If you’re a hardcore gamer and you just want to keep up the gaming where ever you go, then gaming laptops are a good choice. They come with a rechargeable battery, a keyboard, a monitor, speakers, and what not. Basically just the whole package in a portable format. But there are so many models out there. Some are at the same price but offer different hardware that maybe be better or worse than the other one, and who wouldn’t want to get the best bang for their buck?
Here is a short guide to help you get the most for your money.
1. Look online.
Don’t go into a store and ask for the person behind the counter to get you a brochure. Instead, go digging through the world wide web where you can find every model of every brand and check their price and specification. Plus, some companies offer discounts for their products which would be a shame to miss.
2. Don’t limit yourself to one or two brands.
Brands are always competing with one another to get you, a customer, to buy their product. That’s something you can benefit from. Just check every reliable brand you can find for their prices and products and compare them with products of other brands to find the one that gives more for your money.
3. Read the reviews.
It’s very important to spend time reading reviews of the product you want to purchase. Companies sometimes make mistakes in their design and produce something with a bad cooling efficiency or low-quality mouse pad. So read and watch as many reviews as you can find and make sure you will not end up regretting your choice.
4. Opt for a full HD screen.
There are models out there that offer a 4K monitor. Sure, it’s nice to game at higher resolutions, but you have to remember that the unit you’re going to game on cannot be upgraded. That means that after a while when more demanding games are introduced, you’ll find that your laptop fails to produce an acceptable amount of frame rate. So in order to accommodate that you’ll have to decrease the game resolution. That means a blurry and out of ratio picture. On the other hand, the hardware has to work harder and hotter in order to accommodate that big screen which is just another way of saying your battery will run flat faster.
5. Consider other options.
Thanks to the internet, laptops are now just one of the many solutions to portable gaming. There are companies that offer servers packing kick-butt hardware along with your favorite games. All you have to do is subscribe to them for a fee and just start gaming with whatever device you want over the internet. You can even game on Mac. The only downside is that you’ll need a fast internet connection to have a good experience.
Another thing you can do is set up your PC at home to connect to it remotely and use the hardware to run the game and stream it to another device over the internet. Remotr is one software that can help you accomplish this.