Start Slideshow Usually, when I look at video game laptops, I look for something practical, yet affordable, yet powerful. That’s a lot to balance, as it’s usually hard to find a model that balances all three. There are cheap ones on the market, but they’re not quite the peak performers you’d expect them to be. There are premiere performers, but they’re so costly you have to wonder if they’re worth it. As for powerful, well, that’s an important factor, but, again, that ties in with cost.