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as part of my graduation present, i want to get a new laptop. But i also want something i can play games on so when i go to friends house's i dont have to lug around my 50+ lb computer, monitor, and accessories.

I found this laptop and wanted your input:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ASUS+-+L...&skuId=1774899
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I was checking out that computer yesterday and it seems really nice for the price. I noticed it doesn't have USB 3.0 though if that matters. The GTX 460M is really nice. However, with these 17.3 Asus ROG laptops, the battery completely blows. And just a heads up, Asus will be releasing the G54 and G74 models this July so if you can wait, with some more money, some good hardware coming.
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I have an ASUS G73JH and I like it quite a bit. My model has the i7 740QM and 5870m. I haven't done a whole lot of gaming on it, but I know it runs Mafia 2 and Fallout: New Vegas wonderfully. Battery life is just plain bad, but that's fine as this isn't as much of an "on the go" laptop. It's more of a mobile desktop replacement.
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I have an ASUS G73JH and I like it quite a bit. My model has the i7 740QM and 5870m. I haven't done a whole lot of gaming on it, but I know it runs Mafia 2 and Fallout: New Vegas wonderfully. Battery life is just plain bad, but that's fine as this isn't as much of an "on the go" laptop. It's more of a mobile desktop replacement.
yeah thats what i figured, and ill most likely have it unplugged for 2 1/2 hours max while in school but thats about the only time, even then im pretty sure there are outlets in the class.
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I was checking out that computer yesterday and it seems really nice for the price. I noticed it doesn't have USB 3.0 though if that matters. The GTX 460M is really nice. However, with these 17.3 Asus ROG laptops, the battery completely blows. And just a heads up, Asus will be releasing the G54 and G74 models this July so if you can wait, with some more money, some good hardware coming.
I'm pretty sure it has a couple USB 3.0 ports, I think Best Buy's website just doesn't list them...If you see it in store they should be marked by blue connectors rather than black, but I could swear I saw them on this model.
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Its beastly for sure. BB has it cheaper than everywhere else too. May want to check http://www.xoticpc.com/ first though. You may find a Segar with better specs for cheaper there
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I'm pretty sure it has a couple USB 3.0 ports, I think Best Buy's website just doesn't list them...If you see it in store they should be marked by blue connectors rather than black, but I could swear I saw them on this model.
Yeah probably. I think all of the G models have them, Best Buy is pretty spotty on giving the full specs.

OT: You should be fine in school with WiFi switched off and just with Word or something up.
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Its beastly for sure. BB has it cheaper than everywhere else too. May want to check http://www.xoticpc.com/ first though. You may find a Segar with better specs for cheaper there
Well, Best Buy has the cheapest model, but it also usually cuts out some specs. Main two things they cut out is the 1080p screen, the BB model only has a 1600 by 900 resolution screen, and they also don't qualify for Asus's 2 year manufacturers warranty and 1 year accidental coverage. Just something to consider at the price-point.
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looks good price indeed.
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Yeah probably. I think all of the G models have them, Best Buy is pretty spotty on giving the full specs.

OT: You should be fine in school with WiFi switched off and just with Word or something up.
yeah thats what my goal was, i dont need internet to take notes.

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Well, Best Buy has the cheapest model, but it also usually cuts out some specs. Main two things they cut out is the 1080p screen, the BB model only has a 1600 by 900 resolution screen, and they also don't qualify for Asus's 2 year manufacturers warranty and 1 year accidental coverage. Just something to consider at the price-point.
so your saying that this laptop isn't covered by asus's warranty, or only has limited.

and i have to get it from bestbuy (bestbuy credit card).
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