Best Laptop for League of Legends 2016

When it comes to finding a gaming laptop, it can be very difficult to find those that can support that games you want to play. Although building a desktop computer can be a low cost option, it lacks the portable nature that laptops bring. You can’t bring them to class, to the library, or to a friend’s place very easily. One of the keys in making your gaming experience enjoyable on a laptop is choosing one that provides enough power to play the game. Trust us, you do NOT want your framerates dropping below 30 fps since this becomes very noticeable and negative to any gameplay in League of Legends. If you are experiencing framerate lag at the start of a League of Legends game, this will only get worse with increasing complexity during laning phase and every worse with team fights. Some ultimates (looking at Nocturne) are notorious for crashing clients on computers that struggle to reach adequate frame rates. Below we can see some of the base minimum computer specifications from Riot. Keep these in mine when looking for the best laptop for League of Legends within your budget.

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MINIMUM SPECS
►2 GHz processor (supporting SSE2 instruction set or higher)
►1 GB RAM (2 GB of RAM for Windows Vista and newer)
►8 GB available hard disk space
►Shader version 2.0 capable video card
►Screen resolutions up to 1920×1200
►Support for DirectX v9.0c or better
►Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or 3 ONLY), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10

Cheap Laptops: Can run with (Low/Medium Settings @ 30 FPS)

Keep in mind, these are bare minimum specifications so, at the lowest settings you should be able to play the game with 15-30 fps. This can be a miserable experience for someone adjusted to the highest frame rates from a desktop. Another issue to keep in mind is the screen size. If the resolution is low, there will be less information for you to see and this will translate to a disadvantage, ie. the minimap will be very hard to see properly. Any player attempting to improve knows that map awareness is one of the most important tools. Regardless, below is a list of very low cost laptops that can run league of legends these all have integrated graphics cards (ie. typically running on the CPU). You can see some of these in action by other players on Youtube like the $250 ASUS E402MA.

LaptopsASUS E402MAAsus X551CAHP Pavilion 15.6-inch
Max Screen Resolution1366 x 7681366 x 7681366 x 768
Screen Size14 inches15.6 inches15.6 inches
Processor2.16 GHz Intel Turbo N28401.8 GHz Intel Core i32.2 GHz Intel Core i5
RAM2 GB4 GB SO-DIMM DDR34 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive32GB SSD500 GB SATA1 TB SATA
Card TypeIntegratedIntegratedIntegrated
Price$249.99$364.99$395
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LaptopsHP 255 G4Dell Precision M4600
Max Screen Resolution1366 x 7681920 x 1080
Screen Size15.6 inches15.6 inches
Processor2.2 GHz AMD A Series2.5 GHz Intel Core i7
RAM8 GB DDR3 SDRAM8 GB SDRAM DDR3
Hard Drive1 TB SATA320 GB
Card TypeIntegratedIntegrated
Price$408.48$499.99
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Under $500-750 HD (Max settings, above 30 fps)

These low-tier gaming laptops are great for playing league of legends on. They will provide consistent framerate even during teamfights and other intensive events. You can see an example of the game running on the Acer Aspire E5-573G. These gaming laptops have i5s and i7s with the dedicated GeForce 940M graphics cards which work fairly well.

LaptopsAcer Aspire E 15Acer Aspire E5-573GAcer Aspire E 17
Max Screen Resolution1920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 1080
Screen Size15.6 inches15.6-Inch17.3 inches
Processor2.3 GHz Intel Core i52.2 GHz Core i5-5200U2.3 GHz Core i5 6200U
RAM8 GB8 GB DDR3L SDRAM8 GB DDR3L SDRAM
Hard Drive256 GB Solid State1000 GB SATA1000 GB SATA
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce 940MXNVIDIA 940MNVIDIA 940M
Card TypeDedicatedDedicatedDedicated
Graphics Card Ram Size2000 MB2000 MB2000 MB
Average Battery Life (in hours)12 hours5-hours5-hours
Price$549.99$567.35$569.99
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LaptopsAcer Aspire E 17Acer Aspire E 15
Max Screen Resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Screen Size17.3-inch15.6 inches
Processor2.4 GHz Core i7-5500U2.4 GHz Core i7-5500U
RAM8 GB DDR3L SDRAM8 GB DDR3L SDRAM
Hard Drive1000 GB SATA1000 GB SATA
Graphics CardNVIDIA 940MNVIDIA 940M
Card TypeDedicatedDedicated
Graphics Card Ram Size4000 MB4000 MB
Average Battery Life (in hours)5-hours5-hours
Price$599.99$645.86
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Under $1000 HD (Max settings, around 100 FPS)

These mid-tier gaming laptops are perfect for playing league of legends on. They will provide consistent framerates above 60 fps even during teamfights and other hardware intensive events. You can see an example of the game running on the MSI GP62 Leopard Pro-042 and the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series. These gaming laptops have i5s and i7s with the dedicated GeForce 950M or GeForce 960M graphics cards which have been tested to be 40% and 100% more powerful than the GeForce 940M.

