Find the best laptops for X-Plane 12

Best Laptops for X-Plane 12

X-Plane 12 is a game produced and published by Laminar Research in September 16, 2022. Ultra-Realistic Flight Simulation.

Laptop Requirements for X-Plane 12

The system requirements are generic, and it's preferred to have a gaming laptop with a modern graphics processing unit for successfully running X-Plane 12.

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 or 11
  • Processor: Intel Core i3, i5, i7, or i9 CPU with 4 or more cores, or AMD Ryzen 3, 5, 7 or 9.
  • Memory (RAM): 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics Processing Unit: A Vulkan 1.3-capable video card from NVIDIA or AMD with at least 2 GB VRAM
  • Storage space: 23 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Operating System: Windows 10 or 11
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 8600k or Ryzen 5 3500 or better
  • Memory (RAM): 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics Processing Unit: A DirectX 12-capable video card from NVIDIA or AMD with at least 4 GB VRAM
  • Storage space: 23 GB available space

Best Windows Laptops for X-Plane 12

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

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-79L1
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-79L1
NH.QF6AA.002
$1,031.74
$1,019.00
Dell G16 7620
Dell G16 7620
6DM28
$2,199.99
$2,197.49
ASUS TUF Dash 15
ASUS TUF Dash 15
FX517ZM-AS73
$1,299.99
$1,181.95
ASUS TUF 17″
ASUS TUF 17″
FX706HM-ES74
$1,399.99
$1,194.99
Acer Nitro 5 15″
Acer Nitro 5 15″
AN515-45-R21A
$1,149.99
$859.98
Lenovo Legion 5 15″
Lenovo Legion 5 15″
82JW00BDUS
$1,189.99
$899.99
Acer Swift X 14″
Acer Swift X 14″
SFX14-41G-R1S6
$1,069.99
$780.00
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15
G533ZW-AS94
$1,914.99
ASUS TUF 15″
ASUS TUF 15″
FX506HEB-IS73
$1,099.99
$949.99
MSI GF 15″
MSI GF 15″
$684.74
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15
G533QS-DS94
$1,999.99
$1,699.99
Dell XPS 17 9720
Dell XPS 17 9720
XPS9720-9393PLT-PUS
$3,195.99
$2,549.99
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Budget Windows Laptops for X-Plane 12

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.

ASUS TUF 15″
ASUS TUF 15″
FX506LH-AS51
$649.99
Lenovo IdeaPad 15″
Lenovo IdeaPad 15″
82SB0001US
$899.99
$585.99
ASUS TUF 15″
ASUS TUF 15″
FA506IH-AS53
$699.99
$662.99
HP Victus 15
HP Victus 15
$692.91
$664.92
Lenovo Ideapad L340 15″
Lenovo Ideapad L340 15″
81LK00HDUS
$665.00
$655.99
MSI GF63 15″
MSI GF63 15″
$643.99
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Mac System Requirements

Recommended:
  • Operating System: MacOS 10.15 or Newer (e.g. Catalina, Big Sur, Monterey)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 8600k or Ryzen 5 3500 or better, or Apple Silicon
  • Memory (RAM): 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics Processing Unit: Apple Silicon OR AMD Radeon RX 500 or newer, driver version Adrenaline 22.2.1 or newer
  • Storage space: 23 GB available space

Recommended Macbooks for X-Plane 12

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

Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
MK193LL/A
$2,699.00
$2,299.00
Apple MacBook Pro 14” (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 14” (2021)
MKGP3LL/A
$1,934.93
$1,909.00
Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
MK183LL/A
$2,499.00
$2,199.00
Apple MacBook Pro 14” (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 14” (2021)
MKGT3LL/A
$2,499.00
$2,199.00
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
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$629.95
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
$693.27
$692.72
Apple MacBook Pro 13″
Apple MacBook Pro 13″
Z16S4LL/A
$1,699.00
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
$714.87
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
MPTT2LL/A-cr
$849.00
$799.99
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
MPTU2LL/A
$695.00
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
MPTR2LL/A-CR-R
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$799.00
Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
MK1F3LL/A
$2,699.00
$2,399.00
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X-Plane 12 technical specifications for laptopDeveloper's websiteX-Plane 12 on Steam
Updated on December 9, 2022.
These recommendations are based on technical details and requirements. We can't guarantee that the game will run on every laptop.