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Looking to get my first gaming laptop under $2000

#11samurai1900Posted 8/29/2013 7:09:43 PM
poopfeasts420 posted...
samurai1900 posted...
poopfeasts420 posted...
samurai1900 posted...
Just a simply question, why a laptop?

That's a long penny to put into a laptop, nothing wrong with that if you need the portability, but you won't be gaming long on the battery alone.


Mainly because I need something to bring for college. I'm going to be spending a lot more time in the library where I'll need my laptop. I also planned to do most of my gaming at home anyway I hear these things don't last more than 3-4 hours.


Wouldn't it be better to buy a cheap laptop with good battery life and a good gaming desktop then?


Could I fit that all within $1000-$1500? I honestly don't know


Shouldn't be too hard, I am not too knowledgeable when it comes to laptops though, $1000 or so should get you a decent desktop that would stomp Skyrim for an example.
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#122Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 8/29/2013 7:14:05 PM
samurai1900 posted...
poopfeasts420 posted...
samurai1900 posted...
poopfeasts420 posted...
samurai1900 posted...
Just a simply question, why a laptop?

That's a long penny to put into a laptop, nothing wrong with that if you need the portability, but you won't be gaming long on the battery alone.


Mainly because I need something to bring for college. I'm going to be spending a lot more time in the library where I'll need my laptop. I also planned to do most of my gaming at home anyway I hear these things don't last more than 3-4 hours.


Wouldn't it be better to buy a cheap laptop with good battery life and a good gaming desktop then?


Could I fit that all within $1000-$1500? I honestly don't know


Shouldn't be too hard, I am not too knowledgeable when it comes to laptops though, $1000 or so should get you a decent desktop that would stomp Skyrim for an example.


For 1000 you could probably get a 7970 and a 4670k and then you can spend the 500 dollars on a laptop for school work.
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#13PolarisPosted 8/29/2013 7:26:07 PM
poopfeasts420 posted...
And I have some questions too:
I've read that it's a good idea to get a laptop with 4th gen i7 Haswell? Why is that?
Does the SSD improve gaming performance?


Haswell has better battery life than it's predecessors. It also has pretty good graphics on chip, although in a gaming laptop that would not apply.

SSDs can improve performance through improved consistency, but their main benefit is the reduction/elimination of load times.
#14Master_BassPosted 8/29/2013 8:15:04 PM
Yeah, just buy a good desktop for gaming and then get a decent laptop for work.
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#15DragnfyrPosted 8/29/2013 9:22:24 PM
Get a Razer Blade 14 or a MSI GE40 if you don't want to juggle a laptop and a desktop. Both of those are gaming capable ultrabooks so you get portability, battery life, and performance. Of course you don't get as much performance as an equivalently priced pure gaming laptop but they will still perform better than a current gen console.
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#16kortez1Posted 8/29/2013 9:33:14 PM
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#18LaMichael_JamesPosted 8/29/2013 9:35:32 PM
you're in college save your f***ing money
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#19jakisthePosted 8/29/2013 9:43:48 PM
Yeah, I'm still running games on max on a laptop I bought 3 years ago for ~1200. Such things absolutely exist.

As powerful as desktops? Of course not. But they're not nearly as awful as people make them out to be.
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#20TimePharaohPosted 8/29/2013 9:49:38 PM
kortez1 posted...
Ahh, so trendy this "no such thing as a gaming laptop" sh*t. Not sure why it irritates me so much. Gaming on a laptop compared to a desktop is laughable sure. But on its own, you can get some really good performance out of higher end laptops. You may need to take out a second mortgage, but gaming laptops do exist. #goddammit


Nope. Playing games on a laptop=/=gaming laptop. Not sure why this is such a hard concept for you laptop gamers to understand.
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