When you are looking for a laptop to buy and you need it for gaming, there are various components that matter in order to make it a great laptop for gaming lovers. In this article we’ll present the main features you will have to take a close look when you search for a gaming laptop. Also, we will present one of the best HP laptop gaming, which can suit your needs. The gaming laptops of today have wide LCD screens, cutting-edge video cards and full-size keyboards, but if you cannot find a model as the want you need you have the chance fully customize it so that it meets the exact specifications.
The graphics processing unit is a component that is very important for your gaming experience. A gaming laptop video card must have its own memory on board to ensure a high performance and a fast run of the most complex games. Generally speaking, nowadays there are two developers of laptop video cards like nVIDIA and ATI. You will definitely need to choose a screen for your new gaming laptop, but this will come with many decisions about the resolution, aspect ratio, rise and fall time, contrast, viewing angle, and size. The LCD screen need to at least 15 inches, although the most favorite are the 17 inch widescreens. There are also large models and the best way to decide is to compare the contrast and the sizes in a store because in this way you can make the differences among them. As for the RAM of a gaming laptop you need at least 1GB of RAM for optimum run. There are people choosing 2GB to ensure that they can run multiple applications that will not slow down the response time of the games. This is a great investment and you need to not try saving money on the RAM if you want to use this gaming laptop for some time in the future. The last component you should consider is the hard drive which comes in a variety of speeds and capacities ranging from 4200 to 7200 RPMs and 40 to over 100 GBs.
Now let’s see what make the HP HDX16t one of the best HP laptop gaming now available on the market. It is a 16-inch laptop that has a Intel Core 2 Duo processor and a nVidia graphics card and is included in the HP “premium series” notebook. Some of the other specifications are:
- 4GB DDR2 System Memory
- 320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
- Webcam and Fingerprint Reader
- Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card
- Blu-Ray ROM and SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
- 12-Cell Lithium Ion Battery
As you can see from these features, this HP HDX16t is among the best HP laptop gaming because it offers a great design combined with high performance. If you are computer science researcher or you just love to play games, HP Pavillion HDX 16t is the one of the best options. With a price starting at $899, it is not that expensive when compared to its rivals.11
MSI GT660 is the spearhead of a whole new range of computers MSI inspired synthesis of three fundamental concepts: Performance, Sound and Vision. The combination of excellent audio-visual performance and design behind the times is the dominant theme in which designers have faithfully abided by MSI in designing new notebooks and desktops, all-in-one.
Despite the crisis that has gripped the world economy, the Taiwanese PC vendor has continued to focus on innovation of its products, and giving concrete shape to its slogan, “Insist on the best”. To confirm this is the president of MSI, Joseph Hsu, framed by new series gamestation GE, GX and GT exhibited at CeBIT 2010.
Seven other gaming notebooks, including the MSI GT600 model stands out for its originality and character. The GT660, in fact, first is the result of experience gained from MSI in the field of mobile computing, the other is a turning point than in the past, introducing elements of transformation and discontinuity. New agents are contaminating the DNA of the MSI laptops leading them to higher levels of quality, aesthetics and performance.
Create an immersive sound environment contributes to a more satisfying watching a movie or playing a 3D FPS (shooter game) and is the complete multimedia experience of the highest profile, allowed under the combination of a 16-inch screen size 16:9 HD resolution (1366×768) and HD + and a graphics card category Enthusiast, Nvidia GeForce GTX 285m.
A good score if we consider that it was done on a prototype performance, without specific optimizations and without overclocking, and therefore has a good margin improvement. The students can play Crysis or other demanding 3D titles at full screen and with a good level of detail, without fear of losing frames in the sequences of the game more frantic.
The hardware includes MSI GT660 can provide the best current mobile technology, Intel Calpella platform as the gaming version, consisting of a quad-core Intel Core i7 and Intel-720QM Mobile HM55, without an integrated graphics and USB 3.0 interfaces for connecting peripherals to a more powerful 10 times normal speed USB 2.0.
As usual MSI, most of the internal components will be easily accessible from a single door on the bottom of the laptop. It is thereby ensured a high possibility of upgrading and modding, also favored by the presence of 3 slots for SODIMM memory that will hold up to 12GB of DDR3 memory 1066MHz/1333MHz!
