Originally Posted by nathan.joshua
With laptops you get what you pay for. The thinner the more expensive in most cases.
If you are thinking of getting one, I would suggest getting a desktop PC. Much cheaper, much faster and much easier to upgrade.
However, although you often sacrifice certain amounts of power, IE using a mobile-based CPU/GPU which are generally
less powerful than their desktop brethren you also gain something which most people purchase a Notebook / Netbook for which is portability. My Desktop PC weights around 23KG, unless I am a bodybuilder that's not going to be easy to carry around town with me.
Originally Posted by Simonjay
I would say yes thin laptops are less powerful think about it why would people especially gamers still buy towers if everything they wanted could be on a small thin laptop its basically simply because the powerful components are bigger in size and its very difficult to compress all these into small laptops simply look at the specs and see the difference between a good computer and a thin laptop a pc can sometimes be £400 cheaper but with better specs you are simply paying for brand name or gimmick.
On the contrary, take the first i7 processors which were 45nm, they are less powerful than the new i7 processors which are 32nm which is smaller. Everything is getting smaller unless it's for a specific cause, IE even a lot of desktop HDDs now and SSDs are 2.5" instead of the quickly-becoming-outdated 3.5".