Originally Posted by fateswarm
I mean I started buying laptops of the high-end range the last 2 purchases and I haven't noticed what's going on in the desktop world until now. I was building desktops before the laptops, I had made 3, but the age was much different then: Laptops were niche and were considered utterly bad for performance or longevity.
But look at reality:
an i7-4800mq is hilariously fast. It's so fast, that it beats the most high end desktops from last year that weren't overclocked. This is insanely efficient. It can last for around 5 years for most common applications.
The icing? It's available in laptops that cost less than 1000 euros. This is insanely efficient in cost, especially when you factor in the mobility and power options of it.
With a warranty extension for 2 years more one doesn't even care of the lack of massive upgradeability since it at least works guaranteed.
Now look at the horrific world of high end desktops:
- at least 100-200 to get a decent box
- at least 150-200 for a decent PSU
- and goes on and on
And it nets for around 1000 AT LEAST a better performing PC but not by too much that has all the bulk of lack of mobility etc.
The only thing laptops lack is upgradeability of GPUs as easily. If they get that, desktop as an entertainment platform is dead. It will be only servers from then on.
I mean if you have the money, throw it away all you want, but I can only recognize GPU upgradeability (in most systems, if not all, if cost is considered) as a plight. Without that, the bulky desktop has little reason to exist as an entertainment platform.