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ASUS or Gateway? (read before voting)

Poll Results: Which laptop is better (for under $500)?

 
  • 66% (2)
    ASUS K50AF-X1
  • 0% (0)
    Gateway NV53A82u
  • 33% (1)
    something else (explain below please)
3 Total Votes  
post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
I've narrowed my laptop search down to 2 options:

ASUS K50AF-X1

or

Gateway NV53A82u


Please keep in mind, I am NOT using this computer for gaming. I just want a decent, RELIABLE laptop to last me the next 3-5 years for simple things like surfing, watching movies, and word processing for under $500.

These 2 seem to really fit the bill. If you have something better in mind, please post your thoughts.

(FYI I've already bought a 60GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD to put in it)
Must go faster...
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
PhenomII x4 980 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX XFX HD Radeon 5770 crossfire (x2) Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair M4 SSD WD Caviar Black DVD-RW Corsair H60 CPU cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 ASUS 22" Microsoft Sidewinder x4 Corsair RM750 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Apevia X-Telestar Mid-tower Logitech M-U0007 SteelSeries Siberia V2 Altec Lansing ACS48 
Other
SoundBlaster Z SBX 
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Must go faster...
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
PhenomII x4 980 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX XFX HD Radeon 5770 crossfire (x2) Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair M4 SSD WD Caviar Black DVD-RW Corsair H60 CPU cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 ASUS 22" Microsoft Sidewinder x4 Corsair RM750 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Apevia X-Telestar Mid-tower Logitech M-U0007 SteelSeries Siberia V2 Altec Lansing ACS48 
Other
SoundBlaster Z SBX 
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post #2 of 6
Lenovo ThinkPad - they are beast of laptops and last forever
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834146910 - $450

I think that should meet the specs that you are looking for - on laptops especially looking for reliability I wouldn't look at open box. If you are the original owner, you get the full manufactures warranty and the assurance that everything is brand new
The Laptop
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 2860QM AMD Radeon HD 6770M Corsair Vengence 1600MHz Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 
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Mac OS X 10.8 1680 x 1050 anti-glare high resolution  
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The Laptop
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 2860QM AMD Radeon HD 6770M Corsair Vengence 1600MHz Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 
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post #3 of 6
I dont know about ASUS, but I can say that I have had terrible luck with Gateway. I have had 3 laptops from them, neither lasted more than 2.5 years, and I recieved almost no tech support (and this was well before I was capable of finding and fixing most of my tech issues ) so I just stopped dealing with them.
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Core i7 980x Extreme Edition Evga x58 Sli Classified Evga GTX 470 SLI 12GB DDR3 1600 MHz 
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Western Digital Caviar Green Single Stage Phase Change Windows 7 Logitech G510 
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Ultra x4 1200W Haf 932 R.A.T. 7 
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Core i7 980x Extreme Edition Evga x58 Sli Classified Evga GTX 470 SLI 12GB DDR3 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Western Digital Caviar Green Single Stage Phase Change Windows 7 Logitech G510 
PowerCaseMouse
Ultra x4 1200W Haf 932 R.A.T. 7 
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post #4 of 6
ASUS is a billion times better than Gateway ever could hope to be. Asus all the way.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6300HQ Dell Proprietary 4GB Nvidia GTX 960M Samsung 12GB (1x8GB 1x4GB) DDR3L 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB SanDisk M.2 SSD 1TB HGST 7.2k HDD Custom Cooling by Dell Solutions Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Screen Dell 130w PSU Logitech G602 Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac 'Ripper' Mouse Pad 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2760QM Toshiba Qosmio X775 Nvidia 1.5GB GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB Samsung 830 SSD + 1TB HGST 7200RPM HDD CD/DVD-RW Stock Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
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17.3" - 1600x900 Standard backlit 180w Power Adapter Logitech G500s 
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Harmon/Kardon Onboard 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6300HQ Dell Proprietary 4GB Nvidia GTX 960M Samsung 12GB (1x8GB 1x4GB) DDR3L 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB SanDisk M.2 SSD 1TB HGST 7.2k HDD Custom Cooling by Dell Solutions Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Screen Dell 130w PSU Logitech G602 Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac 'Ripper' Mouse Pad 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2760QM Toshiba Qosmio X775 Nvidia 1.5GB GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB Samsung 830 SSD + 1TB HGST 7200RPM HDD CD/DVD-RW Stock Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
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17.3" - 1600x900 Standard backlit 180w Power Adapter Logitech G500s 
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Yeah I've always bought ASUS boards so I kinda lean toward them. My friend's ASUS laptop is sweet too... might have to go that route
Must go faster...
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
PhenomII x4 980 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX XFX HD Radeon 5770 crossfire (x2) Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair M4 SSD WD Caviar Black DVD-RW Corsair H60 CPU cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 ASUS 22" Microsoft Sidewinder x4 Corsair RM750 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Apevia X-Telestar Mid-tower Logitech M-U0007 SteelSeries Siberia V2 Altec Lansing ACS48 
Other
SoundBlaster Z SBX 
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Must go faster...
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
PhenomII x4 980 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX XFX HD Radeon 5770 crossfire (x2) Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair M4 SSD WD Caviar Black DVD-RW Corsair H60 CPU cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 ASUS 22" Microsoft Sidewinder x4 Corsair RM750 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Apevia X-Telestar Mid-tower Logitech M-U0007 SteelSeries Siberia V2 Altec Lansing ACS48 
Other
SoundBlaster Z SBX 
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Reply
post #6 of 6
Honestly man, that Phenom II will perform a lot better than those Athlon IIs in laptops... I have worked in IT a long time, and everytime i get a suppper slow, yet clean, laptop its an athlon II..


check this out instead -

http://dealnews.com/Refurb-ASUS-Core...ng/455113.html

or

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...c96120ba140dd4

or

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/c...abber|06779XU&

or

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellsto...RAQDEwOEFBQU9w (code takes it down 20%)
From FX to i7
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I7-7700K 5ghz delid MSI Z170A Gaming M7 1080Ti 32GB Trident Z @ 3600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung PM961 M.2 850 Evo LG Bluray Drive Phanteks PH-TC14PE 
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Win 10 x 64 P2715Q 4K  EVGA SuperNOVA 750G2 Phanteks Enthoo Pro  
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I7-7700K 5ghz delid MSI Z170A Gaming M7 1080Ti 32GB Trident Z @ 3600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung PM961 M.2 850 Evo LG Bluray Drive Phanteks PH-TC14PE 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 10 x 64 P2715Q 4K  EVGA SuperNOVA 750G2 Phanteks Enthoo Pro  
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