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Poll Results: i5 or i7?

Poll expired: Dec 28, 2010  
  • 54% (12)
    i5
  • 45% (10)
    i7
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post #11 of 28
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I am seriously sick of hearing this, ASUS Gseries is one of the WORST quality computers ever. Seriously, we get one back every week for defects in the build quality of ASUS, this applies to both the G73Jx-xx, and the G53xx.

I would get an i7. Upgrading processors in laptops is annoying and unless its a barebone, I would recommend keeping the manufacturer one.
I can't speak for the new series but I did notice that most of the people who had problems with them at the local Best Buy were not very technically inclined.

OP: If you're looking for gaming performance the cpu clocks for the m11x are gonna hurt you. Unless you absolutely need it I would look at another laptop type. Between the choices i5 or i7 go with the i7 since the cache size helps it a bit more along with the higher clock. Both should have the same power consumption(18).
     
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post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by Limes View Post
I am seriously sick of hearing this, ASUS Gseries is one of the WORST quality computers ever. Seriously, we get one back every week for defects in the build quality of ASUS, this applies to both the G73Jx-xx, and the G53xx.

I would get an i7. Upgrading processors in laptops is annoying and unless its a barebone, I would recommend keeping the manufacturer one.
Funny you say that. I have had my G73 for about 8 months now and used it heavily for gaming. Not 1 problem.

My Alienware Aurora M17 or whatever the hell it was with dual GPU's... I had to send it back THREE TIMES, yes, THREE TIMES over 1y 8months because of OVERHEATING. They had to replace the TIM/fans and the heatpipes or god only knows because it was HORRIBLY designed. Really sad thing is I even used a BADASS cooling pad with 4 120mm fans. I use no cooling pad with my Asus. The Asus came with a 1 year accidental damage warranty and 2 year manufacturer warranty. I purchased an extra year through NE for like 50 bucks when I bought it. I spend $200 on my AW warranty.

Oh ya the G73 was literally 1/3rd the price of the AW. With better and longer warranty.

You telling me Asus is a POS and Alienware is heavenly? (snipped for content by mod)

So you have seen a lot of Asus laptops come back? Hmm, well I wonder how many they sold?

But on topic OP, if I was going for battery life while still having good performance I would probably just go i5.
Edited by Segovax - 12/26/10 at 7:44pm
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I never said anything about Alienware being better than ASUS, yet if I had a choice I would pick Alienware. Your one experience pales to our dozens ASUS that go out a week. We sell HPs, Sonys, ASUS, MSI, Compals, etc, out all of those models that sell the ASUS laptops get returned 30% of the time. We have multiple suppliers too, Amazon, Tiger Direct, a few from Best Buy (like 2 so far I have seen), and some from ASI directly. They always get returned for the same reasons, keyboard is messed up (backlight doesn't work, keys don't function), screen doesn't turn on, etc.

Oh btw, I don't work at best buy, lets clear that stupid assumption right now. I am director in a laptop business, whilst your "amazing" ASUS experience is based one one laptop, my experience comes from hundreds of ASUS machines sold. Only reason we continue to sell them is for the people who think its an amazing laptop and buy it, despite the defects.

Moderator snip If you want proof take apart one of the models, and take off the keyboard. Its taped down. How many other companies use tape to hold down keyboards on their high end models.

Also there is little to no difference between battery life of the i7 and i5, they are both dual cores and use the same watts.


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I can't speak for the new series but I did notice that most of the people who had problems with them at the local Best Buy were not very technically inclined.

OP: If you're looking for gaming performance the cpu clocks for the m11x are gonna hurt you. Unless you absolutely need it I would look at another laptop type. Between the choices i5 or i7 go with the i7 since the cache size helps it a bit more along with the higher clock. Both should have the same power consumption(18).
Every model has the same problem, there are no differences between the best buy model, tiger direct, etc, G73JW-XB1 is the same as G72JW-XA1.
Edited by Limes - 12/26/10 at 8:11pm
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Go with the i5 if you need to save the cash. If not then the i7 is a good idea.
     
