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Why are the fastest laptops always considered "gaming" laptops and look like fucking alien spaceships? 😩

They're ugly as fuck

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  • 21
    lols, we should blame alienware
  • 7
    @japzio These motherfuckers have never done anything good
  • 15
    X1 carbon is not so bad....
  • 37
    They are designed this way to reduce wind resistance.

    Hmmm oh shit. Are we talking about laptops here??
  • 0
    Yeah I know this struggle bad.. :/
  • 5
    That's the best laptop you can buy if you don't need a GPU.

    Gaming laptops are stupid.

    Get a Gameboy if you need to play on the go. @shelladdicted
  • 4
    My MBP is high end and it doesn't look like a 12 olds wet dream.
  • 3
    Yeah, just looks like a laptop from 8 years ago.

    Source : MacBook owner. @RustyCookie
  • 16
    I have a Lenovo y50-70 and jesus Christ this thing is good. It even plays really well with Linux 😊
  • 0
    MacBook Pro all the way. Apart from when Apple update a major version and messes up my carefully configured Apache
  • 1
    Ooh, pretty
  • 0
    @inaba I have that one too. Any connetivity issue on your laptop? I was unfortunate enough to end up with a realtek wifi card and run into any sorts of problems.
  • 0
    Because only ugly people use them.
  • 1
    @no-oxygen None what so ever. Has been going strong for 3 years now (sans once where the screen broke)
  • 0
    @gazza101uk that's not a fast laptop though
  • 2
    cuz people are stupid lol they don't understand the L3 cache, or such details, i rather like to get a 4 CPU machine at 3.6ghz instead of a 16cpu at 2.2 ghz, but they are too idiot to know that most programs are single threaded.
  • 2
    ThinkPad all the way
  • 1
    @gazza101uk try docker.. it's the bomb dot com. Makes php / Apache config a thing of the past.
  • 3
    Guess I'm a child, I enjoy the sci-fi-ish look. I think they could look much better though.
  • 4
    maybe they should build humanware?
  • 0
    @inaba You've been lucky. I've had issues since the beginning only I didn't know: I could connect and all but, on average, my wifi speed was slower than that of other, less performing or outdated laptops. Then it started: I first experienced connectivity problems on linux (Manjaro) and finally the card just gave up a couple of weeks ago.

    The biggest surprise, however, came with the realization that Lenovo had whitelisted the wifi cards one could use with their beloved product. And all of them seem to have an equally bad reputation. I decided to go with the lesser evil by buying an intel one (still waiting for it!). I didn't want to risk patching the BIOS.

    Just out of curiosity, which wifi network card was your y50-70 shipped with?
  • 1
    It always hurts to see people buying these shitty laptops, wasting lots of money on a product that's much weaker than a PC and will break after 2-4 years.
  • 1
    @no-oxygen The magical world of computer hardware, where one piece won't work for someone where one piece works for someone else.

    And for wireless it's "intel wireless 3160" according to lspci
  • 1
    @inaba ahahahaha yes! Hardware is amazing that way. I bought the wifi card your pc has, it is said to be best amongst the whitelisted ones. We will see about that :)

    Thanks for the info :)
  • 0
    I also thought that they look ugly af 7 years ago. Now I love their style.
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    @nik123 which is also looks like someone took a giant shit on it
  • 0
    @LordKerwin I understand the reason for using a laptop, I use two myself,but buying high end laptop for so much money is just a waste.

    Although most people don't need such powerful laptops, those who do, should receive them for free from their companies. (freelancers are a different thing of course)
  • 0
    I agree, these things are goofy...but

    have you ever played Witcher 3 on a transatlantic flight?

    @Noob
  • 1
    @intromatt no doubt that being able to play AAA games on the go is awesome.
  • 0
    Join the PC master race maybe?
  • 0
    @thremedy I have, it's glorious. But a laptop is also required
  • 0
    @intromatt that would be so uncomfortable
  • 0
    Let's just make this simple. If the box were an animal, what sort of animal would it be? Leopard? Butterfly? Rhinoceros? 
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    @inaba sexy. Any issues with graphics? Looking for a new Linux rig.
  • 1
    @ohmybrew none that I've ever encountered
  • 1
    Pretty sure one of the XPS 15s has a 1050Ti and still looks normal. Apart from that, I imagine it has something to do with the added weight that the bulk enables as well as thermal dissipation.
  • 1
    For what it's worth, some of the Asus "gaming" notebooks of late aren't too bad. Still keep the aggressive design, but you don't feel *that* embarrassed to pull it out at work.
  • 0
    Just bought an HP spectre, its BA
  • 0
    This is the laptop i use for programming and its awesome.
  • 0
    @l3lackcurtains it is indeed awesome in terms of performance, but it looks like dog shit
  • 0
    Sorry if you won't understand the following message but "papito jugó al Doom"
  • 0
    I still prefer the xps series. Minimalistic but powerful. (well not for graphics)
  • 0
    these kind of thick laptops are all designed by CLEVO, in Taiwan.
    Alienware right now just a sticker brand.

    They are thick because they are using standard desktop cpu such as I7 8700K
    , great graphic card like GTX1070 and more importantly, they are using more efficient cooling system like double fan.
    These features are all designed for gaming but also gonna be super chunky heavy and looks very ugly.
  • 2
    Man try XPS 15 9560 (or wait for 9570) or try Precision M5520, they are looking awasome, they are expensive a little, but they worth the price
  • 0
    Get an ultrabook and use an eGPU as a docking station if you need the graphics power.

    Best of both worlds.
  • 0
    I have an HP with a gtx 1050 that dosen't look like an alien space ship... there are plenty "gaming laptop" that dosen't look like shit, you just gotta search :)
  • 0
    Acer nitro 5 and i dont give a fuck about looks. Just put stickers on it and be happy. Its a good workstation and with bleed out edge (Thats when you use software that is newer then bleeding edge) system and Arch linux its just perfect workstation. Just purely amazing.
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