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Should I upgrade my laptop to a desktop
« on: 18-March-17, 20:45:55 »

I am new to the forum, hoping this is the right place to ask my question.  I have a GP60 2qf leopard pro laptop.  I'm thinking of upgrading to a Nightblade x2b-249ca desktop (great deal on one at a local store).  Would this be a good upgrade?  I'd like to record 60fps gameplay but am limited to 40fps with my laptop.  I make and render videos, graphics design, gaming (of course). Will this desktop record 60fps using OBS or similar recording software?  What other benefits would upgrading to this desktop be?  Any other desktop suggestions and advice is welcome.  Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: 18-March-17, 21:42:55 »

Desktop PCs are almost always better than laptops, in terms of performance. The desktop in this case is definitely faster. Although, I cannot say whether it will be sufficient to record at 60 fps, because I don't use that software.

Personally, I would avoid using pre-built desktops especially those with small profiles, because it makes upgrading a pain. Although upgrading laptop is even worse.

Gaming laptops are a niche market and logically it doesn't make much sense to me. Most people aren't traveling with their gaming laptop as they are usually quite heavy. Gaming laptops are at least 1.5 times more expensive than a equivalent desktop. (Usually much more than that). A gaming desktop doesn't need to be a bulky full tower, but without the ability to upgrade and change to the gaming market, its a waste of money. Although, some people don't care and use computers as throw-away devices after a few years (Apple).
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« Reply #2 on: 19-March-17, 11:41:26 »

Thanks for the info.
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« Reply #3 on: 19-March-17, 13:19:21 »

Realistically, most gaming laptops are upgradable. It's expensive, don't get me wrong, but you can usually upgrade the only thing that really matters....the GPU. At least on the expensive gaming laptops (GT72, etc....). 

The same can realistically be said of desktops. And while you can re-use the case/SSD/etc....it's still rather expensive depending. If you need new RAM, besides just a CPU and MB, then it just adds more.

Personally, I like gaming laptops. I just can't afford to upgrade one of those any time soon.
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« Reply #4 on: 20-March-17, 13:19:29 »

What I want to know; I looked at the specs of both my current MSI gp60 2qf Leopard Pro, and the Nightblade x2b 249ca I'm looking at, but I am no computer genius, and I'm not sure what most of the stuff does. Like if someone told me to describe RAM I couldn't do it. So I would like to know if the following specs are better than what I currently own.

MSI gp60 2qf Leopard Pro
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4720HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz 2.60 GHZ
Installed Memory (RAM): 8.00 GB (7.17 GB usable)
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX950M
(I'm not sure what the other stuff does)
MSI Nightblade x2b 249ca
Processor: Intel Core i7-6700
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
Memory: 16.00 GB
(I found these specs online at http://tekadvisor.ca/devices/675 )
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« Reply #5 on: 20-March-17, 13:35:40 »

6700 is significantly faster at 3.4GHz. 16GB is generally the minimum recommended configuration for a gaming PC. 1060 is basically equivalent to a 970. Mobile GPUs are generally less powerful than desktop variants (many laptops now come with desktop equivalents. 950m is the standard mobile series weaker than 950 desktop variant.

Nightblade definitely better.
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« Reply #6 on: 20-March-17, 14:28:39 »

Is it possible to know by how much? like if it is 2 times faster I think that will get me 60 fps recording or not...
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« Reply #7 on: 20-March-17, 15:19:11 »

The GP60 is not upgradeable as far as the video card. It is integrated onto the motherboard. You will not have any ability to upgrade the GPU or the CPU on that laptop.
If you want the ability to upgrade the GPU, you'll need to jump up to the GT series.

In the end, if you can't pony up for the GT series laptop, don't waste your money. Get a Nightblade and be happy. :)
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« Reply #8 on: 03-May-17, 02:52:53 »

it is always nice to have both.  The laptop (while not as amazing as a desktop) can be taken with you while you travel and such.  The desktop makes up for the rest.
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« Reply #9 on: 04-May-17, 16:42:38 »

Of course you should, desktop components are far better than of laptop's. You will have the advantages like faster performance, better temperatures and gaming. The only features you'll lose is portability. I highly recommend upgrading to a desktop if you do a lot of gaming or editing.
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« Reply #10 on: 30-May-17, 22:51:10 »

If you have an option of upgrading it to Desktop, you should go for it.
The biggest plus is that you can keep upgrading the desktop with the latest graphic card or other hardware parts while you cannot change your laptop config once you get one. Plus heat sync issues are little less on desktop as compared to laptop.
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« Reply #11 on: 12-June-17, 19:42:39 »

Desktop all the way...
You can always pack more power into a desktop than a laptop...

The **ONLY** time you need a laptop is when you want to play away from home.
Like at a friends house or club-house...

Otherwise, if you always going to play online from your house, then you cant beat a desktop.

Note:
If you take the desktop route.....
It will pay dividends to DELAY purchasing a new system or DELAY building a new system just now...
For around 6 months-ish 
As the Ryzen cpu is new and it still needs some wrinkles (read as glitches) ironing out...

All the guys who bought one, me included, are in fact the guinea pigs who are helping 
to iron out the wrinkles via communicating their issues, problems, sleepless nights and head-aches...
through forums for their respective component part manufacturers website.

So if you delay purchasing it, it will save you from head-ache,
How this will affect prices is another thing!!!

DDR4 Memory I bought 2-3 months ago is now £50 more expensive...
Anyway, its swings and roundabouts....

Good luck
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« Reply #12 on: 12-June-17, 19:47:12 »

one reason I got a MSI laptop is because MSI promises two generations of upgrade.

I just went through this. My two year old GT72 dominator with a 970 got upgraded to the 1070 for a fair upgrade fee. Was worth it.
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« Reply #13 on: 27-June-17, 09:31:23 »

If you need better performance go for desktop you can modify it how you want and like it will give you perfo for years and ability to modify the parts in future. But remember that laptop give you that comforts of being with you everywhere you can take it to work you're bed etc but since you all ready have one it will be better to work and do harder stuff on desktop and when you will need the pc with you just take you're old laptop that will be the best option keep in mind that desktops are much more powerful and they do have lower temps plus laptops are compact kinda cut versions of desktops but for higher price tho
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« Reply #14 on: 04-July-17, 19:25:00 »

Sure go for a desktop,i was on a laptop and i built a ryzen pc a week before,so much difference
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