PC or a Gaming Laptop: Which One Should You Choose?

When it comes to choosing between a PC and a gaming laptop you have to consider multiple things: whether or not you want your work-station to be only dedicated for your work hours or gaming hours as well, portability, the ability to upgrade, the performance, whether or not they are customizable, and lastly the cost. With the gaming industry being on the rise of fame during the last 10 years, I can see why a lot of people would opt for gaming laptops; they are promoted everywhere, whether it’s by a brand or by a professional gamer, and they are almost always placed in the limelight.

Today, I wanted to help you navigate around the craze for gaming laptops, tell you if they really are worth it, and point out a few good sides of PCs as well!

Before I start listing the differences between these two, remember that this is just my opinion. You are free to agree and disagree with me; in fact, if you, leave a comment so we can start a discussion!

PC or a Gaming Laptop: What You Need To Know Before Buying

Portability – This is, I believe, a personal preference. If you have grown up using a PC, chances are that you won’t care about this factor, as you’ve probably got used to sitting in one desired spot where your PC is. If, however, you belong to the younger generation, chances are you’ve been around laptops and that portability is extremely important for you. Luckily, gaming laptops are known to have a great battery life so portability factor would be of no problem. Plus, you can carry your charger with you everywhere and feel secure!

In terms of portability, I say, choose a gaming laptop.

The ability to upgrade – This is a really big issue with gaming laptops (even though their performance is incredible), they are in the end, just a laptop that has a limited amount of upgrades. What recently happened to me is that my laptop died because it no longer supported advanced upgrades – and this is very likely to happen to any laptop, whether or not it’s a gaming one. PCs, on the other hand, allow for more upgrades because you can physically upgrade, or let’s say, customize, them – that’s how they can stay up to date and work perfectly.

In terms of upgrading, choose a PC. It will be an investment, but it will serve you for a long, long time.

Customization – This is where a PC is a clear winner – you can replace almost any part of a PC and customize it according to your will, and it will still work properly. With laptops, there are less parts that you can replace and even lesser parts that you can customize. It’s not only about making your PC/laptop “yours”, customization serves you in the long run because it allows your PC to be constantly up to date.

In terms of customization, choose a PC!

Cost – They roughly cost the same, but I feel like with all the potential upgrades, PC costs more in the long run.

Completely up to you!