Originally Posted by Segovax
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.
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.
Originally Posted by Rookie1337
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