I want to game while on the go. Which give the best price to performance ratio?
Honestly, just upgrade it as much as possible cpu/gpu wise and you are fine. Alienware 18 has a huge frame which lets air pass through well so there arent any overheating issues.
But dont expect for the laptop to play games without being in charge, those things barely last an hour without battery if you are playing something.
i had an alienware 18 since the end of 2013, duel gtx 780m and i7-4900mq, and it plays most new games perfectly.
Only games it doesnt play well is old ones with shitty engines like swtor, which is clearly not the pc's fault.
For smooth gaming, you want a laptop with strong dedicated GPU (Nvidia or AMD) with its own vRAM. A decent multicore CPU (preferably > 2Ghz) and over 4GB RAM also help quite a bit.
Look up the Asus' G-series, Lenovo's Y-series, or MSI's laptops. All of them offer great price:performance ratio. Avoid the Alienware-crap, they're overpriced shit running with the brand.
You can try checking out Ebay or something for used machines as well, and save yourself a couple hundred
Alternatively go to pcspecialist.co.uk, and customize your very own gayming laptop.
You shouldn't completely shoot down otherwise great laptops with only integrated video chips. Especially Intel's HD Graphics series have improved tremendously in the last few years, and anything from HD 4000 forward can run majority of modern games at 720p/low, most pre-2010 titles even on higher settings.
Both Lenovo Y50 and Asus' latest G7(x) models can be found for even less than 1000 bucks at best.
The now bit older Lenovo y510p has i7, 8GB DDR3, and two GTX 750M cards. Packs also 1080p screen, and was selling originally for 900$, and now is around 700$. The newer Y50 packs better specs, and apparently a brand new version's again out.
Any form of thin laptop it is shit and will have oveheating issues.
If you want a gaming laptop you need to buy a big one line alienware 18, it is made for gaming since it is big and heavy and doesnt focus on being as portable as possible.
>The more expensive, the better.
Not exactly. The price:performance scale starts tipping to the price's side soon after 1.5k bucks, and some machines literally expand their cost with the brand alone.
>If you want a gaming laptop you need to buy a big one line alienware 18
Or a 2000 bucks cheaper Asus ROG laptop, that has better cooling and almost the same specs
>everything overpriced is at least 3k and more
Sorry cooling is irrelevant since no matter what system they use if you play for half a day you will get problems since everything is packed so tightly together and air barely passes
Vs a huge ass alienware 18 that has no issues because not everyone is stuck together and temperature isnt such a big issue as your thin laptops.
seriously? You must consider Lenovo Y-series "ultralight" or something.
Seriously, never ever pay over 1k to a laptop.
Got my Alienware 18 for 2-3 years now, had absolutely no issue, was around 4K when I bought it
Dual nvidia gtx 780m
And it works perfectly, I thought I would have issues or not be able to play games but I pretty much play most games on ultra even now with no issues.
You might want to ignore /v/ though, there is much Alienware and dell hate for them to be non biased.
Personally I was pleasently surprised that it works for so long without any issues.
Don't go cheap, just get one that is good so you won't need upgrades cost anytime soon.
what the hell does this even mean nowadays? A Chromebook toys?
I got a Packard Bell EasyNote TS with i3 @ 2.1Ghz, 6GB DDR3 and GT 540M for mere 399€ back in 2012, and it can run even modern games with lower settings.
With a mere thousand you'd get a machine that'd run anything at 1080p, med-high settings, at 60fps.
Advice coming from a person who bought a laptop to play games, do NOT buy a laptop to play games.
You will end up paying 2-4x the price of a computer with the same specs just for the sake of mobility.
If you value mobility that highly, then go ahead and burn your money on a laptop to do this. Otherwise, make the smart choice and don't get a laptop.
not to mention you can't change hardware and it has shitty cooling
if a laptop isnt DESIGNED to play intense games then it will simply burn up.
laptops arent for gaming unless customized and have a frame for it.
some people travel abroad often and moving around a desktop is not an option