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TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:

Home builr desktop PC is the way to go, way cheaper, much more fun and best of all more healthy do your body
It is, unless you need the mobility which I do... and how is building a PC more healthy for your body? Lol


I'm assuming he is going with the angle that laptops cook your testicles a bit. (there's a reason they aren't in the main body cavity) Make sure you have a good cooling solution for that thing... preferably one that vents to the side or something.
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Nice specs, but I never trusted Intel.
AMD A10 for the win.
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It's a bit spendy but I think it seems rather powerful...
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Wow! 2k for something like that? There are better computers for that much.
Asus ROG G751 Series Like this for example. And there's another one in the same series that contains both 1TB Harddrive and 256 SSD. Oh not to mention this is IPS 1080p HD so you're getting accurate colors on your screen.

But honestly, I don't really like HP as they're pretty bad. And since OMEN is a gaming laptop from HP, I can't really look at that and find it reliable since HP isn't one that makes gaming stuff.

Usually if you're looking for a gaming laptop, go with a brand that's trusted and has a lot of experience in that field. Asus is my favorite since they make computers, computer parts and peripherals (graphics, mobo, PCIE SSD, monitor), and have a relatively big gaming brand, ROG.

But I'm not one for gaming laptops. I rather build my own desktop and have a laptop as just a multitasker.
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Definitely pick up a cooling pad from somewhere if you haven't already, They're pretty cheap and will help squeeze a bit more longevity out of the laptop - because high-performance mobile GPUs are like bloody furnaces in my experience.
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A Clevo Chassis is pretty much the go to if you are looking for a desktop replacement (DTR). You can by direct from Clevo or from one of the other OEM's who build on Clevo chassis. For example, Sager or a Sager retailer

http://www.sagernotebook.com/Gaming-Notebooks/

http://www.xoticpc.com/custom-gaming-laptops-notebooks-clevo-sager-notebooks-ct-95_51_162.html



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Gaming desktop is better but if I had to buy a gaming laptop then I would get the Sager laptops.
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Posted 4/15/15

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My current laptop is crapping out so I ordered a new one. It's an HP Omen, here are the specs:

- Windows 8.1 Pro
- 4th Gen Intel Core i7 (2.5GHz)
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 4GB
- 16GB RAM
- 512GB SSD
- Intel 802.11ac WLAN and Bluetooth, HP USB to Ethernet Adapter included
- 15.6inch WLED Backlit IPS Display (1920x1080), Touchscreen

Total: $2,099

What do you guys think, any good?


Nice system and in a few months you can drop Win 10 on it for free.
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mordant221 wrote:


TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:

Home builr desktop PC is the way to go, way cheaper, much more fun and best of all more healthy do your body
It is, unless you need the mobility which I do... and how is building a PC more healthy for your body? Lol



Because you can choose to sit in a ergonomic position that doesn't damage your neck and the rest of your body
Posted 4/15/15
Shoulda went for the 870M

Nice specs yo

but windows 7 ftw



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Kool!
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nemoskull wrote:

havent really kept up with computers, but the i7 sounds nice, as well as the ssd, tho 512 is kinda low for a harddrive. but the SSD might have better battary life, and i hear is super fast on xfers.
touchscreen... should make the screen less prone to phyiscal damage. capactive or resistive touch?

i crap on windows. hopefully 8.1 is better than that windows 8 POS.

sounds nice!

Yeah, my current laptop holds 1TB but it's a regular HDD. Hopefully the speed of this SSD makes up for it's lack of space. Whats the diffrence? Between capacitive and resistive touchscreens?

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As an SSD user, yes. Yes the speed improvement does make up for it. However, grain of salt: IO ops are a major part of my workload. Also, for that price, I'm 99.9% certain you have a capacitive screen.

A capacitive screen uses a thin film of electrically conducting material on its surface to detect where you touch. You cause a distortion in the screen's electrostatic field and that information is sent to a controller that figures out where you touched. The PS3 and the XBox 360 (at least the newer models) feature capacitive power buttons. Most smartphones today have the same screen. You just lightly tap and it knows you touched it. With a resistive screen you have to press a little harder to physically connect two plates. I've come to hate resistive touch screens.
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Decent specs, but there's no way in hell I'd ever buy from HP.
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I would upgrade to windows 7
Posted 4/16/15
Sounds nice...I am not a computer geek but I personally love this Toshiba laptop--> http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Satellite-L305D-S5904-15-4-Inch-Processor/dp/B001GXR0UI/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8

I bought it in 2008 and cost me only $620 from amazon, shipping included. I still have it and works great for the basic needs I'm the kind of person that doesn't buy new things until my old ones die completely.
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