When buying a new computer, whether it’s a desktop PC, laptop, ultrabook or tablet, you have your standard requirements – a vibrant display, great memory, excellent speed and unrivalled quality. That’s all fine when you want a computer to carry out your day-to-day tasks, but what happens when you want to use your computer for streaming films or for gaming? This is where a lot don’t cut the mustard.
While many claim to have the ability to stream seamlessly, and the majority of manufacturers claim to have “the best in the business” for certain factors, a number of them tend to leave a lot to be desired, and one thing that ultrabooks have been criticized for is their gaming capabilities.
Putting ‘ultra’ at the beginning of something automatically makes the customer think “this is going to be good” so it needs to live up to that billing. As mentioned, many ultrabooks have failed to deliver the gaming levels that a lot of customers have required, while others have proven to be surprisingly good. At the moment, they are all relatively new to the market and still having teething problems, these are inevitable, and a lot of customers are being warned to avoid them until the second or third generations hit the market if they want their ultrabooks for gaming to be up there in terms of all-round gaming experience. But as touched upon, there are plenty that are up to the challenge right now, and one thing is for certain, they’re only going to get better.
It’s natural to want the best from your tech right here, right now, but unfortunately this isn’t the case for ultrabooks. However, as with all other forms of technology, the next generations will show that gaming is the ultra for ultrabooks. They’ll never have the same capabilities as desktop computers, partly because of the size and partly because of the processors, but there are numerous games that you could play very well indeed on the current generation of ultrabook.
For the ultimate gaming experience, you’re still going to head straight for the traditional desktop PC. It’s a natural thing to do, you get all the gear you need plus all the add ons, but you can’t take that away with you. If you’re the sort of person who loves gaming as a hobby, a bit of a wind down after a long day at work, but you spend a lot of time on the move – either through work or you just like getting out of the house whenever possible – then you’re going to need an alternative method of getting your gaming buzz, and that is where the ultrabooks will come into their own. Slim, lightweight and packed with tech, you can play your games wherever you are.
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