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Old 06-05-2008, 12:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im gonna be getting a new computer but i cant choose to pick a laptop or desktop, also i need a laptop to travel and a desktop for gaming.
i hope that members of tech fourms could help me choose.
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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welcome to tech-forums.

what kind of traveling do you do where you need a laptop? Also games you play. and lastly budget.

would you possibly consider compromising and getting 2 computers?
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well good gaming laptops are $1500. You could build a desktop for $1000 which will be good for gaming and buy a cheap laptop like an acer extensa for $500
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I dont think he will be allowed to get 2 computers

with $1000 which includes monitor he can play any games in high settings
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see i was thinking like an Eee pc and a decent gaming rig.
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stick w/ a desktop. More power for the money
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I would get both, but put the money into the desktop. I have both, I use my laptop maybe once a month. When I travel I only use it for internet, or if I need it in school to take notes.

Internet and notes don't require a $1200 laptop. Buy a 2 or 3 year old used laptop and build a new desktop. That is always my solution when people say they "need" a laptop.
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Should he buy a HP Desktop or Build One

The HP Pavilion Desktop (in the coupon says)
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Price: 1,279.99 - $100.00 = $1,179.99
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Everyone is going to tell him to build one.
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