August 15, 2022
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Buyers Guides Gaming Laptops

Best 1080p Gaming Laptops to Buy in 2022 (UK Roundup)

Introduction

We get it, buying a gaming laptop can be a tricky endeavour, especially for those not familiar with PC hardware specs. To provide a helping hand, we’ve rounded up the best options you can buy for gaming at 1080p in games like Fortnite, Apex Legends, COD Warzone, Battlefield 2042 and more!

With options for various budgets, this roundup should provide a range a solid buying options for different target audiences and types of gamer.

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Laptops vs Desktops

Jumping in to the world of PC gaming can essentially be separated into two categories – laptops and desktops. Many people would suggest buying a desktop is the only choice, because they’re generally cheaper, and the components are more powerful. But, with the release of more power-efficient hardware as of late, the laptop market is exploding with great options.

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This shift was only further accelerated with the mass GPU shortage many of us are all to familiar with. This lead many consumers to consider laptops more closely than before as a viable, and in stock, alternative to a desktop. The undoubtedly provide more flexibility when it comes to their use on the move, with the portability element being the major upside to a laptop vs a desktop design.

Gaming Laptop Manufacturers

Due to the increasing popularity of gaming laptops, more people companies than ever are manufacturing great notebook designs in a bid to take a slice of the (fast-growing) pie. Recently, Corsair announced they were joining the space, providing ever more options for consumers. We’ve picked out some of the more reputable manufacturers who have a strong track record in the notebook space:


Best 1080P Gaming Laptops

All of our laptop choices are in order of price ascending, based on prices at the time of publishing from Ebuyer.com. These designs include some of the best choices for gaming at 1080p, but we have also compiled our favourite 1440p and favourite 4K choices.

MSI GF63 Thin 11UC-241UK

MSI GF63Thin - Best 1080P Laptops

First up is the MSI GF63 Thin. An incredible budget gaming laptop featuring an 11th Gen Intel CPU and Nvidia’s powerful RTX 3050 graphics card. This is a GPU we’ve covered in extensive detail in reviews on the site and many of our PC builds.

Combined with the 144Hz refresh rate, this FHD 1080p display provides solid colour contrast and a butter smooth gaming experience.

Specs List:

  • CPU – Intel Core i5 11400H
  • RAM – 8GB DDR4 3200MHz
  • GPU – Nvidia RTX 3050 4GB
  • Storage – 512GB M.2 SSD
  • Refresh Rate – 144Hz
  • Display – 15.6″ 1080P FHD
  • OS – Windows 11 Home
  • Price – £699

Buy the MSI GF63 Thin on:


Gigabyte G5

Gigabyte G5 - Best 1080P Laptops

Despite the CPU in Gigabyte’s G5 being slightly older, this laptop is a great budget find for gaming at 1080p. This model comes with an upgraded Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics card. The 3060 is a brilliant GPU that sits nicely between the budget and mid-range market.

To top it all of this laptop features an awesome backlit RGB keyboard providing some additional flair and aesthetic to the notebook.

Specs List:

  • CPU – Intel Core i5 10500H
  • RAM – 16GB DDR4 3200MHz
  • GPU – Nvidia RTX 3060 6GB
  • Storage – 512GB M.2 SSD
  • Refresh Rate – 144Hz
  • Display – 15.6″ FHD 1080P
  • OS – Windows 10 Home
  • Price –£789.99

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Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15ACH6

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 - Best 1080P Laptops

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Gaming 3 boasts a sleek and modern design that oozes sophistication, at a price that won’t break the bank.

Equipped with Nvidia’s RTX 3050 GPU, a powerful budget card, a 120Hz display, and a refreshing white backlit keyboard. If you’re looking for a stealthy laptop that isn’t too heavy on the RGB, this is definitely a great choice.

Specs List:

  • CPU – AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
  • RAM – 8GB DDR4 3200MHz
  • GPU – Nvidia RTX 3050 4GB
  • Storage – 512GB M.2 SSD
  • Refresh Rate – 120Hz
  • Display 15.6″ FHS IPS
  • OS – Windows 11 Home
  • Price – £813.44

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Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57

Acer Nitro 5 - Best 1080P Laptops

Acer’s Nitro 5 gaming laptop is a must have just teetering above the £1000 mark. Components wise, this laptop has a solid setup, featuring one of Intel’s high-end CPUs, the i7 11800H. The real kicker with this Nitro design, though, is the included RTX 3070 graphics. This is an incredible GPU that sits firmly in the mid-range market.

Specs List:

  • CPU – Intel Core i7 11800H
  • RAM – 16GB DDR4 3200MHz
  • GPU – Nvidia RTX 3070 8GB
  • Storage – 1TB M.2 SSD
  • Refresh Rate – 144Hz
  • Display – 15.6″ FHS IPS
  • OS – Windows 10 Home
  • Price – £1059.98

Buy the Acer Nitro 5 on:


Gigabyte A5 X1-CUK2130SH

Gigabyte A5 - Best 1080P Laptops

The Gigabyte A5 is truly a behemoth of a gaming laptop, sitting at the top end of 1080p designs. The AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU and RTX 3070 graphics are well equipped to drive the insane 240Hz display – perfect for FPS games.

