10 Best Laptops For Streaming Videos – 2020

TOP PICK
Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS, Intel i7 CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1060-6GB, VR Ready, Red Backlit KB, Metal Chassis, Windows 10 64-bit, G3-571-77QK
MSI GP73 Leopard-014 120Hz 3ms 94%NTSC Performance Gaming Laptop i7-8750H (6 cores) GTX 1060 6G, 16GB 256GB+1TB, 17.3"
Razer Blade Pro 17: Gaming Laptop - 120Hz Full HD IPS Display - Intel Quad-Core i7-7700HQ - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 – DDR4 16GB RAM (2400MHz) - 256GB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD - Windows 10 - CNC Aluminum
Alienware AW15R3-10881SLV Laptop (6th Generation i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB + 1TB HDD) NVIDIA GeForce GTX1070
Asus ROG Strix Scar III (2019) Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 240Hz IPS Type Full HD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, Intel Core i7-9750H, 16GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe Nvme SSD, Per-Key RGB KB, Windows 10, G531GW-DB76
BLW's Score
95
91
87
84
81
MSRP
$1,245.00
Price not available
$2,999.77
$1,715.49
$2,159.99
Processor
Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 GHz
Intel Corei7-8750H (up to 4.1 GHz)
Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.9 GHz
Intel Core i7-6700 3.5 GHz
Intel Core i7-9750H
RAM
16GB DDR
16GB DDR4
32GB DDR4
16GB DDR4
16GB DDR4
Hard Disk
1TB HDD
256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
1TB HDD
256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
1TB SSD
Display
17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080)
17.3" FHD 120Hz (1920 x 1080)
17.3" 4k (3840 x 2160)
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080)
15.6" FHD (1920x1080) 240Hz
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
OS
Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10
Weight
6.6 pounds
5.75 pounds
7.7 pounds
5.27 pounds
5.29 pounds
Battery Life
5 hours
4 hours
4 hours
5 hours
3 hours
TOP PICK
Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS, Intel i7 CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1060-6GB, VR Ready, Red Backlit KB, Metal Chassis, Windows 10 64-bit, G3-571-77QK
BLW's Score
95
MSRP
$1,245.00
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 GHz
RAM
16GB DDR
Hard Disk
1TB HDD
Display
17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080)
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
OS
Windows 10
Weight
6.6 pounds
Battery Life
5 hours
MSI GP73 Leopard-014 120Hz 3ms 94%NTSC Performance Gaming Laptop i7-8750H (6 cores) GTX 1060 6G, 16GB 256GB+1TB, 17.3"
BLW's Score
91
MSRP
Price not available
More Information
Processor
Intel Corei7-8750H (up to 4.1 GHz)
RAM
16GB DDR4
Hard Disk
256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Display
17.3" FHD 120Hz (1920 x 1080)
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
OS
Windows 10
Weight
5.75 pounds
Battery Life
4 hours
Razer Blade Pro 17: Gaming Laptop - 120Hz Full HD IPS Display - Intel Quad-Core i7-7700HQ - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 – DDR4 16GB RAM (2400MHz) - 256GB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD - Windows 10 - CNC Aluminum
BLW's Score
87
MSRP
$2,999.77
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.9 GHz
RAM
32GB DDR4
Hard Disk
1TB HDD
Display
17.3" 4k (3840 x 2160)
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
OS
Windows 10 Home
Weight
7.7 pounds
Battery Life
4 hours
Alienware AW15R3-10881SLV Laptop (6th Generation i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB + 1TB HDD) NVIDIA GeForce GTX1070
BLW's Score
84
MSRP
$1,715.49
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i7-6700 3.5 GHz
RAM
16GB DDR4
Hard Disk
256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Display
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080)
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
OS
Windows 10 Home
Weight
5.27 pounds
Battery Life
5 hours
Asus ROG Strix Scar III (2019) Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 240Hz IPS Type Full HD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, Intel Core i7-9750H, 16GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe Nvme SSD, Per-Key RGB KB, Windows 10, G531GW-DB76
BLW's Score
81
MSRP
$2,159.99
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i7-9750H
RAM
16GB DDR4
Hard Disk
1TB SSD
Display
15.6" FHD (1920x1080) 240Hz
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
OS
Windows 10
Weight
5.29 pounds
Battery Life
3 hours

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

Streaming video has become the craze with the increasing power of graphics processors and improvements in computer displays. The number of streaming services seems to increase by the day.

