My Steam-addicted 13 year old son is about to turn 14 and I'd like to surprise him with a new gaming PC. He's currently using a generic Dell from a few years ago that he says works fine but he'll need new hardware to keep up with the technology (and the competition). My goal is to find the best gaming PC as close to $1,500 as possible, preferably a laptop but I'll go with a tower if it makes sense. Any recommendations?
Does purchasing an external fan for a laptop work or are they just marketing? Mine can run a little warm when I am pushing it with games so I am considering a cooling pad.
Is it possible to upgrade the GPU in any recent Dell Latitude laptops using the Express Card slot or other non-soldering techniques? [more inside]
I'm in the market for a new computer, and I'd like to find one that can handle some of the RTS and city building games I've missed out on in the past 5 or so years. I'm on a budget and I don't really understand computer hardware requirements. Can you help? [more inside]
Is anyone still manufacturing high-end laptops with 1920x1200 (not 1920x1080) screens? I'm looking for a luggable/7.5 to 8 pound size, 17" screen laptop, Ivy Bridge based Core i7 CPU with a serious dedicated GPU and 1920x1200 screen. Everything I can find uses 1920x1080. Battery life is not a concern, this would be used in a role like an occasionally relocated, folding desktop PC.
Why does my laptop crash to a black screen only while gaming? [more inside]
Can I be recommended a decent laptop that is fast, has good graphics and is overall good quality please. My maximum budget for this is £800. [more inside]
My 8 year old Dell 8600c laptop while still working, no longer has a screen and so is retired to desk work only tethered to an external monitor. Now I need a laptop that I can move around again that'll play nice with Adobe CS5, run some decent games, and will cost no more than $1000. [more inside]
What gaming laptop won't rip me off? [more inside]
Help me spend my money - I need a new gaming-capable laptop... [more inside]
Looking for a good gaming laptop that's not Alienware. Also, about wireless gaming... [more inside]
I'm a gamer. I bought a mac. After going through a lot of hassles with Boot Camp, I've decided to switch back. I'll get around $1700 for returning the mac... My question is, would it be better to buy a laptop around this price or sell my desktop as well to up my budget? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a lightweight gaming laptop? Everything out there seems rather massive, I am looking for something with a 15-inch screen and a weight under 8 pounds with some actual battery life; I won't have to worry about price. [more inside]
Cheap gaming laptop recommendations [more inside]
Is there a laptop with a TrackPoint that is not objectively horrible for gaming? [more inside]
Recommend a midrange gaming laptop for around $2000? [more inside]
Recommmend me a mouse for my laptop that's good for gaming and of sturdy construction. [more inside]
Another gaming laptop question. [more inside]
What's the best gaming laptop I can get that will come in under 5 lbs? [more inside]
Are you an expert on gaming laptops? Help me pick a Windows laptop that's small, light, with decent graphics. [more inside]
Recommend me a laptop for gaming. [more inside]
Being endlessly frustrated with a new computer game (City of Heroes) refusing to work with my laptop (Dell Inspiron 5150), I am considering buying a new laptop. While I know what I want for most of it, the option of a Pentium M vs Pentium IV chip confuses me. The M clocks in in the 1.~ range while the other is 3.~+. Which is faster? Which should I get for a gaming laptop?