Started by deluxulous, 26-01-2011
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Quote from: Paintcheck on 26-01-2011A new rig would be cheaper and better in every way. Unless there is a reason you want a laptop (ie lack of space, you plan to go to school with it, etc) don't get one for gaming. It will cost a fortune, weigh 4 tons, and get 30 minutes of battery life. It's not worth it. Stick with a desktop unless there is a reason you cannot get a new one. And if there is a reason, then don't get a gaming laptop because they tend to get very hot, be very heavy, have poor battery life, are expensive, and physically are very large. Not a good combination unless you intend to leave it plugged in on your desk all day. And if you're going to do that you might as well get a desktop. If you need a laptop for school or something like that and would like to play games with it, the Dell Studio XPS series is cheap and decent (it's what I have). Don't expect to be maxing Crysis on it anytime soon but it is sufficiently powerful to run most games at medium-high settings, gets 5+ hours of battery life (with the extended batter) and doesn't weigh 15 pounds. And it is only around $1300ish.A good laptop will not last you a very long time at all. I bought my Dell in December 2009 and got my hands on it in January 2010. In the month it took for Dell to ship it to me it was already obsolete (has a core 2 duo and now everyone has i5s or i7s, has an ATI 4670, most things have AT 5 series or faster Nvidia cards, etc, and when I bought it this was top of the line for the price range). You can put together a good ATI based machine for easily under $1000 and it would last as long, if not longer and not be so impractical. ATI 5 series GPUs are dirt cheap and blazing fast, ATI's Phenom 6 core processors are no i7 extreme edition but they are more than fast enough (PC Gamer put them head to head and the Phenom lost but only barely and unless you want to run 8 copies of GTA 4 and Crysis simultaneously you won't notice the difference, especially when the Phenom is 1/4th the cost of the i7). Get some RAM and a mobo and you're good to go.