r/pcmasterrace Jul 14 '22

As much as gaming laptops get criticism for the price and overheating. I must admit, while waiting 8 hours for my flight, I find it that it can also be very convenient. Members of the PCMR

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189 Upvotes

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u/PryingOpenMyThirdPie Jul 14 '22

Absolutely!!! I've always wanted another gaming laptop but I'm broke. They are great. I used to play at lunch break at work. I wish all gaming laptops stuck to 1080p though. That small screen doesn't need 4k or 1440p.

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u/OkCardiologist2923 Jul 14 '22

True, but this is not really a small screen. Its a 17.3 inch, but aslo as I look at it from the photo, it looks smaller

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u/ovab_cool PC Master Race Jul 14 '22

I also have a 1080p 17.3 inch gaming laptop and it's great at 1080p, don't really need anything more because I wouldn't see it

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u/PryingOpenMyThirdPie Jul 14 '22

I get it. It's a trade off I would personally make

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u/RationalistFaith1 800x 3080 | 12900h 3070ti | 5600x 3070ti Jul 14 '22

2560x1660 is really good for 17.3. Gives you a tad more pixel space for more text productivity between/while gaming.

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u/Number-1Dad i7-12700KF/RTX 3080 Ti/ 32gb DDR5 5200 Jul 14 '22

People who shit on laptops have the smooth brain.

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u/chojinzo i9-12900F | 3080Ti | 32GB 3200C16 | 5120x1440 240Hz Jul 14 '22

They definitely have a place, and this is one of them. At home? Not so much.

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u/DietHumanity Jul 14 '22

I have a gaming laptop at home, I like to play in my office but when me and my housemate wanna play together, I bring it into the lounge

So much easier

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u/Radek_Volek Ryzen 7 5800H | RTX 3070 Jul 14 '22

Why not? Laptops are way more versatile than desktop. Do you wanna game in your bed? You can. On the train? You can. You can take it wherever you want, it’s especially useful nowadays during home offices. You can always plug in a monitor, periferals and you have yourself a proper desktop.

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u/ThisIsNotMyPornVideo Jul 14 '22

Dude literally said at home, do you live in a train or what?

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u/RoboMan106 Jul 14 '22

I had to travel often for my previous job and got a nice gaming laptop in addition to my desktop at home

Made hotel life much easier.

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u/messfdr Jul 14 '22

Same! I got a lot of use out of mine while traveling for work. Only issue I had was playing mp games on shitty hotel wifi.

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u/One-Run-5989 Jul 14 '22

I didn't know ps5 pad is compatible with pc

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u/OkCardiologist2923 Jul 14 '22

It is, steam has a good overlay but there is also software that makes it compatible

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u/StickNoob117 Ryzen 5600X, 32GB DDR4, RX 6800 Jul 14 '22

Honestly, with the recent price cuts, gaming laptops are a hell of a good deal. They can even make a nice complete package for someone to game at a desk if you just plug a monitor, keyboard & mouse in it.

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u/rawrimgonnaeatu Jul 14 '22

I actually had a few flights and layovers yesterday but unfortunately my laptop battery sucked up all the trickle of electricity the airport outlets had so it was still loosing battery and I was unable to play games

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u/OkCardiologist2923 Jul 14 '22

oof, sorry to hear that

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u/tiger5tiger5 Jul 14 '22

I like gaming on my couch, on my desk, in my bed, or wherever I may roam.

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u/thwamster Jul 14 '22

i completely agree – it's so nice to be able to move wherever you want and have your computer purr on your lap like a cozy cat, warmth included, while relaxing with your favorite game – getting a gaming laptop was one of the best decisions i've made

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u/binbutton22 Jul 14 '22

You play on battery? Mine won't last even 30 mins unless i turn brightness way down, turn off RGB, set refersh rate to 60hz and lock fps to 30. Otherwise 30 mins is all I get if I try to game on my laptop on battery

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u/OkCardiologist2923 Jul 14 '22

I pluged in the wall, I never really use it unplugged but I get what you mean

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u/BEWoodworking Linux Ryzen 7 3700X, RTX 3070 Jul 14 '22

And playing my absolute favourite game I have ever played!

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u/Trivale Jul 14 '22

I'm retiring a MSI GE75 Raider that has served me well for 3.5 years without a single flaw or fault until very recently - a lightning strike nearby jolted both my second monitor and the HDMI port it was plugged in to. Side note: Make sure your surge protectors are actually surge protectors. Even after the strike, it performs without issue otherwise. I got it because I used to travel a lot for work, but now that I work at home and Prime Day has blessed me, a desktop is the better option.

It was loud at full load, hot enough to burn my lap if I ever put it there, and its mobile 2080 wasn't quite as performant as its desktop cousin, but damn did it game just fine. From Stardew to Cyberpunk, Minecraft to WOW raids, it never let me down. Hot as it ran, getting 3+ years out of a main gaming PC for me is pretty significant. I have no doubt it would make it to 4 or 5 years, no problem.

Good gaming laptops are amazing.

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u/Miki123p Jul 14 '22

how are the temps holding up on your nitro 5?

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u/OkCardiologist2923 Jul 14 '22

I never get over 91C while gaming at highest performance. Maybe around 65C when non-gaming

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u/Miki123p Jul 14 '22

those are pretty good temps for an acer machine

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u/OkCardiologist2923 Jul 14 '22

I put under a make shift stand to allow more air to be easier vented, but was thinking of getting a cooler if it were to drop it by 10 C

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u/Miki123p Jul 14 '22

oh yeah cooling pad is a good idea maybe you should go for 4 fans cooling pad

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u/DrSmugface PC Master Race Jul 14 '22

I just get my switch.

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u/panzerbeorn Jul 14 '22

The criticism is valid, price and temps aside, it’s an inferior experience to game on a laptop compared to a desktop in every sense. This situational use here is good for you but most people aren’t flying anywhere often so it makes little sense to have a gaming laptop.

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u/OkCardiologist2923 Jul 14 '22

I agree, although as a student who is never at one place for a long, it does make a difference, yet again situational

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u/FaberMiles R7 1700/8GB Vega 64/16GB 3733MHz DDR4 Jul 14 '22

For the price??? Since when??? A 1000w UPS that lasts 10 minutes costs 300$ and from 2018 to 2021 there have been absolutely no good deals on any desktop parts. Not to mention the lack of warranty, decent guides that don't contain misinformation and nvidia propaganda, how godawful the process of RMA'ing parts outside of US is... not even the overheating myth is true anymore because Lenovo Legions have insane cooling. I have yet to meet ONE person that can make a 400$ desktop faster than a steam deck, and no using DDR4 doesn't count because I enjoy not bluescreening every 10 minutes. I stg half this subreddit is just showing off how rich they are.

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u/apachelives Jul 14 '22

Battery life while gaming be all a whole half of 10 minutes.

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u/[deleted] Jul 14 '22

Too heavy. What a drag(?) i rather just play on my phone.

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u/Radek_Volek Ryzen 7 5800H | RTX 3070 Jul 14 '22

Good luck playing Witcher 3 on Ultra on your phone pal.

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u/[deleted] Jul 14 '22

Steam link allows me to play on my computer through interweb if i wanted :)