i'm not an expert but we bought a gaming laptop under your logic and it turned out to be worthless.. Archived Message
Posted by suburbanmyth on June 6, 2022, 12:35:14, in reply to "Anybody here have experience with gaming PCs or laptops?"
as a gaming platform. maybe we don't buy an expensive enough one. |
it was also too bulky to be useful as a laptop and my kids' school is mostly mac-based anyway. so it's sitting unused.
ended up buying a gaming PC and a macbook for school. i know it's not what you want to hear but i think that's inevitable.
and yes, we had to buy all the games for the PC; it doesn't transfer over.
Sprout has been making noise for close to a year about wanting a gaming PC, although I’m not sure why, since he has an Xbox.
But he needs to get a laptop for high school next year, and when starting to look I noticed there was a whole niche of “gaming laptops”, which actually don’t seem to be much more expensive than any other nicer laptop. So a couple of questions:
1. While it has a fancy gpu, I assume any gaming laptop would be perfectly fine doing double duty as a computer for school, right?
2. Are the gaming laptops any good, from a performance standpoint, or is that just marketing and he’d be better off sticking with his Xbox?
3. Can you play Xbox games on a gaming computer, or would he need to buy all new games if he wanted to switch to a computer?
- Anybody here have experience with gaming PCs or laptops? - DT June 6, 2022, 12:32:02
- Ask him specifically why he needs a gaming PC as opposed to xbox - ISeeDeadHawkeyes June 6, 2022, 13:09:54
- Laptops are generally crappy for gaming or it they are not they are crappy for being a laptop* - Quiz June 6, 2022, 13:07:41
- Not with laptops but I’ve had my last two PCs built with gaming in mind… - SurfTheBoneyard June 6, 2022, 12:55:31
- Is the Xbox the Series X?* - assassin June 6, 2022, 12:44:41
- you could probably get a pretty good gaming PC + a mid-tier laptop - Sammich June 6, 2022, 12:42:20
- feather, but don't think he posts here any more * - jdl June 6, 2022, 12:36:24
- I'd look at the Lenovo Legion line. It's what I got when I needed a new laptop. - longsnapper June 6, 2022, 12:35:32
- i'm not an expert but we bought a gaming laptop under your logic and it turned out to be worthless.. - suburbanmyth June 6, 2022, 12:35:14