This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

Are there any gaming laptops that are actually worth the money?

#1TehPwnzererPosted 11/28/2013 7:54:45 PM
I know this is going to be a very unpopular topic with a lot of negative reaction, but please just try to put that behind you for a moment. I really need something that is portable and can act as a workstation when I need it to, but also has capability to play games. I'm not trying to dish out 1080P/60fps, but I would like to play everything recent at mid settings.

Any recommendations?
#2_Marka_Ragnos_Posted 11/28/2013 7:57:27 PM
If you really need the portability then yes they are worth it. But if you do not the thing to be portable, there are definitely much better options.

Any gaming laptop with 750m SLI, 760m or 765m should handle medium settings at 1080p. Around $1000.
---
i5 4670k| 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3| EVGA GTX 780|Alienware m17x
http://i.imgur.com/j8vZrBQ.jpg
#3DragnfyrPosted 11/28/2013 7:57:53 PM
How portable do you want it? Will you only be using it while plugged in? Or are you going to be carrying it around all the time?
---
MacBook Pro with Retina Display | 15.4" 2880x1800 | Core i7-3615QM @ 2.3GHz | 8GB DDR3 1600MHz | GT 650M 1GB GDDR5 | 256GB SSD | OSX 10.9 | Windows 8.1 Pro
#4TehPwnzerer(Topic Creator)Posted 11/28/2013 8:03:29 PM
I doesn't need to fit in my pocket. I'll be traveling around between the continent on and off and will most likely stay at my desk when I'm stationed where I need to be so it can act as a desktop replacement plugged into the wall. I don't plan on taking it with me to starbucks or anything.
#5ATARIJAWAPosted 11/28/2013 8:15:59 PM
TehPwnzerer posted...
I doesn't need to fit in my pocket. I'll be traveling around between the continent on and off and will most likely stay at my desk when I'm stationed where I need to be so it can act as a desktop replacement plugged into the wall. I don't plan on taking it with me to starbucks or anything.


You're using it for work. Buy the best one you can afford and write it off your taxes. Honestly any gaming laptop under $1400-$1500 isn't worth it. People recommend Lenovo's because they sli two cheap gpu's in a laptop for like $1000.00 but honestly their build quality is quite terrible. It would be alright for home use but if you're going to be travelling all over with it I wouldn't recommend one.

Basically the rule of thumb with Gaming laptops : $1400-$1500 to start and it will play games on decent settings for about two years. Every $400.00 you spend on top of that adds another year up to 3 more years.
---
Gamefaqs game rating system : 10 = Best Game Ever. 8-9. Crushing dissapointment. Below 8 :Total Garbage. This is getting ridiculous. people agreeing so far 105
#6dummy420Posted 11/28/2013 8:23:57 PM
I got a Asus Republic of Gamers laptop about a year ago and it works great for me. Cost me 1300 and plays all games I have. It might not max everything but its no slouch. I am also in the same boat as you going around everywhere and hooking up my laptop wherever im stationed when not at home. Considering I spent almost 8 months away from home so far it held up and was well worth the investment.
---
Trying is the first step towards failure, so just dont give it a shot and you cant dissapoint.