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Jan
20
2014

What Size Gaming Laptop is Best for You?

What Size Gaming Laptop is Best for You?

Shopping around for a new laptop can be a daunting task. Netbooks, ultrabooks, 13-inch, 15-inch, 17-inchÖ What size is best for what you need in your laptop? A number of factors must be considered before ultimately making your decision on which laptop is best for you. How much will you be traveling? Are you more going to be gaming heavily, or is being connected to your email and documents your primary concern, with gaming being more of an added bonus?

To help simplify this difficult process, weíve put together a few categories to help you decide which laptop is the perfect fit for you. So, before you make the plunge and purchase your new laptop, take a look at this guide to determine which size is best for you and your individual needs.

The Constant Traveler

Youíre always on the go. Whether itís business or pleasure, youíre on the road more than you are at home. But, you hate the idea of not being able to take some of your favorite games with you wherever you go. Donít worry; Digital Storm has your back.

For the gamer who is constantly on the move, a 13.3-inch laptop is the perfect size for you. When youíre someone who travels a great deal, you want a powerful piece of technology that will fit easily into any bag and wonít weigh you down. For the constant traveler, Digital Stormís customizable Veloce model offers the perfect balance between the two most important features: mobility and power.

For those who like the option of gaming on the go, but it isnít their primary concern, a smaller laptop is the perfect option. Thirteen-inch laptops are best used for internet browsing, email, documents on the go, and indie games/games that can be played in brief sessions. If youíre more serious about gaming, youíll want to look into something a bit larger.

The LAN Partier

Maybe you donít travel as much as The Constant Traveler, but once or twice a week, you and your friends like to get together for some epic LAN parties. Youíve tried lugging around your desktop computer, but that behemoth weighs more than your little sister. Donít forget about the hardship of carefully transporting your precious 24-inch, 1080p monitor!

Stop worrying about breaking your back any time you decide you want to game with your friends. Invest in a 15.6-inch laptop, and leave the beast at home. With a gaming laptop in the 15-inch range, such as Digital Stormís Lance model, youíll be able to transport all of your games with you, without sacrificing an ounce of power.

For those who want a little more power while they are traveling, and want a larger focus on gaming, a mid-sized laptop is the perfect fit. A laptop in the 15-inch range will be able to handle everything a 13-inch laptop can, but will be able to handle more demanding games and longer gaming sessions. If youíre looking for power and portability, this is the perfect size for you.

The Serious Gamer

So, you donít travel anywhere near as often as the previous examples, but you like the idea of having the option to take your games, music, movies, and documents with you wherever you go. Or, maybe youíre a college student who is going away to school, and your tiny dorm room wonít be able to fit your massive gaming rig. Maybe you donít have a desktop computer at all, and youíre looking for your first gaming build with the option of mobility.

My friend, youíre the perfect candidate for a 17Ē laptop. This size isnít the best for a great deal of traveling, as it tends to be a bit large and heavy, but it will still offer you the ability to pick up your games and take them with you wherever you go. Digital Stormís Carbine, Krypton, and Behemoth models offer unparalleled power in a portable design.

For individuals who travel very little, but like to have the option to do so, these large laptops are the best choice. If youíre looking for a machine that is capable of replacing a gaming desktop, but offers a bit more portability, look into a 17-inch laptop. These beasts can handle anything you throw at them.

Hopefully this guide helped you decide which laptop size is best for your needs. Do you have any additional tips for picking out the perfect gaming laptop? How did you decide which size was best for you? Let us know in the comments below!

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