Originally Posted by Bit_reaper
What's with the hostility? I'm just stating my opinion. You say laptops will hold there value and last "considerably " longer then desktops. I call BS on this. Laptops loos there value just as fast as desktop hardware and will most certainly not (on average) out last a desktop. The fact is that laptops are more prone to breaking. It's not that there necessarily bad quality but laptops get moved around and they run hotter under load and all that sums up in the end.
And then there is the cost. To get decent "gaming" hardware in a laptop you have to spend a lot of money. Essentially you pay double for half the performance and as you go for faster hardware the mobility starts to suffer. Even if you go for the super expensive "gaming" laptops they still only offer half the gaming experience you can get on a desktop. This in my book makes laptops a less then ideal solution for gaming.
So unless you for some reason absolutely must have a mobile platform it makes more sense to get a light laptop and a desktop. In the end you save money and get a better gaming experience (while on the desktop).
I deal with people like you on a daily basis. Everyone who is in this section talking now isn't blind to the information that you're now "revealing" to us all. Also, you sat there and offered the better
desktop solution in a different section. It's like someone going to the Nvidia section and offering an ATI GPU while blindly naysaying the Nvidia side; telling the person the ATI option is a "much better investment".
That's why I'm hostile toward all of you. Because they've already given thought to a desktop, or they wanted to see what they could do in the meantime, OR maybe they just want to stay mobile.
You didn't state what you said like an opinion. You stated it as though we all were the confused ones. And I quote:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The thing is that laptops are not good gaming machines even at the best of times
That's not an opinionated statement, that's you telling the person that they were wrong for thinking otherwise. It's rude
, and most of all, immature
. A fair opinion has no force behind it. Tossing out what you think is a good idea is a fair opinion, not throwing it in their face.
If you want to be sensationalist, by all means go ahead. Just note that you're the only one who's doing it. Everyone else who tried starting that ended up losing against me.
If the person wants a desktop, he/she will go to the appropriate section. Until then, either keep it within the section or take it to PMs.