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Any recommendations for a gaming laptop?

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#1 zaroba


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Posted 18 July 2016 - 07:34 AM

Okok, I know that laptops aren't as good as desktops when it comes to gaming, and I do have a high end desktop. But, it is at my home and I am a truck driver gone for weeks at a time, so I need a laptop as only being able to game for a few days a month really sucks.

I do have a laptop already, but it is a cheap thing I got last year and it can't really handle modern games like Fallout 4, skyrim, watch dogs, etc. So I want something much better.

Has to at least have wifi and an hdmi output so I can plug it into my trucks tv for games, movies, and tv shows. I also will be using it to play music while driving so will have to be able to hold up to getting shaken around in a truck while running for 12+ hours a day.

I don't have any price limit.

I would prefer to stay under $1500 but will go above that if the hardware warrants the price.



Anybody got any recommendations?

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#2 DeimosChaos


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Posted 18 July 2016 - 11:23 AM

Honestly, anymore the gap between desktops and laptops is pretty diminished. Sure the graphics power of a mobile chip compared to a desktop chip is slightly less, you still can get some powerful laptops that will play any modern game. You can get a pretty great laptop for the 1500 price range.


Here is my one suggestion about what you want to use the laptop for. I would keep the setup you already have for playing music in your tuck while driving. I wouldn't use a 1500 dollar gaming laptop for a all day every day music player. Due to gaming laptops being a whole lot more powerful and generate a lot more heat, than a normal laptop, or even a tablet, I would stick to using it just for gaming/hooking it to your truck TV when you are parked and relaxing. For all day music, use your phone or get a cheap tablet... something like that. You would put a lot of wear and tear on a gaming machine using it for music streaming all day.


So with that... check out xoticpc. I bought my last laptop there (the sager in my sig). I am also pretty pleased with my Sager purchase. I wouldn't go with Alienware... overly priced for the specs. Asus has some very good gaming machines, so does MSI. Take a look at what xoticpc offers, you can compare lots of computers from a variety of vendors.

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