Laptops

Laptops & Gaming Laptops

When choosing a laptop there are a myriad of options to consider to ensure the suitability of a particular model for your requirements. For everyday use the Processor, RAM, and Storage specifications are perhaps the three most important features to understand when purchasing a new laptop online at PC Case Gear:

Processor

Also known as the CPU, the Processor is the brains of the computer and heavily influences the speed of a laptop. Processor speed is measured in GHz and most modern laptops will feature processor speeds of around 2GHz and beyond.

RAM

Also known as Memory, RAM is measured in Gigabytes (GB) and plays a large role in how fast applications run on your laptop. Most modern laptops will come with at least 4GB of RAM installed however if you’re working with advanced software such as video or image editing programs you’ll probably want to look for a laptop with at least 8GB of RAM to ensure optimal performance.

Storage

The amount of storage available in your Hard Drive is an important feature of any laptop as once your Hard Drive nears its capacity the performance of your machine will be significantly affected. Hard Drive storage is measured in either Gigabytes (GB) or Terabytes (TB) and the amount of storage you require will largely depend on the type of files you’ll be wanting to save onto your laptop.

Gaming Laptops

For those who want the ultimate portable gaming experience, PC Case Gear has a wide range of Gaming Laptops to suit all budgets. To enjoy the full potential of PC games you should buy a Gaming Laptop with the highest spec CPU, RAM and SSD you can afford, however there are a few other considerations to make that are unique to gaming:

Graphics

Running games at high frames per second rates gives an ultra crisp, realistic experience however this places a large strain on your Graphics Card. To ensure the best gaming experience you’ll want a dedicated Graphics Card with a lot of VRAM. Look for a model that has at least 3GB of VRAM or if your budget allows, 8GB of VRAM will be ideal.

Display

Even the most powerful gaming setup will look average if your screen doesn’t have a resolution of at least 1920x1080. For the ultimate experience go for a model with 4k resolution (3840x2160) if your budget allows it.

Keyboard

Key travel is an important element of a gaming laptop as the smaller the distance required to depress a key, the quicker you’ll make that game winning shot. A key travel distance of around 2mm is ideal. Many serious gamers prefer the use of mechanical keyboards in their gaming laptops as they have a lower actuation point and provide faster response times.