August 10, 2022
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Best 1440p Gaming Laptops to Buy 2022 (UK Roundup)

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Introduction

If you are looking at getting into the world of PC gaming, while avoiding the hassle of putting components together, a gaming notebook might just be the best shout for you. The compact and portable nature also means you can game more easily on the move, or leverage the power of your high-end hardware for other work scenarios.

Choosing the best notebook design can be tricky, which is why we’ve compiled out favourite 1080p designs, 1440p options and 4K power-houses in the world of gaming notebooks.

Suggested Article: Best 4K Gaming Laptops to Buy in 2022

1080p vs 1440p

1440p resolution displays are more common than ever, with more people than ever opting to game at the higher resoltion. 1440p is fairly uncommon in the world of more generic displays, where manufacturers more closely pledge their allegiance to 1080p or 4K designs. With this in mind, you might be wondering what real difference 1440p makes.

MSI & ASUS Monitors - Best 1440P Gaming Laptops
1080p1440p
Resolution (W x H)1920 x 10802560 x 1440
Total Pixels2,073,6003,686,400
Change+0%+56%

The answer is pixel density. At 1080p, you generally have a total of 2 million pixels, while 1440p gives you 56% more pixels at over 3.5 millon pixels. On a small laptop display this leads to an incredible jump in the perceived image quality, as the pixels become more and more tightly crammed together.

1440P Gaming Laptop Manufacturers

The 1440p gaming notebook market is relatively large, but with a solid spread manufacturers producing designs:


Best 1440p Gaming Laptops

The list we’ve compiled takes into account a wide range of features, aesthetics and performance characteristics. The laptops are ordered in price ascending order, based on the available prices at the time of publishing. The added resolution of 1440p displays do drive the cost up quite significantly, especially when compared to the best 1080P gaming laptops you can buy.

Dell G15 Gaming Laptop

Dell G15 Gaming Laptop - Best 1440P Gaming Laptops

We’re kicking off the list with an entry from Dell, and I must say this laptop is impressive. Believe it or not, this was one of the cheapest laptops that we could find with a 1440P display.

The G15 has some incredible features and boasts one of Intel’s latest 12th gen CPUs. You also get the inclusion of DDR5 RAM which is awesome to see on a laptop at this price. Combined with an Nvidia RTX 3060 and a 240Hz display, you’re in for a great gaming experience on this one

Specs List:

  • CPU – Intel Core i7 12700H
  • RAM – 16GB DDR5 4800MHz
  • GPU – Nvidia RTX 3060 6GB
  • Storage – 1TB M.2 SSD
  • Refresh Rate – 240Hz
  • Display – 15.6″ QHD
  • OS – Windows 11 Home
  • Price – £1269

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MSI GE66 Raider 11UG-096UK

MSI GE66 Raider - Best 1440P Gaming Laptops

Despite the fact that MSI has opted for a slightly older CPU in this notebook, it still looks glorious and performs well. The RGB light bar on the bottom casing looks incredible, and the per-key RGB backlighting will only add to this awesome aesthetic.

Specs wise you’re in the money, with a powerful i7 11800H, one of Nvidia’s RTX 3070 Max Q GPUs, and a speedy Gen4 M.2 SSD for fast game and Windows boot up times.

Specs List:

  • CPU – Intel Core i7 11800H
  • RAM – 16GB DDR4
  • GPU – Nvidia RTX 3070 Max-Q
  • Storage – 1TB Gen4 M.2 SSD
  • Refresh Rate – 240Hz
  • Display – 15.6″ QHD
  • OS – Windows 10 Home
  • Price – £1498.80

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ASUS TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZR-HQ003W

ASUS TUF Gaming F15 - Best 1440P Gaming Laptops

The ASUS TUF Gaming F15 is a very powerful system equipped with a 12th gen Intel CPU and some high speed DDR5 RAM.

This laptop also has a widescreen IPS display ideal for great viewing angles and incredible colour accuracy. There’s also some bonus flair with the per-key RGB lighting, compatible with other Aura Sync products.

Specs List:

  • CPU – Intel Core i7 12700H
  • RAM – 16GB DDR5 4800MHz
  • GPU – Nvidia RTX 3070 8GB
  • Storage –1TB M.2 SSD
  • Refresh Rate –165Hz
  • Display – 15.6″ QHD IPS
  • OS – Windows 10 Home
  • Price – £1599.60

Buy the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 on:


HP Omen 15-EN1000NA

HP Omen 15 - Best 1440P Gaming Laptops

HP’s Omen line of gaming laptops provide a sleek but cool aesthetic that isn’t often seen with gaming laptops. This notebook comes equipped with an impressive Ryzen 7 5800H CPU and an RTX 3070 GPU.

