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Which new laptop should i get? please vote

Poll Results: What laptop is the better deal!..

Poll expired: Apr 10, 2011  
  • 20% (1)
    1st one is the one to get. Should preform just as good
  • 80% (4)
    2nd one the one to buy.The extra money for it is worth it!
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post #1 of 11
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Upgrading from my Mx17 duo to a quad core laptop tomorrow..

Hear are the 2 asus models am deciding between:

1. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ASUS+-+F...=1218307909933

2. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ASUS+-+L...=1218306950115


The specs on the 2nd one are better with the new Sandy bridge cpu & 1920x1080. Compared to the 1st one with 1600x900 & the older core i7 cpu.

POUND FOR POUND which i should buy? Am not a atm btw but i am a hardcore gamer.
    
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I'd go for the second* all the way. Newer cpu, and 460m smokes the mobile 5870. The 460m is 3% better than cross-fire mobile 5870s according to TheNotebookCheck.

They went the cheap route on the first with a 5400rpm drive aswell.
Edited by ColdRush - 4/6/11 at 4:38pm
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post #3 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ColdRush View Post
I'd go for the second* all the way. Newer cpu, and 460m smokes the mobile 5870. The 460m is 3% better than cross-fire mobile 5870s according to TheNotebookCheck.
The first one has a Intel® Core™ i7-740QM processor w/ Ati 5870

& the 2nd has a Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM processor w/ 460m

isnt the i7 2630Qm newer?

thanks for you guyes help btw
    
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post #4 of 11
The $1500 one is by far the better deal all around. Better features and SB!
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post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gamerface View Post
The first one has a Intel® Core™ i7-740QM processor w/ Ati 5870

& the 2nd has a Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM processor w/ 460m

isnt the i7 2630Qm newer?

thanks for you guyes help btw
Yep I updated my post, I got the two mixed up.
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post #6 of 11
Neither. Go for a $300 Core2Duo or something. You're not going to be hardcore gaming at the public library, alright?
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post #7 of 11
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Neither. Go for a $300 Core2Duo or something. You're not going to be hardcore gaming at the public library, alright?
umm yes i am. I currently now have a duo on my sig laptop. It doesn't handle games the way i'd like.
    
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why do ppl buy 17" laptops...
    
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post #9 of 11
if you are not dead set on a 17" and would go 15" then the sager 8130 has the same specs as the second one you post but only cost 1200. its currently the best value laptop for gaming that is out right now and i LOVE mine.
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Remix65 View Post
why do ppl buy 17" laptops...
Desktop replacements.

Quote:
Originally Posted by cyanmcleod View Post
if you are not dead set on a 17" and would go 15" then the sager 8130 has the same specs as the second one you post but only cost 1200. its currently the best value laptop for gaming that is out right now and i LOVE mine.
Agreed.

And if you still wanted a g73... you missed out on this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16834220834R
Edited by s-x - 4/7/11 at 6:18am
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