Most of our gaming gifts are for those who have budget limitations. But if you’re an investment banker or venture capitalist—or if bubblin’ crude came up out of the ground while you were shootin’ for some food—the ultimate gift for a gamer this year (besides an Nvidia GeForce Titan X Pascal) is the Alienware 13 gaming laptop (starting at $1,200 MSRP). This laptop features an Intel quad-core CPU, a GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card, and a drop-dead gorgeous OLED screen.
There are certainly more powerful gaming laptops out there, but what we like about the Alienware 13 is its compact size. It can be your only gaming machine, but it’s really for gamers who already have a desktop rig, but want an option for gaming on the go.
Don’t, however, expect a super-light laptop. In fact, it’s a bit hefty at five pounds, but that weight means it can soak up the heat far better than super-thin gaming laptops.