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The best Asus gaming laptops 2021

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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)
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The best Asus gaming laptops are among the best valued laptops right now. Balancing affordable price and sheer performance while adding robust build and smart design, you can’t go wrong with one of these portables, especially if you’re looking for the best gaming laptop.

Led by the impressive ROG Zephyrus line, which boast breathtaking power, accessible price tags, and great battery life, the best Asus gaming laptops can see you through the most demanding PC games without breaking a sweat. They’ll help you stay on top of your gaming without forcing you to blow your budget or compromise on quality. 

Take a look at our picks of the best Asus gaming laptops if you want powerful performance without the high price tag. With our price comparison tool included, you’ll have more than enough money saved to splurge on gaming peripherals.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503

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1. Asus ROG Zephyrus G15

Desktop-replacement performance

Specifications
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H – 9 5900HS
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 – 3080
RAM: Up to 32GB
Screen: 15.6-inch QHD (1440p), 165Hz, 3ms, 300 nits
Storage: 1TB
Reasons to buy
+Outstanding performance+Incredible battery life+Great price
Reasons to avoid
-No webcam-Tenkeyless keyboard

The ROG Zephyrus G15 is our new Asus gaming laptop champion for good reason. Fitted with the latest and most powerful AMD Ryzen and Nvidia RTX 3000 series, it’s incredibly powerful and able to see you through the most demanding games. Of course, that legendary battery life has made an appearance, as well as that stylish chassis. If you want a high performing gaming laptop that’s affordably-priced to boot, nothing beats this one.

Read the full review: Asus ROG Zephyrus G15

Asus Zephyrus G14

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2. Asus Zephyrus G14

Leading AMD's charge to mobile dominance

Specifications
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
Reasons to buy
+Best battery life in a gaming laptop+Excellent performance+Thin and light
Reasons to avoid
-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 TUF Dash F15

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3. Asus TUF Dash F15

Affordable CAN mean sheer power

Specifications
CPU: Up to Intel Core i7-11375H
Graphics: Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
RAM: Up to 16GB DDR4-3200
Screen: Up to 15.6-inch WQHD anti-glare 165Hz IPS-level display with Adaptive Sync
Storage: Up to 1TB SSD
Reasons to buy
+Long battery life+Super thin and light+Strong gaming performance
Reasons to avoid
-No webcam-Keyboard lighting color can't be changed

The Asus TUF line is no stranger to affordable great performers. Last year’s Asus TUF A15, for instance, was simply brilliant while keeping things accessible to budget-conscious gamers. The Asus TUF Dash F15 is back to preserve that affordability while also delivering brute strength. It brings in Intel Tiger Lake processors, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000 mobile GPUs, and up to a 240Hz 1080p display without costing a fortune while also keeping things light, thin, and military-grade durable. This is among the best Asus gaming laptops for those who don’t want to shell out a bunch of money for one.

Read the full review: Asus TUF Dash F15

Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733

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4. Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733

The best of AMD and Nvidia

Specifications
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
RAM: 16GB – 64GB
Screen: 17.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 anti-glare – 17.3-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) 16:9 anti-glare display
Storage: 1TB + 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0
Reasons to buy
+Excellent performance+Cool design+Brilliant mechanical keyboard
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive-Poor battery life

One of the most powerful gaming laptops that money can buy in 2021, the Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 barely breaks a sweat. That excellent performance is due to the impressive specs it’s kitted out with, which also sadly put out of most people’s reach, price-wise. If you can afford it, however, there are a few other things you’ll love about it, including that unapologetic design that lights up like Christmas due to its resplendent RGB lighting and that optical mechanical keyboard that’s simply one of the best we've experienced on a laptop. This isn’t just one of the best Asus gaming laptops. This is among the best of the best out there, and a worthy consideration if you’re not limited by your budget.

Read the full review: Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733

Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502

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5. Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502

Intel’s latest mobile tech brings its A-game

Specifications
CPU: 10th-generation Intel Core i7
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti – RTX 2070 Super
RAM: 16GB
Screen: 15.6-inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) 16:9 anti-glare display, 60Hz – 15.6-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS, 144Hz
Storage: 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD
Reasons to buy
+Excellent battery life+Good gaming performance+Fast screen
Reasons to avoid
-Not the most powerful-You're paying a lot for the design

Those in the market for a mid-range gaming device might adore the Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502. It’s a great-looking piece of kit, serving as another entry to Asus’ much-vaunted ROG Zephyrus lineup of stylish thin and light gaming laptops. And, that fast screen makes it a joy for gamers with a predilection for fast-paced games. But, does it measure up to the most powerful laptops out there? While not cutting-edge, the Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502’s specs are decent for graphically intensive games and its battery can last a while, which makes it the best Asus gaming laptop if you’re not looking for a maxed out machine.

Read the full review: Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502

Asus ROG Strix G15

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6. Asus ROG Strix G15 AMD Advantage Edition

AMD's swing at the high-end

Specifications
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 6800M
RAM: 16GB
Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1080pp), 300Hz
Storage: 512GB SSD
Reasons to buy
+Excellent performance+Jaw-dropping battery life
Reasons to avoid
-Some growing pains

Powerful great-value laptops aren’t exactly a dime a dozen, so when one does come out every now and then, we’re only too happy to test it out. The Asus ROG Strix G15 AMD Advantage Edition isn’t just one of the best Asus gaming laptops; it’s also one of the latest best value laptops to hit the streets. It’s AMD’s successful swing at the high-end, boasting AMD’s top processor and GPU. But, it isn’t just its performance that takes center stage here. That battery life is astounding as well, especially considering those powerful specs.

Read the full review: Asus ROG Strix G15 AMD Advantage Edition

Asus TUF A15

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7. Asus TUF A15

The new affordable gaming king

Specifications
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
Reasons to buy
+Great 1080p performance+New AMD processors+Very good battery life
Reasons to avoid
-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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8. Asus ROG Strix GL502

A more affordable gaming laptop from Asus

Specifications
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
Reasons to buy
+Rocks Full HD gaming+Deliciously vibrant screen
Reasons to avoid
-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)

9. Asus ROG G703

A thicc boi

Specifications
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
Reasons to buy
+Very big and foreboding +Extremely powerful 
Reasons to avoid
-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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10. Asus ROG Strix Hero III

Improving on its predecessor

Specifications
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
Reasons to buy
+240Hz display+Fun RGB lighting+Subpar battery life
Reasons to avoid
-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.

Jackie Thomas

Jackie Thomas (Twitter) is TechRadar's US computing editor. She is fat, queer and extremely online. Computers are the devil, but she just happens to be a satanist. If you need to know anything about computing components, PC gaming or the best laptop on the market, don't be afraid to drop her a line on Twitter or through email.