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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for quick start laptops.

If you're in the market for a new laptop, you've probably noticed that the selection has exploded in recent years. The latest models are sleeker, lighter, and more powerful than before. Browse the top-ranked list of quick-start laptops below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. ASUS - ROG Strix G16 16” 240Hz Gaming Laptop QHD - Intel Core i9-14900HX with 16GB DDR5 -  NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 - 1TB SSD - Eclipse Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "A Great Gaming Laptop...This is an Everything in one, laptop! This runs perfect and gets to anything I need quick! ...Great gaming laptop!!!...I love my new laptop. I’ve had it over a month now and I am still amazed at how beautiful, fast, and powerful it is. "

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    Raise your game and carry your squad with the new ROG Strix G16, a powerful gaming laptop that features Windows 11 Pro, a 14th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptop GPU. With DDR5-5600MHz memory and PCIe 4x4, this laptop is designed to provide lightning-fast performance and minimize loading times. The ROG Intelligent Cooling system with upgraded liquid metal on the CPU and Tri-Fan Technology, ensures that the laptop can handle the power it can deliver. The ROG Nebula Display makes sure you never miss a moment, and the MUX Switch with Advanced Optimus optimizes both gaming performance and battery life. The laptop's design is inspired by cyberpunk aesthetics and graffiti accents, and features unique elements such as a dot matrix design on the lid and cross-hatched vents.
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    "A Great Gaming Laptop...This is an Everything in one, laptop! This runs perfect and gets to anything I need quick! ...Great gaming laptop!!!...I love my new laptop. I’ve had it over a month now and I am still amazed at how beautiful, fast, and powerful it is. "

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    Raise your game and carry your squad with the new ROG Strix G16, a powerful gaming laptop that features Windows 11 Pro, a 14th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptop GPU. With DDR5-5600MHz memory and PCIe 4x4, this laptop is designed to provide lightning-fast performance and minimize loading times. The ROG Intelligent Cooling system with upgraded liquid metal on the CPU and Tri-Fan Technology, ensures that the laptop can handle the power it can deliver. The ROG Nebula Display makes sure you never miss a moment, and the MUX Switch with Advanced Optimus optimizes both gaming performance and battery life. The laptop's design is inspired by cyberpunk aesthetics and graffiti accents, and features unique elements such as a dot matrix design on the lid and cross-hatched vents.
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  2. MSI - THIN GF63 15.6" 144Hz FHD Gaming Laptop-intel core i5-12450H with 8GB Memory-RTX 2050-1TB SSD - Front_Zoom
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    "A big upgrade from his Lenovo laptop....Laptop...works fine so far still getting used to windows 11 I think once I start using it more I will bump up the memory to 32 GB"

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    The GF63 Thin - the ultimate shockwave. Fine-tuned to stay cool and quiet under load, with a thin-bezel gaming display, light aluminum construction with hair-brushed aesthetics, and equipped the Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics, this laptop is designed for gamers.
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    "A big upgrade from his Lenovo laptop....Laptop...works fine so far still getting used to windows 11 I think once I start using it more I will bump up the memory to 32 GB"

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    The GF63 Thin - the ultimate shockwave. Fine-tuned to stay cool and quiet under load, with a thin-bezel gaming display, light aluminum construction with hair-brushed aesthetics, and equipped the Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics, this laptop is designed for gamers.
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  3. ASUS - ROG Flow X13 13.4" Touchscreen Gaming Laptop 1920 x 1200 FHD AMD Ryzen 9 with 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Off Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Apparently, Asus didn't provide some chip information to the BIOS. Took off another start because, when it goes into sleep mode, the laptop will freeze with blinking keyboard (both in Windows and Linux)....I have had an ASUS for years now. Good laptop. Quick speeds and is a good investment."

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    ASUS ROG Flow X13 Gaming Laptop. Enjoy real laptop gaming with this ASUS 2-in-1 laptop PC. The AMD Ryzen 9 processor and 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM let you run programs quickly and smoothly. High-quality visuals on the 120Hz 13.4-inch 1920 x 1200 Touchscreen display. A PCIe 4.0 1TB SSD shortens load times and offers ample storage.
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    "Apparently, Asus didn't provide some chip information to the BIOS. Took off another start because, when it goes into sleep mode, the laptop will freeze with blinking keyboard (both in Windows and Linux)....I have had an ASUS for years now. Good laptop. Quick speeds and is a good investment."

