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Hi Forum !

I am having a difficult time choosing a laptop because there are so many out there. I narrowed my choices to three. These are:

1. Samsung Series 7 Chronos ( 770Z7E )
Procesor: Intel Core i7-3635QM (4 cores, 2.40 GHz to 3.40 GHz, 6 MB cache)
Chipset Intel HM76 Express Chipset
RAM 12 GB (SO-DIMM DDR3, 1600 MHz)
Hard Disk: 1000 GB SATA 5400 RPM.
Optical Drive: DVD+/-RW DualLayer
Monitor: Matte, LED
Sceen Size 17,3"
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (FullHD)
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8870M + Intel HD Graphics 4000

2. ASUS G75VW
Procesor: Intel Core i7-3610QM (4 cores, 2.30 GHz to 3.30 GHz, 6 MB cache)
Chipset Intel HM77 Express Chipset
RAM 8 GB (SO-DIMM DDR3, 1600 MHz)
Hard Disk: 2000 GB SATA 7200 RPM.
Optical Drive: BluRay Writer
Monitor: Matte, LED
Sceen Size 17,3"
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (FullHD)
Graphics Card: NVidia GTX 670M

3. MSI GT70 OND
Procesor: Intel Core i7-3639QM (4 cores, 2.40 GHz to 3.40 GHz, 6 MB cache)
Chipset Intel HM77 Express Chipset
RAM 16 GB (SO-DIMM DDR3, 1600 MHz)
Hard Disk: 128 GB SSD SATA III & 750 GB SATA 7200 RPM
Optical Drive: DVD+/-RW DualLayer
Monitor: Matte, LED
Sceen Size 17,3"
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (FullHD)
Graphics Card: NVidia GTX 675MX

I will be using the laptop mainly for work. My type of work: Programming ( 3D, Web Design, some AutoCad, compiling, graphic animation, multitasking, having lots of tabs opened in Mozilla Firefox, etc ). You get the drift.
Also want a laptop that has solid build quality, will not overheat, will do some graphics work so want a descent graphics card, processor power to handle all types of programs that I throw at it and basically that's it.
I like the Samsung one because it has descent parts ( the graphics card is not that powerful as ASUS's and MSI's ) but I think it will do good for my graphics work that I have and because it's elegant as compared to those two which are mainly used for gaming. I considered these gaming laptops because of the specs that they offer... so with that said, which one would you choose, forum ?
post #2 of 6
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Hi Forum !

I am having a difficult time choosing a laptop because there are so many out there. I narrowed my choices to three. These are:

1. Samsung Series 7 Chronos ( 770Z7E )
Procesor: Intel Core i7-3635QM (4 cores, 2.40 GHz to 3.40 GHz, 6 MB cache)
Chipset Intel HM76 Express Chipset
RAM 12 GB (SO-DIMM DDR3, 1600 MHz)
Hard Disk: 1000 GB SATA 5400 RPM.
Optical Drive: DVD+/-RW DualLayer
Monitor: Matte, LED
Sceen Size 17,3"
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (FullHD)
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8870M + Intel HD Graphics 4000

2. ASUS G75VW
Procesor: Intel Core i7-3610QM (4 cores, 2.30 GHz to 3.30 GHz, 6 MB cache)
Chipset Intel HM77 Express Chipset
RAM 8 GB (SO-DIMM DDR3, 1600 MHz)
Hard Disk: 2000 GB SATA 7200 RPM.
Optical Drive: BluRay Writer
Monitor: Matte, LED
Sceen Size 17,3"
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (FullHD)
Graphics Card: NVidia GTX 670M

3. MSI GT70 OND
Procesor: Intel Core i7-3639QM (4 cores, 2.40 GHz to 3.40 GHz, 6 MB cache)
Chipset Intel HM77 Express Chipset
RAM 16 GB (SO-DIMM DDR3, 1600 MHz)
Hard Disk: 128 GB SSD SATA III & 750 GB SATA 7200 RPM
Optical Drive: DVD+/-RW DualLayer
Monitor: Matte, LED
Sceen Size 17,3"
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (FullHD)
Graphics Card: NVidia GTX 675MX

I will be using the laptop mainly for work. My type of work: Programming ( 3D, Web Design, some AutoCad, compiling, graphic animation, multitasking, having lots of tabs opened in Mozilla Firefox, etc ). You get the drift.
Also want a laptop that has solid build quality, will not overheat, will do some graphics work so want a descent graphics card, processor power to handle all types of programs that I throw at it and basically that's it.
I like the Samsung one because it has descent parts ( the graphics card is not that powerful as ASUS's and MSI's ) but I think it will do good for my graphics work that I have and because it's elegant as compared to those two which are mainly used for gaming. I considered these gaming laptops because of the specs that they offer... so with that said, which one would you choose, forum ?

Will the programs that you use benefit from cuda ?
Samsung is slimmer and lighter compared to two other ones but, under full load temperatures reached maximum of 95 °C on the CPU and 87 °C on the GPU (notebookreviews) which is acceptable but nothing impressive ,but can be a trouble when dust gets in after some time.
Asus has a strong build quality and features gaming style/features. Better temperatures(85°C cpu) but is heavier and doesn't look as elegant compared to sammy. Asus also lets you to access hard drives (2) and ram for easy upgrades.
I wouldn't recommend msi because it is not as good as asus in build quality and just looks very cheap and doesn't have premium features like thunderbolt that asus has.

If it was my choice i would definitely got for asus.
Edited by Martynas - 5/31/13 at 11:24am
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http://www.notebookcheck.net/ you could check out reviews for them on this site if you have not already. They are pretty comprehensive and could help you out. thumb.gif
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Just a note, Intel's new line of processors are set to be released in the coming week. This will bring (most likely) some performance upgrades as well as dropping the price on current lines. If you can wait a few weeks to buy a laptop, you'll have better selection and better prices.
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Will the programs that you use benefit from cuda ?
Samsung is slimmer and lighter compared to two other ones but, under full load temperatures reached maximum of 95 °C on the CPU and 87 °C on the GPU (notebookreviews) which is acceptable but nothing impressive ,but can be a trouble when dust gets in after some time.
Asus has a strong build quality and features gaming style/features. Better temperatures(85°C cpu) but is heavier and doesn't look as elegant compared to sammy. Asus also lets you to access hard drives (2) and ram for easy upgrades.
I wouldn't recommend msi because it is not as good as asus in build quality and just looks very cheap and doesn't have premium features like thunderbolt that asus has.

If it was my choice i would definitely got for asus.

I heard most of Adobe's programs benefit from CUDA. Other programs that I use, do not.

Yes, I agree with you on Sammy heating up. I read that on some website where they posted reviews of laptops. Also heard that if I wanted to put an SSD in Sammy, it is a pain in the butt to take Sammy apart... it is doable but it's a pain frown.gif

I looked at the MSI and the build quality, and yes feels very cheap. The casing and the front are made of aluminum, but the sides and underneath are made of plastic ( as with most laptops ). But honestly, don't know how good of a build quality is MSI.

As IEATFISH pointed out:
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Just a note, Intel's new line of processors are set to be released in the coming week. This will bring (most likely) some performance upgrades as well as dropping the price on current lines. If you can wait a few weeks to buy a laptop, you'll have better selection and better prices.

So, I think I will wait for a month to see what laptops do ASUS and Samsung bring into the market with new processors. Hoping that ASUS will bring the G75 new line up... but don't know when that is happening or if it ever will.
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A laptop this Powerful and yet thinner then a dime WOW
http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/30/razer-blade-pro-14-inch-models/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mac0a_4C8eE
Edited by willywill - 5/31/13 at 5:24pm
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