THE BEST GAMING LAPTOPS FOR 2015
I’m currently in the process of scoping out a gaming laptop for a buddy. I personally haven’t owned one, but since he wants some advice on computers I thought I would give him a hand (not that I’m a gaming or computer pro). He’d probably have done better looking online at a comparison website. However, since I’m a good mate and spent some time researching into the best gaming laptops for 2015 I thought I might as well write about what I found.
When it comes to gaming there’s a plethora of powerful PC systems that deliver a highly immersive experience but today’s challenge is to squeeze that kind of performance into something smaller and portable.
With this in mind we take a look at some of the best laptops for gaming this year (or so I think):
You may initially be put off by its staggering price tag of just over £2500 but once you get it up and running you’ll soon realise that Alienware’s latest offering is worth just about every penny. The gaming laptop/desktop is thinner than its predecessors and comes packed with an Intel Core i7 processor and a Nvidia GTX 980M chip. Bundle that together with the laptops accompanying Graphics Amplifier- and marvelous battery life- and it’s more than adequate for extended gameplay. If that’s not a great gaming laptop I’m not sure what is!
RAZOR BLADE 2015
This upgraded version of the 2014 release hasn’t changed too dramatically but it has beefed up its processing speed, memory, and now included the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M DirectX-11 graphics card. With all that power under the hood it’s even more impressive that is has managed to squeeze into a width of just 17.9 mm. The Blade provides players with 3K gaming -which on paper sounds great- but in practice is actually a little too ahead of its time. There are plenty of games that will look fantastic and really benefit from running at such high resolution however many games still will simply struggle. The new Blade is a definite gaming leader for the future.
GIGABYTE P35K V3
This 15.6 inch model is one of the more appealing options for those gamers looking for a lower cost gaming laptop. Just because it comes in for under a £1000 it doesn’t mean it can’t compete with the best of them. It’s not about looks, thankfully, as the Gigabyte P35K v3 isn’t exactly the sexiest looking machine around but its performance and other specs are spot on and contribute to an authentic gameplay experience, particularly good for online gaming fans who enjoy the likes of League of Legends or roulette. Its quick speed and high resolution screen make this a winner on all fronts.
The beauty of the Origin is that it not only benefits gamers but its powerful CPU also allows you to work with other more demanding processing applications as well. In fact you can play and stream simultaneously and still have plenty of power leftover for any of your other computing requirements. With its Intel Core i7 aside you can even play with up to 8GB of video memory and you can put the finishing touches to your gaming laptop with a number of different customisable elements and case designs.
DIGITAL STORM TRITON
Much like the Gigabyte P35K v3 the new Digital Storm Triton is a reasonably priced contribution to the laptop gaming market. There’s plenty of power there to keep frequent gamers happy plus it has worthy battery life will keep things ticking over. It does however have a few shortcomings particularly with regards to its screen and lacklustre speakers and there has been some negativity regarding its heat vent.
Thank you for reading, if you are looking for a gaming laptop I’m probably not going to be your best answer however feels free to inform me of any laptops worth checking out. Feel free to check my other tech related posts!