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    ASUS ROG Flow X13 Gaming Laptop. Enjoy real laptop gaming with this ASUS 2-in-1 laptop PC. The AMD Ryzen 9 processor and 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM let you run programs quickly and smoothly. High-quality visuals on the 120Hz 13.4-inch 1920 x 1200 Touchscreen display. A PCIe 4.0 1TB SSD shortens load times and offers ample storage.
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  4. ASUS - ROG Zephyrus 14" 165Hz Gaming Laptop QHD - AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS with 16GB RAM - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 - 1TB SSD - White - Front_Zoom
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    "The Perfect Gaming Laptop!...I tested quite a few new laptops before deciding on the Asus Zephyrus G14. ...King of laptops...Now the size really matters for me, tried using 15 inch latops and found them to be too big to carry around. 14 inch is a perfect size and ASUS is a single laptop on the market that comes with 4080/4090 and offer RAM extension. "

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    ASUS ROG Zephyrus Ultraportable Gaming Laptop. Enjoy everyday gaming with this ROG notebook PC. The AMD Ryzen 9 processor and 16GB of RAM let you run graphics-heavy games smoothly, while the potent NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 graphics produce high-quality visuals on the fast 14-inch 165hz WQXGA display. This ASUS notebook PC has 1TB SSD that shortens load times and offers ample storage.
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    "The Perfect Gaming Laptop!...I tested quite a few new laptops before deciding on the Asus Zephyrus G14. ...King of laptops...Now the size really matters for me, tried using 15 inch latops and found them to be too big to carry around. 14 inch is a perfect size and ASUS is a single laptop on the market that comes with 4080/4090 and offer RAM extension. "

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    ASUS ROG Zephyrus Ultraportable Gaming Laptop. Enjoy everyday gaming with this ROG notebook PC. The AMD Ryzen 9 processor and 16GB of RAM let you run graphics-heavy games smoothly, while the potent NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 graphics produce high-quality visuals on the fast 14-inch 165hz WQXGA display. This ASUS notebook PC has 1TB SSD that shortens load times and offers ample storage.
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  5. Acer - Nitro V ANV15-41-R2Y3 Gaming Laptop– 15.6" Full HD 144Hz – AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS – GeForce RTX 4050 - 16GB DDR5 – 512GB SSD - Obsidian Black - Front_Zoom
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    "I really wanted to like this laptop!...Generally speaking, I am a fan of Acer laptops. However, this Nitro V falls short of being a gaming laptop I can fanboy over. ...Laptop...Overall great laptop runs all the games and graphics are perfect. "

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    Elevate your gaming adventure with the Acer Nitro V 15, your gateway to an adrenaline-charged journey. This laptop is the perfect blend of power and style, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on a laptop. Powered by a AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS Hexa-Core Processor and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 4050 graphics and showcasing a crystal-clear 15.6” Full HD display with a 144Hz IPS panel - you can see why the Nitro V 15 is a knockout hit for gamers of every level. Do more, quicker than ever across multiple applications with the centralized generative AI assistance of Copilot in Windows. Accessible with a single touch of the Copilot Key.
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    "I really wanted to like this laptop!...Generally speaking, I am a fan of Acer laptops. However, this Nitro V falls short of being a gaming laptop I can fanboy over. ...Laptop...Overall great laptop runs all the games and graphics are perfect. "

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    Elevate your gaming adventure with the Acer Nitro V 15, your gateway to an adrenaline-charged journey. This laptop is the perfect blend of power and style, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on a laptop. Powered by a AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS Hexa-Core Processor and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 4050 graphics and showcasing a crystal-clear 15.6” Full HD display with a 144Hz IPS panel - you can see why the Nitro V 15 is a knockout hit for gamers of every level. Do more, quicker than ever across multiple applications with the centralized generative AI assistance of Copilot in Windows. Accessible with a single touch of the Copilot Key.
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  6. Acer - Predator Helios Neo 16”  WUXGA IPS Gaming Laptop- Intel Core i9-14900HX- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060-16GB DDR5-1TB SSD - Abyssal Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Overall, I really like this laptop, I like the way it looks, I like the way it performs, for a medium level laptop I feel like you cannot go wrong with the Acer Predator Helios Neo....Great graphics are the highlight of the Acer - Predator Helios Neo 16" WUXGA IPS Gaming Laptop. The large 16" screen provides deep colors and quick response times, perfect for first person shooters or driving 200mph around a race track. "

