5 Best Gaming Laptops For The Sims 4 – 2020

TOP PICK
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
RUNNER UP
Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS Display, 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250, 12GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe Nvme SSD, Windows 10 Home, A515-54G-73WC
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 K570UD 15.6” Laptop, Intel Core i7-8550U, GeForce GTX 1050 4GB, 16GB DDR4, FHD Display, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Fingerprint Sensor, Backlit keyboard,  K570UD-ES76 Casual Gaming Laptop
Acer Aspire 7 Casual Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS Display, Intel 6-Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB, 8GB DDR4, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Fingerprint Reader, Windows 10 64bit, A715-72G-71CT
BLW's Score
93
87
85
83
81
MSRP
$2,159.99
$1,499.11
Price not available
$2,199.00
$1,499.11
Processor
Intel Core i7-9750H Hexa-Core
Intel Core i7-8565U (up to 4.6 GHz
Intel Core i5-8300H 2.3GHz
Intel Core i7-8550U (up to 4 GHz)
Intel Core i7-8750H (up to 4.1 GHz)
RAM
16GB DDR4
12GB DDR4
8GB DDR4 + 16GB Optane
16GB DDR4
8GB DDR4
Hard Disk
1TB SSD
512GB SSD
1TB HDD
256SSD + 1TB HDD
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Display
15.6" FHD IPS (1920x1080)
15.6" FHD IPS (1920 x 1080)
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080)
15.6" FHD (1920x1080)
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080)
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti
NVIDIA GeForce 1050Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti
OS
Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 10
Windows 10 Home
Weight
5.3 pounds
4 pounds
5.2 pounds
4.3 pounds
5.29 pounds
Battery Life
5 hours
8 hours
7.15 hours
9 hours (fast charging)
6.5 hours
TOP PICK
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
93
MSRP
$2,159.99
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i7-9750H Hexa-Core
RAM
16GB DDR4
Hard Disk
1TB SSD
Display
15.6" FHD IPS (1920x1080)
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
OS
Windows 10
Weight
5.3 pounds
Battery Life
5 hours
RUNNER UP
Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS Display, 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250, 12GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe Nvme SSD, Windows 10 Home, A515-54G-73WC
BLW's Score
87
MSRP
$1,499.11
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i7-8565U (up to 4.6 GHz
RAM
12GB DDR4
Hard Disk
512GB SSD
Display
15.6" FHD IPS (1920 x 1080)
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
OS
Windows 10
Weight
4 pounds
Battery Life
8 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
Price not available
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i5-8300H 2.3GHz
RAM
8GB DDR4 + 16GB Optane
Hard Disk
1TB HDD
Display
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080)
Graphics
NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti
OS
Windows 10
Weight
5.2 pounds
Battery Life
7.15 hours
ASUS VivoBook K570UD 15.6” Laptop, Intel Core i7-8550U, GeForce GTX 1050 4GB, 16GB DDR4, FHD Display, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Fingerprint Sensor, Backlit keyboard,  K570UD-ES76 Casual Gaming Laptop
BLW's Score
83
MSRP
$2,199.00
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i7-8550U (up to 4 GHz)
RAM
16GB DDR4
Hard Disk
256SSD + 1TB HDD
Display
15.6" FHD (1920x1080)
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce 1050Ti
OS
Windows 10
Weight
4.3 pounds
Battery Life
9 hours (fast charging)
Acer Aspire 7 Casual Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS Display, Intel 6-Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB, 8GB DDR4, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Fingerprint Reader, Windows 10 64bit, A715-72G-71CT
BLW's Score
81
MSRP
$1,499.11
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i7-8750H (up to 4.1 GHz)
RAM
8GB DDR4
Hard Disk
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Display
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080)
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti
OS
Windows 10 Home
Weight
5.29 pounds
Battery Life
6.5 hours

Sims 4 is one of the best and most popular computer games. In this article, we will be sharing some of the best laptops for playing the Sims 4. It doesn't need an expensive high-end laptop, but you should have a laptop with decent performance.

