Best Ultrabook for Gaming

The biggest feature of ultrabook is there body are thin and light, in order to avoid compromising performance and battery life. it adopts low-power Intel Ivy Bridge processors, unibody chassis, more faster ssd to make the laptop more thin and light. A Ultrabook is a great choice for work and entertainment, may you doubt can a ultrabook play games well?

if you want play some heavy games released in these year or some older games on high setting, a professional gaming laptop is necessary, For light games, many ultrabooks pack powerful enough hardware to deal with at least some light gaming is enough. they feature i5 even i7 processor, around 6GB ram, ssd or 7200RPM HDD, discrete graphics like Geforce GT 620M, 640LE, you can play Dirt 3 WOW, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 with these specs well.

The following is the comparison of five top best Ultrabooks for gaming 2013:

Rank: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
Models ASUS Zenbook UX32VD-DH71 ASUS Zenbook UX32VD-DH71 Acer TimelineU M5-481TG-6814 Sony VAIO S Series SVS13A12FXB Dell XPS XPS14-10909sLV
Picture ASUS Zenbook UX32VD-DH71 1.90-3.00GHz i7-3517U 10GB 256GB SSD 1GB NVIDIA Geforce GT 620M Full HD 1080P Asus UX32VD-DH71 13.3-Inch Laptop Acer TimelineU M5-481TG-6814 14-Inch Ultrabook (Gun Metal Gray) http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81AcKOVKcML._SX300_.jpg Dell XPS XPS14-10909sLV 14-Inch Ultrabook Laptop (Silver)
Screen Size 13.3-Inch Full HD 13.3-Inch Full HD 14-Inch 13.3-Inch 14-Inch
Display Resolution 1920×1080 1920×1080 1366 x 768 1600×900 1600×900
Weight 3.2 lbs 3.2 lbs 4.3 lbs 3.8lbs 3.8lbs
Dimensions
(WxDxH)
12.8 x 8.79 x 0.72 12.8 x 8.79 x 0.72 13.39 x 9.65 z 0.81 13.04 x 8.85 x 0.95 13.20 x 9.20 x 0.81
Processor Intel i7-3517U
Up to 3.0 GHz
Intel i7-3517U
Up to 3.0 GHz
Intel Core_i5_3317U
Up to 2.6GHz
Intel Core i5 3210M
Up to 3.1GHz
Intel i7-3517U
Up to 3.0 GHz
Hard driver 256GB SSD 500GB + 24GB SSD 500GB + 20GB SSD 640GB 7200RPM 500GB + 32GB SSD
Graphic Card Geforce GT 620M
1GB GDDR5 VRAM
Geforce GT 620M
1GB GDDR5 VRAM
GeForce GT 640M LE
1GB GDDR5 VRAM
GeForce GT 640M LE
1GB GDDR5 VRAM
Geforce GT 630M
1GB GDDR5 VRAM
Ram 10GB DDR3 4GB DDR3 4GB DDR3 6 GB 4GB DDR3
Input/Output 3 x USB3.0
HDMI
BluetoothTM 4.0
3 x USB3.0
HDMI
BluetoothTM 4.0
2 x USB3.0
HDMI
BluetoothTM 4.0
2 x USB3.0
1 x USB2.0
HDMI
BluetoothTM 4.0
2 x USB3.0
HDMI
BluetoothTM 4.0
Keyboard Backlit Backlit Backlit Backlit Backlit
Camera 1.3MP HD Webcam 1.3MP HD Webcam 1.3MP HD Webcam 1.3MP HD Webcam 1.3MP HD Webcam
Operating System Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Battery life 6 hours 6 hours Up to 8 hours Up to 7 hours Up to11 hours
Price $1535 $1,260.99 $797.99 $949.99 $1,249.00

The following graphic comparison will be helpful for you choose a gaming ultrabok:

Graphic Performance Comparison:

Models Geforce GT 620M Geforce GT 630M GeForce GT 640M LE
Pipelines 96 – unified 96 – unified 384 – unified
Graphics Clock (MHz) 625MHz 625MHz 500MHz
Shader Speed * 1250 MHz 900 MHz 500 MHz
Memory Speed 900 MHz 1344 MHz 900 MHz
Max. Amount of Memory 1G 1G 2G
Memory Interface DDR3 DDR5 DDR3
Technology 40nm 40nm 28nm
Memory Bus Width 64/128 Bit 128 Bit 128 Bit
DirectX DirectX 11, Shader 5.0 DirectX 11, Shader 5.0 DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Windows 7 Experience Index– Gaming graphics 6.6 6.7 6.9

Game Benchmarks: (AVG SCORE)

The benchmark score depends on the used graphics memory, processor, memory ram, clock rate, system settings, operating systems and drivers. So difference laptops with the same graphic card also always have difference benchmark score. The follwoing we provide is the avg score of the GPU benchmark.

Models Geforce GT 620M Geforce GT 630M GeForce GT 640M LE
Fifa 13 Low: 267 fps
Med: 155fps
High: 114fps
Low: 270 fps
Med: 156fps
High: 128fps
No data
Dirt 3 Low: 97fps
Med: 41fps
High: 25 fps
Low: 136fps
Med: 69fps
High: 44fps
Low: 144.4fps
Med: 70.4fps
High: 51.1fps
Diablo III Low: 97fps
Med: 41fps
High: 25 fps
Low: 97fps
Med: 62fps
High: 47fps
Low: 98.6fps
Med: 65.3fps
High: 57.7fps
Mass Effect 3 No data Low: 55fps
High:  41fps
Ultra: 23fps
Low: 60 fps
High:  39.1fps
Ultra: 26.4 fps
StarCraft 2 Low: 136fps
Med:  46fps
High: 26fps
Low: 179fps
Med:  52fps
High: 35fps
Low: 190fps
Med:  56fps
High: 40 fps
World of Warcraft No data Low: 199fps
Med:  155fps
High: 50fps
No data

From the comparison, we’ll know the GPU performance rank:
GeForce GT 640M LE > Geforce GT 630M > Geforce GT 620M

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