December 15, 2017 2:19 pm

Calling all gamers: Here’s your go-to buying guide for gaming PCs this holiday

By / Microsoft Device Evangelist

Today, we’re offering a holiday buying guide that includes some great Windows 10 gaming PCs from our partners. These powerful rigs showcase the best Windows 10 has to offer with new gaming features, top-of-the-line specs, and the power to play your favorite titles.

Boy sitting at a desk wearing headphones and holding an Xbox controller, gaming on a Windows 10 PC

Maybe you’re thinking about purchasing a new gaming laptop this holiday but are overwhelmed by the variety of options to choose from. When shopping for new hardware, gamers often look for devices and specifications that fit their specific needs, and no two devices are the same. Whether you’re an experienced gamer or someone looking to dive into gaming for the first time, Windows 10 PCs offer something for all gamers this holiday.

This has been an exciting year for PC gaming, with new game features in the Windows 10 Creators Update and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update that support gaming for all creators alike. Not to mention acclaimed, recently released titles such as Forza Motorsport 7 and Cuphead with even more to come in 2018 like Age of Empires: Definitive Edition and Sea of Thieves.

With its built-for-gaming features, Windows 10 is the best version of Windows for gaming. Simple, built-in Mixer streaming provides exclusive near real-time, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to watch or interact with other gamers–no extra hardware required, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, including cloud save and resume. Game Mode enables gamers to dedicate more system resources to games, delivering a more performant gaming experience on Windows 10.

Let’s take a look at some Windows 10 gaming PCs from our partners that will light up gaming for everyone this holiday.

For the casual gamer looking for a PC they can not only game on, but also feel productive with Windows 10 features that may include Windows Hello, Cortana, and more, take a look at these casual gaming PCs under $1,000:

ASUS VivoBook S510UA 15.6-inch

ASUS VivoBook S510UA 15.6-inch

ASUS VivoBook S510UA 15.6-inch

Acer Aspire E5-575T-3678

Acer Aspire E5-575T-3678

Acer Aspire E5-575T-3678

Dell Inspiron 15 7000

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series (Model 7567) notebook computer.

Dell Inspiron 15 7000

HP OMEN Laptop – 17t

HP OMEN Laptop – 17t

HP OMEN Laptop – 17t

Looking for something with a little more power? A PC with faster computing and graphical expertise, maybe even a device light enough to take with you anywhere? Check out the below premium PCs:

ASUS ROG Strix GL503

ASUS ROG Strix GL503

ASUS ROG Strix GL503

Origin EON17-SLX 17

Origin EON17-SLX 17

Origin EON17-SLX 17

Lenovo Legion Y720 Laptop

Lenovo Legion Y720 Laptop

Lenovo Legion Y720 Laptop

Acer Nitro 5 Spin

Acer Nitro 5 Spin

Acer Nitro 5 Spin

For hardcore gamers who seek superior specs like 4K displays, powerful CPUs, high-end graphics cards, and more, we’ve got you covered! Here are a few top-of-the-line gaming rig suggestions to consider:

ASUS ROG Zephyrus

ASUS ROG Zephyrus

ASUS ROG Zephyrus

HP Omen X

HP Omen X

HP Omen X

Dell Alienware 17 R4

Dell Alienware 17 R4

Dell Alienware 17 R4

Razer Blade Pro

Razer Blade Pro

Razer Blade Pro

Acer Predator 21X

Acer Predator 21X

Acer Predator 21X

We’re excited about the innovation each partner brings to the Windows ecosystem, and these beautifully designed, feature-rich devices truly bring gaming to life. This holiday, experience the best Windows 10 has to offer with these powerful Windows 10 gaming PCs from our partners.

Calling all gamers: Here’s your go-to buying guide for gaming PCs this holiday

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Updated June 28, 2018 11:11 am