The most important component of a gaming laptop is the graphics chip, as this does most of the work when you’re playing a game. Unlike a desktop PC, you can’t upgrade the graphics card in a laptop, so it pays to get the best you can afford. Laptops with Nvidia GTX 1080, 1070, 1060 and 1050 graphics chips are currently the ones to look for. Unlike the 900M-series chips in older laptops, these new GPUs are not cut-down versions for laptops: they’re the same as their desktop counterparts. The new GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti are found in slightly cheaper gaming laptops. We were expecting to see much lower prices (around £600-700) but as of yet, such laptops are still around the £1000 mark.