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Are gaming Laptops worth buying ?

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I need a laptop for casual office work. Will be planning to play games on it. I travel sometimes and I like it to be portable. Weight is important to me.

Is it worth buying a gaming laptop investing so much in it?

General Questions

1) What is your budget?

Max 1100$ (the lesser the better )

2) What size notebook would you prefer?

a. Netbook; 10" screen or less

b. Ultraportable; 11" - 12" screen

c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen

d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen

e. Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen

3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.


4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?

a. Like:

b. Dislike:

Don't Care

5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?


6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?

Little Gaming, Internet browsing, watching Movies

7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?

Both (weight is most important, should not be more than 4.5lbs)

8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?

Yes. Playing few games (Civ 5, Witcher 3, GTA V, etc.) {you get the point}

9) How many hours of battery life do you need?

Not so important 3-4 hours is fine

10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?

Don't Care

11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 8), Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.


Screen Specifics

12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer? Keep in mind screen size in conjunction with resolution will play a large role in overall viewing comfort level. Everyone is different. Some like really small text, while others like their text big and easy to read. (Scroll down to see screen resolution information.)

Atleast 1080p (Full HD)

13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (Scroll down to see explanations.)

Don't Care

Build Quality and Design

14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?


15) When are you buying this laptop?

In Next few days

16) How long do you want this laptop to last?

Atleast 2years

Notebook Components

17) How much drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive?

I have a 2.5" Samsung 500GB SSD . Hence i am planning to buy a laptop with HDD so I can replace it with SSD. Or a laptop with 2 ssd slots so I can insert mine.

Is this swapping a good idea? Will it have impact on perfomance?

18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner?



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