Help selecting gaming Laptop vs. desktop

Discussion in 'General Computer Chat' started by Captainlonestar, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. Captainlonestar

    Captainlonestar New Member

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    Looking for a gaming rig that can play through my LG 4K Smart Tv. I’m looking around $1,000 preferably closer to $900. I’ve been scoping out the Acer Predator laptop, heard some complaints about overheating issues. There’s an older generation model on amazon for $943, and a newer generation model for $1,088. Was wondering what the difference was. Both have 144hz screens. I’m not interested in building a computer. Looking to play red dead redemption 2 and sekiro on this rig. Any ideas? Recommendations? Concerns?
     
  2. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Ya got some links?
     
  3. Captainlonestar

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  5. revolution221

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    As the owner of both a gaming laptop and desktop, here's my personal rule of thumb
    If you travel a lot (like for business, leisure, etc), then the gaming laptop will be a better buy
    All other cases you are better off with a gaming desktop, they are simply cheaper, more powerful, and run cooler (My alienware laptop's GPU regularly hits 90c which apparently is within normal limits, even after cooling/new thermal paste)
    Overheating is common on gaming laptops (especially cheaper ones without a good cooling system) but they are still functional and within normal limits-still, they can literally hurt to touch at times they can get so hot
     
  6. Captainlonestar

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    Do you have recommendations on prebuilt desktops in the $600-$1000 range on Black Friday sales?
     
  7. _Kyle_

    _Kyle_ Well-Known Member

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    It's hard to say what'll be available on Black Friday.
     
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