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Best Gaming Laptop Buying Guide (Updated!!!)

Not long ago, a friend asked me for help choosing a gaming laptop. Precisely because he was in this situation, he had saved money and wanted to buy one, but he was lost, and indecisive on which model to choose. In fact, he didn’t even know where to start since many models with different components had very similar prices, which he found extremely confusing.

Unfortunately, choosing a gaming laptop is very complicated, as there are always a number of items that require a good knowledge base and for you to be completely up to date on what comes out in the market, because otherwise you risk making a bad purchase.

His situation led us to publish this guide that will give you the most important information you should consider when shopping for a gaming laptop, so you can correctly choose the one that best fits your needs and budget. It will even help you avoid being ripped off.

Preliminary considerations

You must understand a gaming laptop is not like conventional notebooks. Depending on the manufacturer and your price range, they clearly have differentiating factors among them, such as more powerful and efficient cooling systems, as well as a higher build quality to withstand long gaming sessions.

On the other hand, the price of these devices is usually much higher than that of utility models, and also higher than what it would cost you to assemble a desktop with similar power. So before you buy one, it is important to thoroughly consider whether you really need a portable gaming system. Maybe it would be wiser to opt for a PC for your gaming needs.

Mobility is another aspect you must be willing to sacrifice with these computers, since more powerful components mean their autonomy is very low when they are at full capacity and they are much less efficient than other laptops, like ultrabooks, for example.

Finally, it is vital to understand that to really play on a laptop at a similar level to what you would enjoy on a desktop, you must be willing to spend a minimum of of around 800 dollars, approximately. Still, the computer you buy for that price will be much less powerful than its desktop equivalent at the same budget.

The Processor: The heart of the computer

On gaming portables, compare to AMD, Intel has a clear domain, which is unfortunate for the consumer. So for obvious reasons we will focus on solutions from this manufacturer.

Processor Generation:

You can find Haswell based processors, identified as the series 4000, and Broadwell, which are recognized by the 5000 series.

The difference between them is limited essentially to the manufacturing process. The first ones come in 22nm and the second in 14nm, but this detail does not make a real big impact, since most models that interest us — the high performance ones — have an identical TDP in almost all versions.

By this we mean you should not obsess about spending more money on a computer with a Core 5000 series, as one with a Core 4000 series processor is just as perfect for gaming.

Processor range:

Since your goal is to play, we are just going to focus on the larger models, i.e. the Core i5 and Core i7, as they are the ones used in these types of portables.

  • Core i5: Unlike a desktop model, the Core i5 has two cores and four threads, not four real cores. This means they can divide the burden of those four threads between the two cores, which generally provides good results. However, it doesn’t give good results in games that really take advantage of more than two cores. They integrate Turbo Boost technology that increases work frequency when necessary.
  • Core i7: The Core i7 has four real cores and eight threads, just as a standard desktop version. They are preferable because, when used with games that can properly exploit their potential, they clearly mark a difference, especially at minimum FPS levels and overall stability. They also have better guaranteed “aging”. Turbo Boost technology is an added feature that increases the working frequencies and can even turn off cores that are not used, further increasing the speed of the nuclei that are still active, so that even those games that only use two cores will be greatly benefited by the presence of Core i7.
  • Core i7 extreme range: These are versions that maintain the above specifications, but come at higher frequencies. Normally, they greatly increase the price of the computer but don’t compensate, so when it comes to price-value relation, they’re best avoided. We discarded low-energy solutions, identified with the letter “U”, as they sacrifice performance in order to increase the battery life(the Core i7 U series, for example, only has 2 cores and four threads).

Graphics Card

The graphics card is an essential component, as it determines the resolution and graphics quality you can play on, as well as the life of the portable and its price.

You should note that its performance does not match the desktop offering of those with whom they share the same name, and usually they’ll always be lower . As an example, we can mention the GTX 960M, which does not yield a performance even remotely like a GTX 960, but rather like a GTX 750 Ti.

And just as in the previous case, the presence of AMD is very limited, so we will focus on NVIDIA solutions.

To make everything easier to understand, what follows is a summary of base models grouped into three broad ranges, a classification that must be understood within the context of gaming solutions.

