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Hey /v/
I want to buy a gaming PC, preferably a laptop since I like to play games in my living room.

I hear alienwares are shit, (and also rather expensive) So I need to know what I should buy that can play all the new games, at good graphics, but not too expensive.

Also I'd like to see your guys setups.
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Bump because I am also interested in a gaming laptop for on the go.
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get a desk and build a real pc
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1. Don't be a lazy faggot
2. Build a goddam pc
3. Guess what nigga? you can hook that shit up to your tv so you can play in the living room!
4. ????
5. Profit
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Sager
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>>256112448
I don't want to do that, I like the mouse+controller on tv tray setup. I just want a nice gaming laptop that can play everything that isn't too expensive
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>>256112069
>I like to play games in my living room.

why would that necessitate a laptop?
your TV has several HDMI inputs, just use one for your computer.
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>>256112554
>I like the mouse+controller on tv tray setup

still don't see how that necessitates a laptop.
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>>256112554
>gaming
>laptop
>not expensive
Pick 2
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>>256112397
Op this is me, playing on big tvs rocks btw>>256112448
Has a point
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>>256112693
>>256112709
What if I want to take it on the go? play it outside? I just like the convenience of a laptop more, why is that bad?
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>>256112838
>taking a laptop outside
>taking a laptop outside to play videogames

nigga just get a 3DS
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>>256112939
Okay suppose I want a desktop, which wouldn't be bad. What would I want to get that would fit in the same criteria as what I'm looking for?
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>>256112838
You fucking dipshit

You just said you like playing in your living room, so i suggest i cheaper and better alternative to a 'gaming laptop',
And now you say you want do gaming outside, or on the go?

Go be retarded elsewhere
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>>256112069
>I want to buy a gaming PC, preferably a laptop
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>>256113204
a budget and an afternoon of free time

http://www.logicalincrements.com/#
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>>256113204
Something using the Mini ITX form factor and maybe one of those short ass GTX 760 minis
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Get ASUS ROG, they sell good stuff. I bought one myself because I travel between 2 places weekly and I had the choice to either not play vidya for 4 days of the week or build 2 desktop computers.

Unless you heavily value graphics the power most provide is more than enough.
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I'm not a faggot like OP I already have a gayman PC.

I am in the market for a reliable laptop for my graduate school classes. Should I grab a thinkpad?
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>>256113653
>>>/g/
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Also a newfag for PC gaming.
Is this a good place to build a gaming PC? My friend got his from here.
http://www.ibuypower.com
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>>256113653
don't do it

just get a tablet

laptops are shit
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>>256113653
Depends what you're doing. If it's just word processing just buy a used Windows XP laptop
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>>256113868
Speaking like a true retard. People like you dont even know what they are talking about because they dont even understand why a person considers a laptop.
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>>256113653
thinkpad's been shite since IBM stopped making them.
belongs to some chinese crap company now.
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A combination desktop and netbook is cheaper and you will be more satisfied in the long run. I drank the "gaming laptop" Kool-Aid years ago in college and got a piece of shit that overheated constantly and could never spend two hours off battery. It ended up dying just after my warranty expired a little over a year later so all that money went down the hole.

I ended up dragging my desktop to my dorm anyway and was much more satisfied. I later bought a netbook for cheap and was extremely satisfied with its 5 hour battery life. Plus I can play all the games from my classic PC game backlog. Best of all, I'm still using it 3 years later.
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>>256113868
>tablet
>for graduate work

He's probably going to have to type. He might even need real computing power.

Fuck tablets, they're for playing Angry Birds and watching YouTube.
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>>256114162
I have to do statistic work and other things for accounting so yeah a tablet wouldn't work.

>>256114040
Fuck they are? What do you recommend?
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>>256113653
>>256113834
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Why do neckbeards hate laptops? Too poor to get a good one?

Mine sits on a docking station when I'm at home, and also travels with me. It also plays pretty much everything on ultrafuckyoumax settings.

The most hilarious part is that I bet a lot of you fags telling him to build a PC are running i5's or less.
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>>256112069
I think you´d be better off with a mini PC instead of a laptop.

Laptops good enough for gaming (Without overheating problems) will cost you a lot more than a self built mid-range rig in a small form factor.

Seriously...Don´t go for laptops...
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>>256114623
The most basic ASUS Windows 8 laptop you can find
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Not OP here.

