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Old 09-04-2010, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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I used to believe in laptops as a main computer for awhile, but I went back to the desktop world after I built my i7 920 desktop. And now I can run 4 24" monitors at 1920 x 1200 if I want to with my 460 SLI setup. You can easily build a desktop to specs better than any laptop... ever see a laptop with 12 gb of memory? Or 5.5 gb of hard drive space which I got?

I used to believe in laptops for their portability which is their only advantage over a desktop. I once thought a laptop would be a great htpc with it's low power but my current i7 920 460 sli desktop only draws 188 watts with no monitors running - and a desktop HTPC can be built to run 4 tv tuners and record 4 tv stations at the same time.

And desktops are easily fixable with common components. Laptops have special components that you need a good warranty to service.

So in my world, desktops rule. Only use laptops for portable moments, vacations, and car gps.
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:10 PM
 
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I used to believe in laptops as a main computer for awhile, but I went back to the desktop world after I built my i7 920 desktop. And now I can run 4 24" monitors at 1920 x 1200 if I want to with my 460 SLI setup. You can easily build a desktop to specs better than any laptop... ever see a laptop with 12 gb of memory? Or 5.5 gb of hard drive space which I got?

I used to believe in laptops for their portability which is their only advantage over a desktop. I once thought a laptop would be a great htpc with it's low power but my current i7 920 460 sli desktop only draws 188 watts with no monitors running - and a desktop HTPC can be built to run 4 tv tuners and record 4 tv stations at the same time.

And desktops are easily fixable with common components. Laptops have special components that you need a good warranty to service.

So in my world, desktops rule. Only use laptops for portable moments, vacations, and car gps.
That is true, but to me the portability trumps a desktop.

I think in the end though, as with any computer, performance depends on the needs of the user, so it's an either/or thing IMO.
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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That is true, but to me the portability trumps a desktop.

I think in the end though, as with any computer, performance depends on the needs of the user, so it's an either/or thing IMO.
Agreed. If I need my computer it is next to my couch. Not in an "office" somewhere.

Have I seen a laptop with 12GB's of RAM? No. Do I need a laptop with 12GB of RAM? No.
Do I need 4 monitors? No. 1 is all I NEED, 2 is nice to have.... 3 and 4? What do you use 3 and 4 for, I wonder?

For gaming I have a PS3. Which I like very much. It has never crashed and I never have to check specs before I buy a game.
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:19 AM
 
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Agreed. If I need my computer it is next to my couch. Not in an "office" somewhere.

Have I seen a laptop with 12GB's of RAM? No. Do I need a laptop with 12GB of RAM? No.
Do I need 4 monitors? No. 1 is all I NEED, 2 is nice to have.... 3 and 4? What do you use 3 and 4 for, I wonder?

For gaming I have a PS3. Which I like very much. It has never crashed and I never have to check specs before I buy a game.
I tried to rep you, but I have to spread it around first.

I could have written this post. (Key the theme to The Twilight Zone)
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:22 AM
 
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Peregrine,

Not to get too off topic (Yeah, right ) but what do you play on the PS3? I'm always looking for new games.

Lately for us it's been Assassin's Creed (both), Wolfenstein, Call of Duty 4, Uncharted, and the Ratchet and Clank series.
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Hopelessly addicted to Battlefield2: Bad Company. I traded Call of Duty in for it. LOVE both games. Slight edge to BF: BC2. The "squading tactic" adds such a great layer. And driving tanks and flying helo's is cool, too.

Also: Red Dead Redemption. Never was a huge GTA fan but I like the Western twist to this game.
Getting ready to finally trade in Little Big Planet. That is a pretty fun platformer.
Blur is a super fun car racing game. I downloaded the demo for that. Might buy.
And, of course, the Staple of every system I've owned including PC: Tiger Woods Golf.
I love golf games.
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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We keep looking at Little Big Planet. Perhaps it's time to do it.

I found COD 4 to be really short. Perhaps I am spoiled by Wolfenstein, which is a long game.

I'll look into Battlefield2: Bad Company.

Thanks.
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