Originally Posted by alieNATION
Trust me on this; it's worth going out of your way to be able to use a desktop PC to play DotA 2. It makes a huge difference in game play. You will find that you can concentrate on the game better, clicking is more accurate, and everything is improved. Laptops/notebooks are poor gaming instruments (even if they are capable in terms of hardware). Don't waste your time and money on it.
Unless the main purpose of buying a laptop is not gaming. It's cool if it can run some modern stuff, but that's it. Buying a gaming rig that you don't even need is what's a waste of time and money, actually.
More so since he'll probably carry that laptop to school/library/whatever, just like how most of the lads who are planning to buy a new laptop do. Some of them aren't funded by their parents either, so even if they only settle for one PC - which is bound to be a laptop in this case - they can't afford a decent