Let’s check the best i5-8300H laptops, powered by one of the most modern and powerful chips from the Coffee Lake generation of Intel processors
Best i5-8300H Laptops: The Processor
Intel is constantly striving to deliver faster and more energy efficient technology in their processors. That is exactly the case in one of their latest releases, the all new Core i5-8300H processor.
The i5-8300H processor is part of the eight generation of Intel processors, dubbed Coffee Lake. Among other things, this generation brings processors of up to 6 cores for laptops, a new thing on Intel (although that is not the case on the i5-8300H).
The i5-8300H is a quad core processor with 8 threads, and has a pretty good benchmark. Its base clock speed is 2.3 GHz and a maximum turbo frequency of 4.0 GHz, which is simply amazing.
When compared to processors from previous generations, we can consider that the i5-8300H is comparable to the i7-7700HQ. However, the i5-8300H has a slight advantage as its max turbo speed is higher than the i7-7700HQ.
While the i5-8300H is not the most powerful gaming processor released by Intel in 2018, it is a good option for some. If you are looking for an affordable laptop, but you don’t want to spend a lot and get one with a i7-8750H processor, the i5-8300H will definitely do the trick. It runs most games released in 2018 with high settings.
Best i5-8300H Laptops: The List
Now let’s get to our list of the best i5-8300H laptops currently available.
ASUS ROG Strix Hero Edition 15.6” Gaming Laptop, 8th-Gen Intel Core i5-8300H processor (up to 3.9GHz), GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 120Hz 3ms display, 8GB DDR4, 128GB PCIe SSD + 1TB FireCuda, GL503GE-ES52
As the ASUS sub-brand name ROG mean “Republic of Gamers” it is pretty easy to understand what is this laptop all about. This ASUS ROG Strix Hero Edition is one of the latest releases from the Taiwanese brand, and also one of the best.
Apart from the powerful Core i5-8300H you will find a lot of benchmark power in its various hardware components. It comes with a GTX 1050 Ti 4GB dedicated video card, which will certainly help this ASUS ROG to run the most demanding games. Its hybrid storage with a 128GB PCIe SSD + 1TB FireCuda will also guarantee plenty of storage, but also speed to access it.
MSI GV62 8RD-200 15.6" Full HD Performance Gaming Laptop PC i5-8300H, GTX 1050Ti 4G, 8GB RAM, 16GB Intel Optane Memory + 1TB HDD, Win 10 64 bit, Black, Steelseries Red Backlit Keys
MSI is one of my favorite brands and just like ASUS it also hails from Taiwan. This specific model is one of the most affordable ones featuring the i5-8300H quad core processor. It also features a pretty powerful GPU, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050Ti 4G GDDR5.
While it comes with just 8 GB DDR4 RAM, you can easily expand it up to 32 GB. It also features the all new Intel Optane technology, which improves the PCs memory responsiveness.
OMEN by HP 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop, i5-8300H Processor, GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB, FHD IPS Thin Display, 12GB 2666MHz RAM, 1TB HDD & 128GB PCIE SSD, Windows 10 (15-dc0010nr, Black), Metal
Omen is the sub brand from HP which focuses on gaming hardware. This HP gaming laptop has a pretty good hardware setup, and bring many interesting hardware apart from the all new i5-8300H.
Its NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti dedicated video card combined with a 15.6 Full HD screen will guarantee sharp images when gaming in this beautiful HP laptop. It also comes with 12 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM, which is crucial for high demanding gaming and also if you work with complex software.
Dell Gaming Laptop G5587-5859BLK-PUS G5 - 15.6" LED Anti-Glare Display - 8th Gen Intel i5 Processor - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD+1TB HDD - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, Licorice
Dell is always in our list of best laptops, especially when it comes to relatively affordable gaming laptops. This is the exact case of this amazing Dell Gaming Laptop G5587-5859BLK-PUS G5.
Apart from the powerful Coffee Lake processor and a quite attractive price, this Dell has a pretty similar hardware setup as many of the other portable PCs in our list of the best i5-8300H laptops. It features 8 GB DDR4 RAM, and hybrid storage (128 GB SSD + 1 TB hard-drive disk).
ASUS TUF Thin & Light Gaming Laptop PC (FX504) 15.6” Full HD, 8th-Gen Intel Core i5-8300H (up to 3.9GHz), GeForce GTX 1050 2GB, 8GB DDR4 2666 MHz, 1TB FireCuda SSHD, Windows 10 64-bit - FX504GD-ES51
This ASUS TUF (The Ultimate Force) is one of the latest released by the Taiwanese brand, and also one of the most beautiful laptops in this list. It is an excellent choice if you want to buy a thin, light-weight laptop powered by the latest Coffee Lake technology.
With a thickness of just 0.98″ and a weight slightly above 5 lbs it is perfect choice if you are looking to combine power and portability.
2018 Flagship Acer Nitro 5 15.6" FHD IPS VR Ready Gaming Laptop, Intel Quad-Core i5-8300H (Benchmark>i7-7700HQ), 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GTX 1050 4GB Dedicated Graphics, Red Backlit Keyboard, Win 10
One cannot end a best laptop list without featuring a model from Acer, one of the biggest players in the laptop market. This laptop has everything you can expect from a great affordable gaming laptop, including a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5 GPU.
The only downside of this specific model is that it only features a 1 TB HDD. It would be certainly better to have a combination of HDD with SSD or just an SSD in this Acer Nitro.
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