November 12 has been touted as the release date for the PS5 and as that date draws ever near, there is loads of excitement and anxiety in equal measure. While only the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico and South Korea will have an early go at the PS5, the rest of us mere mortals will have to wait until November 19 to get a taste of it. However, the question remains, will the PS5 usurp gaming laptops?
Well, I have done the hard work and left the decision making bit for you…
The PS5 is expected to retail at around $500, once you add taxes and shipping costs, the price should significantly rise. However, that is chump change compared to PC prices. Laptops like the Alienware Area-51mm cost at $4,000.
The PS5 rocks an AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz, 16GB of GDDR6 memory, and a custom RDNA 2 AMD GPU that puts out 10.28 TFLOPs of processing power. In simpler language, the PS5 GPU is in the league of the $4,000 machines
Discounts and offers
While you may not get massive discounts for gaming laptops due to factors such as the amount of collaboration that goes into making the final product, you will get massive discounts for the PS5 since Sony can recoup their losses from the sale of games and subscription services.
Here, gaming laptops carry the day since their versatility allows them to be used for work and other activities. Moreover, their compatibility also allows users to play games that will be released in the next five years or more by just adding a few tweaks to the settings.
Well, there you have it, on this one, I think the PS5 tips the scales, but hey, that’s just me, which one ticks the boxes for you? Leave a comment down below