Serious gaming laptops aren’t the ones you see on desks in classrooms, being carried through airports or on the table at your local Starbucks. No, gaming laptops are a totally different breed with fast processors, huge drives, insane amounts of RAM for a laptop and intensely impressive graphics. The average home/office/student laptops currently cost between $ 400 and $ 1,000 but the top gaming laptops aren’t going to be had for much less than $ 1,500 and can actually cost well over $ 5,500 for the fastest laptop available.
As an example of the massively fast gaming laptop, the Maingear Titan 17 comes in at just under $ 5,800 but has the hardware to justify the price. This laptop uses the fastest processor currently in production which is the 3.46 GHz Intel Core i7 quad core processor. It also boasts 6 GB of RAM as well as a 750 GB regular hard drive supplemented with a 250 GB SSD (solid state drive) for high speed gaming performance. With a huge 17.3 inch screen and a dual Nvidia GeForce GTX GPU’s (graphics processing units, the CPU for graphics cards) supported by 2gb of video RAM each, this machine has the most impressive graphics available on a laptop.
However, as an example of a powerful gaming laptop that isn’t nearly that expensive but still delivers a ton of power, the MSI GT683R is one to take a hard look at. Even though it starts at a paltry $ 1,450, you’re getting a lot more laptop than you’d think. Boasting an Intel Core i7-2630QM quad core processor it doesn’t have quite the core power of the Maingear but with 12 GB of RAM that doubles the amount. For storage, two 500 GB hard drives are tied in a RAID 0 configuration for blazing speed and a DVD +/- RW drive for movies and software loading. With a 15.6″ screen powered by the newest Nvidia GTX 560M GPU supported by 1.5TB of video RAM, the graphics on this laptop are amazing as well.
Top gaming laptops give you the graphics and processing power that rivals top end gaming desktop units. However, to have a great gaming laptop doesn’t mean you have to pay out thousands of dollars to have the ultimate dream machine when you can get an excellent gaming machine for $ 1,500 or less. There are lots of options available but it boils down to a single bottom line. You can either have the best gaming laptop available or you can have the best one available for the money.
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