Any ideas for a PC setup that can run Crysis 1 at 60fps?
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>>256114815
>Why do neckbeards hate laptops? Too poor to get a good one?
Because they are overpriced, so I can understand why they dislike them. The main problem I see is that they dont seem to understand that it some cases its a good investment.
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OP, not sure if you're still here, but just get a Lenova Y50 or a Lenova 510. Search them up, they're good gaming laptops at a decent price.
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>>256114946
http://www.logicalincrements.com/games/crysis/
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>>256114623

Lenovo-manufactured Thinkpads aren't as bad as that guy makes them sound but they aren't as good as they used to be. Still better than the shit you'd find in a Best Buy.
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>>256114028
a tablet is better than a laptop at everything except games

but you already have a pc, so you don't need to play games
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>>256115084
In OPs case it sounds like he´s just gonna sit in the living room with it so a mini build would be far cheaper and stronger for him.
Unless he plans to take it outside or game on the go I don´t see how a laptop is a good idea.
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I have a dumb question but, I was trying a friend's laptop he just bought for gaming. His keyboard kept ignoring some keystrokes. Is this a laptop issue or a technical error?
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>>256115183

That's horseshit. I ran it just fine on my now-toaster-tier PC before I upgraded to the parts it calls "playable."
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>>256114815
>Why do neckbeards hate laptops? Too poor to get a good one?

Bad experiences. I had one with constant overheating problems and the battery life while playing games was about 2 hours maximum. That was about 7 years ago so they've probably improved

But it's not really necessary to own one because modern PC games suck or have low requirements and there's a ton of old games you can play. I don't have an urge to play Crysis 3 laptop or not.
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>>256115328
I drive 1.75 hours to my university which is in city X while I live in city Y.

I obviously dont wanna spend 3.5h a day to just get from one place to the other so from Monday-Thursday I live in city X, and from Friday-Saturday I live in city Y. So, in terms of gaming I now have the option to

1) Buy a gaming laptop
2) Buy two desktop PCs
3) Not play any vidya for 4 days of the week (not an option)

So please, dont tell me how much better a tablet is.
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>>256114162
>He's probably going to have to type.
then get a keyboard attachment

He might even need real computing power.
hahaha, no
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>>256115382
>game on the go

There's nothing that you could play on the go that would require top-tier parts. You'd look like a moron playing with like a mouse and a cooling pad (which you will need) in public. Anything else (like frequent travel) can work just fine with a small-form-factor PC and (if needed) monitor.
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I'm just going to share my story here.
>working in tech support
>get call from customer
>Really fucking angry
>Excuse me but I bought 2 Titan Zs for SLI and neither of them have the drivers included and I can't get them to work with XP 64 Bit.
>tell guy that we have drivers on the site
>"No, you don't understand. I want the physical drivers that are listed on your site. This is bullshit. If you don't send some out to me for free I'll sue you for false advertisement."
>genuinely convinced this is a prank call (We've never had anyone call in for Titan Z support /ever/)
>uuhhhh sure, can I have your serial number?
>sure it's ********
oh shit
>look it up, valid
>customer even confirms his address & name
this guy is legit
>look up on account
>this guy has 2 Titan Z's
>and is using windows XP 64 bit
>mfw he can't even use DirectX 11
my sides left orbit
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>>256115758
>then get a keyboard attachment

m8 do you know how fucking bad those keyboards are?
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>>256115758

You're an idiot.
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>>256115552
cheap keyboards can only process so many keys held in at once, this is called "key rollover" with x-Key Rollover being how many buttons can be held at once.
sometimes even a keyboard with better-than-usual rollover might have cut corners on less-used keys.

try it yourself, hold in both shift keys and write THE QUICK BROWN DOG JUMPS OVER THE LAZY FOX
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>>256115946
Was it DSP perchance?

Because he really did just buy a computer like that
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>>256116097
What's his IRL name?
Is he running XP 64?
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>>256116163
phil burnell

I'm not sure about the OS
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>>256116290
Not him.
He just called back too. And called my manager a prick. Lel.
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>>256114946
Okay. Let me correct myself. How about one that can run 2000's vidya like Crysis, HL2, and ARMA 2 at max settings?

