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I have been going back and forth on this laptop for days now. I want it really badly. I have a great sig-rig, but I stay on the road working constantly for months at a time. So I dont have the chance to use it as much as I would like

I really want the Asus G74Sx


That is the one I'm looking to buy. Could I do better for the 1,500 price tag? Keep in mind, I want assus, so dont suggest anything else.

ASUS G74SX-AH71 17.3-Inch Gaming Laptop - Replublic of Gamers (Black)

What's in the Box
ROG G74SX-AH71
AC Adapter
8 cell Battery Pack
Warranty Information Card
Specifications
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Display: 17.3-inch Full HD display (1920 x 1080)
Processor: 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2670QM quad-core processor (2.2 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.1 GHz)
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M 3GB GDDR5 VRAM
WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0
LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Memory: 16GB DDR3 SDRAM, 4 x SODIMM Sockets (up to 16GB)
Storage: 750GB 7200RPM hard drive
Optical Drive: DL DVD±RW/CD-RW
Camera: 2.0 Megapixel
Speakers: Stereo speakers with EAX 5.0
Microphone: Digital Array Microphone
Card Reader: 8-in-1 card reader (MMC/SD/Mini-SD/XD/Memory stick/MS Pro/MS-Duo/MS-Pro Duo)
Input / Output: 1 x Mic-in, 1 x Headphone-out, 1 x VGA port/Mini D-Sub 15-pin for external monitor, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x USB 3.0 port, 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert, 1 x HDMI
Battery: 8 cell
Dimensions: 16.5 x 12.8 x2.4–inches (W x D x H)
Weight: 9.4 lbs (with 8 cell battery)
Color: Black


The thing I love most is how easy it is to upgrade, and how it has spots for 2 hard drives. The minute it arrives to me, I will be putting in a new 120gb Crucial SSD I got for the OS.

Thoughts please.....
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post #2 of 7
If you work on the road a lot,then just buy it already.
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post #3 of 7
your link is not working for me but with what you have listed it looks pretty good. I say it looks a tad overkill for me but thats for you to decide for you because you know what you would be using it for. I also dont know the price but i googled it and saw about $1500.

Maybe just for the sake of you being able to choose look at:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834230214
This one has bluray and a 8 gigs of memory.

OR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834230142
This one has 12 gigs of memory and a 500 gig HDD.

Both of these are priced at $1400 on Newegg

Just some thoughts you may want to consider to help ease the stress on the wallet. Overall with what i see it looks like a good piece of hardware that is priced well and if you go with it Im sure you will be happy!

Happy Shopping!
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I think I will go with your suggestion instead Compared to what I was innitiually looking at, your suggestions only differ in the memory and are 100.00 cheaper. Very nice
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post #5 of 7
Thats a solid laptop

Don't have the pleasure of owning an Asus laptop (stuck with fail Toshiba and their ridiculously poor hardware quality)

So if you want it, get it, you will be happy with it.
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Originally Posted by raidmaxGuy View Post
Thats a solid laptop

Don't have the pleasure of owning an Asus laptop (stuck with fail Toshiba and their ridiculously poor hardware quality)

So if you want it, get it, you will be happy with it.
If you're going to attack another company for hardware quality failures, back it up with a little proof then please. My Toshiba is far from poor quality.
     
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If you are spending $1500 on a laptop, you must look at sager/clevo.
    
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