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YANKEE137 #1 Posted Jan 22 2019 - 20:08

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I started on Blitz, playing on my phone. I bought a Dell Tablet to play it on the bigger screen. Then I discovered I could play the real thing on the same tablet. Since then my FPS has always been around 20 FPS.  If it dips below 13 I lose frames, but 20 seems visually smooth. Starting to think about a new machine-would like a laptop, I like having it portable. Any recommendations ?

TDRHooRaH #2 Posted Jan 22 2019 - 20:11

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View PostYANKEE137, on Jan 22 2019 - 14:08, said:

I started on Blitz, playing on my phone. I bought a Dell Tablet to play it on the bigger screen. Then I discovered I could play the real thing on the same tablet. Since then my FPS has always been around 20 FPS.  If it dips below 13 I lose frames, but 20 seems visually smooth. Starting to think about a new machine-would like a laptop, I like having it portable. Any recommendations ?

 

A good desktop that you build yourself.

 

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Annie_Oakley #3 Posted Jan 22 2019 - 20:40

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I own a laptop which is like a desktop.  You may need to investigate on how much you want to spend, but make sure your video graphics are high quality.  I brought mine from Sagernotebook.com.  They have all different prices, but like I said it depends how much you can afford.  I love my laptop it also has built in speakers, but I did pay a lot of money for it. but will have it for a long time.  My laptop is like a desktop but is a laptop,  hard to explain.  Also there are other places you can check out  different laptops.  Investigate and look around for the one you can afford in your price range.  

 

This company also have different prices, it doesn't hurt to look at the website, it will at least give you an idea.

 

 


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Devildog8 #4 Posted Jan 22 2019 - 20:41

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View PostTDRHooRaH, on Jan 22 2019 - 13:11, said:

 

A good desktop that you build yourself.

 

:P

 

He didnt say desktop

Devildog8 #5 Posted Jan 22 2019 - 20:42

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unless your going mobile a lot with your laptop I would recommend a good desktop instead they are cheaper than laptops.

Kramah313 #6 Posted Jan 22 2019 - 20:46

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Anything with an i5 or i7, and aGTX 1050 ti and you’d be in good shape. Though if 20 FPS is all you need you’d do great with even just a GTX 1050. If you keep to a 1050 (no ti) you can probably keep it to around 600 dollars too. 

DVK9 #7 Posted Jan 22 2019 - 20:56

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View PostDevildog8, on Jan 22 2019 - 13:41, said:

 

He didnt say desktop

 

View PostDevildog8, on Jan 22 2019 - 13:41, said:

 

He didnt say desktop

 

he should have.

 

I build my new every 3 years. 

 

Notice I said I BUILD it not Dell or someone else.



Devildog8 #8 Posted Jan 22 2019 - 21:00

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View PostDVK9, on Jan 22 2019 - 13:56, said:

 

 

he should have.

 

I build my new every 3 years. 

 

Notice I said I BUILD it not Dell or someone else.

 

Dell suxs

cloudwalkr #9 Posted Jan 22 2019 - 21:20

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I play on a ROG laptop and highly recommend them.  It's ASUS brand, and they aren't the cheapest...but my almost 4 yr old laptop plays everything from witcher 3 on high settings to Alien Isolation on high settings.  The most recent games are just now starting to be a little more than it can handle and even then I just change a few settings to medium and keep the rest at high.

 

I chose this particular brand and laptop for video editing to make skydiving videos and it's worked great.  It's the second ASUS ROG laptop I've bought.  I highly recommend them.



enjineer #10 Posted Jan 22 2019 - 21:21

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Would need an approximate budget before anyone could give any reliable recommendations. 

65Camino #11 Posted Jan 22 2019 - 21:21

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Just make sure she doesn't have boney hips.

TheManFromKekistan #12 Posted Jan 22 2019 - 21:37

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View PostYANKEE137, on Jan 22 2019 - 14:08, said:

I started on Blitz, playing on my phone. I bought a Dell Tablet to play it on the bigger screen. Then I discovered I could play the real thing on the same tablet. Since then my FPS has always been around 20 FPS.  If it dips below 13 I lose frames, but 20 seems visually smooth. Starting to think about a new machine-would like a laptop, I like having it portable. Any recommendations ?

