Checklist for buying a Gaming Laptop
I have been in search of a good gaming device for sometime now, while Xbox and PS3 are the preferred choices, i wanted something more versatile. A laptop with good gaming ambiance is something PERFECT for all geeks out there.
So… If someone now wants to buy a gaming laptop i think my research would come handy. I hope you guys would read these tips carefully because i have seriously spent time finding the right combination and then testing it to run great games out there including the Need For Speed Shift and NBA Live 2K10.
Scrambling the Gaming Laptop Checklist 1-0-1
1. Good Processor
This is probably the prerequisite of any laptop purchase, it hardly matters although if you are deciding between the core i series processor from Intel unless you want to use the same piece of gadget for designing, movie and video editing along with Gaming.
I would surely recommend you go for Dell or HP with a core i5 processor, it is a medium range processor but when it comes to rendering gaming data, it works like Magic, as i told earlier, if you want to use it for video-blogging or movie editing or simply graphic designing then go a quadruple core processor i.e. Intel i7.
Though game quality hardly depends upon a processor but file load time onto the RAM is drastically reduced if processing power is very good. What processor are you using currently, is is working good for you cravings for video games?
2. At Least 3GB RAM
Though most gamers would suggest you go for a 4GB RAM or even higher i would say you can start off with 3GB and then expand later if needed. If you have a good graphic card which i’d be discussing about a little later in this article then you would need more RAM because games like Assassin’s Creed do eat up major portions of memory.
It is quite important to play games in high-quality but often high-definition graphics needs heavy support from memory department of a computer therefore if you lack a good supply of memory you might have to wait for 2-5 minutes before the game starts to roll. Do check that you gaming laptop has a good RAM.
3. NVIDIA or ATI Radeon Graphic Card
This is probably the soul of video games, i don’t think you would be able to run a good game with high-quality multimedia graphics without a heavy-duty graphics card rendering data for your gaming laptop.
This is probably the most important point to keep in mind while going for a gaming laptop spree. Hmm… one more thing, don’t ever consider memory as the deciding factor. 1GB dedicated graphic memory of NVIDIA much better, much much much better than a graphic from any other brand. So… in this you should and must go for the brand name ‘NVIDIA GeForce’ note it down.
4. A Vibrant Visual Screen
Despite of everything in a gaming laptop mentioned above sometimes you never get the fun that this configuration is capable of delivering and that is probably because of your display screen. If you don’t have a very good visual display in your laptop, forget about gaming, forget about movies and forget everything… this means you are wasted.
Now… I would probably recommend you go a crystal clear vision technology, see laptops from HP and DELL and you would know what i am talking about.
I am in favor of gaming laptops from Acer but i have experience pixelation problem in Acer TFTs thus i would recommend you go for a solid brand which gives you quality, even if you have to spend a few more bucks, it hardly matters.
To conclude this how-to article i would just like to say that it is important that you get your facts together, in my area Dell and HP services are very good, products are somewhat the same but services plays a kewl part.
You would never want to be deserted once your system breaks down, so… do some research in your friends whether they like Dell services or go to your local PC dealers, this could be good help.
Sharing my experience!
When i bought my system, i had no idea about graphic card n all, but when later when i came to know that my system had only 256MB card i knew that my gaming dreams were over. My computer system that had cost me around Rs. 35000 was no more than a netbook in terms of Gaming, of course.
So do your research before buying, if you want to get your PC assembled, i wouldn’t recommend that, go for the branded thing… a little costly but comfortable experience in the long run.
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