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PC World Latest NewsJun 09, 2023
I'm a PC gamer, but I hate gaming laptops

That statement may be a touch incendiary, but no matter what I do, I'm unable to subscribe to the cult of gaming laptops. It's just not for me. While there's nothing inherently wrong with using one (more power to you), I find them to be too cumbersome, often taking up precious desk space I'd rather reserve for my gaming peripherals. They also tend to emit a great deal of fan noise and I prefer a machine that runs near-silent.

Is it sacrilege to speak of gaming laptops in such a way? Maybe (insert shrug emoji here), but I must tell my truth because I can't be the only one who feels this way.

Gaming laptops are expensive Gaming laptops are expensive to produce because they require special cooling due to their compact designs. They're also replaced more often than desktop towers and you can't always replace an individual part. If you're looking to save some money, desktop PCs can definitely offer a better value. (Bonus: We keep track of killer gaming PC sales in our oft-updated roundup of the best desktop PC deals.)

You don't have to move a desktop tower around, either. This means it's less likely to get damaged or stolen. Nothing puts hair on your chest faster than accidentally dropping a laptop from a height. I'm pretty sure time slows down.

Desktop PCs a
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