5 Best Gaming Laptops For The Sims 4 – 2018

TOP PICK
ASUS ROG Strix G-SYNC 120 Hz Full HD VR Ready Ultra Thin and Light Gaming Laptop Computer GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Core i7-7700HQ, 16GB DDR4 DRAM, 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD, 15.6", Black - GL502VS-DS71
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 15.6-Inches Full HD Notebook (7th Gen Intel Core i5-7200U, GeForce 940MX, 8GB DDR4 SDRAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Home), Obsidian Black
HP Notebook 15-ay011nr 15.6-inch Laptop (6th Gen Intel Core i5-6200U Processor, 8GB DDR3L SDRAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 10), Silver
ASUS VivoBook 15 X510UQ Thin and Lightweight FHD Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i7-7500U Processor, NVIDIA GeForce 940MX Graphics, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD, USB Type-C, NanoEdge WideView Display, Windows 10
Acer Aspire ES 15, 15.6" HD, Intel Core i3-6100U, 4GB DDR3L, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 Home, ES1-572-31KW
BLW's Score
93
87
85
83
81
MSRP
from $1,749.99
$799.11
$699.99
$699.00
$504.37
Processor
Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 GHz
Intel Core i5-7200U 3.1GHz
Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz
Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz
Intel Core i3-6100U 2.3GHz
RAM
16GB DDR4
8GB DDR4
8GB DDR3L
8GB DDR4
4GB DDR3L
Hard Disk
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
256GB SSD
1TB HDD
1TB HDD
1TB HDD
Display
15.6" FHD (1920x1080)
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080)
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080)
15.6" FHD (1920x1080)
15.6" HD (1366x768)
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070​
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
Intel HD Graphics 520
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
Intel HD Graphics 520
OS
Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 10 Home
Weight
4.9 pounds
5.27 pounds
4.65 pounds
3.7 pounds
5.29 pounds
Battery Life
5 hours
12 hours
7.15 hours
8 hours
6.5 hours
TOP PICK
ASUS ROG Strix G-SYNC 120 Hz Full HD VR Ready Ultra Thin and Light Gaming Laptop Computer GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Core i7-7700HQ, 16GB DDR4 DRAM, 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD, 15.6", Black - GL502VS-DS71
BLW's Score
93
MSRP
from $1,749.99
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 GHz
RAM
16GB DDR4
Hard Disk
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Display
15.6" FHD (1920x1080)
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070​
OS
Windows 10
Weight
4.9 pounds
Battery Life
5 hours
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 15.6-Inches Full HD Notebook (7th Gen Intel Core i5-7200U, GeForce 940MX, 8GB DDR4 SDRAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Home), Obsidian Black
BLW's Score
87
MSRP
$799.11
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i5-7200U 3.1GHz
RAM
8GB DDR4
Hard Disk
256GB SSD
Display
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080)
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
OS
Windows 10
Weight
5.27 pounds
Battery Life
12 hours
HP Notebook 15-ay011nr 15.6-inch Laptop (6th Gen Intel Core i5-6200U Processor, 8GB DDR3L SDRAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 10), Silver
BLW's Score
85
MSRP
$699.99
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz
RAM
8GB DDR3L
Hard Disk
1TB HDD
Display
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080)
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 520
OS
Windows 10
Weight
4.65 pounds
Battery Life
7.15 hours
ASUS VivoBook 15 X510UQ Thin and Lightweight FHD Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i7-7500U Processor, NVIDIA GeForce 940MX Graphics, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD, USB Type-C, NanoEdge WideView Display, Windows 10
BLW's Score
83
MSRP
$699.00
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz
RAM
8GB DDR4
Hard Disk
1TB HDD
Display
15.6" FHD (1920x1080)
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
OS
Windows 10
Weight
3.7 pounds
Battery Life
8 hours
Acer Aspire ES 15, 15.6" HD, Intel Core i3-6100U, 4GB DDR3L, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 Home, ES1-572-31KW
BLW's Score
81
MSRP
$504.37
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i3-6100U 2.3GHz
RAM
4GB DDR3L
Hard Disk
1TB HDD
Display
15.6" HD (1366x768)
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 520
OS
Windows 10 Home
Weight
5.29 pounds
Battery Life
6.5 hours

Sims 4 is one of the best and most popular games in 2018. Here in this article, we will be sharing some of the best laptops for playing the Sims 4, and it doesn't need an expensive high-end laptop, but a decent PC should be able to run it.

The Sims has come a long way from where it started in the year 2000. The Sims 4 for Windows was first launched in 2014 and a year later for OS X.

Well, that's good news for Apple MacBook users since most of the game developers totally forget about them.

I recently started playing this, and I am totally in love with its characters. Things I love doing while playing are fighting, throwing a party, designing mansions and killing other Sims.

Overall, it's one of a kind game and totally fun to play. It can also be played on laptops that cost under $300 on low settings and in case you'd like to play on high settings, we have listed five best Sims 4 laptops below.

What are the official laptop requirements for The Sims 4 game?

According to the official page of EA games, it needs at least 2 GB of RAM, Intel Core i3 processor, Windows XP SP3 and Intel's integrated graphics.

best gaming laptops in 2018

Well, to be on safe side, I would recommend looking for at least Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM and NVIDIA GTX 650 GPU. It will also require DirectX 9.0c to run the game.

With specifications such as this, you will also be able to play games like World of Warcraft, League of Legends and Minecraft.

In case you already own a laptop, and those specifications do not match and still want to play it then we recommend you go with The Sims 3 or 2. Or there's a new feature called "Laptop Mode" which will help you run The Sims 4 on a traditional PC as well.

So what exactly you need in a laptop to play The Sims 4?

First of all, you need to look at the processor, if it is Intel Core i3 processor or better, then your job is done with the processor.

