What is the best gaming laptop in the world? Unfortunately, there is no single answer to this question. Ultimately, it all boils down to what you, as a buyer, are looking for.
For instance, the good choice for a gamer looking for a gaming laptop with the latest NVIDIA GPU can be very different from another gamer searching for the best affordable gaming laptop.
While there are now gaming laptops that perform as good or even better than gaming desktops, a single gaming laptop cannot fulfill the requirements of every gamer. But a perfect fit for every gamer is out there.
We have listed some factors that can help you select a gaming laptop that best matches your expectations and budget.
Power Up Right with the CPU
The most critical component of every laptop is its processing unit. Especially in the case of gaming laptops, you need a high-power CPU so that it can effortlessly work with graphic-intensive games. Even if you have a limited budget of Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 40,000, try to purchase a gaming laptop with at least an Intel i5 processor.
For the best gaming experience, consider a gaming laptop with i7 processor. The recently released HP OMEN 15 and HP Pavilion Gaming 16 are two great options if you are looking for a reasonably priced gaming laptop powered by 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor.
Step into the Enchanted world of Gaming with GPU
Just like the processing power, you want your gaming laptop to have a high-end GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) so that it can effectively process the high-resolution graphics of your favorite games. Top gaming laptops across price points now feature an NVIDIA graphics card.
If you are a hardcore gamer who regularly plays the latest AAA titles, consider a Windows 10 gaming laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 or 1650Ti graphics card. If you are not restricted by your budget, you can also go with a laptop that features the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 or RTX 2070 with Max-Q design.
Launch your Gaming Streak with the RAM
The RAM or Random Access Memory also plays a vital role in gaming laptops. When you launch any game, it is actually loaded into the RAM and not the hard drive, as this helps speed up the launch. For gaming laptops, it is necessary to have at least an 8GB RAM.
Latest gaming laptops like the HP OMEN 15 and HP Pavilion Gaming 16 feature the advanced DDR4 SD (Double Data Rate 4 Synchronous Dynamic ) RAM of 8GB/16GB for faster transfer rates. In fact, they are twice as fast as the previous generation of DDR3 RAM. While the transfer rate of DDR3 RAM begins at 800 MT/s (Millions of Transfers per Second), DDR4 RAM transfers begin at 1,600 MT/s.
Be Dazzled by the Display
Visuals are probably the most essential part of the gaming experience. After all, developers spend millions of dollars to make sure that their games look fantastic on the screens. If you want to enjoy these visuals at their best, your laptop should have a high-quality display.
The best affordable gaming laptops are ones with a display resolution of 1920x1080p, preferably in Full-HD. You can also go ahead and look for a laptop screen that has a 4K UHD display with a 3840x2160p resolution in an AMOLED panel.
With regard to the display, you should also check out the refresh rate so that the display is able to keep up with the rapid movements in your game. Most gaming laptops have a refresh rate of above 144Hz. Models like OMEN 15 have a refresh rate of 300Hz for maximum performance.
Pack in Extra Adrenaline Rush with Storage
Last but not the least is the storage. If you’ve been playing high-res games on your desktop PC or laptop, you might know that these games require a lot of storage space. Even if you are looking for a budget gaming laptop, go for one with at least 500GB storage.
But as compared to HDD (Hard Disk Drive), prefer a model with SSD (Solid State Drive) storage as it is faster and more reliable. Top of the class gaming laptop with i7 processor features up to 1TB of SSD storage.
Ready to Make a Decision?
A lot goes into selecting the right gaming laptop. In this cheat sheet, we have listed five of the most important factors based on which you can choose a gaming laptop that best meets your requirements, expectations, and budget.
If you are out looking for the best gaming laptop in the world, do check out the recently released HP OMEN 15 and HP Pavilion Gaming 16. The reasonably priced laptops with a host of industry-first features and technologies are an ideal fit for casual and hardcore gamers alike.