Posted on Apr 21, 2015
LTC John Shaw
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I am looking to purchase a gaming laptop for my 17 years old's. When I look at the review sites the pricing is out of my budget, my max is $1500. (This will be Birthday, Xmas, and College gift all in one.)
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And it will be outdated by the end of the year. Get him an old motorcycle instead.
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LTC John Shaw
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PO2 (Join to see) Good Point! If I could only get him to get outside. Sometimes you have to just support the passions of the child, just meet them where they are.
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I understand, but $1500 is really hard to choke down for any video game that will also run on a much cheaper machine. I speak as a man that has only recently broken out of the gaming cycle. The console systems are more economical, but the subscriptions are outrageous. Laptops are too ephemeral.
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SPC James Johnson
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ASUS all the way. I am not making this up, my ASUS survived an IED in 2007 lol. Cords were shredded, bag full of holes, and some scratches on the laptop itself, and it kept on running for years after hahaha

I recently got a ROG for 1100, so far it's been great! Fan gets a little loud, but it has stayed below the "average" hot temp while gaming thus far.
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COL Vincent Stoneking
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I would go ASUS - they are a reputable brand that builds solid machines with good components at a fair price. I would look for a good laptop that ALSO is serviceable for gaming, however. Whatever you get will be obsolete as a "gaming" system within a year or so.
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LTC Paul Labrador
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Which is why, if it's a pure gaming system and doesn't need to be mobile, i'd recommend a desktop that you can upgrade at will.
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