Best Gaming Laptop 2013– As a serious gamer, you are naturally very particular about the kind of gaming platform you want. It has to operate smoothly without delays in the action, render up the latest and most awesome graphics technology, and give you full control over the games you play. Which gaming laptop is right for you? Well, here’s a rundown of some of the newest and coolest gaming laptops of 2013.
ASUS Republic of Gamers G75VW-AS71 17.3-Inch Gaming Laptop
This ASUS Republic of Gaming laptop features a 17.3-inch LED-backlit full HD display, a 2nd generation Intel Core i7-3610QM processor with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M graphics with 16GB DDR3, and your choice of Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating systems.
It rates 4 out of 5 stars in 101 Amazon reviews. Pros include graphics so good that a professional graphic designer recommended it, improved performance over earlier ASUS gaming computers, and a good balance between quality and price. Another plus was the number of USB ports compared to other laptops.
Major gripes mostly had to do with the keyboard/touchpad combination. One reviewer had to hit buttons dead-on to get them to register. Another commented that the touchpad seemed to be a tad too sensitive. A second gripe had to do with the wireless capability. One didn’t like the lack of a wireless display and another seemed to have trouble with his wireless card.
Overall, a smooth laptop for gamers who have less than $1500 to spend on a gaming computer.
Alienware has taken a good chunk of the gaming laptop market, and for good reason. These are the producers of the high-end gaming laptop and they back it up with this laptop with a 2.2-GHz Intel Core processor, 8 GB DIMM, 750 GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive and an 18″ screen. The single reviewer rated it 5 stars, liked the fact that it doesn’t overheat the way many high-powered laptops do, and commented that even though he lived in a foreign country where U.S.-manufactured laptops might not get full functionality without adapters, it actually did quite well.
Consider your budget. Most gaming laptops range from $1000 to $2000, depending on the model, manufacturer and features. Consider whether you can save up that much in a reasonable amount of time, before the gaming laptop you’re eyeballing becomes obsolete.
Pay attention to customer reviews. Your fellow gamers are likely to be as discerning as you are and are pretty good at giving candid reviews of gaming laptops on Amazon. Keeping in mind that it’s always possible to get a lemon, a laptop with a 4-star rating and up with multiple reviews is obviously pretty good.
Look at the processor speed, graphics card and RAM capability. As a general rule, the higher the numbers are, the better your laptop will be at handling your favorite games but the more high-end stuff will be more expensive. Look for one with a good amount of VRAM, or video memory. A good processor and graphics card will render your games at the level you expect without slowing you down or freezing.
Look for one that won’t become overheated with extensive play. As a general rule, heat means damage to your laptop. Make sure you find one with a good internal fan and ventilator grid that will allow the heat to dissipate and keep your laptop in an area that is well-ventilated.
Best Toshiba Gaming Laptop 2013
Toshiba Qosmio X875-Q7390 17.3-Inch 3D Laptop
This impressive offering from Toshiba gets an impressive 3.40-GHz Intel Core i7 processor that can be boosted up to 3.0 GHz, 12GB DDR3 thats expandable to 16GB , 1TB Hybrid Drive with 8GB NAND Flash Memory, Windows 8 and a 17.3″ screen. One reviewer, who’s not impressed with the Windows 8 operating, loves this laptop and was easy to setup. Overall, 5 out of 5 stars should tell people that this is a solid product for a great price.