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All you need to know about gaming laptops

Ever since the days of Theme Park back in the early 90's I have been an avid PC gamer and have witnessed the evolution of PC gaming and hardware first hand over the last decade. Once a upon a time all you needed to run the latest games was a floppy drive, 15 megabytes of space and 8 megabytes of RAM. Today's latest games have a recommended spec list as long as your arm so if you want to play the latest PC games in its full glory you are going to need a machine capable of generating entire worlds without a flicker or loss of frame rate.

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Most modern laptops are as powerful as their desktop counterparts but must still lack 3D power to allow you to play any modern games past Normal graphics setting. Gaming laptops are certainly not cheap but Dell did not buy Alienware because they looked cool, gaming laptops are big business and serious gamers will not mind shelling out up to £2,000 to play their favourite games in their most detailed settings.

Hardware & Spec

To play the latest games gaming laptops have to pack a lot of power in a small amount of space so what exactly are the specs for laptops at this price?

ModelScreenProcessorRAMHarddriveGraphics Card
MSI17.3Core i7 2,2GHz16GB25GBGeForce RTX 2080
Acer15.6Core i5 2,2GHz16GB512GBGeForce RTX2060
Lenovo15.6Core i7 2.6GHz16GB1T GeForce RTX 2070

The MSI when looking at the specs above starts to look pretty good at £1,750. You would imagine with £300 less Acer would suit you too. The Lenovo costs a whopping £1,999 but the for extra money you get a faster processor, huge amount of RAM, pretty good hard drive as well as a powerful GeForce RTX2070 graphics card which makes this one of the most powerful laptops on the market today. Each laptop comes preloaded with the latest Windows operating system, inbuilt webcam.


Gaming laptops are very expensive but they are truly powerful machines capable of taking on the best that the desktop has to offer. We know that the Lenovo is the more powerful machine but is it £500 more powerful than the Acer? For me a good gaming laptop has to have a big screen. You don't play your Playstation 3 on your kitchen telly, no you play it on the big living room screen where you can enjoy it that much more. For that reason I would gladly pay an extra £500 for the extra power and screen real estate which makes the Lenovo our ultimate best buy for gaming laptops.

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