5 Best Laptops for Genshin Impact in 2022 – A Complete Guide

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Best laptop for Genshin Impact

Hello, my fellow Genshin Impact lovers ?. Today I would like to share with you my experience of buying a new gaming laptop that I primarily use for playing Genshin Impact. I must admit that I am kind of a perfectionist and I really devoted a lot of time to really find the best laptop for Genshin Impact. Well, at least one that would give me the most for my budget. If you are also looking for a new laptop I am sure you will find much valuable information in this article.

When I was doing my research I was not decided on the budget yet. So I looked at many affordable laptops and also some high-end models. I was narrowing down the list until I was left with only five laptops from different price ranges. I really believe that any of them is at the top of their class this year so I am excited to share this list also with you guys.

Genshin Impact is an amazing action role-playing game that features a fantastical open world, a wide array of diverse playable characters, and a deep RPG system. Those of you who are familiar with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will quickly notice similarities like the art style, stamina-based climb-anything mechanics, and the gliding.

The open world is so vast and packed with all kinds of creatures and quests that it is an absolute blast to play even after 100 hours. To put it shortly, it is impossible to get bored. I am already over 250 hours in the game and I enjoy it more with every hour ?.

The game can currently be played on Android, iOS, PC, and PS4. Except for PS4, all other platforms support cross-saves. Therefore you will be able to play the game on your phone during the day and on PC in the evening (or at night hehe). I use a combination of a phone and my new laptop for playing. If you are also considering a new phone you can check my article about the best phones for Genshin Impact.

Keep in mind that if you play the game on PS4 you won’t be able to access your saved games on the phone or PC and vice versa.

If you want to read a full detailed review of our recommended phone for the best laptop for Genshin Impact click here. Or if you are more interested in our top budget pick we got you covered here.

DID YOU KNOW: Genshin Impact is considered the biggest international release of any Chinese video game in history. The original crew of developers grew from an initial 120 up to 700 by February this year and had a total budget of $100 million. Yeah, that is a lot!

NOTE: Below you can find a comparison table and a detailed description of the best laptops for Genshin Impact.


