It seems like most of the current threads are sort of general laptop threads, or "should I buy a desktop or a laptop for gaming" threads - but I wanted to kick up some discussion about the current range of gaming laptop options out there, because there are a lot now.
What's a really good value right now? What's new and interesting in gaming laptops? What would you buy for yourself? What would you buy for yourself if you really didn't need to worry about budget?
Let's keep the "just buy a desktop" comments, I think we can all agree that desktops are a much better value.
I have very limited space (lots of roommates), and tend to game in short bursts (I do not have a ton of free time), but when I do I like to have a high-quality experience. When I moved last year, I gave my gaming rig to my little brother, who is honestly making much better use of it than I ever did - but I'm starting a new job, got a nice tax return and am generally contemplating my options. Because I have limited space, I do not have a desk - plus I don't really want to have a gaming rig set up all the time.
A 15" laptop seems like a decent mix between portability and usability, so my initial research is leading me towards the following:Gigabyte P35X V3Clevo P650SE
(AKA Sager NP8651 / Eurocom M5 Pro / many other things)2015 Razer Blade
The Gigabyte seems pretty drool worthy, and Xotic PC seems to magically have a low-end model (which still comes with the GTX 980M) for $1800. I can't see spending much more than that, personally, but part of this thread is to just discuss these things generally.
I'd be really curious what folks think the screaming deals are. Seems like last-years gaming laptops are going for a song now, and the idea of spending $600 / $700 and getting something halfway decent appeals to me as someone who really doesn't game as much as they used to, but still like to stay current.
Seems like an exciting time for this stuff, talk amongst yourselves.