  • Recommended minimum to play at 1080p: The 2GB GTX GTX 860M- 960M are the recommended minimum to play. The second is a renamed model of the first and both have a lower performance than the GTX 750 Ti, but we can compare them so you’ll have a better idea. Always seek computers mounted with GDDR5 memory, avoiding the DDR3 versions, keeping in mind that the GTX 860M and GTX 960M are identical to the GTX 850M and GTX 950M, the only differences are the working frequencies.
    Recently, the latest Pascal GTX 100x series graphics card has came out, you can see the latest GTX 1050Ti and GTX 1050 graphics cards be built-in many laptops at a price tag of 1000 dollars. Compare to the same level graphics cards of the old GTX960M, their performance has a big boost, the GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) shows more than 60% (up to 86%) better performance than GTX 960M! The new chip of GTX 1050 Ti left behind even the higher tier GTX 970M.
  • Optimal level to play in 1080P: The GTX 1060 is our goal. It’s not a rebranded solution, but rather it mounts a new GPU based on Pascal architecture, which marks a significant leap over previous models. The 6GB GDDR5 models have no real performance improvement compared to the 3 GB ones in many games. If you’ll play some high-end games needing more VRAM, more VRAM is necessary.
  • High performance in 1080P without excesses: If you want to play at Full HD with ultra quality and without choking with virtually no game, the GTX 980M is the best choice for your money. Yes, the GTX 1070 is more powerful, but increases the price of the computer and it’s not worth much. If you want to play VR gaming, you should a laptop with GTX 1060, GTX 1070 or GTX 1080 graphics card.You must not forget that the most expensive is not necessarily the best. When you overcome the medium-high range barrier of graphics cards, the performance-per dollars spent goes down to levels not advisable in most cases.

RAM Memory and storage

You can play with guarantees if you have 4 GB of RAM in most cases, but it is best to choose laptop models with 8 GB of RAM, since it makes a difference in some current games, such as Battlefield Hardline, and the trend to higher RAM consumption in upcoming games is clear.

But overcoming the recommendation of 8 GB of RAM and buying computers with 32 GB of RAM is not a good idea, as more RAM does not mean better performance. Instead, it increases the overall cost of the computer, so it is best to spend that extra money on a computer with a better graphics card.

Regarding storage, a SSD is recommended – but not essential – and it usually increases the cost of the computer. So, if you have a limited budget, you should opt for enhancing the processor and graphics card, even if it means to conform to a mechanical hard drive, and the combo CPU + GPU + RAM will ultimately determine your user experience in games. In any case, you always have the time to change the HDD for an SSD quickly and easily.

As intermediate option, there are computers that mount a hybrid HDD with a certain amount of flash memory acting as a cache. They are not the panacea, so you should only take them into account when the price increase is not so absurd.

Practical examples

Generally, an affordable gaming laptop will consist of a Core i5, a GTX 850M-GTX 950M 2GB GDDR5, 8 GB of RAM, and a mechanical 1TB 5400 RPM HDD. Its price should be around 800 dollars, approximately.

With a computer of these features, you could play almost everything that exists today in the market at 1080p, and at medium to high quality — ultra even in very specific cases. In GTA V, you could play to said resolution and high quality at an average of 29 FPS.

In contrast, an upper-middle range model would be one with a Core i7, 8GB of RAM, a GTX 960M or 965M with 2GB DDR5 VRAM, 1TB 7200 RPM HDD and a 128GB SSD. However, the cost would exceed 1,300 dollars.

With it you could play almost all current games in 1080p and at a high quality, even on ultra-quality in many of them. Continuing the above example, GTA V would run on this computer at 55 FPS on average in Full HD and high quality.

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Best Gaming Laptop under 600

Serious gamers may laugh at the idea that they could get a competent gaming laptop under $600. It’s true that these budget-friendly computers may not be able to play the latest games on the highest setting, but they can’t deliver enough power for more casual gamers. If you enjoy older games or don’t care about the highest definition graphics, many laptops under $600 can be found.

This page covers some of these amazing machines that won’t break the bank but will still deliver enough power to have plenty of fun. For under $600 you will get a midr-ange GPU like the GTX 940M, Radeon R7 M360 and processors like the intel i5, AMD A8 and A10 quad-core.

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Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro Black VN7-793G-709A/758J and VN7 593G Gaming Laptop Reviews

Acer Aspire V-Nitro 2017

While Acer’s Aspire V-Nitro series isn’t new on the market, it is very popular with consumers which lead Acer to update the range each year. We’ve already reviewed the 2015 line, and now, two years later, we think it’s time to do it again. Optically, not too much has changed, under the hood however, we find Intel’s 7th generation processors, DDR4 RAM and a GeFore GTX10-series GPU.

