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    Hello everyone. The time has probably come for me to have a new computer which Iíll buy hopefully within the next week or so. My budget is around 65K and I want to use it for occasional gaming (FIFA, COD, Medieval 2/Rome: Total War etc.) and some other stuffs (making assignments, browsing internet, watching movies/TV series, listening to music and probably my brother will mess around with Photoshop/Illustrator) on regular basis at least for 6-7 hours every day.

    I initially had the plan to go for desktop but one of my friends has suggested me to try laptop/notebook this time (Iíve never owned any computer other than desktop). So Iím thinking about giving laptops/notebooks a shot but Iím also a bit skeptical about them, especially about their longevity and problems with some of it's components just after using it for 2/3 years (i.e. producing high temperature, problem with the keyboard/display which I guess is quite expensive to replace/service, battery backup issue etc.). Iíve seen people replacing their laptops/notebooks just after using it for 4 years whereas Iíve been using my current desktop for a little less than 7 years without encountering any major problem. How long do todayís laptops/notebooks last? Will a laptop meet my requirements properly or should I stick with a desktop?

    Note that my main preferences are longevity and performance; Iím not that concerned about the portability.

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    Note that my main preferences are longevity and performance; I’m not that concerned about the portability.
    So..its pretty clear, you indeed needed a Desktop PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamH View Post
    So..its pretty clear, you indeed needed a Desktop PC.
    Couldn't agree more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynical View Post
    Hello everyone. The time has probably come for me to have a new computer which I’ll buy hopefully within the next week or so. My budget is around 65K and I want to use it for occasional gaming (FIFA, COD, Medieval 2/Rome: Total War etc.) and some other stuffs (making assignments, browsing internet, watching movies/TV series, listening to music and probably my brother will mess around with Photoshop/Illustrator) on regular basis at least for 6-7 hours every day.

    I initially had the plan to go for desktop but one of my friends has suggested me to try laptop/notebook this time (I’ve never owned any computer other than desktop). So I’m thinking about giving laptops/notebooks a shot but I’m also a bit skeptical about them, especially about their longevity and problems with some of it's components just after using it for 2/3 years (i.e. producing high temperature, problem with the keyboard/display which I guess is quite expensive to replace/service, battery backup issue etc.). I’ve seen people replacing their laptops/notebooks just after using it for 4 years whereas I’ve been using my current desktop for a little less than 7 years without encountering any major problem. How long do today’s laptops/notebooks last? Will a laptop meet my requirements properly or should I stick with a desktop?

    Note that my main preferences are longevity and performance; I’m not that concerned about the portability.
    U see Laptop will last long (A good laptop that is). But in BD most laptops are class B China product. ( They are not even class A)
    If you find a good built Laptop, it'll last long. But Laptop at that price point aren't much of a performer.

    As for your parts, they're inexpensive. (Unless you buy a premium product) .

    As for suggestion. As long as you don't need portability, stick with desktop.
    Laptop aren't yet good enough against desktop at the same price.

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    If its used for gaming then there is literally no pros buying laptops. Laptops will get very hot during gaming sessions and it will reduce the life span of your laptop.

    But again laptop-desktop combination is the best, You have Splashtop to game on your laptop while lying idly on your bed(the game will actually be streamed from your desktop so your desktop would do the work) and its really fun.

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    It is more like a having a nice blonde lady or having a fleshlight. Both works but in the end, its all about how eclectic you are.

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    Yes. It's all about preference @Cynical kemosabe.

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    @Mahib: I think in Bangladesh; these low grades, poorly built Chinese laptops/notebooks have been around for quite a long time. One of my friends had this Acer Laptop which didn’t last properly for even 4 years and he only used that for casual purpose (he never played heavy games or installed resource hungry programs on it). On the top of that the most recent laptop that he bought started to cause trouble just after a week of purchase. So this is why I asked about the longevity of today’s laptop. I think I definitely will buy a desktop this time.

    @shafi: I won't be using it only for gaming and I think not only just long gaming sessions but also resource hungry programs will cause elevated temperature on laptops I think.

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    @VANGUARD: That is an interesting point you’ve made. I think the idea of which one being ‘the nice blonde lady’ and which one being ‘the flashlight’ is quite subjective. I’ve seen some people just can’t stand using desktop these days and they’ve got all types of excuses for that. Considering the fact that I’m already skeptical about laptops/notebooks that are available here I should just go with desktop.

    @Sybaris Ceaser: I agree.

    Alright, I’ve got just few more questions to ask, nowadays how is the quality of the components of desktop computers that are available in Bangladesh? I haven’t been in the computer shopping places since ages so I have almost no idea about the latest components and their quality. I know that there is a new warranty policy that states there will be maximum one year warranty for computer products. Is this still applicable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynical View Post
    Alright, I’ve got just few more questions to ask, nowadays how is the quality of the components of desktop computers that are available in Bangladesh? I haven’t been in the computer shopping places since ages so I have almost no idea about the latest components and their quality. I know that there is a new warranty policy that states there will be maximum one year warranty for computer products. Is this still applicable?
    Yes the warranty policy is still applicable. The quality is good enough, just make sure you don't get refurbished products(*cough* CSL *cough*)

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    I once heard something about refurbished Corsair pen drives being sold by CSL but I didn't know that they do the same for other computer components as well. How about Ryans computers? The last time I visited IDB for purchasing computer, Global Brand was a cut throat back then. Although few of my friends bought their PC from UCC but I don't have much idea about them.

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    UCC is better now overall.

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    The people I know who bought their system from UCC are all AMD based (UCC is the official dealer of AMD in Bangladesh as far as I know) but do they sell Intel processors and motherboards that support Intel processors?

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    Ryans, Rishit etc are simply resellers of the imported items of CSL (intel chip, mobo), Binary logic (intel chip) and so on.
    As long as the secuirty seals of the boxed items are intact, you can buy them from any vendor you feel comfort.

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    Stay away from ryans. They are the worst now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynical View Post
    The people I know who bought their system from UCC are all AMD based (UCC is the official dealer of AMD in Bangladesh as far as I know) but do they sell Intel processors and motherboards that support Intel processors?
    Yes they do, they don't import those themselves though.

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    @shawon0418: Alright UCC don't import Intel processors and compatible motherboards, but is there any assurance that the security seal of the products sold by them are intact before the assembling of the system?

    @Gentleman: Thanks for the heads-up.

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    Yes, they will show you the intact box of every product before assembling them. Or you could do the assembling yourself.

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    Get Intel products from Binary Logic. They're leagues better than others.

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    ...Alright UCC don't import Intel processors and compatible motherboards...
    Huh! They bring Intel-chipset MSI motherboards IIRC.

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    @Sybaris Ceaser: I didn't know that Binary Logic are also an authorized distributor of Intel in Bangladesh. How is their overall product quality? How is their after sales support? I know nobody who purchased any computer from them. Will this store be a reliable place if I want to purchase a full system from them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynical View Post
    @Sybaris Ceaser: I didn't know that Binary Logic are also an authorized distributor of Intel in Bangladesh. How is their overall product quality? How is their after sales support? I know nobody who purchased any computer from them. Will this store be a reliable place if I want to purchase a full system from them?
    Most of the small shops resell Intel chips from Binary Logic. They're good I guess. Overall not a douche! And if you visit their shops you can also buy some more products from them. They're the distributor of Cooler Master, InWin, G.skill and Gigabyte.

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