In other words, a 2000's dream setup.
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>>256114815
>Why do neckbeards hate laptops?
low power, shit performance, but still overheats and fries your balls

batteries only last an hour, but die after a year of use
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>>256116562
Haswel i5 and a 760 Ti build ought to do you wonders.
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>>256115691
>Unless he plans to take it
just get a 3ds or vita retard
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>>256116786
>I want to play specific games
>lol just get a handheld
Youre fucking retarded
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how low do part prices go on black friday/cyber monday?

might buy the parts at the end of november since theres rumors of the 800 series coming out in October

Does anybody actually know when the 800 series releases?
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How'd I do /v/?
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>>256112554
>I just want an overpriced piece of tech for no reason that has to play everything but also has to be cheap

Please just go to /g/ and spare me the headache.
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Dont bother. I bought one and its shit, doesnt matter if its alienware or not. All gaymen laptops are just like alienware, overpriced garbage
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Any good mechanical keyboards on sale that people like?
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>>256116913
Stop playing games m8
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>>256116786
Or if you already have it you can take your god damn phone... Seriously I got the "tegra exclusive" half life 2 to run on my One m7. Now I just need a discrete controller and I can play. There´s tons of good games on mobile now not even counting emulation which at this point can even play a some gamecube games.
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>>256115946
I feel bad for you anon, if you have these kind of idiots every day.
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If you're going to buy a gaming laptop make sure you put a copper shim between the GPU's diode and the heatsink with thermal compound on each side. I experienced a ~15C temp decrease on my shitty 5 year old ASUS laptop after doing this because of poor heatsink pressure. Also make sure the fan runs at 5200 RPM constantly by cutting the fan's blue wire or through software. Most software won't recognize laptop fans.
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>pc gaming

is this still a thing. top fucking kek m8
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>>256115952
>m8 do you know how fucking bad those keyboards are?
just as shit as laptop keyboards
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>>256112069

Alienwares aren't shit, they're computers just like anything else and will work fine.

Alienwares are shit BECAUSE they're so expensive.

You can easily buy a laptop that matches their performance for well under $500 less.
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>>256116964
>pixel perfect guarantee
>people now have to pay money to not have dead pixels
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>>256117157
Don't cry for me, anon.
>work at home
>get paid to eat food, watch netflix, play bass & get ass kicked at Skullgirls in between calls
>lie in bed, making bank
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>>256117178
>consoles
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>>256116913
stop wanting to play specific game

you won't have any fun playing it on a laptop anyway
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>>256117095
Stop being so poor that you have to accept situations you dislike. If I would want to play handheld trash I would play handheld trash so spare me with your mentally challenged logic.
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>>256113653
Thinkpads unfortunately have been shit these past few years. Get an Asus/Dell, make sure you can take it apart easily (so you can clean the fan/upgrade memory etc).
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>>256112069
>gaming pc
>laptop

Pick one OP.
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>>256117415
>Calls someone mentally challenged
>Buys gaming laptops
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>>256117370
But I had fun playing the games I want to play for the last 2 years and never ran into much trouble. What now?
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>>256117462
Dell? Are they decent now?
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>>256115691

Autistic people on 4chan don't understand that some people want a gaming laptop that travels with them, because "m-muh gaming PC" and saving money.

If you can afford a gaming laptop just ignore all the shitposting and check out something like ASUS or Newegg (more variety, likely cheaper). Yeah, gaming laptops are expensive but 4chan is hilariously autistic when it comes to doing ANYTHING but building your own desktop.
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>>256117164
>forcing a fan to run at 100% all the time
>cutting a wire to do so

>these are the people on /v/ who call themselves master race these days
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>>256113653
What are you using it for specifically? If it's just standard MS Office type shit, I suggest an Acer C720. It's a cheap as fuck chromebook, surprisingly speedy for what it does, never heats up and has like a 9 hour battery life.
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>>256117415
>If I would want to play handheld trash I would play handheld trash so spare me with your mentally challenged logic.
but handheld games are the best games
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>>256117583
Because you can't name a modern game worth playing on a gaming laptop that's why
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>>256117470

>cheap gaming PC
>unnecessarily expensive gaming laptop

is a better way to put it

Desktop fags pretend laptops can't perform well when it comes to gaming. They can't perform AS well.

All of the mocking comes from the fact that if you get a gaming laptop, you're spending probably 3-5x the amount of money for about 80% the performance or less.
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>>256117583
if you're travelling then you don't want to lug around a 20 pound gaymen laptop in the first place.
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>>256117583
>people telling you that you're getting a bad deal are autistic shitposters
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>>256118013
laptops suck because windows is a power hog, and shoving powerful parts together in small spaces just leads to all kinds of problems
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>>256117834
>modern game worth playing
Any competitive title out there, Divinity Original Sin, Mark of the Ninja, Valdis Story...

