Though 2017 has not ended, 2017 has been a very good year for the computing sector.
Lot of laptops with immence power has been released.
I think the major goal of the computing sector was to create laptops that match desktop PC power while retaining the portability of a laptop.
Most of the laptops featured on this list are examples of such laptops.
This list is going to be in descending order.
1. Acer Predator 21X
I think I deserve to be flogged if the Acer predator 21X didn’t make it to the top position of my top 5 list for 2017 laptops.
Acer predator 21X is more than qualified to be in this position.
Acer predator 21X raised the bar of laptop performance, it broke the limit laptops had when it comes to performance.
It is simply a performance beast.
Below are it’s top features;
The Acer predator 21X build is far from anything usual.
Though it still retains a laptop design and its portable, it’s portability cannot be compared to the portability of regular laptop’s we are used to, it is quite heavy, weighing 8kg.
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Read also: Acer predator 21X review
Acer includes a pelican case with each purchase for mobility.
The Acer predator 21X features 5 fans, nine heat pipes, a 21 inch curved display with quantum dot technology, fully mechanical keyboard with cherry MX switches. It takes 2 power bricks to charge the Acer predator 21X.
Other hard ware specifications of the Acer predator 21 X includes;
-Two Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI, 8GB each which amounts to 16GB of video memory.
-Seventh-gen Intel Core i7-7820HK (overclockable) CPU.
-64GB of Ddisplay
-Four speakers and two subwoofers
-Five storage drives
-It has features tobi eye tracker.
As you can see from this brief description of the Acer predator 21X , you can see that this laptop is a performance beast.
Performance beasts come with beastly prices and the Acer predator 21X is no exception.
The Acer predator 21X costs $9000 which is equal to 11 shares in Acer.
2. MSI GT83VR Titan SLI
Acer predator being the most powerful laptop 2017, it has become a yardstick for other laptops on this list.
MSI GT83VR takes the second place because it packs hardware that shows quality resemblance to the Acer predator 21X, apart from resemblance in hardware specification, the MSI GT83vr looks very much like the Acer predator 21X in design.
The MSI GT83VR TITAN SLI is an 18 inch laptop with a 18.4-inch, 1920 x 1080 non curved IPS display.
The MSI GT83vr retains the same form factor as the Acer predator 21X discussed above.
It has a laptop shape but doesn’t share the weight most regular laptop possess.
The MSI GT83vr weighs 5.49KG
It also requires 2 charging bricks for power too.
It features a fully mechanical keyboard with cherry MX switches also.
Other hard ware specifications of the MSI GT83vr includes;
-Intel core i7 kaby lake processor 7920HQ
-64GB of DDR4 ram
-Nividia GTX 1080 graphics card x2 in SLI which offers 16GB of graphics memory.
It costs $5,099 in dollars.
3. Asus Rog GX800 2017
The Acer 21X doesn’t feature the same form factor as the MSI GT83vr and the Acer predator 21X.
When it comes to the Asus rog GX800, it’s a different ball game entirely, but hardware specifications still maintain some resemblance.
The Acer predator 21X is the most powerful water cooled laptop 2017.
There are two dimensions of operation when it comes to the Asus rog GX800,
When it’s docked and when it’s not docked to it’s water cooling extension.
Read also: Asus rog GX800 review
Unlike in the Acer predator 21x and the MSI GT83vr, Asus did not throw portability to the wind.
The Asus rog GX800 is an 18 inch laptop which weighs 5.7kg.
The Asus Rog GX800 features 2 fans and 6 heat pipes.
The water cooling unit on this laptop compliments the extra fans and heat pipes found on the Acer predator 21X.
This laptop requires a single charging brick when not docked and requires another charging brick when docked to its external water cooling unit.
Other hardware specification of the Ausus rog GX800 includes;
-18 inch 4K display
-Intel core i7 7820HK processor
-64GB of DDR4 ram
– 2 Nividia Geforce Gtx 1080 in SLI which amounts to 16GB of video memory.
The Asus rog GX800 costs $6000 in dollars.
4. Asus Zephyrus GX501
The previous laptops listed above are a bit above the portability standard of laptops but the Asus Zephyrus GX501 is a game changer, it doesn’t follow this trend and it’s still a powerful laptop.
The Asus Zephyrus GX501 is one of the first laptops to feature nividia Max-Q design.
One of the main reasons some laptops are big and super thick is the kind of graphics card they possess.
But with the Max-Q design laptops will be thinner and still remain powerful with top notch graphics chips.
Laptops with the Max-Q design will feature GPU’s with lower voltage and clock speed.
With this, GPU’s require lesser power.
This way laptops will require smaller fans and laptops won’t require more than 2 fans, Aiding a reduction in size and over all power consumption.
Read also: Asus Zephyrus Gx501 review
The Asus Zephyrus GX501 is a 15 inch laptop, that is 1.79cm thick and 0.7 inch thin.
Fun Fact: The Asus Zephyrus GX501 features Nividia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics chips, but its thinner than the desktop grade Nividia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card.
Other hardware specification’s of the Asus Zephyrus GX501 include;
-intel core i7 7700HQ processor with 2.8GHz processing speed, 6MB cache.
-Nividia GTX 1080 graphics chips with 8GB of GDDR5X video ram and Intel HD graphics 630.
-16GB DDR4 ram
The Asus Zephyrus GX501 costs $2,200.
5. Dell XPS 15 9560
This laptop may not be aas powerful as any of the laptops listed above, but this laptop makes a fine line between performance and beauty without putting aside portability.
It is one of the few laptops with bezeless display to surface in 2017.
Other hardware specification’s includes;
– 15.6 inch touch screen IPS display
Something here to note is the fact that this is a 14 inch laptop with a 15.6 display as a result of its almost bezeless display.
Read also: Dell xps 15 9560 review
– Intel core i7 kabylake processor 7700HQ processor
– 16GB of ram DDR4
-Nividia Geforce GTX 1050 graphics card
-97 watt hour battery.
Here you have it guys my list of top 5 laptops 2017.
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