With laptops made by companies such as Lenovo, Razer, and ASUS, you can have portability and performance to play, record, and livestream games and other content on the go. Whether you’re gaming or creating professional-quality content, a high-performance system can make a tremendous impact on your experience and productivity. Chief among the required components is a powerful processor to help load and multitask demanding applications, push frame rates for games, and quickly encode video content. Gamers increasingly need laptops that can do it all, from playing popular games at max settings to broadcasting 4K livestreams and videos for the world to see, but you can’t always bring a high-powered desktop computer system to on-location events such as tournaments and parties. That’s where the Intel® 10th-Generation Core™ H-series mobile processors come in. These high-performance mobile CPUs help close the gap between mobile and desktop systems by reaching up to 5.3 GHz Turbo speeds and featuring up to eight cores while maintaining a thin and light design.
Gaming-Focused Power: 15.6″ Lenovo Legion 5 Laptop
Featuring a 2.6 GHz Intel® Core™ i7-10750H six-core processor that’s capable of reaching 5 GHz Turbo speeds, the Lenovo Legion 5 is designed to deliver optimized performance for gamers, enthusiasts, and content creators. According to Intel’s® internal tests, the processor helps to provide up to 44% more frames per second in games such as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, compared to the Core™ i7-7700HQ mobile processor. Moreover, the processor provides up to 33% better overall performance and provides up to 70% faster 4K video rendering than its three-year-old predecessor.
Lenovo 15.6″ Legion 5 Gaming Laptop
The powerful processor is accompanied by NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics, which includes a dedicated hardware encoder that allows you play and stream games simultaneously at high settings while providing advanced features such as real-time ray tracing and artificial intelligence. The encoder, called NVENC, can be optimized with popular broadcasting applications, such as OBS, to provide smooth recordings and high-quality broadcasts to services such as Twitch, YouTube, and Mixer with minimal impact to your gameplay experience. Additionally, its 1920 x 1080 full HD screen supports a 144 Hz refresh rate and 100% of the sRGB color gamut for realistic image quality and smooth frame rates across fast-action games and videos.
Other features include 16GB of DDR4-2933 memory and a 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe solid-state drive that help quickly demanding games, applications, and projects. The 15.6″ Legion 5 weighs about 5.5 lb and is 1″ thick, making it an ideal solution for on-location gaming and live streaming.
All-Around High Performance: 15.6″ Razer Blade 15 Multi-Touch Laptop
If you need exceptional performance to power your gaming and content creation needs, then the Razer Blade 15 is more than up for the task. Its 2.3 GHz Intel® Core™ i7-10875H eight-core, 16-thread processor can reach up to 5.1 GHz Turbo speeds for fast 4K video encoding and multitasking applications. It also features dedicated NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q graphics, which are designed to deliver high frame rates and superior graphical performance while allowing the laptop to weigh 4.7 lb and measure just 0.78″ thick. As with all the RTX 20 graphics cards, the GPU supports hardware-accelerated video encoding, but this laptop is also certified for NVIDIA RTX Studio, which includes hardware features and artificial intelligence that are designed to help artists and creative professionals by accelerating 3D modeling, video and photo editing, and design applications. You can put the RTX Studio features to work right away with the complimentary three-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, which is included with the laptop and has powerful applications such as Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects, and more.
Razer 15.6″ Blade 15 Multi-Touch Gaming Laptop
Its 4K OLED touchscreen display supports 3840 x 2160 resolution and is factory calibrated to provide 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut for stunning image quality. There is also 16GB of DDR4-2933 RAM and a 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD to help further boost performance. Additionally, the Razer Blade 15 has a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port and a Thunderbolt™ 3 port, which can both transfer large videos, photos, and project files from compatible storage devices at up to 10 Gb/s and 40 Gb/s, respectively. With this laptop, you’ll be ready to switch seamlessly between high-performance gaming and content creation.
Content Creation: 15.6″ ASUS ZenBook Duo UX581LV Multi-Touch Laptop
With its a top-of-the-line 2.4 GHz Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK eight-Core processor, featuring 5.3 GHz Turbo speeds and 16MB of cache, the ASUS ZenBook Duo is designed for professionals who want a thin and light solution for creating content and being productive. But it also works perfectly for getting in some high-end gaming on the side. Using the Blender RUG 1013 benchmark, Intel’s testing shows that this flagship 10th-generation processor helps to deliver up to twice the 4K video rendering and exporting performance of 2017’s Core™ i7-7820HK processor in addition to 44% better overall performance. On top of that, the Core™ i9-10980HK provides about 54% more frames per second in games such as Red Dead Redemption 2, when compared to the Core™ i7-7920HQ.
ASUS 15.6″ ZenBook Duo UX581LV Multi-Touch Laptop
Driven by NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics, the 15.6″ 3840 x 2160 UHD resolution OLED touchscreen is accompanied by a 14″, 3840 x 1100-resolution ASUS ScreenPad Plus, which works as a secondary touchscreen to expand your view and run built-in apps such as Quick Key, App Switcher, ViewMax, and TaskSwap. The screens support 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut with high-dynamic range, providing rich, vivid images with deep blacks and bright whites. A digital stylus is included with the laptop for precise editing work and a natural drawing and writing experience. Backed by 32GB of DDR4 memory, a 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe drive, two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports, and a Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C port, the ASUS ZenBook Duo is built to handle extremely demanding applications projects while still weighing 5.5 lb and measuring less than 1″ thick.
ASUS 15.6″ ZenBook Duo UX581LV Multi-Touch Laptop
Uncompromising Portable Performance
All three laptops feature 802.11ax Wi-Fi to upload content quickly and transfer data over compatible wireless networks. Combined with their built-in 720p webcams, you’ll be ready to host livestreamed gaming broadcasts from almost anywhere, at any time, then quickly switch to editing recorded content for multi-platform distribution, highlighting your biggest moments—and more—before walking up to the coffee counter for another order.
Which Intel® 10th-Generation Core™ H-series thin and light laptop best suits your portable gaming and content creation needs? Let us know in the Comments section, below.