Find the best laptops for Cities: Skylines

Best Laptops for Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. It's a strategy game produced by Colossal Order Ltd and published by Paradox Interactive in 2015. The game introduces new game play elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience.

Laptop Requirements for Cities: Skylines

The system requirements are generic, and its recommended to have a gaming laptop with a modern graphics processing unit for successfully playing Cities: Skylines. GeForce MX550 or better mobile GPU is required.

16gb is a high amount of RAM, which has to be taken to account when choosing a laptop. 8gb is enough if you only want to meet the minimum requirements.

Windows System Requirements

Minimum:
  • Operating System: Windows® 10 Home 64 Bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ I7 930 | AMD® FX 6350
  • Memory (RAM): 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics Processing Unit: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTS 450 (1 GB) | AMD® R7 250 (2 GB) | Intel Iris Xe G7 (Tiger Lake)
  • Storage space: 4 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Operating System: Windows® 10 Home 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ I7 2700K | AMD® Ryzen 7 2700X
  • Memory (RAM): 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics Processing Unit: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 580 (1.5 GB) | AMD® Radeon™ RX 560 (4 GB)
  • Storage space: 4 GB available space

Best Windows Laptops for Cities: Skylines

These laptops meet the recommended system requirements and let you enjoy the game on high graphics settings without lag and stutter.

15″
MSI THINGF6312066 15″
MSI THINGF6312066 15″
Play 70% of new games on recommended RTX 4050 GPU2023 model16 GB RAMi7 CPU
$999.00
$858.99
16″
ASUS ROG Strix G16
ASUS ROG Strix G16
G614JV-AS73
Play 90% of new games on recommended RTX 4060 GPU2023 model16 GB RAMi7 CPU
$1,399.99
$1,260.00
17″
MSI Katana 17
MSI Katana 17
13835
Play 90% of new games on recommended RTX 4060 GPU32 GB RAMi7 CPU
$1,399.00
15″
HP Victus 15
HP Victus 15
TPN-Q279598U1AV
Play 60% of new games on minimum RTX 2050 GPU32 GB RAMAMD CPU
$720.00
16″
ASUS ROG Strix G16
ASUS ROG Strix G16
G614JI-AS94
Play 90% of new games on recommended RTX 4070 GPU2023 model16 GB RAMi9 CPU
$1,999.99
$1,979.97
14″
ASUS Zenbook Pro 14
ASUS Zenbook Pro 14
UX6404VI-DS96T
Play 90% of new games on recommended RTX 4070 GPU2023 model32 GB RAMThinTouchscreen
$2,099.99
$1,999.00
15″
ASUS ROG Strix G15
ASUS ROG Strix G15
G513RC-ES73
Play 70% of new games on minimum RTX 3050 GPU2023 model16 GB RAMAMD CPU
$999.99
$874.77
14″
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 14″
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 14″
YZY-00001
Play 70% of new games on recommended RTX 4050 GPU16 GB RAMTouchscreen120hz screeni7 CPU
$2,399.99
$2,159.99
15″
MSI Katana 15
MSI Katana 15
13484
Play 90% of new games on recommended RTX 4070 GPU2023 model16 GB RAMi7 CPU
$1,250.00
$1,238.82
17″
ASUS TUF 17″
ASUS TUF 17″
FA707NU-DS74
Play 70% of new games on recommended RTX 4050 GPU2023 model16 GB RAMAMD CPU
$1,209.99
15″
ASUS TUF 15″
ASUS TUF 15″
FA507XI-EH94
Play 90% of new games on recommended RTX 4070 GPU16 GB RAMAMD CPU
$1,699.99
$1,399.00
16″
ASUS ROG Strix G16
ASUS ROG Strix G16
G614JI-XS96
Play 90% of new games on recommended RTX 4070 GPU2023 model32 GB RAMi9 CPUHigh resolution
$2,199.99
$2,099.99
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Budget Windows Laptops for Cities: Skylines

These cheaper options meet the minimum system requirements stated by the developer. You may need to lower the graphics settings or the in-game resolution to run the game smoothly.

15″
HP 15-dy2718nr
HP 15-dy2718nr
Trusted brand12 GB RAMi7 CPU
$699.00
$549.50
15″
HP Victus 15
HP Victus 15
TPN-Q279598U1AV
Play 60% of new games on minimum RTX 2050 GPU16 GB RAMAMD CPU
$929.00
$628.95
15″
MSI GF63 15″
MSI GF63 15″
11263
Play 70% of new games on minimum RTX 3050 GPU8 GB RAMi5 CPU
$999.00
$623.57
15″
HP Victus 15
HP Victus 15
TPN-Q279598U1AV
Play 60% of new games on minimum RTX 2050 GPU16 GB RAMAMD CPU
$598.99
15″
Dell Inspiron 15″
Dell Inspiron 15″
3511
2023 modelTrusted brand32 GB RAMThinTouchscreeni5 CPU
$498.00
15″
HP i5 12th Gen 15-dy5399nr
HP i5 12th Gen 15-dy5399nr
7L8E2UAABA
2023 modelTrusted brand16 GB RAMThini5 CPUIPS screen
$729.99
$555.00
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Mac System Requirements

Recommended:
  • Operating System: OS X 10.11 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz
  • Memory (RAM): 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics Processing Unit: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
  • Storage space: 4 GB available space

Recommended Macbooks for Cities: Skylines

These laptops meet the system requirements stated by the developer. Macbooks with M1 or M2 CPU may require Rosetta 2 to run the game.

15″
Apple MacBook Air 15″
Apple MacBook Air 15″
MQKW3LL/A
2023 modelTrusted brand8 GB RAMThin
$1,259.98
15″
Apple MacBook Air 15″
Apple MacBook Air 15″
Z18T0LL/A
Trusted brand16 GB RAMThin
$1,499.00
13″
Apple MacBook Air 13″
Apple MacBook Air 13″
MLY33LL/A
Trusted brand8 GB RAMThinLightweight
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$1,064.99
15″
Apple MacBook Air 15″
Apple MacBook Air 15″
Z18U0LL/A
Trusted brand16 GB RAMThin
$1,899.00
14″
Apple MacBook Pro 14” (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 14” (2021)
Trusted brand16 GB RAMThin
$2,499.00
$2,149.95
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These recommendations are based on technical details and requirements. We can't guarantee that the game will run on every laptop.