Asus / MSI > pretty much any other gaming laptops. I have a Strix ROG. it's a year old GTX980m, 512 850 NVMe SSD, 16 gb DDR4, 1TB WD Black HDD, G-Sync Monitor, Tears it up for a laptop and about the same size as a MacBook 15". Chiclet keyboard bites. Nothing beats a desktop though. I wouldnt even waste money on an average Acer Laptop let alone a gaming one.