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Varidesk Office Products for A Modern Workspace

Varidesk Office Products for A Modern Workspace

Headquartered in Texas, Varidesk has been designing and producing office furniture that has reimagined the modern office.

Varidesk promotes movement, is flexible and adaptable, and is easy to implement in any work environment.

From accessories to complete office furniture solutions, Varidesk has remained true to its core mission to create healthy work environments.

The Cost Benefits of Healthy Employees

smiling employee

Sit and stand desks can be a major contributor to better overall productivity

An active office culture means happy, healthy employees who are more engaged and miss fewer work days.

Studies across the board show that the total cost of care associated with lower back pain in the United States exceeds $100 billion per year. Two-thirds of these costs are indirect, due to lost wages and reduced productivity.

The compounding of negative factors brought on by a sedentary office day is more likely to contribute to illnesses like diabetes and heart issues.

However, employees who frequently move about during the day have better overall health and attitudes. If you are looking for ways to reduce health related absenteeism at your business, you should consider office furniture that encourages movement. 

If your office feels like a positive, productive workspace, you are going to have a much easier time recruiting top talent.

Flexible and Adaptable Designs for Any Space

woman working with veridesk

One of the best qualities of Varidesk furniture is versatility. 

Their products are very adaptable to company growth and change. As your business requires you to rethink the physical layout of your workspace, Varidesk furniture can accommodate.

Varidesk products are relatively simple to move, or rearrange as needed. You can add on to existing furniture, or create new workspaces quickly.

Varidesk has an Impressive Clientele

Sometimes, it is work looking at the company people keep in order to get a good idea of who they are. Varidesk provides office furniture worldwide to many of the most visible Fortune 500 companies.

Organizations like Google, HP, IBM, HomeDepot, and Merrill Lynch have all utilized Varidesk office solutions. You can be sure companies of that size are looking for real answers ion how to reduce employee health issues and improve productivity — in the most cost effective way possible.

Forbes Magazine writes, “…whether you need a basic single monitor set up or larger dual version, Varidesk is a great way to go, and a great way to upgrade the wellness of anyone you know who works at a video monitor. “ ​​

It’s Easy to Become a Veridesk Fan

Veridesk claims they don’t just want customers, they want “fans.”

Certainly, when you take into account the overall value of Varidesk office furniture, you know this company is serious about building long-lasting relationships with their customers.

Any good business person understands there are two parts to getting a good value.

There is the quantitative aspect: Price for services.

There is also the time and resources spent on acquisition and implementing change.

The value of Varidesk is not just the price, but the design and impact.  Most of their products either come fully assemble, ready to go right out of the box, or they assemble within minutes.  You don’t have to shut down your business in order to make it more efficient.

Simplicity is another key aspect of Varidesk. When you visit varidesk.com, right away, you will notice how efficiently the company disseminates pertinent information.  From decision making and planning, to purchasing and assembling, their website is an excellent resource for potential customers. 

We are truly impressed with just how far Varidesk goes to make each customer a “fan.”

Upgrade Your Office with Standing Desk Converters

Maybe your company is just starting out, and you had to borrow and beg for enough used furniture to get things moving in the right direction. Even if that is the case, you can start implementing some of the proven advantages of standing desk technology.

For just under $400 you can convert your old desk and be more comfortable, productive and energized. The Varidesk Pro, Pro Plus, and Exec series’ adjustable standing desk converters are for anyone looking to improve their situation. The height-adjustable riser solutions will convert any old desk into a standing desk. You will still have plenty of space for monitors, documents and other important items.

When you feel like standing, the spring-loaded boost mechanism makes it super easy to lift, lower and adjust to your preferences at any moment.

Varidesk ProPlus 36 Standing Desk

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VARIDESK – Height Adjustable Standing Desk Converter – Pro Plus 36...
  • 2 SPACIOUS TIERS: Offers a large workspace with an upper tier (36" x 12.25") for up to 2 monitors, a laptop, and a notebook and a lower tier for a standard keyboard, mouse, and a calculator or papers!
  • ERGONOMIC MOVEMENT: Our special rowing-lift raising mechanism with its up-and-back movement allows you to use the power from your lower half - leaving your back in a neutral state/healthy posture/straight and strong.
  • QUALITY: Built with a heavy, weighted base and high-quality materials so it remains sturdy and stable at any of its 11 height settings. The patented, spring-loaded lift was designed and tested for your safety and ease.

The Varidesk ProPlus 36 takes you from a sitting desk to a standing desk in just a few seconds. This completely adjustable desk-topper converts any desk into a standing desk. Depending on your existing desk, it comes in a variety of sizes and style options.

There is a very spacious upper display area for your computer — even if you have dual monitors. The lower deck allows you plenty of space for your keyboard and mouse, any desk accessories, and that “World's Greatest Boss” mug.

The Varidesk ProPlus 36 comes fully-assembled and ready to go right out of the box.

  • Two-tier design: upper display surface, lower keyboard/mouse deck
  • The largest model (Pro Plus 48) holds up to 45 lbs. (20.4 kg)
  • Sits on top of your existing desk
  • Free shipping to the lower 48 states

Varidesk ProPlus 36 Electric

VARIDESK – Height Adjustable Standing Desk Converter - ProPlus 36...
  • Fully assembled - just plug it in and work sitting or standing
  • Adjustable to any height up to 18.75"
  • Includes PowerHub ($45 dollar value)

You can go from sitting to standing with the touch of a button with the ProPlus 36 Electric. This model is motorized, and can be adjusted to raise your desk up to 18.75”.

Each ProPlus 36 Electric includes our PowerHub with 2 USB ports and 3 AC outlets to help keep devices charged.

As with the Pro here’s no assembly required – just place your Varidesk converter on your desk (or table), add your monitors, keyboard and mouse. It’s just that easy.

  • Powerful, quiet motor makes it easy to go from sitting to standing
  • Adjustable to any height up to 18.75”
  • Sits on top of existing desk
  • Small, LED display shows movement
  • Accessory tray
  • Keyboard tray cable management
  • Large lower keyboard and mouse tray with an upper deck that can accommodate a dual-monitor setup
  • Free shipping to the lower 48 states

Full Desk Options Create a Smart Workspace with Sleek Design

If you are in a position to purchase new office furniture, the full desk options from Varidesk will totally transform your workspace.

These full desk options will not only give your office a professional, modern look, you will receive all of the health benefits as well.

VARIDESK – Full Electric Desk – PRODESK 60 Electric White -...
VARIDESK – Full Electric Desk – PRODESK 60 Electric White -...

The free-standing, ready-for-action Pro Desk Series are height adjustable sit and stand desks. The sleek design looks great. You have the option to go from a single, to a dual-monitor, or even triple-monitor set up.

The Varidesk Pro Series is available in a variety of finishes: black, butcher block, dark wood, reclaimed wood and white.

VARIDESK Pro Desk 48 Full Standing Desk (- Butcher Block)
VARIDESK Pro Desk 48 Full Standing Desk (- Butcher Block)

What is so impressive about these full standing desks is that not only are they made from high quality, commercial grade materials, but they assemble in about 5 minutes.

This goes back to the point we made about value.

VARIDESK - Office Desk - QuickPro Desk 60x24
VARIDESK - Office Desk - QuickPro Desk 60x24

If you are thinking about replacing all of your office furniture in keeping with the aesthetics of the time, you have to consider the time it will take to get all of your new office furniture assembled.

Varidesk has truly mitigated the time it would take to enjoy your new investment.

The Pro Standing Desk Desk 60 Electric is Great for Project Team Rooms

VARIDESK – Full Electric Desk – PRODESK 60 Electric Reclaimed Wood...
  • LARGE WORKSPACE: The ProDesk Electric boasts more than enough space for multiple monitors, a laptop, and plenty of extra room for your keyboard, mouse, and papers. Add a QuickPro Desk on the side for even more space.
  • BUTTON-TOUCH MOVEMENT: With the 3 programmable height settings and the powerful, quiet motor, it's easy to choose a height between 25.5" (64.5 cm) to 50.5" high (128 cm)
  • QUALITY: We only used commercial-grade materials like heavy-duty laminate and steel, and we included a stability crossbar to make this desk incredibly stable at any height.

