|Manufacturer|| Carrington Institute (PD)|
Kangxi Firearms (PDZ)
|Primary Mode||Burst Fire|
|Secondary Mode||Deploy as Sentry Gun|
|Damage (per Hit)||Low|
|Rate of Fire||1000 RPM|
|Ammo Type|| Pistol Rounds (PD)|
5.56×45mm NATO (PDZ)
|Magazine Capacity|| 50 Rounds (PD)|
30 Rounds (PDZ)
|Maximum Ammo|| 800 Rounds (PD)|
200 Rounds (PDZ)
|Appears in|| Perfect Dark|
Perfect Dark Zero
This gun is very handy since it can put out a lot of bullets in a short space of time. On the other hand, it takes a while to deploy, as the gun needs to fold into shape before firing.
The more recent models come with a 2x scope for zoom to allow easier target acquisition.
The secondary mode, however, really comes into its own. This ability allows defense-orientated agents to lock down checkpoints or protect vital areas and the adhesive backing allows one to stick to non-moving surfaces. The gun runs on the remaining rounds in the magazine but it can put down a lot of hurt on those who remain in its sights.
In this game, the laptop gun boasts a 50 round magazine with a dizzying fire rate. The damage is rather low but that can be compensated by the volume of fire. It is handy for a quick response to threats and ideally suited for defense orientated players.
Its sentry gun boasts incredible buffs over its predecessor. It is able to fire upon valid targets from incredible range, as long it has line of sight on the target.
Even then the low damage is compensated by its rate of fire and accuracy. It does tend to sweep the immediate area both at the target and after it defeats it, which is rather inefficient.
The limited ammunition puts peer pressure on using it for long-term defense plus, and sentry guns may be only deployed once per player and any older guns self-destruct when a new one is thrown.
It is also quite fragile, requiring only a few bullets to decommission it but its explosion can hurt you if you stand too close.
Perfect Dark Zero
The sentry gun is a tad tougher than its successor but it can't shoot as far nor is it as fast to attack it also depends on the remaining rounds in its magazine as well. Sentry guns are also painfully accurate, as even Combat Rolling usually won't save you from a flurry of damaging sentry gun bullets.
It won't serve as a great lengthy defense but it can buy you some time by providing suppressing fire on enemies as you proceed to your objective. The gun also has indicators to help decipher its allegiance in order to prevent paranoid players from destroying their teammates' guns.
It can show up on the RCP-90's Threat Detector, and even then it can be reprogrammed by its tertiary option, allowing shrewd agents to turn the gun against its former owner.
Be careful, though, for it is rare but actually possible to commit suicide with the sentry gun, usually if your health is extremely low and your sentry gun inadvertently hits you with one of its bullets as it shoots at an enemy. Be careful, for your sentry gun can also cause the inadvertent death of a teammate.
- dataDyne Central: Defection (PA) - In a locked room near the elevators. In order to open the door, the player must allow an office worker to unlock it as he is running from the player out of fear.
- Carrington Villa: Hostage One (PA) - Available to use at the start, but it is more effective to disarm one of the guards, as the Laptop Gun takes about 3 seconds to unfold.
- Air Force One: Antiterrorism (SA/PA) - It is available at the start (A) or in the briefcase that Joanna has to acquire.
- Datacore Demolition - It is first seen when the Datacore is detonated and the Trinity Research Platform soldiers are attempting to fight off the Spiderbots and can be found in weapon lockers later in the level. The Trinity soldiers at the end of the level carry this weapon as a means of stopping Joanna Dark and her father. Note that you cannot save the weapon from this mission.
- Trinity Infiltration - Carried by "The Brothers" and ten Trinity soldiers in one hangar.
- Trinity Escape
- Temple Surveillance
- The Laptop Gun in Perfect Dark Zero is considered an assault rifle. Interestingly, in the original Perfect Dark, the gun's primary fire mode is burst fire, rather than fully automatic; burst fire is otherwise exclusive to the assault rifles in the game, and is not used by any other SMG.
- When the Laptop Gun is deployed as a sentry gun, it can be taken back by pressing B for the original N64 version or double tapping the action button (or single pressing) at the sentry gun's location in Perfect Dark Zero.
- The weapon is a Carrington invention, but it still appears in a secret cache in dataDyne: Defection.
- Simulants do tend to activate the secondary function of the Laptop Gun when they ran out of ammo. This is perhaps due to the scripting oversight, or game cartridge limitations, by developers who used the same scripting functions for when they run out of ammo for the Dragon.
- Bots in the Combat Arena also activate the Laptop Gun's sentry gun mode at random.
- Throwing the Laptop Gun into a sentry gun and collecting a flag and dropping the flag will cause the player's character to appear as though they still have the gun, except it's now invisible.
- The Laptop Gun in Perfect Dark was originally called, less specifically, the PC Gun. This name is still used in its in-game description.
- In cut-scenes where enemy characters appear (Air Base: Espionage, Carrington Institute: Defense, etc.) the laptop sentry can be deployed (a cheat must be used to obtain it though) before the cut-scene starts; if done properly, the sentry will open fire on the enemy character, though they will take no damage.
- A cheat allows the Sentry Gun to have infinite ammo, which thus eases the pressure off for long-term defense. This cheat doesn't affect simulant-thrown ones.
|Perfect Dark - Weapons and Gadgets|
|Weapons|| Unarmed • Falcon 2 • MagSec 4 • Mauler • Phoenix • DY357 Magnum • DY357-LX • CMP-150 • Cyclone •|
Callisto NTG • RC-P120 • Laptop Gun • Dragon • K7 Avenger • AR34 • SuperDragon • Shotgun • Reaper •
Sniper Rifle • FarSight XR-20 • Devastator • Rocket Launcher • Slayer • Combat Knife • Crossbow • Tranquilizer • Laser • Grenade • Timed Mine • Proximity Mine • Remote Mine • N-Bomb • Psychosis Gun
|Classic Weapons||PP9i • CC13 • KL01313 • KF7 Special • ZZT (9mm) • DMC • AR53 • RC-P45|
|Gadgets|| Shield • Data Uplink • ECM Mine • CamSpy • Night Vision • R-Tracker • Tracer Bug • Reprogrammer • BombSpy • Cloaking Device • Door Decoder • Comms Rider • Explosives • X-Ray Scanner • Disguise • Alien Medpack •|
DrugSpy • Horizon Scanner • Suitcase • President Scanner • R-Tracker • IR Scanner • Target Amplifier •
Skedar Bomb • Combat Boost • Suicide Pill
|Perfect Dark Zero - Weapons and Gadgets|
|Weapons|| Unarmed • P9P • Falcon • MagSec 4 • DY357 Magnum • Psychosis Gun • CMP-150 • DW-P5 • UGL Liberator • RCP-90 • Laptop Gun • FAC-16 • KSI-74 • SuperDragon • M60 • Jackal • Plasma Rifle • Shockwave •|
Rocket Launcher • DEF-12 Shotgun • Viblade • Hawk Boomerang • Frag Grenade • Flashbang • MultiMine
|Gadgets|| Combat Shield • Datathief • Locktopus • Demo Kit • Audioscope • CamSpy • Revive Kit • Nightvision Goggles •|
Threat Detector Goggles • X-Ray Goggles • Stationary Turret