Gaming is a sector of the computer that is somehow overlooked, non-mainstream. Maybe it’s because we tend to look at computers as more of a business tool than a toy, or game console if you will. Considering that games are graphic-heavy applications, it stands to reason that gaming is best served by desktop PCs, what with all the hardware needed for that satisfying gaming experience. But lo and behold, manufacturers have come out with laptops that any gamer would welcome and love to use. Now they can take their game anywhere.
Designed as a desktop replacement, Dell’s Inspiron 17R (N7110) is a big laptop boasting a 17.3-inch 1,600 by 900 resolution 3D screen with its Nvidia GeForce GT 525M graphics chip. Powered by a 2.3 GHz Intel Second Generation CoreTM i7 quad-core processor with 6GB RAM and 500GB storage, it features 8-way processing for ultimate smart performance. There are a variety of connection options available, including two USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0 ports, eSATA/USB 2.0 combo, audio, 3-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS), VGA, Ethernet, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. There is also a 1.0-megapixel HD webcam so you can video chat in high-resolution style.
Acer’s AS3830TG-6431 is one powerful ultra-portable which offers good processing capabilities and superb graphics performance. The 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-2410M quad-core processor, 500GB hard drive, and Nvidia graphics are a fast and furious combination, and the 13.3-inch widescreen is mildly bright with decent viewing angles in a 1,366-by-768 resolution display. It has all of the other essential features, including two USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0 ports, Ethernet, VGA, and HDMI, with a multi-format card slot and a 1.3-megapixel webcam.
The Asus K53SV-B1 is another desktop replacement laptop that is powered by a 2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-2630QM processor running an Nvidia GeForce GT 540M graphics card with 6GB RAM and 640GB storage on a 15.6-inch 1,366-by-768 resolution widescreen 720p display monitor. Measures 1.4 x 14.9 x 9.8 inches (HWD) and weighing 5.95 pounds, it features a full-size keyboard with multi-touch trackpad and a DVD-RW dual-layer drive. It also has a standard collection of 3 USB 2.0 ports, both VGA and HDMI outputs, headphone and microphone connectors, a wired Ethernet port, and a multi-format card reader (SD, MMC, MS). It connects via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 and has a 0.3MP webcam.
Acer Aspire AS8950G-9839 is powered by a 2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-2630QM CPU with 750GB storage and 8GB RAM running an AMD Radeon HD 6850M graphics chip on an 18.4-inch 1080p resolution laptop screen. It features a built-in Blu-ray drive with five USB ports, one of which uses USB 3.0 technology, an HDMI port, VGA, Gigabit Ethernet, card reader, and the FireWire port. It also has a 2-megapixel webcam.
The Dell XPS 15z is a dual-core laptop with 6GB RAM and 500GB storage powers the NVidia GeForce GT 525M on its awe-inspiring 1,920 x 1,080 resolution 15.6-inch widescreen display. Thin measuring an inch thick, lightweight profile at 5.5 pounds, and gorgeously designed, it features three USB ports, two of them USB 3.0 and the other eSATA as well as USB 2.0, jacks for both HDMI and Mini DisplayPort (for a dual-monitor hookup)and a standard webcam.
The Asus G74SX-BBK7 boasts a 2GHz Intel Core i7-2630QM processor with 8GB RAM and two 500GB (7,200rpm) hard drives to power a 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M graphics chip on its 17.3-inch 1,600 by 900 (720p HD) resolution screen. Its ports include1 HDMI, an Ethernet jack, 3 USB 2.0, a USB 3.0, multi-in-one card reader (MMC/SD/MS/Pro), audio jacks, and VGA, as wells as a Supermulti-DVD RW optical drive. It features WiMAX, a 4G wireless connectivity option that allows you to hop on the web in over 54 metro city areas with WiFi. Its huge 2.4-inch thick bulky structure exterior weighs in at 9.7 pounds and speaks volumes, intimidating to the casual consumer, but saying to the gamer saying, “The bigger I am, the better I game.”
The Alienware M17X (Sandy Bridge) boasts a 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7-2720M with 8 GB RAM and two 750GB,7200rpm drives which powers the 2GB VRAM AMD Radeon 6970M mobile graphics chip on a 17.3-inch 1,920-by-1,080 resolution widescreen. Equipped with the ideal full size keyboard it features a mini-DisplayPort, HDMI-Out, VGA-Out, and HDMI-in to allow for use with your gaming console, DVD player, camcorder, or another laptop that has HDMI-out. There are five USB ports, two of which are USB 3.0 , two USB 2.0, and one ESata/USB combo, a slot-loading Blu-ray drive, and crisp speakers. It is certainly one of the better-looking gaming laptops.
Alienware’s M11xr3 sports a 1.4GHz Intel Core i5-2537M dual-core CPU with 4 GB RAM and 500GB 7,200rpm hard drive to power an Nvidia GeForce GT 540M graphics chipset on its 11-inch 1,366 by 768 resolution widescreen display. It features WiMAX (a wireless technology that offers similar 3G and 4G SmartPhone coverage) and Wi-Fi to connect you to your downloads and games. Ports include 1 for Display, HDMI, Ethernet, 3-in-1 card reader (MMC, SD, MS/Pro), two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, and FireWire.
Asus’ G74SX-A2 is powered by a 2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-2630QM processor with 16GB RAM and two hard drives, a speedy 160GB solid-state drive (SSD) and a larger 750GB 7,200rpm spinning hard disk to run the Nvidia GTX 560M GPU graphics chip on a 17-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution screen. It features WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0 and is equipped with a Blu-ray drive, a Gigabit Ethernet port, HDMI and VGA video outputs, and a card reader supporting several memory formats (SD, MMC, MS/Pro). A USB 3.0 port offers high speed data-transfer, and 3 USB 2.0 ports are also available for connecting other peripherals, as well as a slot for a Kensington Lock and jacks for headphones and a microphone. An external mouse included.
The Samsung QX411-W01 is a mainstream laptop that boasts of a 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-2410M processor with 750GB 5,400rpm hard drive running two graphics chips, one integrated, and the Nvidia GeForce GT 520M graphics card, on it 14-inch widescreen glass layer. It features Wireless Display, or WiDi 2.0, which supports streaming 1080p video and protected content (think DVD movies), and WiMAX, often referred to as 4G wireless that spans an entire city. QX411 sports slim dimensions at just one inch thick and 5.1 pounds, to give the system a cleaner look, incorporating a full-size chiclet-style keyboard, a DVD burner, 2 USB, and HDMI with USB 3.0 technology.
These models are really built for gaming. You could easily see them in every electronics section of many stores. You can also find and shop for them online and even use the likes of Target free shipping promo code to have these wonderful items delivered for free in your doorstep!