Every once in a while, even entrepreneurs need some time to escape reality and relax. If you ever were a fan of computer or console games, then you most likely still are. Playing video games isn’t just for kids and you definitely won’t go blind from staring at a screen too long, as most mothers would claim. However, business people don’t have much time to commit to gaming, but that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy it every now and then.
In the business world, chances are you’ll be on the move a lot and you’ll need a handy laptop that can be used for both gaming and business. So which one should you opt for: a gaming laptop or a quality workstation? Simply put, it’s up to you, but you should know that any gaming rig, be that a desktop or a laptop, can easily handle any business related tasks. Luckily, there are laptops that can serve both purposes effectively. Here are a few laptops that can be helpful to gaming business people.
DELL Inspiron i5759-9659SLV
This branded laptop is quite sufficient to satisfy your everyday needs. In addition, it will support most of the games today. It packs an Intel’s Core i7 6500U dual-core processor with four threads, which runs at 2.5GHz (3.1GHz Turbo). It also has 16GB of DDR3L RAM, an AMD Radeon R5 M335 graphics card with 4GB of VRAM and a 2TB SATA HDD.
That means it’s quite good for gaming and also an excellent workstation. Furthermore, this laptop has 17.3″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) LED touchscreen giving you one of the best display experiences. Dimensions are (W-D-H) – 16.41″, 11.15″, 1.15″, it weighs 7.36 lbs and it costs around $1,000. The battery can last up to 6 hours. An average price for a good performance and if you’re a casual gamer, this laptop will suit you quite nicely.
HP ZBook Studio G3
If you want an HP notebook that really packs a punch, then ZBook G3 is the one for you. This little ultrabook monster has an Intel Core i7-6700HQ with an eight threads quad-core CPU 2.6GHz (3.5GHz Turbo), a NVIDIA Quadro M1000M GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM, 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a 256GB Z Turbo Drive PCIe SSD and 1TB HDD.
It has a 15.6″ Full HD Anti-Glare LED screen with no touchscreen support and it weights 6.9 lbs. The battery lasts up to 5 hours and it costs $1,700. This rig will take good care of your business needs and support your gaming life quite well.
Gigabyte SabrePro 15
Here is a gaming laptop that’s both affordable and has excellent performance. Gigabyte’s SabrePro 15 has a 6th gen Intel Core i7 – 7700HQ quad-core CPU with eight threads and 2.8GHz (3.8GHz Turbo speed) alongside Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB of DDR5 VRAM. This laptop has 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a 256GB M.2 NVMe PCIe x4 SSD with 2TB HDD.
It has a 15.6″ Full HD IPS wide-viewing angle display and its dimensions are 15.4″ x 10.5″ x 0.9″ (W-D-H), while it weighs 5.5 lbs. This beastie will let you run most of the newest games on high specs and the only downfall is that its battery lasts only 3 and a half hours. This laptop costs $1,500 which is quite a bargain compared to the configuration it packs.
Asus ROG Strix GL502
Another gaming laptop that’s fairly affordable and will be more than worthy to suit your business needs. Asus ROG Strix has a slightly slower CPU than Gigabyte’s SabrePro 15, Intel Core i7-6700HQ eight threaded quad-core processor 2.6GHz (3.5GHz Turbo speed), but it has a slightly more powerful GPU, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5 VRAM. This laptop fully supports HD gaming. Also, it has 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a 256GB SSD NVMe PCIe alongside 1TB of HDD.
A 15.6″ Full HD in-plane switching IPS display with G-sync gives an awesome gaming experience. Its dimensions are 15.35″ x 10.47″ x 1.2″ and it only weighs 4.9 lbs. However, the battery only lasts about 3 hours on active gaming. The cost of this machine is $1,400, which is a lot, but considering the specs, it might be what you need.
Gaming laptops can definitely put up with both gaming and business requirements. However, they cost a hefty sum and it may strain your budget. On the other hand, workstation laptops don’t cost more than your monthly mortgage, but they might not support all of the latest games, at least not on high specs.