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.

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 a unique 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.

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

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 i5 processor or better, then your job is done with the processor.

Next comes the GPU, if your laptop has a minimum of Intel HD 520 graphics then I believe the game should run just fine on medium settings and, of course, a more powerful GPU can definitely be an advantage.

For 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 really boost game loading speeds.

When it comes to performance SSDs are a lot better than regular HDDs. If you're looking for a fast boot and loading time, then you will need this badly.

Our Top Picks for Sims 4 Laptops

1. ASUS ROG STRIX III

ASUS ROG Gaming Laptop

Specs:

  • Intel Core i7-9750H Hexa-Core Processor
  • 1TB SSD
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070

The ASUS ROG STRIX is a super high-end gaming laptop that you can buy for playing not only The Sims 4 but just about every game that exists on our planet. It'll cost you over $1800 easily but it features some of the most powerful specifications for gamers. If you are budget-conscious, consider some of the other choices that will be more friendly to your bank account.

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. The latest laptops can perform even better than desktops and the only difference that remains between them is of price and portability.

If you're looking to play more than the Sims 4 then we highly recommend you this gem from ASUS ROG series. However, if you just want to play a single game, then you might be able to find a lower-cost laptop to satisfy your needs.

2. Acer Aspire 5

Acer Aspire 5

Specs:

  • Intel Core i7-8565U Processor
  • 512GB SSD
  • 12GB DDR4 Memory
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX250

The Acer Aspire 5 with Intel Core i5 processor is one of the best gaming laptops under $1000 for Sims 4. 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.

The 12GB of RAM, 512GB of fast SSD storage and dedicated GeForce MX250 GPU will run Sims 4 on higher settings without a problem. If you need more memory or storage, you can upgrade it yourself and save some money.

HP laptops are usually cheaper than its competitors, but of course, you get exactly what you pay for. It's built using  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 Pavilion Gaming Laptop

HP Pavilion 15 Gaming

Specs:

  • Intel Core i5-8300H Processor
  • 8GB DDR4 Memory + 16GB Optane
  • 1TB Hard Drive
  • NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti

The HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop is a great gaming laptop for The Sims 4. The good news it's available for under $800. I recently ordered this for one of my friends and being one of biggest Sims 4 fans, he loved it. Other than Sims 4, it's also a good choice for playing Counter Strike, Dota and World of Warcraft.

The i5 processor works well with Sims 4, but you can also get an i7 model for an extra cost. The 8GB of RAM with the 16GB of Optane memory is a sweet combination to both provide performance and storage space. Paired with the 1TB hard drive, this is a hard one to beat.

The dedicated NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti drives the bright 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) display. The result is fast graphics rendering and outstanding colors.

Overall this laptop exceeded our expectations. It has good processor and storage options, a nice display and GPU and we think it looks great too. We especially recommend it for college studies and multimedia tasks live video or moving streaming.

4. ASUS VivoBook

ASUS VivoBook

Specs:

  • Intel Core i7 Processor
  • 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
  • 16GB RAM
  • NVIDIA 1050Ti GPU

The ASUS VivoBook is a reasonable affordable laptop for playing The Sims 4, costing around $1000. With thousands of reviews online, it's one of the most popular laptops on our list.

This slim and lightweight laptop is very portable and has great battery life. Not only that, when you do need to charge you can do it quickly (60% charge in 49 minutes).

It boasts a nano edge display which is mostly utilized in laptops that cost over $1000. Its 8th generation processor along with NVIDIA 1050Ti GPU can run The Sims 4 smoothly and effortlessly.

For security, this laptop has a fingerprint reader. This feature will keep other curious gamers from peaking at your files when you step away. If you have a moderate budget and want a good laptop for The Sims 4, then this is what you need.

5. Acer Aspire 7

Acer Aspire 7

Specs:

  • Intel Core i7-8750H Processor
  • 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM