Basically, $5,000 for RTX 4080 in laptop. Got it. Great value.
On an totally unrelated note, when is the steamdeck 2 coming?
First, no one is buying these laptops because they are feather light. Second, Compared to humping your desktop 4090 machine around, these laptops are feather light.
The point is mobility. I have an ASUS gaming laptop, 17 inch. It's big and bulky and I wouldn't (and don't) use it as my primary mobile computer. But, it's awesome that when I travel I can bring it along and play the games I like to play on it. I travel between 2 homes on a regular basis and I don't have to sacrifice not playing or having to spend 2x on 2 gaming desktops. I also solved the power brick problem by getting 2 of them, one for each location.
I do have dual monitors, one for each location. I also have a different laptop I use for work purposes. The gaming machine is primarily for gaming, though I do some other stuff on it as well. I don't really care about the size and weight, per se. I mainly got it for portability.This is an interesting use case. Could you also solve your problem by getting two monitors, 1 for each location, and then using an small form factor desktop, like the Fragbox from Falcon Northwest, that's designed to be more portable? Not as portable as a laptop, but then you get the cooling/power headroom of a desktop without sacrificing too much portability. Obviously wouldn't be convenient for work, vacation, or other types of travel like that.
My gaming laptop with a 2070 in it is noisy as hell. And I have a cooling tray underneath that isn't particularly loud, but it's a constant low volume static. I built my grandson a gaming desktop with a 3070 in it and it's pretty quiet but I used an AIO for the CPU and have several case fans running at low rpm to keep the noise down.One thing I'd like to hear about that's not often mentioned is how noisy these things are. I can deal with it being a bit bulky, or heavier, or having stupid gAmErZ lighting but if it sounds like a jet engine then it's a hard pass.
I have a desktop 4090 FE which most reviews indicated is whisper quiet, it is not in the slightest. I cannot work out if half the population is partially deaf, or I'm just especially sensitive to noise, but quietness is pretty high on my list of important criteria.
PS. anyone in London wants a watercooled (AIO) 3080 Ti at a knockdown price then drop me a DM