Give the good ol’ desktop a rest.
Gaming laptops offer a handful of benefits that most DIY and pre-built desktops don’t have. For one, you have the luxury of skipping tedious research and hunting for parts. You also get to ditch the hard part of dealing with the actual building which is, in all honesty, not for everyone. Best of all, you can enjoy countless hours of gaming while unshackling yourself from the tethered limits of desktop rig.
Sure, it may cost you a few bucks more compared to building your own PC. But this price difference makes up for the convenience of having after-sales services and perks included in off-the-shelf PCs. And of course, choosing a laptop over DIY comes with a compromise and may limit your customization options. After all, not all gadgets are created equal. Instead, examine and evaluate certain trade-offs and match them closely to your on-the-go gaming needs to get the most out of your purchase.
To help you slim down your options, Cyberzone gives you the rundown of the best gaming laptops in the Philippines today.
MSI GL62M 7RC
For gamers who prefer the low-key, minimalist look, this budget laptop is right for you. It spells simplicity and embodies performance. The laptop’s slim, black profile with single-color red backlight SteelSeries keyboard packs serious power under the hood. It runs on, 7th Gen Intel Core HM175 chipset and two slots of DDR4-2400 that can be configured up to 32GB of RAM. This is backed up by MSI’s CoolerBoost Technology for efficient heat dissipation during long game night sessions.
Media-wise, the GL62M is equipped with 15.6-inch Full-HD wide-view display, which is more than enough to blast immersive imagery to keep you #InTheZone while grinding on CS:GO, Far Cry, Valorant, or Call of Duty. It also supports multi-screen display via MSI’s Innovative Matrix Display to accommodate demanding tasks like video editing, coding, and even livestreaming.
ASUS TUF Dash F15
ASUS perfectly balances performance and value for money with TUF Dash F15. Going along with the slim-look trend, the laptop sports an ultrathin chassis, complete with TUF’s branding emblazoned all over its outer front panel for added… well, dash. Staying true to its name, it has the MIL-STD durability standards certification to ensure it can withstand bumps, shakes, and even drops.
On the inside, it is powered by an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU and GeForce RTX 3070 GPU with Dynamic Boost 2.0 to mobilize over-the-top gaming visuals for up to 240Hz refresh rate. It also has an Adaptive-Sync, which aligns with the GPU’s frame rate to minimize lag, tearing, and stuttering during intense multiplayer sesh. The laptop employs WiFi 6 connectivity and a handful of I/O ports, plus a powerful battery that can last up to 16 hours for non-stop gaming action and optimal productivity.
MSI GF63 Thin
Don’t let size fool you. This slim gaming laptop from MSI is a force to reckon with. At less than two kilograms, the GF63 Thin is a heavyweight in terms of power, performance, and panache. For starters, it runs on Intel i7 9th Gen processor, with a base 8GB DDR4 RAM that is upgradable up to 64GB. The internals are supported by MSI’s built-in cooling system to maintain optimal temperature during long hours of Overwatch, Fortnite, and Wild Rift grind.
The display far exceeds expectations with MSI’s 15.6-inch Full-HD IPS display. It is complemented by GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q Version to enforce stutter-free graphics at 120Hz refresh rate – something worth noting if you intend on bumping up your gaming experience using this rig.
HP Pavilion Gaming 15
For a budget laptop, HP Pavilion Gaming packs a lineup of sweet features that we usually find in a mid-tier build – making this laptop an easy target among beginner and novice gamers. At a glance, this laptop sets aesthetics aside, in exchange for versatile performance. Its 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 CPU with 8GB upgradable RAM and 256GB SSD base storage can downright handle long plays and task-intensive workload swiftly.
The laptop’s 15.6-inch FHD display utilizes GeForce GTX 1640 Ti 4GB with up to 144Hz refresh rate to deliver smooth visuals while playing Devil May Cry and Battlefield V at higher FPS. But the clincher here is HP’s integrated cooling system that efficiently maintains optimum temperature, even at max performance.
ROG Strix G15 G513
From the get-go, the ROG Strix G15 means serious gaming business. The laptop spills of awesomeness with its sleek profile, boasting its signature mask insignia. This is highlighted by ROG’s RGB light bar that can be personalized via Aura Sync settings. Meanwhile, its cutting-edge cooling system serves as additional reinforcement against sudden temperature spikes.
Ideal for next-level gamers, its assembly is composed of an 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 processor with an upgradable 8GB DDR4 RAM, and an NVIDIA GTX 1650 GPU. The 15.6-inch FHD anti-glare display combines a refresh rate of 144Hz with its Adaptive Sync technology to effectively synchronize visuals while minimizing stuttering and screen tearing during high-octane rounds of Rainbow Six and Back 4 Blood.
Overall, gaming laptop is still a viable choice, especially if you’re relatively new to “the game”. If you still need a quick look-see, visit your nearest SM Cyberzone to spot these #TechAssured gaming laptops in the flesh. (Try to also read this related article: Unwind from a Busy Week at Work with these Gaming Must-Haves) Make sure to score your gear only at official stores or authorized dealers/stores in one of our branches to guarantee authenticity.
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