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Which Laptop To Get?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by domy85, Feb 4, 2010.

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    I'd go with the G51 from Asus, its a smaller laptop but still plenty of viewing room. I have its predecessor the G50-V with a Intel Dual core and Nvidia 9700GT, it still smokes most of the games I play, and I love the layout.
     
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    I've got the older G50vt as well and its awesome, I can only imagine that new one will be so much faster. Go with it. BUT if it still has the same speakers, the sound DOES suck. Get a pair of headphones.

    Btw, something you dont realize from the pics, those qosmios are MASSIVE! Like more than two inches thick. (EDIT: okay so not quite two inches thick now, but my friend's older qosmio is def thicker than two inches)
     
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    asus FTW!
     
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    Asus. For $100 more, it has a higher screen resolution (1080 is especially sweet), A processor which I think is more powerful, smaller and lighter and its Asus G51.
     
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    asus definitely worth it.
     
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    +1 for the Asus with the Corei7
     
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    ASUS you get more play ground
     
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    i second the asus, i have a g71gx-rx05 the bestbuy model and even it smokes everything i play, it's an incredible machine with a great display and the layout is awsome, go for the asus!!!
     
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    Asus looks like the winner and I couldnt agree more. Hopefully the speakers wont suck to bad. It looks like they are altec lansing, but the sound card though is EAX 4.0 HD so some logitech G headphones would probably be nice. I can also get a xfi express card if thats not good enough, but an additional addon i have to fork money out for. I know the speakers on the Qosmio kick ass as I seen one in a store. Yeah its pretty thick, but that doesnt bother me.

    Asus offers a free 1 year accidental damage warranty to which is cool. Is it worth it to get the extended warrenty? Im thinking it is?
     
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    I'd go with the Toshiba, depending on what you want in the laptop (performance vs portability, what your priorities are, e.g. gaming vs multimedia vs productivity). I personally would want the larger screen because going from a 14.1" to 17" laptop made all the difference in the world to me, and I don't too much care about portability.

    For resolution, my laptop does 1440x900 and that's fine because most laptops aren't good enough for gaming at high resolutions anyway, and for what I do on my laptop, it's more important that I be able to see clearly, and view things at a "median" resolution ... especially doing things like web design, since pages need to be optimized for what most people viewing the site will have their res set to.

    So it really depends on your circumstances, and personally I'd prefer the Toshiba for the larger viewing area.
     
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    I'm gonna throw this out there just as another suggestion. Dell partnered with Alienware a while ago and recently released the M11x.
    12" 720p screen
    NVidia mobile 335
    8 cell battery
    4GB+ ram
    320 GB hdd

    Reviews confirm over 6 hrs of general use and near 3 hrs of intense gameplay. It has proven to play Modern Warefare 2 well over 30fps. It can stream HD content for external monitor playing.

    All that for $1000. Dell has $250 in instant rebates I can link but it ends tonight.
     
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    12" is way to small for me. I think i would break it lol. Thank you for the generous info.
     
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    I did have a $2000 17" 1920x1200 gaming laptop about 2 years ago. I thought it was the sh*t but it was big, heavy, and I had to carry the power brick everywhere.

    Dont get me wrong, I love the i7 mobiles with badass setups but not many people have an opportunity to game on a 12" and stream 1080HD to any other monitor for under a grand.

    Between the two you selected, the Asus is my choice. Damn nice specs and under $2000.


    Edit, a buddy of mine suggested this Asus:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...96&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction

    Has a 16" screen, i7 cpu, and a 5730 DX 11 card. Nice :D
     
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    Something tells me I'm going to be the only one who says Toshiba. :laugh:

    In the end though, I think it'll come down to what your priority is, because ours are all likely to be different than yours. Res vs screen size really depends on what you do with your system, and whether your system is capable of really utilizing the higher resolutions.
     
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    Another vote for Asus i7 goodness at a good price winnah in my view.
     
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    Asus because Toshiba Laptops sucks.
     
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    Incredible laptop! Ive been following the M11x since it was announced, and am currently waiting for a call from an Alienware rep so i can buy one - its not released in the UK yet :(

    Back to the OP, definately Asus, their 1 year accidental damage cover is the dealmaker, and their stuff is consistently good.
     
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    I'm choosing ASUS G51. i don't care about comments in that website...
     
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    All i can say is whatever you get it will make my lappy (see system specs) look wimpy by comparison.
     
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    lol :pimp:
     

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