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What to Look for in a Gaming Laptop

Jul 19, 2008
If you have decided to buy yourself a laptop for gaming, buy the best one you can afford. This will have the quickest and latest graphics.

Before purchasing, make sure to check for the latest graphics/graphic chip set. These are necessary on the laptop to run the best games. Do some research or ask at your local store to find the best graphic chip sets as there are so many on the market.

The most important part for getting a gaming laptop is the (RAM), or random access memory. This is referring to the amount of programs you can run on your laptop without running into slowdowns. For the serious gamers. a 1GIG minimum is needed. This will allow for the large memory necessary to run graphics that are required for gaming. The more RAM you have means a better laptop for gaming.

There are laptops that come with what is called dedicated video RAM (VRAM). This is memory that comes with the graphics card that has it's own memory in MB. Normally, this will include 32mb, 64mb and 128mb, and this memory only handles visuals and graphics because it used by video adapters inside the laptop. For 3D gaming, VRAM is especially important and helpful. The advice for anyone who can afford it is to buy a laptop with the highest VRAM graphics card you can.

There is nothing more annoying while in the middle of a game than to have the computer crash or freeze. Make sure to pick a laptop that has lots of CPU speed as this is far better for gaming. To determine how your computer works is all down to the processor. This is the computer's brain or center and this determines how well your computer performs. The speed of your computer is presented in gigahertz (GHz). Intel Core 2 Duo is probably the best one available today. There are still many brands and types of processors but the best laptop for gaming should have a speed of 2.4GHz or more.

The best hard drive to go with is probably SATA, or Serial Advanced Technology Architecture. This is a favorite with laptop users as it uses less power than most other hard drives and isn't limited to a particular clock speed. The best hard drive speed for a gaming laptop is 7200rpm. This is the highest and the best.

The screen on gaming laptops obviously plays an important role. It is no good trying to play a game on a tiny screen. Not only does it spoil the game, it can also affect your eyes. An average size to deliver a thrilling gaming experience would be a 17inch wide screen. There are many display resolutions available.

One that many people may be aware of is WUXGA; this stands for Wide screen Ultra extended Graphics Array offering a display resolution of 1920 by 1200 pixels (2,304,000 pixels) with a 16: 10 screen aspect ratio.
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