Best Laptops for Zwift

Best Laptops for Zwift – Zwift is dependent on the GPU (Graphical processing unit). Therefore, you need a decent laptop to run the program at 60 frames per second 1080p and above. The investment is worth it, since you won’t be staring at a blank wall while cycling through the five virtual worlds (Watopia, Richmond, London, Innsbruck, and New York).

Criteria for Best Laptop for Zwift minimum recommendation in 2018: Decent graphics card(to enable running the program at 4k or 60 frames per second at 1080p. Intel Core i3. That’s it. You don’t need more to be a zwifter.



Last April, we awarded the Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XB an Editors’ Choice laurel as a top laptop for creative professionals. The Aero 15 OLED XC is a modest refresh with Nvidia’s new GeForce RTX 30 Series (“Ampere”) graphics silicon, which nets you an extra 5 or 10 frames per second (fps) when playing games after work.

It’s also  cheaper , which makes it a screaming bargain—the last time we raved about a high-end creative notebook with a 4K OLED display, it was the 1 HP ZBook Create G7. Its webcam focuses on your neck and chin instead of your face, but otherwise this Gigabyte is a slam-dunk Editors’ Choice winner that will thrill any digital content creator.

2.Razer Blade Stealth 13

For a while, that title belonged to the 2019 Blade Stealth 13. Prior to last year, it was highly unusual to see any GPU more powerful than an MX 150 in a thin and light machine. (The reason rhymes with “schooling.”) That Razer crammed an Nvidia GTX 1650 into a chassis that was just 3.13 pounds and 12 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches was astonishing to see. There was nothing like it on the market.

That’s not true anymore, thanks to the Zephyrus, which not only houses a powerful GPU (up to an RTX 2060 Max-Q) and CPU (up to AMD’s eight-core Ryzen 9 4900HS) in a chassis that weighs just over 3.5 pounds, but it’s also aggressively priced: the tricked-out model is just  After spending time with that device, it was hard for me to imagine recommending anything else for gaming on the go. Razer’s work was cut out for it.

3.HP Envy

A big part of that is its processor. The new Envy can come with a few different AMD Ryzen 4000 chips. My  review unit has the Ryzen 5-4500U, along with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. (It’s also equipped with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.)

The six-core 4500U is intended to compete with Intel’s U-series Core i5, but its performance is comparable to that of an i7. It flies. Throughout my everyday browsing and streaming, as well as my fairly heavy load of office work that includes around a dozen apps and Chrome tabs with occasional downloads, Zoom calls, editing photos, and copying files, everything was smooth with no sign of slowdown.

4.Alienware m15 R3

High-end gaming isn’t always compatible with folks who have places to be and things to do. Sure, a Nintendo Switch can travel, but it’s a generation or two behind the times technologically. On the flip side, a nice custom-built PC can do everything from gaming to web browsing and work — but it can’t go on the road with you.

Luckily, Alienware’s M15 R3 gaming laptop tackles all of these problems.

Gaming laptops have always been limited by technology and the laws of physics. It’s really, really hard to put top-of-the-line graphics hardware inside of such a small form factor without the risk of overheating. But the steady march of technological progress means laptops like the M15 R3 can handle your Steam gaming library as well as all those Zoom happy hours you might still have to attend.

5.Dell XPS 13

The XPS 13 is admirably thin and feels satisfyingly solid, if not particularly lightweight. It measures 0.58 by 11.6 by 7.8 inches (HWD) and weighs 2.8 pounds in the touch-screen configuration reviewed here. Versions without a touch screen weigh slightly less, at 2.64 pounds, since they lack the touch version’s Gorilla Glass 6 coating over the display.

Either of those weight measurements compare favorably with the Dell’s archrival, the Apple MacBook Pro 13, which weighs 3.1 pounds. But the XPS 13 is still meaningfully heavier than the very lightest models on the market, such as Acer’s 1.96-pound Swift 7 flagship.


Best Laptops for Zwift – Indoor workout is incredibly convenient. And Zwift takes that to another level by adding social interactions and competitions. For example, if it snowing/ raining outside, and you’d like to cycle. Also, imagine, if you work at home, you can easily “cycle to work” in the morning, and then in the evening, “cycle back home.” All while still in your garage or gym. You can also race against others