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Thread: Gaming Laptop - WTF?! Quad or Duo Extreme?!




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    Default Gaming Laptop - WTF?! Quad or Duo Extreme?!

    Ok, so here is the deal...my co-worker is looking to buy a new laptop dedicated to gaming. He will do nothing more with it...than just game. He is willing to drop the $$$ for the best. So here is the question:

    Should he go:
    Q6600 + 2x 8800 gtx in SLi
    or
    X6800 + 1x 8800 gtx
    They come out to the same price, but what is the better choice here? Quad core with 2 gfx cards, or Dual Core extreme w/ 1 gfx?

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    Default Re: Gaming Laptop - WTF?! Quad or Duo Extreme?!

    You should first hit him in the head with a large brick because he is fully stupid in every sense of the word. Gaming laptops are senseless and far less powerful than a desktop PC that would cost half as much. Laptop CPU's and GPU's are always hamstrung and will not be remotely as powerful as the desktop versions. Battery life is non-existant with a gaming laptop so he will always need to be plugged in to play as well. So here is my summary:

    1. Your co-worker has atleast 5 times the money than brains
    2. gaming laptops are for morons with far too much money compared to the amount of brains they have
    3. gaming laptops suck for gaming since youi will run down the battery in 30 minutes and need to be plugged in anyways
    4. Don't even think of actually putting it on your lap because it will get hot enough to burn you and itself
    5. this is probably the dumbest thing to do when you can spend 1/2 the money and get a far better desktop with a far bigger screen and have 100 times the fun.

    Did I forget to mention this is a dumb idea?
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    Default Re: Gaming Laptop - WTF?! Quad or Duo Extreme?!

    He needs the portability of the laptop. He knows all factors that you have explained. He just wants to know which would be better in the end.

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