I can just go on and list a few hundred. Since when do I need Ultra graphics and 4K to enjoy games? I dont even play garbage that requires strong rigs because they never are decent games anyway.

>>256118084
>20 pound
Anon its 10 pounds. If you cant transport that from A to B then you have a serious health problem.
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>>256118226
>Anon its 10 pounds. If you cant transport that from A to B then you have a serious health problem.
trust me, it's too big and unweidly to carry wound with you

you will soon wish for something lighter and pocket size
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>>256118125
The only reason its a bad deal is because you get less power. The thing you dont seem to understand is that you get portability and a screen in return. You cant just ignore that and say "Lol I can haz same powah for half price XD".
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>>256118226
>Divinity Original Sin, Mark of the Ninja, Valdis Story...

HAHAHAHA none of those require the power of a gaming laptop to even run
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>>256118431
>The thing you dont seem to understand is that you get portability and a screen
then get a tablet

laptops are only technically portable, functionally they aren't
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>>256118403
I have been fucking doing it for 2 years and didnt regret it for a single second.

>>256118550
Whats your point? You said "modern game". Last time I checked that term doesnt equal 360 MLG PRO graphix.

Those are modern games and they sure as hell are worth playing.
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>>256118205

Strawman. They are unoptimized but are capable of doing the same things as desktops in almost all cases that you'll need them for if you're interested in getting a laptop / feel you need to get a laptop instead of a desktop

I've had my laptop for going on five years and it can still perform moderately (but that's a problem desktops run into, obviously, when it comes to replacing components as things modernize) and have only had several problems.

>>256118125

No, people austisically shitposting and pretending that if you buy a laptop you're an imbecile and your legtitmacy as a fan of video games are autistic shitposters.


>>256117834

>worth

What makes a game worth playing on a desktop over a laptop? That's a pretty loaded word.

>modern game

I don't know why it's important that it be modern, but if you're going to do LAN parties with your buddies there is plenty of shit you can play on a laptop.
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>>256118646
read this >>256115691 and tell me what use a tablet has to me. Actually you dont need to read it. I know that it doesnt have any.
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>>256118697
then carry on with your shitty lifestyle
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>>256112838
You can "want" all you like but you're ignoring the fact that Gaming + Laptop =/= Cheap
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>>256118913
Solid argument
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>>256118403

>trust me, it's too big and unweidly to carry wound with you

Fucker laptops are lighter than some of the textbooks you're going to lug around EVERY DAY at a university.

I've carried my laptop around in my backpack for four years along with my physics / csci / math textbooks and I don't care at all.

>>256118913

Ouch, you really got him with that one
How does it feel being a bigoted ass because you think owning a certain type of computer makes you superior?
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>Buy a mid-range gaming laptop for 1.2k
>Runs absolutely everything at 1080p, just have to turn down the graphical settings in some of the most demanding games.
>Plug it into outlet on the train I ride for hours every week.
>Get LOADS of use out of it
>/v/ still insists that I'm only having artificial fun
>At the end of the day I always return home to a gaming desktop more powerful than all the anti-laptop faggots have anyways.

It's no use discussing laptops. /v/ is so cancerous and casual that they actually suggest tablets before laptops. This transcends the run-of-the-mill cocksuckery you usually see here. I'd actually recommend joining a forum for this kind of discussion to be honest. And I fucking hate forums.
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>>256118817
>5 years
that's when my first laptop died

better watchout
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>>256118854
so you refuse to play any games that aren't pc games?

sound pretty autistic, bro
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>>256113204
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vrVsnQ
have fun
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>>256118697
Point was you can just own a regular laptop. There are no modern games with high graphical requirements worth playing

I'll just change it to that
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>>256119043
>Fucker laptops are lighter than some of the textbooks you're going to lug around EVERY DAY at a university.
>lugging around textbooks when you can just pirate the pdf's

yep, you are retarded
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notebookcheck.net

you can search for specific models and check out reviews and details as well as benchmarks

if i've learned anything from this website it's that the only way to differentiate a good laptop from a shit on is based solely on the videocard inside it

have fun researching
or if you dont want to the lenovo y560 (or something like that is supposed to be good)
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>>256119043
>How does it feel being a bigoted ass because you think owning a certain type of computer makes you superior?
I'm on a laptop right now

I just trying to save him the agony of owning a shitop
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>>256117583
>not being autistic about building your own desktop
Why are you even here?
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>>256119668
Dont forget the cooling. It can make the difference between the thing causing problems a couple months in, dying the second the waranty ran out and it lasting for a decade.
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>>256119572

>trying to learn material out of a pdf
>doing homework out of a pdf
>trying to study using a pdf
>EVER

I'm just gonna keep spending $20 on international versions of my books when I can, thanks.
Personal preference.

