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.