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Hi, I was interested in the performance difference between these computers. They would be used for gaming. I know its alot to read but help would be greatly appreciated. I am debating between a laptop and desktop however I am not really experienced enough to know the extent of the difference. Thanks guys!

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This is from a post I did in November. laptops just don't play games very well,
The HP system I listed was the "Minimum" to play games at lower setting at low resolution stetting" The Toshiba is better but cost more) Desktops just play games better because they don't have to be so compact and run on battery power. The desktop would blow away the laptop by far in gaming.

Don't evn look at a laptop to play hardcore games on till you get into the $2000 range but more like $2500-2700 for a decent gaming laptop to play hardcore games.

For that price and wanting to play games your best bet would be (I know this is going to make some laugh but i have the benchmarks right in front of me on the best gaming laptops)
HP Pavilion dv8000t with the flowing specs added
2Ghz Intel Duo
256MB Nvidia Geforce Go 7600 GPU
1GB Ram
17" monitor
Thats going to put the price around 1300-1450 depending on item sale (maybe cheaper but you need to check)
This produced 8304 in 3dmark03 at 37fps on F.E.A.R 640x480 res
thats really good for a low budget gaming laptop.

Laptops just don't play games that well unless you want to spend money (i guess this would all depend on the type of games. low graphic games can be played fine on cheaper laptops)

Another decent low budget gaming laptop is Toshiba Satellite p105
almost same specs but
Geforce Go 7900
#dmark03 scored 13700 at 81 fps in F.E.A.R 1024x768 res
but its around $1800

Then from there we step up into $2000 plus to get any performance from other manufactures for gaming (Alienware,Voodoo ext

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I have to agree, there really is no comparison between a good laptop and a good desktop configuration when it comes to playing games.

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Really? The performance would vary extremely? I figured they were pretty much the same pc except for the video card. Dang, I am kinda wanted a latop but if it cant perform the same as a desktop for gaming then I guess I'll have to stick with the desktop.

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The processor in the desktop runs faster, 2.6Ghz versus 1.8Ghz. The memory is also a little bit faster in the desktop and the hard drive has a faster spin rate in the desktop as well.

The desktop will be easier and cheaper to fix and to upgrade and will deal with heat much better then the laptop.
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