Generally, the realm of gaming experience is dominated by the various gaming consoles available on the market and are the first choice for many gamers. However, the more serious gamers know that a gaming desktop can give so much more than a console in terms of speed, graphics and overall performance.
However, if portability is what you desire, then a gaming laptop offers you all the benefits of desktop gaming while allowing you to stay on the move. There are many features to look out for when choosing a gaming laptop such as screen size, battery life, processor speeds and graphics capabilities.
To make the search more straightforward for you, check out our top five ultimate gaming machines that are available to you today –
- Alienware 17
Offering an impressive gaming performance combined with an eye-catching overall design, the Alienware 17 is our number one gaming laptop. Manufactured by Dell, this laptop boasts an imposing 17.3” anti-glare screen offering you a crystal clear 1080p display with wide viewing angles as well as a crystal clear audio courtesy of the built-in Klipsche speakers. The laptop can be customised with a range of graphics cards including the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M and the AMD Radeon R9 M290X GPU, both of which offer fast speeds and can cope with heavy duty workloads.
- Origin EOV17-S
This highly customisable laptop packs a powerful punch in terms of its gaming performance with its built in GPU that is powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M. The 17.3” matte panel screen with its 1080p display and the impressive quality of the ONKO speaker system gives you an all-encompassing gaming experience.
- MSI GT70
With its aggressive styling, the GT70 is probably one of the larger gaming laptops available but it is still definitely worth consideration if you are willing to sacrifice a little portability for maximum gaming performance. This is in part due to its quad-core Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M graphics which are a killer combination, as well as its high quality speaker system and crystal clear 17” screen.
- Razer Blade (2013)
The Razer Blade (2013) is equipped with a 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-4702HQ processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M graphics card, which provides you with top class gaming on the go. The Razer Blade boasts an impressive 6 hour 52 minutes battery life that is considerably longer than many other gaming laptops. The 14” screen display may not suit all gamers but it makes this laptop extremely portable while not compromising on performance.
- Lenovo IdeaPad Y500
This affordable gaming laptop is a welcome addition to the market as it offers a steady performance with its sleek design, easy to use keyboard complete with back-lighting and eye-catching display. The laptop comes with a built-in NVIDIA GT 650M which is not as powerful as some other graphics cards but still offers gamers a solid performance. For more price-conscious gamers willing to make a few concessions, this machine is well worth a look.
Carlo Cretaro is a freelancer blogger writing on behalf of Eurieka.ie. Eurieka.ie is an Irish company selling a wide range of laptops, desktops, tablets and related accessories online.