Intel consistently improves computer performance year over year for everyone, from students to artists, business people to gamers. Not surprisingly, Intel is also critical to your success at the most intensely demanding activity for any computer: PC Gaming. Enter for a chance to win a high performance, Intel powered, gaming computer from Intel and Best Buy.

All gamers are welcome

What kind of gamer are you? It’s been said that variety is the spice of life and there are many kinds of PC gamer. Some people stick exclusively to simple PC games that work on any machine; others prefer highly demanding PC games they play on custom built water-cooled machines with the fastest Intel processor available. A recent study concluded that there are six distinct types of PC gamers:

  1. Alpha: Highly enthusiastic, cross-platform, social, influential, and competitive gamer; high knowledge of PC components especially as it affects gaming.
  2. Purist: PC-centric, preferring stationary, immersive gaming; likely to customize PC hardware.
  3. Enthusiast: passionate about the latest gaming trend, loves PC Gaming but also mobile/smartphone gaming; moderate hardware knowledge
  4. Pragmatist: hobbyist preferring stationary/solitary gaming; knowledgeable about hardware but pragmatic about which computer works for their needs
  5. On-the-go: gaming on the go is most important; satisfied with easy to use PC products
  6. Casual: gaming is a quick escape and usually a stationary activity; not very knowledgeable about PC hardware

Think about where you fit into this framework, and what kind of games you most like to play.

Gaming is better with Intel inside

Take a look at the selection of Intel powered gaming laptops and gaming desktop computers available at Best Buy and you’ll see an awesome selection. In fact, your gaming will improve with any one of those machines thanks to the power of the Intel processor inside. Three winners of this contest will soon find that out for themselves!

There will be one grand prize winner of an ASUS Zephyrus S Thin Gaming Laptop and two additional prize winners of an Alienware m15 Laptop. All prizes have the fantastic Intel i7-9750H processor inside—one of the fastest processors available for a laptop!


How to enter

Entering this contest is easy but you can only enter once. In a comment below, tell us which type of gamer you are (based on the descriptions above: Alpha, Purist, Enthusiast, Pragmatist, On-the-go, Casual) and which Intel powered gaming desktop or laptop sold at Best Buy is the machine of your dreams!

What can I win

At the end of this contest we will draw three winners from all eligible entries. One winner will receive the grand prize ASUS Zephyrus shown above; the other two winners will each get the Alienware m15 shown above.

This contest will run from March 27th to April 12th.

Remember you can only win once. However, tell your gaming friends about this contest:  they too would be thrilled to win this amazing opportunity to win a new Intel powered gaming computer.

Good luck

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  1. I am a casual gamer I have don’t have many games I only have a xbox and I would love to learn a lot more about gaming equipment if I earn some more money.

  2. I’m an alpha. Love everything about gaming. I play a lot of cross platforms.
    I like the Acer Predator Orion Gaming Desktop!

  3. alpha.
    Acer Predator Orion Gaming Desktop (Intel Core i7-9700/16Gb/2Tb+512Gb SSD/RTX 2070) – Manufacturer Certified Refurbished

  4. purist love to game spend most of my time gaming with my man. i find pc the best and i wouldnt mind winning the Acer Predator Orion 5000 gaming computer and giving it to my boyfriend as thanks for helping me build my own first computer. well good luck to everyone and may the most awsome gamer win. 🙂

  5. Consider myself an Alpha but would LOVE to see what the ASUS Zephyrus S can do. There was a time I used to say I’d never buy a gaming laptop, but now they are so competitive price and performance wise I have to say I don’t believe that anymore.

  6. I can’t define myself but I can say that I’m pragmatic cause I like lot playing games but I need a pc that can run the game, so I don’t already have the minimum requirement and now my laptop crashed so I can’t play games in quarantine.

  7. I’m definitely a casual gamer now life got in the way used to be an enthusiast and used to know stuff about computer but back then I was excited for 256mb RAM. I’d love the ASUS Zephyr computer I feel I could really get back to am enthusiast mode if I had a beauty like this but hey a man can dream right.

  8. Purist. I like to take PC’s and customize them. The Hp omen obelisk would be awesome, the core i7 9700’s are monster processors, match that with the 2070 super, and you got yourself a beast of a computer!

  9. I would really like to get into gaming again. Don’t currently have a computer, but I’d say I’m a Pragmatist, for sure.

    Open to anything.

  10. Enthusiastic.I really want to win this laptop to play fortnite because my current laptop freezes while playing fortnite.
    My dream laptop is alienware area 51m.

