Five Factors In Choosing Your Gaming Laptop
Gaming laptops today are very powerful in what they can do as they are able to cope with huge performance specifications that the newer HD and 3D games. A regular laptop will do the basics of allowing you to create Word and PowerPoint documents, browsing the internet, play movies and listen to music. But a gaming laptop is designed specifically for playing high-spec games.
Before going out and buying the first laptop that you see, it is worth considering these factors:
The first and most important factor in a gaming laptop is the graphics card. Most standard laptops now come with built-in graphics card which will drain the power of the memory and displays the actual image. You should look to get a laptop that has a dedicated graphics card ideally an nVidia or ATI. These are two of the leading manufacturers in producing graphics for desktop and laptop devices. Newer laptops now have SLI interface which allows the laptop to have two graphics card running at the same time.
In addition, newer laptops offer the capability of 3D gaming which comes with the 3D glasses. These laptops will cost a little bit more than your standard laptop. Newer Nvidia graphics cards have dual-GPU technology built-in, which is like having SLI interface but only with one graphics card. Dedicated graphics card will also have on-board memory with some carry as much as 2GB.
The second factor to consider is the RAM. The larger the amount inside the laptop, the better as this will enable you to play the latest games. If there is a built-in graphics card, then the RAM memory will be jointly shared between the graphics card.
The next important factor is the CPU as this will determine the laptop’s overall speed. The majority of laptops come with a dual core processor, which is great if the other specifications are at the top end of the scale. Some newer gaming laptops have now got quad core processor running in them. Be sure to check when buying your high end laptop that you look at the cooling options as these devices can get quite hot, which can have an impact on the performance. It is best to invest in some type of cooling device that will keep the laptop running at an optimum temperature.
The hard drive is another important thing to consider as most laptops now come with 320GB worth of storage enabling you keep all your gaming files and other associated documents in one place.
The screen size is the final important aspect to consider and that is why you should invest in a laptop that with a display over 15 inches.