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ASUS G73JH-A2 as seen here

http://www.notebookreview.com/defaul...asus+g73+g73jh

or a Clevo W870CU (i7 740 and 5870)

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-...k.22205.0.html


need help choosing between the two. going to be used as a mobile (somewhat) gaming and entertainment platform
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Get a G73.
1. It has better value for the price
2. It looks way better
3. Clevo is so thick, G73 is really only thick on the back for exhaust ports
4. Lighter by a bit
5. They're going to add a GTX 480m for it soon (i'm 90% sure)
6. Cooling is great on that thing (2 huuuuge exhaust ports)
7. You could wait for G53 in september, it's smaller for your "somewhat portable" gaming but still with good specs
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I have have been looking at the G73jh for some time, I was sold on the specs for the dollar. However, the has been alot of bad reviews, most of which are crashing, and the screen having alot of problems. I also heard it might get a gtx 480m, and if they take care of the problems I will most likely get one. Mainly for the specs, but they need to add raid 0, Usb 3.0, and I will be all over it.
Next the clevo/sager w87ocu is also a great laptop which I have been looking at, But they upgraded it already, there is a new model the Sager NP8850, it has USB 3.0, GTX 480m, RAID-0, everything I am looking for, except no backlit keyboard. Which to me is a huge plus. But, if that doesn't bother you I think you would really like the 8850, though it comes with a price tag. You can customize it to your liking.

http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8850-...op-p-2798.html

I actually just bought this laptop (BELOW) almost 2 weeks ago, until I find something more attractive. But it gets the job done, and might be more in your price range. MSI GT660R.
i7-740QM/GTX 285m/6ghz DDR3 1333mhz/1 TB(500GBx2 RAID 0)7200rpm/Intel 6200 wireless/Blu-RAY/USB 3.0. Also IC Diamond Thermal paste. CHeaper than the above by 500+.

http://www.xoticpc.com/gt660r004us-g...op-p-2847.html

The one touch overclock is very nice, no problems, one touch fan boost=AWESOME, I haven't written a review yet, but it's my first laptop, like I said been looking around now for almost 5 months. And settled on this until the G73 gets all the bugs out and upgrades to a GTX 480m.

I hope this helps some, the website these are linked from is kewl, and if you have any questions about any model you can live chat with a tech rep. =AWESOME. It's where I just bought mine. Happy Hunting!
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i say the Asus G73!
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Go with the ASUS. Seems safer. The Clevo whatever seems a tad shady. *shrug
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Originally Posted by thehighlander123 View Post
ASUS G73JH-A2 as seen here

http://www.notebookreview.com/defaul...asus+g73+g73jh

or a Clevo W870CU (i7 740 and 5870)

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-...k.22205.0.html


need help choosing between the two. going to be used as a mobile (somewhat) gaming and entertainment platform
Based on price/performance, looks and brand name, I would choose the ASUS. I dont know anything about the problems the previous poster mentioned. If I were you I would do some research into ASUS's customer support in case you were to have problems.
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