>>256119795

>/v/ is entirely composed of a single group of like-minded people
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>>256119892
it's very easy on a tablet or smart phone

it's very shit on a laptop, I agree
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i heard that the new Razor Blade was pretty good but i also haven't heard anything since it was released so i don't know if it has any issues or whatever
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>Not building a kawaii mini-ITX.

Then get a cheap netbook or something and good wifi and stream your games over Steam or something.
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>>256120057
Always bring up the worst example to prove your point. I guess there arent any fashion brands apart from Gucci, selling white tshirts for $200 and GAP either.
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>>256120173
or you could get one of these and stop being a faggot
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>>256120029

I mean, I can see it being viable on a tablet, but I couldn't study using a smartphone. Although buying a tablet is another story entirely.

I'm in physics + CSCI, I like to be able to really see a lot of pages and once because there's a lot involved with that kind of stuff. Having a laptop for my programming assignments while I have my book beside me is really helpful. Being able to have a larger book and seeing large segments of sample code or a big derivation is pretty helpful too.

As for my electives yeah, I generally get digital copies of the books.
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>>256120289
i want one so bad but i cant justify buying it (yet)

there was a price drop too hopefully it wont sell out before it price drops again
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>>256120434
then get a tablet, and a small laptop

powerful laptops are worthless
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>>256120614
it's only 200 dollars

http://www.amazon.com/NVIDIA-SHIELD-Portable-Pc/dp/B00E3667XQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407031396&sr=8-1&keywords=shield
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>>256120661

I like my laptop because I can do the above things alone, or with a group of friends, and then seamlessly transition into playing RTS or what have you on the fly while we're all hanging out in our study group, when we're done with our work.

I'm not going to go to my friend group / study group, and pull out a small laptop, a tablet, and then go to my car, bring my desktop in with me, then go back and grab my monitor, speakers + keyboard + mouse and set ALL of that up.

They aren't worthless. They're just not a necessity for a lot of lifestyles. Many, many university students benefit from paying a little extra for a convenience. Many don't. It all depends on how you plan to live / travel / study, and you can't blanket that kind of experience or request with a simple "laptops are shit, period".
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>>256120783
> We're sorry. This item can't be shipped to your selected destination. You may either change the shipping address or delete the item from your order.

so mad right now because if the shipping rate was good i was gonna press buy
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>>256112069

I know everyone is going to rip on you for gayman laptops but let me give you some advice for someone who actually got one not too long ago.

I believe I have the exact same model as your picture, at least it's externals. They change it every year with slightly better processors and intergrated graphics cards.

Alienware gayman laptops were always shit and optimized for no better than 720p

That computer in your picture has by far one of the most impressive laptop coolant systems i've ever seen, because of it's over ride program.

No bullshit thirdparty software to change the fan, you press that button on the dash above the F# keys and your fan goes maximum power.

Loud as fuck, but almost entirely unnoticeable when using headphones.

Actually now that i think about it, the laptop i have also has a finger pad disable button (and honesty the intention and placement is a lot better than most computers so your left palm doesn't activate it while typing) but even then you press that button and the pad is completely disabled so only an external mouse will work.

After nearly 2 years of intense use my process or and GPU idle at around 40C. For a laptop, that's impressive.

You should be able to, at this point, find a refurbished laptop with 4GB DDR3 equivalent graphics for under 1000 dollars. It's 3DMark Score would hover around 7500-8500.

Nearly any modern game would function just fine at 1080 on high settings with maybe 2x or 4x AA.

My only real qualms with their laptops are their unimpressive sound cards, built in speakers, and the fact that the dimmest settings for screen brightness are still fairly bright. For non-gaman purposes the things can last 4-6 hours on battery.

If you need a laptop for other purposes but also want a gaming PC, it may be a valid an economical compromise but only if you absolutely need a laptop for other functions.
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>>256112838

Even the best gaming laptop will last less than an hour if playing a high-stress game if on maximum performance.

A gaming laptop is not to be understood as a portable gaming device but an easily movable one.

