Find the best laptops for Elite Dangerous

Best Laptops for Elite Dangerous

Elite Dangerous is an adventure game developed and published by Frontier Developments in 2015. Take control of your own starship in a cutthroat galaxy. Elite Dangerous is the definitive massively multiplayer space epic.

System Requirements

Updated on November 27, 2021.

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad Core CPU (4 x 2Ghz)
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 470/AMD R7 240
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 25 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core CPU or better / AMD FX 4350 Quad Core CPU or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 770 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 25 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Supports SteamVR, Oculus Rift and TrackIR

Elite Dangerous Laptop Requirements

The system requirements are ordinary, and it's preferred to have a gaming laptop with a modern graphics processing unit for successfully running Elite Dangerous. GeForce GTX 980M or better mobile GPU is required.

Most gaming laptops meet the RAM requirement of 8gb, though 6gb is enough to meet the minimum requirements.

Also, note that at least 25gb of hard drive space is required, which has to be noted if you install many games.

Best Gaming Laptops for Elite Dangerous

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

Lenovo Legion 5 15
Lenovo Legion 5 15
82JW0012US
$1,049.99
Lenovo IdeaPad 15″
Lenovo IdeaPad 15″
82K20015US
$788.00
ASUS TUF 17″
ASUS TUF 17″
FX706LI-ES53
$976.00
Alienware M15 R6
Alienware M15 R6
AWM15R6-7729BLK-PUS
$3,499.00
Alienware m15 R4
Alienware m15 R4
AWM15R4-7818WHT-PUS
$1,890.00
Dell G15 5511
Dell G15 5511
G15-5500BLK-PUS
$1,045.99
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Budget Laptops for Elite Dangerous

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.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15″
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15″
82K200UTUS
$739.99
Lenovo Ideapad L340 15″
Lenovo Ideapad L340 15″
81LK00HDUS
$969.99
$770.00
HP Pavilion 15″
HP Pavilion 15″
15-dk0020nr
$879.99
$754.99
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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.