2. Video Card
The video controller fuels the dynamic lighting, explosions, landscapes and action sequences making modern games so fun to play. The standard video cards for desktops are large enough to fit into a laptop but as the technology progresses they have made even a 512MB or a 1GB video card fit into a laptop. Recently we are seeing some laptops come fitted even with a dual video card. Nvidia’s SLI Technology utilizes the full power of two video cards at the same time. Though there are only a few games like Far Cry or Fallout that utilizes the power of dual cards now but there will be more games in the future that’ll need them to render their heavy graphics. For standard gaming system look for tried and tested performers like Nvidia GeForce or ATI Radeon video cards.
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor are a standard in gaming laptops. Look for a processor with larger cache like the Intel Core 2 Duo Q9550 (2.83Ghz 6MB Cache) or Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 Processor clocking at 2.8 GHz with 6MB cache. If you can afford you can also get a top notch Intel® Core™2 Quad processor Q9550 2.83GHz, 12MB Cache, 1333MHz. However, a modest 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor will be able to handle most next gen games.