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Gaming laptops have come a long way. They have full desktop GPU's in them now.

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User Info: NewportBox100s

NewportBox100s
3 weeks ago#1
The Acer Helios 300 has a GTX 1060 and 16GB of RAM and is only $800 refurbished at Newegg. That's straight beast mode and will max all games at 1080p. I plan to grab one when I get the funds up!
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User Info: Voidgolem

Voidgolem
3 weeks ago#2
my only gripe is that the desktop replacement units weigh like 40 pounds.
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MrCokeacola
3 weeks ago#3
Gaming Laptop? My ThinkPad runs Counter Strike just fine.
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User Info: Kokuei05

Kokuei05
3 weeks ago#4
The only way I'll own a gaming laptop is if I win one from a contest. My laptop is 3~ lb and surface pro 2 is 2~ lb and neither are comfortable to carry around.
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User Info: onionring

onionring
3 weeks ago#5
I am looking for a new laptop with a decent GPU and aesthetics. Unfortunately, I think the Acer Helios 300 is pretty ugly. I feel like a good gaming laptop that doesn't look so "gamey" is still quite expensive (eg. MSI Stealth, Razer Blade 15).

User Info: ATARIJAWA

ATARIJAWA
3 weeks ago#6
It's been a few years now. My laptop is two years old last month and has a 1070.
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User Info: pipebomb_phil

pipebomb_phil
3 weeks ago#7
I have a Dell Inspiron with a GTX 1060 6GB Max-Q Design. I love it!

I'll upgrade to a gaming desktop in a year or two.
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User Info: YukitoRambo

YukitoRambo
3 weeks ago#8
...but they still need to catch up in terms of MAINTAINING PEAK PERFORMANCE. Due to typically having gimped cooling solution, GPU in laptops tend to fall victim to thermal throttling very quickly, after nearly 10-20 minutes of gaming on max settings.
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WhyWontHeFall
3 weeks ago#9
YukitoRambo posted...
...but they still need to catch up in terms of MAINTAINING PEAK PERFORMANCE. Due to typically having gimped cooling solution, GPU in laptops tend to fall victim to thermal throttling very quickly, after nearly 10-20 minutes of gaming on max settings.


And how is that any different than a gaming console which also tends to have poor cooling solution and gets hot very quickly?

As long as your target resolution is 1080p, you have a cooling pad and are not overclocking, you'll be fine. I even have an external liquid fan to cool things down every once and a while. The Predator has a 2 year warranty too. This is about the lifeline of any modern set-up. My desktop with optimal liquid cooling solution and perfectly neat placement tends to run into issues around the 3 year mark anyway.

It's so nice to be able to game or work in different rooms, on the bed, outside in the patio, take it to a friends house..........all with a guaranteed 1080p / 60 fps.

User Info: Ryzeki

Ryzeki
3 weeks ago#10
YukitoRambo posted...
...but they still need to catch up in terms of MAINTAINING PEAK PERFORMANCE. Due to typically having gimped cooling solution, GPU in laptops tend to fall victim to thermal throttling very quickly, after nearly 10-20 minutes of gaming on max settings.

Nah, only crappy thin and lights. I have no problem playing indefinitely at full performance, overclocked.
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