Hardware Specs to look out for when Purchasing a Laptop for Basic Use


When you go to purchase a laptop, what you want to use it for is very important. If you need a laptop for basic use such as internet browsing, watching videos, typing, lightweight picture and video editing, you don’t need to go for a high powered laptop.

Here are the specs you should be looking out for 

  1. At least 500GB hard disk space.
  2. 4GB RAM
  3. Intel, AMD or celeron processors with speeds of over 2GHz

For maximum comfort and performance you can go for a laptop with these specs;

A harddisk space of 1TB, 8GB RAM and a core i series processor with integrated graphics chip.

Latest Gaming Laptops for 2022

Here are some of the latest gaming laptops for 2022

predator triton laptop

Predator Triton 500 SE:

Acer’s flagship machine supports up to Intel’s Core i9-12900HK processor and up to Nvidia’s new RTX 3080 Ti graphics chip. And up to 32GB of DDR5 RAM.

nitro 5 laptop

Nitro 5:

The model will be configured to AMD’s latest Ryzen 6000-series or Intel’s 12th Gen Core i7-12700H processors, Nvidia’s RTX 3070 Ti. It will have 32GB memory with a speed of 4800MHZ

Predator Helios

Predator Helios 300:

Acer’s Helios 300 is an Intel-only machine that can house up to Intel’s Core i9-12900H, Nvidia’s RTX 3080 graphics chip. It also supports up to 32GB RAM at a speed of 4800MHZ

Rog Zephyrus G14

ROG Zephyrus G14 and G15:

The G14  and G15 for 2022 is an all-AMD affair, it will possess up to the Ryzen 9 6900HS processor, paired with AMD’s Radeon RX 6800S graphics chip. Will support up to 32GB in total  of fast DDR5 memory clocked at 4,800MHz 

ROG flow x 13

ROG Flow X13:

This gaming laptop will be configured with up to AMD’s Ryzen 9 6980HS processor and up to the RTX 3050 Ti graphics chip. It will support up to 32GB RAM and up to a speed of 6400MHZ

ROG Zephyrus duo 15

ROG Zephyrus Duo 16: 

One of Asus’ strangest and most powerful laptops. It features two screens ,16-inch 16:10 aspect ratio display and a half-height 14.1-inch touch panel display.  IT can be configured up to AMD’s Ryzen 9 6900HX processor and Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti graphics chip. 

Razer blade gaming laptop

Razer Blade 14:

Supports up to AMD’s Ryzen 9 6900HX processor and up to Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti. It tops out at 16GB of DDR5 RAM, though its 1TB NVMe SSD is replaceable.

Razer Blade 15 & Blade 17:

Will support up to Intel’s Core i9-12900HK,  Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti. Both  will support up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM.

Alienware x15 showcase

Alienware X14, X15, & X17:

Supports up to Intel’s Core i7-12900H, Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti. The X14 and X15 can be configured with up to 32GB of DDR5 RAM clocked at 5,200MHz but non removable. X17 supports up to 32GB of DDR5 RAM clocked at a slower 4,800MHz clock speed, and they’re replaceable. 

Alienware M17 R5 Ryzen Edition:

Supports up to AMD’s Ryzen 9 6980HX processor, up to AMD’s Radeon RX 6850M XT graphics. On the other hand it can be maxed to Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti. In terms of RAM, this model supports up to 64GB of replaceable, dual-channel DDR5 memory clocked at 4,800MHz. 

Areo 17 gaming laptop

Aero 16 & 17:

These creator-focused machines  will support up to Intel’s Core i9-12900HK processor and Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti graphics. It will house up to 32GB RAM @ 16GB per channel.

Gigabyte’s Aorus 15

Aorus 15 and 17:

Both high end machines will support  up to Intel Core i7-12700H and  Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti graphics.  They will  be equipped  with  up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM clocked up to 4,800MHz.

Aorus 7 gaming laptop

Aorus 5:

This model  will support up to Intel’s Core i7-12700H processor, and graphics of up to Nvidia’s RTX 3070. It will also be equipped with up to  64GB of DDR4 RAM clocked up to 3,200MHz.

Stealth GS 76 gaming laptop

Stealth GS77 and GS66:

These MSI Stealth gaming laptops will support up to Intel’s 12th Gen Core i7-12900H processor and up to Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti graphics chips. Will be equipped with 64GB RAM @ 4800MHZ.

