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My son has been looking for a new gaming laptop because he wants one that is more portable than his desktop. He asked me what to look for in a gaming laptop.

What to look for in a gaming laptop @Bestbuy #AMDFX

Here Is What To Look For In A Gaming Laptop

Here are some of the suggestions I gave to my son.

  • Performance: You want to be sure the performance of the laptop is top notch. Gaming will make your processor work hard and it must be able to keep up.
  • Graphics: Get the highest graphics quality and speed you can afford. Games use a lot of graphics and the faster your graphics, the faster your game will be.
  • Multitasking: You want a laptop that can handle multitasking.
  • Large screen: The larger the screen, the larger your game will look on the gaming laptop. 15″ is a good size that is large enough for gaming yet still small enough to be portable.
  • 6GB Memory: The minimum you want is 6GB, but get the most you can for what you can afford. You can never have too much memory.
  • Large hard drive: As with memory, larger is always better because games take up a lot of hard drive space. A minimum of 500GB is a good place to start.

What to look for in a gaming laptop @Bestbuy #AMDFX

AMD FX at Best Buy

The HP Envy TouchSmart 15.6″ touch screen gaming laptop covers all the features I told him he needed and it’s very affordable at just over $600. Let’s look at the specific features of this gaming laptop.

  • AMD FX Special Edition APU: This is a quad-core APU (+6 GPU) that can handle intense graphics in games. It is AMD’s most powerful mobile processor. It will also help with watching videos. So this PC gaming laptop will be able to keep up with gaming performance.
  • AMD Radion graphics works with the AMD FX APU to give you an unbelievable performance experience in your games.
  • Multitasking will not be a problem with this laptop.
  • The 15.6″ touch screen on the HP ENVY is the perfect size for both gaming and portability.
  • 6 GB of RAM will give this gaming laptop multitasking abilities.
  • 750 GB Hard Drive will give you enough room for digital photos, music, movies and games.


A great feature of buying the HP Envy gaming laptop at Best Buy is free shipping on orders of $35 or more AND free store pickup. I like to use the free store pickup because I know that when I get there, my new gadget will be ready for me to pickup and I don’t need to waste any time.  (It usually takes at least 45 minutes for your order to be ready)

We all know that once you decide what to look for in a gaming laptop and find the perfect one for you…you want it NOW!

Tell me in the comments below what some of your favorite PC games are. My favorite is The Sims 4. Yes, I’m hooked on controlling the lives of my Sims community. Tell me what you look for in a gaming laptop. 

Disclosure: I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card. All opinions are my own.