Laptops have some significant advantages over desktop PCs. A laptop’s portability allows for easy travel, which makes sense for any gamer who visits friends or travels for work. The size of a laptop also means that you do not have to have dedicated space in your home, perfect for anyone living in tight quarters. While laptops typically don’t have as much flexibility as desktops as far as configurations and components, we are going to talk about choosing the best gaming laptop.

Custom gaming laptops can be expensive, and oftentimes sites that provide a build-your-own laptop experience aren’t as transparent as one would hope. That’s why Magic Micro Computers is perfect for anyone who is looking to buy a custom built laptop. With a large list of parts and components that we can install for you, Magic Micro will build you the best gaming laptop within your budget. Visit our website or call today at 800-964-2761 for more information.

Laptop Processor

Whether you are playing games, mixing tracks, or using some 3D modeling software, processing power is an important metric by which to measure the strength of a PC. For your laptop, it is important to consider your budget. You could easily spend half of your budget on just a processor. Try to find a processor from Intel or AMD that runs maybe 20 percent of your budget. If you’ll mostly be gaming, this is a good price range for a laptop processor.

Graphics Cards

There was a time when graphics for your gaming laptop were always inherently worse than a desktop’s graphics. This is mostly due to the fact that high-end graphics cards were large and could not fit within the case of a laptop. The most recent line of GeForce graphics cards, however, have made it possible for laptops to have the same graphics cards as desktops. This means that your custom gaming laptop can render incredible graphics for all of your gaming needs.

You can certainly try to cut corners on a graphics card, but you may suffer long-term. If you want a gaming laptop, you will need to have a solid graphics card, which may mean spending a pretty penny for your graphics card. Depending on what games you are trying to run, having an adequate graphics card could be make-or-break for whether you can actually run the game.


Random access memory (RAM) is incredibly important for your custom built gaming PC if you want to keep things running smoothly. Some suggest that you should buy as much RAM as you can afford. While this is good advice, it may seem overboard to try to cram 32 GB of RAM into your laptop. Anything at or over 4 GB is perfectly fine for any gaming laptop, just as long as you aren't trying to keep all of your programs open and running constantly.

Getting into the 8 GB or 16 GB range can be overboard depending on how taxing the programs you are running are. At the end of the day, you can’t have too much RAM, but if you are on a budget, there is no need to go past 4 GB.


We all like to have a large library of games on our gaming laptops. No one enjoys constantly installing and uninstalling games just to make room for more things. While it is nice to have a large amount of space, it’s also great to have quick access to your files. So, we’re back to the old solid-state drive (SSD) versus hard disk drive (HDD) debate.

For a gaming laptop, it always depends on what your gaming style is. If you like to have a wide selection of games available, then go with a HDD for a larger amount of storage. If you only play one or two games at a time — sometimes to the point of exhaustion — then go for a smaller SSD.

Laptop Display

One of the last things to consider when choosing or building your custom gaming laptop is the display. If you want a truly immersive experience, it is going to be difficult to do due to the physical constraints of laptop size. However, the minimum specification for quality displays for gaming is 1920 x 1080 pixels. With all of the advances in displays, including 4K, this is a low bar for a laptop display, but it will suffice.

When you are ready to pick out parts for your gaming laptop, choose a reliable laptop building website like Magic Micro Computers. We have tons of options when it comes to gaming PCs. Our trained technicians build every computer to your specifications and then send it to you quickly and safely. If you are ready to get in the game with one of the best gaming laptops, choose Magic Micro Computers. Visit our website or call us today at 800-964-2761 for more information.