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Best Laptops for 2023: A Buyers Guide

  March 21, 2023

Best Laptops for 2023: A Buyers Guide

Best Laptops for 2023: A Buyers Guide

Best Laptops for 2023: A Buyers Guide

When it comes to finding the perfect laptop for your needs, there are many options to choose from. Whether you’re a gamer, a professional, or simply someone who wants a reliable device for everyday use, there is a laptop out there that fits your requirements.

Here, we take a look at the best laptops for gaming, work, home, and video editing, all of which are available on Chillblast’s website.

Best Gaming Laptops

Gaming laptops are a great option for gamers who want the flexibility to play games on the go but still want to enjoy a top-tier gameplay experience. They are built with high performance in mind, housing powerful CPUs, GPUs, and fast memory, which provide smooth and responsive gameplay even in the most demanding games.

Alongside this, they also often feature specialized cooling systems and larger batteries to handle the increased heat generated by the hardware, and to provide longer battery life when used on the go.

However, due to the systems needing more specialised builds, this often increases their price quite drastically against their desktop counterparts. But, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t options tailored to those with smaller budgets.

Image showing someone playing on a gaming laptop

The Budget Gaming Laptop Option

Equipped to handle gaming and more wherever you are, the Chillblast Phantom 3050Ti Gaming Laptop is the ideal budget gaming laptop for the gamer who refuses to compromise from the start (except maybe on their budget).

Graphics are handled by NVIDIA’s excellent GeForce RTX 3050Ti graphics card, whilst a modern Intel 12th Gen Core i7 CPU capably handles multitasking and more.

It’s a laptop that is ideal for enjoying both the most popular mainstream gaming titles like Minecraft, League of Legends, DOTA2, Hearthstone and CS:GO. But, it is also capable of running much more demanding games like GTA V, the FarCry series, Battlefield V and Call of Duty at full HD resolution and all while on the go.

Its 16” display makes the Phantom ideal for being by your side, so you can work, play and create wherever you venture. Plus, the anti-glare IPS panel ensures epic colours can be achieved from any angle and the 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution with 16:10 aspect ratio ensures no detail will be missed. 

All of this is backed up by built-in Bluetooth and WiFi-6 technology coupled with a wide range of ports, allowing you to easily connect to a variety of peripherals and accessories (like one of our Chillblast Aero V2 RGB Gaming Mice… *wink wink, nudge nudge*).

An angled side-on view of the Chillblast Phantom 3050Ti Gaming laptop with live streaming software on the screen
A front on image of the Chillblast Phantom 3050Ti

The Better Gaming Laptop Option

On the other side of the spectrum are the gaming laptops with top-of-the-line components, meant for stretching the portable gameplay experience to its max. These machines are capable of running triple-A games at 1440p with intense features like ray tracing enabled, all whilst maintaining high frames per second.

If you’re willing to spend more on your gaming laptop because you want top-of-the-range parts and a system that will stand the test of time, then a system of this calibre is what we recommend – the Chillblast Defiant 3080Ti Laptop.

Our 16″ Defiant 3080 Ti Laptop leverages the incredible gaming performance and power efficiency of NVIDIA’s Turing architecture to create a desirable gaming laptop with unrivalled build quality and best-in-class frame rates.

An Intel Core i7-12700H fourteen-core processor serves as the backbone to the powerful GeForce RTX 3080Ti graphics. And coupled with 32GB of super-fast DDR5 RAM, the Defiant delivers everything you need to enjoy today’s demanding PC games on the go.

Its top-tier performance doesn’t stop there, though. The Defiant 3080Ti Laptop has a 16″, 165Hz, QHD screen that beautifully shows off your favourite games, from Minecraft, CS:GO and League of Legends, to even the most demanding titles such as Battlefield, FarCry or the Fallout series.

A front on image of the Chillblast Defiant 3080Ti
An angled side-on image of the Chillblast Defiant 3080Ti Laptop

Best Home & Office Laptops

Using a laptop for work can be a great decision for many. Due to their portable nature, they provide a ton of flexibility in terms of choosing where to work; whether that be at home, in the office or at a local coffee shop.

Laptops are also designed to be powerful enough to handle all work-related tasks, including word processing, spreadsheet management, and even graphic design or video editing. With the right software and hardware, a laptop can be an incredibly productive tool for work.

Additionally, most laptops come with enough memory and processing power to allow you to run multiple programs or apps at the same time, furthering your ability to multitask and be productive.

These features also make them great for general use at home too. Their portability means you can use them in bed, on the sofa or at a desk. And their multitasking ability lets users have multiple activities running at once, such as watching a video, surfing the web and writing emails.

Image showing a laptop on an office desk with spreadsheets on its screen

The Budget Home & Office Laptop Option

The Chillblast Apollo 15.6″ 1650 Laptop is the ideal budget laptop for work and home-related tasks.

It houses a 12th-generation Intel i7 processor, which (even with a newer generation now on the market) is still one of the best processors available. Its 14 cores and 20 threads provide ample power for complex multitasking and also help to deliver fast and reliable performance when doing more demanding tasks.

The combination of 16GB of RAM and a large 1TB SSD means this laptop is sure to never hold you back when using multiple applications or large files simultaneously. Plus you’ll have ample room for all your work and be able to access it all at lightening fast speeds.

