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Buy a decent i5 Asus laptop with a 940 2GB video and 4 GB ram thinking it will run most of games well.

Find out that most games are running pretty slow on the laptop, even with settings set to low.

Find out that the fucking Intel is just using dualcores on i5 and i7 on laptops.

The only real quadcore i5 and i7 laptops are the super overpriced shit like Razor, ROG and MSI.

I'm fucked arent I?
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>>322744020
I have waited years for this....

>gaming laptop
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>>322744020
Why did u feel the need to make a thread for this?
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you will always will get fucked with gaming laptops. The power and the cpu/gpu are always going to fuck you over. Also there is no such thing as a cheap gamer laptop. There are laptops that can LOL and the ones that can't. And to think with that money you could got a mid range computer.
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>>322744020
You fucked up royally. If you are hell bent on a gaming laptop, you need to splurge on the $3000 ones because they're the only half decent ones.
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>>322744101
Well, I'm not one of those PC mustard race that wants a GAMING LAPTOP but I accompany my mum to dialysis every 2 days so I wanted a laptop to game just to entertain myself.

If I knew that this would happen, I could have just bought that Hori portable PS4 monitor with backup battery.
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>940m

What the fuck were you expecting?
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>>322744020
>I'm fucked arent I?

Yes, you fucked yourself the moment you wanted a "gaming" laptop and didn't want to pay an arm and a leg for it.

You don't buy a laptop *to* play games on, you buy a laptop you *can* play games on.
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Any gayman laptop under $1500 is going to have hardware that was considered mid-range 5 years ago

You have been hornswoggled
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>>322744020
>940
lmao
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>>322744020
>Find out that the fucking Intel is just using dualcores on i5 and i7 on laptops.
Pls elaborate.
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>>322744357
Well, my desktop is 730 2GB. So i thought 940 2GB > 730 2GB
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>>322744587
There are laptop i7s that are quad core, like the 6700HQ that I have.
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>>322744704
>4 cores, 8 threads
Oh wow.
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>>322744680
If you want to play games, you need a card that's in the GTX range. There are lots of mid-priced laptops out there right now with the GTX 960M, which will run everything outside of The Witcher 3 well.
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>>322744587
I have a laptop that is intel i5 5200U, and looking up the information, its just dual core
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>>322744587
They're rebranded i3s with multithreading
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>>322744020
You're definitely doing SOMETHING wrong, since even my 4yo i3 + 540M can run most games decently.

CPU really does not matter that much in most games. If anything, it's your low-end GPU, combined with probably too high settings in games, that is causing you issues.

Also make sure that the Nvidia Optimus system is NOT running your games with the integrated Intel HD graphics chip! This is the most common mistake / reason why modern laptop gamers are having poor framerates. Use the High Performance power mode, and check that the drivers are up to date.

Stick to 720p, no matter what your screen resolution is.
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>>322744586
NEVER FUCKING REPLY TO ME AGAIN UNLESS YOU'RE CONTRIBUTING TO THE THREAD
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>Those keys
Those office Dell keyboards for $15 does the job a lot better for vidya and productivity
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>>322744970
kek
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>>322744970
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So anyway, I have time to return it, and get full money back, since I cant even do my Unity game projects on it.

Is the AMD FX7500 laptop better? I mean its real quadcore.

I am looking at this model:http://www.notebookcheck.net/Acer-Aspire-E5-551G-F1EW-Notebook-Review-Update.129813.0.html

Is this any good?
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>>322744860
Wasn't AMD fined for doing the very ame thing?
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>>322745270
>AMD CPU
Never, and I mean FUCKING never purchase a machine with AMD's CPU!
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>>322745386
meant for>>322744904
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>>322745270
>I mean its real quadcore.
Get a clue nigger
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>>322744965
>Stick to 720p, no matter what your screen resolution is.
What's the fucking point of playing a game below your screen's native resolution?
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>>322745270
>acer
>ayymd for leltop

Good luck anon.
Pies4 and xbawks exist anon
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>>322745547
Getting not single digit fps
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>>322745458
>>322745386
No it's not quite the same. i5 is their brand, they can call a Pentium an i5 if they want. So long as they're not making false claims about the hardware they're fine.
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>>322745626
Play on a desktop like every nomral human being then.

