Anyone who has run a demanding new game on an old laptop knows it’s not a fun experience. Greater software functionality inevitably means increased demands on hardware. As a result, if you’ve been holding onto that dusty old laptop for a while, it can be practically impossible to run the games that you want. Chances are, it’s time to update, and you can during Intel’s Gaming Extravaganza at Amazon.
Whether you want a sleek, cutting-edge laptop or a powerful, VR-ready gaming rig, you can find your dream device among these deals. Equipped with the latest Nvidia GeForce RTX or AMD Radeon graphics cards, these Intel-powered PCs will ensure you can keep up with the latest gaming releases.
Acer Nitro 5
The Acer Nitro 5 can run the games you love on the go and stay cool doing so. While many gaming laptops tend to overheat when running intensive programs, Acer’s CoolBoost technology can increase thermal performance by up to 25%, allowing for more portable gaming without unexpected shutdowns. With its 15.6-inch IPS display, the Nitro 5 also boasts an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card, which allows you to experience immersive visuals in games via Ray-tracing technology. These visuals are incredibly smooth, too, owing to the Nitro 5’s 144Hz refresh rate and modern Core i5 processor. Regardless of whether you play Minesweeper or the latest online shooter, internet connectivity won’t be a problem thanks to lightning-quick Wi-Fi courtesy of the Nitro 5’s Killer Ethernet E2600 and Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201.
Acer Predator Helios 300
The Acer Predator Helios 300 crunches through whatever tasks you throw at it with ease thanks to its 11th Generation Core Intel i7 CPU, which features eight cores and 16 threads. Like the Nitro 5, the Predator Helios 300 sports a 15.6-inch Full HD, LED-backlit, IPS display with a 144Hz refresh rate and a response time of just 3 milliseconds. The resulting awesome visuals are aided by a high-end Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 processor, allowing you to run any of your games on high graphics settings with no problem. Add in perks from 16GB of memory to RGB keyboard backlighting to Alexa compatibility, and the Predator Helios 300 stands ready to be as much of a gaming rig as a home assistant and productivity platform.
Skytech Shadow Gaming PC
Unlike the previous devices, the Skytech Shadow Gaming PC is a desktop PC, rather than a gaming laptop. This allows for even better performance and lower prices, especially in areas such as storage. The Shadow Gaming PC boasts a 1TB SDD, which is up to 30x faster than traditional HDD storage. With an Intel Core i5 processor, you can multitask at will and the Shadow Gaming PC will crunch through it. When gaming, this powerful processor is aided by a powerful graphics card and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050, which can easily deliver smooth gameplay on even the highest graphics settings. And don’t miss the RGB bling throughout the tower — this system makes an impression.
CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme Gaming PC
If you have a bit more budget, the CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme Gaming PC will deliver even more desktop bang than the Skytech. Although you can game the traditional way, the Gamer Xtreme Gaming PC has also been designed with VR in mind, thanks to the powerful 11th Generation Intel Core i5 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card. Both components, backed by 16GB of memory and two-tier NVMe SSD (500GB) and HDD (1GB) storage, combine to create one behemoth of a PC ready for tomorrow’s graphics demands. CyberPowerPC goes even further with extensive connectivity. For ports, the Gamer Xtreme VR offers five USB 3.1, four USB 2.0, and one RJ-45 Ethernet 10/100/1000, plus 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 7.1 audio, and more, all while exuding cool with RGB system fan decorations.
iBuyPower SlateMR 244i Gaming PC
This iBuyPower SlateMR 244i gaming PC could pass as a close cousin to the above tower from CyberPowerPC, but note some key differentiators. The 11th Generation Core i7 CPU features a 4.9GHz max Turbo Mode, so you’ve got loads of horsepower waiting for peak demand situations. The AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT provides a high-performance alternative to the usual Nvidia GPU fare, although this strong card does mean taking a half-step back on storage. (You’ll likely want to add another drive to the bundled 500GB SSD.) Is it worth the trade? You bet, because that Radeon card, matched with 16GB of RAM, gives you the ability to reach triple-digit FPS without breaking a sweat. Visually impressive and long on both connectivity and expandability, the SlateMR 244i has years of satisfaction built in.
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