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Old 02-28-2012, 03:16 PM
 
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My personal beef with laptops has nothing to do with how technically-capable they are - it is concerned with their practicality.

And gamers? I don't do that myself but why would someone want to sit for hours with a heavy and hot computer on their lap, manipulating all the various game controls after finally finding a comfortable nook on the couch or wherever to make sure their hands are positioned decently, when they could be sitting in a comfy supportive chair with their arms and hands in optimum positions for those controls and facing say, a decadently large 22" monitor at the proper height so your eyes are also treated well? Plus you can have a nice sound system connected to the desk-located system to take advantage of all those sound effects created for most games, not to mention all the games with full surround sound that need at least five speakers to work correctly (not just for added sound effects, but IIRC to help the player orient himself better in the on-screen action and hear what is happening around him so he can aim more accurately - sounds like a lot of fun to me!)
Heavy and hot? Not so heavy, and with a cooler pad not so hot. Besides, why would it be on your lap? Mine sits on a folding table next to me (While I relax in my LazyBoy). I use a usb keyboard, a wireless mouse, and when I want to enjoy something more than my 17" screen and sound from it I just hook it up to my 46" HDTV and surround sound system. Gotta love HDMI...

Kick yer 22" monitors little butt all the way downtown.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:27 PM
 
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Kick yer 22" monitors little butt all the way downtown.
You know your 46" TV has the same or less resolution than a 22" monitor, right?
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:32 PM
 
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And I care because...?
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:32 PM
 
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Bad analogy because everyone know it is a fact that Chicago Pizza kicks NY Pizza's butt.


Ahhh the infamous C-D everybody knows it is a fact phrase....

Sorry, Food Channel did a one hour special on this subject and the pizza's were rated by each others cities Fire Dept...

NYC won.

Anyways, what do people in Ohio know about pizza other than maybe Dominoes or Papa Johns?

This is Chicago pizza:



This is Brooklyn pizza:



Sorta like laptop vs desktop, whatever pleases you.....

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Old 02-28-2012, 03:35 PM
 
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Sorry, Food Channel did a one hour special on this subject and the pizza's were rated by each others cities Fire Dept...

NYC won.
And that was an objective test? Really? The same show with groups from Denver and Houston giving their opinions would convince me. That show? No.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:37 PM
 
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And I care because...?
Because resolution is what makes large screens more productive. I wouldn't upgrade my 20" monitor to 30" because its 10" larger, I'd do it because its got 132% more pixels to work with.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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I don't see any problems with resolution when I have it connected to the laptop. Perhaps I'm not as picky...
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:21 PM
 
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1100t
There are laptop CPUs that offer the same performance. So I wouldn't say you need a large case to achieve the same level of video editing.
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:23 PM
 
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Because resolution is what makes large screens more productive. I wouldn't upgrade my 20" monitor to 30" because its 10" larger, I'd do it because its got 132% more pixels to work with.
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I don't see any problems with resolution when I have it connected to the laptop. Perhaps I'm not as picky...

It depends on what you do and how you use it. If you play games, for example, 1080p on a 46" is perfectly fine. If you edit photos, that's a different story.
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:55 PM
 
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Ahhh the infamous C-D everybody knows it is a fact phrase....

Sorry, Food Channel did a one hour special on this subject and the pizza's were rated by each others cities Fire Dept...

NYC won.

Anyways, what do people in Ohio know about pizza other than maybe Dominoes or Papa Johns?

This is Chicago pizza:



This is Brooklyn pizza:



Sorta like laptop vs desktop, whatever pleases you.....
Being born and raised in Texas, I wouldn't even call that top one a pizza, looks more like a lasagna/casserole mutation of some kind
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