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Graphics are important in any laptop purchase, especially so if gaming or video watching will comprise a major portion of laptop usage. Understanding what makes for good graphics is somewhat a matter of taste, although there are certain factors that are involved in producing truly lifelike graphics. Those looking for the best graphics laptop should keep these elements in mind when purchasing a graphics-oriented laptop.

Resolution
Touted by many manufacturers as the key components to good graphics, resolution definitely plays a part. A laptop with good graphics will at least be full HD, if not WUXGA, which boasts an impressive 1920x1200 pixel resolution. A WUXGA laptop will provide the top clarity available, allowing for tiny pixel visualization and the ability to perceive even the most miniscule screen objects with superior visibility.

Graphics speed
Of course, resolution is just the beginning. The ability to perceive detail without ghosting or muddiness is largely dependent upon the speed of the laptop graphics card. Getting a laptop with a Radeon 7000 series graphics card ensures that those precise details will not blur or wash out in high speed environments, such as gaming.

Directly related to graphics speed is graphics memory. The more memory a graphics card allocates to processing graphics, the less strain on the central processor. A graphics card with DDR5 with 2GB of graphics memory will produce the crispest, quickest graphics on the market today.

MS and graphics
MS refers to the speed a monitor can go from gray to gray. The lower the MS, the faster the monitor is able to go from from dark colors to bright. A good laptop will have a low MS number. This prevents blurring and ghosting in high speed graphics applications. While it might not be easy to figure out a laptop MS speed, it is worth uncovering.

Dynamic colors
The dynamic ratio tells a buyer the number of colors that a laptop is able to produce. In this case, the greater the number, the more colors the laptop can accurately display. Look for a laptop of at least 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. This ratio will produce the most depth of color and best graphic representation.

Conclusion
To get the best graphics laptop of 2013, look for the above-mentioned criteria and consider price. We limited our selection to the top rated notebooks which have screen size more than 14 inches, at least 4GB Ram, 1.7 GHz processor, NVIDIA GeForce or AMD Radeon graphics processor. Avoid 3D laptops, as this is only a niche market currently and will continue to be so until glasses are not required.

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MSI Slim GS70 2OD-002US Gaming Laptop


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ASUS G750JX
Dell Alienware 17(June 2013)
Razer Blade 14
ASUS N550JV
MSI Slim GS70 2OD-002US Gaming Laptop
ASUS G750JX-DB71 17.3-Inch Laptop
Dell Alienware 17 Laptop
Razer Blade 14-Inch Laptop
ASUS N550JV-DB72T 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop
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Release Date
Aug 2013
Jun 2013
Jun 2013
Jun 2013
Jul 2013
Processor Speed
2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
3.0 GHz
2.2 GHz
2.4 GHz
Installed RAM
16384.0 MB
16384.0 MB
16384.0 MB
8192.0 MB
8192.0 MB
Display Size
17.3 in.
17.3 in.
17.3 in.
14.0 in.
15.6 in.
Graphic Processor
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M, Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M - 3 GB GDDR5 SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750 2G DDR3
Display
17.3 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
17.3 in. LED backlight
17.3 in. WLED HD+ Anti-Glare
14.0 in. HD LED backlight
15.6 in. FHD
Hard Drive
1256 GB, HDD, SSD
1024 GB 5400 rpm HDD, 256 GB SSD
256GB mSATA Boot + 750GB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200 RPM)
256GB SATA III
1TB (5400 RPM)
Installed Memory
16 GB
16 GB DDR3L SDRAM
16GB Dual Channel DDR3L
8GB DDR3L
8GB DDR3
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8
Windows 8
Windows 8
Windows 8
Windows 8
Processor
Core i7-4700HQ 2.4GHz, 2.4 MHz, Intel Core i7-4700MQ
Quad-Core Core i7 2.4 GHz
Core i7 3 GHz
Quad Core Core i7 2.2 GHz
Core i7-4702HQ 2.4 GHz
Laptop Type
Thin and Light Laptop, Gaming, Gaming Ultraportable
Gaming laptop
Gaming laptop
Thin and Light Laptop, Gaming laptop

  • The MSI GS70 Stealth (GS70 2OD-002US) is a solid ultraportable gaming laptop, but even with good performance and battery life, it's a close race with the competition.


