Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by lucifers angel, Jun 13, 2008.
Gaming laptop is an Oxymoron...but check out alienware....
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Build you're own gaming laptop.
Get a PS3 or something like that along with a small 20 something inch LCD. Then get a cheap laptop for word processing and internet.
Biggest problems for laptops and games is the heat generated from hardware being pushed, the slower hard drives and battery time. It can be done though so it is not out of the question.
Get a desktop if you want to do gaming.
Why? For the price of a high performance gaming laptop, you can get get a desktop with much much better gaming performance, and still have money to buy a good laptop with minimum gaming capabilities.
For a great laptop with minimum gaming capabilities, that is not a gaming laptop, check out the Lenovo T61 with Linux.
Of course, you would have to format it, and throw XP Pro in there. But the fact that it comes with Linux allows you to save money in relation to the exact same laptop with garbage vistathevirus+adware preinstalled in it. In other words you are paying much less money for a great peice of hardware without adware and vistathevirus preinstalled.
The problem is that people are using laptops as a desktop. They get a laptop, plug it into their monitor, kb, mouse at home, and use it as a bloody desktop. The only advantage to this is that you can grab and go your laptop at anytime. The disadvantage is that you sacrifice performance in order to do this. For the price, you get much better performance getting a desktop seperate from a laptop. You can connect them together on a network for easy file transfer when necessary. Then, be on the move just fine with your laptop.
When it comes to work, it's best to have a desktop at work, and a desktop at home. Just use a flash drive or external hard drive that you can take with you back and forth for your files.
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