Acer Aspire V-Nitro 2017

Naturally, I got both models here – the base features among both are mostly identical. The 17” model (VN7-7936-767M) just has some more bells and whistles than the 15” one (VN7-593G-73HP). Let’s take a look at the specs first:

  • VN7-593G Display: 39.6 cm (15.6 “) Acer ComfyView ™ Full-HD IPS Display with LED backlight (matt)
    VN7-793G Display: 43.9 cm (17.3 “) Acer ComfyView ™ Full-HD IPS Display with LED backlight (matt)
  • Resolution: 1,920 x 1,080 (Full HD), 16: 9
  • Processor: Intel® Core ™ i7-7700HQ processor (4 cores x 2.80 GHz, up to 3.8 GHz Intel Turbo Boost, 6 MB 3rd Level Cache)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • Memory: 8 GB DDR4
  • Storage: 1,000 GB hard drive
  • Network: Gigabit LAN, wireless LAN 802.11ac / a / b / g / n, 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz, 2 × 2 MU-MIMO
  • Connections: HDMI, 1x USB 3.1 (Type-C Gen. 2, Thunderbolt 3), 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 1x audio, 1x SD card
  • Input devices: backlit keypad with numeric keypad, multi-gesture touchpad with integrated fingerprint reader
  • Sound: 4 stereo speakers, Optimized Dolby® Audio Premium® Sound Enhancement
  • Battery: Li-Polymer battery (4 cells / 4450 mAh), up to 6 hours battery life
  • Dimensions / Weight: 391 x 266 x 24.9 / 22.5 mm (W x D x H) / 2.6 kg
  • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 10 Home (64-bit)
  • Special features (only VN7-793G): integrated Tobii Eye Tracking Camera, for viewing in selected games

When it comes to specs, Acer hasn’t been a slouch – with the exception of one aspect: Memory. Both devices only come with an old-fashioned hard drive.  If you want an SSD you will have to add your own. For this, an M.2 PCIe 3.0×4 slot is available so that even a Samsung SSD 960 PRO can fully be taken advantage of. (I’m in UK, in US market, both two models feature SSD)

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Best Laptop under 200 dollars 2017 (Laptops and Chromebooks)

When taking about laptops, we first look at its specifications. People never consider user experience which is possibly the most important factor for any mobile device.

If you are building a PC then this isn’t the case. Your setup’s ergonomics is independent of your internal components. This is not the case with laptops, even with all the i5s and i7s, working on them can still be inconvenient. The displays can have back light bleed or typing on them may make your fingers and wrists hurt.

One cannot help but think of Apple’s MacBook, when user-friendliness is at stake. The $800 price tag is, sadly, difficult to swallow. Especially, if you are about to begin school and are looking for a lot cheaper alternative.

We have investigated different options that might be available. Starting from Windows 10 laptops under $300 price, refurbished devices and of course Chromebooks.

Windows 10 Laptops under $200

The most important factors to look for in a laptop at this price are: User-experience, storage, display and battery-life. Windows 10 is a heavy operating system but developer have done a good job cramming it into a drive as tiny as 15GB.

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Acer Aspire VX5-591G-75RM Gaming Laptop Review

Summary:

The Acer Aspire VX 15 (VX5-591G-75RM) is midrange gaming laptop that does okay for itself but doesn’t really do anything extremely well to stand out from its competition. To top it off, its minimalist-ish matte black design may not appeal to everyone. However, what it lacks in standout features and performance, it makes up for with a very attractive price tag, easily making it one of the best value midrange gaming laptops on the market today.

Pros:

  • 256GB SSD.
  • Minimalist-ish look for those who want something different and less flashy
  • Responsive and comfortable full-sized keyboard
  • Above-average battery life

Cons:

  • Bland Full HD screen
  • Doesn’t have as many ports compared to others in its price range
  • Too little storage options

Acer Aspire VX5-591G-75RM Gaming Laptop Review

Acer has ramped up their efforts in the gaming laptop market in recent years, with them releasing some of the best value portable gaming machines we’ve seen in a while. The Acer Aspire VX 15, which was announced by Acer at CES 2017, seems keen on continuing that trend this 2017.