  • The GS70 Stealth is an attractive and powerful device for gaming enthusiasts who want to use the 17.3-inch notebook on the road. The build quality is good, the design is appealing and the weight is not much higher than a standard multimedia notebook. All of this is combined with a high-contrast and bright display that is well suited for gaming and movie playback.

    Even though the 3D performance of the GS70 Stealth cannot always keep up with the competition, it is still very good if you consider the size of the notebook.


  • The MSI GS70 crams a fourth-gen Core i7 CPU, Nvidia GTX graphics and a 17.3-inch 1080p display into an extremely slim chassis.


  • The ASUS G750JX is a powerful and striking Haswell gaming laptop that delivers impressive graphics performance for hundreds less than the competition.


  • Overall, the Asus is a superb gaming laptop. With the Blu-ray drive, it betters the Alienware 17 (its top competitor), but both seem expensive compared to other options on the market. A high-end gaming laptop may be a step too far for your wallet. But, if you can afford it, this is a superb buy.


  • The Asus G750 is the pinnacle of the company’s drive to produce mass-market gaming laptops with incredible power at an affordable price. There’s almost nothing wrong with this system, and the few downsides worth mentioning, like the matte display’s lack of visual depth, are balanced by other advantages. We could recommend this laptop even if its price was similar to the competition. But it’s not; instead, the price is lower. A similar Alienware M17x, for example, is $2,000, while Origin’s EON17 costs over $2,200 when configured with almost identical hardware.


  • The Alienware 17 is a little pricey, but it's a powerful imposing gaming rig that can be taken from room to room or to a friend's house. It will serve you well on the game grid.


  • The Alienware 17 is the gold standard for gaming rigs, combining a sleek new design, glorious full-HD display and excellent graphics power.


  • The Alienware 17 continues its tradition of all-around excellence in portable performance. There's almost nothing to dislike about this fifth-generation variant. The exterior has been redesigned with a slightly more mature appearance, better overall build quality thanks to the inclusion of more metal components, and a new take on the AlienFX lighting system. System performance is outstanding with the fourth-gen Intel Core i7 processor and top-of-the-line Nvidia GTX 780M graphics card.


  • The oh-so-portable 14-inch Razer Blade has got you covered when you want to take your gaming on the road, with an Intel Haswell processor and the latest Nvidia graphics.


  • The Razer Blade 14 combines long battery life and excellent graphics performance in a slim and sexy design for a great mobile gaming experience.


  • The Haswell-powered Blade panders to PC gamers on the go, cramming pricey premium hardware into a petite chassis.


  • Watching movies on a tablet is well and good, but to get real immersive entertainment, a 15.6-inch laptop with multiple speakers like the Asus N550JV-DB72T is the portable equivalent of a home theater system, plus it also qualifies as a power user system.


  • The Asus N550JV-CN201H convinces with a decent system and gaming performance. Although the CPU significantly throttles (down to 800 MHz) under full load, you will hardly experience this in practice. The benchmark results are as expected. In addition, the notebook features a bright, contrast-rich and matte IPS display and a big storage capacity and can read Blu-ray disks. The battery life is also appropriate for a notebook with that much performance. In addition, we enjoyed the great audio system.


  • An excellent entertainment laptop, the ASUS N550JV features a booming quad-speaker system, a beautiful touch screen and good gaming power.


Top 5 graphics laptop:

  1. MSI Slim GS70 2OD-002US Gaming Laptop
  2. ASUS G750JX-DB71 17.3-Inch Laptop
  3. Dell Alienware 17 Laptop
  4. Razer Blade 14-Inch Laptop
  5. ASUS N550JV-DB72T 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop