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Master Geek

# 141404 11-Mar-2014 16:48
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Hi All,

I am looking at getting a gaming laptop, never really got one before. Usually build a desktop for that. Due to not playing my desktop that often thesedays and its being old. I thought of getting a laptop. Once that will last around 5 - 6 for Steam Games mainly.

Does anyone out there have any ideas on what brand and models. I am not after a Alien Laptop, expensive and its just the name in my honest opinion. 
But open to ideas and reasons.

Cheers all.

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Master Geek


  # 1002921 11-Mar-2014 17:18
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One that will last 5-6? You mean 5-6 hours of gaming or 5-6 years of use? You'd be hard pressed to find any laptop that will last 5-6 hours on battery while gaming, if that was what you meant.

The only real reason to get a gaming laptop is portability. If you aren't going to take it around with you, a laptop is just too much a compromise in my opinion. A desktop is upgradeable, and you will get much better hardware for the same price, especially if you build it yourself.

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Master Geek

  # 1002926 11-Mar-2014 17:43
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5 to 6 years of use.

I am still tempted to upgrade the desktop.
I will use laptop around the house to work on and to game on. I am using my desktop to connect to the TV and stream films and tv series. NAS box is connected to tv but doesn't stream mkv files.


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Ultimate Geek

  # 1002928 11-Mar-2014 17:50
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Will you be using the laptop to usually go to lans etc?

If not id just upgrade the desktop, for the same amount as a good gaming laptop you could get a godly rig

I'm going to noob myself past judgement

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Master Geek

  # 1002929 11-Mar-2014 17:54
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True true.

Potential laptop will only be used for working on and steam games. Not for lan parties. Got my xbox one for games.

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