chµck wrote:According to notebookreview (http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeF ... 907.0.html), the GTX765M in my notebook is capable of Guild Wars 2 on High @ >40fps. So I would suggest this as a minimum. I have the MSI GE60, and I can speak highly of the MSI G series laptops.
Techgoudy wrote:Well it's nice to know that individuals are also using gaming laptops. That said @slowriot, what model MSI do you have and @chuck, I'll look into the model you gave you me and see what it has.
The Egg wrote:Gaming laptops.....I dunno. If you're gonna be tethered to an outlet, it would almost make sense to build a mini-ITX system with a handle on it. A bit less convenient, but it would be more capable and probably cost half the price.
slowriot wrote:The Egg wrote:Gaming laptops.....I dunno. If you're gonna be tethered to an outlet, it would almost make sense to build a mini-ITX system with a handle on it. A bit less convenient, but it would be more capable and probably cost half the price.
As someone who has both a gaming laptop and a mini-ITX system WITH a handle... no, the mini-ITX is not even close to being as convenient as a laptop. It's extremely easy to grab your laptop, power brick, and mouse and toss it in a bag and go. The mini-ITX system is going to require you to unplug everything from the system itself. Plus it means dragging your monitor (and unplugging it) with you. Plus keyboard and mouse. The worst part is then when you get home and go "Ugh now I have to put it all back in!"
Also, consider where that laptop can go. I've taken my gaming laptop on many business trips. I'd never consider doing that with my mini-ITX system.
The Egg wrote:It would require a bit of customization (as well as creating a suitable transport container), but Mini-ITX is so much cheaper and more powerful that I think it would be worth the effort. I'm thinking of something where the PC case is part of the monitor stand, and/or attaches to the VESA mounts on the back of the monitor. If the monitor/case are melded into one unit, wiring would be much less of an issue, especially if you use a wireless keyboard/mouse with a tiny receiver. At that point, all you would need to do is plug in the power, unpack your keyboard and mouse, and go.
AcidSnow wrote:I built a custom Toshiba laptop that is capable of light gaming, I got a 1366*768 screen and the i5-3337U. It only has on board intel 4000HD, but I was able to play BF4 at low settings and get 25 to 40fps. It was somewhat painful, but that was the Beta. I only paid $400 and am happy with its abilities for the most part.