Overwatch is one of the most popular games worldwide, with more than 40 million players. It is a stylized team-based shooting game whereby two teams each consisting of six members usually compete against each other to defend and capture various objective. The game is set on earth in the near future and features exotic arenas all across the world. The game presents an acclaimed heroic and clean aesthetic. It also majorly emphasizes on providing an equal playing field for all players regardless of their experience and ability levels. There is no single player option, and the game is only played online.

Overwatch is normally played from a first-person perspective, and the characters in the game are divided into four categories with different functions in the game. The various categories also have different skills. While there are rewards gained at the end of every match, these rewards are purely cosmetic items like victory poses which don’t have any particular in-game advantage.

PEGI rates Overwatch as being suitable for ages 12 and over in Europe and UK for non-realistic violence towards the human characters. The violence itself is fairly mild and there no visible injury details on the characters. The game is so much more welcoming as compared to other shooting games. Overwatch ensures all players can contribute and have fun.

What are the official system requirements to play Overwatch?

Overwatch is available for PC, Xbox One and PS4. To get in on the action, these are the system requirements:

Processor : the bare minimum processor requirement is AMD Phenom X3 865 or Intel Core i3. However, having an Intel Core i5 or AMD Phenom II X3, 2.8 GHz allows the processor to carry out various at once with your game freezing or lagging.

Storage : Overwatch recommends a minimum of 5 GB free hard disk space you need at least 7200 RPM. For additional space external hard drive and a solid state drive (SSD) is useful.

RAM : the minimum is 4GB of RAM. Normally the recommended system storage is 6GB of RAM.

Video Card:  Overwatch requires a bare minimum of 1024 x 768 display. The minimum integrated graphics card for the game is Intel HD Graphics 4400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or ATI Radeon HD 4850. Blizzard recommends NVDIA GeForce GTX 660 or ATI Radeon HD 7950. The GPU feature requires at least 2GB VRAM.

Quick tips on how to choose a laptop for Overwatch

Take a point of choosing a good GPU – almost all games are GPU-dependent, and unfortunately, you can’t upgrade the GPU in your gaming laptop. A good GPU allows users to play games at higher settings.

Upgradability : consider a gaming laptop that can be easily upgradable in the future. Some computers will enable you to upgrade storage and RAM.

Speed and resolution: choose either speed or resolution. 4K might be slower now as compared to the fastest 144Hz display which comes in 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Keyboard:  choose a great keyboard you don’t want to play games on a stiff or mushy keyboard.

Battery life: most gaming laptops have poor battery life, and very few laptops have 8-hour battery life. So if you will need to use your laptop away from a power outlet, you should pay a close attention to the battery life before making your purchase.

So now that you have an idea what to look for when looking for a laptop to play Overwatch, let’s find out some of the best laptops for Overwatch available right now.

Best Laptops for Overwatch:

 

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-5762

The Acer Aspire E 15 features in 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz),8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and NVIDIA’s GeForce MX150 graphics. Although this laptop isn’t specifically marketed as a gaming laptop, it’s one of the decent laptops for simple gaming on a tight budget. The laptop’s incredible performance coupled up with a great battery life of up to 15 hours makes this laptop an excellent choice.

With a Full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS widescreen display and running on Windows 10 Home operating system, the Aspire E 15 is a competitive blend of every gamer’s needs in a laptop. The laptop is reasonably priced, portable and has an excellent cooling system. Aspire E 15 can easily be upgraded with additional storage and memory. You can comfortably play Overwatch on high settings on this computer.

Processor Intel Core i5-8250U Processor
RAM 8GB
Storage 256GB, SSD
Graphics Dedicated, NVIDIA GeForce MX 150
Screen 15,6 inch, 1920X1080, IPS
Connectivity and Ports 1 – USB Type C  port

2- USB 3.0 port

1- USB 2.0 port

1 – HDMI port,

Card reader, Bluetooth 4.1, DVD/RW

Battery up to 15 hours battery life

 

HP Pavilion 15-cx0056wm

The HP Pavilion 15-cx0056wm is a reliable, solid laptop that offers a great gaming performance and an interesting edge when it comes to everyday tasks. The Pavilion 15-cx0056wmmight not feature gaming extras such as GPU overclocking or RGB LED keyboard lighting, and it’s not fitted the latest NVIDIA RTX graphics chips, however, this laptop manages to live up to its standards as an average multitasking and gaming laptop with a unique design that stands out from most budget-friendly 15.6’’ laptops.

The Pavilion 15-cx0056wm is fitted with a Full HD IPS anti-glare micro-edge WLED backlit display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. The laptop has a great battery life of up to 7 hours on wireless streaming, 8 hours and 30 minutes on video playback and 9 hours on mixed usage.

