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Cheaper gaming laptops from Chinese makers are on the way

by Mark Tyson on 6 May 2016, 11:31

Tags: Huawei, Colorful

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Earlier in the week we mentioned (scroll down linked page) that Asus had successfully claimed the gaming laptop throne. Its success probably resulted from designing a full range of products, some of which appeal to the cheaper end and middle of the market, unlike competitors such as MSI, Acer, Dell and Lenovo.

Huawei Windows 2-in-1 device

From H2 2016 onwards, entry level gaming laptops could get even cheaper as Chinese brands start to muscle in on the action, reports Taiwan's DigiTimes. We have already seen firms such as Huawei, Haier and Teclast successfully enter the tablet and 2-in-1 device market, now Chinese tech firms are eyeing the juicy margins on gaming laptops.

The Chinese push into gaming laptops will be spearheaded by Haier, Hasee, Colorful and RaBook, says DigiTimes. HEXUS readers are very probably familiar with Colorful as they have been pumping out PC components such as motherboards and VGA cards since 1995. The supply chain sources speaking to DigiTimes say that the aforementioned new gaming laptop players will be focussing squarely on price.

Teclast Tbook 11, a 2-in-1 device

Looking at how Chinese firms have brought high-spec smartphone prices right down, it will be interesting to see what they can do in the gaming laptop market. For we in the west, an important aspect of this initiative will be distribution. Will we have to buy via less familiar online outlets, based in the far east, or be able to get these gaming laptops from the online and bricks and mortar stores we are familiar with – with decent warranties accompanying the hardware?



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AMD offer serious performance on their affordable APU's, if the Chinese manufactures can come up with a lower mid range gaming laptop featuring an A10 with 2333mhz Ram for the graphics and a affordable 250Gb SSD.
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AMD offer serious performance on their affordable APU's, if the Chinese manufactures can come up with a lower mid range gaming laptop featuring an A10 with 2333mhz Ram for the graphics and a affordable 250Gb SSD.

I expect based on their previous efforts in this area they will instead use older chips? If I remember correctly one was using a previous gen i7 and an older gpu as they were cheaper but 95%+ of the performance of the current gen.
good idea but for laptops is an issue to find old gen Gpu's coz Nvidia and AMD ceased making them but for desktops the Gpu's can be scavenged from OEM factory refurbish.
If it broadens the general market of PC gaming then it can only be a good thing.