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

17 Feb 2010   #41
Cocopara

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JordanJP View Post
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.
In my comparison both will be off the same Value, but no price is set
Desktop:

Pros
-Good Performance (often 2-3x as good as the laptop)
-Can Handle Stress
-Generally Easier to game on

Cons
-Big
-Noisy


Laptop:
Pros
-Small
-Portable
-Easy to use
-Generally Quite

Cons
-Often runs on older technology
-Quickly breaks down and stops working during stress
-Harder to game on
-Performs way worse then Desktop

People who says that you can get just as good laptop for lets say 1000 dollars as you can for a 1000 dollars desktop are Wrong and should get more knowledge off this (My list might not be fully perfect and feel free to correct my mistakes), This is often because laptop runs on older technology, most 2-3 Thousand dollar laptops runs on DDR2 Technology


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17 Feb 2010   #42
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Ultraportable in my specs is best of breed - you can find gaming laptops with similar tech but they will not match desktop levels for a while.
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17 Feb 2010   #43
Cocopara

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Ultraportable in my specs is best of breed - you can find gaming laptops with similar tech but they will not match desktop levels for a while.
also you must pay alot more.
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26 Mar 2010   #44
madtownidiot

 

Depends on your preference. I have a laptop that can play DA Origins for 2 1/2 hours on battery power without any lag, plus anywhere you take it, it can be quickly connected to almost any external video and audio system (preferably >42" HDTV and at least 2000 watts and 5.1 channels of audio) It can sit idle while downloading for 6 1/2 hours from mobile broadband or a 4g network...kind of useful if you're unfortunate enough to have to stop playing just long enough to drive to work...
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26 Mar 2010   #45
isaaclopez

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit (x86)
 
 

For me there are many cons for gaming on my laptop which I know that a desktop doesnt have: Battery may run out and When fan speed reaches max everything lags
There are also many other cons but Im happy with my laptop. One con that I know is that desktops have more power than laptops. They can have better processors, more RAM, and so on. I am planning on buying a desktop but Im going until Black Friday so I can get one cheap
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26 Mar 2010   #46
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

I'd go with desktop as you can upgrade further down the line.
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27 Mar 2010   #47
Lanthus20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I would recommend desktop

1. You can update the graphics card every few years.
2. You can update the graphics card every few years.
3. You can update the graphics card every few years.
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27 Mar 2010   #48
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JordanJP View Post
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.
If money is money option then just get a really powerful laptop.
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27 Mar 2010   #49
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Personally, I'd go with a desktop. However, I need the portability factor for other things such as school work. So I decided to go with a laptop and it is quite good too. You can get a decent laptop for 799 (mX11, anyone?). Else, a similar laptop for 1 grand but with a nicer, bigger screen (you want to see all the HD beauty really well you know!)

As far as cons and pros go, desktop typically have a greater life span for a user simply because of the mere fact of replacable parts. Plus, laptops can never match the full power of desktops.
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28 Mar 2010   #50
Pradege

Windows 7x64 SP1
 
 

I have been working over sea's for a few years and building a desktop is pretty much out the window for me. So my preference are desktop replacements, although they can be bulky and heavy machines themselves but if you want performance i guess you have to sacrifice something . I had a Sager NP9262 which was an absolute monster but i have currently upgraded to a Sager NP8120 which is even more a beast then my previous machine.

Although there is no doubt that a good desktop is always preferable to a laptop especially from a upgradability stand point. Then again i guess it depends on what kind of laptop you have. Specs are listed.
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