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Its acutally really nice
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Great laptop, but it will get hot, I hope you know that. Plus, can't really call that a laptop, it'll be a huge! biggrin.gif
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Holy desktop replacement, Batman! biggrin.gif

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Thanks for the encouraging words guys! Glad to hear it's impressive! Any advice on those laptop coolers that you put under the laptops? I'm just not even sure what they are called cause I've always had a desktop rolleyes.gif
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Thanks for the encouraging words guys! Glad to hear it's impressive! Any advice on those laptop coolers that you put under the laptops? I'm just not even sure what they are called cause I've always had a desktop rolleyes.gif

They're rubbish. Those mobile processors (GPU/CPU) are going to heat up extremely warm regardless of what you do with them.
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Let me know how the screen is on that thing, I'm getting a P170em myself when Haswell + HD8000 series launches and have been wondering what extras I should get.
    
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Yeah, most of them are on a single heatpipe. At stock, it might burn your legs if it's on them too long, but it shouldn't overheat to the point of damage. And you shouldn't overclock the laptop anyway. Also, laptop coolers tend to be not very useful, just make sure whatever fans have plenty of clearance.

Edit: w00t 300 posts! biggrin.gif
Edited by arkenex - 1/31/13 at 5:44pm
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I admire the specs, but coming from experience with a gaming laptop I can tell you they're just not a good buy. You can't really game on the go as gaming laptops are huge and battery life while gaming can be atrocious.

It was a good idea to get the warranty though. I took great care of my Asus G73-JH I got back in May 2010 and it failed around the time of the new year however I got it back up and running after it was shipped out for repair under the 3 year warranty.

To be honest I personally think anyone would be better off by having a separate gaming desktop along with something like an ultrabook, or even a mini-itx PC capable of being moved around that can offer full desktop performance for a reasonable price.

However who am I to judge. If people want to lug around a giant desktop replacement, let 'em.
     
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I don't mean to rain on your parade, but I wanted to add my thoughts on the really expensive laptop I bought several years ago. I paid just under $4K for my Dell XPS Gen II laptop with 1920x1200 screen, best CPU and GPU at the time, blah blah blah. It turned out to be a very poor decision and an enormous waste of money. In 2-3 years time the thing was essentially useless. It still runs, but it's incredibly slow compared to even the cheapest laptops of now. Dell replaced a ton of parts on it while it was under warranty - The CD drive twice, screen once, keyboard once, palm rest, video card once, motherboard once. And now the video card runs extremely hot all the time, even on 2D. I got the laptop coming out of high school, in 2005 and took it to college. It got me through college, but by 2008 everyone else had newer and cheaper laptops which outperformed mine. redface.gif

Unless it's a company expense and a necessity for work purposes, I would not recommend spending a lot of money on a laptop. The return on investment doesn't exist. Your money is better spent on a desktop. Spend far less on a laptop to work on when you NEED to have a mobile computing platform. thumb.gif I was able to talk my employer into getting me a Dell Precision M4700, but it's necessary for me to travel with it pretty consistently. Otherwise I would have had a desktop work station.

Otherwise, nice laptop.
Edited by Greg121986 - 1/31/13 at 5:52pm
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