Best Laptops for The Witcher 3
Playing The Witcher 3 on the best laptops is worth doing for this award-winning and popular community game. Based on the best-selling book series The Witcher and sequel to The Witcher 2, The Witcher 3 is an open-world RPG in which you play as Geralt Of Rivia, a monster hunter who is on a quest to find his missing daughter. The game has won numerous awards, including game of the year by many publications like IGN and GameSpot.
Laptops for The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is based on the novel series by Andrzej Sapkowski and there is even a Netflix movie in the making. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt takes place in a fantasy world known as The Continent, where players control Geralt in 3rd-person perspective. Geralt is known at The Witcher, a monster hunter who has many skills and weapons to help you defeat the many enemies in the game, including humans and monsters alike.
Released in May 2015 for PC, PlayStation and Xbox One, The Witcher 3 has sold over twenty million copies as of 2019. The game's popularity is seen on streaming platforms such as Twitch.tv, gaining thousands of viewings even 4 years after its release. The game was ported to the Nintendo Switch in 2019 and the game has had several DLC packs added to it over the years to keep the game fresh. There is no online mode for The Witcher 3, but players have still found themselves putting in hundreds of hours playing the single-player campaign.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt best runs on a laptop that has a decent graphics card. The game needs at least 35GB of space and at least 8GB of Ram to run. Since you're not competiting online in this game, you don't need to be running the latest hardware to get an upper-edge on players so the game can be tweaked to your laptop's need. The recommended system requirements are:
|Recommended System Requirements|
|OS||64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or 64-bit Windows 10|
|CPU||Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3.4 GHz / AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz|
|RAM||8 GB RAM|
|Graphics||Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770 / AMD GPU Radeon R9 290|
Source: The Witcher 3 Steam Page
Based on these settings, we've curated a list of laptops which should be able to run The Witcher 3 below.
Best Laptops for The Witcher 3 (under $1500)
These laptops should all be capable of running The Witcher 3 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 The Witcher 3
The high-end laptops should all be good enough to run The Witcher 3. 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 The Witcher 3 Laptops
What are the alternatives to playing The Witcher 3 on a laptop?
The Witcher 3 is also available on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
How many hours of gameplay is the Witcher 3?
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been known to take over 100 hours for players to complete all the sidequests and main storyline. Typically, the game will have around 50-70 hours on a normal game run.
Is The Witcher 3 free?
No, the game costs around $30 to buy from Steam. However, Steam does usually have a sale going on so make sure to check that out if you're looking for a bargain.
Will there be a Witcher 4?
No announcement has been made as of yet, but probably will happen due to the success of The Witcher 3. There is also a movie/netflix series in the works.
Suggestions for The Witcher 3 Laptops?
Got any suggestions for running The Witcher 3 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.