To conclude this preview of the MSI GT660 gaming notebooks, we want to make a few comments on the design of this machine, you can appreciate the pictures and videos supplied. Aesthetics and materials used depart from those of previous series of gamemachine MSI, anticipating what will be the future stylistic choices Taiwanese company: instead of the usual brushed aluminum panels, has opted for a polycarbonate coating which allowed designers to free their imagination.
It resulted in a dynamic and modern design, which manages to attract attention without being kitsch or excessive. The cover, with black finish Color Print Film, is covered by ripples that intersect at the center of the MSI logo, while the base is crossed by panels with a thick gray honeycomb decoration. Meticulously maintained the details, all inspired the same theme: the shield. The red shield with a dragon in the center and the inscription “Powerful Turbo Extreme Gaming” is, in fact, the new MSI notebook logo for video players and it drives the design of the GT660. It is a small shield the power button located at the center of the mask of touch buttons is shield-shaped chrome touchpad and even the lid of the notebook.11
Today is the turn of Alienware M11x to be review, this laptop is an ultra-portable for gamers.
Dalle 11.6”WXGA HD LED backlight (1366 x 768)
Intel Pentium Dual Core SU7300 (1.3GHz)
RAM Installed (Max) 4 GB DDR3 1066MHz (8GB), 2 slots
Space: 500GB 7200 rpm
Graphics Card Nvidia Geforce GT 1GB GDDR3 dedicated 335m and Intel GMA X4500MHD Intel GS45
Audio System 2 Speakers
1.3 megapixel webcam with microphone
Wi-Fi b / g / n + Ethernet
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Card reader 3 in 1
Output (s) HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA
Input (s) / Output (s) S / PDIF, Headphone, Microphone
Yes Firewire, Firewire 400
USB 3 USB 2.0
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Li-Ion 8 cells 63/64Whr
Autonomy announced 8:30 max
Dimensions (mm) 285.7 x 233.3 x 32.7
Weight 1.99 Kg
Warranty 1 year all over the world
Marrying two modes to be incompatible, that is the bet of the Alienware m11x. Fans of the brand will not change that, the design is reminiscent of m11X already present on other models. The keyboard also incorporates the ingenious system which backlight color can be customized according to the desires of the user.
The keyboard layout requires a slight adjustment period before returning to a striking fluid. The slightly shiny surface does not stick but makes visible fingerprints. The multitouch touchpad is well sized.
This version is very well made, blacks are deep and vivid colors. The treatment does not generate too bright reflections. As for viewing angles, they are quite open.
The audio system delivers a satisfactory quality for an ultra-portable. The connection is complete and the 1.3 MP camera offers a satisfactory quality.
The Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 can be overclocked to 1.73 GHz to deliver slightly higher performance than other ultra-portable. But the strength of the m11x is its graphics card, a Geforce GT 335m. This allows to run the latest games out without having to make concessions on the graphics settings. For example, in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 in native resolution, the number of fps varies between 29 and 44. However, the slab of 11.6 inches is a bit narrow to really immerse themselves in the action. Fortunately, it is possible to use a Full HD TV via HDMI.
The downside is, this power implies a frame more imposing than that usually offered on the ultra-portable 11.6-inch. The heat is fairly well contained at the expense of more noise present.
By using the integrated graphics and setting the backlight to minimum, autonomy may exceed seven hours. Small regret, technology Nvidia Optimus is not present. This laptop is perfect for games like Call of Duty 4 The Modern Warfare 2, or for Mass Effect 2. If you are a gamer you should buy this laptop for yourself.11
The MSI GT740 tested in. Free Intel PM55 chipset, a Core i7-820QM (1.73 GHz), 4GB DDR3 1066 (2 slots), SATA hard disk of 500 GB at 5400 rpm, a Geforce GTS 250M 1 DDR3 dedicated a 17”screen with a WSXGA + resolution of 1680 × 1050, a 2.0 megapixel webcam with microphone, a DVD burner, card reader 4 in 1, a keypad, a certified Audio 4.1 Dolby Surround Sound connectors and Wi-Fi b / g / n, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, HDMI, VGA, Firewire, ExpressCard54, Headset, Microphone, Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0 (x4 combo with 1 e-SATA). It weighs 3.15 kg and 7 runs on Windows Home Premium 32 bit with 6 cell battery 52Wh. Its elegant design is finished with matte brushed aluminum and red spikes that give an impression of high quality. All is however not very strong, several parts flexing under pressure.
