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September 28, 2020

Best Laptops for BeamNG Drive

Let’s check the best laptops for BeamNG drive, one of the most exciting driving simulation games released in the past few years

Do you like driving simulation games but you think they lack good physics? Check our list of the best laptops for BeamNG drive and understand why this game is one of the most acclaimed in the niche of vehicle simulation currently.

best laptops for beamng drive

What is BeamNG drive?

The game is officially called BeamNG.drive with a dot, and its name is definitely not the most unusual aspect about it. BeamNG is a driving simulation game with extremely realistic physics, and that includes car crashes.

Unlike simulation series like Forza or Gran Turismo, on BeamNG cars literally become a wreck, and that is just beautiful to watch. BeamNG was released on May 29th 2015 on Steam and since then, it has become an instant hit. The main reason behind its success are its physics, and they are quite unique.

BeamNG uses the Torque game engine to calculate real-time, soft-body dynamics of its vehicles. This reflects in extremely realistic calculations. Every time you crash a vehicle on BeamNG.drive, it behaves extremely similar as it would in real life. In fact, many videos on YouTube compare real life crash tests with BeamNG.drive. In most cases the results are very similar.

BeamNG Laptop Requirements

If you want to run BeamNG.drive on your laptop, we have (mostly) good news. The game itself is not very heavy, and you will be able to run it decently in most mid-range laptops available in 2017. If you start inserting too much vehicles on your scenery, performance tends to drop if you lack hardware, though.

The BeamNG.drive wiki suggests three setups to run the game on your computer, but they are mostly aimed at desktop PCs. We will focus on the Moderate and High End Requirements, as the Minimum Requirements, even aren’t very recommended on the BeamNG wiki itself.

The moderate requirements suggest a mid-end Core i5 processor and a NVIDIA GTX 560 or equivalent. Considering laptops, I would recommend a dual core Skylake i5 or superior, and a GTX 950M or superior.

If you want to run BeamNG.drive on your laptop with high settings and no restrictions, you will need more. For laptops, I would recommend at least 8 GB DDR4 RAM, a quad core processor from the Skylake or Kaby Lake generation. In terms of GPU, a GeForce 1060 (mobile) will probably guarantee a very smooth experience on BeamNG.drive.

Best Laptops for BeamNG drive

Let’s check some of the best laptops for BeamNG drive currently available, with a few options on Amazon.com.

ASUS Gaming Thin and Light Laptop, 15.6-inch Full HD , Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, Windows 10 – FX502VM-AS73

The ASUS FX502VM-AS73 is one of the newest laptop models released by ASUS in 2017 and is one of the best choices if you are looking for a new, powerful computer. It has an extremely powerful hardware, including a quad core chip and a dedicated video card from NVIDIA.

It’s processor, the i7-7700HQ, is one of the most popular among high-end laptops released in 2017. It is a quad core chip using the hyper-threading technology. Needless to say, it is ideal to work with demanding projects and software.

Gigabyte AERO 15 OLED SA-7US5130SH Thin and Light Laptop, 15.6″ Thin Bezel Samsung UHD AMOLED Panel, i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX1660Ti,16GB RAM, M.2 PCIe 512GB SSD, Win 10, 94Wh Battery

The Gigabyte Aero is one of the lightest high performance gaming laptops available. It features a very powerful hardware setup, including the quad core i7 Kaby Lake processor.

The first impressions of the Gigabyte Aero could not be more impressive. This 15.6 inch laptop has a very beautiful design and a chassis built using nano-imprint lithography, giving it a nice well-finished look.

The dimensions of the Gigabyte Aero are compact, making of it a great choice among slim gaming laptops. It has a weight of just 5 lbs which is quite low, considering its a high-end gaming laptop. With a thickness of 0.78 inches, it is easy to transport your Gigabyte Aero anywhere you need.

MSI WS63 7RK-290US (i7-7700HQ, 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD, NVIDIA Quadro P3000 6GB, 15.6″ Full HD, Windows 10 Pro) Workstation Laptop

The MSI WS63 is one of the high-end laptops available this year. It features the latest hardware technologies, including a powerful CPU and GPU. The i7-7700HQ is a quad core processor, and the most popular among high-end gaming laptops released this year.

This MSI also comes with a the powerful NVIDIA Quadro P3000. This GPU is ideal not only to play BeamNG.drive, but for most driving simulators released this year.

Asus ROG Strix G (2019) Gaming Laptop, 15.6” IPS Type FHD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, Intel Core i7-9750H, 16GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe Nvme SSD, RGB KB, Windows 10 Home, GL531GT-EB76

If you are into gaming, you have certainly heard of ASUS Rog. This Taiwanese brand and its gaming subsidiary Republic of Gamers manufacture state-of-art laptops and hardware for gaming enthusiasts.

This ASUS Rog is no exception as it features a powerful quad core processor and plenty of RAM. Just like most laptops in this list, it features a GTX 1650 dedicated GPU, making this ASUS Rog one of the best laptops for BeamNG drive currently available.

44 Comments

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    I have a Lenovo g50 with a ADM8 proseser and 8gb of ram and hd graphics will it run on it

    • Matteo Cara

      Hey Jason,
      Yes your Lenovo should run BeamNG just fine.

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    Hi, I have an Acer Aspire A315-22 that has 8GB of RAM and an AMD A9 processor. It also claims to have Radeon Graphics. Will this be enough to run BeamNG.drive?

    • Matteo Cara

      Hi Aidan, Yes as I believe it should run just fine. Have fun!

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    I’m thinking of getting a Lenovo Ideapad L340 Gaming Laptop, 15.6 Inch FHD (1920 X 1080) IPS Display, Intel Core i5-9300H Processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB Nvme SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, Windows 10, 81LK00HDUS. Should this run BeamNG?

