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Ah, I didn't see the price change after checkout. You can buy the notebook with the standard config and then change it afterwards, as you go, you should be able to change the RAM, ODD, and Hard drive with minimal effort yourself, without voiding the warranty.
Yea thats what I was thinking, actually at the moment, newegg.com is selling the g53 for $1,199 (4Gb Ram & 500Gb HDD) will only need a ram and hdd upgrade that should go for around $100, without including the Blu-Ray, which after some research I dont think its realy needed.
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You will need a manual for the G53. Its not as simple as taking the back cover off.
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Edited by Paris - 1/19/11 at 8:21pm
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Wouldn't he rather get a laptop with an i5 since it is for gaming since it will have a higher clock rate and hyperthreading wont be that useful on a laptop.

I suggest a

http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-m...alienware-m15x

or if you want to spend a little bit more grab a

http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-m...re-m17x&~ck=mn

or if you really want an i7 get a

http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-M17x-r3/pd.aspx

thats just me though I dislike Asus laptops because mine just gave my problems.
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Wouldn't he rather get a laptop with an i5 since it is for gaming since it will have a higher clock rate and hyperthreading wont be that useful on a laptop.
I went for an i5 because I will primarily use mine for gaming, but he wanted something for both gaming and work. The i7's are still good gaming mobile processors from what I've seen. The benchmarks look good, they're just spendy!

An i5 may be a better option though, I guess it depends on what work applications the OP needs to run. If the OP went with an i5 over an i7, a lot could be substituted in place (SSD, Blueray drive).

Those sandy bridge processors still kill 1st gen i5's and i7's in synthetic benchmarks though.
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I went for an i5 because I will primarily use mine for gaming, but he wanted something for both gaming and work. The i7's are still good gaming mobile processors from what I've seen. The benchmarks look good, they're just spendy!

An i5 may be a better option though, I guess it depends on what work applications the OP needs to run. If the OP went with an i5 over an i7, a lot could be substituted in place (SSD, Blueray drive).

Those sandy bridge processors still kill 1st gen i5's and i7's in synthetic benchmarks though.
Are there any laptops out now that use Sandy Bridge?
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post #17 of 21
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Are there any laptops out now that use Sandy Bridge?
Quite a few, Lenova has a nice budget sandy bridge mobile laptop out there for $899.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834246007

Powernotebooks.com and others have the extreme versions available, they're just ridiculously expensive.

http://www.powernotebooks.com/ASUS-G...-sys-3767.html
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Well, the best time to buy technology is always next month... so IMO waiting for sandy bridge or any other feature is a waste, if it were an amazing change I may consider it, but the difference isnt that big to throw another 100-200 bucks.
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post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by Bobicon View Post
Wouldn't he rather get a laptop with an i5 since it is for gaming since it will have a higher clock rate and hyperthreading wont be that useful on a laptop.

I suggest a

http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-m...alienware-m15x

or if you want to spend a little bit more grab a

http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-m...re-m17x&~ck=mn

or if you really want an i7 get a

http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-M17x-r3/pd.aspx

thats just me though I dislike Asus laptops because mine just gave my problems.
What? i7's have the highest clock speed of all the dual cores. They come in two variants i7-620M, and i7-720QM (and higher). QM = Quad Mobile, M = Dual Core Mobile.


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Well, the best time to buy technology is always next month... so IMO waiting for sandy bridge or any other feature is a waste, if it were an amazing change I may consider it, but the difference isnt that big to throw another 100-200 bucks.
How is it a waste? New technology for CPUs does not come out monthly. Getting sandy bridge on a laptop is better than wasting money on a older cpu with a slower clock speed.
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post #20 of 21
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Well, the best time to buy technology is always next month... so IMO waiting for sandy bridge or any other feature is a waste, if it were an amazing change I may consider it, but the difference isnt that big to throw another 100-200 bucks.
I thought they were pretty much in the same pricepoint.

Just a quick search on newegg, you may be able to find a larger gap, but these two models are the cheapest i7's with dedicated graphics there. For $65 bucks more I'd go with the Sandy Bridge, just for the sake of buying a newer technology, and not regret buying something older, but that's just me

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834146848

vs

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834246006
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