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Gaming laptops?

Any suggestions for a gaming laptop for my 12 year-old stepson? He usually plays Minecraft, Gmod, Starbound. He says he can't play The Forest because it 'lags' on his current desktop. He has his heart set on a gaming laptop. Thanks for any advice!

created by lisalouuu on Aug 13, 2014 at 12:03:49 pm     Technology     Comments: 9

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Qosmio by Toshiba

posted by shamrock44 on Aug 13, 2014 at 01:10:56 pm     #   1 person liked this

alienware from dell

posted by jhop on Aug 13, 2014 at 05:07:30 pm     #   1 person liked this

I'd recommend a gaming desktop. Try any of these and see what appeals to the stepson in question:
AD&D, Swords & Wizardry Whitebox Rules, Labyrinth Lord, Ars Magica Fifth Edition and Traveller

posted by madjack on Aug 13, 2014 at 06:25:03 pm     #   1 person liked this

Computer Discount - tell them what games he wants to play.

posted by MIJeff on Aug 13, 2014 at 06:26:23 pm     #   2 people liked this

If you want top end, Alienware makes the best gaming computers. If you want affordable, Dell's XPS line is ok. Although reviews are mixed, I can say the gaming desktop I bought through IBUYPOWER.com was solid, and I know they make custom gaming laptops at good prices.

If you're willing to consider used computers, someone on one of the Toledo area garage sale Facebook groups had a few gaming oriented laptops for sale

posted by taliesin52 on Aug 13, 2014 at 11:40:27 pm     #   1 person liked this

Regardless though, if he wants performance, a desktop is a better bet and will last longer as you can buy and replace parts as you go to keep it current.

posted by taliesin52 on Aug 13, 2014 at 11:41:18 pm     #   3 people liked this

He said he wants a laptop. Is he carrying a desktop to a LAN party?

posted by MrGlass419 on Aug 14, 2014 at 08:07:22 am     #   1 person liked this

he needs to go outside and play something other that video games...but not on my lawn

posted by justareviewer on Aug 14, 2014 at 01:07:40 pm     #  

as you post on a message board

posted by MrGlass419 on Aug 14, 2014 at 09:57:47 pm     #