Best desktop replacement laptops of 2014


Go big or go home, one could say (we wouldn't, but someone could). If you want to ditch the desktop once and for all, without sacrificing your gaming and multimedia experience, these 17-inch-plus laptops are the answer. Just don't try to open one of these sitting in a coach airline seat. To explore the best in all categories, check our list of the best laptops overall.

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Origin EON17-SLX

No one puts together custom high-end gaming laptops, including this desktop-busting 17-inch EON17-SLX, better than Origin, but you'll pay for that expertise.

4 stars Excellent

Maingear Nomad 17

A hefty investment if nicely configured, the Maingear Nomad 17 delivers for serious gaming, although the look may not be for everyone.

4 stars Excellent

Toshiba Qosmio X875

We have yet to see a truly great gaming laptop built from the ground up with Windows 8 in mind, but the 17-inch Toshiba Qosmio X875 can be configured into a powerful, reasonably priced mainstream gaming machine.

3.5 stars Very good
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