Acer Aspire VX5-591G-75RM

The top model, the Acer Aspire VX 15 (VX5-5915-75RM), retails for $1049.99 and comes with all the bells and whistles you’d come to expect from gaming laptops at the same price range. It comes equipped with the latest i7 Kaby Lake processor, a 15.6” Full HD IPS screen, 16 GB of DDR4 SDRAM, a 256 GD SSD for storage and a GTX 1050TI with 4 GB of dedicated memory graphics card.

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Best Gaming Keyboard 2017 Buying Guide

With this tutorial, choosing the best gaming keyboard will be such a child’s play. The gaming keyboard is a magic tool that puts you in a compelling fully digital world. There are basically two different types, depending on their structure design.

Even if it’s a bit noisy, the mechanical keyboard is the most long lasting, reliable and precise one. Its more immediate response makes gaming or typing quicker, by pressing the keys more softly; moreover, it lets you program simultaneous inputs on more than one key.

A cheaper alternative is the membrane keyboard. It needs an harder pressure on the input key, whose response could not be immediate: it’s not expressly designed for high level competitions then.

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Best Cheap Laptop under 300 dollars 2017 (For gaming and Office)

A few years ago, it was almost impossible to buy a laptop for 300 dollars with superior performance. Often, at this price point, they came with a time lag due to the smaller memory size and poor processor, which affected the user experience. As a result, purchasing a PC costing around $300 was not recommended.

With the development of technology, the laptops have become cheaper and cheaper, the 300-dollar laptops also have relatively good performance, they are generally equipped with Intel Pentium N3530, Intel Celeron 3205U and other processors, coupled with 4GB of memory, they are enough for us to do some light work.

With the evolution of technology, the laptops have become cheaper and cheaper. Even the 300-dollar laptops have made performance improvements. Coupled with 4GB of memory, they are equipped with Intel Pentium N3530, Intel Celeron 3205U, and other processors, which make them good enough for performing light work.

For playing games, editing videos, and other heavy computing needs however, it is still unrealistic to select a laptop under 300 dollars. They are often equipped with an integrated graphics capability with display performance that comes short of meeting the gaming requirements. We recommend you to increase your budget to around 500 dollars. Of course, if you just enjoy playing some older games, there are still some models at this price point that will meet your requirements.

Next, we’ll share several laptops, which are divided into two categories. First, for office use, we recommend very popular laptops around $300. Their configuration and performance-cost ratio are the best. However, due to lower requirements for graphics, we will select the laptops based on Intel platform to ensure better overall performance. For the gaming category, we will recommend laptops that are equipped with APU platform as the integrated graphics that APU platform uses has better gaming performance than that of the Intel processor. At the same time, we refer you to the users’ reviews on Amazon as it can help you make the right selection.

Best Laptop under 300: For Office

Dell Inspiron 15 3000

The newest member of Dell’s 15.6-inch, budget-class, laptop 3000-series family is the Dell Inspiron 15 3000. This notebook, made for home or office, has a chassis that is almost square, and made from a matte black plastic. Instead of using the older Haswell processors which were found in the previous 3542 and AMD CPUs in the 3541, they have installed the most recent Intel Broadwell processors.

Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series

The Dell Inspiron 15 3000, at this time, is providing a couple of choices of lower-to-mid range Broadwell CPUs. They are offering the mid-tier Intel Core i3-5015U, or the entry-level Intel Celeron 3205U. The Celeron is only adequate for simple office, basic web use, and multimedia tasks. On the other hand the Intel Core i3-5015U gives much better performance, giving you the ability to do video editing and photo-manipulation without hesitation. Additionally, the Intel HD 5500 integrated graphics in the i3, is a lot faster compared to the basic Intel HD. This will allow you to play the most recent games on low settings.

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Asus ROG Swift PG258Q Review: 240 Hz With G-Sync

With 240 Hz, now even mosquitos can enjoy smooth motion on a screen. That’s because the eyes of said critter only perceive smooth motion past 240 images per second. Us humans meanwhile only need between 22 and 90 Hz depending on contrast and ambient lighting conditions. But jokes aside. At 240 Hz, the image will always be super smooth and fluid, even without G-Sync or Freesync, and without many noticeable sync errors.

The niche category of high refresh-rate monitors is starting to fill up. Late last year, the Benq Zowie XL2540 was the first commercially available model with a refresh-rate of 240 Hz. Right on time for the holiday season. Earlier, the Asus ROG Swift PG258Q had been announced but ended up coming out only a year ago. While the Zowie has a fixed refresh-rate, the Asus uses a G-Sync module which can dynamically adjust the refresh-rate between 30 and 240 Hz to match the frame rate of the game.

