posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 12:33 PM
originally posted by: drewlander
a reply to: Tarzan the apeman.
I recommend you should not buy a laptop if your main purpose is gaming. Laptops don't disapate heat well and often I have seen the GPU comes
un-soldiered from the board (usually when people use them on their lap as the name implies).
This comes up every time someone wants a laptop for gaming. The heat dissipation is a real issue and can be addressed. I've never even heard of these
other issues with laptops and I would suggest that they are quite rare. The fact of the matter is, if you want a laptop, you want a laptop. I can't
imagine gaming with a desktop which more or less requires you sit at a desk with your back to the world, cords dangling everywhere with the machine
dominating the room. It's fine if you live in your bedroom or the basement, but it's no good if you want to game and interact with others. I much
prefer to sit on a comfortable couch with a laptop which moves if I want it to, with everything I need in that small package. No huge monitor with two
separate cords. No mouse with its cord. No separate keyboard. No desktop case, floor mounted or not, roaring its fans in the background. A laptop is
much less intrusive, especially if other people are around who would be bothered by it. And if that's the way you like it, and if someone comes around
and says you really ought to get a desktop, they just don't get it.
As to heat dissipation, that has already been mentioned. Some laptops, especially those designed for gaming, have given special attention to this
issue with internal channels to pipe the heat away. You can also get, very cheaply, an external fan set up that fits on the bottom of the laptop and
works off a USB port for power. These are very lightweight, separate your lap from the laptop, and add two or more fans to the equation.
edit on 9/23/2016 by schuyler because: (no reason given)