It's the size (and weight) of a textbook and can be carried as such until you get to a new stationary area with an outlet in reach.
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>>256121240
sounds like a portable to me

except with shit games
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>>256122321

>shit games

I didn't realize there were desktop-exclusive games
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>>256122265
having your laptop plugged in all the time kills the battery

and setting up and playing on a laptop is more awkward than just using a portable
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>gaming laptop

No such thing.

Do your fucking research and look for for a laptop to suit all your needs because that's what they're for, not for fucking gaming just light casual gaming shit.
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>>256122654

>not for fucking gaming just light casual gaming shit

"Because if you're not playing on max settings, you're a casual"
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>>256116964

>dead pixel insurance
>that kind of processor in a laptop
>fucking 32GB of RAM holy fucking shit
>TWO GTX 880M's,
>THATS TWO FUCKING BABBY TITANS IN A LAPTOP
>A 1TB hard drive
>A Second 1TB partition harddrive
>A Third partition
>A Fourth partition
>presumably also a 5th and 6th partition
>nigga going to have Windows 7, XP Black, OSX 10, Ubutnu, and Gentoo on the same fucking laptop.
>12,000 dollars
>will probably explode upon activation
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>>256122880
Because you wont be able to play high demanding games at a reasonable performance without fucking up you battery and overheating you mouthbreathing retard.
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>>256116964

Hahaha holy shit, I'm a gaming laptop defender and this makes me cringe so hard
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>>256122885
> this just in. a massive explosion, nuclear in nature, has just occurred in X city.
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>gaming laptop
>b-but it's comfy

no OP is a lazy nigger and everyone laughing at him is in the right
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>>256122634
>having your laptop plugged in all the time kills the battery

And this fallacious claim if somehow true would validate playing games without being plugged in how?
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>>256123084

>Many laptops are made a certain way
>Laptops made a certain way overheat and damage the battery
>Therefore, all laptops overheat and damage the battery

Nice fallacy

But please, keep projecting and trying to prove to yourself and only yourself that having a desktop computer is in some way, shape, or form, superior to having a laptop computer.
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>>256123423
>And this fallacious claim
it is true, both of the laptops I've had batteries have died within a year
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>>256123796

>it is true
>the same thing happened to me twice

You know, I got struck by lightning last year, and it happened again this year.
Did you know that literally every person on earth is struck by lightning at least once every year?
It's true.

Sorry for your loss but that doesn't make your claim less stupid
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Bumpin'
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>>256123796

>anecdotal evidence

My gayam laptop similar to OP's picture has been constantly plugged in for about 2 years now. Absolutely zero issues. Even on hibernate I just leave the plug in.

A previous laptop that was for college is 5 years old now. It is now the default "home PC" that my family in general uses in the living room. It's also been plugged in most of it's life.

That one also has no issues other than a slowly increasing idle temperature average of it's processor.

Some batteries from some companies are simply shit and die regardless.
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>>256112069
This site is great
Vortex 17" is good.
https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/gaming-laptops/
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>>256124004
>Sorry for your loss but that doesn't make your claim less stupid
heat destroys batteires, retard

it's physics
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As expected, 139 BUYADESKTOP-parrots and probably 1 actual laptop related post.
"Hi guys, which lapto.." "U SHOULD BUY A DESKTOP INSTEAD"
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>>256125054
OP said he wanted a gaming PC, "preferably a laptop", and people are trying to convince him to not get a laptop, and get an ordinary gaming PC instead. I don't see the problem here.
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>>256125054
Can't tell you much about the entire spectrum except that I bought me an Asus N5550JK and I'm happy.
1080p IPS, aluminum, and an NVIDIA Maxwell. Threw a 480GB SSD in it and it's feeling like heaven.
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How do you maintain a pc and how often should I do it? I recently built my first pc a couple months ago, so I'm not sure what I should be doing to to keep it in good condition.
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>>256118013
You're forgetting one of the big reasons why gaming laptops are shite, which is short battery life and the overheating. Even if you have the money to blow, they aren't really that portable anyway.
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>>256120614
If you have an android phone you can just get a moga controller for ~$50 and get the same results. There's even a streaming app called Limelight that tricks your desktop into thinking it's an nvidia shield and it works exactly the same.
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>>256127085
Dust the insides every once in a while. I do it every 6 months, or earlier if temps are creeping up (this has never happened to me though). Physically, that's about all you have to do.
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>>256129767
Compressed air
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>>256112069
>gaming laptop
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>>256120173
This OP, Steam Machine nigga
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