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#1 SmokeViper07

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 04:59 PM

I need some advice on my next system upgrades. Currently I have a Desktop rig for Gaming and a gaming laptop for gaming on the go, school work, and IT projects. I have recently been considering compressing this to have just 1 computer for both purposes that I can use for school, gaming, work, etc. and avoid spending the money to upgrade 2 computers every 3-8 years. I'm not sure if I should just continue to buy dual computers for this or if it may be more practical to just get a single powerful laptop for both on the go and at home since typically wherever I am with my laptop there is a power outlet. The laptop only idea would be nice where I could get something like a Razer Blade with the external GPU addon if needed or something else and just dock it when I'm at home to connect to my triple monitor setup and transfer my hard drives to a NAS server. The main downside I am concerned with is that I tend to upgrade laptops much more often and can only do minimal upgrades as well as it is much less comfortable to work on for extended periods of time not to mention the hardware is less powerful most of the time i.e: graphics cards. One plus to at least having a laptop is that I study cyber security and having a laptop with an extra NIC for promiscuous mode can be handy. I was also considering if I do the desktop/laptop combo again, getting something like a Surface Book since it will be powerful enough to run games like World of Warcraft decently but portable and functional for work and school while the main gaming will be on my desktop. What would you guys recommend or suggest?



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#2 Drillingmachine

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 04:37 AM

I would recommend desktop for heavy use and portable for more casual use.

You also must consider situation when one of your computers breaks down, then it's very good to have a backup.

#3 SmokeViper07

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 11:51 AM

Thank you Drillingmachine. That is kind of what I am doing now, I have just been trying to cut costs on replacing the two devices and I have been considering the Surface for school anyways. Anyone else have additional suggestions?



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:12 AM

Well...I guess that I don't see why any change is contemplated.

 

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