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Gaming PC vs Gaming Laptop: Which one should you go for in Nepal?

It might be quite difficult to choose one from either a gaming pc or a gaming laptop. The market offers you a variety of pc components and gaming laptops with a wide price range. In this article, we will compare and cover the advantages aswell as disadvantages of both the pc and laptops. So, let’s find which one should you choose among Gaming PC vs Gaming Laptop here in Nepal.

We will compare both the pc and laptop in terms of different aspects and find which among the Gaming PC vs Gaming Laptop suits you the most in Nepal. So, let’s start with:

Performance

In terms of performance, the Gaming PC gets an upper hand. However, modern gaming laptops are capable of providing the best performance aswell. We had recently built a Gaming PC under 2 Lakhs in Nepal. Similarly, we have also taken the Acer Predator Helios 300 2021 gaming laptop which comes under 2 lakhs in Nepal. Now let’s compare them in terms of performance.

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Both the Pc and laptop come with an intel core-i5 11th gen processor. The Helios 300 is shipped with an RTX 3060 while we kept an RTX 2060 in our Gaming PC. Whatsoever, the Gaming PC won the fps test by a small margin and the graphics quality was better too in the PC. Similarly, the gaming pc was a lot cooler and silent than the gaming laptop. 

While this being said, the laptop provided a very good gaming experience too. However, it started being hot after gaming for some time. The fans in the turbo mode provided a loud noise too. So, a Gaming PC is a good pick if performance is what matters to you the most.

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Portability

In terms of portability, gaming laptops, without a doubt win the combat of Gaming PC vs Gaming Laptop. If you are looking for a portable gaming device, you should go to light gaming laptops as they are the best option for you. The primary strength of a laptop is portability. With the right laptop, you’ll have the ability to do most of what you can do with a desktop, just about anywhere.

Hardware Upgrades and Customization

Hardware upgrades and customizations are the main highlighting features of a gaming pc. You can change or upgrade any components of your gaming pc whenever you want. Similarly, you can add components whichever you like or whichever comes under your budget. However, the main disadvantage of a gaming pc is cable management.

Gaming PC vs Gaming Laptop

Talking about Gaming Laptops, you will have the optional slots for HDD, SSD, and RAM expansion. But you will not have the control to change or upgrade other components in your laptop. Yet, Gaming laptops have the plus point in cable management.

Gaming PC vs Gaming Laptop (Under 2 Lakhs)

Now, let’s compare the specs of our Gaming PC under 2 lakhs and Acer Predator Helios 300 2021. You will get a basic idea about which one is better after looking at this comparison.

note: Thermals are obviously better on a PC than a laptop. As Laptops have limited space for airflow and cooling features. This is also one of the main reasons for better performance in gaming PCs.

Gaming PC Under 2 LakhsAcer Predator Helios 300 2021
ProcessorIntel Core i5-11400Intel Core i5-11400H
Graphics CardAsus Dual RTX 2060 OC Edition EVO 6GB DDR6NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Graphics with 6GB of dedicated GDDR6 VRAM
DisplayDepends on the monitor15.6″ display with IPS, QHD 2560 x 1440, high-brightness (300 nits), supporting 165 Hz, 3 ms Overdrive, 16:9 aspect ratio, DCI-P3 100%
RAM16GB DDR4-3200MHz 16GB DDR4-3200MHz
Storage256GB SSD512GB SSD
PowerDeepcool DA600 80 Plus 600W PSU3720mAh, 4-cell Li-ion  Battery Pack
WebcamDepends on the external webcam720p
PortsRear USB (Total 8 ports)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 port (1 x USB Type-C®)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port (1 x Type-A)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (2 x Type-A)
4 x USB 2.0 ports (4 x Type-A)
Front USB (Total 7 ports)
2 x USB 3.2
Gen 1 headers support additional 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 3 USB 2.0 ports
DMI: Yes
Number of HDMI Outputs: 1
Number of USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A Ports: 2
Number of USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Ports: 1
Number of USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Ports: 1
Total Number of USB Ports: 4
USB Type-C: Yes
USB Type-C Detail: USB Type-C port:
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
DisplayPort over USB-C
Thunderbolt 4
USB charging 5 V; 3 A
Network (RJ-45): Yes

Conclusion to Gaming PC vs Gaming Laptop

There is no exact winner in Gaming PC vs Gaming Laptop. Laptops were made to perform similar tasks like that of the PCs just about anywhere. Both the Gaming PC and Gaming Laptops are good and bad in one way or other. It is up to you to choose what you want to match your requirement. 

In conclusion to Gaming PC vs Gaming Laptop, we suggest you go with a Gaming PC if portability is not your concern. Similarly, if you are a hardcore gamer or streamer a gaming PC will be more reliable. Else you should go with the Gaming Laptop which provides similar level performance.

While building our Gaming PC under 2 Lakhs, we came to know that, the price of some components like the Graphics card is quite high currently in Nepal. Similarly, under 2 Lakhs the PC does not come with a monitor, keyboard, or mouse like that in Gaming Laptops. Buying these extra peripherals will cost more money. Thus, if you are on a tight budget then we recommend you go with a Gaming laptop.

These were our thought in Gaming PC vs Gaming Laptop. Are your thoughts different? Do let us know your thoughts on this topic via the comment section below.

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