Desktop versus laptop

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Montanawildlives Senior Member • Posts: 1,606
Desktop versus laptop

I'm shopping for a new computer for photo editing (Deep Prime, focus stacking, panoramas, layers in Photoshop, etc.). I have mostly been looking at desktops and the ones I want are coming in around $2200 (something like i7-12700, 32GB ram, 3060 gpu, 2TB ssd).

Then just for fun I started looking at some laptops and was surprised at the low prices. I'd be looking at, for example, an OMEN with:

i7-12800HX

3070 Ti (laptop)

32 GB ram

2 TB ssd

is the same price: $2200.

It seems like the 12800HX might be quite close to the i7-12700; the 3070 Ti (laptop) looks better than the 3060 (desktop), etc.

Other things being equal, I would prefer a laptop (for the rare occasions I might want to move it, convenience, etc.).

Am I missing something? It seems odd that a tiny little gpu that can fit in a laptop (and be cooled there) could be better than the massive double fan 3060, etc. Would this laptop setup really get me Deep Prime exports as quickly as the desktop?

Why would I regret getting the laptop instead? Ports? OK, but I'm not port starved.

I feel like I must be failing to consider something else.

Thanks!

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