Budget 41-50k Are there any Long term reliable gaming laptops?

greenhorn

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Every Discrete graphics laptop i have bought + anecdotal evidence from my friends seems to suggest that they tend to overheat and die either prematurely, or soon (2-3 years) while all my integrated gfx laptops have been chugging along just fine ( I am using a 2010 Toshiba my wife bought when she started her post grad to type this)

Just wanted to check other's experience with this ?
 

princeoo7

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Every Discrete graphics laptop i have bought + anecdotal evidence from my friends seems to suggest that they tend to overheat and die either prematurely, or soon (2-3 years) while all my integrated gfx laptops have been chugging along just fine ( I am using a 2010 Toshiba my wife bought when she started her post grad to type this)

Just wanted to check other's experience with this ?
nothing like this exist. get a desktop.
 

Stronk

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Nah I don't think that's the case. I'm using a gaming laptop from the last 2 yrs, and still chugs along as well as the day I bought it (except for battery life which has halved, but that is expected), and my cousin had a gaming laptop he had purchased in 2012 till last year, and everything except the battery worked on it. He exchanged it for another laptop in the flipkart sale.
 

nRiTeCh

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The days are gone for long term gaming laptops. If you want to game for next 7-8yrs you better grab the latest and the best spec. laptop available as in laptop you cannot upgrade cpu/gpu and you will be stuck with your investment forever except for ssd/hdd/ram etc.
Desktops are the best choices which do not have such restrictions.
 

greenhorn

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The days are gone for long term gaming laptops. If you want to game for next 7-8yrs you better grab the latest and the best spec. laptop available as in laptop you cannot upgrade cpu/gpu and you will be stuck with your investment forever except for ssd/hdd/ram etc.
Desktops are the best choices which do not have such restrictions.

Just to be clear, I'm not looking for a future proof gaming laptop. I'm the guy that waits 10 years for the price is a game to drop to less than $1 on steam to buy it. Most of the games I play are 7-15 years old, so am not looking for anything fancy. Just need 60 fps at 1366*768 at low settings
Nah I don't think that's the case. I'm using a gaming laptop from the last 2 yrs
Make and model please
 
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Stronk

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I'd suggest go for an intel based laptop with thunderbolt support as that lets you connect an egpu in the future if needed.
Thunderbolt eGPUs are not practical - they are very expensive first of all, plus their performance is starkly inferior due to the limited lanes on thunderbolt. It would be better to buy a better internal GPU in the first place than relying on an eGPU later down the line. Here's a video for reference - focus on the benchmarks with internal display and 1080p (most likely use case scenario)
 

red dragon

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Every Discrete graphics laptop i have bought + anecdotal evidence from my friends seems to suggest that they tend to overheat and die either prematurely, or soon (2-3 years) while all my integrated gfx laptops have been chugging along just fine ( I am using a 2010 Toshiba my wife bought when she started her post grad to type this)

Just wanted to check other's experience with this ?
Exact same experience, I was flat broke in 2008-2009 and bought a HP laptop ( DV6 something) with discrete GPU with all the savings, it didn't last 6-7 months ( all pirated games CDs bought from roadside), everything in it ( from motherboard to screen) developed issues ( with countless visits to service centre)
Then bought a Dell Inspiron ( still flat broke) it lasted a little more than the HP ( eventually a service centre guy replaced it with a Vostro out of pity) That Vostro with integrated graphics lasted years, though I stopped using Windows in 2010 it worked tirelessly as a download rig for 4/ 5 years.
Those 2 years from 2008 to 2010 I tried to be a gamer, never crossed level 1 in any games. Now when I can afford decent rigs, buy legally...all the interest is gone...story of my life basically.
 

greenhorn

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Personally I like the idea of egpu too. Only reason I'm waiting is that thunderbolt is bloody expensive due to the licensing fees. Most thunderbolt laptops cost as much or more than a decent gaming laptop. I'm hoping for either the thunderbolt enterprise models to come into the refurb market cheap or for usb4 equipped cheaper laptops to go mainstream.
 
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