Gaming computers aimed at eSports must meet a series of minimum requirements to get the best results possible on each game session. You might probably think that any moderately powerful gaming laptop would be enough to run the usual games played on competitions, but it’s one thing to run a game and another completely to run a game excellently.
Being an eSports player, just like in any other sport, requires many hours of training to achieve the professional level of those competing in tournaments. Can you imagine an Olympic athlete training with formal shoes and a jacket? It’s exactly the same for eSports!
Why choose a laptop for eSports?
Lately, manufacturers have been betting heavily on gaming laptops, which has reduced substantially the difference in power between laptops and gaming desktop PCs that existed years ago.
Currently, last-gen gaming laptops, like the ones found on ASUS’ ROG lineup, are capable of running games that are included in the different eSports categories just as excellently as gaming desktop PCs do.
Given the similarity in power, the mobility provided by gaming laptops makes them ideal for eSports. This means that you will be able to improve your attack strategy when you travel or get into a multiplayer game anywhere with your computer without having to depend on monitor or desktop setup. This will be very useful when training with your team.
Manufacturers like ASUS are working hard on design in this sense, building very powerful laptops rocking 17-inch screens in a very compact size.
Power is an essential element on a gaming laptop. A lot of users think that having a good graphics card is enough for the laptop to perform well during game sessions.
However, achieving a good balance between a powerful processor and a good GPU is the key to success of any laptop for eSports. This means that you will be able to move smoothly across the enemy’s defenses without giving up the graphics quality needed to see every little detail of the game’s landscape.
The new ASUS ROG STRIX GL703VDgaming laptop features an Intel Core i7 processor and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card that is factory-overclocked to work 100MHz over the stock models. These two components guarantee the best performance when you need it the most.
Anticipating things will be one of the keys to your victory in eSports tournaments, so having a clear vision of everything that happens in the game will be key to come out victorious.
The display is essential when choosing a laptop for eSports. Bear in mind that an eSports player must spend many more hours in front of the screen than a casual player. So, it is essential that your laptop’s display offers the best possible image quality and good brightness so you do not have to strain your eyes even if you are outdoors or in bright spaces.
Regardless of the screen size, Full HD resolution has become the standard for this sport, so using a higher-resolution screen would only reduce the computer’s overall performance.
Forget the heat under your fingers
Another basic requirement needed from a gaming laptop for eSports is its cooling capability. Nobody likes sweaty hands.
Temperature control is important on any computer, but laptops have to deal with having little internal room. This problem is exacerbated due to the high-performance components (and heat) used in gaminglaptops.
The temperature rise on the keyboard area is especially annoying for eSports players. They spend more time using the computer not only because they have to fulfill a commitment during competitive tournaments but also because they have to train for hours in order to get ready and improve their abilities in a much more rigorous way. By doing this, the computer’s internal cooling components are put to the test.
Luckily, manufacturers manage to improve keeping the keyboard area cool. Models like the ASUS ROG Strix GL703VD have a more efficient heat dissipation thanks to better passive cooling systems and scaled-down active cooling systems.
Thanks to an improvement in how the hot air is exhausted from the laptop’s interior, the temperature is kept under control before it becomes a nuisance that disturbs you in the middle of an important game session.
Control and precision anywhere
Movement precision is a vital element for an eSport player. For this reason, they usually use the best keyboards and mice.
By using a gaming laptop focused on eSports, you will be able to forget having to carry a keyboard and a mouse around. The built-in keyboard will satisfy your demands in terms of precision and reaction time.
The ASUS ROG Strix GL703VD features a keyboard with Aura RGB illumination technology, which allows you to customize the keys backlighting in separate areas. This model’s built-in keyboard highlights the WASD keys so you never miss them during a game session. The W key has a small ridge, which will help you find the keys without losing sight of what is on screen.
Besides, having a laptop with a built-in keyboard featuring anti-ghosting technology and N-Key Rollover will avoid being bothered by losing control due to key jamming, which will stop you from controlling your character for a brief period of time.
A laptop for the future
Buying a gaming laptop entails spending a lot of moneyin order to become an eSports star. This is why you should make the most out of that investment by choosing a laptop that you can use for several years without compromising its performance.
The best way to make sure that you have good features that would last for years is to choose a laptop with a lot of upgrading options in terms of its internal components.
The most common upgrades are those related to the internal storage units and the RAM memory. This is why ASUS has developed a simple and easy upgrading system for its ROG Strix GL703: we can access its components to upgrade them according to our needs by just removing a screw.
Connectivity is essential on any gaming laptop, and the same goes for those focused on eSports, as all the magic is possible thanks to network connectivity.
The ASUS ROG Strix GL703VD is fantastic in this sense. It features 802.11ac Wi-Fi with two antennas for a simultaneous data transmission, which guarantees maximum speeds and stability while using wireless connections.
You will also get maximum power and mobility, which means that moving around will not interfere with your gaming sessions, so you will be able to train as well and remarkably as if you were home.