Are you an avid gamer or a novice in the world of gaming? Then you certainly would need a strong performing gaming laptop which offers you the speed of a desktop and the portability of a smartphone.
If you are looking to buy a new gaming laptop, you will need to scout through multiple options and critical parameters which have a direct bearing on your gaming experience. Of all the gaming laptops available there, Asus is one of the best brands which stands out and comes with a comprehensive range of laptops at varying price points.
Below are the critical factors you need to keep in mind while selecting the right gaming laptop for yourself:
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Narrow down on a budget
Gaming laptops are available at varying price points and would depend on your lifestyle, preferences and the kind of games you play. Before you jump into specifications and features, be sure to narrow down on a budget. Today gaming laptops start at 40K and can go up to 3 lakh. If you are looking for affordable gaming laptops, the ASUS VivoBook X507UF-EJ300T could be one of the best buys under 50000. Priced at INR 41889, It comes with an 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD and Intel Core i5 8th Gen processor.
Advanced CPU and GPU preferred
Processor are non upgradable and hence it is always advisable to go for a good processor. However processors are one of the key determinants of cost and hence laptops with the latest Intel i7 and i9 processors or advanced GPU’s will be more expensive.
The graphics card or GPU is the cornerstone of your gaming laptop. Choosing the best GPU would largely depend on how much speed you are aiming to have while gaming and how much you are willing to spend to achieve such speed. Asus ROG G703 at a discounted price of INR 3,99,990 is one of the best gaming laptops with the most sought 8th generation Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics.
More RAM equals faster performance
RAM is directly proportional to the processing speed which leads to a more fluid gaming experience. Insufficient RAM can slow down your system and not permit the processor to perform the tasks you ask it to do. 8GB RAM is the sweet spot for most gaming laptops. However if you are looking for graphic-intensive games, a 16GB RAM could be ideal in today’s gaming landscape. The Asus ROG Strix G15 gaming laptop priced at Rs 1,48,990 comes with a massive 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Graphics processor, 1TB SSD, 15.6 inch anti-glare IPS display with 300 Hz refresh rate and two 4W speakers with Smart Amp Technology to give you a complete gaming experience.
Gaming display & sound output
The laptop display would carry the gaming performance before you. For an immersive gaming experience, you will need a comfortably-sized display with high resolution, refresh and sound output. A full HD display with at least 1920 X 1080 resolution is always recommended for a more thrilling experience. The sound system is also something which uplifts the gaming experience through features such as surround sound, AI noise cancellation and equalizers.
Select a gaming-compatible keyboard
A keyboard could be your primary input method on gaming laptops, especially if you plan on playing a lot of shooting or strategy-based games. It is hence important to look at key elements like key travel, actuation, backlighting and the nature of keys and choose something you are comfortable with.
Don’t overlook storage
Sufficient storage is always needed in a gaming laptop since most gamers end up saving the progress of a lot of games. SSD storage is the most preferred form of storage due to the reduction in loading time and higher data transfer speed.
The ultra-thin ASUS TUF Dash F15 priced at INR 1,50,980 is one of the best gaming laptops out there with 16 GB RAM upgradeable to 24 GB and a massive 1 TB SSD storage
Select advance cooling mechanisms over battery life
Gaming machines tend to deplete batteries faster especially during graphic-intensive gaming sessions. However since you will be connected to a power source mostly, battery life does not become the main determinant during selection. However since gaming sessions go on for hours, it is imperative to ensure the machine does not get overheated. The Asus laptops blend a mix of hardware and features to achieve comprehensive cooling that optimizes your gaming experience. With this technology, the heat pipes dissipate heat from the CPU, GPU, VRM and VRAM quickly through heat-sinks and fan outlets, the self-cleaning design removes debris from the cooling system and the fans help maximize airflow.
With the Bajaj Finserv EMI scheme, you can pick up the perfect gaming laptop for yourself with no-cost EMI’s spread over a flexible tenor. You can login into the Bajaj Finserv online EMI store and order this from the comfort of your home. Alternatively, you may walk into any one of the 1.2 lakh partner stores present in 1900 Indian cities and explore the in-store financing options.