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    Gaming Laptop Survey: Win a Gigabyte P57W

    Complete a short survey on gaming laptops and you'll be in with a chance of winning one!
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    Re: Gaming Laptop Survey: Win a Gigabyte P57W

    That's a very narrow selection of options for questions 1 & 3, they don't cover most of the things I'd consider important in choosing a laptop. Namely: Screen quality, speaker quality, input device quality, weight and noise.

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    Re: Gaming Laptop Survey: Win a Gigabyte P57W

    I'm ready to answer 100 more questions for this powerful laptop

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    Re: Gaming Laptop Survey: Win a Gigabyte P57W

    I'm pretty confident that a trackpoint is make-or-break for me.
    Current Razer Blade is almost perfect.

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    Re: Gaming Laptop Survey: Win a Gigabyte P57W

    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessWaves View Post
    That's a very narrow selection of options for questions 1 & 3, they don't cover most of the things I'd consider important in choosing a laptop. Namely: Screen quality, speaker quality, input device quality, weight and noise.
    agreed, add in heat, overall build quality and ease of access for me too.

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    Re: Gaming Laptop Survey: Win a Gigabyte P57W

    Will agree with some of the above parts being important to me, another one is definitely the cooling/heat of the laptop.

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    Re: Gaming Laptop Survey: Win a Gigabyte P57W

    My biggest problem with surveys is the lack of design in the questions. For example:

    2. In order, what activities would you most use your gaming laptop for?
    7 options to choose, score 1-5 ... so ... not in order, just how important are these factors from 1-5. Bad questions lead to bad data and bad conclusions.

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    Re: Gaming Laptop Survey: Win a Gigabyte P57W

    Really want/need to win this one!

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    Re: Gaming Laptop Survey: Win a Gigabyte P57W

    Gigabyte gaming laptop with a gigabyte motherboard......how awesome!

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    Re: Gaming Laptop Survey: Win a Gigabyte P57W

    I don't see a laptop replacing my desktop, it is a secondary machine so has to be portable above all else.

    So if Gigabyte are reading this, what I really want is a Bristol Ridge/Carrizo based 11.6" screen machine. All I can find in that size segment are stupidly expensive Ultrabooks or too slow and not enough ram 2 in 1 Atom based machines.

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    Re: Gaming Laptop Survey: Win a Gigabyte P57W

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I don't see a laptop replacing my desktop, it is a secondary machine so has to be portable above all else.

    So if Gigabyte are reading this, what I really want is a Bristol Ridge/Carrizo based 11.6" screen machine. All I can find in that size segment are stupidly expensive Ultrabooks or too slow and not enough ram 2 in 1 Atom based machines.
    Agree on this, while I understand some people only half a laptop and so are looking for full power laptops, to me a laptop is just an on the go alternative to my desktop for browsing and perhaps light gaming, without the clunkiness of browsing on my phone. If it can play games on low details at a reasonable framerate, thats plenty for me, much rather it be portable with a nice screen and good build quality.

    It would also be nice to see more pro-consumer marketing, but I don't see that happening any time soon. 16GB RAM on many laptops that simply don't have a quick enough CPU to process anywhere near quick enough to require that much for example. I also wouldn't mind fairer prices, laptops seem to be the wild west as far as value for money goes still.

    I recently helped an american friend find a cheap laptop, we found one $500 with a reasonable CPU, 8GB RAM and a 940m. Nothing startling, but pretty good for the price, and its a reasonable nice looking, light Acer. What I found though is that no amount of searching would bring up any competition in that price range, many had the same cpu, intel hd and same ram and storage at higher price points. I thought well OK, this is discounted from $600, maybe there'll be better specced ones there, but nope. majority of even 940m gpu laptops from all the major brands appeared to be $800+. I know Acer doesn't have the best reputation, but if they can turn one around that cheap and still make a profit, I think its safe to say that laptops at present are even worse marked up than prebuilt PCs. The price of convenience though I guess, and ofcourse theres a little more effort in determining the best design for thermals etc.

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    Re: Gaming Laptop Survey: Win a Gigabyte P57W

    My honest answer to 'what game are you looking forward to most in 2016' was Farming Simulator

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    Quote Originally Posted by wazzickle View Post
    My honest answer to 'what game are you looking forward to most in 2016' was Farming Simulator
    In my case, Bad Rats 2 FTW
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    Re: Gaming Laptop Survey: Win a Gigabyte P57W

    It would be nice to win this laptop, but it's hard for me to fill a stupid survey with nonsense answers.

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    Re: Gaming Laptop Survey: Win a Gigabyte P57W

    My biggest issue with answering it was the requirement to want an Intel processor and NVidia graphics (although the latter was understandable given they're sponsoring the survey). The generally dubious nature of the questions and responses is, sadly, bog standard for surveys nowadays (I take quite a lot for various research companies).

    There's also an element of missing the point that most laptops are adequate for low quality gaming nowadays anyway. The whole thing relies on a fairly restrictied definition of gaming to make sense.

    Overall though, I'm edging towards DwU's POV - anything bigger than 13" is too much of a pain to carry (my current laptop never leaves the house, although I couldn't use a desktop in bed, so it had some advantages... ), so if you want to be a portable gaming machine you have to max out at 13" really...

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    Re: Gaming Laptop Survey: Win a Gigabyte P57W

    The "Rank 1-5 " questions are confusing, I thought I had to pick one of each number to show importance relative to the other options, not rank the importance of each individually.

    Ah well, muddled through and got it to accept my answers. Thanks for the (slim) chance.

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