As the holiday season kicks in, Walmart has a surprise up its sleeve: a new range of “OVERPOWERED” or OP gaming laptops designed by ESPORTS ARENA. If this seems strange and out of the blue, take this: the six new gaming laptops and desktops offer NVIDIA GeForce GTX Graphics, up to 144Hz refresh rates, and speedy Intel i7/i5 processors. The prices start at an attractive $999 for the OP Gaming Laptop 15, which is a bargain price for a 144Hz screen. You’ll have to shell out $1399 for the OP Gaming Laptop 15+ and $1699 for the OP Gaming Laptop 17+. The OP gaming desktops (DTW1, DTW2 and DTW3) are priced between $1399 and $2099.
Expectations aren’t sky-high when you think Walmart and gaming computers in the same thought. This, precisely, is what ESPORTS ARENA has embraced and mastered: the art of exceeding expectations. Each product in the lineup is fitted with an NVIDIA GTX card (GTX 1050–GTX 1080 Ti) which ensures spectacular detailing and accuracy. Starting with 8GB RAM and Intel i5 CPUs, the computers go up to 32GB memory and Intel i7 processors – a configuration that is speedy, efficient, and suitable for some intense gaming sessions. The new lineup is driven by Windows 10.
The storage space offered by these computers is especially noteworthy, what with an innovative combination of HDD and high-speed SSD storage. Beginning with 1TB HDD and 128GB SSD combinations, you can get up to 2TB HDD and 512GB SSD memory. This is plenty and more for the heaviest of your gaming paraphernalia.
Stylistically too, the new lineup is promising. The computers have sleek profiles and slim cases, all dressed up in black. Build-wise, they seem sturdy and dependable. The customizable RGB keyboard is the standout feature—supporting up to 16 million colors to elevate your gameplay.
Talking about the fitment of these computers to a sharing-friendly environment, we’d say things are pretty satisfactory. Most of them are equipped with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, HDMI ports to let you plug in an external display(s), and SD card readers. Additionally, the desktops feature VGA ports and DVI ports along with motherboard ports for a mouse and keyboard.
Walmart’s new announcement is definitely one of the most interesting things we would have expected to hear, if rather sudden. But the retail giant has infused its new lineup with stellar specs and the promise of satisfaction. The prices aren’t exactly cheap, but there are some thrills in there, not the least of which is the astounding refresh rate and the high-performing GPU. The OVERPOWERED gaming range is now available for pre-order on the company’s website (with free shipping too). If you are the kind of gamer who loves experimenting with new platforms and enablers, we have a hunch you will enjoy being well, overpowered.