5 most powerful laptops you can buy in South Africa

Laptops are great for working while travelling or playing games at a LAN, but most people seeking high-end performance revert to desktop PCs.

There are certain notebooks on the market which offer both portability and the performance of a high-end PC, however.

This is true for professional and gaming applications, as many manufacturers offer high-end workstation laptops ideal for 3D designers and other professionals.

These devices can be extremely expensive, but the amount of horsepower delivered is unparalleled.

Listed below are the most powerful professional and gaming notebooks available for purchase in South Africa.


MSI WT72 6QM

This powerful MSI workstation boasts an Intel Xeon processor and two NVMe SSDs in a RAID 0 configuration.

MSI WT72 6QM

MSI WT72 6QM
Display 17.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS LCD
Processor Intel Xeon E3 1505M v5
RAM 32GB DDR4
Storage 2x 128GB NVMe SSD in RAID 0, 1TB HDD
Graphics Nvidia Quadro M5000M 4GB
I/O 6x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.1, 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x HDMI, Ethernet, 3.5mm audio, SD Card
Dimensions 428 x 294 x 48 mm
Price R103,745

MSI GT75 Titan 8RG

The MSI GT75 Titan 8RG packs Intel’s monstrous Core i9 processor and a GeForce GTX 1080.

MSI GT75 Titan 8RG

MSI GT75 Titan 8RG
Display 17.3-inch 3,840 x 2,160 IPS LCD G-Sync
Processor Intel Core i9-8950HK
RAM 48GB DDR4
Storage 1TB SSD, 1TB HDD
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
I/O Ethernet, 5x USB 3.1, 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x HDMI, 1x Mini DisplayPort, 3.5mm audio, SD Card
Dimensions 428 x 314 x 58 mm
Price R68,499

HP ZBook 17 G4

HP’s mobile workstation packs a powerful Xeon processor paired with a high-speed SSD.

HP ZBook 17 G4

HP ZBook 17 G4
Display 17.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS LCD
Processor Intel Xeon E3 1535M v6
RAM 32GB DDR4
Storage 512GB NVMe SSD
Graphics Nvidia Quadro P3000 6GB
I/O Ethernet, 6x USB 3.0, 2x Thunderbolt 3, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA, 3.5mm audio, SD Card
Dimensions 420 x 280 x 33 mm
Price R51,154

MSI GT83VR Titan SLI

This notebook takes graphics performance to the next level with two Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 chips.

MSI GT83VR Titan SLI

MSI GT83VR-6RF Titan SLI
Display 18.4-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS LCD
Processor Intel Core i7-6920HQ
RAM 16GB DDR4
Storage 2x 128GB SSD, 1x 1TB HDD
Graphics 2x Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 SLI
I/O Ethernet, 1x Mini DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, 1x Thunderbolt 3, 2x USB 3.1, 5x USB 3.0, 3.5mm audio, SD Card
Dimensions 339 x 458 x 69 mm
Price R73,201

ASUS ROG G703GS Titanium

The high-end notebook features an 8th-gen Core i7 processor and a 144Hz display.

ASUS G703GS

ASUS ROG G703GS Titanium
Display 17.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS LCD 144Hz G-Sync
Processor Intel Core i7-8750H
RAM 64GB DDR4
Storage 2TB NVMe SSD, 1TB HDD
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
I/O Ethernet, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C, 3x USB 3.1, 1x HDMI, 1x Mini Display Port, 3.5mm audio, SD Card
Dimensions 425 x 319 x 51 mm
Price R67,999

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