The 9 Best 240Hz Laptops for Gaming

Best 240Hz LaptopsIf you’re a competitive esports gamer and you need a powerful laptop to take your gaming to the next level, in this guide, we’ve highlighted nine of the best 240Hz laptops—all of which will cater to your need for a high-performance machine.

The 144Hz fad had a decent run. But, with the introduction of 240Hz displays, competitive gamers are finding even more of an advantage by switching to even faster monitors. And, while 240Hz displays have been out for a couple of years now, they’re just now starting to make their way into the consumer gaming laptop market.

The good news is that, along with 240Hz displays hitting the market, current generation laptop GPUs are more powerful than ever. These newer laptop GPUs—even the mid-range options—are capable of pushing today’s top titles on max settings on a 1080P display with a very high framerate. And, as some of today’s top titles aren’t necessarily the most graphics-intensive games (Rocket League, Fortnite, CSGO, League of Legends, etc.) or they just don’t benefit on a competitive level from being ran on max settings, these laptops are capable of running your favorite games at an average framerate to where you can take advantage of a 240Hz monitor.

So, if you’re a competitive gamer that’s looking for an advantage over the opponent and in you’re in the market for a new 240Hz laptop, the nine options below represent what I believe to be the best 240Hz laptops currently available.

*Note: If you are also considering getting a desktop, check out our guide on the best 240Hz monitors.

A Quick Look at the Best 240Hz Laptops

The table below highlights our picks for the best 240Hz laptops across a range of categories: the best extreme option, our favorite balanced option, the best lightweight 240Hz laptop, the best value option, and the cheapest 240Hz laptop.

NAME SPECS RATING
EXTREME
MSI GT76 Titan 240Hz

MSI GT76 Titan

  • i7-9700K
  • RTX 2080
  • 32GB RAM
  • 17.3″ Screen
9.6/10

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BALANCED
ASUS ROG Strix Scar III 240Hz

ASUS ROG Strix Scar III

  • i7-9750H
  • RTX 2070
  • 16GB RAM
  • 17.3″ Screen
9.3/10

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LIGHT
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S 240Hz

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S

  • i7-9750H
  • RTX 2070
  • 16GB RAM
  • 15.6″ Screen
9.3/10

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VALUE
MSI GE65 Raider 240Hz

MSI GE65 Raider

  • i7-9750H
  • RTX 2070
  • 16GB RAM
  • 15.6″ Screen
9.2/10

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BUDGET
Sager NP7856 240Hz

Sager NP7856

  • i7-9750H
  • RTX 2060
  • 16GB RAM
  • 15.6″ Screen
8.9/10

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*To read more about each of these laptops, hit the “Read Review »” link under the “Check Price” button to jump down to our overview. You can also scroll down on this post to check out our Honorable Mention picks.

1. MSI GT76 Titan 17.3″

An extreme 240Hz laptop for gaming

MSI GT76 Titan 240Hz
  • Intel Core i7-9700K
  • NVIDIA RTX 2080
  • 32GB DDR4
  • 17.3″ / 1080P

Our Rating: 9.6/10

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If you’ve got a big budget and you want a gaming laptop that leaves no performance on the table, then you’ll want to check out the MSI GT76 Titan. This laptop not only comes with a high-performance 240Hz  display, but it also comes with the hardware necessary to take full advantage of the extreme refresh rate.

The GT76 Titan comes with an Intel Core i7-9700K processor, an RTX 2080 GPU, 32GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. It’s 240Hz display is 17.3-inches and comes with a 1080P resolution (which is standard for 240Hz displays).

While there are other RTX 2080 laptops out there that have a 240Hz refresh rate display, we feel that the GT76 stands out above the rest because of the price it comes in at, its larger display, its upgraded processor, and its robust cooling configuration.

If you need a lighter RTX 2080 laptop, though, you might want to check out the Razer Blade Pro 17 listed in our Honorable Mentions section.

Ultimately, though, while all of the laptops on this list will push games at a high enough framerate to take advantage of the 240Hz refresh rate, its the RTX 2080 laptops that will maximize the higher performance displays—and, of those, we think the GT76 Titan is the best of the bunch.

