• Udit Agarwal

Are Gaming Laptops worth it?



A gaming laptop is a laptop that contains advanced hardware required to enable intense processing and video rendering. Gaming laptops are often similar to standard business laptops but the advanced features and specs make all the difference.


A gaming laptop has got to have

  • High processing speed

  • A Large memory

  • A Large graphics processing capacity

  • A very fast processor


Gaming laptops are designed and manufactured specifically with advanced gaming needs so that you can go into the game with nothing to worry about. Given their high-end hardware, gaming laptops are generally more expensive than run-of-the-mill laptops.


Modern computer games require a large amount of processing power. Video processing is one of the most significant differences between a standard laptop and a gaming laptop. Generally, gaming computers contain a video card which is a PC component and is used to enhance the quality of images presented on a screen. They usually come with their own dedicated RAM, a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) and a cooling system. On the flip side, a typical PC generally uses just an onboard graphics processor with no additional firepower.


Gaming laptops have additional processing capabilities and are armed to handle high-demand processes, like games, rendering software, simulation software and design software. When you think about what's happening behind the scenes in a complex game like GTA for example, you really start to realize the scale of calculations being done every second for the scene to be rendered - right from what the character and their surroundings look like, to how their shadows appear as they move around and how each object interacts with each other. There are literally millions of calculations happening every second and the laptop must have the infrastructure to support that without crashing.



What are the core aspects that make a Gaming Laptop worth it?


There are four prime aspects of a gaming laptop. These are:

  1. The operating system

  2. Screen size

  3. Processor

  4. Graphic cards


Operating System


The operating system (OS) is important software. This means that if you want to play certain games might not be supported on your system. It’s worth checking out which type of games you can play on a particular gaming laptop. There’s nothing more frustrating than buying a gaming laptop and being unable to play the game you’ve actually bought it for! Usually the latest Windows version is supported by most games - but make sure to check before you buy or download.


Graphics Card


The graphics card or GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) has unique specifications as it permits games to be played with more detailed graphics and more visual effects. It renders images on your screen by processing the data from the game behind the scenes and transmits these up to 60 times a second to your monitor. As the demand for quality of graphics increases, you need a better GPU with its own dedicated memory, or VRAM (video memory).


The Screen


In case you’re playing some earth-shattering game with brilliant graphics and sound effects, you need to experience the action on the biggest screen size available. You can connect a bigger screen to your laptop via HDMI cable, by which the performance is going to affect a lot. There are also ultra-wide curved screens designed for gamers and designers that you can consider.


Screen Brightness


It’s always essential to have a bright display because it resists glare and reflections. If you’re one of those gamers who prefers to play in the dark mode, then brightness of the screen need not be the top of your priorities.


Concluding

Gaming Laptops are essential if your use case demands the features that they bring to the table. Yes, gaming laptops are pricier than standard business laptops, but they come with hardware that enables much, much more. Some great examples of non-gaming use cases of gaming laptops are 3D Design, Animation, Motion Graphics, Game Design and more. If you run a lot of simulations in your use case (gaming is kind of a simulation too if you think about it), a gaming laptop is definitely well worth it.

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