If you’re going to be playing games a lot, you’re going to want the right tools for the job. Thankfully nowadays, there a host of brilliant gaming laptops out there with all sorts of capabilities specific for different games whether it’s first person shooter, blackjack, online poker site, or massively multiplayer online role playing games.
We’ve witnessed huge increases in popularity across most gaming markets, in particular online gambling (including games like online poker) which accounts for 33% of all gambling in Britain according to new figures.
Regardless of if you’re playing poker online, or World of Warcraft, it’s likely you’ll be doing it on the go, so here are 5 of the best gaming laptops available out there:
HP Stream 11
The HP Stream is great for a number of reasons, firstly, it’s not going to set you back any more than £150. The 11.6-inch screen means it’s perfect for playing small resolution games, however, you’re only going to be able to play with one table at a time. The six hour battery life also means you game for the whole night out without having to fish out the charger.
12-inch Apple MacBook
Okay so it’s more than five times the price of the HP Stream 11 but it’s well worth it. Apple laptops are fantastic machines that are well suited to pretty much everything, particularly gaming. The 12-inch and Retina display means it is more than capable of displaying several tiled tables at a time meaning you can have a number of games on the go at once multiplying your chances of a win, this is particularly common in poker games. The nine hour battery life also means for almost half a day of gaming.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Roughly the same price as the MacBook at a little over £800, this Microsoft device may not officially be a laptop as such but it’s a good enough hybrid. It allows you to detach the screen and use it as a tablet meaning you can play your favourite poker game pretty much anywhere without having to find a surface to rest your laptop on, the flexibility alone makes it an excellent gaming option.
Dell XPS 13
At just over £1,000 this is the most expensive option on our list and is probably only viable for serious gamers who constantly find themselves playing games like poker online for hours. Still, with a 13-inch screen and 11 hour battery life, you can spend all day playing multiple gaming tournaments with ease. There are also two processors to choose from meaning if you wish, you can choose the faster option, however, the expense is not really necessary for the serious gamer.