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Windows 7: Gaming on a Desktop Computer VERSUS Gaming on a laptop

11 Feb 2010   #1

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Gaming on a Desktop Computer VERSUS Gaming on a laptop

In your opinion, what do you think are the pros and cons of gaming on a desktop computer and a laptop computer ?

I'm hoping in the next several months to own a fairly decent gaming system, whether it be laptop or desktop. However I'm still undecided as to what I really want.

Money won't be an issue for me, I guess my main desire out of this would be to acquire a system that will last me a long time and that I can get my moneys worth from it for a while to come.


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11 Feb 2010   #2

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Well, for me, I wanted a laptop for the portability factor. I also had a desktop, but it was ancient so i couldn't game on it. I currently have my laptop hooked up to a 22" screen and 5.1 speakers, etc. As I just got this, I can list some pro's and con's:

Pro:
Portability can be used as laptop and play games anywhere
very nice build system built for gaming and all specs work together well
low maintenance
can hook up as regular desktop setup

Cons:
Low battery life: as it is resource hog with graphics card and fast hard drive
non-upgradable: motherboard/cpu/gpu one unit (AFAIK)
Hard to find right fit: as there are not alot of choices for gaming laptops
Many wannabe gaming systems: these have regular specs, but have an integrated graphics chip
Expensive: lowest price for acceptable stats on machine I found was at $899

So that was pros and cons of getting a gaming laptop. All and all, I am very happy with my machine and want to throw more games at it when I get the money to buy new games.

There are many Pro's to building your own Desktop Gaming machine too. i will list in a while if no one else with exp does.
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11 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 baby ! : D
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
Well, for me, I wanted a laptop for the portability factor. I also had a desktop, but it was ancient so i couldn't game on it. I currently have my laptop hooked up to a 22" screen and 5.1 speakers, etc. As I just got this, I can list some pro's and con's:

Pro:
Portability can be used as laptop and play games anywhere
very nice build system built for gaming and all specs work together well
low maintenance
can hook up as regular desktop setup

Cons:
Low battery life: as it is resource hog with graphics card and fast hard drive
non-upgradable: motherboard/cpu/gpu one unit (AFAIK)
Hard to find right fit: as there are not alot of choices for gaming laptops
Many wannabe gaming systems: these have regular specs, but have an integrated graphics chip
Expensive: lowest price for acceptable stats on machine I found was at $899

So that was pros and cons of getting a gaming laptop. All and all, I am very happy with my machine and want to throw more games at it when I get the money to buy new games.

There are many Pro's to building your own Desktop Gaming machine too. i will list in a while if no one else with exp does.
What kind of Gaming laptop did you get ? What are your specs ?
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11 Feb 2010   #4

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

My specs are listed under My System Specs, but I can post them in the thread too.
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11 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

Mu suggestion is alwas go for a Desktop....
Reason why i am telling this is because LAPTOP's battery gets screwed up once you have a gaming environment created
On the other Hand if you play on the Desktop, the fear will just be of the SMPS, and that just costs you $15-$20, so whats up....
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11 Feb 2010   #6

 
 

Desktop Pros:

Can be considerably more powerful
Configurable / upgradeable
Battery usage is not an issue
Prices can be considerably cheaper to laptop counterparts

Cons:

Not portable.
Can become very expensive because you can upgrade etc
Power Bill usage
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11 Feb 2010   #7

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

ASUS G60-RBBX05 Gaming Laptop
Win 7 Home x64
C2Duo 2.13 Ghz
4GB PC640 Ram at 800 Mhz
Geforce GTX260M 1GB DDR3 VRAM
16" Monitor
native screen rez: 1366x 768 max rez: 1600x1050
320 GB Hard Drive at 7200 rpm

Con: 1.5 hour battery life (6 Cell) (about 25-30 minutes with intense gaming) I keep it plugged
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11 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

Thats right Smarey!!!!
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11 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

Sorry SMARTY
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11 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 baby ! : D
 
 

hmm decisions, too many of them lol
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