Have you ever tried to game on a business laptop? What could go wrong? I’ll tell you. Everything will go wrong!

A business laptop is essentially built for carrying out business tasks. So, what are business tasks? Mainly, these involve using primary data processing applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel. An example of a light processing task is editing a CV and sharing it via mail.

As you would suppose, a business person would be processing a document or a spreadsheet, not playing Call of Duty. That’s precisely what business laptops are built for. They are made for light processing tasks, not heavy graphics processing tasks.

This explains why all hell broke loose when I tried to use a HP 14-inch EliteBook Folio 1040 to play a game. The battery life was dramatically reduced; the laptop overheated massively, and its performance slowed terrifically.

HP Folio 1040
HP EliteBook Folio 1040

So what game was I playing exactly? I was just playing Clash of Clans using an Android emulator – Bluestacks 5.

The gameplay was relatively smooth, but I noticed lagging issues on my laptop. This is the opposite of what I have ever experienced when gaming on gaming PCs and workstations.

The bottom line? Never use a business laptop to play games!!

Author: Victor WachangaWriter, 3D artist, and thinker. Tech is fascinating. Tech is scary

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