Next comes the GPU, if your laptop has a minimum of Intel HD 4400 graphics then I believe the game should run just fine on medium settings and of course, better is always good.

When it comes to memory, we have already recommended 4 GB, and the game can also run on lower settings with 2 GB of RAM. On top of all that, an SSD can speed up things like The Flash.

When it comes to performance SSDs are a lot better than regular HDDs, and not everyone can afford it, but if you're looking for a fast boot and loading time, then you need this badly. Well, these are the things that you need to take care of before buying a laptop for The Sims 4.

Our Top Picks for Budget Sims 4 Laptops

1. ASUS ROG STRIX

ASUS ROG Gaming Laptop

Specs:

  • Intel Core i7 processor
  • 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics

The ASUS ROG STRIX is a super high-end gaming laptop that you can buy for playing not just The Sims 4 but just about every game that exists on our planet. It'll cost you over $1500 easily and features the most powerful specifications for gamers.

Its 8 GB NVIDIA GPU can boost your games like never before. It's available in 2 different sizes, and it's up to you what size you want, 15-inch or 17-inch. When you look at most of the premium gaming laptops, this is the only one that justifies the price.

Many gamers prefer desktops over gaming laptops for playing games like The Sims 4 and Dota 2 but I believe that's the thing of past now. In 2018, laptops can perform even better than desktops and the only difference that remains between them is of price and portability.

 Well, if you're looking to play more than the Sims 4 then we highly recommend you this gem from ASUS ROG series, but if you just want to play a single game, then you can surely save a whole lot of money on your new laptop.

2. Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4

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Specs:

  • Intel Core i5-7200U Processor
  • 256GB SSD
  • 8GB DDR4 Memory
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    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 

The Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 with Intel Core i5 processor is surely the best gaming laptop for The Sims 4 that is priced at under $1000. It's one of the best-selling laptops of the year and packs some high-end hardware for a decent price.

Many professional reviewers have tagged it as the best Windows 10 laptop of the year. Unlike other ordinary devices, this one has over 85% of positive reviews, and people are highly suggesting it to their friends and family.

After hearing the entire buzz, I tested it for about five days and barely found any issues. I know many geeks do not prefer Acer Aspire laptops and in that case, you can look at HP 15-ay013nr or ASUS F556UA-AS54.

HP laptops are usually cheaper than its competitors, but of course, you get exactly what you pay for. It's built using the high-quality plastic and doesn't feel cheap. Overall, it’s nothing like other Aspire series’ laptops and is among the most reliable notebooks.

3. HP Notebook 15-ay011nr

HP Notebook Gaming Laptop

Specs:

  • Intel Core i5-6200U Processor
  • 8GB DDR3L Memory
  • 1TB Hard Drive
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    Intel HD Graphics 520

The HP Notebook 15-ay011nr is yet another one of the best gaming laptops for The Sims 4 that's available for under $500. It's available in 3 styles, and you can choose a notebook, laptop with mouse or laptop with a flash drive.

These add-ons won't cost you more than $20, and it packs the specifications that are usually found in high-end laptops. I recently ordered this for one of my friends and being one of biggest Sims 4 fans; he loved it.

It arrived at my place and was packed very well. I also made an unboxing video for this notebook, and you can check it out on my YouTube channel. Other than Sims 4, it's also a good choice for playing Counter Strike, Dota and World of Warcraft.

It exceeded my expectations, and I also recommended it to my sister for her college studies and multimedia tasks. In few words, it's lightweight, fast and boasts an amazing battery life.

4. ASUS VivoBook 15

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Specs:

  • Intel Core i7 Processor
  • 1TB HDD
  • 8GB RAM
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    NVIDIA 940MX GPU

The ASUS VivoBook 15 is one of the most affordable laptops for playing The Sims 4, and it will only cost you around $600. It's got thousands of reviews online, and that clearly proves the popularity of this laptop.

For such price, it's hard to find an Intel Core i7 processor, but ASUS has somehow managed to make it possible. It might not be the most portable gadget, but if you look at its performance and price, you won't be disappointed.

It boasts a nano edge display which is mostly utilized in laptops that cost over $1000. Its 7th generation processor along with NVIDIA 940 MX GPU can run The Sims 4 smoothly and effortlessly.

Its battery is nothing special and should last 3 to 4 hours. If you are looking to spend very less and still want a good laptop for The Sims 4, then this is what you need.

5. Acer Aspire ES1-572-31KW

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Specs:

  • Intel Core i3-6100U Processor
  • 1TB 5400RPM HDD
  • 4GB DDR3L Memory
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    Intel HD Graphics 520

If you're looking for a Sims 4 laptop under $300, then this will meet your needs. It was launched recently by Acer and has been among the most powerful budget laptops.

Its 6th generation i3 processor and 4 GB DDR3L memory are exactly what you need for smooth gaming. On top of that, it features a battery that can easily last for almost 7 hours.

It can be the best laptop for kids who need it for their school stuff. It's also suitable for college students and can be the best gift for graduation. Its display is pretty average, but we can neglect that as it's able to run The Sims 4 pretty nicely.

If I were to rate it, I'd give it five stars since it's a great value laptop. Other than The Sims 4, it's capable of running many other games with ease. I also tried running MS Excel and Word on it and even while multi-tasking along with The Sims 4 and there were no issues.

Conclusion

Well, now you know which laptops are best for playing The Sims 4, and you can simply choose one of these listed above according to your budget. Not just Sims 4, but these laptops can also be used to play Sims 2, 3 and plenty of other games.

If you’re looking for some other specific game laptop, then feel free to let us know, and we shall check its requirements and suggest you a suitable PC.

This post was last updated on August 15th, 2018 at 01:07 pm

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