Asus Gaming Laptops

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Enjoy a lag-free and immersive experience while exploring virtual worlds from an ASUS gaming laptop. This brand makes fast and powerful high-end gaming notebooks that are perfect for running resource-hungry and graphic-intensive applications. Designed for hardcore PC gamers, these portable computers have aggressive design lines, HD displays and durable keyboards. Staples carries a wide selection of such laptops from Asus and other leading gaming brands.

Choose Fast Chips and Lots of Memory for Your Asus Gaming Laptop
A gaming laptop needs a very fast CPU to run demanding video games smoothly. This is especially true for multiplayer games that support high frame rates and resolutions. Look for top-of-the-line processors, especially those with multiple cores. These deliver desktop-class performance and chip makers optimize some of them for video games.

A gaming laptop's GPU is even more important than its CPU. It powers image processing and is responsible for the final look of video games on the notebook's display. Avoid laptops with integrated graphics cards and get one with a discrete GPU. It should have at least 4GB video memory (or VRAM) and must be able to drive a 1080p screen. The GPU's memory is different from the computer's main memory. For gaming and other resource-intensive tasks, get a laptop with 8GB RAM or more.

Other Key Features to Look for in Asus Gaming Laptops
A few other important factors to consider when shopping for gaming notebooks include the display, storage drive and portability. Laptops in this category are usually bulky and heavy. Those with 17-inch screens are strictly for home use and should sit on desks. Models with 15-inch displays are portable enough to place on laps. If you want one you can easily carry around, consider 13 and 14-inch models. These typically weigh less than 5 pounds. A 1080p screen makes an excellent display for a gaming laptop. For sharper images, look for one with QHD or 4K resolution.

The two storage drive options available are HDD and SSD. Solid state drives are faster but hard disk drives are more affordable. If you opt for HDD, look for one with a speed of 7200 rpm. Some gaming laptops use hybrid drives combining high-capacity HDDs and lower capacity super-fast SSDs.

Do You Need a Touchscreen in a Gaming Laptop?
While nice to have, a touchscreen display is unnecessary on a gaming notebook. Games that require powerful PCs rarely require touch input. This feature also makes laptop displays thicker while reducing battery life.

Are There VR-Ready Asus Gaming Laptops?
Yes. VR or virtual reality makes PC gaming even more immersive. It requires a set of unique hardware including special VR headsets and very powerful computers. A VR-ready gaming laptop must have a fast processor, preferably a current-generation quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and an equally powerful GPU like the ones in NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-series.

What Should You Look for in a Gaming Laptop Keyboard?
The keyboard is the primary input device for PC gaming. Look for a durable high-quality keyboard that provides firm and accurate feedback. It should also have generous key travel. Shallow keys often feel mushy and unsatisfying. A gaming keyboard should also offer customizations. You should be able to change its backlighting and map custom key combinations to trigger predefined in-game actions.