With the Acer Predator XB272bmiprz, another G-Sync monitor has hit the market. While it is already listed, it is said to become available in mid-April. For now, this one is the first 27” model, all the previously mentioned ones have a diagonal of 24,5”. The AOC Agon AG251FZ is currently the only Freesync model available that supports up to 240 Hz. Here, it is also dynamically being adjusted between 48 and 240 Hz.

That means that our PC4U comparison chart features 4 models at the moment. All of them have a responsive Full-HD TN-panel display. For Full-HD monitors, these are relatively expensive at around 600 dollars. If 144 Hz are enough for you, you can get one for about half that. Read More: Best Gaming Monitor 

Features

On the outside, the PG258Q doesn’t differ too much from the other ROG displays. Typical of the series it the matte-gray death star pattern on the back and the extravagant stand it comes on which projects a red logo onto the table surface. It comes with two gels with different Asus logos as well as three blank ones that you can customize with your own logo creations. A nice gimmick.

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Best Gaming Chairs 2017 Reviews and Buying Guide

While gaming, it is easy to spend several hours without moving, and it is equally possible to get a very sore back if you are not using a chair specially designed for prolonged use. That is why we would like to take a look at the gaming chairs available on the market and share with you the things you should keep in mind when making your selection.

Ergonomics, the essential element!

Most chairs are not designed to offer much support, and gaming chairs most often adopt a bucket-seat design – the same kind that is used in racing cars – to better support your spine.

Bad seating posture is no joke and can cause terrible back pains. By sitting incorrectly, you also run the risk of developing a scoliosis or kyphosis, that is to say a deformation of the spinal column. And just a reminder, the seated position is the most demanding for the lower back.

curvature

Here are some of the different problems than can be caused by an incorrect posture:

  • Kyphosis: front to back curvature of the spine caused by being slumped forward in front of your desk or while using a game controller on your TV console.
  • Lordosis: excessive arching of the lower back due to an incorrect posture or use of an overstuffed pillow to support the lower back.
  • Scoliosis: lateral deviation of the spinal column caused by an incorrect posture in front of your PC or TV – leaning more to one side than to the other.

You will need to make sure that the chair’s seat-back can be adjusted, some chairs have a seat-back that can be tilted up to 180 degrees. Such a chair will allow you to adjust it to suite your body’s build. It is also preferable to chose a chair with a seat-back that follows your movements – which automatically tilts when you lean forward or backwards.

Here are three types of tilt mechanisms which will allow you to sit comfortably for up to 5 hours:

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The first kind is a simple tilt mechanism – the seat and the seat-back move together allowing for your body to be supported at all times. The second type is a tilting seat-back where only the seat-back tilts and can be locked in position. The third type is an asynchronous tilting mechanism, that is to say that the tilt of seat and the seat-back can be adjusted independently.

Also, don’t forget to regularly change your position on the chair. Sitting more or less forward on the seat will help you avoid developing a back injury.

If you remain seated in front of you workstation or gaming console for long periods of time, you are better off choosing one of these two tilt types:

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The first type is a synchronous tilting mechanism where the seat-back tilts backwards and the seat tilts towards the front. The second type is decentralized tilting, that is to say that the chair starts tilting backwards at the seat level, this is different from the simple tilting mechanism, although the two types closely resemble each other.

If you spend more than 8 hours seated in your chair, you should look into 3D chairs with the following characteristics.

Gaming Chairs

With this type of chair, the seat-back can move laterally, following your body’s pressure points. This means that the seat-back of this type of chair is much more dynamic than on other types of chairs.

Keeping with this idea of comfort and proper back support, you should probably choose a chair which comes equipped with cushions for lower back and neck support which will reduce the stress on your back when you sit for long periods of time.

Gaming Chairs

The other important element for properly supporting you neck and shoulders are the armrests. In fact, having your arms supported allows your neck and shoulders to feel lighter since they are subject to less force. Be careful when making your choice: you really should choose a chair that has armrests which can be adjusted in height, depth, and width, since conventional armrests might not be suitable for your particular morphology.

armrests

There are chairs which have been specifically designed for people of a heavier build. They are often referred to as XL models, but their price can be considerably higher than the standard varieties.

