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PC GAMER (UK) - - CONTENTS - By Ed Ch­ester

60Hz or 144Hz? For es­ports gam­ing a 144Hz dis­play can’t be beat, but if your lap­top gam­ing is more about fun than pure com­pe­ti­tion, stick­ing with a 60Hz model is a good way to save a few pen­nies. What about up­grades?

Some lap­tops will pro­vide easy ac­cess to up­grade their RAM, SSD and hard drive, which can save you money. Graph­ics and CPUs are nearly al­ways fixed, though. How long will it last?

Bat­tery life on gam­ing lap­tops is still less than im­pres­sive. You’ll only ever get an hour or two while gam­ing, and even for gen­eral desk­top work most won’t last a day with­out a plug socket. What games did you use to test them? We used DeusEx:Mankind Di­vided and Rise­ofthe Tom­bRaider to test per­for­mance. The games were set to 1080p res­o­lu­tion and in-game de­tail set­tings were set to high. Dic­tio­nary Desk­top re­place­ment: Ex­actly as its name sug­gests, desk­to­pre­place­ment lap­tops are de­signed to take over all your PC du­ties.

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