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    How many years for gaming laptop?

    I currently have a G53JW which can run a lot of recent games on High settings.

    How long do you think gaming laptops can be future-proof for??

    I'm just a little curious

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    In my opinion, depending on the graphics card/processor/RAM, I'd suppose a year or 2. That's usually how long I get my warranties for. My Asus G60JX lasted about a year and a half before I sold it. My G74SX I have right now I'm getting ready to sell, and I've had it for a little over a year. And I'm planning on keeping the Sager I'm about to get for at least 2 years
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    @genessis42, My G53SX is 1.5 years old and running great, and I plan on having it for several more years. Then again, I don't game...at least, not anything more recent than Quake III. Thus, my GFX requirements are lower than just about anyone else here, so my laptop will be adequate for a lot longer. However, I run VMs, and since I have enough RAM and CPU, I am content.
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
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    Well ASUS only warranty them for 2 years, so they expect them to fail after that.



    Personally I am gaming on a desktop that is 6 years old.

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    Don't spent on a Gaming Laptop if you plan to not replace it often. My oldest gaming pc here is a i7-965 EE it was originally with a GTX 260 and I replace it with an ENGTX 580, new case and new PSU. this is the kind of thing you can't do with a lappy. This PC still play any games on very good setting with a 1920 x 1080 monitor.


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    ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎ Array Gorman's Avatar
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    Well my 6 year old gaming pc hasn't had any upgrades in that time, so a laptop wouldn't either.



    But at the moment PS4 will soon be released, and you need to at least match their specs in order to guarantee 5 year usage.

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    Key issue is graphics, CPUs these days are really fast, even in the mobile configurations. The graphics are what most games max out, not the CPU.
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
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    my g73jh has a great laptop gpu that still can hang with the best even today, albeit its as hot as a sun when stressed. plan on keeping it as long as it will run

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jporter396 View Post
    my g73jh has a great laptop gpu that still can hang with the best even today, albeit its as hot as a sun when stressed. plan on keeping it as long as it will run
    Ditto...I don't game, and as @Zygo correctly points out, CPUs are extremely fast these days...my G74 with 2630QM almost keeps up with my desktop, which has an overclocked core i7-860 at 4.2GHz (but only takes 16GB of RAM -> G74 has 32GB)! Both are plenty fast for me. I will be keeping my G74 until something critical breaks. My last laptop (a Dell Latitude D610) lasted me 6 1/2 years, and I only replaced it last year because the screen hinges had both broke, and I got tired of duct-taping the screen onto the chassis.

    Hoping to get at least 5 more years out of this G74.
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    Hey, what brand and type of RAM you using Fostert?

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