Gaming Desktop vs Laptop – Which Should You Buy? (2020 Edition)

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Here’s my comparison between a RTX 3080 gaming desktop and the current RTX 2080 laptops. Which one offers more performance for the money? Which one lasts longer? Easier to repair? Easier to configure and buy? Better warranty? Its all so complicated, so I’m going to try and help people choose what’s best for them.

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  1. Sealof TheLiving on December 12, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    I am a poor man. Laptop is what I need it can save of electricity bill unlike to desktop that has 800 to 1500 watts which is costly for electricity bill. There are Laptop that runs on battery more than 10 hours can save alot of money. Good for online class of my 4 kids.

  2. kruffer on December 12, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Me – buys a PC
    My friend – why did you not get a car?
    Me – A PC gives you more entertainment and good times, whats a car gonna give you?
    My friend – Travel places.
    Me – I can travel any where in GTA V and Watch Dogs.
    My friend – not the point.
    Me – I’d still rather have a PC than a car.

  3. Garth on December 12, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Great video man. I like how you break things down and make it make sense to someone with very limited knowledge in this area. I was always confused about how GPUs could be on par in laptops VS desktops, but I feel like you touched on that and it makes a bit more sense. 👍🏼

  4. Maxim on December 12, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    You should buy what suites you

    My opinion is that a laptop suites me better beqause portability is verry important for me

    Vr is also a hobby of mine so OF course a quest 2 was the best option for me beqause it is the best portable 2 in 1vr headset
    Combine that with a game laptop and BAM you can play vr at your granny’s house or on school.

  5. JakobeMyers on December 12, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    I have an Unopend Rtx 2060 base model Razer Laptop for 2,000$ should I sell it or open it?

  6. black phantom on December 12, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    two much hands bro

  7. Kaustubh Paonikar on December 12, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    1300 USD in my country gives you 1650Ti laptops, but 2070 Super PCs. Weird.

  8. aymane hinane on December 12, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    should i buy legion 5 or omen 15 ??? and why?

  9. Sougat Sharma on December 12, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Been using laptop for gaming since 2009, so far used 3 laptops during the period, finally switched to desktop this year, and I feel, just for gaming, desktop is way way better than a laptop, you don’t have to worry much about cooling(my laptop reach like 90 degree on cpu and gpu) , and if ur storage gets slow it’s much easier to replace the same in desktop than a laptop, u damage any part of a desktop it’s much easier to replace than a laptop. Laptop is also great though specially for portability and I don’t need a huge space to play your games as well.

  10. LOST ANARCHIST on December 12, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    I don’t care about 120 FPS, I just want to play Planet Coaster

  11. Ralph .1 on December 12, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    So what’s better ?

  12. PS3TEKKENLORD on December 12, 2020 at 9:56 pm


  13. Deathaxel1998 on December 12, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    I wish I understand what he was saying in this video. _.

  14. :D on December 12, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    My laptop sucks
    I realized i could have bought a good desktop with that money I paid for my laptop..

  15. Im Tiffany Nguyen on December 12, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    I first bought a desktop 4 years ago bc I could upgrade it and etc. now I regret not buying a laptop, so much more portable and the same price and maybe better than a desktop. Looking to but a Rog g15 currently

  16. Angel Gordillo on December 12, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    If I hear "typically speaking" one more time, Ima typically speaking burn this house down!!

  17. elijah salinas on December 12, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Yeah but the ultimate reason is I would like to see a desktop mf play cod while taking a shit or while at Starbucks or on a road trip oh wait they can’t they need to be at their desk

  18. Talha GÜLKAN on December 12, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    9:20 :))

  19. f4t gr4ndp4 on December 12, 2020 at 10:04 pm


  20. Fłãť Ëāřţh on December 12, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    For me it’s laptop because I move it a lot and I don’t have a pc table at my house. Also it’s cheaper and easier. I use it for online classes and for a few games osu and roblox so a laptop is enough for me.

  21. Niles Guy on December 12, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    What game were you playing ? Thanks

  22. Grand Master Mawile on December 12, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    Im trying to get a laptop under $1,900 that can do 120 fps. Any suggestions?

  23. bmw320 on December 12, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    This age is the age of portability and the Nano technology, So bulky, big, heavy electronics is going to disappear

  24. SantistaUSA on December 12, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    I prefer desktop but laptop helps when you are on the go a lot and not able to be at home, so I’ll have both!

