Bitcoin requires demanding and good working hardware to mine. Unfortunately, strong good working hardware can be pretty bulky and take up a lot of space, which is where laptops come in. They are considerably smaller than desktops, and thus make it more space efficient to have laptops instead of gaming desktops.
Laptops For Mining Bitcoin
Today we’ll show you the best gaming laptops on the market for Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrency) mining. Check them out below.
First up is the ASUS ROG Strix G-SYNC — it is one of the best choices for laptop Bitcoin mining, as it has got most if not all the top hardware needed for mining the cryptocurrency of your choice. In addition, this laptop also comes with dual-cooling, so it will last a lot longer than other laptops. This is in part because heat pipes are built-in to direct the heat away from important components, such as your GPU and CPU.
Next up is the the Lenovo Legion Y520. It is a great laptop for Bitcoin mining, as it’s equipped with a top of the line graphics card. With the performance available in this card, you’ll be able to experience great mining capabilities (i.e. being able to mine faster than most everyone else). It’s also got strategically placed vents to get rid of the heat on the graphics card and processor. This is especially important in Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency mining in general, just because of the sheer amount of power it requires. This Lenovo laptop is also great for travel if the need arises. Weighing only at about 4lbs or so, this laptop is the perfect carry-on for all of your travels.
Next we have the MSI GS43VR. This one is a good one for the power distribution required, and it’s not too pricey compared to most Bitcoin mining desktops laptops. The MSI GS43VR also comes with thermal heating capabilities to make sure none of your components get crispy during the mining process. This is important, as you often have to leave your laptop on and mining for weeks at a time, so things can get very hot if you don’t have those cooling capabilities built-in. The MSI GS43VR is also a super quiet laptop, making little to no noise at all. Normally, you’d hear fans whirring when power usage is at its highest, but this laptop keeps things relatively quiet.
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus is another great laptop, featuring a 6GB of dedicated memory for the graphics card. This gives you more performance when doing Bitcoin mining and mining of other cryptocurrencies. The ASUS ROG has a neat option that will let you prioritize certain Internet applications over others so you can make the Bitcoin mining run even faster on top of the 6GB of dedicated memory. A good solid, stable Internet connection is important for Bitcoin mining, so this is a nice addition.
Last up is the Acer Predator Helios. It is a very nice laptop, which is able to dish out a little extra power with the extra 6GB of dedicated memory to the graphics card (similar in akin to the ASUS ROG Zephyrus). The Asus Predator also comes with a built-in overclocking Turbo Boost, which can crank up your processor speed. You can already see how this can help with the Bitcoin mining process as well.
All of these laptops come with unique qualities that set them apart, making one less or better than one another. One common quality among them though is that they are compact and easy to move around the room if needed. That said, it’s much more convenient to have laptops than desktops for Bitcoin mining, simply because they take up less space. Sure, you might still get less power compared to what a desktop put out, but a laptop can still get pretty close.