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

11 Feb 2010   #21
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Build your own system - laptops are pansies when it comes to gaming. I have not seen one that can push Crysis to 40FPS+ @ 1920x1080p native resolution. Here is the desktop I built:

Excellent gaming performance in 7


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11 Feb 2010   #22
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Frostmourne. I have not gamed on PC in almost 10 years and I just got an ASUS gaming laptop. I am going to download a Crysis Demo from: EA : Crysis : Home Page and hopefully I can hit 40fps....I will post back when I can what I got....
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12 Feb 2010   #23
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

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Laptop advantage = movility.

Desktop advantage = Gaming Galore + everything else not needing movility.
movility? or Mobility

Mobility: the ability to move about.
Yes, Yes... Dammit, Brain Gas


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Frostmourne. I have not gamed on PC in almost 10 years and I just got an ASUS gaming laptop. I am going to download a Crysis Demo from: EA : Crysis : Home Page and hopefully I can hit 40fps....I will post back when I can what I got....
While you may be able to do so, the better question is... for how long before the temps make you shut down.

I got nothing against laptops, they do what they do well but, unless you play on a different house everyday... there's nothing better than a Desktop
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12 Feb 2010   #24
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

I do game at other peoples houses and I browse the web sometimes from the bedroom. I have a friend with a huge +50" TV and I plug in through HDMI and it rocks. It pumps out heat very well and in pretty heavy gaming, I have hit 78 degrees top. Its pretty good at keeping cool. I have not played for more than a few hours though at a time as my time does not usually allow.
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12 Feb 2010   #25
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Ok so I finally got a chance to play the demo. So the graphics are awesome. I was playing with most settings on medium (some on high, physics on very high cause of the nvidia physx). my max res is 1680 by 1050 so I cant say a gaming laptop will hit 40 fps at 1920x1080....but none the less, because of the challenge, I found the demo, and played it and it was awesome.

Frostmourne, Question, how can I see the fps? I could not find any settings to show you stats...... Thanks. Also, I was in no way saying that a gaming laptop was the best option. I have seen the specs on some of your machines and am envious.
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12 Feb 2010   #26
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

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if you really want a laptop you could get a full size budget model for around 400-450 USD which can often be covered in the price difference between gaming desktops and gaming laptops.
And how is a 400-450 USD laptop going to fair in today's gaming environment may I ask?

The OP asked about a "gaming" laptop or desktop and stated money wasn't an issue.
the point was that buying a gaming desktop instead of a gaming laptop would probably leave him with enough left over to throw in a budget laptop not for gaming but for portability.
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12 Feb 2010   #27
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If that was the point, ok.
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13 Feb 2010   #28
JordanJP

Windows 7 baby ! : D
 
 

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if you really want a laptop you could get a full size budget model for around 400-450 USD which can often be covered in the price difference between gaming desktops and gaming laptops.
And how is a 400-450 USD laptop going to fair in today's gaming environment may I ask?

The OP asked about a "gaming" laptop or desktop and stated money wasn't an issue.
the point was that buying a gaming desktop instead of a gaming laptop would probably leave him with enough left over to throw in a budget laptop not for gaming but for portability.
yup you've read my mind, that would be and ideal situation

Thanks for all your thoughts guys ! : )
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13 Feb 2010   #29
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

I'm a laptop man through and through. People say they have their drawbacks but that's nothing I can't deal with. Especially since I use my laptop both at home and at work it's worked out easier for me.

If you choose to go with a laptop pick a system whose specs you can live with for a few years.
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13 Feb 2010   #30
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm building a desktop system right now. I've always been a desktop man, and probably always will be.
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