Wow, I love my new employer already!
Last Friday was my first workday at the office (previous days I was on courses), and he gave me some used laptop to use as my work machine. Ok, looks quite normal, has Windows 10 etc., I set it up and tell my boss I'd like to have an external monitor, mouse and keyboard and he says ok.
Now at home I've been inspecting my work laptop a bit more... and it seems to be quite a beefy gaming laptop actually! Not the very highest end anymore (it is used after all), but it does have a i7 CPU and a Geforce GTX 880M GPU which should mean it can run pretty recent games quite well: https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-880M.107622.0.html
E.g. Fallout 4 at ultra settings 1920x1080 35fps, I guess I can live with that. At least it seems to be considerably faster than my aging ASUS gaming laptop at home.
Also, it has 32 GB of RAM! That just blows my mind, my home laptop has mere 8 GB.
And the best part is that it is pretty much up to me what I install on that laptop, this is a small company, not a big company where the IT department will be snooping around in real time what I've installed on my work machine and giving warnings about it etc. As long as I don't install anything that could be considered as a security threat of course (singleplayer GOG games without Galaxy sound just about right security-wise :)).
I wrote elsewhere that I have to decide soon whether I continue at this job or go to work in one bank's IT department, and I figure in the bank I definitely can't install anything extra on my work machine, they are probably very strict about it, just as they should be.
I just find it funny how come my employer ever ended up buying such a gaming laptop for work use? Or is it possibly his old gaming laptop that he decided to give to me as a work laptop? Whatever, I like it already. :)