A few months ago, the team at Magic Micro Computers decided to publish a blog about building your own gaming laptop. We wanted the blog post to provide gamers with some essential information about building your own gaming laptop without getting too in-depth about the process and specifications of certain laptops.

Today, we are going to revisit the topic and update a few things so that you can have the latest information available. Building your own laptop is no easy feat. It requires special tools and lots of research to ensure that all of your components can fit inside the case of your laptop. That being said, it can be much easier to use a company to build your gaming laptop for you, while you sit back, relax, and just pick the components.

At Magic Micro Computers, we truly want you to have the best gaming experience. Whether you decide to go with a high-powered desktop or a more budget-friendly and portable gaming laptop, we have plenty of options for you. As far as our gaming laptops go, we have two key categories we offer:

Custom 14” to 15.6” Laptops

Custom 17.3” Laptops

Both of these options are stellar and afford you a great amount of flexibility. No matter what kind of work you do, having a gaming laptop can allow you almost limitless flexibility in where you game and work. Be sure to visit Magic Micro Computers’ website today to learn more about our custom gaming PCs.

Find A Gaming Laptop

Looking for a gaming laptop can be overwhelming. While many gamers and PC fanatics will solely focus on the specs of their gaming laptop, it is important to consider some of the more aesthetic features of your laptop.

While a desktop can have different displays, mice, and keyboards throughout its life, a gaming laptop is much less flexible. While you can plug in external monitors and keyboards into your gaming laptop, you lose the portability if you are constantly relying on these external technologies. At that point, you might as well just use a desktop to game.

When you’re looking for a new laptop, here are some of the most important things to consider so that you can make an informed purchase.

GPU— Whether you’re gaming or running graphics-intensive programs, having a solid graphics processing unit (GPU) is important. Laptops have two options: integrated and discrete graphics. Integrated is typically less powerful and not upgradeable, while a discrete GPU is a standalone chip that can be swapped out, pending your chassis has enough room.

CPU— A central processing unit (CPU) is an integral part of your gaming laptop. A gaming laptop is only as strong as the weakest link, so shorting yourself on the CPU so you can get a higher-performing GPU will not make your ultimate gaming rig any better. Whether you choose AMD or Intel for your CPU, make sure that you have something that can last more than just a couple years before it is outdated.

RAM— Random access memory (RAM) is incredibly important for gaming. Whether you have a desktop or a gaming laptop, your RAM should be hearty and robust. At Magic Micro, we suggest having 16 GB of memory so that you will not be slowed down in the near future. Because desktops have more space, getting 32 GB of RAM is never a bad idea, but 16 GB of RAM is plenty to start with.

Display— As we noted in the original version of this blog, the size is often a huge selling point for many people; however, instead of focusing on size, look for more important information like the resolution and refresh rate. The advances in 4K technology are stunning, and if you can build a gaming laptop that can handle 4K gaming, make sure you have a display that can also handle it properly — otherwise, what’s the point?

Keyboard— In our last version of this blog, we focused a lot on the bells and whistles of having a good keyboard. At the end of the day, you want a keyboard that sits well under your fingers. If you need textured keys or backlighting, there are plenty of options for you. One of the most important things is getting a keyboard with anti-ghosting technology, meaning it can handle multiple inputs without shutting off another input on the keyboard.

Remember that this guide is purely introductory, and allows us to revisit an incredibly important topic for many gamers. Before you purchase your gaming laptop, make sure that you have done sufficient research and know that all of your components will work together and harmoniously.

Where Can I Find A Reliable Gaming Laptop?

Magic Micro has been in the business of building custom gaming laptops for over 15 years. We know a thing or two about making sure that your custom gaming laptop will work, which is why we test all of our laptops to ensure you can play them right out of the box. The customization process for building your own gaming laptop is as simple as selecting the parts you want and upgrading them as you need. We have a gaming laptop for every budget. Visit Magic Micro Computers’ website today.