Why are there no gaming laptops that use desktop GPUs'?

Snipergod87

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Desktop gaming GPU's consume 250 watts + of power, a laptop wont be able to power a GPU, Wont be able to cool a GPU, would have to be massive to fit one inside, and the power brick would have to be gigantic. At this point just get a mini ITX build it would be cheaper and more functional.
 

Snipergod87

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Desktop gaming GPU's consume 250 watts + of power, a laptop wont be able to power a GPU, Wont be able to cool a GPU, would have to be massive to fit one inside, and the power brick would have to be gigantic. At this point just get a mini ITX build it would be cheaper and more functional.
 

velo3100

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4 reasons I can think of

1. Noise - Laptops would make a lot of noise if it had a desktop graphics card
2. Size - The size available in most laptops are too small to fit a desktop graphics card
3. Heat - Most laptops would overheat as the Gpu requires a lot of cooling
4. Battery life - It will greatly shorten battery life.

 
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