Gaming Laptops

Gaming laptops, or gaming PCs in general, can be a bit confusing. The need for high performance graphics and processing power mean that gaming laptops are usually more expensive than regular laptops.

The best gaming laptops are powerful enough to deliver smooth gameplay, but portable enough that they will not weigh you down. With major titles like Fortnite and League of Legends coming to mobile devices, these computers and laptops pack serious processing power into a relatively portable package so you can play games on the go. With the right gaming computer, you will have the tools to dominate the competition no matter where your gaming takes you.

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So, how do you know if your next gaming computer should be a desktop or an esports laptop? Are these things worth the cost? To answer all of these questions and more, we have composed our own list of frequently asked questions about gaming laptops:

How do I choose a laptop that is good for gaming?

  • Look for a laptop with a high-end dedicated graphics card. This will be your most important consideration when choosing a gaming laptop, as it dictates how well you can play games on the device. You will need to look at two things: how powerful the graphics card is (measured in gigaFLOPS), and whether it is dedicated or integrated. The latter means that part of your system memory is used by this component instead of being available for other tasks—while this is not ideal, it is still better than having no dedicated graphics card at all!
  • Go with at least 8GB RAM if possible—16GB would be even better if money was not an issue; most new laptops come with 8GB these days though so do nơt worry too much about this point unless you are getting something older than 2016 or 2017 in which case 16GB would likely be necessary anyway.
  • Look for at least 256GB SSD storage if possible; 128GB may suffice if price is an issue but 256GB will give faster loading times overall (especially important during gameplay).

What should I look for when shopping for a gaming laptop?

  • Look for a laptop with a dedicated graphics card.
  • Get one with a fast processor and plenty of RAM.
  • Make sure it has a high-resolution display.
  • It should have at least one USB port for plugging in your Xbox controller or PS4 controller if you want to use those instead of playing directly on your computer screen—or both.

How much RAM should my computer have?

RAM is the most important component for gaming, so you will want to make sure you have enough. If your computer only has 4 GB of RAM, then it is going to struggle with even some lighter titles like Fortnite and PUBG.

The amount of RAM you need for gaming depends on the type of games you plan to play and the graphics settings you intend to use. Generally speaking, a gaming laptop should have 8GB of RAM as a minimum, although 16GB is recommended if you want to play the latest games at the highest settings.

More RAM means more space for your games to run in—so if you have multiple open at once (like while streaming), they need not be competing over resources as much. It also means less lag and less chance of crashing when loading new areas or changing graphics settings on the fly; this is especially helpful if you are playing competitively on servers where every millisecond counts.

Where are the best places to buy a gaming laptop?

You can buy gaming laptops online or in physical stores. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, so it is up to you which one is right for your needs.

You may be able to find better prices on an online store like Mobileciti, but it is also worth paying extra for the convenience of being able to take a look at the product before buying it. If something goes wrong with your laptop after purchase, having someone nearby who can help troubleshoot or repair issues can make all the difference in getting things back up and running quickly (or even just explaining what went wrong).

Are battery-sipping laptops a good option for gaming?

Battery-sipping laptops are great for gaming. The battery life depends on what you are doing, but if you are playing games at medium settings and do not have too many other apps running in the background, your laptop should last a good couple of hours before needing to be plugged in again.

If you want more power than that and do nơt mind having a heavier machine on your lap (or desk), then perhaps consider getting an external graphics card (eGPU) instead of buying another laptop altogether.

What types of laptops should not be used for gaming?

Laptops that do not have a dedicated graphics card, such as Chromebooks, should not be considered for gaming. Laptops with integrated graphics cards are also not suitable for gaming, as they lack the power and performance needed to play most modern games. Additionally, ultra-thin laptops are usually not suitable for gaming, as they lack the necessary cooling and power components to run games optimally.

2023 Top Gaming Laptops and Specs

  1. ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 – AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, RTX 3060
  2. Razer Blade 15 Base Model – 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, RTX 3070
  3. MSI GS66 Stealth – 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10875H, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, RTX 3080
  4. Acer Predator Helios 300 – 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, RTX 3060
  5. Dell G5 15 SE – AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, RTX 3060

Recommended Gaming Laptops

Now that you have learned about gaming computers and how to choose the right one for your needs, check out a wide assortment of Gaming Laptops and other high-performance laptops (available for purchase on the Mobileciti website).