how to up your game

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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.

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