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The thinnest and lightest laptops for gaming | Digital Trends Spanish


Most gaming laptops are big, sporty styling, intense vents, and fighter-jet-like aesthetics, not to mention their weight. They are not designed to be carried around like normal equipment relatively easily. That is why here we decided to make a list with the thinnest and lightest laptops to play.

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The Razer Blade 14 tops this list. Not only is it a great gaming laptop, but it’s one of the best laptops, period. However, it is not the only one with that excellent, thin and light quality that is worth considering. These are our favorites.

The best laptops for gaming

Razer Blade 14

Why should you buy it? It’s the best slim and light gaming laptop you can buy.

For whom it is? Anyone who needs a thin and light laptop but doesn’t want to give up any gaming skills.

The Razer Blade 14 epitomizes the thin and light laptops on this list at 0.66 inches and 3.9 pounds.

It also has a sleek design with its all-black aluminum chassis and just a green Razer logo on the lid.

You get per-key RGB backlighting, which gamers want, and that’s the most obvious visible nod to this being a gaming laptop.

Inside, you’ll find an ultra-fast 8-core 16-thread AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor that makes it a powerhouse for heavy-duty gaming, and you can configure up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 GPU.

Even the basic RTX 3060 will allow you to play most games at 1440p and higher settings. Razer designed the thermals to handle long-term gaming sessions while maintaining performance.

The Razer Blade 14 uses a 14-inch, 16: 9, 1440p IPS screen with a 165Hz refresh rate, which provides high resolution. There simply isn’t a better, equally thin and light gaming laptop available today.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 top view showing dots and vents.

Why should you buy it? It’s a solid alternative to the best slim and light gaming laptop.

For whom it is? Anyone who wants a slim and light gaming laptop with a little more aesthetics.

The Razer Blade 14 is the best 14-inch slim and light gaming laptop, but the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 deserves an honorable mention.

It’s 0.70 inches thick, which is a hair more than the Razer, but it’s also lighter at 3.5 pounds.

The ROG Zephyrus G14 also has a more gamer-inspired aesthetic for those who want their laptop to stand out.

The laptop has an optional AniMe matrix display design on the lid that uses LEDs to create patterns and designs. The Asus also has a more aggressive styling, with large side and rear vents that scream ‘games’.

The ROG Zephyrus G14 is a powerful gaming machine with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS, although it is a specialized 35W version compared to the usual 45W. The “S” stands for Slim, allowing it to fit into a slimmer chassis and stay cool.

GPU options include the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 and 1660 Ti at the low end and the RTX 2060 at the high end. Those aren’t as powerful as the ones on the Razer Blade 14, but they are sufficient for full 1080p gaming.

Display options include a 16: 9 IPS QHD panel (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) at 60 Hz or an IPS Full HD display at 120 Hz. It is a good match for the performance of the ROG Zephyrus G14.

If you want a slim and light gaming laptop that looks like a gaming laptop, this is the one for you.

Razer Blade 15

Fortnite with a Razer Blade 15.

Why should you buy it? It’s the best slim and light 15-inch gaming laptop.

For whom it is? Anyone who wants a 15-inch gaming laptop, but doesn’t want the typical 15-inch size and weight.

For quite some time, the Razer Blade 15 topped our list of the best gaming laptops.

It’s beautiful, with Razer’s iconic all-black chassis and green logo on the lid, and a sleek design that’s simple, yet charming.

In that sense, it’s a lot like the Razer Blade 14 that replaced it on top. Like its little sister, the Razer Blade 15’s only nod to gamers is the per-key RGB keyboard backlight.

You can get the laptop as slim as 0.62 inches depending on the model, weighing in at 4.6 pounds. If you’re looking for a 15-inch gaming laptop that’s thin and light, the Razer Blade 15 is the best.

It offers a host of configurations using 10th and 11th generation H-series Intel Core i7 and i9 GPUs and processors, from the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 to the RTX 3080. It’s fast enough to play modern 4K titles with graphics enabled .

It also has a variety of displays, including Full HD IPS at 144 Hz, QHD IPS at 240 Hz, and UHD (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) OLED at 60 Hz. Razer Blade 15 it’s a mighty rig that only narrowly loses to the Razer Blade 14 on this list.

Alienware x15

Front view of the Alienware X15 showing the screen and keyboard deck profile.

Why should you buy it? It’s the second best slim and light 15-inch gaming laptop.

For whom it is? Anyone who wants a 15-inch gaming laptop that’s not only slim, but packed with technology.

The Razer Blade 15 is a little thinner and lighter than the Alienware X15 at 0.62 inches and 4.6 pounds, but the Alienware is packed with technology.

