Chapter 10. Playing Games on Your Notebook

Here’s a conflict. A large number of notebook computer users like to play games. Yet the typical notebook PC is a poor game-playing machine; most mainstream notebooks don’t have the graphics power to play today’s state-of-the-art computer games.

How to resolve this conflict? Simple: Purchase a notebook PC designed specifically for game play.

Choosing a Notebook for Serious Game Play

We discussed all the different types of notebooks in Chapter 2, “Choosing the Right Notebook for You.” As you might recall from that chapter, most types of notebooks are somewhat limited in their graphics capability. That’s because notebook manufacturers have to make a compromise between price, size, weight, and performance—and ...

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