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#1 dragon18007

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 12:44 PM

Hi

I was wondering if there were any gaming laptops around? i want a laptop but i also want it to have enough power and good graphics that it can play the latest games etc.

I was looking at alienware and they look good but a bit expensive, was wondering if it was worth buying one or should I stick with desktop pc's for games?? i also though it might be harder to upgrade a laptop as well.

I was checking this site - http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/ and they seem to have good computers at an ok price so im in two minds of what to get!!!!

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 01:23 PM

For a gaming PC do not get a laptop unless you absolutely have to. Gaming hardware is not really suitable for laptops, and solving the issues requires throwing a lot of money at the problem resulting in very expensive laptops. Even then they don't make good laptops, because they are big, heavy, hot and have lousy battery life.
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#3 JohnWho

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 03:20 PM

Mostly, I agree with Mr. Alpha.

However, if you absolutely must have a laptop for gaming,

The ASUS G1 and G2 models might suit your needs.

ASUS G1 information at Gentech


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Posted 10 April 2007 - 04:24 PM

gaming laptops are not all that great. I agree with Johnwho on his laptop mentions also there are the Dell XPS series laptops which are built by the same company as Alienware laptops which are good as well. (Dell owns both companies)
Dell XPS Laptops
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 06:27 PM

I agree JohnWho, Mr Alpha and BlackSpyder..

You have lack of expansion in most laptops, they can overheat very easily when gaming, you are normally stuck with the same video chip that comes on the mainboard(no way to upgrade)

with the new vista the sweet spot is 4Gb ram, and most laptops only support 2 gb, also vista still does not seem to play games correctly.

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 06:33 PM

All my games work fine with vista, but I agree with everyone here.. Stick with a desktop for gaming, unless you have no other choice.

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 06:40 PM

Hmm...no other "choice" for gaming? Sorry, finding it a little ironic!

I'm pretty much on the same page as the rest of the guys. Avoid the laptop if you can.
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 06:43 PM

thanks all. i'll stick with a desktop then, I made another post with a set up if you want to leave feedback.

thanks.

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 06:50 PM

Yeah, I saw that.

You can get a lot more power for your money if you stay with a desktop

and you'll have the ability to upgrade some components if the need arises.


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