Windows Cheap Gaming Laptop Advice

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by gkarris, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    Just want to get a cheap gaming laptop for older games.

    I've been getting into PC gaming lately with GOG and Steam with the lower prices (I play the new stuff on consoles with a hand controller).

    I'm getting a cheap one to take to shows for our Aviation Shop to demo Flight Simulator as well so something cheap that breaks or gets stolen is no great loss.

    I am thinking about the 15" Asus or Acer, the Asus having a keypad with the keyboard whereas the Acer just has a roomier standard keyboard.

    Is the keypad used a lot as more functions in a lot of PC games?

  2. blesscheese macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2010
    Central CA
    I have a older Asus G73 that I love...anyway, I think your idea is sound.

    I think for newer games, definitely, with the "consolification" & such, the number keypad is not used (although with the Witcher 3, that is what I have bombs set for).

    With older games that are more keyboard control oriented, they may use the keypad, except I can't name any off hand.

    You didn't ask, but re: Asus vs. Acer, I have usually heard great things about the Asus build quality, and some not so great things about Acer...ymmv.

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