The connector is provided and positioned pretty well apart from the USB right side, placed too far forward. The Ethernet it would have its place in the back. The audio portion is correct, nothing more. The keyboard is the biggest weakness of this notebook. It flexes a lot even at low pressure and the arrangement of keys (including Ctrl and Fn) is not conventional, while others are really reduced their width.
The touchpad is improved with a surface that glides well and good accuracy. It would however be gained by deeper and less deported on the left. Its buttons are functional but picks up dirt well enters. The screen displays a 16/10 format which is rare. The contrast is excellent and good black level but the brightness is average. The colors seem fairly blades and lack punch. The touchscreen is prone to glare and viewing angles are correct.
It delivers good performance overall with 5540 points in PCMark Vantage and a processor that shows Swift. He sins, however the graphics side with 7484 points in 3DMark06 and 3618 points in 3DMark Vantage. Scores correct but does not show the height of the processor. The index Windows 7 was 5.8, which corresponds to the hard drive that offers data transfer rates very correct.
When practicing the games, it displays a score 31.3 fps in Anno 1404 in native resolution (high detail, 0xAF) of 52.5 fps in Left 4 Dead (high detail), from 23.7 fps in Risen (medium details, 0xAF) 29.3 fps in DIRT 2 (high detail) and from 23.7 fps in Risen (medium details, 0xAA) and from 21.9 to 24.9 fps in Crysis at 1024 × 768 (high detail) and 38.8 fps in Need for Speed Shift (details means 2xAA).
It is audible at idle and is clearly heard when approached, but that in becoming embarrassing. Temperatures are hold over, but the laptop gets very top right. Fully loaded, the same processor reduces its frequency of operation. Its autonomy is low with 1:29 of continuous operation in surfing the Internet with Wi-Fi enabled, 1:14 DVD playback and 59 minutes at full load.11
If you have a hard PC and want a notebook that occur at LAN party’s with friends? OK! Here are some examples: Dell Alienware m17x. First of all I would like to note that Alienware m17x hardly looks like a laptop, but rather a spaceship console. If someone has something to note in Chapter design means that he lost his mind. In other news, in a configuration taken to the extreme, Alienware m17x laptop may be the strongest in the world. Why? Try to put your head following configuration: Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme QX9300 (12MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB), 8GB of DDR3 memory at 1333 MHz frequency, two graphics cards NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280m with 1GB memory in SLI configuration, Blu-ray optical drive combo, 500 GB hard drive at a speed of 7200 RPM and a 17-inch screen capable of a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels.
Other equipment (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, webcam, etc..) Suddenly become some widgets. Alienware m17x’s weight starts at 5.3 kg and the configuration presented here for me to reach 6 kg aprobleme far. Mobility? 9 cell battery? What difference does it make when you have a monster that can run any new game? For this configuration, the price is 3370 euros. Oops!
Toshiba Qosmio X300-14U is something fresh off the market and less customizable than Dell, but certainly has something to say in chapter performance. Qosmio X300-14U’s case looks flawless and the sound of me I can not imagine just perfect for that board there is a Harman Kardon audio system with 5 speakers: two for the average frequency, 2 for high and one bass. The processor is a “modest” Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300 working at frequencies of 2.53 GHz. Qosmio X300-14U is a gaming laptop after all so you should feel the power of two NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS graphics cards in SLI configuration with 2 x 512 MB memory. We may also obtain up to 1791 MB memory than TurboCache technology.
It would be foolish to put more than the 4 GB of RAM, as much as you installed, but you can add yet another on that. Hard disk. Two pieces of each 320 GB. The less pleasant when it comes to optical drive. You have the option of a Blu-ray drive, pretty good at what may be the Qosmio X300-14U. Perhaps the producer was not thinking about this business because of the screen that leads only 1.680 x 1.050 pixels. I sense you put the issue of connectivity. Qosmio X300-14U has everything you could ask for in a computer or even more. Mobility is limited to a maximum of one hour and 50 minutes, but I do not expect more from a system full of resources, with minimum weight of 4.3 kilograms. The system cost about 3200 euros in the configuration above.
A gaming laptop cost a lot of money, at least if you want to be future proof and play in any new game session. The above funds you could set up two desktop computers for gaming with all the monitors and related peripherals. Remember the laptops above you need at least one laser mouse and pad and an adjustable weight to your cool hardcore gamer name.11