The Varidesk Pro Desk 60 Electric is a great option for situations that require several employees to work in the same space. Creative groups and sales teams will get a lot out of the functionality of the Pro Desk 60 Electric. 

This is a commercial-grade, adjustable height desk that can be resized up to stable 55.5”. The powerful, yet quiet, motor delivers at-will height settings from 25.5” (64.5 cm) to 50.5” high (128 cm) with 3 programmable memory settings.

There is a cable management tray included, and the control panel has an energy-saving LED display.

  • Continuous height settings from 25.5” (64.5 cm) to 50.5” high (128 cm)
  • 3 programmable memory settings
  • Spacious 60” x 30” desktop
  • Holds up to 250 lbs
  • Cable management tray included

The QuickPro Corner Solution

The QuickPro Corner is designed to take total advantage of the office space. For a private office, the QuickPro Corner works wonderfully as a standalone desk. Several QuickPro Corner units can be linked linked together to create a
traditional modular setup. 

This model offers the most generous workspace of the Varidesk products. It has useful cable channels that are perfect for hiding wires and mounting monitor arms, so it’s great for graphic designers and media teams.

Still, like all QuickPro products, the QuickPro Corner assembles in a few minutes.

  • Holds up to 300 lbs.
  • Easily supports a range of Varidesk models
  • Works seamlessly with various accessories, including storage cabinets, LED TaskLamp, and more

Varidesk Accessories That Promote Productivity

“We don't want [employees] to be sedentary. An employee that has more energy is going to be a more effective employee, and it's going to keep your healthcare costs down. When they're healthier, they're happier.”  — Mark Cuban

Attitudes toward work environments are changing.

Data overwhelmingly shows that sitting at a cubicle all day is detrimental to your staff’s health and mood.  That translates to lower productivity and higher healthcare costs for your business.

We have a few suggestions of additional products from Varidesk that will go well with your improved working conditions.

Varidesk Non-Slip Anti-Fatigue Comfort Mat

VARIDESK- 5/8" Non-Slip Anti-Fatigue Comfort Mat 20"x34", for Kitchens...
  • The VARIDESK Standing Mat 34 works perfectly alongside your VARIDESK
  • Provides sturdy, cushioned support for the entire body over long periods of time
  • Comfortable, extra thick ergonomically designed 5/8" high density core for long-lasting support

Great for exposed concrete interior design or natural stone floors that can be hard on the feet, this add-on provides sturdy, cushioned support for the entire body over long periods of time. Its 20"x34" design fits easily into most offices,
cubes or high traffic areas. Easy to clean material can be vacuumed or wiped
with a damp cloth.

  • Provides sturdy, cushioned support for the entire body
  • Solid, high density core for long-lasting support
  • Beveled, no curl edges
  • Fits most desks in any office or cube

Monitor Arms (Dual or Single)

VARIDESK - Monitor Arm - Full-Motion Spring Dual - Monitor Arm
  • Works only with your VARIDESK
  • VESA standard compatible
  • Available in single and dual-monitor configurations

Good posture and back support have a lot to do with how we sit in front of our computer screens. The monitor arms from Varidesk are top-of-the-line, must-have accessories for any work desk. You can position your monitor wherever you need it, providing ergonomic comfort. These monitor arms are fully articulating, featuring a tension adjustment for effortless movement.

  • VESA Compatible
  • Fully articulating Monitor Rotates 360 Degrees
  • Monitor Arm Supports up to 19.8 lbs
  • Arm Height Adjustment Range: 12”

Varichair Pro

VARIDESK - Adjustable Standing Desk Chair - VARIChair Pro - Black
  • Dynamic range of movement both standing and sitting
  • Wide cushioned seat
  • Stylish bent plywood seat base in espresso finish

You need a chair that works to your benefit whether you are sitting or perching while standing. The Varichair Pro is designed to engage your leg, back and core muscles.  The pedestal is articulated and offers a nice range of motion. If you like to rock while sitting, you’ll appreciate this chair.

  • VESA Compatible
  • Fully articulating Monitor Rotates 360 Degrees
  • Monitor Arm Supports up to 19.8 lbs
  • Arm Height Adjustment Range: 12”

A Company with A Conscience, Products You Can Trust

We’ve shown you how Varidesk is committed to improving the environment in your office.

Their objective goes further than just the physical and psychological nature of your business. Varidesk products are well-suited for businesses that care about indoor air quality.

Varidesk has received both the Greenguard Certification and the Greenguard Gold Standard.

Greenguard Certification is part of UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories). Greenguard Certification helps manufacturers create interior products and materials that have low chemical emissions. The result is improved quality of the air in which the products are used.

GREENGUARD Certification logo
GREENGUARD Gold standard logo

The products used to build and furnish workspaces can have a significant impact on indoor air quality. Products that have achieved Greenguard Certification are scientifically proven to meet some of the world’s most rigorous, third-party chemical emissions standards. This is aimed at helping to reduce indoor air pollution, and the risk of chemical exposure.

Greenguard Gold Standard includes health based criteria for additional chemicals. The Gold Standard requires lower total VOC emissions levels to ensure that products are acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities.

In addition to limiting emissions of more than 360 VOCs and total chemical emissions, Greenguard Gold Certified products must also comply with requirements of the State of California’s Department of Public Health (CDPH).

A Worthy Brand

Varidesk is committed to providing active workspaces to anyone who wants to improve their office.

The inspiration behind Varidesk’s workspace products is very evident. In fact, the company’s history began when the first “Varidesk” was built to help a friend with back pain.

Based on the results, popularity and demand grew.

Promoting a healthy work environment is a proven investment. You get a return on employees who are healthy, and enjoy where they spend most of the day.

If you are building a new business, or in the market for new office furniture, do yourself and your profit margin a favor. Check out the truly innovative workspace solutions from Varidesk.

TigerDirect Review: Buying Experience, Selection, Sales, and More

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Starting up a business and need to get all the tech stuff set up?

Or do you already have an established business, but the equipment is outdated and you’re in need of an appliance reboot?

Looking for computers and computer parts can be a drag — you want to not only make sure that you get the best deal, but also that what you’re actually buying is a quality product.

This is especially true if your electronics are essential to your professional and business operations. The success of your company might just depend upon you having access to quality technology that will enable you to perform to your utmost.

To get the best products for the best prices, you have to look for the best, trustworthy places. One such place is TigerDirect Business, an electronics online retailer that offers computers, computer parts, and other equipment.

We’re here to provide you with an honest review of TigerDirect’s products and operations, so that way you’ll know if it’s worth investing your time in this company as you go out on your computer hunt.

What is TigerDirect Business?

TigerDirect website

TigerDirect is an online retailor based in El Segundo, California. They specialize in computers, computer parts, software, and other electronic devices and their services are catered particularly towards a corporate market and other business professionals. If you’re in need of a technical overhaul with your business, they provide IT consulting and computer servicing.

TigerDirect Specifications

Available Products

It’s impossible to detail the hundreds of products TigerDirect offers in this short post, but we’ve provided here a decent overview of what you can expect to find on their website.

Computers

TigerDirect computers

In terms of computers, TigerDirect offers both desktops and laptops from a multitude of brands including Apple, Dell, Intel, and HP. Within each brand, there are also several designs available. Some popular subcategories to browse around include 2-in-1 laptops that function halfway between a laptop and a table, MacBooks, laptop notebooks, and other variations of computers and tablets.

Phones

TigerDirect phones

Need a new phone to go with the new computer? TigerDirect has you covered there, too, offering the latest mobile and professional business phones along with headsets and two-way radios.

