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Originally Posted by bluedevil;12467327 
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.

Sandy Bridge isn't going to effect the price as much as the GPU will. However the manufacturers might have 1k as their starting price range to make up for being unable to sell these new models earlier. So:

1) Price should be around the same and include your 1200 price point with a decent GPU

2) The SBs should have no problem being in 15inchers to 18s. I think I saw a Sager preorder available on their website in 15 inches and it might have had a GTX460m.

3) Upgrading a GPU in a laptop is generally not worth it if you even get that option (it's very rare). The reason is the price for a GPU upgrade can be more than half the laptop's value. Especially when talking about the upper end cards they are difficult to find and again the cost is extreme unless you wait a long time (2+years). Basically, buy the laptop with the GPU you want to end up with.

4) Raid support should not be a problem. Think it's been pretty common in the upper end laptops for a while.

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The G73 I listed has a 1600x900 screen.frown.gif

How much 1080p gaming do you think you are going to do on an underclocked desktop HD5770? You're likely going to lower your resolution on newer games anyway and in that case you'll at least be playing at the screens native resolution. The one with a GTX 460m has 1080p, but that GPU is an underclocked desktop GTS 450 which isn't any better for 1080p screens unless you're running a lot of older games.

That said, either is a good choice. I think it becomes a choice between saving $280 to get a used laptop with a larger-but-lower-res screen, +2GB RAM, a slightly better GPU and 90 day warranty or getting a smaller-but-higher-res screen, slightly faster CPU, a USB 3.0 port and a 2 year warranty that includes a 1 year accidental damage warranty for "Drops, Fire, Spill, Surge".

That's a really even trade IMO. I think I'd take the G53 for the warranty and be satisfied with the benefits that tag along. I'd only pick the refurb G73 if I couldn't come up with the extra cash. [Note that I have that G73, though I bought it new @ Best Buy]
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Buy the G73. It is an amazing gaming laptop. It is so easy to pack up and take to LAN parties, instead of hauling all of your desktop pc gear. It's not heavy at all unless you are a woman. I bought a very nice Alienware computer backpack from Amazon for $70 and it comfortably holds the laptop, the charger and the mouse as well as any other accessories you feel like bringing. The 17.3" screen is beautiful and looks very nice hooked up via HDMI to a 1080p HDTV. I would recommend this laptop to every gamer in the world. Even though it is around a year old, the HD5870 plays every game extremely well once the newest bios and drivers are installed. Whatever the cost, this laptop is a great buy.
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Originally Posted by KillerBeaz;12465951 
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

I can, we sell these models at work, I need an ASUS rep from the amount of RMAs I have to do for bad keyboards, bad monitors, etc that come from these models. I kid you not, the G73s and G53s are the most defective laptop we sell.
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Originally Posted by bluedevil;12467327 
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.

You can always buy the lowest spec processor G73 and upgrade the processor, hard drives, and RAM yourself. Its not hard, but you need to be careful when taking it apart. I personally think 15 inches at 1080p looks better than 17inches at 1080p, but its a personal choice. No, upgrading the GPU is possible, but you run into the issue of the heatsink not being fully covering the card. That is the real problem. There is no RAID support on the G53 or G73.
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Defective hey?......I thought Asus was supposed to be a a decent brand.
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Defective hey?......I thought Asus was supposed to be a a decent brand.

They are overall, but one person says they are amazing and top of the line because of one experience with them, and then everyone jumps on the bandwagon. I would estimate 20-30% defect rate in all G73 and G53 models (probably more G73 than G53 though).
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Yeah I think the clear choice is the G53.
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Go for the g53, i am using a g51 and am very satisfied with it you should get better cooling with the g53 design and only problem is they both are heavy just make sure you have a cooling pad so that you can use it on your lap with out going sterile. but last not ROG forever

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Go for the g53, i am using a g51 and am very satisfied with it you should get better cooling with the g53 design and only problem is they both are heavy just make sure you have a cooling pad so that you can use it on your lap with out going sterile. but last not ROG forever

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Yeah, if you have to choose go with the G53, but the cooling pad won't help, the fans take input from the top, not the bottom of the computer and flush the heat out the back.
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Yeah, if you have to choose go with the G53, but the cooling pad won't help, the fans take input from the top, not the bottom of the computer and flush the heat out the back.

Which is why I don't like Sagers designs.....
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