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Poll Results: Are Gaming Laptops worth the money

 
  • 37% (33)
    Yes
  • 62% (56)
    No
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post #61 of 112
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post

You bought a MBP and use that as your basis for what a Gaming Laptop can do? Wow... rolleyes.gif
My machine was released back in 2010 and I've since overclocked the shiznit out of the CPU and upgraded the GPU to the latest beastly item, the 7970M. Sooo..... I'd say that's fair enough of a boost to state that my machine can keep up with most of the desktops here on OCN.
Again, yes it's worth the cash. *points to previous post*


I Just Sold my SIG Desktop to a good friend of mine . for 650 with the money from my job (Tower Only , Monitor and Peripherals i got to keep biggrin.gif) , im going to look into saving for a laptop. Im tired of spending the time and money into desktops and id rather be happy with a laptop with a 650 or 660 that will hold me over for a couple years.

I have the Dell in my SIG , just the GPU isnt what im looking to be able to play games with.
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post #62 of 112
You'll want at least a 670M, if not a 675M, which both are still relatively potent in games. The 670M is around the level of a GTX 465 and the 675M is a little ahead of a GTX 460. You can usually snag a 675M laptop for around $1,300 with a 1080p screen. smile.gif

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post #63 of 112
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You'll want at least a 670M, if not a 675M, which both are still relatively potent in games. The 670M is around the level of a GTX 465 and the 675M is a little ahead of a GTX 460. You can usually snag a 675M laptop for around $1,300 with a 1080p screen. smile.gif
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post #64 of 112
Honestly it comes down to what you want for your money. With a laptop, you get more portability and can move it around more freely than a large desktop. If you want more bang for your buck, a desktop goes much farther in terms of gaming. It all really depends on your needs and wants. You really can't go wrong with either of them, but it will cost you more money to try to get the same performance on a laptop compared to a desktop.
post #65 of 112
both desktop and laptop are completley different.

Is it fair to say the desktop will go the way of the dinasour in the next 10 years? if so, then your choice will be either a tablet (with console graphics) or a laptop with desktop graphics.

The desktop is nice (lots of lights and power) the screen is large and yes i have 5.1 sound too. But in truth I dont think its as comfy to play / work / browse at as a laptop on the kitchen table or on the sofa / bed with a cooler pad underneath. Crucially its also completley antisocial !

sure, i might be playing a game online but just being on the same friken floor as my GF helps massivley ! . Furthermore, laptops are just funny when they are stupid powerfull and can dust your desktop.

again whats more worth it? a SFF build perhaps with a monitor in the kitchen ? well, no. because you cant take that setup easily to the bedroom, the conservatory, the outside garden, the living room, the spare room, the car, garage !? a friends house, a familys house, a holiday when you get stuck inside with the rain (where the supplied sd-dvd movies and crappy 15" tft with 1 speaker doesnt cut it) when you want 17" of blueray and some gaming.

So i say a decent gaming laptop is worth it IF its used for the right purpose and to solve a problem. Il keep my desktop (which the cases have been getting smaller with less wires) but i will also have a laptop.

Just for those who say its a poor investment..you need to remember 2012 gaming laptops are nothing like we had before, they were good but now we really are at high end desktop performance! so any prior pre-conceptions need to be re-thought.
An ivy bridge with a 7970m or 680m will last 5 years from now playing the top games graphically at their highest to almost highest settings at 50-60fps! dropping a few key not noticeble extras like excessive AA or shadows will net your games another 2 years or more so after 7 years i think the owner will have exhausted the unit and got VFM and even then it can be used as a backup, or a low idle power server, linux box


just my 2 pence.
Edited by Pip Boy - 9/18/12 at 2:30pm
post #66 of 112
I've owned an m11x R2, and m11x R3 (still own), and a Dell XPS L702X. While there are several aspects that I liked about a gaming laptop, I never really took advantage of them. If you do a lot of gaming on the go you might find the premium you pay for portability justifiable. As far as bang for your buck relative to a desktop, there is no comparison. I just built the desktop in my sig rig for around the same price as I paid for the three laptops I've had in the last two years and it will dominate any of them.
post #67 of 112
well, define 'gaming'.

to some people, gaming is simply jumping into some random game, be it multiplayer or singleplayer, and enjoying some hours.

for other people, gaming is opening a competitive game with your headset on, playing like a pro, enjoying some hours.

basically, casual gaming or competitive gaming? for competitive gaming you'd want a desktop, due to the fact that desktops are fully customizable (keyboard, mouse, whatnot)
for casual gaming a laptop should be 'fine'. it wont be better, it will cost you more, but it'll weigh some kilos less.
post #68 of 112
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Originally Posted by hermitmaster View Post

I've owned an m11x R2, and m11x R3 (still own), and a Dell XPS L702X. While there are several aspects that I liked about a gaming laptop, I never really took advantage of them. If you do a lot of gaming on the go you might find the premium you pay for portability justifiable. As far as bang for your buck relative to a desktop, there is no comparison. I just built the desktop in my sig rig for around the same price as I paid for the three laptops I've had in the last two years and it will dominate any of them.

Well when you consider that the GTX 680M is an underclocked GTX 670 and can easily reach that level just from overclocking again...you really see what the laptop market has to offer. But yeah, if you're gonna be in one spot with plenty of room, the desktop is definitely the way to go. I just have a laptop because I prefer the mobility and well... I have no real room. x.o
     
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post #69 of 112
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well, define 'gaming'.
to some people, gaming is simply jumping into some random game, be it multiplayer or singleplayer, and enjoying some hours.
for other people, gaming is opening a competitive game with your headset on, playing like a pro, enjoying some hours.
basically, casual gaming or competitive gaming? for competitive gaming you'd want a desktop, due to the fact that desktops are fully customizable (keyboard, mouse, whatnot)
for casual gaming a laptop should be 'fine'. it wont be better, it will cost you more, but it'll weigh some kilos less.


correct me if im wrong but isnt the best setup to have a powerful desktop AND a decent gaming laptop? it doesnt have to be a case of either or for some people redface.gif
post #70 of 112
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post

Well when you consider that the GTX 680M is an underclocked GTX 670 and can easily reach that level just from overclocking again...you really see what the laptop market has to offer. But yeah, if you're gonna be in one spot with plenty of room, the desktop is definitely the way to go. I just have a laptop because I prefer the mobility and well... I have no real room. x.o
There is no question that you can get desktop like performance in a laptop, you're just going to pay for it. For a laptop with a GTX 680M, you're going to spend somewhere in the area of $1800 or more. A roughly equivalent desktop can be built for around $1000 - 1200.
tl;dr: You'll pay a ~50% "portability tax" for a laptop, but the performance will rival a desktop.
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