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#11The cranky hermitPosted 9/17/2013 6:16:07 PM
I hate posts like this. Until the tc states a purpose, assume he has a reason for wanting a laptop.

It's better to have a desktop and a non-gaming laptop, even if the combined budget is no larger than what a "gaming" laptop costs.

To put some numbers behind this, an Alienware 17 costs upwards of $1500, depending on specs. You can get a general purpose laptop for $550, and the remaining $950 will get you a better gaming desktop than the Alienware.
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#12BilliePilgrimPosted 9/17/2013 6:18:57 PM
The cranky hermit posted...
I hate posts like this. Until the tc states a purpose, assume he has a reason for wanting a laptop.

It's better to have a desktop and a non-gaming laptop, even if the combined budget is no larger than what a "gaming" laptop costs.

To put some numbers behind this, an Alienware 17 costs upwards of $1500, depending on specs. You can get a general purpose laptop for $550, and the remaining $950 will get you a better gaming desktop than the Alienware.


Does any of that help me game during the several months it of the year I spend traveling? Face it, gaming laptops have a niche. It won't kill you to acknowledge that.
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#13The cranky hermitPosted 9/17/2013 6:22:23 PM
Well you know what they say about assumptions.

Such as "assume he has a reason for wanting a laptop" ?

Does any of that help me game during the several months it of the year I spend traveling? Face it, gaming laptops have a niche. It won't kill you to acknowledge that.

But we're not talking about you. We're talking about the TC, who as far as I'm concerned has de facto gamer needs until he says otherwise.
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#14BilliePilgrimPosted 9/17/2013 6:26:32 PM
The cranky hermit posted...
Well you know what they say about assumptions.

Such as "assume he has a reason for wanting a laptop" ?

Does any of that help me game during the several months it of the year I spend traveling? Face it, gaming laptops have a niche. It won't kill you to acknowledge that.

But we're not talking about you. We're talking about the TC, who as far as I'm concerned has de facto gamer needs until he says otherwise.

He has said otherwise though, he asked for a laptop. It's hardly an assumption that he needs a laptop when that's what he's asking for. You're inventing things out of thin air. Just ask the guy what he needs if you feel the situation is unclear.
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#15The cranky hermitPosted 9/17/2013 6:39:46 PM
He has said otherwise though, he asked for a laptop.

Not the same thing as explicitly stating gaming needs of the nature we are discussing, and you know it.

You're inventing things out of thin air.

Please identify a single thing that I have "invented." You, for instance, invented the notion that your travel schedule is relevant to this topic.
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#16MasterDonGeroPosted 9/17/2013 6:46:31 PM
To TC,

What games do you want to play? What resolution do you want? What graphical settings do you want to play games with? What frames per second do you want to achieve? And most importantly, what is your budget?
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