As many of you know, or may not know depending on who remembers me anymore, I have always been an Xbox fan and have primarily played games there. However, within the last few weeks, I decided to get a beast gaming laptop, and have been absolutely loving it! I won't say the price of it because it hurt to buy it but the specs on it are as follows:
- a 17.3" IPS 4k, Anti-Glare Screen.
- Intel Core i7-7820HK @2.9GHz/8MB L3 Cache
- 16GB DDR4 @ 2400 Mhz
- Nvidia GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5
- 240GB SSD & 1TB 7200 RPM HDD
- Windows 10 Pro Edition
So far I'm blown away by how good the graphics are at 4k ultra settings (1080P looks noticeably blurry now). Some of the games I've played include Divinity 2, Rise of the Tomb Raider, CIV 6, Vanishing of Ethen Carter, Forza Horizon 3, and Shadow of War. The only game that I couldn't run at 4k with everything at max settings was Rise of the Tomb Raider because that chugged at about 20 FPS. An added bonus is that the frame rate on these games are so much better than what I'm used to for a lot of Xbox One games. I recently went back to The Witcher 3 on X1, and was surprised at how blurry the graphics looked and how many framerate jitters there were because I used to think the graphics and performance for that game were great!
I'm still playing X1 games because that's where my close friends are, but I just love the Play Anywhere games that Xbox has because I can still be on the Xbox ecosystem but play the games with insane graphics and performance (I'm hoping more and more games go that route).
Overall, even though the laptop cost an arm and a leg, I am so happy about it! BTW, feel free to send some PC Exclusive recommendations my way if you have any!
As a side note, I haven't been able to get too far into Divinity 2, but it is an incredible game!