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Old 01-06-2019, 01:17 PM
 
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I'd rather buy a laptop, because it would be cheaper, it comes with a screen and keyboard, no other expenses. The graphic card and specs overall won't be great, but it would allow me to play some games here and there.

If I were to buy or build a desktop, it would be more expensive and I would also have to buy a monitor, keyboard, etc.

Or I could just buy a ps4 console, but problem here is the games are expensive and you have to pay a membership to play online. I need a computer anyway, the one I have is 10 years old.


Thing is I've been spending on other stuff lately, so even though I can afford to buy a new system with cash, I feel like I shouldn't, and maybe I should wait till next black friday or something. I'd rather buy something decent that can last me many years.

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Old 01-06-2019, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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No.


I hate laptops when they are used outside the 10% of purpose they are designed for, and gaming is not in that 10%. That they are universally popular even when never used anywhere but on one desk or table is a triumph of marketing and perceived value over reality.

Buy a desktop system and put your initial money into the essentials - CPU, video card and monitor. Upgrade everything else over time. (And gosh, you CAN upgrade a desktop, unlike most laptops.)
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Old 01-06-2019, 05:59 PM
 
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Or do what my wife did and buy a gaming laptop. Works just fine. Only upgrade was a larger SSD.
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:47 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Device mobility and flexibility is everything to me. I would rather get a high performance gaming laptop than be tied down to a desktop and sit at one place.
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:28 AM
 
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It depends a lot on what you want to play. Graphics-intensive games pretty much require a good graphics card and those can put out a lot of heat. If you just enjoy lightweight games with pixelated graphics, then a laptop is fine.
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:43 PM
 
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It depends a lot on what you want to play. Graphics-intensive games pretty much require a good graphics card and those can put out a lot of heat. If you just enjoy lightweight games with pixelated graphics, then a laptop is fine.
Not at all true.
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Old 01-08-2019, 01:33 PM
 
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Not at all true.
Prove it.


https://www.techradar.com/news/gamin...achine-1326239
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Old 01-08-2019, 02:20 PM
 
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You do know that there are laptops out there with a GTX 1080 gpu right? There's even 2 or 3 of them with dual GTX 1080. Plenty of power to run just about any AAA game at acceptable frame rates. Especially if the laptop uses a 1080p screen.
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Are you serious? And that is the link you post to "prove" your point?
How's this for proof?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ACoe1_yg84
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I'd rather buy a laptop, because it would be cheaper, it comes with a screen and keyboard, no other expenses.
You have a lot to learn.



A GOOD gaming laptop is going to cost MORE then a similar desktop. You pay for that portability. If you want to SAVE money and game well, you get a desktop.
I paid $1,300 for a gaming laptop. I could have spent $1,000 onm a desktop for the same level of gaming. Of course, I couldn't just throw my desktop in a bag and huff it over to a buddies to play some Battlefield in the same room together.



PS Desktops almost always come with Keyboards and mice.


You need to decide what's more important to you: portability or easy upgrades.
Once you figure that out... maybe you should come over to http://www.city-data.com/forum/video-games/ and ask for help from the real gamers. _
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