Laptop or Desktop
Posted 30 June 2005 - 12:23 PM
Posted 30 June 2005 - 12:28 PM
personally when i was in college i deffinitely would have prefered having a laptop to my desktop...cuz art class would have been better with at least solitair
Posted 30 June 2005 - 12:30 PM
The disadvantage of a laptop is the rate at which they become obsolete and the fact that they cant pack in the better gpu hardware because of the power and heat. They are also reallt a nightmare to upgrade and repair. A PC is going to last you longer, but you could always spend less mosey on the PC which isnt as bad as you think as alot of hardware will overclock well and you can upgrade to keep up cheaply. And get a cheap laptop for work and the odd game on lower settings when bored. The sony VAIO are quite nice and the older ones are really quite cheap and have those really smashing xblack screens and ATI mobility graphics which is enough to play some RTS and maybe HL2 or GTA on lower settings, They are good for music and work due to the sony bundled software and OS modifications ACER also make good ones at cheap prces with the new turion cpus from AMD.
Posted 30 June 2005 - 02:36 PM
Posted 30 June 2005 - 02:37 PM
Edited by dsenette, 16 August 2005 - 01:08 PM.
Posted 30 June 2005 - 03:39 PM
Posted 30 June 2005 - 05:19 PM
Posted 04 July 2005 - 03:55 PM
Posted 04 July 2005 - 05:15 PM
Posted 04 July 2005 - 11:49 PM
now i am in the works building my desktop. including a new monitor, tax, and shipping, it will cost me around $1600 for what i think is gonna be a pretty kick [bleep] system. between high-end and mid-range for a gaming pc, though i did sacrifice on the processor side .
listen to warriorscot he's got a lot of good advice. definately acer for the laptop. they make cheap kick [bleep] gaming laptops. granted it's not an alienware, but that's the sacrifice u have to make.
as for sony i've had good experience with them on everything except computers. they are the one company i would not recommend when it comes to computers.
if you have the time to research on building ur own computer i highly reccomend it. it's so much cheaper. but in the event u don't feel like doing that you can get a pretty decent gaming rig from hp, dell, or alienware for under 1800. here i've cut some corners but that's only to stay under the 1800
Area-51 5500 Desktop
Processor: Intel P4 3.4GHz /HT
GPU: 6600GT 128mb PCI
CD/DVD dual layer burner
Audio: integrated or updgrade for $68 to an audigy ZS
Monitor: NEC 17inch
total = $1676
i can't really help u with the notebook aspect but if you go to www.notebookforums.com there is a lot of information just on laptops
i personally recommend building your own desktop urself though. easier upgradability when u need to. plus u'll kno what parts u have so u'll have an easier time selecting compatible upgrades.
ultimately i suggest whichever computer u think u'll be spending more of ur time(gaming) using is the one i'd spend more of my money on.
Posted 05 July 2005 - 09:14 AM
2 GB of OCZ DDR2 533 ram
Intel Pentium M processor 2.0
Geforce Go 6800
Ultra brite 17in screen with true life
I can get all this for just under 2500 and im just goin to have to save during college to get a top of the line one when i get out. But again thanks for the advice and i would like to know what you think about the laptop im gettin
Posted 05 July 2005 - 09:20 AM
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