High-end virtual reality headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, provide highly immersive experiences, but they need a powerful computer to run. If you don’t have enough space for a desktop PC in your room or looking for a portable solution to carry around, here are some of the best options in 2017.
Alienware 13 is one of the most powerful VR ready laptops you can find in the market. It comes with a 7th-generation Intel Core i7–7820HK quad-core processor that can be boosted up to a 4.4GHz clock speed for a smooth gaming experience.
The screen size of this model is 13 inches, but due to its large bezel you may need a carrying case suitable for a 14 or 15 inch laptop. The screen resolution can go up to 1920 x 1080 pixels, boasting impressive color and clarity.
If you need a larger screen you can check out the Alienware 15 ORAlienware 17 with 7th generation Intel i7 processor, NVIDIA GTX 1070 graphics card and 16GB of GDDR4 VRAM.
With extremely thin 0.7 inch ((1.77cm) aluminum chassis, and weighing in only at 4.16 lbs. the new Razer Blade is one of the most portable VR Ready laptops in the market. It is packed with a 7th-generation Intel Core i7–7700HQ processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card, 256GB PCIe SSD and 16GB RAM that provides a desktop-grade performance on the go. The display is 14 inches and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
If you are looking for a budget-friendly VR Ready laptop, Asus FX502VM is the option you should definitely check out.
It comes with the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7–7700HQ 2.8GHz processor combined with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics. There are two memory slots supporting 16GB per slot for a total of 32GB. The screen size is 15.6 inches and offers up to 1920 x 1080 pixels.
MSI’s GP62MVR is another budget-friendly VR Ready laptops in the market. It comes with the latest Intel Core i7–7700HQ processors, NVIDIA’s GTX 1060 3G GDDR5, and 16GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM. With brushed aluminum chassis it offers a great built quality. The screen size is 15.6 inches and has 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution.
Acer’s VR Ready laptop Predator 17 is packed with the 6th Generation Intel Core i7–6700HQ Processor 2.6GHz, aided with 16GB DDR4 Memory. The screen is 17.3 inches and offers Full HD IPS display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology.