gaming. It seems so much harder choosing a laptop than choosing specs for a desktop PC.

I will outline what I want the laptop to do and would be grateful for any suggestions:
  • Ability to develop in VR. I won’t be developing at the very top end graphics wise in VR but would like the ability to play high end VR games.
  • Screen is not the most important factor as I have monitors available at the locations I will be using the laptop so if I have to slightly sacrifice screen performance for overall performance that is a sacrifice I am willing to make.
  • 4k ability when plugged into a monitor would be nice but not a deal breaker.
  • Future proofish. I’d like the laptop not to be obsolete or completely outdated for at least 2 years as this is when I finish university and would like to keep it until at least then and after if possible.
  • 32gb ram would be nice.
  • Webcam not needed.
  • Size not an issue. If its bigger with better performance that’s perfectly fine.
  • Battery life not an issue as it will most likely be plugged in wherever I use it.
  • Reliable and good quality so it’s not overheating or breaking after a short amount of time.
I think that’s everything I need the laptop to do.

The laptops I’ve been debating between from my research are these:

Razer Blade 15
MSI GS66 Stealth
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15

If anyone has any first hand experience using any of these or can tell me if I should avoid any of them it would be appreciated. Also any suggestions for a laptop I haven’t listed that would also be appreciated.

My budget is at most £3000 but if I can get a laptop to do the majority of what I need for cheaper that would be good.

Sorry for the wall of text. Any suggestions or help would be really appreciated.
Hey @SmokeyMc, welcome to CF 👋

Sorry your post got trapped in the spam filter but has now been approved.

As a quick response I’ve had better experiences with ASUS hardware over MSI.

I’ll take a more detailed look at the machines you’ve selected later today and provide a bit more of an opinion.