Accessories

TigerDirect accessories

Beyond the basics of computers are all the accessories to go with them. These include additional monitors, printers, scanners, speakers, webcams, projectors, the works.

Computer Parts

TigerDirect computer parts

In terms of computer parts, TigerDirect has a wide selection of all the parts you can dream of, from RAM and memory cards, graphics cards, motherboards — all you need if you have a part that requires replacing or if you’re interested in building a custom computer of your own.

Power

TigerDirect power

One of the quickest parts that tend to wear out over the life of a laptop is the battery. TigerDirect is there to fill that need, offering a variety of replacement batteries. In addition to this, they also offer other power essentials including power cables, chargers, surge protectors, and more.

Networks and Software

TigerDirect networks

Once you have your products and you’re all ready to start setting them up, you can browse their different network and software options for which they offer installation and setup help.

Office Supplies

TigerDirect office supplies

For those business professionals out there, you can go beyond your typical electronics and also look into other machines you might need in the office. For instance, beyond printers and scanners, TigerDirect sells calculators, business phones, and even shredders.

Software Offers

TigerDirect software

Good software is just as important as the computer itself, so let’s take a moment to talk about their software offerings a little more in depth.

TigerDirect, of course, offers all the traditional software options, such as the latest editions of Windows and Office 365, in addition to antivirus protection. Beyond these basics, however, TigerDirect has thousands of different software to choose from with specific needs in mind. Specializations among software include gaming, educational, business, tax preparation, and audio and video.

To find the best software for you, TigerDirect’s website breaks them down into a menu of categories and subcategories, so that you can easily find what you need.

Business Solutions

TigerDirect office business solutions

TigerDirect Business offers a variety of business solutions that focus on IT consulting and computer servicing. If you work with TigerDirect business, you will have a team of technical sales specialists working to provide you with the latest and greatest technology that will perfectly suit your business needs. To ensure intimate and exact knowledge of your business, you will also be provided with an account manager who will remain with you throughout the duration of the project.

If you become a VIP Business member, you gain access to great savings on new technology and special deals, and you can even start building credit.

To sketch out a preliminary plan for your business and get an idea of the cost, you can request a free eQuote from the TigerDirect website.

Business Credit

TigerDirect business credit

If eligible, TigerDirect will allow you to signup for business credit with them. This is great if you don’t want to max out your personal or business credit cards but still need access to the great technology that will help your business grow.

With the establishment of business credit, you will receive benefits such as a discount off your first order, a free net 30 on every purchase and six months of tailored finance options.

TigerDirect’s business credit is open to businesses both large and small.

Website

It is, of course, important for any online retailer to have an easy to navigate and stylized website, and even more so for a tech company so that they can show off that they know their stuff. We’re pleased to report that the TigerDirect Business website succeeds in these
capacities.

With so many products and services to offer, it would be easy for the website to soon devolve into a confusing mess. Instead, the TigerDirect website is clear and well-organized, making it easy to find exactly what you need even if you aren’t a tech expert. There is a series of headings atop the website that divide into a series of categories and sometimes even subcategories from there. The result is easy and natural organization.

What Customers Have to Say

TigerDirect Business has a large clientele composed of loyal customers, some having used the service for almost 20 years. TigerDirect is especially praised for its incredible selection of products, totaling over 400,000 including services. Though their prices and shipping rates can’t compare with Amazon, they still provide products that are generally fairly priced and ship via UPS as quickly as possible.

There have been a few complaints in recent years of incorrect orders arriving, or missing parts, and there being some difficulty in dealing with the staff to get these problems fixed. Some have also complained of false sales advertised that then disappear when you go to
check out.

What About the Employees?

Beyond the customers, though, it is also important to take a look at the people who work for TigerDirect. One thing seems to be certain: the employees are not happy. They complain of extreme micromanagement, disorganization, and encouraged dishonesty toward customers, all of which result in a high employee turnover rate.

Pricing

This is a little hard to generalize, simply because of the vast quantities of products and services that TigerDirect supplies. In an overall sense, though, the prices of TigerDirect’s products are pretty standard, they just might not have the same great deals that Amazon is known for. Still, if you’re looking for every product under the sun, TigerDirect is a great place to check out.

How TigerDirect Business Compares

So, now that we’ve taken a look at TigerDirect in an isolated bubble, how does it compare to other electronics online retailers? Below, we’ve compared TigerDirect to both Newegg and Best Buy to see how it stacks up against the competition.

But first, here are a few ratings we’ve given TigerDirect to keep in mind as we begin our comparison.

TigerDirect Business

Newegg

Best Buy

Pricing

Ease of Use (Website)

Delivery Time

Customer Service

Just like TigerDirect, Newegg is an online retailer that specializes in electronics and offers thousands of products. Newegg’s realm of influence extends beyond electronics, however, to other markets, such as apparel, home products, and books. In terms of pricing, Newegg seems to consistently offer the better deals, though TigerDirect has greater product specification.

TigerDirect is an online retailer geared toward businesses first, the general public second, while Newegg puts the general public first with its wide range of products. Because of this business slant, TigerDirect offers a variety of business plans and tech services that Newegg does not.

newegg logo

While TigerDirect has had its fair share of complaints regarding shipping and customer service, these are nothing compared to the scathing reviews left about Newegg. Customers frequently complain of packages shipped in poor condition, and then not receiving the customer service they need to fix their problems.

In the comparison between TigerDirect and Best Buy, there is one obvious difference: Best Buy is a physical store. But this does not mean that Best Buy isn’t an online retailer to be reckoned with.

Best Buy offers a pretty good selection of electronics products. Like Newegg, it extends beyond computers to TVs, gaming consoles, and the like, but it stays firmly within that technological realm like TigerDirect. In terms of pricing, you’re likely to find a few better deals. As far as customer service goes, Best Buy offers the services of the well-known Geek Squad for installation and technical problems.

best buy logo

Like TigerDirect, Best Buy does offer a program for businesses: by signing up for a business account, you become eligible for special deals and savings as well as access to business-grade products. They also offer special account services for business members where you will work with an Account Professional to create a specially tailored solution plan within your budget.

The business services that Best Buy offers are great, but they just don’t quite match those provided by TigerDirect, whose specialization in working with businesses really puts it over the edge. Also, while Best Buy has a great selection of products, they just can’t compete with the sheer variety that TigerDirect has to offer.

Pros and Cons

Now that we’ve seen how TigerDirect Business compares to the competition, let’s take a quick overview of its greatest pros and cons before we reveal our overall opinion of this company.

Pros

  • Massive variety of electronic products
  • Business Solutions program provides plenty of services and great deals

Cons

  • Several reports of incomplete orders and poor customer service
  • You can probably find a better deal elsewhere
  • Negative things employees have to say

Pros

The biggest pro of TigerDirect by far is its massive variety of electronic products that neither Best Buy nor Newegg can match.

Aside from that, TigerDirect fulfills its service to its business clients. Its Business Solutions program provides plenty of services and great deals to its members, and the credit you can establish through the store is a big plus as well.

Cons

Onto the cons. There have been several reports of incomplete orders and poor customer service — though the negative reviews left for TigerDirect do not begin to compare with those left for Newegg.

Another con is that, with at least some of the more mainstream products, you can probably find a better deal elsewhere.

Lastly, we really don’t like all the negative things employees have to say about the company — their unhappiness is likely also a contributor to some of the poor service.

Our Conclusions About TigerDirect

While there are plenty of things to dislike about TigerDirect Business, there are just as many to love.

Anything electronic you need, they’re sure to have it. Though you may be able to find a better price at big stores like Best Buy or on Amazon for some products, you might also find it worth it to support a smaller business over these larger entities.

Lastly, if you’re a business owner looking to get the technology behind your business up and running, TigerDirect Business is a great option for you.

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5 stars

Projector Screens: Our Top Picks that Will Improve Any Kind of Presentation

Projector Screens - Businesswoman doing a presentation in front a screen projector

You’re curled up on the couch with family and friends, ready to show off that new projector you just bought for movie night.