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So if you don't want to take my word on my personal experience why should I take yours? You're a director in a laptop business? Why should I take yours then? (moderator snip) Could you be any more vague? The only thing you direct is which stall to wipe down first and which paper towel dispenser to refill first.
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Funny, i work as a freelance repair specialist, I've recently repaired several ASUS laptops and they have no such problems with keyboard being taped down, etc...

I personally have a friend who's got a G73 - quite a machine I must say... I took it apart from top to bottom to reapply the thermal paste on the processors (cpu/gpu) and clean up some dust, I think this machine is very well built. Doesn't touch some of the better brands like Toshiba or Sony Vaio, but hey, I find them to be very well done. I see about 500 computers a month

IMO your claims are baseless.

@ OP: get the i7, no reason not to. Its faster, thats all that matters IMO. They use the same power

edit: also, one more thing, Your a director in a laptop business? I call BS on you lol
    
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Funny, i work as a freelance repair specialist, I've recently repaired several ASUS laptops and they have no such problems with keyboard being taped down, etc...

I personally have a friend who's got a G73 - quite a machine I must say... I took it apart from top to bottom to reapply the thermal paste on the processors (cpu/gpu) and clean up some dust, I think this machine is very well built. Doesn't touch some of the better brands like Toshiba or Sony Vaio, but hey, I find them to be very well done. I see about 500 computers a month

IMO your claims are baseless.

@ OP: get the i7, no reason not to. Its faster, thats all that matters IMO. They use the same power

edit: also, one more thing, Your a director in a laptop business? I call BS on you lol

Skip to 4:00, then watch as he takes the keyboard off. That is tape, there are NO screws that go through the backplate, well built my ass, if I am buying a laptop there needs to be something better than tape holding a keyboard down, also the plastic is so weak that the slightest effort when prying the keyboard can mess it up. I have worked on Toshibas, Sonys, HPs, Dells, and they all had better overall build quality than the G73 and G53 series. G53 is just horrible engineering as well, consumers can't even upgrade it without taking off the palm rest.

I honestly could care less if you think its BS or not, but making claims that I work for best buy making $7 something an hour when you don't know me is pretty stupid. Making assumptions like that, only proves how ignorant you can be.

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So if you don't want to take my word on my personal experience why should I take yours? You're a director in a laptop business? Why should I take yours then? So far all it sounds like you're doing is pulling facts out of your ass, and saying manufacturer X is better than manufacturer Y because you said so. Could you be any more vague? The only thing you direct is which stall to wipe down first and which paper towel dispenser to refill first.
Never said you had to, you just wrote a response that was full of assumptions. I did not question that you had a good experience with ASUS. Simply stating that they are amazing because you had ONE laptop, when I have done multiple orders with them and 30% come back defective is more valid statistically.

Either way, I see you fail to read anything I actually write because you keep making the same dead arguement that I am saying one manufacturer is better than another. All I said was I prefer Alienware, I never said it was better, or worse. I like their build quality and we get less returns from them. I did not write anywhere that Alienware is better than ASUS. Stop twisting my words.

I will admit ASUS has some nice models, but G73 and G53 are terribly built, anyway, I am reporting this tread because I can see this is not going to end.
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Skip to 4:00, then watch as he takes the keyboard off. That is tape, there are NO screws that go through the backplate, well built my ass, if I am buying a laptop there needs to be something better than tape holding a keyboard down, also the plastic is so weak that the slightest effort when prying the keyboard can mess it up. I have worked on Toshibas, Sonys, HPs, Dells, and they all had better overall build quality than the G73 and G53 series. G53 is just horrible engineering as well, consumers can't even upgrade it without taking off the palm rest.

I honestly could care less if you think its BS or not, but
Ok I see your point on that tape, that's pretty bad - the guy clearly said "the keyboard will have to be repaired aftewards - straighten out, and resealed". That will be the first I've seen that on Asus laptops. I've disassembled a couple N80's and some of their older C2d models and recall the keyboard not using tape. Also, I never made the assumption you work at best buy... must have been someone else
    
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