What’s the best CPU for your gaming laptop right now? We understand if you’re confused. We’re currently in an unprecedented state where new laptops based on Intel’s 9th-gen CPUs are on sale next to new laptops based on Intel’s 8th-gen and even 7th-gen CPUs.
The reason is likely Intel’s infamous CPU shortages, which jammed up the pipeline for laptop makers. After all, selling a laptop with a slightly older CPU is better than not having any laptop to sell at all. Unfortunately, for consumers, you’re now looking at similarly priced laptops with different “generations” of Intel CPU.