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    Seeking the perfect laptop for gaming and development

    by jimmyben07 ·

    I’m standing at a perplexing crossroads, desperately seeking the holy grail of laptops that can seamlessly handle both my passion for immersive gaming and the demanding world of development. The market is flooded with options, each boasting impressive specs and tantalizing features. Do I prioritize raw processing power for coding marathons, or a robust GPU to effortlessly render gaming marvels? The RAM, storage, form factor – every decision feels like a monumental puzzle. So, I turn to you, seasoned experts. Share your experiences, recommendations, and insights that can guide me through this labyrinth of choices. Help me find the perfect tech ally!

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      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Seeking the perfect laptop for gaming and development

      It’s quite likely that the best laptop for gaming for a given price, say, USD 1500, is not the same as the best laptop for development for the same price.
      Of course, you first have to define “best”. Maybe you mean “fastest”? Then know that benchmarks give different results depending on the programs they measure. So you would have to compare benchmarks for *your* favorite game (in the next 4 years) and your preferred development tools (in the next 4 years).

      Then you have to prioritise. Say the 100% best laptop for gaming is 90% best for development and the 100% best laptop for development is 90% best for gaming.
      And if you pay, say, USD 2000, that 90% changes to 95%.

      Your choice here what you find most important of the two and how much you want to pay. Would you notice that 5% difference?

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      Right now

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Seeking the perfect laptop for gaming and development

      I see a rather nice i9 cpu with RTX 4080, 32GB RAM and 1TB SSD. These seem to hover around 2,000 USD and IMO fine for those seeking a perfect laptop. You didn’t set a price limit so what’s stopping you from getting what looks to be the best offered today?

      Also, no PC I’ve ever seen seems to sate those gamer types. They always come back and say “lag” or “frame rate drops.” When you ask what PC doesn’t do that, they can’t find one.

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