10 Best 17-inch Laptops – 2020

TOP PICK
Dell Alienware 17-Inch Gaming Laptop, QHD (2560x1440) 120Hz Refresh Anti-Glare G-Sync Display (400 Nits), i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070 8GB, 16GB DDR4, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Windows 64-bit, AW17R4-7001SLV-PUS
CUK ASUS ROG Scar III G731GW Gaming Laptop (Intel i7-9750H, 64GB RAM, 2TB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB, 17.3" Full HD 240Hz 3ms, Windows 10 Home) Gamer Notebook Computer
CUK MSI GE75 Raider Gamer Notebook (Intel i7-10750H, 64GB RAM, 2TB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB, 17.3" FHD IPS-Level 240Hz 3ms, Windows 10 Home) Gaming Laptop Computer
BEST DEAL
Dell G3779-7934BLK-PUS Gaming Laptop 17" LED Display - 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H, 8GB Memory, 128GB SSD+1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, Black
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 144Hz Pantone Validated Full HD IPS, GeForce RTX 2080, Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, 16GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe NVME SSD Hyper Drive, Windows 10 Pro-GX701GX-XS76
BLW's Score
97
96
94
93
92
MSRP
$1,799.98
$2,959.99
Price not available
$1,194.99
$3,999.77
Processor
Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 GHz (3.8 GHz Turbo Boost)
Intel Core i7-9750H (2.6 - 4.5 GHz)
Intel Core i7-9750H (6 Cores)
Intel Core i7-8750H (3.9 GHz Turbo Boost)
Intel Core i7-8750H
RAM
16GB DDR4
64GB DDR4
64GB DDR4
8GB DDR4
16GB DDR4
Hard Disk
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
2TB SSD + 2TB HDD
2TB SSD + 2TB HDD
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
1TB SSD
Display
17.3" QHD (2560x1440) 120Hz G-Sync
17.3" FHD 240Hz (1920 x 1080)
17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz
17.3" FHD (1920×1080)
17.3" FHD (1920x1080) 144Hz G-Sync
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
OS
Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 10 Pro
Weight
9.7 pounds
6.3 lbs
5.75 pounds
7.2 pounds
5.95 pounds
Battery Life
6 hours
3 hours
4 hours
6 hours
2 hours
TOP PICK
Dell Alienware 17-Inch Gaming Laptop, QHD (2560x1440) 120Hz Refresh Anti-Glare G-Sync Display (400 Nits), i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070 8GB, 16GB DDR4, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Windows 64-bit, AW17R4-7001SLV-PUS
BLW's Score
97
MSRP
$1,799.98
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 GHz (3.8 GHz Turbo Boost)
RAM
16GB DDR4
Hard Disk
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Display
17.3" QHD (2560x1440) 120Hz G-Sync
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
OS
Windows 10
Weight
9.7 pounds
Battery Life
6 hours
CUK ASUS ROG Scar III G731GW Gaming Laptop (Intel i7-9750H, 64GB RAM, 2TB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB, 17.3" Full HD 240Hz 3ms, Windows 10 Home) Gamer Notebook Computer
BLW's Score
96
MSRP
$2,959.99
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i7-9750H (2.6 - 4.5 GHz)
RAM
64GB DDR4
Hard Disk
2TB SSD + 2TB HDD
Display
17.3" FHD 240Hz (1920 x 1080)
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
OS
Windows 10
Weight
6.3 lbs
Battery Life
3 hours
CUK MSI GE75 Raider Gamer Notebook (Intel i7-10750H, 64GB RAM, 2TB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB, 17.3" FHD IPS-Level 240Hz 3ms, Windows 10 Home) Gaming Laptop Computer
BLW's Score
94
MSRP
Price not available
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i7-9750H (6 Cores)
RAM
64GB DDR4
Hard Disk
2TB SSD + 2TB HDD
Display
17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
OS
Windows 10
Weight
5.75 pounds
Battery Life
4 hours
BEST DEAL
Dell G3779-7934BLK-PUS Gaming Laptop 17" LED Display - 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H, 8GB Memory, 128GB SSD+1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, Black
BLW's Score
93
MSRP
$1,194.99
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i7-8750H (3.9 GHz Turbo Boost)
RAM
8GB DDR4
Hard Disk
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Display
17.3" FHD (1920×1080)
Graphics
NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti
OS
Windows 10
Weight
7.2 pounds
Battery Life
6 hours
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 144Hz Pantone Validated Full HD IPS, GeForce RTX 2080, Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, 16GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe NVME SSD Hyper Drive, Windows 10 Pro-GX701GX-XS76
BLW's Score
92
MSRP
$3,999.77
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i7-8750H
RAM
16GB DDR4
Hard Disk
1TB SSD
Display
17.3" FHD (1920x1080) 144Hz G-Sync
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
OS
Windows 10 Pro
Weight
5.95 pounds
Battery Life
2 hours

Our comparison table only shows our top 5 picks. You can find the other recommendations within this article.

Much comparison have been drawn in between the traditional desktop and its replacement model with both sides having equally weighty arguments in their favour.

But the latest 17 inch laptops hope to end this battle once and for all by packing in everything that the desktop mode could offer without losing out on the portability frontier either which had always been the main USP drawing in more and more customers away from the desktop market.

