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I'm dead set on getting and Asus, but what particular laptop do you guys think would meet my needs (moderate editing and gaming, with the most demanding being Fallout 3)?

I'm hoping to spend somewhere in the $500-650(ish) range, if not a bit higher.

Thanks guys.


Note - I've been eyeing the G51VX-RX05...
Thoughts?
Edited by IndianaKatarn - 5/11/11 at 2:22pm
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That Asus you're looking at might actually be more powerful for gaming then you need. It'll be very hot, and the battery won't last long at all.

But if you don't mind that, and don't mind buying refurbished then thats the perfect laptop to get!
    
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Much appreciated for the advice, and since the battery life is actually an issue for me (not overheating so much), I'll just buy an 8-cell at some point.


Thanks again.
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Just in case you hadn't looked at it, the Alienware M11X is $599 and has stunning gaming performance for the price. The one I'm refering to is the R1 version, or first version of the M11X, but it get over 5 hours of battery and is very portable. There isn't much to compete with it at $600.

I'm trying to find a way to justify an ASUS over the M11x for myself.
    
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I dont know if I am allowed to do this but I would say check out notebookreview.com they have user forums there with a lot of used lappy's at good prices. I would stay away from Asus as I dont think you can expect the same quality as their mobos but I have been out the lappy loop a while now. I did have an acer though and they make some very nice lappys
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I've considered the m11x, but I have quite a few older games on disc and don't want to lug around a portable drive for them. :/ Also, I'm not a fan of the smallish screen.

Additionally, I've heard some pretty bad things about Acer's reliability...
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I've considered the m11x, but I have quite a few older games on disc and don't want to lug around a portable drive for them. :/ Also, I'm not a fan of the smallish screen.

Additionally, I've heard some pretty bad things about Acer's reliability...
I have also heard, and seen, bad things relating to acer's reliability. Which fricken sucks because they've got the best price to performance ratio around!

I'm looking into laptops right now in the same price range as you, and I tell you what this is a terrible price range to find a gaming machine. I think I'm going to have to find some stuff to sell so I can buy a Sager from Xoticpc. Here is an Asus for $800 from Xoticpc, it's out of your price range, but pretty sweet looking. http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-k53sva1-...wconfigure=yes

Check out this Sager though. http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np5160-...wconfigure=yes Only $726 for the sager with better specs!
    
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Hmm..

Just for the fact that Fallout 3 is the most demanding game I plan on playing on it, I think I'll stick with the G51-VX-RX05.

Thanks so much for the info.
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