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Hello, normally I only post in threads, I don't start them, but today I thought I would. Something has happened Something that I didn't think would happen, I am being drawn to a computer that I should'net even be interested in. I really have the upgrade itch from my Asus G53. I also want a decently priced 17 inch laptop, that was not made for gaming, but could play games. I know exactly the games that I would play on the computer, and I already know the computer will run them. It's Just TF2 CS:SO Dota 2, and Black Ops 2. I am thinking of the 1099, configuration, because it has a I7 1080p screen 8GB ram 650m gpu.
I know that I can get the Lenovo Y580 for this price, but for some reason I am drawn to the Inspiron.

What is your input guys.
post #2 of 22
the screen is very good, but for 1100$ you can do better
+ they usually have the 150$ off this specific model, so just wait till it come back
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That inspiron is pretty nice. not crazy about the 5400rpm drive though... And if you can get it for $150 off as amigamerlin mentioned above, its not a bad price.

I know you said you didn't want a laptop meant for gaming, but the Sager NP6175 is a 17" with a base price of $850.... with the addition of a 3610QM its only $920 with no OS. The gpu is the 1gb model versus the 2gb model in the inspiron, but at least its an option? Sager also has another 17" notebook with a 660m in it, which utilizes the optimus technology, both of these notebooks should give you decent battery life. They both have 15" variations as well...

These are very understated notebooks, looks very basic, no crazy designs like your Asus has or anything.
     
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That inspiron is pretty nice. not crazy about the 5400rpm drive though... And if you can get it for $150 off as amigamerlin mentioned above, its not a bad price.
I know you said you didn't want a laptop meant for gaming, but the Sager NP6175 is a 17" with a base price of $850.... with the addition of a 3610QM its only $920 with no OS. The gpu is the 1gb model versus the 2gb model in the inspiron, but at least its an option? Sager also has another 17" notebook with a 660m in it, which utilizes the optimus technology, both of these notebooks should give you decent battery life. They both have 15" variations as well...
These are very understated notebooks, looks very basic, no crazy designs like your Asus has or anything.


Yeah the laptop has a 32GB SSD, I am really not to big on sager, and I am going to call Dell and order it that's how I always do it and get a discount. The 5400 rpm drive does not bother me because the Asus G53 has one, its not really a draw back for me.
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Yeah the laptop has a 32GB SSD, I am really not to big on sager, and I am going to call Dell and order it that's how I always do it and get a discount. The 5400 rpm drive does not bother me because the Asus G53 has one, its not really a draw back for me.

Fair enough, to each his own. I saw that it had the 32gb ssd associated with the drive, that will speed it up/ 5400 RPM drives drive me mental after using an SSD for so long. LOL

Good luck with it, nice laptop!



Edit**

May I ask why you dislike sager?

Also your Asus has a 5400 rpm in it? I thought damn near all of them came with a 7200rpm drive?
Edited by identitycrisis - 10/22/12 at 1:41pm
     
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I actually like sager, its just that I don't know how to explain it, I think there good computers, I just don't want to own one lol. Also my G53 is not a high end one its like a budget one.

Edit: It was $899 at microcenter
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I actually like sager, its just that I don't know how to explain it, I think there good computers, I just don't want to own one lol. Also my G53 is not a high end one its like a budget one.
Edit: It was $899 at microcenter

I was hesitant about sagers until this year. I'm really impressed with mine. So much better than alienwares or asus'
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I was hesitant about sagers until this year. I'm really impressed with mine. So much better than alienwares or asus'

I agree sager is a good brand, but better than Alienware? You havent seen an m18x is person... The 8130/8150 feels like a toy compared to it.... granted there is a serious price difference between the two... but yeah, Sager is a great bang for the buck company.

Virgle, just was curious, sager has several awesome notebooks in that price range with different sizes and power options, just wanted to make sure you were aware.
     
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I agree sager is a good brand, but better than Alienware? You havent seen an m18x is person... The 8130/8150 feels like a toy compared to it.... granted there is a serious price difference between the two... but yeah, Sager is a great bang for the buck company.
Virgle, just was curious, sager has several awesome notebooks in that price range with different sizes and power options, just wanted to make sure you were aware.


Haha yeah I look at them everytime I get a laptop still haven't gotten one. Gateway FX Asus G73 M17X R2 M18X G53SX
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I actually like sager, its just that I don't know how to explain it, I think there good computers, I just don't want to own one lol. Also my G53 is not a high end one its like a budget one.
Edit: It was $899 at microcenter
Might wanna do some soul searching there.

Here's an in-depth review of the Inspiron you're interested in:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Dell-Inspiron-17R-SE-7720-Notebook.80063.0.html
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