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Gaming Laptop or Gaming Desktop for PC gaming?

Discussion in 'Technology Discussions' started by Zeras, Dec 28, 2016.

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Gaming Laptop or Gaming Desktop for PC gaming?

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  1. Zeras

    Zeras Administrator PC Gamer

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    Which gaming setup do you use for PC gaming?
     
  2. SlaughterMachine

    SlaughterMachine Well-Known Member PC Gamer

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    Gaming on a laptop is for LOSERS!
     
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  3. Zeras

    Zeras Administrator PC Gamer

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    That may have been the case in the past, but a lot has changed in the last couple of years. I always built my own PCs for years, but due to work, I ended up getting a gaming laptop back in 2015. I still use that laptop now as my primary system. It powers two 27" monitors, has 2 500GB Samsung SSDs in it and 32GB of RAM. It also has G-Sync which allows me to hit 80+ FPS in most games I have played even at max settings.

    Even then, the newer gaming laptops that are starting to come out feature nVidia 1060/70/80 cards that are not mobile versions, but full versions of those cards and performance on those is supposed to be even higher than my laptop.
     
  4. SlaughterMachine

    SlaughterMachine Well-Known Member PC Gamer

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    I have a Samsung Series 9 and I can play World of Warships on it no problem, but the only reason I know that is I took it on vacation to Texas to hang out with buddies I grew up with whom I hangout with online on Friday nights. We play the game, and I wanted to play while I was with them.

    Other than that, I would never game on a laptop if I can help it. My Desktop will blows the doors of any laptop.
     
  5. Zeras

    Zeras Administrator PC Gamer

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    That Samsung laptop is nowhere near a gaming laptop. My laptop that's from 2015 will actually outperform a lot of gaming desktops. When I got this laptop, I gave my gaming tower I built to a friend of mine who couldn't afford an upgrade. My gaming laptop was faster and had higher FPS than the tower I gave away, which was a 5th gen i7, with 16GB of RAM and an nVidia GTX970 card.
     
  6. Section446

    Section446 Member PC Gamer

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    Desktop, easier to upgrade.
     
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  7. Zeras

    Zeras Administrator PC Gamer

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    For me, one of the main reasons I have switched to laptops is power consumption. Desktops are using more and more power these days, despite the CPUs and GPUs supposedly using less power. I run all of my systems 24/7, including monitors, so when you compare total power consumption with a laptop and its devices with that of a desktop/tower with its devices, there is a noticeable difference in my monthly electric bill. Not to mention, the heat generated from the desktop/tower requires more A/C cooling during warmer months.

    That said, I miss having a tower, even in a mini-tower or mini-ITX, that would be easier to upgrade, replace parts, etc. at times.
     
  8. SlaughterMachine

    SlaughterMachine Well-Known Member PC Gamer

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    Desktops for life! Down with the laptops! Burn them! Burn them all!!!
     
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