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Originally Posted by bluedevil;12462438 
Anyone have any links to any up and coming SB laptops?

http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-g73swa1-p-2970.html

G73 SW= Sandy bridge

and OP

if you get refub g73H(ATI) you can also buy the 1080 screen upgrade for 150$ and ditch the 1600x900 , but remember, higher res means less fps... however i've heard the 1080p has more clarity , AUO LG and i think another brand supplied the screens

if you dont' want to open up your refurb, and still want a g73

i you can get this one off amazon

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CYEY9I/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d2_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0X0CRAG3PAKCHT2EJR8B&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846"]Amazon.com: ASUS G73JH-X5 Republic of Gamers 17.3-Inch Gaming Laptop - Black: Computer & Accessories[/ame]

which has the ati , 1080p and blue ray

i myself am debating on all options

i'm all for savings, with the refurb for 900$ but it knocks upt to 1K$ with shipping and taxes from newegg

another 300 on top will get me a new one with 1080p and blue ray,

add another 500 and i can get the sandy bridge, i'm very conflicted on which one to go with ,
Edited by sirsycott - 2/20/11 at 6:20pm
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Mmmm thinking that a SB cpu won't really matter too much.....might jump on the $920 G73 on the egg...thinking.gif
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Whatever you decide to buy, I will gladly come over and borrow it wink.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pLuhhmm;12463425 
Whatever you decide to buy, I will gladly come over and borrow it wink.gif
LMAO!

I just have the feeling in the next 6 months, I will be invited to a few LAN parties, and I don't feel like packing up my desktop to go to a few hour event. Having a gaming laptop would seriously benefit me. cool.gif
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Wow....this is actually a decent deal for an Alienware.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834200048
Comes to $1199.99 after the $200 Instant Code.
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post #16 of 73
I would wait for an SB, I would also advise looking at different models with similar specs, such as MSI's GX640 for the Alienware system you linked above, the barebone version has similar specs (easy to upgrade), and doubles as a school/work laptop, as well as gaming.
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@op- I didn't find any turbo mode for those two cpu's ...is it available?
post #18 of 73
Do not whatever you do get the G73 with the HD5870 I know of two people that have it with the same overheating problem I called up Asus support for my freind and asked them if they could replace it with a 460M he didnt care if he had to pay a difference and they said they couldnt do it.
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post #19 of 73
i'm typing from my g73 atm, and I have to say it is the absolute tits... I've had it for over 6 months now and love it, its great for gaming, the screen (mine is 1080) is absolutely beautiful, the speakers are good for a laptop, runs games like a champ, and looks like a B-2, what more could you ask for?

in regards to the previous post, you can't recommend someone not to buy something b/c two people you know had it and it didn't work... 2 people isn't by any means a majority, plus I would almost guarantee the 5870 wasn't overheating as the laptop runs extremely cool for a gaming laptop, but instead it was a driver problem

tl;dr Buy the g73
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post #20 of 73
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As far as waiting for SB, I don't know. I have a few obstacles to get over.

1. Price (Stuck on around a $1200 price point for whatever reason)
2. Size
3. Can any model GPU be upgraded at a later date?
4. Raid0 Support?

All of these are questions of mine that I would hope some would apply.
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