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5 Things to Keep in mind While Buying a Gaming Laptop

When we talk about gaming, the first thing that comes to mind is a Gaming PC set-up. Though, it is always convenient to have something portable. A Gaming Laptop is similar to a daily-use laptop, just with more upgrades that make all the difference. HP Gaming laptops are designed and structured to improve your gaming experience and give you the acceleration to take your game to a new level. Here are a few aspects to take into account while buying a Gaming Laptop:

GPU (Graphics Processing Unit):

The Graphics Card is the core element while determining whether it will be the right laptop for your gaming preferences. The category of games you play and the ‘frames per rate’ required for them to operate smoothly should determine your choice. You can choose from a wide range of Graphics Cards from NVIDIA’s GeForce® GTX 1080 to AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series, whichever fits your preferences or budget.

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CPU (Central Processing Unit/Processor):

Though the GPU is the core, a good CPU is just as fundamental. The processor will ensure that you have an adequate amount of processing power required for your games to perform at their best. Considering the fact that CPUs are not upgradeable, it is best to opt for the latest Quad-core or Hexa-core processor. Intel Core i5 or above and AMD Ryzen 5 or above are ideal processors for gaming laptops.

RAM and Storage:

The RAM (Random Access Memory) impacts the game because of its speed. It is necessary to have at least 8GB of RAM for the smooth working of a game. For the best experience, you should opt for 16GB of RAM or above. HP Pavilion 15s, HP Omen 15, and Omen 16 are some quintessential gaming laptops with superlative RAM and storage, designed especially for gaming.

In terms of storage, it is better to go for an SSD or NVMe Drive than for an HDD. It ensures better gaming performance while loading or saving the game and moving around the area of the game maps. You should have at least 512GB of storage in your laptop.


A quality display is essential for you to enjoy a refined gaming experience. A laptop with a 15 to 17-inch display is ideal for gaming. The bigger the screen, the better. A minimum of 1920 x 1080 Resolution is vital to opt for an unmatched gaming escapade. The resolution highly affects the sharpness of the game.

Refresh Rate and Cooling:

The refresh rate refers to the number of times the display refreshes the frame. Measured in Hertz (Hz), the higher the frame rate, the higher the frame rate. A 60Hz refresh rate display is optimum for a smooth gaming experience. For example, HP's Pavilion Gaming 15 laptop comes with a high refresh rate of 144Hz.

It is necessary to ensure that the laptop has proper cooling to ventilate the significant amount of heat that it produces. A good cooling system helps prevent performance issues. Gaming Laptops are built-in with better cooling options like powerful fans.

A good amalgamation of these specs can help you gain extraordinary and unforgettable gaming sessions. If you are still confused and need more insight into gaming laptops, you can reach out to us.