Best Laptop for Gaming?

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Best Laptop for Gaming?

Post by 13mar13 » Fri May 06, 2016 5:08 pm

For my personal use, I always by refurbished "office-style" Dell computers, which I really like for every day use, because as my computer guy says, I am pretty rough on my computers. lol I bought another cheap computer at Best Buy and it lasted fewer than two years before the cheap plastic hinges broke and replacement cost is as much as a new computer, even with used parts and a computer person who charges about 1/4 of what usual computer people charge. In addition, there is something else going on with the computer that I didn't even have him check into, since I won't have the other part repaired. Right now, since I had two computers, I am just going to have him put my items from the cheap one back onto the Dell we still have.

I truly like my Dell computers, but the problem is that videos, and especially online casinos, make it run very hot - sometimes to the point of shutting itself down. Sometimes i Have to put an ice pack under a towel and place it under the computer while i play.

I do spray out the fans, but sometimes I think those things just blow the dust and furballs (lol) around inside there, not really being effective.

Anyway, do my CL-Friends have any good suggestions for a "gaming" computer that doesn't cost almost $2,000 like my middle son's computer did? lol (He recently sold his, because he is no longer into gaming like he was a few years ago and traded it in for a tablet, which is all he really needs now).

I am not ready to purchase anything now, but ideas for the future would be most welcom

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Re: Best Laptop for Gaming?

Post by MattBrik » Fri May 06, 2016 5:09 pm

Does it have to be a laptop? Do you move it around much? The reason I ask is that you're always going to have a trade-off with a laptop between size and portability vs performance and heat. They have to cram a lot of stuff into a tiny area so the heat generated is harder to disperse than a bigger desktop computer.



The other thing to look into, seeing as you mentioned online videos, is the flash plugin. Flash is notorious for working your CPU very hard, which causes it to heat up. Many video sites now serve their videos using HTML5 instead of flash, which can allow your computer to use hardware decoding (i.e. your video chip in the computer plays the video rather than your CPU doing it). Check here for example to see if Youtube supports it for your computer:

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Re: Best Laptop for Gaming?

Post by unsoughtpoet » Mon May 09, 2016 3:06 pm

This article sems legit - http://www.laptopmag.com/gaming-laptops.



I prefer Alienware Laptops Alienware has updated its 17-inch gaming laptop for 2016 with an Intel 6th Generation Core i7 CPU and the latest Nvidia GTX 970M or 980M graphics.The Alienware 17 R3 also offers an optional 4K display that's brighter and more colorful than almost any other screen in its class. Sporting the company's attractive sci-fi chassis and customizable keyboard, the laptop starts at a relatively-affordable $1,500, but if you have money to spare, you can get an overclockable processor, a bigger SSD and Alienware's signature graphics amp, which brings the best desktop GPUs to the notebook world. -

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Re: Best Laptop for Gaming?

Post by jesser » Tue May 17, 2016 1:25 am

Check out ASUS ROG brands... seem quite nice and reasonably priced for a gaming laptop

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Re: Best Laptop for Gaming?

Post by jesser » Tue May 17, 2016 1:26 am

ASUS ROG is really good I use it at work and also play games on it at home http://pc4u.org/best-gaming-laptops-under-1000-dollars/

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Re: Best Laptop for Gaming?

Post by slotgal47 » Fri May 20, 2016 4:07 pm

For me the best is DELL. I mean I had a lot laptops Asus,HP, Apple and others but DELL produce the best laptops. I know its maybe sound strange, becouse DELL is recommended for office work, but for me it's works perfect

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