Starting one because I have a question but let's have it be general purpose for anyone that comes along.
I was messing around and broke one of the fans on the laptop cooling pad/stand I have it sitting on. Need to replace it, does anyone have advice on what model I should buy this time?
The old one just had two fans, one of my friends sent me it. Can I truly call myself part of the Master Race if the new one doesn't have 18 revolving blades and cause me to die of hypothermia when activated?
>>421721 Nearly any of those will do the job since they can't really do too much to begin with, unless the laptop specifically has venting holes at the bottom, or you use them with those aluminum unibody laptops where the frame can actually conduct the heat somewhat.
>>421725 Laptops are more expensive and have less performance, less connectivity, and less expandability than desktops, for the same price. It's not about having a bigger e-dick, it's about getting more for your money.
>Can I truly call myself part of the Master Race if the new one doesn't have 18 revolving blades and cause me to die of hypothermia when activated? Misconception: a true PC should invoke hyperthermia from the GPU, not hypothermia from air displacement.
>>421726 It depends on the use case, of course. Gamer? Renderer? Datahoarder? PC. Browser only? Programmer? Laptop is a legitimate consideration. If you need performance, connectivity, and expandability then absolutely. Most people don't.
We've hit the point in technology where most people have more than they will ever need. I think that's a good thing.
>>421732 >browser only this depends entirely on what browsing experience you like. A laptop wouldn't give you decent screen size and a good keyboard/mouse, unless you hook it up to external screen/keyboard/mouse in which case you may as well get a PC. If you are fine with small screens and hooking up external keys/mouse (or use the built-in shitty keys+touchpad), then I guess laptops are fine. But keep in mind, most people just use their phones to browse nowadays, so if you just want to browse, you don't even need a laptop.
>Programmer Again this depends on what you are programming. If you run android studio plus photoshop plus virtual machines (that's what I did when developing mobile apps), then you'll need actual performance and a laptop will be significantly more expensive.
If you go around from client to client making presentations or showing the designs you made in Photoshop/Sketch then sure, a laptop is what you need. But for serious work a PC is simply more efficient.