how to up your game
Smartphone versions of Doom or a session of Flappy Bird might do for casual gamer types, but if you want to play more graphically demanding titles, from
Battlefield4 to DarkSouls2, on the go, you need a device with significantly more processing power.
When it comes to power, few laptops can outgun the Alienware 18. The hulking footprint of this gaming laptop might not make it the most portable choice, but its dual graphics cards and super-fast boot-up make it a rival-crushing monster for real players.
Stomping close on its heels is the MSI Ghost, which manages to be slimline enough to count as genuinely portable, but without cutting too heavily in the spec department – leaving aside the poor battery life and audio.
Lagging at the bottom of the gaming table are the Lenovo Ideapad Y510P, which looks the part but lacks venom when it comes to graphics, and the Toshiba Satellite P50T, which impresses at first glance with a 4K screen and an office-ready look, but ultimately struggles to even get past level one. Game over.