Stuff Malaysia Readers’ Choice Awards 2015 - meet the Gaming Laptop of the Year finalists

Choose the right tool that could mean life or death in a game of DOTA 2

It takes just 1ms to make the difference when you’re about to capture the flag. Or aim for the headshot.

That difference sets the great gaming laptops apart from the normal fare. A combination of a powerful processor, graphics rendering and everything in between can smoothen your gaming experience.

This year, we’ve shortlisted the nominees that made the cut, and we’ll leave it to you to decide which will be the Gaming Laptop of the Year.

Alienware 17

This might as well be an alien technology for all we know about it. But what we do know is that this laptop is packed to the brim with high-end specs, including Intel’s 6th generation processor working in tandem with an Nvidia Geforce GTX970M graphics card.

Asus ROG G751

Its sleek design and portability makes the Asus ROG G751 one of the most sought after gaming laptops in the market. What’s not to love, when it’s armed with a full HD 17in screen and a full-size keyboard that lets you game with absolute clarity and precision.

Lenovo Ideapad Y700

Yes, Lenovo makes gaming laptops too, and the Lenovo Ideapad Y700 has the specs to match a gamer’s needs. Besides the usual Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia Geforce GTX960M graphics, it’s also a multimedia powerhouse with its built-in JBL speakers with an accompanying subwoofer.

MSI GT80 Titan

Pure power. That’s what the MSI GT80 Titan represents, what with its massive 18.4in screen and impressive horsepower in the form of the powerful Nvidia Geforce GTX 980M SLI graphics processor. Oh, and that amazing sound from the mechanical keyboard that’ll get your heart pumping. We’ve said enough.

Razer Blade 2015

Sure, it looks like a MacBook Pro. But really, when a gaming notebook looks this good and is just as competent in gaming prowess, what’s there to complain? Enjoy the looks of envy as you fire up a game of DOTA 2 on this bad boy and dominate the game.