11th Gen Intel laptop processors are breaking new ground for PC gamers

Intel 11th Gen Laptop CPUs
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Intel has a long history of making the best gaming-focused laptop processors in the business, and that trend continues with the 11th Gen Intel Core H-series CPUs that deliver blistering performance while letting you game anywhere. Additionally, features such as Thunderbolt 4 support, Wi-Fi6E, and 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes direct to the CPU help supercharge the gaming experience. Pair all of this with up to two RAIDed SSDs, and users more flexibility than ever before when it comes to peripherals, storage, online connectivity, and RAM performance.

Simply put, these processors break new ground for PC gamers and deliver performance that puts Intel at the top of the industry. Here’s a look at some of the best gaming laptops powered by 11th Gen Intel Core H-series CPUs.

 Incredible performance in a compact package 

The MSI GE76 Raider

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There are several high quality gaming laptops that make use of Intel’s excellent 11th Gen H-series CPUs, and the first one we’re taking a look at is the MSI GE76 Raider. Featuring up to an Intel Core i9-11900HK CPU, up to an NVIDIA RTX 3080, up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, and up to a 17-inch UHD 4K 120Hz display with 100% Adobe RGB color, this laptop is an absolute beast that offers an unbeatable gaming experience. The huge 99.9 Whr battery helps it stay powered up for longer periods when not plugged in, and the device also features a duo wave woofer design for audio, a gamer-style angular design with RGB on the front and keyboard for top style points, and Thunderbolt 4 ports for cutting edge peripheral connectivity. 

Next up is the ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703, which can be configured with plenty of powerful hardware. You can opt for up to an Intel Core i9-11900H CPU, up to an NVIDIA RTX 3080, up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM (with support for up to 48GB should you choose to add more later yourself), and a 17-inch UHD 4K 120Hz panel with 100% DCI-P3 color accuracy. The ROG Zephyrus also boasts a huge battery and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity (alongside some USB-A slots, too). The ROG Zephyrus’ design is sleeker with fewer edges, angular surfaces, and RGB, making it an ideal choice if you want a cleaner look. 

What if you’re looking for something a bit smaller, but still immensely capable? Look no further than the Alienware x15. Like the other laptops in this roundup, it can be outfitted with up to an Intel Core i9-11900H CPU and up to an NVIDIA RTX 3080. It can also be configured with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and features a FHD display with up to 360Hz and 99% DCI-P3 color, making it an excellent choice for competitive gamers. The Alienware x15 also looks incredibly sleek and clean thanks to its smooth design and minimalistic RGB trims. It’s also very thin and features a variety of Thunderbolt 4, USB-C, and USB-A ports.

Last but certainly not least is the Lenovo Legion 7i, which uniquely features a 16-inch 2560x1600 display with a 165Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB color. The laptop can also be configured with up to an Intel Core i9-11980HK, an NVIDIA RTX 3080, and up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM for top-of-the-line performance. The Lenovo Legion 7i also features some of the best peripheral connectivity in any laptop on the market, with Thunderbolt 4, USB-C, and three USB-A ports present. 

Keep in mind that with all four of these excellent laptops, there are configurations that can meet budgets of all sizes, ranging from Intel 11th Gen Intel Core i7 H-series CPUs, RTX 3060 and 3070 GPUs, and lower amounts of memory. These specs still deliver great performance designed to provide  awesome alternatives to top configurations if you’re on a budget. 

 With Intel, there’s a gaming laptop for everyone 

The Lenovo Legion 7i

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 Whether you’re looking for a no-compromises premium gaming laptop that delivers the best performance that money can buy, a device with high performance and an extremely high refresh rate that’s perfect for competitive gaming, or a laptop that has plenty of power and tons of ports for peripheral gaming accessories, there’s a device equipped with 11th Gen Intel Core H-series CPUs available for you. And with the power of these processors alongside cutting edge GPUs and plenty of memory, excellent displays, and more, you’ll be able to enjoy unparalleled gaming experiences.