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I'm thinking of buying a laptop that would be used as a desktop replacement, it can only be 15.6" or smaller, 2-3 hour battery as it will be mostly plugged in at school and home, weight is of no issue, it will be used mostly for gaming so a good graphics card is a must, and I would a bluray player/burner with it and my budget is around 1450 USD.

I've looked at the ASUS G53SX and the alienware M14X, and haven't really tried any where else so you guys have any suggestions?
Edited by TwistedDivision - 11/19/11 at 8:26am
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I vote on the ASUS G53SX. If you don't mind losing some portability, you get some decent hardware for the price.
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I vote on the ASUS G53SX. If you don't mind losing some portability, you get some decent hardware for the price.

Thanks, I'll take that into consideration!
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The M14x is as heavy as most 17.3" machines. The M14x is 6.5 pounds and the Qosmio X775 is 6.6 pounds. tongue.gif So it's a little weighty if you get my meaning. tongue.gif

I don't see anything wrong with getting the ASUS. I would take a look at the Sager NP8130 though. Comparable notebook to ASUS or Alienware. That and the Malibal P151HM1

Malibal is here in the US. I think someone said in the midwest of the country but not sure...
     
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The M14x is as heavy as most 17.3" machines. The M14x is 6.5 pounds and the Qosmio X775 is 6.6 pounds. tongue.gif So it's a little weighty if you get my meaning. tongue.gif
I don't see anything wrong with getting the ASUS. I would take a look at the Sager NP8130 though. Comparable notebook to ASUS or Alienware. That and the Malibal P151HM1
Malibal is here in the US. I think someone said in the midwest of the country but not sure...

Weight is not an issue, just size thumb.gif
And I'll check those out also, but I still like the looks of the ASUS tongue.gif haha
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I'd need to know more criteria - specifically battery life, price, graphics brand(there's a sick laptop with 6990M for ~$1400), um yeah that's probably it.

http://www.xoticpc.com/force-16f2012-msi-16f2-preorder-p-3376.html?wconfigure=yes can't do much better than this for ~$1100. Nvidia 570M and i7-2670QM.

There is a decent deal on M14x if you want better battery life - it's only $900. Biggest plus over typical gaming laptops - backlit keyboard. http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3566526
 
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I'd need to know more criteria - specifically battery life, price, graphics brand(there's a sick laptop with 6990M for ~$1400), um yeah that's probably it.
http://www.xoticpc.com/force-16f2012-msi-16f2-preorder-p-3376.html?wconfigure=yes can't do much better than this for ~$1100. Nvidia 570M and i7-2670QM.
There is a decent deal on M14x if you want better battery life - it's only $900. Biggest plus over typical gaming laptops - backlit keyboard. http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3566526

Price around 1450 USD
Size 15.6" or around there (can be smaller or a bit bigger)
Battery life 2-3 hours as it will be mostly plugged in at school and home
Graphics brand doesn't matter, will be used mostly for games and I guess a desktop replacement, so a good graphics card is a must
Edited by TwistedDivision - 11/16/11 at 10:07pm
post #9 of 12
go for the asus. you can have a nicer asus for less money compared to alienware.
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