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With mobile graphics cards and processors becoming more efficient, laptop gaming is better than ever. Able to offer cutting edge graphics at home and away, gaming laptops come with the latest processors and graphics cards from Nvidia, Intel, and AMD.
The best gaming laptops feature more efficient, compact versions of the same performance parts you'd find in a desktop PC. While this means they're often less powerful than their full-sized counterparts, gaming laptops are increasingly capable of running modern triple-A games at 60fps with cutting edge visual effects.
Which specs matter on laptops for gaming?
While integrated graphics cards are better than they were in the past, any serious gaming laptop will need a dedicated graphics card. Look for a discrete graphics card such as an NVIDIA GeForce GTX or RTX card, and you can't go wrong.
Processing power is crucial to a satisfying gaming experience, so pay extra attention to the CPU when you're considering which gaming laptop is for you. CPUs are often the performance bottleneck in laptops, and are difficult (or impossible) to upgrade. Make sure your gaming laptop is up to the task, and try to future-proof yourself with a high performance processor. All the laptops in our gaming collection house Intel Core i5, i7 or i9 CPUs, or the AMD Ryzen 5/7, offering you the latest performance and architecture improvements on the market.
Modern games required increasingly large amounts of RAM to store game data while you play. Choosing a laptop with a large amount of high-speed RAM will help you maintain a steady framerate as resources are streamed in by the game engine.
With ultra high-definition game assets becoming the norm, installation sizes are regularly in excess of 40gb. YouÃƒÆ'Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ'Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ'Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ll get quicker load times from a gaming laptop that uses an SSD, however the larger storage space of a mechanical HDD (preferably a high speed 7,200rpm model) will let you install a larger game library. Either a system containing an SSD alongside an HDD, or a system containing a hybrid SSHD will offer the convenience of a high capacity drive alongside quick loading times.
Which laptops are best for gaming?
For the best possible gaming experience, top-end gaming laptops are usually equipped with an Intel Core i7 CPU, like the ASUS ROG Zephyrus or the Razer Blade 15. If these specs are outside your price range, Ebuyer stocks a variety of high-performance gaming laptops to suit lower budgets.