    • Matteo Cara

      Hi Cole, this should run BeamNG just fine. Enjoy!!!

    • Matteo Cara

      Hi Sirfixalot, There are many HP’s that will do that trick but many more that will not. It depends on the specs of your laptop. I’m happy to look if you provide the exact model.

    • Matteo Cara

      Lol not sure that would work very well

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    I have a MSI GS65 stealth 8se, will that be good enough?

    • Matteo Cara

      Hi Abishek, MSI is usually a great option. I think it should run perfectly. Enjoy!

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    I have an Acer Swift 5 SF514-53T 14-inch Laptop – (Intel Core i5-8265U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Full HD Touchscreen Display, Windows 10, Blue) will it run beamng drive?

    • Matteo Cara

      Hi Rhys, the graphics card could be stronger but I believe it should run Beamng just fine. Enjoy!

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    Can a Asus VivoBook premium 2019 run beamNG drive?

    • Matteo Cara

      Hi Logan, yes i believe that Vivobook will run BeamNG just fine. Enjoy!

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    Could BeamNG drive run smoothly on this (i am buying it for my son):
    Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IWLI (81LG00L9YA) laptop 15.6″ FHD Intel Quad Core i5 8265U 8GB 512GB SSD GeForce MX230
    Thank you very much

    • Matteo Cara

      Hi Nenad, yes I believe that should run BeamNG smoothly although it is on the basic recommendation side. I’m sure your son will be very happy. Enjoy!

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    Can it run on my Acer ES 14 that has
    Intel Celeron Quad Core processor N3450
    Intel HD Graphics
    4 GB DDR3 L memory and
    500 GB HDD will it run on this platform?

    • Matteo Cara

      Hi Louis, you’d really want to get to the basic requirement of 8GB of RAM. Below that it would run choppy. Good luck!

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          and btw what brand of laptop do i need to buy so that this game can run as smooth as possible

          • Matteo Cara

            It’s more about the specs and power of the laptop than the brand. I recommend any of the laptops on this page. But I do like Asus!

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    I have a Dell Inspiron 3583 with a core i5 processor, will beamng run on it?

    • Matteo Cara

      Hi Patty, as long as it has at least 8GB RAM, which that machine should have, you should be alright. Have fun!

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    Will my asus vivobook and lenovo g510(i believe) run beamng drive? the vivobook has a amd ryzen 3,8gb ram and vega 8 graphics,the lenovo has a amd e1 – 2100 apu radeon graphics and 4gb ram.

    • Matteo Cara

      Hi Carl, based on the lack of RAM in the Lenovo, I think the Asus would run BeamNG better. Have fun!

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    Looking for the cheapest laptop I can find that will run this game somewhat smoothly … This game is a new obsession of my 5 (turning 6) year old.. So -a new laptop would be his big B-day gift… Will a Lenovo ideapad S340 15.6″ Laptop, Intel Core i5-8265U Quad-Core Processor, 8GB Memory, 128GB Solid State Drive, Windows 10 work?? Is there something cheaper than this that may work?? Also any recommenations on a somewhat low priced steering wheel controller?? Right now he’s trying to run this off an old laptop of mine and is using a playstation controller. He gets by but we are very glitchy and lock up a lot. (We are NOT gamers at all so we are clueless)

    • Matteo Cara

      Hi Carin, What a great gift for the little one! I believe the Lenovo S340 would get the job done. Something with 16GB RAM is recommended though. But your son would likely be fine with the Lenovo. PXN makes an afforable steering wheel. Have fun!

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    I have an HP Pavilion 15. Can it run BeamNG Drive?

    • Matteo Cara

      Hi Matt, Yes I think the HP Pavilion will run BeamNG just fine. Have fun!

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    Would my CHUWI Herobook Pro 14.1 inch Windows 10 Intel N4000 Dual Core 8GB RAM 256GB ROM Notebook,Thin and Lightweight Laptop,BT4.0 (Herobook Pro(2020)) work

    • Matteo Cara

      Hi Parker, honestly it might be a bit weak to run super smoothly but it should work. Just make sure you have at least 20GB of space available. Have fun!

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    I have an HP with these specs:
    Processor: AMD A12-9720P RADEON R7, 12 COMPUTE CORES 4C+8G 2.70 GHz
    Installed Memory (RAM): 12.0 GB
    System Type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor
    Free Space: 836 GB

    Would this work for BeamNG.drive?

    • Matteo Cara

      Hi Karla, Yes I think this will work great for BeamNG. Have fun!

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    asus 15.6 intel celeron n4000 hd laptop Will that run beam.ng drive?

    • Matteo Cara

      Hi Austen, I think this machine is a bit too weak to handle BeamNG as well as you’d want. You need something with at least 8GB RAM. Good luck!

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    Will it run on a 6gb ram laptop with minimum graphics settings?

    • Matteo Cara

      Hi Shilos, the minimum requirement is 8GB RAM. So 6GB plus lower graphic settings might have you a bit disappointed with how choppy it would run. I’d recommend getting to at least 8GB RAM. Good luck!

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    will beam NG work well on a surface pro?

    • Matteo Cara

      Hi Zac, if you get a Surface Pro with at least 8GB RAM, preferably 16GB, I think it would work for you. Have fun!

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    i got a hp envy with a 166GB left, wondering if it can handle beamng. I’m planning to buy this game

    • Matteo Cara

      Hi Kyle, Yes that’s more than enough space available but more importantly it should have at least 8GB RAM which I believe all HP Envy’s have. Enjoy!

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