Interestingly, because the CPU choice here has an ‘X’ designation, you are actually able to overclock it for some bonus frames that won’t cost you any cash.

Specs List:

  • CPU – AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  • RAM – 16GB DDR4 3200MHz
  • GPU – Nvidia RTX 3070 8GB
  • Storage – 512GB M.2 SSD
  • Refresh Rate – 240Hz
  • Display – 15.6″ Thin Bezel FHD
  • OS – Windows 10 Home
  • Price – £1349.98

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MSI Katana GF66 12UGS-402UK

MSI Katana GF66 - Best 1080P Laptops

The MSI Katana comes equipped with one of Intel’s latest 12th gen CPUs, and an RTX 3070Ti – two of the latest hardware releases.

With a 144Hz IPS display you’ll get a good combination of colour contrast and a smooth gaming experience. Featuring MSI’s signature black and red design, the aesthetics are punchy and look good if you’re a fan of the MSI house colours!

Specs List:

  • CPU – Intel Core i7 12700H
  • RAM – 16GB DDR4 3200MHz
  • GPU – Nvidia RTX 3070Ti 8GB
  • Storage – 1TB Gen4 M.2 SSD
  • Refresh Rate – 144Hz
  • Display – 15.6″ FHD IPS
  • OS – Windows 11 Home Advanced
  • Price – £1599

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ASUS ROG Strix Gaming G15 G513RW

ASUS ROG Strix G15 - Best 1080P Laptops

Part of the ASUS ROG STRIX line is the G15 gaming laptop. Featuring AMD’s latest laptop CPUs from the Ryzen 6000 range, these designs are on the cutting edge.

You get a hefty 4800MHz 16GB DDR5 kit out of the box, and a high refresh rate 300Hz display. The light-bar and customisable RGB keyboard are both nice touches, while the slimline hinges and floating display add to the premium feel.

Specs List:

  • CPU – AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
  • RAM – 16GB DDR5 4800MHz
  • GPU – Nvidia RTX 3070Ti 8GB
  • Storage – 1TB Gen4 M.2 SSD
  • Refresh Rate – 300Hz
  • Display – 15.6″ FHD IPS
  • OS – Windows 11 Home
  • Price – £1700

Buy the ROG STRIX Gaming G15 on:


AORUS 17 XE4

AORUS 17 XE4 - Best 1080P Laptops

In terms of specs, the AORUS 17 has it all for a 1080p design. Featuring an Intel Core i7 12700H, 16GB of powerful DDR5 memory, an RTX 3070Ti and a speedy Gen4 M.2 drive.

And at the helm of the notebook is a large 17″, 360Hz refresh rate display that provides an incredibly smooth gaming experience. Perfect for playing titles like Valorant, CS:GO, Fortnite and Apex Legends, this could well be the greatest competitive gaming 1080p notebook design out there!

Specs List:

  • CPU – Intel Core i7 12700H
  • RAM – 16GB DDR5 4800MHz
  • GPU – Nvidia RTX 3070Ti 8GB
  • Storage – 1TB Gen4 M.2 SSD
  • Refresh Rate – 360Hz
  • Display – 17.3″ FHD IPS
  • OS – Windows 11 Home
  • Price – £1949.99

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 - Best 1080P Laptops

While the ASUS ROG Zephyrus doesn’t quite match the refresh rate of Aorus’ 17 design, it does offer up some very powerful hardware.

With one of AMD’s best laptop CPUs, the Ryzen 9 5900HS, and an RTX 3080 GPU you should have no trouble running high fidelity titles with some ray tracing here and there.

Specs List:

  • CPU – AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
  • RAM – 16GB DDR4 3200MHz
  • GPU – Nvidia RTX 3080 8GB
  • Storage – 1TB M.2 SSD
  • Refresh Rate – 144Hz
  • Display – 15.6″ FHD IPS
  • OS – Windows 10 Home
  • Price – £2302

Buy the ROG Zephyrus G15 on:


Razer Blade 15

Razer Blade 15 - Best 1080P Laptops

Another 360Hz contender, the Razer Blade 15 is quite possibly the cream of the crop on the display front. The IPS pane provides immense colour accuracy, for a no compromises gaming experience. Combined with a high performance i7 CPU and Nvidia’s RTX 3070, you’re set for an awesome gaming experience.

The only caveat with this design is the price. It is easily the most expensive of any option in our roundup.

Specs List:

  • CPU – Intel Core i7 10875H
  • RAM – 16GB DDR4 2933MHz
  • GPU – Nvidia RTX 3070 8GB
  • Storage – 1TB M.2 SSD
  • Refresh Rate – 360Hz
  • Display – 15.6″ FHS IPS
  • OS – Windows 10 Home
  • Price – £2538.59

Buy the Razer Blade 15 on:


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Jay joined Geeka Media in April of 2022, bringing with him a wealth of technical knowledge and a background in Computer Science. Jay is an avid gamer, keyboard-builder and tech wizz with years of PC-building passion under his belt.
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