Quality of the materials used in construction

After the chair’s ergonomics, the next most important aspect is the quality of the materials which have been used in the chair’s construction. First of all, you should always choose a chair which has a metal frame. They are heavier, but they last significantly longer than plastic models. In terms of the material used to cover the chair, there are two basic options to choose from:

Leather:

  • Pros: comfortable, high-end look, easy to clean
  • Cons: cold in the winter, warm in the summer, it ages poorly in the long-term

Fabric:

  • Pros: comfortable, soft
  • Cons: wears out faster, harder to clean

Also, remember to look at how long the warranty is valid for, the validity can range from 1 to 5 years.

Entry-level gaming chairs

Arozzi Enzo

Faux leather: Black / white / blue / red / green / Orange

Arozzi Enzo

With its bucket-seat conception, your back will be supported on all sides in order to allow you to reach the most natural seating position possible, even while you are seated in front of your display.

With its racing look, simulation leather covering (easy to clean), highly padded armrests, ergonomic design, the Arozzi Enzo gaming chair does everything it can to make you feel comfortable and at ease. Its system of easy-to-use and straight-forward adjustment controls (height, tilt angle, rotation) will allow you to find an ideal seating position and enable you to play video games comfortably for hours at a time. It comes equipped with 5 high-resistance nylon casters to guarantee stability during those intense game play moments. In conclusion, this chair would make a nice addition to any game room.

Characteristics :

  • Height of chair: 115 to 125 cm
  • Height of the seat: from 45 to 56 cm
  • Seat width: 53 cm
  • Depth of seat: 51 cm

!! Armrests not adjustable !!

Arozzi Monza

Faux Leather: Yellow & Black / Orange & Black / Red & Black / Green & Black

Arozzi Monza

The Arozzi Monza is a cool gaming chair, which has a racing inspired look. Of high-quality, and with thick padding for the wrists and arms as well as on the seat, it will allow you to reach maximum comfort. The chair is covered in PU leather which is both easy to clean and comfortable.

Its light-weight construction allows it to be easily moved around, without sacrificing any build-quality.

This is an incredible gaming chair which would make an excellent addition to any gamer’s room.

Characteristics:

  • Thick padding on the armrests, seat and seat-back.
  • Ergonomic design.
  • PU synthetic leather for easy cleaning.
  • 360 degrees of pivotal rotation.
  • Gas piston to control height.
  • Variable seat inclination with locking function*
  • Light-weight construction making it easy to move.
  • Five double nylon casters.
  • The locking function only works in a vertical position.

!! The armrests are not adjustable !!

Mid-level gaming chairs

Arozzi Torretta

Fabric, Black / Gray / Red / Blue / Green

Arozzi Torretta

With its bucket seat design, the Arozzi Torretta gaming chair allows you to sit comfortably in front of your computer for hours at a time for gaming without compromise! With a racing look, a soft covering, well padded and adjustable armrests, and an ergonomic design, the Arozzi Enzo gaming chair does everything in its power to make you feel comfortable and at ease.

Its adjustment system is simple and precise (height, tilt angle, rotation) and allows you to find an ideal position for gaming for hours at a time. Its cloth covering makes it extra comfortable, while its finishing touches in nylon give it an overall modern looking design.

Characteristics:

  • Gaming bucket-seat
  • The height of the armrests can be adjusted
  • Ergonomic seat
  • The seat pivots over 360 degrees
  • Light-weight construction, easy to move around

AKRacing K7012

Fabric, Black or red or blue

AKRacing K7012

Of robust build-quality, the AKRacing chair from the K7012 series is built to stand the test of time. This model has a bucket-seat allowing for perfect support as well as a cloth covering.

It is practical since it lets you adjust the seat’s angle as well as the its height. The angle of the seat-back can be adjusted up to 180 degrees to meet all your gaming needs. This chair also has a flexible toggle-function allowing its user to fully recline.

The chair rests on 5 heavy-duty casters, capable of supporting up to 150 kg. For even more comfort, the armrests can be adjusted and the chair comes supplied with 2 cushions to support your neck and lower back.

Characteristics:

  • Robust metal structure
  • Adjustable armrest and seat height
  • Ergonomic design and high-quality covering
  • The seat-back can be tilted up to 180 degrees for all your gaming needs
  • Metal base with 5 heavy-duty casters
  • Supports up to 150 kg
  • Comes supplied with two cushions, one for the neck and one for the lower back

Vertagear S-Line SL2000

Faux Leather, White & Green / Black & Green / White & Blue / Red & Black

Vertagear S-Line SL2000

The SL2000 stresses ergonomics. It combines design with functionality in a perfect mixture!