If I had to play at an upscaled resolution, I'd rather not play at all. It's like people who drink super cheap 3,8%
>beer.
What's the fucking point? You don't drink beer to save your life, you drink it to enjoy it, so why drink unfiltered sewage then?
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>>322744348
>portable ps4

why the fuck dont you just invest in a handhled ? 3ds or vita or get a cheaper laptop and emulate gaymes

>gaming laptop
>i...i want to run GRAFIX at max 4k 120 fps on a laptop
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>>322745572
>Pies4 and xbawks exist anon

Well, I accompany my mum to dialysis every 2 days, so I bought the laptop to entertain myself for all that waiting

And Hori doesnt make Xbone portable energy/monitor and the PS4 one only provides 2 hours of energy.
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>gaming laptop
Laptops are for productivity, anything else and you're spending exorbitant amounts of money for subpar results. Have a current gen console or a desktop on the side for current releases and have a few legacy/indie games installed on the laptop in case you want to play something on the go.
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>>322746039
>anything else and you're spending exorbitant amounts of money for subpar results
Not really. You can get laptops that handle basically every game for $800.
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1. build a desktop instead
2. build a fucking desktop instead you monumental pleb
3. if you're too technologically illiterate to build yourself, find a service that will do it for you
4. if you insist on buying a laptop find a bespoke laptop service, they're >literally a google search away

buying mass market PCs will inevitably result in a bad time
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>>322745905
>Laptops are for productivity, anything else and you're spending exorbitant amounts of money for subpar results. Have a current gen console or a desktop on the side for current releases and have a few legacy/indie games installed on the laptop in case you want to play something on the go.

I just sold my vita cause the only game I am interested in it is D4 and I defeated Baal on the PS3 already and Im getting DOAX3 on PS4.
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>>322746112
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>>322745453
Why not?
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>>322746112
Yeah, and you'll have to tweak the settings, never be able to upgrade your display, never be able to upgrade your CPU/GPU in order to get the most out of your computer's lifespan and suffer from deteriorating battery life and heating issues. If you have the money to throw around go for it, just don't expect a good value and be ready to replace it with a new one every few years.
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>>322746391
Yep, look up the Inspiron 7559.
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>>322744020
This stupidity never ends. Anyone who has had a "gaming" laptop shits on the notion. Yet there's always a retard who does it and tries to warn the next generation. There's not a single person with an iq of 100 who was ever happy of their choice to buy a gaming laptop.

For the price of whatever laptop you're looking at you can buy a desktop and a fucking netbook.

Please stop.
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>>322746515
>never be able to upgrade your display, never be able to upgrade your CPU/GPU in order to get the most out of your computer's lifespan and suffer from deteriorating battery life and heating issues
None of that is as appealing as being able to use my computer wherever I want.
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>>322746715
This is the flaw that keeps this shitty niche business afloat.
>I know the flaws and I don't care
>these flaws sure are irritating
>why is my laptop fried 1 day after the warranty ends?
>I wish I just listened to v...


You'll be the next generation of Warners.
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>>322746881
My laptops have all lasted 3+ years. And "not being able to upgrade your display" or whatever is not an "irritating flaw", even though most laptops can have their screens replaced pretty easily.
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>>322746881
>>322746608
You're just repeating ancient outdated memes about laptops, you obviously don't actually use them yourself.
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>>322747091
Jesus christ. You're dumber than the average person who buys a gaming laptop. 90% of us learned from our mistakes and try to help out.

