These days, the basic NP8850 gaming laptop can be used to play most of the modern games right out of the box. However, at one time they were no match for the desktop computers that were even faster and could play all of the modern games. That has all changed because you can now customize this machine with better keyboards, cutting edge video cards, faster central processing units (CPUs), better graphics processing units (GPUs), the size of the random access memory (RAM) and large, crisp liquid crystal display (LCD). A customized NP8850 gaming laptop is not one of the fastest computers possibly in the world, but it is also as good as any desktop computer. It can be order to meet the precise desires of a gamer. Because a gaming machine has so many components that may be customized you can subtract and add components to the best laptop computer for your budget and your needs.
The GPU provides the intelligence for the PC. In order to play all of the modern video games you need a really good GPU. The GPU shouldn't be used for other functions in the PC, which means that you need a dedicated GPU and a good one at that. Two of the best are made by ATI and NVIDA.
Although you can always connect an external monitor to your PC, if you have to do that it isn't very portable. The best display is an LCD. When selecting one you need to keep in mind the size, contrast viewing angle, rise and fall time, aspect ratio, and native resolution.
The RAM is what provides your processing power. Usually, the basic laptop comes with DDR2 RAM and you decide much you want for your computer. These days, the most modern games that are released require at least 1 Gigabyte of RAM for proper play. To ensure no slowdown in response time when playing a game and running other applications you really need 2 Gigabyte of RAM. This investment will help to ensure that you can use your machine to play games for many years. Although many gaming PC can be upgraded by the user, adding RAM should be done by a professional.
The chips in many custom gaming PCs are the same as in desktops. These chips need a lot power to cool them, the computer is somewhat warm to the touch and loud fans come ?n. This is normal and you shouldn't be alarmed. It is a small price to pay for all of that screaming power. You shouldn't spend your money ?n a CPU that is the same but claims otherwise and is way more expensive. A reputable retailer will offer you a good CPU for a reasonable price.
The last component that you need to consider is the hard drive. Hard drives are available in numerous capacities that range from somewhere between 40 Gigabytes and 100 Gigabytes and more, and in numerous speeds from somewhere between 4200 RPMs and 7200 RPMs. To play all of the modern games you really need a hard drive with a speed of 7200 RPM. However, if a hard drive with this speed isn't available or you can't afford it you can go with a hard drive that has speed of 5400 RPM. Remember too that you can always add another hard drive or upgrade yours at a later time.