Justin wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:39 pm
I never understood the draw of a "gaming laptop" If I'm going to game I want to do it awesomely with a decent size monitor, real speakers and no worrying about performance. Laptops to me are content consumption devices like movies/music and work on the go.
Recent laptops offers very decent gaming performances (i.e: mobile Pascal GPU offers equivalent perfs as de desktop ones ) and if you use something like steam link, you can play on your TV.
I don't have a desktop computer anymore and I find most gaming laptops are really ugly (personal taste). Still I wanted a computer that allows me to play from time to time. My main criteria were the build quality, linux friendly and a good screen (most laptop screens are awful).
I opted for a Dell XPS 15 (9560) FHD (I didn't want the 4K model because it's glossy, there are still some issues with hdpi, it decreases battery life and most games wouldn't run smoothly in such a high resolution with a nvidia 1050 GTX).
The only negative thing about this machine (in my opinion) is the keyboard. It's well build and nice to use but I had a hard time to get used working without a numeric pad, the enter key is too small and the arrows are half-sized keys.