Best Laptops For Skyrim - The Elder Scrolls V
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an RPG that is very popular, even seven years after it's release in 2011. It has an open-world gameplay element that follows the hero in his quest to defeat the dangerous dragon Alduin. Players develop their characters by doing quests and improving skills. There are 3 DLC expansions for Skyrim including Dawnguard, Heathfire and Dragonborn.
Laptops for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Skyrim came out in 2011 and since then it's popularity has been quite steady. It has won numerous awards since it's release, including game of the year from both IGN and GameSpot. The last DLC for the game came out in 2013 but what keeps the game alive are user mods. These "extensions" allow players to customise the game however they like, which usually ends with hilarious results.
Since it was released in 2011, my laptops/computers can run Skyrim failry well since it was optimized for machines in those years. A dedicated graphics card is recommended to run the game well, but check out the minium requirements below:
Minimum System Requirements
- Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
- Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
- 2GB System RAM
- 6GB free HDD Space
- Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM
- DirectX compatible sound card
- Internet access for Steam activation
Check out our list below for the different laptops you can get that can run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim at these settings.
This list was last updated on September 2018.
Best Laptops For Skyrim (Under $800)
If you want a computer with a little more power behind it and a computer that won't need to be upgraded in a couple of years, consider these best laptops, with a budget between $800-$500.
|HP High performance 17.3" HD+ WLED-backlit Laptop||Intel i5-7200U 2.5G Hz||12GB||1TB HD||Integrated||$619.00||Buy On Amazon|
|Samsung 15.6-Inch Premium HD Touchscreen Laptop||Intel Core i5-7200U||8GB||1TB HD||NVIDIA GeForce 920MX 2GB Dedicated Graphics||$579.00||Buy On Amazon|
|HP X360 15.6” Full HD||Intel Core i5-7200U||8GB||1TB HD||Integrated||$589.00||Buy On Amazon|
|2017 Newest Model Dell Inspiron||Intel Core i5-7200U||8GB||256GB SSD||Integrated||$698.85||Buy On Amazon|
|Acer Aspire E 15||Intel Core i7-7500U Processor||8GB||256GB SSD||NVIDIA GeForce 940MX||$671.59||Buy On Amazon|
High-End Laptops For Skyrim (Under $1,500)
High-End laptops are beast machines that can run most games well. You won't struggle to run this game at all with any of these machines since they are finely tuned to run intensive graphical games.
|Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop||Intel Core i7-7700HQ||16GB||256GB SSD & 1TB HD||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060||$0.00||Buy On Amazon|
|SAGER NP7850 15.6" FHD IPS VR Ready Gaming Laptop||Intel Core i7-7700HQ||16GB||250GB SSD + 1TB HDD||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060||$1229.00||Buy On Amazon|
|Microsoft Surface Laptop Graphite Gold||Intel Core i7||16GB||512GB SSD||Integrated||$2199.00||Buy On Amazon|
|MSI GE63VR Raider-075 15.6" 120Hz 3ms Display Premium Gaming Laptop||Intel Core i7 3.8 GHz||16GB||128GB SSD + 1TB||NVIDIA GeForce GTX1070||$1699.00||Buy On Amazon|
|Lenovo E570 15.6" FHD IPS 1920x1080 Display High Performance Laptop||Intel Core i7-7500U||16GB||256GB SSD||Nvida GeForce GTX950M||$1018.08||Buy On Amazon|
FAQ - Skyrim Laptops
Can Skyrim work on Macs?
Skyrim currently doesn't have a version for Macs. You can play Skyrim on PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch.
Suggestions for Skyrim Laptops?
Got any suggestions for running Skyrim on a laptop? What are you currently using? Do you find it runs well, or do you have lag? List your processor, ram, graphics card and HDD type in the comments below so we can see what everyone else is using.