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.

103 thoughts on “Best Laptops for BeamNG Drive”

  1. 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?

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  2. 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?

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  3. 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?

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  4. 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

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    • 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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  5. 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?

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    • 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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  6. 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.

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  7. 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)

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    • 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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  8. 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

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    • 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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  9. 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?

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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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  10. Wait can a Msi GE75 17.3 gaming laptop run beamng drive it’s on sale at costco and I want to know if this can run the game with good graphics and high FPS even when you spawn cars.

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    • Hi Daytona, I’ll need more information. How may gigs of RAM? What is the graphics card? If you can at least give me the model I can try and look it up.

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  11. I have a Lenovo IdeaPad 5 with AMD Ryzen 7 4700u with Radeon Graphics and 16gb of memory. will this run beamng without taxing the laptop too much?

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  12. Could this laptop handle it? 2020 15.6 inch Laptop, IPS Display, Intel 64-bit Quad-core celeron_j3455 Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, scalable 1TB SSD Solid State Drive, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 Pro

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    • Hi Stephanie, I think that would work well. Ideally, you’d have 16GB RAM but I think this should work for you. Have fun!

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  13. Hello, I am looking at getting a laptop for my 10 year old sons birthday for schoolwork as well as playing a few games (he keep on about BeamNG drive) but I am lost when it comes to computers! Is it possible to get a decent laptop to do this for around £500?
    I have found this one- Honor MagicBook 14 inch Ryzen 5 8GB 256GB Laptop
    Would this run the game?

    Thanks in advance

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    • Hi Lizzie, I’ll be honest I’m not very familiar with the Huawei laptops yet. I’ll be looking at them soon. The specs I see on this Honor MagicBook seem like they should be able to handle BeamNG. You can find a laptop for around 500 GBP but the higher performance machines that will run it smoothly will cost closer to 1000 GBP. Good luck!

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  14. I’m thinking of getting this laptop and I want to know if it can play beamNG 14″ Laptop – Intel Celeron N4020 dual core 4 GB of ram

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  15. Hello! My son is 10, and his dream is to play beamNG.drive. Would this laptop support the game? Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14″ Laptop, 14.0″ FHD 1920 x 1080 Display, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, Narrow Bezel, Windows 10, 81W0003QU

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  16. I did some looking around on my fav webshop and the ideal laptop I found was an HP 14s-fq0056nd with AMD Ryzen 3 and 8 GB of RAM.
    Would that thing run BeamNG?

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  17. I won a Dell G5s from a raffle at my work, it has 144Hz, 8GB, AMD Radeon RX 5600mm
    Not too familiar with laptops but was wondering if it would run smoothly?

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  18. Ahoj, mám notebook Dell Inspiron 13, je sice už trochu starší, ale notebook stal přibližně 20 000, myslíte, že bych to rozjel?
    Předem děkuji za odpověď:)

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    • Hi Bert, as long as it has at least 8GB RAM, which most of the Ispirons do, you should be ok. Although the video card isn’t the best with these, so for perfect results you may want something more powerful. But I think you should be good. Have fun!

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  19. Hey! Just got a brand new nitro Acer 5. Not sure if it will work or not, so I better ask.
    – Windows 10 Home
    – Intel Core i5-10300H Processor
    – 15.6″ FHD Acer ComfyView IPS LED LCD
    – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti with 4GB
    – 8GB RAM, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD

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    • Hey Jay, I think this should work for you. It meets the minimum requirements. It won’t run absolutely perfectly, but it should run just fine. Have fun!

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      • Hi Ty, I think this Lenovo should be able to handle BeamNG. Ideally, you’d have 16GB RAM and a little better of a graphics card, but I think you’ll get away with it. Have fun!

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        • I actually have tried the game, but the graphics were awful, and it gave me this warning about my graphics card. Then, 30 minutes later the game would crash every time. It really just doesn’t want me to play the game. Can I somehow upgrade my graphics card to be able to play? Thank you!

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          • Hi Ty, that stinks! BeamNG does require a lot so not entirely surprising. Like I said, ideally you’d also have 16GB RAM. This is also important. You can upgrade the graphics card, it’s not too hard but I generally don’t recommend trying it at home because if you’re not careful, you can wind up frying the whole board. Search for tutorial videos and see if you’d like to take it on, but I’d suggest taking it to a professional. Good luck!

    • Hi John, no I don’t think BeamNG will work for you. You need a good, dedicated graphics card and ideally 16GB RAM. But without a good graphics card you probably won’t even be able to load the program.

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    • Hi Alex, if you have the Aspire 3 with at least 8 GB RAM and the NVIDIA dedicated graphics card then yes I think you’d be able to run BeamNG. If you have the 4GB with the shared card, no it will not run. Good luck!

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  20. Lenovo ideapad 3 ,Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 605 with Intel core i5 ,2.14ghz cpu ,12 g ram ,64 bit operating system …will it run smoothly?

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  21. Hey. Please Look. Laptop hp pavilion 32gb ram, inter core i5 10300h 4rdzenie 2,50-4,50GHz. Grafika nVidia geforce gtx 1650ti Intel uhd 4096mb. The game will run at maximum?

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  22. Hey please Look will max work on this computer. Inter core i5 10300H 4 cores 2.50-4.50Ghz. Nividia geforce gtx 1650ti Intel uhd 4096mb. Memory RAM 32Gb.

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  23. I have an HP Envy x360. 2.1GHz AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, (quad-core, 6MB cache, up to 3.7GHz with Boost), 8GB DDR4, AMD Vega 8 Graphics. Will it run at all?

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    • Hi Tristan, your HP meets all the minimum requirements but I’ve heard of some people with Envys having some problems with the game freezing during heavy times. I think you should be ok though. Have fun!

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  24. these are my specs.
    memory-7.4 gib
    processor-amd e1-1200 apu radeon(tm) hd gaphics x2
    graphics- amd palm
    ram- 8gig
    the laptop is an hp im not sure which one bought it used. will i be able to run beamng?

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  25. 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, Black
    will this computer work with BeamNG? if not what is the best computer I can get that runs BeamNG but for the cheapest price?

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    • Hi Grant, You would probably be ok with this Lenovo but ideally, you’d have 16GB RAM. Video card is ok so it might run choppy every now and then but you should be ok. Have fun!

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