Tips For Purchasing A Gaming Laptop As A College Student

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If you are an avid gamer, chances are good that you have a desktop set up at home that has all of your favorite games stored on it, as well as the specifications needed to run them with a decent frame rate and graphics level. Unfortunately, when you move out of your parents' home to go to college, you are likely not going to be able to bring your desktop with you due to the small space of dorm rooms. In the meantime, you are going to need to rely on a gaming laptop in order to get your video gaming fix. Here are some tips for purchasing a gaming laptop that won't slow down your assaults on enemy territory or ability to go through portals.

1. Purchase a Laptop With Standard-Sized Parts

The first thing that you are going to need to do is find a series of laptops that all have standard parts. This means that the parts are not all grafted together and therefore need to be replaced as a whole. Instead, you want each part to be separate from all of the other parts in the laptop so that you can upgrade each of them separately. This will allow you to purchase a laptop that has all of the specifications that you want except for the graphics card or memory chip.

You can then purchase the graphics card or additional memory separately and install it yourself. If you focus on getting a laptop with standard-sized parts, you won't be limited by the type of parts that the laptop you purchase currently contains. You will also be able to put off replacing your laptop for a longer period of time since you can constantly upgrade it.

2. Decide How Many Ports You Want

Next, you are going to need to decide how many ports you want for your memory and your graphics card. The larger the number of ports you have in your laptop, the greater the cost of your laptop is going to be, but it might be worth it to many who want to play top-tier games on their highest graphics settings or store as many games as possible on their laptops. If you are a casual gamer, one or two graphics card ports is going to be more than enough, and space for one extra external memory chip should be plenty. If you game regularly and want only the best performance, you are going to want between two and four ports for each.

3. Get a Big Enough Screen

Finally, you are going to want to make sure that you get a big enough screen to make all of the money that you invested in graphics cards worth it. Try to get a 17-18 inch laptop screen if you can afford it and have the means to carry it around.

For more information, visit a local computer store.

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