Getting Tired of why are gaming laptops so expensive? 10 Sources of Inspiration That’ll Rekindle Your Love
- October 18, 2022
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I am a big fan of the Apple MacBook Air, but I have also seen the HP Pavilion laptops and they are a whole lot more expensive. I recently saw the Acer Aspire, which was a little bit more expensive, which I think is a reasonable price for a laptop. My issue with laptops is that they either have one of two things. They either have a fan that makes your laptop warm or they have a fan that causes your laptop to heat up and take up space.
The HP Pavilion is a fanless laptop, so it is basically a laptop computer without a fan. The Air and Aspire are fanless laptops, so they are basically a laptop computer with a fan. It doesn’t make much sense to have a computer that feels like it is heating up and taking up space, especially on a gaming laptop.
The other thing that laptops have in common is their limited battery life. And while the most recent laptops are getting faster and better, they have a limited battery life that is about as long as a USB memory stick, which is about as long as your favorite coffee. This means that when a game is not running on your laptop, you are essentially paying for the battery life of your laptop.
The most expensive laptops have the batteries that charge from the USB port. The same is true of laptops with external hard drives, external monitor, and other external peripherals. So you end up paying for that battery that lasts only a few hours.
The problem is that a gaming laptop is not much different than your laptop in that regard. You can get a good gaming laptop with a long battery life, but it’s not going to be as flexible, portable, and affordable. These days you don’t have to pay so much for a gaming laptop, but it’s still going to have a battery life that’s pretty much the same as a laptop that runs windows or linux.
There are some models that sport a longer battery life, so they dont have the problem of having to charge a laptop for a few hours before you can go back to work. Just ask any gamer for a hint of what a good gaming laptop should be like.
For a gaming laptop, though, you might want to look at a Dell/HP or, if you’re feeling bold, a Lenovo/Thinkpad. The Lenovo line has a few excellent gaming laptops, such as the $599 Dell Inspiron, and that is definitely worth it if you want to have the best gaming experience out there, even if you have to pay the same amount for a laptop.
It goes to show that good design, functionality, and, of course, price can make all the difference in the world between a great laptop and a great gaming laptop. These days you can get a good gaming laptop for well under $700, with the same amount of features and performance.
This is something I’ve observed over the years. For example, Dell’s Inspiron 599 is a fantastic laptop for gaming, but it’s still around $1,000 less than the MacBook Air you can get for the same amount of gaming performance. That means you can get a Dell gaming laptop with some nice features, but still be over $1,000 less for the same amount of performance.
In the mid-to-late 90s a lot of gamers bought laptops just because they wanted a keyboard, speakers, and monitors that were really good. That was the era of the “gamer” laptop. Later on though, the “gamer” laptop was replaced by the “gamer” desktop.