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The best Asus gaming laptops 2020

best Asus gaming laptops 2020
To help you decide which of the best Asus laptops is ideal for your needs, we gathered all of our favorites in one place. (Image Credit: TechRadar)

Check out the best Asus gaming laptops if you’re looking for something that balances power and price. While many powerful gaming laptops out there will cost you an arm and a leg, Asus’ offerings offer affordability without compromising performance. 

Whether it's the most demanding PC games you play or older titles that are absolute classics, the best Asus gaming laptops will help you slay your opponents and make it to the top of the leaderboards. They might just be the affordable portables of your dreams, ones with gorgeous displays and svelte builds to boot.

We gathered the best Asus gaming laptops on the market to help you find the best one for your needs. Since we put each one through the test, whichever one you choose will be worth the investment. With a bit of luck and our exclusive price comparison tool, you might even score the best deal for your budget.

Asus Zephyrus G14

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1. Asus Zephyrus G14

Leading AMD's charge to mobile dominance

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS | Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti — RTX 2060 | RAM: Up to 32GB | Screen: 14-inch Non-glare Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS-level panel, up to 120Hz – 14-inch Non-glare WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS-level panel, 60Hz | Storage: 512GB / 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0

Best battery life in a gaming laptop
Excellent performance
Thin and light
No webcam
Fans can get loud

The Asus Zephyrus G14 may be designed like a gaming laptop, but it’s proven itself a more than capable all-around laptop. Whether you are serious about your gaming or need a powerful laptop for productivity or content creation, this Asus laptop delivers incredible performance as well as an amazing battery life, a fast screen, and a thin and light chassis that makes it super portable. It’s not the cheapest option out there, but you have to pay a premium for quality. And, if you’re an AMD fan, you’ll certainly appreciate the processor under its hood.

Read the full review: Asus Zephyrus G14

Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701

The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is a dream come true. (Image Credit: Asus)

2. Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701

Power in style

CPU: Intel Core i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB GDDR6 VRAM) - Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR6 VRAM) | RAM: 8-24GB | Screen: 17.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) 144Hz panel with G-Sync | Storage: 512GB - 1TB M.2 PCIe x4 SSD

Thin and light 
Great performance 
Expensive 

If you travel a lot, but you don’t want to be separated from the best PC games when you do, finding a thin and light Asus gaming laptop like the Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is a dream come true. Rocking up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080, there isn’t a AAA game out there that will be out of reach. Plus, it’s so thin, light and stylish that you’ll want to take it everywhere you go.

Read the full review: Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 

Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531GX

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3. Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531GX

The best Windows laptop for heavyweight computing

CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 (Max-Q) | RAM: Up to 24GB | Screen: 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS, 144Hz | Storage: 1TB SSD – 512GB/1TB SSD

Highly portable
Excellent performer
Innovative cooling solution
Pricey

Maybe you’re not in the market for a full-on workstation, but would prefer a notebook that runs Windows 10 Pro which can cut through heavyweight computing tasks, yet is actually designed to be a very capable machine for gaming? Then look no further than this Asus Zephyrus laptop.

The GX531GX comes packing an Intel Core i7-8750H six-core CPU backed with Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics. It can also cram in up to 24GB of system RAM, yet this notebook is also nicely slim and portable – Nvidia’s Max-Q technology helps there, of course.

With all this power at your fingertips, you can tackle heavyweight computing tasks such as video editing, and relax playing the latest and greatest shooter when all the work is done. However, as is always the case when high performance meets portability, you’re going to pay a considerable asking price.

Read the full review: Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531GX

Asus TUF A15

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4. Asus TUF A15

The new affordable gaming king

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 4600H – 7 4800H | Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti — RTX 2060 | RAM: Up to 32GB | Screen: 15.6" (16:9) FHD (1920x1080) 60Hz – 144Hz Anti-Glare IPS-level Panel | Storage: 1TB HDD + 256GB/512GB/1TB SSD

Great 1080p performance
New AMD processors
Very good battery life
Noisy fans
Design won’t be for everyone

Budget-minded gamers have another excellent option in their hands. While Asus TUF A15’s price tag isn’t exactly bargain basement, it is among the best Asus gaming laptops for those who can stretch their budget just a bit for the sake of performance. This laptop touts not just an excellent display with a 144Hz refresh rate option and fantastic battery life, but also AMD’s latest chips and Nvidia’s best graphics cards for gaming in the budget and mid-range sphere. This gaming laptop is never going to compete with the most powerful out there, but it’s an excellent value for gamers who don’t really care to.

Read the full review: Asus TUF A15

Asus ROG Strix GL502

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5. Asus ROG Strix GL502

A more affordable gaming laptop from Asus

CPU: Intel Core i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 - 1070 | RAM: 16GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch full HD 1,920 x 1,080 IPS | Storage: 128GB - 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD

Rocks Full HD gaming
Deliciously vibrant screen
Middling battery life

While the Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is undoubtedly the best gaming laptop Asus has ever made, its high price means it just won't be for everyone. Luckily, there are a number of great Asus gaming laptops that are more affordable. Take the Asus ROG Strix GL502, for example, which offers excellent performance at 1080p.

Read the full review: Asus ROG Strix GL502

Asus ROG G703

If you need a thick desktop replacement, the Asus ROG G703 is going to be your best bet. (Image Credit: Asus)

6. Asus ROG G703

A thicc boi

CPU: Intel Core i7-i9 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 (8GB GDDR6 VRAM) | RAM: 8-24GB | Screen: 17.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) 144Hz panel with G-Sync | Storage: 256GB - 512GB M.2 PCIe x4 SSD

Very big and foreboding 
Extremely powerful 
Extremely expensive 

Sometimes a thin and light gaming laptop just isn’t going to cut it. Sure, they’re fun to carry around to play games on the subway or something, but when you need to pull out the big guns, a thick desktop replacement like the Asus ROG G703 is going to be your best bet. This beast only comes with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 and can be packed with up to 64GB of RAM so you’re going to cut through everything without a problem. As long as you have the cash, this is the most powerful Asus gaming laptop you’ll find anywhere.

Read the full review: Asus ROG G703 

Asus ROG Strix Hero III

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7. Asus ROG Strix Hero III

Improving on its predecessor

CPU: 9th-generation Intel Core i5 – i9 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti – RTX 2070 | RAM: Up to 32GB | Screen: 15.6-inch Full HD (1920x1080) IPS-level panel, 144Hz – 15.6-inch Full HD (1920x1080) IPS-level panel, 240Hz, 3ms, 100% sRGB | Storage: 128GB – 1TB SSD M.2 NVMe PCIE 3.0 + 1TB SSHD

240Hz display
Fun RGB lighting
Subpar battery life
Loud fans

The Asus ROG Strix Hero III takes the limitations of its predecessor and improves on them considerably, most notably the thermal performance thanks to its 3D Flow Zone. There’s a lot going for this Asus gaming laptop too, including its great speakers, number pad on the keyboard and the wraparound RGB light bar for a more immersive gaming experience. But perhaps the best features of this gaming laptop are the ROG Keystone, which unlocks customized effects and game-specific profiles when docked, and the 1080p display that rocks 144Hz to 240Hz refresh rate. Round those out with 9th-generation Intel Core processors and the best budget to mid-range Nvidia graphics cards for gaming, and you’ve got one incredible machine.

Read the full review: Asus ROG Strix Hero III

Asus ROG Zephyrus M

The Asus Zephyrus M manages to keep things reasonable. (Image Credit: Asus)

8. Asus ROG Zephyrus M

Portable power at a decent price

CPU: Intel Core i5-i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5) - GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5 VRAM) | RAM: 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) 144Hz panel with G-Sync | Storage: 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD

Beautiful 
Powerful 
Expensive 

We here at TechRadar love a thin and light gaming laptop, the ability to bring the best PC games on the road without having to compromise on performance is a win. And, while many super thin gaming laptops come with an extremely heavy price increase, the Asus Zephyrus M manages to keep things reasonable. We haven’t been able to get our hands on it for testing but, trust us, this isn’t a gaming laptop you’re going to want to pass on. It has yet to be refreshed with Nvidia RTX graphics, and while that’s a bummer, it does mean that you’ll likely find some sweet deals.