15 Best Intel Core i7 Processor Laptops – 2020

TOP PICK
Asus ROG Strix Scar II Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz IPS Type Full HD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, Intel Core i7-8750H, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe Nvme SSD, RGB KB, Windows 10, GL504GW-DS74
New Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 256GB Storage) - Space Gray
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC-066 15.6" Gaming Laptop, Thin Bezel, Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX1650, 16GB, 512GB NVMe SSD
Alienware AW17R3-4175SLV 17.3-Inch FHD Laptop (6th Generation Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD + 256 GB SATA SSD,NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, Windows 10 Home), Silver)
ASUS ROG GL752VW-DH74 17-Inch Gaming Laptop, Discrete GPU GeForce GTX 960M 4 GB VRAM, 16GB DDR4, 1 TB, 128 GB SSD (ROG Metallic)
BLW's Score
90
88
87
86
84
MSRP
$1,375.35
$1,578.26
$984.00
$2,499.55
$1,499.77
Processor
Intel Core i7-8750H (6 core)
Intel Core i7 (6 core)
Intel Core i7-9750H (6 cores)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz
Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz
RAM
16GB DDR4
16GB LPDDR3
16GB DDR4
16GB DDR4
16GB DDR4
Hard Disk
512GB SSD
256GB SSD
512GB SSD
256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Display
15.6" FHD IPS (1920 x 1080)
15" Retina (2880 x 1800)
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080)
17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080)
17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080)
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Radeon Pro 555X
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650
NVIDIA GeForce 970M GTX
NVIDIA GeForce 960M GTX
OS
Windows 10
MacOS
Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 10
Weight
5.3 pounds
4 pounds
4.1 pounds
4.6 pounds
6.6 pounds
Battery Life
3.5 hours
10 hours
5 hours
7 hours
5 hours
TOP PICK
Asus ROG Strix Scar II Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz IPS Type Full HD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, Intel Core i7-8750H, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe Nvme SSD, RGB KB, Windows 10, GL504GW-DS74
BLW's Score
90
MSRP
$1,375.35
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i7-8750H (6 core)
RAM
16GB DDR4
Hard Disk
512GB SSD
Display
15.6" FHD IPS (1920 x 1080)
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
OS
Windows 10
Weight
5.3 pounds
Battery Life
3.5 hours
New Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 256GB Storage) - Space Gray
BLW's Score
88
MSRP
$1,578.26
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i7 (6 core)
RAM
16GB LPDDR3
Hard Disk
256GB SSD
Display
15" Retina (2880 x 1800)
Graphics
Radeon Pro 555X
OS
MacOS
Weight
4 pounds
Battery Life
10 hours
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC-066 15.6" Gaming Laptop, Thin Bezel, Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX1650, 16GB, 512GB NVMe SSD
Model
BLW's Score
87
MSRP
$984.00
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i7-9750H (6 cores)
RAM
16GB DDR4
Hard Disk
512GB SSD
Display
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080)
Graphics
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650
OS
Windows 10
Weight
4.1 pounds
Battery Life
5 hours
Alienware AW17R3-4175SLV 17.3-Inch FHD Laptop (6th Generation Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD + 256 GB SATA SSD,NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, Windows 10 Home), Silver)
BLW's Score
86
MSRP
$2,499.55
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz
RAM
16GB DDR4
Hard Disk
256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Display
17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080)
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce 970M GTX
OS
Windows 10
Weight
4.6 pounds
Battery Life
7 hours
ASUS ROG GL752VW-DH74 17-Inch Gaming Laptop, Discrete GPU GeForce GTX 960M 4 GB VRAM, 16GB DDR4, 1 TB, 128 GB SSD (ROG Metallic)
BLW's Score
84
MSRP
$1,499.77
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz
RAM
16GB DDR4
Hard Disk
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Display
17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080)
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce 960M GTX
OS
Windows 10
Weight
6.6 pounds
Battery Life
5 hours

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

If you're in need for a fastest and high-end laptop, then you certainly are looking for a laptop with an i7 processor. The Intel Core i7 is the most powerful processor at this time and beats every other processor on the market.

The i7 laptops are highly recommended for gamers, video editors, animators and game developers. I understand that Intel Core i5 laptops are affordable and reliable, but they surely can't deliver the performance as i7 laptops.

These kinds of powerful notebooks can totally replace your home desktop, and you can also use them even while traveling. There are also numbers of variants and generations when it comes to i7 processor and if you need the most powerful processor then you should go with the Quad-Core Intel i7 processor.

Why choose Intel Core i7 Laptop?

If you need a lot of power, then nothing can beat an Intel Core i7 processor. On top of that, you can choose an SSD as your device’s storage, and that's it. You will never be out of power, and your PC will perform like a beast.

Intel Processors Logo

The processor is the first thing that you should know before buying your new laptop. Also, understand that not every Intel Core i7 processor is same and they are pretty much different from one another.

Some of them are made to perform, and some can increase your battery life insanely. In this article, we will be listing all kinds of i7 laptops, and you should understand the processors before you choose one.

Important Factors of Intel i7 Processor

First of all, you will have to decide if you need a dual-core or quad-core. We always recommend the quad-core one to gamers and dual-core to businessmen.

Next factor you should consider is CPU cache, many people fail to understand it and only ignore it, but it's vital to have more cache as it will make your PC faster while multitasking and when working in business applications like MS Office.

The CPU cache allows your computer to access recently-used data much faster than from RAM or a storage drive. 8.0 MB of cache is better than 6.0 MB or 4.0 MB since the processor can store more data for fast access.

You probably have seen that many processors include a "Turbo Boost" feature. It's exactly as its name suggests and will boost your processor while playing games or performing heavier tasks.

Of course, that consumes more battery juice if you are unplugged, so that's why a laptop will run at a slower clock speed when you aren't doing intense processing. It provides you with great performance while not sacrificing battery life.

Intel also integrates their graphics within their processor, and the best one you could get is Intel Iris Pro 580 graphics. That's an overview of the benefits and features of i7 laptops. Let's move on to our picks.

Our Top Picks for Best i7 Laptops

1. ASUS ROG STrix SCAR II

Asus Strix Scar II

Specs:

  • Intel Core i7-8750H Processor (6 core)
  • 512GB SSD
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM

If we talk about best i7 laptops, the ASUS ROG Strix Scar II is an ideal choice. The bright and sharp 15.6-inch display makes it among the best gaming laptops, and it weighs a very reasonable 5.3 lbs.

It can play most of the latest games on high settings and is way better than its competitors. It's powered by 8th gen Intel Core i7-8750H with DDR4 16 GB of RAM.

It's also equipped with GeForce RTX 2070 GPU chipset with 8 GB of video RAM which makes playing games a breeze. Its gorgeous display can make its battery life little less, but gamers tend to care more about performance than battery life.

It's designed pretty nicely and doesn't have rounded edges like regular ASUS laptops. Its performance has no competition, and it packs the latest version of the i7 processor. Overall, this PC from ASUS ROG series is a rare laptop and packs incredibly powerful hardware for an average price.

2. Apple MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro 15

Specs: