[TotW] Laptop or Tower?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Dekades, Aug 31, 2020.

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  1. apodkapo

    apodkapo Active Member

    The portability that a laptop offers is what you are missing from a desktop. I used to have a laptop for gaming and i really liked it when i went to my friends house and we were playing all together.
  2. FaezzulFarhan

    FaezzulFarhan Well-Known Member

    I prefer laptop for now because I'm student and gamer at the same time :wink_: but I always dream to build tower in the future
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  3. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member

    I much prefer a tower over a laptop, since they offer better performance for the price, and offer more ports for all of my gear, among other advantages. I love my laptop for travel situations, however I would not want to use it full time.
  4. evilchargerfan

    evilchargerfan Well-Known Member


    you should give yourself like 1000 zsilver for using that CompUSA image =)
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  5. M-S-G

    M-S-G Well-Known Member

    PC or Laptop is a little Battle as PS4 or XBox :)
  6. Petya67

    Petya67 Member

    Due to lifestyle - laptop
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  7. Suecore

    Suecore Active Member

    I prefer tower, but cuz of way too much travelling I'm stuck with a laptop and overheating is always an issue :slightly_sad:
    I wish more and more gaming laptops are made with aluminium or magnesium alloy chasis to avoid the overheating problem you would have with a plastic chasis.
    And I would love if the chasis doesn't overprice the laptop, to make it outside my price range.
  8. bizWeldonBluetools832

    bizWeldonBluetools832 Well-Known Member

    Nothing beats a proper gaming rig, so tower for me always.
    However, if you are one of those people who can't stop gaming even when going on vacation or on a trip or on a journey to someplace, then you need a Blade.
    Not the weapon of course...
    hahahhaha I kill me
    The most OP gaming laptop with the sexiest look out there!
  9. Natachat90

    Natachat90 Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Hello friends,

    I love my laptop because I can use it everywhere, in my room, by the sea, with friends. It is also very economical in electricity, it is important to think about ecology.
    But it lacks a lot of power, it's hard to be able to run Star Citizen or even consider streaming. :/

    PC towers have the advantage of being inexpensive, customizable, to assemble it yourself (or by a computer friend lol).
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2020
  10. conan832

    conan832 Member

    Tower build. better performance
  11. OneTreadLife

    OneTreadLife Well-Known Member

    Also used to have a Gateway 2000 and Sidewinder. I miss that joystick, don't know if anything more useful has been made since .
  12. JulianKapa

    JulianKapa Well-Known Member

    However, it has a battery, which of course not only requires more resources to manufacture, but degrades over time. In addition, you can't swap components like you can with a PC. An old laptop could be in good condition, have a perfectly working keyboard, screen and whatnot, but you'd probably need to replace the whole thing because of one or more parts no longer meeting performance requirements, for example.
  13. Natachat90

    Natachat90 Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Hello JulianKapa,

    You're absolutely right about the battery.
    But I was mainly referring to the poor performance of CPU and GPU, it wastes a lot of energy in heat because of the peltier effect.
    Laptops are fortunate to have low power consumption processors.
  14. Petya67

    Petya67 Member

    Truth hurts. Sadly I'm in need of a new laptop due to old un-swapable parts so I feel ya.
  15. Kenserky

    Kenserky Well-Known Member

    I've own a few laptops over time but I am and always be a Tower boy.
    The possibilities are endless, it's cheaper, more durable, much more simple to maintain and quite easy to upgrade (with some limitations as time goes by).
    I'm saving for my next rig and I love how I can spend ( my wife would say waste :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye_:) so much time on planing what I could put in it and how much it will cost from 450 to 1200€ and never be bored.
    No laptop even customizable can make me feel like this.
  16. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Of course Blade 120%:big_grin_:
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  17. wirebizRedOrange612

    wirebizRedOrange612 New Member

    A tower. That feeling of adult lego building your first rig is one of the nicest feelings you can have. It's easier to upgrade and more cost-efficient. Only thing it lacks is mobility, but unless you're always on the move I would go for a tower anytime.
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  18. gstsdw

    gstsdw Well-Known Member

    I like both. I prefer a dedicated tower but being able to disconnect and take the system nearly anywhere is also super appealing.Especially when it's as powerful as a blade. Gaming on the go is great! I wish extremely powerful gaming laptops existed back in the day because it would have made lan parties much easier hahaha!

    So I do love the convenience of a powerful laptop, but deep down I really prefer a dedicated rig because you have the ability to run the system at full power if you need. Storage space is also a lot more abundant. There's a joy you get from starting a build from scratch. Especially if you're into case modding, putting tons of hard work customizing a rig to your exact specifications and look just can't be obtained with most portables.
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  19. TheParadyme

    TheParadyme New Member

    Laptop for me definitely. Despite laptop being more expensive for same performance, this is less of a deal for me than being able to take my gaming computer with me when I travel.

    This is the same reason why the only console that I have is the Switch. :)
  20. bowiescompanda

    bowiescompanda Active Member

    Agreed, as a fellow-former CompUSA shopper...
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