This chair was conceived to provide a wide range of adjustments to allow gamers to optimize their seating position in order to game for hours at a time.

The chairs different curves were specially designed to optimize support for the neck, shoulders and lower back.

The shape of Vertagear chairs is the product of long study into optimal design for comfort, but these chairs can also be used in different configurations. Don’t hesitate to tilt the seat-back 180 degrees in order to lie back and watch a movie in total comfort!

You will also be able to adjust the sitting angle as well as the seat’s height for increased ergonomic comfort in your daily life whenever you are seated in front of your display. The armrests are, of course, adjustable in height.

AKRacing Nitro

Simili Leather, white / Red / Green / Orange / Blue

AKRacing Nitro

The Nitro version provides a new armrest design for even more comfort.

The various adjustment possibilities of the AKRacing Nitro Gaming Chair will allow you to adjust the seat while seated in it: including adjusting the height and depth of the seat, the seat-back’s tilt angle – up to 180 degrees, allowing you to achieve a perfect adjustment every time. This gaming chair also has 5 high-quality casters capable of supporting up to 150 kg. It also comes with two cushions, one for the neck and one for the lower back.

Characteristics :

  • A robust metal structure
  • New armrests for even more comfort
  • Adjustable armrest and seat height
  • Ergonomic design and high-quality covering
  • The seat-back can be tilted up to 180 degrees for all your gaming needs
  • Metal base with 5 heavy-duty casters
  • Supports up to 150 kg
  • Comes supplied with two cushions, one for the neck and one for the lower back

High-end gaming chairs

AKRacing Premium V2

Fabric, Black / Red / Blue / Carbon / Silver

AKRacing Premium V2

AKRacing’s Premium model line was designed to provide the most comfort possible. These chairs always adopt the bucket-seat design to allow for perfect body support; they also offer chairs of larger dimensions than in those in other product lines (width of the seat-back going up to 580 mm and 940 mm in height). The Premium series also uses a simulated leather covering and an even stronger metal base! They are practical as well, allowing you to adjust the seat’s angle as well as the its height. The angle of the seat-back can be adjusted over a range of 180 degrees and the seat also has a flexible toggle-function to allow you to fully recline backwards.

The chair’s base has 5 solid casters capable of supporting up to 150 kg. For even more comfort, the armrests are adjustable and the chair comes supplied with 2 cushions to help support your lower back and neck.

Characteristics :

  • A robust metal structure
  • Adjustable armrest and seat height
  • Ergonomic design and high-quality covering
  • The seat-back can be tilted up to 180 degrees for all your gaming needs
  • Metal base with 5 heavy-duty casters
  • Supports up to 150 kg
  • Comes supplied with two cushions, one for the neck and one for the lower back

Noblechairs Epic

Fabric, Black / Red / Gold / Blue

Noblechairs Epic

Noblechairs’ Epic line combined a seat-back with lateral reinforcements with a comfortable seat, in order to produce a very comfortable and enjoyable chair.

The seat-back can be tilted (and so can the seat) allowing the chair to follow your every movement! These adjustments are made by using a lever on the side of the chair as well as a command button.

The armrests can also be adjusted in 4 different directions! All of these things put together allow this chair to perfectly adapt to your morphology – for perfect comfort all the time!

The Epic chair has a high-quality simulated leather covering which will allow it to last a long time. Also, its 1.5 mm thickness gives it a texture closely resembling real leather and makes it more difficult for anything to puncture the chair’s cover!
The foam used in this chair has a 55% density which translates into a firm feel. The foam will also go back to its original shape even after having been deformed for hours. This foam also helps to regulate the chair’s temperature thanks to its open pores.

Characteristics :

  • Covered in high-quality simulation leather
  • Resistant and easy to clean
  • Robust metal frame capable of supporting up to 120 kg
  • Gas piston to adjust the chair’s height
  • Five 60 mm casters to allow for easy displacement on hard or soft floor surfaces
  • The seat-back can tilt over a range of 135°
  • 4D armrests: adjustable in height, horizontal position, and angle
  • Comes with two cushions (neck and lower back support)

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DXRacer King KF06

Fabric, Blue / Red / Gray / Red

DXRacer King KF06

It has been specially designed for gamers of the first order. The DXRacer King KF06, which is larger than the F series, was conceived for use during long gaming sessions. High-quality and comfortable, this seat has 5D adjustable armrests, a large and adjustable seat-back, as well as a solid aluminum base – capable of supporting up to 150 kg. It is covered in black and blue simulation leather and has carbon-black paneling on the sides of the seat and seat-back. Easy to clean, this chair will stay looking as good as new for years to come.

