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$1200 cash & this is what am buying. Vote!

Poll Results: Did i make a good choice for the money?

Poll expired: Jul 29, 2011  
  • 61% (38)
    Oh hellz yea!.. this thing Rocks..
  • 6% (4)
    not really.. But it'll do..
  • 32% (20)
    no. I would have got something else
62 Total Votes  
post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
Let me know what you guys think?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+L...=1218346639131

Asus - Laptop / Intel® Core™ i7 Processor / 17.3" Display / 8GB Memory / 1TB Hard Drive


Warranty Terms - Parts1 year
Warranty Terms - Labor1 year limited
Product Height2.4"
Product Width16.5"
Product Weight9.4 lbs.
Product Depth12.8"
Processor BrandIntel®
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7
Processor Speed2.0GHz
Battery Type8-cell
Display TypeWidescreen high-definition LED-backlit
Screen Size (Measured Diagonally)17.3"
Cache Memory6MB on die Level 3
System Memory (RAM)8GB
System Memory (RAM) Expandable To16GB
Type of Memory (RAM)DDR3
Computer Hard Drive Size1TB
Optical DriveDouble-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
Optical Drive SpeedsDrive speeds not specified
Direct-Disc LabelingNo
Digital Media Reader or SlotsYes, digital media card reader
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
    
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Core™ i7-950 Asus Rampage -micro atx- Zotac gtx 580 3gb 8gb ddr3 
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post #2 of 29
Yup that's the best you'll find at that price point by a long shot
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post #3 of 29
Yeah
post #4 of 29
Even though it is a powerful laptop for gaming, it is huge, heavy, and clunky. My friend has one and he can't really bring it to many places. It sits duck in his room as a smaller sized desktop for use.
Alpha dawg
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post #5 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by van13330gg View Post
Even though it is a powerful laptop for gaming, it is huge, heavy, and clunky. My friend has one and he can't really bring it to many places. It sits duck in his room as a smaller sized desktop for use.
This is really the only concern but I'm sure the OP is fine with the trade off in portability, especially if this is his desktop replacement.
post #6 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peremptor View Post
This is really the only concern but I'm sure the OP is fine with the trade off in portability, especially if this is his desktop replacement.
Exactly. If I was ever in a position of wanting a laptop to replace my desktop I wouldn't mind something somewhat bulky. As long as I can bring it throughout my house and to lans I would be fine. Its not like you'll be using this thing on the train everyday (though you could). We have smartphones for that now.
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post #7 of 29
Huge and heavy.

Not to mention the 1600 x 900 screen and the gimped GTX 560 with only 2GB and a 128-bit memory bus.
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post #8 of 29
Love the battery life on this thing. Meaning it will likely not be good.

See attached image....
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post #9 of 29
I only buy huge and heavy laptops i wouldnt mind if they weighed 25 lbs ive never had a portability problem with my 6860 any gaming laptop is going to need to be plugged in most of the time for gaming anyways good choice
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post #10 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by gsa700 View Post
Love the battery life on this thing. Meaning it will likely not be good.

See attached image....
I'm not sure about my friend's battery life either as he always leave out the battery when using the laptop for gaming. It is always plugged into the wall.
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