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SONY PLAYSTATION4 PRO

$599 

Looking for a new gaming console in the market that is virtual-reality (VR) ready?

The new Sony PlayStation4 (PS4) Pro is the obvious choice.

The most powerful PS4 to date packs a graphics processor that is twice as fast as that of the usual PS4. The PS4 Pro is capable of playing supported games in 2160p video output with high dynamic range, so you can enjoy 4K visuals in their full glory.

The PS4 Pro also supports Sony's new virtual-reality platform PlayStation VR for a smoother VR experience.

•ST Digital's Pick: Quite simply the console to get if you want to play 4K and VR games.

XBOX ONE S GEARS OF WAR 4 LIMITED EDITION 2TB BUNDLE

$629

If you are thinking of getting the new Xbox One S console, you might as well get the limited-edition Gears Of War 4 version.

It might be the same Xbox One S that supports 4K video output and can double as a 4K Blu-ray player. But it is inspired by Gears Of War, so there are laser-etched scratches on the console's chassis and "bloody" thumbprints on the red metallic controller. Bound to impress your mates when they join you for marathon gaming sessions.

ALIENWARE AREA-51

From $3,999

With Alienware Area-51, anyone walking past your desk will be impressed by its sleek, futuristic looks. Its triangular chassis also allows easy access to all the ports, while internal fans blow air quietly but directly through the innards of the gaming PC.

Equipped with an Intel Core i7-6800K six-core processor (supports up to 10-core) and the top-tier graphics processor Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 with 8GB of video memory (supports up to three graphics card), it ensures that you can play all your games without lag.

LOGITECH G900 CHAOS SPECTRUM GAMING MOUSE AND G910 ORION SPECTRUM GAMING KEYBOARD

$249 (G900) and $299 (G910)

Give yourself an edge with Logitech's flagship gaming mouse and keyboard.

The G900 Chaos Spectrum Gaming Mouse has Logitech's most accurate optical sensor, the PMW3366, giving it superb tracking ability and responsiveness. Furthermore, this mouse can be customised for left- and right-handers using magnetic button covers.

The new G910 Orion Spectrum Gaming Keyboard uses Logitech's Romer-G mechanical keys for 25 per cent faster actuation than conventional ones. The improved keys are rated to last up to 70 million keystrokes, or 40 per cent better than others in the market. Game controls and macros can be assigned to nine programmable buttons.

LG 34UC79G

$1,099 

The LG 34UC79G is the dream gaming monitor. It is the world's first curved ultra-wide 21:9 monitor with a super-fast refresh rate of 144Hz, which promises motion blur reduction of down to a mere one millisecond.

This 34-inch monitor, with a screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,080 pixels, even offers a crosshair option that adds a fixed target to the centre of the screen for increased accuracy in first-person shooter games. It also supports AMD FreeSync for smoother gameplay without screen tearing.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 07, 2016, with the headline 'For gamers'. Print Edition | Subscribe