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    Well, guys what do you think about laptop for gaming use, however if we talk about the hardware and performance we see that desktop is much way ahead from the laptop. In laptop you can't not install any extra hardware internally except RAM and the Chipset, Motherboard work differently. I have razor pro laptop for gaming and using it, from last 2 years and the desktop which I am using from last 1 year. Talk about the Razor Pro laptop , that is really very high performance laptop and can ran all the games with their high resolution without lagging single sec during the game play but that's really expensive, on the another hand on my desktop which is i5 Intel and have Nvidia graphic cards install and Nvidia 16 GB of RAM deliver immersive performance in terms of playing games. Using laptop with their i7 processor and using laptop with i5 proccess, I have performance almost come same checking the FPS (Frame Per Second) during game-play I found only 3 to 6 FPS difference between laptop or desktop. So my question is that, will laptop ever be able to deliver the same performance which we see in desktop?

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    wow @lokielovesbunny, are you a game tech guy? personally i prefer using the desktop; i don't know much of the tech stuff. the only thing i check is whether it hangs and how clear the screen is. another major factor is the size of the screen; the bigger the better. i like to see the FIFA 14, players well.

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    Personally, I think laptops won't be able to deliver the same performance of a desktop in gaming. This is because laptop's market is primarily targeted to people who want to carry their computers every time. I think if laptops are to have advanced gaming processors, it will have to sacrifice its weight and defeats its purpose. Have you tried Macbooks? I heard they are comparable to gaming desktops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenzenith View Post
    Personally, I think laptops won't be able to deliver the same performance of a desktop in gaming. This is because laptop's market is primarily targeted to people who want to carry their computers every time. I think if laptops are to have advanced gaming processors, it will have to sacrifice its weight and defeats its purpose. Have you tried Macbooks? I heard they are comparable to gaming desktops.
    I think you are right Macbooks are as good as gaming desktops. A laptop cannot give the same comfort level of a desktop in playing games. As you are already mentioned laptop is a hit because of its portability and light weight when compared to desktops. But if we think of laptops with good gaming processors then it will become bulky and will not be suitable to carry it while traveling.

    But I think if we are not focused on high-end gaming laptops can also be a good friend.

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    When it comes to gaming, for me I think that a desktop PC will always be better than any other device, simply because of the specification's they usually have.

    As a general rule, a desktop will have higher specification's than a laptop so if your wanting to play the latest games then a desktop PC is definitely the way to go.

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    It's easier to play games on a PC than on a laptop. You have a bigger monitor and bigger keyboard. Performances on PC are much better than on laptop, I've playes some games on both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworld View Post
    I think you are right Macbooks are as good as gaming desktops. A laptop cannot give the same comfort level of a desktop in playing games. As you are already mentioned laptop is a hit because of its portability and light weight when compared to desktops. But if we think of laptops with good gaming processors then it will become bulky and will not be suitable to carry it while traveling.

    But I think if we are not focused on high-end gaming laptops can also be a good friend.
    Some laptops can play decent games that do not require high end graphics card. I can still play Ragnarok with my dual core netbook who has only intel graphics. However, if you want to play 3D and HD games, then gaming laptop would suit your needs. Overall, a desktop is better than a laptop in terms of gaming.

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    Laptop gaming could not even come close to PC gaming. PC gaming has no boundaries and its endless. The sheer joy you get from PC gaming is nothing compared to the one you get from Laptop. It is more comfortable and simple. I don't know but I grew up with PC gaming and I am so used to it by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lokielovesbunny View Post
    Well, guys what do you think about laptop for gaming use, however if we talk about the hardware and performance we see that desktop is much way ahead from the laptop. In laptop you can't not install any extra hardware internally except RAM and the Chipset, Motherboard work differently. I have razor pro laptop for gaming and using it, from last 2 years and the desktop which I am using from last 1 year. Talk about the Razor Pro laptop , that is really very high performance laptop and can ran all the games with their high resolution without lagging single sec during the game play but that's really expensive, on the another hand on my desktop which is i5 Intel and have Nvidia graphic cards install and Nvidia 16 GB of RAM deliver immersive performance in terms of playing games. Using laptop with their i7 processor and using laptop with i5 proccess, I have performance almost come same checking the FPS (Frame Per Second) during game-play I found only 3 to 6 FPS difference between laptop or desktop. So my question is that, will laptop ever be able to deliver the same performance which we see in desktop?
    Yes of course, in these days you can have laptops with the same performance of a desktop in terms of gaming. Of course that it has it's own costs, for you to buy a laptop with the same performance of a 500bucks dektop you will have to spend around 700 to 800 bucks in a laptop just to have the same performance (and less durability and option to change or upgrade parts!). But of course, if you need to transport your device anywhere you will have better times if you buy a laptop, in the end it all comes to that little thing: the need or not the need to transport the device regularly!

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    Laptops will always be under-powered compared to their desktop counterparts. Instead you have the convenience of portability which is the strongest point of any laptop. However, you can play games on a laptop. But it's usually older or less system intensive titles that will work best on a laptop. For some folks, that's perfectly okay. Not everyone want to play that latest FPS with all the settings set to max. It's really a matter of choice and lifestyle that a user will choose a laptop over a desktop, or visa versa.

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    If you are going to play some light 2d games like Plants Vs zombies or Zuma, Gaming with a laptop is fine. If you are just going to play with Facebook games, then it is also fine. Laptops cant handle graphics heavy games like the Sims 3 or the Windows X ports of Xbox one games. Those games requires RAM and Graphics most laptops can't handle. I heard there are laptops that can handle such games but they were too expensive.

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    Desktop is more powerful and you can add more screens while laptop is less powerful and you cannot add more screens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr45 View Post
    Desktop is more powerful and you can add more screens while laptop is less powerful and you cannot add more screens.
    Moreover, you can change any component easily.

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    Just imagine if your laptop keyboard got broken because of gaming for hours. It is easier to replace the keyboard of a desktop because you will need the service of a repair man to fix a laptop with a broken keyboard.

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