2. ASUS ROG Strix Scar III 17.3″

A high-end balanced 240Hz laptop

ASUS ROG Strix Scar III 240Hz
  • Intel Core i7-9750H
  • NVIDIA RTX 2070
  • 16GB DDR4
  • 17.3″ / 1080P

Our Rating: 9.3/10

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If you’re not looking to drop nearly $3,000 that the GT76 comes in at, or if you just want some lower-priced options to consider, the ASUS ROG STRIX Scar III is worth taking a look at.

It has a weaker processor and GPU and less RAM than the GT76, but with an Intel Core i7-9750H CPU, an RTX 2070 GPU, and 16GB of RAM, it isn’t too far behind. And, it does come in at nearly ~$800 cheaper.

The Scar III also comes with a larger 17.3-inch display, too, and, along with its 512GB SSD, it also comes with a secondary 1TB hard drive. So, it does have a similar screen as the GT76 and it actually comes with more storage.

In terms of performance differential between the GT76 laptop and this ASUS Scar III laptop, will probably be about 10-15% in most games—and, that is based primarily off taking a look at a handful of RTX 2080 and RTX 2070 benchmarks and comparing the results. So, in the grand scheme of things, the GT76 won’t give you an enormous performance advantage over the Scar III (or any other RTX 2070 laptop for that matter.)

But, considering that the goal with a 240Hz laptop would be to get as high of a framerate as possible to take advantage of the higher refresh rate as much as possible, that 10-15% performance advantage is more noteworthy than it might be in other scenarios (like, for instance, on a 60Hz or 144Hz display).

Still, though, the RTX 2070 will provide you with enough performance to take advantage of the 240Hz display in a big way. And, this is as especially true in non-demanding titles like Rocket League, Fortnite, or CSGO.

Overall, if you don’t want to spend the $1,000 difference to bump up to an RTX 2080 240Hz laptop, a cheaper RTX 2070 laptop with a 240Hz refresh rate is a pretty solid alternative. And, of the RTX 2070 laptops out there that have a 240Hz display, we like the ASUS ROG Strix Scar III for its nice balance between the price it comes in at and the hardware it brings to the table.

3. ASUS ROG Zephyrus S 15.6″

The best lightweight 240Hz laptop

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S 240Hz
  • Intel Core i7-9750H
  • NVIDIA RTX 2070
  • 16GB DDR4
  • 15.6″ / G-SYNC

Our Rating: 9.3/10

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The ASUS ROG Zephyrus S has a couple of features that help it stand out over the other options on this list. For starters, the Zephyrus S weighs just under 4.5-pounds, making it one of the lightest RTX 2070 laptops as well as one of the lightest 240Hz laptops.

It is also one of the only 240Hz laptops that comes with NVIDIA’s variable refresh rate technology, G-Sync. You can read up more on what G-Sync does here, but to keep it simple, G-Sync helps NVIDIA GPUs sync its framerate output with the display’s refresh rate, which, in turn delivers an ultra-smooth in-game experience.

The advantages of G-Sync can be significant, but with super high refresh rate displays where a high-end GPU is present, they aren’t as noticeable—and, that it is one reason why you don’t see G-Sync on as many high-end gaming laptops.

However, having G-Sync will still provide some advantage over laptops with similar hardware that don’t have it. So, having G-Sync is definitely a plus for the Zephyrus S.

Depending on your needs, though, the Scar III or the GT76 might be the better options.  For starters, both of those options offer larger screens than the Zephyrus S. And, the Scar III comes with more storage and is more affordable as well. The GT76 comes with a higher-end processor, a higher-end GPU, and more memory. Of course, the GT76 is ~$600 more expensive, though.

So, in the end, whether or not the Zephyrus S is the right option will come down to how much you value having a lightweight laptop and/or NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology. If you want as light of a 240Hz laptop as possible, get the Zephyrus S. If you want an option that has G-Sync, get the Zephyrus S.

If you want as much performance for a lower price, the Scar III or the MSI GE65 Raider (listed below) is the way to go. And, if you don’t care about weight and just want as much performance as possible, go with the GT76.

