Gaming has traditionally been the mainstay of the desktop PC market, with laptops often proving too slow to cope with the most demanding games. This is no longer the case, as dedicated gaming laptops can now handle the latest titles with ease.
I can't seem to see any text when i click the link. Just blank page anyone else having problem although in print preview i can see one page. I tried in IE as well as Avant Brower. Tell me Asus won :D
http://www.techradar.com/ne... 1. Alienware M17-R1 2. Asus W90 3. Kobalt Mojave 4. Toshiba Qosmio X300-148
I don't understand why you got a disagree.
n4g is a fanboy heaven, probably some random anti-asus moron disagreed with him xD
yea probably some random person did it just to be an a$$ about it. don't you just hate that? I do.
@fenix Cheers m8 for the list as i can't still see nothing in my browers for tech radar. Since I work in Asus i was hoping it would get the top award ;) @adsaidler You're right probably my earlier association with 360 fanboy club has something to do with it :)
There are a lot better gaming laptops than these 4 out there. Also, the Toshiba Qosmoi usually have 9800 nvidia cards either single or dual.
if their battery can hang long enought, all them will propably melt in your lap after 30 minutes playing =)
Geez Sager should be on that list, one of the best gaming laptops imo
Yeah I agree, Sager offers some insane laptop options... Corei7, SLI 280s, 12GB ram, 3 HDD slots you can make a ridiculous laptop lol
unfortunately support is not as good with sager. i bet thats why it didnt make the list
I never really understood the point behind the really powerful gaming laptop's. I thought the point of a laptop was for it to be portable, i don't know about you but i don't know anyone who likes to sit down on the train for a nice session of css, or anything like that. Why? Because, controls are limited unless you carry around an external mouse too, but then - where to use it? Yes, of course there will be people who like to game on the move, but really, do you need something with enough processing power to generate its own force field for something you'll only get the most out of while out and about? Because every other time, desktop is far more practical for gaming. Though, everyone used to say that they couldn't see the point in a camera on a mobile phone, so i guess i shouldn't really find it strange.
Gaming laptops are just pointless. First of all, there's the fact that they're built pretty much on the edge of technology. And that's not cheap, dual core Meroms and Penryns are usually twice the price of an equivalent speed desktop cpu. Second, even though manufacturers came up with MXM they didn't make it cheap. So most laptops WILL come with mini pci-e slots where you'd usually find your wi-fi card, but mxm just isn't as standardized. And lastly, you sacrifice a lot of portability for the screen size. People, anything over 8 lbs just ISN'T portable. I own a 17", believe me...if I could I'd gladly let it go for a lean 13", maybe even 11". Give me that and just enough juice to run some hulu every so often or whatever and I'm done. I don't mind not having a 2nd HDD, or running at 1280x800.
A huge reason for these systems are for desktop replacements. Some folks find these much easier to carry to say lanparties. Other folks just don't have the space for a big tower in their rooms. If they are thinking green, it cheaper to run and isn't as power hungry as a desktop. Gaming laptops are far from useless... you just gotta think outside the box. *pun intended*
They ARE pointless. You can build a small, energy efficient desktop system for a much smaller price. Laptops are not greener than desktop systems, they are usually even worse when it comes to performance/power ratios. They are more portable than desktop systems, but this advantage is quickly eaten up by the many disadvantages.
Well if the person that is buying it is willing to spend the extra money instead of building his own gaming rig then it is pretty convenient when taking to lans (which is the main portableness for gaming laptops). If you connect a mouse and even a keyboard if you wan't it basically is like playing on a desktop with an LCD. The only people that would make a big deal and complain about the setup is people who are/really wanting to be a "pro" gamer, which for most who are trying is a big waste of time for the money youd be making from it. So really they aren't that pointless. My cousin brings his gaming laptop with him everytime he comes and he sits on the couch and puts his mouse pad on the arm rest and while we have a couple ps3's hooked up lannin re5, a 360 with mass effect, and then if we choose to play comp games he can play from his laptop with ease on the couch (that even with a shuttle you couldn't do so as easy with any kind of desktop). So for your average gamer who can afford doing so it is not at all pointless, and will end up being convenient.
Okay, I give you that, for real portability, like moving about several times a month, it's the only solution, but otherwise...plugging a keyboard in is certainly not going to work, as it ditances you further from the already small screen. But yeah, if you want to just go to a friend and play on your own machine there, you kinda have to get one. So they are not completely pointless. But only useful for a very small factor of the gaming population.
How about the Xbox 360 Laptop? That should win :P
Oh yea, I remember that thing
a gaming laptop, in addition to the PC I'm on now that I built myself, but the laptop was made by CyberPower Inc. with mainly ASUS parts. I bought the laptop partly for my artwork/rendering I do, but it's busted right now thanks to nearly "proprietary" components (well actually because the GPU was from a bad batch). With laptops as we know, you can't just slap in a replacement or switch things up. The things are so damn customized that if one part fails, you often HAVE to find a replacement part of THAT model # exactly, and nothing else. My 8600 M GT Nvidia card that's in the laptop went bad because firstly, they had a bad batch of those come out, and I got lucky enough for one of them. Secondly, Asus stopped production of them, so I can't order a new one from them (and a used one could be another bad one, not risking that). Thirdly, the motherboard won't take anything other than that according to Asus, because it was practically built for the casing/shell, and the card was designed for the mobo, etc...it's all unique to itself, like if one part fails, you're f*****....it pisses me off. I've been in contact with ASUS for 5 months trying ANYTHING to get my laptop running again, as it cost me $1700 back in 2007. I'll be fine downgrading the damn thing, just get it running again!
It's my story too, only thing is that my laptop's still running. But I've been terrified ever since I started reading more about the issue with that series of nVidia GPUs. And the sad part is that they've moved on: new year, new GPU. For the people like you and me who spent a lot on our machines when we bought them brand new (mine was $1500 with taxes) the last thing we want to do is buy another new laptop. My advice to you would be ebay, just go online and find a seller who's selling the motherboard for your laptop. I found the exact one I would need just to have it laying around just in case, and it only cost me $200. You can also look for a variation of your board, like one with an onboard GPU instead of the G84/86 series. It could prove to be cooler and more power efficient, just make sure it also has the same I/O panel layout as your particular shell (there were variations of my mobo w/ w/o HDMI). Also make sure it's the right socket for your CPU, AMD or Intel. With a little hard work and the service manual you should be able to revive your system.
when laptops become as open-ended as desktops, then they will be good for gaming.
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