While desktop remains supreme for gaming but sometime it needs portability. A gaming laptop is a smart option for this type of requirement. When you are buying a gaming latop, it requires lots of the things to consider before purchasing, including built in quality of keyboard and display. Here we'll explain all these things, you'll have to consider before buying a gaming laptop.
Basic hardware to consider when you are buying a gaming laptop:
Display, GPU, CPU, SSD, Keyboard & Exhaust fan, Battery
The minimum resolution for any gaming laptop is 1920 x 1080. Laptops with QHD (2560 x 1440) or 4K (3840 x 2160) panels are becoming increasingly popular. Some gaming laptops have started offering touch screens but this feature is unnecessary on gaming laptops as they kill laptop battery life and generates over glossy display.
Refresh rate should be 144Hz or 240Hz for smoother gaming. You need a good GPU and to play on settings that emphasize frame rate over graphical fidelity to take advantage. As lots of games could be played with 75Hz display, so you could also consider a budget laptop with 75Hz display.
G-Sync or FreeSync: A gaming laptop come with a panels (IPS, VA and TN) that support Nvidia's G-Sync or AMD's FreeSync technologies, both of which are designed to eliminate graphical tears and ghosting on the display panels. These technologies sync the display with the graphics cards, which eliminates screen tearing and ghosting.
The graphics card or GPU is the main component of your gaming laptop. While some game could be played only on CPU but majority of games are GPU dependent. So, this is one of the major decisions you'll have to consider before purchasing. If you don’t need to play on the highest settings, you can go for a GTX 1650, which will let you play most games. The majority of gaming laptops ship with Nvidia GPUs, but if you're partial to AMD, there are certain brands that allow you to configure your system accordingly. The mainstream gamers could go for Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, 1060 or AMD RX 570. For High performance you could go for Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, 1080 or AMD RX 580, 590
CPU is the main component of any system. While the GPU is more important, you should also get a quality CPU. Gaming with an Intel i3 or Ryzen 3 will not give a good gaming experience. So, in starting range you should consider at least Intel i5 of Ryzen 5. It should be overclock enabled. To maintain good speed, CPU should be good enough. Your laptop's processor (CPU) handles everything that doesn't have to do with graphics, such as performing some of a game's physics calculations and controlling its non-playable characters. Keep the clock speed in mind when picking out a CPU as higher numbers equate to faster speed. A 3.4-GHz Core i5 processor will be noticeably faster than the same chip with 2.6 GHz. Some of Intel's new Skylake chips can be overclocked, It means that the speed is adjustable via a program like Intel Extreme Tuning Utility.
A gaming laptop should have both SSD and HDD. The speed of SSD is more than a HDD into the laptop. Most of the gaming laptops comes with a SSD as a boot drive along with a HDD to server better gaming experience but some budget laptops also comes with only 1 TB HDD. So, invest in a laptop with SSD for faster game installs and load times.
There is lots of things to consider about keyboard. For key travel, there should be typical depth between 1.5 and 2 millimeters, with anything closer to, or over, 2mm being ideal. When you purchase an expensive laptop then you could get a mechanical keyboard, which will let you feel amazing while playing games. A gaming notebook keyboard should have al least backlight, anti-ghosting and n-key rollover. Some laptop provide backlight in zones or section of the keyboard, while some provide customization on a per key basis. Some even let you change the lighting depending on the game. Anti-ghosting means that when you mash on several keys for combos or perform several actions, they all will be registered and n-key rollover means that each key is independent of the others and will be registered no matter which other keys are being pressed.
A gaming laptop should have at least 2 exhaust fans one for the CPU and another one for GPU. Fans on the rear and of the case are usually exhaust fans, expelling the hot air warmed up by the components back into the laptop or PC.
For getting full performance while playing a game, you need to plugged into the power socket. The choice of battery is not more important than RAM, CPU or additional drive. As shown into the fig. size of battery is being reduced in a gaming laptop to make extra room for HDD or SSD. As any game take lots of space, so the decide yourself space, resolution and battery life, which one is more important for you.