Best laptop for NBA 2K21

Best laptop for NBA 2K21: Our top picks for best laptops to meet and surpass system requirements

NBA 2K21 is available to pre-order starting tomorrow, so you may be looking to upgrade your laptop in order to enjoy the game at optimum settings. To that end, we’ve got a few picks for best laptop for NBA 2K21.

We’ve looked at the best laptops on the market for the game’s minimum system requirements, recommended settings and options for high-end performance. Check them out and don’t forget to pre-order the game!

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ASUS TUF FX505 15.6" gaming laptop

The best AMD laptop for recommended settings

For a mid-range gaming laptop that can play NBA 2K21 and other triple-A games comfortably, the ASUS TUF Gaming series is a fantastic place to start.

The FX505 is our current laptop of choice for most players. Powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 3550H processor, it delivers up to 3.7 GHz clock speed – perfect for NBA.

8 GB RAM can be upgraded to 32 GB for more demanding titles if needs be, and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB GPU is more than enough to nail the graphics. On the FX505’s 120 Hz screen, it’ll look bloody brilliant.

Lenovo IdeaPad L340 15.6" gaming laptop

The best Intel laptop for recommended settings

If you prefer to stick with an Intel Core-powered machine, check out the Lenovo IdeaPad L340, one of our frequent recommendations for its great performance, look and feel.

The L340’s 9th-gen Intel Core i5 quad-core processor can reach speeds up to 4.1 GHz, so you should have no problem playing NBA 2K21 when it comes out this fall. 8 GB RAM, a 1 TB HDD and a 128 GB SSD all combine to make this a gaming machine for the masses.

This model is selling out everywhere, with only limited stock available at Argos, so act fast if you think this one’s for you! If it sells out, check out the Lenovo Series 3 with similar specs.

Razer Blade 15 15.6" gaming laptop

The best laptop for high-end performance

For elite performance, we recommend the new 2020 model Razer Blade 15. The model we’ve highlighted in the links below is the version with a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card.

Not only will this smash NBA 2K21 out of the park, but it’ll likely remain a great high-end choice for the next installment in the franchise in 2021! This beast can reach a clock speed of 5 GHz, features 8 GB RAM and the 6 GB RAM graphics card. You don’t get much better than this for under 2 grand.


André Pusey