Desktops and Notebooks: Alienware, Samsung, Toshiba Gaming PCs, Laptops Power Playtime
Today's PC games immerse users in increasingly rich, fast-paced, and more complex worlds, and in order to enjoy the experience fully, gaming enthusiasts are turning to a powerful breed of PCs and notebooks optimized for squeezing every last bit of processing power into play. Many of these models also feature high-end digital cameras, fingerprint security (gamers can be a cautions bunch) and plenty of storage for media. Optimized sound systems with help from Harmon/Kardon and others, high-definition displays (some in 3D), and plenty of processing power from the likes of Intel and Nvidia, only seem to scratch the surface when listing the feature sets on these monster machines. Here's a look at five laptops and five desktop PCs from a range of manufacturers, including Samsung, Dell and Toshiba, to give IT pros, who are secret gamers on the side, a look at the latest and greatest gaming computers available.
Samsung Series 7 Gamer ($1,799)
Supercharged with the processing power of a quad-core Intel processor and Nvidia graphics with 2GB of video memory, the Series 7 notebook also boasts a 17.3-inch Full HD 1080p display and an optimized gaming mode, which turbo cools the CPU to keep it working at full speed.