Steam Deck, $400+
Valve’s large, yet surprisingly comfortable laptop is powerful enough to run the latest AAA versions or even just function as a regular desktop computer. It’s also no longer only by reservation, just in time for the holidays.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15, $1,570
Our sister site The Verge says it’s the best gaming laptop. Considering how powerful it is, it’s also surprisingly light at around 4 pounds.
Gigabyte AERO 16 XE5, $1300+
Unlike many other powerful laptops on the market today, the GIGABYTE AERO 16 XE5 features an ultra-wide 4K UHD AMOLED panel on the go, allowing PC gamers to enjoy the richest visual fidelity, all powered by the impressive NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti. And with 1TB PCIe Gen4 storage, games load faster than ever. No more waiting for maps to load before resuming the action.
Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max, $200
With the flick of a switch, there’s finally a true cross-platform wireless gaming headset that works whether you’re playing on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, PC or mobile, and offers maximum comfort and long battery life. battery.
PC game pass, $10/month
This monthly subscription gives you access to an extensive library of games for your Windows PC, including Microsoft’s exclusive games from day one as well as exclusive PC games.
Valve Index Complete VR Kit, $1,000
Valve’s headset is one of the most premium on the market, and this kit includes the base stations and controllers needed to take full advantage of the most immersive virtual reality. Just make sure your PC has the specs to match.
HTC Vive Pro 2, $800+
HTC’s latest iteration of its room-scale VR headset is a high-end upgrade for high-end PC-VR users, with a 5K display and increased field of view for ultimate immersion.
HP Reverb G2 Virtual Reality Headset, $400
HP’s headset is a more affordable PC-VR option that’s compatible with VR blockbusters like Half-Life: Alyx. Best of all, the cameras are built into the headset, so no additional setup in your room is required.
Xbox Wireless Controller, $50
Some PC games are simply best played with a controller, and the Xbox controller (updated for X/S series consoles) is the go-to standard. Available in a range of colors, or you can design your own!
MSI 13th Gen Gaming PC, $4,500+
If you just want to jump in and get the most powerful pre-built rig out there, this gaming desktop beast is for you, powered by the 13th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and the new Nvidia RTX 4090 GPU.
Anker 341 USB-C hub, $35
Need more ports for your laptop? This USB-C hub provides additional USB-A and USB-C ports, microSD and SD card readers, and an HDMI port to connect your display to a larger screen. It is also a recommended companion for Steam Deck owners.