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I've got around $2,500 to spend on a higher end laptop.

Ive got my eyes on the ASUS G53JW-A1 with the i7, 8 gb ram, 250 gb SSD, 4x blu-ray, 1tb slave HDD, 460m 1.5 gb GPU, 1080p 15", and so on.


Any experience with this model? Ive read some reviews on past models having a laggy keyboard but haven't heard any bad news on this baby.

Im open to other suggestions, I also have the Lenovo Y560P in my sites with the sandy bridge.



What I want in the laptop:
-15" Preferred
-1080P is a must
-Blu-Ray imperative
-SSD as primary (looking for 250+)
-460M GPU or comparable to run games on my down time

What I will be using this for:
-Mainly gaming/pleasure
-Commuting to and from school/work

Thanks
Edited by Fabricate - 1/14/11 at 1:50pm
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post #2 of 14
my suggestion is to wait about a month or two before you take the plunge... SB just came out and there will probably be newer models coming out by then
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post #3 of 14
If your budget it $2500 you can do better than a 460m. Although a lot of gaming laptops are 17" which I think is too big, didn't realize that until I got one. You could save A LOT of money if you didn't bug such a big SSD, you would be find with one half that size.

I've got the Asus G73JH and it's honestly a little too much to carry around. 15" is much better.
    
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post #4 of 14
Wait a little while then get this or this.

Both have Sandy Bridge, GTX 460M and 1080p screens.

Blu-Ray reader (and writer) are available.

For an SSD... Get this.
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I've been using sager for years... Check out this badboy

http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8150s...ok-p-2981.html
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post #6 of 14
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Im currently looking at getting either an F or Z series Sony Vaio in February when their new line of Sandy Bridge's are releasing.
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post #7 of 14
can we just all agree that under any circumstances should the OP buy an alienware?

by the way, cheezypoof i like your daft punk tron avatar, the entire picture is my desktop background
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post #8 of 14
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I will not buy alienware, while Vaio's may be overpriced in hardware along with them, at least I would have something a bit more stylish for the same money.
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post #9 of 14
With a $2500 budget, you can do better than that. Althing I suggest you dump $1500 on the older G73 with crossfire 5870s (faster than the 460m, so I have no idea why ASus sis that), and dump another $500 on 2 256GB SSDs, put them in raid0 and you're good to go.
post #10 of 14
http://www.rkcomputer.net/rkcnoteboo...t_detail&p=326

My 2 cents.
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