Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,802 Reviews & Articles | 46,986 News Posts
Make us an awesome TweakTown wallpaper, win a Corsair Hydro H110i GT

Ask the Experts Question: Should I buy a gaming notebook, or desktop to plug up to my Full HD projector setup?

Should I buy a gaming notebook, or desktop to plug up to my Full HD projector setup?
I want to upgrade, and need to decide between an Alienware gaming notebook, or desktop PC, it's bein
Question asked by Parichya Gautam from India | | Video Cards Content | Posted:
Ask Question | Comment | Font Size: AA

I just have a little query here , supposing i had the option to buy either an Alienware M17x R4 (NVIDIA GT 680), or make my own desktop with similar GPU, which option will be more beneficial ( keeping the electricity consumption in mind ) ? and, assuming that i use the Laptop as a CPU only (using external FullHD projectors, audio systems etc ) .

Hi Parichya,


Gaming notebooks have their place in the market, and I would recommend the Alienware option if you were a gamer who moved around. If you were going to LAN parties, or friends' houses to LAN, then the Alienware notebook would be the way to go, but for you, I would recommend the desktop.




Power-wise, it will use a little bit more, but if you purchased power-efficient hardware, it shouldn't be too bad. You could get yourself a great Core i7 system, with a GEFORCE GTX 680, and have a much, much faster system, all while costing less!


Considering the system you're using is being used as a standalone box, with projectors and audio systems plugged into it, a notebook seems really out of place. A desktop on the other hand, would feel perfect, drop it down somewhere, plug it in and go!

Related Tags

Ask us a tech question!

Use the form below to submit a question for Ask the Experts.

Got an opinion on this Q&A? Post a comment below!
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases