This may be a touchy subject for some laptop enthusiasts, therefore I will apologize in advance. PC gamers will always say that gaming on a Desktop PC is better and laptop gamers will typically argue that gaming on a laptop is the better option. Today InitialsGames are here to settle the score and break down the reasons to why we think that PC’s are superior to this day! That’s not to say that laptops don’t have a use, they most definitely have their pros for being that small and mobile.
Let’s start with laptops; they were created for ease of transportation. For example, if you need to enter some information when visiting a customer/client it would be beneficial to have a laptop, it would be a bit silly bringing a desktop PC with a monitor, keyboard, and mouse and setting it up on site, it’s not classed as a suitable option. Plus you may have some funny looks from people.
So in terms of business, if your job consists of you leaving the office then you will most probably want to invest in a laptop, that’s the bottom line of it all, now let’s move on to the gaming element of things.
Laptops aren’s as powerful in terms of price
Majority of gamers will know and understand that laptops are nowhere near as powerful as desktop PCs. That’s not to say that laptops aren’t as powerful as recently performance in laptops has skyrocketed. But this all boils down to price, a laptop costing around $800 in terms of performance will cost around $500 in a desktop PC. If you have the money to front this then all is well, but just know that you pay a lot more for the same performance in a laptop compared to a desktop PC.
Gaming Laptop – Not so mobile as you might think!
When buying a gaming laptop many factors come in to play, processor, ram, graphics, and some other options such as Bluetooth and front camera, the list continues. Another factor you might want to bear in mind is the screen, remember all the games you play will be on the laptop screen so make sure you get a sharp, crisp screen to fulfill your gaming needs.
For argument sake let’s say you have just purchased an Alienware laptop, your incredibly excited to receive it, you open the box and find that the laptop weighs around 4KG, now it may not seem that heavy but if you think about carrying it around all day it can certainly start to ache your back and arms, depending on how you carry it.
Just remember that all of the powerful components have to be squashed into that little enclosure making it a lot heavier and bulkier than your everyday work laptop. So just bear that in mind when purchasing a gaming laptop, always check the weight and consider how much you will be transporting the laptop around, as you don’t want to spend these amounts of money only to leave it indoors every day, you might as well saved some money and got a desktop PC.
Upgrading/Fixing can be tricky!
Laptops aren’t exactly built to be upgraded like desktops, in a desktops scenario if a component breaks you can easily open the side, remove the faulty hardware and replace. This is not the case with laptops. If your laptop is under a year old we seriously advice you take it up with the warranty, if you open the laptop and damage it you will void your warranty and then be left with a faulty laptop, nobody wants that!
However, even if your laptop is OOW (out of warranty) and you wish to replace the faulty hardware it can still be tricky. The majority of laptops are all built differently depending on the brand. Unlike computers that have a consistent build, laptops vary from manufacturers. Not just that, they are a lot more fiddly and have a lot of clips that can easily break off. We advised seeking professional help if you have a faulty laptop and leave it up to them to break and replace components.
With desktops, you can also easily upgrade the CPU, Graphics, RAM. Not so much the case with Laptops, they will most likely be built into the motherboard meaning you will not be able to replace them individually.
The bottom line
Laptops and desktops both have their advantages and disadvantages but from our point of view, laptops are great for office work and visiting customers or working away. However, when it comes to gaming you must try your best to stay loyal to desktop PC’s. It will be easier to upgrade, replace faulty parts, you will also save yourself a lot of money and future proof your gaming.
If you have the money to pay for a decent spec laptop then you should be fine, but bear in mind that a couple of years down the line you may need to purchase a whole new laptop as opposed to upgrading a component in a desktop PC.
There you have it if you feel that we have missed out any factors be sure to hit us up in the comment section below. If we like your point we will add it to the article!
Happy gaming to everyone – InitialsGames!