Best Gaming Laptops 2012
Gadgets for gamers
People who spend almost all of their free time on playing a certain game or more one after the other need some serious PC and laptops to do that. For them many companies manufactured special devices and invested them with everything they needed to function properly. Below we drafted a list where we squeezed in a number of gaming laptops that took our fancy when we tested them. Maybe you’ll find something you like in the list with the best gaming laptops of 2012.
Dell Alienware M18x
Dell Alienware is, like its name gives it away, a company that produces gaming laptops which look and perform like they were sent from outer space to please crowds of gamers. The M18x they worked on in the past year deserves a very good ranking. It is rather expensive at $1.999 (2012 price), but we’ll argue that it is worth every penny. Don’t be put off when you see how big and heavy this laptop is, because this means video cards that are of better value, likewise hardware and additional memory; to make it clearer: the Dell Alienware M18x features an Intel Core 2.0GHz i7 2630QM CPU with 4 cores and 4 threads, 6GB of DDR3 RAM, nVidia GeForce GTX 460M card with 1.5GB of memory and a 750GB hard drive. The design will leave its mark on the beholder and the same can be said about how perfectly solid the body is. A DVD player instead of a Blu-ray device will annoy some and satisfy others, since performance will remain the same very good one. The quality of the speakers is very good and the 4 hours of gaming which can be done with this laptop established our impression of being in the presence of an excellent gaming device.
Toshiba Qosmio X500-S1812X
Qosmio X500-S1812X is a gaming laptop courtesy of Toshiba and its $1.599 asking price was never more deserved than it is by this device. It does not have all the excellent elements paraded by the Alienware M18x, but the ones it does have don’t bring any kind of shame to Toshiba. The processor is an Intel Core 2.0GHz i7 2630QM and it is set on delivering over the top performance that other gaming laptops lack; a 1.5GB GeForce GTX 460M video card is in the middle range, however it keeps its head up with a most notable and easy performance that, when combined with a second GeForce GTX 460M, makes the laptop twice as efficient. Sound is the best from the list of 2012 tested devices and this comes as a consequence of 2 Harman/Kardon speakers. A 1TB hard drive running at 7.200 rpms and an 8GB of DDR3 memory explain why the Qosmio X500-S1812X can store many files and work on a good number of tasks simultaneously without hiccups. The screen of this gaming laptop has the best size ever – 18.4″ – and the picture is full 1080p high definition. Playing games is an activity that will drain the battery after 3 hours.
Asus doesn’t enjoy sitting on the bench and to avoid that it released the $1.689.97 G74SX that we immediately added on our list of best gaming laptops for 2012. You won’t ever go amiss if you buy this gadget, because it sports an unforgettable experience of playing your favorite 2012 game. The video card received extra attention and that’s why its kind is an nVidia GeForce GTX 560M that has the help of DirectX11, a way in which the very speedy Intel Core i7 2630QM CPU is aided to give its best and the user can view content in 3D without purchasing special or expensive instruments. The Asus G74SX comes with a 17.3″ display that the company made to offer the best viewing tool for gamers. While most other laptops aimed at gamers have a memory of 6GB, this one features the double of that, providing a very suitable way of adding whatever your heart’s desire. The 1.5TB hard drive does the exact same thing. We did get a sense of wonder when we held the G74SX and felt how light it was even though it has a considerable display to sustain. The existence of a Blu-ray player was really good news. The battery, on the other hand, is not as impressive with its span as others: you get 2 hours to play games; but, if you only use the Internet and write a Word document, the battery lives for about 5 hours on a single charge.
These three laptops manufactured to be used by gaming fanatics are not the only one that offer the best performance, features and so on. We are pretty sure this year will have more surprises in store in 2012 and, as soon as companies start releasing their new products, we will re-open the list with the best gaming laptops and add them.