Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Top 10 gaming laptops

With companies like Alienware producing some of the best performing laptops in the market, laptops are not much behind their desktop brothers. Playing games like Crysis, Splinter Cell and Bad Company 2 while on the move is now possible in its full color thanks to every improving battery life and low-power consuming processors, both GPU and CPU. Today we take a look at top 10 gaming laptops.

No 10. Hp Pavilion Hdx16-1040us

Display16 inch
Processor2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Hard Disk320 GB
Graphics card512 MB GeForce 9600
Weight7.1 pounds
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Well starting off the list is this laptop from HP. It boasts a decent GeForce 9600 and its battery gives you around 4 hours of computing time. This might not be the best gaming laptop out there, but nevertheless it is one.

No 9. HP HDX 18T

Display18 inch HD HP Ultra Brightview Infinity glossy
Processor2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9600
Hard Disk2x160GB
Graphics card512 MB GeForce 9600M GT
Weight8.7 pounds
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This churns out pretty decent performances for today’s games, but only in non-high resolutions. The main reason behind this is obviously the videocard; the GeForce 9600M GT is quite good as far as games like, let’s say, Crysis are concerned (even this would be stretching it a bit too much). If you are looking for some good gaming power for a small price, it’s an OK choice.

No 8 Dell XPS M1530

Display15.4 inch
Processor2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T8300
Hard Disk160GB
Graphics cardGeForce 8600M GT
Weight5.9 pounds
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With its stylish design the Dell XPS M1350 comes in at number 8. Its 6-cell battery gives 3 hours and 30 minutes of computing time. Its negative points are noisy hard drive, noisy slot-loading drive and limited screen options. Apart from the just mentioned, the graphics card it possesses also is a mid-range one giving only average performances.

No 7. AVADirect D901C

Display17 inch
Processor3.3GHz Intel Core Duo E8600 Processor
Hard Disk500GB
Graphics cardDual GeForce 9800M GTX
Weight13 pounds
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A definite option for those looking to extreme –game and having the pocket to afford.  A battery life of 1 hour might be a problem with this one as well as the pre –installed Windows Vista, so for those who have the pocket for this should definitely consider the extra cost upgrading the battery and of upgrading to Windows 7 for Vista is definitely not most people’s choice  when it comes to gaming, or for that matter even computing.

No 6. iBuyPower Battalion Touch CZ-10

Display15.6 inch
Processor2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Hard Disk320GB
Graphics cardATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 (512MB)
Weight6.1 pounds
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Priced at an amazing $1250, this laptop from iBuyPower comes in at number 6. This little machine weighs just a bit more than 6 pounds and packs some decent gaming power. That said you can play almost all the titles in the market at low resolutions with moderate to high details. Typical web-surfing via Wi-Fi produced 3 hours and 15 minutes of computing from a single charge.

No 5. Dell XPS Studio 16

Display16.0 inch 1080p Full HD RGBLED LCD
Processor2.4-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Hard Disk320GB
Graphics cardATI Mobility RADEON HD 3670 (512MB)
Weight6.8 pounds
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Weighing just 6.8 pounds this beautiful piece of technology is a compelling choice for those looking for a laptop with more than enough multimedia capabilities and/or a decent gaming experience. While this isn’t specifically a gaming laptop, it should appeal to all but the most hardcore gamers

No 4. Alienware M15x

Display15.6-inch WideHD+ WLED Display
Processor2GHz Intel Core i7-920XM
Hard Disk500GB
Graphics cardNVIDIA GeForce GT 240M Graphics Card
Weight9 pounds
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Coming in at number 4, this laptop is loaded with pretty powerful stuff and is not too much heavy on the pocket. Obviously, as Alienware offers big customizations, the price also isn’t fixed. The battery lasted just 1 hour and 24 minutes of computing when tested.

No 3. AVADirect Clevo M980NU

Display18.4 inch
Processor2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300
Hard Disk500GB hard drive; dual 128GB solid-state drives
Graphics cardDual Nvidia GeForce GTX 280M cards (2GB)
Weight13.3 pounds
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Well, this is the only notebook in the list which boasts a solid-state drive, infact two of them. Dubbed the world’s most powerful gaming laptop, it definitely lived upto its title, for most of the part if not all. This one proudly rivals the upcoming laptop in our list but is $300 cheaper. The reasons why it sits behind are just the weight, probably the ram and the aura. You’ll agree when you see the next one

No 2. Alienware M17x

Display17 inches
Processor2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad QX9300
Hard DiskDual 500GB
Graphics cardDual Nvidia GeForce GTX 280M (2GB)
Weight12.7 pounds
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Quite heavy both in terms of weight and its price, this laptop is certainly the best, only if you can afford it.  It scored a massive 13500 points in 3DMark06 and why wouldn’t it? It is loaded with a whopping 8GB of ram and two Geforce GTX 280Ms. The only negative part to it, apart from the heavy price tag, is its low battery life; averaging just a bit more than 1 hour.

No 1. Asus G73JH

Display17.3 inch 1080p
ProcessorIntel Core i7-720QM 1.6/2.8GHz Turbo Mode
Hard DiskTwo 500GB Seagates
Graphics cardATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 graphics card
Weight8.5 pounds
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With a surprisingly low price tag, ASUS G73JH is the best gaming laptop out there right now. Its design is clearly inspired by some stealth fighter jet and looks good to the eye. With 3DMark06 score of almost 13000, this laptop is clearly a no brainer especially when it comes to exceptional performance at an average cost. Its battery also averages about 1 hour and 40 minutes under standard tests. which is again good for such a high end laptop.

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