With the new year upon us, it is likely that your laptop will play a part in attempts to stick to your New Year’s resolutions. It can be used as a diary, a tool to broaden your horizons by watching some educational documentaries, or even as a word processor with which to write your first novel. However, the chances are that the laptop will fulfil its usual primary purpose – entertainment.

For any gamer out there, which laptop to purchase in 2016 can be a complex question. Here we pick out 7 laptops that should come into the reckoning for the gaming community:

 

Alienware 17

 

Not only does this gaming favourite come with one of the best graphics cards around, it also possesses a Graphics Amplifier capable of providing an even more visually engaging experience. Depending on the model you plump for, expect to pay a UK price ranging from around £1,000 to £1,500, with the touch version the pricier.

 

Toshiba Qosmio

 

The Qosmio prides itself on being a laptop big on entertainment, and in particular, gaming. The 1920x1080 LCD display with an LED backlight is designed to wow the gamer with superior detail, while Harman Kardon speakers equipped with DTS Sound provide audio enhancement. However, the 16 GB RAM and 1 TB hard drive means you are not working with the biggest memory around for a notebook.

 

Asus ROG G751JY

 

The intelligent dual-fan cooling system boasted by the Asus ROG means that aside from offering the visual enhancement you would expect from one of the gaming market’s most popular devices, it also combats a familiar problem experienced by dedicated gamers – overheating. The use of Asus Turbomaster technology gives a graphics boost, with performance improved by “5 per cent”, according to the designers.

 

Aorsus X7 Pro

 

Aorsus describes itself as a “hardcore gamer company”, so with this in mind what can we expect from this recent release? The answer is everything you can think of to give the gamer the edge, including an anti-ghosting keyboard featuring compact keys in order to allow for easier multi-key pressing. Expect to pay in the region of £1,800 for what many describe as the ultimate gaming laptop. Aorsus do not widely distribute on the UK, thus the X7 Pro is only available from selected retailers.

 

Origin PC Eon15-X

 

Another firm favourite and less bulky than previous models, it would be unwise not to take the Eon15-X into your considerations. With power and performance the priorities, this device aims to take your breath away with high-definition quality on a widescreen LED screen. According to Origin, this is the “lightest and thinnest laptop to feature overclocked 6th generation Intel Core i7 desktop processors” ensuring your gaming applications run lightning-quick.

 

Lenovo Y50 Touch 4K

 

Last but definitely not least, the Y50 Touch is another laptop which has the gamer at the front of its mind. A backlit keyboard with rounded keys are designed for greater accuracy, while a 4K games display offers up to 3840 x 2160 native resolution. JBL stereo speakers make the audio experience an enjoyable and immersive one.

 

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