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    Unleash the future of gaming with the Predator Helios Neo 16. Dive into a neon-lit world with cutting-edge specs, AI-powered graphics, DLSS 3.5, and unique mysteries waiting to be unlocked. With an 16" 1920 x 1200 IPS panel with 165Hz Refresh and superior performance from NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 graphics and the latest Intel® Core™ i9-14900HX processor – this gaming laptop will be your guide to gaming bliss. Do more, quicker than ever across multiple applications with the centralized generative AI assistance of Copilot in Windows. Accessible with a single touch of the Copilot Key.
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    "Overall, I really like this laptop, I like the way it looks, I like the way it performs, for a medium level laptop I feel like you cannot go wrong with the Acer Predator Helios Neo....Great graphics are the highlight of the Acer - Predator Helios Neo 16" WUXGA IPS Gaming Laptop. The large 16" screen provides deep colors and quick response times, perfect for first person shooters or driving 200mph around a race track. "

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    Unleash the future of gaming with the Predator Helios Neo 16. Dive into a neon-lit world with cutting-edge specs, AI-powered graphics, DLSS 3.5, and unique mysteries waiting to be unlocked. With an 16" 1920 x 1200 IPS panel with 165Hz Refresh and superior performance from NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 graphics and the latest Intel® Core™ i9-14900HX processor – this gaming laptop will be your guide to gaming bliss. Do more, quicker than ever across multiple applications with the centralized generative AI assistance of Copilot in Windows. Accessible with a single touch of the Copilot Key.
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  7. ASUS - TUF Gaming A16 16" 165Hz Gaming Laptop FHD-AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS with 16GB DDR5 Memory- Radeon RX7700S 512GB PCIe SSD - OFF BLACK - Front_Zoom
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    "I've owned several gaming laptops from Asus, MSI, HP, Dell, Alienware, Acer(never again). ...Solid Mid level Gaming Laptop...Display is brighter than most, love the 16" WUXGA display. Most laptops you see these days are really flimsy (this is my 3rd laptop in 20 years), but the ASUS TUF laptops are build sturdier than average."

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    ASUS TUF Gaming A16 Gaming Laptop gives you a durable and powerful, yet budget friendly gaming experience on Windows 11. The TUF Gaming A16 packs an 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS CPU and Radeon RX7700S V8G GPU into a thin gaming laptop. Enjoy a fast 165Hz refresh rate, 16GB of DDR5 RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage all wrapped in a light 4.85 lbs chassis. The future is powerful and long-lasting.
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    "I've owned several gaming laptops from Asus, MSI, HP, Dell, Alienware, Acer(never again). ...Solid Mid level Gaming Laptop...Display is brighter than most, love the 16" WUXGA display. Most laptops you see these days are really flimsy (this is my 3rd laptop in 20 years), but the ASUS TUF laptops are build sturdier than average."

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    ASUS TUF Gaming A16 Gaming Laptop gives you a durable and powerful, yet budget friendly gaming experience on Windows 11. The TUF Gaming A16 packs an 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS CPU and Radeon RX7700S V8G GPU into a thin gaming laptop. Enjoy a fast 165Hz refresh rate, 16GB of DDR5 RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage all wrapped in a light 4.85 lbs chassis. The future is powerful and long-lasting.
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  8. Lenovo LOQ 15.6" 144Hz Gaming Laptop FHD - Intel 12th Gen Core i5 with 12GB Memory - Intel Arc A530M - 512GB SSD - Luna Grey - Front_Zoom
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    "Decent gaming laptop...The laptop also charges very quick with the fast charging capability. ...Good but not great entry level gamming laptop...Frist let me start buy say I'm not sure how you can get a 5-star gaming laptop without a larger cart to carry it around. "

