Gaming laptops are the best if you want to play games while traveling. They are highly portable and specially made for gaming and other high-end tasks, so they give good performance in games.
But the thing is, no matter how different types (variants) of gaming laptops are available, still, there are not many of them that look sleek and come with a thin body. There plenty of non-gaming laptops available that are very slim, and lightweight too. Then why always gaming laptops are bulkier and look so bad? Let’s discuss it in this post:
Why Do Gaming Laptops Look So Bad? Gaming laptops do come with powerful graphics cards and these are generally very big in size. Also, to get the best performance, high-end parts, fans, large heatsink, high responsive displays are installed in gaming laptops, ultimately these make the laptops bulkier and that’s why they look so bad.
Now, it is also not true that bulky laptops always look awful, there are many gaming laptops available in the market that looks awesome, still compared to editing, programming laptops gaming laptops aren’t that attractive.
Now, let’s dive deeper and understand what are the exact reasons because of which gaming laptops are bulky and looks bad:
Powerful Graphics Card:
A Graphics card is the most important part of a gaming laptop. And generally, the powerful GPUs are pretty big in size and also consume too much power.
Although, in desktops, it won’t create any issues unless the case is small, but in laptops bigger GPUs not only create troubles (not for us) for fitting inside a tiny shell but also destroys the overall look of that laptop.
That’s why, most of the latest business/editing laptops are slim and very lightweight because they usually don’t come with an external GPU, rather they come with an integrated CPU. So the CPU can perform the GPU tasks also by using a bit more system resources in this case.
Then you might think, why gaming laptops also don’t come with an integrated CPU for making them slimmer?
Because the integrated graphics isn’t enough to run games. Basically, if you want to get good performance in gaming, you have to dedicated GPU especially in laptops (as desktop parts are more powerful, so you can do basic gaming with integrated graphics there).
That’s why, non-gaming laptops can’t give good performance in games, while because of the dedicated GPU, gaming laptops can render graphics and display the games quickly in high resolution.
Overall, GPU is one of the main reasons because of which gaming laptops become bulky and ruins the overall look.
Cooling Vents And Fans:
Often, gaming laptops come with high-end parts and for giving more performance, parts have to consume more electricity too. Because of this process, a lot of heat is generated.
Compared to other laptops, as they mostly don’t have a GPU, so the heat is also very low than gaming laptops. But as gaming laptop does have the GPU and other high-end parts, so the manufacturer brand also has installed additional fans, larger heatsinks to cool it down quickly.
Moreover, gaming laptops also do have vents from where cool air can enter inside and cool it.
Ultimately, these factors affect the overall size and make the laptop bulky.
Gaming laptops are true beasts. The performance given by these is in another league. That’s why if any brand is designing a gaming laptop, they have to prioritize performance over its looks.
A user generally buys a gaming laptop for getting the best performance in games. So it is normal to see using overclocking, game boosters to enhance the performance even further. So, for handling all of this, a gaming laptop has to be strong.
Although gaming laptops are not that slim, still the latest ones are not that bad as well. I mean, you can carry them, looks decent, come with good RGB keyboards, mostly contain all the benefit of normal laptops.
These are the main reasons because of which the lower part of laptops becomes bulky, but what about the screen portion?
Gaming needs displays with a high refresh rate and response time so that they can refresh the screen quickly and you get smooth gameplay.
Because of high-end and ultra-responsive displays, they get bigger in size. Also, it is more expensive to get higher resolution in displays with a high refresh rate and response time.
That’s why it is common to see high-resolution displays with a normal laptop in the budget range, but for getting a high resolution in gaming laptops, you have to spend more.
Overall, because of the display also, gaming laptops become heavier, bulky and ultimately destroy the looks.
Till now, I have discussed why gaming laptops look worse than normal laptops in general. Now, let’s discuss some of the other queries regarding this topic:
Gaming Laptops That Look Professional:
Although gaming laptops are not as slim as editing/programming dedicated Laptops, there are plenty of good-looking (professional-looking) gaming laptops available. Laptops like the Asus ROG Zephyrus series, Razer Blade Stealth, Gigabyte Aero 15 are one of the best gaming laptops that look like normal laptops.
Although these laptops don’t look like a typical gaming laptop, still not that slim, so you have to compromise a bit if you are buying a gaming laptop.
Is There A Lightweight Gaming Laptop?
Although there are not lightweight gaming laptops compared to editing/programming dedicated laptops, but compared to the average gaming laptops the above laptops like Asus ROG Zephyrus series, Gigabyte Aero 15 are slim, look good and also give good performance while gaming.
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I hope after reading this post, you get the answer to your questions about why gaming laptops generally look bad and heavy. If you have anything more in mind, any suggestions feel free to contact me.
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