I don't know if this belongs here, but I wanted to start a discussion about physical hardware and setup. I sarcastically alluded to this last night with PINTO, but I am going to be buying a new laptop soon, and want it to be more geared toward FG while still serving my work needs.
Also, I want to be able to run at least 3 screens in addition to the laptop.
Non-integrated GPU. That is the big thing. 90% of laptops on the market have an integrated GPU or an APU, which is a CPU+GPU combo. If you want good gaming performance, stay away from those.
You can have a CPU of 3.0ghz, but if your GPU is crappy then there's no point. For instance, my (newer) laptop that is 2.7ghz with a bad GPU runs flightgear at lowest settings at about 2-4 FPS, whereas my (older) laptop with 1.4ghz and a non-integrated GPU will run it at 20. (And my desktop at like 50-60)
I would get at least 3.0 GHz CPU. I would get a Nvidia GPU. At least a 5, thats the middle number. So 520/620/720 is too slow, 650,750,950 they are okay. In my opinion. And I would avoid "Nvidia Optimus".
Its not so hard to find a laptop that has 1 HDMI and 1 VGA output for additional screens, thats pretty standard. But you might have to look a bit longer for a laptop with 3 output ports, not sure.
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