My parents are buying me a laptop for my graduation gift for use at college next fall. I want this laptop to be able to run all the PC games i currently run on my Desktop, but also have the functionality i need it for in it's academic purposes (such as Word, Microsoft Office type things). I want it to be as top-of-the-line as possible so that it will continue to run games well for the next 4 years. I do however have several questions that I am hoping that your staff, which is far more knowledgeable than myself in the inner workings and whatnot of the computer world can answer for me. Here goes:
How much different is gaming on a laptop from gaming on a desktop?
Can I expect the same performance level as I get from my now 2-year old desktop from my new laptop?
And lastly, could you tell me the best configuration in terms of hardware components that will keep me gaming until my next graduation? I plan on getting a custom Dell notebook, so please tailor suggestions/advice to that.
Thank you immensely.