Originally Posted by thegreatsquare
...I'm still using my Haswell laptop w/980m 8GB and I see me doing so fairly comfortably for another 3-5yrs.
1: I think the whole thing is too long.
2: I don't think it should be centered around a lot of hardware specifics, but mention the general trends of hardware requirements in association to console generations as most PC games are ports, then a paragraph on what's a respectable minimum for current gen ports and then a paragraph on where the current hardware is compared to that. [It will be easier to refresh one paragraph on new hardware releases than to be combing through everything for hardware mentions laced throughout the guide]. It's how I've chose my last two laptops and it's worked pretty well. [I could probably cobble together the theoretical/philosophical first part of this section from an old post or ten.]
3: Cooling should be briefly discussed as a function of airflow [thick vs thin laptops], thermal paste, heatpipes and HSF [single/dual].
4: Then there should be a small section on non-performance parts such as types of keyboards and screens.
5: Brands should be covered in general including their reliability, but not specific models. That assessment should be made by the reader from the knowledge they've acquired in points 2-5.
I'm all for doing such! A less specific thread with more generalizations is probably better nowadays. When I originally made the thread, gaming laptops were laughably overpriced. Now? Well... they're about the same in the current market turmoil. So yeah, let's all get together on this!