Comment #1 posted on 2023-01-12 13:35:34 by ClaudioM
Good Review, but Still Avoiding Gaming Laptops
Really enjoyed the review of the laptop, especially the followup. Still, I've been turned off on all gaming laptops in spite of the temptation they provide. I once tried to buy an Eluktronics gaming laptop after reading good reviews from them, but after a botched purchase attempt, I decided to skip it and go with a used HP ProBook 4540s which had Radeon and Intel graphics, unbeknownst to the seller.
However, what really turned me off on gaming laptops is when I attempted to repair my son's MSI gaming laptop's keyboard. What a nightmare! I basically had to remove everything to get to the keyboard, and even then I wasn't able to replace the keyboard because the board with the ribbon was glued on. From that point forward, I decided I'd go with a gaming desktop in the future and stick with laptops that are more serviceable, something like the Framework. Buyer beware!
Comment #2 posted on 2023-01-13 12:59:37 by bookeyrmm
reply to claudio
In a past life I was a certified HP repair tech, They are very easy to work on. TBH, the primary feature I was looking for was the additional drive bays and graphics card, I don't actually do much gaming on the laptop. With 2 open slots for SSD/HDDs I was able to add a 128GB shared drive and a 1 TB os drive for my linux install. (Which is where I spend most of my time)
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