The best laptops for game development

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The list in brief ↴
1. Best overall: Asus H7604
2. Best budget: Acer TUF F15
3. Best large: Asus Vivobook Pro 16
4. Best Chromebook: Acer Spin 514
5. Best Apple: MacBook Pro 14 M3
6. Best workstation: Precision 5470
7. Best 2-in-1: Asus Zenbook Duo
8. Also tested: Asus Zenbook 14
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What's the best laptop for game development? Well, it partly depends on the type of games you plan to work on. Triple-A games will demand a much more powerful laptop with a dedicated graphics card, while simple, indie titles probably won't require such robust hardware.

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Asus Zenbook 14 OLED: A lightweight laptop with a gorgeous screen

This is a fantastic laptop with oodles of power. We think it might even be the best laptop release of this year. It has a bright OLED screen, and an AI boost perfect for game development.

We gave it 5/5 stars in our Asus Zenbook 14 OLED review.

Matt Hanson

Matt has been a technology journalist for over 15 years, writing for publications such as T3, MacFormat and Creative Bloq. He's a managing editor of TechRadar, Creative Bloq's sister site, where he can be found writing about and reviewing laptops, computers, monitors and more. He often writes for Creative Bloq, helping creatives find their perfect laptop or PC.

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