In 2018 people are increasingly picking PC and Laptop gaming over consoles but which is better?
Compared to a gaming console, a PC or laptop is an investment costing upwards from £800, however, all the components are interchangeable and offer longevity. Although consoles like Play Station or Xbox are still popular, they don’t have some advantages that a gaming PC or laptop have. For example, Laptop and PC gaming have access to a wider range of games through Steam compared to those on a console.
But which is better: PC or laptop?
Typically you associate a laptop with being portable as the idea is you can take it to a friends house, however, gaming laptops can weigh upwards of 2 kilograms, making it hardly portable.
Also, if you want to keep up with virtual reality gaming you may well end up purchasing a new laptop to keep up with the latest technology.
PC’s are easier to upgrade as they eliminate the need to buy a whole new system and only require the purchase of the odd upgrade, saving you money in the long term.
Overall, a gaming laptop will allow you to be portable but at the cost of not being able to regularly upgrade and costing more long term if you do decide to upgrade and buy a whole new laptop.
Things to consider when looking for a gaming PC or laptop
· CPU performance: Be aware buying a laptop that it should have a serious graphics card (GPU) built in. On a PC this can be upgraded at a later date if you decide the one you have is not up to par.
· Battery Life: If you are using a laptop especially this aspect is vital. Make sure you shop around and read reviews before diving into anything.
· Screen Size: Most people opt for 13-inch screen which will be enough however it might be worth looking into something bigger if you are choosing a PC over a laptop.
· Operating system: This is really up to the user whether you choose to use Windows, macOS or Chrome on either PC or laptop.
· Weight: If you are considering a gaming laptop you want to select something that is light and slim as most gaming laptops can be weighty.
For more advice on the best Laptops and PCs contact my team at Applewood IT