How do you want your next laptop to be built?

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Mr. Fox, Aug 16, 2017.

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I want my laptop to be built with:

This poll will close on Aug 16, 2018 at 5:46 PM.
  1. Socketed CPU and MXM GPU so I can repair or upgrade is a must (BGA is totally unacceptable)

  2. Replaceable MXM GPU so I can repair or upgrade is a must (a weaker BGA CPU is OK with me)

  3. BGA is OK with me, but I DO NOT want Max-Q (I want a full performance GPU even if it is BGA)

  4. BGA is fine and I want Max-Q (Performance is less important. I will sell it while under warranty)

  5. BGA CPU with only integrated graphics (I don't need good CPU or GPU performance)

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  1. Jarhead

    Jarhead Systematic Love

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    Likewise, you don't have to be a jalopnik to enjoy cars :)

    Don't see how either situation is a bad thing imo
     
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  2. ole!!!

    ole!!! Notebook Prophet

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    imho gaming enthusiast is someone who spend a ton of time on games, so technically speaking hardware should be irrelevant. i remember i used to play games on 386 CPU and lagged like crazy but i play happily on 10fps all day for hrs.
     
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    Tanner@XoticPC Company Representative

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    That was totally me back in the day. :) Now I try to stay a little ahead of what I think the gaming experience I want requires, but GPU aside that has resulted in fairly modest hardware, infrequently upgraded.
     
  4. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    I don't know...my friend and I tried playing on a Dell Latitude 12.5" with Intel HD 4400, couldn't run at 1024x768 lowest settings, 50% scaling with barely 30fps LOL
     
  5. Mobius 1

    Mobius 1 what is quality control?

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    2013 cheapo nv gpu will outperform nowaday's ULV garbage
     
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    gonna upgrade to new 8700k? yeye
     
  7. Mobius 1

    Mobius 1 what is quality control?

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    Going to go laptopless as an upgrade maybe xD
     
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    7980xe 18 cores binned desktop?
     
  9. Tanner@XoticPC

    Tanner@XoticPC Company Representative

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    OK within reason. :)

    I mainly said that because I'm pretty sure I read about someone getting it to work on their Surface Pro 2
     
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    laserbullet Notebook Evangelist

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    That does get me thinking, how close are we to a point where robust hardware in a laptop isn't required at all, merely sufficient hardware and network infrastructure to use your desktop remotely?
     
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