With the holiday season fast approaching and all the big sales that come with it, this is a great time of year to buy yourself, or a friend or loved one, a great new gaming PC. Whether you are looking to upgrade an older rig, or to encourage your son or daughter to step up from console gaming to the world of PC gaming, this is the perfect time to start planning on what you want to buy. We often get asked about advice on the best gaming computers, and while the list is too long to put here in its entirety these 6 machines are solid options that would make anybody’s holiday season special. The best part is that all of these machines are great for online gaming and feature Killer DoubleShot Pro technology (Killer Ethernet + Killer WiFi):
GIGABYTE has been making great motherboards and graphics cards for years, but recently they have been putting out some very impressive gaming notebooks as well. The X9 is the thinnest gaming notebook to include GeForce 1070 capable graphics, and it has all the bells and whistles you will want to ensure a fantastic gaming experience. It comes with a 17.3” screen, surround sound capabilities, and has everything you need for great gaming and VR. The price is not for the faint of heart, but you can’t go wrong with this great notebook.
Over the last several years, MSI has become a dominant force in the Gaming PC industry. Their notebooks always rate highly, and are known for delivering an incredible gaming experience. The GE73VR Raider is no exception. The GE73VR features the latest Intel Core i7 processor, great GPU options, and large speakers with 360̊ virtual surround sound, and all the connectivity ports you need. MSI has really done a fantastic job on this notebook – it is a beast that gamers will love and it is also VR ready so you can put on your headset and enjoy VR gaming too.
In the gaming world, you can’t go wrong with Alienware because it is absolutely one of the top brands for serious PC gamers. The Alienware 17 gaming laptop is a great choice for someone who is, or wants to be, a serious gamer but wants the portability this laptop offers. It has all the power and performance you need to enjoy playing your games at the highest graphical settings, and an incredible amount of screen real estate with its 17.3” screen. Depending on the model you get, it’s even VR ready if you want to try the latest trend in gaming.
Long known for amazing peripherals, Razer now puts out an impressive line of gaming notebook computers. The Razer Blade Pro is its premiere product and worthy of all of the hype associated with it, and it includes all the latest CPU and GPU options you would expect along with crisp 4k graphics on its 17.3” screen. Since the laptop is THX certified, it delivers beautiful sound as well as an intensely immersive gaming experience. Since it is also “VR Ready”, the Razer Blade Pro is also a great option for gamers interested in VR.
Lenovo has a strong history of gaming products, and the Legion Y920 is a great example of why. This gaming laptop packs an impressive punch. Similar to the other notebooks mentioned, the Y920 features powerful CPU and GPU options and also is built to be overclocked if you want even more speed. It also has a well designed, backlit mechanical keyboard that gamers will love. As you would expect, the Y920 is also powerful enough for VR applications if you want to try out VR for yourself.
While laptops make great portable gaming solutions, we would be remiss to not have a desktop PC option in this list. The Acer Predator G6 is a powerful desktop computer optimized for maximum online gaming performance. Featuring the Nvidia GTX 1080Ti graphics card to ensure that you can run games at 4K resolution, and can handle demanding virtual reality software with no performance issues. A dedicated SoundBlaster X-Fi MB5 gives you high-resolution audio, and numerous ports give you the expandability you need for additional components and peripherals.
Any of these gaming computers would be great for you or for the gamer in your life. Keep your ping low and kill count high with our Killer Networking products.