Should I spend the extra $400 for a " gaming" specific laptop?

nathanfrabott

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So I'm looking for a laptop for when I go to college. I want a laptop that can game pretty well for when I'm not in my dorm at my main desktop. So I was looking at gaming specific laptops like Alienware and such and they are at least $1500 for a decent gaming computer. For $1199 I found an ASUS laptop with an i7, 670M, 1TB hdd and such (the same if not better specs than the alienware)whereas the equivalent of this in a "gaming" specific laptop would AT LEAST $1500. Is there anything really that much greater about a gaming classified laptop besides maybe air flow maybe that I should spend $400 more for something that doesn't even have as good of specs as this ASUS laptop? Sorry if that's a little confusing but thank you for your answers!!!
 

Novuake

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Nope, no reason to spend the extra money, while the clocks should be higher on the "gaming" machine and you may see some improvement in gaming. But not worth 400$, not by a long shot.

Ofcourse giving the exact models will help a lot.
 
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