It all starts with Alienware’s Cryo-Tech thermal design, which uses quad fans and exotic materials like encapsulated gallium-silicone to ensure proper cooling for the high-end components stored inside.

It’s also more like a gaming laptop, with a space-age design that includes RGB back-edge lighting, slim vents, and per-key RGB keyboard backlighting.

Although it is very thin and light for a more traditional style gaming laptop, it still has energetic components inside. You can choose between 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H and Core i9-11900H processors, and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 or RTX 3070 GPUs.

The RAM can be expanded up to 32 GB and there is 1 TB of SSD storage available. The Alienware X15 is powerful enough to run modern titles at the highest graphics settings.

Display options include a 15.6-inch 165 Hz FHD IPS and a 360 Hz FHD IPS display with G-Sync. The Alienware X15 It is “the” modern, slim and light laptop on this list.

Acer Predator Triton 500 SE

Front view of the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE showing the screen and keyboard.

Why should you buy it? It’s the best 16-inch gaming laptop.

For whom it is? Anyone who wants a slightly bigger gaming laptop without breaking their back.

The Acer Predator Triton 500 SE isn’t the thinnest or lightest laptop on this list, at 0.78 inches thick and weighing 5.4 pounds.

Its design is mostly conservative, with only aggressive ventilation and per-key RGB keyboard backlighting giving it away as a gaming machine.

It’s a 16-inch laptop, offering a bit more in size than any of the 15-inch laptops on our list, but it doesn’t match the thickness of the MSI GS76 Stealth which has a 17-inch screen.

Like most gaming laptops here, Intel’s 11th Gen Core i7-11800H and Core i9-11900H and Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 GPUs enhance the gaming experience. Even the basic configuration of a Core i7 and RTX 3070 will run current games at 1440p and maximum graphics, with the help of up to 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD.

There is only one display option, an IPS in the aspect ratio of 16:10 with a resolution of WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600 pixels) and a refresh rate of 165 Hz. Acer Predator Triton 500 SE it balances panel size with powerful components, earning itself a spot on this list.

MSI GS76 Stealth

Front view of the MSI GS76 Stealth showing the screen and keyboard, one of the best laptops for gaming.

Why should you buy it? It’s the best 17-inch slim and light gaming laptop.

For whom it is? Anyone who wants a really huge screen in a slim and light gaming laptop.

If you want a big screen, but don’t want to lug around a huge gaming laptop, the MSI GS76 Stealth is for you.

It packs a 17.3-inch screen in a chassis that’s just 0.80-inches thick and 5.4 pounds in weight. That’s not much for a powerful laptop in this class.

Like Razer laptops, the GS76 Stealth has an all-black chassis with minimal ventilation, and its keyboard is its most prominent gaming design feature.

However, its performance is not limited. You can choose between an 11th generation Core i7-11800H processor or a Core i9-11900H, and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, 3070 and 3080 are the GPU options. That’s good enough for 4K gaming with improved graphic details in almost any game.

You can choose from three display options. The UHD IPS panel runs at 60 Hz, the QHD at 240 Hz and the Full HD at a whopping 360 Hz. MSI GS76 Stealth your big screen gaming needs, and more will be satisfied.

Asus ROG Flow X13

A person playing Fortnite on the ROG Flow X13.

Why should you buy it? It’s the best 13-inch thin and light gaming laptop.

For whom it is? Anyone who wants the most portable gaming laptop, but doesn’t want to give up on power.

There aren’t many 13-inch gaming laptops, and for good reason. It’s hard to pack game-level performance into such a small package.

Razer did it with its Stealth 13, but that has been superseded by the Asus ROG Flow X13. The ROG Flow X13 isn’t just thin at 0.62 inches and light at 2.87 pounds.

In addition to being extremely portable, it is also a 360-degree convertible with an active pen holder. It is useful for more than just playing games.

It’s surprisingly powerful, with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS or 5980HS processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU. That is if you buy the configuration that is not included with the XG Mobile docking station.

If you buy a bundle, you will get an RTX 3050 inside the chassis and up to an RTX 3080 in the base. That makes the ROG Flow X13 not only fast enough for modern titles at 1080p and medium graphics, but it can also be upgraded to handle 4K games at higher graphics settings.

We also love that the display has a taller 16:10 aspect ratio, which is unusual for gaming laptops. The ROG Flow X13 It can be purchased with a 13.4-inch IPS Full HD + panel (1,920 x 1,200 pixels) at 120 Hz or a UHD + (3,840 x 2,400 pixels) at 60 Hz. All of that fits comfortably in your backpack.

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