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I’m currently debating whether or not to get a gaming laptop for university next year. I would like to use it for both uni work and gaming in my free time. I’m looking to get a laptop for uni anyway so I just thought maybe a gaming laptop could do both jobs?

(not looking for pc as i want something portable)
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(Original post by zztrilla56)
I’m currently debating whether or not to get a gaming laptop for university next year. I would like to use it for both uni work and gaming in my free time. I’m looking to get a laptop for uni anyway so I just thought maybe a gaming laptop could do both jobs?

(not looking for pc as i want something portable)
The problem with most gaming laptops is that they are often too big heavy to carry around all day and often don't have long enough battery life. If you'll be doing a course which needs access to intensive software like CAD, it's a worthy compromise. However, if you just want it for gaming, it might be worth just getting a normal, non-gaming laptop now and getting either a secondary gaming laptop that stays at home most of the time or a desktop depending on what your budget is.

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A gaming laptop is too heavy and big to carry to uni, trust me. I used an ipad instead and kept my laptop in my flat because it would be too easy to get it damaged.
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(Original post by zztrilla56)
I’m currently debating whether or not to get a gaming laptop for university next year. I would like to use it for both uni work and gaming in my free time. I’m looking to get a laptop for uni anyway so I just thought maybe a gaming laptop could do both jobs?

(not looking for pc as i want something portable)
There's a triangle of factors when it comes to choosing a new laptop; Powerful, affordable, and lightweight- you get to pick two.

There are gaming laptops that can be considered light enough to be easily portable, they just cost more than similarly spec'd ones that don't prioritise form factor, so it depends on what your budget is and what you consider portable. Even if you don't want to pay for the premium 1.5-1.8kg laptops that are definitely within the definition of lightweight, just not ultraportable, you can find "chunky" 2.2-2.4kg gaming laptops that are about the same size as the regular 15" laptops most of us were carrying to uni everyday without issues as little as five years ago without much of a price premium.
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The guys above have fairly outdated information because a lot of these compromises have been solved within the last few generations. You can get gaming laptops now which are fairly portable and have good battery life. The Zephyrus G14 is one of the best at the moment, alongside other current generation AMD based laptops. Intel laptops tend not to have as good battery life or performance but some are still pretty decent.
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