LaptopsMSI GP62 Leopard Pro-042Dell Inspiron 15 7000 seriesASUS K501UX
Max Screen Resolution1920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 1080
Screen Size15.6 inches15.6 inches15.6 inches
Processor2.9 GHz Core i5-4210H2.3 GHz Core i5 6300HQ2.5 GHz Core i7 6500U
RAM8 GB DDR3L SDRAM8 GB DDR3L SDRAM8 GB DDR3
Hard Drive1000 GB SATA256 GB SSD
Graphics CardNVIDIA Geforce GTX950MNVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5Nvidia GTX950M
Card TypeDedicatedDedicatedDedicated
Graphics Card Ram Size2000 MB4000 MB2000 MB
Price$739.99$799.99$799.99
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LaptopsMSI GL72 6QD-001MSI GL62 6QF-893Toshiba Satellite S55-C5162
Max Screen Resolution1920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 1080
Screen Size17.3 inches15.6 inches15.6 inches
Processor2.3 GHz Core i5 6300HQ2.6 GHz Intel Core i72.5 GHz Core i7 6500U
RAM8 GB SO-DIMM12 GB SO-DIMM8 GB SDRAM
Hard Drive128 GB SSD + 1000 GB SATA1000 GB SATA
Graphics CardNVIDIA Geforce GTX950MGTX 960NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
Card TypeDedicatedIntegratedDedicated
Graphics Card Ram Size2000 MB2000 MB4000 MB
Price$849$999.99$895.99
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LaptopsLenovo Y700Acer Aspire V Nitro VN7-591GHP OMEN 15-5210nr
Max Screen Resolution1920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 1080
Screen Size15.6 inches15.6 inches15.6 inches
Processor2.6 GHz Core i7 6700HQ2.6 GHz Core i7-4720HQ2.6 GHz Core i7-4720HQ
RAM8 GB DDR3L SDRAM8 GB DDR3L8 GB DDR3L SDRAM
Hard Drive256 GB SSD1000 GB SATA256 GB SSD
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce 960MNVIDIA GeForce GTX 960MNVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Card TypeDedicatedDedicatedDedicated
Graphics Card Ram Size4000 MB2000 MB2000 MB
Price$979$849.99$929.99
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Above $1,000 HD (Demanding Games, Fallout, Battlefield, etc.) Streaming League of Legends in HD

These high-tier gaming laptops are perfect for playing league of legends on as well as other graphically intensive games such as Battlefield, Fallout 4, Rocket League, etc. They will provide consistent framerates above 100 fps even during teamfights and other hardware intensive events. These gaming laptops have i7s with the dedicated GeForce 970M or GeForce 980M graphics cards with anywhere from 8 to 64 GB of ram. At the higher end, you could even stream video from your laptop on Twitch or another streaming websie.

LaptopsMSI GE62 Apache Pro-001ASUS ROG G752VY-DH78KAlienware AW17R3-1675SLV
Max Screen Resolution1920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 1080
Screen Size15.6 inches17.3 inches17.3 inches
Processor2.6 GHz Core i7 6700HQ2.7 GHz Core i7 6820HK2.6 GHz Core i7 6700HQ
RAM16 GB SO-DIMM64 GB DDR4-SDRAM8 GB DDR4
Hard Drive128 GB SSD +1024 GB SATA1 TB HDD + 512 NVMe SSD1 TB SATA
Graphics CardNVIDIA GTX970MNVIDIA GTX980M GDDR5NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Card TypeDedicatedDedicatedDedicated
Graphics Card Ram Size3000 MB8000 MB3000 MB
Price$1,449$3,412$1,338.99
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LaptopsASUS ROG G751JT-WH71Acer Predator 17
Max Screen Resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Screen Size17.3 inches17.3 inches
Processor2.6 GHz Core i7-4720HQ2.6 GHz Core i7 6700HQ
RAM16 GB DDR316GB DDR4
Hard Drive1 TB SATA256GB SSD, 1TB SATA Hard Drive
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 970MNVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Card TypeDedicatedDedicated
Graphics Card Ram Size3000 MB4000 MB
Price$1,209$1,899
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4K Gaming Laptops

4k gaming laptops are the next stage in laptops. If you want something that will be able to keep ahead of the curve for next few years, this is what you want to buy. These will be the best gaming laptops for League of Legends or any other game for next few years. They can run most games at the highest settings and even strem them at the same time.

LaptopsMSI GS60 Ghost ProAlienware AW15R2-8469SLV
Max Screen Resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
Screen Size15.6 inches15.6 inches
Processor2.6 GHz Core i7 6700HQ2.6 GHz Core i7 6700HQ
RAM16 GB SO-DIMM16 GB DDR4
Hard Drive1 TB HDD + 256 GB SDD1 TB HDD + 256 GB SDD
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 970MNVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Card TypeDedicatedDedicated
Graphics Card Ram Size6000 MB3000 MB
Price$1,799$1,889
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