Best Laptops For Hearthstone: Budget and Luxury Options

Best Laptops For Hearthstone

If you love Hearthstone and want to play it while traveling, attending LAN events, or just prefer laptops over PC’s – you need to be sure you’re buying a laptop that can run Hearthstone smoothly.

The good news is that the system requirements for Hearthstone are not that high, even with all the settings maxed. So the best laptops for Hearthstone do not have to be expensive high-end models.

I thought I’d cover a couple budget options that can run Hearthstone just fine with all the settings maxed. As well as a couple of options that are more expensive and are capable of doing a lot more than just Hearthstone.

Just a tip if you’re looking for the cheapest laptop – you don’t need to max out the in-game settings so you can pull back a little on the processing and graphics power.

By doing so you can still play the game just fine and minimize any lag while saving some cash.

Best Budget Laptops For Hearthstone

Here is a table so you can make quick comparisons of the specs across the laptops:

 
Laptop ModelAcer Aspire 15.6" E 15HP 15.6" AMD A6-9220ASUS 14.2" VivoBook F510UA FHDHP Elitebook 14.1" 8470P
PriceCheck Price on Amazon HereCheck Price on Amazon HereCheck Price on Amazon HereCheck Price on Amazon Here
RAM Size4 GB4 GB8 GB8 GB
Processor (CPU)2.4 GHz2.5 GHz1.6 GHz2.6 GHz
Hard-Drive Size1,000 GB500 GB1,000 GB500 GB
Operating SystemWindows 10Windows 10Windows 10Windows 10

Acer Aspire E 15 15.6″ Laptop

The screen on this Acer is a 15.6″ Full HD widescreen with a LED-backlit display. More than good enough to bring the best out of Hearthstone.

It’s powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100U (2.4 GHz) and has 4GB of memory, so checks all the boxes on the power front.

The battery life is decent too with a running time of up to 12 hours. More than enough to play through a few rounds of swiss in an HS tourney.


HP 15.6″ AMD A6-9220 Dual-Core Laptop

This is another 15.6″ screen so it’s on the larger side, and it has a BrightView glossy screen with a LED-backlight.

The dual-core A6-9220 2.50 GHz processor has power to spare when running Hearthstone, and the 4 GB of memory is more than the recommended amount.

The AMD Radeon integrated graphics chipset is perfect for games, and the speaker system is great for games, movies, and streaming.


ASUS VivoBook F510UA Laptop

This ASUS laptop is awesome value for money but it’s in need of an SSD to hold up the rest of the power. So, I recommend adding one which isn’t difficult and well-worth the extra cost.

It has a 15.6″ full HD anti-glare display and a super-thin design. With 8GB of RAM and 1TB HDD.

The 8th Generation Intel Core 1.6 GHz processor can turbo up to 3.4 GHz. It’s an interesting chip, more than suitable for Hearthstone.


HP Elitebook 8470P Laptop

You can pick up these HP laptops at a good price because they have been refurbished. They are certified by Microsoft authorized refurbishing technicians, so polished to a high standard.

There may be some marks and blemishes however, so prepare yourself for that. You should always check the battery life too as that’s the first thing to suffer on used laptops in my opinion.

On the spec side however, the Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz, 8GB of RAM, and 500 GB hard-drive will keep Hearthstone running smoothly on full settings.


Best High-End Laptops For Hearthstone

You’re spoiled for choice if you have a big budget and are looking for a high-end gaming laptop to play Hearthstone on. For this reason, I’m only featuring two different laptops.

Both are extremely good gaming laptops and capable of play all kinds of games, no matter their system requirements.

MSI GS65 Stealth Laptop

Most people in the know see the MSI GS65 Stealth as the king of kings in the laptop gaming market.

Outside of the exceptional design, if you want to get the most out of your games then this is the laptop to do it.

Hearthstone isn’t the most demanding game and this is overkill for just Hearthstone, so it’s usually the weapon of choice for FPS and MMORPG players.

It has too many features and cool things to list and talk about. In a nutshell, the Stealth is gorgeous, lightning fast, sensitive and responsive, and will do everything you ever ask of it, and more. 


ASUS ROG G703GI Laptop

I’ve actually used the ASUS G703GI firsthand – a friend has one, not me sadly. At least I can confirm it looks even better in person than the pictures.

It’s no coincidence it’s one of the most expensive laptops on the market, it’s also one of the most powerful.

If Hearthstone is just one of the games you play and you need some serious power under the hood for the others then the ASUS does it all.

I’m not going to list all the specs, it’ll take too much time – just check it out over at Amazon if you’re interested.


Hearthstone System Requirements

Here are all the system requirements as recommended by Blizzard for Windows, Mac, iOS and Andriod devices:

Hearthstone System Requirements for Windows

Operating SystemWindows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10Windows® 10 64-bit
ProcessorIntel® Pentium® D or AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo (2.2 GHz) or AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 (2.6 GHz) or better
VideoNVIDIA® GeForce® 8600 GT or ATI™ Radeon™ HD 2600XT or betterNVIDIA® GeForce® 240 GT or ATI™ Radeon™ HD 4850 or better
Memory3 GB RAM4 GB RAM
Storage3 GB available HD space
InternetBroadband Internet connection
InputKeyboard and mouse, or touchscreen
Resolution1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

Hearthstone System Requirements for Mac

Operating SystemOS X® 10.10 (latest version)macOS® 10.13 (latest version)
ProcessorIntel® Core™ 2 DuoIntel® Core™ i3 or better
VideoNVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT or ATI™ Radeon™ HD 2600 ProNVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M or ATI™ Radeon™ HD 5670 or better
Memory3 GB RAM4 GB RAM
Storage3 GB available HD space
InternetBroadband Internet connection
InputKeyboard and mouse, or touchscreen
Resolution1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

Hearthstone System Requirements for iOS

HardwareiPad® Air™ or newer, iPad® 4 or newer, iPad® mini™ 2 or newer, iPhone® 5 or newer, iPod Touch® 6 or newer
Operating SystemiOS 8.0 or later

Hearthstone System Requirements for Android

Operating SystemAndroid 5.0 (Lollipop) / Fire OS 4.5.1 or later 
Processor1.2 GHz or better1.5 GHz or better
Memory1 GB RAM2 GB RAM
Storage4 GB of internal HD space
OR
1 GB of internal and 4 GB of external storage
5 GB internal HD space

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