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      Gaming Laptops - The Last Thing You Should Check Before You Buy One

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      If you're considering buying a gaming laptop, there are
      many features you must check out before you buy. But there
      is no last thing you must check before buying. Find out
      exactly what this is...

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      Gaming Laptops - The Last Thing You Should Check Before You Buy One
      Copyright (c) 2011 Titus Hoskins
      Bizware Magic

      Buying any kind of laptop can be a harrowing experience, but
      buying a gaming laptop can be doubly frustrating, especially if
      you're not a tech geek keeping track of all the latest gizmos
      hitting the market. There are just so many things to check...
      Processor, RAM, Graphics, Hard Drive, Display Resolution...
      before you even get to examine the look and feel of your new

      Gaming laptops are doubly frustrating because you need a high
      performance machine which will be capable of playing all the
      latest video games. You must choose a laptop which has high-end
      graphics and high-end processors if you don't want to be
      disappointed. Unfortunately, in most cases, all this high-end
      performance will come at a premium and you will have to pay more
      for a gaming rig.

      Perhaps, the most important element you should be checking is the
      Graphics Card or GPU. This feature will largely determine how
      well your new laptop can handle and process all those new games.
      Most gamers go with the latest Nvidia or ATI graphics chips,
      usually the highest performing card their budget will allow. It
      is also important to check the video RAM your graphics card has,
      this will help your games run more smoothly.

      Of course, even the most high-end graphics chip is useless if you
      don't have the processing muscle to handle it. That's why most
      gamers look for laptops with the latest processors... the more
      powerful the better in most cases. We now have quad core
      processors but keep in mind that some older video games were
      designed and run better on dual core processors. However, most
      gamers look towards the new Intel i3, i5, i7 processors to outfit
      their gaming rigs. Those really on the ball, will look for the
      new Intel Sandy Bridge processor.

      RAM is another feature many gamers check before they buy their
      laptops. You must have enough RAM if you want your laptop to run
      smoothly and handle all your applications. While it is possible
      to have too much RAM, some gamers future-proof their laptops by
      getting as much RAM as they can afford. You should also check the
      "speed" of your RAM as this can make a difference in how fast
      your computer will run.

      The size and type of Hard Drive is perhaps of lesser importance
      compared with the other things mentioned above but you must check
      the speed of your hard drive, 7200 rpm will be faster than 5200
      rpm. Keep in mind, many of the latest gaming rigs come with a SSD
      or Solid State Drive which is like a flash drive and since it has
      no moving parts, is considered to be more reliable.

      Many gamers also check the size and resolution of your laptop's
      display, the full 1080p High Resolution being your ultimate goal.
      Many also go with a Blu-Ray Drive if they can afford it. Why
      settle for anything but the best.

      Now, after you have considered all of the above features and
      specs, you're not done yet. Not by a long shot. Mainly because
      there is one more very important thing you must check before you
      buy that gaming laptop. That important issue is...


      Or rather how well the laptop you're considering, can handle
      heat or overheating. Gaming laptops by their very nature produce
      a lot of heat, especially when they are put to the max with
      extreme game playing. The laptop you're considering must be able
      to handle this heat with fans or by displacing/throwing the heat
      out... otherwise your laptop will simply overheat and
      automatically shut down.

      So before you buy that gaming laptop, you must check to see if
      your particular model has any overheating issues or problems. One
      of the best ways to do this is to use the search engines (Google,
      Bing, Yahoo) to check to see if there are pages and pages of
      overheating complaints with your laptop model. Just type in
      "model x overheating problems" "model x heating issues" into
      Google for a start and see what turns up. If there are hundreds,
      even thousands of complaints, then think twice about buying that
      particular laptop model. You don't want to end up buying a $4000
      radiator. Ouch.

      Don't get burnt, check out any heating issues before you buy
      that gaming laptop. Make it the last thing you check before you

      The author has a keen interest in all things laptop and runs an
      online Laptop Guide featuring the latest top gaming notebooks:
      For more information on Buying Netbooks at Bargain Prices Click
      Here: http://www.bizwaremagic.com/best_netbooks.htm
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