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The Best Laptops for Playing Overwatch 2019

To play Overwatch you’ll need a pretty decent laptop. Over the course of this blog post I’m going to go tell you about the best laptops for Overwatch. The laptops listed are all capable of running AAA rated gaming titles so will comfortably handle playing Overwatch at max settings.

Information About Overwatch

Blizzard’s Overwatch is one of the best team-based first person shooters released to date. Blizzard are the same company that created Starcraft, Diablo and World Of Warcraft.

Overwatch was released in 2016 and it attracts more than 40 million monthly players! I’m running Overwatch on my development PC but I am currently in the market for a laptop as I’ll be working away for quite a few weeks out of my work year so I’ve done a lot of research to come up with some great laptops.

I write code for a living but the laptops I’ve chosen will ofcourse be used for gaming! The shortlist has been trimmed down to just two laptops. Next, let’s take a look at the recommended system requirements for Overwatch first.

Table of Contents

  1. Overwatch Recommended Requirements
  2. The Best Laptop for Playing Overwatch
  3. Razer Blade Stealth
  4. Not for you
  5.  Video Review of HP Omen Laptop

CPU
Intel Core i5 or AMD Phenom II X3, 2.8 GHz
RAM
6 GB
OS
Windows Vista/7/ 8/10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
GRAPHICS CARD
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or ATI Radeon HD 7950
FREE DISK SPACE
30 GB
DEDICATED VIDEO RAM
2 GB

The Best Laptops for Playing Overwatch

The best laptop for playing Overwatch would definitely be something with a dedicated GPU and something like an i5 or i7 CPU.

High End Laptops For Playing Overwatch

HP Omen is probably the best laptop for playing overwatch!
HP Omen is probably the best laptop for playing overwatch!

HP Omen Laptop Specs

HP OMEN 15
Screen15.6-inch 4K 3840 x 2160
ProcessorIntel 8th Gen i7 8750H
VideoNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Memory32GB DDR4 RAM
Storage512GB SSD + 1TB Hard Drive
ConnectivityIntel Wireless AC 9560, Bluetooth 5.0
PortsUSB 3.0 (x3), USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, MiniDiplay Port, Ethernet, DTS: X dual audio jack, SD card reader, Microphone jack
Battery4-cell, 70 Wh Li-ion polymer
Size36 x 26.3 x 2.6 cm
Weight2.25 kg (4.96 lbs)

Razer Blade Stealth 13 Inch

Now the HP Omen maybe overkill for most people.

For something a little more discreet I’d recommend the latest Razer Blade Stealth. It’s described as the ultra portable gaming laptop and will happily run Overwatch at medium / high settings.

A lot of people also use the Razer blade stealth not just for gaming but for software development. It can handle multiple Visual Studio windows as well as compiling large projects without breaking a sweat.

It has great reviews, the display has been described as buttery smooth on more than one comment I’ve read.

Razer Blade Stealth 13 Inch Laptop Specs

Razer Blade Stealth 13
Screen13.3 inch, 1920 x 1080
ProcessorIntel 8th Gen  i7-8565U CPU, quad-core 1.8 GHz (4.6 GHz boost)
VideoNVIDIA GeForce MX150
Memory16 GB DDR4 2133Mhz (2×8 GB)
Storage256 GB M.2 NVMe
ConnectivityIntel Wireless AC 9560, Bluetooth 5.0
Ports2x USB-A 3.1 gen2, 1x USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, 1x USB-C 3.1 Power port, headphone/mic
Battery53.1 Wh, 65 W charger
Size304.6 mm or 11.99” (w) x 210 mm or 8.27” (d) x 14.8 mm or .58” (h)
Weight1.3 kg (2.89 lbs)

Use a Gaming PC Instead

If a laptop isn’t for you. I’ve written an extensive article on setting up a developer workstation that is capable of running all AAA rated gaming titles. This machine will play Overwatch on ULTRA settings.

So if you are unsure if you should buy a laptop for Overwatch you should check it out. You may just end up building a PC instead.

Video Review of the HP OMEN Laptop

Check out this fantastic YouTube video. The HP OMEN is probably the best laptop for Overwatch.

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