While it is true a gaming laptop can be rather expensive. Many people think that a laptop is the way to go when it comes to PC gaming these days. While there are some gaming laptops that cost a considerable chunk of money. If you shop around, you can get some good deals.
Today though we are looking at the things you need to check for before you throw your money at a gaming laptop.
GPU Is Important
Do not just look at the “graphics card” if you want to do some serious gaming with the latest games. Most of them are very dependent on a decent powered GPU. Having a good GPU will ensure that your laptop can play the latest game at decent settings. Also, a good GPU will future proof your gaming laptop as there is no way to upgrade a GPU in a laptop so having a good one is very important.
Do Not Worry Too Much About RAM
While you cannot upgrade a GPU in a gaming laptop. Most of them do allow you to upgrade the ram. Some do not so be sure to check for that. So, if you can save a few bucks by getting just a few GB of ram, you can always upgrade at a later date if you feel you need to.
Think About The Screen
15 to 17 inches is the ideal size for a laptop that you want for gaming. This is actually the standard size many of them come in. What we are talking specifically about here is the “quality” of the screen. Sure, a 4K display will look truly amazing, but did you know that a 4K laptop screen is actually not as fast as a 1080 one? The fastest screen you can get on a gaming laptop is 144hz and that is not available on a 4K screen.
Read Up On The Keyboard!
One way that some laptops will try and cut down on costs is with the keyboard. A good keyboard is essential when it comes to PC gaming. Not only do you want something that is going to actually work with your games. You want one that feels good too! So, make sure the laptop you are looking at does not have one of those awful spongey keyboards. The best way to figure this out is to read as many customer reviews as you can on the laptop you are interested in.
Do Not Freak Out Over The Battery
The next big evolution in electronics surely has to be more powerful batteries! This is especially true when it comes to a gaming laptop. At the very best and I mean very best, you are looking at getting around 8 hours at the most out of a gaming laptop. You do actually need the power supply plugged in any way to get the best out of a gaming laptop! The point I am making is do not put too much stock into the battery power of a gaming laptop, especially as you need it plugged in most of the time anyway.
For the most part, gaming laptops at the very minimum should come with 1TB of hard drive space. This can be upgraded down the line on most gaming laptops. If you have a bit of a higher budget, you might want to look into a gaming laptop that has a hard drive and SSD combo. This can be really handy and make the laptop do its basic booting functions much faster.