As we’ve talked about from time to time here, an ongoing trend in laptop computers is smaller, lighter, thinner. The sizes of your conventional laptop computers these days is shrinking rapidly, but despite that, battery life of those machines is generally finding a way to keep up with the trend. While battery life is still a common worry among those shopping for laptops, one thing many laptop shoppers fail to consider is what they’ll be using their computer for and how that usage level will affect the battery life.
And then there’s some laptops that just throw all of that out the window. When it comes to a quality laptop computer for gaming purposes, a big and powerful machine seems to still be the preferred way to go for the most hardcore of gamers. Because of that, there is an awful lot of hardware to power, and still only so much battery to go around.
While few people will need a laptop as powerful as the one featured below, it is important to keep in mind how much certain computer tasks will demand of your laptop’s battery. Things such as PC gaming can come with a tremendous demand, while more simple tasks like basic internet browsing usually place much less stress on the overall computing power.
With all that said, if you’re a big-time gamer, this laptop could be a good get for you, as would a way to give your battery a little extra juice on the go. To be honest, between the computing power, video capabilities and the speakers, we were guessing the battery life of it would be two and a half hours at best. We’re not going to spoil the final test result though… We’ll leave that job to two guys from the Nerdist podcast who managed to infiltrate G4′s Attack of the Show! Check out their review of the MSI GT70 gaming laptop below.