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

Win an Intel powered gaming computer Contest Rules and Regulations


  1. I am a pragmatist gamer. While I obviously want the best specs for my computer, with by budget I must be realistic with what hardware I can get. The ASUS Zephyrus S Thin 15.6″ Gaming Laptop (Intel i7-9750H/512GB SSD/16GB RAM/NVIDIA RTX 2060) would be a dream laptop and just the upgrade I need!

  2. I am a casual gamer but love to play with my grandson who is a very enthusiastic gamer..I would love to win a Alienware m15 laptop. Thanks for the opportunity to win either of these.

  3. I am definitely a pragmatist.

    Would love to win this gaming laptop from Best Buy: MSI 17.3″ Raider Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7-7700HQ/ 16GB RAM/ 256SSD + 1TB HDD/ GeForce GTX 1070) – GE73VR 7RF-216CA!

  4. I would say that I am a Pragmatist who is in the need of a laptop better than the HP notebook I currently own that does not support the games I love to play.
    The ASUS Zephyrus S Thin 15.6″ Gaming Laptop is my dream laptop because it has more than enough storage and power that would be able to handle the games I want to play!

    Thanks for hosting this contest!


  5. I would probably be the casual gamer.

    The Alienware m15 15.6″ Laptop (Intel Core i7-9750H/512GB SSD/16GB RAM/GTX 1660
    This would work great.

  6. I’m definitely an Enthusiast, and Im a big fan of Asus and Alienware.

    The Alienware m15 15.6″ Laptop (Intel Core i7-9750H/512GB SSD/16GB RAM/GTX 1660 Ti) would be a dream for me to own.

  7. I am a purist and the gaming computer of my dreams is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S Ultra Slim 15.6″ Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7-9750H/1TB SSD/RTX 2080).

  8. I am a purist gamer and the machine of my dreams would be the ASUS Zephyrus S Thin 15.6″ Gaming Laptop (Intel i7-9750H/512GB SSD/16GB RAM/NVIDIA RTX 2060).

  9. I am an Enthusiast and my dream laptop would be the ASUS Zephyrus S Thin Gaming on the go is definitely important to me. (Corrected my last post! thanks!)

  10. Well per these categories, I’d be classified as a Purist, who has built his own PC and updates when possible. If there were one PC that best buy sells that would be the machine of my dreams, it would be the HP Omen Obelisk, mainly on account of that best of an Intel chip, the i9-9900K. Thanks!

  11. I’m a casual gamer and my dream machine would be ASUS ROG 15.6″ Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7-9750H/512GB SSD/16GB RAM/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650/Win 10)

  12. I would consider myself a Purist though I have not owned a desktop for some time – Children and life and such – but I would definitely go with the ASUS Zephyrus S Thin 15.6″ Gaming Laptop!

  13. Casual, because I am so busy. Anything asus would be awesome, I have been using a lower end laptop with geforce now and it hasn’t been the best.

  14. I’m a purist for sure. I’d love the CyberPowerPC Gaming PC (Intel Core i7-9700K/240GB SSD/2TB HDD/16GB RAM/GeForce GTX 1060 that way I could give my old computer to my parents so they would have something of their own

  15. Enthusiast gamer here! Optimistically would love to have the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S Ultra Slim 15.6″ Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7-9750H/1TB SSD/RTX 2080) but will have to probably settle with HP OMEN 15.6″ Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7-9750H/1TB SSD/16GB RAM/NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070/Win 10) – Open Box to get me through quarantine. My old Mac runs nothing!

  16. Enthusiast : always room to improve

    MSI 17.3″ Raider Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7-7700HQ/ 16GB RAM/ 256SSD + 1TB HDD/ GeForce GTX 1070) – GE73VR 7RF-216CA

  17. I am definitely an enthusiast; purist lifestyle is hard to balance with school! The dream PC would be the acer prebuild – RGB is a guilty pleasure.

  18. I am definitely a casual gamer. I love Lenovo products so I would go with the IdeaPad L340 15.6″ Gaming Laptop.

    • Hi bestbuy, I am definitely an alpha gamer! I say this because I am always aware of new PC components that come are constantly coming out. I am always on bestbuy looking at the new gpu’s, cpu’s, motherboard’s, etc. But not only that. I have as much knowledge In PC components as I do in pc games so much that I built my own computer! But over the years it’s been getting slow and I haven’t been able to play the games I wanted. That’s why I would like to have the Asus zephyrus gaming laptop please.

  19. I would say I fall under Enthusiast. Decent knowledge on peripherals and whatnot. The computer with an intel processor that I’d be interested in at Best Buy is the Acer Predator Orion 3000. Great specs for gaming!


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