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How do you feel about gaming-laptops?

#1PCnovicePosted 10/1/2013 3:10:10 PM
How do they compare to traditional tower PCs? As my username implies, I'm somewhat new to this, so please bear with me. Keep in mind that I travel routinely for work, but still have plenty of down-time to play games. I would rather keep things simple with a laptop than carry a tower and monitor around with me through airports and in hotels.

So, overall, how do they compare. Any differences in longevity? Good/Poor investment?
#2steveboblarryPosted 10/1/2013 3:12:57 PM
Well if you were to hypothetically get a gaming laptop you would need a high budget. They are expensive
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#3PCnovice(Topic Creator)Posted 10/1/2013 3:21:15 PM
steveboblarry posted...
Well if you were to hypothetically get a gaming laptop you would need a high budget. They are expensive


I'm willing to spend up to $1,500.00.

I am thinking about purchasing this one: http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=arbi76750&cs=19&dgvcode=ss&c=US&l=EN&ST=pla&dgc=ST&cid=262076&lid=4742362VEN1=62585286348&acd=123098073120560

Would I be able to get 7-10 years of quality gaming or would I have to upgrade at some point, and if so, how much would it cost?
#4steveboblarryPosted 10/1/2013 3:22:27 PM
Are you sure you want to go with a gaming laptop, with a 1500 budget you could build a beast rig
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#5DerPancakePosted 10/1/2013 3:24:49 PM
PCnovice posted...
steveboblarry posted...
Well if you were to hypothetically get a gaming laptop you would need a high budget. They are expensive


I'm willing to spend up to $1,500.00.

I am thinking about purchasing this one: http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=arbi76750&cs=19&dgvcode=ss&c=US&l=EN&ST=pla&dgc=ST&cid=262076&lid=4742362VEN1=62585286348&acd=123098073120560

Would I be able to get 7-10 years of quality gaming or would I have to upgrade at some point, and if so, how much would it cost?


You can problaby get 5 years max, then it won't play the new games.
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#6KillerzOverHerePosted 10/1/2013 3:25:10 PM
as steve said, if you can, even if you have to make adjustments, build your own/get your own desktop.


But if you are dead set on a gaming laptop, xoticpc.com. I bought my gaming laptop from there, go for a sager. excellent overall, no complaints and powerful.
#7KillerzOverHerePosted 10/1/2013 3:28:05 PM
http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8265-clevo-p150sm-p-6198.html?wconfigure=yes


go for a 780m. you won't regret it.
#8PCnovice(Topic Creator)Posted 10/1/2013 3:33:48 PM
**** it, guys. I'm just going to buy a PS4 in November. Thanks anyways.
#9BeefCastlePosted 10/1/2013 3:55:39 PM
Successful troll.
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#10DerPancakePosted 10/1/2013 3:57:27 PM
BeefCastle posted...
Successful troll.


I don't know if I could call that trolling.
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