It’s all set up and ready to go, but just as the movie starts rolling you realize you’ve made a terrible mistake: you have no projector screen.

You may have thought, “Oh, I don’t need one of those. I have a white wall.” But now you realize that no matter how white your wall is, with the light streaming from the projector you can make out every single detail and imperfection, and it suddenly looks like Harrison Ford has a really uneven skin tone.

Looks like you might need that screen projector after all. But which one should you choose?

If you’ve never owned a projector screen before, you likely don’t know where to start. What imaging qualities will get the job done and provide a vivid and fun experience for all? Should your screen be completely manual, or techy? Stationary or portable?

We’re here to take away some of the guesswork and help you pick out the perfect projector screen to enjoy a high-quality movie night with the whole gang. Keep reading to find out our list of the five best projector screens.

Projector Screen FAQs

meeting room with projector and projector screen

1. What exactly are projector screens?

Projector screens are made as companions to projectors so that whatever images are being projected may appear on a flat, clear surface made for imaging.

Many screens are typically made of curtain backing, a cloth made of cotton and polyester that feels woven on one side and like plastic on the other. The goal of projector screens is to provide high-quality graphics and video and mask any wall imperfections.

2. Why should you have a projector screen?

Projector screens are great if you’re looking into having big movie nights and want to make sure that what you’re projecting is clear and enjoyable for everyone. Even if you have a white wall, it likely has imperfections of an off tone that will decrease the image quality and detract from the viewing experience.

3. Where can you buy a projector screen?

You can find projector screens in a variety of places, from Amazon to Best Buy to Walmart, though not every screen will be available in each location.

4. How much do projector screens typically cost?

You can find really simple projector screens for under $50 if you’re looking for something small, but if you’re looking for something with high-quality display, you’ll probably end up somewhere between $100-$300. There are some screens, however, available for over $1000.

How We Reviewed

We’ve carefully compiled this list through conducting extensive research on the best projector screens on the market. The screens that are listed below have been chosen due to a combination of their image quality, ease of use, price, and customer feedback. It is our goal to provide you with as accurate and unbiased information as possible.

Overall Price Range of Projector Screens

If you’re looking for a cheap screen that will get the job done and aren’t overly concerned about images quality or size, you can find some screens for less than $50. To get a better-quality screen, you’ll probably spend between $100-$400.

Many of these more expensive screens are also motorized, so you don’t have to manually do everything yourself every time. Some screens are even priced far above $1000 due to their enhanced imaging capabilities.

Top 5 Projector Screens

STR-169100 Silver Ticket 100" Diagonal 16:9 4K Ultra HD Ready HDTV (6...
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  • The screen surface provides a 1.1 gain and an exceptionally wide viewing angle at 160 degrees with no resolution loss at any viewing angle
  • 2 3/8" heavy duty beveled aluminum frame wrapped in light-absorbing black velvet material for a beautifully crisp viewing image; Enjoy beautiful movies, pictures, and games in FULL HD and Active 3D

This screen is an Amazon’s Choice product for its good screen quality and size available at a reasonable price. It is mounted to a wall via an aluminum frame, and it can be easily taken up or down in minutes with just a few simple steps.

Key Features
The screen’s aluminum frame is wrapped in black velvet, so you need not fear glare. The contrast against the black provides an even crisper image. It has a 100’’ diagonal length and a 160˚ viewing angle. The STR-169100 Silver Ticket uses high-quality 4K Ultra and HD ready image quality so that with your Silver Ticket, you’ll feel like you’re watching your movie on the silver screen.

Pros and Cons
All in all, customers love this projector screen, saying that image quality is great for the price. Some do recommend, however, that you treat set up as a two-person job.

Pricing
You can find this Silver Ticket projector screen for about $190.

Where to Buy
This projector screen is available for purchase on Amazon.

Warranty
This product comes with a one-year limited time warranty.

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Elite Screens Yard Master 2, 120 inch Outdoor Projector Screen with...
  • 120-inch Diagonal, 16:9 Aspect Ratio. View Size: 59.0" H x 104.7" W. Overall Size: 88.9" H x 109.8" W x 36.7" Leg Size. Silver Aluminum Frame.
  • Screen Material: CineWhite, 1.1 Gain. 4K Ultra HD and Active 3D Projection Ready. Features 160 degree viewing angle with fully black backed front projection screen material. Mildew resistant, and easy to clean with soap and water. Compatible with Standard, Short Throw, UHD/HD projectors.
  • Assembles in minutes without the use of tools! Lightweight aluminum square tube construction easily transports with included padded carrying bag. Screen is mildly weather resistant, but should not be left exposed to the elements for extended periods of time. For maximum longevity, disassemble screen and store away indoors.

The Elite Screens Yard Master 2 is ideal for being taken on the go so you can have that perfect viewing experience outside on a warm summer night while still being ideal for setup indoors. It can be folded away nice and quick for easy transportation.

Key Features
Because this screen is meant to go with you outside, it’s weather resistant, though it shouldn’t be exposed to harsh elements for too long. It comes with a bag that it can be folded away in, and setup takes minutes and does not require any tools. Its screen is 4K/8K Ultra HD, Active 3D, HDR Ready to provide clear images.

Pros and Cons
Users of the Elite Screens Yard Master love it for its transportability and easy setup. When it comes to cons, then, the main one that has been mentioned is that sometimes the screen has a few creases after being shipped from where it’s been folded, though these tend to even out over time.

Pricing
This projector screen is available for the price of less than $170, a pretty standard price for this type and quality of screen.

Where to Buy
You can find this screen available for purchase on Amazon.

Warranty
This product has both a two-year and three-year warranty plan available.

VIVO 100" Electric Projector Screen, Motorized, Auto Remote | 4:3...
  • Diagonal Size: 100" (60" x 80"); 4:3 Aspect Ratio
  • Durable metal casing for Dual Wall and Ceiling Installation Design perfect for home or business
  • 1.1 gain screen material with standard black backing to eliminate light penetration. Four side black borders enhance picture contrast and absorb light overshoot.

This VIVO projector screen can be mounted to the ceiling or a wall with a metal casing that it can be rolled up into. From there, you simply lower it or raise it with the help of a motor. This screen is ideal for both home and business use.

Key Features
You can lower or raise this screen however much you’d like through the use of the screen’s remote controller. The screen’s motor is guaranteed to be nice and quiet. Its standard size is a diagonal length of 100’’ with an aspect ratio of 4:3.

Pros and Cons
The motorized function of this screen is really nice, particularly if you plan on having the screen mounted long term and want the ease of it appearing and disappearing with the click of a button. This is also one of the most affordable screens on our list. Where it falls short, then, is in terms of imaging quality.

Pricing
This product is available for the bargain price of less than $80.

Where to Buy
You can find this projector screen for sale online on Amazon.

Warranty
This product comes with a one-year limited time warranty.

Elite Screens ezFrame Series, 110-inch Diagonal 16:9, Sound...
  • 110-inch Diagonal, 16:9 Aspect Ratio. View Size: 54.0" H x 96.0" W. Overall Size: 58.7" H x 100.6" W x 1.6" D.
  • Moiré-Free screen material: AcousticPro 1080P3, 1.0 Gain. Angular weaved, acoustically transparent front projection screen material with 160 degree viewing angle. 4K Ultra HD and Active 3D Projection Ready. Offers superb off-axis luminance and optimal color neutrality.
  • Features a sleek, black velvet-coated frame that absorbs projector overshoot and increases picture contrast. 2.36" width frame.

The ezFrame is one of the most expensive screens that made it on this list. Unlike the other Elite Screens products we reviewed above, this screen does not have a portable stand but instead can be moved in and out of its frame mounted on the wall.

Key Features
Like the Silver Ticket screens we’ve reviewed, this screen’s frame is covered in black velvet to make the images really pop. The screen provides a 160˚ viewing angle and is made with AcousticPro1080P3 so that you can place speakers behind the screen and suffer no sound interference.

