Apex Legends, released February 4, 2019, is currently the hottest battle royale game out there. The popularity is constantly rising as just one week after its release, it had over 25 million downloads and over 2 million concurrent players. I compiled a list of the best laptops for Apex Legends to really enjoy the game.

Apex Legends Laptop Minimum System Requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 / Radeon HD 7730
  • RAM: 6 GB

Apex Legends Laptop Recommended System Requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K or equivalent
  • GPU: Geforce GTX 660 or HD 7870 Radeon or similar (with at least 2GB VRAM)
  • RAM: 8 GB

Source: https://www.ea.com/games/apex-legends/about/pc-system-requirements

 

What is the best laptop for Apex Legends?

In order to play Apex Legends on High or Max settings, your laptop needs to have at least the hardware mentioned in the recommended system requirements. There is quite a gap in overall computing power between the minimum and recommended requirements. Your laptop needs at least a Core i5-3570K. GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon R9 290 are the recommended video card models if you want to increase the view distance, texture details, and particles. The required RAM is 8 GB only, which is great.

You will notice that all the laptops listed here have at least one system SSD drive. My opinion and big advice to you all: traditional HDDs are becoming obsolete. They are just slow and unreliable nowadays and can be served only as a second disk for larger storage space. Absolutely not for your system partition. Period.

Comparison table:

Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop PC, 15.6 inches Full HD 144Hz 3ms IPS Display, Intel i7-9750H, GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, PH315-52-78VL
MSI GV62 8RD-275 15.6" Performance Gaming Laptop NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti 4G, Intel Core i5-8300H, 8GB, 256GB NVMe SSD, Red Backlit KB, Win 10 Home, Aluminum Black
Dell Inspiron 15 7567 Laptop: Core i5-7300HQ, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, GTX 1050Ti, 15.6inch Full HD Display
Asus FX504 Thin & Light TUF Gaming Laptop, 15.6” Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H Processor, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 8GB DDR4, 256GB M.2 SSD, Gigabit WiFi, Windows 10 - FX504GE-ES72
Amazon Exclusive-HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop,15.6” FHD IPS, Intel 8th Gen i7-8750H, NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti 4GB, 16GB RAM, 128GB SSD+1TB HDD, Narrow border design, Windows 10 Home (15-cx0042nr, Black)
Processor
i7-9750H
i5-8300H
i5-7300HQ
i7-8750H
i7-8750H
GPU
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB
GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4G
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB
RAM
16GB DDR4
8GB DDR4
8GB DDR4
8GB DDR4
16GB DDR4
Disk
256GB PCIe NVMe SSD (+ 1x Empty M.2 Slot, + 1x Empty 2.5″ SATA III Slot)
256GB NVMe SSD
256GB SSD
256GB M.2 SSD
128GB SSD+1TB HDD
Display
15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS, 144Hz
15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080)
15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080)
15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
$1,092.49
$699.66
$739.00
$806.99
$998.00
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RECOMMENDED
Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop PC, 15.6 inches Full HD 144Hz 3ms IPS Display, Intel i7-9750H, GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, PH315-52-78VL
Processor
i7-9750H
GPU
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB
RAM
16GB DDR4
Disk
256GB PCIe NVMe SSD (+ 1x Empty M.2 Slot, + 1x Empty 2.5″ SATA III Slot)
Display
15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS, 144Hz
$1,092.49
MSI GV62 8RD-275 15.6" Performance Gaming Laptop NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti 4G, Intel Core i5-8300H, 8GB, 256GB NVMe SSD, Red Backlit KB, Win 10 Home, Aluminum Black
Processor
i5-8300H
GPU
GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4G
RAM
8GB DDR4
Disk
256GB NVMe SSD
Display
15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
$699.66
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Dell Inspiron 15 7567 Laptop: Core i5-7300HQ, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, GTX 1050Ti, 15.6inch Full HD Display
Processor
i5-7300HQ
GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
RAM
8GB DDR4
Disk
256GB SSD
Display
15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080)
$739.00
Asus FX504 Thin & Light TUF Gaming Laptop, 15.6” Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H Processor, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 8GB DDR4, 256GB M.2 SSD, Gigabit WiFi, Windows 10 - FX504GE-ES72
Processor
i7-8750H
GPU
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
RAM
8GB DDR4
Disk
256GB M.2 SSD
Display
15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080)
$806.99
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Amazon Exclusive-HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop,15.6” FHD IPS, Intel 8th Gen i7-8750H, NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti 4GB, 16GB RAM, 128GB SSD+1TB HDD, Narrow border design, Windows 10 Home (15-cx0042nr, Black)
Processor
i7-8750H
GPU
GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB
RAM
16GB DDR4
Disk
128GB SSD+1TB HDD
Display
15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
$998.00
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Last update on 2019-11-17.

