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    (Original post by xylas)
    Ok so basically you're major point in favour of a desktop in this scenario is no battery.

    Everything else you said about peripherals, ram, storage etc. is not correct.
    Why not?

    It's true you can just hook up a load of peripherals to a laptop and use that the same way, but thats the purpose of a desktop. Laptops have built in ones which you can't replace.
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    (Original post by xylas)
    Actually it is the majority of TSR users on this forum who want a laptop, I'm still making up my mind while saving up.
    haha. Where have you got the majority from? If you ask such a blatantly biased question which is in no way a real representation of the real world than of course people are going to be queuing up to buy this mythical laptop that has 7685459gb of ram 6 gpus has 3 years battery life, weighs 5g and is given to them for free. Maybe if you had asked a real question, like if you had x pounds to spend would you get a gaming laptop or desktop you would get real answers, but with the question as it is of course the majority of people want this mythical laptop
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    (Original post by TajwarC)
    Dust II has been a bit strange for me, getting between 220-300 when before it was like 290-300 solid
    I never really go on dust 2 tbh, if you have it in the map pool you just play it constantly
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    That Titan has SLI 980M cards, not desktop grade cards. For around that price you could grab four Titan X graphics cards and an Intel 6700K, the have £6000 left for RAM, SSDs, water cooling etc. The MSI Titan wouldn't be remotely on the same level as something you could put together for £10k.
    No you're out of touch. Look at the new model.

    Anyway, my point is that the best possible laptop would have similar performance to a desktop. I have already said how this would be possible with external devices etc.
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    I never really go on dust 2 tbh, if you have it in the map pool you just play it constantly
    Neither do I but I play on deathmatch severs which are 24/7 Dust II. I wonder if its the fact that there's 18 players or 128tick that affects it.. I dunno
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    (Original post by xylas)
    No you're out of touch. Look at the new model.

    Anyway, my point is that the best possible laptop would have similar performance to a desktop. I have already said how this would be possible with external devices etc.
    What external devices will increase the performance of a laptop? Last time I checked you can't upgrade RAM/GPU externally
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    (Original post by xylas)
    If a desktop and a laptop have the same performance which one would you prefer? What reasons would you choose a desktop with worse performance over a laptop?

    Don't mention cost in your answers, assume money is infinite.
    Craptops are better than Desktop Computers
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    (Original post by TajwarC)
    Neither do I but I play on deathmatch severs which are 24/7 Dust II. I wonder if its the fact that there's 18 players or 128tick that affects it.. I dunno
    Fair enough, I don't really play deathmatch so don't have that issue. And dust 2 is not a good map imo, inferno is where it's at
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    haha. Where have you got the majority from? If you ask such a blatantly biased question which is in no way a real representation of the real world than of course people are going to be queuing up to buy this mythical laptop that has 7685459gb of ram 6 gpus has 3 years battery life, weighs 5g and is given to them for free. Maybe if you had asked a real question, like if you had x pounds to spend would you get a gaming laptop or desktop you would get real answers, but with the question as it is of course the majority of people want this mythical laptop
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4076215

    You should know this since you have posted on my thread :facepalm:

    See Acsel's answer if you want someone who proves you wrong.
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    (Original post by TajwarC)
    What external devices will increase the performance of a laptop? Last time I checked you can't upgrade RAM/GPU externally
    Check again
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Have you got a £10,000 laptop or desktop?
    I got my laptop and computer for £1.20 and 50p respectively
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    (Original post by xylas)
    Check again
    Still pretty sure you can't...And surely once you've added all these "external upgrades" the laptop essentially just becomes a desktop because you can't move it anywhere without all the hassle?

    If you want portability just buy a laptop, if not, get a desktop..it's simple lol
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    (Original post by xylas)
    No you're out of touch. Look at the new model.

    Anyway, my point is that the best possible laptop would have similar performance to a desktop. I have already said how this would be possible with external devices etc.
    The newest model I can find on MSI's website has 980M GPUs in SLI, feel free to link me to a newer model as I have limited internet allowances and don't want to spend it googling laptops.

    Either way, your point is wrong. Even if there is a laptop with desktop grade 980s in SLI, it would not even remotely match the performance a quad Titan setup could yield.
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    Fair enough, I don't really play deathmatch so don't have that issue. And dust 2 is not a good map imo, inferno is where it's at
    Haha yess
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    There's no reason whatsoever to opt for a
    Desktop if a laptop has the same performance. It's a stupid question lol.

    If we're just talking about in general though, i still prefer laptops. There's no game my laptop can't run (although it wouldn't matter regardless since i game on consoles anyway).

    Plus I'd look like an idiot carrying a desktop to uni.
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    I do not understand what you're trying to work out by making an incredibly skewed question.
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    (Original post by TajwarC)
    What external devices will increase the performance of a laptop? Last time I checked you can't upgrade RAM/GPU externally
    Razer blade stealth has this nifty unit you connect via USB. External GPU and RAM upgrade, it basically makes the ultrabook on par with a gaming desktop (or so the company claims)
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    The newest model I can find on MSI's website has 980M GPUs in SLI, feel free to link me to a newer model as I have limited internet allowances and don't want to spend it googling laptops.

    Either way, your point is wrong. Even if there is a laptop with desktop grade 980s in SLI, it would not even remotely match the performance a quad Titan setup could yield. If by "external device" you mean external GPU housings, they cannot either house or power GPU configurations of this kind.
    First link.
    https://www.msi.com/Laptop/GT80S-6QF...#hero-overview

    Fine, perhaps nowadays they can't get 100% the same performance but it's closer now then ever before. I made this thread because I see this as a realistic scenario in the near future. So if you assume laptops can match the best desktop performance then the real differences in the form factors become apparent and it becomes a much more interesting choice.
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    (Original post by Another)
    Razer blade stealth has this nifty unit you connect via USB. External GPU and RAM upgrade, it basically makes the ultrabook on par with a gaming desktop (or so the company claims)
    But I'm assuming this only works with that particular ultrabook. Also 12.5" screen. Just lol, any actual gamer/designer/etc will know that's a joke, why compromise your experience for the sake of having a detachable ultrabook with less performance? It's basically a desktop with a fancy and small monitor imo. Thanks for letting me know though, but I don't believe that this supports OP's argument
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    (Original post by TajwarC)
    Still pretty sure you can't...And surely once you've added all these "external upgrades" the laptop essentially just becomes a desktop because you can't move it anywhere without all the hassle?

    If you want portability just buy a laptop, if not, get a desktop..it's simple lol
    Well you can sorry to have to update you.

    I can't be bothered answering the same thing again and again, see above responses especially Acsel's post. Short answer, laptop can do everything desktop can with absolute advantage of portability. What you have said is not an advantage of a desktop.
 
 
 
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