The search for new gadgets is in full swing, and those at PC Garage offer more recommendations for those who want them, from laptops to systems and components. The retailer’s Back to School campaign runs from September 17 to 27 and includes all sorts of devices, suitable for school, office or leisure.
In terms of laptops, PC Garage comes with 3 different recommendations, two “budget” and one more expensive, for those who want extra performance. Thus, Lenovo IdeaPad L340, a 15.6-inch gaming laptop with a 9th generation i5 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and 8GB of DDR4 RAM can be a very good and competent first laptop both at school and and for a child’s after-games.
The ASUS TUF FX505DT laptop, with AMD’s Ryzen 5 processor and 8GB of RAM, is in the same price segment. ASUS laptops are among the most popular in Romania, and the TUF range is very well sold, due to a good value for money. This model is 15.6 inches and comes with a GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card from NVIDIA, which also supports high quality AAA games.
The most expensive version offered by PC Garage is an HP Pavilion (photo their) 16.1-inch, a much newer laptop than the other two, with a 10th generation Intel Core i5 processor that can go up to 4.50GHz, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card. The latter is probably the most important component of the laptop, providing access to NVIDIA technologies developed for gaming and beyond, such as DLSS 2.0 or Ray Tracing, which helps improve the visual quality of games, GeForce Experience and Game Ready Drivers, which ensures you have the best experience on a laptop with NVIDIA graphics card, in the latest games and, last but not least, Battery Boost and Optimus, which extend the laptop’s battery and optimize graphics card performance to ensure that it is at the highest possible level. The HP Pavilion is more suitable for those who want to combine Zoom conferences with a Rocket League or Overwatch match.
For those who know they will continue to work from home for a long time or who prefer a more powerful machine, PC Garage has two system recommendations, both at the same price point as the above Pavilion from HP.
So, the first recommended system is Callisto, which comes with a 9th generation i7 processor (Coffee Lake), a 16GB RAM, a 512GB SSD and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER graphics card. Of course, as in any gaming system, there is no lack of RGB lighting, and inside we find enough space for future upgrades, thanks to the Middletower case, but also enough connectivity to connect more monitors or any other type of gadget you use. for work.
The second system is a small monster called Arkay (photo their), which comes with an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card (plus, of course, RGB lighting). As with the Pavilion above, the graphics card offers access to all NVIDIA technologies and excellent gaming performance, and those who aren’t happy can easily upgrade to the new 30 series. Arkay also has 16GB DDR4 RAM and a generous 1TB SSD, all fitted back into a middletower housing. Arkay is more than capable of any task, office or in-game, and the Back to School campaign can be a good excuse to switch to such a gaming machine.
Finally, the PC Garage component recommendations refer to NVIDIA video cards, specifically two models that are also present in the above laptops and systems.
The first recommendation is a GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER, about which Truth also wrote here. Key benefits include affordable performance, good performance in AAA games and the presence of NVIDIA technologies, including GeForce Experience and Game Ready drivers.
The second recommendation is also a GeForce, this time an RTX 2060 with 6GB GDDR6, a very good graphics card for those who want to add extra performance to their system. Built on Turing architecture, the main advantages of RTX 2060 are Ray Tracing and DLSS2.0, mentioned above, which improve the graphics quality of the games, making elements such as shadows and reflections more realistic and thus lead to a complete immersion of the player.