You just keep throwing money away...
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>>322746608
Thank you for reading the thread anon. Although, you seem to have missed that OP often has to spend many hours outside his house, because he still has a mother he loves higher than Japanese cartoons. This concept may seem alien to you.
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>>322747294
Which is why you install red alert 2 on the netbook. There's never a good reason to own a gaming laptop. There's never a satisfied consumer except for the one retard who bought more than one.
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Gaming laptops are such a stupid investment. Console gamers have better sensibility than you. Let that sink in.
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>>322745897
>Drinking alcohol
disgusting.

plus the screen's pixel density on FullHD laptops makes even low resolutions look fine.
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>>322747413
Well I kinda got tired of replaying RA2YR. I mean I played it since I was 14. I bought the laptop, thinking that I can at least play DQHeroes and SaintSeiya and OnePiece and Tokiuden at least decently, mind you, they are not demanding compared to other games, but they are chugging on this laptop
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>>322747278
>You just keep throwing money away...
I've been using laptops for 10 years and have always been satisfied with the experience, I wouldn't call that throwing money away. Enjoy being angry though.
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>>322744020
>he thinks the reason games are running like shit is because of the CPU
>not because he got a shitty 940 mobile GPU

I'm assuming the laptop you got was the X555LB-NS51?
I mean, all in all it should be fine for driving low performance games/"high end" games from a few years [email protected] settings. Which honestly, with a laptop with that spec sheet is really all you should've been trying to run to begin with.

The CPU isn't nearly as much of a bottleneck as you think it is, it's mostly the GPU and the fact that it's all driving a 1920x1080 display.
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>>322747914
Because you bought a laptop with an low-end GPU, idiot.
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>>322745270
get a fucking desktop pc dude
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>>322744020
>So I bought something expensive
>and then decided to do some research AFTER I bought it

Let's settle this.

http://strawpoll.me/5972397
http://strawpoll.me/5972397
http://strawpoll.me/5972397
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>>322748247
its ASUS K555LB-XX423T BLACK
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>940m
>dual core CPU
>expecting good performance
When will you lapcucks learn?
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>>322748407
Iast time I did bring the desktop in the renal center of the hospital, they dragged me out
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>>322746606
>Inspiron 7559
>800 bongland fun monies
>GPU is as good as a mid range card from six years ago
>imp lying that heap of plastic can handle any game
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>>322747914
You fell for the meme. Do you part to make sure no one falls into the same trap. I'm completely positive there's hundreds of amazing pc games you've never played that run on a netbook.

For the record a "gaming" laptop comes with the mobile version of the weakest high end card. A 940 is for general laptoping. Maybe hd movies on the go.
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>>322748672
then be prepared to pay at least $1000 so you can play current non-fps titles on low settings at ~25-30fps
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>>322748708
Looks like it can handle games just fine m8.
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>>322748219
So that's 3 laptops in that time frame based on your other post. You've thrown away money two and a half times. The half comes for paying double for half the performance initially.

I am happy that you can afford to throw away money for shit performance but I want to help all the young anons not follow in our footsteps.
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>>322748778
see
>>322748919

That GPU is in an $800 laptop.
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>>322748919
>MGS5
My 2005 shitbox can run MGS5.
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>>322748586
Jeez dude. You have no idea what you were doing, regardless. 940M with ancient GDDR3? Paying extra for a free botnet mem of an OS? Nah you've got a long way to go before you're anything but a console pleb.
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>>322748586

So literally the same shitty laptop but with less RAM.

Point still stands. The laptop is fine if you want to run random shit f2p MMO's that's not TERA-tier or if you want to play JRPG's/SRPGS/old school non-graphic intensive games.
But it's not going to play anything that's remotely GPU intensive from the past few years for shit.
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>>322749007
A fucking 8800 can probably run mgs5 on medium with 60 fps. Stop the smear campaign.
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>>322749025
>AAA game released this year
>"b-b-but it doesn't count!"
Could you move the goalposts any further?
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>>322748778
I do have more money to spend, but all those 1000 upward laptops have all those fucking useless bling that screams "I am a fucking douche"
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>>322748919
>MGSV
>A game so void of content that it runs at 60fps on PS3 even.
>gameS (plural)
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>>322748919
MGSV is the gold standard for optimisation though

How does it deal with Elite Dangerous, Planetside 2, Witcher 3 and Path of Exile
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>>322745270
>acer

you don't deserve the money you have
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>>322749172
That childish shit is to appeal to children. Children are the only demographic stupid enough to buy gaming laptops.