 

1. Acer Predator Helios 300 – 2019 Model – RECOMMENDED

CPU: Intel Core i7-9750H  GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB  |  SCREEN: 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080), IPS, 144Hz  |  RAM: 16GB DDR4  STORAGE: 256GB NVMe SSD (+ 1x Empty M.2 Slot, + 1x Empty 2.5″ SATA III Slot)

Acer Predator Helios 300 - 2019  offers a lot for its price. You can play most of the latest games around max settings without a problem as it has a powerful GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GPU. With extra storage slots you can easily upgrade for more disk space. It also has a screen refresh rate of 144Hz.

Price/performance
144 Hz display*

A 144Hz display* not only provides you with a more enjoyable and responsive overall gaming experience. But especially if you play competitive games, it is definitely recommended to have. You get an advantage over your opponents who have regular 60Hz displays.

Of course, a GPU must be able to maintain enough frames per second (more than 60 and up to 144) to make it a difference.

Here you can see the game running very smoothly on an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, even on Max Settings:

Last update on 2019-11-17.

NOTE: If your budget is kind of limited, there is still a 2018 model available with Intel i7-8750H and Nvidia GTX 1060: Acer Predator Helios 300 - 2018 

 


 

2. MSI GV62

Photo: laptop-reviews.online

CPU: Intel Core i5-8300H  GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050TI 4G |  SCREEN: 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080), IPS  |  RAM: 8GB DDR4  STORAGE: 256GB NVMe SSD

MSI GV62  is a bit lighter than most gaming laptops, the battery life is not quite good and the cooling does get a bit loud under heavy load. But other than that, this is a great laptop if you’re looking for some extra performance.

Lightweight   Good budget GPU   Loud fans under heavy load

 

Last update on 2019-11-17.


 

3. Dell Inspiron 15 7567

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CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti |  SCREEN: 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080)  |  RAM: 8GB DDR4  STORAGE: 256GB SSD

If your budget is kind of limited and still want to have a decent gaming laptop, this Dell Inspiron 15 7567 should do the job. It is most suitable for a bit less-demanding games but can still run the latest ones on medium settings without a problem, as it has an upgraded GTX 1050 Titanium.

One great bonus is having a 74 Whr battery so it could be a nice student laptop, suitable also for use in classes.

 

 Price    Great battery life   Plastic feel

 

Last update on 2019-11-17.


 

4. ASUS FX504 TUF Gaming Laptop

Photo: amanz.my

CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H  GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB  |  SCREEN: 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080)  |  RAM: 8GB DDR4  STORAGE: 256GB M.2 SSD

Asus TUF Gaming FX504  is a gaming laptop that belongs somewhere around the mid-range of gaming laptops. For the price, the laptop brings great performance, above-the-average battery life, and thermals that just don’t quit. It’s definitely worth a look if you’re looking for a great gaming laptop that frequently punches above its weight.

 Reasonable price    Intel’s 8th Gen CPU   Cheap design

 

Last update on 2019-11-17.


 

5. HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB  |  SCREEN: 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080), IPS  |  RAM: 16GB DDR4  STORAGE: 128GB SSD + 1TB HD

HP Pavilion Gaming Model  is a compelling and affordable option for gamers on a budget. While the graphics performance is just a bit sub-par and battery life isn’t exceptional, neither of these are so bad as to be deal-breakers for most users. Great audio and video quality plus a solid hardware design are all just icing on the cake of what is otherwise a top-tier choice in the budget gaming category.

Great audio     Good quality screen   Chunky and heavy

 

Last update on 2019-11-17.

 

What about the best laptops to Apex Legends under 500$?

I wouldn’t recommend this price range for the gaming laptop. Actually, it’s not a gaming machine, but low-end stuff. Okay, it would run Apex Legends for sure. With lots of stuttering. But it wouldn’t be “future proof”. What about if you get bored with this game and you would like to play some other, more resource demanding game?. Look, just wait a month or two, save some more money and go for the “big boys” ;).

I checked the market if I can find at least one model to be able to run Apex Legends, but they always lack something for at least an acceptable gaming experience. The GPU is around minimum requirements, which sucks. Really, it looks like crap if you play on low settings. Trust me, it drove me nuts with my previous laptop -.-

So I wouldn’t recommend any for less than 500$. Sorry 🙂

Do I need a High-End Laptop to play Apex Legends?

Of course not. But if you are on a budget and decide you buy a high-end gaming laptop, you can be sure it’s going to last until the very end of Apex Legends :). Seriously, with such power under the hood, you are also able to play many AAA games on the market, even the ones that are yet to come. So if you have the money, you can get a really future-proof laptop to enjoy your gaming life.

If you have any recommendation about other gaming laptops for playing Apex Legends, please feel free to mention bellow in a comment section. I would be glad to hear it from you.

Be good.

Blaz

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