What are the Best Laptops in 2020: Choosing a gaming laptop is always a delicate operation. Which brand to choose? Is an Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 graphics card sufficient? The laptop market is complex. Screen size from 10 to 17 inches, very variable power, more or less compact dimensions, autonomy … there is a model for each use. To help you see more clearly, here is the selection of our favorites.
Testing a laptop PC involves combing many aspects, both exterior and interior. To judge its power, we launch a whole series of benchmarks, separating the processor part from the graphics card part. This allows us to obtain two separate power indices, which we then compare with those of other products in the same category. We also use a probe to know the contrast ratio, the maximum brightness, and the colorimetry of the screen, as well as a thermal camera to know its heating level. To judge the autonomy, we launch a Netflix series under Google Chrome, by plugging in headphones and adjusting the screen brightness to 200 cd / m². Finally, for the audio part, we display the frequency curve of the speakers and the output power of the jack.
Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531GW
Powerful, with an impeccable chassis and a very good (if not perfect) display, the Strix Scar 3 has everything a good gaming PC should have. Asus has once again succeeded with this model, which has risen to the pantheon of the best gaming products for the moment. A safe bet for those who are not afraid to put a price on a product.
Apple MacBook Pro 16 Pouces (16 Go RAM, 512 Go SSD)
Apple has taken care of its MacBook Pro right through to the end. Difficult to find real faults with this computer, as the Cupertino brand has worked on its smallest details, whether the screen, the keyboard, the Touch Bar or the autonomy. Ultra-high-end par excellence, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is an example to follow in this segment.
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA-9FR5130SP
It is beautiful, it is fine, it is powerful, but the Aero 15 Oled is not perfect. Its small defects are certainly not prohibitive, but they necessarily weigh in the balance, especially for a machine sold at this price. The cooling would have deserved more attention and the interest of a 4K display is questionable, even if this aspect can be a consequence of the choice of the Oled technology of the panel. Remember, however, that this Aero 15 is nonetheless a very beautiful machine, very functional, and capable of deploying significant power without sacrificing too much on its nomadic side. And this Oled screen, beyond its native definition, offers superb in-game images and undeniable added value.
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH (RTX 2060)
The Legion Y540 makes a multitude of small compromises that prevent it from shining against more ambitious competing models. We are talking about a somewhat fair cooling system, small design elements that limit general ergonomics, an unsuccessful software suite, or a correct audio part, but nothing more. These compromises should not, however, overlook two important points: first, the essentials are mastered, whether it is display, performance or comfort. And this control is done within a reasonable budget on this market. From there to concluding that the Y540 is a rational and efficient machine and a good entry point into the RTX era, there is only one step, which we take with confidence.
Acer Nitro 5 AM515-54 Gotox 160
The Nitro 5 is a good gaming PC, Acer has taken care of its copy when it comes to performance. However, he does not avoid some pitfalls. Its screen, for example, deserved more attention, as did its autonomy. But we have here a PC which holds the road and which will satisfy those who wish to play without breaking the bank and are ready for that to make some concessions.