Buy a $800 pc and a $200 netbook. You will not regret your choice. I would personally spend $900 on the desktop but it can be done for 8.
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>>322748919
>mobile GPU equivalent to a $120 750ti
>laptop costs $800
Laptop kids are retarded. Literally the worst group of 'people' on this board. Kill yourself.
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>>322749062
Well, to be fair, I know my desktop, but I'm a laptop virgin.

And I guess my desparation because of the boredom made me rush buy a laptop
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>>322749248
Shut up retard.
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>>322749415
So go play it then dummy. I'm sure you'll get no similar slowdowns in the same areas.
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>>322749307
>disprove the previous anon's claim with facts
>"retard kid, kill yourself"
You should stop browsing this site, you only make it worse for everyone else.
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>>322746715
Again, being able to use your computer wherever you want is a huge advantage when it comes to productivity. Not so much when it comes to playing games, but like I said, it's your money so spend it how you want. I'm just saying the complaints in the OP are to be expected.
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My laptop from 6 years ago was $700 and it has a quad core.
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>>322749062
>Jeez dude. You have no idea what you were doing, regardless. 940M with ancient GDDR3? Paying extra for a free botnet mem of an OS? Nah you've got a long way to go before you're anything but a console pleb.

Also to be fair, all the laptops sold here in my country comes with Windows OS, and the ones dont have are intel celeron hardware
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>>322749517
Just so you know. All of v, collectively, wishes you would die in a fucking fire. You're a child shilling for free for bad products in an attempt to fool even a single anon into wasting his money.

Desktop and netbook. Do not fall for memes. Do not waste your money and time.
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>>322749585
>Not so much when it comes to playing games
I enjoy games more when I can play them in whatever environment feels most comfortable at the time. It has a much bigger impact on my enjoyment than being able to set shadows to ultra.
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>>322749396
Thing is, you didn't buy a "gaming" laptop. You bought a regular multimedia laptop for productivity. Those specs are basically there just for watching video o browsing the internet and making sure the OS runs smoothly at the same time. Nothing about those specs are for modern gaming.
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>>322749792
Then go play your vita game in 20 fps. Stop posting.
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>Gaming laptop
:^)
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>>322749792
That's your preference and I'm perfectly fine with it. I'm just saying the complaints you made in the OP are to be expected.
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>>322749884
Vita is pretty powerful, man. 30fps or 60fps in all cases. If it had games, I would totally suggest getting one.

It doesn't though so don't even think about it.
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>>322749825
>>322749825
I was like Jeremy Clarkson when I bought the laptop.

"My desktop is i5 quadcore, this laptop is i5, it should be a quadcore, it should run games decently, How hard can it be?"
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>>322750070
It has toukiden and runs it better than his laptop. A vita is a smarter buy than a gaming laptop full stop.

And the vita has 3 worthwhile games.
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Such a hate boner for laptops.

I know it will be inferior to a desktop however i got to travel or work in IT (so you can tell why i am posting this right now) and frankly i am glad with my laptop, it runs shit like ARMA 3 and GTA V in high settings.

I don't know what else you fellas want to shit on me for.