Graphics are handled by the Nvidia RTX 1650 which is a great card, even though it is a fair few years old now. It’ll handle graphic design, video editing and other visual-intensive work with ease. It’s also a great card for enjoying games at 1080p for those who want to do something fun during their breaks.

Also, you’ll never miss a detail with the Apollo’s Full HD 15.6” display, offering you epic visuals no matter the task- from video editing and illustrating to working on your next big design project. The super-smooth 165Hz refresh rate will make viewing every piece of work seamless, and you’ll be able to view colours in all their glory from any angle thanks to the stunning IPS display, ensuring all works of art look great no matter where you’re positioned.

An angled side-on view of the Chillblast Apollo 15.6
A front on image of the Chillblast Apollo 15.6

The Better Home & Office Laptop Option

If you have a bit more to spend and you want a laptop that will make your working life an absolute breeze, the best option is to choose the Chillblast Phantom 3050Ti 14″ Laptop.

It’s a bit smaller than the option we suggested for the more budget-conscious, but the balance comes in the form of it utilising much more powerful components. Plus, its more compact nature means it’s actually even more portable and convenient when working on the go. So it’s really a win all-round.

Similarly to the budget option, it houses the powerful Intel Core i7 processor, but this time it is backed up by a whopping 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 2TB hard drive. This combination means multitasking won’t even make the laptop break a sweat and you’ll be secure knowing you have heaps of storage space for projects big and small.

The other step up in this laptop over the budget option is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 3050Ti graphics card. It really steps the visual and graphical power up a notch, delivering fast and efficient performance. This makes it perfect for video editing, graphical design or even more intense gaming sessions once you’ve clocked out for the day.

Overall, the Chillblast Phantom 3050Ti laptop is an excellent choice for a home and office laptop, providing power, performance, and convenience in one package.

A front on image of the Chillblast Phantom 3050Ti 14
An angled side-on view of the Chillblast Phantom 3050Ti 14

Best Video Editing Laptops

Video editing is a highly demanding task that requires a computer with robust hardware, advanced software, and a high-quality display.

While desktop computers are the traditional choice for video editing due to their power and expandability, laptops have become an increasingly popular choice in recent years.

Laptops offer the benefit of portability, allowing video editors to work on their projects from anywhere, whether they are in a coffee shop, travelling, or just don’t want to be tied to one room in their house. In addition, modern laptops are equipped with high-performance components such as the latest generation of Intel or AMD processors and dedicated graphics cards that can handle much of the demanding editing software.

This means that video editors no longer need to sacrifice processing power for portability when choosing a laptop for their work.

Close up of someone using a laptop for video editing

The Budget Video Editing Laptop Option

Equipped to handle 1080p video editing but not cost an arm and a leg, is actually the Chillblast Apollo 15.6″ 1650 Laptop that we suggested as the budget home & office PC above.

The laptop features an Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of memory, providing fast and efficient performance for running video editing software. Additionally, the laptop is equipped with an NVIDIA GTX 1650 graphics card, which is powerful enough to handle most video editing tasks. It won’t be as fast or smooth as newer generation GPUs when it comes to rendering footage or providing the smoothest live playback at full resolution, but it will still let you get the job done with relative ease.

Additionally, this laptop also has a 1TB solid-state drive, providing ample storage space for storing video files and projects. This is particularly useful for video editors who need to have quick access to their files while on the go.

Despite its powerful hardware, the Chillblast Apollo 15.6 laptop is also lightweight and portable, making it easy to bring to different locations. This can even open up the opportunity to edit whilst on shoot locations if that’s where your projects take you.

Overall, the Chillblast Apollo 15.6 laptop is a great choice for video editing due to its capable hardware and portability. It is a reliable and efficient machine that can handle most video editing tasks, while still being lightweight and easy to transport.

An angled side-on view of the Chillblast Apollo 15.6
A front on image of the Chillblast Apollo 15.6

The Better Video Editing Laptop Option

If you really want to go top-of-the-line with your video editing laptop, the Chillblast Defiant 3080ti laptop is an excellent choice due to its powerful hardware and features.

One such piece of important hardware is its high-end Nvidia RTX 3080ti graphics card, which provides exceptional performance for video editing tasks. This graphics card has dedicated hardware specifically designed for video encoding and decoding, making it possible to handle even the most demanding video editing tasks.

This laptop also features the same powerful 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor mentioned previously, which provides fast and efficient performance for running an array of video editing software.

Backing up these two vital bits of hardware, the Chillblast Defiant 3080ti laptop has 32GB DDR5 memory. This is more than enough to handle large video files and multiple applications running simultaneously, allowing you to work smoothly and efficiently. Additionally, the laptop also has a 2TB solid-state drive, which provides ample storage space for storing video files and projects, whether they are low-resolution or huge 4K creations.

To make the process of video creation on this laptop even more enjoyable, it’s fitted with an impressive 16-inch display with a resolution of 2560×1600 (or 1440p) and a super-fast 165Hz refresh rate. All of this works together to provide a clear and smooth visual experience while editing videos.

Also, as an added benefit that typically gets overlooked when deciding on a laptop for editing, is the fact that this laptop comes fitted with a variety of ports. These include HDMI, Thunderbolt, and USB, making it easy to connect external monitors, hard drives, and other peripherals.

A front on image of the Chillblast Defiant 3080Ti
An angled side-on image of the Chillblast Defiant 3080Ti Laptop

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