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I do hate laptops to be honest I don't think I'll ever buy one again I am more productive sitting down at a proper workstation I guess. Plus I'm a little bitter about the money I wasted on my gaming laptop a couple years ago.
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I do hate laptops to be honest I don't think I'll ever buy one again I am more productive sitting down at a proper workstation I guess. Plus I'm a little bitter about the money I wasted on my gaming laptop a couple years ago.
I understand your point of view.

Before buying a laptop, one should realize what they're investing into, which is what the OP is doing and congrats to him since he is doing his proper research.

I am going into programming and I believe my college does have rooms with outlets for students. I wanted a powerful punch and something I can still enjoy my games comfortably. It was a present, so honestly I cannot put the same value on this laptop as you did on yours since you bought it with your very own money.

However I believe that laptops are very fun to have and I can't tell you the countless times where I wish I had a laptop instead of having to lug my HAF 922 to my friends house an hour away, and then came the challenge of finding a proper desk to fit my needs at his house. With a laptop, I can enjoy Dirt 3 while laying in bed as I did this morning on a beautiful Memorial Day .

It really depends on the laptop you get. For me, the G73 is plenty for at LEAST a year. Hell my C2D desktop lasted me 4 with minimal upgrades (RAM and HDD). Here I have 4 cores with 2 threads, and RAM expandable up to 16GB.Of course, the GPU will become outdated, but at the same time I still have my desktop.
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post #23 of 31
It just seems to me with powerful mini-itx and matx boards as well as many fantastic small cases around these days if you're lugging around for lan perhaps prebuilt is still better. I have a HTPC and portable music rig for this now. Both mini itx. Just my personal perspective. I hate reselling my components too, did it with two laptops at huge loss already in my life. If I was buying a laptop now I'd definitely definitely get an apple since they're very well built and have incredible resale value. Probably never even run OSX on them either
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post #24 of 31
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I do hate laptops to be honest I don't think I'll ever buy one again I am more productive sitting down at a proper workstation I guess. Plus I'm a little bitter about the money I wasted on my gaming laptop a couple years ago.
Same. $2500 is nothing to laugh about (ok, maybe it is a little).

The heat gets pretty brutal if you use it long enough and playing games is somewhat counter intuitive if you are going to be at a desk, I assume you would use a mouse?

If the OP could find an asus transformer in stock I would try to get one of those (with the dock, if they are out yet) since it is basically a small netbook with some gaming power. Money saved can be spent just upgrading current components in a desktop and will last much longer most likely.

I did like typing on my laptops keyboard a bit better but soon I will be getting a new mechanical so meh.
Edited by [nK]Sharp - 5/30/11 at 8:01pm
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post #25 of 31
Really laptops can be good, but at a much higher price tag than a really good desktop. The asus G series are pretty decent and of course sager makes excellent laptops. If you are that worried about being able to quickly grab your computer in case of a fire then a powerful desktop replacement might be justified, however you will spend alot more than you would on a more powerful desktop.
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If you are that worried about being able to quickly grab your computer in case of a fire then a powerful desktop replacement might be justified
Or just get fire insurance
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I bought a 10" tv by the logic that I could run out with it under my arm, my laptop in my teeth, my fine china under my other arm and my cats attached to my back claws viciously extended. I practice 'the fire escape' drill once a week.
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post #28 of 31
Gaming laptops weigh about as much as a small Desktop PC anyway, so I would maybe just go with a decent Shuttle case or Micro-ATX chassis.
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post #29 of 31
LAN parties?? take that money and build a mini ITX in a LAn Li Q08B case and you have a LAN rig
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who would ask a stupid question like this....
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