The popularity of online gaming has been on a steady rise in recent years.
It shouldn’t, however, come as a shock to us seeing as online gaming is the cheapest alternative there is. Basically almost every household in the urban and suburban areas have access to the Internet, and even in the rural areas many avail of Internet services.
According to the NPD Group, a company which provides market and industry research and analysis of data, a study of 8,867 individuals show that 72% of gamers in the United States regularly play online, up 5% from 67% last 2012. Not only are more users turning to the Internet to play games, they are also playing longer. There is a 6% increase of gaming time logged in per week from the online gamers.
The report also cites that the PC continues to be the most popular choice for online gamers.
Online games and multiplayer games have created a sort of community for all the players to interact. Classics like RuneScape which only provides a chat system, to the more popular World of Warcraft (WoW) and Starcraft, which enables players from different locations to constantly communicate via headphones.
Between more entertainment and convenience, it is easy to see why even office employees or small business owners at home can squeak in a few minutes of online gaming. According to RingCentral, a VoIP service provider, a faster Internet connection and a reliable phone system and headset are additional factors for productivity. Coincidentally, these are also great for online gaming!
With the increase in demand for gaming PC’s and laptops that are worth your every buck, the major companies have continued to innovate their products for your entertainment. Ladies and gentlemen, these are the top three gaming laptops of 2013, according to different reviews.
#3 Samsung Series 7 Gamer NP700G7C-S02US
At number three is Samsung’s new Gamer laptop. This quad-core piece of technology is an online mobile gaming heaven. Boasting 16GB of RAM, Samsung’s new Gamer laptop is accompanied by the 2.3 GHz quad-core third-gen Core i7-3610QM processor, and Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M graphics. The screen resolution is a pleasant full 1920×1080. Amazingly fast computer speed, great visuals, and average sound. Just don’t expect it to last long on a single battery charge. If you’re planning to play, better keep it plugged. Samsung’s new laptop is priced at around $2000.
#2 Razer Blade
With its light body, long battery life, and sleek look, the Razer Blade comes in at number two. Get ready for this: this .88 inch-thick gaming laptop only weighs 6.6 pounds! It has a 17.3 inch, 1920×1080 display. The sound is crisp, and the aesthetics are beautiful. Don’t be deceived by this lightweight though: it has a Core i7 processor capable of 2.80 GHz and an 8GB standard memory. That’s a fast laptop. The visuals have the NVidia GeForce GTX 660M. On normal usage this baby lasts for about 6 hours. Not bad for such a portable gaming laptop. What really makes it unique though is the Switchbalde feature: the touchpad doubles as a mini-screen. It’s like having a touch screen phone on your laptop. You’ll have to spend extra though, because the Razer Blade is worth around $2,500.
#1 Alienware Area-51 m17x
Alienware has been the top gaming laptop for some time now. And while the fully-boosted Alienware Area-51 m17x laptop is worth a heartbreaking $6,000, there are more modest builds for around $2,000. This laptop has 17-inch display and weighs around 10 pounds. The $6,000 build has a stunning 1TB total storage, 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 CPU and 4GB of RAM along with an Nvidia GeForce 9800 for the best gaming experience. Benchmark tests show the clear winner as well. The graphics are simply impressive and it’s hard to find another gaming laptop that can better than the performance of Alienware as we speak.