Characteristics:

  • High and straight seat-back
  • Adjustable up to 135 degrees
  • 5D adjustable armrests
  • Aluminum base
  • Built-in head-rest
  • Seat back can be tilted and can reach a horizontal position
  • Adjustable seat
  • Comes with cushions to support the neck and lower back
  • Supports up to 150 kg

AKRacing ProX

Leather, Blue / Red / Gray / Red

AKRacing ProX

With its easy-to-use, intuitive and precise adjustments, you will be able to quickly find the optimal seating position in which to play video games for hours at a time.

Its bucket-seat will keep your back in a comfortable position during the time you spend in front of your computer. The lateral reinforcements, as well as the seat’s raised edges will keep you in a centered position without sacrificing any comfort. As for the seat-back, its tilt angle can be adjusted.
You can also adjust the angle of the seat, as well as its height, for better ergonomics. The armrests are also adjustable in height.

The AKRacing Gaming Chair’s multiple adjustment possibilities will allow you to adjust the chair to suit your needs while seated in it: you will be able to adjust the seat’s height and depth as well as the height of the armrests. The seat back also tilts over a range of 180 degrees allowing you to find your perfect seating position.

This gaming chair is supported by 5 casters capable of sustaining a load of up to 150 kg. It also comes equipped with two cushions: one for the lower back, and one for the back of your neck.

Characteristics:

  • A new and robust metal structure
  • The height of the seat and the 4D armrests is 100% adjustable
  • Ergonomic design with a simulated leather covering
  • The seat back can be adjusted over 180 degrees to meet any of your requirements
  • Metal base with 5 heavy-duty casters
  • Supports up to 150 kg
  • Comes with two cushions, one for your lower back and one to support your neck

Noblechairs Epic Leather

Leather, Black / White

Noblechairs Epic Leather

It is the world’s first gaming chair to be covered in real leather!

It is really this chair’s covering which sets it apart from others. It is covered in real leather, which breathes better than any other material while still being very stain resistant. It is also very easy to clean and impervious to mold; this will allow your Epic Leather chair to keep looking brand new for a very long time! What’s more, it is also resistant to UV rays, so you won’t need to worry about the color getting washed out over time! The leather – which is a generous 1.7 mm thick – incorporates embroidered designs into the lower back region, allowing it to breath properly even in the summer time. This gaming chair has a truly refined look: the brand’s logo is engraved into the head-rest and the aluminum emblem appears on the front of the seat-back. The brand name is also embroidered onto the right side of the seat.

The seat-back can tilt and can be locked in any position up to an angle of 135°, for a perfect inclination under any circumstances. The 4D armrests can be adjusted in four directions and are made from polyurethane.
Noblechairs are built upon a robust steel chassis which guarantees an absolutely stable structure. The chassis is covered with 55% density cold molded memory foam which easily goes back to its original shape even after having been deformed by a heavy weight for hours.

Characteristics

  • Genuine Leather
  • Embroidered patterns in leather
  • The height of the seat and the 4D armrests is 100% adjustable
  • Use of non-deformable cold foam
  • Backrest inclination up to 135 degrees
  • Metal base with 5 heavy-duty casters
  • Supports up to 120 kg
  • Comes with two cushions, one for your lower back and one to support your neck

Asus Chromebook Flip C100PA–DS03 / DB02 Review

Pros

  • Thin and light-weight
  • 8:5 ratio display adapted to use in tablet mode
  • Aluminum case
  • Ultra mobile

Cons

  • Thick borders around the display

What is the Asus Chromebook Flip ?

With the Flip, Asus was looking to prove that they could create a Chromebook that was not only inexpensive, but also beautiful and ergonomic.

Asus Chromebook Flip

The Flip was created with hybrid use in mind. The display, the keyboard, and the trackpad were all designed so that they would be useful in both the PC and tablet modes.

So, is this Chromebook worth buying? Read the rest of this test to find out.

Design

In terms of its design, the Asus Flip is striking because of its small size and extremely light weight. It weighs just 900 grams and measures 1.5 cm in thickness, making it an ultra laptop.

Asus Chromebook Flip

The room reserved for the trackpad is not ample, but it is sufficient, and the keyboard does not give the impression of having been squeezed as it does on certain other 10 inch laptops.

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