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

28 Mar 2010   #51
BWK

 

Go desktop for gaming......$500 or so for a decent gamer...not top of the line but a decent one
Go laptop for portability/copy buddies homework.....Go the other $500 for a decent laptop for browsing, school work, whatever other than gaming.....

Conclusion = got a decent gamer and a decent laptop for the price that everyone with a couple of extra thousand dollars would have spent on 1 machine.


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28 Mar 2010   #52
DarkDavil

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 

I got a "High Perf. Lappy" or not so much anymore - all i really have now is some good ram. But for me - my main issue was with the graphics card and battery life. I just recently finished building my new desktop, now my laptop is only a blu-ray dvd player.

Pros of Lappy:
Mobile.
Many uses.
Can use it @ school.

Cons.
Cooling(multiple mods on mine - including adding some more cooling Arctic gel)
Battery Life - GARGH
Impossible to upgrade anything but HDD/SDD and Ram(if not already maxed out.)
Due to no upgrades - outta business for games in 2 yrs max.

Thats about it though - i wont lie, i really enjoyed my laptop while it lasted, but i couldn't wait to finish building my desktop.
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01 Apr 2010   #53
CassieFWinTeam

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If you want to browse through some laptops that are great for gaming, check out the PC Scout tool: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-laptop-scout/default.aspx. The site lets you enter either general things like what you want to use the laptop for (for your purpose, gaming) or more specific specs (limited budget, etc.) and then gives you a list of some systems that match what you’re looking for.

I’d take a look at what is out there as far as gaming laptops go, compare them to your desk options, and decide from there what to purchase. Let me know if you would like me to give any suggestions RE: gaming laptops!

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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01 Apr 2010   #54
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I prefer the desktop for gaming for all the reasons already posted. But I also like having my laptop for portability. I mostly use it for watching movies, emailing and web browsing.I have never liked the touch pad an have always used a portable USB mouse. The one I have now comes with the USB receiver in the mouse released with a click on the top of the mouse, then when reinserted turns off the mouse to save battery life. It also came with a nice carrying bag.To be completely honest though I've never owned a laptop powerful enough to game on so..... Fabe
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02 Apr 2010   #55
G2gCya

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

im using laptop for gaming and i found it cool, it doesn't lag on most game, check out my spec and maybe u wanna purchase it
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02 Apr 2010   #56
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by G2gCya View Post
im using laptop for gaming and i found it cool, it doesn't lag on most game, check out my spec and maybe u wanna purchase it
I have an Asus laptop as well. You have a faster CPU and better Ram, but I have a faster HDD and GPU. Yours probably has a longer battery life than mine. I get about 1hr20min non-gaming 30-40min when gaming.

Asus makes some good gaming (Edit) laptops. I get 35fps in Crysis on med-high settings and am loving the PhsyX on the Nvidia card.

Edit: 35fps with this is due to using a 22" external monitor through DVI @ 1680x1050
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15 Feb 2014   #57
alumahai

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BWK View Post
Go desktop for gaming......$500 or so for a decent gamer...not top of the line but a decent one
Go laptop for portability/copy buddies homework.....Go the other $500 for a decent laptop for browsing, school work, whatever other than gaming.....

Conclusion = got a decent gamer and a decent laptop for the price that everyone with a couple of extra thousand dollars would have spent on 1 machine.
This. Desktop will be much cheaper for much more power. my desktop is about $800. My last big test was bioshock infinite at max settings, on an eyefinitey 3x1 monitor, 6900x1080 res. Never dropped below 35fps. I then take a 5 year old ($500 at the time) laptop to classes, and on trips. Web browsing, very casual games (like minecraft), and even coding works fine.

A desktop will last significantly longer for gaming, because when a single component starts holding you back, you can upgrade it. The laptop will usually require replacing.
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15 Feb 2014   #58
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

You know you are posting in a 4 year old thread, right?
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