Pros and Cons
This screen is praised for its high imaging capabilities, users reporting that colors are vivid and bright. When it comes to cons, then, the major one seems to be that the install process is sometimes a little tricky. Another con is its elevated price.

Pricing
This projector screen is priced less than $650, though you might be able to get it cheaper if you look into lightly used options.

Where to Buy
You can find this screen available on Amazon.

Warranty
This projection screen comes with a two-year warranty.

STR-169120-WAB Silver Ticket 4K Ultra HD Ready Cinema Format (6 Piece...
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  • The woven acoustic screen material allows speakers to be placed behind the viewing surface with no sound loss - the material is 1.1 gain with a wide viewing angle of 160 degrees
  • 3 1/4" heavy duty beveled aluminum frame wrapped in light-absorbing black velvet material for a beautifully crisp viewing image; Enjoy beautiful movies, pictures, and games in FULL HD and Active 3D

The STR-169120-WAB is similar to the other Silver Ticket screens on this list, but with a twist. The screen is woven with acoustic material so you can hide away those speakers behind the screen, and it will pass through without any interference, making you feel like you’re actually at the movie theater in the comfort of your own home.

Key Features
Aside from the acoustic material design, this screen is fairly similar to the Silver Ticket we reviewed earlier. It can be easily set up into a frame that is mounted on the wall, and the frame is coated in black velvet to provide a clear image that pops. The screen is also capable of engaging in Full HD and Active 3D.

Pros and Cons
Overall, this is a pretty good product. There are no complaints about screen quality and most people have an easy setup process. The main detractor for this screen, then, is that it’s a bit pricey compared to some of the other screens on this list.

Pricing
One of the more expensive screens that made our list, this projector screen is available for less than $400.

Where to Buy
You can order this screen from Amazon.

Warranty
This product comes with a one-year warranty.

Comparison Table

Product

Details

Rating

Price

STR-169100 Silver Ticket 100' Diagonal 16:9 4K Ultra HD Ready HDTV (6...

Diagonal Size

100’’


Aspect Ratio

16.9


Weight

27.5 lbs


Multiple Sizes Available

Yes


HD

Yes


Portable

No


Motorized or Manual

Manual


Imaging

16:9 4K Ultra HD Ready

4.8 out of 5.0

Elite Screens Yard Master 2, 120 inch Outdoor Projector Screen with...

Diagonal Size

120-inch


Aspect Ratio

16.9


Weight

23 lbs


Multiple Sizes Available

Yes


HD

Yes


Portable

Yes


Motorized or Manual

Manual


Imaging

4K/8K Ultra HD, Active 3D, HDR Ready

4.7 out of 5.0

VIVO 100' Electric Projector Screen, Motorized, Auto Remote | 4:3...

Diagonal Size

100’’


Aspect Ratio

4:3


Weight

19 lbs


Multiple Sizes Available

No


HD

No


Portable

No


Motorized or Manual

Motorized


Imaging

Standard

4.2 out of 5.0

Elite Screens ezFrame Series, 110-inch Diagonal 16:9, Sound...

Diagonal Size

110"


Aspect Ratio

16:9


Weight

40.8 lbs


Multiple Sizes Available

Yes


HD

Yes


Portable

No


Motorized or Manual

Manual


Imaging

4K Ultra HD and Active 3D

4.6 out of 5.0

STR-169120-WAB Silver Ticket 4K Ultra HD Ready Cinema Format (6 Piece...

Diagonal Size

120"


Aspect Ratio

16:9


Weight

33 lbs


Multiple Sizes Available

Yes


HD

Yes


Portable

No


Motorized or Manual

Manual


Imaging

4K Ultra HD Ready

4.8 out of 5.0

The Verdict

So, which projector screen should you race to buy? All of the screens here listed are at the top of the line for a variety of reasons and have received little customer complaint. The more expensive screens on this list have truly great imaging capabilities, though the cheaper screens don’t disappoint.

When it comes down to it, we’re going to have to give our ultimate recommendation to the first projector screen on our list, the STR-169100 Silver Ticket. This projector screen is an Amazon’s Choice product for a reason — it almost sets the gold standard in terms of projector screens due to its imaging qualities, ease of set up, and decent price.

But don’t count out the other screens on this list. There are plenty of cool features that specialize in the different screens, such as portability and screens woven with audio material.

Whichever you choose, we hope you give clear presentations and host jaw-droppingly fun movie nights with vivid images that captivate you and your audience.

ASUS Gaming Laptops: The Best Models Recommended by Gamers

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If you’re a hardcore gamer, then you know that the equipment you’re using can largely affect your overall gaming experience.

Whether you’re playing on a laptop or desktop, you can quickly run into trouble with a computer that lags or isn’t able to support your games for very long.

Many resort to desktop computers for their gaming needs, as their towers typically provide more power. This is convenient, however, for when you want to game on the go. Looking into a gaming laptop, therefore, may just be worth your while.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz IPS Type,...

Gaming laptops can come at a hefty price, though. All that power combined with transportability? That’s going to cost you. So, you need to make sure that whatever laptop you do end up purchasing is well worth the money.

There are a lot of brands on the market and even more individual laptops within each brand. That’s why we’re here: to take a look at some of the best gaming laptops that ASUS has to offer.

Keep reading to learn about the seven best ASUS gaming laptops.

Product FAQs

1. Why use a gaming laptop?

Gaming laptops offer the power of a desktop computer and make it portable. This is ideal for gamers who like to change up the local of their gaming, or perhaps game with friends in person. Gaming laptops operate at a higher function than most other laptops, providing increased frame rates and loading speeds.

2. What should you look for?

A few things to keep in mind when looking into gaming laptops include the laptop’s graphics card and RAM speed. These are what truly set gaming laptops apart, providing increased frame rate and overall speed of the laptop, so that your games function as smoothly as you need.

3. Where can you buy an ASUS gaming laptop?

You can typically find most ASUS gaming laptops for purchase on Amazon or in electronics stores, such as Best Buy.

4. How much does an ASUS gaming laptop typically cost?

Gaming laptops are typically pretty pricey, and the ASUS laptops are no exception to this. Though you might be able to find a laptop for a bargain price under $1000, you’ll typically be looking at a $2-3000 price range, if not more.

How We Reviewed

To provide you with the best buying guide possible, we carefully researched the laptops on this list and compared them to others. Through analyzing a combination of features, overall quality, pricing, and customer reviews, we have compiled this list as carefully as possible. It is our goal to provide you with as accurate and unbiased information as possible.

Overall Price Range of ASUS Gaming Laptops

Most ASUS gaming laptops fall right around the $2000 mark, with some extending to below $1000 or over $3000. The more expensive laptops tend to have higher imaging qualities and power, along with longtime durability to promote the best and longest gaming sessions possible.

Top 7 ASUS Gaming Laptops

ASUS ROG Zephyrus Thin & Light Gaming Laptop, 15.6” Full HD 120Hz,...
  • Ultra-thin and ultra-light with a thickness of only 0.7" (with the lid closed) and weighing only 4.9 lbs
  • Next-generation gaming performance with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 *(with Max Q Technology) graphics
  • 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz Processor (Turbo up to 3.8GHz)

This gaming laptop features a full-HD screen and is thin and lightweight, making it ideal for easy transportability. It has a unique design, the keyboard being placed near the edge of the bottom surface, rather than towards the screen like most laptops. Though this may seem initially off-putting, this design change is actually ideal for gamers.

Key Features
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus offers a GTX 1080 graphics card, providing high-quality imaging capabilities and a 120Hz refresh rate. The laptop runs Windows 10 Pro and has a RAM size of 16 GB. The unique keyboard design is ideal for optimal gaming.

Pros and Cons
As mentioned above, the high-processing rate and keyboard layout are big pros for this gaming laptop. In terms of cons, users have reported that the laptop tends to heat up during heavy gaming. The laptop also lacks an HDMI port.

Pricing
This laptop is available for around $1,930.

Where to Buy
You can find this laptop on Amazon.

Warranty
This laptop comes with a one-year warranty period.

CUK ASUS ROG Strix Scar GL703GE Gamers Notebook (Intel Core i7-8750H,...
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-8750H 6 Core Processor (9MB Cache, 2.2GHz-4.1GHz) 45W
  • RAM: 32GB DDR4 2400MHz | Hard Drive: 500GB NVME Solid State Drive + 1TB 5400rpm Hard Disk Drive
  • Keyboard: ASUS AURA SYNC Customizable RGB Gaming Keyboard | Operating System: Windows 10 Home x64

This ASUS gaming notebook laptop has an awesomely large RAM size for high speed and functional gaming. It’s large and vivid screen provides a great resolution for a high-quality gaming experience.

Key Features
The CUK ROG Strix Scar’s screen is nice and large, spanning 17.3”. The screen is full HD matte with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, so you can avoid glare and receive a more textured view. It is also powered by Windows 10.

Pros and Cons
Users of this gaming laptop love it for its high-quality imaging card and speed. There have been a few functional complaints, though these are outweighed by the positive experiences. The major con, then, is that its large screen inherently means that it also has a large body not capable of fitting into some bags.

Pricing
This laptop is available for purchase for the rate of about $1,500.

Where to Buy
This laptop can be ordered online at Amazon.

Warranty
The CUK ROG Strix Scar comes with a one-year warranty.

ASUS G701VI-XB72K ROG 120Hz GSYNC NVIDIA GTX 1080 8GB Intel Core...
  • Latest-generation NVIDIA GTX 1080 8GB Graphics card, Unlocked Intel Core i7-6820HK 2.7 GHz Processor
  • Overclocked 32GB DDR4 RAM, (512GB x2 RAID0) NVMe PCIe SSD, Windows 10 Pro
  • 17.3" FHD 1920x1080 g-sync Display, 120Hz refresh rate, 178° viewing angles

This ASUS gaming laptop is supremely thin and ideal for travel. Its high-quality screen comes with a wide view angle for a perfectly adaptable gaming experience.

Key Features
This laptop’s Full HD screen has a wide view 178˚ panel. Its high 32 GB RAM power provides clear imaging and stutter-free processing, so your game can continue nice and smoothly without worry of any game-breaking freezes. The laptop also comes equipped with an anti-ghosting keyboard, so when you’re furiously typing away in the heat of combat your laptop won’t miss any critical strokes.

Pros and Cons
Users of this laptop love how quickly it processes and its lightweight nature. Main complaints regard occasional screen bleeding, so be sure to keep an eye out for that when you first get it.

Pricing
The ASUS G701VI-XB72K can be found for around $2,400, one of the pricier laptops on this list.

Where to Buy
You can order this laptop on Amazon and receive free shipping.

Warranty
This product comes with a one-year warranty.

ASUS FX502VM 15.6" Gaming Laptop NVIDIA 1060 3GB, Intel Core i5-6300HQ...
  • 13.3-Inch Full-HD Display with Windows 10 Pre-installed
  • Latest 6th generation Intel i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz Processor (Turbo to 3.2 GHz)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB discrete graphics

The ASUS FX502VM is a bargain gaming laptop, priced at a little under $1000. It has great graphics for its price and is small and lightweight.

Key Features
The laptop provides high-quality NVIDIA graphics on an HD display, so you’ll be able to see everything on your screen with clarity and precision. Weighing only 4.9 lbs, this is a great laptop to carry around that won’t weigh you down. The laptop is also designed to filter out ambient noise, so you don’t need to worry about whether your friends can hear you while gaming.

Pros and Cons
As stated above, this laptop has great imaging capabilities and provides an ideal weight. This small size can also be a con, however, because it means that the laptop does not feature a number and arrow keypad on the right side like many larger laptops do. There have also been a few complaints of easy overheating and low battery life, though this is a common problem among power-hungry gaming laptops.

Pricing
One of the cheapest ASUS gaming laptops on the list, it is available for the price of less than $950. While it doesn’t have the biggest RAM size, it has great imaging capabilities and is a good bargain.

Where to Buy
You can find this laptop for sale with free shipping on Amazon.

Warranty
This laptop comes with a one-year warranty.

ASUS ROG Strix GL703VM Scar Edition 17.3” 120Hz Gaming Laptop, GTX...
  • Special design for FPS gamers: slim 0.9" profile with carbon fiber pattern keyboard. 17.3" 120Hz Full HD panel with 5ms-response time panel designed for fast reaction times in twitch-based gameplay
  • 7th-generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core 2.8GHz (Turbo to 3.8GHz) with discrete GeForce GTX 1060 6GB graphics. Dual-fan thermal design
  • 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD + 1TB FireCuda SSHD for combination of fast OS drive speed and high capacity storage

The ASUS ROG Strix GL703VM Scar is an Amazon’s Choice product, and for a good reason. This laptop delivers a high amount of power and specialized features while still maintaining a thin and lightweight body for easy transportation.

Key Features
This laptop offers a widescreen that is 20% brighter than the earlier models. It has an Aura RGB keyboard — essentially, a backlit keyboard in the colors of the rainbow for both a functional and aesthetic appeal. Its 7th-Generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor combined with its dual internal fans to prevent heating make it equipped for heavy-duty gaming.

Pros and Cons
As already stated, this laptop is great for its processing and imaging powers. In terms of cons, then, there have been a few complaints about the battery not lasting as long as expected. A few others have also had a little trouble with the touchpad.

Pricing
This ASUS gaming laptop is available for around $1,550, a fairly good deal for a laptop of its capabilities.

Where to Buy
You can find this laptop online on Amazon.

Warranty
This product comes with a one-year warranty.

ASUS TUF Thin & Light Gaming Laptop PC (FX504) 15.6” Full HD,...
  • Durability - Dual fans with anti-dust technology. Red-backlit keyboard rated for 20-million keystroke durability
  • Portable design gaming Laptop with 0.98" Thin profile and weight of only 5.07 lbs
  • 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8300H Processor and GeForce GTX 1050 2GB for superior gaming performance and multitasking

This is the cheapest laptop on this list by far, available for just under $700. It’s making it in this list for its portability, imaging capabilities, and high customer
reviews, all rolled up with a bargain price.

Key Features
The ASUS TUF laptop is just as it sounds: tough. It is designed to be long-lasting and durable, its keyboard made with extra strength to last twice as long as industry-standard keyboards. It also comes with cooling fans and anti-dust technology so that the laptop doesn’t risk overheating and stays in good shape. It also has a red backlit keyboard and a lightweight design ideal for travel.

Pros and Cons
This little laptop is meant to last and comes at a bargain price. Where it falls short, then, is in terms of its small RAM size. There have also been a few complaints about video quality, though when it comes to editing video, there are no complaints there.

Pricing
This gaming laptop is available for the low, low price of less than $700, a really great value for this kind of product.

Where to Buy
You can find this product online for free shipping from Amazon.

Warranty
This product comes with a one-year warranty.

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ASUS VivoBook Thin and Light Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full HD, Intel Core...
  • Powerful 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core 2.8GHz (Turbo up to 3.8GHz), standard voltage for full performance
  • 15.6" Full HD color rich, anti-glare display and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB graphics for flawless visuals and portable gaming
  • 15" wide and 0.8" ultra thin chassis for a portable & slim footprint; Illuminated keyboard; Harman/Kardon certified audio; Dual-fan thermal design

This thin laptop is ideal for travel. It’s high imaging capabilities display vivid graphics, both on the laptop and onto any projections. Priced only slightly above $1000, this is a pretty good value laptop for its capabilities.

