If you are into buying a new laptop soon, you have to look for a few things first. If you are a World of Warcraft fan or you enjoy playing EVE, Warhammer, Age of Conan and other games, then your PC must be top quality.
In order to maximize your experience from the gaming, because that’s what games are made for – to make you a good experience, you need to optimize your new laptop for your gaming preferences. Buying a made-for-games laptop is a big benefit for that, and in this short guide you will be told what to look for when looking for an ultra gaming laptop.
First of all, you need to look if the laptop has the basic equipment for playing online games, like a microphone (if it’s a wireless one, that’s better). Another addition would be an external hard-drive, but that is not that much of a necessity. Then you have to take a look at the requirements of your favorite games and make sure that your preferred laptop covers those specifications and even has some more power, in order to run games that will be available in the future.
When it comes to gaming, the video card is the thing that plays an important role, so you have to make sure your laptop has one of those modern and expensive cards, because video cards tend to drop prices very quickly and go out of use in gaming even faster. Buying an old and out-of-date video card will make your gaming experience suffer, because the graphics and game performance may not be as you expected.
Another thing to look at when buying a new gaming laptop, is the hard drive and the RAM memory. The say “larger = better” is fully valid in the case for those two, because the more RAM and hard-drive space you have – the less you will have to worry about running out of space, or getting a “blue screen of death” during game play. If you have a 80GB hard drive and a 2GB RAM memory, you will be good playing the games for the next, at least a year.
The sound card you choose to have in your laptop depends on what kind of sound hardware you have – either 2.1, 5.1, 7.1 or another. If you have a sound system that is more than 2.1 Surround System, you have to get a sound card that corresponds to the hardware, so you can hear every single voice and sound inside the gaming environment.
That being said, all of the current fairly-priced laptops in the marked have been already optimized for the newest games, so this guide is only made to help you through when choosing through the different options.