A gaming laptop is a kind of laptop that is specially manufactured for the sole purpose of playing games. It comes with certain specifications to run games and other applications smoothly. 15-inch gaming laptops can be generally divided into two types, which are equipped with NVIDIA GT 740M GPU, known as the mainstream gaming notebooks, and equipped with NVIDIA GTX 750M GPU, known as Pro-Gaming Laptop. It has the following benefits;
1. It has higher processing power than normal laptops
This kind of laptop is specifically designed for gaming, and its CPU and GPU are much better than common PCs. It can not only run most games smoothly but also handle professional software such as After Effects for video production, Autocad for drawing, and Photoshop for image editing perfectly.
2. It owns a higher memory capacity
Its memory capacity is higher than that of common laptops. 8 GB or even more only belongs to the standard configuration of 15-inch gaming laptops, while 4 GB is the standard configuration of general laptops.
3. It has high gaming performance
Because it is designed especially for gaming, it owns higher gaming performance than common laptops. Equipped with NVIDIA GTX 750M GPU, it can handle current games smoothly at 1920×1080 resolution, which can meet the standard required in the market for a 15-inch laptop.
4. It is lighter and more portable than normal laptops
The weight of this kind of laptop generally is less than 3 kg, which makes it easy to carry around and impossible to get tired even if you take it for a long time. However, its size is determined by the type of G-Sync or non-G-Sync display it has to meet the standard required in the market.
5. It has longer battery life than normal laptops
Its battery life is higher than that of common laptops, which can be at least 8 hours of playing time. In addition, an energy-saving feature (such as a LED indicator light to show whether the computer is in an active or idle state) is available for this kind of laptop, which reduces its power consumption even further.
Disadvantages of this gaming laptop
1. It is expensive
Its price is much higher than that of common laptops. It cost at least 3000 dollars, and more than 6000 dollars if you would like to choose 15-inch Pro-Gaming Laptop. It does not only include the price of the notebook itself, but also the price for the components such as CPU, GPU, motherboard and hard disk, etc. For this reason, it is almost impossible for you to find a gaming laptop in your local computer store. You could only find others among its kind on websites such as Amazon or other similar online stores online and order one if you want it badly.
2. It needs a high-performance CPU
It needs a high-performance CPU to play games smoothly. Its main features are the ability to play current games smoothly at 1920×1080 resolution and enough memory capacity to meet the standard required in the market for 15-inch gaming laptops. It is equipped with NVIDIA GT 740M GPU, which can be found in mainstream gaming laptops, while they are equipped with NVIDIA GTX 750M GPU in 15-inch Pro-Gaming Laptop. If you choose only one among them, you need to make sure that your CPU has at least a 3 GHz clock frequency or higher for the smooth running of games. Otherwise, it may not work smoothly.