Gaming laptops have come a long way since I bought a heavy 17 inch Dell-laptop with a discrete Nvidia-card many years ago. That machine was big, heavy and noisy. It also was quite fast for its time. These days gaming laptops come in a variety of formats. True, the big heavy machines are still around. I used to own a Alienware laptop a few years ago that still were pretty big and heavy.
The last few years though a new breed of gaming laptops have emerged that are are thin and (relatively) light while still pack a punch. Nvidia:s Max-Q GPU’s that were built for laptops helped in the beginning but today you can find thin laptops even with non-Max-Q GPU’s.
For a long time the combination Intel/Nvidia was the norm for powerful gaming laptops. AMD has tried to break in to the market but not had much success. The laptop I am looking at today, ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15, is another challenger to the old partnership. It comes with AMD:s latest mobile part, the Ryzen 7 4800HS combined with a Nvidia RTX2060 Max-Q, all packed into a nice slim laptop with a 15″ 240 Hz 1080P IPS-screen.