Best Laptops for F1 24

A black, white, and red Haas car racing alongside the orange McLaren in F1 24 on one side of a white line. On the other, a black gaming laptop with Overwatch gameplay on the screen.
Credit: EA / GIGABYTE

A black, white, and red Haas car racing alongside the orange McLaren in F1 24 on one side of a white line. On the other, a black gaming laptop with Overwatch gameplay on the screen.
Credit: EA / GIGABYTE

The latest Formula One game is here, which means it's a good time to start thinking about whether or not your setup is truly optimized for this year's game. Fortunately, you're in the right spot, because we've put together a guide to the best laptops for F1 24, ideal for keen racers always on the go in need of an upgrade.

While F1 24's system requirements aren't too hefty, you still need a capable machine to run the game smoothly. That's why we've paid close attention to those requirements to select five top-tier options that'll have no trouble running this year's release. We've also factored in reviews and pricing, just like we did in our guide to the best PCs for F1 24, understanding that gaming laptops can be quite an investment.

From budget-friendly options, like the ASUS TUF Gaming A15, to larger devices such as the Acer Predator Helios Neo 18, our list covers all bases and needs, acting as the ideal starting point to begin your laptop search.

Best laptops for F1 24

  1. MSI Thin GF63 - best laptop for most F1 players
  2. ASUS TUF Gaming A15 - a top budget pick
  3. Acer Nitro 16 - a superb midrange alternative to consider
  4. GIGABYTE AORUS 16X - best laptop to play F1 at max. settings
  5. Acer Predator Helios Neo 18 - top choice if you want a bigger screen
MSI Thin GF63 product image of a black laptop with a dragon on the screen in orange and red backlit keys.
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1. MSI Thin GF63

Best laptop for F1 24 overall

OS: Windows 11 Home - CPU: Intel Core i7-12650H - Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 GDDR6 - RAM: 2 x 8‎GB ‎DDR4 - Storage: 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD - Display: 15.6-inch FHD - Refresh Rate: 144Hz
*UK specs

A well-rounded laptop for gaming needs to be powerful enough for whatever you want to play (in this case, F1 24), light enough to benefit from choosing a laptop over a PC, and have a screen that's so good, you don't need a monitor. That's a lot of boxes to tick, but this MSI Thin GF63 does just that.

Firstly, it weighs around 1.86kg, which is insanely light for a gaming laptop, so is easy to carry around while you travel. It also has a very solid Intel Core i7-12650H processor and an RTX 4060 graphics card, which both exceed the recommended requirements to play F1 24. Its memory and storage meet the recommended requirements too, so you're completely covered with what's under its hood.

Screen-wise, it comes with a 15.6-inch 1080p display that can refresh up to 144Hz. That refresh rate is more than good enough for F1 gameplay, and having a Full HD screen means the racing action can be showcased in excellent detail.

On top of all that, the MSI Thin GF63 features Cooler Boost technology. According to MSI, this innovative system can reduce the laptop's temperature by up to 10 percent and operate 10 percent quieter than traditional cooling methods. Such efficiency is vital during extended gaming sessions, as it prevents thermal throttling and ensures the hardware maintains peak performance while you battle for first place.

Reasons to buy:

  • Incredibly thin and light for a gaming laptop
  • Its graphics card and processor exceed what you need for F1 24
  • Cooler Boost technology reduces the risk of overheating

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ASUS TUF Gaming A15 product image of a black laptop with icy blue backlit keys and TUF Gaming branding in white on the screen.
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2. ASUS TUF Gaming A15

Best budget laptop for F1 24

OS: Windows 11 Home - CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X - Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 - RAM: 8GB DDR5 - Storage: 512GB SSD - Display: 15.6-inch FHD - Refresh Rate: 144Hz
*UK specs

Gaming laptops aren't cheap, especially when you compare them to their PC counterparts. Unfortunately, that makes the laptop as a gaming platform one of the most expensive around, although this ASUS TUF Gaming A15 manages to land around a more budget-friendly end of the scale.

It just about hits the brief in terms of specs too, featuring an AMD Ryzen 5 5600X processor with clock speeds of up to 4.55 GHz and six cores in total. Coupled with 8GB of DDR5 RAM, you shouldn't have too many issues with smoothness when it comes to running F1 24.

Alongside its AMD CPU, the A15 comes with an RTX 2050 graphics card. This may not be the latest or best NVIDIA GPU out there, but it's not far off what Codemasters and EA recommend for F1 24 anyway. That means this laptop should deliver detailed and realistic graphics, especially as it also has a Full HD 15.6-inch display.

Moreover, this laptop runs on Windows 11 Home, providing the latest features and updates from Microsoft, enhancing both gaming and productivity tasks when you decide to step out of the driver's seat.

Reasons to buy:

  • It's far more budget-friendly than rival gaming laptops
  • It easily clears the majority of the game's minimum requirements
  • Smooth 144Hz refresh rate from the screen

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Acer Nitro 16 product image of a black laptop with multicolored backlit keys and the Acer Nitro logo in red on the display.
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3. Acer Nitro 16

Best midrange laptop for F1 24

OS: Windows 11 Home - CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS - Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 - RAM: 16GB DDR5 - Storage: 1TB SSD - Display: 16-inch QHD - Refresh Rate: 165Hz
*UK specs

Toeing the line between being pricey and budget-friendly, the Acer Nitro 16 slots nicely into the midrange, particularly when looking for laptops that can run F1 24 without any issues.

