Laptop or desktop?

Given the advances made in laptops, we can now reasonably ask ourselves whether the traditional format of the fixed PC can not be equated if not supplanted by the latter … It goes without saying that it all depends on the model, nevertheless we will return to the main advantages and disadvantages of these two types of machines, to help you make your choice, in the face of an ever-increasing supply.

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Have a computer Stationary at home, in a dedicated room or by using a laptop, this is a dilemma that many of us face. We will try to see the strengths of each one to help you decide.

Fixed PCs

Before we get into more technical explanations, let’s first address the relationship between price and quality, which for laptops is now a truly crucial asset. In general, for equal performance, and this is undoubtedly correlated with the imposed miniaturization, we can consider that a laptop will cost 1.5 to 2 times the price of a desktop PC.

As for graphics cards, then know that from now on you can find the same in a fixed PC and in one portable. However, if the card in question has the mention “M”, it means that it has been miniaturized (for the needs of the laptop) and that it therefore does not develop the same performance.

The fixed PC is infinitely more flexible than a laptop. Over time, the portable version will gradually become obsolete. The fixed PC, in turn, provides an important advantage because it can be upgraded. You have the option to make changes and replace components (graphics card, processor, etc.) with newer versions. So you can customize your PC according to your wishes and the performance requirements set by game more and more greedy.

Similarly, we can consider that a fixed PC offers many more connectors: about tenUSBports hdmi, DVIetc. You will also have multiple audio and video outputs (webcam), microphone and others peripheral devices.


The big advantage of gaming laptop is that it is easy to carry and so you can play almost anywhere you are. Another laptop gamer can weigh 2.5 kg at max 5 kg (against 10 kg, or sometimes even around twenty for a fixed PC), which is really ideal to be able to move and install it. If you are often on the go, if you have two addresses, it is more profitable to buy a single laptop rather than two fixed PCs.

One of the biggest problems with laptops is their “obsolescence”, which means that as soon as a new generation comes on the market, software and game very greedy is designed to run on it, and will not be able to work at full speed (or not work at all) on your old generation laptop (except the RAM, which is still relatively easy to inflate). It is not possible to change Graphics card or the processor so you’ll have to make some concessions there … Most of the time it’s the hard cores players end up selling their old model on to buy a more up-to-date one, and then we lose a lotmoney in the agreement …

Additionally, as we pointed out in the previous section, find out if the graphics card built into your laptop, if it has the mention “M”, means that it has been miniaturized and therefore it does not develop the same notions , as the title or name suggests (ask the seller the question he will be able to answer you).


It’s true that the ideal would be to have a fixed gaming PC for the home and a portable gaming PC for travel and therefore be freer to take your equipment with you, but it represents a budget that not everyone can afford. put on.

So if you want to run Game of the latest generation and you have a small budget (around 400 or 500 euros), it is best to choose a fixed PC which will have much better performance than a laptop for the same price and which you will necessarily be frustrated when you can not run this or that game.Small budgets should therefore favor fixed PCs.

For those with an average or average plus budget (between 800 and 1,200 euros), it’s up to you depending on your lifestyle, your travels, because for that price you can already have a PC laptop that allows you to play it most of the latest generation games. Nevertheless, for such a price, the fixed pc that you could have will be really of very high quality.

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