Slightly cheaper, much larger monitor, full size kbd.The MSI GS 75 Stealth 1074 Gaming is selling for $2400. A comparable equipped fully priced 9600k w/ 2080 super, and similar peripherals including, case, speakers, monitor, camera, keyboard W10, 32gb RAM, 1T NVME would come in at about the same price. While I'm sure the desktop with overclocked memory, CPU and GPU would out perform the laptop, it would be very interested in seeing just how close the two were in benchmarks both before and after the OC.
If your power goes out your PC just sits there while your laptop will run for maybe 8 hours on battery.desktop.
the only advantage a laptop has is portability.
it will lose in every other thing. (including price as you pay the laptop tax)
too long an article for a simple answer.
Throw in a camera and the price is almost identical.Slightly cheaper, much larger monitor, full size kbd.
PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($369.99 @ Best Buy)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING (WI-FI AC) Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($329.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: OLOy 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB FTW3 ULTRA HYBRID GAMING Video Card ($623.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.99 @ Walmart)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($109.99 @ B&H)
Monitor: BenQ GL2460HM 24.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor ($111.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Corsair K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech G502 HERO Wired Optical Mouse ($46.99 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech Z200 0 nW 2.0 Channel Speakers ($20.99 @ Best Buy)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-11 18:27 EDT-0400
Not disagreeing, but wish there was a comparison to the gaming and performance benchmarks to see how the laptop measures up and just how far off it is from a comparable prices desktop. Is the difference 5%, 10% 30%?????? Some of the high end gaming laptops are being touted as desktop replacements----are they?Yes. Same price.
Now...compare performance at stock and upgradability...
cost of a gaming desktop and a UPS is still less than cost of a gaming laptop. (personally i have a ups always atatched just incase)
You can't compare a laptop with a 1660 Ti Max-Q versus a desktop with a 1660 Ti. Those two cards are not even close in performance, despite Nvidia's deceptive naming scheme suggesting otherwise. The desktop 1660 Ti is over 30% faster than the laptop "Max-Q" variant, which isn't even as fast as a 1650 SUPER, a card that can be had for as little as $160. The desktop 1660 Ti even outperforms a laptop 2060, let alone the lower-powered 2060 Max-Q. And since graphics hardware will tend to affect gaming performance more than anything else, you should make a point of matching that more than anything. A closer comparison might be between a desktop with a 1660 SUPER versus a laptop with a 2060, or between a desktop with a 1650 SUPER versus a laptop with a 1660 Ti Max-Q.Cost of Gaming Desktops vs. Laptops
Winner: Tie. A custom desktop is cheapest, but that’s before the display and peripherals.
The problem is, different components will have different cooling requirements. What might work fine for cooling a low-end gaming laptop probably won't for a higher-end model. That's why higher-powered gaming laptops tend be rather bulky, making them a bit impractical from a portability standpoint. And non-gaming laptops would need less cooling still. You also have things like the size of the battery that can change depending on the needs of the system. The main advantage of laptops is that they are portable, but to make the system as portable as possible, you ideally need to build it around the components that it's intended to be used with.There really should be a standard 9 inch by 12 inch by 1 inch notebook PC frame, and a standard notebook PC system-board form factor that would allow anyone to put together their own BYO notebook PC.
Except you might not have internet access unless your router and modem are on battery backup as well, and in the case of gaming laptops, you probably won't be gaming on battery power for more than an hour before the battery runs down. If you just want to use it to browse the web or do other desktop tasks, you don't need a gaming laptop for that.
There have been a few attempts - just never seemed to get off the ground - small niche in a small market. Similar to the roll your own cell phone - cool idea on paper, terrible implementationMy son dropped his notebook PC a few weeks ago and we got into repairing it.
We ended up ordering a few parts from China and found a local distributor of LCD displays for notebooks.
It had been a few years since I tore down a notebook PC.
Here is the thing in regard to this article.
Why has there never been a BYO notebook industry develop?
First of all, it is absolutely unnecessary for every notebook manufacturer to custom design a new system board form-factor for every notebook version they develop. It is a complete waste of time and money and creates no value.
This is especially true now - when HDDs are no longer used in notebook PCs.
The only possible issue I can think of is the issue with very-thin notebook PCs that Apple started - but, that is outside of what I am writing about here.
There really should be a standard 9 inch by 12 inch by 1 inch notebook PC frame, and a standard notebook PC system-board form factor that would allow anyone to put together their own BYO notebook PC.
I am surprised your wife did not divorce you yet lol gaming on the sofa while your wife is near?Gaming desktop I am isolated in my room/office. However I can play at 1440p 144Hz with the latest AAA games.
Gaming laptop I can put on a little lap table and play on the sofa while still interacting with my wife. This is 1080p 144Hz but I tend to play games from a couple of years ago keeping the latest for my desktop where they are best played.
Im lucky enough I can have both. Each has its place and I do use both regularly.
What kind of comparison is this ?
Why is this even a review?
I've often had to explain to people that a desktop for work is better than a laptop, except for portability. Where I work, some people move around tables and offices, so a laptop is a good call, but many others don't so a desktop would be cheaper or more powerful, and more future-proof.I feel this is a meaningless comparison.
I see that, and you did a great job on that list!I specifically included a full price Win 10 Home license in my parts list.