The laptop is equipped with a dedicated RTX 4060 8GB graphics card, which brings advanced graphical power to the forefront, ensuring that the racing in F1 24 is rendered with lifelike lighting and detail. It has an AMD Ryzen 7 processor with eight cores too, which gives it plenty of power for running most games out there, let alone F1 24.

In addition to its powerful graphics and processing capabilities, the Acer Nitro 16 has a 1TB SSD that offers ample storage space for F1 24 and other large game files, along with rapid boot-up times, minimizing waiting periods and maximizing playtime. Moreover, the 16GB of DDR5 RAM allows for seamless multitasking, ensuring that other applications can run alongside your game without any hiccups.

The Acer CoolBoost system is also worth a shout-out, helping to maintain the laptop's peak performance during extended gaming sessions. With this, the Acer Nitro 16 provides a balanced combination of high-end graphics, robust processing power, ample storage, and effective cooling, making it an excellent choice for F1 24.

Reasons to buy:

  • It has a very capable graphics card and a solid CPU
  • Plenty of storage space for F1 24 and other gaming titles
  • CoolBoost technology helps to maintain peak performance

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GIGABYTE AORUS 16X product image of a dark gray and black laptop with orange and light blue lights on the display.
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4. GIGABYTE AORUS 16X

Best laptop to play F1 24 at max. settings

OS: Windows 11 Home - CPU: Intel Core i9-14900HX - Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 - RAM: 32GB DDR5 5600MHz - Storage: 2 x 1TB Gen4 SDD - Display: 16-inch WQXGA 1600p - Refresh Rate: 165Hz
*UK specs

Finding a laptop that can play F1 24 close to its full potential is quite a big ask, but the Gigabyte AORUS 16X stands out as one of the best options out there to do so.

Powered by an excellent Intel Core i9-14900HX processor with eight performance cores and 16 efficient cores, this laptop can easily deliver smooth frame rates and optimal performance in demanding AAA titles, not just F1 24. Coupled with the RTX 4070 GPU, which can deliver exceptional graphical power and detailed virtual worlds, this thing truly is a powerhouse for high-end gaming experiences.

That experience is improved by its high-quality display and immersive audio features. Its 16:10 aspect ratio screen with 4-sided slim bezels provides a wider view, while the WQXGA resolution and 165Hz refresh rate deliver sharp and precise graphics, essential for the fast-paced visuals of F1 24. The sRGB 100% wide color gamut is a bonus too, as is the inclusion of Dolby Vision Technology to help it produce vivid and true-to-life colors and Dolby Atmos.

Features like its Dynamic Display Switch (DDS) and the exclusive WINDFORCE Infinity cooling system further solidify its status as a top choice for any gamer, as they help maximize its performance output while the cooling system minimizes the risk of overheating. With support for Wi-Fi 7 technology as well, the AORUS 16X offers lower latency online, making it a stellar choice for competitive F1 racers.

Reasons to buy:

  • It's seriously powerful in every aspect
  • Certified by Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos
  • Support for Wi-Fi 7 technology

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Acer Predator Helios Neo 18
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5. Acer Predator Helios Neo 18

Best desktop replacement laptop for F1 24

OS: Windows 11 Home - CPU: Intel Core i7-14700HX - Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 - RAM: 16GB DDR5 - Storage: 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD - Display: 18-inch 1600p - Refresh Rate: 240Hz
*UK specs

Finally, we have what we consider to be a great "desktop replacement" for F1 24 in the Acer Predator Helios Neo 18. We say this because of its size, with the screen measuring 18 inches in total. A laptop this big means you shouldn't have to pair it with a top gaming monitor or TV for immersive racing action.

The laptop's RTX 4070 graphics card can significantly enhance the visual experience too, bringing lifelike realism to the game. What's more, it has an IPS display with a 240Hz refresh rate and 16:10 aspect ratio that offers a large, vibrant, and fluid viewing area, making every race feel immersive and engaging. The support for NVIDIA G-Sync helps the visual element as well, as it helps to eliminate tearing to maintain smooth and uninterrupted visuals.

At the heart of its powerful performance lies an i7-14700HX processor, which has enough behind it to deliver fast and efficient multitasking and handling of the game's physics. Coupled with 16GB of DDR5 memory, the system can manage the demanding nature of F1 24 without trouble, while technologies like its AeroBlade 3D Fan system keep the laptop running at optimal temperatures even during the most intense gaming sessions.

I actually own an Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 laptop and have been using it for some time, so I can personally attest to how good the Predator Helios series is and just how good this 18-inch model could be for F1 24.

Reasons to buy:

  • It's big enough to not need a monitor or TV for added immersion
  • The laptop has plenty of storage, memory, and power under the hood
  • I have personal experience with the Predator Helios series, so can vouch for its performance

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