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So I have made the decision to move to a more mobile platform. The desktop is a real eye sore in the dining room. Plus with the addition of another child, some stuff has to go. For now I am focused on getting a gaming laptop, the question is which one?

Asus G53 $1199.99 New
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220921

Asus G73 $919.99 ReCertified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220821

Originally I was gonna get the G53, until I seen the G73's price tag. Which would be the better deal?

Added more of a title. biggrin.gif
Edited by bluedevil - 2/19/11 at 5:49am
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post #2 of 73
Honestly, I would go with the G53, carrying a 17.3 inch laptop is really painful, even if it works

And you sure you wouldnt want to wait for a Sandy Bridge laptop? The lowest end Sandy Bridge quad core (i7 2630QM) destroys the fastest Clarksfield i7 (i7 940xm) for much cheaper price

EDIT: and 5870M and 460M is pretty much on par, except 460M has a rediculous amount of VRAM (1.5GB) and G53 has better resolution screen, faster ram, and USB 3.0
Edited by Durdle Class A - 2/19/11 at 5:42am
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post #3 of 73
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Durdle Class A;12444480 
Honestly, I would go with the G53, carrying a 17.3 inch laptop is really painful, even if it works
And you sure you wouldnt want to wait for a Sandy Bridge laptop? The lowest end Sandy Bridge quad core (i7 2630QM) destroys the fastest Clarksfield i7 (i7 940xm) for much cheaper price
When are they being released? I just might wait if it's inside a month. biggrin.gif
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Well, according to Intel, they'll be shipping chipsets and CPUs starting tomorrow(Feb. 20). So depending on which brand you buy it from, it may take a while.
     
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post #5 of 73
You can already buy SB laptops from Sager. Sager > Asus

http://sagernotebook.com/
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My question about Sager is how reputable are they?
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post #7 of 73
Sager is a very reputable company. I suggest you get the G73 with the 5870m and the 1920x1080 screen. The 460m just doesn't cut it when compared to the 5870m.
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The G73 I listed has a 1600x900 screen.frown.gif
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Anyone have any links to any up and coming SB laptops?
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post #10 of 73
I'd go with a G73. That said, I bought it because I want to game at 1080 on a laptop, and I see no point in doing that on a 15" monitor nor should anyone else.

It's not much of a laptop, though. It's a highly portable PC, in my eyes. I'm quite happy with it that way too, but some will be disappointed because it's heavy and not very "lay on the couch and surf on the web" friendly.
Personally, I have a G73 and an ultraslim laptop that I carry around in the same bag. The G73 only has about 45min~ of idle battery life.

It's a great product though. I certainly don't regret buying it. I am a bit peeved that I received a defective unit that they wanted me to send back. I voided my warranty by fixing it myself; it just turned out to be a bent prong on the monitor connector. Also, like many other G series laptops, my CPU temps are getting high now due to low quality thermal paste, and likely a sloppy application of it.
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