The Omen 15 also features a 4 zone RGB backlit keyboard with 26 key anti-ghosting. Overall this laptop will make for a smooth typing and gaming experience.

Specs List:

  • CPU – AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  • RAM – 16GB DDR4 3200MHz
  • GPU – Nvidia RTX 3070 8GB
  • Storage – 1TB M.2 SSD
  • Refresh Rate – 165HZ
  • Display – 15.6″ QHD
  • OS – Windows 11 Home
  • Price – £1599.98

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MSI Crosshair 15 B12UGSZ-292UK

MSI Crosshair 15 - Best 1440P Gaming Laptops

The MSI Crosshair isn’t going to be a design for everyone, but oh boy is this notebook something else. The colour scheme is almost similar to CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, despite being based around Rainbow Six Siege. The yellow, blue and green on the keyboard really stand out and give the notebook one hell of an appeal.

The powerful specs marry up with the notebooks looks, providing you with an RTX 3070Ti, 12th Gen Intel Core i7 and 16GB of DDR4 RAM.

Specs List:

  • CPU – Intel Core i7 12700H
  • RAM – 16GB DDR4 3200MHz
  • GPU – Nvidia RTX 3070Ti 8GB
  • Storage – 1TB Gen4 M.2 SSD
  • Refresh Rate – 165Hz
  • Display – 15.6″ QHD
  • OS – Windows 11 Home
  • Price – £1699.20

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MSI Vector GP66 12UGS-452UK

MSI Vector GP66 - Best 1440P Gaming Laptops

The MSI Vector GP66 shows MSI’s more refined side, especially when compared to the Crosshair variant above. This gaming laptop offers more of a sleek aesthetic with per-key RGB backlighting powered by SteelSeries.

Specs-wise, you are looking at a crisp 240Hz refresh rate, with a powerful RTX 3070Ti graphics card and one of Intel’s best laptop CPUs – the Core i7 12700H.

Specs List:

  • CPU – Intel Core i7 12700H
  • RAM – 16GB DDR4 3200MHz
  • GPU – Nvidia RTX 3070Ti 8GB
  • Storage – 1TB M.2 SSD
  • Refresh Rate – 240Hz
  • Display – 15.6″ QHD
  • OS – Windows 11 Home Advanced
  • Price – £1798.98

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503RS

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 - Best 1440P Gaming Laptops

The Zephyrus G15 features one of AMD‘s latest Ryzen CPUs, which come with DDR5 support out of the box. The 6800HS can reach up to a staggering 4.7GHz, combining well with the equally powerful RTX 3080 GPU.

While the notebook is indeed pricey, the premium design and top end specs are sure to satisfy those looking for a top tier gaming experience.

Specs List:

  • CPU – AMD Ryzen 6800HS
  • RAM – 16GB DDR5 4800MHz
  • GPU – Nvidia RTX 3080 8GB
  • Storage – 1TB M.2 SSD
  • Refresh Rate – 165Hz
  • Display – 15.6″ WQHD
  • OS – Windows 11 Home
  • Price – £2292.68

Buy the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 on:


ASUS ROG STRIX SCAR 15 G533ZW-LN148W

ASUS ROG STRIX Scar 15 - Best 1440P Gaming Laptops

This ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 is one of the best 1440p gaming notebooks you can currently buy. With an i9 12900H processor, 16GB of super fast DDR5 RAM, 2TB of speedy SSD storage and an RTX 3070Ti graphics card, you won’t be disappointed with the performance on offer.

Not to mention, the overall aesthetic of the laptop is sleek and looks fantastic. You have an RGB light bar at the bottom of the frame, and per-key RGB lighting for the keys. This has pretty much everything you can imagine in a gaming laptop.

Specs List:

  • CPU – Intel Core i9 12900H
  • RAM – 16GB DDR5 4800MHz
  • GPU – Nvidia RTX 3070Ti
  • Storage – 2TB Gen4 M.2 SSD
  • Refresh Rate – 240Hz
  • Display – 15.6″ WQHD
  • OS – Windows 11 Home
  • Price – £2299.20

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editor
Jay joined Geeka Media in April of 2022, bringing with him a wealth of technical knowledge and a background in Computer Science. Jay is an avid gamer, keyboard-builder and tech wizz with years of PC-building passion under his belt.
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