These 17 inch beauties are a toast amongst two types of laptop buyers. First group consists of users who wish to replicate the desktop experience in their portable friend. Although no laptop can match up to the upgradability and expandability of a big tower desktop, certain 17 inch models do provide options for upgrading the onboard storage and RAM.

With full sized keyboards and giant screens. These 17 inch beauties surely score top rank in the comfort department of the notebook segment.

Factors To Consider

The second group is made up of gaming enthusiasts who derive their gaming prowess from speedy CPU’s and dedicated graphics card to engage in the ultimate gaming experience which in most of the cases augment virtual reality. 

laptop with large monitor

If the sleek hybrids are the sports cars, then these beefy mammoths can surely be treated as the SUV powerhouse.

Usually words such as beefy and portable repel each other. Packing in so much within a sleek build is surely a tough job to accomplish. Usually weighing more than six pounds, these brawny techies cannot be carried with just two fingers but a proper laptop bag can surely accommodate it with much ease.

Compared to their slimmer brother and sisters these bulky ones do not have a long drawn battery life which makes it imperative to stay close to the charging plug at all times.

And just in case if you are thinking that these heavyweights will carry an equally heavy price tag then the below $700 price of selected models will surely serve as a breather to your depleting pocket money.

One of the foremost reasons of people going gaga over these curvy beauties is its associated easy on eye viewing which in most cases come with Full HD resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. However it’s rare to come across touch based 17 inch offerings.

Matte screens are also much popular in this laptop line as opposed to the glossy screen of their smaller sized counterparts.

Our Top Picks for Best 17-inch Laptops

1. Alienware AW17R4-7345SLV-PUS

Dell Alienware Review

Specs:

  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU

Alienware makes a fullscape display of its trademark angular design with its latest 17 inch gaming bundle. The laptop designers have not made much changes to their gunmetal grey spaceship look over the past few years and not that we are complaining either.

The Alienware model brings along the perfect admixture of power with its sharp angles and a classy aura with its soft touch plastic and solid aluminium built. The lid comes embossed with the Alienware logo and once you lift it up you are bound to be welcomed with a gigantic 17.3 inch display, black soft-touch deck, Tobii eye-tracking camera and a full keyboard having an exclusive number pad as well as macro keys.

In case you are not a big fan of monochrome hues, then the touchpad, keyboard, side light strips as well as the Alienware logo can be illuminated with customizable RGB’s. One of the biggest draw of the Alienware series is its wide array of ports which give extensive options for expansion.

Right side houses just a solo USB 3.0 port along with some vents whereas the left side brings along a bevy of connectivity options in the form of a Noble lock slot, a USB 3.0 port, a USB Type-C port supporting upto 10Gbps of data transfer speed and microphone and headphone jack.

The back side comes embedded with a mini DisplayPort, an Ethernet jack, a Thunderbolt 3 port, HDMI output slot, jack for establishing connection with the Alienware Graphics Amp and a power jack.

The full HD anti-glare coated panel is designed specifically to deliver excellency powered by 300 nits of brightness, 4ms response time and wide viewing angles. Alienware’s tactile styled keyboard has a travel time of 2.2mm and follows up every keystroke with rapid response.

The upgraded design makes room for a magnificent speaker box which ensures optimum gaming experience with rich booming audio. Backing on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, the Alienware model paves the way for mind-boggling virtual reality which passes Vive Optimized and Oculus Ready  certifications with flying colours.

2. ASUS ROG STRIX GL703VD

Specs:

  • Intel Core i7-9750H Processor
  • 64GB DDR4 RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GPU

The powerful new ASUS ROG STRIX III is the ultimate beast who can take on even the most demanding games and walk away with flying colors. Its black brushed metal cover with ambient lighting radiates an aura of sophistication which can keep its calm even during the most excruciating gaming marathons.

The latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX2070 graphics card and 9th generation Intel Core i7-9750U hexa-core processor boost up the system performance and the whopping 64GB of fast DDR4 2400MHz memory will handle high-end gaming with ease. 

Weighing at 6.3 lbs this 1” thick desktop replacement makes it a favorite not only among gamers but even the general users who wish to have the backing of a fire powered tech baby.

Its 17.3 inch full HD display housing the brilliant Wide view panel supporting up to 178 degrees of viewing angle hikes up the screen brightness by 50% in comparison to its contemporaries and offers a sRGB color range of 100%. The 240Hz refresh rate is among the best and results in very smooth graphics and animation.

The ASUS AURA RGB Gaming Keyboard comes with a control software and the backlight feature so that you can add requisite touches of customization to your gaming style. The backlighting is divided among four different zones which can be synchronized harmoniously or configured independently. Features such as n-key rollover and anti-ghosting adds a dash of precision to input along with a key travel of 0.25mm.

With 20 million keystroke durability, this tough keyboard can resist even the extremes of handling which comes as a brownie point during gaming hauls. The ASUS ROG STRIX Scar III promises an end-to-end musical extravaganza with its onboard speakers having built-in amplifier technology which pumps up the beat by 200% more. 

Dual fans and multiple heat pipes employed as a direct effect of its intelligent thermal design maximize the GPU and CPU performance thus paving the path for more stability. The Scar III is equipped with three USB 3.0 slots, one USB 3.1 (Type-C) slot, one USB 2.0 slot, one HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, headphone/Mic jack, and a RJ45 LAN port.

3. MSI GE75 Raider

MSI GE75 Raider

Specs:

  • Intel Core i7-9750H Processor
  • 64GB DDR4 RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070