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    (Original post by BloodRedVHS)
    I think it is a conspiracy so that they can make money from sales of replacement laptops.......... :ninja:

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    This is why laptops with a decent, dedicated graphics card are much better (or, in all honesty, any laptop whereby most of the parts are reasonably accessible), so that if anything pops, you can just replace the graphics module without having to replace or remove the motherboard, or at least de-solder the graphics chip. (Prime example: Acer Aspire 5742 - to access the fan and heatsink you have to remove the entire motherboard.)

    If you look on YouTube for a channel called MultimediaJay, you'll see that he has quite a few good desktop machines - and how he does that is by building them himself. Buy the case, the motherboard, the processor, the RAM, the graphics, the HDD (or SSD, or dual drives if used) etc and build the system yourself. You might spend a bit more, and have a bit more work to do, but you'll end up with a better and more solid result, that will end up lasting for longer - and if any pieces need replacing or upgrading, you can easily do that. So you can easily upgrade the hard drive (or SSD), the graphics card, the RAM etc. And most desktops have a much better cooling system than laptops (desktops have multiple fans, sometimes up to 140mm in diameter, whereas laptops have at best a few air vents and one exhaust fan), so you won't have heat issues.

    As MultimediaJay says, "This Is Why We Build!".

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    105,600 ..... mr T 999
 
 
 
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