Buying a gaming notebook on Black Friday 2022 could be a good opportunity for anyone looking to invest in a budget device. Brands like Acer, Asus, Dell and Lenovo have several laptop options that can appeal to casual gamers as well as experienced gamers. However, before buying, you need to pay attention to certain details to choose the right model. In addition to price, specifications such as memory, processor, and video card can be crucial for a good experience with a notebook.
In the Brazilian market, entry-level models can be found starting at R$4,199. For those looking for a deeper experience, it’s worth considering investing in a slightly more expensive model. To help you understand what to look for in a gaming notebook, TechAll Prepared a list of key points to look out for when buying.
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In addition to a dedicated video card, the Acer Gamer Nitro 5 has three USB 3.2 ports — Photo: Photo: Disclosure/Acer
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Before choosing which gaming notebook to buy, it’s important to consider what type of games you plan to play. Thus, it will be possible to determine with more certainty which is the ideal configuration for your notebook. While games like MOBA and RTS usually require simpler specifications, competitive games may require more advanced hardware.
Depending on the type of game, you should still consider storing the notebook more carefully. For example, single-player games that focus on narrative usually require larger storage space.
Processors are one of the most important components in gaming on a laptop, which are in high demand, mostly in open-world titles or even competitive games. Among the Intel solutions, it is interesting to consider Intel Core i5 or higher processors, preferably the H series chips, which promise better performance, with higher clocks and frequencies.
For those who prefer AMD processors, it’s worth noting that there aren’t many notebook options aimed at the gaming community with the manufacturer’s processors. However, as with Intel processors, the H series also represents the best options in the AMD Ryzen line.
As a rule, gaming notebooks already have a larger amount of RAM, which is necessary for better performance of the device. Whenever possible, choose models with at least 16 GB of RAM, as this is a value that regularly appears in the requirements of modern games.
Adding more RAM to a notebook is often a very simple process. So if any gaming notebook offers appear with less RAM, say 8GB, it might be interesting to think about whether it’s worth buying the RAM modules separately.
The Dell G15 comes with a dedicated GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card.
Another important component for a better gaming experience is a dedicated graphics card. As the name suggests, this element is designed for graphics processing, which brings the processor and memory independent of the system’s CPU and RAM.
Most gaming notebooks in the Brazilian market have dedicated Nvidia video cards such as the GTX 1050, GTX 1650, RTX 3050 and RTX 3060. Presented in models such as the Acer Nitro, Lenovo Ideapad L340 and others, the GTX5 is the GTX10. input, offers performance for lighter games and medium graphics levels.
The GTX 1650 is also an entry-level video card, but with 4 GB of video memory, which promises to deliver a bit more quality, allowing you to explore more textures and visual effects. The board appears in many notebook models in the Brazilian market, such as the Lenovo Gaming 3i, Acer Aspire Nitro 5 and others.
RTX 3050 and RTX 3060 are more modern cards that provide significant performance compared to other previously presented solutions. In addition, they are compatible with features such as Ray Tracing, which improves lighting in games and applications, and supports DLSS, which uses deep learning to optimize card performance and provide higher frame rates.
The display of the gaming notebook is also a key element. For example, choosing models that offer higher resolutions and refresh rates can give players more fluid gameplay.
Most gaming notebooks have a 15.6-inch Full HD screen. There are also models that also have panels with a refresh rate of 120, 144 and even 165 Hz. This higher refresh rate is especially important in competitive games that require display or investment in an external monitor.
For those looking for a more economical gamer option, the Lenovo Gaming 3i is a notebook equipped with an Intel Core i5 10300H processor, 8 GB of RAM and a GTX 1650 video card, which will appear on the Brazilian market with prices starting from R$. 4,999 version with Linux. The device also has a 15.6-inch display with Full HD resolution and 256 GB of SSD memory.
For users who prefer AMD, the Acer Nitro AN515-44-R4KA is an option with an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor, 8GB of RAM, 512GB of SSD storage, and a GTX 1650 video card. , Windows 11 and 15.6 with a Full HD screen. with a frequency of 144 Hz and it is available online retailing from BRL 4,799.
The IdeaPad Gaming 3i battery promises up to 9.6 hours of battery life — Photo: Disclosure / Lenovo
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