Are you able to offer general advice about laptops as well as component based machines?
I am trying to fix problems with existing laptops, but need to get a new one soon so I at least have a reliable backup to hand. (Also want to get one whilst they still have Windows 8 out of the box.)
I use laptops very heavily, and it's rare the current one isn't on most of the day, 7 days a week. Most of this is just web use, word processing, films and music - but I wondered if the hardware in a gaming laptop is likely to last longer. I am not desperate for the latest tech - I replace because machines die off or start to fail due to fan and overheating issues, rather than because I want something new and shiny. I've basically gone through 3 in just under eight years, although one of the current ones probably has a decent bit of hardware life left in it if I can fix a virus. The other might be salvageable if opened up, but I'm not counting on it given the awful noise it's making. (If the first one of those 3 had lasted in hardware terms I'd still be using it. All 3 had Intel processors, which I heard are less prone to overheat than AMD.)
I also need a very soft touch keyboard - is that more or less likely to be found with gaming laptops than with standard consumer ones?
Edited by hamluis, 01 March 2016 - 01:49 PM.
Moved from System Building to Buying New - Hamluis.