4 things to look for while choosing a gaming laptop
We are not called ‘generation next’ without reason. Technology is something we live with. Imagine a day without a smartphone or a laptop or without the Internet; almost unimaginable, right? We use technology for a lot of things—checking emails, social media, connecting with people, etc. Among all of these, gaming is also something that a lot of people have taken to, big time.
And while there are some brands like Asus, Acer, HP, Sony, and Dell laptops that offer some great options in gaming, a few things you need to keep in mind before purchasing one are:
- Graphics: A good graphics processing unit (GPU) is of utmost importance here. Nvidia is the latest in the GPU gaming scene. Some brands like HP, Acer, Asus, and Dell laptops come endowed with Nvidia.
- Display size: In the case of a gaming laptop, size does matter and a minimum of a 15-inch screen size would be ideal to enjoy a good gaming experience. The market also has laptops with a screen size of 17-inches, but that would be too much bulk to carry around, considering this is a laptop and not a desktop. Brands like Asus, HP, Acer and Dell laptops offer you wonderful screens with a 15-inch size option.
- SSD is the way to go: Also known as the solid-state storage device, SSDs were rather steeply priced in the past. Today, however, an SSD has become pretty affordable. From boot time to the time taken to launch a game, an SSD boosts the overall speed and performance of your laptop.
- Don’t forget the memory: A minimum 8GB RAM is essential for a gaming laptop. This will ensure your laptop doesn’t hang and runs smoothly while gaming. While you will find a few options with an 8GB RAM in Dell laptops, brands like HP and Acer offer you a higher memory option of around 16GB.
Our pick of the top five models for a fantastic gaming experience is Alienware 17 R4 (2017), Origin EON17-X 10 Series, Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming, Asus ROG Zephyrus (GX501VI), and HP Omen 17.