Key Features
This laptop not only features high-quality Full HD graphics, but its screen is also glare-proof so you can always see those awesome images even in bright lighting. It is also able to project onto other screens with a 4K output. The VivoBook features “immersive sound” that radiates evenly from the laptop to create a clear and audible sound. The laptop also boasts a backlit keyboard and a cooling system.

Pros and Cons
Users of the VivoBook praise its sound and quick load time. The screen, however, is the source of a few complaints. While glare is never a problem, some users have had issues viewing the screen from different angles, where the color isn’t always as vibrant.

Pricing
This laptop is available online for the price of $1,036.90, a pretty good price for a gaming laptop.

Where to Buy
You can find this laptop for purchase on Amazon.

Warranty
This product has a one-year warranty.

Comparison Table

Product

Details

Rating

Price

Processor
2.8 GHz Intel Core i7

RAM
16 GB DDR4

Hard Drive
256 GB SSD

Screen
15.6 inches FHD

Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

3.0 out of 5.0

CUK ASUS ROG Strix Scar GL703GE Gamers Notebook (Intel Core i7-8750H,...

Processor
2.2 GHz Intel Core i7

RAM
32 GB DDR4 2666

Hard Drive
1 TB SSD

Screen
17.3 inches FHD matte

Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

3.8 out of 5.0

ASUS G701VI-XB72K ROG 120Hz GSYNC NVIDIA GTX 1080 8GB Intel Core...

Processor
2.7 GHz Intel Core i7

RAM
32 GB DDR SDRAM

Hard Drive
512 GB SSD

Screen
17.3 inches FHD 178˚ panel

Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

3.3 out of 5.0

ASUS FX502VM 15.6' Gaming Laptop NVIDIA 1060 3GB, Intel Core i5-6300HQ...

Processor
2.3 GHz Intel Core i5

RAM
16GB DDR4

Hard Drive
1TB HDD

Screen
13.3 inches FHD

Graphics
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

3.7 out of 5.0

ASUS ROG Strix GL703VM Scar Edition 17.3” 120Hz Gaming Laptop, GTX...

Processor
2.8 GHz Intel Core i7

RAM
16GB DDR4

Hard Drive
256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB SSHD

Screen
17.3 inches FHD

Graphics
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

4.0 out of 5.0

ASUS TUF Thin & Light Gaming Laptop PC (FX504) 15.6” Full HD,...

Processor
2.3 GHz Intel Core i5

RAM
8 GB DDR4 SDRAM


Hard Drive
1TB FireCuda

Screen
15.6 inches FHD

Graphics
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050

3.9 out of 5.0

ASUS VivoBook Thin and Light Gaming Laptop, 15.6' Full HD, Intel Core...

Processor
​2.8 GHz Intel Core i7


RAM
16 GB DDR4


Hard Drive
256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD

Screen
15.6 inches FHD

Graphics
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050

3.9 out of 5.0

The Verdict

So, when it comes down to it, what ASUS gaming laptop is best for you?

Our primary recommendation falls right in line with Amazon’s: the ASUS ROG Strix GL703VM Scar Edition. The price of this laptop falls right around the midrange of the gaming laptops detailed on this list, and it has great graphics and speed with little complaint. Plus, it has a rainbow backlit keyboard — how can you turn down that?

When selecting which ASUS gaming laptop will serve you best, however, you should first take a look at your own personal gaming needs and your price range. Any of these laptops are sure to serve you well, as long as you decide carefully which one best fits your needs.

3DS Games: The Best Ones to Try on Your Nintendo 3DS Console

3ds games - man playing zelda on nintendo 3ds

The Nintendo 3DS is a fascinating portable console.

From its inception back in 2011, the device has been a constant cornerstone for the video game giant, and rightfully so. The console is home to the best of Nintendo’s software, all playable on-the-go, and with gimmicky 3D effects.

It seems crazy to think that even in the world of mobile games and smartphones dominating the portable gaming market that a company can be successful with a standalone console, but Nintendo has done just that. The Nintendo 3DS has sold over 72 million units in its lifetime, which is certainly impressive. Along with system, 3DS games have been purchased at a near 5:1 ratio, with nearly 365 million titles being sold since its release.

Nintendo New 3DS XL - Black

How does the console sell so many games? Well, for starters, 3DS games can be impressive feats of design. Even though you may think of random Disney-based or puzzle games at first thought, the 3DS is home to some of Nintendo’s best software.

If you haven’t experienced the 3DS in all its glory, the time has never been better to pick up a console. With the 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL, New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS, or New Nintendo 2DS to choose from, there are plenty of options in picking the right system to pair with your new backlog of games to play.

There Are So Many 3DS Games, and Picking the Best is Tough

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Nintendo New 3DS XL - Black
  • C Stick for enhanced controls.Built-in amiibo compatibility and NFC support.
  • Faster processing power than Nintendo 3DS and Face tracking 3D.
  • Plays all Nintendo 3DS games.

Across all regions that you can find and play a Nintendo 3DS, there are 1279 games that have been released for the console.

Of course, a lot of these were Japanese-only titles that can’t be found outside of the company’s home, but still speaks volumes about the software developed for the console. There have been some great 3DS games released in the past 7 years, which we’ll get to, but also plenty of bad apples.

The best software allows you hours of fun when on the go, or even while sitting in bed. When there are stories to be uncovered or mysteries to be solved, you know the game has sucked you in. Thankfully, almost every genre of game can be found on the Nintendo 3DS, allowing something for everyone. Even if you don’t like JRPGs, or absolutely adore simulation-style titles, the 3DS probably has something for you.

This all said, it can be a difficult task to pick the best games to ever release on a single console, but rest assured that every game on this list is here for a reason.

Our Picks for the Top 7 3DS Games

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Super Smash Bros. - Nintendo 3DS
  • Battle it out as Nintendo's greatest heroes
  • Nintendo's greatest heroes are in the palm of your hand
  • Take the fight with you, wherever you go

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS delivers a stellar fighting experience. While some don’t think of the combat-based game as a true fighter, the title is a definitive Nintendo title. The release on the 3DS provided fine-tuning to the overall gameplay and presentation, giving fans and new players reasons to play the game, and the introduction of amiibo helped keep the community alive long-after the game’s release. One of the ultimate party games, still to this day even.

Kid Icarus: Uprising
  • Pit returns in an all new adventure only for the Nintendo 3DS
  • Collect special AR cards(6 AR Cards) to interact with characters from the game using the 3D cameras and AR software on the system
  • Difficulty slider allows players of a range of skill levels to enjoy the Kid Icarus experience

If the idea of Nintendo continuing popular or dormant franchises on their portable console didn’t resonate with you before, it should now. There are plenty of games that Nintendo brought back to life with a new release on the 3DS, ultimately boosting interest in the title and the 3DS games at hand.

One series that was ultimately forgotten until the hero, Pit, was playable in Super Smash Bros., Kid Icarus: Uprising looked to change that narrative. The first game in the series since 1991, Uprising had a lot to live up to. It was tasked with revitalizing a franchise, all while appealing to a new audience.

Kid Icarus: Uprising

In short, it did this well.

Half on-the-rails shooter, half third-person action-adventure game, the title gave you ample room to develop and hone your skills to its combat system. Some may argue that the game was too difficult, especially regarding the funky controls, but the rewards are worth it. The clever and deep combat makes a great challenge, once properly learned, and the story wraps up in a way that provides insight into the world of angelic characters.

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Mario Kart 7
  • Players can compete in local wireless matches or online over a broadband Internet connection.
  • The game supports both SpotPass and StreetPass features.Compatible with the 3DS
  • Players can show their own style by customizing their vehicles with accessories that give them a competitive advantage. For instance, giant tires help a kart drive off-road, while smaller tires work best on city courses.

Good old Mario Kart. What would we do without you?

Really, it’s hard to imagine a time where Nintendo’s kart-racing experience wasn’t around. The 3DS version of the popular racer, which was only available on the Nintendo 3DS, showed that you didn’t need the newest graphics or most powerful console to have great software.

