Acer Gaming Laptops

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ACER® gaming laptops differ from standard laptop models in several ways. Most have separate graphics cards, fast processors, and plenty of RAM. Acer gaming notebooks have nifty features such as red backlit keyboards, special cooling fans, and configurable WASD keys. Top-of-the-line Acer Predator laptops feature stylish designs and include Acer’s Predatorsense software for tweaking game settings. Find the best Acer laptop computers for gaming at Staples®.

Screens for Acer Gaming Laptops
Screen sizes range from 14 inches up to 17.3 inches. Small 14-inch gaming laptops are light and easy to carry, while 17.3-inch laptops offer a better viewing experience. Mid-size gaming laptops with 15.6-inch screens represent a good compromise between portability, weight, and size. Most have an IPS full HD screen that offers wide viewing angles and good resolution.

Processor and Graphics Choices for Acer Gaming Laptops
Acer gaming laptops have high-performance i5 and i7 Intel® processors. Features that improve gaming capability include the clock speed, number of cores, and CPU overclocking ability. High-end games run more smoothly with i7 processors. All Acer gaming notebooks have a separate graphics card for improved image rendering. Most GeForce® graphics cards are suitable for less demanding games, while GeForce GT and GTX graphics cards refresh images faster and are ideal for more complex programs.

Keeping Acer Gaming Laptops Cool
Intel i5 and i7 processors generate a lot of heat when working hard. Although Intel has built-in mechanisms to protect processors from overheating, this comes at the expense of performance. For this reason, good cooling performance is important for processor-intensive gaming, and Acer gaming laptops have high performance fans to remove heat. Predator gaming laptops take this a step further with advanced thermal technology such as multiple heat pipes, dual fans, and larger intake and exhaust vents that keep processors and GPUs at their optimum operating temperature.

Do Acer Gaming Laptops Need SSD Drives?
SSD drives offer fast performance and allow laptops to boot up quickly and shorten the loading time on games. However, they have little impact on gaming performance, which is primarily dependent on processor speed, GPU performance, and laptop cooling. Common SSD sizes include 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB, while conventional laptop hard drives go up to 1TB. Some laptops have both an SSD and a hard drive.

Do You Need a 4K Screen on Your Acer Gaming Laptop?
While most Acer gaming notebooks have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, providing full HD performance, some have 4K screens with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. The increased resolution improves image quality, especially on 17.3-inch screens. The downside is that graphics cards must work harder, so it’s important to have a top-end GPU or performance may suffer. For nearly all gaming applications, HD screens are more than adequate.

How Much RAM Do Acer Gaming Laptops Need?
The CPU uses RAM to store information being processed. With the 64-bit operating systems used by Windows® 10 and the multitasking capabilities of dual- and quad-core i5 and i7 CPUs, gaming laptops should have at least 8GB of RAM. Larger 16GB and 32GB RAM further improve performance.