  25. 1izen on December 12, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    pc more expensive than laptop

  26. Manda Kat on December 12, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Very few of these words made sense to me

  27. Bhavesh Singh on December 12, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    I don’t like laptop coz ..i need screen height and less gap between left hand on keys and screen

  28. KXDiaz on December 12, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Here’s some advice for the gaming laptop: If you mainly play on consoles like the Xbox or Nintendo Switch. Get the laptop, if you only need the laptop for editing and occasionally playing games, get the laptop. If you get a PC it may be wasted on you. But if you want the PC go for it!

  29. Kyle Dupont on December 12, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    It took up until last year where I could honestly say, it makes more sense to buy a laptop. My laptop is actually cheaper than my desktop rig with similar performance. Go back 10 years and you had to spend 4 times as much on a laptop to get the same performance and they were big and heavy. You needed a desktop replacement laptop. Now, you can get a slim laptop with great graphics cards, and cpus good battery life and at a similar price. That is if you factor in display, keyboard and all that which the laptop has all of those things included. It is just my opinion

  30. Moated Streak on December 12, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    I hope this help for you to decide.
    So gaming laptop is for those of u who like to play games normaly and also for those of you who like to travel while playing. Also laptop need batttrey so if you dont play that much i recommend laptop.

    Gaming pc is for those of you who are always at home and play competitive. And gaming pc have seperate keyboard and mouse, so you can tilt the keyboard if you like tilted keyboard. Also pc dont need battery so if you are playing games for 3+ hour i recommend pc

  31. 하연 707Bangtan 진 on December 12, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    I have a question. I keep moving between my home and my dorm near school, which is like 4 hours of travel (by ferry) away from each other. So a gaming laptop would suffice for me atm. Is it possible to use my laptop as a PC by connecting it to a monitor? I have one at home we never really used since my sibling moved away 4 months ago. I was thinking of building my gaming/work setup with it.

  32. Dj.DEB.USA,007 JusticeAngels on December 12, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Total PRICE OF GAMING LAPTOP 200-500 $$$$$ RIGHT

  33. U A on December 12, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    I thought the cas win the thumbnail was the level 20 mt by thermaltake AKA the case I have.

  34. 3minati on December 12, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Desktop over Laptop….IPad over Laptop

  35. Adriana Silveira on December 12, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    Great explanation, help me on my assignment.

  36. Dennis Vu on December 12, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    laptop for me…I travel to in-laws twice a year, that alone makes the gaming laptop premium worth it

  37. Idk Ill commit suicide on December 12, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    well,Pc’s are better,As it can Run games better,ALOT better..

  38. Dale Jefferson on December 12, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    I’m torn. I’ve got a laptop that I can clean up and use for work, which is 70% of my time, and thus buy a desktop primarily for gaming.
    Or just get an all-in-one and go for a new laptop and use it for work 70% of the time and gaming 30%. Mostly for Skyrim haha

  39. Alpzepta on December 12, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Laptop just because I only owned a bedroom.

  40. Xeksus _ on December 12, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    3:57 he killed keanu reeves

  41. Google0_0 man on December 12, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Which Should You Buy, Gaming Desktop or Laptop?

    I gonna choose a laptop, why? In Malaysia build the pc is very expensive cost around like 30k prices if you buy any parts of pc and while the Laptop only RM3,300 price so I gonna choose a laptop. Laptop electricity bill is a small amount, so no need to worry about it, I know the display is small but I don’t care what size display is also I can bring it everywhere like travelling and vacation and the laptop cover is so cool and I really love it, I like the desktop too but I would need to buy the parts of CPU, that’s crazy also I don’t know how to build the pc so I gonna buy the prebuild gaming laptop and I check the requirement before I buy.

  42. Prince on December 12, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Desktop with the same specs seem to cost more in Australia.

  43. Vali N. on December 12, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Do we not talk about the 4800h beating the 9900k in the alienware 51m? Like yeah it might not be working at full power but still… holy shit

  44. Xzert on December 12, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Hear me out so in 2 years I will be moving to another country and I need now to buy something gaming laptop or gaming PC and I need to buy one ASAP

  45. ChronosGaming on December 12, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    I honestly love my laptop. My laptop runs just like. Desktop . I’m happy with my purchase

  46. Tropicest on December 12, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    ok so im still indecisive, can someone convince me which is better *as a whole?* I don’t care about graphics and stuff just as a whole please tell me

  47. 1izen on December 12, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    i have both

  48. Stunning Donkey on December 12, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    Guys what should i buy laptop or pc which is the best

  49. NoCap Music on December 12, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    I have bought a 3000$ laptop and it worth nevertheless my friends have bought a car instead

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