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Best gaming laptop for Starfield now it’s released: Our top picks

What's the best gaming laptop for Starfield? Starfield laptop compatibility

Updated: Sep 4, 2023 11:05 am
Best gaming laptop for Starfield now it’s released: Our top picks

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Sick of asking the question ‘What is the best gaming laptop for Starfield?‘ and hearing ‘a desktop’? Want to know if Starfield laptop gaming is possible on your current machine? Then read on for more information.

The Starfield release date has now been and gone and we have a good idea how the game runs thanks to everyone now having had a chance to playtest it. Have a read below for the latest info on the Starfield system requirements, and some suggestions on the best gaming laptops to run the game on.

Can my laptop play Starfield?

The official Starfield system requirements should be your first port of call if you want to know if your laptop will run Starfield, though there are some things you should note. Firstly the minimum system requirements are the bare minimum needed to run the game, and it usually won’t be an enjoyable experience playing on this level of hardware – we’d advise aiming for as close to the recommended system specs as possible within your budget as listed below. These cover what you need to play the game at 1080p resolution on a desktop PC.

Important to note though: gaming laptop graphics cards are underpowered compared to their desktop components, so if you’re looking to play the game on a laptop you’ll need to add a bit more on top. Higher resolutions will require more powerful components. See below for some of our suggestions, we’ve also linked an benchmarking video below from yer boy Finn Benchmarks playing the game on an RTX 3070 laptop. You can also read our best gaming PC for Starfield for some desktop options.

Starfield Recommended requirements (desktop)

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X, Intel i5-10600K
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 125 GB available space
  • OS: Windows 10/11 with updates

Best affordable gaming laptop for Starfield at 1080p

ASUS ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition (300Hz 1080p)

ASUS ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition


AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX


AMD Radeon RX 6800M





Screen Size


Max Refresh Rate


If you want to play Starfield on a laptop at 1080p on the highest settings then the ASUS ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition offers unbeatable value. This All AMD gaming laptop punches well above its weight in FPS terms compared to the other gaming laptops in its price range, and comes with a 1080p 300Hz display option. If you don’t mind playing the game on low-medium settings, or at the higher settings but for lower FPS, then it’s worthwhile to consider these gaming laptops under $1,000.

Best gaming laptop for Starfield at 1600p

ASUS ROG Strix G18 (i9-13980HX, RTX 4080)

ASUS ROG Strix 18


Intel Core i9-13980HX

Graphics Card

Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080





Max Refresh Rate



2560 x 1600

The ASUS ROG Strix G18 is a high-end laptop available at a pretty reasonable price. This is not to say it’s a cheap machine, but for what you get for your money it’s one of the best out there. Specifically you get a top-of-the line Intel Core i9-13980HX CPU, Nvidia RTX 4080 graphics card (with DLSS 3.0), plus a fabulous 18-inch 240Hz 1600p display and DDR5 RAM.

Admittedly this isn’t a particularly portable machine, and if you want something smaller have a gander at our best RTX 4080 gaming laptop page for some 15-inch and 16-inch options.

Best gaming laptop for Starfield at 4K

MSI Titan GT77 (UHD 144Hz Mini LED, i9-13980HX)

MSI Titan GT77


Intel Core i9-13980HX

Graphics Card

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 / RTX 4090


32GB/64GB/128GB DDR5 RAM


1 – 4TB SSD

Max Refresh Rate



3840 x 2160 (4K)

The reality is that 4K gaming on such a demanding title is going to cost you a pretty penny. The MSI Titan GT77 is emblematic of this, but for your money you get the joint most powerful gaming laptop money along with a superbly bright 17.7-inch mini-LED display, with the highest refresh rate (144Hz) available at 4K resolution. We’d recommend going with the RTX 4090 option for 4K gaming, but the RTX 4080 is also available. All options come with the Intel Core i9-13980HX.

Best gaming laptop for Starfield FAQs

Will Starfield run on RTX 3060 laptop?

Starfield will run on an RTX 3060 laptop, but only on low-medium settings at 1080p resolution if you want reasonable FPS performance.

We’d recommend going for an RTX 3070 / AMD Radeon equivalent or above if you want to play on the higher settings with good FPS performance at 1080p. Higher resolutions will require more powerful components. Read within/above for some of our recommended selections.

Can an Acer Nitro 5 run Starfield?

Whether an Acer Nitro 5 can run Starfield or not depends on the hardware it is equipped with.

An Acer Nitro 5 with RTX 3060 / RTX 4050 GPU will run the game on low-medium settings at 1080p resolution for adequate FPS, however if you want to turn things up a notch we’d aim for an RTX 3070 / RTX 4060 or higher if you’re going for QHD/4K.

Best gaming laptop for Starfield: Final Word

We hope this guide has helped you work out if your laptop can play Starfield, and if not, what the best gaming laptop for Starfield is to meet your needs. Do also take a look at some of our best gaming laptop guides for more information about what’s available in the market at different price ranges.

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