No, you simply need Mario and friends racing against each other while throwing bananas at one another.

Mario Kart 7

In Mario Kart 7, the formula was innovated just enough to please the series’ long-time fans. It’s kart-racing made portable and in full 3D, providing fun for long and short periods alike. The fact that you could team up with friends and foes across the world (or right in your living room) and throw down to a race was akin to the Super Smash Bros. series, and made it easy to jump in and out of races.

While it may not hold up to the newest Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart 7 still has a following.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
  • An ancient evil has doomed the world of Termina. Can you save it in just three days?
  • Together, the land of Termina and its citizens form one massive puzzle for Link to solve
  • 20 plus powerful masks make this one of the most varied Legend of Zelda games ever

Speaking of Majora’s Mask, what better way to segue into the series’ darkest iteration? A huge step in the different direction following the stellar Ocarina of Time before it in 2000 on Nintendo 64, Majora’s Mask is still praised for its mature narrative and inventive gameplay.

What’s interesting about a re-release for a game that was 15 years old, the new title improves the graphics and performance of the whole experience. It may sound odd, but playing through Majora’s Mask 3D is better on the 3DS than the original on N64. There are reworked bosses throughout the game to create a better feeling, overall, and presentation has been revamped into the modern era.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Not much else needs to be said about a game that was already great many years ago, so we’ll leave it up to you to discover everything. Sometimes it’s hard for gamers to accept a new paint job on their old, beloved car, but in this case, it’s what Majora’s Mask needed to reappear among the great. It’s a great addition to 3DS games.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Create your own happy place - As the mayor, you get to make the big decisions that shape your town. Add new features, decide which facilities get built, change shop hours and more to let you experience Animal Crossing however you like.
  • New discoveries await every day - Time passes in Animal Crossing just like it does in the real world, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. No two days are the same, with things happening at all hours and events happening throughout the year.
  • Decorate your house inside and out - Choose from furniture new and old, carpets, wallpaper, and enhanced design tools to customize your house inside. Choose from new house layouts and remodel your home's exterior as well. Change the outside wall, the fence, your mailbox, and more to change the look of your house completely. Living in a castle is not just a dream in Animal Crossing.

A fan-favorite in terms of Nintendo properties, the Animal Crossing series is known for its charming characters and cute worlds.

New Leaf is nothing different, in that regard, as the life simulation titles finally found their way onto the 3DS with the latest full-title. There are a few new ideas built-in to New Leaf, giving the series life on the road.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf

If you’re not familiar with the series, most of the story involves you creating a character and moving to a new town somewhere along an island. In this case, you’re the mayor of the said new town, giving you immense control over the people and enterprise within. In addition to the standard villagers and laid-back personalities that greet you at every turn, you’ll be able to place town buildings and decorations. Yes, you can still fish and create your own home to live in, but everything has a little more weight than before.

With New Leaf, you can even travel to the Tropical Island, which hasn’t been seen in the series since its GameCube days. Overall, this title represents something that most video games don’t often emulate: the fact that playing a game can be a truly relaxing and rewarding experience all in one.

Fire Emblem Fates (Conquest and Birthright)

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Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest - Nintendo 3DS
  • Two kingdoms are on the brink of war. Whose side will you choose?
  • Torn between two families, you're an heir of Hoshido, raised by Nohrian royals.
  • If you walk the path of Conquest, you must fight to change your misguided kingdom from within.
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Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright - Nintendo 3DS Birthright Edition
  • Two kingdoms are on the brink of war. Whose side will you choose?
  • Torn between two families, you're an heir of Hoshido, raised by Nohrian royals.
  • If you walk the path of Birthright, you'll battle the corrupted king of Nohr beside a family of strangers.

You may notice that the next game on our list follows a long-running Nintendo franchise. This time, it’s Fire Emblem getting the treatment.

What makes Fire Emblem Fates so special is that it’s two games wrapped together in one story. On the one hand there is Fire Emblem Conquest, and the other being Fire Emblem Birthright.Both deliver one-half of the story in question, made partially in response to the previous 3DS game’s simplistic narrative. The complex story is presented wonderfully, and anyone should be able to find a theme to latch onto regarding war.

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest - Nintendo 3DS
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright - Nintendo 3DS Birthright Edition

Both are still your ever-great tactical strategy game that the series is known for, this time with added features. These games go deeper than ever seen in any Fire Emblem title before it, specifically with romantic relationships and base-building mechanics. Each title represents something different for you, as the player, depending on how familiar you are with the series.

This is a great approach to 3DS games, in terms of choice at hand for the players, and once you’ve experienced a full-playthrough of either Conquest or Birthright you’ll understand why this Japanese and European-flavored series is here to stay.

Pokémon Sun and Moon

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Pokémon Sun - Nintendo 3DS
  • Pokemon Sun will launch in the US November 18th, 2016 exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
  • Embark on a new adventure as a Pokemon Trainer and catch, battle, and trade all-new Pokemon on the tropical islands of a new Region and become a Pokemon Champion!
  • Games in 2D. Some areas also playable in 3D. Games sold separately
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Pokémon Moon - Nintendo 3DS
  • Pokemon Moon will launch in the US November 18th, 2016 exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
  • Embark on a new adventure as a Pokemon Trainer and catch, battle, and trade all-new Pokemon on the tropical islands of a new Region and become a Pokemon Champion!
  • Games in 2D. Some areas also playable in 3D.

The seventh-generation Pokémon games did more than just introduce new ways to play the series’ core games, it completely changed the dynamic of how a Pokémon game worked.

In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, the series’ standard of two versions that played similarly, but not the same, was still front and present. But, the way you completed your rise from a young boy or girl excited about Pokémon to becoming the Pokémon champion was now completely different.

Pokémon Sun - Nintendo 3DS
Pokémon Moon - Nintendo 3DS

Gone were the days of gym leaders and battles, and introduced were Trials. Weird at first, these new events provided some much-needed change to the stagnated story of battling the eight gyms to make the Pokémon League. Also, the series now stands at a staggering 807 known Pokémon, which is a far cry from the original 151.

Ash Ketchum’s story has come a long way.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3D
  • An all-new adventure in the world of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Become a living painting to slide within walls and between two dimensions at war
  • Sink into the classic, top-down world of Zelda with 3D visuals at 60 FPS

While the title may be a bit of a pun, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds shows
us what some of the best 3DS games look like when providing a sequel to an older title.

A Link Between Worldsis one of the most critically-acclaimed titles on the Nintendo 3DS, and once played it’s easy to see why. Pleasing both the people who had played A Link to the Past and newcomers alike, the game featured a transportation mechanic that allowed you to switch between 2D and 3D. This created some of the best puzzle-solving ever found on a portable console, paired with satisfying dungeons that rival the series’ best, it’s easy to hold A Link Between Worlds in such high regard.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3D

This is a title that is considered a must-own, and even though the combat is simple to learn, everything you do is rewarding. The overall quest is a deeper story than you might expect–though maybe not as intense as Majora’s Mask was—from a pastel-colored game, and delivers clever ideas on topics.

The game is a definitive experience, and overall, it’s a must-play title.

3DS Games Are Great, and Still Hold Up

Despite what you might think, the Nintendo 3DS has stellar games. 3DS games are often written off as childish or non-substantive affairs, but some of the best-ever Nintendo games can be found on their seven-year-old system.

It may seem odd that Nintendo would continue to support a dying game market, at the expense of mobile gaming on smartphones, but they’ve recently shown they can balance both, together.

Sure, nowadays you have graphically-advanced titles and VR, but does any of that compare to helping Link save Zelda in new ways, or building your own animal town and fishing for relaxation? Not exactly apples and oranges, the 3DS does, however, bring with
it software that should be experienced by everyone who’s into gaming.

If you don’t own your own 3DS, see if you can borrow a friend’s or pick-up an older model used. Once you have a 3DS in your hand and are playing Nintendo classics, it will be hard to imagine a time when you didn’t have access to these great games.