Category: Guides

If you’re looking to buy a new gaming laptop – or simply want to get the most out of the one you own – look no further. Here you’ll find buying guides as well as upgrade options and other articles on our favorite topics.

Best Gaming Laptops – January 2013

Top 10 Gaming Laptops – January 2013 This list is based on actual or estimated gaming performance, factoring in the hardware specification (particularly the graphics card) relative to the laptop’s size. January Update: Not many changes from last month; current...

/ January 1, 2013
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Radeon HD 7690M/6770M Overclocking Experiment

The AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT found in lots of HP laptops at the moment is already an overclocked card–the HD7690M is actually an HD 6770M with a higher memory clock–so it should have been unlikely to go much further,...

/ April 17, 2012
MacBook Pro

What is an ODM (Original Design Manufacturer)?

Original design manufacturing refers to companies who produce a product that will later have a different company’s logo placed upon it. This is commonplace among laptop manufacturers and is a process used by most of the big names in the...

/ April 4, 2012
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How Much RAM / Video RAM Do Games Use?

The question is obviously vague, because it varies from game to game and between different settings in the same game. But to get a rough idea of how much RAM – and much more importantly video RAM – modern games...

/ April 3, 2012
battlefield 3

Battlefield 3 Laptop System Requirements Check

In case you haven’t noticed, the latest shooter from DICE/EA looks amazing, and for the same reason it’s also very demanding.

/ March 16, 2012

Best 3D Gaming Laptops 2012

Jan. 2012 update: This article was originally published a few months ago, in the middle of 2011, and surprisingly little has changed considering the usually rapid development in the tech industry. As of CES 2012, we have seen some progress...

/ January 1, 2012

Skyrim Laptop Requirements – Is it Playable on Your Laptop?

If you have a laptop with integrated Intel graphics, you can pretty much forget about playing Skyrim on it with decent quality settings. It will start (we’ve tried), but no amount of tweaking will get it past very low settings...

/ November 15, 2011
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Laptop Graphics Card Top 10 (December 2011)

It’s difficult to get a comprehensive overview of the mobile GPU market, and the manufacturers (as in: AMD and NVIDIA) are not making it any easier by frequently updating the names whether or not there are any relevant changes compared...

/ November 1, 2011

GTX 560M Overclocking (128-bit Version)

It’s not that it’s necessary to overclock the GTX 560M–it will run any current game at reasonable quality settings at its regular clock speed. On the other hand overclocking is fun. That said, we will put in the usual disclaimer...

/ October 14, 2011

Alienware M14x: Overclocking the GT 555M

How much extra performance you can squeeze out of a laptop GPU differs a great deal between laptops–from none at all (locked BIOS) to an impressive amount of extra frames per second, suddenly making some games playable at higher detail...

/ August 17, 2011