Best Affordable
Acer Nitro 5
Asus TUF FX505GT 2021
Recommended
Acer Predator Helios 300 2021
Alienware M15 R4
CUK GF75 Thin
Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop, 9th Gen Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, 15.6" Full HD IPS Display, 8GB DDR4, 256GB NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Backlit Keyboard, Alexa Built-in, AN515-54-5812
Asus 2021 Flagship TUF FX505GT 15 Gaming Laptop 15.6" FHD IPS 144Hz Display Intel Hexa-Core i7-9750H 16GB DDR4 512GB SSD GTX 1650 4GB Webcam DTS RGB Backlit Win10 + HDMI Cable
Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, Intel i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, 15.6" Full HD 144Hz 3ms IPS Display, 16GB DDR4, 512GB NVMe SSD, WiFi 6, RGB Keyboard, PH315-53-71HN
Alienware m15 R4 Gaming Laptop, 15.6 inch Full HD (FHD) - Intel Core i7-10870H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home - Lunar Light
CUK GF75 Thin by MSI 17 Inch Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7, 64GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB, 17.3" FHD 144Hz IPS, Windows 10 Home) Gamer Notebook Computer
Processor
9th Generation Intel Core i5-9300H Processor
Intel Hexa-Core i7-9750H
10th Generation Intel Core i7-10750H 6-Core Processor
10th Generation Intel Core i7-10870H 8-Core
10th Generation Intel Core i7-10750H 6-Core Processor
GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB
Overclockable NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6
Overclockable NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6
Overclockable NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6
RAM
8 GB DDR4
16 GB DDR4
16 GB DDR4
16 GB DDR4
64GB DDR4
Storage
256GB PCIe NVMe SSD
512 GB SSD
512GB NVMe SSD
512 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
1TB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD
Display
15.6" Full HD Widescreen IPS LED-backlit display
15.6-inch Full HD LED IPS 144 Hz
15.6" Full HD LED IPS Display 144Hz
15.6-inch FHD 144Hz
17.3" FHD IPS 144Hz NTSC
5,035 Reviews
64 Reviews
440 Reviews
475 Reviews
14 Reviews
$725.00
Price not available
$1,250.00
$1,727.97
Price not available
Best Affordable
Acer Nitro 5
Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop, 9th Gen Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, 15.6" Full HD IPS Display, 8GB DDR4, 256GB NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Backlit Keyboard, Alexa Built-in, AN515-54-5812
Processor
9th Generation Intel Core i5-9300H Processor
GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB
RAM
8 GB DDR4
Storage
256GB PCIe NVMe SSD
Display
15.6" Full HD Widescreen IPS LED-backlit display
5,035 Reviews
$725.00
Asus TUF FX505GT 2021
Asus 2021 Flagship TUF FX505GT 15 Gaming Laptop 15.6" FHD IPS 144Hz Display Intel Hexa-Core i7-9750H 16GB DDR4 512GB SSD GTX 1650 4GB Webcam DTS RGB Backlit Win10 + HDMI Cable
Processor
Intel Hexa-Core i7-9750H
GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB
RAM
16 GB DDR4
Storage
512 GB SSD
Display
15.6-inch Full HD LED IPS 144 Hz
64 Reviews
Price not available
Recommended
Acer Predator Helios 300 2021
Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, Intel i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, 15.6" Full HD 144Hz 3ms IPS Display, 16GB DDR4, 512GB NVMe SSD, WiFi 6, RGB Keyboard, PH315-53-71HN
Processor
10th Generation Intel Core i7-10750H 6-Core Processor
GPU
Overclockable NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6
RAM
16 GB DDR4
Storage
512GB NVMe SSD
Display
15.6" Full HD LED IPS Display 144Hz
440 Reviews
$1,250.00
Alienware M15 R4
Alienware m15 R4 Gaming Laptop, 15.6 inch Full HD (FHD) - Intel Core i7-10870H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home - Lunar Light
Processor
10th Generation Intel Core i7-10870H 8-Core
GPU
Overclockable NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6
RAM
16 GB DDR4
Storage
512 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Display
15.6-inch FHD 144Hz
475 Reviews
$1,727.97
CUK GF75 Thin
CUK GF75 Thin by MSI 17 Inch Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7, 64GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB, 17.3" FHD 144Hz IPS, Windows 10 Home) Gamer Notebook Computer
Processor
10th Generation Intel Core i7-10750H 6-Core Processor
GPU
Overclockable NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6
RAM
64GB DDR4
Storage
1TB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD
Display
17.3" FHD IPS 144Hz NTSC
14 Reviews
Price not available

Last update on 2022-07-10


OVERALL RATING

I evaluated all laptops based on several key factors. The most important being the CPU, GPU, and RAM capacity. I personally use an external monitor for gaming but if you plan on playing Genshin Impact on the laptop screen you should also consider display specification. You have to think about how large you want your laptop screen to be. Is 15,6″ enough or would you prefer a 17″ display? Also, a larger laptop is also heavier. So if you will be carrying it around a lot you also have to consider the weight.

Any laptop from the list will allow you to play Genshin Impact and enjoy the very best gaming experience possible. You will be able to crank up the graphics to the max with a high frame rate. Below you can find my score numbers for the laptops from the list.


Best Laptop for Genshin Impact System Requirements

MINIMUM

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 equivalent or higher
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, or Windows 10 64-bit
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 and higher
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.1
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.1
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 30 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 2048 MB
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 equivalent or higher
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, or Windows 10 64-bit
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and higher
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.1
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.1
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 30 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 6 GB

Recommendation, with your new gaming laptop you should aim to meet at least recommended requirements. This is important if you want to be able to play the game smoothly with high graphics settings. Meeting minimum system requirements means you would have to lower your graphics which I really don’t recommend if you want to experience Genshin Impact at its best.

What are the best laptops for Genshin Impact?

 

Acer Nitro 5 - Best affordable laptop for Genshin Impact

The reason why this laptop is on the list of the best laptops for Genshin Impact is mainly its price/performance ratio. I was considering buying this laptop at the beginning when I kinda set my absolute maximum budget at 1000$. This laptop is actually even cheaper than that. And for this price, it is offering a 9th generation i5 Core with GTX 1650 graphics and 8 GB RAM.

You will notice that its specs are lower than the recommended requirements for Genshin Impact. But the only problem here is actually the RAM and this can be easily upgraded without much additional cost. Now granted it has an i5 Core and recommended is i7 Core. But these specs do not consider that i5 is the 9th generation and is more than capable of running the game at high settings.

