Hardware specifications of high-performance gaming rigs
As you encounter the dragons while playing Skyrim, does your computer die before you are able to defeat your enemies in combat? Or the slick graphics of Deus Ex appear no better than the plain visuals of the Super Mario series of games? Well, if you’re using original discs of the games (hope so, you’re not one of those who fall for the cheap pirated stuff), don’t blame the developers for the glitches. It’s essential to have a PC with the right hardware to run the games properly. What you require is a gaming computer to immerse yourself in the gameplay, without interruptions such as a blank screen when you are about to finish a mission. Here are some Windows 7 PCs that are ideal for gaming.
Dell Alienware X51
With dimensions of 12.52”x3.74”x13.5”, Dell Alienware X51 is surely different from a typical gaming desktop computer. It packs all the power that you need to play high-end games in a compact chassis. The PC is available in various options of the second generation of processors from Intel, including Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7. It comes with 64-bit version of the Windows 7 Home Premium OS. The system supports up to 8GB DDR3 SDRAM and you can save tons of gaming titles on the 1TB hard drive. Thanks to Alienware X51’s NVIDIA GeForce GT 545 discrete GPU with 1GB GDDR5 onboard memory, the graphics are super smooth and you can also run 3D games and Blu-ray videos. The PC can also be connected to a HDTV. All in all, Dell Alienware X51 not only serves the purpose of a gaming computer; it’s also an entertainment system. All this at an affordable price of $699.
Dell Alienware M17x R3
For those who want to enjoy the desktop gaming experience in a mobile form factor, there’s the Dell Alienware M17x R3 laptop. This 3D-capable laptop is powered by the Intel Core i7 processor and comes with options of the Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate editions of the Windows 7 operating system. The 17.3-inch HD WLED display and the 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M graphics card offer high quality images for a superb gaming experience. You can get a 1TB or a 1.5TB hard drive and configure up to 24GB Dual Channel DDR3 RAM. There’s a DVD burner, HDMI ports, 3.0 megapixel camera, and integrated speakers with support for 7.1 Surround Audio. The $1499 PC is surely a must-buy for the gaming enthusiasts.
HP ENVY 17 3D series
This high performance laptop comes with the 64-bit version of the Windows 7 Home Premium operating system and has the Intel Core i7 processor to provide users an ultimate gaming experience. The computer supports High Definition 3D games. For displaying true-to-life and bright colors, it has a 17.3’’ LED-backlit screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. HP ENVY 17 3D has a 1GB AMD Radeon graphics card with GDDR5 memory. The hard drive options offer storage space of up to 2TB and system memory up to DDR3 16GB. The integrated speakers come with Beats audio control. Priced at $1449, this laptop is great for gaming.
Acer Aspire Ethos AS5951G-9694
This Intel Core i7-powered laptop comes with the Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit operating system. The 15.6" WXGA HD Widescreen LCD display offers excellent graphics. With the NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M graphics card (2GB memory), the images are crystal clear. The hard drive capacity is 750GB and supports a maximum of 16GB DDR3 SDRAM. It also has an HDMI port, a Blu-ray Reader, and built-in stereo speakers. The laptop costs $1399 and offers all the features that are required for playing the new age games.