A laptop computer
Gaming desktops have been a PC powerhouse for several years. These custom systems are decked out with the latest and greatest computer technology capable of running the newest games at full spec. The gaming craze has also made its way to laptops, which are smaller and more mobile. The ultimate laptop system will consist of the best technology that is currently available and be able to play any game on the market and many more in the future.
1. Choose your laptop’s screen size. This really comes down to personal preference as there is not a major impact on gaming. If you are primarily using your laptop on a desktop, you may want to consider a 17-inch or even an 18-inch screen. If you are going to move your laptop around a lot, the best choice may be a 15-inch screen, which gives you good size to view your games while still being small and light enough to be mobile.
2. Choose your processor. Most games require at least a dual core processor, but to get the most out of your laptop you will want a quad core. The Intel i7 processors are widely considered the best laptop processors on the market. The top of the line i7, the 920XM, features a 2.0 GHz clock speed with 3.2 GHz Turbo mode and an 8 MB cache, which is optimized for multi-threaded games.
3. Choose your RAM. As a minimum requirement, most games need around 2 or 4 GB of RAM. To get the most out of your system, you will want 8 GB of 1,333 MHz RAM. 1,333 MHz, as opposed to 1,066 MHz, is quicker and more efficient in dealing with high memory demands such as gaming.
4. Choose your video card. The best graphics card you can get for your laptop would be a dual video card system. ATi and nVidia both make very capable dual video cards for laptops, but you will definitely want something in the 1 GB range.
5. Choose your hard drive. The size of the hard drive comes down to how much you want to store on it, but anything around 250 GB should be more than enough. You will want to make sure you get a hard drive with a speed of 7,200 rpm rather than a 4,200 rpm hard drive because that will allow you to access the data stored on it quicker and run your games faster.