 

Keep the dell tablet for your portable computer needs since it already does some measure of gaming and get a refurb desktop for far less than the cheapest gaming laptop.

 

2nd gen i5 are still perfectly fine for 1080p gaming with a 1050ti.

 

$166 HP tower: https://www.walmart....r-Wty/623619428

 

$155 gtx 1050ti: https://www.outletpc...1050-ti-gr.html

 

$82 1080p 21" display: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009KGA20S/

 

If you have a bit more to spend then this will work even better as it will allow for higher resolutions if you put in a better gpu.

 

$233 HP desktop: https://www.walmart....cluded/50644506

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Cerbium #13 Posted Jan 22 2019 - 21:44

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If you plan to play from home at all times a desktop is the way to go, all other info on specs and such would depend on how much you're willing to spend.

bilzbobaggins #14 Posted Jan 22 2019 - 21:52

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I fairly certain that if all you want is 20 frames then a integrated 620 chip will work.

TheManFromKekistan #15 Posted Jan 22 2019 - 21:53

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View PostCerbium, on Jan 22 2019 - 15:44, said:

If you plan to play from home at all times a desktop is the way to go, all other info on specs and such would depend on how much you're willing to spend.

 

Also dedicated gaming laptops tend to be portable only in the fact that you can easily take them places. However the battery life is notoriously short when doing said gaming so you are tied to a wall plug anyways unless you are doing web browsing and other non gaming applications.

cloudwalkr #16 Posted Jan 22 2019 - 22:04

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View PostTheManFromKekistan, on Jan 22 2019 - 21:53, said:

 

Also dedicated gaming laptops tend to be portable only in the fact that you can easily take them places. However the battery life is notoriously short when doing said gaming so you are tied to a wall plug anyways unless you are doing web browsing and other non gaming applications.

 

you certainly aren't wrong but as someone who has never owned a desktop and only ever played on laptop, my cable is roughly 10' so I do plug in anywhere I go, but I've never felt constrained due to the cord.  I have a 17" laptop and it literally sits in my lap when I play.  It has its draws but overall I personally love the portability.

moon111 #17 Posted Jan 22 2019 - 22:41

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If your someone who isn't someone who can build their own system, etc.:

I have worked for two major players in the computing industry.    A lot of the issues are consumer-driven, not corporate driven.  The old adage that you get what you pay for, can be sometimes be true, other time's the price is just a marketing ploy to make you think you're paying for a premium product.  Know what you're buying.   Not just the product, 

but the warranty and support as well.  Call the 1-800 support number several times.  Do you like what you hear?  Ask a challenging question.  Ask them who they work for.

Most of these support people are working for an outsourced company.  That outsource company wants to make money!  So the person you are talking to?  They can be pushed to

get you off the phone...fast.   Each call is money for them.  The reason you had to wipe out your entire computer?   It's the fastest way to get you off the phone, when they could of

done several steps to fix the issue.  Chat support?   They might be talking to multiple people at once.  The service you get with that is horrible.

 

The most dissatisfied consumers I have ever dealt with only have themselves to blame.  After almost a year of ownership, someone drops their laptop, it breaks.   They took the 60 day

limited warranty, but now are mad because you won't sell them a two year plan with accident coverage.   That is typical of most dissatisfactions you see.  When people say a company

sucks, most often the consumer deserved it.



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All good points.  Perhaps a wireless keyboard would work the way I want while using a more affordable tower.  I can and do play with 20FPS but I wonder if I would be making more shots if I had 60 FPS.  A lot of info from you all, thanks very much. It will take several read throughs to absorb it.

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View PostYANKEE137, on Jan 22 2019 - 22:50, said:

All good points.  Perhaps a wireless keyboard would work the way I want while using a more affordable tower.  I can and do play with 20FPS but I wonder if I would be making more shots if I had 60 FPS.  A lot of info from you all, thanks very much. It will take several read throughs to absorb it.

 

you would 100% see an improvement in your aim and general gameplay.  The human eye sees roughly 35FPS (not a specialist so don't hold me to the fire on that) so even if you think 20fps is smooth...you're still missing a lot of info on the screen that is happening in game.  60fps is recommended for first person shooters but anything over 35-40 will make a difference in tanks.

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I went laptop some years ago cause I like to cart mine around to play when and where I want.

 

It helps to have some money to spend on one.

 

https://www.ibuypower.com/







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