just looking at the rock site- jeez almost 3 grand for (their top) laptop !
for that price I'd expect someone to play the games for me.
I've been dithering for a year about spending 800 or so on a desktop.
I have no experience with laptops, sorry, (just been given an old cranky dell latitude c610 with a a broken hinge if that counts). IIRC one of the uk pc mags covered gaming laptops/notebooks recently - I was looking for the issue but my sister tidied up again and now i can't find it. btw what games are you into/are you intending to play on it?
Post by superflysister on Nov 16, 2007 10:56:19 GMT
As someone's suggested, Alienware are good.
I've recently got myself an Asus laptop for £569 that has a discrete Gfx card and it's been excellent - runs Vista with no problems, nice and fast, plays World of Warcraft at a reasonable framerate. Haven't really had it long enough to add any other games to it, though I'm not sure I'd add too much anyway as am in the middle of building a new desktop for that.
I don't think the words 'gaming' and 'laptop' can go into the same sentence without the phrase "can't be done on a".
Games take up a LOT of processing power - especially the newer games. There's no space in a laptop body for the hot air created by the processor to circulate and escape. You play with the laptop on your lap and you roast your nads and then the thing shuts down because it's overheated.
And when a component dies you have to send the whole thing away to get it repaired because the things just aren't moddable. With a PC if something happens you can just open the case and replace it. With laptops, unless you have a serious knowhow, you can't do it - you have to pay for parts AND labour for someone else to do it for you.
Laptops are hindered by lower specs than a desktop too. Personally I'd spend the cash on a desktop if you main aim for it is to play games on.