Best Laptops for DayZ
Surviving in DayZ is best when you're running the game on the best laptops available. This zombie-filled game will have you on the edge of your seat as every decision matters and can be the difference between fatality or being the last to survive. Sixty players will decend on a gritty sandbox world where you must look for weapons, build bases and fight off enemies. Oh, and also hungry, deadly zombies too!
Laptops for DayZ
DayZ was officially released in December 2018, but had a five-year early access period where players could play a beta version. It has gone on to become one of the most popular games in the "survivor" genre, and is one of the most streamed games on Twitch. You start the game with nothing more than a flare and a rag, and as the zombie-apocolypse breaks out you must fight for survival. You'll have to find weapons to protect yourself, medical supplies to heal yourself, navigate the massive world with vehicles and negotiate with other players who are also in the same situation as you.
The game has gone onto sell millions of copies worldwide. A planned release for DayZ on console is scheduled for 2019. The game can currently be played via Steam. The game won IGN's peoples choice award in 2013 and has spawned a number of similar survival games that have been inspired by the game's success. The game originally started out as a mod for ArmA II and has since been developed into it's own standalone game by Bohemia Interactive.
To play DayZ on a laptop you will be required to have a dedicated graphics card and a decent CPU. The recommended settings do specify a hefy GTX 1060 card and also a good i5 intel processor. You'll also need a hefy amount of RAM to play this game under good conditions, with 12GB being the recommended requirement. The system requirements for DayZ are:
|Recommended System Requirements|
|CPU||Intel Core i7|
|RAM||8 GB RAM|
|Graphics||Nvidia GTX 970|
Source: DayZ Steam Page
Based on these settings, we've curated a list of laptops which should be able to run DayZ below.
Best Laptops for DayZ (under $1500)
These laptops should all be capable of running DayZ based on the recommended settings. These laptops are not only great for gaming; they pack a lot of power so they are great for other intensive processing tasks.
|MSI GF75 Thin 9SC-027 17.3" Gaming Laptop|
|Intel Core i7-9750H||16GB||512GB NVMe SSD||NVIDIA GeForce GTX1650||Check Price On Amazon|
|Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop PC|
|Intel i7-9750H||16GB||256GB PCIe NVMe SSD||GTX 1660 Ti 6GB||Check Price On Amazon|
|ASUS ROG Zephyrus S Ultra Slim Gaming PC Laptop|
|Intel Core i7-8750H||16GB||512GB PCIe SSD||GeForce GTX 1070||Check Price On Amazon|
|CyberpowerPC Tracer III Slim VR GT417SVR150 17.3" Gaming Notebook|
|Intel i7-9750H||8GB||512GB Nvme SSD||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti||Check Price On Amazon|
|AORUS 15-SA-F74ADW 15" Thin Bezel LG|
|Intel i7-9750H||16GB||Intel M.2 PCIe NVMe 512GB SSD||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti||Check Price On Amazon|
|Omen X by HP 15-Inch Gaming Laptop|
|Intel Core i7-9750H||8GB||256GB SSD||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti||Check Price On Amazon|
|Eluktronics MECH-17 G1Rx Slim & Light|
|Intel i7-9750H||16GB||512GB NVMe SSD||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060||Check Price On Amazon|
|ASUS ROG Zephyrus Thin & Light Gaming Laptop|
|Intel Core i7-7700HQ||16GB||512GB PCIe SSD||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Max Q||Check Price On Amazon|
Last Updated on June 2019
High-End Laptops for DayZ
The high-end laptops should all be good enough to run DayZ. They sport some of the newest graphics cards, including the GTX 1080 and come with plenty of RAM to keep the game running for longer.
|ASUS G701VI-XB72K ROG 120Hz GSYNC|
|Unlocked Intel Core i7-6820HK||32GB||512GB SSD||NVIDIA GTX 1080||Check Price On Amazon|
|Acer Predator 17 X GX-792-703D 17.3" FHD (1920x1080) Gaming Laptop|
|Intel Core i7-7820HK||32GB||512GB SSD, 1TB HDD||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080||Check Price On Amazon|
|ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 15.6” Full-HD 120Hz Ultra-portable Gaming Laptop|
|Intel Core i7-7700HQ||16GB||512GB SSD||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080||Check Price On Amazon|
|MSI GT63046 TITAN-046 Extreme Gaming Laptop|
|i7-8750H||16GB||256GB NVMe SSD +1TB||GTX 1080 8G||Check Price On Amazon|
|ROG G703GI Gaming Laptop|
|Intel Core i9-8950HK||64GB||1.5TB PCIe SSD + 2TB FireCuda||Overclocked GTX 1080 8GB||Check Price On Amazon|
|ASUS ROG Strix Scar II Gaming Laptop, 17.3|
|Intel Core i7-8750H Hexa-Core||16GB DDR4||512G NVMe SSD + 1T HDD||GeForce RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6||Check Price On Amazon|
|ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 Gaming Laptop|
|Intel Core i7-8750H Hexa-Core||16GB DDR4||1TB NVMe PCIe SSD||Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 8GB GDDR6||Check Price On Amazon|
|CUK ROG Strix Scar II GL704GW Gaming Laptop|
|Intel Core i7-8750H Six Core||32GB||512GB NVMe SSD||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB||Check Price On Amazon|
Last Updated on March 2019
FAQ for DayZ Laptops
What are the alternatives to playing DayZ on a laptop?
DayZ is also available on PS4 and Xbox One.
Suggestions for DayZ Laptops?
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