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Hey all, i was telling my friend about this build i was gonna do. He then told me that building towers is so 90's/early 2000's and that i should buy or build a laptop.

Im pretty confident hes wrong, but hes definitely one of my smarter friends so im asking here! What do you guys think?
 
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post #2 of 20
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Originally Posted by Luc1d View Post

Hey all, i was telling my friend about this build i was gonna do. He then told me that building towers is so 90's/early 2000's and that i should buy or build a laptop.
Im pretty confident hes wrong, but hes definitely one of my smarter friends so im asking here! What do you guys think?

You can't really build a laptop. You can order from a place, and decide what goes in to it, but there's nothing like a tower to fully configure and mod any way you like it. There are far more resources for modding a tower than a laptop.

In other words, your friend is a tool. wink.gif

EDIT: That is not to say that a great gaming laptop can be found, but generally you can get a more powerful desktop (tower) computer for less money than a comparable laptop.
Edited by Demented - 1/8/12 at 11:38pm
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post #3 of 20
Your dollar goes further with a desktop, but if mobility is important to you there are desktop replacement caliber laptops available that can run pretty much everything. You just have to pay a pretty penny for one, and most aren't capable of GPU/CPU upgrades.
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What laptop will provide proper cooling or enough wattage to support the highest end tech on the market? a big enough display @ 1920x1080 or more? and play todays in demand titles @ 60+ fps on max settings. Tell your friend to take a walk.
Edited by Regamaster - 1/8/12 at 11:37pm
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He's either joking or an idiot. You know him better than I do....
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Demented View Post

You can't really build a laptop. You can order from a place, and decide what goes in to it, but there's nothing like a tower to fully configure and mod any way you like it. There are far more resources for modding a tower than a laptop.
In other words, your friend is a tool. wink.gif
EDIT: That is not to say that a great gaming laptop can be found, but generally you can get a more powerful desktop (tower) computer for less money than a comparable laptop.

^ this!!
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I give up trying to edit my post. I edit it, preview it, it looks fine, I submit, it finishes, and no edit.

What I wanted to add was that a great gaming laptop can be bought for sure, but usually a desktop PC with more power can be made for less than a comparable laptop.

EDIT: what the heck? I see my edited post was properly quoted, but I don't see my added text? OCN is really screwy right now.
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I personally don't care for laptops. I have one (a netbook) to take notes on at school but that's about it. I don't really have the need for a powerful laptop.

And as everyone else has stated, to get a laptop that's even remotely close to as powerful as even a $1000 PC, you'd need to spend considerably more. Like 4x as much, and then maybe you'd have the same performance.

However, if mobility is a must, then that's where it's at. But if all you're doing is checking Facebook and playing minesweeper, then what's the point of shelling out all that cash?
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there is no such thing as a "gaming" laptop. you have mobile computers that is shaped as a laptop, but in order for it to qualify as a laptop, you'll need a battery life longer then 15min's biggrin.gif
a "portable" gaming computer is possible, but whats the point if you have to plug it into the wall every time you want to use it anyway?

current battery technology does NOT support a gaming grade computer (unless you play very light games and Llano would do the job). for any kind of serious frame rate, you'll be looking at 100+ watt power usage which means your entire laptop would heat up VERY quickly,(which pretty much renders the keyboard on the laptop unusable as a gaming device.

and i'm not even figuring in the cost associated in configuring a proper "gaming grade laptop"

it's alot more practical and ALOT cheaper to just build a real computer rather then gimping yourself with a "portable computer"
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

there is no such thing as a "gaming" laptop. you have mobile computers that is shaped as a laptop, but in order for it to qualify as a laptop, you'll need a battery life longer then 15min's biggrin.gif
a "portable" gaming computer is possible, but whats the point if you have to plug it into the wall every time you want to use it anyway?
current battery technology does NOT support a gaming grade computer (unless you play very light games and Llano would do the job). for any kind of serious frame rate, you'll be looking at 100+ watt power usage which means your entire laptop would heat up VERY quickly,(which pretty much renders the keyboard on the laptop unusable as a gaming device.
and i'm not even figuring in the cost associated in configuring a proper "gaming grade laptop"
it's alot more practical and ALOT cheaper to just build a real computer rather then gimping yourself with a "portable computer"

move ability, a 10 pound gaming laptop is more portable then a 20 pound computer box.
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