    • Hi Narendra, note that this contest has ended and the winners were already sent their prizes.
      Best regards,

  11. I am very happy to announce the winners of the Intel gaming laptop contest:

    Pierre P. of Sherbrooke Qc : ASUS Zephyrus
    Patricia B. of North Vancouver BC: Alienware M15
    Jennifer J. of Mississauga ON: Alienware M15

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  12. This contest is now closed. We will draw the winners soon in accordance with the rules. Return to the blog often to read great articles, learn about the latest technology, and to enter more contests. You never know when we’ll be doing another amazing giveaway!

  13. I am casual gamer at present but I am sure that I would game more if I had a more powerful laptop like the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S Ultra Slim 15.6″ Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7-9750H/1TB SSD/RTX 2080). It certainly looks sleek and a lookup of the tech specs show that it is top of the line.

  14. Not sure if my entry is still valid but here goes. I’m an enthusiast player and the Zephyrus S Thin gaming laptop would be nice to have!

  15. I’m a casual gamer and I think the
    ASUS Zephyrus S Thin 15.6″ Gaming Laptop (Intel i7-9750H/512GB SSD/16GB RAM/NVIDIA RTX 2060) looks like it would be good for me. I like ASUS

  16. I’m an on-the-go gamer.

    The Alienware m15 15.6″ Laptop (Intel Core i7-9750H/512GB SSD/16GB RAM/GTX 1660 Ti) would be nice to won. 😀

  17. I am a definitely a Alpha gamer and i like the ASUS Zephyrus S Thin 15.6″ Gaming Laptop (Intel i7-9750H/512GB SSD/16GB RAM/NVIDIA RTX 2060) which would be an amazing machine for a new gaming setup

  18. I used to be a Purist gamer since my teenage years, I would buy the pc parts and build a desktop computer from scratch. Now I am a private math tutor and always on the go, so I need to carry my laptop all the time, so now I consider myself a On-the-go gamer. I found out that most my students would get excited and would pay attention more in my classes when they see me pulling my gamer laptop out of my bag for the class. We would talk abou some of the games we play and they wouldn’t find me just another boring tutor. Ever since I’ve ditched my desktop and now I only gave a laptop.

    • I forgot to add that the Asus Zephyrus S would be my choice of a new gaming rig, because it looks slim, professional, easy to carry, and would pack a punch for games.

  19. I am a pragmatist type of gamer and the ASUS Zephyrus S Thin 15.6″ Gaming Laptop (Intel i7-9750H/512GB SSD/16GB RAM/NVIDIA RTX 2060) is the Intel powered gaming laptop sold at Best Buy that is the machine of my dreams!

  20. Enthusiast
    ASUS ROG 15.6″ Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i5-9300H/256GB SSD/8GB RAM/GeForce GTX 1650)

  21. ASUS Zephyrus S Thin 15.6″ Gaming Laptop (Intel i7-9750H/512GB SSD/16GB RAM/NVIDIA RTX 2060

  22. I’m mostly on-the-go player
    ASUS Zephyrus S Thin 15.6″ Gaming Laptop (Intel i7-9750H/512GB SSD/16GB RAM/NVIDIA RTX 2060)
    sounds like an amazing laptop! thank you

  23. Casual gamer wants to get this laptop ASUS ROG 15.6″ Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i5-9300H/256GB SSD/8GB RAM/GeForce GTX 1650)

  24. I am Enthusiast Gamer and I would love to get my hands on this machine which is available at Bestbuy: ASUS Zephyrus S Thin 15.6″ Gaming Laptop (Intel i7-9750H/512GB SSD/16GB RAM/NVIDIA RTX 2060

  25. I’m definitely a Casual gamer & would love a great laptop like the ASUS Zephyrus S Thin 15.6″ Gaming Laptop

  26. Enthusiast!
    ASUS ROG Strix Gaming PC – Grey (Intel Core i7-9700K/512GB SSD/16GB RAM/GeForce GTX 1660Ti/Windows 10)

  27. I am a casual gamer and would love to have the ASUS Zephyrus S Thin – our current laptop is ancient and could definitely be upgraded !

  28. Enthusiast here. I think ASUS ROG Strix G 15.6″ Gaming Laptop hit the sweet spot as my dream machine because it’s portable and I can game j to the game anytime.

  29. I am an enthusiast gamer, my dream is the ASUS Zephyrus S Thin 15.6″ Gaming Laptop because you can play and enjoy lots of games.

  30. I’m a Pragmatist who thinks would love a ASUS Zephyrus S Thin 15.6″ Gaming Laptop…..or maybe a Alienware m15 15.6″ Laptop…help

  31. I’m more of a Pragmatist and would love the ASUS ROG Strix Scar III 15.6″ Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7-9750H/1TB SSD/16GB RAM/RTX 2060)-English

  32. Pragmatist…would love the HP OMEN 15.6″ Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7-9750H/1TB SSD/16GB RAM/NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070/Win 10)

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