4. MSI GE65 Raider 15.6″

The best price-to-performance 240Hz laptop

MSI GE65 Raider 240Hz
  • Intel Core i7-9750H
  • NVIDIA RTX 2070
  • 16GB DDR4
  • 15.6″ / 1080P

Our Rating: 9.2/10

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Another RTX 2070 laptop option that has a 240Hz refresh rate that is worth considering is MSI’s GE65 Raider. The Raider doesn’t have a larger 17.3-inch display, or NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology, or an extreme amount of memory or storage in it.

However, it does come with an extremely attractive price tag. At just under $1,800, the GE65 Raider is one of the more affordable options on this list. And, it is the most affordable 240Hz laptop that has an RTX 2070 in it.

In terms of performance, with the i7-9750H processor, the RTX 2070 GPU, and the 16GB of RAM, it’s going to perform at the same level as both the Scar III and the Zephyrus S. And, while those two options come with features that help them stand out over the GE65 Raider (a larger screen, G-Sync, more storage, etc.), if your main concern is price-to-performance, then the GE65 Raider is probably the better option for you.

So, if you want an RTX 2070 240Hz laptop for the lowest price possible, you’ll definitely want to take a look at the GE65 Raider.

5. Sager NP7856 15.6″

The cheapest 240Hz gaming laptop

Sager NP7856 240Hz
  • Intel Core i7-9750H
  • NVIDIA RTX 2060
  • 16GB DDR4
  • 15.6″ / 1080P

Our Rating: 8.9/10

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While a ~$1,300 product isn’t really what one would consider a cheap product, that is the cheapest price that you can find a 240Hz laptop for. And, as of right now, there are two options at right about ~$1,300 that come with a 240Hz display and an RTX 2060 GPU. Those are the Sager NP7856 and the Prostar NH58RDQ.

You can flip a coin between the two as they both offer pretty much identical specs (be sure to check and see if one drops in price or the other goes up in price). We gave the slight edge to Sager, though, because, while both brands aren’t as established as the ASUS’, MSI’s, and HP’s of the world, Sager is a bit more established of a brand than Prostar is.

Along with its RTX 2060 GPU and 240Hz refresh rate display, the Sager NP7856 comes with an Intel Core i7-9750H processor, 16GB of RAM, a 15.6-inch 1080P screen, and a 500GB SSD.

And, while there are cheaper RTX 2060 laptops out there that you might want to consider, if you’re looking for an option that has a 240Hz display, again, this Sager laptop or the option from Prostar are going to be the cheapest options that have the higher refresh rate screen.

6. Razer Blade Pro 17.3″

Honorable mention #1

Razer Blade Pro 17 240Hz
  • Intel Core i7-9750H
  • NVIDIA RTX 2080
  • 16GB DDR4
  • 17.3″ / 1080P

Our Rating: 9.4/10

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Razer’s laptops are always great and are always at the top of the market. However, their downfall is the fact that they usually come with a higher price tag over competitors with similar offerings. The same is true for Razer’s Blade Pro 17 240Hz laptop.

The 240Hz Razer Blade Pro 17 comes with an Intel Core i7-9750H processor, an RTX 2080 GPU, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a 17.3-inch 1080P display. In terms of specs, its closest comparison on this list is either the MSI GT76 Titan listed above, or the MSI GS65 Stealth listed below.

However, both the GT76 Titan and the GS65 Stealth come in at a lower price tag and have more to offer in terms of hardware. The GT76 comes with the better processor (i7-9700K), more memory (32GB), and more storage (512GB SSD & 1TB HDD), and costs nearly ~$400 less.

The MSI GS65 Stealth has the same processor, but comes with more memory and storage, and costs ~$200 less. However, it should be noted that the Razer Blade Pro 17 has a larger screen than the MSI GS65 Stealth (17.3-inches vs 15.6-inches.)

But, in any case, that still leaves the Blade Pro 17 behind the GT76, despite the GT76 costing a significant amount less. So, unless the GT76 goes up in price, or the Razer Blade Pro 17 goes down in price, there probably isnt’ a reason to choose the Blade Pro over the GT76.