But yes i despise shit like Alienware and RAZER, that shit is garbage
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>>322744357
But I have a 940m too, what's wrong about it?
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>>322750065
I'm not the OP.
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>>322745270
Just play games on your cell phone. You're going to waste your money on shit.
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>>322750214
Because you paid $1000 for $400 worth of hardware that will be broken in a year or two of playing. You sound like you're well off so this might not be so horrific to you but your case is not most.
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>>322750283
Then why the fuck are you replying to a response that was clearly directed at OP's complaints? Of course you're gonna disagree if those initial complaints don't apply to you.
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>>322750753
Because it was also me in the last 3 responses in that chain of posts?
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>>322751045
All the responses were under the assumption you were the OP, since you replied to a post clearly directed at him.
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>>322751190
The same demographic who buys gaming laptops are the same people who can't into reply chains. Children.
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>>322751190
The original post in this chain was a general statement about laptops being bad. It wasn't directed at anyone.
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>>322746478
Because they are god-awful, underperforming, prone to overheat, sap more power than necessary, and in general have shitty reliability.
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>>322747798
being this retarded
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>>322749062
>4GB RAM, speed not specified
>5400RPM mechanical HDD
>940M running on 2GB GDDR3
Yeah I'm going to go out on a limb here and say the CPU ain't the problem
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>>322751646
I read this and assumed it was about gaming laptops. It fits perfectly.
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>>322751816
assuming you go with Intel + Nvidia laptops, the modern ones have pretty decent cooling, and unless you really mistreat the machine (don't clean up the dust, throw it around...), they should last for years.

I grabbed a dirt-cheap, used Asus G60vs back in 2009, and it's still running well. I even upgraded its CPU to almost a gigahertz stronger model and repasted the GPU as well. Can still run just about anything, but not on the high settings.
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Hey /v/, anyone have a prebuilt in mind?

800-1200 american funbucks range.
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>>322752195
Stop trying to trick dumb anons shill. The ones stupid enough to buy don't need to be tricked.
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>>322752295
Know that you're paying an extra $150 to $200 to not have to put it together. Also just go to i buy power or powerpc or cyberpower and pick one. Make sure it's got good spread for funds. GPU should be the most expensive piece. Make sure the cpu is the high end i5.
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>>322752325
Not planning to trick anyone, ya brick. It's no longer 2005.

Nobody should blow 2k on a laptop at any point, especially when you can get a superb one for less than 1000 bucks nowadays.
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>322744020
>gaming laptop
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OP if you're still here, please get a desktop. I bought a $1000 Samsung laptop that had a quad core i5, good graphics card (can't remember which one, did have 1GB dedicated ram) 8GB ram. It still runs like shit, some games like LoL, TF2, and Cs:GO all ran at 60 fps, but most other games run like shit and are unplayable. But for that money, you could get a nice gaming desktop. Take it from me. Also the desktop can be upgraded whenever you want.
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Gaming laptops are the way of the future. Get with the times hipsters, nobody uses a fucking desktop in 2016.
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>>322752691
>good graphics card (can't remember which one, did have 1GB dedicated ram)
That's not a good graphics card though, even for a laptop.
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>>322752505

This worked out better then I thought.

I already have a nice monitor and other accessories to go with it too so this might turn out pretty well.

Thank you anon.
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>>322752691
Signed anyone who has ever made the mistake of a gaming laptop. Sans the two shills in this thread. Though I'm begining to doubt that either of them are owners of more than a year.
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>>322753083
How many posts have you made in this thread? 30? 40? And all saying the exact same thing. Are you genuinely autistic or something?
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>>322752943
Hey you're welcome. Not everybody is up to put it together the first time. Might look over on g to see if there's a current "build" thread going on. Look at part information. Don't let them know you're buying prebuilt.
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I feel like heat and power are the two biggest flaws of laptops. But they're perfect for productivity and light gaming/emulation. You might be dissapointed trying to use it as a modern gaming machine. I use mine primarily as a mobile music production rig. And even then the CPU usage and heat gets a bit too high.
Better off with a good tablet.
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Intel CPUs with the U on the end are for ultra low power situations. Probably ~65% of the per-core performance of an identically numbered mobile CPU with an M at the end instead, and less than half the wattage required. They're mostly for ultrabooks, where the slim design means a smaller battery and more concern for power consumption. Not a gaming laptop.
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