Gaming desktop vs. Lenovo IdeaPad

Here's my current issue: I'm going to be a college freshman next year in a Pre-mechanical engineering program and may possibly switch to software engineering. I need a laptop for college, and my parents agreed to purchase me a laptop to help me out.

However, I've just recently decided on a desktop gaming build, and now I'm putting it to question. This is what I have for my build, not ordered yet:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2zmnO

My budget on that build is $750, however my parents would let me put some of that towards the highest end laptop we can find - at that point around $1400.

My overall question: Should I go with a high end multimedia laptop, go with a low end laptop and a medium range gaming pc? Bear in mind my gaming is limited to Diablo 3 and RS and occassional WoW etc. No battlefield 4 here.
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  1. get the laptop if you are so limited on games. you can use it anywhere, just be sure to get one with a good dedicated graphic card.
  2. personally, i would go with a strong desktop and a weak/power efficient laptop
  3. Tzn said:
    get the laptop if you are so limited on games. you can use it anywhere, just be sure to get one with a good dedicated graphic card.


    Well the games I play tend to vary heavily, but like I said I won't be playing BF4 or anything, I have a console for that. I may get starcraft 2 in the future or something along those lines, and I am leaning a bit towards the laptop. Thanks for the input.
  4. neon neophyte said:
    personally, i would go with a strong desktop and a weak/power efficient laptop


    I've thought about this as well, but since I will be running programs provided through my engineering program such as AutoCad and Inventor, I want a laptop that will run those with no problems whatsoever, regardless of getting a powerful desktop designed towards gaming.
  5. guess you have your answer then ;)
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