I've been thinking a lot about buying a new setup over the past 6 months. My current PC is decent, but it's going on 6 years, has a few problems (mostly related to a power supply which is too weak for some of the other hardware, thank you manufacturer). I think the hardware is getting a little too old to consider upgrading the system itself.
Problem is, the laptops that are in my price range (<€600) are generally don't seem overwhelmingly superior to my current setup. My partner really wants me to buy a laptop, rather than a new PC though, because my PC is a bit of a prominent feature on our desk, which makes working at the desk for people-who-are-not-me an unattractive proposal.
I've had a laptop in the past, but it was rather heavy (think back to laptops in 2005) and it always just sat on my desk. I am planning on going back to school to do a master's degree after the summer or early next year, so I might want a laptop for that (although I got through my bachelor's degree just fine with school computers, paper and a pen).
So I'm willing to consider a laptop, but if I want to be able to play games, the price goes up real fast, and so does the weight. I'm not a huge gamer, but I certainly enjoy playing games and I really just don't want to stress out about my computer not being able to handle them, because I play games in order to get away from stress.
That's when I thought about buying a PS4. Everything that's made for a PS4 will run on it, so at least I won't have to worry about that aspect. I could buy a relatively simple, light-weight laptop to replace my PC. It can't be a glorified tablet, though, because I do some video editing, photo editing and graphics design. Nothing super intense, and certainly nothing my current computer can't handle, so it wouldn't have to be more powerful. Thing is, the PS4 is not cheap (around €400 with a game), and neither are the games (€60+ for new titles?!). Buying a PS4 and a light-weight laptop might be a bit of a dent in my budget, but at least I won't have to buy both at the same time.
Is there any way you could help me decide what's best?
Here are my current computers specs:
- 4GB RAM, Pentium Dual Core E5300 @2.6 GHz
And here's an overview of the options and their pros (+) and cons (-)
Thank you in advance!!
Edited by njay, 08 March 2015 - 05:37 AM.