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Gaming laptops, a tough sell in Nepal

- ABHISHEK CHITRAKAR, Kathmandu

Oct 12, 2017-Gaming laptops are a tough sell, especially in Nepal where price is the most important factor for many customers looking to pick up a new laptop. But global brands such as Asus, MSI, Dell and Apple are offering a wide range of gaming laptops at different price points to cater to all segments of the market. From budget oriented gaming laptops to the ultra premium, Nepali customers have the option to choose the best laptop that fits their budget.

While all laptops can technically play games, the experience may differ wildly. For example, if you want to play a graphically demanding game like The Witcher 3, you will not have an enjoyable experience playing on a budget laptop. The game might run, but at low frame rates that completely ruin the fun of gaming.

The main component that makes a gaming laptop is the dedicated graphics card. Laptops will generally use graphics cards from Nvidia or AMD to make the gaming experience smooth. The latest graphics cards from Nvidia are among the best in the industry with respect to power and thermal management. 

These graphics cards from Nvidia such as the 1050, 1050ti, 1060 and 1070 offer amazing performance at a price point that would have been impossible just a few years back.

Having the right graphics card on your laptop will allow you to play games at various resolutions from 1080p all the way to 4K. But having a dedicated graphics card on your laptop comes with a trade off. Most gaming laptops are bulky with poor portability, battery life and have designs that scream “Gamer!”, which can either be a good or a bad thing. 

But for a country like Nepal, where building a desktop is not really feasible due to the lack of parts and inconsistent electricity, a gaming laptop offers the perfect compromise. You can use a gaming laptop for school or work, and when you have free time, you can fire up some games and play to your heart’s content without worrying when the electricity might go out. 

Here are some gaming laptops available in Nepal:

Published: 12-10-2017 08:48

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