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Do you recommend gaming laptops?

#1Eagle346Posted 7/27/2014 1:42:32 PM
Like alienware, Asus, etc.
#2Sora_AnbuPosted 7/27/2014 1:43:02 PM
No
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#3DetectiveZPosted 7/27/2014 1:45:51 PM
For portability...I guess, if you have the money to spare.
But they are more weaker and overpriced then their desktop counterpart.
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#4phantasyPosted 7/27/2014 1:51:23 PM
dont see why not as long as they know what they will be realisticly expecting
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#5PsythikPosted 7/27/2014 1:56:07 PM
Not unless you want to pay twice as much for a GPU that's about as good as desktop GPUs that are 2-3 generations older.

The portability factor is moot since gaming laptop batteries usually last about an hour (and even less when you're playing something), so you're going to need to have it plugged in all the time anyway.

If you want something to take with you, build a Steambox instead. You'll only have to haul a keyboard and mouse around since just about everywhere you go you can find a TV with HDMI nowadays. The entire setup could fit in a backpack if you get the right case.
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#6Orestes417Posted 7/27/2014 1:57:51 PM
Nope. Unless for some reason a person absolutely needs a desktop replacement (IE they can't get a desktop) I prefer to stick with laptops that emphasize the reasons why laptops exist. Portability, low weight, battery life... all things you don't typically associate with gaming laptops.
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#7Bane766Posted 7/27/2014 2:04:59 PM
Over a desktop? No.

But if you travel a lot, they are useful for gaming. Mine is in my sig.
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#8Mudkip57Posted 7/27/2014 2:10:49 PM
No. Laptops, that happens to be good for gaming is a different matter. Even then, there's no reason to recommend one over a desktop
#9zerooo0Posted 7/27/2014 2:11:17 PM(edited)
If you are in College yes I would recommend it greatly. I got the Lenovo Y500, and it's been amazing.

It offers a great balance between specs and price.
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#10PsythikPosted 7/27/2014 2:14:15 PM
zerooo0 posted...
If you are in College yes I would recommend it greatly.
Unless college classrooms have an outlet at every seat, getting a gaming laptop for college is the dumbest idea ever.
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