Best Gaming Notebook

Computers are not only your work machines; they are the best entertainers you can ever have. These computing systems help you perform your tasks proficiently as well as provide you with extreme entertainment and amusement. The entertainment factor includes nice display, good sound, variety of multimedia options and gaming capabilities. An average home user needs an all rounder computer packed with features like average gaming and movie watching abilities, along with internet functionality. But there are many who are concerned only with gaming and for them, manufacturers are taking good deal of pain.

As laptops have almost taken place of desktops, I will only include gaming laptops here. In this article, I will tell you about the best available gaming laptops that can satisfy a gaming enthusiast. Keep in mind that getting nicest specs and features will cost you way more than normal laptop. Let us have a look at our list.

1. Alienware M11x:

This is on top of our list because the machine has 11.6 inches display and is a dedicated gaming laptop. As we can guess from its size, it is world’s smallest gaming laptop. It has two bigger siblings (15” and 17”) which are undoubtedly much stronger than this little champion. But keeping in mind the size and lesser weight, Alienware M11x is indeed a winner.

Specs:

  • Processor: Intel Core (2, i5, i7)
  • Operating System: Genuine Microsoft Windows 7  (ultimate, professional, home premium)
  • Memory: 2GB, 3GB, 4GB, 8GB
  • Chipset: Mobile Intel GS45
  • Video card: 1024 (MB) NVIDIA GT335M GeForce
  • Display: 11.6 inches
  • Audio: Internal high def 5.1 surround sound audio
  • Hard drive: 160GB, 256GB, 640GB
  • Optical drive: Optional
  • Battery: 8 cell Prismatic
  • TV tuner options: USB digital TV tuner, TV tuner with remote control
  • Dimensions: 1.29” x 11.25” x 9.19”
  • Preliminary weight: starts at 4.39 lbs
  • Ports: IEEE 1394a (4-pin) port, Integrated Ethernet RJ-45 (100 Mbps), 3 Hi-speed USB 2.0 ports, DP / HDMI – Video Output, 3-in-1 Media Card Reader, 2 Audio Out Connectors, Audio In / Microphone Jack (re-taskable for 5.1 audio), Two Built-In Front Speakers

Features:

Design is as usual a stylish one; you can’t expect any lesser from Alienware. The red lights have become more of a trademark of Alienware laptops. The 720p HD display gives you all the satisfaction you want from your gaming experience. You may also attach it to an external display.

With 7 hours of battery life, you can be sure of not experiencing an immediate (and unwanted) end to the game because of battery issue. It is a highly powerful machine compared to its small size. The dedicated NVidia GPU gives you greater pleasure when it comes to graphics. To save battery, you can switch the feature off.

Best part is the portability factor; with 11.6 inches laptop you won’t be worried about travelling and moving around. Overall, it is one of the finest options for gaming dudes.

Product’s Unique Selling Points:

  • Customizable
  • Very powerful with small size
  • NVidia GPU
  • Highly portable
  • Nice design
  • Face recognition

Limitations:

  • Bit slower than the bigger versions

2. MSI GX740:

This is another powerful machine which is bound to make the user scream with joy. It is beautiful looking, powerful, great performer and way inexpensive than the likes of it. Let us have a look at its specs:

Specs:

  • Processor: Intel Core i5
  • Operating system: Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Chipset: Intel HM55
  • Memory: DDR3 1066MHz, 2 slots, Max: 8GBDDR3 1066MHz, 2 slots, Max: 8GB
  • Display: 17” TFT LCD
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD5870 card
  • Graphics VRAM: GDDR5 1GB
  • Optical drive: Super multi
  • Audio: 4 speakers 1 woofer
  • Webcam: 2 MP
  • Bluetooth: optional
  • Wireless LAN: 802.11b/g/draft n
  • Battery: 6cell, 9cell
  • Dimension: 395mm x 278mm x 33/39.5mm
  • Weight: 3.2 kg

Features:

With a sigh of relief, I am happy to tell you that here we have a gaming laptop which is not showing off itself and is perfectly decent. The non-shiny surface of lid and palmrest are a great relief. With a nice trimming of red, the machine looks beautiful. The 17” widescreen display has 16:10 aspect ratio which offers nice experience. There are dedicated touch sensitive controls on top of the keyboard.

The MSI exclusive ECO engine power management system is another great plus. So is the Exclusive Cinema Pro technology which can be accessed only by touching a button. This will lead you to a whole new world of movie watching with great sound and picture detail.

Product’s Unique Selling Points:

  • Nicely priced
  • Decent looking
  • 2MP webcam
  • Great sound
  • Exclusive Cinema Pro Technology
  • Exclusive ECO Engine Power Management System

Limitations:

  • No option for core i7
  • No full HD screen
  • No blu ray drive
  • Bad battery life

3. HP Pavilion dv8-1250ea:

Here is a huge machine which has been dedicated for gaming purposes. Coming from the grand label of HP, this is a big computing unit with 18.4” display. You will not be able to move much with more than 4 kg of weight, though.

Specs:

  • Processor: Intel core i7
  • Chipset: Intel PM55
  • Operating system: Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Memory: 4GB (up to 8GB)
  • Hard drive: 2 x 320GB
  • Optical drive: LightScribe blu-ray ROM with super multi DVD±R/RW Double Layer
  • Display: 18.4” full High-Definition HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
  • Webcam
  • Remote control
  • WLAN, Bluetooth
  • Dimensions: 28.6 cm x 43.6 cm x 3.37 cm
  • Weight: 3.98 kg
  • Battery: 8 cell

Features:

It has a nice and big HD display which promises great movie watching and gaming experience. The blu-ray compatible drive allows you to enjoy latest high definition movies on your very own big screen.

Graphics are appreciable, indeed. As far as memory is concerned, HP has provided ample storage with double 320GB hard drives.

Product’s Unique Selling Points:

  • Blu-ray drive
  • Full HD display
  • Quad core CPU
  • Big screen
  • Nice storage

Limitations:

  • Heavy
  • Lacks portability feature

This was my list of super gaming laptops that give you satisfaction and do not put too much burden on your pocket. Enjoy your gaming!

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