Is it worth buying a gaming notebook?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Noite Escura, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Noite Escura

    Noite Escura The unpredictable

    My dilemma is buying a cheaper note and wait for a new desktop next year or going mobility right now. What are you guys using these days?
     
  2. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    Phones mostly. I've lost track of the trends of late, but the advantage of a desktop over laptop for gaming always came down to heat/performance. Laptops are just too tightly built to allow sufficient heat dumping required for performance gaming.
     
  3. Huge

    Huge Holla if you hear me! Staff Member

    This

    Like Prof said, a laptop will never beat out a desktop, but they're ultra portable. I just wish I waited for the 17" model :(
     
  4. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    17" isn't exactly what I call ultra portable.

    I had a great set up with my old work laptop. Thinkpad R-52, maxed out. With a docking station, and the dock had a secondary PCI video card and three screens. Definitely the cat's meow. Can't get the same to work with my newer T500 tho. Still rocking 2 screens at least. Miss the third.
     
  5. Huge

    Huge Holla if you hear me! Staff Member

    15.3", 4.36 pounds.

    Seems ultra portable to me. :D
     
  6. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    Sounds like toting around a frikin Buick to me. But then I don't bench press triple digits either. Or double digits. Hell ... I'd have trouble bench pressing a pencil.
     
  7. Huge

    Huge Holla if you hear me! Staff Member

    Best. Laptop. Ever. :D

    Going to update my sig...
     

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