differences in choosing between a business or gaming laptop?

Nov 20, 2016 11:11PM PST

gaming laptops offer more computing power yet cost less in many circumstances. By computing power I mean along Intel i7, +8 GB RAM, +2 GB video card dedicated, and SSD or high-capacity hard drive.

Portability is not an issue for me.

Is it the casing, security features, pre-installed applications that make a business laptop more expensive? Either manufacturers think im extremely stupid or im missing a piece of the puzzle. WHY ARE BUSINESS LAPTOPS MORE EXPENSIVE WITH LOWER SPECS?!? sorry for caps

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Gaming machines are the most expensive machines
Nov 21, 2016 5:33AM PST

as the best top 4000. The have more memory, faster processors and larger SSD drives. Business PC's typically don't need all the resources of gaming PC's unless they are workstations.

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(NT) Post links to what your talking about.
Nov 21, 2016 6:27AM PST
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some links
Nov 21, 2016 10:28AM PST
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Nov 21, 2016 6:04PM PST

The only thing the same on those machines is the screen size.

Pc makers can set any price they want on their product.

For a business user things that might be important are size/weight/battery life.

Pick a machine that fits your needs.

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But you get me right?
Nov 21, 2016 8:12PM PST

But you get me right? There is a difference between computers! I mean you could have a mainstream, gaming, and business laptop with all the same specs. In the end, you would pay more for a business or gaming one.

Reason? : I'm not sure, but looking at some other posts, I would say the build quality!

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Some forget mass production.
Nov 22, 2016 8:06AM PST

"Mass production is the name given to the method of producing goods in large quantities at low cost per unit. But mass production, although allowing lower prices, does not have to mean low-quality production. Instead, mass-produced goods are standardized by means of precision-manufactured, interchangeable parts. The mass production process itself is characterized by mechanization to achieve high volume, elaborate organization of materials flow through various stages of manufacturing, careful supervision of quality standards, and minute division of labour. To make it worthwhile, mass production requires mass consumption. Until relatively recent times the only large-scale demand for standardized, uniform products came from military organizations. The major experiments that eventually led to mass production were first performed under the aegis of the military."

Another effect on price is "Economies of Scale." The CPU used in the business or gamer laptop can be the same. It's certainly from the same makers. If that was not in mass production the economy of scale would cause the prices to move about even more.

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Build quality
Nov 22, 2016 9:38AM PST

That maybe true for some machines or it could be marketing hype.

If your looking at two identical machines from the same maker and one is consumer and the other is business and the business cost more contact the maker and ask why.

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One maker had a reason.
Nov 22, 2016 12:42PM PST

The business class machine had 24 hour repair/replace turnaround. That costs.

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Business class machines can be more than gaming machines.
Nov 21, 2016 7:56AM PST

Example: Panasonic Toughbooks and some workstations.

Our office needs fairly high end machines so we go with 1K USD buck gaming laptops and pop in the SSD. For 1K we see i7, 16GB DDR4 and 2GB GPUs. Same thing in "business" looks to cost more. Go figure.

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Dec 5, 2016 8:36PM PST

Business laptops do differ in having a longer battery life (since there is no graphics chip to drain all the power), are lighter and thinner, and have a professional look. Gaming laptops OTOH are the opposite with a dedicated graphics chip, poor battery life and portability but exceptional performance in games (atleast better than business laptops). If you are thinking of playing CS:GO or a less demanding title, the integrated graphics in a business laptop should be enough, but if you want to play AAA titles in at least medium settings, then you should certainly consider a gaming laptop

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