Yes ignore the facts, ignore the business model is tailored specifically towards certain types of people with limited amounts of cash for gaming buy-in, ignore the statistics that demonstrate that gaming on the console is more expensive over time for even casual gamers.^^^
See, this is the idiotic outlook that started the "console users are poor" crap in this thread. People like this are the typical PC users master race wannabes that embarrass me as a PC gamer. This type of person and this stupid attitude is what's brought up anytime you want to discuss PC vs consoles. Whoa watch out, you spent money on a PC, big wow! Such amaze! $$$!!!
I knew some people that had strict gaming machines back in the day, but that was mostly because of the single-core nature of PCs. Essentially, they didn't want these machines to become bogged down with software that would reduce the performance while in game. However, even those people were pretty rare.Not for everyone. My gaming rig strictly loads up Steam on boot and is used for nothing else.
My Macbook Pro is what I'm typing this on. It has plenty of power to do everything else I could want and I'm not stuck at a desk to do any of it.
Plus a tablet for other consumable media's...seems quite archaic if not inefficient to be here typing that post using your gaming rig.
Inefficient in terms of power usage or mobility. Dual thunderbolt display options on mine. Streaming to a second monitor is also possible apparently. If dual display is your thing, you could find a powerful laptop to do it, so that's not really an excuse just to use your gaming rig. If you prefer it, that's perfectly fine just saying it's a bit overkill for web browsing.I knew some people that had strict gaming machines back in the day, but that was mostly because of the single-core nature of PCs. Essentially, they didn't want these machines to become bogged down with software that would reduce the performance while in game. However, even those people were pretty rare.
Also, it's definitely not inefficient to post using my gaming machine. My gaming machine is faster and has better specs than any of my laptops (even my MSI G72 Dominator with its 980M), and far more importantly, I have two 2560x1440 screens. That's really the big reason why I could never go full laptop (You never go full laptop! :biggrin -- I simply need the screen real estate, because I'm a big multi-tasker. I'm also really accustomed to dual monitors.
Maybe that sort of illuminates my point a bit. This is a bit of an oversimplification, but ultimately, a gaming machine is really just a PC with a decent GPU. People spend tons of money on other components, and they certainly help in various ways, but they aren't truly needed. However, there are also people like yourself that don't want to be tethered to a chair, and that's fine too. I've posted on here from my Zenbook a few times simply because I wasn't at my PC.
Of course, spending thousands on a PC that's just for web browsing is overkill. My entire point has been that PCs can be used for far more than just a sole purpose, but that's always up to the desire of the user. For example, while I do a lot on my desktop, I have PCs that I dedicate to HTPC tasks.If you prefer it, that's perfectly fine just saying it's a bit overkill for web browsing.
I use a separate PC that's hooked up to my TV. It isn't as fast as my gaming PC, but it handles 1080p, which is what most people need for their TV, well enough. This PC also serves as a HTPC, so I usually just call it my "Gaming HTPC".My PC is basically my console and resides next to my PS4 on the big screen.