For anybody who is on a budget, I really recommend this laptop as the best affordable choice for Genshin Impact.

Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop, 9th Gen Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, 15.6' Full HD IPS Display, 8GB DDR4, 256GB NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Backlit Keyboard, Alexa Built-in, AN515-54-5812
5,035 Reviews
Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop, 9th Gen Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, 15.6" Full HD IPS Display, 8GB DDR4, 256GB NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Backlit Keyboard, Alexa Built-in, AN515-54-5812
  • 9th Generation Intel Core i5-9300H Processor (Up to 4.1 GHz)
  • 15.6 inches Full HD Widescreen IPS LED-backlit display; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Graphics with 4 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
  • 8GB DDR4 2666MHz Memory; 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD (2 x PCIe M.2 slots - 1 slot open for easy upgrades) and 1 - Available hard drive bay
  • LAN: 10, 100, 1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port); Wireless: Intel Wireless Wi-Fi 6 AX200 802.11ax
  • Backlit keyboard; Acer Cool Boost technology with twin fans and dual exhaust ports

Last update on 2022-07-10


Asus TUF FX505GT 2021

For some extra money over the Acer Nitro 5, you get 16 GB RAM, an i7 9th generation processor, and 512 GB of SSD. I believe this is a really solid laptop and would recommend it to anyone. Especially if you are into Asus laptops you will love this one as it is fast, reliable, and built to last.

Asus 2021 Flagship TUF FX505GT 15 Gaming Laptop 15.6' FHD IPS 144Hz Display Intel Hexa-Core i7-9750H 16GB DDR4 512GB SSD GTX 1650 4GB Webcam DTS RGB Backlit Win10 + HDMI Cable
64 Reviews
Asus 2021 Flagship TUF FX505GT 15 Gaming Laptop 15.6" FHD IPS 144Hz Display Intel Hexa-Core i7-9750H 16GB DDR4 512GB SSD GTX 1650 4GB Webcam DTS RGB Backlit Win10 + HDMI Cable
  • 16GB RAM I 512GB SSD
  • Equipped With The Powerful and Fast 9th Generation Intel Core i7 Processors, Intel Hexa-Core i7-9750H (Base 2.60 GHz, Up to 4.50 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 12 MB Intel Smart Cache, 12 Threads)
  • 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) LED IPS 144 Hz, 5ms response time Display I NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 with 4GB GDDR4 Dedicated graphics memory
  • 2 USB 3.2 Gen1 1 USB 2.0 1 HDMI 1 RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000) 1 Headphone/microphone combo jack
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit), 720p HD webcam, Gigabit Wave 2 Bluetooth 5.0, RGB backlit keyboard rated for 20-million keystroke durability, DTS Headphone: X technology delivers high-fidelity 7.1-channel virtual surround-sound audio, up to 8 hours battery life : 【HDMI Cable Included】

Last update on 2022-07-10


Acer Predator Helios 300 2021- Best overall laptop for Genshin Impact

We finally come to my favorite laptop, the one and only Helios 300. For me, this laptop is hands down the best overall laptop for Genshin Impact. Considering the price of course. For only a little over a hundred dollars more than the previous laptop you get the 10th generation i7 Core, an amazing RTX 3060 g GB graphics, 16 GB RAM, and more. It is an absolute steal.

This is the laptop that I decided to purchase in the end. I own it for 2 months now and I absolutely love it. It is an absolute pleasure to play games on this beast. I have the setting cranked up to the max and the laptop still handles the game easily. If you are looking for THE laptop for Genshin Impact you need to look no further.

Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, Intel i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, 15.6' Full HD 144Hz 3ms IPS Display, 16GB DDR4, 512GB NVMe SSD, WiFi 6, RGB Keyboard, PH315-53-71HN
440 Reviews
Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, Intel i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, 15.6" Full HD 144Hz 3ms IPS Display, 16GB DDR4, 512GB NVMe SSD, WiFi 6, RGB Keyboard, PH315-53-71HN
  • 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10750H 6-Core Processor (Up to 5.0GHz)
  • Overclockable NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU with 6 GB of dedicated GDDR6 VRAM, NVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA Dynamic Boost 2.0, NVIDIA GPU Boost
  • 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen LED-backlit IPS Display (144Hz Refresh Rate, 3ms Overdrive Response Time & 300nit Brightness)
  • 16GB DDR4 2933MHz Dual-Channel Memory 512GB NVMe SSD (2 x M.2 Slots 1 Slot Open for Easy Upgrades) 1 - Available Hard Drive Bay
  • Killer Double Shot Pro: Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX 1650i and Killer Ethernet E2600 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN

Last update on 2022-07-08


Alienware M15 R4

Now we are entering more high-end models which also come at a higher price. Alienware is a well-known brand in the gaming industry and one of their laptops definitely deserves a place on this list. This laptop will last you for years.

I would recommend buying an additional cooling mat or cooling pad as the laptop may get a little hot when playing demanding games due to its compact design. Additionally, it is worth mentioning that it is the only laptop on this list with an 8 core i7 processor. Definitely recommended if your budget stretches this high.

Sale
Alienware m15 R4 Gaming Laptop, 15.6 inch Full HD (FHD) - Intel Core i7-10870H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home - Lunar Light
475 Reviews
Alienware m15 R4 Gaming Laptop, 15.6 inch Full HD (FHD) - Intel Core i7-10870H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home - Lunar Light
  • 15.6-inch FHD (Full HD 1920 x 1080) 144Hz 7ms 300-nits 72% color gamut
  • 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10870H (8-Core, 16MB Cache, up to 5.0GHz Max Turbo Frequency)
  • 16GB 2933MHz DDR4 , 512 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6
  • Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 802.11ax 2x2 Wireless LAN + Bluetooth 5.1

Last update on 2022-07-08


CUK GF75 Thin

Last but not least is the most expensive beast laptop on this list. With 64 GB RAM, 1 GB SSD, 2 GB HDD, 10th generation i7 processor, and RTH 3060 graphics it is a monster. This laptop is a future-proof powerhouse. With this machine, there is no more question where you can run certain games and at what graphics setting cause the answer is always the same. Yes, you can run it at max settings ?.

The big difference compared to other laptops on this list is its size. It is the only 17" laptop on this list. So if you will play your games directly on the laptop's screen maybe this is an interesting option for you. I would say that if your budget is high enough this is a purchase you will not regret.

CUK GF75 Thin by MSI 17 Inch Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7, 64GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB, 17.3' FHD 144Hz IPS, Windows 10 Home) Gamer Notebook Computer
14 Reviews
CUK GF75 Thin by MSI 17 Inch Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7, 64GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB, 17.3" FHD 144Hz IPS, Windows 10 Home) Gamer Notebook Computer
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-10750H Six Core Processor (12MB Cache, 2.6GHz-5.0GHz) 45W
  • RAM: 64GB DDR4 2933MHz | Hard Drive: 1TB NVMe Solid State Drive + 2TB 5400rpm Hard Disk Drive
  • Keyboard: Steel Series Red Backlight with Anti-Ghost Key+ Silver Lining| Operating System: Windows 10 Home x64
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6 | Display: 17.3" Thin Bezel Full HD IPS-Level 144Hz 45% NTSC Display (1920 x 1080)
  • 64GB RAM / 1TB NVMe SSD / 2TB HDD Upgrades | 3-Year CUK Limited Warranty (View warranty section below for more details.)

Last update on 2022-07-08

Best laptop for Genshin Impact – Final thoughts

Choosing your next gaming laptop is not an easy task. You have to think about which games you want to be able to play and check their system requirements. You want to be able to play them at max graphics settings for the best experience. I just love how Genshin Impact runs on my new Predator Helios 300.

Additionally, you also want to make sure that your laptop will be able to run games that come out for the next few years. So obviously, meeting minimum system requirements is out of the question. My recommendation would also be that you aim to surpass also recommended system requirements. Just to make sure that you will be able to run Genshin Impact in case of any future updates. Or if you will want to play more demanding games in the future.

Oh, and one piece of advice, if you are deciding between two laptops, one cheaper and one more expensive, go for the more expensive one. You will never regret buying better hardware but you may regret buying a laptop that could become underpowered in a year or two.

And lastly but most importantly. Have fun playing Genshin Impact with your new laptop. Hope to meet you in the game someday ?.

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