3D Gaming Laptops – What You Need to Know
Finding 3D gaming laptops that are both fast enough to run modern games and cheap is difficult. When first glancing at the range of 3D gaming laptops available today, most people become interested in the cheaper, which look great theoretically without glancing at the specifics, but in actuality are nothing more than showy laptops incapable of running most modern games due to their inadequate processing power and graphics capabilities.
The important thing to look at is the specifications, that is, numerical representations of the laptops processing speed, rather than the flashy description posted by the retailer or manufacturer that inflates the processing speed through abstract exaggerations of how fast and capable the laptop is.
Once you find the specifications, there are a few important things to look for. While the processor is important, the graphics card is actually the most important part if you want to play games. A powerful graphics card is very important when it comes to maintaining a solid frame rate, and make sure it comes capable of running the latest DirectX, OpenGL versions and have enough pixel shaders and whatnot.
If you are no tech-geek, then this problem can be solved very similar to the processor choosing issue, by looking it up with respect to gaming laptops, and seeing how it ranks compared to the many other choices out there. If you are a gamer, the graphics card should definitely be rated higher on your ranks of importance than the processor, so long as your processor is at least decent. When gaming in 3D, you may need about 30% more GPU power to deliver graphics in three dimensions because of the extra calculations. Graphics cards can also affect your ability to play movies and other videos, especially if your screen is HD, so you may want to look into that as well.
The processor needs to be reasonably fast too, and currently the fastest and most efficient mobile processors (CPUs) are manufactured by Intel. A CPU from AMD is generally more affordable and adequate for gaming, but they also tend to get very hot under heavy load, so in that case make sure that the cooling solution is efficient.
It is also useful in most cases to simply look up the exact processor name via your favorite search engine, perhaps followed by ‘gaming’ – if you are lucky you will find a website that has rated your processor personally, among the wide ranges of other processors. Many of these websites have charts that show how your potential processor compares to other gaming laptop processors, so you can use this to decide among the few laptops you could not choose from.
The final thing to look for in a gaming laptop is screen size and resolution. As the visual part of gaming is most important, you will want to prioritize the visual aspect next. Make sure the diagonal of the screen is promising, and look into the specific resolution as well, because a large screen with low resolution is nothing to get excited about.
Finally it just becomes important to search for laptops that fit your requirements. The Asus G51J 3D is a great starting place as it is among the most powerful and capable, and works great for gaming as it was specifically built to work with 3D games.