Laptops that are a gateway to virtual wonderlands
Virtual reality demands powerful hardware, but not everyone wants a big desktop PC. Plenty of laptops have the chops to handle VR, and these are the best that you can buy
Alienware 17 R4 (2017)
The Alienware 17 is a beast of a machine. After all, the company practically popularised the gaming laptop when it introduced its first one in 2009. Delivering unparalleled performance for a single-GPU laptop, the Alienware 17 R4 is highly configurable, with tasteful customisable lighting, advanced features and one of the most impressive VR-ready laptops. .
Dell Inspiron 15 7567
With an impressive Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti discrete graphics, 4GB GDDR5 video memory and an Intel Core i5 CPU, this system can play VR contents, juggle multiple tasks and last over seven hours on a charge. The non-touch antiglare high-definition display of the Inspiron 15 7567 make the clear images shine through in all their immersive glory.
Origin PC EVO15-S
The Origin PC EVO15-S laptop delivers exceptional power in a thin chassis, thanks to its Max-Q GTX 1070 graphics card. Add in a sleek build, solid battery life and an array of features, and it’s also a winner. The processor isn’t part of Intel’s latest generation, it’s still proficient. It’s sleek and somewhat plain-looking, but not boring.
Razer Blade Pro
The Razer Blade Pro features 7th generation Intel Core i7 quad core processor that boosts performance for VR enthusiasts, developers and creative professionals. It uses faster 32 GB DDR4 system memory than its predecessor: 2667MHz vs 2133MHz previously. For graphics and virtual reality programs, the Pro is the thinnest laptop with the latest Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU.
Asus ROG Zephyrus Thanks to Nvidia's Max-Q initiative and a clever design, the Asus ROG Zephyrus looks to be the new benchmark for powerful yet thin laptops. While the Zephyrus can’t go beyond full HD resolution, it is fully capable of VR, and you get a G-Sync panel. It has 1080p display, includes a speedy 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, 16GB of memory, and can run quietly for long sessions.
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro
Eye tracking is perhaps its signature feature, but the 17-inch Acer Aspire V17 Nitro laptop is also great for your VR adventures. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card and 6 GB of dedicated memory in the Aspire V17 delivers plenty of oomph for both VR and conventional content.
HP Omen 17
This HP laptop comes in a wide range of configurations which offer good graphical bang for your buck. The Omen 17 bears a new exterior design, and fast gaming performance than its predecessor. It is powered by 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB dedicated), 8 GB memory and 1 TB HDD