Question At what point in a gaming laptop's lifespan should one opt for a different unit?

Sep 9, 2023
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I have a 2017 ASUS ROG Strix that's becoming increasingly difficult to use. It's becoming clunky, not as responsive and it's just... sort of beginning to annoy me.

It's built with a 1070 graphics card, is this sort of card still viable for multiplayer gaming in 2023? Some people say it's okay but I'm just not sure.
 
At some point, your level of annoyance will be more important than whatever "people" say.

You are the foremost judge of when that might be. No one else has access to the calibrations on your annoyance scale....your frustration level.

When you reach that point, it's not "viable" by definition...you can't live with the situation. You'd replace it at that time, assuming there aren't any over-riding factors like budget or availability in your location.
 
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the time to upgrade is when it does not do what you need it to do any longer.

before that and it's a waste really.

most likely you are still running the windows install it came with. a fresh install of windows is not a bad idea. usually helps a bit. won't make it al of a sudden a modern laptop, but windows does need to be refreshed every now and then.
 
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