HP Pavilion 15-cx0056wm also features a thin and light design. This laptop differs with other HP laptops with its more angular design, an acid green backlit keyboard and the subtle green tint on the logo which gives the laptop a ‘gaming look.’ There are white and violet versions available if you don’t like green that much. This laptop is a welcome change from the usual red entry-level gaming laptops.

Processor Intel Core i5- 8300H Processor
RAM 8GB
Storage 1TB, HDD
Graphics Dedicated, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti
Screen 15,6 inch, 1920X1080, IPS
Connectivity and Ports 1 – USB 3.1 Type C  port

2- USB 3.1 port

1 – HDMI port,

Card reader, Bluetooth 4.1

Battery up to 8 hours battery life

 

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-51-78NP

The Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-51-78NP combines high-performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics and the powerful 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H processor to create an unbelievably fast device. The Acer predator Helios 300 features two all-metal AeroBlade 3D fans and amazingly good audio capabilities to support even the most intense gaming sessions.

The Acer Predator Helios 300 has a 15.6’’ FHD display with sRGB color gamut and IPS technology which allows users to view images with brilliant and consistent color from wide angles. The processor’s refresh rate speeds up the number of frames per second delivering good quality 2D motion scenes providing gamers with excellent in-game experience.

The Predator Helios 300 also features a black chassis and red accents, the geometric lines add a dramatic effect on its design and build. Featuring 16 GB DDR4 memory and 256 GB SSD, the laptop has superfast loading speeds with an accelerated boot-up times shortening in-game loading times. The keyboard has an iron red backlight that ensures you strike the right notes every time you play. The laptop offers a PredatorSense gaming control panel and allows gamers to control and customize game features.

Processor Intel Core i7-8750H Processor
RAM 16GB
Storage 256 SSD
Graphics Dedicated, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
Screen 15,6 inch, 1920X1080, IPS
Connectivity and Ports 1 – USB 3.1 Type C  port

1 – USB 3.0

2- USB 2.0 ports

1 – HDMI port, Ethernet

Card reader, Bluetooth 4.1

Battery up to 7 hours battery life

 

Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-72NU

Featuring a Full HD 17.3’’ IPS display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, a powerful 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H 6-Core Processor and high-performance overclockable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics, this VR Ready Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-72NU is a quite responsive and brilliant gaming PC. The Predator Helios 500 is equipped with 2X ultrathin and all-metal AeroBlade 3D fans with up to 5 copper heat pipes to keep your CPU/GPU stay cool.

The Acer Predator Helios 500 is fitted with the four-zoned RGB keyboard which gives you a variety customization options when it comes to color; you also have five dedicated hotkeys which you can adjust. The laptop offers a PredatorSense gaming control panel and allows gamers to control and customize game features. Predator Helios 500 offers a total of three monitor support so you can enjoy your gaming experience on three different displays. All you have to is plug your displays via the USB Type C connections, DisplayPort and the HDMI 2.0 and you are good to go.

Processor Intel Core i7-8750H Processor
RAM 16GB
Storage 256GB PCIe SSD, 1TB HDD
Graphics Dedicated, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Screen 17,3 inch, 1920X1080, IPS
Connectivity and Ports 2 – Thunderbolt Ports

3- USB 3.1 ports

1 – HDMI port, Display Port

Card reader, Bluetooth 4.1

Battery up to 4 hours battery life

 

Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71VV

The Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-51-71VV means serious business when it comes to performance and gaming. The laptop features a full HD LED-backlit IPS display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and 144Hz Refresh Rate Display. Providing the ultimate gaming display particularly for enthusiast gamers. The Acer Predator Triton 500 is fitted with 8th Generation Intel Core i7 6-core processor with overclockable NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics.

The laptop stays extra cool thanks to the newest 4th generation all metal AeroBlade 3D fan fitted with five copper heat pipes. Enjoy an unmatchable gaming experience with the laptop’s ultra-responsive RGB keyboard.  The RGB keyboard gives users a variety of color options to play with. Take control and customize your gaming experience by taping the PredatorSense key. The laptop is VR Ready all you have to do is plug in a VR headset. You can also prioritize what applications take much of your bandwidth in the Control Center.

Processor Intel Core i7-8750H Processor
RAM 16GB
Storage 512GB Nvme SSD
Graphics Dedicated, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
Screen 15,6 inch, 1920X1080, IPS
Connectivity and Ports 1 – USB 3.1 Type C  port// Thunderbolt

3- USB 3.1 ports

1 – HDMI port,Mini Display Port

Card reader, Bluetooth 4.1

Battery up to 8 hours battery life

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