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    Take your gaming and performance to the next level by shattering your own expectations with the Lenovo LOQ 15, a PC engineered for gaming, productivity and everything in between. Equipped with 12th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, and up to 32GB 4800MHz DDR5 RAM, the system is performance-tuned with the Lenovo AI Engine+. Capable of delivering lightning-fast gameplay on a high resolution 144Hz 15.6" FHD 350-nit display, as well as blazing-fast precision and comfortable typing with the signature Lenovo gaming keyboard. The durable chassis is designed for simplicity and practicality, with thinner side walls and high-performance rear I/O. Dual fans and larger vents ensure quiet and powerful cooling, so you can game undetected in public areas on a future-proof machine that doesn't break the bank.
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    "Decent gaming laptop...The laptop also charges very quick with the fast charging capability. ...Good but not great entry level gamming laptop...Frist let me start buy say I'm not sure how you can get a 5-star gaming laptop without a larger cart to carry it around. "

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    Take your gaming and performance to the next level by shattering your own expectations with the Lenovo LOQ 15, a PC engineered for gaming, productivity and everything in between. Equipped with 12th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, and up to 32GB 4800MHz DDR5 RAM, the system is performance-tuned with the Lenovo AI Engine+. Capable of delivering lightning-fast gameplay on a high resolution 144Hz 15.6" FHD 350-nit display, as well as blazing-fast precision and comfortable typing with the signature Lenovo gaming keyboard. The durable chassis is designed for simplicity and practicality, with thinner side walls and high-performance rear I/O. Dual fans and larger vents ensure quiet and powerful cooling, so you can game undetected in public areas on a future-proof machine that doesn't break the bank.
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  9. Dell G15 15.6" FHD 120Hz Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 - 1TB SSD - Dark Shadow Gray w/ Black Thermal Shelf - Front_Zoom
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    "Capable gaming laptop!...Overall, the G15 is a great laptop. It’s very capable, well built and I think you’ll be pleased with it!...Powerful Laptop with Excellent Features...The game play was similar to even higher end laptops that I have used. - The 1TB solid state drive allows for fast updates to Windows and quick boot times. "

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    Play your way no matter who you are or what you’re into. Enjoy a laptop with a modern, retro aesthetic as you cruise to the top of the leaderboards. Customize your laptop’s look by controlling the lighting of the one-zone and four-zone keyboard options, managed by the all new Alienware Command Center
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    "Capable gaming laptop!...Overall, the G15 is a great laptop. It’s very capable, well built and I think you’ll be pleased with it!...Powerful Laptop with Excellent Features...The game play was similar to even higher end laptops that I have used. - The 1TB solid state drive allows for fast updates to Windows and quick boot times. "

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    Play your way no matter who you are or what you’re into. Enjoy a laptop with a modern, retro aesthetic as you cruise to the top of the leaderboards. Customize your laptop’s look by controlling the lighting of the one-zone and four-zone keyboard options, managed by the all new Alienware Command Center
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  10. GIGABYTE - 16" 165Hz Gaming Laptop IPS - Intel i7-13620H with 32GB RAM - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 - 1TB SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Capable gaming laptop with some drawbacks....This 16” Gigabyte G6 KF gaming laptop has everything you'll need to jump right into PC gaming. ...Very Nice, almost the perfect laptop...First impression is it is quality made and I like that the power port and exhaust ports are on the back side and not left and right side. The start up process is like all the other Microsoft laptops, however, this one took a little longer to get from start to screen log in process page. "

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    The new GIGABYTE G6 establishes a groundbreaking standard through its seamless integration of AI and premium-grade hardware. Featuring a 13th Gen Intel Core processor and AI-accelerated NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptop GPUs, this laptop sets the benchmark for unparalleled gaming prowess. Immerse yourself in unmatched efficiency and durability.
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    "Capable gaming laptop with some drawbacks....This 16” Gigabyte G6 KF gaming laptop has everything you'll need to jump right into PC gaming. ...Very Nice, almost the perfect laptop...First impression is it is quality made and I like that the power port and exhaust ports are on the back side and not left and right side. The start up process is like all the other Microsoft laptops, however, this one took a little longer to get from start to screen log in process page. "

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    The new GIGABYTE G6 establishes a groundbreaking standard through its seamless integration of AI and premium-grade hardware. Featuring a 13th Gen Intel Core processor and AI-accelerated NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptop GPUs, this laptop sets the benchmark for unparalleled gaming prowess. Immerse yourself in unmatched efficiency and durability.
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