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Originally Posted by Maxin;14282555 
Thanks for the reply.
I am moving to college(freshman) and I HAVE to have a mobile computer for obvious reasons.

I'll have a look at Asus laptops.

I don't like alienware as well,but I don't understand why so many people buy them.There's a whole 5-star rated thread about alienware owners.

How about these ones from Newegg?

This one is a Toshiba
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834214392

This one is an Asus with a GTX460 M

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220957&Tpk=ASUS%20G%20Series%20G73SW-A1

And this one is with a GTX560M

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230103

Which of these is better?


The Asus G74SX is an awesome laptop.
You need to seriously ask yourself if you're prepared to lug around a giant gaming laptop though.
Go to your local Best Buy, they sell a somewhat dumbed-down version of the G73. You can see just how bit they are there.
post #12 of 34
STOP
STOP
STOP

Dell or even AlienWare laptops are NOT good for gaming from a price standpoint.

Go with a Asus G74

OR

A Saiger laptop that best meets your needs
post #13 of 34
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Deagle50ae;14284045 
The Asus G74SX is an awesome laptop.
You need to seriously ask yourself if you're prepared to lug around a giant gaming laptop though.
Go to your local Best Buy, they sell a somewhat dumbed-down version of the G73. You can see just how bit they are there.

Hmm,so how about I buy a Netbook worth 400 $ for class and keep the G74 for my dorm?
post #14 of 34
Be aware that the 17" asus is larger than most 17s...my 15" from them was more like a 17 because of the crazy good cooling systems they use on them.
post #15 of 34
Just as a forewarning, Dell has some serious quality control issues with (at least) their l502x line; I speak not only from my own experience but from the consensus I have seen elsewhere on the web. In my own experience, my first unit's HDD failed and then was subsequently mangled by the tech that came to replace it (why oh why did I not do it myself?), though to his credit, replacing the HDD in the l502x requires halfway dismantling the unit. Dell sent me a replacement unit but the HDD started to fail, the battery life was 1/2 of the last unit, and the AC adapter was arcing inside. I sent it to the repair depot instead of having the local flunky mess anything up again, and it came back with a 'new' ac adapter (they actually sent me the original one back by mistake?) and a new HDD, which had the drivers for a different pc.

Enough of the horror stories... Provided you get a functional model (if you go that route), you'll find the laptop is a little bulkier than the pictures imply. Definitely go with the 1080p screen; it is a work of art, no joke. Battery life kind of sucks (even when it is a good battery!) so don't expect to go to a few classes and run games or anything during the lectures. Also, the screen just kind of flops shut, so walking around holding it is a little awkward compared to magnetically closed units or ones with a physical clip. It has a very nice touch pad, almost as nice as my ex' macbook pro. It does suffer from a strange fan profile issue (all units, look at any l502x issue thread on any forums) with the fan constantly turning on and off. Other than that, it has a lot of nice features and some minor quarks. 540m is a definite waste of money vs 525m. As the last guys have said, not too great for gaming (can hold it's own somewhat, but there are better options). I am currently in the process of trying to a get a full refund for mine and take my money elsewhere (i.e. no Dell), but we'll see how it goes. Good luck.
post #16 of 34
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Originally Posted by Maxin;14284323 
Hmm,so how about I buy a Netbook worth 400 $ for class and keep the G74 for my dorm?

The better option if your driving to school not flying is to have the G74 money invested in a desktop, then picking up a netbook if you really need something to type on in class.
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I love every Dell laptop I've ever owned. Coming from exp
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The better option if your driving to school not flying is to have the G74 money invested in a desktop, then picking up a netbook if you really need something to type on in class.

This is what I would do.

$800 desktop gaming build is superior to $1,700 laptop.

Buy a $200-$300 netbook, or even a $500 i3 15" laptop and build a $800-$1,000 desktop rig for gaming.

Put dropbox on both of them to keep your files shared between them when in class and such. You'll be golden.
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Originally Posted by a2hopper;14284838 
The better option if your driving to school not flying is to have the G74 money invested in a desktop, then picking up a netbook if you really need something to type on in class.

Thanks,but I am in an out of state university(far from where I live).There isn't enough space in the dorm for me to have a desktop.It's a really VERY small dorm...
post #20 of 34
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Originally Posted by noak;14284066 
STOP
STOP
STOP

Dell or even AlienWare laptops are NOT good for gaming from a price standpoint.

Go with a Asus G74

OR

A Saiger laptop that best meets your needs

I don't think he's a US resident, buying sager is completely pointless if he's not a US resident! yes, POINTLESS! no warranty, no spare parts, no reselling price!

and all AW's are overpriced, I agree! except for the M17xR3 which is not imo, at least comparing to GT683R and Qosmios with same specs! and sagers are just close!

G74 is a good choice...........if bestbuy accepts international cards!
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