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OT: Gaming Laptop inquiry

Trantzz
11-24-2009, 06:31 AM
Happy Holidays everyone.

In the next few months I am going to replace my Dell Laptop. Originally I was looking for something cheap, maybe a Black Friday deal. I then read an article about Laptop build quality and the article suggested that Toshiba make a quality product. I do want a Laptop that will allow me to play the occasional MMO/random computer game for YEARS to come without constant hardware updating. Build quality is important as well.

How does this system look from a PRICE standpoint. This price point would be the absolute highest I would be willing to go.

http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/laptop-model.jsp?family=Qosmio&model=X505&lid=X505

Can I do better and spend less?

I know HDF has a computer forum but I am very comfortable with you guys.

Thanks again!

MikeRox
11-24-2009, 10:21 AM
I wouldn't recommend a laptop as a gaming solution for PCs. If it's a lack of space, you are better off getting a micro tower or whatever IMO. I have a laptop that is beefy enough to run recent (pre 2009) games, but already the hardware is seriously lacking for running any recent games. This was also sold as a "gaming" laptop but Resident Evil 5 for example commands a whopping 4-5fps on the demo (i.e. completely unplayable) and many other games now run with such compromised visuals that they look like they're running on a PSP.

Basically gaming laptops cost a bomb and are no where near as future proof as a much cheaper PC. A high end laptop graphics card will probably be in line with a low budget PC graphics card due to the form factor and much less ability for cooling etc.

marcallo
11-24-2009, 11:35 AM
I agree I tell every casual computer user I know these days to throw out their desktop machine that is "slow" and get a good laptop. Then they say to me "But you have this awesomesauce PC with blue lights and shit yo" *paraphrased for comedy* And I reply "Yeah I play games and need to be able to upgrade".

For gaming, tower case and a nice 20-30"+ monitor is the only way to go.