Gaming PC vs Laptop

What is your preference - budget permitting.


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kvn95ss

Active Member
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If portability is not required in the slightest, a desktop would make sense. But with the current market pricing, laptops might seem a better overall deal, though they can be pricey as well.

While laptops could last 5-7 years, the batteries won't. And down the line who knows how easy/hard it will be to procure original batteries. I had bought a 'gaming' laptop (Acer Aspire, i5 4210M and 940M with 1080p display!) for effective price of 28k. While it could technically 'game' but the thermal throttling was abysmal and the cooling mechanism was woefully inadequate. I still remember, sitting in my college's computer lab, with AC in full blast, but the laptop was soo hot that it still thermal throttled in about 30 minutes. The laptop's battery is ded but I can't find any original part and aftermarket batteries don't last long (Original battery used to last 2 hours lol so you can guess about the aftermarket ones).

While technology has advanced quite rapidly, the battery limitations are still a problem, and so are the quality of components used in the laptop. If a desktop motherboard is gone, depending on the damage almost every other component is salvageable. But with laptop you basically lost everything (apart from storage) because everything is soo tightly integrated.
 

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If portability is not required in the slightest, a desktop would make sense. But with the current market pricing, laptops might seem a better overall deal, though they can be pricey as well.

While laptops could last 5-7 years, the batteries won't. And down the line who knows how easy/hard it will be to procure original batteries. I had bought a 'gaming' laptop (Acer Aspire, i5 4210M and 940M with 1080p display!) for effective price of 28k. While it could technically 'game' but the thermal throttling was abysmal and the cooling mechanism was woefully inadequate. I still remember, sitting in my college's computer lab, with AC in full blast, but the laptop was soo hot that it still thermal throttled in about 30 minutes. The laptop's battery is ded but I can't find any original part and aftermarket batteries don't last long (Original battery used to last 2 hours lol so you can guess about the aftermarket ones).

While technology has advanced quite rapidly, the battery limitations are still a problem, and so are the quality of components used in the laptop. If a desktop motherboard is gone, depending on the damage almost every other component is salvageable. But with laptop you basically lost everything (apart from storage) because everything is soo tightly integrated.
I like the first line though - it is like listening to our CM Mr. Uddhav or Mr. Modi.
 
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