Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareLaptops & Notebooks · 3 weeks ago

Laptop for gaming/work?

So thinking about getting a new laptop, don’t care about price really. Found the surface laptop 3 and was wondering if it was good for gaming? Can’t find anything online. I play gta 5 and battlefront 2 probably for about 5-6 hours a week. And I don’t care about graphics at all.....

3 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    "Surface" thin tablet style all-in-one units from Microcrap are not for games.  Tiny fans and parts crammed into thin spaces with little air flow are killers on performance for games.  If you "don't care about graphics at all" then you will enjoy a single digit frame rate with chunky resolution from a terrible "Surface" unit that will make most games a frustration and short experience for you.

    Get an official gaming laptop from a major maker like Dell Alienware, others like Razer, or still others like MSI.  You could even get one that connects to an exterior box that has graphics signal to it, uses a desktop video card and good power supply, and a connector back to laptop screen or even an exterior monitor.

    You might consider advance cooling by airflow fan boxes sucking hot air out (many cheap USB fan boxes do fine for that) or even liquid cooling on specialty laptops. You tell price is not a problem, so spend a lot for a decent gaming machine.  Or build or buy an good gaming desktop.

    Source(s): Building PC boxes for flight simulators, repairing a few laptops over last few decades, electronics manufacturing engineer, computer graphics instructor.
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  • Dave
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    God no. If you want to play games, you want a decent discrete video card. Get yourself an Alienware laptop from Dell. I'm on my 3rd one in 10 years, love them. Currently running an AW 15 R3, with a GTX 1070 and 16G RAM, 2 256 SSD and 1 2TB SATA. Will set you back anywhere from $2000-$3000 depending on what you get, exactly (mines a few years old, so the specs are getting a bit outdated).

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  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Graphics processing is what gaming is all about, and Surface Laptop is for office and school use and awful at gaming. No such thing as not caring about price.

    There are many gaming laptops available, and it starts with how much you want to spend and then size and weight and performance in gaming

    If you want small, thin, lightweight

    Razer Blade Stealth priced at US$1,499.99 with proper specifications

    Windows® 10 Home (64-bit), i7-1065G7 Processor scoring 10,471

    Upgrade to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 with Max-Q Design (4GB GDDR5 VRAM)

    Max-Q runs lower performance to lower temperatures

     Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017) Ultra settings 46.5 frames per second average. Lower game settings run faster.

     GTA V (2015) Ultra settings should also run about 46 frames per second

    Display 13.3" FHD Matte w/ 4.9mm slim side bezelStorage  512GB solid state drive

    Memory  16GB dual-channel (fixed)Battery Up to 8 hours (53.1Wh)Keyboard  Single-zone RGB powered by Razer Chroma™Anodized black finish, tone on tone Razer logoDimensions 0.60" x 11.99" x 8.27" / 15.3mm x 304.6mm x 210mm

    At bigger and heavier 17.3 inches, by another brand, you can spend $900

    you don't state which surface 3 to compare price ad specs.

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