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User Info: 2Dhas_a_MIGRANE

2Dhas_a_MIGRANE
3 years ago#11
Psythik posted...
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.


This is half the reason I never used my laptop for notes. The other half was that you can't draw diagrams well on a traditional laptop so it really depends also on what a person needs for specific classes
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User Info: AsucaHayashi

AsucaHayashi
3 years ago#12
absolutely if you already have more than enough disposable income some of which has already been spent on a top of the line computer... or 3.
PC hardware doesn't need to match console hardware in price when PC gamers save literal thousands from the software they buy.
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User Info: Mudkip57

Mudkip57
3 years ago#13
Depends on the class you . I can still write math equation and formulas pretty well with One Note, albeit slower than if I just wrote it with pen and paper. But for most of my senior level classes, I have my laptop open with a pen in hand to copy any examples written.

Psythik posted...
Unless college classrooms have an outlet at every seat


They're pretty common, at least at my university. The lecture halls will have one pretty much at every seat, or within close proximity to one. The regular classrooms have them spaced around on the floors. It's in the smaller older classrooms that are a bit problematic. They're only going to be near the walls, but if you show up early enough then it's no big deal

User Info: PikminArmy

PikminArmy
3 years ago#14
Psythik posted...
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.


Presumably they're not using it to game in class. The battery life of a gaming laptop can be really solid when you're not using it to game.

During gaming, yeah, you're going to want to have it plugged in.

User Info: KaiserWarrior

KaiserWarrior
3 years ago#15
No. Gaming laptops are always compromised in one of two ways:

1) Less powerful than the money you paid would have given you in desktop components.

2) Tries to stuff powerful components into a small space with awful thermals, has heat problems.

Usually both.

User Info: Psythik

Psythik
3 years ago#16
PikminArmy posted...
Psythik posted...
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.
The battery life of a gaming laptop can be really solid when you're not using it to game
I wouldn't exactly call 1 to 2 hours "solid".
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User Info: drink

drink
3 years ago#17
Depend on your life style.
If a gaming laptop will suit you, then yes. If not, then no.
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User Info: MarceloSampaio

MarceloSampaio
3 years ago#18
Nah, not in a million years. Gaming laptops are expensive, overheats easily and have a very low battery life.

Get a tablet if you want to play games while on the road.

And a good gaming PC for when you are at home. ^^
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User Info: Death_Born

Death_Born
3 years ago#19
Gaming laptops are only useful if you need travel around a lot with your games, if you are just staying in one place then a desktop is a far better option.

User Info: PikminArmy

PikminArmy
3 years ago#20
Psythik posted...
PikminArmy posted...
Psythik posted...
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.
The battery life of a gaming laptop can be really solid when you're not using it to game
I wouldn't exactly call 1 to 2 hours "solid".


Mine lasts about 4 hours when I'm not gaming.
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