If you bought a laptop today – and I’m talking even a slim, little Sleekbook…not some game-crusher like the Pavilion dv7 – you’d have an overall better experience than some console collecting dust in your home entertainment center and I dare you to convince me otherwise.
Yes, yes, I know that this is hardly a new argument. It’s just that lately people have been getting excited about a bargain-priced open platform console on Kickstarter. It’s cool, sure – I’m a backer – but I know of another open-platform you’re probably looking at right now: Your PC. Specifically, a laptop can be your console if you wanted it to – y’know, when you weren’t being productive / on the Web / whatever. I know that I can’t be alone on this.
You know, it’s funny. I remember when “Integrated graphics” was a dirty word. It’s great to see we’re at a point now that you can get some SOLID fidelity out of an affordable laptop. For instance, I’m happy to show you an ENVY 6 Sleekbook in action.
Slim laptops just didn’t have that kind of juice a few years back!
Of course, there’s always the argument that there is a WHOLE lot more that I can do with my laptop than most people can pull off with an Xbox 360 or PS3. May I direct you to just about every other article posted on TheNextBench?
Here’s one last thing to chew on: Whether you’re trying to entertain kids – or yourself – on the road, isn’t it nice to know that you can use something that basically supplants your entire home entertainment center…and you can still get your work done on it? (I threw in that last part to justify the purchase to your significant other….)
Granted, I'm a little biased based upon where I work. Still...How about you guys? What do you think? Am I crazy? We’d love to hear your thoughts on the subject. Better yet, if you’ve used your laptop in some odd places on the road, we want to see where you’ve set up so you could sneak in some gametime.