HotHardware 2016 Back-to-School Tech Shopping Guide

Gaming And Desktop Replacement Laptops

Do you like to game while taking study breaks in the library? Are you looking to play No Man’s Sky, Battlefield 1, or Titanfall 2 this coming semester? Then a powerful gaming laptop may be right for you. Here are a couple of machines that are perfect for the gamer-on-the-go...

Alienware 13 OLED: Starting at $899 USD (w/o OLED Display)

The Alienware 13 OLED is a great companion for gamers who want a relatively small, portable machine, and will appreciate the stunning qualities of the OLED display. This notebook is sure to impress if your school work focuses on content creation or if you simply love bright, vibrant colors, deep contrast, and excellent viewing angles. The Alienware 13 is also smaller than many other gaming notebooks and therefore perfect for transporting between destinations. You should definitely consider the Alienware 13 OLED if visuals are important for your work or gaming experience.

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Starting at $1569 USD

The ASUS ROG G752 VT is the laptop for you if you crave killer gaming performance in a desktop-replacement class notebook. The ASUS ROG G752 is available in a variety of configurations, with Intel Core i7 processors, discrete NVIDIA graphics - including the just-released mobile GeForce GTX 10-series, gobs of memory and copious storage otpions. The G-Sync panel technology available on some models provides and incredibly smooth gaming experience that must be seen to be appreciated. If portability takes a back seat to performance in your eyes, than a bigger, powerful machine like the ASUS ROG G752 may be right for you.

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Now let's take a look at the tablets and 2-in-1's for the students who want the ultimate mobile experience.

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