Raider GE76 and GE66:

Both laptops  will support up to Intel’s Core i9-12900HK processor and  Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti graphics. They will also support up to 64GB max

Vector GP76 and GP66:

These laptops will be upgraded to support Intel’s Core i9-12900HK, with a  RTX 3080 graphics chip.

Crosshair 17 gaming laptop

Crosshair 17 and 15: 

This lineup willbuse one of Intel’s 12th Gen Core i9 processors with up to Nvidia’s RTX 3070 Ti graphics chip. 

Sword gaming laptop

Sword and Katana: 

MSI’s Sword and Katana are similar machines. The Sword comes in white, while the Katana is black with two size options (15.6 inches and 17.3 inches). Both will support up to Intel’s Core i7-12700H processor and up to Nvidia’s RTX 3070 Ti graphics chip.

Meta, The New Parent Company for Facebook

Meta: new Facebook parent company

Facebook gets a new parent company called Meta. Meta is the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, Whatsapp.

Meta is a technological company that helps people connect, find communities and grow businesses. Meta will move further into the 3D and Virtual reality world. The company will try to make people’s connectivity much more immersive.

According to the company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, Meta will venture into immersive (virtual reality) gaming, fitness, commerce, social connection, education and entertainment. 

The company will be trading under a new stock name called MVRS on December 1st.

For how long can a UPS power your Laptop


How long can a UPS supply power to a laptop. Meanwhile UPS stands for Uninterrupted  Power Supply. The capacity of a UPS depends on the battery it is fitted with. A UPS consists basically of a battery and an inverter. 

To get a sense of how long a UPS can power your laptop check its battery capacity.  The smallest UPS comes fitted with a 7AH battery. Theoretically, it should power a laptop rated 60w for 1.4 hours when fully charged.

But in reality, this is not the case. A laptop rated 60w may not last more than 30 minutes.Why is this so?, the UPS converts DC to AC and in the process, a lot of energy is lost.The battery may have deteriorated considerably upon storage before the UPS was sold.

So if you really want a UPS that can power your laptop for 2 – 3 hours and above, get a UPS fitted with an 100AH battery and above

System Mechanic

System Mechanic is a software application that optimizes performance of personal computers and laptops. Your brand new and fast computer will gradually slow down upon use. This slow down is mostly as a result of software issues. With System Mechanic, your PC can work as fast as before, once again.

What System Mechanic does.

  • Remove junk files
  • Defragment Harddisks
  • Defragment RAM
  • Registry cleanup
  • Rearrange programs on harddisk to run faster
  • Advanced uninstall
  • Advanced recovery of deleted files.
  • Delete files that will be  non recoverable.
  • Checks for and deletes viruses, malware etc.
  • And much more…


5 of the Best Selling Games that Run well on a PC with 8gb RAM and 1gb VRAM

Fifa 14:

This game actually requires a computer with 2gb RAM and 256MB VRAM to run.

Excellent performance on an 8gb RAM with 1 GB graphics processor 

You can enjoy the game at over 30 fps even when graphics are set to maximum.

Dirt Rally 2

The recommended system specifications are core i5 processor or equivalent, 8 gb RAM and 8gb dedicated graphics.Runs good when resolution is set to 1280 x 720 or a little bit higher  for a pc with 8gb RAM, 1gb VRAM.

A O Tennis 2:

The graphics and gameplay is excellent. The game requires a Core I series processor and at least 8gb RAM to run. lts also needs at least a dedicated graphics processor of 2 gb RAM to run smoothly

It is however playable on  a PC with 8gb RAM and 1gb VRAM,when set to reduced resolution of 1280 x 720 in graphics options of the game.

Grand Theft Auto 5:

This is a very popular game that requires high processing power to run. The excellent graphics in gameplay means that it requires a dedicated graphics processor of 2gb or more memory  to run.The PC must be of core i 5 or equivalent with at least 8gb RAM. It has been tested to be playable on a pc/ laptop with 8gb RAM and 1gb graphics card. However at a reduced resolution of 1280 x 720 or lower. You may occasionally experience some lag but you will still enjoy the game

Need for Speed Shift 

Runs excellent all the time on an 8gb RAM  with graphics card installed. Actually a PC with 2gb RAM is sufficient 

To ensure that your pc games perform optimally at all times, regularly defragment your hard drive,registry,

 and RAM. Also, regularly clean up junk files that have accumulated due to system usage over time. There are many software that can automate these processes for you.

Watch the video to see the games in action