7. MSI GS65 Stealth 15.6″

Honorable mention #2

MSI GS65 Stealth 240Hz
  • Intel Core i7-9750H
  • NVIDIA RTX 2080
  • 32GB DDR4
  • 15.6″ / 1080P

Our Rating: 9.4/10

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We touched on the MSI GS65 Stealth above, and, for the most part, it is a solid gaming laptop that has a 240Hz display. However, it suffers from the same fate that the Razer Blade Pro 17 listed above does: there’s currently a better option available for less money.

At just under $3,000, the MSI G65 Stealth comes in at nearly $200 more expensive than MSI’s other RTX 2080 240Hz laptop, the GT76 Titan. And, the GT76 Titan comes with the larger screen and the superior processor.

The G65 Stealth does offer a larger 1TB SSD, though. But, as you can always easily add more storage to your laptop, that isn’t as big of an advantage as it would seem on the surface. Because, while you can always add more storage or memory to a laptop, you really can’t upgrade its processor or screen size.

So, ultimately, while the G65 Stealth is a solid laptop, it is currently beat out by the superior and more affordable MSI GT76 Titan. I don’t think MSI will be complaining, though, as they manufacture both laptops…

8. HP Omen 15.6″

Honorable mention #3

HP Omen 240Hz
  • Intel Core i7-9750H
  • NVIDIA RTX 2070
  • 32GB DDR4
  • 15.6″ / 1080P

Our Rating: 9.2/10

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Another option worth considering is HP’s Omen 240Hz laptop. This HP Omen model laptop comes with an Intel Core i7-9750H, an RTX 2070 GPU, 32GB of memory, a 2TB SSD, a secondary 2TB hard drive, and a 15.6-inch 1080P display.

As of the time of publishing this post, the Omen comes in at a little over $2,000, or right at the same price as the ASUS ROG STRIX Scar III that we listed near the top of this post.

However, despite the fact that the two laptops cost the same and that the Omen comes with more memory and more storage, we chose the Scar III over it because the Scar III has the larger 17.3-inch display.

Of course, the smaller screen also means that the Omen is more compact (and lighter) than the ASUS ROG STRIX Scar III. So, if you don’t want the larger screen and prefer a lighter and more compact laptop, then the Omen is probably the better option for you.

Ultimately, though, we prefer a 17.3-inch screen over a 15.6-inch screen when all else is equal and so we gave the edge to the Scar III. If you prioritize more out-of-the-box storage and/or a more lightweight option, then the Omen should be higher up on your own list.

9. Prostar NH58RDQ 15.6″

Honorable mention #4

Prostar NH58RDQ 240Hz
  • Intel Core i7-9750H
  • NVIDIA RTX 2060
  • 16GB DDR4
  • 15.6″ / 1080P

Our Rating: 8.9/10

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Finally, we have the Prostar NH58RDQ. The NH58RDQ is an RTX 2060 laptop that comes with an Intel Core i7-9750H processor, 16GB of RAM, a 15.6-inch 1080P display, and a 500GB SSD.

As we mentioned above, the Prostar NH58RDQ comes in at the same exact price and with the same exact specs as the Sager NP7856. However, we ended up giving the edge to the Sager laptop mostly because Sager is a slightly more established brand than Prostar.

If you’re looking for the cheapest 240Hz laptop, though, either of these models should suffice. And, you should probably check the price on each before you buy, because if one drops in price it would immediately help it stand out over the other.

Is A 240Hz Laptop Right for You?

While a 240Hz gaming laptop currently represents the pinnacle of laptop options for competitive gamers, the reality is that most gamers could get by with a laptop that has a lower refresh rate. There are plenty of 144Hz refresh rate laptops out there that don’t come with quite as much of a premium and even 60Hz laptops will suffice for more casual gamers.

However, if you do play competitive sports titles and you are serious about playing those kinds of games, then a 240Hz laptop is worth considering as the higher refresh rate can definitely give you an advantage over your opponents. And, of the 240Hz laptops that are out there, we believe the nine options above represent the best on the market.

So, if you’re looking for a 240Hz gaming laptop, one of the options listed above should work for your needs and budget.

If you’re looking for more information on purchasing a laptop you can check out our guide on What to Look for In A Gaming Laptop.

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