Searching for the perfect laptop for video streaming can be a tedious task given the extensive amount of research work involved. No matter how much time you dedicate to the search, the term “perfect video streaming laptop” remains a utopian reality. 

The final decision depends on your budget and your expectations. The good news is that streaming basic video content doesn't require a high-end laptop. If you only want to stream movies or TV shows, a relatively low-cost laptop can work well. However, if you have additional computing requirements beyond entertainment, you may want to consider more expensive or more flexible options.

Closely related to video streaming, many people are becoming involved in live streaming or vlogs. Others are using laptops to edit video content from their smartphones for use on the internet. If you are involved in these activities, you'll want a somewhat more capable laptop than someone who will just be streaming video from the web.

10 Best Laptops For Streaming Videos – 2018

We have done the hard work of browsing through millions of customer reviews, comparing system features and interviewing people who have been using these laptops to build our list of the ten best alternatives for video streaming laptops.

 We understand how frustrating technical glitches and system lag can be. So don’t make the mistake of traveling down the wrong path when we've done of the work already.

Our Top Picks for Best Laptops to Stream Videos

1. Acer Predator G9-792-70DR

Specs:

  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor
  • 256GB SSD
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU

Welcome to the vibrant world of no holds barred entertainment riding on the Acer Predator which promises true blue cinematic experience with its 17.3 inches FHD IPS display.

Whether you are watching a movie or playing a game, expect all the on-screen images to spring to life with its wide viewing angle which does not dampen the image quality even when viewed from extreme corners.

Designed for those having an unquenchable appetite for speed, the G9-792-70DR brings together the killer combination of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, Intel Core i7-6700HQ Processor, 32GB DDR4 Memory, 8GB GDDR5 VRAM, 1TB Hard Drive and 512GB PCIe SSD.

With a dynamic geometry featuring colorful red accents, the Acer beauty will surely make heads turn as you walk down the college corridor tucking it inside your arm. Its red backlit keyboard features a dedicated number pad and programmable keys to depart the ultimate controlling mechanism to hardcore gamers.

The SoundPound technology creates an immersive sound experience which deepens the impact of games, movies and music.

Predator’s Dust Defender technology works in unison with an AeroBlade fan to alternate airflow directions for keeping the system cool even when it runs for long stretches of time. Its Skype certified HD webcam helps capturing brilliant images and conducting video calling in a hassle free manner.

2. MSI GP73 Leopard

MSI GP73 Leopard

Specs:

  • Intel Core i7-8750H 
  • 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD
  • 16 GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU

The Taiwanese computer maker cuts out a neat yet portable powerhouse having a very capable GTX 1060 graphics card, generous amounts of memory and a 120Hz display with an ultrathin bezel that allows this powerful laptop size to remain relatively small. 

The keyboard, powered by Steel Series Engine 3, is designed for unbridled game play with program personalized macros and multiple backlit colors which can be synced using the cloud feature.

Constructed using embossed metal, the VR-ready Leopard sports a sturdy and aggressive look. Once you are done crushing over its beauty, it’s time to move into the brains segment.

The Leopard unleashes the monster inside propelled by Intel Core i7-8750H. The 17.6" FHD screen provides unprecedented visuals and it powers by a powerful GTX 1060 GPU.

A laptop this powerful can have trouble with overheating. However, the Leopard's cooling technology advanced venting and separate cooling devices for the GPU and CPU. We didn't haver any issues with excessive heat with this system.

Crisp and clear sound comes as a direct result of its 4.1 speaker system which is enhanced with 2 woofers for incredible bass response. This laptop is sure to please whether you are playing demanding games or streaming the latest high-resolution videos.

3. Razer Blade Pro Gaming Laptop

Razer Blade Pro Gaming Laptop

Specs:

  • Intel Core i7-7820HK Processor
  • 1TB HDD
  • 32GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU