Why buying a laptop in 2019 sucks!

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Joshva, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Well, Apple hates NVIDIA, so that's probably not going to happen. It will probably end up with a comparatively anemic mobile AMD GPU, which will still run crazy hot due to the inadequate cooling system.
    Yeah, that's definitely the right way to look at it. The mere suggestion of it is an abomination. The term 'high-end gaming Macbook' even qualifies as an oxymoron.
     
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    1610ftw Notebook Consultant

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    Apple working with Nvidia again would be one of those hell freezes over moments but with itunes recently popping up on TV's and Fire TV's I would not rule out anything any more. And there is the possibility that AMD will release some new mobile graphics solution that will reach RTX 2080 performance. They have been on a roll lately and it would be nice if they could push Nvidia.

    High End in price only is what comes to mind with the Macbook ever since they drank the small, thin and light Kool-Aid. Even more dreadful when one considers how this directly and indirectly has set a dangerous trend that almost destroyed the modular/upgradable gaming and DTR laptop market.
     
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    Almost? Yes, popular trends are always a dangerous thing. Facebook and Twitter are also key to the triumph of stupidity. If you repeat it enough times it becomes "fact" even when the evidence is to the contrary. Logic and intelligence are not required.
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    Today those old ladies could ask around about sustained turbo clocks and non-gimped graphics cards :D
     
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    what was the now removed video?
     
  6. Mr. Fox

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    I am not sure what video is missing. Whose post had a video that was removed?
     
  7. Charles P. Jefferies

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    Video was removed since it's personal promotion. Someone else can link the video if they wish, but not the OP.

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    In case somebody is still wondering this is the video that was deleted, from the first post:
     
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    having owned multple high end laptops I am inclined to agree with Mr. Fox's philosophy, that quality management has gone to the dogs. The consumers are taken for a real ride when reliability and performance together is desired.
     
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    What doesn't help is that usually the mainboards cost ridiculous amounts of money due to the fact that almost always the CPU is soldered on and often also the GPU.
    The other issue its that often when you really use that performance it can only be achieved by running your machine at extremely high temperatures and/or high noise levels. In the long run this will lead to accelerated aging and failures and don't even get me started on the software side...
     
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